Sunday, October 26, 2008

What's Happening In the Peacock Photo Interpretation Challenge?

Hi Everyone,

One of our current challenges (Challenge #9) is Peacock Photo Interpretation using a photo taken by Artist_Mama, Carol Shelkin.

This challenge ends November 15, 2008.

Here is the original peacock photo taken by Carol Shelkin:

I love Ba1Je's interpretation. Glass on glass is always a favorite of mine - especially in these gorgeous colors.

And here's the interpretation by Artist_Mama Carol Shelkin - that's right, the photographer! :-) Carol was (and is) a painter, and I'm constantly amazed at the way she is able to "paint" with glass.

I'm sure we'll have many more interpretations added to the challenge before the deadline. I can't wait to see them!

Happy windy Sunday!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Swirls Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted anything here, but life was a little crazy there for a month or two.

I just wanted to post some photos of the finished swirls for the Swirl Challenge which will be ending October 31.

Challenge Guidelines: The swirl is to be on a 6 inch by 6 inch square, flat surface. Artists are invited to finish their swirls and keep them for themselves, or to do them on mesh and send them to Lin Schorr (Linlee8 on Flickr).

Lin plans to display the swirls at her show next fall. The hope is that someone will want to purchase the Swirl "Quilt", and the proceeds will go to a charity to be determined.

Additionally, she plans to put together a small book on the entire process. It's very exciting!

Be sure to check out Lin's achingly gorgeous work on her website: Lin Schorr Mixed Media Mosaics

It's not too late to make a swirl of your own. For details on the Swirl Challenge, you're welcomed to write to me at, or you can check here and here for details and discussions.

To see the photos up close and personal and learn about the artists, click here.

Won't they be beautiful all together?

Have a great day, Everyone!