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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: ZennaBug on August 11, 2014, 03:38:28 AM

Title: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 11, 2014, 03:38:28 AM
:glitter: :art: Calling all Arena Artists! :art: :glitter:

As we all know, the MLP Arena is the most amazing place on the entire internet.  :accomplished:  Our site is particularly awesome because of our fabulous members and a dedicated volunteer staff team.  The site may be free to all of us, but there are operation costs in order to keep the forums running smoothly.  In order to keep our site ad-free and available to all, we sometimes hold auctions, raffles, and sales of MLP Arena merch.  Inspired by a quilting thread in the Arts and Crafts Corral, I'd like your help making a community quilt to sell at the next Arena auction to raise money for our pony home!
How do you get in on the fun and make a difference to our pony community, you ask?  Easy! :frolic:

PM me with a design proposal for your square.  The mods will look at all entries and select the 12 we feel best represent our community!  The artists with the winning designs will then have 6 weeks to make their design a reality and then ship the square to me for assembly and quilting.

Details:

:heart: All finished squares must be 18x18" (approximately 46x46cm) on cotton fabric. Remember that the edges of the square will be cut off by the seams, so leave about 1/2" on each side free of details. I don't want to chop off anyone's art!
:heart: Squares can be painted, applique, cross-stitched, embroidered, pieced, or any other method you choose.  Be as creative as you want!
:heart: All generations are welcome and encouraged!  You are also welcome to use the Arena mascot pony.
:heart: PM your entries to ZennaBug before midnight on August 31st.
:heart: Winning artists will have 6 weeks to make their design a reality before shipping their squares to ZennaBug.
:heart: The finished quilt will be available to purchase in our next Arena auction and all proceeds will go towards the operation costs of our site.

ETA: Here is the ref sheet for our mascot pony! Designed and drawn by sirithfin. :D

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Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ponyqueen on August 11, 2014, 10:43:38 AM
Oh so much fun! I'm going to start brainstorming!
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 11, 2014, 04:01:43 PM
Please do! All entries will be accepted and I can't wait to see everyone's designs!
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: Elfpony on August 11, 2014, 06:48:07 PM
Cool idea.

Elf
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: Violet CLM on August 11, 2014, 07:00:21 PM
So I'm a little confused? The thread title is "Calling All Artists" but the text seems to state that you're only calling people who do quilting.
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 11, 2014, 07:09:00 PM
Not quite, Violet. :) I'll be doing the actual sewing aspect of the quilt. The squares can be any media, as long as they're on fabric. So fabric paints or something along those lines would work just fine if you aren't much for sewing. :) Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: kakenterprise on August 11, 2014, 07:11:58 PM
I get it.  I think my mom tossed all the old paint I'll take a look because this sounds fun.
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 12, 2014, 07:18:52 PM
I've already got one design and it looks great! :D
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: pony_magick on August 13, 2014, 08:47:36 PM
I'm pretty interested!! I'll have a think on a design and get back to you. However I will be on the look out for the auction when the time comes, you can never have too many blankets or pony merch! :P

Can we submit more than one design? I realise that not everything we submit will make the grade (so to speak) but if we come up with more than 1 design can we submit the others?
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: SunPony on August 14, 2014, 04:47:28 PM
This sounds like fun!   :biggrin:  Not sure if I will have time to enter or not, but I would sure like to.  I'm sure the finished quilt will look amazing  :cool:
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: WingsOfMasquerade on August 15, 2014, 03:13:24 AM
I would love to enter this!
I will try to come up with a design right away that also works with my limited sewing ability.
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: rosierjay on August 15, 2014, 03:14:04 AM
so we are allowed to have part of it painted?
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: pony_magick on August 15, 2014, 08:08:52 AM
^ yip, if you read the thread in the Arts and Craft corral you can paint, sew what ever as long as it's on fabric.

I've already got my idea sorted and reference pictures so I hope to make a mock up design this weekend to see if it works or not.
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 18, 2014, 03:08:08 AM
Updated the first post with a ref sheet for the Arena's mascot pony. :)

I'm pretty interested!! I'll have a think on a design and get back to you. However I will be on the look out for the auction when the time comes, you can never have too many blankets or pony merch! :P

Can we submit more than one design? I realise that not everything we submit will make the grade (so to speak) but if we come up with more than 1 design can we submit the others?

Feel fre to submit more designs if you want. We will look at any and all of them. :)

This sounds like fun!   :biggrin:  Not sure if I will have time to enter or not, but I would sure like to.  I'm sure the finished quilt will look amazing  :cool:

I hope you do! :D

I would love to enter this!
I will try to come up with a design right away that also works with my limited sewing ability.

You don't have to sew at all if you don't want to. Paint is perfectly fine too. :)

so we are allowed to have part of it painted?

Yes indeed. Any media are welcome, as long as it will be durable to stand up to use and washing. :)

^ yip, if you read the thread in the Arts and Craft corral you can paint, sew what ever as long as it's on fabric.

I've already got my idea sorted and reference pictures so I hope to make a mock up design this weekend to see if it works or not.

Yay! I can't wait to see! :D
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 22, 2014, 11:32:32 PM
:bump: 9 more days to submit your designs!
Title: Re: Calling All Artists! (Cross-Posted)
Post by: ZennaBug on August 30, 2014, 05:23:50 AM
:bump: again. 48 and a half more hours! :silly: We have some awesome entries so far, but not enough for a full quilt yet. If you were thinking about entering but haven't done so yet, please do! The design can be just a quick sketch with a short description. It doesn't have to be fancy; just enough to give us an idea of what you are planning. :)