Monday, October 19, 2009

300th Post, A Most Lovely Award, Welcomes....Oh Yes, and a Blog Give-Away!!!

A few days off from the blog and what happens? Wonderful things! First, a most heartfelt thank you to Ces for the above honor. Please click the image and go read the post behind the creation of the award. It is a marvelous history of how this came about and needs to be read and savoured. To say I was speechless and stunned is mild. I had even debated, before receiving this, about not posting yet because I felt at 300 posts, you should have something of importance to say. And I was not feeling particularly important word-wise, or even remotely intelligent. I wanted something really soulfully good for my readers.
Maybe I have done a bit of that already.......I hope so.
I truly DO.
Another delightful duty on the blog is when I welcome another follower here, and a hearty WELCOME goes out to Sophia, who has joined our little band of mirthful mixed media miscreants! (just kidding...we encompass a LOT of different types besides mixed media and miscreants; even normal people are most welcome here! LOL!!!) Join in when you feel like it......
And now to what I hope will make me worthy of the above award. I had debated doing a give-away of a piece of art, wanted to do it before Halloween, which I knew wasn't going to happen and then it struck me...why not share some of the items I make art from, and see what happens? Why not put together a mixed media goodie box and let another artist do their thing, or share the contents with one of their friends, or just have fun pilfering the contents?
I believe artists have a responsibility to pass things to other artists; knowledge, joy, support, advice, information, love, care, and in this staggeringly tight economy, if you can do Now, when I buy things, I....ummmmmm....usually get a little TOO MUCH. So sharing eases my wallet's guilt pangs and makes my soul a bit lighter knowing that ALL ARTISTS are like little kids when it comes to's Christmas morning and we're ripping into the packages at warp speed!
Therefore, I present to you:
I's a long title, so you can whack it down to fit your side bar. There are papers and fancy napkins and paint and oddities; canvas and pearls, bottle caps, things that may not be in the photo too, because I want to have a good, healthy box to ship! Oh yes, if you look close, there are 5 real milagros! (that's like parting with blood for me......)
So here's the rules to play:

1. Leave a comment and it's one entry. Same goes if you are on Facebook and don't blog, but see this. Leave a comment there, I'll count you in.
2. If you leave a comment and then have a link and pic on your blog, that's two entries.
3. If you leave a comment, link and pic on your blog, and become a new follower, THREE chances to win this.
4. The winner will be chosen by my fancy schmancy Random Number Generator (thank you!) so it is all legit.

Naturally, I won't be replying to the entry comments as I normally do others......I will be keeping count on everything fair and square, and I may be off blog as far as new posts for a bit to get some work caught up. I've not abandoned nor forgotten y'all! And I will try and visit your blogs to leave comments..... ;-)
I want everyone to have fun, and I especially want to make sure the contents go to an artist who works with mixed media, or to someone who might know another artist who would like to try it but just can't come up with all the supplies from the staggering lists of things we use.
We've all been there; one item shy for a project, and an artist friend comes by and says, oh, use some of mine. Encourage people to enter!
So please my dear blog sisters and brothers, let's get this give away info around and find the box a good home, and let the creativity begin!!!
I will draw the winning number on November 1st, All Saints Day.....because I have had the privilege of meeting so many good people in this blogosphere we call home.
Until we chat here again, which no doubt won't be long.....I bid you, most humbly.....



yoborobo said...

Anne - this is such a GREAT idea for a giveaway. Count me in, sista! :) I have to admit to drooling, just a little teensy bit over the pic of the supplies. LOL! Don't forget to come by and enter for the Skelly giveaway manana! Bwa hahahahahahahaha! xoxoxoxox Pam

PS I bet it was hard to part with those milagros. :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

My dear, you are Numero Uno on the list!
There is much more in the box than pictured---I was having a ball running around finding things to put in, so when it goes to whoever wins it, I hope they have fun!
And yes yes YES! I will be by your blog to sign up for Mr. Skelly, because he is such a cutie!!!
Ah, the friend I got those from doesn't have her shop anymore, so it really is a big lump in the hroat thing...


marianne said...

congrats on the award & in your 300 post- these things do creep up on us, don't they? the package looks like fun- what a great idea! have a good week-

Anonymous said...

