I’m on my third submission on Talenthouse.com, with my first two submissions being unsuccessful. I certainly hope I don’t suck that bad so, I think I’ll tell myself the reason for my lack of success with these ‘creative invites’ is that I have an insufficient quantity of friends that can vote for me.

At any rate, I’m going to keep submitting to these things while I have the time even if I never win. One of the worst things an artist can do is stagnate and that’s something I tend to do when I don’t have something to work on. Of course it helps when there are deadlines, people relying on me finishing the project and monetary incentives.

My latest submission is a movie poster design for Tiffany Shlain’s latest documentary called Connected. You can check out the site to read a detailed explanation, but it’s a documentary and this is the poster idea I submitted.

Sara Kerr's poster idea submission on Talenthouse for Tiffany Shlain's documentary, Connected.

Voting starts in about 8 days and I’m hoping this time I can get into the finals. If you like my design, please go to my submission page and vote for me! If you are going to forget in 8 days, click on the “support” button and you’ll be reminded to vote.

More submissions to come! 🙂

Site Update & Scholarship Opportunity

I’ve been working on updating my site for the past several weeks since it’s in dire need of some content other than photos. I’ve also stumbled across a site using one of my images who shouldn’t be, seeing as I didn’t give them permission to do so. Oddly enough they don’t seem to care that the image has a huge watermark across it that says “THE KERRMINATOR.” Anyway, I’ll likely be emailing them soon to give them a piece of my mind and to first ask them nicely to remove it. If they don’t I’ll just have to chew them out and rip them a new one. In the mean time, I try to focus on making my site interesting, operational and useful.

On a different note, on one of the forums I like to browse around on I came across someone’s post for a scholarship opportunity through the site, Talenthouse.com. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I decided to go ahead and enter three pieces of my art just to see what will happen. I didn’t enter expecting to win, but it would be nice 🙂 The bad part about the initial stage in the competition is it’s basically a popularity contest. You can read about it on their site, but basically people vote via text message and the top 50 entries get judged and chosen for the prizes. A lot of people don’t like the idea of texting in votes for fear of a scam looking for cell numbers. I couldn’t even vote for myself, or anyone else for that matter, because my cell carrier won’t allow it for whatever reason I’m not privy to. At any rate, the first stage of voting has more to do with how many friends you can get to vote for you, than it does having actual high quality art. There are still 22 hours or so left of the voting, and I’m currently in the top 50 and that’s all I need to be considered. If I get any of the prizes I’d be thoroughly pleased with myself. 😀

I do like the site, it seems to have a lot of decent contests and opportunities so if I like the way this goes, I’ll likely recommend the site to other people. For now, I sit and wait to see if the votes come in.

For anyone who’s interested, the contest I’m entered in is http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/show/submissions/125/1

…and if you read this before the voting is over (and would like to vote for me) 😉  my submission page is http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/thekerrminator/125

…or to save you a step, just text  PHHEM6  to  53295

*crosses fingers*