October is always a time of personal reflection for me but, beyond that, is also an opportunity to ready myself for the winter months and prepare for my hibernation. Preferably with donuts and the first eight seasons of Supernatural. And my wire. Definitely my wire. But right now, at this very moment, I have the privilege of announcing the winners of this month’s design challenge, “Pumpkin Patch”, and welcome the turning of seasonal tides.
Out of 17 entries, 17 of them were simply incredible. Each contained its own personal facets of creativity, ingenuity and freedom. The freedom to allow oneself the opportunity to speak to an audience through the power of ones own spirit and creative pulse. These entries personified this pulse entirely and with palpable enthusiasm. Each piece radiated character, true skill with the materials allowed and an inherent understanding of use, functionality and wearability, when applicable. Pieces were beautiful, functional, scenic and eerie, and perfectly fall….. I can hear the whisper of leaves even now…..
So, without further ado, let me present to you the Peer-to-Peer, Fan Favorite and Judged Favorite winners. You can view their entries by clicking their name.
Peer-to-Peer WINNER: Emma Wyatt
Fan Favorite WINNER: Carmen Coppola
Judged Favorite WINNER: Julie Lockhart
Each of these winners will receive a variation of the pumpkin pendant featured above or, should they prefer, a 10-tutorial gift packet of their choice, and should email me at email@example.com with their address, within 48 hours, to receive their winnings.
Now, it should not go unsaid that each entry was remarkable, and the voting was unbelievably close in each category… by a count of a single vote in one instance… which is further evidence of the power of these remarkable pieces. I am confident you will enjoy them as surely as did I.
I appreciate those who participated by submitting an entry or vote, and hope you will all join me for the next “Finish It!” contest which may, unfortunately, have to wait until the first of the year due to the holiday workload. However, if I can squeeze it in, you better believe I’ll toss it out there to all of you, because viewing your lovely work is inspiring and motivational and all together fun!
Thanks to you all, congratulations to the winners and happy weaving!