Sunday, June 27, 2010

Giveaway and giveaway

Good morning all. Hope everyone has had a great weekend and for many of you, a very creative one. Wish I could say the same for myself. I haven't been inside my studio, except for watering the plants, in over a month!! I'm not exactly starving for inspiration, but you know the old saying, "the spirit is willing...." Oh well, I'm hoping all this "stuff" will blow over soon and I can get back to my abnormal self. One good thing is that my brain zaps have subsided tremendously especially while driving!! LOL

Had 2 of my 4 grandsons on Thurs. We had lots of fun and I never realize just how much I miss them till I see them. I took them to see "Toy Story 3" and I highly recommend it to everyone. I think I heard more adult laughter than that of children. Every time I laughed, my almost 6 year old Zachy would turn around and asked me what was so funny!! Anyway, I had a wonderful time with them and am planning another trip to Austin in October...just for a weekend since everyone will be working or going to school during the week. and besides, you know what they say about house guests???!!!?? My boys did ask me to make the "liar" cookies for them when I got there, but I told them their mother was very capable, she learned from the best!! They're actually Mexican Wedding cookies, but I read that the Italians have something very similar called Liar cookies...if you see powdered sugar on their shirts and they deny they had any cookies, you know they're telling a big fib, hence the name!! LOL When I was there at Christmas, they purposely padded powdered sugar so they could be accused of cookie stealing!!

Now for something completely different (one of my favorite sayings from Monty Python), I thought it was time for a giveaway, or two. No special reason, just because. It's very simple, just leave your comment and I will draw the winners name the 10th of July...someone please remind me, though!! My poor leetle synapses are still reeling and very angry with me.

As many of you know, I love Dia de Los Muertos art, or as my 7 year old Ryan used to say, "Meema's 'keletons." I really got into it several years ago when my kids were still in elementary school. My daughter, Andria, was in Spanish from the time she entered 1st grade and that year I made "muerto bread" for the class and a little dead pin for her teacher...ol' buck eye!! Well, it just took off from there and the popularity of the holiday has reached global recognition now, not my artwork, but the holiday!! LOL Anyway, my two pieces of work are a celebration of that day.

The painting was an idea born in a dream...I was sooo surprised I remember it. I used to keep a notebook on my bed stand for that reason. I was always dreaming up wonderful ideas and wake myself up, but I no longer am as ambitious...if I remember great, if not, oh well!! Must be an age thing or just a Georgina thing. The little bust is made up of polymer clay. I had this wad of translucent clay and a smaller wad of white, so I combined the two to give me this marble look. The little flowers are sculpted out of coloured polymer...I love the stuff.

So get those comments in and good luck. Take care, God bless and remember, all reality television is scripted!! Peace out.


Gail said...

Your art is wonderful.

oldblackcatboo said...

So glad to hear you sound so Happy! Those little ones really make it fun! Please enter me in your giveaway!

And remember I'm having the drawing for the last little black cat giveaway tomorrow night on my blog! So leave me a comment if you want a chance at him!

Deborah said...

Well Georgina, we wouldn't want you to be too normal! We still want you to be you!!!Love love love your skellies, especially the little tutu. Every thing in its own time...
**blows kisses** Deb

Abi said...

Beautiful Georgina! Count me in please!!!!
I too am doing a giveaway... but it's ganna cost $2!! I'm raising money for our local animal shelter and have made two dolls with horses if you are interested!
Hope you are feeling not so blue
Abi x

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh muy bonita. You and the artwork. I looooooooooooooooove DOTD too huh? enter me now, ahora tambien.
I am so sorry the zaps are getting you too. SM used to say (bastard) honey I didn't know you played the da bah, when I was quaking like San Fran on a bad day. But they do get betters.....I swear.
Tell the goats ola para me.

Designs By CK said...

YAY a giveaway & what fun goodies!!! Pick mE!!!

Have a great & creative week lady.


SpOOky CK :-)

Gloria said...

Glad things are getting better for you. Hope you have a great weekend.

Daryle and Katie said...

Georgina... Thank you for stopping by and enjoying "Steampunk Angelus" with us! Daryle from Woodstown Whimsies

Pattee said...

YES YES enter me!!!!!
I love everything about your blog...

My son and husband are fluent Spanish speakers... me I grew up in Montana and all we got to learn for a language was GERMAN for Gods sake! How many Germans are in Montana??? That sounds like a joke : )

any way I digress...

I also love your music on your blog... not so much on others blogs....

Thanks for stopping by and adding your name to the virtual hat for the mystery faerie!!!

Take care ~dear friend ~

Pattee said...

LOL I've been listening to your play list for hours now!!!!! I love your choices of songs!
: ) Pattee

Athena said...

Looove Dia de Los Muertos. I have a whole collection that spans back years, so I love this giveaway-- count me in (and thanks for telling me about it! :)). Love your art!

Angela Gue said...

Thank you for the giveaway. How awesome.

girlichef said...

Hi there! I found you through Linda (the Olde Bagg)...and would love to be entered into your giveaway. I became fascinated in Dia de los Muerte when I met my hubby 10 years ago (he's Mexican, I'm not)...I love the meaning and celebration behind the event...and the festive art that goes with it! Thanks for the opportunity =)

Meisolle said...

Hi Georgina..
Count me in :-)

So nice to hear from you.
lots of hugs

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi Georgina! Yay :) :) I love your fun art! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'm a winner!

Have a great Holiday weekend :)


Marie S said...

I love me a little dead art myself.
I love yours.
Please include me Georgina and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Count me in for your nice giveaway :)
Now I have a new little niece called like you, Georgina!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Just popped over from Anne's blog to see what you were giving away and I have to add my name to the list. Also want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your comments on her blog!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I'd love to have a piece of Georgina art in my home!

I feel ya on the "not been in the studio" thing...haven't entered mine either in a few months...and not just because I've been gone from home the last one! When it's time, it'll be time.