Monday, September 3, 2012

September Calendar and Hollyhock Challenge

One blog post -- for TWO LUSCIOUS CHALLENGES.

First up:  Violette, author and artist and a favorite blogger of mine (because she has an incredible Purple Magic Cottage with a giant Dragonfly she made mounted on the front) issued a HOLLYHOCK ART CHALLENGE.

Now hollyhocks are one of my favorite flowers AND I needed to create my September Calendar pages for the 366 CALENDAR CHALLENGE at The Kathryn Wheel, sooooo I painted up some hollyhocks for my September pages!

I used acrylic paints, colored pencils, watercolor crayon, and a white signs unibal pen.

Now, before I transform that into my SEPTEMBER CALENDAR, here is a picture of AUGUST all finished and filled in:

Now to turn hollyhocks into a calendar:

Let's see how those colors look outside.

And a closer look at each page:

It's not too late to join either the Hollyhock Challenge or the Calendar Challenge!  Check out Violette's and Kate Crane's blogs and all of their wonderful creativity.


violette said...

Oh my gosh Diana - your Hollyhock page is sooo beautiful! I'm glad you were able to connect the Calendar Challenge and the Hollyhock challenge - sooo clever! Thanks so much for playing!

Love, Violette xo

violette said...

I'll post your picture on Wednesday's blog :)
Love, violette

ColourFly said...

I LOVE your page! This is really fantastic!

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, that's beautiful! Love that you painted your flowers and what clever date spaces they are!

tina said...

I love the colors and vibrancy! Such a beautiful September page!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love your hollyhock pages! They're one of my favorite flowers too. I do have trouble growing them though. I usually only get one or two even though I've scattered seeds around for years!

Anesha said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, love your painted flowers. great September pagees.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is stunning! The painted flowers are amazing :-) Thanks for being a part of the challenge. Hope you will still be joining the challenge for october - the link is up!

Diane Keiton said...

I love the idea..Excited to do this ;)

Diane@Gateaux Dliche