Sunday, January 3, 2010

January/February Challenge

What You Love

Let’s start the year off with some LOVE.

CGGE is full of members that are passionate about glass, but what else do they love? Use your imagination to make a work in glass showing what you love. With the start of a new year and a new decade, you can take this time to try a new glass technique for this challenge. Also, you have extra time for this challenge since we’re combining January and February together.

Since we’re just getting out of the busy holiday season, this challenge is for January and February. The contest begins January 1st and ends promptly at 11:59 pm EST 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!

Congratulations go to Linda of Paper 'N' Clay for her beautiful "Holly" pendant

Thanks to everyone who found the time to participate in this month’s challenge – even with the holidays looming over your heads. Again, the artists of CGGE have shown how creative and talented they are with the submissions for the December challenge.

Congratulations go to Linda of papernclay for her beautiful fused glass pendant titled, “Holly”.

Linda has been working with glass for five years. Not only does she fuse glass, but she has a torch for bead making. The inspiration for her December submission is the classic and traditional holly and berries, which is also a favorite of hers.

Linda has this great advice for glass artists… “Be creative and inspired to try new things - they don't all work the way you want, but there's always something to be learned.”

As a member of CGGE, Linda enjoys being a part of our glass group where there is much talent and so many different personalities.

You can find more of Linda’s creative glass work at her Etsy shop: