One Four Challenge – Nov wk 4 – Polls.. and December’s challenge

Jumping right in!!  Posting a few details for our challenge players.  Grab a tea or coffee and read this novel 🙂

This week we are sharing our 4th and last image for November… and we’re including Polls – only if we want to – for our readers to vote for the image they like best, of our 4 editions from November.

See how to create a poll here and many thanks to MM for the poll idea 🙂

I’m including my original image this week, so that you can see where I started – Some of us have been sharing them along the way and others will be joining me this week, sharing their originals too!  Let the fun begin!!

Welcome to week 4 of  the November, One Four Challenge!!  😀

This past week has been another fun week, with some hilarity along the way, some awesome-ness and sadly some stress for some (I think).

Go with the flow people – we have nothing to prove here – not even to ourselves. Gather inspiration from others.  It’s just a bit of silly fun, experimentation and making mistakes and having a few wins!

I love this quote from Neil Gaiman about making art.

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”

Neil Gaiman

I really enjoy the sense of community we have here on WP and it’s been great visiting around the blogs for another week, seeing the interaction that happens. I love that!!!

Be kind.  Be positive.  All of us are at different stages in our learning.. some are beginners and some are very skilled.  Let’s continue encouraging and inspiring each other  🙂

December’s image:

Yep, the challenge goes on – so if you’re joining in again for December, go find your next image 🙂 I need to as well!

**For those still interested in knowing more about this challenge, you’ll find the ‘how to’ further on in this post.  PLEASE READ the details – thanks.

If you’ve only just found the challenge and you want to join us – start with us in December – it’s only a week away!

My image:  A change of direction for me this week, with lots of experimentation in my spare moments and an idea that I wanted to head in an artful direction, instead of a photographic one.

I’d like you to think of a tapestry when viewing this image.

~ Seed head Tapestry

My result this week was very much a trial and error effort, with many discarded versions laying around on the cutting room floor (aka my folder).

I was however directly inspired by Robin – who shared the extrude tool and how it affected an image she was working on.

I so wanted to try that!  So I did… My results couldn’t be more different of course, because of the subject matter, colours etc… and it’s my work, which always makes a difference… but I was inspired.

Thank you Robin for the inspiration 🙂

Something you should know about me and the way I see things – I was a quilter for 20 years and I love texture of any sort – especially in nature – it’s everywhere!

I have no idea what I did while processing this week. I did lots! I changed and painted in colours and so much more.

My original image:

~ Original image
~ Original image

..and below, my gallery from original to the 4th and final image for November’s challenge.

Click to view larger versions of the images.

I like where this little seed head has taken me over the past 4 weeks.  It’s been so interesting and worthwhile trying different things and I like my end result… and I learned things!

I hope you like where your journey has taken you too 🙂

If you have a favourite from my images, please feel welcome to vote.  Thank you.

Now it’s over to you again  🙂 

I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone has done again this week.

Share your complete gallery of edited images with us this week and your original.  It will be good to see them together and where you began.

About the challenge and how it works:

This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.
We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week.
Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.  (I’m going to show mine in week 4 along with the 4 variations from the month).
Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be.
Each week starts again on Monday (Aussie time) and closes off the following Sunday (at the end of the day), so there is a whole week for you to create your post, link up here and tag your post.
This is a perpetual challenge. We will do the 1st four Mondays of the month.
If there are 5 Mondays in a month – we’ll still only post on 4.

Links and Ping backs:

Link your week 4 post to this week 4 blog post.
You are also very welcome to leave a comment on this post, with your post link for the week.

Tagging for WordPress blogs:

Please include the One Four Challenge tag on your post.

By creating this tag on our posts– we will be able to find all WP challenge players in Reader.
If you go into your WordPress Reader and look for Explore TAGS, you can create and enter the tag in this area.

This brings up all posts with the One Four Challenge tag.

Have a fantastic week everyone… and in December we start again 😀


81 thoughts on “One Four Challenge – Nov wk 4 – Polls.. and December’s challenge

  1. Hey Robyn, great treatment. The texture is so subtle I didn’t see it til I viewed the image in large size. It looks like its been sewn in satin stitch now 🙂

    From a crafter POV I do cross stitch and am teaching myself some medieval whitework and bobbin lace techniques. I enjoy the quilting concept but have enuf UFO already plus Im not really sure what I would do with a whole heap of quilts LOL

    How did you lay out your gallery to have the little Process x pop up when you hover over it?

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    1. Thank you!! Im very glad its subtle, as that was my intention again 😀 I love the ‘satiny’ description.
      Ah yes, I still have many a UFO but I must say art and photography are my passions these days – still some crocheting and a bit of stitching here and there.
      Bobbin lace is something I always wanted to learn – beautiful!!
      The gallery is a tiled mosaic with captions.
      Love your week 4 Stacey!!


  2. Love the colours in that final image, Robyn! Many thanks for this challenge, it’s been fun….my last Nov image will be later this week owing to other commitments. And I need to think about a December image, too 🙂

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    1. Sue, Im so glad you’ve joined us in our challenge. It really has been fun 😃
      Looking forward to your post later on this week.
      Glad you like this one.. I ramped the colours up a tad and added lots of texture. Fun!!
      I happened upon my December image yesterday – have fun finding yours too 😊

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  3. I love seeing all the images together, your work displayed! I love the background color in week 2, that is my favorite. I didn’t know you were a quilter. I love quilting, although photography and my boys take up most of my time right now. I hope to get a craft room in our next house, quilting requires leaving things out…for a long time 🙂 Not so easy to do with curious young boys!
    This weeks process is interesting, I like the idea of a tapestry, this would be a beautiful one.
    Unsure what I will bring to the table next week…something will jump out at me I think, hopefully soon!

