Thursday, January 17, 2013

Searching for Roy G Biv Challenge: Black and White

It's that time of the month again...the third Thursday. Jennifer and I are once again Searching for Roy...or after Roy, as I like to call it! This month's Search is for Black & White. My photos this month are details from the exhibits I saw at the SCAD Museum: Little Black Dress, Jack Whitten: Erasures and Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting.

 If you are new to the Search, each month, on the third Thursday, we invite you to post photos of the color of the month. So here's hoping that you will post some Black & White photos on your blog, website or Flickr page and make a comment here. I will link back to you. If you don't have any one of those, you can leave a comment with your email and I'll be in touch to help post your photos. The Challenge starts today and continues through Saturday, January 19 (midnight Eastern USA time).

As an added incentive each month, I create a special Challenge Fabric. If you play along, you will have the opportunity to win this fabric. I will be drawing names on Sunday morning...but you have to play in order to be eligible.

Looking forward to seeing your Black & White!

Check out Jennifer's blog for more Black & White...

Judy Martin of Judy's Journal has a Black & White transfer of her father. It is part of a quilt she made about her family. There's a joke as well!

Susan Bowers of tracemarks shares her collection of artist's books including some in Black &White.

Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.--Thich Nhat Hanh . Fiona Dempster of Paper Ponderings explores this thoughtful quote in her Thursday Thoughts. She also illustrates it with a beautiful piece of Black & White calligraphic art, Peace in Every Step.

Lisa McGarry of arzigogolare is Capturing Shadows. Once again she puts a new spin on the Challenge with her shadow play in Black & White.

Ersi Marina or Ersimarina's Workroom has an eclectic collection of Black & White. Scenes of her bedroom, broken glass, her mother's gloves (a favorite of mine!), scissors hiding in striped fabric and a beautiful fractal of a rose.

Liz Davidson has posted some heavenly Black & White night shadows!


  1. Love your choice of black and whites, Julie! The close-up views of the fabrics are amazing, a whole different world. And your print this month is delightful!

    I just posted my entries to the challenge:

    Thanks for everything.

    1. Thanks Ersi. When I arrived at the SCAD Museum, I could have jumped for joy! So much Black & White! The details on the dresses were just stunning!

  2. What a fabulous collection of black & white art shots (your own original fabric included)... I love all of the detailed views that emphasize the patterns and contrasts. It's amazing that you found so much black & white in one place!

    Thank you once again for inspiring us to get out our cameras and do some searching!

    1. Glad you enjoyed this month's photos, Lisa. I was really lucky having so much to choose from all in one place! I thought your photos this month were genius!

  3. Just found your blog. I love those amazing twisted fibres.
    I know I'm too late for this month's Search but I have a black and white snow photo posted on my blog on 19 January that would have fitted the bill! It's posted at The photo was manipulated in Photoshop - something I often do. It gives me some wonderful graphic contrasts.

    I will look again in future at your page and maybe post the next colour!

    1. Hi there- Thanks for commenting! I was so fortunate to stumble upon all this black and white in time for Roy. I stopped over at your blog and really enjoyed your work and reading about your process. The black and white photos would have be a great addition to our monthly "search". Hope you stay tuned as Jennifer and I will be announcing next month's color soon.