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M.A.
06-08-2003, 04:37 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Watercolor Round Robin
Project Leader: fun2cook
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Cityscape
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

The WC! Global Village - Round Robin in watercolor

This project will result in one piece of artwork to be auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to our favorite site: WC!

The number of participants will be determined by the number of sections that are available to be painted and I will limit the number of participants at that time.

It will start with a line drawing of houses/shops, one for each participant to paint as they see fit.

As the piece is worked on, participants are asked to post a photo or scan of the entire painting with their section complete to the project in the "finished" section of their portfolio.

When you have completed your section, please send it along (either via registered mail or other secure method) to another member of this project who is located closest to you geographically.

Please post in the thread who the painting is going to next.

When the painting is complete, send it to me. I will auctioned it off on eBay and deliver proceeds to WC! on all of our behalf.

Have fun and contribute to a really interesting project and wonderful site.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=452)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

M.A.
06-08-2003, 04:39 PM
I forgot to mention... pm the person you will be sending the painting to ... that way, you can get their postal address.

pampe
06-08-2003, 05:04 PM
ok

we are oooooooffffffffffff


* galloping sound*

Uschi
06-08-2003, 05:49 PM
I have never in my entire life painted a house, would be terrified to mess it up, so will wait until a flower one comes along BUT will be glued to the screen watching!!!
Uschi

M.A.
06-08-2003, 06:15 PM
Uschi, the only way this project will be messed up is if the painting gets lost ... that's the risk we are taking. This is an opportunity to try a house. :)

CharM
06-08-2003, 06:19 PM
Uschi... wait just a dag gag minute here! You've seen my work... You've seen your work... I signed up... Not wanting to guilt trip you or anything (yes I am :evil: ), but I've never painted so much as a stick let alone a building!!!! Your stuff is at LEAST 200 times better than mine... So what's the deal?????

pampe
06-08-2003, 06:20 PM
ahem




not to mention, USCHI

that if I do my little part and think it sticks.....I could always PM someone else to "fixer upper " a little ;)

M.A.
06-08-2003, 06:58 PM
Yahoooooooooo ... we're up to five participants already!!! And I understand a certain draftsman is thinking about how to approach the line drawing!

:)

artmom
06-08-2003, 08:13 PM
With great trepidation, but a sense of adventure, I have signed up!!! GULP! I think I can do a house--if someone else draws it!!! LOL No trees, please!

lyn lynch
06-08-2003, 08:25 PM
I signed up, but may need to back-out once the sketch is up, and sectioned. I want to feel it is something I can do without ruining what others have done. I can paint a house, but trees, sky, flowers, etc. is matter I have not attempted yet and do not want to practice on this groupie.
This OK, MA?
There any flowers in this sketch, for Uschi. [grin]

? So this will be a full sheet
? 140#
? Travel in mailing tube
? How we know who is closest to us
? Pre-planned palette

tigre255
06-08-2003, 08:29 PM
Signed up.........and can't wait to see what we all are painting........

This should be fun.........

M.A.
06-08-2003, 08:41 PM
Lyn - Bravery ... I like that :)

Fookie - Good questions ... you are not capable of ruining this project!!!!!!!!!! :) Not sure of size, relying on person who does drawing to determine that (I'm thinking anywhere from quarter sheet to full sheet) ... I'm hoping it is 140 lbs., cotton rag too ... it will travel alone in a tube but will have a body guard to act as escort (ie registered mail) ... we're gonna have to figure out who is closest, I feel that I have a pretty good idea of where people are located ... if you're not sure when you get it, just talk to me if need be and I'll help figure out where it should go next ... everyone's palatte ... we're going into this loose ... seeing what comes of it ... we'll have to rely on people's good sense to pull this off. We shouldn't put too much pressure on ourselves either ... just have fun!

Barb -- woohoo!

NgKK
06-08-2003, 09:13 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Yeay yeah yeah! Cant wait to see the painting reaches us (Me & Marvin)

It is gonna be fun !

Uschi, not to worry, I believe that this painting cant have buildings and buildings and buildings alone, there must be complimentary subject like, flowers, trees, road, sky, people, birds, ants.... Oops ! Am I going too far ? :p

I am sure that you will find something of your interest to paint.\

Come on, join us ! :angel:

pampe
06-08-2003, 10:07 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

*no where are those good drawers???*

Uschi
06-08-2003, 10:53 PM
I think you know me well enough by now to know that I wasn't waiting be be ASKED to participate, I am genuinely scared to kill the thing.

BUT, O.K., I'll do it and will use NON staining colours so that those in the KNOW can scrub it out LOL
Uschi

madmum
06-09-2003, 02:49 AM
OK I'll sign up! Call me a glutton for punishment ;)

Doug, don't make those houses too tiny, I wanna use my big brush! lol

Ruth

M.A.
06-09-2003, 05:21 AM
Pam - Great news! Doug is working on a drawing! :D

Good work on Uschi guys!!! :evil: :angel:

Ruth - :D

painterbear
06-09-2003, 06:01 AM
I thought about this challenge (oops, project) last night and decided that it sounds like too much fun to miss out on even though I'm worried about ruining everyone else's good work. It's the kind of feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as a roller coaster begins its climb up the first hill.

But, buildings are something I usually do ok on, so I signed up too and will keep my fingers crossed my part comes out ok.

Remember JoAnn's philosophy "It's only paper." :rolleyes:

M.A.
06-09-2003, 10:57 AM
Hi Sylvia! :)

I just "limited" the number of participants ... please note: there is space for more ... just pm me if you want to join and I'll open the gates again.

:)

artmom
06-09-2003, 02:50 PM
I notice the project is full--and Yorky and Marvin aren't signed up!! If you need me to drop out for one of them to sign up, just let me know!!

Kate Mc
06-09-2003, 03:01 PM
WOOOO HOOOOO!!

This is going to be fun!!

and a Biiiiiigggg :clap: to Mary Ann for continuing to be positive and encouraging! (**don't you all think she should be in SALES???* I'd buy ANYTHING from her!!)

Kate

M.A.
06-09-2003, 03:23 PM
Lyn -don't drop out!!! I'll let Yorky and Marvin (and others) sign up if they want. I just decided to cap it for the time being :)

Thanks Kate but the :clap: will really be for all of us ... this project belongs to us all ... (be happy I don't own swamp land :evil: :angel: )

M.A.
06-09-2003, 03:34 PM
Update - Doug is going to take the line drawing/complete the line drawing in Detroit/Montana - when he gets a chance to talk with Pam!!! So stay tuned til then!

Jijo
06-09-2003, 04:28 PM
I´ll like to be part of this, but not sure how can Argentina be near someone here and don´t want to be a charge, so... it´s up to you..., an idea of starting one here so it´s only a one way trip...
ALex

M.A.
06-09-2003, 04:31 PM
Alex, I just sent you a pm ... just let me know ... would be great to have you on this project!!!

pampe
06-09-2003, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Update - Doug is going to take the line drawing/complete the line drawing in Detroit/Montana - when he gets a chance to talk with Pam!!! So stay tuned til then!

:clap: :clap:

That will be fun!


He'll have to take time out from "touristing":eek:


(I'll make it up to him....I'll make brownies)

So who is in???.....thinking geographically.....I'll need to package it well for re-shipping.....

M.A.
06-09-2003, 07:13 PM
Excellent, Pam! I was wondering how long it would be before someone started to bake :D

M.A.
06-09-2003, 07:15 PM
Countries represented so far ...

Argentina
Belgium
Canada
England
Singapore
and of course, the good ol US of A!!!!

(I think I've got it right ... maybe I should go check the list again).

You mean you're going to pack the brownies well, don't you:D

hopefulbucky
06-09-2003, 09:25 PM
This project looks like fun. Hope there will be room for a newbie. Risky for a newbie but a lot of fun. I did PM you.

Otherwise, I will just watch.

mchew
06-10-2003, 04:40 AM
**Kicking the shut door** BANG!!

LET ME IN !!! lol

Touched down at Singapore Changi Airport... switched on my mobile phone and got a SMS message from KK that this project has started!!

Tought to myself.... how cool!
Reached home.... switched on PC and log on to WC!
Saw beautiful new WC look... Wow! Impressed!
Tried to sign in the project.... Oh no! participation full!

Then, read the project description and replies to this thread... and thank you Lyn for thinking of me...

I'll PM Mary-Ann to let me sign up... :)

This is going to be fun! :)

M.A.
06-10-2003, 04:45 AM
........MARVIN!......... we've been expecting you!!! Here, come on in, go to the details page ... there's a spot for you ... just opened it!!!! Go, go fast!!!!! LOL So happy you're back!!!

mchew
06-10-2003, 05:07 AM
Thanks, MA.... I've signed up... :)

M.A.
06-10-2003, 05:08 AM
Great! Marvin is IN!!!!!!! (Big sigh of relief!) ... will create a spot for Judy (hopefulbucky) and then, I think, that's it!

M.A.
06-12-2003, 05:57 AM
We're getting closer folks. Doug is in the US and in about another 10 days Doug and Pam will get together for the first pass of this painting! I can't wait!!!

Kate Mc
06-12-2003, 06:35 AM
Mary Ann,

Love the new tinyhead! Where did you find it??

When you are arranging the order of mailings, it would be best if it came to me from INSIDE Europe (that looks like from England!). We're having a terrible problem right now with the company that the USPS has chosen to deliver packages sent from the US. :rolleyes: They think that the postage which has already been paid is the customs duty due!! :eek:

...but anything coming from within Europe is fine, since it comes through the Belgian post. So if we can arrange for it to come here from England, that'll be better.

Kate

M.A.
06-12-2003, 11:33 AM
Hi Kate, I like your new tinyhead too :)

... check out http://www.animationfactory.com ... they have a animations and gif editor there (so you can resize it) and also an online tool where you can create your own animated gifs for FREE!!!

That's a good tip regarding the path this painting will take. Got it!

lyn lynch
06-12-2003, 11:52 AM
Hola, MALBOLAL [MaryAnn Little Ball of Lighting and Light], and all else, too.

I recall a former workmate in speaking about another workmate, "when lighting strikes people notice". That defines MA, to my thinking.

I suggest a list, by painter, accompany the painting. Each painter to note the palette they used. I have a limited palette, and will not recognize a wider range of colors by sight, but if I have a listing, I can better ensure that my colors do not compete.

[Chuffie wanting lovin' and will not leave keyboard alone]

Kate Mc
06-12-2003, 11:52 AM
Mary Ann,

Thanks for the website! It looks fan-tab-u-lous!!

I'm looking forward to this project.


