This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Monday, April 30, 2012

May Monthly Challenge Theme

May’s Monthly Challenge Theme is…
All Things Garden

Ready to get out in the sunshine and get out in your garden? 
... enter something that relates to gardens, plants,
herbs, or insects

In The Garden 1: The Garden
By Edward Dowden

PAST the town's clamour is a garden full 
Of loneness and old greenery; at noon 
When birds are hush'd, save one dim cushat's croon, 
A ripen'd silence hangs beneath the cool 
Great branches; basking roses dream and drop 
A petal, and dream still; and summer's boon 
Of mellow grasses, to be levell'd soon 
By a dew-drenched scythe, will hardly stop 
At the uprunning mounds of chestnut trees. 
Still let me muse in this rich haunt by day, 
And know all night in dusky placidness 
It lies beneath the summer, while great ease 
Broods in the leaves, and every light wind's stress 
Lifts a faint odour down the verdurous way. 

What sounds do you hear in your garden?
The melodic tweeting of small birds?

Male House Finch
Photograph by Sue8261

What do you smell in your garden?
The sweet scent of lavender?

What do you see in your garden?
Soft and fluffy rabbits? 

So what are you waiting for… show us your garden today! 


If you are an EFA member & would like to submit an entry, please convo our Challenge Blog Leader, Jess of jessicalynneart, with the following information:

1. PROViDE the link to an item in your shop that fits the theme or has been created for the theme.

2. EXPLAiN how you think the item fits the monthly Challenge theme

3. TELL US a bit about your work/donations/volunteer work with animals or animal charities

4. TiTLE your convo with the name of the MONTH and the word CHALLENGE, for example: MAY CHALLENGE.

Two more important steps:

5. TAG your Etsy listing with the monthly Challenge theme tag (this month = teamefagarden) see the Themes-at-a-glance list for other tags. Be sure to ALSO keep your regular team tag in place, either 'team efa' or 'team efa cotm'

6. Renew your listing !

Remember, when we've received sixteen qualifying entries... these will be featured in a Treasury and in our Challenge Competition, where the winner will get a free etsy mini 1x1 advertising slot on EFA's Challenge blog the following month.

Challenge entries are also promoted on Etsy Teams, EFA's Yahoo Groups, Twitter and Facebook... so get your entries in asap...

Looking forward to seeing your garden entries !
Heather of thebluewindmill
Mo Challenge Leader