Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What You Love

Love is in the air and we’re asking our CGGE members to dig deep in their hearts and find inspiration to show us what they love most. Is it a person in your life? The memory of an important event? The feeling you get when you wear your favorite jewelry? A special destination? The smell of cookies baking?

So let us know CGGE Members - “What You Love”

The contest begins January 25st and ends promptly at 11:59 PM on February 25th. Each member may submit one entry only in stained, fused, lampworked or mosaic glass. The entry must be listed in your Etsy shop. All entries are to be posted to the CGGE Challenge Group site on Flickr.

Voting will be open to all Etsy members and the winner of the challenge will be featured on our CGGE Home Page.

Good luck to all of you who enter the challenge!

A New Year – A New Winner!

Our first CGGE Challenge winner for 2009 is Glass Pizazz. Her mosaic entry “New Home – New Life” depicting a small bird sitting outside its home” was designed around the challenge’s theme: “Resolutions or New Beginnings” and won over the other 16 entries.

GlassPizazz began working in stained glass in 1998 and added mosaic work to her portfolio in just the last two years. Her work reflects her philosophy that craftsmanship and quality in all aspects of her work is paramount . You may view more of Glass Pizazz’s work at her etsy shop and on her website at http://www.glasspizazz.com.
The team’s next challenge begins January 25st and ends promptly at midnight on February 25th. CGGE members will be submitting entries based on the new theme: “What You Love”. You may read more about this challenge, about our winner and view all the entries of both our past challenge and our present one on our home page at: CGGE.org. We encourage everyone to vote on the entries and help select our monthly winners.

If you have questions about glass and glass products, be sure and visit our daily thread “Talking Techniques and Materials with CGGE”. Members are available to answer your questions and share information with you. They constantly support Etsy activities and member shops.