Saturday, May 06, 2006

New Challenge :: Faraway Lands

Close your eyes and think of a faraway place, perhaps one that you have visited before, or somewhere you hope to go to someday. Or imagine a whole new place that exists only in your mind. Allow yourself to indulge in a bit of wanderlust as you create a piece of art inspired by this special place.

Your creativeness still in need of a jump-start? Rummage through some ephemera you have been hoarding from a past vacation. Borrow a book about a foreign country from the library. Buy a travel magazine. Make a list that describes your own personal utopia. Most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Sorry I'm posting this so late!

How To Participate

  1. Create a new piece of art (no old work please) inspired by the current week's challenge.
  2. Post your interpretation of the current challenge on your blog.
  3. Leave a comment here to let us know your artwork has been posted. It would be extremely helpful if you could include the direct link to your creation and the name which you prefer to be listed (i.e. WhateverBlog, http://yourdomain.com/yourart.html).

Remember...

  • You have one week to create and post your artwork on your blog and give us the link.
  • We will spotlight several entries for the current week's challenge throughout the week.
  • If you have a Flickr account, please join the group and add your Inspire Me Thursday photos!
  • The next challenge will be announced the following Thursday.
  • If you have any questions or suggestions, email us or leave a comment.
  • New participants are always welcome!

21 Comments:

Blogger Geninne said...

Cool!
I'll get righ to it :-)

May 06, 2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger lily said...

Here's my faraway place.

May 07, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

OK, I'm done :-)
Thanks for the permission to fly away to a distant place this week!

Geninne's Illustration Blog

http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/2006/05/inspire-me-thursday-faraway-lands.html

P.S. Where is everybody?

May 08, 2006 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Karen Winters said...

This is a watercolor sketch of a faraway place I'd like to visit - a little French valley in the fall. Long shadows and brilliant trees. A quiet lake and the whisper of a breeze. Some day I'd love to visit ...

My faraway place

May 08, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger shannonjyl said...

http://shannonjyl.blogspot.com/
sometimes it is the other side of the window..

May 08, 2006 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Diong said...

Here's my entry...
Far Away Landscape

Rice fields from my hometown...

May 09, 2006 2:12 AM  
Anonymous Sharon Wisely said...

Old World Travel
http://www.cut-up-paper.typepad.com
Paper Thoughts

May 09, 2006 7:15 AM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

Fly me away to the moon...

http://ascenderrisesabove.blogspot.com/2006/05/it-will-shine-when-it-shines.html

May 09, 2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger scarecrow said...

Ok! I just got back from the faraway land.
Later!

http://olscarecrow.blogspot.com/2006/05/far-away-lands.html

May 09, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger firstborn studio said...

my faraway "place"....
http://firstbornstudio.blogspot.com/2006/05/inspire-me-thursdaymy-faraway-place.html
;)
denise

May 09, 2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger brandelion said...

this is my first Inspire Me challenge -- i never thought i'd make it! it was a delight. thanks Melanie and Misty for doing this.

here she is:
the Pumpkin Girl's House (my faraway place)

May 09, 2006 10:29 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

All done! http://karenjinks.blogspot.com/2006/05/inspire-me-thursday-faraway-lands.html
best wishes

May 10, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Here's mine...

http://joyelizpierce.blogspot.com/2006/05/inspire-me-thursday.html


Thanks!

May 10, 2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Mine is done! I used fine tip pen, watercolor pencils, and markers for this paint of my favorite place in earth: Manta, Ecuador.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5290/2341/1600/DSC04226.jpg

May 11, 2006 12:38 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

My faraway place is here:
http://afineidea.blogspot.com/2006/05/inspire-me-thursday-faraway-places.html

From My Treehouse

May 11, 2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Here is mine!
My far away place
Thank you!

May 11, 2006 12:00 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Okey dokey! I traveled to New Norcia this morning! LOL

May 11, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Faraway and yet up close!
http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/2006/03/looking_beyond_.html

May 12, 2006 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

Here is one I finished last night for an ATC triptych swap, but which seems to fit your theme.

http://sutospeak.livejournal.com/34333.html

May 12, 2006 9:00 AM  
Blogger creative kismet said...

Sorry, this is really late. WOnderful idea, really enjoyed it!

http://blog.creativekismet.com/2006/05/13/paintings-such/

May 14, 2006 6:44 PM  
Blogger the heartful blogger said...

I know it's late, but I was packing to move house at the time this challenged was introduced and I haven't been able to do it till now, and it was sooooo inspiring! Here's my entry anyway, incase anyone wants to have a look.

http://theheartfulblogger.blogspot.com/2006/05/faraway-lands.html

Thanks for the fantastic topic.

May 18, 2006 10:21 AM  

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