Saturday, May 26, 2012

Artist's Play Room #11

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We're into APR #11, I can't believe we're into week eleven! Thank you to all the wonderful artists who support my link up when they can, I'm touched that many of you leave me comments saying you're sorry that you ran out of time but will be back next week. That's sweet loyalty and it touches my heart. You guys ROCK.

Oh, and you should all know that I've had several comments from across the blogosphere applauding the high calibre of art that's submitted in my Play Room. I totally concur, so you guys not only rock but are talented too!! Ok, enough, I'll swell your heads and I'm thinking encephalopathy isn't gonna be conducive to good artwork!

Before I get to the newest theme for this week, let me show you all the beautiful submissions from last week's Artist's Play Room. The theme was Bookmarks (or books if you want to expand it)... Mine is there on the right ------->

I painted a bookmark for my good friend Tracey as we decided to do a little swap between us. She's addicted to chocolate of any kind so I thought I'd make a bookmark that could torture her on those days she has eaten all her chocolate stash and is reading a book!! Bad Jenn, bad! (click it to see it in all it's chocolaty glory!)

Now on to all the other arty goodness from my talented participant friends, almost as good as chocolate! You guys seriously inspire me to go read with all your lovely art! Here we go!

Gloria made a lovely
bookmark using
colorful zentangles.
Love your creativity!

Elizabeth showed many
of her beautiful
altered books but I
fell in love with the
bookmark she also
Kim's gorgeous Tag,
also called a bookmark!
Go over to her blog,
she made a bunch more.
Always for sale in her
Etsy Shop.
Vonny says a shy book
gnome showed up on
her bookmarks, I would
too, those books
are COOL!!

Darla makes stretchy
bookmarks so they never
fall out!. Just "bungie" them
around several pages and
you're done. Brilliant!
Tracey painted all the kinds
of bookmarks she has
scattered around the house.
Her post made me laugh!

Cindy has created a lovely
stout bookmark, I don't
care if it's a little wide, I
think it just makes it unique.

Sandee's Mermaid bookmark
is really a sweet submission.
Mermaids certainly are the
stuff of dreams!

Diane had fun collaging
some new papers she
got, what a gorgeous
finished product!

Minn did a great
watercolor & ink
bookmark, I love it,
looks like the beach.

Lynn made bookmarks using her
signature "Doodly Birds". Aren't they
adorable? I think so too!
Neesie rushed to get this little cutie in,
I'm so glad she did. She's new to APR
& such a talented edition to the play room.
On the left is Lou Anne's lovely undersea bookmark, it's quite beautiful but to see that you're gonna have to click and make it bigger!! Please do, it's worth it. Unfortunately, to fit it into this post I had to use a small picture of it, it's a very long but beautiful bookmark. Sorry to Lou Anne for how I've showed it, I couldn't come up with another way!! 

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 I took an idea sent to me from Tracey's daughter. It also allows me to go back to my roots of painting, which I haven't done in a coon's age. The new theme is "Magnify". I intend to paint a macro flower, which is an extreme close up of the flower. Please feel free to magnify anything your little heart desires, here are some examples to help inspire you!

Dion's close up of a butterflyMy close up of a daisyBianca has sketched a persian
cat face close up
And I just LOVE Minn's macro of a juicy tomato. I wonder if it's for sale?? I'll have to ask her.
Ok you lovely, multi-talented people, go do what you do so well, make beautiful art then come back here and link it up so I can SHOW IT (and you) OFF! Be inspired to look closer at your subject and get your nose right in there.  As always, all artforms are welcome, watercolor, oil, collage, altered art, photography, digital, crochet for that matter! Make art, go for it, you don't have to be great, just create!

Have a great day my bloggy friends!
I'll be back soon with art or somesuch, maybe even a new Blogging 101.

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  1. Hey Jenn -- I think my fleur de lis memory flag is a magnification of sorts. So enjoy! Read your article in Featuring Magazine and about the Butterfly Project. Touched my heart too; Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend and I was interviewed for Artists in Blogland, so we're all being magnified; link is on my post. Talk to you later -- Terri

  2. Jenn, I love this theme. And thanks for your gorgeous inspiration. I'm always thinking about what's next. Hugs xx

  3. Oh my...I wish I hadn't rushed my entry now. I'm in awe of all the fantastic, brilliant talent! :$

  4. Magnify will be fun... and a great round up again Jenn... this is a great group isn't it... thanks for organising it xx

  5. Hi Jennifer..what a gorgeous array this week..I missed playing..!Beautiful post as always..and thanks for hosting and continuing to inspire!

  6. I wish my camera took macro shots. Sadly, it doesn't take much of anything, that's why I prefer using my scanner most of the time.

    I'll sit this one out, but will enjoy seeing what others have made.

  7. Okay, I managed to figure Mr. Linky out and added my late bookmarks. They're watercolor and ink on watercolor paper and have been laminated. Such fun to make!

    I hope I can figure out how to take a decent macro picture this week. ;)

    Love everyone's bookmark entries! :):)

  8. Hey Jenn,
    I love the way you posted my bookmark. Nice job on the challenge this week.

  9. Love the polka dots and chocolate, Jenn! Thanks for the feature:-) The Tomato is still homeless.

  10. Great challenge Jenn, made me stretch a bit. My post is up today.


  11. I've been trying to attach my sicknote to this comment page but having such difficulty that I'm now having to go and lie down!
    I've had a nasty chest infection this week, therefore I won't be entering into the's best I keep my germs away.
    I'll just look on in wonder at all the entries.
    Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy :D

  12. Thank you for the great comments last week on my bookmarks.
    The pesky birds have muzzled in on the action again.
    Happy Jubilee week to everyone in the UK. I've got my bunting and flags up.
    Lynn and the Doodly Birds

  13. Misunderstood your prompt and thought magnify was for next week ~ hope my post works for this ~ lovely blog and great idea Artist Play Room ~ thanks for hosting ^_^


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