Oh my...GOODY GOODY! supplies! how exciting, Anne!
i will be a good girl and do all you require for entering! hehe!

Congrats on this impressive award..much deserved..i shall read up on it asap!

300 posts...woohoooo...wonderful!
I was not around for the first half i guess..but i have sure enjoyed the rest!

Lynn Devine McDonald said...

Count me in please! Congratulations on 300 posts, you are always the 1st I read in the a.m. with my coffee. You are an inspiration and a good friend! Your award is well deserved! Have a wonderful week cutie pie!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

congrats on the award!

I am not going to enter the give-away - I just don't have any more supply storage space - argh! I need to use some of this up! But, best of luck to all who enter!

Georgina said...

I'm with Tristan...don't need supplies right...aahh, so many supplies and not enough time...grrrr!! However, I think it's a great idea. I noticed that I have over 100 posts on my blog...hmmm, maybe I'll have a giveaway...maybe something for Christmas...haven't decided, but congrats on your award and your fun giveaway. It's Monday, so it's time with Miss Daisy!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo.... That's a huge Giveaway!!
Congratulations on your Award!!

SewCalGal said...

I love your artistic giveaway. I could certainly have fun with all these great supplies. Inspirational.

Please count me in.

SewCalGal (at

peggy gatto said...

Yes please!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie said...

Me too! Facebooked ya already going to blog now..

Margi said...

way kewl and congrats


audrey said...

Anne, sincere congratulations on your Arija Award ~ from what I read, it's certainly an honor.
Also, congratulations on your 300th Post!! Please do enter me ~ I am excited about this amazing give-away. Also, I posted a link to your give-away on my Blog, so I hope that sends some new followers your way.
You have an amazing, beautiful, inspirational, fun Blog, Anne. Congratulations!

Diva Kreszl said...

What a wonderful share the makings of a great art project! Please count me in as I'd love to play with all those goodies. Congratulations on your award as well, your blog is delightful and very well written!!!

Sophia said...

Wow! I am truly impressed....300 posts!? I have a longgggggggggggggg way to go. :D haha

Congratulations on your award as well.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Congratulations on your 300th post, and how nice to get an award on the same day! I finally figured out how to become a proper follower (I think!)...I've had you on my RSS feed, but I don't think that's quite the same. I also linked back to your post on my 'blob', but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the picture to come up there. Oh well, I tried!

Deborah said...

Congratulations on another fabulous Ces award...she is really dressing up the blog world! What a fabulously generous prize you have. I am just getting back into trying to be creative after a few difficult years, and even though I have just recently met you, you are one of the artists who excite me, like string to a cat's brain, I want to play!!! **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Okay folks, I said I wouldn't reply today but have figured out another way to keep track of everyone.......I hear y'all laughing!
@Sophia, I love your blog, especially some of the *serious* topic you covered. YOU GO GIRL!!!! :)
@MA--hey, whatever---you can e-mail me off blog and I can tell you how to get pics in if you feel the need. Otherwise, whatever is fine! (I'm easy....)
All of you who have stopped by so far---THANKS!
And Deborah, yes, Ces is a little whirlwind coloring up the blogosphere! I don't know how she does it.....I mean, REALLY. How does she DO it????
Back to drudgery work---fighting that slippery fabric.


Arija said...

Anne,t thank you for your comments on my blog. Much appreciated and I am so glad the marvellous Ces has bestowed one on you too.
You are such a generous lady to put together a Red Cross (srtist's) survival kit and give it to the deserving or not so deserving...every kid needs its day and you will certainly make someones!

teri said...

what a great award - you are truely deserving of it. Congratulations!
And the goodie box - oh my - what treasures!!!!
I hope whoever wins, shares the resulting creation! (I will if I win!)

Renee G said...

