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Old 01-02-2013, 08:20 AM
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We are trying a slightly different approach to this monthly challenge, instead of always using a photographic reference.

We have already tried a 'theme' of Sunrises and Sunsets, where participants could choose their own reference, with a couple of photos given to suggest ideas.

This seemed to be popular and so a host may also suggest a 'theme' for a month's challenge and supply one or two refs. to support the choice.

For example, themes might be:
[list][*]A Winter Sky (or summer, spring, autumn, storm, rain etc).
[*]Seaside; Lake vista; Mountainous country; Rural Landscape; Town-scape; Village ... etc
[*]Figures: Children playing; Groups; Individuals; Dancers;
[*]Portraits: Children; Adults; animals
[*]Wildlife - in the wild or domestic
[*]Still Life - a wide and varied genre!
[*]A descriptive text explaining a reference you have chosen but which remains hidden from the participants until the 'reveal date'. Your text would describe your ref. as closely as possible to give people a mental image and verbal 'facts' from which to work. The type of image could be anything of your choice!
[*]Any other theme!

2014

January......................ncgirl (Sandra) ..... Indulgences

February...................... Ferlian ...... Nighttime

March .......................... Chammi Kaiser .......... Favourite (or least favourite) Holiday

April ........................... PattiLou ..... Fences

May ............................ ColinS ......... Asian pottery and/or culture

June............................Charlie's Mum ....... Water/Reflections and Impressionist style

July ............................ Shari 1948

August ..................... Spencer/Surroundedbypaint

September ................... Howard/Idylbrush

October ........................Ferlian

November .................... asmith38

December


Reservists

PattiLou
Charlie's Mum
Reikiart
Dewi

Please roll up and add your name and I'll try to keep the opening post edited with the updates

If you do host, would you please check the most recent (say 6 months worth) of DS in the Information Kiosk so we don't use images (or similar ones) too close together?
Index of all past Different Strokes. Many thanks.

PS.
Images can come from anywhere if copyright free!
Your own are great, but the RIL is a vast resource too and images there are freely available for our use.

NB - If you do use a different source, e.g. flikr or Photobucket or elsewhere, please make sure you have permission to use the reference -the copyright lies with the owner.

Some people already know the theme they'd like to use but you do not need to choose one until your time of hosting

Previous Schedule for 2011 and 2012 is here

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When you host, your invitation thread should include your own text but also the following -

  • All entries must be for this challenge and in acrylics - any type of acrylic.
  • Join in the discussion about the project - it's friendly and fun to learn how others are coping/struggling/thriving!!! But no visual images!
  • Help can be gained from asking but also from looking for resource materials elsewhere - the RIL e.g.
  • A 'reveal' date for all is 21st of the month - that gives us 3 weeks to make the work, plus an extra week for latecomers



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Suggested text for opening post of hosting thread:

WELCOME TO THE **date/month** DIFFERENT STROKES CHALLENGE



If you would like to host a Different Strokes, please see the Schedule thread here (Please make a link to the Schedule thread)

Please read the guidelines below carefully.

GUIDELINES:
On the first of each month a reference photo (or photos) will be posted in a thread entitled "Different Strokes".

All entries must be for this challenge and in acrylics - any type of acrylic.
Join in the discussion about the project - it's friendly and fun to learn how others are coping/struggling/thriving!!! But no visual images!
Help can be gained from asking but also from looking for resource materials elsewhere - the RIL e.g.
A 'reveal' date for all is 21st of the month - that gives us 3 weeks to make the work, plus an extra week for latecomers.
Interpret the ideas any way you wish - be inventive, realistic, influenced by another style or '...ism' - it's up to you!

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD WORK TO THE THREAD BEFORE THE 21ST OF THE MONTH.** Much more exciting and fun to see what 'masterpieces' appear!
If work is uploaded early it will be moved to a safe place until 21st.

At the end of the month the thread /discussion will be closed and a new challenge will begin.

**Please note, the single 'reveal' date is chosen so that we do not influence each other with our individual interpretations ......
that's the whole point of it being called 'Different Strokes'!
By all means ask questions in the thread or initiate discussion about the challenge - just don't post images!!!

The challenge this month is ................** your own description of the challenge**

You may crop, combine, zoom in and select a portion, use any part for pattern work ....... just let the imagination roam!

There are larger scale images here (if you have them, provide link)!


***Add image references as necessary.***
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Let me try for April.
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Sounds good - thanks H.
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

I will do February. Please remind me as I will probably forget. Does it matter that I don't participate in these things?
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Thanks Carol - will remind you in a couple of weeks ........... and 'No!'
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Hi Maureen,

I would be happy to do June. Should be settled in my new home by then!
I would really like my theme to be Wildlife.

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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Lovely Chammi - thank you
I'll add 'Wildlife' to the list laso so no-one repeats that in another month close to June.
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Maureen I will take May and will settle on a theme way before then and let you know if that is okay.
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

That's great Elaine - thank you
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Got a month free this year still? September? You are welcome to pencil me in Maureen!
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Thank you Gillian - delighted to book September for you
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Perhaps you could allow me to try for October? I may have questions, since I have not done this before.

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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Oh that's great! Love to have you host and shout away for any clarification! Thanks so much!
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

Hi Maureen. If you need someone for November, I would be willing to try. Like JT, having not done it before, I may have questions...

I think my theme for November will be "Home". Might fit nicely with the holiday season approaching.
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Re: Different Strokes: Hosting Schedule 2013

That would be great Colin, thanks so much. I'll add your name to Nov. when I'm on a proper computer!!!
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