Friday, June 4, 2010

Up for a Weekly Creative Challenge?


No...it can't be Friday already! That's fine with me, though. I'm looking forward to seeing a play at a theater in Seattle with my husband tomorrow. I have an MRI in the morning that I'm not so thrilled about, but I know I'll survive. ;)

I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking seriously about having a feature here on Simply Hue where I post a "weekly artistic challenge". It would have a theme (say for example "Cupcakes"). As an illustrator you could draw a cupcake, as a media artist you could do a collage of cupcakes, as a photographer you could photograph a cupcake, and as a designer you could design a necklace with a cupcake pendant, etc. These are just examples but I know for sure that I would want to include every art form, not only illustrations.

Here's how it would work:

~ I would post a theme. (example: cupcakes)

~ You would use your talent to draw, photograph, collage, or design a piece of art using the weekly theme.

~ You would leave a link in the comments section to your blog/website/flickr with an image of your work so that other artists can click on the link and see what you're up to.

~ I would choose 3-5 images to post here on Simply Hue on a weekly basis.


So, what do you think? Any ideas you would like to add?

35 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me! I'm always up for a creative challenge :)

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  2. i think this is a fabulous idea.
    i'd love to participate.

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  3. It's a great idea! For ease of linking to posts, you can use a linky gadget of some sort...
    Have a great weekend and enjoy the play!

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  4. Yes please! I would love to have something specific to do each week- a good way to be challenged!

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  5. Yay, I'm so happy everyone is enthused about this idea!

    Anka, do you have any suggestions for a "linky thing"? lol. I can use all the technical help I can get. ;)

    I'll give updates next week but in the meantime, please keep your opinions coming! xo

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  6. Vicki, you can create an image or icon and have a link embedded in it so that when you click on it, it directs you to the page... I'd be happy to help :)

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  7. Megula, I'd love your help. I'm not great at the technical things....way too right-brained. My email is matissecolor@gmail.com if you want to talk about it more. Thanks so much! :)

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  8. Vicki-
    this sounds like fun, i love a good challenge!
    can't wait to hear more details!

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  9. This does sound like fun! I could probably participate once in awhile!

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  10. You could always start a flicker pool for it and have people post there.

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  11. wherever do you find the energy to to these things? i'm impressed - and i think it's a great idea - nothing to add really. it'll be exciting to see the work of the contributors (and if i'm not too intimidated by the others i might join in the fun)
    hope your mri goes well. good luck and happy weekend vicki!

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  12. That sounds like a lot of fun. I would definitely participate and appreciate the creative motivation. :)

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  13. Huhh sounds like a great idea! I pretty much like photo challenges. :)

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  14. Sounds great!! Love challenges!! I was thinking the same as beauty comma, wherever do you find the energy!???

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  15. I'm a little embarassed to include my name among so many talented people - but what the heck, have to give it a shot. Count me in!

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  16. Awesome this sounds good.

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  17. I would like to join in and rub shoulders with all creative souls concerned.

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  18. sounds like a great idea Vicki!
    for links, check out Mr Linky.

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  19. I love your idea, Vicki, and I would definitely like to participate. In addition to words only, questions might be interesting, like "what are you daydreaming of today?". ;-)

    Miriam

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  20. Thanks for your great ideas, everyone! I really like the idea of starting a Flickr. group and, in addition to a word theme, asking a question some weeks. I'll keep you updated. :)

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  21. Great idea! I love a good artistic challenge : )
    Hope you're doing well!

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  22. I'm in! when will it start? :)

    xxoo, Wani

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  23. Sounds great! I participate in the Miss Match diptych project if you've ever heard of it? They come up with weekly pairings and themes and it's a lot of fun.

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  24. oooh! I think it sounds like I lovely idea! I love challenges!

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  25. im so proud to be a part of this. oh, how you have inspired me.
    xo

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  26. Aww, I'm so glad, Christina. :) Love what you did for the group today!

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Thanks so much for your comments. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are important to me!

~ Vicki