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.

14 comments:

  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,
    Debby

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  2. 400 posts,
    wow!
    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?

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  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

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  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,
    Sabine

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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

    marylou_ne@yahoo.com

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  12. Diana (morganschmied@bellsouth.net)January 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.

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  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!

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  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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