We recently held an International Talent Search within our Relics & Artifacts Tribe on Facebook and let me tell you. They did not disappoint! Our Tribe answered the call with so much creativity, imagination, intuition, brilliance, and such a range of styles that we felt compelled to share each and every entry with all of you.
The contest is to have one of our Tribe member's project professionally photographed and then featured alongside the Ambassador projects in a full-size advertisement campaign within the illustrious pages of "Where Women Create" magazine.
We received well over sixty submissions, each one unique and profound. Each piece an expression of the creator's heart and soul. Each submission a risk being taken and vulnerability being shared.
To say we are overwhelmed by the level of participation is a gross understatement. We were moved. We were blown away. We were emotional.
What was even more compelling than the sheer volume of entries was the genuine support each artist and craftsman shared with their peers. The comments and cheers for their fellow creatives captured the essence of what the Relics & Artifacts® ethos, no movement, is all about.
We have always tried to make sure that this mantra of shared inspiration, creativity, and artistic enlightenment transfers not only through the pieces themselves, but the community these pieces have helped to create.
We have our work cut out for us in choosing a winner and as of today, we are still trying to figure out who that artist will be.
But what an amazing challenge to have before us! While the decision is by far the toughest we've had to make to date, it is a glorious feeling to see all of these pieces showcased together.
Every style, aesthetic, and skill level represented in vivid color, side by side with seasoned veterans is a thing of beauty and something uniquely special about our Tribe.
You are one of the biggest and greatest gifts this Relics & Artifacts journey has blessed us with. We treasure not only your works, but you as well. Your creativity, heart, soul, and love is reflected on a universal scale.
You have moved us. And for that, we love you and we thank you.