Friday, January 8, 2010

400 posts and a giveaway to celebrate!

Unbelievably, this is my 400th post here! I started writing and sharing my art on this blog in December of 2006. To celebrate 400 posts here I have created a collage that I would like to offer as a giveaway! Just leave a comment below (with your email if i don't know it -so i can contact you) on this post by Tuesday morning 9am Florida-time. I will choose someone randomly from the comments and send the collage above to you if you win! click on the photo for details. lenna young andrews - January 8th, 2009
The winner is: JoY Meadows!

p.s. i forgot to add how i made this collage! It's done on a 9" x 5" water color paper base with scrapbook paper and an old ledger page from 1892 layered on top. The image of the couple is a leftover from an experiment of using my ink jet  printer to print vintage images onto watercolor paper. More description and another ATC here. I ripped hand dyed tissue paper and gold marbled mulberry paper and glued them around the image and the ledger paper. A Pablo Picasso quote was rubber stamped in the corner (an old lennalines stamp) "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." Little bits of gold metallic paper were added, along with a charm that says 'listen'. The quote below the couple "she flew up to the moon" is from ARTchix Studio. I thought the scrapbook paper background was very interesting with these words: "Love is not just a justification of the eyes. Beautiful objects will of course, inspire possessive urges - you need not despise your taste. But when insatiable desire inflames you for a man who is out of fashion, lacking in glamour, plain, in fact - that fire is genuine: that's the authentic passion. Beauty any critic can admire"  wow! It's all there in small scribbles on the scrapbook paper (click for more detail) on the left side.


  1. Oh my gosh, Lenna it is a gorgeous collage. Would love to add my name to the drawing. 400 posts, that is a lot of creative goodies you have shared with us. I will not leave my email as I know you have it in many other places.

    Congrats and hugs,

  2. 400 posts,
    just think of all those
    visual pastries
    you created
    so you would have something
    to blog about in the first place,
    i have not seen it all,
    but a lot of what i have seen
    certainly does sweeten the soul,
    that just might be
    your special artistic gift,
    to add a little sweetness
    to our sorry ass life,
    what if?

  3. Congratulations, Lenna - quite wow! Love this collage - it speaks to me. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to your next 400!! LOL

  4. Congratulation. 400 posts, that's great.
    And I am glad because your blog is wonderful.
    And over your blog I came to your swaps! You see, you make my life more colourful!!!!

    Greetings from good old Germany,

  5. This is a beautiful piece Lenna! And quite a milestone, to reach 400 posts and I think I've read every single one of them too! :-)

    Hugs, Casie
    casie AT vintageimagemadness DOT com

  6. Congratulations, Lenna!!! And it's a beautiful collage!!! I'll have to count up how many posts I've had on mine since you've now made me curious :)

  7. Congrat's Lenna on 400 posts...Wooohoo!! And another gorgeous collage piece. Here's to creating another 400 posts more!

  8. Such a gorgeous collage, Lenna, how could I resist this chance! And wow, 400 posts and one as inspirational as the next one. Looking forward to the next 400!

  9. As Freida said - who could resist the chance to have one of your beautiful collages??? This one is so pretty!

    Congratulations on 400 posts. I love your blog and your artwork!

  10. thank you all very much for your really lovely comments. Wow! I am honored. Best yet, now you all have a chance to win the collage!
    : ^ ) lenna

  11. Wowsa and Oh Happy Day. love the collage and love finding you again. used to be a part of Stampsnith group back in the day when we had hundreds of postings everyday. Good to see you still working hard at creating. lovely as always.

    marylou F

  12. Diana ( 12, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    That collage is beautiful. I learn so much from reading your descriptions of your process of creating along with seeing your work.

  13. What a lovely collage! Congratulations on 400 posts filled with all your gorgeous art for us, your readers, to enjoy!
    Hope Florida warms up for you soon!

  14. I know I missed the giveaway but I wanted to say congrats on 400 (!) posts. And what a beautiful collage!



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