Half of Monthly Makers 2016 has already passed, and I can only say that it has passed INSANELY fast. I can’t even believe it, it felt like it was just yesterday we decided on the themes and planned for our new year.
Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through time and see what I’ve created in the name of Monthly Makers so far this year! Just click the images to get to the original post!
For the first theme of the year, which was Imprint (or Avtryck) I made a set of photo manipulations with scanned dried roses over some self-portraits! Still pretty pleased with these ones!
For the February theme, which was Wood, I made a golden necklace out of twigs! It was a bit of pain painting it, but it looks really cool so I guess that’s okay.
Using pictures taken from the plane on my way home from Valencia, I finally tried an editing technique I’ve been wanting to try for years, where you add some tilt shift blur to a picture of houses from above, which makes it look like a tinytiny town. So cute!
Okay, this was the weirdest thing so far. I made a bird out of artificial flower petals for this one. Had a lot of fun though, even though it looks a bit crazy.
I experimented with paint for WEEKS for this theme, and finally settled for a couple of pictures where I added paint textures onto some photographs. In hindsight I wish I had made some of the paint experiments my actual creation for the theme, as I like them way more now than I do the weird greenish messes that are the digital ones. But yeah. I think the paint experiments never quite turned out like I wanted them to, which is why I didn’t pick them. But I think they’re pretty awesome now that I’m not blinded by what they could’ve been anymore. Anyway.
Okay, these are my favourites so far. SO DRAMATIC. And beautiful. Am I allowed to say that about something I’ve made myself? I’m gonna go ahead and say yes! They’re great, anyway.
So yeah, six themes done, six more themes to go! And they’re pretty awesome, I can tell you that! But you’re gonna have to be patient and find out what they are the 10th every month like everyone else! Stay tuned!
Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative or create more. During 2016 we’ll have twelve monthly challenges for you to be inspired by.
The people behind Monthly Makers are Alicia, Anna María, Annica, Beata,Beatrice,Elsa, Mikaela, Ruth, Sandra, Stina and Wilda and me. Get inspired, create and challenge yourself with us all year! Read more here.