How did it all of a sudden become February?!?
But it is, and along with shivering through the snow and ice (and snow, and ice, and then for good measure, snow), there are a couple of challenges that are percolating on my worktable for reveal in the next few weeks.
First up is a challenge dreamed up by the fabulous Karen Williams on the Facebook Freeform Peyote Beading page. Called the Color Red Challenge, it's an invitation to create a piece, using shades of red and at least partially using freeform peyote. There will be a mini blog hop as well, and the reveal is February 15. So next Saturday, while you're recuperating from all the Valentine's chocolate, be sure to check it out. I'll post my piece here, and I'll have links to the other blog hop participants as well.
(By the way, if you haven't already heard, Karen has a kickstarter project running to fund her second book on freeform peyote. If you're familiar with Karen's skills at teaching and inspiring others to chase their creative muse, check it out. If you're not familiar with Karen, you owe it to yourself to check it out!)
The second challenge is the February She Made/She Made, which this month has expanded beyond the two usual participants, the lovely Therese Frank and the equally lovely Christine Altmiller, to include a few others who will be working with wonderful clay faces made by an Alabama artist. The reveal for this one is February 28. This face is a bit of a challenge, but I'm so excited about my idea for it I can hardly wait to reveal it (of course, that means I'd better get off my butt and finish it!).
Mark your calendars, and come back to visit for these two reveals. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna pile up on the sofa under a nice warm blanket and watch the Olympics while I work on my creations.