Hello friends, it’s that time again!
This months theme was ‘OCEAN’ and there’s been some great pieces of work emerging in the Flickr Group – I hope I’m going to see more now that the gallery is open with links back to your blogs and websites!
The ocean for me is a huge source of inspiration. At first I contemplated doing an underwater scene, and then something more scenic, but undecided I just let myself loose in my watercolour book and this eventually came about:
‘The One That Got Away…?’
This is a watercolour and ink piece. I wanted to do an illustration that showed something under the sea, so I could use all those delicious deep blues and teals. I also posted a painting in the Flickr Group that I created a few years back, which is now in a private collection in Australia called Dream Haven. It reflects the calm and tranquil nature of the ocean when housed behind strong, stone walls:
Before we get down to the business of opening the Gallery this month, I just wanted to write a little about posting work that’s been created in the past, in the Flickr group.
I really don’t mind you sharing pieces of work that you have created in the past, if you feel that the work is relevant to the theme that is being hosted. However, the main focus of the group is to encourage creativity now, and the idea of the monthly themes is to have a brand new project to work on currently. I love the work that is emerging through the group and hope that I continue to see you sharing more of your current works as well as older creations too.
So, back to this month’s theme: OCEAN
For those of you who would like to share your work via your blog/Flickr or other photo hosting webpage, then you are very welcome to add your link to the widget below (please just link to the page
your work features on). Don’t forget to use the whole caboodle of http://www…etc
or else the link won’t work.
Anyone who has already posted in the Flickr Group are also encouraged to share your images in the gallery here too! It’s going fantastic to have a monthly source to access everyone’s work so please don’t be shy!
I would also like to take this opportunity to ask the group whether they feel they would benefit from email support? I am considering setting up a mailing list for the participants who would like to receive tips, ideas, guidance and coaching via mail. Is that something you feel would be useful for you? Please let me know if you’re interested in the comments section below.
You will be able to add your OCEAN
themed work to the gallery here until the end of July. There is also a list in the sidebar so that the gallery pages are easier for you to find.
For those of you who are working on the project and don’t have the facility to share pictures of your work, then you are welcome to add your thoughts about your creative journey so far in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on taking part in the Being Creative Project, so please do share or feel free to email me privately.
The theme for July is SUMMER
You can post your work freely in the Flickr group as and when you like; don’t forget to make use of the Discussion facility if you have any questions, or require some support.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve done – thank you so much for sharing the vibrant, colourful energy of your glorious creations!