Magyk Gift

Gift-BoxHere is your chance to have a piece of Phoenix Magyk Artistry for FREE.

Go to Facebook and like my Phoenix Magyk page, if you have not already.  Once a month I’ll make a post: “Open To Ideas”.  In reply to that post, make your idea known.  You can describe it, post a picture of a similar thing, post a sketch you’ve made. Posting will be allowed for 5 days. At the end of five days, I’ll put all the ideas on strips of paper, throw them in my favorite pink hat and draw one.  I’ll post the name of the winner and in 2 – 3 weeks you’ll have a new piece . . . a Phoenix Original, a work of art that you gently nudged me to make.

Backstory: Aaaaalllll the time folks tell me, “Oh, you ought to make this” –insert “Mezuzah” vessels; mini-wands; bunny ears; bows and more. You have seen some of these things already.

A long time ago I was teaching a class on earrings. My daughter said, “Let’s make a box”. Feeling certain I had directions somewhere for doing this, I said “Sure”. The directions I thought I had, were in fact for making hinges, in what I thought was a complicated way. The group I was teaching was all full of ideas on how I ought to make the hinge knuckles and subsequently the box.  It was an awesome exchange of energy!  For three days I worked out the engineering and made my first box. Boxes of all sorts are now part of my repertoire in the store.  It wasn’t the first time my daughter had pushed me to make something I did not already know how to make and the process has been fondly called: “Cliff Diving”

Now, if I made everything people told me I should make, I’d have a store full of some very cool one-of-a-kind works of art . . . which would be great if it all sold. Really, one of a kind work is something I do, more often formed from custom work. If I made 5 Mezuzah vessels, it’s likely I wouldn’t sell them for a long time.  What you find in the store are the pieces I am known for, like Chinese Chop Character pendants, and Rune pendants, single stone shaped pieces, intention vessels, Warrior’s Creed pendants (I made a ring once at the behest of a friend).

I digress, a little.  So here is the skinny.  I LOVE an artistic challenge, so I am giving you a chance to tell me what to make. If I pick your plan from the ideas I receive in the month, you get to own that piece for . . . free and forever.

So let me repeat: Go to Facebook and like my Phoenix Magyk page, if you have not already.  Once a month I’ll make a post: “Open To Ideas”.  In reply to that post, make your idea known.  You can describe it, post a picture of a similar thing, post a sketch you’ve made. Posting will be allowed for 5 days. At the end of five days, I’ll put all the ideas on strips of paper, throw them in my favorite pink hat and draw one.  I’ll post the name of the winner and in 2 – 3 weeks you’ll have a new piece . . . a Phoenix Original, a work of art that you gently nudged me to make.

 “Awwww shucks”  Some perimeters/boundaries/guidelines:

Avoid asking me to make a 1 foot tall sculpture of a horse/elephant/giraffe/head bust. That is on my bucket list, however, it will take more time than 2 -3 weeks and a lot of material. Small horses are ok. Keep your sizing to around 2” or less.  I will make rings, earrings, pendants, bracelet centerpieces and small chotskies.

Avoid requesting gold or diamonds. Gold is artificially inflated at a very high price and if you make me – the item will be SUPER small. Diamonds? Well…. Let’s just say, “Blood Diamond” was real.

So let’s review:

Go to Facebook and “Like” Phoenix Magyk.  Look for the “Open to Ideas” post. Reply with your idea, stay tuned to see if you are a winner. You can play every month, however, just one entry per month.

Ready! Set! Gooooooooooo!

 

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