Sunday, December 28, 2008

New / Hope

This week's challenge is New / Hope.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday January 4, 2009.

That's right! It's a new year, with new hopes and dreams. Show us what yours are!

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Partial / Whole.

Real / Fake Interpretations


This week's challenge was Real / Fake. It seems a few of us had fun with this one and the results show that. Our interpreters this week are: Maya, Janet, Diane, Rob, and a new contributor: Mlle. Gramophone. Welcome, MG!

Thanks to everyone who participated. If I missed anyone, please let me know by leaving a comment and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

Happy New Year to everyone!


UPDATE - 12.29.08: Seems I missed Tash's post on her Palos Verdes Daily Photo blog. Sorry 'bout that, Tash. Here is her interpretation of Real / Fake. Also, check out Virginia's interpretation of this challenge.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Real / Fake

This week's challenge is Real / Fake.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday December 28, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: New / Hope.

Cloud / Nine Interpretations


This week's Two Things Challenge was Cloud / Nine. As usual, the interpretations are great! We have a variety of photos and Frances chose a video as her medium of interpretation.

This week's participants are: Tash, Brian, Rob, Diane, Janet, Maya (here, here, and here), and Frances. If I missed anyone, please leave a comment and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

Thanks to everyone for participating! Best wishes for a warm holiday season.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cloud / Nine

This week's challenge is Cloud / Nine.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday December 21, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Real / Fake.

Urban / Art Interpretations


This week's Two Things Challenge was Urban / Art. All of the interpretations are great, as per usual! Our interpreters this week are: PJ, Rob, Bev, Janet, Diane, Lisa, Tash, Maya, and Virginia.

If I missed anyone, leave a comment and I'll add a link to your contribution.

Good job, everyone!

UPDATE - 12.15.08: Frances has created three beautiful representations of Urban / Art. Check them out on her blog, Tattered Mat.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Urban / Art

This week's challenge is Urban / Art.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday December 14, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Cloud / Nine.

Joint / Venture Interpretations


This week's challenge was Joint / Venture and was suggested by Maya. A number of us participated in this one, including our newest participant--PJ in Pensacola, Florida. Welcome PJ!

This week's interpreters are: Tash, PJ, Dan, Brian, Bev, Janet, Maya (here and here), and Rob.

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

UPDATE - 12.08.08: Diane has also posted an interpretation for this challenge. Here is her contribution this week. Thanks, Diane!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Joint / Venture

This week's challenge is Joint / Venture and was suggested by Maya. I thought I'd start something new this week and provide a link to Merriam-Webster's as a way of stimulating your creative juices. Just click on each word in this week's challenge to get a definition. Or, go rogue and define it yourself!

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday December 7, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Urban / Art.

Apples / Oranges Interpretations


This week's challenge was Apples / Oranges and was probably a bit of a stretch, I think. I know I had a hard time coming up with something. Some of you were literal and others weren't. The interpretations are, as usual, all wonderful!

We've also had a couple of new people join us. Welcome to Brian in Minnesota and Dan in Texas. In addition to their contributions to this week's challenge, Dan has also provided an additional interpretation for last week's; you can see it here.

This week's contributors are: Rob, Serena, Diane (here and here), Tash, Brian, Dan, Janet, Maya, and Frances.

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Apples / Oranges

You've heard that phrase about comparing apples to oranges, right? Well, that's this week's 2 Things Challenge: Apples / Oranges. I suppose another descriptor for this would be similar / dissimilar. Either way, I know we'll come up with great interpretations.

As usual, this challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday November 30, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Joint / Venture.

Green / Yellow Interpretations


This week's 2 Things Challenge was Green / Yellow. A few of us participated in this one and the results are a lot of fun!

This week's interpreters are: Tash, Janet, Maya, Rob, Bev, and Diane. Good job everyone!

And though this entry isn't labeled a 2 Things Challenge, Virginia over at Birmingham Daily Photo has a lovely photo befitting this challenge. Check out Les Trois Bouteilles.

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment and I'll add a link to your blog.


UPDATE - 11.24.08: Frances posted her interpretation of this challenge today. Visit her here. She also pointed out a lovely painting by Neda that includes the colors from this challenge. See it here. Thanks, Frances!



