|Garnet solitaire locket ring 'Secret Love' by Sukartini|
Woo - Hoo! Thursday Giveaways are back!
I sure have missed making someone's day a couple of times a month. Throughout 2013 I will host one or two random drawings each month here on the blog. Be sure to keep popping back.. you never know what goodies will be offered up next.
Today's sponsor is the online shop Novica.com, where you will find eye-catching fashion and home decor items from around the globe. Objects for sale are handmade by craftspeople who are featured throughout the website.
|Stoneware Tea Set 'Blue Vortex' by Tat Yan Soo|
You might recall that I hosted a similar giveaway for them in 2012 and also participated in their micro-loan program. The micro-loans are given interest free to artisans, so they can purchase materials/tools and grow their small businesses. These people then produce items which are sold through Novica. By the way, click the links below the images in this post for more information. Photos are courtesy of Novica.com.
|Become A Curator|
The Curation section is an exciting new addition to their website. You get to make virtual collages of your favorite Novica items for sale. Using their easy walk-thru you can (1) think of a theme you like, (2) search the site, (3) add your fun finds to the template and ..voila you have your first collection! You can make several of these and then save them into your own gallery. There are even "mood images" available if you need a bit more inspiration.
|Leather Backpack 'The Highroad' by Ricardo Hinojosa|
Curating a collection is a great way to organize your wish lists while promoting artisans and their works. Your picks are visible to other Novica shoppers - plus you can easily share them on facebook, etc. Who knows? Perhaps your creation will help someone view things from a different perspective or help them find the perfect gift. Click here to give it whirl.
If you do share your viewpoint and creative-eye, be sure to pop back here and leave me a link. I would love to see what you have come up with! Leaving a link also will earn you an extra entry into this Novica sponsored random drawing - see below.
About the giveaway:
On 2/21/13 one lucky ArtSnark reader will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift certificate for Novica.com.
There are 3 ways TO ENTER:
(1) Leave a comment on my blog before 1 am (EST) on 2/21 Be sure to leave an email address if it isn't in your profile.
(2) For a second entry, curate your own Novica collection, come back here and leave a link in the comments.
(3) For a 3rd entry, promote this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter. Then return here & let me know you did in the comments
All entries must be made before 1 am (EST) on February 21, 2013. Later that day 1 lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on the blog.
Please note, Novica is also giving me a similar gift certificate for hosting this random drawing.
So, what are you waiting for? Get cracking! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
|Batik Scarf 'Blue Magnificence' by Vinita|
***By the way, Novica is also running an additional curator contest. (This is completely separate from my random drawing). They are seeking the best curator of 2013. That one person will win a National Geographic Expeditions 8 day Trip For 2 to Peru . Click Here for Details on how to sign up for their search for the top curator***