Thursday, September 26, 2013

Leslie Saeta's 30 Day Painting Challenge: SamDoum's Day 26

It's Day 26 of Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and I have my new 26th Kaleidoscope in Ink painting for you today! Today's Kaleidoscope painting is in all pink. I hope you enjoy!
Kaleidoscope #26: 30 Day Painting Challenge: Day 26
$50.00 (+ 6.95 S&H) , 6"x6", Ink on Illustration Board

Did you Know? . . .

Day 26: Kaleidoscope Fact #26: Two very well known kaleidoscope makers are the husband and wife team, Bob and Grace Ade.

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  1. Love Pink! I am enjoying these......

  2. You come up with such different and beautiful designs each day. Mine would probably all look the same. Love the pink.

  3. Thank you so much Judy! I'm sure that if you tried yours would come out great. Drawing kaleidoscopes isn't as difficult as it may seem. The key, though, is just to always start at the center and work your way out. And almost naturally you will be able to create different designs. You should give it a try. I'm sure you'd do a great job and you will also find them to be very fun and relaxing to do as well.

  4. Me, too! Love the pink. The solid colors are looking beautiful, too. Great idea to mix it up.

    I don't know...they truly don't look easy. They are so delicate. I think you must have a lot of patience to do these. I'm gonna give it a whirl and see what the process is like. Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it goes!
    Have a fun day. Enjoy Day #27.

    1. Don't worry, it's not as hard as it looks. I'd be really happy to see how your kaleidoscopes come out. Can't wait for you to show me. And you'd be surprised at how relaxing it is. When done on a small surface, like 8x8 or 6x6 for example, you can even sit and do them while watching TV or listening to music. And it's soooo fun, especially fun b/c there are so many different designs that you can come up with. And most of the time, for me, I don't have a planned image in my head. I just work very freely, kind of on the spur of the moment type of thing with my markings, and every time I do one I get excited to see how one comes out, since I never know what it's going to look like ahead of time.

  5. P.S. just followed your blog!
    (I don't have a personal facebook yet...and the business facebook won't let me "like" . once I branch out to start the personal one...I will 'like' you!!) TTYL.

    1. Thanks so much for following my blog Joan! I didn't see that you had signed up though. I don't know if there is a delay or if there was some error. But just in case, though, could you please retry signing up at this link:

      Oh, and if you could please include your birthdate on the signup form. Starting today, I will be giving everyone who signs up to my newsletter and blog updates a free gift from when it's their birthday.

      I'd also like to 'like' your business facebook page, but I couldn't find it. Could you please send me the link? Oh, and are you going to do a newsletter as well. I would love to sign up for that when/if you do one.

  6. P.S.2
    Hey Samara,
    Where on blogger did you find how to show all your work together like that? I just took a look and can't figure it out? I think that is a wonderful feature, especially for this 30 in 30.

    1. No problem Joan. Just follow this link: . There is a video tutorial which shows you everything. It's the same tool Leslie is using on her blog to list all the artists blogs. But with this one you want to only display your own artwork so you wouldn't want to use the 'link up tool' like Leslie, but you would instead use the "project manager" tool. There involves some copying and pasting code to your blog, but it shouldn't be to difficult. Let me know if you have any questions I'd be more than happy to help you. :) I watched both videos (the link up video and the project manager) so that I could see how Leslie did hers. Just so I would know how to do it should it ever come in handy. I would recommend you watching both as well just in case it would come in handy to you too later on down the road with your art or your other doggie and cat wear business.

  7. Thanks for all the help, Samara!! Gonna give it a try.

    Plus, I just finished my kaleidoscope drawing, I will include it with my post for Day #27.

    (Oh, I 'followed' your blog the first time at the very bottom of the blog page, where it says: "Followers". Then... just now, I followed via email subscription.)

    Here is my facebook address:

    Ok... thanks again. Have fun with Day #27.

    Until tomorrow...

    1. Oooo, i can't wait to see it. I'm sure it turned out terrific! I just 'liked you facebook page a few moments ago. Alright, Have a good night. I can't wait to see your post tomorrow!


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