The Summer of Color 2014: Smudge, Splash & Pop!
A blog party celebrating art in all it's hues . . .
What was that you said?
We're gonna have a party. Think of it as a blog block party centered around the beautiful, bold and luscious colors of the rainbow. It's the stuff we arty people dream of.
Well, what is it?
It is a free blog event that begins here Monday, June 2nd, 2014.
What will we do?
We will create. Here's the deal: beginning June 2nd, you can log on here to see 6 weeks of color prompts sandwiched between an opening and closing week. The opening week will reveal all of the details of the SOC4 and discuss the ways you can choose to participate. (There will be no art in the Opening Week). The closing week will feature all the ways you can showcase the art you have created.
Tell me more.
We all love color. And we all create differently. The Summer of Color will allow us to work in our preferred medium, based upon a specific color prompt. In other words, the sky's the limit. It's all about creating, connection and fun during the lazy days of Summer.
What do you mean by our "preferred medium"?
What you do with each week's color prompt is up to you. Create anything you want - including but not limited to - inchies, moo cards, ATC's, postcards, jewelry, greeting cards, scrapbook layouts, canvas work, altered books, journal pages, assemblage art, digital art and even poetry and photography. As long as it features the colors we are working on that week.
Every Monday from June 9th on, I will provide a color prompt on this blog. You will then have until Sunday of the same week (10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time) to create whatever you'd like and link it to a widget that will be below the post. To view examples of past year's artwork, check out our Summer of Color Flicker group here. To join The Summer of Color Facebook group, head over here.
Who can participate?
Anyone who has a blog, Facebook or a Flicker account can participate. You may even choose to include the kiddies. And there is no cost. Just a lotta fun.
Glad you asked. I want this event to be successful. The only way to really meet and connect with new people is to have a lot of us participate. With that in mind, there will be a weekly giveaway for all who join in. The winners will be selected at random, via a Random Number Generator.
Did you say weekly giveaways?
I can't wait! Bring on June 2nd!
I feel the same way! Thank you for your excitement. Please feel free to pass it on - there's a fabulous button on my sidebar if you decide that you can't live without it . . . And see you soon . . .