Friday, 17 April 2009

WELL THAT'S DECIDED THEN

Thank you for your brilliant response to the previous post! We were amazed and relieved to discover how many of you a) loved the blog and b) felt that weekly was actually a bit TOO often!! This takes a lot of pressure off us, and if we can also include guest designers as well this may solve our problem.

So we've decided that the Art Adventure continues and we will try it monthly for now and see how it goes. Since there's another monthly challenge blog that starts on the 1st of each month we thought ours should be at a different time, so we'll put one up next Friday and around about the 20th of the month thereafter ... or something like that.

Thank you so much for the support you've given us - we've loved it all but we now know what a huge commitment something like this is. We both hope that making these decisions will mean that we can go back to really enjoying it, and not feeling constantly under pressure.

We're always delighted to receive ideas for challenges - or links to something you've seen. Saves our poor menopausal brain cells from having to think up something original too!!

22 comments:

June said...

That sounds brilliant and much nicer to take time to make something special
Hugs June x

Rosie said...

Woohoo! I'm so delighted that you'll continue ladies!! And it means I shall have moved by then and it'll give me a chance to get back in the 'groove'... =)
Hugs,
Rosie

Maureen said...

Good news that you are continuing - will join you again in May after my holiday.

Jana said...

This is very exciting news. I may get into more challenges this way.
Now I can't wait to see the next one.

*jean* said...

oo that makes me happy as my menopausal brain never seems to able to make the things i want to in a week!!

i would love to make a suggestion for a monthly challenge too!! i have an idea, look out!

Mar said...

YES
now this sounds like something even i can join in
:D
thank you for being here!

Jeanette said...

Perfect...and I think we will all be able to spend more time on our projects. Can't wait to see what you come up with and let me know if I can help.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Dear Linda & Rosie ~ I certainly appreciate your time and creativity and think you've hit upon a brilliant solution to feeling so pressed. We will all enjoy ourselves more being a little less hurried. Bravo and I look forward to more creative fun with you all oxoo

Carol said...

yahoo

It often takes me a week to find the bits/ think about/ get time to do the great challenges so I really appreciate the extra time so I can join all challenges with no excuses now!!

Really appreciate your hard work and fabby ideas too!

TC

Artyjen said...

Super, SUPER.....sorry for shouting!
I understand how much time this must take up. I only have my own little blog and that seems to warp the time space continuum!!!
xoxo

Lorraine said...

ahh thats great..now will be able to join in more of the challenges as weekly was too much

RubyMay said...

Hooray ! Thank you so much for carrying on with ABAA.
Sometimes I've just come up with an idea only to find the challenge is over ! It will be great to do some more leisurely crafting.
Thanks to both of you for all your hard work..x

nancy said...

Oh, this is a good idea. One very important reason that I haven't participated much lately, is that I haven't felt I had enough time to do justice to the challenge. I think this will work beautifully for me. Your challenges are so, well, challenging -- they take more time, thought and effort than most others. And - menopausal brain cells notwithstanding - this is much more doable. Thanks, Linda and Rosie, for continuing the fun.
With warm wishes,
Nancy

Jaqi said...

Great news , glad you are staying around , you would be missed ever so much, seems like a good idea to give more time, and im sure as you can see by the support you both have, we all enjoy this blog so much, I imagine you will get even more participants now, Hope this also means that you both can enjoy it a bit more without feeling under any strain. Take Care Jaqi xx

Lynn said...

So happy you decided on once a month, it will be good for you both and for the rest of us I think :)
Will let you know if I have any brain waves!

Hazel said...

I missed last week's discussion (been sorting my craft stuff and called a halt to challenges till it's done! - nearly there now) - so glad to read this is going to continue and think once a month is a good idea. I look forward to next Friday x

LaY hOoN said...

The idea sounds great :)

lyn said...

Awaiting the next challenge! What ever it is, I'm in!
Lynn

KayC. said...

I'm so glad that you are going to continue because I just found your blog and want to try a challenge! So I will be checking back in ;-)

Shashi Nayagam said...

I know I don't post here but I look at all your wonderful art which gobsmacks me all the time. I will take this opportunity to say to all of you that your art work is absolutely brilliant. I have not see so much talent anywhere else. Keep it up.

daisy said...

Fabulous news ... I've loved following your challenge blog, but never had the time to join in. I hope that now we have a month to participate, I might be able to play along.

Thanks xx

Nan said...

I'm so happy you are doing the challenge monthly...For me I find it hard to do daily challenges a lot of the time...I look forward to the quality rather than the quanity in this....Thank you!