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Topic: CLOSED: Winter Nerd Battles --December 5, 2013 - February 28, 2014  (Read 95927 times)
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« Reply #470 on: February 21, 2014 05:57:24 AM »

I love the Free Art ideas you all are having!  I especially like the bookmarks.   Smiley
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« Reply #471 on: February 21, 2014 01:44:09 PM »

crazyda79 - What a beautiful butterfly canvas, and such a special meaning behind it.  Love the Mardi Gras wreath, too!  The pot pie looks absolutely delicious, and what cute free art pieces! 

bunny1kenobi - Adorable bookmarks!  I love that idea for the library.
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« Reply #472 on: February 21, 2014 01:58:45 PM »

There is ONE WEEK left of the Winter Nerd Battles!

Plenty of time to finish up any lingering projects! 
Don't forget, any projects that are made for charity, or that include a new tutorial or recipe, are eligible for 10 extra bonus points!
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« Reply #473 on: February 21, 2014 07:18:56 PM »

Battle/Challenge: February - Free Art
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Project Name: Hearts for You
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Brief Description: Oddly enough this project has nothing to do with Valentine's Day. I came up with this idea last year and have finally sat down to make some of these hearts. They will be distributed in random, public places for anyone to help themselves to. This project came about because I had an epiphany several months about a relationship from my past. The flood gates opened on something I had locked away and hadn't realized I'd been hanging onto. As it turns out I have immense guilt from a relationship that ended almost fifteen years ago. When this emotion flooded back I felt overwhelmed and helpless as this person is not in my life anymore and likely won't ever be. I had to find a creative way to deal with what I was feeling. In the end I came up with this project, to essentially put my heart out there into the world and hope that I could find peace again. I have come to a place of acceptance and have been able to move forward, but I still feel that the relationship is worth honoring and remembering with this gesture. So, this is the first batch of hearts that I will place around town beginning this weekend.
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« Reply #474 on: February 21, 2014 09:16:50 PM »

What a sadly wonderful story, artsycandice. I am sorry for your loss of friend, but glad that you have worked through things and are on a path to feel better. I love your hearts, and what a great way to share love around your area. Random is good, but might I also suggest Nursing Homes? Many of those people are stuck there without contact with the world. And love textures and colors to touch. Just a thought.  Grin

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« Reply #475 on: February 22, 2014 06:42:19 AM »

Thank you for sharing your healing process with us, candice.

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« Reply #476 on: February 22, 2014 06:44:56 AM »

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« Reply #477 on: February 22, 2014 09:39:31 AM »

artsycandice - Great free art pieces, and what a wonderful sentiment of putting your heart out there in the world.  I love the different decorative stitches on each one.

Ludi - Such an awesome research project!  She is truly spectacular!
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« Reply #478 on: February 22, 2014 10:25:54 AM »

Starting to gear up for the Spring Nerd Battles.  Check out the Nerd Battles discussion thread.
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« Reply #479 on: February 22, 2014 12:25:40 PM »

Ludi - I stumbled on this elsewhere and it is jus fabulous! Very inspiring. I love the level of quality craftsmanship you bring to your work.
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