Monday, July 15, 2013

The Summer of Color: Week Six . . .


"All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten Summer - one of those Summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going - one of those Summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams


Welcome to Week Six of The Summer of Color . . .

Talk about time flying when you're having fun! I can hardly believe that we're in our last week of play together and can hardly believe that this colorful Summer Camp of ours will soon come to an end. . . . I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your artful contributions to the SOC 3 and, more importantly, for your sincere and encouraging comments to one another. You're a thoughtful, kind and tremendously supportive community that I'm proud to be a part of. Thank you for your time, efforts and enthusiasm throughout the event. You have inspired me in more ways than you can imagine! 

And, as we head into Week Six, please know that it's not too late to join the party! Each week stands on it's own and I'd be thrilled to have you jump in now and give it a go. I promise you'll love it.

Speaking of love, I. AM. OVERJOYED to report that as of this week, we've hit the 1,000 mark on our  Flickr pool! How cool is that?! Please keep submitting your photos to have them counted among the others and please keep the conversations going in our Facebook page and all of the other social outlets you're a part of. Remember our hash tag is #SummerofColor3 should you want to include that in your social posts as well. 

Okay, On With The Show:
For this, our last week together, we'll be working with the color prompt that 15% of us (in our closest race yet) choose. We're going a bit more neutral this time with the selection of . . . 

Sage & Sepia

To see examples of the color Sage, click here
To see examples of the color Sepia, click here
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here

Here We Go!
Please feel free to create anything you'd like, as long as it's based upon the colors of the week. You have until this Sunday, July 21st (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to link to the widget below and qualify for the random Sage & Sepia drawing. Only one link per person, please




And What Lovelies Are We Playing For This Week?
Well, since Sage & Sepia really scream for vintage treasures, I've included some favorites from my personal collection for your efforts. One randomly drawn person will win this mix of both old and new materials:

{1 Strathmore Drawing tablet, over a dozen sheets of vintage music (including some darling titles), several vintage time sheets, an incredible ledger page dated 1927, a set of 3 washi tapes, a set of (and I love these ;) burlap stickers, 1 bottle of Stickles glitter, 2 Tim Holtz Distress Paint dabbers in both Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint, 1 Smash Idea Pop Up, 1 vintage milk cap, 1 set of Industrial Chic charms, 1 adorable cabinet card dated 1885, 1 vintage postcard featuring two little girls, 2 beautifully rusted hardware pieces and, of course, several clear and iridescent Swarovski crystals}

Right?! Remember, you have until this Sunday morning (10:00 am PDT) to link your work and be considered for the drawing.

What About Last Week's Winner?
Glad you asked. Last week's winner of the Candy Apple Red & Yellow giveaway is . . . 

Patricia with her beautiful photograph

Congratulations Patricia! Please email me your address and I'll get your goods right out.

And Then What?
Well, you know I've got something up my sleeve! Come back next Monday, July 22nd for our Closing Week where we'll discuss ways to share the body of our SOC 3 work, where we'll find out who won the last Sage & Sepia giveaway and to pick up your well deserved Artist's Badge. Oh, and then there's the other matter of, um, well, you know. . . . 

Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum . . . .

Kristin xo

62 comments:

Del Marie Riley said...

I'm so sad this is our last week. Even though I haven't been able to participate in the last few challenges, I still loved seeing everyone's work. This is one talented group of people. I also loved how some got their children involved making it a family affair. Those kids are very talented too. Thank you so much Kristin for hosting this again this year. I look forward to next summer.

Del Marie Riley said...

PS, Last year I noticed that people continued to post their work even after it was officially over. I hope we are still able to that again this year. So people like me who's missed a few weeks or just come late in the game can still play along. I know I'll keep coming back to see if anything new been posted. Maybe we could all come back during the holidays, or once a month even to create on just a topic. No prizes just fun. For example October have a Halloween element, December a holiday/winter element, etc. just a thought.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Kristin,

You are such an adorable hostess. Your positive way of looking at and talking about color is always a real treat. You have been so supportive of so many people. I am a bit saddened that this is the last week, but I'm thrilled I was able to meet all these challenge entries head on. Again, thank you for hosting and being so supportive of this very large group of artists.