Kate

M.A.
06-12-2003, 05:12 PM
Hey Auntie, that's a great idea ... I like it ... I'll go edit the main project page to remind everyone to write down the colors they used on their section and send it along with the painting for people who want that type of reference. (neat acronym :))

I'm glad you liked that site Kate, they've got a lot of good stuff on there. I'm still excited about this project ... hope everyone is in it for the long haul :) it could take a while for it to make it around the globe:):):)

Rod
06-12-2003, 06:09 PM
Looking forward to seeing Doug's drawing , :)

Could you post a good copy of the drawing , that way any members not participating could also paint their own small version , sort of paint along with the fun,

Rod.

babybrush
06-12-2003, 06:24 PM
well it looks like i am too late, but i will be looking forward to watching this progress. if this is successful, maybe we can do another sometime and i can get in.

Bethany

M.A.
06-12-2003, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Rod
Looking forward to seeing Doug's drawing , :)

Could you post a good copy of the drawing , that way any members not participating could also paint their own small version , sort of paint along with the fun,

Rod.

That is such a great idea, Rod!!! We could even start a second project where anyone could sign up and paint their own small version ... whaddya think?

Fagan
06-12-2003, 06:38 PM
Do you have a flight plan for this painting? *LOL* I am assuming it is starting with Doug and Pam? I am looking forward to this project!!

M.A.
06-12-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Fagan
Do you have a flight plan for this painting? *LOL* I am assuming it is starting with Doug and Pam? I am looking forward to this project!!

Pam and I shared some ideas about the path it will take ... thinking it will make the rounds in the US, then Canada, then England then Beglium, then Argentina and over to Singapore ... haven't asked yet ... but it may turn out best if Marvin eBays it ... if he doesn't want to then he and KK can send it back to me (or maybe Pam) to be sold on eBay with the proceeds to WC! I guess the project starts and ends here, in a way.

Got any other suggestions?

M.A.
06-12-2003, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by babybrush
well it looks like i am too late, but i will be looking forward to watching this progress. if this is successful, maybe we can do another sometime and i can get in.

Bethany

Attention Kmart shoppers...

We have a sale today on red rubber boots. Just look for the flashing blue light in aisle 44.

And would a Bethany (Babybrush) please go check her private messages if she is still shopping.

:)

yahooserious
06-12-2003, 08:41 PM
Oh Meee.....Please Lord don't let me mess up!!!

Emilie

CharM
06-12-2003, 10:05 PM
Uschi... when this thing wings its way to our neck of the woods, I could drive up to visit, have tea, watch the flowers grow... think about it!!!:D :D :D

babybrush
06-12-2003, 10:47 PM
oh well, i was too late to catch the spot. i'll just have to catch the next global train when it comes around (say that's a thought, a train!!)

Bethany

pampe
06-12-2003, 11:00 PM
*hands on massive hips*


OHMIGAWD


*what have I gotten us into this time, Toto?*

tigre255
06-13-2003, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by pampe
*hands on massive hips*


OHMIGAWD


*what have I gotten us into this time, Toto?*

Your always getting us into something Pam.........LMAO

al22
06-13-2003, 12:22 AM
Story of my life.......day late and dollar short.........
Bethany and I will be cheering section.................
......al

lyn lynch
06-13-2003, 02:54 AM
MA, SERIOUSLY, give my spot to Beth or AL.

I really am swamped right now, having decided to make more trouble by putting my house on the market. Please, MA, I need out.

M.A.
06-13-2003, 05:56 AM
Emilie - no worries ... this will be fun and you'll do fine :)

Char and Uschi - you guys are soooo lucky ... how cool that you're within driving distance!

Barb is right, Pam, you're always getting us into fun things ... toto, hang onto your biscuit!

Al and Bethany - you may not be too late ... I'm working on it :evil: :angel:

Bethany, Al and Fookie - check for incoming pm's

Looks like June 22 will be kick off day (or there-abouts)!

Yorky
06-16-2003, 01:31 PM
Didn't realise what I'd got myself into :rolleyes: but I have started a preliminary small version (12x9) of the finished painting.

As soon as I get upload facilities I'll post it and you can all jump on me and tell me that's not at all what you had in mind :D In any case I'm sure Pampe will put me right.

Decided to make the subject a small town street leading into the distance with a Wetcanvas.com store at the front and mountains and sky as a backdrop. Anyway its a bit of mountain practice for me. In the sketch I'll just put in the perspective lines and everyone can decide what kind/size of storefront they would like to paint in.

I'll post it as soon as I get a chance.

Doug

M.A.
06-16-2003, 01:34 PM
Doug, you're a saint! :angel:

I, for one, will be happy with whatever you come up with!!!

babybrush
06-16-2003, 02:02 PM
just to let you all know that i squeezed in and am looking forward to getting this going. it is going to be tough though if it doesn't get going soon since i'm leaving for college in two months. don't know if that painting will fit in my little PO box (jk). gotta go do dishes.

bEthany

Yorky
06-16-2003, 03:52 PM
Finally got my small version on the computer. Any suggestions?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2003/1046-Picture.jpg

I just blocked in the stores, and of course there could be lots of extra details, trees, traffic, people added by those up to it.

Wadya think?

M.A.
06-16-2003, 06:28 PM
Hey Doug, good stuff! Fine skills. Beautifully rendered.

I love the concept.

A couple of questions: Is this the version we're all going to paint from? Or are you planning to do another one that is a bit larger (perhaps even less pre-painted)?

Here are a couple of ideas I've tossed around ... just to stir it up a little. :evil: (someone once said it makes a good cake).

I am photo-shop-enhancement-challenged so please forgive me. (The person driving the yellow car is Lyn (artmom) in her spiffy little GT Cruiser (had to make it yellow to stand out from the grey on the street).)

Now, all I can think of is: "Mallard" (meaning, I better duck!)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2003/18725-adapt1.jpg

artmom
06-16-2003, 06:38 PM
Blushing! I'm so honored to be referred to by NAME in your suggested drawing, MA, and so is VROOM-VROOM, my PT Turbo Cruiser!!! LOL

I like the drawing w/more storefronts, especially the ones w/more storefront showing!! :D

Doug, those mountains are awesome!!!!

pampe
06-16-2003, 06:43 PM
ok
ok


THAT IS A SUPER DRAWING!!!! wow



BUT


I am confused

More storefront...less beautiful BG, I'm thinking...there's nothing there for folks to paint :confused:

he needs to get here and see downtown Whitefish (and I use the term downtown comically)

artmom
06-16-2003, 06:48 PM
Remember, Pam, Doug is handicapped!! LOL He is still thinking Old World--he's forgotten how REALLY BIG the Big Sky country is!:evil:

He could do this wonderful rendering as a painting of his own, and give us what we need--nice horizontal storefronts, etc. and much more distant (i.e. smaller) mountains that he paints so beautifully!!! LOL

Yorky
06-16-2003, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Hey Doug, good stuff! Fine skills. Beautifully rendered.

I love the concept.

A couple of questions: Is this the version we're all going to paint from? Or are you planning to do another one that is a bit larger (perhaps even less pre-painted)?


Nope - I really want your ideas as to what to draw, so I thought I'd do a small painting so that you could all throw your ideas into the pot, then do a larger outline drawing for circulation. I lke the idea of personalised cars and people in the street.

As regards horizontal shopfronts, thats much easier to draw and would give more scope for shopfronts, perhaps with the mountains above and behind. Really big mountains! .

This was just a quick painting to get some feedback. Maybe Pam and I will paint the sky and the backdrop of mountains and leave the foreground to the rest of you?

Doug

M.A.
06-16-2003, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Yorky


Nope - I really want your ideas as to what to draw, so I thought I'd do a small painting so that you could all throw your ideas into the pot, then do a larger outline drawing for circulation. I lke the idea of personalised cars and people in the street.

As regards horizontal shopfronts, thats much easier to draw and would give more scope for shopfronts, perhaps with the mountains above and behind. Really big mountains! .

This was just a quick painting to get some feedback. Maybe Pam and I will paint the sky and the backdrop of mountains and leave the foreground to the rest of you?

Doug

Aahhh. I see.

I guess with 20-or-so participants, we could all come up with 20-or-so different notions of what the line drawing should be. But since this is one painting that 20 of us will contribute to and since the general feel from the pre-project threads seemed to point towards us doing shops or houses then I think we should NOT include the big sky and mountain (Although I think mountains etc. are wonderful - especially the ones you did - we really should not include them in this project).

I also do not think that the painting should be half complete before it hits the road.

If I recall correctly, the group seemed to tend towards the notion of shops or houses.

I think what is required is that we have a >>line drawing<< to kick the project off with - its purpose is to provide a sense of unity - otherwise we could simply start with a blank piece of paper and add shops etc. as we see fit.

Also, partipants should paint somewhat equal sections of the painting. If there are to be mountains and sky etc. I think you should only paint a section of said mountain or said sky not the entire sky and mountains (and that's all, not the roads, not the roofs) ... that way, others will also have an opportunity to paint a section of their choosing too.

As for personalized cars (I know I started it) ... let us personalize them as the painting makes its way around the world.

Uh oh, I hear it again ... "Mallard."

pampe
06-16-2003, 08:48 PM
where's First Alan.....Mary Ann , get that one he did of all "our shops" to look at....I'll go see if I can find it


BRB

M.A.
06-16-2003, 08:50 PM
I did a search for it the other day when you mentioned it ... can't find it.

pampe
06-16-2003, 08:52 PM
here you go

have a look see


is this more what we want...we can still have mountains or whatever in the BG.....but a busier street scene with planty of space for each to paint a chunk....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91664

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:04 PM
I really like Alan's painting! Its a hoot! Thanks for finding it! For the life of me I couldn't find it the other day. Wow, fun stuff!

But I think Doug is really on a good and right track (if we can just keep him from finishing it before it gets going!!! LOL)

And I like the perspective Doug has ... sort of like an angel looking into the painting ... and I like his flexibility ... he seems open to others input even a more horizontal approach to the shops/houses.

Also, I like Doug's inspiration for his painting ... its just that we all have to paint on it too somewhere (I'm laughing out loud ... for real ... as I type).

Although if we drive Doug nuts with tweaks and suggestions (or if he keeps wanting to paint half of the entire project) then we'll end up holding a contest for who gets to do the line drawing ... that should settle everything:evil:

"Mallard."

(hoping there isn't another meaning for mallard :))

tigre255
06-16-2003, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook

"Mallard."

(hoping there isn't another meaning for mallard :))

Could you please fill me in on the meaning of "Mallard" to me that is a duck........:D

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:15 PM
Thank GAWD to you it is a duck!

