Thursday, 7 January 2010


I was the lucky winner of Maria's Christmas Giveaway and, yesterday, my prize arrived in the about excitement!! WHOO HOO!!! I can hardly believe I actually own one of Maria's beautiful works of art. I have been following Maria's blog for a couple of years now and I can honestly say that Maria is not only a very talented lady but is also a very caring, sharing, and friendly person. Check out Maria's YouTube videos (link on her blog) for some interesting techniques too! To be honest, I have never been one for abstract art but there's something about Maria's work that just draws me right in. LOVE IT!

I had Aaron take a pic of me holding my prize but, unfortunately, the painting didn't show up too well due to the glare on the glossy surface. Yes, I DO have a rather smug look on my face, don't I?

I took this second pic of just the painting itself so you can see it more clearly.
Isn't it lovely?!

click on any image to enlarge

Thank you all so much for the supportive and caring words re. my family upset. It certainly wasn't the start to the year I would have hoped for but I'm hopeful things can only get better from hereon. I will post about my Word for 2010 very soon so......stay tuned ~ :)

Love, light and peace


  1. Thank YOU Serena!! for your friendship and support these past few years :-) I'm so thrilled that you love it so :-)Thank you for your kind words also my friend.


  2. you so beautiful in this pic!

  3. The picture is nice and you always look so lovely yourself in the photos you post! Unlike a certain chocoholic that looks like the dog mauled her;-)

  4. Lucky, lucky girl! It's beautiful (and of course, so are YOU!)

  5. Wow! You needed to win something lovely and striking to lift your spirits. Congratulations! She does create unique abstracts. Glad you won. :)

  6. Congrats on the win! But you're just as gorgrous as the painting. Love that photo of you.

  7. Congratulations on your win! Lots of energy in that painting. I like the touches of red........

  8. Oh, and I meant to say, that's a lovely picture of you!!!!!

  9. Maria's art is fantastic and you're so lucky to actually own a piece of it! Congratulations!!

  10. Congrats on the win, it's a beautiful painting. You a beautiful lil thing yourself!

    Big hugs,

  11. I love it when people post a pic of themselves on their blog or photostream. It sure helps to get a sense of the person behind the art! Wonderful picture! And good luck with your word choice this year! I have like 4 I am considering, I'm hoping one of them will demand I use it! LOL!!

  12. Serena the painting is lovely...lucky, lucky you! I also LOVE your cut it! It looks absolutley lovely.

  13. You're very welcome, Maria ~ :)

    Awwwwww, thanks, Messyfish...that's such a sweet thing to say, especially at this point in time when I'm feeling frumpy ~ xo

    Now, Sandi, that's not look lovely in the pics I have seen of you ~ :)

    Thanks, Darla! :)

    Thanks, Rita, and I agree...with the recent family upset, Maria's beautiful painting did indeed lift my spirits ~ :)

    Thanks, are such a sweetie ~ :)

    Thanks, Mary...the touches of red are very effective. It's a pity the textural effects don't show up too well in the pic. :)

    I have always hoped to own one of Maria's paintings, Janet, and now I DO....I'm so thrilled! :)

    Awwwww, thanks, Sprite ~ :)

    Eden, thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice words. Yep, I hope my word for 2010 jumps out at me real soon. :)

    Thanks, Kate! Actually, my hair has grown nearly two inches since I went crazy and cut it myself from a long length to a short bob some months ago. Would you believe I'm growing it back out already? LOL

  14. The painting is very pretty- and so are you.



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