Tuesday, May 15, 2012
And the winner is . . . . BOBBIE!
On May 4th, I posted my 800th blog post and to commemorate the event, I offered up one of my Curious Elements. Last Friday I put the names of those who had left comments into a hat and drew a name. My husband was my witness. When I pulled the winning name from the hat, I held it up high, not peeking at the winner. My husband said, "You know who it is." I told him I didn't, I hadn't looked yet. He repeated, "You know who it is. She wins every contest she enters." I knew immediately that it was my friend Bobbie. She does win every contest she enters. I'm so happy it was Bobbie as she is supportive of everything I do!
But the contest doesn't end there. I have a friend that I met when we both took Jesse Reno's five-day painting class last June. Nina lives in Ontario, Canada and we've become on-line pen pals. Nina wrote the most beautiful comment on my blog so I wanted to 1) share it here, and 2) send Nina a Curious Element for writing the most eloquent comment. Here's Nina's kind and encouraging words:
I came to blog- reading kicking and screaming. Consequently I’m severely selective as to whose blog knocks and enters my mind. Your blog is the adventure I never want to be left out of. “Are you coming?” your blog seems to ask. It’s as though you’ve received an edict from over the clouds, a place where artists are formed, with instructions to stimulate, instruct and fan the flames of creation, so that more art fills the world. And what a generous heart! You share your excellent instructional techniques, take us along on quirky exciting adventures via exquisite, touching, photos and go on to share your art, your thoughts, your comrades-in-art and your family with us. I appreciate how seriously you take your job and thank you for never boring or sending facile information. Your blog is like eating healthy food: it energizes and incites me forward to my own work. You’ve changed the way I feel about blogs!
I've posted Nina's words above my computer for those days that I don't feel like blogging. And here's what I'm sending Nina as a little thank you.