A lovely award and a lovely stash of goodies. This looks like so much fun.

Jan said...

Please enter me in your fabulous blog giveaway. Pretty pleeeze! I'll share....

Congratulations on your latest award, too. Pretty cool.

Sophia said...

I'm back....Hope you had a good Monday! :)

Stop by when you can. The Queen made two special announcements at the Manor!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am so excited for you but unfortunately I am not on Facebook so my little comment will humbly have to do. Thank you for you simple kind words to guide us when our fingers get tired and the world grows cold to tenderhearted artists. All Saints day is perfect for spreading good cheer and heart felt energy. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Dolores said...

Magpie sent me and I would just like to say thank you for the chance to win this great giveaway. It looks like a lot of good creative playtime ahead for the lucky winner.

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for this great giveaway I could have lots of fun with all of these goodies Please enter me

purplecat said...

Love your blog and would be delighted to be in the draw if I can :)

Sherri D said...

What a generous wonderful give-away! I put a link and photo on my blog to this as well. I love helping out fellow quilters and artists when I can and hope to be teaching similar artistic 'stuff' this winter here!

Anyone who wins this will be a lucky soul indeed!

Renee said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. How wonderful.

Renee xoxo

Vicki M. said...

Anne...Nice giveaway! I am not entering, as I would never use the supplies. Just wishing your other followers good luck. I will...when I remember how...put it on my sidebar!

Sharon said...

Ooooh, have come here from Yoborobo's blog ~ another fab giveaway! I'd love to be entered but as I live in the UK I will understand if it's not possible :-) In any event, I will put a link on my blog!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Audrey advised I come check out your blogspot.
OOOhhh, I'm glad I did!
How creative and inspiring.
I already have ideas to use all those goodies for (if I win)

I hope you work out your credit card business, sounds very stressful.
Anna Rosa

gallagherassoc said...

My grandaughter is having a birthday soon and i would love her to have your prize. She is only 9yrs old but loves to be creative and loves art. She spends hours in her room making unique things and i want to encourage her talent. Someday she could be another another Anne Huskey. Thanks for the chance to win.......

pippirose said...

What a fab giveaway!
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

MyPinkTurtle said...

Bonjour Ann! Just discovered your blog through Yoborobo's. Just looooove your pictures and your wonderful art! I will be back for more! When you have a minute, come over for a visit! I am having a fun Fall Giveaway that ends today, Wednesday October 21 at midnight! Everyone is welcomed too! I WOULD LOVE to win your giveaway! Nice meeting you! LuLu

KatHreN said...

great give away...I love art supplies. Please enter me.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! I'd love to enter your giveaway if Canadians may (I especially love the paper).

Kim D. said...

Hi Anne, I've stopped by before to check out your fabulous art quilts. Love your blog. I came over from Gypsies blog. Congrats on the 300 posts, I've just become a follower. Hope that gives me 2 points in your generous giveaway.

K and M Garage Sales And Hints... said...

My friend, Jan, pointed me in this direction and I love your blog and your inspiring. I live on the SW Washington coast and work mostly with fabric and now a little paper collage...very addictive.

Ces said...

My dearest Anne, no need for me to join the giveaway, though it's mighty generous of you but I want to tell you that you most definitely deserve this award. You, like Arija have the head and art of an artist, a nature lover and just a kind and caring person! Besides, you are a nut and an oak nymph. So you desrve this award!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ces...yes, above all, I am a NUT! amd I like the oak nymph part is good!!! ;)


Anonymous said...

Count me in. I am also needing advice on air-dry clay. How long does it take to dry ? internet says 12 to 24 hrs but it's still not dry yet.....

Marie S said...

I love all the goodies Anne and your blog!!
Thanks so much for popping over.

Marie S said...

Following too

Marie said...

Love the blog, love your giveaway too. I will sign up to follow, what a fun place to visit!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Marie---
Gotcha down for the give away!
Glad you could stop by and enjoy the goings on I said...occasionally, there's ART!! LOL!!!


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