Friday, February 1, 2013

I'm a Winner, You're a Winner

I'm a winner, because I have gotten some fabulous mail in the new year, and you're a winner if you won my International Blog Event Giveaway!

First, the mailbox loot:

My mother described a super-neat window effect she created in her art journal, and when I told her I couldn't wait to see it in person, she created a window-effect journal page just for me!
She created a tribute to my very own art-making space, Studio 791!  There is an image of a sewing machine at the top, and she included photos of my decorative tape collection and my art table (looking MUCH neater than it currently does!)  The other window sections include photos my daughters in the craft room rocker, and a cat that looks quite a bit like my own sleepy kitty, Stella.  How fun is that?!
Second, I unexpectedly and happily won a prize from Jennie of Every Day Should Be a Red Letter Day.  You may know her as the author of Good Mail Day, which to me is the definitive current-day guide to creating and enjoying mail art.  She called me one of her top 5 "Comment Kids," leaving lots of blog comments for her in 2012.  What a nice surprise!
She sent me a package that included a super-cool handmade journal, lots of tags and envelopes, a mail-themed zipper pouch, and some postcards.  What a treat!
And then, just yesterday, I found a duct-taped plastic box in my mailbox.  What could it be?
A multi-colored selection of flowers from Mary, always sending such fun and interesting mail!
Bayla had an absolute ball creating a flower collage on an artist panel.  She kept asking me to take more pictures of her, and asked, "Do I show up as an artist?"  Absolutely, little one!

And now, for the moment you have all been waiting for:  the winner of the International Blogging Event Giveaway on Drawing Near!

I did things the old-fashioned way, writing everyone's name on slips of paper and drawing one from a bowl.

The winner of the selection of handmade heart embellishments is...Tanya of Bead and Needle!
Many thanks to everyone who visited during the blogging event, and left comments on the giveaway post.  I am still very slowly making my way through Vicki's list of participants, and I look forward to continuing to meet new bloggers with similar interests.

Enjoy your weekend, and send a little happy mail!


uncustomary said...

Oh my god! I just sent that yesterday!!

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Andria...You lucky girl winning all that wonderful art "stuff." I have the mail day book...I should dig that out and look through it again. Your mom's page is great and what a great tribute to you. I missed a giveaway...too bad for me! I hope you have a terrific weekend!

Tanya said...

You're a winner! I'm a winner! And, it looks like Bayla was certainly a winner, too! Beautiful things from your Mom - beautiful things in a plastic box - beautiful hearts for me! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU...Yes, you ROCK! Hope your weekend is wonderful - XOXO Tanya

Sami said...

Hi Andria - Congratulations on your winnings. Your mom's page is so lovely.
Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

Terry said...

Hi, Andria!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your comments were so kind.

Your blog is beautiful! I love that your mom made you a wonderful photo page. Isn't it fantastic when we have loved ones in our lives that encourage us.

I used to love doing art projects with my children when they were little. We still create together, but we all have a different niche. It's fun to share with one another.

I will be visiting your blog regularly.

Have a wonderful day!


laurie said...

there's nothing better than getting some artsy goodness in the mail! i always feel "accomplished" when i can drop something in the mailbox (to be sent) on my way to work which makes me wonder why i don't do it more often... thanks for the inspiration.

Jo Murray said...

Your mailbox has produced some gems lately...all gorgeous. Congrats to the fortunate recipient
of your hearts.

Janet said...

Yea for snail mail! Your package of goodies looks fantastic. You'll have lots of fun creating with all that.

Sue Hare said...

Are you going to be in church on Sunday the 10th? I have a tag to give you to add to your stash. Looks like you got a lot of good new things with your winnings.

Dagmar said...

Thanks so much Andria, for coming to visit my is a really wonderful thing to meet such like minded and talented women!
Have a great week,
Sweet hugs,

Parabolic Muse said...

I love that book, Good Mail Day! love love love!

And it's raining now, so it is perfect weather for that arty day I mentioned earlier. I'm getting my sewing machine out, now.