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A little Blue – photograph by Emmy Horstkamp 2016

Today is the first day of our first 14 day challenge for 2016.  The colour for day 1 is blue.

As stated on the challenge page, I would like you to focus on the meaning behind the word blue as you take the photo or create your art piece in blue.

Here are the words to incorporate:

Positive:  Intelligence or Trust

Negative: Doubt or Ignorance

You can incorporate all of the words or just one of them but I do need you to focus on the feeling that you want to express with the colour not just the shade of blue you are going to use.

The photo above was taken Saturday Morning.  I will be working on a drawing in blue today focusing on Doubt or maybe take another photo if I see something on the way to Frauenstrasse 18.

Another Way to Play with Blue

I took the photo below in 2014 of a blue Munich tram and blue paper recycle trash cans. People who live in Munich knew the photo was a vibrant blue even though there was no blue in the desaturated shot. It was a gray day and I wanted the photo to feel that way but the objects I photographed are so blue that people’s brains filled in the colour and saw a photo filled with blue.

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A Little Bit of Blue – photograph by Emmy Horstkamp 2014

This type of mind trick only works if you know the items are supposed to be blue so only people who live in Munich see blue, everyone else in the world sees a gray shot.  You can play with colour this way too if you want because, our challenges have no rules except that you challenge yourself and share your work with me (which can be a challenge for artists.)

Please post your challenge photo in our Facebook group or as a response to the post on our Facebook page if you are not living in Munich.

We also have a challenge group in case you are not comfortable sharing your challenge work with hundreds of artists.  The people in the challenge group share only images from the challenges I promise to populate both for you in case you hang out only in the small group.

REMINDER.  The challenges are not for art critique. I will not provide constructive criticism during a challenge.  The challenges are only for creativity and art production.  Art challenges are about getting yourself to create everyday so that you get over that idea that art is only for when you have time or, when you are inspired.   Art inspires me and sparks the creative process. I believe art will help you be more creative and appreciative of your life.

Happy Creating!

 

 

Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page www.emmyhorstkamp.com or visit me in Munich, Germany

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