Today's Wonder of the World is...A One Year Blog Birthday!
Flickr photo by Joe Sales
Just one year ago today, I hung my little bloggy shingle out on the information super highway, wrote my first lonely post, and wondered if anybody would stop by to visit.
For some crazy reason you did!
Do you know how much you mean to me? I tell all my three dimensional friends how much fun you are, what insightful, hilarious, profound things you say, and how you make me think and laugh.
You people and your creative blogs add so much to my life. I appreciate you!
So I thought I would throw us a little party!
Who wants cake?
Photo by artbyrodriguez.etsy.com
(The cupcake's from Etsy, of course. Check it out!)
As you can see, I'm going with a confetti theme.
Here, have a seat in a confetti chair.
Flickr photo by daretoaffirm
Would you like some confetti to eat?
Flickr photo by Allen81
Yes, that's confetti! Did you know that the English word confetti is related to Italian confetti, the Jordan almond! So if you're in Italy and someone offers you confetti... eat it-- don't throw it. You could hurt someone!
How about a confetti egg, a cascarone?
Photo by gracieseggies.etsy.com
I found those at Etsy too, though I've made my own. It's a fun way to egg the ones you love.
Shall I toss an egg at you? No, I'd rather shower you with presents!
Ever since I won Barb's contest, I've been in a gift giving mood.
Look at the goodies that arrived this weekend!
I'm such a lucky duck! A lucky duck with awesome makeup, a fabulous pendant, and the coolest tile I've ever seen! You're so generous, Barb! Thanks again!
So why don't I have my own little give-away, to share my happiness for having friends like you?
Now... what shall I give away?
How about Paul Signac's painting of Le chateau des Papes, in Avignon?
I love how his little confetti brush marks create such a beautiful scene.
No, sorry, I can't give that away. It's in a museum somewhere.
How about a confetti chandelier?
Flickr photo by kawwsu29
Isn't it stunning?
Sorry. The folks at the Wichita Art Museum probably want to keep it.
What about a confetti quilt?
Flickr photo by pbev
Gorgeous, huh? An artist named Carol Taylor made it. Sorry, I can't give you that either.
So what can I give you?
All I've got is French junk.
I'm sure I could find a couple books to go with it.
I'll do two drawings. Feel free to enter both! Or none--it won't hurt my feelings one bit. I'm well aware that not everyone is as nutty about Frenchy junque as I am.
Here's what goes to the winner of drawing #1.
It's a collection of all sorts of French paper stuff--old postcards, pages from a 1925 Illustration magazine, a cover from 1903 La Mode, and anything else I feel like throwing into the pile. It might be fun for a collage artist, a scrapbooker, a francophile or a lover of junque. Or a pack rat.
My second drawing is for this precious cup and saucer I found at a French flea market. It's old transferware with a chip or two. Click on the photos for a better view.
So there you go!
To enter, just leave a comment for me at the end of this post. Be sure to tell me if you want to enter the drawing, which drawings you're interested in, and how to contact you if you don't have a blog.
I'll do the drawing on Sunday and announce the winners Monday morning.
Don't be shy. Enter even if you've never commented before! You're invited too!
And please, give yourself a hug for me.
Flickr photo by John Ox
Thank you for being part of the fun!
Before you run off, take a spin with me and the Jackson 5...
Have a wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!