(some people I know say "Mallard" when they need to ... duck!)

tigre255
06-16-2003, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Thank GAWD to you it is a duck!

(some people I know say "Mallard" when they need to ... duck!)

Thank GAWD I was right.......while i was typing my reply i got to thinking that is what you meant, but went ahead a posted anyway........:rolleyes:

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:20 PM
And after you posted, and after I posted back ... I sort of figured you knew what I meant but I posted anyway too. :)

Yorky
06-16-2003, 09:30 PM
OK, OK, I'll have another go tomorrow, more on the lines of Alan's lower viewpoint, but my intention was just to leave spaces for the shopfronts, maybe draw in perspective lines so the scale could be uniform, and let everyone design their own shopfront.

I still like the idea of mountains in the backgound though ;)

We want to leave something to peoples' imaginations, not make it an exercise in "painting by numbers"?

Doug

tigre255
06-16-2003, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Yorky


I still like the idea of mountains in the backgound though ;)

We want to leave something to peoples' imaginations, not make it an exercise in "painting by numbers"?

Doug

Now Doug don't get excited now..........:rolleyes: I love the idea of the mountains in the background.........lol

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:41 PM
Yes! Yes! Doug... yes!!!! Just leave spaces for the store/shop/house fronts ... that way we can decorate our own!!!

Yes! Yes! Doug ... leave stuff to the imagination!!!

This is wonderful. I know you're going to nail this!

Just produce the drawing part (that is step one)

Once the drawing is okay ... then get a good image of it (just the drawing) and then paint one section (no more than 1/20th of the painting - not the entire thing - you're not going to make me do another poll for this project are you? Plus, Bethany has to start school sometime ~ L0L!!!)

A coupla things will happen once we get the >line drawing<
1. It will officially kick off the project!!!
2. It will also trigger the echo project that Rod is going to start for people who didn't make it into this one ... they're gonna do their own thing from this.
3. You'll get to do the first store front ... I think it could be a store front of an art gallery ... one that hangs paintings of beautiful skies and mountains in it!!!!!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful vacation, btw - feeling rather guilty about putting you to all this trouble when you're supposed to be on holidays!

:)

artmom
06-16-2003, 09:42 PM
Doug, yes, that's what I was thinking--shops, with some open spaces in between some of them (for the tree and garden people) with each of us designing our own shopfront and those who can draw and paint cars, do so, maybe in front of our shops, etc. A church, maybe a big enough building for a bank, etc.

How does all this sound? Your line drawings are exquisite. My perspective is not great, so I would like a straight on shot at a shop front--I already have my reference photo for it!!

For the Europeans, Western Hemisphere and Asian cultures, maybe we could have sections--like the International areas at EPCOT at Walt Disney World????? A WETCANVAS! International Village, eh?

But, of course, whatever MA, Pam, and Doug decide is fine with me!:angel:

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by tigre255


Now Doug don't get excited now..........:rolleyes: I love the idea of the mountains in the background.........lol

Don't encourage him! :D

tigre255
06-16-2003, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook


Don't encourage him! :D

:p

pampe
06-16-2003, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Yorky
I still like the idea of mountains in the backgound though ;)

We want to leave something to peoples' imaginations, not make it an exercise in "painting by numbers"?

Doug


YES

I agree 100%


*whispering*


don't worry about it....we'll do what we want when Mary Ann is not looking...after we hike to Avalanche and have brownies by the lake :evil: :clap:

M.A.
06-16-2003, 09:49 PM
You guys are bad news :D

*:p *

artmom
06-16-2003, 09:50 PM
Pam, is that the brownies with the webworms in them???? Laughing very quietly!

tigre255
06-16-2003, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by artmom
Pam, is that the brownies with the webworms in them???? Laughing very quietly!

OK I must be really slow tonight.......lol :rolleyes: what the heck is webworms...........LMAO

CharM
06-16-2003, 10:20 PM
Wow... Leave you guys alone for an afternoon and you take off like a house on fire!!! Looking forward to the next "iteration"...:)

... we call them tent caterpillars... :D

al22
06-16-2003, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by pampe



YES

I agree 100%


*whispering*


don't worry about it....we'll do what we want when Mary Ann is not looking...after we hike to Avalanche and have brownies by the lake :evil: :clap:

I didn't get no stinking brownies.............:D
..........al

pampe
06-16-2003, 11:54 PM
Char..we called them that in Texas too...here they are web worms *shrug*


And , NO, they are not in the brownies......geeeesh


BIG al....you didn't get no stinkin brownies cause you didn't come to MT.......Em and Doug are getting brownies....now aren't you soory you picked SanDiego *hands on massive hips* ;)

madmum
06-17-2003, 04:01 AM
I'll just sit in the corner while you all decide what's happening :D

(I'd love to do a church/cathedral pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee! :angel: )

Is Alan in this? He could do a bus with us all on board ;)

Sorry, I said I'd sit in the corner........ slinks off to her corner

Ruth

M.A.
06-17-2003, 05:25 AM
Interesting ... Alan posted a collage of his painting in his thread ... including a line drawing :D

Lyn - the Epcot centre setup sounds really interesting - why don't you post a quick line drawing of what you have in mind ...

Al and Fookie - you guys are slick ... I say brownies for both.

I still say no mountains ... it leaves very little room for the houses/shops for the *rest of us* LOL

Maybe all we need after all is a drawing of a couple of streets so we can fill in our own shops ... I want to do the WC! Global Village sign. :evil:

painterbear
06-17-2003, 05:48 AM
I think Doug's mountain painting was lovely, but, I sense that most of us were looking forward to more of a streetscape, rather than a landscape.

We could still have the mountain scenery, but it would have to be off in the distance so the buildings and street(s) would have more prominence.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.

mchew
06-17-2003, 05:52 AM
Mountain or building .... I'm game for anything!! :D

artmom
06-17-2003, 06:02 AM
We call them "bagworms" here in Tennessee! and I hate them--they've practically wiped out our 20 ft. high blue spruce!

:eek: Gasps in horror at the suggestion I do a line drawing of my Epcot idea!!!! I'll try, but just remember, I can't draw!!!
Creeps away mumbling "me and my big mouth--will I never learn!!"

artmom
06-17-2003, 06:54 AM
Told you I couldn't draw--can't write either--but I think you get the idea! I couldn't fit it all in one line across the page, so maybe some of it could be angled some--or something!!!:o

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2003/11722-WC_Global_Village.jpg

CharM
06-17-2003, 06:57 AM
Sylvia... I thought the same thing as you did...

Pam... and that's how worms in hamburgs came to be an urband legend... hehehe :D :D

Ruth... I brought you some tea and a couple of biscuits... I have my coffee along with a couple of soft cushions... sitting here in the corner with you... just watching... ;)

madmum
06-17-2003, 06:58 AM
Brainwave! (while sitting in my corner)

A market square type scene could work, let me do a quick sketch and get back.

Ruth

madmum
06-17-2003, 07:47 AM
OK I know there aren't enough buildings/shops in this but my paper is too small.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2003/10535-market_square_sketch.jpg

Maybe not room for mountains in the background, but hills are possible!

There could be market stalls and a cafe in the foreground too. Some flower beds/trees.

Ruth

artmom
06-17-2003, 07:57 AM
Good idea, Ruth!! I see you put the church you want to do in the "sweet" spot!!! LOL

IMO, it is very European looking--which I love, because of my origins LOL, but I was thinking something a little more inclusive of the global nature of the watercolor forum and WetCanvas!!

But, as I said before, whatever the BIG THREE come up with is okay by me!!!!!

madmum
06-17-2003, 08:00 AM
Lyn, it was purely an example, of course! I can only draw European, precisely the reason I shouldn't do the line drawing :D

Hmmmmm the church just seemed to fit there! lol

Ruth

NgKK
06-17-2003, 08:22 AM
I like the "shop front" idea !

Perhaps Marvin and myself can do something with "singapore or even south east asia" character??? I wonder...:rolleyes:

artmom
06-17-2003, 08:50 AM
Madmum, you can certainly see in my "line drawing???" why I'm not doing the drawing at all!! ROFLOL I CAN handle a log cabin--we have a lot of those around this part of the country, but that's about it!!!

Ngkk, that's why I put the pagoda and the shophouses in my questionable drawing!!!! LOL The pagoda is not necessary, it was just to show the "Asian" look I was trying to draw.

Yorky
06-17-2003, 09:47 AM
Hi there - 5 days to Pampe time :D She'll sort us out! :evil:

Lyn's idea appeals to me alot because it gives scope for straight on views of shopfronts which are easier to draw and having two or three strips across the paper will allow plenty of room for 20 or so largish shops and gaps for foliage etc. Each allocated space could be filled with the style of your choice. There would be no problems with perspective reducing the shop sizes as they taper off into the distance, making it harder to paint in the required detail.

The result would not be representaional of a place, but more of a poster with different styles of architecture from around the world. Yes, there would be room for a temple, a church, a double decker bus, rickshaw trees, or whatever within the street scene.

Mary-Ann could then unite the whole by painting in the background street surfaces at the end.

We could even have the Montana "hills" in the background :D

I think we're getting closer to the final layout don't you?

Doug

pampe
06-17-2003, 10:02 AM
yes


I still think Alan's "model" as it were......


REMEMBER....the goal is to sell this!!!!!!!

It has to appeal to a BUYER....not just us.....


so...I think mounatins, greenery and each individual area signifying a world community will work

Epcot on Main street


It will be fine....y'all

nice to see your creative juices flowing


Doug...your sheets are clean....c'mon over!;)

yahooserious
06-17-2003, 10:14 AM
Emilie just standing behind a screen in the corner, watchin' what's goin' on...

al22
06-17-2003, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by pampe
REMEMBER....the goal is to sell this!!!!!!!

It has to appeal to a BUYER....not just us.....


Bingo!

Something to consider.......pick several pic's from the WC RL...
Let everyone......not just participating painters choose which we will do.......
Just a tho't.......
.............................al

artmom
06-17-2003, 10:26 AM
Pam--where is Alan's "model" please?

Al, I don't think we'll have any problem selling this no matter what we decide to paint!! LOL As long as it is done to everyone's best ability. :)

If we have everyone vote on this, it will be next year before it gets off the ground! Isn't there chances for other people to do the same type of project?? This is not a proprietary idea is it?

I trust MA, Pam, and Doug to get this going and I am sure they'll do a good job. :angel:

yahooserious
06-17-2003, 10:30 AM
I just want a small shopfront to paint...the overall design, etc. , can be up to those of you who know how to draw, put in perspective, etc..

