Monday, January 28, 2013

A New Challenge!


Hi, Jessica Sporn here.  Marcia asked me to co-moderate Artists in Blogland, and of course I said yes.  AIB is such a great community; I enjoyed meeting many of you during our Fall Fearless & Fly challenges.  People really responded to the quotes we put together with each prompt.

And before we get to the next challenge, I am happy to announce that the winner of our very last Fall Fearless and Fly challenge, as chosen by the random generator at Random.org,  is #28, Maria McGuire!  Maria -- a $50 Pan Pastels Gift Certificate is on its way to you!

Continuing with that theme, each month we will have a prompt called "Color This Quote."  In the comments, please suggest quotes for the coming months.

To kick it off, here's the first quote:


I found this quote and image on Pinterest, but was unable to locate a source.  It seems like a great quote to think about as we head into February -- both because it conjures up warmth (it's cold where I live!) and love.  I have to say that my friends are such a source of comfort and support for me.  And I really cherish the friends I have met through arting -- you know who you are.

So please:
  • Leave quotes for future "Color This Quote" challenges in the comments.
  • Grab the button and let people know you're participating!
  • Link up your take on this quote in the Linky List below.  It will stay open until February 24, and on February 25, the next quote will be revealed!  Please link to a specific blog post, not your general URL.  And if it's not immediately apparent how your work relates to the quote, let us know.  Work that doesn't have a connection to the quote will be removed from the linky list, no matter how gorgeous it is, as we're trying to relate to the quote.
  • Visit 3 or more people who linked up, and leave loving words on their blogs or Flickr pages;
  • Anything goes -- can't wait to see what you do with this quote.
Happy creating!

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    1. I hope so! I forgot to send you a reply for the postcard swap. Can I get in??

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  2. I'm so glad I found you! This looks like a wonderful community. And the challenge seems inspiring and fun.

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    1. glad you found us too! Look forward to "playing" with you!

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  3. this sounds like a great challenge, I'll be participating and here are a couple of my favourite quotes:

    "If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~Dalai Lama XIV

    “Women and cats will do as they please, men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

    “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” ~Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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  4. Sounds like fun....

    Here are two of my favourites....

    "If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it" - Ronnie Lott

    and "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" - Ralph Waldo Emmerson

    Karen x

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  5. what a fun new challenge Jessica!! I am such a quote lover and collector so it will be a joy to create a piece of art using a quote!
    Here are two faves: "the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek" Jos. Campbell and "Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken." Oscar Wilde

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  6. This is going to be a blast to do. How about Picasso's "Every act of creation is first an act of destruction" one of my faves.... xox

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  7. So many beautiful quotes! Sharing one of my inspiring quote:

    "We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures... Take a risk a day--one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it." ~Susan Jeffers

    Excited for this challenge!

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    1. I will definitely put this in the pot! It's a good one.

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  8. This sounds like fun. I'll share some of my inspiring quotes:
    "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power,and magic in it." Goethe

    "Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death." Seth Godin

    "You can't have good ideas unless you are willing to generate a lot of bad ones." Seth Godin

    Thanks for yet another opportunity
    Susan

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  9. I love quotes so this sounds like fun!

    "A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning." Author Unknown

    "Whatever you are, be a good one." Abraham Lincoln

    "Life is a promise; fulfill it." Mother Teresa

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    1. Have added my painting and one of my favourite quotes is "creative clutter is better than idle neatness"..how true in my house!

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  10. Fun! I will get busy creating....

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  11. In my picture there are two good friends embraced watching the sunset, and I think his emotions are well expressed.

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    1. Sorry that I didn't "get it." Please do re-link.

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  12. fab new challenge one of my favourite quotes is by Helen Keller:
    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." x

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  13. I like Maya Angelou's 'You can't use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have.'
    Also, 'Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.' Judy Garland
    Looking forward to joining the challenge.

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    1. love those quotes - Judy Garland is one of my show biz idols (not the drug abuse part!).

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  14. This is my first time here. I found so many kindred spirits, it appears. I am going to work on the challenge (very excited) and though I would add some quotes from Virginia Woolf for consideration:

    “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

    “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

    "“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?”

    (I will not be using my blogger blog for the challenge. Just an fyi since I'm using my google identity here. When I link up you'll get the correct link.)

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  16. This looks like such a fun challenge - I know I'm late but I'm hoping you don't mind too much! Can't think of any good quotes at the moment but will add some next time!

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