Tag - You're it!!!
Let me explain. First of all, because the theme is magical memories, this can be anything you want as long as you explain how it supports the Event theme. It doesn't have to be just about Santa and elves. For myself one of my very first Christmas toys was a pink stuffed rabbit. Now if the rabbit follows our registry guidelines which is:
Now here is where we begin to play! Because this event is chosen by the people we don't have to be on the QT about it. In fact I encourage people to be sharing their works in progress for this event! We can even get together and maybe do some brainstorming - zoom events about it. The more you post, the more people know about what we are doing.
The more people know about the your doll, the bigger the interest of people that might come to vote. Remember - voters don't have to be members of IADR. This is where you get to call in those "favors" of your aunt, cousins, and siblings to come vote for you. It's never to soon to start giving them peeks *smiling*.
Now this is where we also play TAG - YOUR IT! Because if you tag me in your posts regarding anything you want to have me share to our three IADR pages/groups, I am more than willing to do that. So, if you post on your own personal timeline and tag me, then I know I can share it to everyone in the IADR.
But... (there is always a but... *smiling*), if your post is important to read then post it to the public IADR and the private Facebook sites, because when I share your posts the verbiage gets shrunk to the next level down. To TAG me or not is up to you, but know I am willing to share your images because the more places you can post - the more you can be seen. Again, when you are posting out there remember to include the IADR (except for current juried show entries before they are judged) because the more activity we get... again, the more your art is seen.
May miss the boat but...
I will set up a hidden page on the website that would go activate the day the Doll Show/Sale begins. On this page would be one (1) doll that was made throughout the year that captures the magical memories of Christmas for you. It can be Santa Claus, faeries, elves, little girls with dolls or even something like the "Nightmare Before Christmas" as long as there isn't gore nor copyright infringements.
As always, the doll should be registered (after all why not? *smiling*) and this will be for members only. The deadline for the Christmas theme doll/character event would be October 1st 2023. Because then we would have a People's Choice selection of the doll that best represents the theme between October 1st & October 15th. The first place winner would be the icon for the event, be on the website page, and on all posts from IADR promoting the event on Facebook and banner of the public IADR group page. That's a lot of exposure! (*smiling*) Second and Third place winners would cover the other two IADR banners.
It won't be required that the doll/character be a recent work but then why wouldn't you want to challenge yourself to something new? This is about getting a selling event going for November 2023 with a little Christmas magic thrown in. Discover what inspires you this year and challenges you or brings out your inner child. Then let's capture it to bring it into the new year and be ready for a great doll event toward this time next year.
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