Hello everyone... I didn't vanish from the face of the earth. I actually had a wonderful trip to Philly with my son; with only the minimum daily allowance of angsty teen. And since we stayed in different buildings and had to attend different programs during the orientation, we were able to 'avoid' each other for large portions of time.
The GPS worked perfectly with only one hiccup-- at the end of the trip it tried to send us into the heart of NYC instead of onto the Thruway North. I ignored it and we made it home fine.
Since the trip, I have been swamped in college preparations and loan paperwork, etc. It's all very overwhelming and daunting and very nearly took all the 'creative sauce' right out of me. I haven't blogged because I've just been plain exhausted. I have all these lists of things I need to remember and/or do and I carry them with me with a click Sharpie in my other hand , crossing things off, adding more things in... I'm back to wanting to find a cave to hide in. **sigh** But the real reason I am here tonight is to anounce the winner of my giveaway. This afternoon I wrote all the names down on paper slips, folded them up, put them in a bowl, mixed them up and had my two year old nephew Brian draw the winning name.
The Winner is............................................purplecat!!!! CONGRATULATIONS.....and thank you to everyone who posted and linked an entry.
I will be in touch--via email--to get your address and info. I'm hoping to be able to get this sent out by the weekend.
I'm also hopeful that I'll have some new art pieces to post by the weekend too. I'm working on some little handpainted boxes and a new doll pattern. Stealing moments here and there.
Until then, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I try to take a moment or two each day to relish the beauty of this season. I have a jenny wren nesting next to my front door; who sings to me every morning to remind me to be in the moment.
Even this craziness, worry and stress is a gift.
I should write that on my list so I remember it.