Winners Showcase: Design & Critique "Texture"

The contest was "Texture." Each of these winners drew us in to their art by letting us touch with our eyes. As you view the sets, you'll almost feel like you are caressing the cracks in the toughened skin, the smoothness of the wood, the uneveness of a spackled wall. I am so proud of this group, everyone did an amazing job! Kudos to all of you.
  • Study in Texture
    "In 1st place @constanceann. If I taught art I would use this to teach texture. Feel the bumps in the carpet, the sand on the concreate wall, the shiny leather, the soft suede of the shoes, and on and on. Perfect set to showcase texture!" — @justjules2332
  • Vortex
    "In 2nd place is @telynor. I caught myself reaching towards my screen to feel the set. I laughed. This is the painting at the gallery you can't touch but you so want too just to feel all the colors and touch the canvas as the paint rises and falls. Amazing." — @justjules2332
  • Textura
    "In 3rd place is @patrizia-brasil. I love the feel and look of old wood. Here you have the soft silkiness of the flowers against the cracked wood and smooth edges of the jewels. Fantastic use of texture, I can feel the wood chipping. :-)" — @justjules2332
  • Untitled #480
    "In 4th place is @ruby-flip-flops. Old wood, a sea shell, rope, supple skin and, well, I don't want to know. Seriously though, this is not only a perfect example of texture but a very powerful piece of art. Awesome job!" — @justjules2332
  • Alien Skin
    "In 5th place is @colbysma. Another set I just want to reach out and feel. You can just feel the skin, but then look at the little washers how they pop out flawlessly as if they truly were a part of the Alien's skin! The colors are amazing." — @justjules2332
  • Imagine
    "In 6th place is @virginia-brown. I like the juxtaposition of the silky flower against the aged and rough skin which is then covered with an almost cement type feel. The contrasting textures give this set a ton of visual interest. Love!!" — @justjules2332
  • This Old Heart
    "In 8th place is @leega57. I saw the feel of leather as I stared at this piece. The droplets of water, the colors that add such depth, I found myself taken a back with my hand on my old heart. It was peaceful and that made me happy for my old heart." — @justjules2332
  • You Broke My Heart
    "In 9th place is @kathy-martenson-sanko. I just love this set. The background makes you want to reach out and start peeling it off. The texture of the letters depicting the actual meaning of the words, very cool. Just a wonderful peice of art." — @justjules2332
  • Journey #2
    "In 10th place is @clairessence. I am in love with the colors of this set, and the way the texture seems to fit with each color; old wood in yellow, smooth water in blue, green concrete. This is just a lovely depiction of texture, depth and color." — @justjules2332
  • Say It With Texture
    "In 12th place is @dimusiel. If i saw this at a scrapbook store I would buy it. The design is perfect, the colors are amazing together and texture through typography, and the use of shadows is very clever and quite sophisticated. Nice!" — @justjules2332


Wrote two years ago
Such a fun contest. Thrilled to have been chosen as there were so many beautiful entries!

Wrote two years ago
You are all so very welcome!! @constanceann, @village-poet, @ruby-flip-flops and thank you so much @clayhandler!

Wrote two years ago
such a cool contest, Jules....the sets are striking!!

Wrote two years ago
Thanks so much @justjules2332 for adding my set and for a great critique!

Wrote two years ago
Thank you so much! Love your critique. I am VERY honored!


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