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Monday, February 27, 2012


I'm going to bug you one more time and make a shameless plea *bats eyes pleadingly* to all you who are on Facebook!!!

I am in the last days of this Facebook contest, and I am so close to being the winner!  The contest ends February 29th.  So, if you are on Facebook, I would so appreciate it so much if you would just click on the picture here and LIKE it!  Every Like counts!  I am in second place right now and I would love to be (desperately!) the winner of $100 in art supplies!  And, if you have liked it already, please consider sharing with your friends!  I would be greatly appreciative...Thank You!!

I would also love to say how very grateful I am for all wonderful support I have received to far...right now I am up to 405 Likes on this painting!  I feel so blessed to have such fantastic friends.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

But enough about that...My friend, Theresa at Faerie Moon Creations is doing a series of posts called Whimsical Wonders in which she will post an interview with an artist, writer, poet or other amazingly creative individual every two or three weeks. This week, she did an interview with another dear friend of mine, Stacy from Magic Love Crow.   I have posted some of Stacy's work on my blog in  earlier posts.  She creates such fun and creative crows!  Please do stop by Theresa's blog and read Stacy's interview.   There is also an opportunity to win one of four pieces of Stacy's artwork!

I've been continuing to paint and get ready for Pierscape...sorry I have been slow to get pics up!   Here is a couple of ACEOs I completed :)  To see them for  sale in my Etsy shop, just click on the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Marshmallow Day and Contests :)

Hope you are all doing well and getting through winter all right!  We had a marshmallow snow fall yesterday with huge, beautiful, plump flakes.  Everywhere you looked was coated with a delightfully thick layer of heavy icing sugar.  The temperature was mild, hovering around 0oC, it was a pleasure to be out.

I can say it was wonderful because I didn't have to go anywhere, but the roads were crappy and dangerous.  My youngest son had a blast and was out playing all day.  And my oldest, who turned 15 this week (how did that happen, anyway?) helped me shovel the driveway.

Have to say we all enjoyed the hot chocolate and marshmallows after!

I can honestly say I will be so glad when winter is over.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed the snow squall yesterday, February has been a tough month.  It always has been for some reason.  Some say cabin fever?  Seasonal Affective Disorder?  Not really sure.

Seems there are lots of things that need attention...survived exams with my oldest, which was good.  Did an intense cleaning of his room, which was desperately needed.

I even got some painting in.  Stay tuned, you'll see my latest coming up later this week.  I am continuing to get ready for Pierscape!

I have my work on Fine Art America.  You can buy prints of my work here, and also enter your work into contests, which is a fun way of sharing your work and getting it out there, too.  In the two contests I entered, I won first place!   Yay!

"Railyard Blues" came in first in the contest called "Industrial Landscape"

The second was a juried contest called "Valentine Day Card or Prints". And okay, I won first but I do have to qualify that, because I was tied for first with 8 other gorgeous pieces of art :)  Okay, I am just flattered to be included in the top 9!

There  is another contest I am in in which I can win $100 in art supplies from Curry's!  YES!!!  It is open to Canadian artists only, so if you are Canadian, consider entering!  The contest ends February 29.  I hope that if you have a Facebook account you will click on the image here and press LIKE!!  I would greatly appreciate it...And feel free to share with your friends, too :) THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

Click on the picture and press Like :)
 Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!

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