Emilie puttin' in her 2 cents.....

pampe
06-17-2003, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by artmom
Pam--where is Alan's "model" please?


UP ABOVE in this thread....reference to Alan's thread

Al, I don't think we'll have any problem selling this no matter what we decide to paint!! LOL As long as it is done to everyone's best ability. :) [/B]

Don't be so sure...things are VERY slow now on EBAY and even the CHARITY items are sluggish

artmom
06-17-2003, 11:44 AM
TY, Pam, I found the thread and blew up the painting and saw the shop front signs w/forum members name's on them! Now I understand. :)

I wasn't particularly thinking E-bay; I know things are slow, but I'm sure we have enough folk on the forum alone that would be interested in bidding on this--I know I would!

Didn't mean to put Al's ideas down--I guess I write down what I'm thinking too often without censoring it--I feel so comfortable and at home here!! LOL

Yorky
06-17-2003, 02:03 PM
I've been racking my brain for ideas for the poster, and Ruth came up with an idea for a layout based on one of the Millennium embroideries done around the UK to commemmorate the turn of the century.

I have to admit that this is a marvellous idea and i found one which appealed to me very much. The idea, not a copy BTW.

http://www.sunburyembroidery.co.uk/village.htm

We could divide the paper up into sections and let everyone have their head, and Marvin could tie it all together with his wonderful greenery?

Now wadya think?

Doug

hopefulbucky
06-17-2003, 04:51 PM
Emilie, I'm with you, just a very small storefront, this is a newbie here, just thought it would be fun to participate. Some of this is scaring me to death.

Does anyone have a target date for when this is going to start circulating? I will be out of Oregon the last part of July and would hate it to arrive here while I was gone.

painterbear
06-17-2003, 04:53 PM
I like the reference of the embroidery panel. I think the plan is a good one because there is a really wide variety of structures and other bits that add life such as trees, birds, etc.

I love embroidery and that panel is exquisite, thanks for showing it to us.

al22
06-17-2003, 04:57 PM
Ref is good idea........we're getting closer..........
...........al

M.A.
06-17-2003, 05:06 PM
Let me say that you folks are the neatest group on the Internet today! Bar none!

However, the Reality Of the Situation (the ROTS) is that we're in a muddle.

I think I have a solution that most will feel comfortable with.

I have a couple of things I need to do first but later this evening I will post what I believe (and hope you will too) is a solution to get this project moving forward.

yahooserious
06-17-2003, 06:30 PM
Okey-dokey....waitin' right here.....

Emilie

M.A.
06-17-2003, 06:34 PM
There really are a bunch of incredibly rich and wonderful ideas going on in this thread. And I think they all deserve to be respected. Plus, some are worried that they might mess up the painting if their work touches someone elses. I hope the following will alleviate those worries. First and foremost, this should be a fun project.

And, this way, everyone gets to draw and paint the picture they have in their mind. Doug will have his mountains, Lyn, her Epcott (maybe even Vroom, Vroom), Ruth a cathedral, KK gets a Singapore theme -- whatever says your part of the WC! Global Village to you. :) Together, this will be an interntional picture.

With that in mind, I've created the following grid that has been drawn in red ink so that it will be clearly VISIBLE on your monitor. I will transfer this grid onto either a half sheet or full sheet of paper with a PENCIL and pick one of the squares where I shall paint a small portion of my world in it. (I'm thinking maybe a schooner sailboat, lighthouse, dream house and a mayflower to represent my home). I may even color outside of the lines a little.

Then I will send it to Char ... she can pick a block and paint her universe and send it to Uschi who will paint her universe and so on.

With that in mind ... here is a course for the painting to take (keeping in mind that it will probably take at least a week between painters ... I'm hoping to have this on the auction block in time for Christmas ... when there will potentially be a better market on eBay):

Canada:
Fun2cook – Nova Scotia
CharM – Ontario
Uschi – Ontario
Mustcreate – Alberta
Nandie – British Colimbia

United States:
Hopefulbucky - Oregon
Pampe – Montana
Al22 - Arizona
Fagan - Indiana
Painterbear – Ohio
Yahooserious - Texas
Babybrush - Texas coast
Artmom - Tennessee
Tigre255 - Florida

Argentina:
Jijo - Buenos Aires

Uk:
Yorky - ORMSKIRK, Lancashire, UK
Madmum – Hereford, England

Belgium:
Ban Sidhe - Verviers, Belgium

Singapore:
Mchew - Singapore
Ngkk - Singapore

Back to Halifax, Nova Scotia – onto eBay buyer.

btw - I originally asked Scott to auction it off ... he says he has never auctioned anything on eBay before (buying is a different matter though :)) The main reason I wanted him to auction it off is because that way we'd all be assured the money that comes in from the auction (and it WILL sell) would go to WC! Also, when I auction it off, I won't be able to bid on it :(

Let me know your thoughts :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2003/18725-wc-round-robin-1.jpg

pampe
06-17-2003, 06:39 PM
ok

wait


I don't see a "MUDDLE" at all

I see a good idea, which most folks are agreeing on......based on the reference of the embroidery......how have we muddled?

