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Winners Circle => Monthly Contest Area => 2018 Challenge of the Month (COTM) & Winners => Topic started by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 10:43:59 AM

Title: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 10:43:59 AM
 
:happy-new-year: :ny-clock: :ny4:



It's a new year and a new month for a challenge. What is our challenge? In one word it is:



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Paradise:  A place or condition of happiness, contentment and beauty.





What is your ideal of an earthly paradise? Is it a tropical island? A place with lolipop trees? Sparkling fountains  of wine? An endless buffet? Scantily clad girls hanging all over you? Waiting on you? Are you a rockstar? A farmer? A philanthropist, or famous artist? An Astronaut?  Let's see your dream of a life in paradise?


That's all there is to it! If you don't have one, make one up!




NOTE PLEASE:

We have changed the COTM rules as to the number of entries beginning in January, 2018. Entrants may post only 3 (three/drei/tres/trois) images. Contest runs until Wednesday January 31st, 12:00 am EST (midnight). 



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Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Aelin on January 01, 2018, 05:34:39 PM
A lot of possible choices guys!
 :xmas1:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 05:41:36 PM
:tearlaugh:

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits.
Made it nearly seventy days,
Losin' weight without speed,
Eatin' sunflower seeds,
Drinkin' lots of carrot juice and soakin' up rays.

But at night I'd have these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat.
Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulgur wheat,
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.

:tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 06:58:46 PM
Nothing to show but this brand-new tattoo.
And it's a real beauty - a Mexican cutie -
How it got there, I haven't a clue.
Wasted away in Margharita-ville
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 06:59:47 PM
 :yeow:  :thud:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 07:08:26 PM
I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french-fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
Good god almighty which way do I steer
for my cheeseburger in paradise?
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 07:14:35 PM
A little more inspiration

https://youtu.be/df1E4NJu7ng
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 07:21:50 PM
Could not resist
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 07:24:16 PM
:tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:   

You BOTH had me worried for a minute there   :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 07:31:36 PM
J's stuck on cheeseburgers in Paradise :tearlaugh:

Although, there's nothing bad about being inspired by Jimmy Buffet if you're of a mind to do so.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 07:37:08 PM
LOL...."J" and I certainly have different ideas of Paradise.....

Mines by the Dashboard lights.... :crazysmile:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 07:58:59 PM
What? Constant one-night stands?  :shiv2:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 08:05:07 PM
:shrug: Why not :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 08:07:08 PM
Keeping at it, till you get it right are thee? :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 08:08:50 PM
Practice makes almost perfect depending on the night, the mood, the methods, the mood, the atmosphere, the mood, and did I mention the mood?  :java:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 08:13:07 PM
And the mood is excited and exciting that's for sure.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 01, 2018, 08:23:11 PM
Practice makes almost perfect depending on the night, the mood, the methods, the mood, the atmosphere, the mood, and did I mention the mood?  :java:
So that explains why you keep at it with Kianna you are still trying to get it right.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 08:24:44 PM
:thud:

Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 01, 2018, 08:24:54 PM
So, I think of an escaped elephant on a unicycle when you say "Paradise":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4isv_Fylg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4isv_Fylg)
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
Since I have a choice between the Elephant and Kianna.....The Elephant wins....let the good times roll....wooohooo :tearlaugh: :tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 08:39:03 PM
Heh! That was rather unexpected, Sir Knight!
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 01, 2018, 08:51:44 PM
Yup...that is a cool vid. 
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 01, 2018, 08:57:43 PM
I suspect she means that, as I usually propose metal, Cold Play is not really a likely choice.

We strive to surprise!
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 09:07:08 PM
Yes, something like that! But then again, I have a rather diverse taste in music too :winks:

It's like 'finding your own kind' through music - these elephants.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 01, 2018, 09:16:27 PM
Yes, something like that! But then again, I have a rather diverse taste in music too :winks:

It's like 'finding your own kind' through music - these elephants.

Your musical tastes are much broader than mine.  Undergraduate friends from the early 2010's used to have Cold Play on all of the time.  Funny how music sticks where lots of other stuff doesn't.

How about this "paradise" reference?

