Monday, 8 June 2009

CHALLENGE 1 - MONA LISA

We are so excited to welcome you to our very first Three Muses challenge and we hope you like our first choice of theme.

Is it because Mona Lisa has one of the most famous faces in the world, or is her enigmatic smile the reason she so often features in altered art?

Whatever the reason Mona Lisa, or her enigmatic smile, is our very first challenge theme.

The size and medium are your choice, it's your interpretation of the theme we are looking forward to seeing.

Don't forget to post a link to your blogs so we can all see your artistic creations.

So without further ado your inspiration this week is Mona Lisa by Taluula. Have Fun.

77 comments:

  1. Fantastic start to the new challenge, Ann. I love Ms Mona Lisa Zetti!! As you would say, Diddley Scrumptious (or words to that effect). It is going to be so exciting to see Mona According to Blogsters!!

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  2. Mermaid Mona is happily swimming along on my blog!
    Please click on my name & thanks for looking!
    JudyNZ

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  3. Congrats ladies on the new challenge blog,looks like there's going to be some great theme's happening in the coming weeks.
    jayne x

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  4. Fabulous! You can find my Lisa here.
    daisy xx

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  5. Congratulations on this blog launch and best wishes for MUCH success! I KNOW that great things will be happening here and can't wait to see things develop. Mona sure is a "looker", Taluula! Huge Hugs! Terri xoxo

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  6. Hello muses! Thank you for inviting me to be part of your challenge. I have to say first off that as much as I love seeing your artistic pieces that you come up with (you're SO talented!), I've never attempted anything myself. I'm not sure I can be as creative as you all are. I'm not making any promises, but I might give it a shot. We'll see how it goes. ~Lori

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  7. Thank you for me inviting me, Three Muses! And congrats on the launch of this challenge blog.
    Can't wait to get started :D
    -Sandra-

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  8. Bravo gals and thanks for the news!!! I feel privileged indeed! Great theme and I'll be back when I've linked to you and got my Mona all altered up!! =)

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  9. Yeah!!! Hello there Three Muses!! Thank you so much for inviting me. Here is my entry for the first challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's art pieces. Love, Jamie

    http://readarteology.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-muses-challengesummer-break.html

    Lori!! I hope you join us!! Love, Jamie

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  10. OK ladies...I actually did one! It turned out OK - certainly not professional. But I had fun with it, and it might at least make you laugh if nothing else! ~Lori

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  11. oops should I have waited for an invitation ??
    I just bumped into the 3 muses somewhere .
    you can see my mona <here

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  12. I love your Monazetti, Ann. And I love that our blog friends are already starting to post their art here! My Mona has been waiting in the wings until Wednesday, but it appears none of us can wait that long. I'll be bringing her out shortly. Everyone should know that you did virtually all the set-up for this blog page, while Marie and I were enthusiastic participants! Good job, my friend.

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  13. Oh, great!!!

    Ann, love your Mona!!! :O)

    I'll be here with mine soon!

    Bye, my dear Three Muses!!!

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  14. Ann, I love your Zetti Mona! What a great theme for your new kick off blog.I have already finished mine in anticipation of the Grand Opening! Congratulations to you and Marie and Bev for giving all us artists a new and exciting place to express our talents. I know each challenge will be as creative and imaginative as the last. Thank you for this wonderful gift. http://jeansjewels777.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a wonderful new challenge site with some of the best! Congratulations ladies! And thank you SO much for giving us a peek at what the theme is next week!!!!!! I love to create but can't always turn out something I like in a few hours! I can't wait to get started on Mona!

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  16. Here is mine, my dear muses! :O)

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iOQAlxUidt8/Si1im16oWLI/AAAAAAAABg8/PGAOVZG7-QA/s1600-h/MONA-copy-resized.jpg
    or
    http://luisamigon.blogspot.com

    TFL!!!

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  17. Okay, I can't let these wonderful folks have all the fun! Here's my Mona.

    http://indybev.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-muses-mona.html

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  18. I combined Mona with an Artarazzi image . . .
    Lost

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  19. Good luck with the new venture, Muses. Lots of interest, and it's not Wednesday yet!
    Thanks for a great theme and example.
    Here's my contribution
    Ros

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  20. Yay!! Sorry I spelled Taluula wrong in my post, but the link is up and here's mine:

    http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/mona/

    Love the Monazetti!!

