Art in August – A Wrap Up

So, here’s something you should know about me.  I’m excellent at starting up new and exciting projects.  That’s definitely a strength of mine.  Finishing off all the projects I start?  Not so much.  I’m not the best at tying off ends.  So when we see that the final post for Art in August is coming at the end of October, we all just need to hold hands and take a deep breath and be glad that Kate is actually finishing something.

Rather than produce a new art work for the final post, I thought it might be nice to create a mosaic to represent the different contributors and their widely different styles.  I only chose one piece from each participant, which was difficult as there were many great works to choose from.

I also tried to set it up so that, by clicking on the picture, you would be taken to the participant’s blog, but it turns out I can’t do that when I have the pictures in a mosaic like this, so I’ve put the links underneath instead.

Top row: The Plucky Parent, The Hippy Geek, Mathair Fiona

Middle row: 可愛い国, Laptop on the Ironing Board, Red Lipstick Mama,

Bottom Row: the mmmmm family, Allison Road, Sourdough Lifestyle

Isn’t it amazing to see all this hidden talent?  This is what happens when we stop critiquing ourselves and just play.

I’d like to say a massive THANK YOU for everyone who joined in and everyone who encouraged me and the other artists.  It has been such an affirming exercise and I’ve loved making friends in Blogland.  I will definitely be doing this again next year.

In the meantime I have a germ of a new idea to work on: Finishing Things in February.  What do you think?

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31 thoughts on “Art in August – A Wrap Up

    1. katelikestocreate Post author

      Thanks so much, Michaela! It really opened up the blog world for me and I got to meet you and other lovely bloggers through it, which I think was even better than the art! I’ll definitely be doing it next year!

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  1. kw06

    Well done Kate. It was really lovely seeing the inspiring works from other bloggers. How delightful to see strangers united. Something to aim for next year. Thank you.

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  2. redlipstickmama

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful idea ! So great to discover other bloggers through their creative spirits. I will definitely join in February because I do have a pathological issue about ending things 🙂 love xo

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    1. katelikestocreate Post author

      Thanks so much, Red! I was half-joking about February, but I think I’ll do it – I need to! It was so lovely meeting you through Art in August and seeing your beautiful creations!

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          1. Amanda Martin (writermummy)

            They’re all NaNo projects! So far I’ve only managed to complete one NaNo novel, that’s partly why I’m not doing it this year. There are only so many unfinished stories you can leave lurking in the back of your mind I think!

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            1. katelikestocreate Post author

              I’ve never heard of NaNo before now – I just googled it then. I think I need to use something like that -or maybe the Melbourne Writers’ Festival – to give me a head start. The whole plot thing bewilders me…

            2. Amanda Martin (writermummy)

              The beauty of NaNo is you don’t have to worry about plotting. Those of us who write without plotting first are called Pantsers – ie we write by the seat of our pants. Have a look at the book No Plot No Problem or Jami Gold’s blog. I usually start with the rough idea of a character and/or plot concept (for Dragon Wraiths it was the first line only) and just write. The beauty of NaNoWriMo is it forces you to write write write without stopping to worry if it’s any good. That comes later – all first drafts are rubbish. The key is getting the words down. You can’t edit a blank page. I would never have written a novel if it wasn’t for NaNo – it changed my life!

  3. mathairfiona

    I say good work! I’ve got a number of things unfinished…life happens 🙂 Hopefully things will have all settled out in February and I’ll be able to join. Thanks for hosting. I had a great time!

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  4. Allison Profeta

    I love everything about this! And I love that you hosted it and were so generous to include other bloggers! Keep me posted on your February idea! I would LOVE to actually finish something for once! LOL

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