Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sweet Surprises!

Yep! That says it all!!! Been a GOOD WEEK!!!

I have people to thank this week, and I need to first say I am sorry I was away from the blog and blog-land so much. I sort of feel like I lost a week~~it flew by, dragging me through the dirt with it. My plans (and I use that word loosely) all got turned upside down so I just had to wing it. I'm sure y'all have been there...
A LONG OVERDUE (bad bad me!!!) thanks first for this:




I got this from M.A. at Magpie's Mumblings longer ago than I even care to discuss. I am soooo sorry!!!  This is a sweet award for small blogs under 300 followers. At the time I received it, I think I was still in the 180-something range, then OWOH happened, then our Michael de Meng   class happened, and then, and then......well, you know how things just go crazy all at once. M.A.~~I am not even going to pretend I remember what I was supposed to list with this but to my blogging friends who have a blog with UNDER 300 FOLLOWERS, please feel free to grab this and know you are getting a dose of Blog-L♥ve from El Milagro!!!
Second sweet surprise, Laura at Shine The Divine: Creativity IS a Spiritual Practice gifted me with this: 


Sending out a big thanks to you Laura, and thank you to the folks who came by and visited! I much appreciate it! Both of these ladies have blogs that you should take time to go to and peruse at length. Totally different, both completely enjoyable!!!
Third surprise; my friend Audrey at The Magic, Miracles And Joy of an Artist completely shocked me when she made the post that the above link connects to~~you see, there was a colorwash competition in MDM's class, and *clueless* here was out in the ozone (as usual) and did not know I had won with my baby, *Crypt Corrosion*. I had won an original piece of his work, and Audrey was kind enough to write about it and wake me up to the fact!!! That is a GOOD FRIEND.....  ;-)
Soooooo, I am off again to try and dig out the studio. I have been reading a great art book I want to share with you some time next week and working on a little hand made journal, which is a post in itself...omg.......LOL! I am not cut out for bookmaking, but it is a funny story.
In the meantime,




....Here's looking at YOU kiddies!!!! Have a great weekend!

Pax....

33 comments:

Terra said...

I always enjoy visiting with you here, oh talented friend, and how sweet to receive the award and for your colorwash to win too.

trisha too said...

Oh, yes, life does have a way of getting in front of our plans . . .

congratulations!

:)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Terra!
It just has been a whirlwind of a week and I was trying to condense everything~~I am wondering what I forgot! LOL!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Trisha, yes, YES it does!
I hate it when I *lose* a week. I honestly do NOT know where the time went, and that is a sad statement. The only way I know what I accomplished is all the stuff marked off my *do-lists*!!! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Amalia K said...

You deserve them all, Anne, because you're just so darn lovely. *winkwinktoo* (*_^) oxx

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Amalia,

You're too sweet! (I'm so glad I bribe my friends well to say nice things...LOL!!!)
;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

yoborobo said...

Wait - did you win with Corrosion? Wahooooo! And you deserve all those awards, and a lovely tiara to wear, and bonbons and a glass of bubbly. :)) Xoxo Pam

Bella Sinclair said...

YAAAAYYYYY! Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations! So much awesomeness!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes Pam, my little Faux-corrosion color was what won me the MDM piece! WHOOOO-HOOOOO! (not that I am excited in the least...)
Still waiting for the tiara and bon-bon delivery....I'm thinking it got lost in the mail. Ah-hahahahaha!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Bella,

Thank you X 3!!! ;-)
A good week, all around! We all need MORE of those!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Janine said...

Hi Anne, your Blog is really delightfull ansd you deserve these award.
I love the photos you show, especially "wink wink", this is pricveless.
Have a great week
Janine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Janine!

I found that photo of the cat somewhere out in the web; I could not find who took it, but it just seemed the perfect thing to cap off the post! LOL!!!
Anything for a smile, yes?

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the Monkey photo...she is spectacular and I may ask to borrow her someday for exclamation points! Congratulations! Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Not a problem Mary-Helen!
I think the eyes sort of say it all...LOL!!! (that's about how I feel today; cleaning the studio...ACK!!!)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

LauraX said...

awesome Anne and all well deserved!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Laura~~I was just over reading your post, got distracted, and need to return. Love that Picasso you posted; beauty amidst all the havoc of the world.....

XXOO~~♥
Anne

studio lolo said...

See, if you weren't buried alive in piles in the studio you'd know you WON with your amazing color wash!!! I love it~ it's like verdigris gone wild! :D

I'm so behind in everything, even stopping by here. hell, where did the day go??

Time changes always mess with my head, but I do love this one that brings the gift of longer days!

~♥Lolo♥~

Cameron said...

Busy, busy! Then again, I don't peg you for one who slows down much!

Congrats and kudos for the recognition! Your work (and just all around likeability) deserve it...heehee! :P

Carol said...

Of course, congratulations for your wonderful colour wash - and the great name Crypt Corrosion! Fabulous. Very well deserved - and a MDM original as the prize, eveb better than fabulous. March 25 to sign up for the next one, that's exciting...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo,

I am with you---behind on everything. I wanted to have a new blog post up today but only managed to get on table MOSTLY cleaned and sorted in the studio yesterday. (overslept; had to catch church online) I hate the time change~~my body is odd enough without that on top of everything else! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Cameron,

Yes, I am pretty much like a hopping flea~~I don't slow much until I have worn myself to a nub (and then I end up on the couch for a few days! LOL!)
This time of year I seem to find myself way behind on everything and have to run faster! Not that I get much more DONE.... :-\

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Carol,

Yep, I have a little note paper here with the sign up date for the new class~~I bet his site crashes down when all the people swarm it like a bunch of frantic bees!!!
I seriously have to see what tools I own--I have quite a few, but I need to see what still works. Some have been stored in an unheated shed....and it gets COLD here......
I will post a photo of the artwork when it arrives....WHOOOO--HOOOO!!!! (not the least bit anxious....he!)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Sympathy for The Devil said...

congrats congrats the Queen deserves them ALL!!!!!!

:D

Sympathy for The Devil said...

the cat is making me nervous...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh don't worry about the cat...he's sedated and acting strange!!! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Diana Evans said...

oh Anne!!! you are like sunshine!!! on a cloudy day!!! always so bright and fun....love these cute photos!!!! Have fun with all of your busy stuff!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Diana, this has been one of those days I would like to exchange for a refund.....I could write a TOME on everything that has gone awry.
The capper was dumping a whole container of Sweet Pea's bird food all over the floor I had just swept.
Did you see a nuclear cloud??? ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

*Ulrike* said...

That is fabulous on your win! Life seems to be in the fast lane lately for all of us, and now with this time change it really messes me up!
The cat photo reminds me of our old cat that our neighbor called Frankenstein!
Take Care,
Ulrike

martinealison said...

Mes félicitations... Bises

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ulrike,

Omg......I would have loved to have seen Frankenstein...well, maybe NOT! LOL!!!
I am so completely confuse with the time change and the birds are MAD because they go to bed an hour earlier...they know time doesn't change!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Bon jour martinealison!

Merci! Merci!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm ashamed to say I'd forgotten all about that award (yeah, too much on my mind maybe?).

Marie S said...

Congrats Anne, you do deserve it!!

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