Saturday, March 19, 2011

contest!

A week ago I was all afire to win a contest, excited and anxious as a teenager. Well, I didn't win, or even place. At first I was disappointed, since I spent a good three days making my submission. Its easy to forget that with any gamble, there's a better chance of losing than winning. At any rate, I really enjoyed taking a break from my regular routine, forcing myself to paint when I would've rather carved. It really is refreshing to switch gears, stretch out and allow oneself to experiment. It got me thinking about contests in general and how they really can be useful and fun (if you don't take yourself too seriously!). *****I'd like to propose my own contest: make a piece using the first project from my book Enchanted Adornments (the studded polymer beads) and at least one piece from our collection. It can be anything you'd like, so have fun! Three submissions per person. Send a pic to my email (greengirlstudios@yahoo.com) and post it on your Facebook (to spread the fun, of course). The winner will receive one of my new mechanical owls and a pile of other goodies!
*****UPDATE!*****
The winner will be chosen May 2! Have fun!

15 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow, cool! I wish I could enter to win one of those cool owls, but I'm family so I guess I'll sit this one out.

Janet said...

I need to get your book out and check the 1st project out. I also have another idea. Ok Im going to have to get going on this. Im sorry you didnt Win! Your work was superb. Gee well I wonder who won then..better than you? No way! xx

Ann said...

Wow Cynthia this sounds great!! I am inspired!!

debi said...

A picture of one of your owls, would be fun. I can't believe I was in Tuscon and missed them. Too much talk not enough shopping. debi

Pretty Things said...

I'll Facebook and Tweet this for you! I'm hopeless at polymer clay. Trust me. I'd end up with something so embarrassing ... eek.

Jean said...

Cynthia--as always you rock!!! xox!!!jean

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

I don't have the book and am not sure if it's available in canada yet? What a wonderful contest!!! I'll FB about it anyways cause I love your stuff!!

Cynthia Thornton said...

I think it will be fun too! I'm working on samples and a quick tutorial for those who don't have the book. The submissions so far look really good!

Farm Girl Cat said...

Love your book and love your stuff. can't wait to get started on this, what fun

ddszoo said...

Cynthia would love to get in on this. Pretty bad a clay though.. We'll see. Sure do miss getting to see you at PSBF. Any chance you will be coming our way this year? Dale ='.'=

somethingunique said...

Hi Cynthia, i have your book and love it and refer to it often, i would love to participate in this challange hopefully i will have a camera by then that owl is so cute i would love to win

quiltingjewel39 said...

Your book is so awesome-so many different levels to it. I love the little owl and would love a chance to win.

jamberry_song said...

Oh, my gosh! For a chance at one of your owlies, I am totally willing to embarrass myself with clay in front of a whole bunch of people. XD I've loved them since you gave us that sneak peek on your blog. Sorry you didn't win your contest. :/

My Life Under the Bus said...

I just saw this on Art Bead Scene is it too late to join in? This is one of my favorite books!!!

Stepha said...

I just saw this in my ABS newsletter. I would love to enter. I am so sorry you did not win the contest. I am positive your entry was beautiful.