Still wondering if TWELVTY is for you?
Not sure what TWELVTY is all about?
Q. How long is the program & how much time will I need?
A. TWELVTY runs from January through December 2017. Each month is dedicated to a single color.
How much time is your call, some months & colors will feel more inspiring and some months you’ll be more occupied in life. That’s how it goes 😉 It’s yours to fit in as it suits you – one month can blend into another like one color blends into another!
The content for each month will take maybe an hour or two to read through, watch and absorb.
The material is full of prompts & inspiration more than tasks & homework – this is a resource you get to keep forever and can return to as often as you like, feeding it into your existing creative practice.
The online forum will run all year and be there to dip in and out of as you choose.
I will pop by the Facebook group at least 3 or 4 times a week, and you can email or message any time with questions. I aim to get back to you within 48 hours (usually much quicker!)
Q. I only like *a specific color* – can I join for just that month?
A. TWELVTY is about diving deep into the whole color wheel. I’ll be focusing in on a single color each month, but the real value is seeing each segment in the context of the whole. If there are some colors you don’t much care for, then it’s only a month until we move on! And you might be surprised how much you find you like other colors when you explore them!
Q. Can I join any time in the year?
A. Because of the volume of content the doors to TWELVTY will close to new members at the end of February. If you join after January you will have immediate access to all the material up to the date you join.
Q. What kind of content will there be & how often?
A. At the start of every month I’ll send you a 15-20 page fully illustrated ebook with loads of information about the month’s color. Something different each month to keep it inspiring from design, art through the ages, fashion, color in nature, associations and meanings connected with the color, historical and cultural links around the world … & loads of resources to follow up further if something really grabs your attention.
PLUS I’ll send you a weekly newsletter where I share videos & posts about my process as I work with the month’s color.
Q. I’m a *specific kind of artist* is TWELVTY suitable for me?
A. The program is adaptable to any medium, as the common link is color. Already we have a range of creatives including a writer and a weaver – so there are no limits on how color can be used to inspire!
I work mostly in mixed media and textile art, but every member of the tribe will bring something unique to the group, so the more diverse the group, the more inspiration we’ll be able to share together – I’m really excited to see what the group brings!
Q. How does the TWELVTY forum work?
A. The forum is a private Facebook group for just the members of TWELVTY 2017 to share images of art they make and information they wish to share with the group. If you’d like to collaborate with someone in the group this is a great place to begin! When you sign up I’ll send you the link so we can add you to the group.
Each month/color has its own Pinterest board where links to color related articles & such-like shared on the Facebook forum can be mirrored to build an online collection of resources color by color.
Q. What materials and art supplies will I need?
A. Part of the challenge of working in one color & restricting your palette so your imagination gets stretched. Less really is more in this case! So unless you’re asking for a reason to go shopping, you can probably use what you already have! 😉
That said, how you choose to take TWELVTY into your practice is a personal choice.
Ideas for series you might want to play with:
Photography: each month’s color in nature, urban landscape, people and animals, fashion, architecture…
Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, digital art…): each month’s color in portraits, landscapes, abstracts… One big painting or a series of small ones each month… One BIG canvas divided in 12 that you work on through the year…
Art Journalling: each month’s color for page backgrounds – painted, printed, collaged, mixed media techniques. Journal about how the color makes you feel, connections it has in your life, memories it conjures up. Find quotes and poems and inspiring words to add.
Textile Art (Sewing, knitting, quilting, weaving, embroidery, patchwork…): A piece each month in each color that can be combined at the end of the year… A fabulously colorful garment or large work you add to through the year…
Poetry, Prose, Word Art: Take the information on each color to inspire your writing, develop a character, set a scene, describe an atmosphere… Maybe set a weekly/monthly word count target for each color. Decorate your writing with the color to fully embody it.
Video, Film, Vlogging: Find ways to bring the month’s color into your scene, discuss what the color means to you, where you find it, take us on a journey to seek it out!
Incorporate the color in your life: Not a creative practice, per se, but keep the color in your awareness by keeping something with you: maybe an item of clothing or piece of jewellery, or something small like a badge or pin you can wear through the month.
Maybe set the wallpaper on your phone or laptop to the month’s color, or an image you love in that color. A little reminder your subconscious will notice long after you forget it’s there!
Or how about a note to yourself, an affirmation, a quote, written in/on that color to keep in your pocket or wallet, or somewhere you’ll see it everyday like a bedside table or on the fridge or mirror…
What else? Let me know! Let’s jump into 2017 and bring the color alive!
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Be well, my friends, Much love to you all X
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