Saturday, 2 March 2013

How it works

12 months in view is a new creative challenge blog starting on 4th March.  Each month will have creative challenges involving some or all of art journaling, photography, sewing, scrapbooking, hospitality, altered items and anything else creative! 

There will be a number of blog posts each month which will include art challenges and activities.  These will mostly be posted at the beginning of the month and you will have the rest of the month to complete the tasks should you wish to do so.  Along the way there will be guests posting tutorials and challenges.  Tomorrow I will introduce you to the main contributors.  

There will be 'keep in touch' type posts during the rest of the month.  And also quotes, Bible verses, pdfs to download and art swaps.

Here is the general outline for the year:

Theme: Going Green – recycling, growth

March: Daffodils            April: Primrose            May: Bluebell

Colours: lime, lemon, bluebell blue

Theme: Vacations & Travel

June: Wild Rose            July: Dandelions            August: Sunflowers

Colours: sunshine yellow, sky blue

Theme: Gratitude & Remembrance

September: Hawthorn         October: Teasel            November: Poppy

Colours: orange, mustard, brown, red

Theme: Christmas & New Beginnings

December: Holly or Poinsettia             January: Snowdrop              February: Crocus

Colours: red, green, gold (Dec)    blue, white, silver (Jan/Feb)

Blog posts
There will be blog posts with information, some challenges and some ideas.  You can follow along in any way you wish.  Do some or all of it.  Or just read along.  

However you choose to participate will be fine.  You can join the Facebook group where people will be sharing photos of their work or making comments.  You can join in the conversation without joining in the art!

I would recommend that you follow this blog through Google Reader, an RSS feed or whatever way you choose to follow blogs.   You can also sign up for emails via the link at the side of this page. 

You might also want to follow NewlyCreative too where I am planning to post my responses to the challenges throughout each month.  

And lastly
If you would like to take part in art swaps and Happy Mail please download this form and follow the instructions.

See you tomorrow