Friday, 27 July 2012

Battle of the Beadsmith ... update

Well I'm very surprised at the outcome, but I'm happy to say my humble little piece has made it through round one. There was no dancing on tabletops, or shouting it out loud. Besides the fact my back probably wouldn't let me get on said tabletop LOL, one has to remember that where one person made it through, another did not.

There was, as some of us expected, some backlash against those that made it through. Cries of foul play and favouritism were heard all over the BOTB group page. Now I've stayed out of the kerfuffle that was BOTB the last couple of days because I didn't like what I was seeing as far as the comments go. There was no need for any of that. We all came into this competition knowing that we had a 50/50 chance of making it through to the next round ... complaining about it doesn't do anyone any good!!

I had consigned myself from the beginning that I was not going to make it through .. and was at peace with it. Now I've made it through, but I look at the calibre of the remaining artists and know that I have no hope in hell of making it through round two ... and I'm at peace with that. I participated in this competition for one reason only ... to have fun!! Yep have fun ... and I did. I made a piece that I'm totally in love with, and I'm happy with that. I've met some AMAZING artists ... drooled over pieces that I'm still trying to figure out how they did it - my keyboard and desk will need replacing by the time all this is over I'm sure of it LOL ... but more importantly, I've found the inspiration to keep doing what I'm doing.

This competition has opened up a whole new world of beading and inspiration for me. I can only hope to one day be as good as all of you. You all rock my world!!!!


eliana said...'re ROCK!!! this is the right spirit to participate in a competition. Even I have entered above to prove myself and FUN.
When I read some of names in competition I was afraid, but feel in "competing" with them helped me to overcome my limitations.
The second round is beginning ... good luck to you, me and all the participants.
Let's have fun!

Lyra said...

Good luck ... Your workpiece is beautiful!!!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

A beautiful piece you created and an excellent attitude you have! I think we all feel just the same way. Lucky to have been invited and happy to have faced the challenge and produced something we are proud of. Congratulations to you!!! It WAS fun and I would certainly do it again. I missed all the "kerfluffle" and it sounds like I should be thankful for that. I simply cannot imagine how anyone could call artists voting for what they like and respond to unfair. How sad.

S Soutache said...

I loved your piece and love even more your attitude. I am so happy and honored to be allowed to participate in 2014 battle. I too want to create a piece I am proud of and love and have fun in the process. Thanks.
Teressa Dyer