UPDATE - 11.30.08: Dan, in McKinney, Texas, contributed an interpretation to Green / Yellow. Check it out here. Welcome, Dan!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Green / Yellow

This week's Two Things Challenge is Green / Yellow.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday November 23, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Apples / Oranges.

Bent / Straight Interpretations


This week's challenge was admittedly odd: Bent / Straight, but I think everyone who participated did a great job finding ways to interpret this one!

Participants this week are: Lisa, Diane, Janet, Rob, Frances (here and here), and Maya.

And while these weren't submitted as interpretations for this week, I do want to highlight this photo by Debi and call attention to Virginia's current blog header and her entry today, kicking off her trip to Paris. Both of these photos and the header, along with those who contributed their interpretations, do a great job portraying this week's theme.

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment here and I'll add a link to your photos.

UPDATE - 11.17.08: Maya added another photo to this week's interpretations. Check it out here.

UPDATE - 11.19.08: Frances called my attention to an interpretation by Bev. Check it out here. Thank you, Frances, and my apologies to Bev! Sorry for the oversight.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bent / Straight

This week's Two Things Challenge is Bent / Straight.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday November 16, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Green / Yellow.

Saturday / Sunday Interpretations


This week's challenge was Saturday / Sunday. Not exactly easy, but everyone who participated did a great job!

This week's interpreters are: Frances, Larry, Rob, Bev, Diane, Janet, Maya (here and here), and Virginia.

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment and I'll add a link to your contribution.

UPDATE - 11.19.08: I don't know how I missed this, but apparently Bev did a second interpretation for Saturday/Sunday. Here it is.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Note

Just a quick note about this week's two things challenge, Saturday / Sunday: I've had a couple of folks express concern about whether they'll be able to interpret this week's challenge and post in time, especially because Sunday is the deadline and Sunday is part of the challenge. I won't post results until very late on Sunday evening to give people a chance to photograph and post their interpretations.

Hope that helps with this challenge and relieves your stress! And now I've got to get cracking. I have yet to photograph my ideas for this challenge!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saturday / Sunday

This week's Two Things Challenge is Saturday / Sunday.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday November 9, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Bent / Straight.

Textures / Shapes Interpretations


This week's 2 Things Challenge was Textures / Shapes. It's always such a pleasure to post the results every week, because everyone does such a great job and this week is no exception.

This week's interpreters include: Dream with the Fishes, Diane, Virginia, Lisa, Janet, Andrea, Bev, Maya (here and here), and Rob.

Good job, everybody! If I missed anyone, please leave a comment here and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

UPDATE - 11.03.08: Maya, over at Maya Photography, added another photo to this challenge. Check it out!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Textures / Shapes

This week's Two Things Challenge is Textures / Shapes.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday November 2, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Saturday / Sunday.

Big / Little Interpretation


This week's challenge was Big / Little. A lot of fun interpretations showed up on this one. This week's contributors are: Bev, Lisa, Larry, Diane, Tash, Janet, and Rob.

If I missed anyone, let me know and I'll post a link to your interpretation. Good job everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Big / Little

This week's Two Things Challenge is Big / Little.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday October 26, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Textures / Shapes.

Black / White Interpretation


This week's Two Things Challenge was Black / White. A fair handful of us participated in this one with the usual excellent results! A warm hello to Gara, Diane, and Larry, who rejoin us this week.

This week's interpreters of Black / White are: Lisa, Bev, Janet, Gara, Diane, Larry, Tash, Rob, and Maya. If I missed anyone or if you posted later, please leave a comment here and I'll post a link to your contribution.

Once again, well done, everyone! Thank you!


UPDATE - 102008: Debi Cates took a gorgeous photo in B&W, as you can see from the thumbnail at the left. I posted yesterday's round-up before I knew about her photo (sorry 'bout that Debi), but here it is in all it's beauty.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Black / White

This week's Two Things Challenge is Black / White.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday October 19, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Big / Little.

East / West Interpretations


This week's challenge was East / West. Not the easiest challenge, supposedly, but everyone who participate contributed wonderful interpretations. And, Bev in Hull, U.K., contributed a bit of poetry as well.

This week's contributors were: Shades of Gray, Rob, Bev, Maya, Virginia, Tash, and Janet. If I missed anyone, please let me know and I'll post a link to your contribution.

