Monday, December 15, 2008

Bottles of Hope...

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." - Christopher Reeves

Like Katie Hacker, I've been getting into the FIMO polymer clay recently.  Today is the deadline for FIMO's Bottles of Hope 2009 Designer's Challenge.  This year's theme is:  A Message of Hope.  It's a really great cause where everyone wins!  The top winners get $500 donated to a cancer charity or hospital of their choice.  I think that's really incredible.  It's wonderful that they are giving back.

I titled my Bottle of Hope, "Through the Woods."  I wanted to show that there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.  The quote I inscribed the bottle with is from Christopher Reeves.  I think he is such an amazing symbol of strength and hope – a real Superman!  If there's any one message that he left behind as his legacy, it would be to always strive forward and never to give up.  To me, there are always challenges that await.  Those obstacles are the proverbial woods filled with wolves and booby-traps, but if you set your mind to it and "choose hope", you'll be able to complete your task, move forward, and strive higher.

5 comments:

Norma said...

What a beautiful bottle for such a worthwhile cause. On the lighter side, will you be going to the post office to mail your entry :-)

Andrew Thornton said...

Ha ha ha! Already did, Norma! Chen said, "Back again!"

Joan Tucker said...

Andrew, a lantern to light the way through the dark; lovely design and yes great idea "charm a month"...
Joan T

nature morph said...

Gorgeous!

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks everyone! That really means a lot to me. Especially coming from such talented artists!