2008 CHALLENGE IDEAS
And thank you very much for the kind words!
I will start my thread here since you so wonderfully started us off!
I'm looking for CHALLENGE THEMES FOR 2008!!!
Post your ideas...what do you WANT to make?
I think it would be great if we did some broad challenges such as:
Try a new technique - something you haven't done before.
Use a color that you wouldn't normally use.
For the needle felters, perhaps try something 2D instead of 3D.
That's all I can currently come up with off the top of my head but I'll keep thinking on it.
I loved the entries to the Halloween challenge - that might be a good one to repeat next year. I know I don't post that often, but I do check in and see what you all are up to, and I have been doing a little felting, just nothing that I feel is impressive enough to share in a challenge yet.
I think we could repeat the most popular challenges from this year. There is always something new to do. maybe a Christmas, hanukkah (or what ever you mid winter holiday is) in July type theme as its so busy at this time of year
Yay Nean, would love to see you post some of your stuff.
I'll be learning to wet felt, make a few dolls and work in some other colors in the coming year.
Maybe we could have a few narower themes like hats, Christmas tree ornament, jewelry, shoes, bag, children's toy, etc.
Like the idea of a very specific subject!
How about Celestial bodies like the Sun, Moon and Stars?
Or perhaps the Elements - Earth, Wind, Fire & Water.
I personally liked the Felt Us a Tune Challenge we had earlier this year- I thought that was a great idea.
there is always things like childhood, love, dog days of summer, mother(father)and child. flowers, weather, celebrate life, survival.
here is one group is doing. its large scale but could fit here too. I don't have the confidence to enter something like that. a bit beyond me.
Here is more info on the HGA felt show to be in Tampa in June.
The Eye of the Hurricane
HGA's Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay Felting and Fusion Exhibit
Exhibit: June 25 - 28, 2008, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida
An international juried exhibit featuring felted or fused work.
Whether it is the calm relief of the eye passing over, the pelting rain, the staggering winds, or the aftermath of the sun shining on its destruction, the experience of a hurricane leaves a lasting impression. This exhibit encourages artists to creatively express this act of nature in their own unique way.
Juror: Chad Alice Hagen Chad Alice Hagen, a feltmaker and dyer since 1979, has written three felting books. Her work has appeared on the covers of Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot Magazine. She teaches, exhibits, works, and writes in Asheville, North Carolina.
Exhibit Coordinator: Peg Friedrichs
Host Group: Contemporary Handweavers of Houston, Texas
At 04:40 PM 12/6/2007, you wrote:
I am reminding everyone that the entry deadline is coming up for the felting exhibit that Chad is jurying which will be held at the Tampa, Florida conference of Handweavers Guild of America (Convergence 200. The exhibit is called: Felting/Fusion Information is here: http://www.weavespindye.org/pages/?p=co ... oc=3-72-00
Entries are due:
International entries: January 4, 2008
US entries: January 11, 2008
This exhibit is open to all fiber artists working in fusion and/or felting techniques. Submitted work may not exceed 48 inches (1.22 meters) in any dimension or weigh more than 25 pounds (11.35 kilograms).
Three pieces may be entered per artist. Pieces must be originally conceived and created by the entrant: work should be one-of-a-kind, of exhibition quality, not previously exhibited at a Convergence, and completed within the past two years (since January 2006) and not previously published.
Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.
Good luck with your entries.