Monday, June 8, 2015

The Summer of Color 5: Week One. . .


"No water; no life. No blue; no green."
- Sylvia Earle


It's here! It's here! Helllllooooooo & Welcome to Week One of The Summer of Color 5: Color by Number!

First:
I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your help and enthusiasm in spreading the word about our colorful community! I can't wait to get playing, can't wait to dive into our first color palette and can't wait to see what you do with this year's anniversary addition! And really, if the opening week is any indication of how much fun we're gonna have this year, then I'd say we're in for a drippy, sparkly, colorful Summer indeed. . . .

Last Week:
During our Introductory Week we discussed all the ways we can participate in The Summer of Color. If you'd like a review of the event, just pop over here and take a gander. I promise, this is one arty party you don't want to miss. 

This Week:
The real fun begins! We'll be working with our first - of six - color palettes. For The SOC 5: Color by Number, you'll be prompted to choose a combination of colors that you prefer, based upon a generic color palette that I will provide. Each week the palette will be 2 of one color plus 1 of another. So, we'll all be working within the same general color palette, but our choices within that palette will be as varied as we are. And as always, you can create anything your little heart desires, with color being the only stipulation. 

Got It! Now Gimme The Colors!
You bet. Since this year's SOC materials are all pretty in blues n' green, I thought we'd start there. Soooooooo, (drum roll please) our first color palette of the Summer is . . . . 

1 Blue + 1 Blue + 1 Green

Again, which particular blues and greens you use is all up to you! Want a little help? You got it! Here's our first anniversary addition: a PDF you can download and use to record your very own version of the palette!




Pretty cool, right? Wanna know something else that's new?

I'm playing too!
And this year, we're taking the SOC to YouTube! That's right: from this week on, you can see how I approach the challenges by watching them unfold before your eyes (okay, that sounds dramatic, but you know what I mean). Ready for my take on Week One? Yes? Eeeeeeep, here goes. . . .





And What About Our First Colorful Giveaway? 
Well now, you know I wouldn't disappoint. Our pretty fabulous giveaway for Week One is: 

 {One 2 x 3 mailable photo frame / card, three gorgeous leather-bound Poppin mini notebooks, three Luminere metallic and pearlescent paints in Halo Blue Gold, Pearl Emerald and Pearl Turquoise, three (amazing, my favorite!) Golden High Flow Acrylics in Flourescent Green, Fluorescent Blue and Teal, two Gel Xtreme Pastel Rollers in blue and green, six (yes, six!) Caran D'Ache Neocolor 1 (water-soluble wax pastel) and 11 (wax oil pastel) crayons, several decorative napkins for collage and - last but not least - a sprinkling of iridescent confetti stars.}


I know, I know! Oh! 
And last week's Winner of a $50 Gift Card to Blick Art Supplies was selected at random and is going to none other than. . . .

Kathryn from Paper Pumpkin!

(please note: all winners will be selected at random via a Random Number Generator. 
The photos / proof of each week's winners will be on file and happily sent to anyone who would like to see them.)  

Congratulations, Kathryn! Please send your email address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll send your gift card electronically so you can start shopping right away!


So, Are. You. Ready?!
Let's get arting! You may link your 1 Blue + 1 Blue + 1 Green creations to the widget below. To qualify for the Blues n' Green giveaway, simply copy and paste the direct link (from your blog, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram - or any other feed that can be linked here) to the widget below. You have until this Sunday (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to do so. Only one link per person, please.


And Remember:
You can find us here, on Facebook and on Flickr. For all other social outlets, please use the hashtag #TheSummerofColor5.

I Think That's It!
Have so much fun with this week's challenge and we'll see you back here next Monday for Week Two's colorful Palette, Giveaway, PDF, Video and Randomly Drawn Winner. Okay? Okay!


To Love, Color & The Love of Color,
Kristin xo

97 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like fun, loved seeing what you made! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great idea to inspire us with a video ! Thank you - I enjoyed it!

Amanda Yeager said...

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sue :) said...

