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 (email@example.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!
The winner will be chosen May 2! Have fun!