Friday, June 20, 2014

It's time for a giveaway!!!!

Happy Birthday to my daughter Theresa born three days before I turned 30.

The winner of the earrings is....

Shaiha! Congratulations! Thanks for all for all of the great comments. I loved hearing what everyone was up to!

Quite simply, I have been overwhelmed with the end of the school year and two shows in two weekends. You would think I have all kinds of things to write about, but my brain is fried. Today, I am heading off on a four hour ride to attend my niece's high school graduation and will be spending time with my sister and her family. As soon as this is posted, I am running off to pack! Good thing I am used to flying by the seat of my pants.... I've come to think of it as a lifestyle.

Busy, busy, busy, so..... the only thing left to do was to give something away!!!

These are hand-cut copper enameled earrings. They can be yours by simply answering a question to be entered in the drawing that will take place online Sunday evening (when I get home) two days from today. Let's hope I remember!


Question:

What's going on in your life right now?


Simple, right? Well, if you share this on your FB "like" pages or your blogs, please leave extra comments saying that you did along with the link.  You will be entered an additional time for both or either of those for a total of three entries.  For those of you who don't have those, feel free to come up with another way to share this post and let us know what that was.

Please leave comments here as those left on FB will not be counted...... sorry.




I would also like to give a big thank-you to Carol Dekle-Foss for creating our new banner. She did a wonderful job! What a gifted woman!


Enjoy your weekend,

MaryAnn





27 comments:

Diane Powers said...

Your work is beautiful!
Just retired, but busier than ever. My son just went into the service & will be attending graduation from boot camp in August. Missing him like crazy! Plan on enjoying a beautiful summer & hoping to see you & Bill at some point at a show ♡

Joanne said...

Liked your FB page today, although have been reading your fantastic blog for quite awhile.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

beautiful earrings!
OMGosh, what a pretty baby!!
I'm recouping for the ick caused by allergies.

I never told you, but I LOVE your haircolor.

Cindy Martin-Shaw said...

Oh, my. That blue is gorgeous! I love the undulating quality and texture. Simply stunning! I am a recently retired teacher and, believe it or not, I miss that end-of-school exhaustion and the laziness of those first few summer days. Being retired, every day is like summer vacation, so there is a peculiar absence of euphoric anticipation. Today is sunny and warm. Looks like a beach day to me !

Cynthia said...

Those earrings are beautiful, and I'd LOVE to win them. Thanks for the xhance to win them!
"Right now": I'll be attending a bead show tomorrow AM, and will be sitting at a table for my local bead society, to try to get other beaders and jewelry makers interested in joining us! We currently have a very nice group of women, but we could always use more! I really enjoy chit-chatting with other bead lovers about beads! Fun!

anne dinan said...

alot is going on in my life right now. i started a new job as a personal chef , so i am busy planning, cooking and preparing healthy meals for a wonderful family. at the same time trying to figure out what they really like. really hard.

KayzKreationz said...

I've got a convention, bridal shower, week long class, personal shower, wedding, trip to California, Tripp to Idaho, trip to California for wedding, and at least 3 challenges going on, plus several book reviews to do.

Nan Smith said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful women and beautiful earrings. I always enjoy reading your blog and am thrilled by the chance to win your giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Nan Smith said...

I just realized that I didn't answer your question! Sorry I'm a little scattered since I retired last year. I worked 38 years as an organized registered nurse so I guess I'm entitled to some down time. I am having a wonderful time adjusting to many changes in my life and exploring my creativity with jewelry art and polymer clay. It's such fun just to play all day!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for the chance to win a pair of your earrings.

Still working my day job. Have several challenges coming up. Making earrings for my craft shows coming up.

Carolyn
Carolynscreations@live.com

Leona said...

Nice earrings! Right now in my life I am starting my prep for a fall bead show, taking an accreditation course for my medium (metal clay), working 2 jobs and trying to eat / be healthy. Phew!

beadrecipes said...

Well, it's 1 week until winter school holidays (I'm in Australia), so I'm about to be swamped with my 3 kids. Had a market today, but winter isn't the best time to sell here so it was sadly a bit ho hum. I've just finished a big project in my day job, which is good timing for the kids being home. And since I won't have much creating time in the next few weeks, I'm thinking it's a good time for reorganizing!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I have loved reading what everyone is up to! I feel not alone in the "busy" world and also looking forward to the retired life. My plan is to retire in four years. I will probably miss it at first when that happens. What I know I won't miss is the politics of education and the scrutiny of teachers. Diane, I hope to see you too! Carol, deciding not to color a couple of years ago was one of the most liberating decisions I have ever made. It seems to be catching on more and more. It seems like I have seen more women embracing their gray these days in the past year than I have in the past ten years.

HP said...

I'm still trying to figure out where I fit in! While my artistic & creative side says "take the leap and do what you love" my "let's be real side" says "keep working at the job you have,you have kids, a mortgage....blah, blah, blah". I really admirer those of you who have found a way to make it work! I liked your page a long time ago and I pinned it to Pintrest today!

Shaiha said...

We are in the process of trying to buy our home and jumping through those hoops. I have been trying to find time to make it into my studio as creating really helps with the stress.

Shaiha said...

I shared on FB

https://www.facebook.com/sShaiha/posts/10203964367419037

Lisa Caryl said...

I'm in the first week of Heather Powers' Art of Color Polymer Clay Boot camp, an online class. It's been absolutely fabulous! Learning so much about color and new techniques for bead making.

Lisa Caryl said...

Also liked and shared on Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/lisathomacaryl

Lynn said...

Those earrings are beautiful! And they are blue---my favorite color! Thanks for the chance to win them. Just returned from visiting three of my grandchildren in Northern California and looking forward to working on some jewelry tomorrow. Lynn Carling :)

Montana Nana Paints said...

Beautiful family...and welcome home! Love the earrings also. What's going on in my life?! I'm trying to decide if I should go to Europe and teach English, or stay in Montana and continue living the life of a starving artist. Decisions, decisions! Thank you for this chance to win!

PyxeeStyx said...

Happy Birthday to both of you.

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I love your family picture! I have been very busy at work. I work in payroll and we have a summer seasonal payroll that increase by 1500 employees. I'm trying to squeeze in creative time when I can and am looking forward to fall and a slower pace.

lindalandig said...

I love the new banner and your family picture. Hope you enjoyed your trip. My life is busy learning ceramics and doing volunteer work in adult literacy.

lindalandig said...

Love the new banner and your family picure! I am learning to make ceramic beads and pendants!!! I'm also doing volunteer work in my field of adult literacy.

lindalandig said...

Already "like" your page on FB.

Linda said...

Shared the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/lindalandig

Mitzie Crider said...

Working to support three and dreaming of jewelry making day in and out. Love the pic and the earrings. Thanks for the chance! I'm a blog follower, btw, and love your work. Happy Birthday!

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