Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 2, Day 7: It's a Wrap

This has been a good week.  I am really enjoying the process, but I've continued to have challenges finding time to complete the projects every day.  They are taking more time than I anticipated -- I attribute that to my perfectionism and wanting everything to be perfect.  I am trying to let go of that, so we'll see if I can do better in the coming weeks.

Part of the challenge that Donna and I talked about was getting something posted everyday.  This past week I have failed.  My schedule this week is not as busy, so I hope to stay on track.  What do you do to work things in when your schedule is full?

Inspiration Photo:
Iron Fleur De Lis
The week started with a trip down memory lane.  I chose a photo from my vacation in New Orleans for my High School Reunion. I chose my inspiration photo for the architectural details, not the quality of the photo.

Sketch: Architectural Elements
On Monday I focused on sketching the architectural elements. Since this photo was not the best, it was a bit of a challenge this week.

Creative Tuesday: Part 1 & Part 2

Watercolor Painting
Tuesday is about creating in a different medium or format. I chose one of my old favorites, watercolor painting.  It's been many, many years since I have actually painted so it was fun.  The hard part was not being able to control the image like I used to.  I spent way too much time doing this one, but I really had a bunch of fun with the paints.

Neon Glow Filter
On Wednesday, I played with different filters in Photoshop. 

Graphic Thursday: Part 1 & Part 2

Graphic Image
Thursday was a bit of a challenge finding time.  I had some freelance work, doctors appointments, and kids functions, so I actually posted the a graphic image of a Fleur De Lis on Friday. I tried a couple of different shading styles in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Fractal Image
Friday I actually caught up with Thursday's challenge.  I learned a new process in Photoshop called Fractal design.  I used my Fleur De Lis to create a Mardi Gras Card for anyone to download.

I also sent a shout-out to my friend JoLene on World Cancer Day.  She is in the process of kicking some cancer-butt and just finished the second step of her treatment. She lives on the other side of the country so I don't get to see her enough!

If you want to take this challenge with me, or even just parts of the challenge, please post your photos to the Visual Tapestry: Creative Journey group on Flickr.  I love to see what you do!

Two weeks down, fifty left.  What do you think?  Have you been inspired to find your creative side?

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