Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank you giveaway, post number 1500 and 200 followers!


While I have been doing art and having fun I see that this post will be # 1500!
Yesterday I had my 200 follower sign on to visit me.
To thank you, I am giving away a shrine I made using the ideas of Michael De Meng from the workshops I have been lucky enough to attend!
I have made some wonderful friends while blogging and enjoy seeing the varied, original, magical, thoughtful, art created at these special places. I love the generosity of bloggers re their art techniques, ideas for projects and supplies, and of course, them taking the time to comment here.
I learn something new EVERY DAY!
I am fortunate to have the time to spend at home doing my art. Being the medicare age does have it's advantages!
I tend to be a bit of a pollyanna and may come across as naive. I'd rather smile than frown, see the positive side of life and deal with sad and difficult occasions by trust, acceptance, and art therapy.

This jester (mom and dad got in in Victoria, Canada) probably best expresses my feelings. It is my favorite piece and sits alone on a nice big shelf where I see him each day. I was 10 or 11 when they bought it and I even remember the tiny shop with the bell on the door where my dad found him. The court jester came home with us and lived on the mantel in the den(old time "family room" then) His expression changes with your mood and he has never failed to make me smile!
That's why I am sharing him. Hope he makes you smile too!

Michael's latest book, all about Mexican art and history of Day of the Dead. I recommend it even if you have never done this type of art!
The small shrine in front is what I will be giving away on Mother's day, May 9th.
Just leave a comment and CONTACT and I will put your name in the hat.

some of my mexican art and Michael's altered dog!Thanks for coming by!!!

27 comments:

Diane said...

I love your attitude, Peggy and everything that you share with all of us!

Beth Niquette said...

What a lovely post--and congratulations!

By the way, I love your old Jester. He did make me smile.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

congrats on your landmarks! - and I adore that jester!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hi peggy: thank you so much for coming by my blog and for your lovely comment. your work is very interesting and different for me. but isn't that what makes the world go 'round???

have you tried the SO ARTFUL challenges yet? oh they are right up your alley! - http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.com/

hope to see you again soon.

Janet Ghio said...

Hi Peggy--always enjoy seeing what you've been up to! That book by Michael de Meng is great as well as your little shrine.

Marie S said...

Wow, that is a lot of posts.
You go girl!
Congratulations on both accomplishments, well done you!!
I love the little shrine, so darling!
Have a great week.

Yvonne said...

Congrats, Peggy! Love your art, and quirkiness!

Debby said...

Ah!! You are just the sweetest. Congrats on your posts, wholly that is alot. You always bring a smile to my face and I feel very fortunate that I have had the pleasure to meet you, you a just as sweet in person as you are in blogland. I love the jester and happy he came to you from Canada..YEAH!!!
Hugs,
Debby

Kristin said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations on your 1500 posts! Kristin xo

Susan said...

Peggy you have such a positive-ness about you! I really enjoy that about your posts--it shines thru :) I do more lurking than anything (I follow over 900 blogs-so it is hard to post a lot of the time) But I always enjoy my visits here. and It would be an honor to own a piece of your art!
thanks for the opportunity.
Susan :)

Cynthia H said...

Congrats on both the posts and the 200 followers!!
I would love to win the shrine :) My contact info: Hyacinths4@hotmail.com

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Peggy, you know what makes me smile? Everytime I come to your blog and see that photo that makes up your blog header:):)
Congrats on your 1500th post and your 200 followers!

janene said...

Hey Peggy! Where do you get all that artistic energy? So much art, so many posts! I love to pop in and see your ever changing works. Janene My contact info: momzart101@yahoo.com

CindyB said...

I too love the picture that makes up our blog header. Everytime I see it, I know I am going to find some awesome art and posts. Congrats on your milestones. Love the shrine!
eiggam 44 at yahoo dot com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I envy you your time to create- can't wait to retire and spend more time painting, collaging, experimenting AND bloghopping! What a great little shrine! Thanks for sharing your joy!

Kathryn said...

One after my own heart, girl! I just bought Michael's book last week! I have been wanting to do some milagros and DOD shrines. Love his humor, which is what really drew me to his book. Hope I can get some made soon. I wish I could go back to Mexico again, knowing what I know now!
Gracias and happy Cinco de Mayo!
kat (gatto)

Lynifyni said...

What an artist you are! Everything about you and your blog says "happiness". I love your banner with your mom's picture...here's to 1501 and more to look forward to! Hugs, LynnF

penny patten said...

Hi Peggy, I like your little shrine and your Jester. Congrats on your 200th follower and 1500th post!

Marianna said...

Congratulations on your blog numbers. You shouldn't be so surprised since you do such great work!
marianna
vintagearabesque.blogspot.com

Jan C. said...

Congrats on your big posting. I have Michael's newest book and it is great. Your shrine is wonderful and anyone of us will be lucky to win it.

Jan
hotposada@yahoo.com

Daphne said...

Wow so many post, i can only dream of that amount!
So congrats to you for reaching the 1500 posts and 201 followers!

Ann said...

peggy..congratulations ! Your posts always bring happiness...your positive attitude shines through here on your blog. It is always a joy to visit the blog-home of the art goddess!!
please add my name to the list of hopefuls wanting to own a piece of your art!
Happy Mother's Day!
Ann
adivelbiss@sbcglobal.net

craftirn said...

Congratulations. Your art makes me smile too! I love your little shrine. What a nice Mothers Day give-away

Anonymous said...

Love the shrine! Congratulations on your # of posts and followers. You do great art!
Claudia
cbholcombe@charter.net

gale said...

Hi Peggy,
I love all your stuff! Most of all I love your attitude!!
Yeah! Thanks for being you!
Gale

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

I am so sorry I missed this little give away I still had to say that your shrine is just awesome! and what a thrill to be able to go to one of Michael De Meng's workshops!!!
Inka

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