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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Give Away Winner and Pink Inspirations

Welcome. My garden gate is always open for you to come in, sit and relax with a cup of tea. Dr. Normal Vincent Peale wrote the Power of Positive Thinking and founded Guidepost Magazine. He once said "if you can change your thinking, you can change your world." Together last week with all of the positive and uplifting comments left by so many of you regarding the Design Gives Back "Miracle Makeover Blog party" for Colette . . . . we changed our world and raised $2,190.00 to go towards a future makeover project to change the world of another person. You can read more about the results on:

The WINNER of my Vintage Rose painting is: SHIRLEY C. of

Enjoy your cup of tea and I will share with you the inspiration behind my vintage rose painting.

Finding Inspiration . . . . . .

Old fashion white and pink roses

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I wanted the painting to have a vintage look and instead of painting the roses in the white vase I decided to use an old silver vase instead.

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Everywhere . . . . .

I loved the look of the roses in the old silver dish and this was the final inspiration.

The winner of my "Vintage Rose" painting is Shirley C. Her blog, http://www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com/ was started by her daughter when she was diagnosed with tongue cancer to bring an awareness to bloggers of the seriousness of tongue cancer. I am happy to report that Shirley is doing great and is a very thankful cancer survivor. Please drop by to say hello and read her inspiration story.

Thank you for stopping by and for participating in the Miracle Makeover Blog party and for leaving comments to help raise $2,190.00. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. Next week we will paint a garden birdhouse due to the many requests I have received to paint a birdhouse.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Blessings, Erin


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats to the winner....what a lovely painting to win...

Susan Freeman said...

Congratulations to Shirley for winning your lovely painting! Last weekend was such a moving one wasn't it? It felt so good to post for such a worthy cause. I am happy that so much money was raised and that we all had a chance to participate. Thank you dear Erin for your contribution. You are such a sweet soul!! Hugs to you and Bentley!

Susan and Bentley

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Congratulations Shirley!! How wonderful to have that beautiful painting for your own to hang and admire for years to come! Have a wonderful day!
Tina xo

sandra lee said...

What an inspiring story of love and courage. Your painting is absolutely beautiful!Congratulations Shirley!

ShirleyC said...

First, let me say how happy I am to know of the money raised in order to help someone else get a makeover - or an inspiration to stay positive - as I would put it.
This painting is beautiful, and I already know where it is going in my bedroom.
The summer after my major surgery, my DH helped me to do my own bedroom makeover into a shabby chic style that really lifted my spirits. This painting will just be the "icing on the cake."
Thank you so much.

ShirleyC said...

Oh, I was so excited. I forgot. Email me at this addy, and I'll send you my address.
Thanks, again.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Congrats to the winner. She is one lucky gal to win that beautiful painting! Love & blessings from NC!

Vicki Boster said...

Erin - your inspirations for your paintings are fabulous - and the way that you create and bring to life your painting - is nothing short of genuis. I could enjoy your pictures and paintings all day long.

You are so wonderfully generous to share your paintings as gifts to your friends - we are all so fortunate that you share your photos and inspirations with us to enjoy.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to the winner! I know she will enjoy the beautiful painting! Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

Regina said...

Lovely paintings!
Happy Pink.

Janet said...

I just wanted to say ... I found your blog recently and love it! Your paintings are so beautiful ... you have created such a warm and welcoming home!

Cottage Blessings,

*Ulrike* said...

Such a wonderful giveaway for the winner to receive. I'm sure she will definitely enjoy it!