Saturday, April 14, 2012

Artist's Play Room #5

It's Play Room time again! What shall we create this week? Well I'm going to wrap up last week and keep you all in suspense for a few more minutes. These spectacular artists deserve a few kudos for all their work. Last week's challenge was "create art based on the season you're going into". We, here in Canada are just entering Spring, although you'd never know it with the weather... Here's my submission for this week and a selection of work from other superb artists who participated last week.

Also entered into Postcard Art "blossoms"
Title: "In Season"
Artist: Jenn
(Please click on the pictures to enlarge)

Artist: Laurie
This reminds me of Girl Guide camp in the
summer of 1982. We had such fun that year
and I did learn to canoe! The perspective
and coloration is wonderful here.
Artist: Dion
I know that Dion and her family just got
back from an Australian vacation so this
painting is depicting something she
experienced and saw there. Australia is
just going into their fall season, this is
a beautiful reminder of how bright and
lovely Australia is all year around.
Artist: Andrea
I've never done a mandala, I don't
know how but I think they are really
pretty and the repetitive patterns
are quite meditative, which I think
is the point, lol. This one is lovely.
Artist: Debbie
Debbie does a beautiful job of recreating
the beauty of spring flowers. These look
so delicate. Beautifully done!
Artist: Tracey
Tracey one of the friends I mentioned
who lives in Australia, that's why
this challenge is "create your season"
instead of "create Spring". Tracey says
 that hot soup always feels good as the
weather gets cold and I concur as even
though it's Spring here, it's still
bloody COLD and I LOVE soup for dinner
just to warm up! Love those bowls, Trace,
hope you find them when you're shopping!
Artist: MinnemieComment:Minnemie painted two spectacular
submissions for my challenge. I can't
get over how lovely they both are. I
know how difficult it is to paint a
white flower because they're not
usually actually white. Great work!
Arist: Terrie
Comment:This is a lovely piece, under the tissue
the words say I am worthy. Terrie then
covered this piece with vellum and then
beaded it. I showed it this way to let
you see the exquisite detail!
Artist: Lou Anne
I absolutely love this piece, it's so
darn happy and sunshiny. I think you
did a spectacular job Lou Anne.
Artist: Timeless Rituals
This artist said she was
thinking of both spring and
rain as she came up with this
very cool mermaid, I love how
artist's minds work! I also
love the zentangles as water,
it makes me miss them, maybe
I'll have to do some today!
Artist: Cindy
Cindy's work uses those beautiful
light ethereal colors so as she
illuminates any subject it always
feel Springlike and pretty. She
has a lovely style.
If you haven't read the rules & guidelines, please go here. If you've landed here after this challenge has been completed but would like to participate in a current or future Artist's Play Room Challenge, just either click on the APR button in the sidebar or click here and you'll be taken to the latest APR Challenge!

Are you having trouble using the Mr. Linky to add your submissions to APR? Well here's some help! Just click on HELP and you'll be taken to my Linky Help Page. Cool, huh? I've got your back!

This week's challenge is Coffee & Tea! You can do anything inspired by these two drinks. Draw the beans or a botanical of your favorite tea. Paint tea/coffee cups stacked precariously on one another, or collage your favorite brands of tea onto a postcard! How about tea-staining fabric and sewing up some pot holders or staining gift tags and drawing on the back so their each an original piece of art for your birthday friend. Get out your thinking cap and get creative with your drink of choice! Here are some cool examples...

Go ahead, draw a bottle
of iced tea like Tracey
did (she's addicted to
Arizona Iced Tea!)
This guy, Cheeming Boey
draws amazing things on 
styrofoam coffee cups! 
Love them.
I just love the cherry
blossoms as background
with the prominent teacup
by Laurel. So pretty.
I love this sign by
Ginger, make your love
of tea well known!
How about inking a
zentangle then tea
or coffee staining
it like Paula did?
You could even do a
collage, as an homage
to your loving a cuppa,
like Madeleine did.
But then of course, you could just paint your very
favorite coffee cups, the ones you share with friends,
just like Michelle did!
So, put on your trusty tinfoil thinking cap (it looks so good on you!) and create something fabulous! Remember, you don't have to be great, just create. I waiting eagerly for your submissions, one of my favorite topics is hazelnut coffee, I could wax poetic for days, but I digress. GO, make ART. SHoo!

We'll talk later, I'll make hazelnut coffee, K? Hehehe.
You knew I would!

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  1. WooHoo....maybe now I will actual get my teapot, or teacup painted...they keep turning into roses....LOL

    I LOVE your tulip and eggs btw.....the eggs are so delicate....great job.....


  2. I'm hoping to sketch my tea cup, oooh or maybe a mandala with tea cups!!??! Sorry i didn't get your link added to my post, i can't seem to do it on my sidebar while on my ipad, or even to go back and alter a post seems to delete it from my ipad instead of add things. I hope to get it all together for my next try!

  3. These are all gorgeous..I found you through Twitter..Nice to meet you..!

  4. I love your submission Jenn and those eggs are very very lovely, and I love the theme for next week... I actually tried a caramel coffee on Friday and it was truly disgusting, but maybe I need to try a hazelnut one instead!!! Talk soon...xx

  5. I really like your delicate flower and those speckled eggs are really pretty! I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is--the smell of hazelnut is amazing!

  6. Love your beautiful Spring card - thanks for playing.

  7. Jen looks like I totally missed the boat on this one. I didn't realize APR was a challenge. I've joined in once before. I could have been wrong then too. I'll be more careful next time. Terri

  8. Hi Jen, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Your APR challenge sounds great, and your presentation is so inspiring. I've added myself to the linky list, the blog button to my blog, and your blog to my blogroll to make sure that I won't miss the weekly themes. I must admit thought that the first challenge (the calling yourself artist bit) is a challenge I haven't really mastered yet. I hope I'll be able to take part already this week. Not sure if I'll find the time, but as a tea lover/addict, it would just be perfect :).

    Love your egg and tulip painting! So beautiful, and white & green are my favourite spring colours.

  9. Oh Jenn this was so much fun! I LOVED doing this challenge. And speaking of "love", I LOVE your gorgeous Springtime postcard!!WOW it's a beauty and perfectly done! I hope that's going for the IA PS swap!! and i hope I get that one! he-he :D
    Thanks so much for this challenge,
    Big Hug! :)

  10. Oh, I see on the side bar, you found the "Rinse Well"! Did you get one yet? It's terrific isn't it?! :D

  11. Love your springtime pic, you lucky thing, we are entering the cold, dark, days soon. I don't like winter, too cold for me.
    Loved your coffee or tea theme, until I tried to do it the easy way and now I have blurry eyes.
    I love both coffee and tea but opted for coffee cups this week.
    Von :)

  12. Hello, this is my first time on your website. I linked to you from VonnyK Art on Paint Party Friday. It just so happened that I had done a coffee mug for my entries into "Shoot and Paint", and "Paint Party Friday". So if it is okay, I linked my painting here also. I am also trying to do monthly paintings for "Virtual Paintout" and "A Day Not Wasted", and the "Daily Paintworks Challenges" every week, and the "I Am The Diva" site with a weekly Zentangle drawings. Boy! I am tired already, but it keeps me creating! I hope that I will be able to contribute to your site also.

  13. Though I steep in cups of both coffee and tea daily, my creative juices just would not get going on this one! But here it is, celebrating the marriage between a cup of bliss and books, yet I find so little time to really soak in both together.

  14. This was a challenge I could enter without much thought. AND, it was fun, too.


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