Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thanks All, and A Preview of Monday's Give Away!

I can't say thanks enough for the followers who have supported me and this blog through the year and a half I have had it. It is still pretty amazing, and over the Memorial Day weekend, the follower counter hit the 100 mark, so I had to make some art, since the general concensus was a piece of original art as a prize!

I am giving you a peek here at what will be up for grabs.....and Monday will be the official post to get signed up!

These were delayed a bit due to real life events, and wanting to get a piece of artwork out to a dear blogging friend...and that took precedence. I hope it arrived safely and with love!
So these are just teasers hopefully draw you back at the beginning of the week and maybe a few of your friends too! :-)
Of late, it has been an up and down time and strange in the strangest ways, and when I give away art, I feel like a tiny bit of happiness is being put forth into the world. So that is my real motivation behind the handmade tidbits I send to people.
I am still in the beginning stages of a large commission of the sewing variety (the leaves from the other day) and I will be in and out as I can to post. Most of today was pick up and put away and all the mundane things that are required to live. Which is fine.....there is a comfort to the sameness of them.
If I have not been to your blogs or replied to a comment, I beg your pardon; I am just a little overwhelmed at the moment. Also, having to take an afternoon to rebuild the jazz in my player did not help matters.....over half the links dies and I kept looking for good tunes for you.
So until Monday........with love.....


P.S. I still seem to be having some issues with some of the comments not posting and I am utterly clueless as to why one pops up and the other does not. But I read every one, so please do not feel slighted. As much trouble as I have had getting pics in the right place lately, I guess I should not be surprised.....


Anonymous said...

Hey Anne.....Take a little time for yourself this weekend & I will "see" you Monday!!
Have a Peaceful Evening!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marilyn!

I'm still on K.P. for the evening...OY! What to eat!!!
And I am hoping to get the whole post for Monday pretty much in the can and maybe TOMORROW there is a chance I will have a day off! heeheehee!


Deborah said...

PICK ME MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEEEEEEE! You know I love you best. You know it deep down in your liver, which is deeper than the heart. And I'm loyal. Faithful. I'm a good dog. Now I'm just groveling at your feet.
**spam-fry and hotlinks** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Deb---DEAR!!!---I know you are faithful beyond words!!! (plus you have a pool and make me laugh and put up with my stupid, senseless e-mail!)
But I was thinking the random number generator....which could be the Gary-O-Lator, or whoever else calls on the day I do the draw!
My *random* one on here picks *1* all the time, so I really need to take it off!
And thank you for the friend spam and hot links on the side! AH-hahahahaha!!!


Silke said...

Oh, Anne, sweets! I hope you get to take some time for yourself!! You sound like you really need it! Your piece of art looks beautiful - those are just my colors!! Although I don't know if I can compete with loyal Deb - and, anyway, I have a weakness for good dogs!! :) Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Now now girls! Silke, I love you all EQUALLY!!!
When the post goes up, it will have the *rules* and everyone can have fun with it!
Gotta run; bad weather heading in!

Anne and her flying monkeys!!!!

Lori Saul said...

These pieces are so colorful and alive they just grabbed me right away- beautifully inspiring!

Jan said...

The sneak peek is enticing. I'll be back.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOOOOOH, OOOOH, OOOH, this is wonderful!!!!! I love all that wonderful color and the music really adds to it! This is fabulous! Pick me!! he he he he he he! Hugs to you.

The Garden Bell said...

Your my last stop after a long rainie day here. Always nice to visit and see what you are up to in one of my favorite color lands. Charming is all I can think of as my eyes are closing. Not surprised you hit 100, we all love to visit your little slice of life.

Off to bed to read,

yoborobo said...

Anne - it is so lovely of you to pretend that you like Deb and Silke as much as me. That's the kind of sweet person you are. LOL! Is the usual bribe amount enough? I was thinking, these being difficult financial times, that I should up it. Just let me know. Hee hee. Love Pam, who is done being wicked, for a little while. xox!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Lori!

Thanks!!! Wait till you see the whole thing---they are very cheerful!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey JAn,

Now you're sounding like the "Arnold-nator"......"I'll be baahhhhhhck....." LOL!!!
(I know you will!)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Vanesa!

That music took half a DAY to find---they don't stock some of the old Jazz on Playlist (and I couldn't remember my password or anything else...DUH).
I know you're busy as that hopping frog--if you aren't back Monday, I'll put you on the list....'kay?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Kate,

We got to spend the evening in the cellar under a tornado warning---your day sounds better than mine ended! ACK!
My slice of life is getting more excitment than I can keep up with....and not the GOOD kind! LOL!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam!

Shhhhhhh!!!! DOn't tell!
I am feeling generous, so you don't have to up the bribe THIS time. Of course, NEXT time, I cannot make any guarantees.... ;D
Be wicked as much as you want---life's short!
From the W.W. of the West....


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
I hope the blogger thing is sorting itself out!
Ohhh, how sweet of you to have a giveaway with another original design from YOU!
PS: love the rainbow picture.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Anna,

I think the blogger issues have been from some of the page changes they've made. The post page is different, as are some of the options at the top of the blog page.....
I am of the old school that occasionally you should just leave well enough alone! LOL!!!
It'll settle down at some point. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh Anne the Blog people have been giving me a fit too. I get on to what I want to learn and then it changes and I am lost again. But I would love one of your lovelies and I am not gonna beg I know you are fair as you are beautiful. (No begging, just brown nosing). Hope your weather is better now. Blessings

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Paggy, I was beginning to think I was the only one experiencing some of the issues; that Blogger just decided to HATE ME!!!! LOL!!!
Come back tomorrow; there will be ways for more than one chance to get your name in the hat!
(brown nosing is GOOD....)


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You are one kind heart! Imagine and Live in Peace, mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

kj said...

isn't it lovely when a special connection is made and then one of the participants in that special connection "wins" something special from the other participant of the special connection?

don't you just love it when that happens?

i do.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Mary Helen,

Basically, I just enjoy putting the work out there.
Sometimes you have to give back what you've been blessed with, and doing this is a way I can. I enjoy creating the pieces and also love *talking* with the new people I meet.
it's all GOOD!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey KJ,

The blogs are all about connections, and that is why I enjoy doing this so much. Things I have won have special meaning to me; I treasure them, especially one piece I won from Gypsy.
She will always live on every time I look at it....
Just spreading some blog-love!!!


marianne said...

hi anne- happy monday! fun, bright pieces- whoever wins them is lucky indeed!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marianne!

Had to try your stencil/crackle paste.....I still need to *refine* it, and thought it would NEVER dry, but I must say it makes all my old quilting stencils useful again! :D
Have a good one!!


Ces said...



Hello, beautiful! Oh uh uhm. I love the explosion of colors!!!

You are busybusybusy!!!

Okay I am certified LATE with everything now and my projects are about to take off and get extended. I shall return. HEEEEEYYYY!!! I LOVE YOU! Tsup! Tsup! Tsup! Have to get dinner ready. It's late. I just got home! Tsup!

House of Hullabaloo said...

Beautiful artwork!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

HEy Ceeeeeeeeeeeessssss!!!!

You are going too fast and need to slow down, yes??? :D And I need to hurry up, I am running behind too! (not moving well this morning, early appt.)
I will see you later in your blog!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi LIsa,

Thanks for stopping by this joint!
Gotcha in the draw! ;)


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