Saturday, August 15, 2009

Okay we have a winner!

Well, first of all, we chose a winner.  I'm not saying "my family" because I have to admit I had a bit of a hand in it.  We all really had a hard time deciding.  Callen (my 21 yr. old) said "mom, why do you have to pick just one, I feel so bad, I don't want someone to feel like their comment wasn't good enough! which by the way, they all were good enough, spectacular enough to win this painting. But as we all know, I could only pick one.  There will be more giveaways so please stay tuned!!! And please bookmark me!!!
Now on to the other stuff......
First, I want to explain why we chose this comment as the winner.  My grandmother died about oh, 10 yrs. ago.  We were very close.  I was having a particularly stressful day after she died and I was looking out the kitchen window feeling very sad when I felt a hand on my shoulder.  (I shiver thinking about it now because that's how real it was).  Anyway, it was the most comforting touch I had ever felt.  I believe it was my grandmother's hand.  My best friend from high school passed away a year and a half ago.  Becky's hand's are constantly upon me and I believe are what is helping guide me through painting these angels.  She was an angel in life and is now one in Heaven. kids know all of this.  With that being said it just felt right to choose Nancy Clark.  On top of that I love babies and this one just spoke to me.  I have cried so many tears with these beautiful comments.  I really never dreamed I could be blessed by so many people that I've never even met.  What a treasure I have before me!  Thank you!
Side note...what do you guys think about making this into a book?  Had a good friend suggest that!  Please post your opinions!  It would of course be called "Blessings"!  Next painting...."Miracles" so be thinking!


  1. Please write that book! There are so many interesting stories to tell!

  2. I agree please write the book

  3. Congratulations to the winner, but I thought the deadline was Sept. 11th. My miracle is that I survived my ex-husbands affair, my divorce, my 10 year old son still living after given the last rights for bacterial menengitis and my oldest son surviving his suicide attemp. All true!

    Carol Czapik
    751 Riehl Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

  4. what was the winning commment? did i miss that somewhere? your painting are very moving and spiritually touching

  5. Clarification! This is the last contest "Blessings" which ended August 8th. The new contest "Miracles" is going on until September 11th. Please post your miracle above!!! Thank you for participating and Good luck!!!!
    Kendall Boggs