My local post office is always curious when I start getting in boxes as they know I am always up to something charity related.
Just for kicks, I decided to open a box of one of the Mad Hatter Challenges that we had received. I shared with them our goals and challenge that is on going for Creativ Festival.
If you wanted to see the look of shock and gasping… you should have been there. I opened the box with a lot of pride as all of the hats have been the most creative ideas I have ever witnessed. I am dying to show our audience as a whole but cannot give an advantage by previewing hats that are being submitted. This is about being the most creative to win 1 of 5 – $500 gift prizes.
I always say, “As my audience grows… So do I. As much as I teach my audience, my audience also teaches me in return. Together, we grow and explore creativity!”
I have to say, the Happy Hearts Afghan Challenge and now the Mad Hatters Contest has blown me out of the water. With each Mad Hatter Box I am opening, I am speechless and looking at the hats exploring elements of the hats with the biggest smiles ever. We leave them on our Dining Room Table to admire for a few days before taking them to the studio to photograph. Has something changed? Are people having less fear to play with ideas? Is it the challenges themselves or are we seeing crocheters really strive to explore the wonderful world of creativity?
It is my hope that when I release the final pics of the Mad Hatters Challenge that our audience take their time exploring and looking at the elements of the hats. Grab a cup of tea and just slowly go through the photos. You will be inspired beyond belief!
Sorry, no sneak peaks… I will just say… you will NOT be disappointed and maybe be in awe in what can be done with yarn and mixed media!