22 November 2008

The Big Giveaway


The week that was......


Hectic



I celebrated my birthday this week


Together with my twin brother


We try to take this photo annually



It’s so funny looking back on all of them now



I celebrated ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND hits on my blog.



I finished a major commission.


I have re-opened my Etsy shop


So to celebrate and thank all those who have looked, commented and happened on my blog...


I have decided to do another


Red Velvet Giveaway


Just leave a comment if you want and I will enter you in a draw for the prize.

There will be 2 winners in this draw.


Lynn Cohen won already as she was the first to comment after I hit 100,000 -she doesn’t know it yet but thanks Lynn.


I will draw the winners one week from today – Sydney time – on the 28th November.

Good luck and thanks to all of you for your visits.

xox

101 comments:

Angie in AZ said...

Anything you are giving away, I'm in! And happy belated birthday! I also celebrated my birthday this week! Mine was on Sunday. I turned 44, which is hard to believe and feels weird to say but true none the less. Hope yours was wonderful! And wow, that's a pretty huge number of blog hits! Wow! But I totally understand why!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to the twins. So cute.

Sam Marshall said...

Happy Birthday and Congratulations on 1000!!!!!

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday, Judy. Wonderful pic of you and your brother. Congratulations on hitting 100,000 and completing a commissioned piece. How did you fit that in so quickly after returning from your travels??!!

:-)
Shelly

Sam Marshall said...

I meant 100 000!!! ( clicked too fast) lol

Cindy In Carolina said...

Happy Birthday and count me in for the give away.




calex22001@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays! I love your blog -- and happy that your etsy shop is open -- I've got my eye on a couple of items ... please enter me in the giveaway.
Lori C - (don't have a blog yet ...)

Suzan Buckner said...

Happy Birthday to you and your brother, and congratulations on 100,000 hits!! Fantastic!!

Did you mean that you the drawing is on Nov.28?? It says Dec.

Nov.28 is one day before MY birthday!! So pick me..hehehe.

Julie said...

Congratulations and happy birthday!!

Carmi said...

Happy Happy Birthday!
I had no idea you were turning 30!

fromthepines said...

Judy,

Congratulations! On your many hits and your birthdays. Your blog is always a pleasure and I'm gonna check out your etsy shop now...

Cheryl

Lynn said...

OHMYGOODNESS, Thank you! How fun to come here and learn I won something without even trying! My cup runnith over of late. I wonder if I should try my luck at the lottery? LOL I am stoked.

I have twin grandchildren, maybe you knew. A boy and a girl. So sweet. Fun to see you and your brother all grown. Yes, all those photos of the two of you would be a wonderful album I'm sure. Happy Birthday!

Congratulations on reaching 100,000! I am not surprised, but wonder how long you've been at this?

Hugs, and again thanks. I am honored and will be incrediably humbled to have any tiny piece of your art. LUCKY ME! ;-)

Dale Anne Potter said...

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
CONGRATULATIONS on the 10,000 hits!!

milkcan said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on 100,000! That's awesome!

Cindy Dean said...

Happy Birthday and I love the picture of you and your brother. Congrats on the 100,000 hits!

Carol said...

Happy birthday to you both and congrats on the milestone. Have a geat week.

Judy Wise said...

Happy Birthday dear heart. You are well loved for so many reasons. For all you have given others and for being so kind. Please have many many more. xo

Leatherdykeuk said...

multiple congratulations!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

happy birthday to you and your brother !!! And congratulations for the hits !! thank you for sharing your beautiful art on your blog. It's always a pleasure to come here !

papercracker said...

Judy, congrats on your blog milestone. I love "dropping in" on Red Velvet and seeing if you have posted anything new. I'm hoping that we will get to see some peeks of your commissioned piece!

Gretz said...
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Gretz said...

Pick me Pick me! LOL
Thanks for a wonderful class a couple of weeks ago Judy. I haven't got back to my book yet, but I hope to soon ;-)

Belated birthday greetings - happy 100,000th LOL

Great photo ;-)

The Feathered Nest said...

Congratulations Judy!!!! Happy Birthday as well! You two are so cute...I bet you both were such adorable babies ~ I would love to win ANYTHING from you Judy, a hunk of trash from your artroom garbage can even!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway ~ xxoo, Dawn

Teresa said...

Happy happy birthday! Congratulations on 100,000 hits - what an achievement.

Anonymous said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you and your brother ,and congrats on reaching 100,000 hits woohu...
Love Lorraine x

artgirly said...

I wish I had a twin! Congratulations on all your hard work! xxoo- Nicole

kelsey said...

Big congrats to you both on your birthday and what a great photo!!!

