Friday, May 23, 2008

The 100th Post!

Enter all Day Today (Wednesday)! This is the LAST Day!!!
Drawing is tonight!
It has finally arrived....the 100th Post!
Personal goals are very often plagued with..."I'll do it tomorrow"..."I don't have time today"...laziness...procrastination...but, my entree' into blogging came with a personal goal of reaching 100 posts before June 1, 2008. And with that knowledge I am sliding in right under the wire! This little writing and art journey has been a blast! It has often been my sanctuary of sanity! For those taking the ride in the side car with me....Thank you! Obviously, you are considered a beloved friend to endure the blah...blah...BLOG!
In honor of this hallowed occasion...I have elected to give away treats! There will be five different items that will soon be delivered via mail to five wonderful readers. Each item reflects some focus of what I wanted to do in this blog. Art...the love of creation and words...books...funky jewelry...and vintage knick knacks and paper will each take center stage. To be the recipient of a treat, all you have to do is send in a comment at the end of this blog with your mailing address or drop me an email at: . No hassle, just the only way I know how to randomly pick from my group of buddies.
The first treat is a little piece of art with my favorite quote! It's tiny (4"x4" canvas) but certainly the sentiment of many. Education can provide many things...and one of those being choice. Enjoy!

The second treat is one of my favorites. Being a guru of all things old...a purest about ephemera...this little bag of paper goodies is packed with originality. It includes: an original grocers receipt of 1908, a page of trading stamps, Quabaug Spring Water labels, original tobacco auction tags (from my Dads warehouse that closed about 10 years ago), vintage playing cards, Monopoly money dated 1936, Octagon soap labels, vintage slide cells, original cigar labels, and the most adorable foil bride and groom. Wonderful art adorned with any of these goodies can only be inspiring!

The third treat is a fabulous book! One of my little treasures from the church. Notice the embossed birds at the top of the cover, and of all wonderful is titled..."Artzybasheff". The original was dated 1937, (this is a reprint) and the illustrations are absolutely yummy! To add a little artistic goodness it is wrapped in nine yards of delicious ribbon, paper flowers and a string of buttons.

Illustrations from inside....

The fourth treat is one of my funky little domino people necklaces. This is the same type art necklace represented in the Art-O-Mat cigarette machines at If you have not read about this awesome art project...go to this site and enjoy!

The fifth treat is a funky one...a vintage necklace made from other vintage stuff. My salute to recycling via your personal garnish. Perfect for that person who does not want to see her necklace coming back at her on the neck of a friend or stranger. You will not find two of these....which could be a good thing....or it most certainly confirms your uniqueness.

No doubt this is my longest post...but, it certainly is my personal favorite. An accomplishment to be diligent with a task for myself...and the most incredible byproduct has been new and creative friends from all over the world. What a gift and wonder!

This page will be up for a few days and the winners drawn on Wednesday! Thank you for such a fabulous creative experience. A new goal has been set...200 Posts before the end of the year! Woo hoo!

"I would maintain that thanks
are the highest form of thought,
and that gratitude is happiness
doubled by wonder."
~G.K. Chesterton


michelle said...

Congrats on reaching your goal! It has been fun getting to enjoy those posts! What fun treats, hope I win!

katy said...

Congrats on reaching your goal of 100 posts by June. Please enter me in the giveaway. All the prizes are so unique. TY!

Kat Bryan said...

Congratulations on achieving a personal goal!

You're certainly giving away a diverse bunch of prizes. Thanks for having the contest.

Arlene said...

Congratulations. And thank you for sharing treats. I enjoy visiting often.

Karen Greenfield said...

Just found you through Rebecca Sower's blog----gosh you have interesting lovely photos on yours. If I'm lucky enough to be entered in the contest--because I'm such a short-timer, I might not be eligible--I would love to win prize number 2----it's super!! Karen

Molly said...

Alexa, congratulations on setting a goal, striving for it, and meeting it! You are a wonderfully talented artist and blogger. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with those of us in blog-land.

~*~Patty said...

Congratulations on your 100th Post, that's very exciting. What a lot of wonderful goodies you are offering up. Very Best Wishes!!!

Recycled Rita said...

What a fun, thoughtful giveaway!Congrats on your 100th post, I enjoy your blog! Please enter me in your drawing... karen b...

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I am a regular reader of your ramblings, which I enjoy immensely. Here's to the next 100!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I missed it...darn!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure when your drawing was, but your gifts were wonderful! I wandered over to your blog from Rebecca Sower's! I'll be back to visit again.

Julie B.

Chitra said...

Great run.
And congrats for reaching the goal that you set for yourself.

And the treats you are giving out are just great. I have never won anything but I still do try.