Hello, Hello, Hello!
Today is my real BLOGAVERSARY!
I started this blog, this big, scary experiment one year ago on
August 14th, 2009
August 14th, 2009
And I'm still here! There were times when it would have been easier to quit... but I decided that "quit" is not in my vocabulary.
I somehow mixed up the count... so I have corrected the day number. Yesterday was the Real Day 365, completing one year. Like I said... math is NOT my strength!
I decided to celebrate my One Year Blogaversary by doing my first ever Giveaway!
It's the S.O.S. Giveaway...
Sharing Oddball Stuff Giveaway!
Since I have no fancy, schmancy corporate sponsor with cool products to giveaway, I'm going to do like I've seen other bloggers do... pass on some clutter cool stuff I think someone else might enjoy!
All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment saying YES, you would like some clutter cool stuff.
If this particular giveaway doesn't float your boat, that's okay, because I'm going to do it occasionally, just for the fun of it (and to pass on my clutter cool stuff to YOU... mwa ha ha ha ha).
For this very first S.O.S. Giveaway, I am offering a set of small prints that I made a few years ago from some favorite paintings I did, that I called my Proverbs series. Each painting had a scripture from Proverbs somewhere in it. They are a little hard to read on these small prints. The scan of them below isn't the greatest, since I didn't want rip open the protective sleeve. (Click to enlarge, then click again for larger pic).
This first one: "Wisdom... search for it as for hidden treasure."
(Besides the obvious meaning, at the time I painted this I was
starting to really believe that we all are like unique Treasure boxes...
and if given a chance and opened, we are full of precious treasure. And in
spite of the dangers--shark, poisonous Rockfish, stinging jellyfish,
giant octopus, etc--it is worth the journey to discover our true selves.)
The next one I painted has: "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."
(The baby bears are intently watching from the safety of their cave,
as the Momma Bear is approaching a hive hanging from the dead snag,
to get her prize: fresh honey)
And the last one says: "A friend loves at all times."
(When I painted this, I was going through a very difficult time in my life
and my marriage; I felt very alone. Yet NOT alone. I experienced such friendship,
hope, companionship and love from God... I discovered that when you feel that you
have nothing left but God, you discover that God is enough. And then...
He sent healing into our lives, and our relationship)
The print sizes are all 6 3/4" x 5 3/4", mounted on matboard. If you choose to frame them, they are made pop right in to a frame made for an 8 x 10 sized picture. No need for a mat, either, just glass; they are mounted "floating" style.
The originals were painted in mixed media... acrylics and watercolors (mostly acrylics).
So that's it. It's all done except the commentin'. Be sure to say whether or not you want to be included in the drawing (sorry, this will have to be for U.S. and Canada only, due to shipping costs).
Entries close on Aug 16th, Monday night, midnight Pacific time. The one lucky winner of more clutter cool stuff will be announced Tuesday, Aug 17th.
Come on...enter. If no one wants them, I'll die of embarrassment! Enter... enter!
From Dr Phil's book: "I have the power to choose."
My verse for today: "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."
My quote for today: "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." --Henry Ward Beecher
Enjoy the Journey,