I look forward to next week, too. I should probably win that prize this week, since I have such limited amounts of vintage ephemera to work with (grin).

This is the second time I've sent this message. The first time my computer froze and I had to reboot. I didn't forget you, honest!

missy k said...

Congratulations to Patricia!

Can't believe the SOC weeks have flown by so quickly.

Looking forward to working in this weeks colours.

Thanks for being such a lovely host Kristin. Much appreciated :)

Karen x

Nic McLean said...

Thank you so much Kristin for hosting this again. I love this challenge but it's always over too soon! I didn't vote for this colour combo but I'm actually really glad it was chosen (i must've overlooked it when voting) as I love those soft muted vintage-y colours!

dawn said...

Kristin, I too can't believe how fast time flew by. So sad to see this end, have had fun and loved seeing everyone's art.

Have never worked with these colors before, will be nice to try something new.

Thank you for being so awesome and sweet!! Can't wait to hear the news next week!

Congrats Patricia on winning last week. You will love playing with your new goodies!

Becs said...

Kristin, thank you so much for hosting. I have absolutely loved this project. It has really kick started my creativity and it has been amazing to see so much beautiful art across all media. Thanks again and have a great summer. :)

Netty said...

thank you for another fab time Kristin........am going to take myself off to see a psychiatrist as none of the combinations were my choices so there must be something seriously wrong with me.....but am at the point of completion after this weeks and will show the results at PPF, hugs Annette x

BJ said...

Oh hurrah, at last a colour combo I actually voted for - yippee. BJ

BJ said...

Oh so funny, I just clicked on the sage and sepia link and amongst the photos was the drum twinchie I did on Saturday - how about that then! BJ

Carmen said...

Ohhhh I think this is the best prize you've compiled yet! OK, I'm putting a voodoo hex on anybody else winning. I'm joking. (I'm not!)

Kristin, I've had a blast playing along again this year - I've enjoyed it so much and tried a couple of techniques I wouldn't have otherwise. Thank you for hosting again.

Love this colour combination - thinking cap on.

Deann said...

Great challenge sorry I missed most of them!

MeOfCourse said...

I really enjoyed this Kristin. I think that it's a short six weeks is what makes it great. We know we have to have our thinking caps on so we try to do our best. This was my first time with SOC, but not the first I knew of you and your artistic ways. Thank you very much. It's been a lot of inspiring fun and great to have met new peoples as well. HAPPY SOC TO ALL!

Victoria said...

Thanks Kristin for such a warm welcome to all newbies, I am enjoying it all, such fun! Thank for hosting!
Happy SOC everyone!
Victoria

Tammy N said...

I have really enjoyed the Summer of Color challenge. Thanks for hosting. I look forward to next summers challenge.

Juniper Goods said...

Thanks Kristen! This has been so fun :) congrats to everyone who won the wonderful supplies! I wish this went on all summer long 3 months would be fun!You've inspired me, I think I might continue on my own picking two colors randomly for the week. of course it won't be like this because no one will do it with me. Nothing like SOC!

marshaleith said...

just posted week 6....I still have to do week 1. This has been such fun- I loved seeing everyone's work(such a variety of styles, materials etc).

peggy gatto said...

It went tooooooooo fasssssssssssssttttt!
I really enjoyed seeing the art generated by your challenge and something for everyone!
Thank you!!!!!
:))))))))))

Ariel said...

OMG! How fast the SOC for this year came to an end! This was my first year and I really enjoyed being a part of this wonderful community. Thank you Kristin for coming up with this each year.
This week's colors are so very challenging. Wow! I have never tried this color combo, this is why I love this challenge so much, it really makes me think and helps me to create in the most unexpected ways.
SusaN

Tammie Lee said...

hello Kristin!
thank you for a lovely Summer of Color and for being a gracious host. your give aways have been amazing, yea to the lucky winners. so good to finally join you this year.

