12.01.2011

15 Friends Project

So I have been waiting on a very special package to arrive and when I got home from our Thanksgiving trip, I found the 15 Friends Project at my door. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of bloggers who are collaborating on an ongoing piece of artwork that will ultimately be two separate completed canvases. This project was the brilliant idea of Steve and Michelle of Twig Creative.
When I received this the first thought was the fabric addition looked like a brick wall waiting for a garden to bloom from it:) So I decided to add a paper cut flower garden I had, and change the colors. 
Tracing the outline of the space.
Adding a touch of 2011;) Glitter of course.
I dabbed the glitter glue on top as well as the paint colors to hold the paper cut down.
Keeping to the warm colors I added yellows, oranges, and reds over the greens and blues using paint and sharpies. Definately a few mixed mediums!
Of course, my addition took a totally different direction than originally intended! I had to rock it out during naptimes so didn't have much room for error. I originally hoped to mute the colors more, so it wasn't so Lisa Frank, but since I accidentally destroyed the first paper cut, I had to just go with it on the second attempt and work with it already on canvas! However, I realized that its no secret I am a girl who loves bold and bright colors so its definately a reflection of me;) I packaged it up and shipped it off today to Naomi over at Love, Taza! Cannot wait to see the finished piece! Follow along both line ups!



36 comments:

  1. oh wow Anna, you did a brilliant job, cant wait to see the finished piece, its going to be amazing!!

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  2. Love it! This is such a great, fun idea.
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  3. Such an amazing idea. Can't wait to see the finished product, what an inspiring roundup of bloggers!

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  4. This is just wonderful Diana! I love the colours you used!

    Reese
    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  5. Your drawing turned out great Anna! I hope to see the final product with everyone's personalized touch! Now on to visit these other creative ladies... :)

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  6. This is such a fun idea! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished! I love the bold colors you added :)

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  7. What a brilliant idea! I cannot wait to see the finished canvas.

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  8. This is really a fun idea and you did amazing!

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  9. absolutely gorgeous. knew this was going to be beautiful coming from you!

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  10. what a unique and cool idea! love it! and love what you added Anna! xx

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  11. I love what you did with it! This is such a great idea.

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  12. What an amazing project! Love your addition!!

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  13. This idea is awesome!! So exciting that you get to be a part of it. Can't wait to see the finished canvas - your artwork looks great!

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  14. This is such an amazing opportunity! Can't wait to see the finished product :) xx

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  15. Oh, i love this project - and collaborative art! It's all about surprises, and so you colorful touch is just perfect to make others act more freely. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

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  16. What an incredible and gorgeous idea!!! LOVE your addition! It's just gorgeous! and the colors look great!! Seriously, this idea is just beautiful, I can't think of a better way to bring artists and designers together <3

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  17. What a genius idea. All of you are so talented. And your section came out beautifully. I think you're right...the bolder the better (it reflects your style). :)

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  18. Wooow!!!! Your blog is really stunning....AND these pictures are really nice!!!! :) :)

    FOLLOW EACH OTHER???? ;)

    I'll watt your answer on my blog...AND then I'll follow you back!!! <3

    http://thechicetoile.blogspot.com/

    XOXOXO

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  19. I love the idea of this project and what an awesome contribution. Eager to see the final product!

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  20. I found your blog via the Coral Cafe. Your gift guide is gorgeous! I love how you've set it up. I'd be delighted if you'd "stop by my place" anytime.

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  21. What a fun art project. I would love to see the finished piece.

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  22. What a cooool idea! We're having a holiday party soon. Now I'm brainstorming ways to have guests contribute to a piece of art. Hmmmm...

    erica @ tinseltwine . com

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  23. This is such a fun and creative idea!! I definitely would love to see the finished product!

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  24. Beautiful job!!! You are so creative!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  25. What an amazing idea!! I love what you added--those colors make me so happy! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  26. Wow! Love everything about this. And, love what you added. Going to see how I can participate!

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  27. Such an amazing project and I love your happy, flowery addition!

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  28. Ha! I can't believe you worked Lisa Frank into this post! So awesome.

    I definitely 'traded' stickers back in oh, fourth & fifth grades. Lisa Frank was a mainstay. Awkward, awkward 90s...

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  29. This is SO cool! I went to their site and just might have to keep up with the art as it travels and is completed by others! Neat idea and great touches you added! :) Glitter for the win

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  30. What a lovely addition to the project! I am not nearly as artistic as you are and probably would have ended up with some kind of blob.

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  31. Wow this is such a wonderful idea for a collaborative art project! I love what you added to it and can't wait to see the final product!

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  32. Ah! I love it! It reminds me of an idea I've had for some time, to build up a collage/painting/embroidered canvas... May have to put that into action after seeing this!

    Andrea x

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  33. This is the coolest project EVER! I'd love to be a part of one someday! Such a fun idea :)
    You did an awesome job, too!

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  34. i've seen this being featured in a few spots and think it's such a wonderful way to connect and then provide for a charity afterwards. LOVE your addition to the piece and how it came to be, you are incredibly artistic. i feel the vibrance of it really does capture your intention, cheers to happy accidents and very pretty sparkles! xo ♥

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  35. You are so talented my sweet friend. I LOVE what you added to the piece!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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