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The UNofficial Coven

promoting art contests with unrestricted creativity!

started by the 3 wise women
maiden mother crone
[wicked fae mage] [moira hawthorne] [LynnAnneBrown]
coven members needed to help in all ways!


The UNofficial Contests

My Way Inn
by [LynnAnneBrown]


Unofficial Mythology Contest
by [wicked fae mage]


The UNofficial Unicorn Special
by [moira hawthorne]


The UNofficial Tarot

Come help us put together
ElfTown's First Tarot Deck


mh's cosplay challenge

Original Character Cosplay Fun
by [moira hawthorne]


Thomas Matty & a Hunting Girl

art inspired by one of these three songs
Steeleye Span - Thomas the Rhymer
Fairport Convention - Matty Groves
Jethro Tull - Hunting Girl
by [moira hawthorne]


UNofficial Expressions of Romance
by [wicked fae mage]



UNofficial Valentine Contest 10
by [wicked fae mage]


UNofficial Fae Contest
By: [wicked fae mage]

UNofficial Contests IDEAs/Suggestions

UNofficial Zodiac Contest~Thought in Process (TIP)
a woods full of nymphs & satyrs!
My Hero......the unexpected champion


UNofficial Coven Members

[wicked fae mage] - maiden
[moira hawthorne] - mother
[LynnAnneBrown] - crone

and as a home for members
pagans and all free loving creative individuals
there is


come join in and participate in the fun


UNofficial Coven Photo Exchange

This is the place to ask folk to help by providing photo's for art reference and photo manipulation
and for Photographer to express an interest in providing the photo's.


Past Events

Unofficial Valentine Contest 09(Closed)
by [wicked fae mage]

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2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: there are a done of wiccan wiki on ET... maybe a express your wiccan persona?

2009-02-21 [Rice]: Yeah.
Each person has to express their inner wiccan.
Are they dark, light, firey, love, virtuous ect ect
Each person should have to pick a unique persona and then express it in poetry, photography or drawing? Or maybe all three.

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: why not just leave media open like the other UNofficial contests?

2009-02-21 [Rice]: So ANYTHING.
Stock art creations....??
But if we leave the media open how will it be judged?

2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: I agree, leave it open and you never know what you will get, and that is half the fun of it. Oh and I'd like to suggest that you make it Inner Pagan that would include a lot more people.

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: well my personal feelings for the use of stock art... is you should use your own photos if you arent using them for anything other than ref to make your own painting... if all you are doing if putting other people's photos together its cut and paste...

but the mode of opertation for the UNofficial contests is all and any media... to encourage creativity...

2009-02-21 [Rice]: I think some stock art is nice, so long as the person is good at it and merges the pictures, feathers layers ect.
However if they just copy and paste things its ickie.

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: thats skilled copy and paste... a step up from kindergarden...
my peeve is when stock 'art' artist gets praised... when the creativity and beauty is in the stock itself... than it should be the stock photographer getting praised...

but thats my opinion

2009-02-21 [Rice]: I can see where you're coming from.

2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: I can see your point. Although I can see instances where the inclusion of elements an others photograph might be necessary when the artist does not have access to an element they wish to include. A narwal horn for a unicorn. An Ancient tree for the background to a figure. And there is the whole art of collage. But I can also see pitfalls of opening up those possibilities.
I wonder if it would help if folks who used stock were required to acknowledge the photographer they used and show that the stock was either creative commons licenced for that purpose or that they had consent from the artist. But even as I am writing this I am wondering If I am just opening a whole kettle of worms.......

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: I think we need to have faith that the artist will create their own new unique art... that stock will be only one of the many tools in their bucket... that their heart will dictate their vision and that they will be creative... as the spirit of these wikis is trying to encourage

2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: [moira hawthorne]Wonderful....Beautifully thought....Beautifully said....Because in essence that is what this place is all about, Faith: Faith in ourselves. Faith in each other. Faith in the muses that guide and inspire us. Thank You for the reminder.

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: THank You! I do thinkum some times! shall we make a section of Thoughts on Creativity so that they dont get lost in the comments?

2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: Absolutely, I think these kind of discussions are the foundation of what we are doing here and for them to get lost would be a shame.

Also I was thinking we might create our own "Stock Exchange", A place where people can request photo's they need for something they are working on and for people to offer photo's that they think will help another project along. We could also use this as a forum for discussing the use of stock and how to credit other artists when we incorporate their work in ours.

2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: I have always been willing to take a photo or 3 whenever anyone asks for something... I think thats more useful than a hundred random images that dont suit the particular idea and position that the artist is trying to portray... beside there is already an HUGE stock image collection being created by [Hedda] here on ET... maybe what we should have written in the wiki is a list of member willing to take reference photos and a request section for a particular image

2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: Perfect, I agree, it is frustrating looking hundreds of images looking for the picture that catches the pose or angle or expression you need to reference for a drawing or include in a photomanip, especially if in the end you do not find anything at all. Or if what you do find is........close, but not quite what you were hoping for. Also it will give the folk who enjoy taking the stock photo's a direction to go in. Although I enjoyed taking the photo's I have entered in the Face Reference Competition, I have already submitted a hundred photo's and have only began exploring the possibilities of what could be done with photo's of the face. And although it has been a fun exercise, It would be even more fun If I was helping to interpret a specific vision.

2009-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: well write it up love!

2009-02-22 [LynnAnneBrown]: It's coming......:)

2009-02-22 [Cia_mar]: a nice wiki to have.... hope that it gets much love!
if i have time i will enter some of the contests, though at the time, i have little time
but totally support the wiki!

2009-02-22 [LynnAnneBrown]: Thank you, I look forward to seeing more of you.

2009-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: Hey Jen! *huggggles*

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