This is not a post about moving servers (that’s history), it’s about RedBubble challenges.
Any group can launch a challenge and occasionally we will have major RedBubble challenges. For many artists it’s a leap to put your work into a challenge. You are sharing something important and it will be voted on – or not. This is hard.
But challenges can be an important part of our growth as artists:
- we get to see work by similar artists on similar themes
- we are encouraged to think about how our work appears to others
- we may get to enjoy the knowledge that our work is popular.
But this is also the rub – popular does not equal good. Should you change your work or your approach to your art because of how others see it? I don’t think so but it also feels important to listen.
But regardless of how you feel about putting your own work in challenges, I do think there is a joy in seeing what others are doing and the breadth of interests that comes through in the challenges. It always amazes me what is underway at any given time. Just a sample:
Photojournalism challenge (which has nice prizes donated by Kodak)
Toys are Photogenic
Works on Paper, Water
As I Drink My Coffee
Inspirational Message Tees
Vehicles of Construction and Demolition
Bokeh Love, Valentines Day
Year of the Tiger
Kids with Glasses
“etc … ":http://www.redbubble.com/challenges
If you have any questions about challenges you can read more here.
Martin (aka Pilgrim)