Monday, January 25, 2010

the ekphrastic challenge *revealed* : part one

you nicies sure love to rise to the creative occassion and i just love you for it!

as you might recall, last monday we started a fun new challenge here: suggest handmade works that are ekphrastically inspired by the colour pallette of a famous piece of art. for our first session, i chose the wintry *return of the hunters* by pieter brueghel!

well well well!
the response was wonderful!
and i just loved seeing what you came up with... without further ado...


what lovely tones, superstars!
as an extra special mention, i am THRILLED that the wonderful vadjutka designed a special piece just for the challenge - and isn't it a beauty?

*return of the hunters* necklace by vadjutka

good heavens!

i just love it!

and bravo to everyone who took the challenge!

tune in again soon for a brand new round of the ekphrastic challenge!

here's to being inspired by all you lovelies!
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  1. Thanks for featuring my frog! So many fun items here.

    This was such a fun challenge, and such a great idea! Can't wait for the next one!

  2. I very much like these tones!
    Gorgeous and gloomy. Well done everyone!

  3. Oh my goodness! I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful group! Thank you for including my iPod sleeve!

    Love seeing everything all grouped together, stunning. Fun challenge!


  4. That is a beautiful piece designed for the challenge! It's so pretty!!! ;>

  5. Thanks for including my little tote bag! This was a fun challenge. And . . . I was so nervous about clicking on "ekphrastic."

    So many creative people making so many great things! How special.

  6. This was a lot of fun; I'm so glad I participated. I look forward to future challenges! :)

  7. Ooooo, that is a beauty. Congrats!

  8. Absolutely fantastic and what fun! Thanks for including my necklace! The piece that was custome made is exquisite!

  9. IT was SO fun...mine was painted with my laptop infront of me and your blog open with the colours right there for my palette choice.
    YAY for K!

  10. Thank you so much for including my little organic catnip toy!

    This was a wonderful challenge, and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. :)

  11. Oh my! Thank you so much for including my necklace. It is an honor to be part of this lovely group :)

  12. So neat! I missed it last week but I can't wait to play along.

  13. This was so much fun! I can't wait until the next one!

  14. we all work so well together :)
    thanks so much for including my necklace and can't wait for the next challenge!!!

  15. That necklace is stunning!!! This was so much fun :)

  16. it was so much fun - thanks for the special mention! <3

  17. what a wonderful idea for a challenge theme! :)

  18. thank you so much for including my print! I'm so thrilled to have found your blog, adding to my daily reads as we speak!

  19. yay! i'm so glad you all enjoyed it! i just love what you came up with!
    new one soon! stay tuned!

  20. Well I'm really behind reading blogs, what a neat surprise to see my scarf in the collage! I LOVE this idea ephrasis!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!