"And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings"
- Meister Eckhart
Welcome, welcome, welcome to Week One of The Summer of Color 4: Smudge, Splash & Pop!
I must say, if our opening week is any indication of how this Summer will go, then we're in for quite an artistic adventure. I'm honored by your enthusiasm, thrilled with number of new players joining in this year, and tremendously grateful for your help in spreading the word about our colorful community. . . .
During our Introductory Week we discussed all the ways you can participate in The Summer of Color. If you'd like a review of the event, just pop over here and take a peep.
The real fun begins! We'll be working with our first - of six - color palettes. Your prompt will include two main colors along with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of a third. As indicated last week, your goal will be to create anything you'd like using the combination of the 2 main colors and 1 accent color I assign. And whether you smudge, splash or have a pop of that third color on your piece is up to you. As always, you can create anything at all that you'd like, with color being the only stipulation.
Okay, Okay, Bring On the Color!
You got it. Without further adieu, our first color prompt for the SOC 4 is . . . .
Aqua Blue & Yellow
With a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Hot Pink
To see examples of the color Aqua Blue, click here.
To see examples of the color Yellow, click here.
To see examples of the combination of the two, click here.
Oh, YES! That's Fabulous!
I know, right?! (I've been lurking around our Facebook group for a reason ;) SO, let's get arting!
You may link your Aqua Blue & Yellow (with that Smudge, Splash or Pop of Hot Pink) creations to the widget below. To qualify for the Aqua Blue & Yellow drawing, simply copy and paste your direct link or Flickr feed by this Sunday (10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time), June 15th. Only one link per person, please.
Ready? Okay, Link!
Oh But Wait. What About the First Giveaway?
Yes, of course! Here we go:
Adhesive backed acrylic gems (1 x 12 in) in aqua, a set of 24 Cards in an Instant from Me & My Big Ideas, large bottles of Martha Stewart fine glitter in Turquoise and Lemon Drop, Fimo soft modeling clay in #39 and #10, two spools of Lily Cotton yarn in Sky Blue and Sunshine, one Speedball Speedy-Cut rubber block (to carve your own stamps!), a few decorative napkins for collage and three large Amsterdam Acrylic tubes (4.1 oz) in Nickel Titan Yellow, Turquoise Green and Quinacridone Rose. And, as with all SOC giveaways (because I'm obsessed), there's a smattering of Swarovski crystals thrown in just for fun.
And Who Won Last Week's Giveaway?
Yes, that. The winner of last week's giveaway (taken from the comments section after having deleted any duplicates) including those Montana Paint Pens and an art mug, goes to none other than . . . .
Juniper Goods from Sacramento, CA
Congratulations! Please email me your address and I'll get your new toys right out.
I Think That's It.
Okay, then. GO! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with. . . .
Oh my - I need to be at home today I really do to get started - sob - unfortunately I'm off to work - will be playing later!
I can't wait to get started and to see everyone's creations. Thanks for hosting such a great challenge.
As a newbie I can't wait to get stuck in, the colours are great and well out of my comfort zone, a great challenge for me. Right I'm off to get stuck in. Good luck everyone.
Beautiful!!!! Can't wait!
Looking forward to giving this a go :-)
WOW!! What great colors to start off with, YAY!!! Beautiful!! I can't wait to play and paint and pop!!!
Thank you Kristin for this fun way to be creative and make art for 6 weeks!!
Ok, thinking cap is on :-)
Ok, thinking cap is on :-)
My favorite summer colors!!! I can't wait to start! Thanks Kristin for doing this again! I had so much fun last year and I'm really looking forward to this year!
I love these colors! I worked with them a bit this past winter to brighten the dreary days. Great way to begin!
such bright and cheerful colors
a spirit of summer!
thank you Kristin!
Love this color combo! Can't wait to get started creating!!
Can't wait to get started!
What Mary Ann said!
Beautiful combo. :) Congrats to the LUCKY winner-Gorgeous gift-So generous Twinkle ;)
Great color combo, Kristin! I'm off to make art!
OOOH some of my favorite colors, can't wait to get my trailer cleaned out so I can have time to play!!
