Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oh. My. Gosh!

So, the awesome giveaway I wrote about in the previous post...I WON!!!!  In fact, I won the top prize, a $100 shopping spree!!  You have no idea how thankful I am, and how happy I was to write to my brother that his gift has once again changed my outlook on life.

My son and I have enjoyed looking at every item in Michelle Allen's Close to my Art store today, but I am still in such shock that I didn't commit to anything.  I do love this Sweet Cupcake clock:
We also love this clock, a cat with a mouse pendulum, because our cat Mina is an accomplished mouser!  (We live in a rural area, with a huge field for a backyard, so mice are a constant problem.)
My favorite thing is how fun her art is.  As an untrained Art Journaler, there are many areas of art I am still too scared to try.  A cube?  No way!  A face?  Nope, unless it is in the cute, smiley-face style of my mom's when I was in elementary school.  I shouldn't take it so seriously....  That's my insight of the day :)

Actually, this is my deeper thought for today:
You never know how something can change another person's life.  My brother was just buying his sad sister a gift, hoping to make her smile.  There's also another story behind my pink girl bank too, about God and my son James and prayers being answered, but it's rather "round-about," so I'm not going into details.  But that girl has really made her presence known around here!  So she deserves two more pictures in the limelight:
Sitting next to my unfinished jewelry box

Sitting next to my treasure box, also by Michelle Allen
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sale at Close to My Art Sale!

I'm not normally a collector of knick-knacks and "shelf-sitters," but I do collect pieces by Michelle Allen, the artist at Close to my Art.  Her designs are whimsical and make me smile.  My first piece, the pink girl bank, was from my brother when I was having a tough time, and I smile whenever I see her.  I also really love her cat banks. 

Her shop is having a sale and a giveaway, and I'm beginning to make a Christmas wishlist, so this is perfect timing!
The pink girl on top and the 2 cats on the middle are by Michelle Allen.

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