Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beautiful Artistry and a Fun Contest

A little over a month ago I started a contest to make a shawl pin. I had several people express interest, and I mailed out small clamps  from Home Depot. A few folks could not finish the pin due to health issues or vacation plans, but I did get back 7 entries, and they are fantastic!!!   I asked artist friends of mine to do the judging, a very hard job. The judging criteria were creativity and wearability. The winner is Maggi. I have the artist's permission to show their work. You will see how difficult the decision was.

 Maggi has won a jackety-shawl from me, but they have all won my admiration, thanks, and many, many hugs. Love, Cameron



The human mind and imagination are truly amazing.



  1. What beautiful and unique solutions they each came up with!

  2. Congratulations, Maggi!! Your pin is beautiful. They are ALL very pretty and it's obvious that a lot of love and work went into each one.
    Thank you, Cameron, for having this contest. It was a lot of fun!
    Once Maggi receives the jackety-shawl that she won, it would be nice to see a photo of her modeling it. (:
    ♥ audrey

  3. What beautiful clips from everyone. I feel very honoured to have won and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. I will try and get a photo of it when it arrives Audrey. Can't wait to see what Cameron sends me. Thank you so much for this contest Cameron.

  4. it was a very special chalange to make the clip and i can see how hard it was to judge!
    maggi congrats, hope you will enjoy your jackety swawl! and for the rest of the contestants: we're all runner-ups:)
    thanks cameron, i'll beglad to join in another contest!!!!!:)

  5. Congratulations Maggi and lovely to see all the entries. Thank you Cameron for organizing this competition. Shall look forward to the next one.

  6. Thanks to all of you the contest was a lot of fun. Your art is very beautiful. Now when you make a shawl, you have a way of pinning it, creating any kind of decoration that you want. Such a creative group of ladies you are. Thank you for giving so much to me. Love, Cameron

  7. Fantastic work from all! What a great contest, better than most as the winner won by her work instead of a random drawing of name. Congratulations to all who entered! Special congrats to Maggi!

  8. congratulations to Maggi........well deserved winner fantastic clip ...i love the colours in it .....xx

  9. Congrats to Maggi and all who entered. They are all winners!

  10. They are lovely. I'm sorry I didn't get around to doing mine due to work and holiday plans. But hopefully I'll be able to show you soon what I did plan to do.

  11. hummmmmmm mine was the bestgrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Maggi and others we all are the best!