"A nameless city in an distant sea
White as the changing walls of faerie
Thronged with much people clad in ancient guise
I no am fain to set before your eyes
There, leave the clear green water and the quays,
And pass betwixt its marble palaces
Until ye come unto the chiefest square
A bubling conduit is set midmost there"

Oh, my seething brain!  Definitely feeling  :ny-fathertime: tonight.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 09:32:38 PM
That's lovely and yes, inspiring!!
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 01, 2018, 09:36:32 PM
William Morris, The Earthly Paradise.

Time to start patching the systems at work.  Hopefully, see you all in the morning.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: sidherose on January 01, 2018, 09:43:53 PM
Good luck with all of that and yes, hopefully we will see you tomorrow, Sir! Good night to you!
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 02, 2018, 05:07:48 AM
How about this "paradise" reference?

"A nameless city in an distant sea
White as the changing walls of faerie
Thronged with much people clad in ancient guise
I no am fain to set before your eyes
There, leave the clear green water and the quays,
And pass betwixt its marble palaces
Until ye come unto the chiefest square
A bubling conduit is set midmost there"

Oh, my seething brain!  Definitely feeling  :ny-fathertime: tonight.

Oh my giddy aunt that one is quite nice and yes, inspiring it is ...
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: ali_sen on January 04, 2018, 10:37:50 PM
A coffee or two and a mocha or three,
A cat on my shoulder and a cat on my knees
a good stack of books so tall it might slip
A computer in reach of my quick fingertips
A soft fluffy pillow keeps my backside content
And a huge sturdy blanket makes a wonderful tent
I and my coffee and my felines inside
Surfing the net, this is our paradise.
-me
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: thelufias on January 05, 2018, 09:20:46 AM
Very Awesome "ME"   Hugs......
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 10:06:20 AM
A coffee or two and a mocha or three,
A cat on my shoulder and a cat on my knees
a good stack of books so tall it might slip
A computer in reach of my quick fingertips
A soft fluffy pillow keeps my backside content
And a huge sturdy blanket makes a wonderful tent
I and my coffee and my felines inside
Surfing the net, this is our paradise.
-me

Sounds like a quite doable picture to create
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: ali_sen on January 05, 2018, 01:31:05 PM
I'm working on one, it's taking a while to get all those books and cats and coffees posed properly....lol
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 01:40:32 PM
Too right it will, you know cats just don't lie there without twitching every once in a while :tearlaugh:

The books and coffees will be the easy part ... just saying ... :iminnocent:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: rrkknight3 on January 05, 2018, 05:34:14 PM
I'm working on one, it's taking a while to get all those books and cats and coffees posed properly....lol

Oh, I have an vision of a huge random mound with books, cats and coffee cups.   :tearlaugh:   Looking forward to purging it with your good picture.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Jherrith on January 05, 2018, 06:00:10 PM
Definitely have the random mounds of book naturally in my place ...:tearlaugh:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: ali_sen on January 06, 2018, 12:59:44 AM
it's more like a fortress... the walls are books, and inside are me and the cats and coffee and laptop... and a blanket around me and the cats... hermitage, really. the best kind. until i run out of coffee and have to leave my cozy hut for sustenance.
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Aelin on January 06, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
And no one magic spell to allow the coffee to appear suddenly? :pervy:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: ali_sen on January 06, 2018, 09:32:54 AM
Ah, how I wish i could magic the coffee to refill itself... alas, the magic lies within the timer of the automatic coffee maker, and not within the fetching. :)
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: Twisted.Illusions on January 06, 2018, 02:43:50 PM
just posted mine  :shrug:
Title: Re: COTM - January, 2018
Post by: ali_sen on January 09, 2018, 01:40:56 PM
Nice one Twisted :)

I just posted the one i've been working on.... Took a while to place everything just so but I think I got it right. I wanted to fibermesh hair the cats but i kept running out of memory so I made some displacement fur maps instead... sigh. I NEED to paint a black fur cat texture too... the hivewire cat needs one. Also the picture is clearly morning, as I am only on my second cup of coffee. Ha. Note I am wearing hubby's very big sweater and sweats because comfort is awesome. :) Happiness is cats and coffee and computer and books!!!  :java: :java: