Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Winner Is:
Being lit from below by 44 birthday candles isn't exactly flattering, but there you go. This was the best shot of the batch. Lighting is an issue for me these days, and don't even get me started about the horror that is my new driver's license photo. Even the DMV person suggested that I should keep the old photo on the new license. Great.
Anyway, wow! So many great birthday greetings! Thanks so much everyone, I am feeling like I must be way cool to have so many awesome people reading me here. And I am very happy that so many of you de-lurked, and I am also looking forward to reading though a whole bunch of interesting new blogs.
But really, despite my call for birthday greetings, I set up this contest for a different reason. I wanted to give on my birthday rather than be given to. You know, kinda how my kids have always taken cupcakes in to school on their own birthday, to share with their friends? Even though I ended up doing the extra baking, I was glad to, because I thought it was a good thing for them to do; to share on a day that they expected to receive so many things, attention, gifts, etc. So with that in mind, I was thinking that a contest would just be fun and I could give away the art that I so love to do. Turns out though that I received a lot too, more than I intended and so much that I appreciate. So to everyone that left a comment, from Diane through Emily NYC, whether you are in the US or not, please email meprivately. I would like to send a little (very little) something to each of you (and um, it won't be right away, but sometime in the next few months). We'll just call it the old lady version of handing out cupcakes at school, 'k?
And now before I get too mushy and begin handing out everything I have ever made, here are the contest results:
My daughter Ginger, drawing the name from 46 slips of paper in a jelly jar:
And the winner is (Ginger is laughing here because the name she is reading is the same as a character in the Arthur books):
(Glad you de-lurked Binky, email me!)