Monday, July 21, 2014

The Summer of Color: Same Time Next Year!



"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. 
Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next Summer."
- Jenny Han


As I write this, I can hardly believe that our time has come to an end. I want you to know that I absolutely love our Summers together and am thrilled to hear that you're as enamored with the event as I am. For me, the best bits of the SOC are found between the lines: the friendships being forged, our community coming together and the colorful inspiration found on a weekly basis. The variety alone was enough to keep my jaw on the floor. Thank you for sharing your art and heart with us over these last six weeks. You, your work and your spirit truly are an inspiration! 

A Bit About Sharing:
Please know that if you missed a prompt and would still like to give it a go, you can certainly continue to add your links to the widget below each week's post. I promise they do get viewed throughout the year. On that note, if you haven't uploaded your photos to our Flickr pool yet, it's not too late. I love seeing our gallery grow and would be so grateful if you'd post your work there as well. Also, many have asked about our Facebook group and wether or not it will remain open. The answer is a big "Yes!" Although our event has come to a close, the Facebook page will not. Feel free to keep the color conversations going whenever you'd like. We'll be here.

Now, Who Won the Last Giveaway?
Oh right! The winner of the last giveaway for the SOC 4 is . . . .

Michelle S Mathey of Pigment of My Imagination

Congratulations Michelle! Please email your address to Kdvanvalkenburgh@msn.com and I'll get your Raspberry & Tangerine stash right out.

And My Artist Badge?
Oh, you know I wouldn't forget! As a thank you for your support and SOC spirit, this is for you. Please feel free to add it to any of your favorite social media sites. Wether you've joined us for a week or the entire event, you've earned it! (And I hope that you'll love it as much as I do). 



And Next Year?
Well now, I did tease you about that, didn't I? As you may have already seen, there's another SOC in our future! I can't wait to tell you all about new, special things happening for our Fifth Anniversary, but um, I'm gonna anyway. But since I did promise you a hint, I'll let you know that for the SOC 5: Color by Number there will be some wiggle room within the palettes. That's right, you'll get to do some of the choosing. How that will work, only time will tell. Summertime that is. But really, you only have to wait until next June to find out . . . .





Until then I wish you much love and colorful kisses,
Kristin xo

39 comments:

Joanna said...

Thank you so much Kristin for another summer of colourful arty fun! Seeing how everyone takes part is wonderful, and the inspiration you provide kick starts my summer!

See you next year :)

xxx

missy k said...

It's been another great Summer of Color.... Thanks Kristin and also in advance for next year!!!!

Karen x

Fuzzie Fingers said...

This is my first year and I can't wait for the next Summer of Colour. It has been a great challenge. Thanks Kristin for being out host and for the artists badge which proudly sits in the sidebar of my blog.

Nic McLean said...

Thank you Kristin-SOC is the only challenge I take pay in now and I really do enjoy it every year. I'm already looking forward to next year's!

Sarah said...

Thank you Kristin , although I fell at the last hurdle and haven't (yet) completed week 6 (I hope to catch up when life gets less hectic) , I have thoroughly enjoyed SoC this year, as ever. Cheers for all your hard work.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Kristin, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed the SOC4! You put a lot of work into it and it shows! And everyone that I have met here is so nice!! And the talent that everyone shared is very inspiring! Thanks again for everyone and see you next summer! I am looking forward to it already!

sheila 77 said...

It has been a roller-coaster six weeks with arts and crafts and comments and commenting and meeting new blog friends. Thanks for a great challenge.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you again, Kristin. I really enjoyed this SOC and look forward to next year. I've already added the badge I earned to my SOC wrap-up post, and also added the SOC 5 badge, too.

Again, I am so grateful to have met you three years ago. You have truly brightened and colored my summer ever since then.

Mary Ann Potter said...

This Summer of Color has been such fun, Kristin! I enjoyed the colors, and I gained inspiration from the other artists.

Looking forward to next summer!

Maryanne said...

Thanks, Kristin, for once again hosting this fun challenge. It's one more reason for me to look forward to summer!