Thank you for the video, your creation was fab and so inspiring with the colours, must admit I had a little giggle when you used the end of a pencil to create the small circles as not many people use everyday implements to create art, it's all to easy to buy a gadget for the purpose.
Looking forward to getting stuck in later this week. x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats to Kathryn! And YAY, Kristin! I absolutely LOVED your video and your art work that you made using these colors. I can't wait to get started! Thank you so much for hosting this amazing party once again! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Where is the widget? Can't find it!

Christine said...

Love what you made! And congrats to Kathryn!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Your painting is fabulous Kristin. I love the sparkle you added to the drips of paint and the twinkle (of course), in her eye. :D
Am I right thinking, after seeing the video, that we don't have to stick to two blues and one green? We can use several shades/hues of the two colours?
:-D Mo xo

ike said...

FABULOUS painting - I just love that and what gorgeous colours you have chosen :-D
Hugz
IKE xx

laurie said...

such a wonderful idea with the video! Very exciting

Tammie Lee said...

so fun to watch your piece come to life. it turned out wonderful.
such fun colors too! I am wondering if there is where the linky will be, on this post? Or maybe it goes up at the end of the week?

lissa said...

nice color choices, I just finished a new piece yesterday and found out the colors are just perfect for this week's colors. I do not see a widget for links, perhaps it will be up later?

anyway, hope you have a lovely day.

Kristin said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for your comments about the widget - for some reason, it didn't come up in the automatic post. I've fixed it and everything is now up and running, thank you!
Kristin xo

GlorV1 said...

I enjoyed your video. Love what you did. Thanks.

Kristin said...

Please note: There's a great question about the number of colors we can use as I played with a variety in my video - please know that although I used various supplies to create my piece, I did attempt to stick to the same hues regardless. Our total piece should reflect the use of 1 Blue + 1 Blue + 1 Green. I hope that helps! Thank you!!
Kristin xo

Sherry's Cabin said...

So excited to have stumbled on to this today!!

Kelly Deal said...

I'm here to play this year! For whatever reason, I completely forgot to play last year. I was so bummed, because I had so much fun in 2013!

Paper rainbow said...

Great to join the party again, thanks so much for hosting!

Becky Dunham said...

Yay! I'm so excited to play! I am still figuring out what I want to do but this is going to be so much fun! So excited that you are playing Kristin and loved the video! So inspiring! Congrats to Kathryn on winning the first prize :)

2amscrapper said...

amazing video!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

Thank you SO much! I am beaming! I loved your video, Kristin! Very inspiring! I just emailed you...hugs, kathy :)

Christy said...

What fun! My daughter and I are joining this year!! Loved the video!

Denise Spillane said...

Love your piece.

peggy gatto said...

Whee, here we go!!!

Diane Ruggiero said...

Blues and Green together - reminds me of the Ocean at my favorite place, the Beach - Ahhhhh !!! I can't wait to get home from my summer college class to dive into this one :)

Mariane said...

Wow what a fantastic start of this Summer fun !!!... I love your video and have seen it twice already :

Thank you EVER so much Kristin for this fun again :)

kind regards
Mariane

CERULEAN said...

You've created a wondeful party again, like you already did last year! Love the choice of blues and green. Thanks. eric

Diana Evans said...

Oh how amazing is that video!!!!!!!! I love it and the music and the amazing piece you created!!!! HAppy Summer to EVERYONE!!!!!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I'm glad I found your challenge! I had fun making my first piece for it.

kat said...

Kristin thanks so much for another fabulous start to Summer with this wonderful challenge! I love it, so much fun! XX

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...what a cool video Kristin.. I really enjoyed watching you create your beautiful piece....and I've also had fun creating my first challenge for Week 1 :)
Thank you again for organizing this wonderful colour challenge :) Jan x

Krisha said...

Since I have both 8 year old GDs every Monday and Tuesday, this summer, we are all joining in, and since they saw the "loot" up for grabs they have insisted they each get their own posts......LOL
Love the color twist this year.

Diana S said...

This is my first year with The Summer of Color. I’ve finished my first week. I can’t wait to see what colors we play with next week! This is fun.

Deborah Weber said...

