Saturday, May 12, 2012

Artist's Play Room #9 (Birthday Edition!)

I'm guessing because of the title, you've figured out that this week is my BIRTHDAY WEEK!! Yes, I did say Birthday WEEK. I consider birthdays important and so using the days around one's birthday as prep for THE day seems a good idea. Besides, it gives friends time to pick a day and take me to lunch or come over for coffee, with a whole week, they can all find a good day. :o) I'm so accommodating! My actual birthday is May 16th, I'm a Taurus (Bull).

I've decided that this week's theme will be Favorite Things. What are YOUR favorite things? Think about that as you look at a gallery of last week's artwork, then I'll expand on my new theme idea.  Got your cup of Hazelnut coffee? (Ok, tea for Tracey and all her tea drinking followers, lol) Here we go!

Victoria has submitted a
beautiful photograph that
I'm seriously thinking of
painting! I'm in love with
the coloration. Lovely.
Vonny submitted one of her
first painting, so great,
I love that vase! I can't

believe it's a first piece!
Andrea has been
creative and used the
colors of her lunch
to create a face, wow.
This is such a cool
idea from Debbie. The
piece is made from
eggshells, cool eh?
Minn has done a spectacular job of
capturing the juiciness of a tomato. Wow.
A gorgeous painting
inspired by the label
from Italian soap.
Tracey is awesome!
Tracy makes great
dolls out of gourds.
Did you know gourds
are fruit? Cool!
Terrie did two pieces for this
week, I always love cutlery
pieces, I still haven't done one!
Here's her other sweet piece,
she did my favorite fruit,
PEARS, love the four square
lay out, I'll have to do that!!
Gloria's mom's favorite
dessert is Strawberry
shortcake, this looks even
better than the real thing!
Kim did a great
postcard that says
"Phooey to sugar &
spice, some days it's
hard to be nice!
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!

So, back to talking about our newest theme for APR. I want all of you to think about what your very favorite things are, what makes you so giddily happy you just have to do a jig? For instance, here are a few examples of MY favorite things...
Hazelnut coffee is
my absolute favorite 
beverage! I add a
bunch of coffee;
whitener & Splenda!
Yes sweet bunny, yes I am!
I LOVE bunny chocolate,

especially when it's frozen.
I wish it wasn't only once
a year.
It makes me happy,
all the riotous
color by Robin Mead 
just makes me giddy.
I love seagulls, in fact,
I actually love all
birds. Just seeing them
makes me smile & orange
duck feet make me laugh!
I'm inspired by flowers,
specifically, my favorite
flower to paint is the
Echinacea (cone flower).
I just love their 

expressive petals!
My nails are the only 

thing I'm vain about, I
keep them long and
polished and gorgeous!
I have a few friends who have favorite things too...

Tracey Fletcher King is
addicted to Arizona Iced 

tea. She has a chocolate
obsession just like me!
My friend Cindy Garner is
as addicted to roses &
 pink as I am to my
hazelnut coffee!
Finally, I asked my mom
what her favorite thing
was. She said ME! Awww.
She drew this, me age 6.
Now that you've made a list of those favorite things, go make art about them! Get creative, and remember, you don't have to be great, just create!

I have Birthday things to do, like make another hazelnut coffee and plan dream about presents & cake! OOhh, did someone say cake?? (Jenn starts humming the Birthday song.)

Toodles to you, I hope you all have a fantastic week.
I'm out!

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  1. Well, that apple does not fall far from the tree-that is a beautiful sketch your mom made of you!

  2. A family of artists. How wonderful.

  3. Yay Happy Birthday..wishing you much magic and a year full of Birthday Sparkles! Thanks for hosting another fun week..everyone's entries are so beautiful!
    Sounds like a super fun new theme to play..see you all soon!

  4. My favorite "thing" is my new BFF, Jenn. Did I tell you that she's a wild one, perky peridot nail polish, Swedish fish, super sweet kinda gal? From your "Thelma" ... your "Yang" ...

    With love,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "Sistah"!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! I hope to be able to join this week!

  6. Happy Birthday Week! I have a birthday week, too. And... then I have a birthday party after that to extend the fun just a little longer. ;)

    Favorite things! What a great theme. I absolutely agree with you about chocolate.

    -- Sarah

  7. My gosh, I did an entry again for this week but it's not showing up in your review.....did I forget to link up AGAIN? Just FYI, it's here:

  8. Perfect theme, happy birthday week to you! I hope to have a link to you soon, my sketch is almost done!

  9. Happy Birthday to you!!! I'm linking up this week!

  10. Happy Birthday!! Wow, the artist genes are powerful!! I hope you have a beautiful week pretty lady!!


  11. Happy birthday! I sent you the tomato pie recipe as gift:-) Let me know if you do not get it (I sent it to your oilandwaterattelus address.)

  12. Happy Happy Birthday Jennifer! i have made a challenge piece with two of my favorite things. Very bright warm colors, and tangle designs!
    I really enjoyed your birthday post and all the memories. So glad you were a fighter at the very beginning!

  13. Happy Birthday Jenn. Your mum sure did a beautiful drawing of you.
    Time beat me again this week, so old pics but they really are my favourite things.
    Have a great birthday.

  14. Hope you are having a Happy Birthday Week. My favorite things are posted, great challenge.


  15. thanks all for joinging, keep that beautiful art coming!

  16. This was a fun challenge...Hope your birthday week is special!

  17. Happy birthday week, month, and year Jenn. I hope your year is filled with all of your favorite things. What a great topic for a challenge!


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