First off I want to thank Amber for sharing a bit of her personal story. It is a hard thing to do, but needed. Often women feel alone, scared, and unsure of ourselves and our bodies. Meanwhile there are millions of others that have or will at one time experience similar pain. I hope women learn to talk more about their experiences with each other, so they know they are not alone and can help each other heal.
That being said.. I NEVER thought I'd win the Nonteam weekly challenge! Having also won the flash challenge made it super overwhelming and intense. Thankfully my husband and I had made plans that didn't fully work out and I had some time off of work. What an experience!
I didn't know what item to pick and went through your selections to decide. I wasn't sure about the item I picked, because I didn't want to get tired of looking at all the blue. I will say that those of you that did blue did it soo soo soo well!! Also, there were some very colorful and unexpected collections that really helped break up the monochromatic scheme. THANK YOU! This team is so talented and I feel so thankful to be part of it. I really do believe that each collection can be a work of art and should be viewed as such. This time is the best gallery I know. Thank you to everyone who makes that possible!
Without further ado, and because well we both know you scrolled down immediately anyways ;) I present to you the winning collection:
Nari's New Life
I love everything about it the title, the subject, the tone. The mood it evokes in me is one of peace and rest, of movement and change in stillness. The color palette is so dead on perfect and unexpected. The greens calming the intense blues and adding balance and warmth. This is beautiful. Thank you Nari and GOOD LUCK!
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Congrats to Nari! She will be choosing the inspiration item for Challenge #212 from her shop NariDesignPot. She'll also be judging the Challenge. Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the inspiration item. We only have today to help choose the item, so please be sure to pop in.