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The Creative Gathering Group Gallery, September 2023

Our September creative gathering marks the close of our fifth year. Five years of friendly, fruitful, fun. Along with creating 571 pieces of art, over 5000 conversations took place (comments). That’s a whole lot of chit-chat and cheering each other on!

Our daily average number of posts was down this round. Many of our long time members were unable to participate. Fingers crossed they will join us in February. 🥰

I’m so excited, to be able to share a glimpse at the fabulous works created by our group. Below is a video highlighting two pieces from each artist. You will also see a collage of all the work they created during the month. I usually do not include myself in the group gallery, but as it is only a video that will be posted to our group Pinterest board, I added myself at the end.

I struggled to make this, hate to admit. 😆 Photoshop changed things, and I had to learn it all over again. I apologize that there is no music track. I have set a fairly long delay rate, to give you enough time to look through the collages. It runs about 4 minutes, and will repeat. These are low resolution images, so there may be some slight pixelation or blur. But that serves to protect the works from being copied.

Grab a cuppa’ and enjoy!

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Congratulations to each of you!
You set aside time for yourself,
& your dedication has tangible results.
You had a fabulous month of creating!

I’m so grateful to be able to share this time with you!

Wishing you JOY
& bountiful creating!

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30-Day Creative Gathering Collage, September 2023

30-Day Creative Gathering Collage, September 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
30-Day Creative Gathering Collage, September 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

My path this month was a winding one. I started loose and organic. Sketchy. Day four found me heavy into digital patterns and textures. That one was a lot of work. I managed to regain a looser feel at times. But often I was much more stylized than I had planned to be.

I struggled with abstracts. I refused to give up though. I did ten. Triple that if I count all the failures. Of those, there are only two I consider very good. Days 9 & 22. Even though it is slightly goofy, I also like day 17, the Kachina. I didn’t know what I was gonna do with that mess of a blob. 😆

Having considered my favorites for the month, I am having a hard time selecting two for the group board. Many of my favorites were chosen as much for what I learned, as for how they look. And I have to laugh, that my go to yellow was only prominent in 6 paintings. I know Val is thrilled. 😆 Shades of pink and warm white ruled this month.

30-Day Creative Gathering Favorites Collage, September 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
30-Day Creative Gathering Favorites Collage, September 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

September was a challenging month. Sometimes frustrating. I learned something new each day, with each piece. Learning is always awesome, in my book. Score! 😆

If you would like to see them in full detail, visit my Instagram profile.

As always, the connections, and conversations with friends made the month JOYFUL! Seeing their work each day is so inspiring! Stay tuned! The group gallery will be ready soon!

Wishing you JOY!
And inspired creating!

The September 2023 30-Day Creative Gathering 2nd Half

Day 21, watercolor and digital collage. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Day 21, watercolor and digital collage. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

This month I worked in watercolor, and used digital collage to add patterns & texture details to each piece. I concentrated on florals and experimented with abstracts.

I used the Angora Opaque Watercolor, Skin Tone set. Some are opaque (gouache), some are transparent watercolor. They are highly pigmented, with rich hues and easy workability. They are non toxic, with an excellent lightfast rating. Crafted in Germany.

To be honest, my goal was to use up the set, so I could justify buying a new one. 😂

Angora Palette, Skin Tones.
Angora Palette, Skin Tones.

It’s easy to see what colors I use, and which ones I haven’t.

Anglora Watercolor Skin Tone Swatches.
Anglora Watercolor Skin Tone Swatches.

Looking through my blog gallery for these images, I see that I purchased this in May of last year, so they’ve lasted a long time. Worth the investment. Good to know!

Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones
Talens Angora Opaque Watercolor Pan Set, Inclusive Skin Tones
Days 14-30, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Days 14-30, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I really struggled with abstracts this month. I found videos by Denise Love. Some of her shorts, and I really like her intuitive style. I posted ten abstracts. But for each of those, I painted three to five others before I had something I could work with. I will keep trying though. 😂

Below are a few close-ups to see more details.
You can see them all in more detail on my Instagram profile.

Close up details, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Close up details, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I apologize for falling behind on posting here on the blog. I fell behind early in the month, and it took awhile to get back in the flow. I really appreciate having you follow along, and sharing your insights and ideas. Thank you!

Tomorrow I will share the collage of all the art created this month, as well as my favorites. And soon after, the group art gallery.

Happy creating to you!