I liked the idea prior to the grid

That is more like the QUILT and I thought we threw that idea out.....


~~~~


This is usually when I stop playing......when it becomes impossible to just make a decision and stick to it

artmom
06-17-2003, 06:44 PM
I'm with Pam! I like the idea based on the embroidery. If we do the grid, all I'll be able to do is mountains, and I was so looking forward to a storefront--but, I would never be able to draw that well enough to look like anything!

yahooserious
06-17-2003, 06:50 PM
Clink!!!...ok, I'm throwing in 2 cents....

I liked the idea of a drawing similar to the millenium thing..Doug & Pam draw..the rest of us pick a building or area to paint. I don't care if my part touches someone else's, since I'm sure we'll all have full info on colors used before, etc.. We could have mountains in the very back, peeking over the buildings and instead of a river, a road with vehicles & people happening...Bicycles, cars, whatever.....?????

Emilie

hopefulbucky
06-17-2003, 06:53 PM
I agree a building front is fine for me. Besides if Pampe would get it after me I could maybe cajole her with some brownies to do touch up or throw a wash over what I have done or add purple and it would look great. LOL

pampe
06-17-2003, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by hopefulbucky
I agree a building front is fine for me. Besides if Pampe would get it after me I could maybe cajole her with some brownies to do touch up or throw a wash over what I have done or add purple and it would look great. LOL

LOL...you got it...I'll even claim the brownies in person next time I am in your Rose city


Seriously, this can work....let's get going....It is going to take MONTHS to get it done, with all the mailing and time to paint at each stop


Have we considered a time limit for each place?

Otherwise I am looking at how long it takes from Canada to the US.....sometimes 3 weeks.....a week for each stop

We are taklking about a 7 month project here


are we really willing to have it take that long? Let's get going then

al22
06-17-2003, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook [/i]

A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

[B]Title: Watercolor Round Robin
Project Leader: fun2cook

Subject: Cityscape

The WC! Global Village - Round Robin in watercolor

This project will result in one piece of artwork to be auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to our favorite site: WC!

The number of participants will be determined by the number of sections that are available to be painted and I will limit the number of participants at that time.

It will start with a line drawing of houses/shops, one for each participant to paint as they see fit.

When you have completed your section, please send it along (either via registered mail or other secure method) to another member of this project who is located closest to you geographically.

Have fun and contribute to a really interesting project and wonderful site.

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=452)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.[QUOTE]

Note the part in bold...........
.........al

M.A.
06-17-2003, 07:13 PM
Good points, all.

(I don't really like the grid idea either, but I really think we need to make a decision and move on).

And I totally want to ditch the sky/mountains - they're just not the focus of this project.

What about the path of this painting? How's it going to make its way around the world?

hopefulbucky
06-17-2003, 07:16 PM
You've got it Pampe, next time you visit or I could treat you to a Starbuck's which is right below in my building. Would love to meet you.

al22
06-17-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Good points, all.

(I don't really like the grid idea either, but I really think we need to make a decision and move on).

And I totally want to ditch the sky/mountains - they're just not the focus of this project.

What about the path of this painting? How's it going to make its way around the world?

The path is the easy part........you just posted the participants, I can easily see which is my nearest neighbor...........
...........al

Yorky
06-17-2003, 08:00 PM
Don't be disheartened Mary-Ann we'll sort it out next week. Thanks for doing the list - at least we all know where we fit in.

At the scale envisaged, each building/shopfront will be around 6x5 (full sheet) or 4x3 (half sheet) maximum not allowing for any space between them, and this is well within everyone's capabilities. I like the idea of everyone contributing something different, according to their local style of building.

So Pam and I will draw up the outline for the sheet and pass it on to Mary-Ann next week for circulation, with perhaps a rough sketch of how we see the out-turn. Changes may happen on the way, but hey- that's the interesting part.

Doug

artmom
06-17-2003, 08:14 PM
I'm very confused:confused: :confused: :confused:

Are we going with original conception as quoted by Al, or are we going with the grid??????

M.A.
06-17-2003, 08:30 PM
Thanks Doug. You're really one-of-a-kind. :)

Let's do the circulation like this:

United States:
Yorky - UK via Montana
Pampe – Montana
Hopefulbucky - Oregon
Al22 - Arizona
Fagan - Indiana
Painterbear – Ohio
Yahooserious - Texas
Babybrush - Texas coast
Artmom - Tennessee
Tigre255 - Florida

Argentina:
Jijo - Buenos Aires

Uk:
Madmum – Hereford, England

Belgium:
Ban Sidhe - Verviers, Belgium

Singapore:
Mchew - Singapore
Ngkk - Singapore

Canada:

Nandie – British Colimbia
Mustcreate – Alberta
Uschi – Ontario
CharM – Ontario
Fun2cook – Nova Scotia



Lyn - original concept is the plan :D

Sorry for the confusion.:rolleyes:

artmom
06-17-2003, 08:46 PM
TY, TY, TY--big kiss for all your patience and hard work!!!! LOL

hopefulbucky
06-17-2003, 08:48 PM
Geez, now I am reallly confused. Doug, does this mean we have to draw the building:confused: :confused:

Also, is this the order it is going to circulate? Or just the names of folks.

If so, Pamps you owe me brownies as you can't clean up my mess:eek: :eek:

Interesting. I would be one of the first to get it, Hmm:rolleyes:

M.A.
06-17-2003, 08:52 PM
Pam - when you see Doug, give him a (((BIG HUG))) from me for being such a fantastic sport in all this.

pampe
06-17-2003, 08:57 PM
*BIG BLUSH*


not sure I can do that, Mary Ann....how bout I have Hap do it:cool:

M.A.
06-17-2003, 08:59 PM
Too funny - ya, get Hap to give him one a those BIG MAN HUGS!!! LOL

Yorky
06-17-2003, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Too funny - ya, get Hap to give him one a those BIG MAN HUGS!!! LOL

You're Too Much! :D :D :D

I'm on holiday y'know! Perhaps we'll circulate some examples of frontages for the sketchily challenged. :D

Doug

pampe
06-17-2003, 11:15 PM
whatever the hell that means


:confused: :confused:

lyn lynch
06-18-2003, 02:25 AM
Thinking Doug means if a participant needs a reference he will send a few along with the painting.

I am loving...no coveting...that embroidery panel. Loving it and wish I had participated it in.

Now I feeling bad 'cuz I wanna paint a storefront w/Big Dog, and I like brownies w/worms and I'm staying in Phoenix during hell months...I never get nothing... :crying:

None of my bidness of course, since I am not participating but I love the idea of Marvin tying in the forest bits.

None of my bidness of course, since I am not participating, but what about the eBay auction fee MA? That gonna be an extra contribution from the person who offers it for sale?

painterbear
06-18-2003, 04:28 AM
Good, it sounds like we have a decision made. Love the millenium embroidery project. I am always amazed when people can make art like that with needles and thread.

Mary-Ann, the route you've planned looks good.

Doug and Pam, You two should have fun plotting our imaginary world next week.

Will start REALLY looking at building fronts around my little town. We have a real English tea shoppe up the street (with English immigrant host and hostess), or maybe the Graeter's Ice Cream Parlour with a couple of people sitting on the benches in front of it licking on ice cream cones, or the new French Cafe C'est Tout with sidewalk tables and hanging plants, or maybe the Tudor-style Library. Lots of possibilities around here.

ripvanblair
06-18-2003, 05:12 AM
Here's the bus for the tour---------Alan

M.A.
06-18-2003, 05:21 AM
Doug - hope you're having a great vacation and that we're not interferring too much :D

Fookie - :D I'm prepared to absorb the eBay costs. You crack me up!

Sylvia - sounds like you have lots of inspiration where you live. Thanks for your comment regarding the path ... there may be another tweak to the list ... turns out we have someone on board who knows a little something about shipping methods ... stay tuned for more on that. :D

Alan - Thanks for stopping by and posting your bus.

Always amazed at the level of support one can find here on WC! You guys really are the best! I'm proud to be affiliated with you all!

NgKK
06-18-2003, 07:49 AM
Well, seems like everyone is having fun here... how about me creating some confusion here??? :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2003/22775-draft.jpg

I think there should be enough for everyone... those who like sky have a sky to paint, mountain, people. river, reflection, tree, ducklingsssss, 13 shop fronts, well, just a thought ! :rolleyes:

pampe
06-18-2003, 09:31 AM
:D

mchew
06-18-2003, 09:55 AM
I don't want to sound biased because KK is my friend but I think her idea could very well fit everyone's wishes. :)

... and Doug can draw a cathedral among the row of shopfronts for Ruth... :D

artmom
06-18-2003, 10:02 AM
KK, :D , to quote Pam!

Alan--bus is great!!!!

CharM
06-18-2003, 11:12 AM
KK... I think the UN could use your talent as a Diplomat!!!

Alan... love the bus!

Fookie... I think we'll all agree about Marvin doing the foliage!!

Can I put my name on doing the ducks???

Jijo
06-18-2003, 06:23 PM
Considering other individual proposals and my personal aproval of the Thames millenium scheme here is a nearly urbanscape divided in 20 equal portions of about 5 x 8 " for a total size of 20 x 40"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2003/7665-19junio2003_002.jpg

2o pieces of the patchwork are:
1: Marvin´s Foillage
2: housing
3: building
4: front flowers
5: urban skyline
6, 7, 8, 9: shops and building different styles
10 street
11: Al´s Bus
12: a Gazebo or a Dock
13: Street and urban equipment
14: water
15: boat
16: THE CHURCH
17 Clouds
18: Sky
19: Doug´s mountain
20: more houses

better late than never....
Alex

artmom
06-18-2003, 06:33 PM
Nice, Alex! Now, Pam and Doug can take all of this and run with it! LOL I had forgotten you are an architect.:)

yahooserious
06-18-2003, 06:39 PM
Oh my, Alex, where you been during all this discussion?

I'm happy to be part of this whole big thing and will be happy with whatever design is decided upon...Think Alex has a good thought...


Emilie

Jijo
06-18-2003, 06:41 PM
It would be difficult to have a good composition whith 20 equal sized shapes, part of the fun I think....
Alex

yahooserious
06-18-2003, 06:43 PM
I'll take the smallest one......

Emilie

pampe
06-18-2003, 07:53 PM
I am not thoroughly convinced that all the "sections" have to be the same size


Nice work, Alex....thanks!

al22
06-18-2003, 08:01 PM
Nice work Alex...now headed in right direction......:D
..........al

M.A.
06-18-2003, 09:10 PM
Wow!!! You guys have been busy!!! Alex ... that looks terrific!

I just got off the phone with Lyn (artmom). She has done a little digging into the shipping rates and the path the painting will take! She will post her research for you all, it's really good stuff!!!

It was so fun talking with Lyn. A thrill, really. She sounds so sweet! She has the neatest accent :D

*waving* :clap:

Anyway, looks like good developments all the way around!

Where's Doug?

lyn lynch
06-18-2003, 10:02 PM
Excellent sketch, Alex, I see a spot for shophouse--shoe repair downstairs and living aparment upstairs--my paternal great-grandfather's house.

[OOOOOOO, Chuffie had EXCELLENT high jump--right over the little demon's head]

hopefulbucky
06-18-2003, 10:16 PM
This really looks like it is becoming a very exciting project. Love the latest rendition where there are different size buildings and all different things in the picture.

Jijo like your rendition.

What fun this is. All your comments are also absolutely priceless. cracks me up just reading them.:D :D

artmom
06-18-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
[B]
It was so fun talking with Lyn. A thrill, really. She sounds so sweet! She has the neatest accent :D

*waving* :clap:

[B]

Accent? What accent? You are the one with the accent!!! LOL
*waving back* :clap:

In my former life, I ran the Mail Services for my Alma Mater, Maryville College, so I offered to help Mary Ann, as this task is pretty big!!


***********

This info is based on the package being a tube, weighing 2 lbs. or less. All costs are in USD:

In the US, it will cost $3.95 to mail it Priority Mail, taking 1 to 2 days delivery time.

Registered Mail ADDS $7.50 and a longer period of delivery time. Is it worth it?

Insured up to $100 ADDS $0.50

