Jan 8, 2012

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, first let me say that I have tons of stuff to tell you.
I want to tell you about my trip home, for the first time in a year. How I rode cross-country with my sister, pulled my niece's tooth, hung out with my mom, and wished that I could move back again.
I want to tell you about the snow, the ponies, and the kids.
I want to tell you about the flying squirrels that run through my walls, and occasionally (and recently) get into the house.
Yeah, all of that.
BUT, first I have to tell you that I won two things in the span of about 2 weeks. I have entered SO MANY blog contests and never won a thing. Not once. There are some bloggers out there who are constantly winning things, and I often wonder how that is.... anyway.

First, I won the cool, sweet Christmas tree that I mentioned on a previous post. My BFF Tammy made it and offered it in a giveaway. I told her in my comments to give it to someone else, since I know her (and can twist her arm at any given moment to make me something), but she gave it to me anyway.

Second, I mentioned Shannan over at Flower Patch Farmgirl before too. Shannan has a wonderful blog. She is super funny and writes well. I love her thoughts on raising kids, FOOD, and her faith.
So, she offered a give away for the fantastic Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made e-course.

*The art projects taught in this course
Santos dolls
Vintage Journal with old books
Image Transfers
Mixed Media Vintage Girls
Leather and metal Stamping
Mixed Media Collage and Tips
How to use photography in your art
“Painting” with Stabilo pencils

Like so many of you out there, things have been so difficult lately. It can really bruise your heart and leaves you breathless and tired and wondering where the light at the end of the tunnel is (and hoping it's not a train). Creatively, I have lots of ideas, but often not the time or the gumption to make them real.
So, I'm sure you can see where this is going... I think God is giving me a little boost and telling me to get off my arse and CREATE.
Sign-up for the course ends tomorrow. It's a reasonable $48, so if you got any Christmas money, go spend it!! Otherwise, as you surely know, I will be sharing this as I go.
Thank you Tammy! Thank you Shannan! Thank you Jeanne!!

PS. As I finished this post, I realized I wanted to change the blog music, and I Hope You Dance popped into my head. I say popped, but I'm sure it's You-know-who tapping me on the shoulder. This time, I listened. It made me cry as I sat and listened to the words. He is telling my my word for the year- DANCE.


Shannon said...

So happy for you! Yes, go create! It's going to be a great year, I can feel it. Have a fantastic day!

Gigi said...

Congrats on your wins; you definitely deserve happy things. Flying squirrels - in the house - on the other hand? No one deserves that.

Thelma said...

Love this post.....Love you! Thanks for the reminder about life's blessings and what really matters.

Going to DANCE even with this gimpy ankle and think of you! Hurry home for another visit please....I miss you!!!! ♥

BTW: That tree is absolutely beautiful!