Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Being Creative Gallery ~October


I hope the 1st of November finds you well ~ the theme for the gallery for the month of October is Fire...I have a feeling this may have been a tricky one, but all the same I will look forward to seeing what you have created, or hearing about your ideas.

'Fire' for me conjours up many images and ideas; the colours of fire are so inspiring and are so in tune with our current season: burning ambers, golds, oranges and reds...but the heart of a flame can also be blue and green and white.  
Fire can also mean passion - a passion of the soul, a fire in the heart...I wonder if any of you chose to take the theme in that direction, and create a piece of work based around that?

The Being Creative Project has so far being an eye opening journey for me, and even on the months where I don't actually create anything I find myself still thinking about ways I could tackle the theme, and I'm being inspired in new and different ways.  I see this as positive growth ~ as artists it is easy to become comfortable within the boundaries we create for ourselves, to work with what feels OK and familiar.  It sometimes feels a little scary to push beyond that, to consider something new, to have to think about something we may not ordinarily do so.  I am pleased that from this project I have been able to work with clay, have rediscovered embroidery and also considered getting into linocut print work again.  I wonder what avenues it may have opened up for you?

If you have a piece of work you would like to post in the Gallery this month, then you are welcome to add your link using the widget at the bottom of this post.  The link must lead back to a picture of your work, either on your blog or on your Flickr or photo hosting account (I do ask that you please don't link back to any online market place, such as Etsy or Folksy, thank you).

The Flickr Group is also open to post your images on a daily basis, while this gallery will be open from 1 - 30th November.  You can easily access any of the gallery pages from the link in the right hand side bar.

Don't forget, you can still sign up to receive the Being Creative Newsletter, which I send out once a month.  You will receive a free mini Being Creative e-book with this, along with links to some blog entries that you may find inspiring, and which may help you get started on your creative journey.  Although there are only two more themes this year, you are still welcome to sign up and join if you haven't already by clicking the tab at the top of the page.

The theme for November is: VINTAGE - I hope you'll have fun with this one and I look forward to once again seeing all your creations!

Thanks for taking part,
Julia x x x

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh Julia I have to tell you this. I recently went to visit my sister and my other sister came too and we had a crafting day. We were doing one of those calenders that are blank and you design the pages for each month. My kids and theirs all did one or two and I got busy with an autumnal one with a tree and these coloured circles that I covered the tree with. Well, July was left so I decided to try my hand at watercolour. You, my friend, were the inspiration. I had an image in my head of three little beach huts and a boat jutting out from the front of the picture. Well, I had some fun. It looks kind of like a child's picture and the dimensions are all a bit out but for a few hours work it isn't too bad. I really enjoyed it and wanted to say thank you for the inspiration. xxx


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