Because we seem to have an extra day off, and the Artist has been complaining a little bit about how there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do All The Things, the Monsters thought that perhaps they would take a few of those seeds of ideas and plant them here with you, creative souls.
The Wishkeepers Creativity Collective
Every so often, the monsters will pull together a color palette from one of the Artist’s languishing inspiration photos/drawings/random bits of ephemera. We’ll post that here for you, with the photo (and accreditation, if we have it) and a color palette pulled straight from the photo. We’ll include the hex codes for the colors in case you’re a digital maven, and give you an .ASE file (for the Adobe afficianados).
Then it’s up to you.
Make a journal page or an ATC, web page or blog layout, take photos of the colors or write yourself a poem. Want to blend some kind of unique scent for candles or write a sonata? We’re down with that, too.
Point is: express yourself, using the color palette as your inspiration. Let the colors be your muse.
SPRING IS BLOOMING
For this first edition, we picked a decidedly Springy photo that has us longing for mountainsides and a hidden copse of wildflowers under a steely blue sky. (We’re thinking Mt. Rainier, but you can pick your favorite hidden glen to imagine.) The photo came from Pinterest, and try as we might, we couldn’t find an attribution for the photo. (We clicked through to someone’s tumblr account, found no attribs there, went back later and it was gone. Clyde, the Monster of Research, was very upset. We had to sedate him.)
If you know who’s photo this is, please let us know in the comments — we’d love to give credit where it’s due, because it’s an awesome photo.
Make your creation and post a link in the comments below, or on the Monsterously Creative Flickr group. We’ll be periodically checking in until the next color challenge goes live. (There’s no time limit, by the way — the Artist has been fending off Meetings and will post the second installment as soon as she can break free.)
For you Adobe-ites, here’s your very own Adobe Swatch Exchange file! (Just go to your palette, click “load new swatches” and open the .ase file enclosed in the zip. It’ll automaticallly put all of these colors — plus a few fill-ins — right into your palette for easy use.)WCC Color Challenge | Spring is Blooming (256)
Hope you can play along and be challenged for Spring! We’ll post some of our color-inspired creations in the coming days, too.