The submissions are in for 12MoC’s very first ever creative blog challenge… Woohoo! In case you missed the post announcing it early this month, the chosen theme for November was “Flight”. Without further ado, I give you the submissions of all our fabulous November creatives. Be sure to check out their blogs (linked to each image) for more photos and juicy details of their projects! Enjoy!
1. Laura Wooten of My Suburban Life
I’m loving this mixed media piece Laura did for this month’s theme – especially all the symbols on the balloon, which were from some of her own pattern designs. The curious little houses below truly made me smile, too. Please take a look at the full post on her blog, as she has some excellent process pictures and shares a wonderful story all about this piece and its inspiration!
1. Kristen Conley of Whimsy Inspired
Kristen did this beautiful acrylic painting of a hummingbird in flight! I love the colors and all the layers… and the messy drips. (I am a big fan of messiness!) You can check out some great process pictures and the story behind this one over at her blog, Whimsy Inspired. Thanks Kristen!
3. Rose Miho
Oh ambitious Rose – she did not only one entry but THREE this month! You go girl! Rose is a very talented poet/artist and has shared with us three poems and complimentary art pieces on the theme of flight. Be sure to check out her blog for more of her poetic words.
Clouds! Oh! soft clouds …
Floating above us,
silent and soothing.
Whispering, white tender cirrus.
In one beautiful blue sky
opening my heart to the world.
As a blowing wind in the universe,
I’m floating and I have been rocked gently.
As a baby in a woman’s belly,
warm tender and sweet.
Softly floating among stars.
It is the flight,
of my gentle heart
For you dear.
UP AND DOWN
I flew so high I could touch the stars
and I sank
deep in the water
deep within my own body
and I flew
Hight again where no one could see or touch who I was
It was as if I was a cloud,
an invisible cumulus
a colorful cirrus flying hight
and vanished into the darkness of it’s soul
and this great dance went on and on
and I kept on dancing it
Going hight into the sky
and falling back deep into
the deepest water of my being.
I have eaten the blood of the young
fed on the elder’s wisdom
I am standing within the earth
between walls of history
I am flying above the sky
and standing over the entire world from my own mount
I am the one who chooses where I walk
where I stand
I am the knowledge of the earth
the woman of the fields
the heart of the lovers
and the tears of the dead
I am everywhere you go
in every step you take forward
I am your path
present and past
I am the spirit of golden wings
the one you feel when you follow
the path of your heart
I speak to you in those words
so you know and remember
that I am everywhere you go and are
by your side
a golden sparkle in darkness and light.
4. Katharina Hoehendinger of Musical Chairs
Katharina has a great blog full of her creativity, travel stories and experiences. Her post for this month’s challenge is a one that is going to last well past the month! Take a look at an excerpt below or click here to read the full post!
“My personal carbon footprint is something of an ecological nightmare: 14 flights from January to December 2012 alone! I live abroad, fair enough, and my family and many of my friends are based in Germany. But somehow that seems a bit of a weak excuse when thinking about the long term impact of my individual choices.
According to WWF UK, a passenger on a flight to Paris is responsible for ten times more CO2emissions than a person using the Eurostar. I actually wanted to go back home by train this year for Christmas. But then I got confused by the Eurostar’s online booking system and opted for easyjet instead. (Again, very weak excuse!)
Living in London has made me a bit more aware of the extent of air travel that is taking place across Europe. It is only during the night that no planes can be seen in the sky. Apart from that I hear them all the time starting from or flying to one of the city’s five airports. When I went to Heathrow for the first time I was genuinely shocked because of its enormous dimensions and the amount of people traveling to and from there every day. Where are they all going, and why?
Finally, I’ve decided to reduce my ecological footprint and will try not to fly in 2013. This will be difficult when visiting back home but it’s not impossible. And for going on holidays it’s actually quite good that I live in another country: there are lots of beautiful places in the UK that I haven’t seen yet.”
I love all the different viewpoints and perspectives that everyone had on this theme – as well as all the variety of media we had. Even with just four artists, we had writing & poetry, painting, mixed media, drawing and photography! What an awesome mix. I want to thank these ladies again for sharing their lovely work and for taking on the challenge this month! While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the December Challenge – you know you want to make something!!