Saturday, May 03, 2014

Sweet defeat

Dearest friends,

My defeats and losses are so myriad that I rarely bring them to public attention because at this point, it's downright embarrassing. Since I did, however, publicize my entry in the 2014 Springbok puzzle contest, I thought it only fair that I announce my resounding loss therein.

Congratulations to Mr. Zehrfeld for his winning entry, "Americana."

Here is my image and the very last offering in the "top submissions" line up in the above link.

Note that while the candy looks attractive, it was cloying sweet and barely edible--and I had pounds of it, which I dispatched to Lil' OB, who in turn took it to school, where it languishes in a jar in the art room.

In the contest rules, Springbok reserves the right to make any of the submitted images into a puzzle without compensation to the entrant, so it's still possible my image will be elevated to puzzledom.

Yeah, yeah.

Now for the other images I submitted to the contest which did not garner honorable mentions. Regarding the last image, no one wants to know how much time I spent weaving pot holders like a frustrated nine-year old, swearing and tearing up my fingernails on the metal loom.

Thanks as always for your support.

Love, Erin

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Tony Rugare said...

'tis better to have played and lost than never to have played at all

Erin O'Brien said...

And I have all these pot holders.

DogsDontPurr said...

I think they should have picked all your puzzle ideas. They're all great!

As for the pot holders, you could always sell them on Etsy. Those kind of things sell like hotcakes over there. You could call your store "Humble Hostess" and become the Pot Holder Goddess!

Who might make a fortune!

Anonymous said...


I dozed off last night in front of the monitor and I woke up ina cold sweat certain that thousands of 'Where's Waldos' were coming after me out of that image...