My sweet friend and local Santa Monica girl Sofia Ehrich has been selected, from hundreds of entrants, as one of 11 nationwide finalists in the 2011 Creating Keepsakes Magazine Teen Talent Search contest! I've watched Sofia grow up, watched her art develop, and am always blown away by her maturity, her poise and her creativity. She truly embodies the spirit of art+heart, and the inner core of what we do everyday at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.
The page, independently selected by the editors at CK, is about the nature of time...Sofia lost her cat, Garcia, about a month before she created this LO. She wanted to capture the idea that her precious companion, who was as old as she is, spent his whole life with her, and to her that time went by as if it was an hour. She used the clock image and butterflies so meaningfully...and please do click on the photo to read her journaling...
Voting begins at midnight tonight (Thursday 8-24 into Friday 8-25) and runs through Labor Day, September 5. Voting is unlimited, so people may vote as many time as they'd like while the contest is open - so if I remind you more than once, bear with me! The entry which receives the most votes wins, so anything you can do - posting this to your Facebook, tweeting the link, blogging about it, and forwarding this email to your contact lists will be most appreciated.
You can vote at http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/contests/teen-talent-search-2011.html
Her layout is #11 in the slideshow, so all you need to do is click 'last' at the top right of the choices and you'll be able to cast your vote(s) there.
Please join me in supporting Sofia's artistic dreams, and her emotional expression. It's not often that I come across someone so young who can express such deep feeling in her writing and her art and use it to help soften one of life's most difficult and early losses.
Please vote early and vote often! Thank you in advance for taking the time to help this amazing 16 year old achieve one of her most cherished goals.