For a total of $11.95 USD or just $3.95 for no frills.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To send from US to Argentina Global Express Mail taking 3 to 5 days,
will cost $24.75 -- Registered mail is not available.
Insurance is but is it worth it?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To send from US to Canada Global Express Mail taking 3 to 5 days, will cost $17.00--Registered mail is available at added cost.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To send from US to Singapore Global Express Mail taking 3 to 5 days, will be $24.00—Registered mail is not available.
Insurance is but is it worth it?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bottom line--shipping will run around $250.00 total.

To cut mailing costs for each person, based on the above information, here is my suggestion for the path the painting should take and the reasoning behind it.

My reasoning is this way—Pampe and Yorky can split the largest shipping cost by sending it to Jijo in Argentina. That is one of the two longest legs.

Then, Jijo ships to Singapore, where Mchew and Ngkk can share the cost of shipping to the UK. (When you live at the ends of the earth, Jijo, you have to pay the price. LOL)

If we begin this way, with the longest legs first, less work will be lost if the painting goes AWOL. Jijo, as an architect, could reconstruct Yorky’s drawing, and if lost between Argentina and Singapore, Mchew could reconstruct Jijo’s or Yorky’s drawing.

So, Fun2cook and I think the painting should circulate thusly:

United States:
Yorky - UK via Montana
Pampe – Montana

Argentina:
Jijo - Buenos Aires

Singapore:
Mchew - Singapore
Ngkk - Singapore

UK
Madmum – Hereford, England

Belgium:
Ban Sidhe - Verviers, Belgium

Painterbear – Ohio
Artmom – Tennessee
Tigre255 - Florida
Fagan - Indiana
Yahooserious - Texas
Babybrush - Texas coast
Al22 - Arizona
Hopefulbucky - Oregon

Canada:

Nandie – British Colimbia
Mustcreate – Alberta
Uschi – Ontario
CharM – Ontario
Fun2cook – Nova Scotia

If you have any questions, just ask!!!

Yorky
06-18-2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Wow!!! You guys have been busy!!! Alex ... that looks terrific!



Where's Doug?

Hey! Doug's enjoying his holiday in Michigan - no time to worry 'bout this until I meet up with Pam this weekend.

Doug

hopefulbucky
06-18-2003, 10:32 PM
Wow, Lyn, thank you for all your work. You have certainly mapped it out.

I will just do what anyone tells me to or send it wherever however I must say that I feel a little more comfy having it come to me later in the game. Particularly since at the begining I will be in South Carolina for a bit over a week (family reunion) and then its back to SC I think at the end of Sept. for our son's wedding but then will be home and ready and willing to receive the precious package from Arizona.

Thanks again Lyn for your work.

al22
06-18-2003, 10:37 PM
Lyn, seems reasonable path to me...........
............al

CharM
06-18-2003, 10:49 PM
Wow, Lyn, you've done a LOT of research!!! Can I throw a monkey wrench into this???

I use Greyhound shipping a great deal, as we send packages across Canada and to the U.S. (Maine, primarily)... The cost of shipping large packages is significantly less than the post office and the insurance rates are more reasonable... I shipped Chris' computer to him from Ontario to British Columbia, valued at $3,000 (and insured for that), for $45.00 Canadian... The Post Office wanted $105.00 Canadian (due to the weight and size of the box) and would insure up $1,500 only... Now... all this is relative to Canada, but would Greyhound U.S. offer similar deals/services? BTW... his carton arrived in pristine condition in 3 days...

M.A.
06-18-2003, 10:55 PM
Happy to hear you're enjoying your vacation Doug - hope we aren't driving you bonkers!

Lyn, you've done an amazing and thorough job regarding the shipping and mapping of our WC! Global Village route!

One thing - to whoever ends up shipping this painting to me - Char - looks like that's you - please send it in a fashion that needs a signature at my end - I will pay the shipping charges to you in advance if that's okay. :)

Jijo
06-18-2003, 11:08 PM
Sorry for living so far from you, making a mess of the trip..
BTW I live far from USA but in the other part of the world from Singapore, with no direct fly connection...so...I think the best way is starting this either at Asia or at Argentina where Marvin or myself can make a basic nice sketch and we have one long leg less...
a) singapore (2); europe; Argentina; USA CAnada
b) Argentina; europe; singapore; usa/canada
c) Yorky pam / Florida; Argentina; Newyork; canada; rest of USA; Europe; Asia, USA pacific coast...Ebay

Just suggestin... but afraid of a near 80 dollars bill which after our pathetic Peso devaluation are near U$s320 of an year ago. USA and Europe are more comfortable for me.

Thanks in advance
Alex

CharM
06-18-2003, 11:12 PM
Mary-Ann... I will ship it however you wish and really don't find the charges to be prohibitive... I guess I feel it's part of my contribution to the project... Frankly, I don't trust Canada Post because I've not had very good luck... and UPS Canada is worse...

I was only offering an alternative... BTW Greyhound does NOT require signatures... so... it may not be a very good option...

artmom
06-18-2003, 11:45 PM
Okay, folk! I'll get with Fun2cook tomorrow and we'll rearrange, probably in the following order:

Pam and Yorky to Jijo.

Jijo to Tigre555, Tigre555 to me,(Artmom) and I'll send it to Singapore. I willingly accept that shipping expense.

This way, we get the two longest legs over quickly, and at less cost.

This information was just that--information for the folk in the US, using the US Postal Service. Within Canada and the US, each participant can send it however they wish, I would think.

As Fun2cook is the Project Manager, I leave the final decision up to her--it was her idea and she has done all the preliminary work and will take care of it at the end, also.

Alex, I was afraid of that being the case betwen Argentina and Singapore. Thanks for letting us know. We don't want anyone to have an undue burden--it would defeat the whole fun aspect of this. We could just send a donation in to WetCanvas! and forget about it--NOT! ROFLOL

pampe
06-18-2003, 11:51 PM
Insurance (USPS) in the US is 1.30 up to $50 then $2.20 at $100

don't know where Lyn got $.50

Global Express in unnecessary...global PRIORITY should be sufficent.


same with Canada...I have sent Char and Mary Ann packages which arrived fine without the ridiculous expense listed.


Jijo wants to make a "nice sketch"...so I guess we are back to the beginning, eh?

MA...I'll call you when Doug is here and we have a sketch

It needs to go to Singapore last, I though we had decided



*very tired of all this*






Good night

artmom
06-19-2003, 12:11 AM
Pam, I'm tired of all of this, too. I was just trying to help Fun2cook out. This was not set in blood. I have said all along it is fine with me what is decided, but it gets changed all the time.

I obviously made an error on the insurance.

Goodnight.

NgKK
06-19-2003, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by yahooserious
I'll take the smallest one......

Emilie

Me too! I will take another smaller one :D .... but I wil sign B I G !!! :evil:

Oops ! By the way, MA, are we suppose to sign on it too??? (can't imagine 20 names crowd around the painting thogh?!) :rolleyes:

Lyn, appreciate your effort to find out all the posting details, thanks so much !!! :)

M.A.
06-19-2003, 05:14 AM
Good morning!

M.A.
06-19-2003, 05:35 AM
Here is the original project we signed up for, we need to refer to that when we are feeling confused:

The WC! Global Village - Round Robin in watercolor

This project will result in one piece of artwork to be auctioned off on eBay with the proceeds going to our favorite site: WC!

The number of participants will be determined by the number of sections that are available to be painted and I will limit the number of participants at that time.

It will start with a line drawing of houses/shops, one for each participant to paint as they see fit.

As the piece is worked on, participants are asked to post a photo or scan of the entire painting with their section complete to the project in the "finished" section of their portfolio.

When you have completed your section, please send it along (either via registered mail or other secure method) to another member of this project who is located closest to you geographically. (Just send a pm to the person you intend to send it to so you can get their mailing address).

Please post in the thread who the painting is going to next.

When the painting is complete, send it to me. I will auction it off on eBay and deliver proceeds to WC! on all of our behalf.

Have fun and contribute to a really interesting project and wonderful site.

M.A.
06-19-2003, 06:05 AM
I'm not really tired of this at all ... just concerned ... we need a line drawing ... we asked (cajoled) Doug to start because (at least in my mind) it would speed up the project and be so cool to see the first hand off happen in Montana - then the painting would go to Singapore with Pam's husband (although he is already in Singapore - so that changed too) ...

The only actual issue at this point is that we do not have a line drawing to kick the project off. (Although we have a number of wonderful line drawings that would do just fine).

Frankly, I'm inclined just do a line drawing myself and we'll just get on with it - we've already taken up a lot of Doug's precious vacation time.

I'm not married to the idea of it starting in Montana. We're all going to be contributors to this piece. I am married to the idea of getting this project off the ground.

I love Doug's original line drawing (minus the mountains).

AND we have a terrific number of people who are willing to contribute :)

I think there are genuine concerns regarding the route of the painting and artmom has kindly identified most of them in her post.

But again, stay loose and refer to the original project we signed up for.:cool:

M.A.
06-19-2003, 06:07 AM
Also, one of the things about Alex and KKs sketches that appeals to me is that the divisions for painting within the piece are clearly numbered yet not boxy... just a thought.

M.A.
06-19-2003, 06:10 AM
KK - I don't want to create another "rule" for the round robin ... but my thoughts are to simply sign it as best you can. If you find there isn't enough space on the front where you paint, please sign on the back.:)

painterbear
06-19-2003, 06:37 AM
Hate to say it but this project is beginning to look a lot like an elephant. You'all know the definition of an elephant don't you—a cow that was designed by a committee. ;) :evil:

I suggest that we let sleeping dogs lie until Doug and Pampe get together in Montana this coming weekend and put their heads together while they are relaxing with a nice glass of wine and crackers after hiking around the mountains and playing with the kitty and Abbey.

artmom
06-19-2003, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by painterbear
Hate to say it but this project is beginning to look a lot like an elephant. You'all know the definition of an elephant don't you—a cow that was designed by a committee. ;) :evil:



ROFLOL (can't get up now, it's too early in the morning and Mr. Arthur Itis is still here)!!!!! This is exactly what I've been a'thinkin', Sylvia, also!!!

Sylvielu
06-19-2003, 10:26 AM
I knew that would happen!

pampe
06-19-2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by fun2cook
I'm not really tired of this at all ... just concerned ... we need a line drawing ... we asked (cajoled) Doug to start because (at least in my mind) it would speed up the project and be so cool to see the first hand off happen in Montana

And that is what was happening...Doug has agreed, I have agreed......what's the problem? I thought all these other drawings were suggestions.....



Frankly, I'm inclined just do a line drawing myself and we'll just get on with it - we've already taken up a lot of Doug's precious vacation time.


Do as you wish, but I think Doug is fine with this...and we are talking about 2 more days.


I'm not married to the idea of it starting in Montana. We're all going to be contributors to this piece. I am married to the idea of getting this project off the ground.

As are we all


I think there are genuine concerns regarding the route of the painting and artmom has kindly identified most of them in her post.

Indeed, like sending it from rural Montana to Argentina is not going to work.....sending it to a large port is a much better plan.....Florida???



But again, stay loose and refer to the original project we signed up for.:cool:


I am....and I think the operative line was "number of participants was to be limited by number of items to paint......"

Artistically, I think setting the number of participants and THEN having to design a drawing to "fit" is a little backwards...perhaps the other way round?

Not sure about the signatures:confused:

Syl...the elephant in the living room.....:rolleyes: I agree...perhaps starting the thread so early was a poor idea.....it's good that we will learn from all this! AS USUAL:cool:

