Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winning Treasury Challenge #63

Some words from 88editions....

Wowza! What a wild ride it has been to be the winner of the nonteam T challenge. I have always been astonished at the creativity of etsy treasuries and, as a collage artist, I consider T making to be a new, although ephemeral, art form. The creativity and diversity was absolutely amazing! From the nods to Van Morison (there’s a huge chance that I was playing VM while printing this print), reenactments of my hike with Hannah the “German Shepherd extraordinaire”, or your personal intimate takes on moonlight and romance. I picked “Moonrise, Charmed Meadow” as the inspiration item because, like birds and trees, you see the moon depicted in art all the time, but there is a reason for this! We all share a in a fascination--our mysterious human experience is reflected in this vast and timeless universe.

I have looked at each treasury at least twice and several countless times. I whittled and whittled and went back and forth to the point of being dizzy—who needs Champaign on New Years Eve?

Finally I just had to pick this T “Overcome,” by Karn from NobleEarth

So many treasuries were fabulous eye candy, and this is no exception. I have to say that it is the title that took this T to the top of the list for me. It just speaks to me of the human condition in such a mysterious and subtle way. I can’t really explain it. And, at the risk of sounding all gushy, although I think my fellow etsians will agree, this weekly ritual that we all go through is not only a blast, but it makes me feel connected to you all. I’ll see you next week. I can’t wait to see what Noble Earth picks!

by NobleEarth

Congrats to NobleEarth! How about showing her treasury some NonTeam love?
She'll be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #64. She'll also be judging it.

Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the Inspiration Item. We only have today to help her choose her item, so please be sure to pop in.

Check back here on Thursday at noon (eastern time) for the start of Challenge #64!


KaftanSarafan said...

Wow this collection is truly inspiring. Congratulations Noble Earth! (and thank you for the feature)
Kelly, beautifully written post, I totally agree with you, this treasury is exceptional.

Sara Pacciarella said...

Lovely words, I really agree. I enjoy making treasuries so much, it's like creating for me, like giving birth to something I have inside and want to express, an inspiration that comes from another inspiration..and the game never ends. Making treasuries is quite a fantastic human experience.
Karn T is wonderful, I am happy of the win and can't wait for the next challenge!