Sunday, September 7, 2008

Inspirational Spark




Inspirational Spark will be a fortnightly inspiration challenge open to anyone, EtsyGreetings members and readers, crafters, artists, hobbyist alike working in any creative media, be it greetings or knitting, ceramics or painting, photography, even poetry. Every couple of weeks on Sunday a little idea will be posted for you to draw inspiration from for your creative work. You participate when you want, once or every time we introduce a twice monthly muse. Once you create your work come back to the post, leave a comment with a hyperlink to a photo of your work either on a photo site like Flickr or your blog, or even online marketplace, however linking back to a social networking media is better so people can get introduced to more of your work and they can leave feedback. This is a great way to connect to all kinds of artists and draw inspirations from all types of media. You never know where your next great idea may come from.

Our kick-off Inspirational Spark is... Rain. It rained here this morning after a bit of a drought. Everything looks greener. What do you think of when you hear the word rain? How would you illustrate rain in your medium? What emotion does it evoke? What colors do you see?

When you have completed your work please post a link to it in the comments below. Look for another challenge in 2 weeks. We look forward to seeing your creations.


Do you have a theme idea for a future challenge? Please pass it along to Karin.

7 comments:

Christina Hill said...

Rain... not liking it so much today. Hubby got caught in a flash flood this morning because of the severe rains brought on here by Hanna. Water was over the hood, was filling up the car, which was floating down the road, with hubby inside trying frantically to start it and get some traction. He finally got it going and got our water-logged car back home and is now outside with the shop-vac, cleaning it up. Hard to believe this was just a few short hours ago. Yeah, it's sunny now... Just had to share. I think I can come up with a rain-inspired card. :)

stephjacobson said...

Christina--I am so glad you husband is okay. It's raining here today, but we need it. I'll have to start thinking about a rain-themed project.

Sandra Williams said...

Great kick-off challenge!! I'm submitting my Raindrops card:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13382925

five dot design said...

i wasn't sure if this card would ever really "fit in" but now it has a home...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fivedotdesign/2765079911/

it can also be found in my etsy shop
http://www.fivedot.etsy.com

Icepepper said...

What a timely inspiration challenge with all the rain we got from tropical storm Hannah. Here is my rain-inspired card:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15085095

InspirationPoint said...

Hmm. rain makes me think of a photo I took while in Vancouver Canada last year around this time. It was pouring rain, and my Mom and I ran into a really cute shop for shelter! That's when we spotted these really cool rainboots all lined up on a shelf. If it rained more here in LA, I would have bought some!

Here it is in my shop:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12132759

Karin said...

I love all the submissions so far! The rain boots are so cute! I want a pair! I know it is just a photo of them but...
I've got to get mine finished. On the to-do list for tomorrow.