Welcome back to the first Snail Mail Game Show round of the new decade! For this round, every contestant got an envelope with a prompt that said, “Venus de Milo is a famous sculpture known for her missing arms, which remain a mystery. She was created to represent a Greek goddess known as Aphrodite, associated with love, beauty, and passion. I want you to imagine that this sculpture is your inner god(dess). What is your name? What do you stand for/represent? What do you look like? How do people feel around you? And what will you fill in the space where the shoulders go with? That might be a clue to your special power!”
The paper included the beginning of a drawing of a goddess, and they were instructed to respond to the prompt however they felt called to, as long as it got back to me through the mail! I’m so in love with these representations of goddesses! Let’s check out the submissions that made their way back to me!
This multimedia pinwheel sensation is truly a representation that life IS beautiful! What goddess doesn’t believe that? Check out that necklace they’ve got on!
I’m in love with the simplicity of this one, focusing on gratitude and the symbolism of butterflies as metamorphosis.
“I am the bringer of color and sparkle and chilly autumn nights. I can be found in the brilliant sparks of bonfires and the comforting, deep rustling of radiantly colored leaves. I dance in the swirling winds that carry scents of warm spices and wood smoke to awaken summer-weary souls. I am The Mighty, Mighty, Boogan Veeya.” – Candace
Artist: Ida Marie
“Could not think of anything but walking – the heart represents many adventures along the way!” – Ida
Loving this goddess energy, especially in March, Women’s Month! The official winner for Round 20 is April with the grateful butterfly goddess! That one made gave me butterflies in my stomach, pun intended, so April will be getting a prize package in the mail from me.
There are already people signed up for Round 21! You want in? Get a chance to express yourself creatively, share your art publicly, and possibly win a prize! Check out the official Snail Mail Game Show page where you can learn about the rules and sign up! And yes, you can sign up for multiple rounds at once, if you feel like paying for a few months all at once! Whatever works for you.
Sign up goes from now till April 10th at 9 PM EDT. If you sign up after that, your name will be added to the list for Round 22. Challenges will be mailed out around April 17th, and submissions will need to reach me by June 15th, 2020.
Questions for the comments:
1) Which piece from Round 20 is your favorite?
2) What does your inner goddess look like?