How fun Kristin - I loved seeing your creative magic! I'm so happy to be playing along again this summer - wishing us all a colorful time!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your video shows how easily you are able to take disparate items and turn them into art. I'm SO, SO glad no drawing or sketching is required, or I'd never be able to play along (grin). I really love your signature faces, though. Thanks for inspiring us even more than you have in years past. I adore your art.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I'm so happy to be joining in again this year. Thanks Kristin for hosting such a fun challenge.

WrightStuff said...

I loved the video! Totally inspired to come back in and play in blogland!! So happy to be here.

Brooke Wunder said...

This is such a cool idea! I'm glad my mom explained to me what this is all about. I accidentally added two profiles but the facebook link will be the most used site. I'm glad to be apart of this!

Monica said...

Hope this works as yesterday attempted to redesign my blog.

Having so much fun I made two. your video really gave me insight into what this is about. it really is a good way to try out all kind of ideas.
Monica #47

Michellem said...

LOVED watching your process - the layering, the drawing, the collage - all great! I liked how you smudged the Neocolor crayons - I've never tried that before and the shimmery ink is amazing! This will be such a treat if you release a video each week!

Giggles said...

Thanks for hosting dear sweet lady!! Love this colour combo!!

Hugs Giggles

Giggles said...

Thanks for hosting dear sweet lady!! Love this colour combo!!

Hugs Giggles

Sherry's Cabin said...

Wow, that was tough for me! I wasn't sure about adding black or white, and i didn't look at anyone's... duh. :) So, I refused to pick up anything but the three colors I poured onto my plate. Thank you for stretching my imagination!

God bless,
Sherry

johanna said...

i loved this Color Combo and can´t wait to see which is next.
i hope a fabric Piece is ok here, too...

Denise said...

Yeah for the addition of the videos.Free classes each week from You.I can watch them as many times as I like,thank You Kristin.HUGS to YOU-Denise

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the neocolors, golden paints and little notebooks. Thanks for the chance to win! I just posted my creations on my blog. I love this event!
Rinda

JenHoney said...

Wooo! Just posted my link. I'm off to check out everyone else's.

Linda Kunsman said...

Fabulous art and video Kristin-and how I LOVE those bright pink nails!!

blogoratti said...

Really cool idea and fun stuff.

Nic McLean said...

I love this challenge as you know and am looking forward to 6 weeks of fab colour prompts. Your video was so much fun and your piece is beautiful!

laurie said...

this is my my first time joining in with the fun! Thankyou Kristin for hosting again!!!
I hope i'm not too late!

debs14 said...

I have never joined in anything like this before but love the idea of it. My effort is very much more simpler than yours but I'm hoping to learn as I go along!

Ileana said...

Loving this week's palette and looking forward to visiting everyone. Thanks for doing this, Kristin! It's always a pleasure to participate.

Ronda Stephens said...

Love the colors for this week :)

Becky Dunham said...

Loving the inspiration this week! I finally decided what I wanted to do, but after seeing all the great painting and art journals, I am itching to try some of that this year! Especially the art journals - have never made one before.... Who knows? I may just go a little crazy the next 6 weeks... quit my job, travel the country in a gypsy wagon, painting my little heart out, meeting new

Yikes! Better sign off! Thanks again for hosting Kristin and everybody else for playing and inspiring me to do crazy things! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You are back, AWESOME!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Love the first color palette, you are such an inspiration Kristin, thanks for video.
I've entered with my journal page..

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the colors for the first challenge, and I am so so glad you joined in with a video. What fun this is going to be!

Victoria said...

Hi Kristin, as always you are magical and inspiring! Thansk for the awesome vid and for hosting this beautiful event! Loving the first week's colors...thanks for ALL you do! Your art is beautiful and enchanting...gorgeous!
Shine on!
Victoria

Linda said...

So happy to be here! Love all the work I see.....

ULKAU said...

I am so happy with this wonderful color-summer-theme and had so much fun in working with these colors.... and I enjoyed the video, thanks. Ulrike

Susan Carol said...

This is the first time I have joined in and it looks like its going to be so much fun!

Aerin Hector said...

I love starting out in my favorite colors! This was so fun! I love how my project turned out. It will be displayed proudly in my home! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Ayala Art said...

It is a challenge for me, a fun one!, to paint only with 3 colors. Thanks for the challenge!

Joi at RR said...

