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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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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!

Speckled Xander Blue For Spoonflower

Our Spoonflower assignment this week is a Monochrome Duvet. Last week I designed a warm pink duvet. Light and soft. This week I went dark. Referencing classic Chinese elements, with modern simplicity. Rows of uneven “egg” dots add interest and visual texture.

The collection includes variations of the main design. A nature inspired print, stripes, and solids all compliment one another.

Voting is now open, until the 29th. Thanks so much for taking the time to look. 🙂

What other colors would you suggest for this design? Neutrals? Greens? Black and white? Maybe a red white and blue version? I appreciate your opinions. I have a quilting friend who said she could happily put this to use for that purpose. What are your favorite colors for bedding?

Harley's Flush, Surface Design. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush, Surface Design. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Harley’s Flush placed at #952 of 1390 with 20 votes. Click here to view the top designs.

Thanks so much to all of you who took time from your busy day, to place a vote. 🙂 I’m grateful.

The countdown begins soon!

Our 30-Day Creative Gathering is an informal gathering of creators. Just paint each day in September. Or sketch, or take a photo. Do you crochet? Work with wood? 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 can help.

Gathering together gives us the opportunity
to connect with others,
make new friends,
and cheer each other on.

Help us spread the word!
It’s OK to start late.
It’s OK to participate even if you will not be able to do all 30 days.
Hope to see you there!

Wishing you JOY!

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