Linda said...

congrats to Patricia on your win-enjoy!! Huge thanks to you Kristin for hosting this wonderful challenge! I hate to see it end. It was my first year and I loved creating something new for it each week!

MeOfCourse said...

Oh sorry. I had to come back and re-link because I had "preview" on previously. Sorry for the inconvenience. Congrats to Patricia on the win.

Ophelia said...

This has been such a great challenge!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such awesome motivation!! This has helped me so much!!

Tee said...

Congrats to Patricia! And thank you Kristin for this six week, colorful & fun event!
Hugs!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks Kristin for a great six weeks!

KarenB said...

Sorry that this is the sixth and final week. I have enjoyed this challenge. Thanks Kristin.

Christine said...

wow it's gone by fast! Thanks for hosting Kristin!

Netty said...

Am all up to date now and the final results are on my Art Blog now. Thank you for another Summer of Color Kristin, hugs Annette x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats, Patricia!!! I love the colors this week. I can't believe that it is the last week, already!!!!

Halle said...

Thank you so much for the summer challenge! It's really helped keep me motivated and inspired!!

cathy said...

This has been a fun challenge. I've managed to make something for every week except one.

Denise said...

Thank You Sweetie ! All Your hard work,money and time was greatly appreciated.I had fun :)Hugs Denise

Ginny said...

Thank you so much Kristin for hosting such a wonderful challenge. This was my first summer participating. I see now why so many people can't wait for it to start each year. I definitely will be back next year!

Mary Ann Potter said...

I wish we had more weeks of this, Kristin! I enjoyed these muted colors, but I have again learned to expand my creative horizons with other colors. Remember the ice cream colors last year? I went to the Baskin Robbins site and got a few more of them, my "assignments" for the remainder of this summer!

Juniper Goods said...

Last week I didn't get a chance to post but this week I did, yay! So I put them both on the same post. This weeks colors were hard for me. I mixed them myself. Hopefully I've got it. Thanks Kristen for hosting this challenge. I am sad it's over so soon. It was fun :) I'll look for it next year.
<3, Chandra

Dawn said...

Thanks Kristin for such a fun challenge to play along with the past six weeks! Will definitely play again next summer!!

Ritu Dua said...

Oh Kristin...I am so happy I could submit all the entries and my SOC 3 painting with those birdies is complete now as a remembrance !! I have written a rhyme this week do read... it combines all the color prompts !! Thanks for being such a great host ...Isn't the RAGE over too soon :( Do keep in touch !!

sugar Creek said...

You just rock for hosting again this year!! xoxo Added mine to the list so sad it's the last one!!

Patricia/NYC said...

This has been such a wonderful challenge that I have really enjoyed!! This was my first time participating & I had a blast using unexpected color combos. Thank you, Kristen, for hosting this! So sad to see it end!!

Nordljus said...

Thank you, Kristin, for hosting this wonderful challenge! It was the first time I participated - and the first challenge I actually finished. I totally enjoyed it, and it gave me so much new inspiration. Thank you :)

dawn said...

I have had a busy week and wasn't able to get something done for this weeks SOC. I'm sad to see it end and have enjoyed this so much. Going thru all the blogs have been the highlight of my weeks, so many talented artists and clever ideas for the colors each week. I can't wait till next summer to do this again.

Thank you Kristin for all the help, support, gentle nudge you gave me. I couldn't have done it without you. My pile of cards make me so happy, they were so fun to make. You are awesome and the best host!
Thank you to those that visited my blog. I've enjoyed seeing your art each week and think you are pretty amazing too.
Still can't believe how fast these 6weeks have gone. Would love to go back to week one again.
Happy Summer to everyone!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I just entered my project for this week, Kristen. Thank you so much for hosting these amazing challenges! I am so grateful for the wonderful inspiration and support here!

