Sunday, April 10, 2011

Green is Universal Contest—How to vote

It never fails to light a fire under me—the opportunity to reimagine and re-create something as more beautiful, glamorous, useful and surprising than its current self. We take too much for granted. We settle for what is rather than stretch toward what could be. But all around us, secret spectacularity is waiting to be discovered. I am building a business around this passion—Swoosh by Scrollwork on

Now there's a giant opportunity to light a fire under more people! Etsy and the ReUser's Guide to Green Living have partnered to sponsor the Green is Universal contest. It's a challenge to everyone with an imagination. How could I pass this up? Entries are in; voting has begun. If you live in Canada or the United States, you can vote. Voting goes from April 9-15 only! You must register to vote so you can be entered for a chance to win a $500 etsy shopping spree. For my readers outside of North America—I would still appreciate your comments! Please click the link in Step #2 to leave a comment.

The website doesn't make it easy to figure out the steps toward voting, however. Lots of readers were under the impression that simply clicking the Facebook Like button counts as a vote. If only they had made it that simple!

I've put together a step-by-step below to help you out. Thanks so much for your support and patience!

1) Go to and click on the Log in button in the upper right corner. In the screenshot below, I superimposed "Log in" in red because I'm already registered so that button now says "Manage account."

 2) After entering your email address and password, it's time to find me. I'm entered under the Fashion category of the projects, on page 8 of 10. Shortcut via this link:
3) Scroll to the bottom of the ballgown picture and click on the box that says "Cast vote in this category."

 4) You'll know for sure your vote is in when you see the button replaced with "You voted to this project."
And if you'd like to see this ballgown in action, here's the YouTube of the waltz performance:


  1. "But all around us, secret spectacularity is waiting to be discovered. "....I thought that was beautifully written. It sounded almost magical. Anyway, I'm also here to inform you that I've chosen your blog as one of the blogs I'm 'shining the light on' for this week. Check this out---

  2. What a beautiful skirt! Good luck in your biz venture. It's hard to start anew but it sounds like your the kind of person who can do it. Now following you from Joy Pay's Shone the Light sundays.

  3. Joy, funny you should say that: I do feel transported when I'm in the midst of all my fabrics and embellisments, deciding on and designing the next transformation. I so appreciate the spotlight on your blog!

    TV, glad you traveled here via Joy's beam of light. Reinvention has been the most fulfilling experience for me, second only to motherhood. It's really made me live life on a mindful mission. Fortunately, I am not under pressure to actually make a living at this immediately, since I have two other income-producing sure things (and an income-producing spouse!). So I'm enjoying the scenery and little discoveries along the way. Thanks for signing up to follow!