I remember laying on my back in my grandmother's garden behind the big white house. Dappled sunlight poured through the canopy of tomato leaves. I remember biting into the tomatoes pulled straight from their fuzzy stems, sprinkled with salt from the Tupperware saltshaker. I remember tasting summer and sunshine. We weren't rich, but we felt like kings. I think about that now as I tend my own garden. My hands are dirt stained and my brow beaded with sweat. It's hot. It's a lot of work. It'd be easier to go to the store... but there's this warm feeling of abundance as we watch the little seedlings grow into lush plants – a thousand shades of green – producing an assortment of fruits and vegetables that will pile our tables and be shared. There's a satisfaction in hefting the ample basket, heavy with hard work and the beauty of growing things.
This was the inspiration for the latest Allegory Gallery Design Kit Challenge. When we put together the kit, we wanted the capture the leafy lushness of the garden. It's made up of different shades of green, ranging from the bright citrusy greens to the darker, more earthy greens.
Here's how our Challenge Kits work: Participants of the challenge will purchase a kit. Challengers are encouraged to make something with the kit and share pictures and descriptions of their finished work in the dedicated Facebook page. Challengers 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.
There is no specific reveal date for this challenge.
Now, here's the fine print: There are only 10 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 are perfect. HURRY! Supplies are limited and are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis! (Sorry, no exceptions!) Shipping of the Design Kits can take anywhere from one business day to ten. For international orders, it may take longer! NOTE: Chosing Priority Shipping at checkout will provide for a tracking number, insurance, and faster shipping than First Class Service. All sales of the Design Kits are final and there are no returns or exchanges.