08 November 2010

The Challenge of Color

"The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Colour is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated colour with his joys, his actions and his pleasures."

~ Frenand Leger, "On Monumentality and Color", 1943

Welcome to the first ever Challenge of Color blog hop! I am delighted that so many people want to play along. By now I have selected a color palette for my participants and either emailed it to them {if you live outside the US} or I have mailed it to the following participants:

Judy Campbell
Alice Peterson
Catherine Pruitt
Cory Tompkins

Please check the link to make sure it is correct {oh, I suppose it would have been nice of me to put this in alpha order...oops! This is in the order that I received your notice!}. And if your name is not highlighted it is because you don't have a blog {that's okay! I will post your pictures in mine...but you have to send them to me by 11/30!} or I may not have found one for you. Email me or leave a comment to let me know if there are any changes. If you wrote a comment on the original post but your name is not here, it is because I need you to email me your color choice and address - do it quick if you still want to participate! I am trying to keep this all straight in a spreadsheet {which, if you knew me well would be a hilarious proposition!}.

Isn't this palette pretty? No, you can't change your mind, this one is taken. You're welcome, Marie! ;-)

I did my best in matching up colors that you selected so that at least one of the colors you asked for was on the card. And if you asked for more than one I did my best to honor as much as I could. The unknown is part of the fun {that's why it is called a challenge}. In most cases, the paint chip palette that you received was selected for you alone, and is not repeated.{I think there might be a few out there inadvertently with the same palette and I apologize for that.} I should have added a column in my spreadsheet to put the colors in...doh! If you want to add or subtract any colors, that is fine. This is completely flexible.

Basically, the biggest rule of this blog hop is to challenge yourself and have fun. I hope you make new friends along the way and get inspired. Up to now I didn't know half of you and I am just tickled that we will be able to spend some fun time together. And we have participants from all across the US (ME, PA, CT, MD, NY, TX, CA, KS, OH, MT, MN, FL, AZ, IN, OR, VA) and from across the globe (Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Korea). That is the coolest thing.

I was asked if it is okay to blog about it already. Of course! While it is fun to hop around and make new friends, it is equally cool to bring our respective followers along for the ride. Just save your big reveal for Friday, December 3rd.

I am delighted to announce that we have a bead artist among us who has offered a very generous prize to sweeten the pot. Remember that I said that after the blog hop I will select a random winner of the participants for some colorful beads from my stash {I am still selecting them...maybe that will be part of the surprise!}, well Jeannie Dukic of Jewelry By Jeannie http://www.jkdjewelry.com/ makes some incredible clay components. She has generously donated the following pieces...

Aren't these just the awesome-ist?
If you know someone who may still want to participate, have them hop on over to this post to read the background. I can still send out color palettes, but the paint departments in town might be starting to look at me funny! ;-)

Are you excited or nervous about the paint chip palettes I have sent you?
Are you be willing to be open to the challenge and see where it takes you?
What do you hope to gain from participating in this color challenge?

Do tell!

P.S. For a fun little color personality quiz, check it out on Dutch Boy paints! {Thanks, Karyn, for the suggestion of visiting the paint company website!}

Enjoy the day!


Unknown said...

I missed the post on this but I so look forward to what your participants come up with! Maybe I will try this on the next go around (hoping there is a next one!) This looks like awesome fun!

Alice said...

I got my paint chip today in the mail, and I love it!!!! I can't wait to get started pulling out my beads and begin creating.

I love that there are so many participants from all over the US and abroad--how exciting!

Thanks so much for the fun challenge, and than's also to Jeannie for adding to the prize package!

Brandi Hussey said...

I just got my paint chip in the mail - it's so perfect. And I've got a new pair of boros that I think will match up perfectly! So. Excited.

Yeli said...

I am excited about this challenge. I really look forward to receiving my palette, and also about people from all over participating on this. I hope I can be able to not just create a piece but an art bead as well. I know it's going to be fun! Thanks for doing this Erin.

Silver Parrot said...

Yay! I'm excited to play - but you do have my blog address wrong LOL! Can't wait to see my colors!

rosebud101 said...

Erin, I'm sorry I forgot to email you my snail mail address. I just did it. Thanks.

EmandaJ said...


I got my paint-chip in the mail on Saturday (super busy weekend, shoulda thanked you before now!). I wish my mom had signed up -- her email is: 'lookatthecolors' and she loves to play with color in all kinds of media. I'll email her about your challenge.


Holly said...

Oh I can't wait to receive my paint chip! I think this is an awesome challenge, and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Thanks for organizing this Erin :)

Paige said...

I got my paint chip today in the mail! :) YAAAY! I'm so excited to play along. I'm going to spend the rest of my night searching Etsy & Artfire for *the* perfect art bead(s). :) I've got some ideas swirling in my head already, and hope I can get one to work. And there will be a blog post tomorrow about the challenge on my blog. I can't wait to see what everybody does. :)

JeannieK said...

Yeah Baby, got my paint chip in my hand and my polymer clay in the other.
Erin, thank you for your time hosting this challenge, I know it's no small task.

BooBeads said...

Received my paint chip as well! Excited and nervous- chose a color I don't typically use much of but this is indeed a challenge :)

Thanks Erin!

N Valentine Studio said...

I am really looking forward to this! I blogged about it today sorry I was a bit late blogging.


My Life Under the Bus said...

I *LOVE* my paint chip which does not mean it won't be a challenge!!! I have tons of teal and never use it - what's that about??? Genius idea with the paint chip postcards BTW !!!


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