This month's guest artists have added a special suprise for contributors to The Spirit of Home Challenge. In addition to the regular giveaway, Valya and Madeline will select from the creative responses to the challenge and publish a few of them in a special House Spirits Gallery section within the hardcover limited edition of Sticks and Bones: Home Is Where the Hearth Is.
THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. Your generous donations this round helped us raise $100 for Great Lakes Bengal Rescue. Winners to be announced soon. Watch this space, and many thanks as always to our contributors for their continued support.
For this challenge, we invite you to respond to Valya’s words and Madeline’s art by getting to know a house spirit. It can be the spirit of your current or childhood home, a friend’s beloved residence, or a dwelling in your favorite film or novel. Draw a picture. Make a doll or poppet. Write a poem. Create a monologue. Transcribe the house spirit’s preferred recipe or offering. Photograph his or her favorite corner of the home. Share their stories.