Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Kollective

A creator can wallow around within their comfort zone for too long and then something nudges them to explore other avenues.  "The Kollective" was created with collaborations in mind, pairing up designers with bloggers.   Designers will create a new exclusive design for The Kollective inspired by their partnered Blogger.  Bloggers will then blog and review the inspired design featuring their partnership with the designer.

I was paired up with Blogger Kai Diamond two weeks ago and what a joy its been working with her!  I might add that not only does the pairing of designer with blogger expand the realm of creativity, but it also creates friendships which is more rewarding in the long run.  Kai expressed an interest in me doing something with cows and milkcans.  Cows!  Cows you said??   I've always been a bunny person myself, especially pink stuffed bunnies and really never gave a second glance to cows but THIS is what The Kollective is all about.   Think outside YOUR box.   So I took my cow and milkcan assignment 'home' with me and started playing.  Cows started duplicating - this was wrong, that was wrong....nothing was making me happy.  One of my first below (yes....that IS a cow on a unicycle).   And YES.....that IS a bit crazy.

So I pressed on with the desire to entangle my shabby chic roots around the cows somehow but not quite knowing how.  Dear Kai!   I was dropping pictures to her with each new idea and extremely grateful that I couldn't see the shock on her face when she opened them.    SHE is the one who kept me going though. Inspiration, motivation, my biggest cheerleader.   The core of what "The Kollective" is all about.   Each cow left me with an idea and slowly SLOWLY my cow/milkcan assignment evolved into its final and quite amusing form.

My milkcans became pastel and were filled with cottage style flowers in both pinks and purples.   An ivy wreath is propped up against them near the base.

I've always believed in the saying 'every creature deserves a mate' so just one cow wasn't going to cut it.  I MUST have two - a couple.   What could be more appropriate than dressing up two adoring cows in cowboy hats and covering their soft hides in pink and green flowers.   "The Cow Couple" was born.    They also needed the ability to speak to each other, after all they ARE a couple.   Touch either one and they cheerfully bellow out a loud "Mooooooooo"

The "Cow Couple" will be available at The Kollective for 75L starting on September 1st.   Click (HERE) for a direct teleport.

First and foremost I want to thank Kai Diamond for her inspiring idea and the world of bloggers who work so hard at designing their sites and marketing the world of creators.  Without your voice nobody would hear us hammering and drilling away in our little workshops!    A BIG thank you to Katlene Niven and AnneAlyce Maertens, who gave us their brain child "The Kollective".   Amazing ideas from amazing people!

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