Sharon said...

Can't believe this is the last week!! It's been fantastic fun yet again and I can't wait until next year!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Loved these colours, they are one of my favourites.
Thanks for hosting a great event again, it has been a great six weeks. Hope you will be doing it again next year.

bellefrogworks said...

Sorry this wonderful challenge is over -thanks so much for hosting Kristin. I was really stretched (a good thing) by some of these color choices!

Shahrul Niza said...

Thank you so much for this party :). You're a wonderful hostess!. I sure love to come play again next year, and do let us know if there's another party in the Fall, maybe?. :). LOVE meeting all artists this year, wonderful creative community. Big bear hugs to ya!

Janelle said...

Thank you so much for all that you do for this challenge. You are a wonderful hostess. I really enjoyed the voting part this year too.

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

Thank you so much for this challenge! I'm going to have to go back to the first few weeks to complete the other colours!

Kathy Anderson said...

THese are my very most favorite colors. I hate to be selfish but I really hope I win! Congrats to last week's winner! So sorry this is coming to an end! It's been wonderful fun. I missed last week due to lack of running out of data. I did the candy apple red and yellow and put it on my blog today. Thank you for having this awesome challenge for us.
Kathy www.artsandcraftsdotcom.blogspot.com

krisatlarge said...

Sad to see this end as usual. But I have a few new blogs I will visit from now on and so enjoyed all the great artwork that folks shared here! Thanks again, Kristin, for a GREAT summer camp! the other Kristin

Cheri said...

Really enjoyed this challenge and sad to see it end. Looking forward to playing again next year!

scarlett said...

I'm soooo bummed that I couldn't join in this year, but you know I LOVE seeing all the artwork on FB, and that's just how I'll get my SOC fix this summer! Have a great weekend, Kristin!

dawn said...

Hi Kristin, I decided to post my walk thru the garden as my SOC for this week. The colors are a little off but think everyone will enjoy seeing my garden. Will keep sketching/painting with these colors and will share when they are ready.
Thanks again for this wonderful colorful summer!! HUGS!

Beansieleigh said...

Gosh, for the simplistic paintings I manage to create, I'm ALWAYS among the last on the list!.. A little bit of a slowpoke, I guess! But it's been fun, Kristin, and again, I thank you for hosting this event!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

Lyd said...

Congratulations Patricia! I didn't get to participate as much as I wanted to but I loved seeing what others came up with and loved the inspiration that I always get when seeing other's art. Thank you for hosting this again Kristin!:)

Deborah Weber said...

What a delight to play in this year's Summer of Color. Kudos to you Kristin for your awesome hostessing skills and the charming weekly prizes. I'm so happy to have made new connections and filled my summer with color-licious fun.

artdemosdotcom said...

What a fun summer we've had! And this challenge has helped so much in preparing for my August online workshop on Gelli plate monoprinting. Looking forward to next year!

Paula Jennings said...

Just finished and posted my final card for this summer. So sad to see the challenge come to a close. It seemed to go so much faster this year.

Natasha said...

Thank you so much for hosting this. I have really loved participating and the last six weeks have sped by. It has been such a wonderful challenge and extension, I have really enjoyed it. Thank you!! :)

Heather Henry said...

So...I'm way late entering, but better late than never. I sooooo enjoyed doing this SOC this year, it was nice to have the time to join in and see everyone's wonderful art. Thank you again, for making this happen. You are such a gem and an inspiration to everyone! Big hugs to you! Have a terrific and relaxing week!! With wine! :D

Cameron said...

So many people playing along!! You must be ecstatic...heehee!!

You are such the popular Summer Destination!!

AnnieC said...

Better late than never - I finally made my last page and now I'm going to check out what all you amazing people made. Thanks Kristin for another wonderful six weeks and thanks to everyone else for sharing your beautiful creations :o)xxx