A Year In Review: Favorite SIA Challenges of 2018

As promised last week, it’s going to be a week of yearly reviews here on the blog. Since Monday is usually a day for SIA posts, I thought I’d stick to the schedule and start with a review of my favorite SIA challenges and outfits of the year. Here they are, in chronological order:

The first one is inspired by Jen’s pick, this portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray. It was so much fun doing SIA in Cuba!

Then it’s Erin’s pick, Farewell at the Bridge of the Hanging Rainbow, which was also her last challenge as an SIA co-host. My outfit is simple, but I love the fact that it matched the painting so well:

Here’s another one of Jen’s picks, the beautiful cyanotype photos by Anna Atkins. Again, my outfit is super simple but it’s spot-on for the inspiration, if I do say so myself:

I love this next pick by Daenel simply for how different it is – the inspiration is the dome of the old courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. The pieces in my outfit are a little random, but it works as a whole:

Here’s one of my own picks, “Melody (Musica)” by Kate Bunce. I like the beautiful colors and intricate details of the inspirational painting, and everybody did such a good job on this challenge too:

And finally, this is another one of my picks, again with a plant/flower theme – “Watermelons and Field Mice” by Shin Saimdang:

And that wraps up a year of SIA challenges. I can’t wait to see what next year brings!

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2 Comments on “A Year In Review: Favorite SIA Challenges of 2018”

  1. Mike says:

    Such a fun year for SIA! All of yours are always great, Salazar. I really liked the Dido Elizabeth Belle SIA challenge.
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for 2019!

  2. Kezzie says:

    Ah, I loved so many of the SIA challenges this year. Melody Musica was my absolute favourite! There were several I missed which I was gutted about!


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