There's only a few days before the Spring Cleaning Contest
deadline. There seemed to be some interest initially but I haven't seen any submissions yet. I take some of the blame there, I was going to post a few things not only as reminders but also on issues around the theme, but I got my ass kicked by a bad flu bug. So besides feeling like I was dying for awhile, I'm also way behind other work now, so that sort of ruined all my plans.
So I'm going to extend the contest deadline another month
. You now have until May 31st
to get any submissions in.
There are some sweet prizes I wouldn't like to see go to waste. The winner gets a 3 month paid premium membership
! The runner up gets 100
. And *cbMorrie
has generously offered a full commission
to the winner and a linear commission
to the runner up. And just to motivate you a little more, I will give the winner an extra
and the runner up another
on top of the other 100. Plus I'll fawn all over you in my personal journal (besides any mentions here in the group). Seriously, you have no competition at this point, make some art and get free shit.
It's also open to non-members (gallery submissions should be open to all affiliate members, and anyone else just send me a note), though you do have to be a former Christian in order to make art about what you're glad to leave behind in Christianity. See the original journal for all details [link]
, and feel free to ask about anything.
I'll hopefully not be sick anymore so I'll try to give some more warnings so the deadline doesn't sneak up again.
Totally unrelated but I just saw this making the rounds, and thought it was relevant to the group. A new documentary about former pastors called Refusing My Religion [link]
. Features a lot of amazing people, including Jerry DeWitt, Teresa MacBain, Dan Barker, Darrel Ray, Susan Jacoby, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and others. But mostly I just love the focus on clergy who no longer believe, it's an important topic to touch on. You can see the trailer and give to the cause here [link]
2 Samuel 24:11-15: “When David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 'Go and speak to David, 'Thus the LORD says, "I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you."' So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, 'Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' pestilence in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.' Then David said to Gad, 'I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the LORD for His mercies are great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.' So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.