To all of the 2015 Fused Glass Sgraffito Drawing 30 in 30 Challenge Artists who have completed all 30 days of the challenge...
You have done what seemed impossible,
and your hard work has paid off!
As Nelson Mandela said, "it always seems impossible until it's done".
Mr. Mandela was speaking of peace, of course, but for those of you who have completed this seemingly impossible challenge will certainly relate to his wise words.
Your work is beautiful and you've improved so much during this normally dismal January.
I applaud you in your efforts to learn a new skill and start the year off with lots of creativity and fearlessness about the unknown.
Now is the time to post your collage of the pieces you did this month so we can all see your progress!
If you have trouble creating your collage, please look at yesterday's post for instructions on how to create one.
Although this is the 'official end' of this challenge, I think there are more plans in the works... It is going to be hard for me to just 'quit' when so many of you have given so much of yourselves to participate in this first time endeavor.
If you didn't get a chance to begin the challenge, now is YOUR time for you to 'get busy'. You can start at the very beginning and complete the challenges as you go. To get the most from your efforts, start at the beginning and take each challenge in sequence. Please post your efforts on the blog page by following the link at the end of each post. If you would like to join the challenge you can sign up any time through Facebook by clicking the link.
Those of you who have participated, please keep working! This is not the end, your journey in fused glass powder drawing is only just beginning. I am sure of it.
I would like to thank this January's participants for your gifts of encouragement towards one another and for
'Playing nice in the sandbox'.
It is absolutely COMMENDABLE that I did not have to intervene even one time to break up snarky posts and fix hurt feelings. Hurray to all of you who have been SO AWESOME in participating while encouraging and helping one another without any BS. I love that.
You have all made this a project worth doing, and I can't thank you enough for being kind and encouraging friends toward one another throughout this entire month.
That in itself makes it worth it to me to have begun this challenge.
Love to all of you! ~Kelly