July 18th was my one year Blog-O-Versary and as my thanks to you for showing up here and helping make this blog the most fun I've had in ages, I'm having a Give-Away. Ta-Da!
As I explained in a previous post last week - see link here - anyone who left a comment then (comments are closed for that post) AND/OR wants to leave one for this post, will be entered in the drawing to win the original matted watercolor featured here. I painted this piece purposely for the Give-Away, so it's not just something I had lying around.
You do not have to have left a comment last week to be eligible to win. A comment on this current post will make you eligible even you DID NOT comment last time. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. Reason for two posts is this: I was running late and didn't finish the painting and get it photographed until AFTER July 18th which was the date of my actual Blog-O-Versary.
I'm fond of fireflies and that was the starting point for my thinking. The color of the girl's hair came from my granddaughter. The teddy bear is one I had when I was a kid. I'm pleased with the way the piece turned out and I hope the winner will enjoy this for years to come.
Those of you immune to this sort of whimsy, hang the painting in a kid's room. Though, personally, I could see this in a kitchen or, for that matter, nearby a work station. It's a cheery thing.
If you did leave a comment last week and want to do so this week, that's fine. Your name will be counted twice if you do. If you didn't leave a comment last week but want to be counted twice anyway, then leave TWO comments on this post. Ha! I'm easy. I will not be counting Twitter comments or Facebook because I don't want to drive myself too crazy.
I have to confine this Give-Away to mainland USA because of overseas postage rates and I am really sorry about that. I wish I could include the rest of the world.
The drawing will be held on or around noon on Friday, August 5th and I'll post the winner here on the blog. That person will then email me a street address and voila!. My daughter has assured me that Randomizer.com is easy enough to use. I'll give it a try. But if I can't make heads or tails of it, I'll use the old tried and true method of simply putting every one's name into a bowl or hat, close my eyes and pick.
This is my first (hopefully not my last) Give-Away, so please cut me some slack. Ha!