Oooo, this is actually one of my favorite color combos! So excited to get started; this year I'm making a bunting to hang in our soon to arrive baby's nursery. :)
Congrats to the winner, lucky Sacramento. Thanks Kristin, those are awesome colors. Be back this afternoon.:)
A very long time ago, I was purchasing clothing ---not necessarily to wear together. When I put the items on the counter for the clerk to ring up, I thought they looked so good together. I had a yellow sundress, a turquoise cotton jacket and a magenta shirt. I also had something black --can't remember what. Ever since, I've loved that color scheme.
I'll see if I can come up with something.
Wow! What a fabulous start :o)Can't wait to have a go with these - we're away for a week from tomorrow so I'm hoping to do a bit of furtive creating this evening after hubby nods off! Otherwise will have to watch you all play from afar and catch up next week. This is gonna be so much fun! Thanks Kristin x
Sooo looking forward to seeing all the different ways of using the colour combinations.
Loving the colours, but I just can't think what to do!! Yikes!
Congrats to Juniper Goods on getting your hands on the lovely Montana Pint pens 7 mug :D
I can't wait to test out these colors ... awesome choice!
Congrats to Juniper on her lucky win :) Love the color combo this week Kristin! Can't wait to play!
Ok. Ok. Ok.
My comfort zone is here*------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This weeks colours are here! :P Yowza! Going to have to think about this. But I have a smile on my face. That's gotta be good!
I've posted and am will enjoy SOC for the duration.
Love Aqua, not so keen on yellow or pink so a fab challenge for me, off to get thinking cap on:-) x
Fun time with the first colors!!!
Thanks for setting it up!!!
Just submitted my card , love these colors & everyone has soo many cool projects,wish this event lasted longer then the summer. but thanks for sparking my mojo
Thanks Kristen I can't wait to get your package! I love these colors :) I will try to get to work on my creative piece ASAP. Your awesome! Thanks for having this again it's super fun!
Hi, just checking out everyone's super challenge entries and don't seem to be able to get through to Linda Marie Clark, have tried changing the search but nothing happens, wouldn't like Linda to miss out on any comments.
I am new to SOC and hoping to play along when I can. Is it permissible to include other colors such as black or white as long long as the project is mainly the colors for that week?
I am happy to take part in this challenge again! Thank you for hosting it Kirstin. ManonX
What a FABULOUS color combo and prize pkg.to kick off with!
Whew, only a couple days late. Great colors to start off with...Ill be back later to look at everyone's work.
I love thinking up new themes for each year of summer of colour and thank you for this great colour prompt which immediately gave me an idea of which theme to use (now I hope all the next 5 colour prompts work for it too!!)
Awesome web site and awesome lady to make all these awesome challenges and inspirations... Thank you!!!
My first time playing. I love a challenge. This was fun!
Done and linkyed. This is just what I needed to get my arty mojo going.
Been and played and linked up - great set of colours to work with xxx
HI Kristin..thanks for hosting and for your generous spirit! Looking forward to SOC ! Yay!
I really like the colors you selected. There is so much potential I am sure the art work will be amazing.
This was fabulous fun, this challenge has been calling me since it was put up yesterday. Thanks very much!
ok added mine!!
So many beautiful entries! I love this combination.
Can't believe it - only Tuesday and I finished my submission! But I'm still on to working with the colors in some other work, so thanks again Kristin for the little kick in the butt to do some work! So fun seeing what everyone is creating!!!!
The colour choice for this first week is perfect for these first hot days of Summer, so happy to have fun and join in!
Great colour choice for the first week. Thanks
Happy sunshiney colors. I LOVE the POP!
I loved working with these colors....so pretty and summery!
Fun colors for this first one! I have officially abandoned my ivory/beige tendencies for the summer!
Thank you for hosting such a great challenge yet again, it will be such fun. ;)
Another fun challenge! Valerie
Kristin,HELP PLEASE....I can't get linkey to work for Me. Although I'm following the promps,it keeps telling Me I'm doing it wrong :( Is there a way for You to help Me on Your side? I don't have Your E-mail address any more.I really was planning to do the 6 weeks. Hugs Denise
Oh yes,You can e-mail Me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and My blog is Http://knuckled54yahoocom.blogspot.com
Forget it :/ I think I was having a huge Senior moment.It's just fine.No problems.Thank You :) Denise
I love these colors individually, but using them together is definitely a challenge for me. I decided to just "Enjoy the game." and see what happens. :)
had to rush and get done this morning as I'm off to a music festival later and all weekend - but I got it finished, phew! :) ace colours this week, I wonder what you have in mind for week 2?? :)
Thank you so much for doing this again Kristin!! and I'm so happy to participate this year :)
Mine is on my blog :)
Done and link added. This is so much fun! I have a little freebie for other SOC participants on my blog *wink!*
Thank you for putting this together again this year Kristin. My post is up now.
