Thursday, March 02, 2006

March Challenge #1: Five Senses

This week's challenge involves some sensory exploration: Can you use all five of your senses in your creative process? See. This one is probably a no-brainer since most, if not all, of us use our eyes to create. So how about doing things differently -- cover one eye, look through a tinted piece of acetate, or change the lighting while you work? Touch. Go beyond holding your supplies -- come up with a way to add some texture and make your art feel gritty, velvety, bumpy, squishy, soft. Smell. Depending on your chosen medium, this one may or may not be easy. Whether it's a pleasant scent or an offensive odor, explore what materials or techniques can stimulate those sensory receptors. Hear. Make some noise while you create: tap, snap, tear, pound, rip, or scratch that piece of art. Taste. Please refrain from tasting any toxic materials, of course, but instead, head for the kitchen: is there anything edible you can use in your art? So get those creative juices flowing, and be sure to get those five senses involved! Remember...
  • you have until next Wednesday to post your interpretation of this challenge on your blog.
  • we will feature several entries for this challenge throughout the week.
  • the next challenge will be announced next Thursday.
  • if you have any questions or suggestions, email us or leave a comment.
  • new participants are always welcome!

10 Comments:

Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Colour me uncertain... do I drop off the image here?

(using neon finger paint on finger paint paper with a straight edge)

Direct link: http://ascenderrisesabove.blogspot.com/2006/03/inspire-me-thursday-senses.html

My blog: http://ascenderrisesabove.blogspot.com

March 02, 2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger LoriLaurieLauri said...

Ooooo! Looking forward to this one!

March 03, 2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Ok, mine is posted!

direct link to just photo:
http://mattyb.customer.netspace.net.au/kirsten/uploaded_images/
inspire_me_thursday_march1-799679.jpg

My blog:

http://mattyb.customer.netspace.net.au

March 05, 2006 3:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I completed mine http://princabessa.blogspot.com

March 05, 2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger shannonjyl said...

call me an idiot..
do i link here?http://shannonjyl.blogspot.com/

March 06, 2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

Mine is done...

http://bearuhblogger.blogspot.com/

March 06, 2006 10:53 PM  
Blogger JO said...

This is Fleur. I hope I do this right.
http://jschukar.blogspot.com/
My blog is Jo's Nest

March 07, 2006 3:14 PM  
Blogger Angela Rockett said...

Here's mine!

March 08, 2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger artjunk~ said...

My IMT challenge is posted.

click on my user name above or www.lifeonoutpost.blogspot.com (ART JuNK~). LK

March 09, 2006 12:39 PM  
Anonymous kaybee said...

Not certain how to submit...but I'd like to "play" too. So I'll give it a shot that this is the place.

kaybee: sketchblog

March 10, 2006 9:33 PM  

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