Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Wrap-Up: Summer of Colour, Calendar, ATCs







With the end of school, I have been able to spend more time with art and photography. There are so many challenges and projects I want to take part in this month and all summer for that matter.


The Artist's Way

I am taking part in a reading/sharing of "The Artist's Way". For the next 2 weeks we will be focusing on Chapter 1. (see Happy Snappy for more info).

Morning pages are sporadic still, but I hope to start new routines with the first full week of my holidays tomorrow.

My artist date this past week has been giving myself more time with creating art. We also visited a nursery and I had such fun photographing gorgeous flowers.





Summer of Colour - Yellow

This past week the colour yellow was the focus at "Twinkle Twinkle".


I did the usual colour collage, but with the colour paint strips, instead of adding just white to each row, I added different colours to create new colours. Lots of fun.









I also did a small painting from a sunflower photo I had taken. I am going to do a whole series of these this summer.





Calendar Challenge

I finally completed the July calendar for the challenge at the Kathryn Wheel . I used a lot of yellow!












ATCs
With the postal strike over, I had to quickly finish ATCs for several swaps.


 
Zentangles



Book backgrounds






Photography

As usual, skies and flowers predominated this week:









Have a wonderful week! Happy Independence Day!

27 comments:

ileana said...

Your closeups are beautiful, and I love your sunflowers...they're my favorite!

Great to have you on The Artist's Way journey with us!

Ginny said...

I am amazed at all of the art that you are able to complete each week. I love the photograph of the sky.
(I have tried to post before but for some reason I have been unable to complete my post. I hope this time it works)

Joanna said...

Wow, lots of lovely yellows. Great journal pages, I'm lovin' those smiley faces!

Cheri said...

Oh so lovely, its like you can touch the photos and know how the flowers feel! The colors really pop!

Netty said...

Lots of lovely yellow here, x

Dream With the Fishes said...

A pleasure to be sharing in this Artist's Way journey with you! Such sweet artwork and love your flower photos!

JessiVille said...

Wow, you've been very creative this week! I love all your yellow entries and the flowers and the atcs etc. So much goodness!!!
Jessi xox

Leone said...

Amazing what you can create when you don't have to work!! Everything is lovely. Enjoy your holidays and happy creating!!

Kristin said...

Oh, I love your Mouse ATC's! They are so vintage looking and sweet ;) AND great yellow piece - I love that you took the photo and then painted what you saw. I look forward to seeing more of your series this Summer. xo

Nan said...

i came to see your your SOC yellow piece and really enjoyed seeing all your other art piecs. Great work! :) Nan

Terrie said...

Looks like you were REALLY busy this week - what a fun group of artistic creations!

Mandy said...

loving your little mice and your zentangles too, you have been so busy, your yellow work is wonderful...xxx

joanna said...

Beautiful yellows Beverly! you've been very busy! I love all you beautiful pics!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Gorgeous flowers! Such colourful and crisp images.
Cool array of different expressions in art.

Cowgirl Red said...

Being from Kansas I'm in love with your sunflowers. You've had a productive week. I do the artists way also. My morning pages are sporadic but useful. Terah

WrightStuff said...

What a brilliant splash of colour - love all that yellow :)

Melinda said...

Love your yellow collage and some great ATCs too. The Artists Way is one of my favourite books but I still struggle with the morning pages too, I find it difficult to keep up.

missy k said...

Wow you have been busy!

Love your yellows and those atcs are gorgeous :)

Sharon said...

Like your cheery yellows! Also your calendar.

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments! It means a lot to me. I will visit everyone this week - time seems to get away onb me!
have awonderful week!

Kimberly Gruber said...

love, love, love your colors! I wish I had some beautiful flowers like that here in 'no rain Texas!'
By the way, your ATC's are awesome!

Nona said...

You can never have too much yellow. Its my favorite color. -grin-

Sandi said...

Fantastic post! I like getting the wrap up of what you have been doing. Wondering if I can have your Harper badge?

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Oh my god, you have had a wonderful creative yellow week!!! I love the color, the photo, the pages, everything...!!! I will come back..bye

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got lots done this week. I was impressed with your calendar pages. Not sure I've seen one quite like yours before. But that's the fun of visiting and seeing all the different styles, which I'm loving.

thekathrynwheel said...

Loving your calendar page - the yellow is so summery! Well done for keeping up so far. Half way already!

creatingme said...

you have some fun stuff going on here!