30-Day Creative Gathering, Group Gallery

Nelvia McGrath, Red Parasol
Nelvia McGrath, Red Parasol

We had a SPECTACULAR September! 30 days of creating. Painting, drawing, collaging, photographing. Experimenting! I am so excited to share a small selection of the fabulous art that was created this month.

Our group is open to all, in any medium. Our goal is to be creative every day, for 30 days. For most of us, that means showing a finished piece each day. But for some, it means sharing a work in progress until the piece is complete.

Our international group has artists from beginners to professionals. We gather twice a year, in February and September, on Facebook. If you would like to join us or know someone who would, you can find us here.

I know you will be pleased with the artworks. Please feel free to leave comments for the artists. Many of the artists do commissions. Follow their link for more information. Enjoy!

nelviasart.com

Val van der Poel, Sand Dunes
Val van der Poel, Sand Dunes
Val van der Poel
Val van der Poel
Val van der Poel, Collage
Val van der Poel, Collage

Val van der Poel – mellowwood

Linda Lovisa, Snow Ghosts
Linda Lovisa, Snow Ghosts
Johanne Boisvert, Floral
Johanne Boisvert, Floral
Johanne Boisvert, Abstract
Johanne Boisvert, Abstract
Johanne Boisvert, Collage
Johanne Boisvert, Collage
Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker, Gate
Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker, Gate
Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker, Cat
Teresa Harrington Hazelbaker, Cat
Helen Trachy, Collage
Helen Trachy, Collage
Lucie Trepanier, Landscape
Lucie Trepanier, Landscape
Lucie Trepanier, Abstract
Lucie Trepanier, Abstract
Lucie Trepanier, Collage
Lucie Trepanier, Collage
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Bird
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Bird
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Wax Rabbit
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Wax Rabbit
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Collage
Martha Heimdahl Slavin, Collage

marthaslavin.blogspot.com

Sea Dean, Mask
Sea Dean, Mask
Sea Dean, Lanterns
Sea Dean, Lanterns
Sea Dean, Collage
Sea Dean, Collage

Sea Dean – Paint A Masterpiece

Jennifer Spray Doering, Abstract
Jennifer Spray Doering, Abstract
Jennifer Spray Doering, Veggies
Jennifer Spray Doering, Veggies
Eva Nagy, Landscape
Eva Nagy, Landscape
Eva Nagy, Floral
Eva Nagy, Floral
Eva Nagy, Collage
Eva Nagy, Collage
Lori D. Wikdahl, Predator
Lori D. Wikdahl, Predator
Kyla Corbett , Fire
Kyla Corbett , Fire
Kyla Corbett , Owl
Kyla Corbett , Owl
Beth Farabough Bolay, Collage
Beth Farabough Bolay, Collage
Christine Brooks, Fire
Christine Brooks, Fire
Christine Brooks, Butterfly
Christine Brooks, Butterfly
Christine Brooks, Collage
Christine Brooks, Collage
Cindy Williams, Cat
Cindy Williams, Cat
Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams, Collage
Cindy Williams, Collage

cindysworld.com

Diane Scott Wilde, Sunflower
Diane Scott Wilde, Sunflower
Diane Scott Wilde, Bouquet
Diane Scott Wilde, Bouquet
Diane Scott Wilde, Collage
Diane Scott Wilde, Collage

Diane Scott Wilde

Marcela Strasdas Floral
Marcela Strasdas, Floral

Marcela Strasdas Island
Marcela Strasdas, Island
Marcela Strasdas, Collage
Marcela Strasdas, Collage

marcelastrasdas.com

Natasha Papousek, Cat
Natasha Papousek, Cat
Natasha Papousek Study
Natasha Papousek Study

Natasha Papousek – poppyfishstudio.com

Laurelle Cidoncha, Resurging
Laurelle Cidoncha, Resurging
Laurelle Cidoncha, Dancer
Laurelle Cidoncha, Dancer

laurellecidoncha.com

Lynne Forrester Collage
Lynne Forrester Collage

Lynne Forrester.com

Congratulations to all of the AMAZING artists! Bravo!
For challenging yourselves, trying something new, for dedicating time to your art!
Thank you for sharing your work with us!
Thank you for being so kind, so generous with your praise and recommendations.
See you all in February!

Once we believe in ourselves,
we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight,
or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
E.E. Cummings

What divides us
pales in comparison to what unites us.
Ted Kennedy

30-Day Creative Gathering, The Collage

The September 30-Day Creative Gathering was a hit! Participation was down, but many artists who could not take part daily still contributed to the conversations and camaraderie.

Fourteen to Twenty pieces were posted each day in the daily albums. And roughly 586 pieces of art were created in the group this month. WOW!

Congratulations to all of you! You persevered through Hurricane Laura, California wildfires, health issues, COVID and all of the demands of life in this unusual year. Whether you created on a few days, or all 30, congratulations!

For a tough month, I think I did OK. It was a struggle for me. I created 16 really, really bad pieces of art. Haha. Many days I worked on two or three at a time. To increase the odds of having something decent to share. Haha. And yet, almost half of the art I posted is on my favorites list. How ’bout that?! Some of these will be posted for sale in my Society6 shop soon.

Thanks so much for following along! Your encouragement keeps me going!
You are a blessing!

  • Day 1, 9-2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 2 Revision, 8x8 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 3, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 4, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 5, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 6, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 7, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 8, Acrylic on 4 x 4 canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 9, 7 x 5 watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 10, 2.5 x 3.5 Mixed media on Stonehenge paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Aloe, Day 11, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 12, 4 x 6, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 13, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 14, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 15, Arroyo. 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 16, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 17, 5 x 7, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 18, 5 x 7, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 19, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 20, Acrylic, 4 x 4 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 21, Acrylic, 5 x 5 on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 22, 5 x 5 Acrylic on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Mingus, Day 23, 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 25, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 26 #3, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 27, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 28 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Legion 140 lb. Cold pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 29 #2, 2.5 x 3.75 ATC, watercolor on Yupo. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
  • Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I will be sharing art from the AMAZING artists in the group this weekend.
See you then!

September 2020 30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 30

Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

I intended to do a BIG, colorful bouquet of mixed flowers. Pink and greens and white and yellow. Flowers filling the page and flowing off of it. But then I started laying down petals with a dagger brush… and I let go of the plan. These spiky, delicate blooms were just too pretty to cover up. Or maybe I just had too much time invested. LOl. 🙂

There is more detail in the centers than shows up here. A rusty, loose base with indigo “seeds”. This is looking much too flat to me. I may go back in and add texture to the background, and deepen the indigo table.

Tomorrow I will share a collage of all 30 pieces I created this month. I will also share a collection of art created by all of the participants in this month’s creative challenge.

I hope you will stay tuned!

A goal is a DREAM with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill

The significance of a man is not in what he attains,
but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran

None of us, including me, ever do great things.
But we can all do small things, with great love,
and together we can do something wonderful.
Mother Teresa