100,000 hits! Another milestone and it's easy to see how it happens...your blog should contain a warning..."gorgeous art contained herein!". lol

Linda Lynch said...

Happy Birthday Judy. I just celebrated a birthday yesterday and also a very important date on Monday, my 10 year cancer free anniversary. I am a friend of Jen's who lives in the US. I am going to come and take your class next year at Art & Soul in Portland. I have been following your blog for some time and am very inspired by your beautiful work.

Natalie B said...

A huge congratulations on so many achievements Judy!!

Wonderful pic of you and your brother too.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Happy birthday and happy 100,000 hits. That is a whole lot of hits-shows how much we all love you wonderful art!
chris p

ks owens said...

WOW!! Cangratulations and Happy Birthday!! Now I am off to check out your store :-))

Jo Wholohan said...

Congrats Judy and Happy Birthday to you guys, how special!!! would love to be in on the giveaway :))

viv said...

wow - well done on such achievements this week! happy HAPPY belated bday to you and your bro - such a lovely pic!

debi said...

Happy "B" day! Pick me...pick me...pick me! :) Whomever gets your "treasures" will be one luck lady or man. All the treasures I get from ya....are nothing short than phenomal! xo...deb

Jen Crossley said...

Happy Birthday dear Judy Hope you had a great day.Congrats on a huge milestone on your blog
Jen

Jude said...

And I'm giddy having had 600+ hits!! Congratulations, just found your blog and really enjoy it.
Jude

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday fellow scorpion.. Hope you and your brother had a fabulous day. Congrats on your blog achievement too..

dejavucreations said...

Congratulations on the completion of your major commission, the ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND hits on your blog, and another year well-lived. I find your work and your blog very inspiring.

jan in ohio
who celebrated a birthday yesterday

oldflowers4me said...

happy birthday darling girl...

Karen Cole said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY.....

...guess you are almost as old as I am, huh?

100,000, pretty incredible.

michelle ward said...

happy belated birthday judy!
love the photo - so special to have one every year. congrats on all the other accomplishments too. put your feet up and sip something wicked. xo

seth said...

So many milestones. Happy birthday and happy 100,000!! That is quite a number! Congratulations.

Chris said...

You have a twin! I am fairly new to your blog, so now I have to go check and see what last year's photo looked like!
Congrats to a great blog milestone.

I remember seeing an incredibly detailed and beautiful book you'd completed fairly recently, maybe four-six months ago? Is this the project to which you refer? I guess I've have to research that as well!

Thanks for your generosity and inspiration.

Happy Birthday! Is your brother's the same day?

oh, yeah...

Megan Warren said...

Happy Birthday! and congratulations on the 100,000 posts! what an achievement!

Erin said...

I only just discovered your amazing blog, and i can say i'm completely hooked! I am studying visual arts and design at university, and would LOVE LOVE LOVE anything you would see fit to give me. thanks for the oppertunity and keep going with the blog!

Ro Bruhn said...

Happy Belated Birthday Judy, so sorry I missed it and congratulations on your 100.000 hits, that's incredible.
What a strong, protective brother you have, don't tell him but I think you look younger.

Denise said...

Happy birthday, Judy!

You are a rock star artist!

Congrats on your 100,000 milestone!

Faye said...

Hi Judy, Wow what chance do I have with 47 comments...LOL!!!
Congratulations, on your 100,000 hits on your Blog and Happy Birthday to you and your brother. I check your Blog often and I'm hoping to see something about the weekend workshop that you have just had, with lots of pics. I did intend to attend it myself, but life got in the way, so I was unable to come down. Red was gutted that she was not able to join in as well...
cheers - Faye

Peta said...

!!! Yadhtrib Yppah Yduj....just wanted to be different....100,000...mind blowing...

redness said...

WOW 100,000 ... just shows how fabulous and famous you are Judy, applause, applause, you deserve it ;)

Cynthia Couch said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on the popularity of your blog. I'd like to participate in your giveaway too, thanks!

SarahD said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the blog hits. Please add me to your blog giveaway

Gra said...

Happy birthday to you and your brother!!!, beautiful picture!!
Congrats on 100.000 !!, what a beautiful number!!
Kisses from Israel!

Pearl Maple said...

So many hits = lots of fans of your work.

Congratulations, it has been amazing to see how your projects have developed over time.

Always inspiring

Have a great birthday

Brenda said...

What a lot of celebrating you have to do!!! Throwing lots of glitter your way!
hugs,
Brenda Bliss

Kim said...

Oh yes, no matter what you are giving away, I will love it! Thanks for doing a giveaway...

Lissy said...

Happy Birthday Judy :)

Dale said...

oh wow... 100,000 hits!! I have finally been catching up on all the blogs i love to visit, and just as i get here there is a giveaway... how fabulous! I am so pleased that your blog is doing so well, i do really enjoy reading all the posts and seeing your gorgeous art.

linda said...

