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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Some Early Inspiration for the SRAJD June and July Jewelry Design Challenges



Today, I’m going to try to help your imagination along.  Our challenge themes are words on a screen.  Like this…

June’s themes:  Exotic Landmarks
June 2nd Kyoto, Japan
June 9th Deadvlei, Namibia
June 16th Antelope Canyon, USA
June 23rd Angkor wat, Cambodia
June 30th Marble Caves, Chile

That might not be inspirational enough for you so I wanted to make sure you saw WHY I’m picking the themes I’m picking. 

I hope these amazing images move you to design and create pieces for our weekly challenges.

Click on any photo to see a much large image.  You can’t help but be impressed.

June’s themes and deadlines:  Exotic Landmarks

June 2nd Kyoto, Japan

June 9th Deadvlei, Namibia

June 16th Antelope Canyon, USA

June 23rd Angkor wat, Cambodia

June 30th Marble Caves, Chile


July’s themes and deadlines:  Famous Painters

July 7th Pablo Picasso

July 14th Piet Mondrian

July 21st  Leonid Afremov

July 28th  Henri  Rousseau

BTW, want to tell you a little bit about one of the artists I selected, Leonid Afremov.  He is actually a contemporary painter, born in 1955 and he sells his work at Deviant Art and Fine Art America amongst other places.

Check this out from his site: “Afremov is mainly known as being a self-representing artist who promotes and sells his work exclusively over the internet with very little exhibitions and involvement of dealers and galleries.

When I saw his work, I thought it would be so fun to translate it into jewelry design.  I hope you join me in creating jewelry pieces during his week as well as taking up all the other challenges.

4 comments:

Ec Laney said...

So excited about this! Have not been active in the challenges before but I am feeling inspired by these beautiful photos!

Karen Z said...

A lot of inspiration to work with here! Thanks for posting several weeks in advance. The season is shaping up to be busy for me, but with this info in mind I may have a chance to participate I hope :)

cindy said...

Beautiful photos you've put together here; thanks for the inspiration!

PyxeeStyx said...

This is so inspiring! I've got my worked lined up for the next month just based on these challenges. I have 3 pieces in the works for Kyoto. Already started on my Namibia piece. I just came up with an awesome idea for Antelope Canyon, that I'm really excited about starting on, and that was a tough one to come up with. I already have ideas for Angkor Wat, and Marble Caves. Even toying with trying my hand and some cloisonne work for Picasso. This is gonna be so much fun! :)