FABULOUS video tutorial Kristin - I am going back to watch it again. I love learning from folks that I consider GREAT MENTORS. Thanks bunches for offering these challenges and for being will to teach too! Your project is wonderful. Watching you make your face was spellbinding.... and she is INCREDIBLE. It ALL is... awe struck! j.

BJ said...

Hi Kristin, I have really had to push myself to do some crafting as I couldn't miss your challenge this year. I do so love colour. Looking forward to all the other colour combos. BJ

Janelle Marks said...

I posted on my blog now. I really love these colors and the addition of the video.

judithwesterfield said...

Don't remember how I found you but so glad I did - perfect for lifting "June Gloom".

Kristin Dudish said...

Wheeee!!! Now I know summer is officially here :)

Kristin Dudish said...

p.s. LOVED the video!!!

Debra B. said...

I need to be more open to creativity, this is perfect! Thank you!

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

I love this color combo, Kristin. My second grade classroom is aqua and lime green! Have a happy, creative weekend! Love, kathy

Denise Price said...

A great start to another fun Summer of Color...thank you!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Just posted my link. Can't wait to find out the next color combo.

Catherine Mason said...

Love your video! Thanks for hosting, I'm really enjoying taking part!

Mellowood Gallery said...

I didn't understand what I was doing when I used the widget the other day and posted the wrong url. I have posted correctly today - I hope. So please ignore the first post and only look at the second one. Thank you!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Managed to finish something for the first week :)

Plush Possum Studio said...

This is so much fun!
Can hardly wait for the upcoming challenges!
:)
Thank you for the opportunity to play along with color!
Rose & Co.

Katrina Marks said...

This was fun to do. I posted mine on my new blog.

LonettA said...

Wonderful colour combination and thank you for the very inspiring video!
I really enjoved it!

Rolina said...

Wow - so many people taking part, I will try to get around to visiting all the blogs - well done everyone!

SilverSpark said...

Hi, I love this! I completed my week 1 blues and green, entered my name and URL, but can't find how to post my photo. I posted it on my Facebook page but I don't know if that will do it. I requested to join the SOC FaceBook group and it is pending. If I post the picture there after approval, will that enter me in the giveaway? Thanks so much for any help. Looking forward to the next week's colors.

Penny

Denise said...

Better late than never-I made a great effort to participate in time. Been joining You all 5 Years( I think ? )

Neena said...

Great idea for a challenge. I'm glad I found it because playing with color is one of the things I like most about art. Thank you for providing the opportunity.

Pam Robinson said...

Kristin, I am so happy that SOC 2015 has begun. The colors this week were amazing and I have linked my entry for this week. Thank you so much for the chance to have fun again this year! Hugs, Pamikins

Pam Robinson said...

Kristin, I am so sorry. I didn't think my entry went through, so I tried again. Please delete entry #121 since I had done it twice and accidentally misspelled my name on the second one anyways. Sorry again. Pamikins

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Thank you for the wonderful challenge, Kristin! It's my first time and I enjoyed this week's color prompt very much. I look forward to the next color combination.
Have a happy Sunday!
Julia

Caz said...

Loved these colours! Left it quite late this week though :-P

JackieP Neal said...

Kristin,
So happy to join you and the others for the first time!!
I have followed you for years and decided this was the time to jump in!!
Everyone is contributing such beautiful pieces- just wonderful!
Thanks so much for the fun play!!xo

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

so many people's work to go look at :) going to have to go get a tea and sit down and go see it all :)

Lorraine said...

I'm so glad I found this - it was fun putting this together and I look forward to the next few weeks. Thanks for all your effort to keep the world so colorful!

Carmen said...

Managed to do a blog post! Pheeeeeew! I already linked to instagram though so will just leave that.

Love your process video Kristin. More please :D

Pam Robinson said...

When do we get the week #2 colors??? So excited!

Kelly Deal said...

Wonderful video! I can't wait to look at everyone's creations!

VickiRossArt said...

Looks like so much fun! I think I'm #137.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Late to the party but I'm here!!! I have discovered that I am most definitely a warm color person. Found the cool colors challenging!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous video, I've joined this one too, only got number two left now :)

Love and hugs
Maarit