CYW – Wrap-up

This year Color Your World Challenge was a definite challenge for me. It wasn’t easy. First it took me months – to figure out what I wanted to do. All I knew was I wanted to use the actual crayons in making the art. The image that started the crayon melting, so to speak, was this image of President Obama’s hands:0112a-sepia

I was struck by the way he held them, calm and relaxed; but more than that, it was the color of his hands. A beautiful shade of sepia brown. After deciding on what I wanted to do, I spent many more months searching for 120 images that matched the crayon colors. All the time I was doing that I was contemplating how to melt the crayons and then, finally practicing it. After that I had to sketch all 120 images from the inspirations.

By the time I was ready to pour the melted crayons, it was mid-November and the challenge started January 1. The whole time-consuming process of melting crayons, pouring, letting the wax harden, remove it and repouring as necessary – then adding the outlines and finishing touches to photograph the images – by the time I got close to the end I was into mid-January still working on April’s images. And, I also had to make sure the Blogging A to Z challenge was ready to go!

I’m not complaining about anything – I put this pressure on myself – and I alone own it. And that’s okay because I’ve learned to be better organized, to force myself to make decisions sooner and to stay with the decisions I’ve made. I have a tendency to delay making final decisions and then change lanes mid-stream.

So next year, when I do it all over  again – I’m hoping it will run more smoothly – it should – I’ve already begun the images for next year. So whether JNW’s Challenge goes forward or not, I will still post my work in 2018!

Here are my favorite images from April:

 

And my favorite 4 images of the whole series, starting with #4.

 

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CYW: Black

This is the LAST Color Your World Challenge post for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! It’s been a long haul and I’m glad its over. I’ll be doing a reflection post in a day or so; after 4 months of posting every day, I’ll be taking a break and post every other day or every two days or whenever I feel like it – at least for a while!

Melted Black crayon brushed on, outlined in black Sharpie and various button accents to mimic inspiration.0430b

 

The Inspiration:

0430a black

 

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CYW: Gray

This is the Color Your World Challenge for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! For more info on how to join in click on the badge at the bottom of the post!!!

Melted Gray crayon brushed on and outlined in black Sharpie.0429b

 

The Inspiration:0429a gray

 

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CYW: Silver

This is the Color Your World Challenge for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! For more info on how to join in click on the badge at the bottom of the post!!!

Melted Silver crayon brushed on, buttons on robot to mimic the inspiration and shells for the little fish’s eyes.0428b

 

The Inspiration:0428a silver

 

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CYW: Timberwolf

This is the Color Your World Challenge for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! For more info on how to join in click on the badge at the bottom of the post!!!

Melted Timberwolf crayon, brushed on, outlined in black Sharpie, with pink buttons for the wolf’s tongue.0427b

 

The Inspiration:0427a timberwolf

 

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CYW: White

This is the Color Your World Challenge for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! For more info on how to join in click on the badge at the bottom of the post!!!

Melted White crayon, brushed on, outlined in black Sharpie with goldtone buttons to mimic the fixture in the inspiration.0426b

 

The Inspiration:0426a white

 

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CYW: Wild Watermelon

This is the Color Your World Challenge for 2017 – 120 days of Crayola Crayon Colors! For more info on how to join in click on the badge at the bottom of the post!!!

Melted Wild Watermelon crayon painted on, outlined in black Sharpie with pink flowers in the pink water.0422b

The Inspiration:0422 wild watermelon

 

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