Our February Story Starter features artwork by Anya Burgay, a textile and word artist from Whitby.
To enter, write a short piece (100 words maximum) inspired by the art pictured here. It can be any form of writing (poetry, prose, dialogue, haiku, etc.) as long as it is original, in English, and based on the featured artwork. Submit your entry in the comment section below.
There is no restriction of age, location (subject to local laws), or cost associated with entering the contest. You have until midnight on February 28, 2018 to submit your story. Check the full entry rules and format here
Finalists and winners will be determined by judges selected by the OWC and will be announced Spring 2018.
We look forward to reading your Story Starters.
About The Artist
Anya Burgay has been inspired by a long line of makers and creative people throughout her life, starting with both grandmothers, who were skilled seamstresses making clothes and home décor items, usually without patterns. Her grandfather was a cobbler who made and repaired shoes and leather goods. Other talents abounded, with her mother’s sewing and crocheting skills, and her aunt’s use of hand-dyed yards to created beautiful cross-stitch pictures.
Anya’s favourite materials to work with are textiles and wood. Much of the material she uses is reclaimed and recycled, often integrating items gathered during walks on the beach or through the woods. These unusual materials and bright colours incorporated into precious pieces are most often weather resistant, allowing them to be utilized to enhance gardens or outdoor spaces.
Go to artbymissanya.com for available art or inspiration for your own custom work of art.
Want to check out past contest entries? Click here.
Feeling inspired? Paste in your 100-word original entry below!
** Please note, there is a delay between comment submission and approval, so please submit an entry one time only. Thank you. **