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?
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.
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...