SEP 2021 Monthly Muse Week 2

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  1. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Welcome to the September Monthly Muse
    This month’s focus is Chiaroscuro – the visual representation of light and shadow in art.

    As always, the Monthly Muse is open for interpretation; however, during September’s journey, I invite you to focus on the techniques and concepts presented, then allow feelings or emotions to develop as the artwork comes alive.

    Ideally, each week’s art assignment is approached from a neutral state, giving no initial meaning, such as “good” or “bad,” to the concepts of dark and light. It is easy to think of black as bad and white as good. Black/shadow is associated with sadness, fear, heavy emotions, or evil; white/light is associated with purity, goodness, and a fresh start. And while I do believe feeling and emotion will creep into your layout, I sincerely hope you start neutral, giving no initial meaning to shadow and light.

    Week 2 Challenge: Use shadows/shading and highlighting in art to give depth
    I want you to think of depth, depth, depth... Only on depth. That is our focus this week. Try to achieve it with black and white (and grays of course). I know for me it is harder than with color. If you must use colors, then at the end make sure you use a filter to transform your piece into b/w.
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    Challenge Requirements:
    1. For the Monthly Muse, you may create any style of layout (ie. clean and simple, artsy, pocket style etc.), with or without a photo – yes, even for this photography challenge you can go photoless!! Create any size page you wish. The Art Muse is for everyone; have FUN!

    2. You can use any products in The Lily Pad store or retired products from current Lily Pad designers, (just make sure you follow our gallery guidelines).

    3. Please post your layout to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE by Midnight, 06 September 2021; and post your layout in this thread by copying the "Share BB Code" to the right of your gallery image.

    Each post, regardless of the week posted in the month of September earns one chance to win a $5 coupon to the TLP store. Thus,

    1 Muse = 1 chance to win
    2 Muses = 2 chances to win
    3 Muses = 3 chances to win
    4 Muses = 4 chances to win
     
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  2. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    So sorry for the delay!
     
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  3. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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  4. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    I might actually art journal about the crazy week this has been!
     
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  5. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Merlot, Cab, Chard, Reisling - all 4 food groups!

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    Awesome challenge, Dalis. I do have one pop of color :whistle

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  6. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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    Thanks for the challenge. Yikes! this was fun fun fun, until I had to take the color away. :duh:giggle:giggle
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    It lost a lot when that was done, lol!

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  7. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    @AJK So glad you tried it and had fun! I feel that the depth on both look so different, this is super cool!
     
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  8. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Here is mine!
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  9. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

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    Here's mine

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  10. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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    here's my take of this week 2

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    thank you for the inspiration and the challenge
     
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  11. Smwhite

    Smwhite Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the challenge Dalis! Here's mine...
    We had a freak thunder and lightning storm that lasted about an hour... in the wee hours of the morning. We got a 1/4 inch of rain. (Whoopee! That's So. California) This is where I went... to the night sky. The lightning strike below is much like the ones we had. Thanks for looking!
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    Janisn Well-Known Member

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  13. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    My week 2. Hoping to be able to find decent pics that will qualify for this month of b&w.

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  14. Nemla

    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    Thank you for the challenge
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  15. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I had so much fun with this page. I never know what's going to come out on my AJ pages. Isn't that what AJ is all about though? Here's my Week 2 page. I'm caught up now.

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