When I started the LAB, one of my main goals was to create a forum where handmakers and fans of handmade could come together to collaborate and connect. I love it when I see that people leave comments on posts, letting the featured artist know that their work is appreciated. I feel the same why when readers engage and comment on the LAB Assignments, Design Respect and other posts that I put out there. It’s this kind of engagement that fosters a sense of community and connection.
What though, if you had an even greater incentive to comment? Like, oh I don’t know, maybe the chance to win a box of handmade goodies from some of the best handmakers on earth? That’s the idea behind my newest project. I call it LAB Rewards. The idea is simple: Once a month, I will pick at random one very fortunate reader to receive a box from the LAB, full of handmade goodies. All you have to do to be in the running for the monthly LAB Reward is to leave a comment on a post. In fact, the more you comment, the greater your chances for winning. I’ll tally up all comments for the entire month and each commenter will get one entry per comment. Who wouldn’t like to get a reward like that?
Here’s where I need some help: Are you a handmaker who is willing to contribute an item or two as a LAB Reward? I would love to start this program on August 1st and it would be great to include as many handmade items as possible. At the beginning of the month, I will post a list of the artist participating in that month’s program. If you do choose to contribute, you would send your items to me and I will package it up in a nice little box and send it to the winner.
Well, what do you think? Should we give it a try? Would you like to contribute? Let me know in the comments below.