Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Peacock Photo Interpretation Favorites

Hi Everyone,

Wow - what a tight race it was when the votes for the Peacock Photo Interpretation Challenge started coming in! All nine pieces were extraordinary, so it's really no surprise that each one received so many votes.

The photo that the artists interpreted was taken by Carol Shelkin, Artist_Mama ~ Carol on Flickr. Carol picked the challenge after winning the Monochromatic Challenge.

The hilarious thing is that Carol went on to create the favorite interpretation!

Meet Seigneur by Artist_Mama ~ Carol

Here are the runners up in alphabetical order.

"Pablo Peacocksso" by Tish/Artish71

"A Different View of a Peacock" by Ulrike/UllyBby

The challenge ending next is "3-Dimensional". The deadline is this Sunday, November 30. Check in again tomorrow to see what's been entered so far.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Time to Vote for the Peacock Photo Interpretation Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Happy beautiful Sunday. The sun is finally out here in Omaha, and it appears that we might not be blown away by the wind afterall, so it's a pretty good day.

The nine entries for the Peacock Photo Interpretation Challenge are shown above. Aren't they outstanding?

You may vote for your three favorites any time through November 22. The favorites will be announced November 23.

I'm sure you all know by now, but Tammy from Tile Shack is now providing a $25 gift certificate to the top favorite of every challenge. Check out all her fabulous goodies here:

Please go here to see the peacocks in more detail, and use the numbers and artists' names to vote for your favorite three. You may email me via Flickr or here at

Thanks, and have a wonderful day!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Few More Peacocks

Hi Everyone,

The Peacocks are trickling in for the Peacock Photo Interpretation Challenge which will be ending November 15.

I love this challenge. The colors are just too wonderful, and the details used in these interpretations are really thrilling. *sigh*

Here are a few of our latest entries.

Kathleen (ArtsyPhartsy on Flickr)

Caz (Caz.Kovacs on Flickr)

Ulrike (UllyBby on Flickr)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Favorite Swirls Announced!

Hi Everyone,

The favorite swirl votes have all been tallied. For awhile during the counting I was worried we would end up with a 14-way tie, but three favorites finally floated to the top.

The number one favorite swirl was "Knot A Swirl" made by Lin Schorr (Linlee8 on Flickr).

Incidentally, Lin is organizing the donation of the "Swirl Quilt" and assembling it. She'll also be putting together a book with all our swirls and the assembled quilt on Blurb.

Here are our two beautiful runner-up swirls in alphabetical order.

"Happiness Is" by Carol (Artist_Mama on Flickr)

"Swirly Bird" by Crystal (CrystalThomas on Flickr)

And, one more time, here's a look at all of the swirls together. For a closer look, click here.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Time to Vote for Your Three Favorite Swirls!

Hey Everyone,

Wow, people made 61 swirls for Challenge #8 - "Swirl/Swirls on a 6 inch square, flat surface", and every single one is unique and gorgeous. Together, they're amazing, and I can't wait to see them all put together in Lin Schorr's final vision.

In the meantime, here they are in a mosaic of mosaics.

Please visit them on the Flickr site - here - and email me with your three favorites. You may vote through November 7, and the favorites will be announced November 8.