Thanks to everyone who participated! You all did a great job.


Update--10.14.08: Maya just added the East part to her interpretation of last week's challenge. Check it out here. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

East / West

This week's Two Things Challenge is East / West.*

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday October 12, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Black / White.

* One or two of you have emailed me wondering what the challenge is looking for. It can be anything you want, of course! If you really want to brainstorm ideas, though, email me here and I'll shoot a few suggestions your way.

Solid / Pattern Interpretations


This week's challenge was Solid / Pattern. Nine of us interpreted this one, the most we've had in a long time! We have a couple of new people this week, too: Cindi Augustine and Living Life in Shades of Gray. Welcome to both of you!

This week's participants are: Debi, Rob, Bev (here and here), Virginia, Lisa, Cindi, Tash, Living Life in Shades of Gray, and Janet. Good job everyone!

If I missed anyone, leave a comment here and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

UPDATE: 8:00 PM ET ... Maya out in Seattle adds two pictures to this week's challenge. Check out her interpretation of Solid / Pattern here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Solid / Pattern

This week's Two Things Challenge is Solid / Pattern.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday October 5, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: East / West.

Blue / Green Interpretations


This week's challenge was Blue / Green. Everyone found some really beautiful representations for these two colors. Our contributors are: Virginia, Lisa, Bev, Debi, Diane, Janet, Tash (here and here), and Maya (here and here.)

Great job everyone!

If I missed anyone, please leave a comment here so I can add a link to your interpretation.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Green / Blue

This week's Two Things Challenge is Green / Blue.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday September 28, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be: Solid / Pattern.

Product / Label Interpretations


This week's challenge was Product / Label. As is the norm around here, everyone who participated provided wonderful interpretations of these two words. Our interpreters this week were: Rob, Virginia, Diane, Tash, Janet, Bev, and Maya. Good job again everyone and thank you for participating!

If I missed anyone, leave a comment here and I'll add a link to your blog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Product / Label

This week's Two Things Challenge is Product / Label.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday September 21, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be a color challenge: Green / Blue.

Old / Fashion Interpretations


Last week's challenge was Old / Fashion. Several folks participated and, as is the norm in these parts, turned out excellent interpretations! This is the second time Old has featured as one of the two choices--a fact I overlooked when I chose this challenge. Still, everyone came through with flying colors!

This week's participants were: Maya, Bev, Lisa, Larry, Diane, and Janet.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If I missed anyone, leave a comment and I'll post a link to your interpretation.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Old / Fashion

This week's Two Things Challenge is Old / Fashion.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday September 14, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, poetry, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Product / Label.

Music / Note Interpretations


This week's Two Things Challenge was Music / Note. All of the contributions to this challenge are excellent and very creative. And, I think for the first time in 2TC history, someone wrote a poem for this week's challenge. That honor goes to Bev and here are her lovely words:

Harmony of the Spheres

Music is emotion
It strikes the deepest chord
The passions of Puccini
The march that provokes the sword
The tender love in lullaby
What has this to do with rote
Mysteriously at its essence
Mathematical patterns of the note

This week's interpreters are: Janet, Bev, Lisa, Diane, Rob, Maya, and our newest contributor Eeyore's Ramblin's. Thanks to everyone who participated again this week. It's always so much fun to see each person's take on two words.

If I missed anyone's interpretation, please leave a comment and I'll add a link here to your interpretation!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Music / Note

This week's Two Things Challenge is Music / Note.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday September 7, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Old / Fashion.

Church / Lady Interpretations


This week's challenge was Church / Lady. The interpretations for this one are, as usual, excellent! Our participants this week were: Maya (here and here), Virginia, PJ, Bev, Diane, and Janet.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If I've missed anybody, please leave a comment and I'll post a link to your interpretation.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Church / Lady

This week's Two Things Challenge is Church / Lady.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday August 31, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Music / Note.

Hard / Soft Interpretations


This week's Two Things Challenge was Hard / Soft. A few of us took part in this and came up with some great interpretations. Be sure to check out Tash, Bev, Diane, Maya, Rob, and Janet.

