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Periodic design brief


#1

Hi Orchid folk,

I don’t know if this is a completely ridiculous idea and something
that would be impossible to implement, but I had an thought - just
tell me if it’s ridiculous.

I wondered if it might be a fun idea to have an occasional “call for
entry” within Orchid, to make a piece to a certain design brief,
where those who wish to take part have a certain amount of time to
make and upload photos of their piece/interpretation of the brief -
just for the sheer enjoyment of taking part, and the potential design
inspiration it may offer to those interested. I don’t know exactly
how it could be organized but just thought I’d put the idea out
there and gauge the response. Even if it was only twice a year, it’s
just a thought.

I for one would enjoy doing something like that. So many of the
usual “competitions” which publish “calls for entry”, I am not
eligible to enter for one reason or another but it always seems like
a fun thing to do.

Helen Hill
UK
http://www.hillsgems.co.uk


#2

Helen,

What a neat idea. Only a hobbyist, but I enjoy the challenge. It
might also mesh in nicely with the Craftsmanship and Design Awards
run by Goldsmiths Hall, which is the only UK run competition which I
have ever worked out how to enter (managed to get some candlesticks
displayed there a few years ago and have had the bug ever since,
though without any further successes).

Chris Penner
collarsandcuffs.co.uk


#3
I wondered if it might be a fun idea to have an occasional "call
for entry" within Orchid, to make a piece to a certain design brief 

I think that could be fun, Helen. It could be a way to give a swift
kick to a case of designer’s block. (I’ve often found it easier to
come up with a solution to a given problem, rather than just design
out of thin air. Probably stems from my analytical programming
background…)


#4

I think that’s a great idea, Helen! I really enjoy your enthusiasm
– it’s a breath of fresh air! I’m in… let me know how I can help
organize it.

Jennie


#5

hi…i think this is a brilliant idea…I mostly just read through
the daily mails…have posted queries a couple of times but I just
feel this is yet another great way to exchange ideas and be exposed
to another person’s point of view and subsequent
interpretations…great idea! thanx for bringing it in.

Pallavi
www.pallavigandhi.com


#6
I wondered if it might be a fun idea to have an occasional "call
for entry" within Orchid, to make a piece to a certain design
brief, 

Yes! What a nice idea… I also like a lead to create something.

Perhaps it could be a sort of fund-raiser for Orchid. Have a small
entry fee to place your entry, 10% for the winning entry and the rest
for Orchid. Guess I’m feeling guilty for using it and not making a
contribution (answer wise or financially) for ages… been a bit
tight funds wise.

Cheers, Renate
www.renatesommerjewellery.com.au


#7

Thanks to Chris, Lauren, Jennie and Pallavi for responding to my
suggestion and for being positive. I’m thinking that I should have
waited until the SNAG thread had died down before mentioning it and
then maybe I’d have got a greater response.

If there are enough people interested in my idea, then I can liaise
with people more experienced and talk about how to organise it. For
those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here is part of my
original post “I wondered if it might be a fun idea to have an
occasional “call for entry” within Orchid, to make a piece to a
certain design brief, where those who wish to take part have a
certain amount of time to make and upload photos of their
piece/interpretation of the brief - just for the sheer enjoyment of
taking part, and the potential design inspiration it may offer to
those interested. I don’t know exactly how it could be organized but
just thought I’d put the idea out there and gauge the response. Even
if it was only twice a year, it’s just a thought.”

If there’s enough interest I can see about how to go about
organizing it. Please let me know what you think.

Helen
UK
http://www.hillsgems.co.uk