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  22. Here's my Mona! I just HAD to participate in your first challenge!

    http://pringlehill-terri.blogspot.com/2009/06/la-mona-new-challenge-site.html

    Many happy wishes for oodles of success!

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  23. This is my second attempt to post my comment.

    Your Mona Lisa looks great Ann! Congratulations, ladies, on the start of your new challenge. My entry is on my blog at:

    http://annescreativecornucopia.blogspot.com/2009/06/mona-lisa.html

    Anne

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  24. What a fantastic idea, Muses!!!
    Here is my Mona Lisa.

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  25. Congratulations ladies, on your hot new challenge site! Here is my Mona

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  26. Here is my entry!

    Thanks for the new challenge site, ladies!

    http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-muses-altered-mona.html

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  27. My altered Mona is on my blog!! Thanks to Ann for all her creative and hard work to make this challenge a possibility.

    http://ozstuff-ozstuff.blogspot.com

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  28. http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/2009/06/aged-beauty.html


    Whoa- lots of fun challenges- here's my Mona!

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  29. What a wonderful challenge....I had silly fun with it! Here's mine

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  30. Well, I could not resist this challenge! I added a photo from a 1972 Vogue magazine(yes, I used to take it and this is mine!). I saved it because it has a beautiful article and pictures of audrey hepburn, whom I adored!)

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  31. Hi Girls.
    Great first challenge.
    Here is my Mona, thanks for looking.

    My Cancas Board

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  32. I thought you might like to see some more members of Mona's family and here they are!
    Thanks for looking,
    Ali xx

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  33. Wow wow wow - awsome blog & great layout!!! You guys are so creative! Congratulations - and thanks for inviting me! Maybe I'll play along too, you never know ;)

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  34. Hello Ladys,
    congratulation for your new blog!
    What a great theme.
    Here is my Mona:
    http://nordseetine.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-muses-1.html#links
    Thanks for looking!
    Have a nice day!
    Tine

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  35. Taluula, How did I miss this blog?! I just found it. Awesome!

    Love.
    Alberta

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  36. Finaly !!...I'm here ! :-)
    ( I had a full house at home with friends and family who came looking at our make-over. I almost had to send them away to take part on your challenge whahahaaaa)
    What a feast to see here already so many reactions. You must be proud on this !!
    Ann...you created a WONDERFUL blog here, the background lookes awesome, just like your Mona !
    And Marie and Bev..I cant wait to see your entry's !
    **** ****
    Warm greetings from me and my Mona is on my blog.

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  37. Congrats with your new Blog, lovely Ladys. My entry is here:http://wwwtricolore.blogspot.com/

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  38. I just couldn't resist this challenge, so much fun!!! So... here's my Evil Mona Lisa ;)

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  39. Thank you for the great new challenge blog. And this first challenge was so exciting that I actually made two images.

    Here is my entry:
    http://itkupilli.blogspot.com/2009/06/monalyn-and-marilisa.html

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  40. Great first challenge girls,here's mine.

    http://pigsinpink.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-muses-mona.html

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  41. What wonderfully creative alterations of Mona I have seen! Great theme ladies!
    Here is my summertime Mona:
    Mona

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  42. Sorry mine's so late but I really wanted to contribute to your debut challenge. Congratulations, Muses, on your new blog!!!!

    Love,
    Alberta

    PS This is my first Mona challenge ever, believe it or not!

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  43. Hello ladies I've wished you all good luck elsewhere - at least I think I have, but I'm sending love and good luck wishes here too because I don't know if I'll have time to join in this week x

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  44. Thanks for the good wishes! If you don't find time this week, Marie has chosen "doors" as the theme for next week's challenge. Your thoughtful comment is appreciated!

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  45. I love these challenges blogs, they're so inspiring! Thank you for this challenge, it is very interesting.

    I love your creation, Taluula. It's fanny and artistic at the same time!

