Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Muse Has Left The Building

Okay, my muse deserted me and I need something to jumpstart my creative flow, so I thought I would enter a few contests this month. Nothing motivates me like a good pat on the back, soooooooooo, here goes. Of course, dismal failure probably won't get the muse singing again, but what the heck, I'm going for it!

I like Art Bead Scene's March Challenge, the theme of which is "Red Fish", based on Henri Matisse's painting "The Goldfish". I'm a Matisse fan and I love goldfish, so entering this one was kind of a no-brainer.

Matisse was known for his brilliant and fluid use of color, and I think my Green Savannah necklace is a fair example of fluidity. I don't marble clay much anymore, most of my work lately has been created using image transfers, but this is a sentimental favorite. What do you think, does it fit the bill for the March ABS challenge?

MarchABS Entry

I also decided to enter this necklace in GraftGossip's "Pi Challenge". Julie Leir-VanSickle, the Polymer Clay Editor at CraftGossip, is looking for polymer entries depicting the pi symbol, or a play on the word pie. Hope this fits the bill.

Thanksgiving Necklace 2

And then there are those huge contests from firemountain and several other bead-related magazines and publications, the deadlines for which are fast approaching. I'm working up to them! I think angst over what to create for them is actually what sent my muse running for the hills in the first place, but baby steps, people, baby steps...


the 6 o'clock stitch said...

I was having one of those weeks last week. I can totally relate! Just dropping by to say thanks for listing your promotion on this week's Etsy Deals Post. Also wanted to let you know I'm giving away some free ad space (image of any one item in your shop, linked to your home page) for next week's post if you're interested. You don't have to be running a promotion next week to enter the drawing, either! You can put your name in the hat at

Have a great weekend!

Lynda said...

Thank you so much, I would love to enter your drawing!