Karen of WizardIslandDesigns has set our new theme for us! The theme for April’s Challenge is:
INSPIRED BY KANDINSKY
Kandinsky (1866-1944), was a well-known Russian painter who created the
first purely abstract works based on non-representational properties of
color and form.
Please visit: http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/coll ... tists/1515 and check out Mr. Kandinsky’s awesome works for Inspiration!
NOTE: You can reference your source of inspiration in your description
but please don’t post any photos of Kandinsky’s work alongside your
piece, as it will constitute copyright infringement. Direct copying of
any portion of his imagery is also not allowed.
THE CHALLENGE RULES
EBW member may create one new beadweaving of your own design (not from a
tutorial, kit, book, magazine, or class) in response to the challenge
theme. Your work should be entirely beadwoven, or have a substantially
woven component, to feature and promote our art form. You may not renew
an existing piece, or list a tutorial or made-to-order item as an entry.
Members are expected to participate in challenges when
possible, and required to do so once each year. Start the weaving
anytime after the theme is announced. Complete and list the work for
sale on Etsy by the 5th of the month of the challenge, before midnight
Etsy (Eastern Standard) time. Your listing date is proof you entered by
the deadline, and also determines your placement in the mosaic, so DO
NOT RENEW your work until after the voting poll opens on the 9th.
listing must be for sale for the duration of the challenge (not made to
order), unless it sells from your shop. If that happens, please alert
the moderators to your sale, and you can still participate. If you must
reserve your listing for purchase, please follow Etsy's recommendations
and edit both your title and your description to begin with: "RESERVED
FOR (buyer's Etsy username, or designation of buyer's choice) ONLY."
Etsy does not allow the listing of items not for sale, so reserving your
entry to sell elsewhere or keep for yourself is not permitted. Please
do not put your shop on vacation mode when you have an item entered in
the challenge, or deactivate your entry from the time you list, until
the close of the challenge. If you must be away from your shop, please
leave your challenge entry active, with a message explaining the date
the item will shipped if purchased."
WHAT INFORMATION MUST BE IN MY LISTING?
Your listing must include the following four (4) things:
The theme of the challenge. For example, “This (describe your work) was
created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team (insert the month) challenge on
the theme (insert the title of the theme).”
2. An explanation of how your work relates to the theme.
The address of our team blog where the voting will take place and the
voting dates. For example, “Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.”
your entry EBWC. This is how we find your entry. Please test this tag
by searching "handmade" and "EBWC" on Etsy. If your entry does not
appear in this search within an hour after listing and tagging it,
please contact a moderator for assistance. Please do not apply this tag
until after the previous challenge poll closes on the 15th, and remove
the tag after the voting poll closes, so entries for the next month’s
challenge can be featured. Please also post your entry in the Monthly
Challenge section on our Free Forum, in the thread designated for
entries of the challenge you are entering.