Doc Patty (MiniaturesFromClay) & I have been having a conversation about using my CDHM entry in my tutorial. It took another member on the list to point out that by showing my creation, I was in effect disqualifying myself.
I re-read the rules & sure enough that's what I'd done. I've written to CDHM to take my entry out of the running. Here in part is their response to me:
Thank you for letting us know. Yes that would disqualify you for participating with that entry. You still have time to submit another though.
que sera sera! I neither have time nor inclination to make another. I doubt that I even made the tub for them. It had been something I wanted to make; their contest just came along at the same time.
Here's a link to an article that I recently read:
When you read it, you'll know why I'm not that upset about being disqualified. Kathleen wrote about making your work personal. She ends by saying:
I'm actually feeling right now like all those years of making "stuff" in the end is just that - "stuff". I'm feeling like king Solomon right now when he said in Ecclesiastes, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity and chasing after the wind". I want to still make stuff, but is it just a job to make money? Who cares in the end? I want to still make my work personal, but am struggling with how to do that right now. I am feeling the meaninglessness of worldly striving.
Getting lauded by people is mere vanity. I much prefer the personal satisfaction from seeing something I made & being proud of it ...sanctimonious twit that I am LOL