Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Challenge #34 Announced - "Mandalas"

Hi Everyone,

Sendrine - winner of the "Winter" Challenge - has picked a new challenge for us, "Mandala": Any subject, any size, any material.

This challenge will start today - February 9 - and end April 30, 2010.

As always, if you have a mandala in process at this time, you're welcome to complete and enter it. But please do not enter pieces that are already complete.

I did a few searches on mandalas to answer some questions I had.  First, here is a google image search of mandalas.

And here is Wikipedia's conversation about it.
If you read down a ways in the Wikipedia article, you'll see a discussion of how the mandala is used in different religions. It was interesting to see that it's present in religions aside from just Buddhism and Hinduism.

I also found a nice, simple description of a mandala: "The Mandala acts as a support for anyone in meditation. The Mandala itself is often illustrated as a palace with four gates, facing the four corners of the Earth. It is a symbol that represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the structure of life itself."

Or.....you can just consider it a pretty circular design. :-)

Please check out the details here:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/mosaicchallenge/discuss/72157623389293264/

To get a list of all the current challenges, please check this link:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/mosaicchallenge/discuss/72157606054982090/


Monday, February 8, 2010

Ch #31 "Winter" Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone!

The top three favorites for the "Winter" Challenge have been announced on Flickr:  look here.

As always, the work was beautiful and fun!

All three favorites will receive gift cetificates from Tammy at http://www.okglasstile.com/.  Thank you to Tammy for all of her generosity in supporting our group.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and especially to our top three favorites.

The number one favorite is "Pure Amnesia" by Sendrine (Picachouette).

The second favorite is "Stormy Winterberry" by Veronica Mosaic.

The third favorite is "February in Vermont" by Barb (Ba1Je).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ch #31 "Winter" Challenge - Time to Vote

Hi Everyone,

We just wrapped up the "Winter" Challenge, and now it's time to vote!

From February 1 through February 7 please feel free to send me (Millimomo) a Flickr Mail with your top three favorite pieces, or you may email me at Millimomo@gmail.com.

You can see photos more detailed photos here

It is helpful to get the number of the piece and the name of the artist. That way the right piece gets the vote.

You may vote for less than three pieces.

You do not have to have an entered piece to vote. You just need to be a member of the group.

You may (and are encouraged to!) vote for your own entries.

Here is a link to the photos: www.flickr.com/groups/mosaicchallenge/discuss/72157622658...

Feel free to ask questions here or send me an email.