From: Fuquay Varina NC
Welcome to the ECO - Challenge:
Some say I'm a hippy, but I just try to do my part. When it comes to being earth friendly in this house, we do it out of habit everyday. Its easy, but now lets make it fun!
This challenge is for every artist! Every non - artist! Everyone!
I want everyone for this challenge to chose several items (minimum of 2), found items, garbage, used items.... thing that are no longer useful for their intended making. It could be of recyclable materials, or items that still go unrecycled. Take those items and create a piece of art out of them. Whether you make a painting on canvas with some newspaper and old yarn glued to it, or a junk yard statue is up to you!
There is no theme to the piece of art you are doing. You can do a still life of fruit, a piece of pottery, functional art like purse or table, something wearable like jewelry. It can be of anything you like, and meets your style.
I would love to see this go into the Work In Progress threads so we can watch it happen. Document your dig for those special pieces of trash!
You don't have to create with whatever you have laying around... dumpster dive.... see what your neighbors are throwing away.... look on craigslist under the 'free' section. People give addresses to where there are piles on the curb headed to the dump.
Now lets talk about time frame. Challenges have been down to Simon Sez Stuff only as of late! So We're going to do 2 set date limits. I want everyone to come here and sign up ASAP, then go off and collect your garbage recycling pieces.
Everyone who is going to do the challenge needs to be signed up AND with garbage by October 2nd. That is when you should post your junk here! WE need to see your found objects... so once you've determined what you are working with take photos of ALL you are planning on using and post it in this thread. (You must use ALL items that you share here on that date, you can add more junk... but do not remove anything you have listed here.) The more the merrier.... (*I've extended the time you can post the photo of your trash until Friday! Review revised rules and the summary at the bottom.)
Then the second date is for the completed art piece. This due date is going to be October 30th. The day before Halloween! This is when the completed item is due and should be posted here.
The prizes are pictures/shown on pages 4 and 5 of this thread.
1st place with receive a set of 4 reusable snack/sandwich bags created by me. They retail for $6 each. Also there has been an add on prize of a 1 year subscription to "Somerset Studio" Magazine.
2nd place will receive a jar of my homemade all natural jam or sauce of their choice of what I have available at the end of the challenge.
**P.s. - NON-EBSQ members, this is a public forum this challenge is on, you may sign up with a free patron account to participate in this challenge. You do not need the paid artist account. Here a good chance to meet the many members of EBSQ who do great challenges like this all the time.
***To quickly sum this up, thanks to John!***
1) Challenge: Make a piece of art using at least two pieces of trash*
2) *Trash is defined here as something that has no further value, is not organic and wasn't purchased in its current state.
3) Your piece must contain at least two items that qualify as "trash" but beyond that can have other non trash items.
4) To qualify you must be signed up by midnight friday night, (October 2nd) and have a picture posted of your junk/trash items you are using.
5) Pics of final pieces are due by midnight October 30th.
6) WIP encouraged.
7) Prizes listed above and photoed on pages 4 & 5.
Slight changes Announced!!!
first, we'll be extending sign up until Friday, October 2nd Midnight, now. Photos will still be due then. We'd like to take the extra time to share the prizes with other people and increase sign up since we got a large flux of interest that peaked so late. This should give enough time to get this posted on the blog and such.
Oh, and when I say we, John has agreed to judge this challenge with me as to be fair to everyone. It will be nice to have another set of eyes on your amazing works to come!
Everything else remains the same!
< Message edited by Vfem -- 9/29/2009 11:10:52 PM >
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