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September 2023 30-Day Creative Gathering

Our September 2023 30-Day Creative Gathering,
is right around the corner!
We gather again in two weeks.
Woo Whoo! 🎉

I hope you can join us!

This is an opportunity to REVIVE or REINVENT your daily art practice.
Is there a new medium you would like to try?
Or new materials you’ve been wanting to explore?
Maybe life has been pulling you away from your creative pursuits.
This can be a nudge back to creating.

Our 30-Day Creative Gathering is an informal gathering of creators. Just paint each day in September. Or sketch, or take a photo. We welcome all levels, all mediums. Creating each day does not have to mean completing a finished piece.

Work in progress is welcome!

You can choose to follow a theme, experiment with new tools, use a new palette. Or not. At the end of the month, each artist will create a collage of their works. If you have not done that before, we will show you how.

Gathering together allows the opportunity to connect with others, make new friends, and cheer each other on. Please remember to be respectful and kind. Set aside some time each day, or each week, to visit other artists, and chat (comment) with members .

It’s OK to start late.
It’s OK to participate even if you will not be able to do all 30 days.
The only rule in the group is to post your work in the daily album.

Feel free to visit the group for a peek.
Click on Media, then Albums, to view the art that was created each day.

Help us spread the word!

If you have taken part before, you are all set.
If you are new to the group, you can sign up here.

The countdown starts next week.
See you soon! 😃

Harley’s Flush On Spoonflower


It’s raining and dark and chilly. What a great day!

Harley's Flush - Linen. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush – Linen. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I fell in love with this palette. The colors are from a brand of interior house paint. A southwest collection. That light greyish pink is almost the same color I used on my vanity table.

I intended to enter the second version, with the softer background. Then I viewed the patterns on the Spoonflower duvet. I like how the white adds a subtle pop of light. Everything is subtle about this simple harlequin design.

Tween Spirit Bedding was our assignment. The design brief called for mid-tone color palettes. Calming. Some suggestions were curves & arches, & minimalist illustrations. I softened these diamonds with curved corners.

Harley's Flush - Lined sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush – Lined sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I thought the linen texture (above) was going to be my entry. But it is too subtle in the bedding sample that will be seen in voting. I am also working on a linear idea. With the lines a slightly darker shade of each color. I’m curious to know what you think.

Harley's Flush Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I am always thankful for your support. Voting is now open, until the 22nd. From what I have seen in one of the Spoonflower Facebook groups, there are lots of cute designs. But also many that are more universally usable in home décor applications.

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.
Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

World Watercolor Month 2023

Day 22, WWM 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Day 22, 5 x 5 in. WWM 2023. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

For me, July started slow. Or maybe it was just me feeling like a sloth from the heat. Chug, chug, chug, then whoosh! I was in the mood for flowers this month. Still, I did manage to change it up here and there. I made an effort to use scraps, small bits of paper. And I had fun with those. The largest I worked this month was 5 x 5 inches. That felt like the perfect size for a daily painting.

I found a terrific video about painting wet on wet cats. Furballs. She also does birds, dragonflies and flowers that look really fun. I have since done about a dozen furry critters, that may turn up in a pattern soon. I stopped my watercolor month at 30. Monday was crammed, and I decided to cut myself some slack. I even snuck in a short nap. Actually, it snuck up on me. 🥴

World Watercolor Month 2023, Final week. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
World Watercolor Month 2023, Final week. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, WWM 2023. Prickly Pear, © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Day 25, 5 x 5 in. WWM 2023. Prickly Pear, © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

August means starting my planning for the September 30-Day Creative Gathering. What was it Cathy (comic strip) would say? ACK! 😲😄

✨✨ Coming soon! Our ninth gathering! Wowzers! ✨✨

Falling Leaves Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Falling Leaves Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Falling leaves placed at #1497 of 1723 with 15 votes. I knew it would not place well when I voted and saw all of the fabulous florals. So gorgeous! But I am happy with this design and will do a few more colorways.

Thanks so much for following along with me this month. It went by fast, didn’t it? And thank you for taking the time to vote on Falling Leaves! I know it is a chore.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂
Chat with you soon!

Wishing you JOY!

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