July 1, 2011
There are half a dozen other things about which I could write, but this one is important. I didn’t mention it at all last month, and voting was at an all time low. So here it is – read this, then go and vote. And if you’re really feeling supportive when you’re finished, go buy one of the mirrors!
This month our members were challenged to create an entry for charity for PolymerClayForACause.
PCAGOE Guild Member Angela of PolymerClayForACause accepts donated polymer clay works of art and puts them up for sale in her shop. When she has collected a nice amount of money, she discusses with the guild which charity is to be given the donation. The reason Angela started this charity is this:
“I started Polymer Clay for a Cause in honor of my daughter, Cortney.
Cortney had an incredibly artistic mind, but due to her Muscular Dystrophy we were not able to find a medium that she could do. So in turn during her years of living at Childrens Hospital she would tell me GREAT stories and I would try to bring them to life thru polymer clay. Clay became both of our worlds, just in different ways. Cortney left this world at the age of 14 to go dance for the first time, but I try to continue her spirit thru clay and charities (Cortney would grow her hair out, just to donate it to locks of love – which for a girl in a wheelchair is rough to do – that was the kind of soul she was). I will list photos of her in the store, if you wish to see her!”
The challenge this month is mirrors and each artist was permitted to choose any size or type of mirror.
THE MIRRORS ARE FOR SALE IN EACH MEMBERS INDIVIDUAL SHOP. Each mirror is priced by the artist. When purchased, the money is donated to PolymerClayForACause.
Please vote for your top three favorites in the pull-down voting box shown at the bottom of this page. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take a few moments to appear. Only one vote per person, please. One (1) vote consists of choosing a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entry. If you choose an entry for 1st place, please do not also vote for it as your 2nd and/or 3rd place choice. Duplicate votes will not be counted.
Voting is open to the public and to PCAGOE guild members. Voting begins July 1, 2011 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on July 7, 2011. The winners chosen in each category and the voter prize winners will be announced at www.pcagoe.com and here about March 9, 2011.
Five (5) lucky public voters, chosen at random, will also win a beautiful polymer clay prize created by one of our many talented artists. Please note that winning voters will have one week from the date we contact you and ask for your mailing address so we can send you your prize.
JULY CHALLENGE ENTRIES:
1) MIRROR, MIRROR by Angela of ElementalDragons
2) PURPLE SNAKE by Susan of 11BoldStreet
3) IKAT POCKET MIRROR by Jill of JKollmann
4) FAUX WOOD KOKOPELLI by Becky of BeckySueCreations
5) PEARL PAISLEY COMPACT MIRROR by Berit of ClayCenter (sorry, no longer for sale)
6) POCKET FULL OF POSIES by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
7) MY ROMANCE MIRROR by Cindy of ArrowdaleArtStudio
8) FLOWER RIOT POCKET MIRROR by Kelly of KellyPlaysClay
July Prize Pool:
As this month’s challenge entries are up for sale for charity as noted, you will find each individual mirror for sale in our members’ etsy shops.