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Monday, 30 September 2013

Our September Challenge endeth

Well hello there, we're at the end of September already, hasn't it just flown by? As you know, September also means the end of our 'Poedgy' challenge, so we would like to say a big thank you to






for joining in the fun and making such great art work. Do take a look at their blogs, all are fab and well worth a look, not just for our challenge pieces.

So, the bears posted their inspiration piece at the start of the challenge, with Podgy's Insane art journal pages, but we couldn't just leave you without showing you another piece inspired by those wonderful Poe quotes.
Here's an art journal entry using the quote ' If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered'.

This was a real mix of found items, including an altered magazine image, an old faulty CD, pages from an old diary, and some Post It notes. We used Dylusions mists over the pages, and alcohol inks for the CD. Along with some India ink to create drippy effects and some texture paste we created a really textural background.

The best place for the quote was on the CD so it really stood out.

We've been preoccupied with Illness this month, along With Wilbear trying to sort everything to start his new studies next week, so we haven't come up with a theme for next month's challenge. Would anyone be interested in an 'Anything Goes' challenge using any book quote they liked?

With love from the bears


  1. What about a "what are you currently reading?" challenge? That's sort of anything goes....

  2. Great idea AJ :)

    Hope everyone at the House of Bears is feeling a lot better now and up for a new challenge

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Hi Guys
    I love having a look at what you have been up to and wow have you had fun with colour for this project, loving it

  4. A fantastic page for a brilliant quote! And I'm completely up for an Anything Goes literary challenge - lovely idea...

    I do hope October is healthier than September for you, and that everything goes brilliantly with your new course... look forward to hearing anything you choose to share about it!
    Alison xx

  5. Hope you are feeling much bear-ter now. Anything goes book quote sounds great.
    Love the artwork - and you really have some great looking textures too.
    Take care... Gill xx


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