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    1. Thanks heaps Carrie – yep a quilter also 😊
      Kindred Spirits!
      Yes you really do need to leave things out – my family used to walk around blocks on the floor 😜
      Wishing you a craft room soon. I do have a space, albeit small but my passions careened off in the art and photography direction a few years ago, much to my surprise.
      Glad you like the processes and number 2. Thank you.
      You’ll find your image – mine popped up out of the blue yesterday – I think. Fun!!

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  4. wow- this was fun. I like all your versions of the seed head! I managed to get a poll set-up for my blog…it will be interesting to see the results! Now to think about something completely different for next month.

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    1. Thats so great to hear Marsha!
      Will be fun to see the results from our polls – I managed one also 😃
      Looking forward to seeing your image this week.
      Thanks for your kind words.


  5. A lovely last process … subtle and yet so different! And thanks for an all around great idea too … it’ll be fun to see the poll results and see if others like my own favorite 🙂 See you for the next round!


    1. Thanks Georgia 😀
      Id never tried this before and Im very glad I did.
      A closer view reveals a very different image.
      The polling will be fun too, seeing what appeals to others.
      Also looking forward to the next round 😃


      1. That’s what I’m finding with the various processes … a crop, a little shadow or a filter and you’ve got something new! I’m looking forward too to see what the polls say. Glad you’re continuing the challenge!

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  6. This has been such a great challenge, Robyn! As you mentioned, the inspiration from seeing what other people are doing is enormous. I’ve learned techniques and got ideas, and enjoyed just seeing what is out there. Sharing comments and visits with others in the challenge has been great. I’m not up for another four processes immediately, but I’m sure I’ll dip back in later! Thanks so much for hosting and organising.
    Here’s my final for this round:

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    1. Elizabeth Im very glad you’ve been inspired and enjoyed yourself.
      Looking forward to your image this week.
      Will also look forward to your participation again, whenever you can 😀


    1. Thank you Doris 😀 Im really glad you like #4
      Texture and colour – well, I so enjoy them!
      Sooo happy you are GIMPing… Its a program with so many possibilities. Good on you Doris 😀😀

      Did you get comments on week 3? Been having trouble leaving them again. Perhaps it was your internet.
      Looking forward to seeing your week 4 edit!!


  7. Love your gallery of processed images! process 2 is definitely my favourite, I like the warmer tones. I’ve just posted my final week photo and I’ve added a poll, so take a quick vote if you visit 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed this challenge, It’s made me think more creatively about each photo. Looking forward to processing my next image! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sabrina – Im glad you like #2 😀 Thank you!
      Will definitely vote and Im looking forward to seeing your edit for this week.
      Such fun!! Very glad youre in again and have enjoyed yourself 😀

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  8. Well, according to the poll, I’m in the minority- which is right where I usually end up and it’s fine with me. I liked number one the best because it seemed like the cleanest. But this was not an easy choice. I kept looking through all 4 images till I decided. Great job with all of them and also thanks for putting this together. You and Stacy Fischer are now my two favorite blogs. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Emilio – such a nice thing to say 😀
      I appreciate the fact that you went over my work to decide. I really like that – thanks.
      Being in the minority is where I usually sit too, although this time I think Im drawn more to the 2nd and 3rd, but only because purple and green in my mind don’t sit well together…and I love mono and the warmer colours.
      The thing I love the most about art is that everybody sees things differently.
      Its my pleasure hosting – Im loving the people and the wonderful ah moments along the way! Glad you’re among them 😊

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    2. Emilio, I came to congratulate Robyn on completing the first cycle of the One Four Challenge, reading others’ comments as I like to do when I have the opportunity. Imagine my surprise when I read your closing sentence including me. Thanks so much. I’m honored!

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  9. Robyn, congratulations on a very successful first run of One Four! I saw Leanne’s fourth edit on her website today and liked it the most – and I realized, and mentioned to her, that the structure of your challenge is such that participants’ creativity is pushed into totally new and unexpected directions. Coming up with two versions is fairly easy; three a bit harder; but four is very difficult. I’m certain everyone has learned something new along the way, and that’s just fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Stacey! Its been great fun and you are so right – we have learned and been stretched 😊 Four is so different to processing One.
      In a way though, I Feel like I am just getting to know my image – I wonder if anyone else feels that way.
      Thanks so much for your valued support!!
      I love Leanne’s image this week!!
      Again, many thanks xx

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  10. And we are in just under the wire over here in the USA! Publishing our post momentarily…with a poll (thanks for the suggestion). Just voted on yours also….we liked Process 2 the best. Thanks for expanding my horizons and for the challenge! Kate.

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  11. I have loved all these posts Robyn, it’s a great idea. Your images are amazing, the years of quilting really show! The colours are beautiful. Hoping to contribute in the new year, in the meantime I look forward to seeing all the December posts. 🙂


    1. Katie – thank you! Such a thoughtful and very generous comment – and appreciated 😀
      Im glad to know the years of textiles show and I do love colour! Its something I am very passionate about.
      Will love to have you joining us when you can!
      I think December is going to be another fun one.

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