And...the wine is chilling:clap:


We all knew it would happen and Mary Ann has done a commendable job of hanging in there with all our nutsy stuff

Thanks, Mary Ann...just a little more patience...it's gonna be fine....


Lyn...I did not mean to be a pain about the shipping charges...I had just returned from the PO shipping 2 paintings....


2 days, kids......hang in there

NgKK
06-19-2003, 10:56 AM
Oh o... I am so sorry if I have created some unpleasant confusion here. I just felt like being naughty last night. :D

Pampe, I was just kidding about the BIG signature too... My apology.;)

I will follow the rule... and whatever MA's decision / plan.

M.A.
06-20-2003, 05:26 PM
Thank you for your patience. There have been a few changes to get the project up and running.

We now have our sketch. It is by Alex Sahores of Argentina. He will paint a section and then send it to someone.

To see the detailed/sectioned sketch as well as the actual line drawing that will travel the world in round robin fashion, please visit the main detail page of the project:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=452

Have fun, folks!

artmom
06-20-2003, 05:54 PM
Question:

I see there are numbers on the sketch. Do we pick in advance what we would like to paint or do we just take the luck of the draw that the section we are interested in will still be there when it arrives at our doorstep?

In the line drawing, I see it is called WetCanvas! Robin Round--should it not be Round Robin as more of us speak English than Spanish??? :) No offense intended, Alex!! LOL

It is probably my monitor, but I can't see the line drawing too well. Is that a ship in the lower portion of the painting, towards our right?

Thanks.

yahooserious
06-20-2003, 06:04 PM
OK.....Let's go, folks!!!

Emilie

Jijo
06-20-2003, 06:33 PM
Hi folks around the world
Happy of been selected to start this, thanks Mary Ann.

The drawing is just a guideline just to suggest the shapes and location of 20 objects and situations, nearly the same size of 24 sq inch each, some are little but require more detail.
Perspective guidelines are included just as a guide but general perspective is easy (frontal with just one point.
Drawn people just a size reference, erase them, or put more anywhere.
No building styles defined.
A ship any kind in front but may be a Lochness monster, preferred not a big enormous duck
Having much fun up to now,
Alex

jageo
06-20-2003, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Jijo
A ship any kind in front but may be a Lochness monster, preferred not a big enormous duck

JA <- giggling in the background

M.A.
06-20-2003, 10:45 PM
Lyn, I think it would be okay to just go with the luck of the draw (of course that doesn't prevent anyone from saying which section they really like best;))

The numbers on the sketch map the basic sections for people to paint.

I think Alex is going to change it from "Robin Round" to "Round Robin" ... now that he knows what one is LOL.

Hi Emilie and Jageo.

I want to thank Alex for producing this terrific sketch so quickly. He also resolved the signature issue by creating the WETCANVAS ROBIN ROUND (LOL) data area at the bottom of the drawing for people to write their name and which country they are from.

I also especially want to thank Doug for everything he has done. I feel that I've taken some of his vacation away from him when he should simply be enjoying that wonderful grandchild of his. I also understand that he is in for a special treat when he gets to Montana ;)

I also want to say that I feel responsible for much of the confusion surrounding the kick off of this project and to apologize to everyone in this regard.

Also, please be clear that on a solely pragmatic level, I asked Alex if he would kick the project off from Argentina, he did not want to do the sketch unless Doug was okay with that change in schedule, something I cleared with Doug prior to asking Alex.

I have to tell you that tonight, as I was walking along the beautiful waterfront in Halifax with my niece who is just home from university that it was the first time in days that I've felt relaxed.

I think this project will prove to be both fun and worthwhile.

Carry on.

mchew
06-20-2003, 11:04 PM
Alex, thanks for start off this project proper... good sketch... looks like a great view from a harbour.

Mary Ann, big :clap: for your hard work and effort in putting this project together... we really appreciate it!

We need a new route round the globe since the starting point has changed?

What about:

(1)
Argentina,
Europe,
Singapore,
USA,
Canada.

(2)
Argentina,
USA,
Canada,
Europe,
Singapore. (i can auction it off at eBay)

(3)
Argentina,
Singapore,
Europe,
USA,
Canada.

I'll be back in Malaysia again in Mid July for a week... hope it's not Route (3) where it might just happen that the painting arrived while I'm not home?

M.A.
06-20-2003, 11:19 PM
Hi Marvin, thanks.
I think the path of the painting will be shaped closest to #2 as I think Alex intends to send it to the US due to its proximity to Argentina. I think it may be best to stick to original plans regarding the auction, if that's ok with you.

mchew
06-20-2003, 11:23 PM
Sorry MA... just being nosy....:D

If it's closest to Route 2... then KK and I will send it back to you for auction.... is that the original plan? There're so many changes, I'm getting confused what is the original plan... :rolleyes:

M.A.
06-21-2003, 07:55 AM
Hi Marvin - actually that was a great offer. Again, sorry about the confusion. The plans on the main project page should simplify things, here's a link: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=452

yahooserious
06-21-2003, 10:14 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And a HUGE round of applause for ALL the people who have helped in any way to get this project rolling....

Mary Ann, you're the greatest!!! You've had tremendous patience while great ideas and wonderful suggestions come at you from all sides....

Emilie

Yorky
06-21-2003, 12:56 PM
A big thanks to Alex for taking on the sketch, now I can enjoy painting the Glacier National Park with Pampe.:music:

Thanks Mary-Ann for your patience. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I leave for the airport in 3 hours!

Doug

madmum
06-21-2003, 01:08 PM
Glad everything is organised :) Thanks Alex for the lovely sketch, leaves us to use our own imaginations to a certain extent :)

Can I be awkward and request that when it comes to UK, I get it first? Hub is likely to be funny about mega postage costs if I have to send it airmail, but to send it to Doug would be reasonable. (if that's ok with Doug?)

Ruth

M.A.
06-21-2003, 01:13 PM
Doug - you are going to have so much fun in Montana! Safe journey.

Ruth - if postage costs become an issue for you (or anyone else) please let me know. I have had several kind offers for assistance in this regard.

M.A.
06-21-2003, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by yahooserious
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And a HUGE round of applause for ALL the people who have helped in any way to get this project rolling....



Emilie

Couldn't have said it better myself :)

painterbear
06-21-2003, 04:03 PM
Hi All,

I'm glad all the questions about who would start the Round Robin, who would draw the layout, etc. have been settled and Mary-Ann can stop downing Alka Seltzers to calm her nervous tummy. ;)

I just looked at Jijo's drawing on the first page of the project and I had a thought. From what I can see, all the buildings are multi-story, city-type skyscrapers except for the Church and one other one with the interesting roof.

If that is the case, I guess we need to be looking at images of cities like Olga's Paris shots and not small towns and villages for inspiration—no Graeter's Ice Cream Parlors, for example, maybe The Rookery in Chicago instead.

This is going to be interesting to see as it progresses on its rounds.

M.A.
06-21-2003, 06:22 PM
Syliva - Great idea. I've added a pic of NYC I took a number of years ago to my RIL. For those who want to work with reference images a good place to do a seach is in the cityscapes section of the RIL.

"Village" as in "Global Village" ... here's a link to a neat little description of the term "Global Village"
http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_barnes_cmc_1/0,7093,460498-,00.html

Jijo
06-21-2003, 07:39 PM
Hi all
little baby elephant is born and now walking alone!!!,
So maryAnn, just relax a lot until this arrives you.
relax and enjoy, you deserve
draw is finished, and my paprt alreadt painted, just waitiing to see when dry for values adjust,
Fun drawing but vey concerned about painting first stage.
Lots of desitions to be taken that will affect the whole thing: light direction;value scheme, choose wich section to start with... UHHHH, but already done!!!
wait until monday to see it posted,
ALex

yahooserious
06-21-2003, 07:41 PM
MONDAY!!!!.....

I'm not sure I can wait that long.....


Emilie

M.A.
06-21-2003, 07:42 PM
Relax! Whaddya mean relax??? We've birthed the elephant and now it is flying on its own! :D How can I relax???
Ok, I'll go take another Alka Seltzer :). (Just kidding)
Looking forward to Monday :) :) :)

babybrush
06-21-2003, 07:54 PM
wow! it is actually happening. i will probably be in the middle of midterms by the time it gets to me, but that is ok. can't wait to see it's flight around the globe. we have alot of neat older multistory buildings in Galveston that i will hopefully model my building off of (if i get a building that is).

I told my mom about this project and she looked at me like i was nuts and said, "are YOU involved in this one?" i don't think she quite gets how neat we all think this is.

anyway, she doesn't have enough money to be a potential buyer anyway, so no loss there.

Bethany

artmom
06-22-2003, 11:31 AM
When it gets to me, if I feel I can't paint a whole building--I'll do a storefront as originally planned and let someone else paint the portion of the building above the storefront!!!!! So there!:p

ROFLOL!!!!

NgKK
06-23-2003, 07:19 AM
A L E X .......

It is already Monday evening in Singapore..... where is your painting ????? I am so excited, so curious, so anxious, so so so... :D
Where are you ???:angel:

CharM
06-23-2003, 09:35 AM
Well, the project is really, really, really on its way!!! Mary-Ann, I'm so glad you've settled down a little and finally begun to relax after all this... It has been tough getting the decisions made and differences ironed out... Everyone offered honest opinions and provided positive feedback... That's quite an accomplishment in and of itself!!! Applauding everyone :clap: :clap: :clap:

Alex, your drawing is excellent. Challenging... I knew when I signed up for this project that I'd have to streeetch, but this is even more than I expected... I certainly hope I can live up to this project...

... and it is Monday...

Jijo
06-23-2003, 10:24 AM
MONDAY... MONDAY....

So here it is.
Can´t say a lot,
Finnaly choose this front central section cause I draw it very detailed and as a bit too much "architectonical" decided had to take charge of that.
I overvalued a bit to gave you a wide range.
Light comes from left side to bring more shadow surfaces to the rest.
painted with a litte brush, and a trembling hand.
Relaxed now.
and all is flying to Florida.

ALex
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2003/7665-22junio2003_010.jpg

detail section
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2003/7665-22junio2003_008.jpg

palette information:
Windsor & Newton Watercolur tubes
Windsor blue (green shade) 0102 707
Scarlet Lake 0102 603
Light red 0102 362
Sepia 0102 609

brush W &N serie 16 artist sable #4

M.A.
06-23-2003, 11:18 AM
Alex, you did a wonderful job! I think it looks terrific!

Looks like Barb (tigre255) is next!

Yup, definately relaxed now. Way to go, everyone!

Oh, one more thing about our shipping route, well two things, actually.

1. Still 20 participants ... but we'll be adding an extra leg to the trip ... New Zealand!!!! Rod is in!

2. Noticed some discussion in other threads (and from personal observation) about how mail to and from England is faster than US to/from Canada. Therefore, I suggest we consider the following:

1. Argentina,
2. US (its on its way there now :))
3. U.K.
4. Belgium
5. Singapore
6. New Zealand
7. Canada (Vancouver first - geographical proximity to New Zealand/Singapore).

Hey, that's five of the seven continents we have covered (nobody has a summer cottage in Africa or Antartica? LOL)

Kate Mc
06-23-2003, 11:27 AM
WOW!

I went away for a few days, and when I got back, voila!! So much conversation, so much done! Thanks for putting me after England on all the routings--I can send it anywhere from here. I'm excited!

I love the solution to the signature question. What a great idea!

Can't wait!


Kate

painterbear
06-23-2003, 03:18 PM
Great start Alex, the pavilion and people look great. Now you can relax and watch your "baby's" progress as it wends its way around the world!

We're on our way!

artmom
06-23-2003, 03:26 PM
