"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, March 23, 2009

100th Post Giveaway Coming Up

It will be my 100th post in the not too distant future. I read in blogland that there are contests and giveaways to mark the occasion. So, here is a gouache of a horse I painted on a grocery sack. It comes with the vintage carved frame. I have some other goodies too; some jewelry I made; necklaces with a tiny (1") hand painted gouache painting. I call it wearable art. As the time looms closer, I will post more about this. Meanwhile, all you have to do to be in the running is to become a follower. On the day of the giveaway, I will ask a question about one of my earlier posts and the first 3 that answer it in the comments will win. Easy?

Here is one of the necklaces for the giveaway. It is made of snowflake obsidian which doesn't show up well. There is a greater contrast in the beads; more light gray shows up. I had a devil of a time shooting these for some reason. The glass on the frame reflected everything and/or the colors looked darker than they are. The frame is silver. Also, notice in the first necklace pic, the sterling cowboy hat charm at the closure. Did you have a child in your family that wore red cowboy boots? My son did for years; wouldn't take them off. That's why I painted them in gouache.

This is the other necklace. It is strung with champagne pearls. The gouache painting, under glass, is a one inch still life; it's a glass bowl filled with white flowers. Who knows, I might just come up with more stuff to make the odds better. Why? Because my followers are the most incredible bunch of people and I am so glad to have met them!


  1. What an absolutely fantastic giveaway! You are actually giving a little piece of yourself...I love it. I hope I am able to get to a computer to play when the time comes to pick a winner...love the painting of the white hydrangeas. You are extremely talented, my friend. Debbie

  2. Oh my, those beautiful necklaces!! You know I love them and everyone else will too. What a neat give-a-way! Love the horse as well. You are truly amazing.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Posted some more wedding stuff just now. I'd love to win any of your goodies. The horse painting would look so cute in my new grandbaby's room (due in May). We're doing a Paris Cowgirl theme! I love your couch too!

  4. What great goiodies, I am loving the horse picture!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Many Blessings, Janna

  5. How lovely is this.....
    What beautiful gifts you are lavishing on your readers, see I just knew I was following one of the best blogs ;)
    Love the horse painting {sigh}


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