Well, dear readers? It has been exactly a month since my November design was installed and I thought I'd combine the previously cozy feel of HorseFeathers with the sleeker look from last month's design.
I'm especially in love with this little quote I found:
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.And in honor of winter and all its names for snow — and reaching over 300 Followers! — I am going to host a little contest. I was thinking about doing a writing contest, but I decided I'd rather leave it open to all art forms.
~ Margaret Atwood
*RULES*1. Your art may be in the following forms:
short stories (800 words or less)
digital artwork (including digital scrapbooking)
music (three minutes or less)
video (three minutes or less)
If I have missed one, please comment and ask if your art form is okay.
2. Your art must have something to do with winter. Whether or not it encompasses snow, winter must play a part in your artwork.
3. You must finish and submit your art by
4. Please keep it clean — I am okay with mild profanity in your writing but as the finished product will be posted here on HorseFeathers, please don't write anything too nasty.
And please keep all other artwork nice and family-friendly, too.
5. One entry per person, please. If you enter multiple times you will be disqualified.
*PRIZES*The winner of this lovely contest will receive a $50 gift certificate to Robin Blogs.
This includes the cost of any scrapbook kit used to design your blog up to $6.00.
You can use this certificate yourself, give it to a friend, or use it in your own giveaway. (At the moment I am not sponsoring any giveaways for a while so this would make an excellent prize!)
*HOW TO ENTER*It's easy! Just put a post on your blog with either a photograph of (for visual art) or the actual story/poem (for written word). Then link up with the gadget below this post and ta-da! You're all set.
If you'd like to include a little story or explanation to go along with your entry, that is lovely. In fact, it's encouraged. Why does your entry remind you of winter?
I think that this contest is going to be a lot of fun! So go, link up! And if you care to spread the word, feel free to take the code for the snazzy little button shown earlier in the post: