Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blogaversary Giveaway

Today is the 1st anniversary of my blog, so I am celebrating with a giveaway. I have covered a journal using papers, tea dyed muslin and printed fabric which almost feels like vinyl, I am not quite sure what it is but it was a nice creamy color so I used it to print this lovely birds nest and the Chinese Proverb.
I finished it off with some vintage buttons and the sweetest Queen Bee charm. Hope you like it :)

The pages inside are lined and blank for you to write on.
I am also including some of my home made Fall potpourri which includes my own cinnamon dough leaves, pumpkin and an acorn. (bowl not included)

I want to thank all of you for your support through my journey in art over the past year since I started this blog. I had my old blog too for a while, The Rose Cottage, and some of you who visited me there are still around, which is just wonderful. I decided to make this blog somewhat less personal and more about my creative spirit and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting some really beautiful women and have really connected with some of you on a more personal level and become good friends. It has been a great outlet to share my own creative spirit and enjoy yours through our blogs, you are all creative and you all "get it", that is the need or the passion we have for our craft, if it is art work, decorating, photography, writing , I think we all feel safe to share with each other. Isn't the blog world just the best?

Just over a year ago I started dabbling in mixed media and altered art when I was the creator of the ECS community on ning. We had a little group there and we did weekly challenges and I have to especially thank, Sherry and Carolyn for encouraging me from the beginning of this new journey. You always encouraged me to go outside my box and try it, don't think about it too much, just try it, and I did. I still am :) I am forever trying new things and that is the beauty of art work, the process, the time creating something is so special.

To be entered in my draw you must have a blog, and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will draw a name using the random number generator on Monday August 24th.
Enjoy your day and I will see you soon :)