Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artist's Play Room #16 (Canada Day Edition)

Once again, sorry this week's APR is so late, I just didn't think it would take me all day to finish my piece. I always underestimate how long a new piece will take me!! So, here we go...

Last week's Artist's Play Room had it's theme around gardening and gardens. I encouraged (as always) you to think outside of the box. The great thing about all the participants of APR is that you DID think outside the box and you made some spectacular art. Before I get to this week's theme (it's Canada's Birthday tomorrow, hint, hint) let's show off all your yummy pieces... I love this part.

Title: "The Greenhouse"
Gloria has painted a bright &
beautiful flower. I love the color.
Gloria's second submission is a
cute worm on a mushroom!
Darla has done a darling thing
using a scanner and a simple
daisy. So refreshing!
Sandee drew a sweet
hummingbird feeder,
maybe we'll attract some
hummingbirds! Love them.
Twinkletoes did a collage
of butterflies, bees &
dragonflies. Very sweet.

Arnoldo has done a lovely
religious piece of Jesus
in the garden, I love the
Tracey painted her
nemesis, the big green
hose machine. It tries to
eat her hand regularly!
Dion has just moved to a new
home and this is the beautiful
garden she's inherited. Congrats!
Terrie has played with Photoshop
and given us this wondrous
selection. Beautiful!
Bonnie has done a lovely journal
page of colorful flowers, just
beautiful Bonnie. Welcome!
Elizabeth combined IA and
APR and did a journal page
about gardening, lovely!
Minn has painted up a storm
and produced some really
gorgeous produce from the
garden. Wow Min, just wow.
Lynn did a garden themed
tag with a doodly bird
flying over, watering her garden,
so darn cute!!
Tracy has made a sweet little
fairy garden, her first. I can
just imagine the fairies hiding
in the foliage!
Alice is an incredible
photographer although
she's taking a break to focus
on other kinds of art.
Serena has done a wonderfully
expressive line drawing of her
Dracaena plant using ONLY pen.
That takes talent and guts! So great!
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!

Cindy is Proud to be Canadian!
As I said above, it's Canada's birthday on July 1st. Wooo Hoo!! Yes, I know it's also USA's birthday on July 4th too, but we're talking about MY country here! ;o)  So, I thought why not do a theme of red and white?? Then I thought, why not expand that to include celebrating all things Canadian? So, let's do that! You can do something red and white (ok and blue if you insist!) or you can do something Canadian, like a moose or a beaver or a goose or a maple leaf or a flag or even a box of Smarties! Did you know that  those little colorful chocolate morsels are Canadian?? YES! Once again, if you INSIST, you can do American themed things, since this week it's YOUR country's birthday too. (sigh, I guess we Canadians gotta share the week, lol.) So, if you're American and you want to celebrate YOUR country's birthday then do something red white & blue or draw an eagle or decorate an American flag or do something with stars or stripes or how about do something with your national flower, the rose. Go do some research, look up stuff and get inspired. I can't wait to see what you do.

Just to whet your appetite and fuel your creative mind (and get those muses doing their freaking job!), here are some art pieces to inspire...
Canada by GemmaButterfly on Dictionary Paper by JeanRed, White, Blue abstract by Alex
Red & White Hen by AnnAmerican Eagle by RoxanneMarisa's photo of maple leavesCN Canadian National)
 Rail painting by Steve
Love Canada collage by SaraRed, white & blue abstractPatriotic Art by Kimberly
Now, go represent the country of your choice or just do red & white (or +blue) art! Happy Canada Day and/or Happy Independence Day!!

Gonna go make red and white cupcakes and some iced tea... OOh, gotta go find my Canadian flag, it's around here somewhere!! (hehehe)

We'll talk soon, K? Yes? Good!

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  1. LOVE the theme!!! :0)
    I hope I can wrap my brain around it long enough to create something this week.....darn life keeps getting in the way of living....LOL


  2. It was suggested I show my Bag of Treasure as Vintage Canada. I hope you like it

  3. I love your Maple Leaf, I love leaves in general so I am going subtle Canada on mine, lol eh? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Drawings like that always take longer than you think they are going to... but it was worth the wait, that is just gorgeous my friend... really wonderful...xx

  5. I know I'm a couple of days late, but I hope all the Canadians around here had a fab Canada Day on Sunday/Monday.
    I added a telephone because it was a Canadian who invented the telephone. Likewise the basketball. The flags and Maple tree are obvious. The Maple leaf is also obvious bUt, it is a picture of part of a new door rug I actually just bought yesterday! No, not because it had Maple leaves on it, haha, but that turned out to be a fine coincidence for me and gave me the idea for this collage ;)
    Thank you for any comments you may leave :0) x

  6. I love your watering can painting! Thanks for the inspiration, although I didn't take it literally this time. Blessings!

  7. Fun challenge, I kind of combined our countries - just erased the border for my art.


  8. Your watering can/garden collection is MARVELOUS! Beautiful reflection of light! So I am neither Canadian nor American and my piece is no reflection on either nationality - let us just get that out of the way. It is a reflection of the occasional ME:-/ Sigh. It is an older piece I had and fit the colors well, albeit not the festive celebrations mentioned! Just love me anyway, would you?:-)

  9. finally, jenn, this took me forever. ha! but it's done and i like it a lot! i think the deer is going to end up in a frame and going to my husband :), fun challenge! thanks for putting this together for us!

  10. Another fun challenge that helped me produce more than I thought I could or would. Thank you, Jenn! I enjoyed looking through almost everyone's entries last night. Just a couple more to check on today.

  11. This started out as a mess, but after a bit of rework, I was able to meet your challenge on time. I wanted to be sure to get this in on time and with the help of a few friends, was able to get back online in time to meet your deadline.

    Bleubeard is purring, too!

  12. Hey Jenn.....I posted an older Canadian Post before I realized that I didn't give any connection to your site....sorry....I would have deleted but there doesn't seem to be that option......


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