Thursday, May 22, 2014

Seasonal Creative Projects Pt. 1: Finishing Up; Starting Anew

Now that I've been blogging for several years, I have found myself participating in certain annual creative projects over and over again.  I enjoy the rhythm this gives to my blogging; the feeling that I am becoming less of a newbie blogger and more of a wily veteran. Over the next few days, I will share where I am with some of these. In the Spring, I enjoy participating in Kat's "Liberate Your Art" postcard swap. Although this year, I neglected to post the postcards I received and failed to participate in the blog hop.  So, before I move on to my next seasonal endeavor, I wanted to take a moment to thank Mel for the blue trees (miss your blog Mel!); Miriam for the ferns; Kat for the autumn leaves; and Helena for the ocean waves. Some of these were bonus cards, which make them even more sweet.
I also received "Theory of all Fates" from Anne-Camille Tongleux and "Dotson's Restaurant" from pdbennett.  Photography has been the most traditional image on postcards in Kat's swap, but this year, I received some fun mixed media images, too.
Thank you Teresa for the heart, Debbie for the collage and Susan for the gratitude reminder.  Even though I am tardy in posting these, please know that each one touched my heart and was much appreciated!
What's up next? I'm going to participate in Summer of Color 4, hosted by Twinkle, Twinkle
I did this last summer and really enjoyed it. I made postcards, using acrylic paints and quotes. You can see my creations by clicking on this link.  This summer I decided that I really wanted to do something three-dimensional. I thought about dominoes or wood blocks. I also toyed with the idea of prayer flags made out of plaster, but ultimately I have settled on little bird houses. Little, tiny bird houses, like these.
And, of course, I'll be hosting the 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, starting June 1. That's just around the corner!
Are you participating in any summer creativity projects? 

16 comments:

Lesley G said...

Just yours - can't wait to see the list :)

helena said...

loving the idea of your little birdhouses - I'm thinking I might do a crochet something, maybe as well as pixel magic

Cheri said...

I'll also be participating in Summer of Color 4 and your scavenger hunt (can't wait!) Hoping to get a few other things going as well!

Melissa said...

What a lovely batch of postcards!

I just popped over to check out the Summer of Color 4 and think I'll join in on that, and (of course) I'll be in on the Photo Hunt!

My biggest focus is still working on healthy habits & losing a few more pounds ... before a trip to hike in the Canadian Rockies in July! :>)

scrappyjacky said...

So glad you reminded my about Summer of Color....I really enjoyed it last year....and,of course,I'll be scavenging.

Ladkyis said...

I will be scavenger hunting again. I love this challenge. It forces me to get out and give Mr M a chance to take me to special places

Linda said...

Love those postcards! Lucky you as the recepient! Yes I will be joining in with the scavenger hunt, really looking forward to it:)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

My only real plan for summer is for your photography scavenger hunt. Otherwise, I'm going to continue to practice my sketching and have plans for lots of sewing. :o)

Karen said...

Love the postcards but love even more the promise of things to come - namely the photo scavenger hunt!

alexa said...

What a splendid door that is :) - and some glorious postcards... I am longing to click through and have a look at that class but I am already so heavily committed to classes and unfinished classes that I dare not start another - because I really, really, really want to take part in the Scavenger Hunt again this year :).

Karen said...

There's another Online Card Class I'm sure I'll sign up for, but otherwise it's just the scavenger hunt and catching up with old classes that are still unfinished!

Becky said...

Just yours and really looking forward to it!

Alison said...

My focus for the summer will be your Scavenger Hunt...can't wait to see what you've chosen this year!
Alison x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh yes, I'm in for the Scavenger Hunt. No other classes/challenges planned, just hoping to be a little creative every day and get some more sewing done. I've enjoyed catching up with your Seasonal Creative Projects posts this morning, Rinda :o)

Fiona said...

Yours of course, and probably the Summer of Colour.

Gail said...

Love the birdhouse. I think with John retiring just at the beginning of July that we'll be busy doing stuff that won't leave much creative time but I'm definitely doing the scavenger hunt.