Victoria said...

HI Kristin...thanks for hosting another magical summer...much appreciation to you for all you do!
I had a great time creating with your colors...thanks again..hugs and sparkles!!

Linda K said...

thank you dear Kristin for a fabulous 6 weeks of colorful challenges! It has been a blast visiting the entries each week and seeing all the diverse projects! I am SO looking forward to next year's event.XO

Denise said...

Thank You for all the creative fun and beautiful colors.I was not able to participate in The last week as You may know,but I did make the 6th cone and will include it in a post very soon.Thanks again and I'm enjoying My prize :) hugs neighbor- Denise.

Christine said...

Congrats to Michelle and thanks so much for running these 6 weeks of summer fun Kristin, you're the best!

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for another wonderful summer of color!

linda (dots n doodles) said...

Thank you so much Kristin for hosting this again. I have had a blast and learned new challenges. Looking forward to next year's.

Cindy McMath said...

Kristin, this was my first year and it was so much fun! Thanks a bunch for hosting and I'll see you next year for sure! :)

massofhair said...

This was my first year Kristin and i really had a blast, thank you for hosting such a fabulous challenge.

Looking forward to next year and the wiggle room sounds fun! Thanks for the great badges also :-) xxx

2amscrapper said...

Thanks Kristin for all the hard work you put into this event each summer! See you next summer!

Dia said...

Thank you for hoasting and facilitating this great group! I was late to the party, joining this last well, so intend to begin at the beginning... glad to know three group page will remain open, and others will be posting!
Congrats to Michelle! I know you'll enjoy the great supplies!

NancyJB said...

Thanks for having this fun challenge! It kept me making art each week and was so fun to see everyone's art.

peggy gatto said...

I had the
BEST
time!!!!!!
Thank you again!

Carmen said...

Thank you so much Kristin. I've had so much fun! And what a teaser for next year. I haven't done my last weeks piece yet but I will definitely do. Thank you again for SoC x x x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks so much, Kristen. This was my first year with SOC, and I am already excited for next year!

Pam Robinson said...

Kristin, this year was a blast and I am so glad I got to be a part of this years event. Maybe you would consider having next year be a little longer 10 or 12 weeks. It just got started and it was already over. Thank you for your time hosting this even and I am looking forward to hearing from you for SOC5. Thanks so much! Hugs, Pamikins

Joyce said...

thanks Kristin, for hosting SOC - i really enjoyed it very much and look forward to 2015

GlorV1 said...

Thank you Kristin. I had a wonderful time and do look forward to next year's SOC5. You are a wonderful host and very kind. See you next year if not before.:) Thanks for the badges.

Michellem said...

Whoo hoo!! I won - what a great way to end a great batch of challenges! Thanks so much!!

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

Thank you Kristin for the lovely time all of us had! Your efforts were the greatest inspiration for so many artists to embark on a creative journey for six whole weeks! I congratulate all the winners of the six weeks! All those goodies, lovely collection on each week. Hope to be with you next year too.

Caz said...

I'm excited already!! Thank you for this lovely experience!!

Tori Beveridge said...

Thank you Kristin. *big hugs*

Ophelia Staton said...

You bet!!!!

Annie Claxton said...

What a fun ride that was Kristin, thanks so much for working your twinkly magic again - I'm already looking forward to Color by Number ... intriguing! :o)xxx

Stacey Deller said...

It's sad because Australia and New Zealand are going to be heading into summer soon, so we don't really get to play properly during your summer. Ever thought of helping someone to host a southern hemisphere One?
Gentle hugs, Stacey

Trece said...

Thank you so much for all of the colorful joy you brought to this summer! Have a great year, and I will see you June 1st!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh thanks for hosting SOC, I had fun playing along and can't wait for next year!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you, Kristen! It went quickly...loved it...you are such a special part of summertime.

Denise Price said...

Thanks for all the great summer fun!

Christine said...

Thank you so much for these challenges. I may not have kept up but I just loved making my cards.
Looking forward to next year.
Thank you again.