Some words from Christina...
First of all, thank you. Thank you SO much. Hovering above all the
other emotions I felt as I poured over your treasuries -- and I hope I
was able to offer a glimpse of this in my comments -- I felt
vulnerability and gratitude. I know how much thought and time goes in
to making any treasury, and all the more so an exhibition piece like we
get for the NTC. I was taken aback by the diversity of collections, and
how my necklace was seen so thoroughly, and in such multiform ways.
Some of your collections were narrative in form, and I had to
deliciously trace my way along them. Some functioned as one piece, the
parts consumed by the whole. Others sourced the beauty in components --
the items, the shadow, the light. In an often troubling world, I am
nurtured by beauty, weirdness, and animals, and you gave me an abundance
of these goodnesses to savor all week long. What fun I had. Like
Carice before me (thank you Carice), I got caught at the end with three
absolute favorites. Each one of these three came at the challenge from a
different angle, and so each one is utterly perfect to me. I want all
three to be the winner! If I were the maker of my own little universe,
I would do just that as eliminating two is a ridiculous task. As I
live in a world not compatible with my whims, and since the other two
are so intoxicatingly beautiful that I can't think straight, I can at
least choose the one that only I might pick. Congratulations to Anette
and her wonderfully quirky masterpiece "Tracking the Magnetic North Pole." You hit a very particular sweet spot and I love you for it.
Congrats to Anette! She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #192. She'll also be judging the Challenge.