Allegory Gallery Blog

Grow Mystery Challenges

One of the things that we wanted to do with our upcoming challenges is to integrate it a little more with the artwork that we exhibit in the shop.  We bring in such amazing talent and we want to share that with others and use that to inspire others to create.  For our first Design Kit inspired by art, we are featuring the work of Mystele Kirkeeng.  Currently her show, "Wonder Works" is on display on the Project Wall.  CLICK HERE to see the show online, if you couldn't make it in to see the pieces in person.  Mystele works with mixed media in a modern folk art style.  What's striking about Mystele's show is that it is so vibrant.  It radiates color and has a layered richness.  It gives her portraits a strength and unique attitude.  The piece that we picked to focus on for this kit is called, "Grow".    CLICK HERE to check it out online.  (It is also still available for purchase, if you're interested.)  The painting is a rainbow of hues.  Coincidentally, the colors match the 2017 Pantone colors almost perfectly.  There's a lovely mix of lively yellows and glowing greens, with touches of brilliant pinks, teals, oranges, and purples.  Thus, the Grow Mystery Challenge was born!  This kit is loosely inspired by the painting and we've tried to incorporate components that play off her beautiful artwork.  

So... here's the deal:  Participants of the challenge will purchase a kit.  No one knows what's in it except for us.  We'll send them out and folks will get a SURPRISE when they open the box!  Don't worry, it'll be a good one!  Mystery Challengers will have a few weeks to make something with the kit.  They can use as much or as little of the kit as they like and supplement the kit with beads from their own stash if they so desire.

And then... on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 we'll share all the creations in our Facebook group.  CLICK HERE to visit our Facebook group just for our design challenges.

Now, here's the fine print:  There are only 20 Design Kits available!  Once we receive your order, we will process your kit and send it out within ten business days.  Usually it's faster than that, but we like to make sure that there is plenty of time to make the kits perfect.  HURRY!  Supplies are limited and are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis!  (Sorry, no exceptions!)

I also wanted to mention that all the Design Kits will be shipped with Priority mail.  This can take anywhere from one business day to ten.  For international orders, it may take longer!  If you know it takes a long time to reach your destination (from Southwestern Pennsylvania) please place your orders early! I will do my best to get your kit out as early as possible, but unfortunately I can't be held responsible if it arrives late due to the postal service.

All sales of the Design Kits are final and there are no returns or exchanges.

CLICK HERE to go directly to our online store to get your very own Grow Mystery Challenge kit!