Sunday, February 28, 2010

Challenge No. 1


ArtWork Play
Challenge #1
Monday, March 1st, 2010:

Subject: bug
Materials: paint

Remember this is just a starting point. You can take the challenge literally or figuratively. Paint a bug, collage a bug painting a picture, photograph a bug stuck in wet paint, etc. We don’t recommend applying paint to actual bugs, however…they don’t make great models…too twitchy.

Guidelines of Challenge:
1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work. Good luck!

About the challengers


Candy and Deborah have known each other for most of their lives, and they are inspired by each other’s creative endeavors. They live about 2000 miles apart and have been known to talk on the phone for 4-5 hours at a time. They both love sunny weather, fuzzy animals, board games, and traveling to faraway places.


Deborah Patterson lives in Nashville and shares her house with a wonderful roommate and a temperamental-but-cuddly Himalayan cat. She took a job in the late 90’s as an artist for an upscale children’s shop and fell in love with designing and painting whimsical images for kids. She now runs a small business from her home, dreaming up new things to paint and personalize. Her focus is on pieces for children’s rooms, such as canvas wall art, furniture, and room d├ęcor items. She has also painted colorful murals on the walls of private residences, model homes, and businesses. Other creative activities include making jewelry, cooking, writing, singing, and playing piano.

Her art can be viewed at her website, www.achildsdelightbydebbie.com , as well as Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/AChildsDelight. She can be reached by email at nashdlp[at]aol dot com.

Candy is writer of this blog and owns pinkcandystudio.com where you can see all the crafty things she's been up to.

ArtWork Play challenge is a collaboration of two dreamers itching for a fun way to keep the creative juices flowing and be productive. Join us each week as we present a new challenge.
The objectives are to have fun and stretch our creative muscles in new directions. Most challenges will be very simple. There are just a few guidelines

1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work.

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Erin wrote a little piece about my work and process. Check out her blog. She features artist she discovers and finds out about their process. Great place to find new works and to be inspired.

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