If I missed anyone, leave a comment and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

Update 08.25.08: Virginia just posted her interpretation for this challenge and I really think you'll enjoy it. I know I did. Check it out! And PJ in Pensacola, Florida, join us in this challenge. Here's another interpretation of Hard / Soft.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hard / Soft

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Hard / Soft.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday August 24, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Church / Lady.

Window / Shop Interpretations


This week's challenge was Window / Shop and, as usual, the interpretations are as wonderful as the photographers and artists who participated.

Our interpreters this week are: Rob, Tash, Diane, Maya, and Janet. Tomorrow, Virginia of Birmingham Daily Photo will post her contribution. I'll come back and update this entry then to reflect her participation.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Once again, great job! And if I missed anyone, please let me know so I can include a link to your interpretation.

Update 08.18.08: Andrea posted some great shots of windows and shops in San Simeon, California, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. See her coast-to-coast interpretations here!

And be sure to check out Virginia's interpretations. Here's a teaser: her photos include the two surest-selling points of all time--kids and puppies!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Window / Shop

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Window / Shop.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday August 17, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Hard / Soft.

Over / Under Interpretation


This week's challenge was Over / Under.

Quite a few of us took this one on and came up with a great collection of interpretations. To see this week's contributions visit Maya, Lisa, Andrea, Tash, Diane, Janet, and Rob.

If I missed anyone, let me know and I'll add a link to your interpretation.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Good job gals and guy!

Update 08.14.08: Maya at Seattle Day-in-the-Life posted a second interpretation of this challenge. Check it out here.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Over / Under

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Over / Under.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday August 10, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

And, as a teaser for the week following, the challenge will be Window / Shopping.

Up / Down Interpretations


This week's challenge was Up / Down. Several folks contributed interpretations and here they are: Virginia, Diane, Maya (here and here), Rob, and Janet.

Thanks to everyone who participated and welcome to Virginia who joined us for the first time this week!

If I missed anyone's interpretation, leave a comment here and I'll post a link to your contribution.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Up / Down

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Up / Down.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday August 3, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Corner / Stone Interpretations


This week's 2 Things Challenge was Corner / Stone. We had a couple of contributors, including someone new who came to the challenge by way of Virginia! Welcome to Tash of Palos Verdes Daily Photo!

Our interpreters this week are Maya, Rob, Diane, Tash, and Janet.

If I left anyone out or if you'd still like to contribute, leave a comment letting me know and I'll post a link to your blog. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Corner / Stone

This week's Two Things Challenge is Corner / Stone.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday July 27, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

People / Watch Interpretation


This week's challenge was People / Watch. I think this one was challenging for everyone from the standpoint of breaking out of our personal comfort zones and just taking random pictures of people. All those who participated did a great job! This week's people watchers are: Diane, Maya, Virginia, Rob, and Janet.

And a special shout-out to Virginia, who is participating for the first time this week. Welcome!

If I've missed anyone or if you'd still like to participate in this challenge, just leave a comment and I'll post a link to your interpretation. And once again, well done everyone!

P.S. Debi, Bobbie, Frances, Bev, Andrea, Sue, Lisa, Gara, Barb, Rima, Neda, Katie.... We miss your contributions!


UPDATE: 07.20.08 @ 11:20 PM ET... Maya shot additional photos today at Seattle's Farmer's Market and Sustainability Fair. Check them out here!

UPDATE: 08.22.08: Okay, I don't know how I missed this one from Bev, but I did. I only just caught it this week. Bev: My apologies. To see Bev's contribution to People/Watch, click here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

People / Watch

This week's Two Things Challenge is People / Watch.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday July 20, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Litter / Bug Interpretations


This week's challenge was Litter / Bug. A few of us participated in this one. To see the results in full, visit Maya, Rob, Janet, and Diane.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this one! If I missed anyone or if you'd still like to participate, leave a comment here and I'll post a link to your blog.

Update 07.14.08: While Babooshka at Ramsey Daily Photo wasn't necessarily participating in this challenge, today's photo on RDP reflects last week's challenge so I'm linking it here. Check it out.

