Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 1 of 21 Day Creative Exercise - Orchid and King of Cupcakes

Hi Everyone...



I have found some wonderful friends on-line and am taking part in a "21 Day Creative Exercise"... The whole premise is take 15 minutes out of your day to challenge yourself to be creative, think outside the box. To experiment with new things, subjects, materials. I think it is the greatest idea ever...to read more about it head over to Alicia's post.



Today is day one and I started with my first 15 minutes doing a sketch of my orchid...them some watercolour...but man oh man ...it is hard to get things done in only 15 minutes...so I have two 15 minute projects here today...



The second is based on Mixed Media Monday's theme this week...."Playing Cards" I created a 15 minute mixed media King of Cupcakes card...lol...



Have a wonderful day and take the time to do something fun!



Cheers,

Diana

30 comments:

Candace Trew Camling said...

that 21 days exercise is really cool. Day one looks prosperous!

Diana Evans said...

thanks Candace...you should join in!

lee said...

Hey love both of them. I was have been thinking of what to do for the Mixed Media Monday as well. Yours is great, so is your 15 minutes project.

lee

Lisa said...

ha ha the king of cupcakes. you make me laugh with your creativity. nice work

RyanLoghry said...

Hey Diana, I really like your color choices on the orchid, especially that background. Nicely done.

sheree said...

fantastic! and king of cupcakes! love it! you have to make a queen of cupcakes now!

BBC said...

Have a wonderful day and take the time to do something fun!

It would help if it would stop raining so I can test the free mower I've been fixing. Those things are fun for me and how I'm creative.

Emily said...

impressive diana!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

These are great Diana! I really love the cupcake king! He, he.. very cute!

You know it doesn't have to be 15 minutes exactly, it is at least 15 minutes. If you have the time go for it :o)

Sherry/Cherie said...

Cute!

Mark said...

that card is so you. lol

Mark said...

that card is so you. lol

MayY . C said...

yer, I agree, 15 minute go by fast.
Very nice, Diana, from sketch and color in 30 minutes sure quick for me..

Heather Robinson said...

Of course the King had to have his cupcakes. I think of cupcakes in new ways thanks to you! I love your creative challenge. It IS such a gift, isn't it?!

Monica said...

Lovely, Diana-- both the watercolor orchid and the mixed media king of cup cakes (what a fun idea!) Quite amazing for 15 minutes, you've captured both really nicely!

Fannie said...

Hi, Diana! Wonderful exercise. I've often thought of doing something like that. You've inspired me.

Fifteen minutes--now, that would be a challenge. And you did two! Bravo!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are wonderful creations. The playing card is stunning. Love it.

Kate said...

Oh how fun! Congrats on your first day! Yay! I especially love the orchid...great colors!

Femmy said...

great card!!! love your cupcake king!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Wonderful card Diana, great 21 day exercise too!

winterwood said...

lol...loved your cupcake king..very special!!

Gillian said...

Diana ... you always have wonderful interpretations on themes, this is no exception:)

Charlie said...

Love your king of cupcakes. Very cool. The 15 minute exercise sounds really challenging.

truutske said...

Whow..great card and I like
the cupcakes.

Kathy Weller said...

I love seeing your traditional media stuff -- how fun!! Nice work!!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi diana!
oh my goodness! i LOVE your new atc's! they only took 15 minutes each? you are amazing! i LOVE the orchid!
:) melissa

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Now that sounds like a challenge I can handle! The only thing is creating something in 15 minutes for me may not be worthy of posting for all to see on the internet. Although, I think I might be up for it!
King of Cupcakes is so clever! However, I think the King needs a Queen my dear!
Beautiful inspirational work as always.

Chickengirl said...

oooh diana, I think you need to do a whole deck of cupcake playing cards!!!

Lisa Lorenz said...

Hi Diana, Just love this one and your other 21 day works. You have been sure busy! Just how do you do it all. Always a pleasure to stop by your beautiful blog and ready your cheery, happy posts and see your beautiful work! Take care, hugs Lisa

Simple Journeys said...

Amazing--only 15 minutes? Lovely orchid. The cupcake king is great fun!!

 
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