Great start, Alex, as I knew it would be!!! I really don't care for cityscapes with skyscrapers--but I'll do my best on my part--if I think I can't handle it, I'll just pass it to the next person. LOL I was thinking village, not megalopolis!! :evil:

Jijo
06-23-2003, 04:19 PM
Hi all,
Thanks MaryAnn, Kate, Bear and Mom, for your kindly comments

On flight already... code EE 03008703 1 AR
They promised 72 hours, God knows... we´ll see...

About skyscrapers: not at all!!! just a few 4 / 4 stories buildings in front, may be at the far end some cityscape, but feel FREE to overdraw every section as you wish, that is part of the fun.

Alex

madmum
06-23-2003, 04:50 PM
Great start, Alex!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: This is where things get exciting :D

Ruth

(Was anything decided about signatures?)

hopefulbucky
06-23-2003, 05:20 PM
Alex, really wonderful painting. Wow, scares the heck out of me, but figure I can put a few brush strokes on to feel I participated.

LOL Yes actually my husband's family has cottages (plural) in Tangier, North Africa, sadly we are not there this summer so you just have to settle with Oregon.

Judy

M.A.
06-23-2003, 05:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=23285

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/452/completed/7665/tn_22junio2003_010.jpg



Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=23286

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/452/completed/7665/tn_22junio2003_008.jpg

This is so exciting. We actually have entries in the finished section of the portfolio. As everyone says, this is where it gets FUN!!!

Alex - I keep looking at this, you did such a fantastic job on this!!! :clap: I love your colour choices and the way your section comes together. Plus the flags and people look like they are celebrating the launching of a ship! Very apt in this situation!

Judy - LOL Oregon will do just fine :)

Ruth - Cleverly, Alex added an area for each participant to add their name along the bottom ... go have a look on the project detail page. :)

Lyn - you can do it!!!

NgKK
06-23-2003, 07:58 PM
Thanks Alex, it is looking goooood ! :clap:

I wonder... who is next ? :rolleyes:

M.A.
06-23-2003, 08:15 PM
Thought I'd post a list of people who are in the project from the US for those who will be getting it first ... just remember to pm the person you intend to send it to so that you can get their mailing address :)

It is on its way to Tigre255 - Florida as we speak.


Babybrush - Texas coast
Artmom - Tennessee
Yahooserious - Texas
Hopefulbucky - Oregon
Fagan - Indiana
Painterbear – Ohio
Al22 - Arizona

Nandie
06-23-2003, 09:59 PM
I haven't participated in the discussions up 'till now (one less person to add to the confusion!) but I'm glad this is finally on a roll! It's exciting!

MA, you mentioned it will go from New Zealand to Vancouver Canada.... I'm the closest to Vancouver, so does that mean that Rod will be sending it to me?

M.A.
06-23-2003, 10:02 PM
Hi Andrea, that is my suggestion. :) I was thinking of you when I posted that.
I made the suggestion to help cut down on actual time that it may be in the air but I am no expert on these things.

Nandie
06-23-2003, 10:05 PM
Sounds good to me! :)

(and did I mention that I am ETERNALLY GRATEFUL that I don't have to send it overseas! LOL!)

M.A.
06-23-2003, 10:16 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/452/completed/7665/tn_22junio2003_008.jpg

Ok, just one last look before I go to sleep ...

artmom
06-24-2003, 05:12 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/452/completed/7665/tn_22junio2003_008.jpg

This is a very festive scene! Love the colors--love the guitar.:)

babybrush
06-24-2003, 07:36 PM
I'm thrilled that i am next after barb, but why then to Tennesse and then back to Texas? of course, depending on where she is in Texas, it could be about the same. Just courious.

So awesome to see Jijo's beginning. looks awesome. can't wait to see this in real life. i still don't think my mother understands the awesomeness of this project.

THREE CHEERS FOR MARY ANN!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Bethany

M.A.
06-24-2003, 07:42 PM
Bethany, your mom's reaction to this project made me spit milk out my nose the other night! She sounds very sensible. :)

I'm not sure where Barb will be sending the painting next ... I just put the list of US participants in any old order but I was kinda thinking of you with your upcoming midterms, too :) When are they again?

In any event, we're off the ground! Cheers for everyone!

babybrush
06-24-2003, 07:50 PM
well mary ann, originally it was going to make the tour of europe and asia before comming here, so i estimated i would be one of the last ones to get it. but since it is comming here (the US) next, i don't have to worry about school at all. i'd like for it to come here after barb, but either way it will get here eventually and that is all that matters. this is so exciting. my brother walked in and i showed him how the project was going to work and he was like "that is SO cool!" and i must say, 5 out of 7 continents is pretty impressive. hope we can live up to Jijo's beautiful start.

Bethany

M.A.
06-25-2003, 05:47 AM
Wondering - does anyone know how to calculate the milage of this painting, as the crow flies? I think that would be kinda neat.

Happy to hear it won't interfere with your mid-terms Bethany. I too think this is very cool. ;)

*waving to Bethany's brother and mother*

Jijo
06-25-2003, 10:53 AM
Thanks Ruth, Judy, KK and Beth for participating an commenting step#1.
Mary Ann, Thanks for all this organization, this is going to be a succesful project and a worldwide milleage record.

Very relaxed now, just waiting for arrival confirmation.

Also a bit anxious about seein developement, what about the echoe project? as a way to go ahead in the meantime by doing the whole thing by eachself, or is a bad idea cause may interferre others freedom for his personal interpretation?

ALex

M.A.
06-25-2003, 04:26 PM
I'm excited about seeing the development too. Has the baby elephant landed in Florida yet?

I think the echo project will start sometime :D

Here's a glass of wine for you Alex to relax with :)

tigre255
06-25-2003, 07:27 PM
Haven't gotten here yet guys and gals......will let you know the minute it arrives........lol just sit back and relax........:D

artmom
06-25-2003, 09:08 PM
Barb, HOW CAN WE RELAX!!! THAT'S A MIGHTY BIG ELEPHANT FLYING AROUND!!!! LOL

M.A.
06-25-2003, 09:14 PM
Here, Lyn, I'll share my chocolate with you ... and anyone else who needs something to nibble on while they're waiting for the elephant to land on their doorstep. :)

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Its on its way!!!:clap:

tigre255
06-25-2003, 09:21 PM
Maybe this will help..........lol "getting Lyn a glass of wine so she can relax"

babybrush
06-25-2003, 09:55 PM
i'm gettin antsy for an update myself. the problem with this project is that it is so slow. wish it would just GET THERE!!

Bethany

M.A.
06-25-2003, 10:03 PM
Hmmm, Bethany, care to join me with some chocolate? :D

babybrush
06-25-2003, 11:10 PM
hey i think i hace some in chip form in the kitchen. maybe i will join you MA. i feel a need for some chocolate and a chat. this has been one of those "oh, i want to cry" kind of evenings. problem is i don't really have anything to cry about. better go read some threads before i get really strange.

Bethany

M.A.
06-26-2003, 05:23 AM
Hang in there Bethany, we all have those kinds of evenings. *This too shall pass*

Soon you'll be on your way to university :)

Where is Marvin with his watercolor chatroom and password when you need him? Oh, yes, he's out painting soccer players.

Chocolate chips? That sounds wonderful!

M.A.
06-26-2003, 05:29 AM
btw - Bethany, which area of the world will you be going to university? I have a niece at university in Chicago.

artmom
06-26-2003, 06:24 AM
Ooooh! Wine and chocolate while I wait--a good Merlot would work! Bethany, hang in there!

babybrush
06-26-2003, 09:22 AM
thanks you guys and i ate like a quarter bag of chocolate chips last night (shhh...don't tell my mom ;) )

MA...i will be in East Texas. Nacagodoches ( NAC a DOH chis) if you want to know the town. speaking of chat rooms, i always wished marvin would post a URL to the chatroom so i could find it. never can remember how to get there.

Bethany

M.A.
06-26-2003, 11:25 AM
Bethany - only 1/4-bag? You are disciplined. :) Posting a link to the chat room would be a great idea, I can't find it either.:(

artmom
06-26-2003, 11:33 AM
Ladies, you can only find that chat room when Marvin is in there, and the password is 12345!!

babybrush
06-26-2003, 11:37 AM
oh i see, so that is like marvin's private chat room? well what makes HIM so special :D ;) . i will just have to ask him to give directions next time he's in there so i can find it. thanks for looking MA.

Bethany

tigre255
06-26-2003, 11:40 AM
Would someone tell me what Marvin calls his chat room........:o

mchew
06-26-2003, 11:44 AM
Ladies,

It's NOT my private chatroom... anyone can create a new chatroom and give it whatever name and password you want but it's only temporary and it's gone the moment nobody is in there.

Jijo, Execellent start and looking forward for it to reach here... :)

babybrush
06-26-2003, 01:33 PM
Marvin... i was only teasing since you are the only one who seems to bother setting one up. if you could post a link to where i can find the site i would love to chat, i just can't seem to find it in time.

Bethany

artmom
06-26-2003, 01:39 PM
Bethany, several of us have just spent about an hour with Marvin in the Washers Room--too bad you missed us--he usually is on there around 11:45 am to about 1:00 pm EDT. He isn't there everyday. Ask him to PM you when he plans on being there! I just stumble across him in the Chat Room list.

M.A.
06-26-2003, 03:46 PM
dang - missed it again!

(did I just say 'dang'?)

tigre255
06-27-2003, 03:28 PM
*******bump*******

Time to bump it up......finally got the elephant in my hot little hands......know what I'll be painting this weekend........:D

M.A.
06-27-2003, 03:29 PM
The elephant has landed!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Have fun Barb!!!!:D

artmom
06-27-2003, 03:30 PM
Yaaaa! The elephant has landed in Florida!!:D

M.A.
06-27-2003, 03:33 PM
Did it arrive in good shape? What is it like to have it in your hot little hands? I'm curious. In need of details.:D

tigre255
06-27-2003, 03:39 PM
Yep landed on my door step and will probably be flying out Monday......
:D

tigre255
06-27-2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Did it arrive in good shape? What is it like to have it in your hot little hands? I'm curious. In need of details.:D

landed in good shape.......:D DETAILS....you want DETAILS...:rolleyes: :eek: I've taken it out of the shipping carton but haven't opened the painting yet......will do so tonight after dinner........first have to make room on my art table.......:rolleyes:

M.A.
06-27-2003, 03:42 PM
That was pretty fast! And we all know how quickly you paint! Looks like we're moving right along. :)

Back to my chocolate. :D

tigre255
06-27-2003, 03:48 PM
LOL @ Mary-ann.......

Yes I can paint pretty fast when on a roll.......:rolleyes:

Will probably have it done by Monday morning and will be sending it to Lyn (Artmom) that was my original plans, that way it goes straight up the state of Florida right into Tenn........;)

artmom
06-27-2003, 03:55 PM
I've sent Barb my address and I'll be sending it on to Bethany (Babybrush)!! I'll clean my painting table off right now, and have it all ready and clean by the time it gets here!! This is exciting!!

M.A.
06-27-2003, 03:56 PM
You two are so organized!!!:D

madmum
06-27-2003, 03:57 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Glad it arrived safely!

Ruth

Jijo
06-27-2003, 04:09 PM
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhh----.......
You don´t know how relaxed I am now...
I was terrified about Argentinian postal services and sendind that was nearly an epic story because FedEx and DHL wanted a certified letter to be sure I wasn´t exporting ART, so it was really hard, I was checking the site every hour to see the travel evolution....
AAAAHHHHHHhhhhh.... arrived.
I AM FREEE
Argentine is far but you can trust us (LOL)
Please Barb tell me it arrived safe and dry..

ALEX

tigre255
06-27-2003, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Jijo
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHhhhhh----.......
You don´t know how relaxed I am now...
I was terrified about Argentinian postal services and sendind that was nearly an epic story because FedEx and DHL wanted a certified letter to be sure I wasn´t exporting ART, so it was really hard, I was checking the site every hour to see the travel evolution....
AAAAHHHHHHhhhhh.... arrived.
I AM FREEE
Argentine is far but you can trust us (LOL)
Please Barb tell me it arrived safe and dry..

ALEX

You can relax Alex......it's safe and dry......the box it came in is another story though......looks as if it's been through a war......lol but the painting is in excellent shape....just opened the painting out and took a look at your part and it is good......still haven't decided what part i will paint.......lol but it will be done by monday i promise and shipped in a new tube..........