Sunday, 15 July 2012

It's the last Summer of Colour but why not liberate your art...

Donegal Kitten Doodimal for week 6 of Summer of Colour
First things first, thanks to Kristin who linked my blog last week to the Summer of Colour hop so I didn't miss out on week 5 even though we were in the wilds of Donegal without internet access!

Watermelon Ice
This week is the last week of Summer of Colour and the ice cream flavour is Watermelon Ice which looks lovely actually! I can't believe it's over already - I've had so much fun doing doodimals every week in colours I would never think of using were it not for the ice cream prompts! 



This kitten doodimal was the only art I managed during our trip (the details and photos of which I'll bore you with later in the week!)and I had to wait until we got back to find out what colours she should be.  I used artistic licence with the green partly because she had to have green eyes and partly because I smudged paint on the background by accident and had to cover it up!! Anyway, the outside of a watermelon is green so it's not too big a leap!


The next project I'm taking part in is Kat's Liberate your Art postcard swap. I took part in this last year and I enjoyed it so much I decided to join in this year as well.  The postcard swap  involves sending 5 postcards with prints of your art work to Kat together with some printed address labels.  Kat then sorts through the 100's of postcard she receives and posts 5 of them, chosen at random, back to you together with one of her own designs.  If you link up on Kat's blog you can see who else is involved and the closing date to join is Sunday 15 July so link up quick!


You can choose to write a little message or a quote or anything at all on the back of the postcards you send off (just don't forget to put who you are on there which is what I did last year!!)

So, I decided to use the doodimals I've been doing for the Summer of Colour as my postcard illustrations, although I've done 6 and I only need to send 5 postcards - I think I'll send all 6 and Kat can keep one for herself!

Liberate your art postcard swap 2012

39 comments:

  1. Loving your wonderful cat and all the fab postcards. Am sure these would all sell wonderfully well if they were turned into cards. Annette x

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  2. Your cat is gorgeous! I have already sent off my cards to Kat, it's always fun to get cards from others, too! so, must finish my SOC post now, too! Valerie

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  3. What an amazing idea! Who ever receives one of your post cards I'm sure will be so delighted!! I'm liking the sound of watermelon ice cream too - yum! :0)

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  4. What an amazing idea! Who ever receives one of your post cards I'm sure will be so delighted!! I'm liking the sound of watermelon ice cream too - yum! :0)

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  5. Wow! I love your cat...the eyes, the designs, the other animals as well! Your recipient will be delighted!! Is there anything you CAN'T do, chica?? :-) I'm really loving the different groups you become involved with and the creativity they inspire.

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  6. The kitty is great and I don't believe that the green was an accident. It works perfectly especially if your inspiration was watermelon ice cream!

    I was very impressed seeing all your animal doodles together. They look fantastic.

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  7. I have really enjoyed coming here, admiring your doodimals. They are amazing when placed together :). This week kitten is adorable!. I LOVE its green eyes, mysterious. Hugs.

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  8. This is STUNNING work again. So beautiful, so lovely, so SPECIAL. You are a very great artist and I love your work so much.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  9. such a cute kitty - they will be wonderful as postcards

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  10. Adorable cat and you used the green to compliment the Watermelon Ice colours like Kristin predicted some might. The cat's eyes are so vibrant againt the doodling - love it. BJ

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  11. Your cat is just gorgeous - I love the beautiful design on her and I love your choice of colours - beautiful work.

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  12. So original. I love seeing all of them together

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  13. Your kitty is gorgeous...and ..Wow...your doodimals look wonderful all together...they will be great as postcards! :)

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  14. Your cat is just as gorgeous as you other animals! Love, love, love! :)

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  15. Kitty is my favorite even though they are all super fantastic! :) They look awesome as a postcard!

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    1. Oh, don't forget to put your blog address or something on them. :)

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  16. So glad you did a cat as well! I'm a cat person, really, although a catless one at the moment. Your cat is absolutely gorgeous! Those green eyes are just perfect. That postcard swap sounds great, and I'd definitely have loved to receive one of your beautiful doodimal cards, but I'm a day too late now to sign up. Maybe next year :). And I hope you'll continue doing your doodimals for us to enjoy on your blog. Looking forward to you Donegal post, I've been there many many years ago.

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  17. I saw this on FB! What a fantastic cat and then all the other ones too. Great art!

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  18. your zen creations are excellent! Wow! ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

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  19. I love them all... they are amazing but the giraffe is still my favourite:)

    Karenx

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  20. Love it, very creative! They are all really cool actually, love your work!

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  21. I've loved watching each of creations being revealed each week. I think my faverite is the tortoise, I can't look at it yet without welling up at his said story lol
    x x x

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  22. Wowsers ...these are brilliant...i have thoroughly gotten joy out of your work this summer of colour....you are onto something with these...i will look at the postcard thing after i have checked everyones soc work...xxx

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  23. So perfect for Kat's postcards!! I hope I get one in the mail :)

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  24. It is amazing to see them all together in one post! WOW!

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  25. Wow, it's great to see them all together, and that cat is adorable! thanks for the card-link! Sounds interesting.

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  26. Aaaahhhhhh! These are fabulous!!!! Whoever gets these in the swap is going to be so thrilled.

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  27. These are all so gorgeous...if you ever make cards/prints of them, please do let me know. I cant stop admiring them!!! And I am so happy to be a follower of your blog today, because I couldnt get it to work last week when I tried! Today's my lucky day...!

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  28. wow I love this little kitty and the big green eyes!

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  29. These postcards have been really nfun to see, Nicola. Thank you!

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  30. I am doing the liberate your art swap as well so now I am crossing fingers and toes hoping I get one of yours... chances are probably a bit slim but it would be exciting... who ever does get them will be thrilled...xx

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  31. I love your kitty so much. I'm doing the postcard swap too and I hope I get your giraffe. He is so adorable.

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  32. I love your doodimals. They are lovely. The wee cat looks as if it is about to pounce and the tortoise reminds me on the TV programme "One foot in the Grave". They are all so lifelike. My favourite is the giraffe although the sausage dog comes a close second. Well done. You are not just a pretty face.

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  33. Hi there!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and THANK YOU so much for playing along with the SOC - I absolutely LOVED your work and still think it would make for a great coloring book too (Christmas, hmm?) You were such a lovely and inspiring part of the event and I am already looking forward to next year with you.
    See you at PPF in the meantime ;) xoxo

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  34. I love this cat, she looks fantastic in the colors and doodled. They are all wonderful as a collection too- the postcard swap sounds great.

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