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Challenge #5: COEXIST

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Sunday, May 10, 2020


Definition: (verb) exist together at the same time or in the same place; exist in mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests; to exist separately or independently but peaceably

"Friends-Finally"
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

“Floral Coexistence”
digitized original photograph
© Patricia Kruger 

"The Flower Aficionado"
11x14 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Emergence #002"
digital photography design
©D. Annette Ball

Portrait of my beloved Bill, charging his tractor battery with a solar panel at his off grid homestead where he makes violins
photograph
©Abby Boling

“Gypsy Alley”  
Coexisting Garden and Adobe Home
12” x 16”, mixed media on watercolor paper
©Patricia Kruger
 

"Three is NOT a Crowd!"  
12x24 oil
©Victoria Mauldin


"2020"
digital design
©Heidi Ames

"It's My Turn!"
photograph
This nest of Great Horned Owls is in the Corrales Bosque. Mom has just brought breakfast for her two chicks. Owl chicks eyes are so expressive, and this one seems quite intent on taking his turn with this mouse.
©Ken Duckert

"Wild Mustangs"
24x30 oil
©Victoria Mauldin

"Peaceful Coexistence"
photograph
©Donna Ames


THANK YOU

for your participation in our COEXIST challenge
please help us spread the word

about the challenge!


Challenge #4: WINGS

Friday, April 24, 2020 – Sunday, May 3, 2020


Definition: (noun) an appendage by which an animal (or mythical creature) is able to fly; a means of flight or rapid progress; support structure on an airplane; a feature of a building, usually projecting from the central part; the area out of sight on the sides of a stage in a theater; (verb) to travel on wings, fly; move quickly as if flying; to act without preparation, improvise


"Meetup in the Bermuda Triangle"
short story
©Jim Tritten 

click to read



"Golden Angel of Hope"
7" x 9", acrylic on gessoed watercolor paper
©Patricia Kruger

Skeleton of keel and wings of Black Guillemot
on Hog Island, Maine
(2016 during art/photography class)
Photograph of a found object
©Janet Ruth


"Clipped Wings"
digital art
©Jack Reynolds

Butterfly Angel Wings collage
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

"Butterfly Bush"
5x7 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Buckeye and Leaf-cutter Bee on Chives"
photograph
©Linda Walsh

"Phlight"
enhanced photograph
©Sammi Carillo


"Stumpy"
short story
©Jasmine Tritten 

click to read



"Technology of Flight"
A brief summary: 1903-1960
©Bill Vega

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"Morning Call"
Photograph
©Ken Duckert


"Learning to Fly" 
first published in Feathered Dreams:
celebrating birds in poems, stories & images

2018, Mercury HeartLink
©Janet Ruth

click to read


"Baby Wings"
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

"Snowy Egret"
colored pencil
"I took this picture of the egret in Seabrook TX. The challenge was to take my bird and put him over water with a reflection."
©Lonnie Peets

"Dragonfly's Magic Garden"
8x10 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"An Angel is Near"
16" x 20", acrylic on canvas
©Patricia Kruger

"Luci, green bottle fly"
colored pencil
©Heidi Ames

"upside down and boxed with frozen wings"
photograph
©Abby Boling

Mourning Dove wing
pen-and-ink and watercolor
©Janet Ruth

(from a specimen in the Hog Island Audubon Camp
collection, Maine 2016 - art class)

"Wings"
watercolor
©Barbara Marx

"Black Swallowtail"
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

"Places to Soar"
8x10 acrylic
©Victoria Mauldin

"Ye Olde Dragon"
ink
©Jason Olona

"Railroad Wings #006"
 photography composite
©D.Annette Ball

THANK YOU

for participating in our WINGS challenge – and inspiring us with your creativity!