I just put up my post. I really loved this color combination.
lovely summery trio to get started and I'm enjoying the added spot of colour
So I am able to post it on time...was apprehensive about it! Thanks Kristin for SOC :)Love the challenge!
I am linked up and so happy with these colors for the first week. So pretty and bright and happy!!
Thanks again Kristin for hosting this wonderful challenge!!
Yay for week one! Looking forward to next week.
I enjoyed this first colour combo and looking forward to the next one!
This is fun, thanks for doing it! Great prize too!
Loved this first week. It made me use yellow! Thank you!
So pleased to be able to join in this year. Love this colour combo and can't wait for the future ones. Thank you Kristin for hosting again.
Had fun, thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to see what next weeks colors are.
Thankyou Kristin...Im in for this week...yay...xxx
Thank you for hosting Kristin, I'm a bit late this week. So looking forward till next week.
Thanks for hosting. I've completed the first week's color combo!
I don't know how I found you...but I'm super glad I did :). I love this color combo!
Hi Kristin...I've been away on holiday...but couldn't miss out on week 1 of your lovely challenge...so I grabbed my yarn (in this Bright and Happy colour combo), needles etc... and took them with me so that I could join in the fun! :) Jan x
Thanks for the fun colours to start this wonderful challenge - can't wait to see what's next!
joining in for the first time this year. great first colour combo, and i had fun deciding what to do - a bit of crochet in the end. looking forward to next week, and checking out all the other entries!.
I don't think I'll be able to participate this week. I kind of got run over by a car yesterday. nothing broken but my right arm is in a sling and I can't really work with it. I was working on my piece just before it happened but it is not finished. I am really fine though so don't worry. hopefully I will be better enough by next week to play then. I can't wait to see what everybody else does.
So excited to be back in the swing of things. LOVED the color combo!
thanks Kristin, for hosting this great art challenge, i was in it last year too and enjoyed so much that i knew i had to participate this year as well.
Nearly missed it!!! Scraping in with a little ATC - hope it's acceptable.
Great colours by the way ....
I honestly thought I had left a comment, but it doesn't look like I did. I appreciate your hosting this event each summer. It's a joy to be here and feel the inspiration from everyone.
May I please make a suggestion? I noticed Chris has left her number. I got so many comments (not as many as yours, of course), but I have had lots of blog hops this week (one a day). I have found that if the person leaves the number they get when they link up, it makes it easier for me to find them. If not, sometimes the name they leave and the blog name are very different. It's just a suggestion, but it would really help find those people who have already visited and thank them for their comment. I simply haven't had time to visit everyone this week, and create art, too.
I got mine done just in the nick of time. Next week I'll be faster, I was working on a large commission this week. I love these colors.
I am Anoushka, Deepa@HuesnShades's daughter. I am in Grade 6...I am also joining in as I loved this challenge...Hope I can be a part too. Thanks!
Cor blimey! Talk about cutting it fine! But I made it within week 1... well, at least before the new colours were announced ;)
Thank you for hosting this fun challenge. I've got my first entry linked up (I hope Facebook is ok). I'm looking forward to the next prompt.
CAROL SAMSEL - I have been unable to fix your link this week for Aqua and Yellow. I tried find you in our Facebook group and in all of the comments from the past 2 weeks but was unable to. Please note that your link - #117 - did not work. I will keep it up for giveaway purposes, but please do relink with your work as soon as you can. Thank you! Kristin xo
Such fun - thanks for hosting! What a colorful summer is in store for us all.
Loving the summer of color I just added my watercolor to mr. Linky:)
Thank you for putting this together! SO much fun! This is kris at krisloya.com. I'm signing as anonymous because it won't let me use my wordpress login:/
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