Friday, March 29, 2013

March Monthly Challenge Blog Tour

Deer in the Forest I by Franz Marc is a shot of color in this otherwise drab time of year. If the snow has already melted where you are, it might very well be rainy and drab and the bright palette in this month's challenge painting really wake me up and make me feel alive and exited for the change of seasons. I need a shot of color in my life and this painting sure fits the bill!



Color was obviously high on the list of those that participated with bright colors mingling with the darker hues of the forest floor but there were also beautiful abstract interpretations and wonderful forest fauna as well. On with the party! I am ready for spring!

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Michelle of Concatenation (above) imagined that the darker areas of the painting hinted at the spring that is about to come and so she made a beautiful multi-layered necklace in the first colors of spring.


We are glad to know that Just Beadey (above) pushed past her initial reaction to the cacophony of color in this painting and found some great lampwork that mimics the faces of the deer hidden in the foliage.


You know, I don't know that I saw the infinity symbols present in this painting until Monique of A Half Baked Notion (above) pointed them out! I love the little infinity connectors, color palette and the wonderful handmade natural clasp made by Monique. So glad to see you participating this month!


Miss Tari of Pearl and Pebble (above) brings together an eclectic assortment of art beads in her very earthy necklace. I love that the focal has a triangular shape that echoes the shapes in the focal painting.


I love the earthy feel of the necklace that Angela Lund-Logan (above) made with a sweet birdie pendant. The rich yellows and browns remind me of the forest floor and I love anything with a positive message!


Miss Malin (above) shares two different pieces inspired by this month's painting. The bracelet features a sweet little fox (which, for the record, I thought was a deer, too!) and some earthy colors. And her earrings are a very clever use of an abstract design focusing on the wind in the trees. Check it out!


So glad to see your creativity shine Miss Molly! Molly (above) of Beautiful Broken Me shares a necklace that she made with her own enamel work in geometric shapes and rustic soldered chain that give this such a great flair. I love the soft colors that she chose and the way the chain she made reminds me of the swirls in the painting and look at that ribbon! So pretty! We hope that you will be back to share with us again real soon!


Miss Marcie of La Bella Joya (above) can certainly do it all, but she is realizing that there is a value in seeking out others to help with your creative vision! She found these amazing art beads that work perfectly with the bright palette. And I just love the fun treatment she gave these beads to make them the highlight of the design.


Bringing the rich rainbow of colors alive, Miss Sara Jo of SJ Designs (above) found this amazing copper enameled focal that really echoes the strong feel of the challenge painting. The strong colors are repeated in the beads and the asymmetric design works perfectly with the abstract painting.


Miss Lynda Moseley of SC Diva (above) captured the frenetic energy of the intersecting lines in the challenge painting in her richly hued leaf shape earrings. I am always impressed with those that push the envelope of their art and Miss Lynda has been coming up some new coloring techniques. So much promise with these new ideas! I hope to see more!


Using the shapes and the bright colors, Miss Mary Ellen of bee tree by m.e. (above) created these chalkboard charms that allowed her to add details of the visible lines in the painting. What a clever idea! The swirls and shapes of the drawings add such a great detail.


Shaiha of Shaiha's Ramblings (above) focused on her favorite of the palette - green - and made a beautiful pair of earrings. The lines of the copper tubes and the radiating shapes of the caps highlight the intersecting lines in the painting in a very wearable piece of jewelry.

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Thank you for submitting your designs to our Flickr gallery for this month's lively challenge painting. There were so many more beautiful interpretations that I didn't find blog posts attached to. Please be sure to share your blog post in your description if you want to be included in the end of the month Blog Tour. Stay tuned for the reveal of the April Challenge!


9 comments:

Purple Fish Studio said...

Good Morning - Sorry to be a bother, but my bracelet submissions did not make it to the blog tour again this month. My blot is purplefishstudio.blogspot.com

Purple Fish Studio said...

Good Morning - please disregard my last post - It was my fault, I forgot to add my blog - I missed it when reading the rules. sorry.

Molly Alexander said...

Such beautiful submissions this month (as always!) - I love the many interpretations of the inspiration artwork. Thanks so much for including my necklace!

:) Molly

Claire Hasemeier said...

I really enjoyed the inspiration you provided with this challenge. I do not have a blog. I do have a fb page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Quail-Design/321615327958554
Do you have to have a blog to participate?

Jill Palumbo said...

Such wonderful pieces!!! Bravo!!!!!
It took me much to long to make my piece to add it before the blog hop, but I do have my piece up for sharing here http://palumbojewelry.blogspot.com/2013/03/march-art-bead-scene-challenge-collier.html
Thanks for inspiring me each and every month!

Malin de Koning said...

As always a great inspiration this month. And so many different interpretations on that painting. It is always a joy to see all the pieces, and to read your blog tour at the end of the month. Thank you ABS and Erin Prais-Hintz!

Jean said...

What beauty! WoW!

love, jean

Nan Smith said...

Too late to submit but you can see my creation here. http://wirednan.blogspot.ca//ABS March challenge

Emmanuelle Polynice said...

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