Monthly Archives: March 2013

It’s back! The Creative Color Challenge!

Yes, it’s back!  I was excited to see, at the beginning of March, that Louise had revived the Creative Color Challenge.  There was a delay getting started this year, because she moved to Spain!  So, she had other more immediate challenges to deal with.

This month the colors were pink and yellow.  She used some peppers and the bowl they were in as the inspiration – which is kind of fun!  Of course, if you’ve been following along with my adventures with these color challenges, you know that pink and yellow are not my “go to’ colors.  I guess that is the challenge.

I used the challenge as an excuse (as if I need one) to play with some of the new enamel colors I have.  I decided to add to my “Colors of white’ line of enamels.  Although the pink and yellow are not on the same piece – that would be too much for me!

The pinks – “geranium” and “rose pink”:

The pink set - they are so cute!
The pink set – they are so cute!

The yellows – “soft” and “egg”:

I find the yellows to always be a surprise!  I really like how these turned out - in some light they almost look amber.
I find the yellows to always be a surprise! I really like how these turned out – in some light they almost look amber.

Finally, I couldn’t resist lining them up like Easter eggs (in case you missed them on facebook):

gr yel pink domes crop

As usual, the color challenge was fun.  You can pop over here to see what the other artists came up with.  I can’t wait to see the next color challenge!

Valerie

 

Project Feederwatch

The other project that I thought would be a fun thing to do this winter (well really it’s fall/winter/early spring) was Project FeederWatch.  It is managed jointly by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.  It is “citizen science” in action! I’ve had the feeders up for a while, but this winter I… Continue Reading

The first flower of spring 2013!

This past Saturday (March 9) I saw the first flower in my garden, for 2013!  I had been keeping an eye on my patch of snowdrops, because they often are out by now (for a week or two).  This year the snow kept the flowers down though. However, the snowdrops were beaten – one of… Continue Reading

The Sketchbook Project!

One of projects that I decided to participate in, for fun, this fall/winter was the Sketchbook Project. I belong to a few groups on facebook where the common thread is that all of the people are creative in some way.  Mostly, it seems they are painters, drawers – you know, people who work on paper!… Continue Reading