Update 07.15.08: Quincy Daily Photo wasn't participating in this challenge, but the photo on QDP is apropos so here's a link to Water Pollution.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Litter / Bug

This week's Two Things Challenge is Litter / Bug.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday July 13, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Work / Book Interpretations


Last week's challenge was Work / Book. Several of us took a shot at this challenge and here are the results. This week's contributors are: Rob, Bev, Janet, Maya, Diane. Good job, everyone! This challenge wasn't as easy as I thought it would be (how often has that been the case?!), but you all managed it brilliantly as always!

If you participated in this challenge and I missed your entry, please let me know so I can link you here!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Work / Book

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Work / Book. You can show us what you do or where you work or what you're working on.... You can show us what you're reading or what needs to be read or books you collect or places you go to collect books. Whatever. As usual, the only limitation is your imagination.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday July 6, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Round / Square Interpretations


This week's challenge was Round / Square and produced a hoard of excellent interpretations. This week's contributors are: Maya, Frances, Janet, Diane (here and here) Rob, Andrea, and Bev (here and here.)

As always, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. If I missed anyone who contributed to this week's challenge, please let me know so I can link you here.

Thanks again to everyone who played along this week. Very, very well done!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Round / Square

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Round / Square. Hint: It can be an object or a place. As always, sky's the limit on the interpretations.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday June 29, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Parallel / Perpendicular Interpretations


This week's 2 Things Challenge was Parallel / Perpendicular and the interpretations are some of the best I've seen! From Bev's fabulous illustration to Andrea's hilarious adventures of Sock Monkey in search of the perfectly parallel-perpendicular predicaments, this week's photos and art are too, too fun. Check it out: Maya, Bev, Rob, Janet, Diane, and Andrea.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Really, really well done. If I've missed someone, please let me know and I'll post a link to your interpretation here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Parallel / Perpendicular

Just for fun, this week's Two Things Challenge is Parallel / Perpendicular.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday June 22, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Fireplug / Flagpole Interpretations


This week's 2 Things Challenge was Fireplug / Flagpole. A few of us got in on the fun and here are the results for your viewing enjoyment: Diane, Andrea, Bev (here and here), and Janet (here and here.) Also, while this isn't technically a contribution, the folks at Quincy Daily Photo had a nice, sort of homey shot up on their blog on Friday of a flag. Check it out here. As always, if I've missed anyone, let me know so I can add you to the list of folks who contributed.

Thanks for playing along everyone!

UPDATE: 06.19.08--Be sure to check out Maya's picture of a fireplug here!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fireplug / Flagpole

Just for fun, this week's Two Things Challenge is Fireplug* / Flagpole.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday June 15, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

* Also known as a fire hydrant.

Symmetrical / Abstract Interpretations


The past week's challenge was Symmetrical / Abstract and the submissions are really good, as usual!

This week's contributors are: Rob, Bev, Diane, Andrea, Maya, and Janet. Be sure to check out their work. And if I missed anyone, please let me know so I can include you.

Thanks again everyone! Really well done!

Update 06.11.08: Missed this on Lisa's blog. Be sure to check out her interpretation of Symmetrical.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Symmetrical / Abstract

This week's 2 Things Challenge is Symmetrical / Abstract.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday June 8, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Alliteration / Alike Interpretations


This week's challenge was a bit of a stretch, but those who participated did a really, really fantastic job! I don't know about the rest of you, but I love alliterations and had a lot of fun with this one.

Contributors to this week's challenge include: Bev at On Another Planet, Rob at Dusty Lens, Lisa at Lisa Sarsfield 365 (here and here), Janet at D.C. Confidential (here and here), and Diane at Diane Clancy's Art. Thanks to everyone who participated!

If I missed anyone, please let me know so I can add you to this interpretation.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Alliteration / Alike

This week's Two Things Challenge is Alliteration / Alike. This one might seem a little tough, but let's give it a stab anyway! For alliteration, two or more things that begin with or have the same sound. (Here's an example; see the third picture and caption and the comments in the series.) For alike, two or more things that are similar to one another. Good luck!

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday June 1, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

In the Sky / On the Ground Interpretations


Last week's challenge was In the Sky / On the Ground. Everyone had great photographs again. This week's contributors were: Rob at Dusty Lens, Andrea at The Way I See It, Diane at Diane Clancy's Art, Janet at D.C. Confidential, and Maya at Maya Photography-A Day In a Life.

