Friday, April 1, 2011

april call to create ~

mary jane dodd

no color palette,
no picture prompts, 
no foolin'!

'open up my head and let me out.'
~ so much to say, dave matthews band

you know how you can be overcome by a song or even some of its lyrics? well, if

'music is what feelings sound like.'

then we want you to show us what they look like too... this month we decided to let you show us how music speaks to you - completely your way... it doesn't have to be literal, the way mine is... just let the music move you - and see what you come up with... 

here's how to enter::

most important - our mission is to promote handmade... using handmade components and beads in your handmade work... take chances, have fun! this isn't a test, it's an exercise to help you stretch... 


please share with us the song title and performer and the specific lyrics if applicable - we would love to be able to bring the auditory experience to the piece... 

post the work to our flickr page... look for the link in the sidebar...  if you don't have a flickr account, it is very easy to sign up using your email address...  please upload pictures of pieces that were created specifically for this challenge...

and, yes, to sweeten the deal we have a random drawing at the end of the month... we choose from those who entered to win these prizes::

this really fabulous book - even if you don't create lampwork beads, it will give you an understanding of what is involved in the process and provide some beautiful eye candy... 


and then some beautiful lampwork beads from elisabeth strong of lizardbreathbeads to work with!


cannot wait to see what you are listening to... 

11 comments:

Barbara Lewis said...

This is a genius CTC! Wonderful idea ... and so are the prizes! I hope to get something together ... keep your fingers crossed!

Alice said...

What an interesting concept. I'll have to think about this one.

Happy April!!!!

stregata said...

A very cool idea - can't wait to !see the music'!

Patty said...

Yep, gonna be fun. Great prizes too!

VanBeads said...

This is going to be one cool challenge! I wonder if anyone will try to create something based on a classical piece of music? Even more of a challenge!

earthlyjewels said...

Hi...this will be my first time here (entering your contests) and I already know what song I want to do!!! What a great idea!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Oooooh, I LOVE this idea! Very creative!

D'Arsie Manzella said...

I can't wait to stretch out my creative muscles with this fun challenge!

Molly Alexander said...

Oooooo! Can't wait to get going! :)

Deborah Lee Taylor said...

maybe this will get my idea of a piece I started long ago inspired by a song-completed in time to enter-thank you to mairedodd for posting the link on flickr :)

Christine Damm said...

This is a great idea -- a very intellectual take on art beads. It should stretch our talents quite a bit!

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