Challenge #3: WARMTH (posted in order of receipt)

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020


Definition: (noun) the quality, state, or sensation of being warm in feeling or temperature; moderate and comfortable heat; enthusiasm, affection, or kindness; liveliness of feelings, emotions, or sympathies; ardor or fervor; enthusiasm or zeal; the quality of being intimate and attached; a glowing effect, brightness, cheerfulness or coziness produced by the use of warm colors

“Wedding” (1 of 3)
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

“Escape from the Outside World” part 1
wall mural
©David Monte

“Staying warm on a chile day”
photograph
©Ruthanne Greeley

"Red or Green?"
11x14 acrylic
Warmth New Mexico style!
©Victoria Mauldin


"Sunshine, giggles and high fives"
photograph
©Abby Boling

THANK YOU

to all the participants in our weekly challenge activity – we appreciate you and your wonderful art!

“Wedding” (2 of 3)
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

“Escape from the Outside World” part 2
wall mural
Hope is on the horizon as the message is in the bottle is delivered from Heaven
©David Monte

“Fresh Air”
photograph
©John Barney

Sonoma,CA, Oct 2017, firefighter
Watercolor
©Barbara Marx


”Grandma’s Roses”
8” x 10” Oil on Porcelain
©Patricia Kruger



“Sunny Daze”
10” x 10”, mixed media on watercolor paper
©Patricia Kruger



"Bosque Sunrise"
Photograph
©Ken Duckert

“Wedding” (3 of 3)
iphoneography
©Elaine Manicke

“Otter Wearing Sunglasses”
photograph
©Sammi Carillo

“Belize”
colored pencil
©Lonnie Peets

"Morning Comfort"
photograph
©Linda Walsh

“Warmth of Days End”
Photography Composite
©D. Annette Ball

"The Evidence of Warmth"
photograph
©Jack Reynolds



“Wrigley”
Photograph
©Patricia Kruger


"Helios"
digital art
©Heidi Ames

Challenge #2: BLOOM (posted in order of receipt)

Friday, April 10, 2020 – Friday, April 17, 2020


Definition: (noun) a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty; the state or period of flowering; the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor; a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion; a full bright sound, especially in a musical recording
(verb) produce flowers; be in flower; come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish; (of fire, color, or light) become radiant and glowing

"Quarantine" Creativity
 watercolor
©Barbara Marx


“Smile”
photograph
©Abby Boling


"Lilacs"
oil on canvas
©Cynthia Wister


Tulip, picked from my garden!
watercolor
©Jude Rudder



“Southern Exposure”
Digital Photography Composition
©D. Annette Ball


St.Therese

collage
©Elaine Manicke
“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily. do not rob the little violet of it's scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” – St. Therese


"Life in Albuquerque" - 2
photograph
©Jack Reynolds

Iris palette
photograph
©Barbara Marx

“REEEACH for the sun through the storm”
photograph
©Abby Boling

"Abundance"
oil on canvas
©David Welch

"Caymus the Lizard"
photograph
©Katrina J Cuoco

Bloom
colored pencil
©Lonnie Peets

Pear tree at night
photograph
©Kat Heatherington

"Enchanted Poppy"
watercolor and gouache
©Katie Carillo

"From the Mother"
24x36, acrylic
© Victoria Mauldin

Spring tulips
photograph
©Ken Duckert

"Yellow Bloom Boom"
photograph
©Sammi Carillo

"Daisy Friends"
photograph
©Katrina J Cuoco


"Crabapple Bloom"
photograph
©Linda Walsh


"Life in Albuquerque" - 1
photograph
©Jack Reynolds


Painted Lady and apple blossoms
photograph
©Heidi Ames




THANK YOU

to all the participants in our second weekly challenge activity!


Challenge #1: GOODWILL

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Friday, April 10, 2020


Definition: a kindly feeling of approval and support; benevolent interest or concern; a disposition to kindness and compassion; friendly, helpful or cooperative feelings or attitude; the friendly hope something will succeed; willing effort  

"The Document" acrylic, 9x12

©Victoria Mauldin

An intimate moment of support. 

THANK YOU

for participating in our first weekly challenge activity!


©Barbara Marx


"Great Mother Pangolin"
©Amy Ditto

"Angel of Hope"
colored pencil & watercolor wash on sanded paper

©Lonnie Peets


Goodwill acrostic
©Heidi Ames



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