Good job, everyone! Thanks again for your participation.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

In the Sky / On the Ground

This week's 2 Things Challenge is In the Sky / On the Ground

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday May 25, 2008.

This is Sunday noon EST, 11 am CST, 9 am PST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember, anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Noisy / Peaceful Interpretations



This week's challenge was Noisy / Peaceful. Based on the interpretations, I think everyone had a good time with this one. This week's contributors are: Gara at North Mississippi Artist, Lisa at Three Hundred & Sixty-Five (here and here), Diane at Diane Clancy's Art, Janet at D.C. Confidential, Bev at On Another Planet, and Andrea at The Way I See It.

Thanks to everyone who contributed this week!

If I missed anyone, let me know and I'll add your contribution.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Noisy / Peaceful

This week's Two Things Challenge is Noisy / Peaceful and is loosely based on a suggestion from Andrea and the list a few of you contributed to back in March. If you have an idea for two things you'd like to challenge us to interpret, please leave a comment here.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday May 18, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 1pm CST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Mother / Land Interpretations


This week's challenge was Mother / Land. A few of us participated and you can see the results above. This week's contributors, based on comments, were Janet of D.C. Confidential, Diane of Diane Clancy's Art Blog, and Frances of Holy Carpet. Andrea of The Way I See It also posted a tribute to her mom (I'm not 100% sure if she meant it to be part of this week's interpretations, so I'm only including a link.) If I've left anyone out, let me know and I'll update this entry to include your interpretation.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mother / Land

This week's Two Things Challenge is Mother / Land. Next Sunday is Mother's Day in the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. (It's also Pentacost in the Eastern Orthodox traditions, but I stray.) If you'd like to honor your mother or a special caretaker or nurturer in your life or show us what you love about being a mom and you want to interpret land, you can do both with this week's challenge!

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday May 11, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 1pm CST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember anyone can join! Just post your entries--as few or as many as you'd like--on your blog and leave us a comment here. All media are welcome--paintings, photography, collages, drawings, sculpture, whatever you'd like.

Rough / Smooth Interpretations


This week's challenge was Rough / Smooth and everyone who contributed did a great job with their interpretations! This week's interpreters are: Katie at Rustic Stains, Diane of Diane Clancy's Art, Janet of D.C. Confidential, Frances of Holy Carpet, Andrea of The Way I See It and Maya of Maya Photography (here and here.) Welcome to our newest contributors!

Shameless and completely unsolicited plug here: with Maya's entry, you can either click on the two links above individually or just go straight to her blog as a whole. I recommend the latter, because right now she has a picture of the most adorable puppy on her blog. (Yeah, I confess, I'm a sucker for a cute puppy!)

As always, good job everyone. And, if I left anyone out, please let me know and I'll add your contribution to the interpretations.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Rough / Smooth

This week's challenge is Rough / Smooth.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday May 4, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 1pm CST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember anyone can join! Just post your entries on your blog and leave us a comment here.

Self / Portrait Interpretations


This week's challenge was Self / Portrait. Everyone did a really great job with this one! This week's contributors are Gara, Lisa, Maya, Janet, Diane, and Andrea. If I missed anyone, let me know and I'll add your interpretation to the collection.

Good job everyone!

Update: Frances interpreted Self / Portrait, as well. To see her contribution, visit her blog here. (Sorry to be late posting this link, Frances. I've only just been back to this site this morning!)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Self / Portrait

This week's challenge is Self / Portrait.

This challenge ends on 19:00 UTC Sunday April 27, 2008.

That is Sunday noon EST, 1pm CST, 7 pm in the UK, and Monday 8 am in New Zealand. And lest this sound strict, you know we would be pleased at any time to have your entry. We really aren't rule-oriented.

Remember anyone can join! Just post your entries on your blog and leave us a comment here.

Masculine / Feminine Interpretations


This week's challenge was Masculine / Feminine and was suggested by Rob at Dusty Lens. Seems everyone had fun with this one and tried to interpret this as more than bugs and slugs for boys and ribbons and bows for girls! This week's contributors were: Maya, Rob, Andrea, Diane, Janet, Lisa, and Frances.

If I missed anyone, let me know and I'll add you to this week's interpretations.

Once again, well done everyone!


Updated on 04.22.08 to include Frances' interpretations and a link to her contributions.