Thursday, November 5, 2009

Exercise Your Vote! "All Dolled Up" Polls Opened

Who will win the 2009 4th Bi-Annual, All Dolled Up - Beaded Art Doll Competition?!  Six semi-finalists are vying for your vote! Read their stories!  See their pictures! Evaluate their techniques!

And choose who should be crowned this year's All Star Winner!

2009 Land of Odds All Dolled Up Competition

Polls close on 1/15/10.

Thank you for your vote.

"Mother Earth" Art Doll Challenge

Cloth Paper Scissors has issued an art doll challenge in honor of Earth Day.  Some of the entries will be featured in the March/April 2010 issue and on their website.  Deadline is December 18, 2009.

Complete details for submitting your work can be viewed at Mother Earth Art Doll Challenge

Basically, your work must be a multi-media art doll representing Mother Earth.  It cannot be larger than 12" h, 8" w and 2" d. If chosen as a finalist, it cannot weigh more than 5lbs, including the shipping material.

Finalists will be announced at Barb's Blog on December 22, 2009.

Giveaways! Giveaways! Giveaways!

One of the great experiences I've found is winning something you absolutely adore, especially when it is made from the heart...something that makes you feels good everytime you look at it, something that can enhance your home or something you really could use, like a big, stack of fabrics! (Alas, I didn't win the Halloween giveaway in the previous post. That's alright.  It was fun, nevertheless!) Couple this with the fact of supporting an artist, at the same time, makes it all that much more fulfilling. Personally, I feel we need more art in our lives, in our schools, and in our world.  More art needs to be brought to light.

Which brings me to these giveaways!  Anytime I learn there is a giveaway from one of the doll organizations I belong to, I'm going to share it here with all of you, in case you are interested in participating.  Usually, the only requirement is to leave a comment on the artist's blog.   

There are a lot of them currently going on now.   

Ends November 7 - The first one if from Cody Goodin who is celebrating a milestone.  Her blog has reached over 75 followers!  Congrats, Cody!  She recently caught a Sea Goblin while fishing.  Since her home is already filled with the stomp fomp of monster feet, she really needs to find this one a new home.  To sneak a peek and enter, go to Codyland . 

Ends November 7 - Bittersweet Prims is giving away an adorable, warm-hearted Snow Fella Primitive Snowman!  He will surely melt your heart!

Ends November 9 - Feedsack Fantasy and Blushing Rose Boutique is celebrating their 200th post and over 300 followers!  Way to go! They are having a double giveaway.  Both great sets!  Go take a look!

Ends November 15 - Down Abbies Road is giving away a handmade apron by Button Floozies .  If you enter, mention Button Floozies because if you win, she'll send vintage and antique buttons to you.

Ends November 22 - Now this one has a looong list of gifts waiting to be shipped off to their new recipients.  TDIPT is having a Holiday Open House.  You can view everything they are giving away from all of the various artists who donated their work by going here: To Dwell In Primitive Thymes . 

Ends November 27 - Old Farmhouse Gathering has a huge basket of primitive fun gifts all ready to be delivered toooo perhaps you?  Go enter.  You just might be.

Ends Thanksgiving - The Old Parsonage is celebrating their blog's milestone of reaching 100 followers! Congrats and may many more come!  In honor of this event, they have put together a wonderful assortment of goodies you just have to check out. 

Good luck to all of you!