    Here is my entry:

    http://theempireofmind.blogspot.com/2009/06/mola-lisa-doesnt-smile-this-time.html

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  46. Congratulations on this great challenge blog! I created a Mona tag, but for the life of me cannot paste any kind of link here. Maybe next week.

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  47. http://tinyurl.com/m6pbnb

    Well...after I posted that comment, my 'paste' feature returned. My tag is a Warhol-like creation.

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  48. WOWWWWW
    ( I just had to see it again)
    50 comments/entry's already ??!
    This is mind blowing as you will say.
    I'm so glad for you three !!! What a succes !

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  49. Wow-so many posts-what a wonderful challenge-I am off to ponder how to immortalize the fair, fair Mona Lisa...

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  50. Ever wonder whatever happened to Mona?
    Mine is here.
    Thanks, muses! This will be a popular challenge, I can see!
    Nancy

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  51. I might be last but I hope I am not least! I actually did a couple of these Mona digi's It was a really fun challenge and I have enjoyed everyone's.
    mine can be seen at
    http://thelastdoordownthehall.blogspot.com/

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  52. Great new challenge blog! My entry is on my blog.

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  53. Concrats on this great challenge blog, ladies.
    I´m a litte bit late.
    But here is my mona domina

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  54. Congrats on your new challenge blog girls! I wish you much sucess and I'm looking forward to all the fun challenges. My "Mona" entry is on my blog.Thanks for looking.

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  55. Let me get in line to wish you all well with your brilliant new challenge blog, more fun on Wednesdays :) ~*~ Patty
    Here is my Mona Mermaid:
    ?for some reason I am not able to paste my blog link? Hopefully you can click on my name to find me at my Magpie's Nest :)

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  56. Great new challenge site ladies. My etry is on my blog, I am sorry it is late but I have had endless problems getting a post on here
    Thanks for looking!

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  57. Oh, your new challenge blog looks so inviting! I promise I'll try to participate as often as I can. May your venture prosper!

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  58. I had a real struggle with this, but have posted the results anyway. You can view two versions on my blog:
    http://papercracker.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the challenge ladies!

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  59. Congratulations on the start of your new challenge blog! I'm happy to participate and hope I can every week...looks like a lot of fun here. My Mona is on my blog: http://adreamseyeview.blogspot.com/ LynnF

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  60. Here is mine:
    http://risasmuse.blogspot.com/2009/06/monafae.html

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  61. Congrats to the new challenge blog -- I am thrilled to have found it. :) Here's my entry.

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

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  63. LINK

    Leonardo da Vinci, in a Renaissance version of Mad Magazine, may have painted his famous Mona Lisa in a number of ways, including nude. Now, a painting has surfaced that looks much like the original, sparking debate over just how far the master took his iconic painting.

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  64. Congrats on the new challenge blog, gals. I posted mine at Digital Art Quirks, but for some reason, I'm not able to paste the link.

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  66. Here is my ver ugly Mona Lisa !
    I hope it will be better next time !
    http://berniescollages.blogspot.com/2009/06/mona-lisa-for-3-muses.html

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  67. LOVE WHAT EVERYONES DONE .... HAD FUN DOING MINE.... YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK AT MY HANDS TO KNOW THAT.... I'M A MESSY STAMPER!!!!

    http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/three-musesalter-mona.html

    thanks for looking xxx blackdragon xxx

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  68. Here's mine. Now I'm going to look at everyone elses -- what a lot there are!

    Are you Warm?

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  69. Lovely challenge I really enjoyed it not something I normally do but will be doing more in the future
    Thanks for looking
    Luv Jane xx

    http://jcocraft.blogspot.com/2009/06/threemuses-challenge.html

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  70. Here's my entry for this challenge! Exciting to have a new challenge site! Thank you! - Michelle

    http://lostcoastpost.blogspot.com/2009/06/poor-sweet-mona.html

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  71. besser spät als nie :-)
    habs leider nicht pünktlich zum termin fertig bekommen :-(
    its late but i hope not to late
    my mona
    http://alexasartblog.blogspot.com/

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  72. Hi all,
    Here is my entry for the nature challenge. The original photos was taken by my daughter who is at Carleton College.
    It's called Northfield Landscape and can be found at
    www.sharon-artfromtheheart.blogspot.com

    it is the first photo

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