Birthday Judy, sounds like you had a great day.
Hope the year ahead will be filled with many blessings
Linda

Julie H said...

Hi Judy
I have been away from blogs for a while and came back to find I had missed seven, yes seven,of your posts.
Congratulations onthe 100,000 hits and a very happybelated birthday. Waht a wonderful thing to have a twin to share with.
That braid was totally delicious, I would have been drooling too!

Rochelle said...

Happy Birthday and congrats! I am looking forward to taking your class at the Art & Soul Retreat in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2009!
Love your blog...
Rochelle

Sue said...

wow 100,000 comments, that's fantastic Judy and so very well deserved. Happy birthday.

Diana said...

This is my first visit to your blog (from a link from someone else's!) and all I can say is Mmmmmmm! Lovely work, thanks for the inspiration.
Envying you your summer weather (I think) as t is FREEZING here in the UK!

scrapazimut said...

je découvre votre blog et j'aime beaucoup !!!!! et félicitations
I prefer write in french, my english is too bad

Cecile Nichols said...

Happy birthday to you and your brother, Judy! How cool--he's a twin!!

I've visited your blog many times and have really enjoyed seeing your art and reading about your travels.

Thanks for sharing!
Cecile

Kim said...

Well Happy Birthday! Obviously a good time to peek at the blog instead of doing my dishes lol. Hope you had a really nice day w/your brother and got lots of pats on the back for being such a raging success in life *G*. And for having such a good sense of humor - I did grin when I saw the 'One Adams apple' on your Etsy.

identityseven said...

congratulations :)

you and your brother are too cute!

xox
jen

Nancy Kallman said...

Congratulations and best wishes to an exceptional blogger. You have been so generous... shown us such depth of humanity on one post while making us smile on another.Thank you for that and also the wonderful class.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Happy birthday to you two! and Congrats on 100,000 hits. Your blog is definitely one more should come to!

Wanda said...

Just found your blog as I linked around blog land. One hundred thousand hits is wonderful. Congrats. TTFN

andreea said...

Happy Birhday to both of you!!!
Lovely picture,like all 100,000 posts on your blog!!!!
Thank you for being here with us.
Andreea

Pilar said...

Wishing you and your brother a very happy birthday and year filled with many, many blessings. :D xoxoxoxo

Leslie said...

Happy belated birthday to you and your brother!

And congratulations on blogging all that stuff. I'm so glad you did.

xo

FOREVER JANN said...

thrilled to have viewed your blog & glad to be among the many many who have already visited your blogworld...I am coming from izabellah's blue ....
when this you read remember me
& i'll remember you
keep on keeping on AND
HAVE A NICE DAY !
way your magical wand never run out of sparkle !
jann
best wishes for your birthday also!
aka FOREVER JANN ART

fontmell said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on 100,000 hits. V well deserved.Keep up the good work!

A bird in the hand said...

Ohhh, you have a twin! Sweet.

Happy happy happy birthday!

Corrine said...

I'll add my birthday wishes, and I'm off to take a look in your shop:)

Shirley McCutcheon said...

Happy Birthday, and I hope it was wonderful.
I love the photo of you and your twin.
xoxo,
shirley

Beth said...

Judy, Congrats on finishing the commission, I enjoy seeing your beautiful work. Happy happy birthday, hope you had a great day. And 100,000 hits? I'm not surprised!!! Beth

burntofferings said...

just wanted to say happy birthday and congrats on the 100,000. it must be cool having a twin - the pic is adorable

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

HaPpY BiRtHdaY! hAppY 100,000...that'S amAzIng!

Deb Coburn said...

Congrats on your milestone and a belated happy birthday!

Judi said...

Holy Cow, Judy! That's a lot of hits!

Happy Birthday. Twins, eh? He is good looking, but you're more beautiful :-)

Happy Day, Scorpio....

viv said...

hi again! just wanted to let you know i left you a little reward-thingy on my blog!! i mean; how can i not! how are ya doing?? ;)

paula l. mandel said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you and your brother!! It would be so much fun to see the progression of birthday pics that you have amassed. And all those hits make for alot of people that have been changed by knowing you. Congrats!

Penny said...

Oh man, I am so ready to start shopping on your re-opened Etsy sight! I checked it out, very cool stuff! Thanks for re-opening!

Happy, happy birthday!

Charlene said...

Congratulations! WOW 1000 Posts! I am so new to this I can't imagine. Thanks for sharing & for the drawing.

Diana said...

Congratulations, Judy!!! and a belated Happy Birthday to you and your brother. How very special to have a twin. My mother was an identical twin and there certainly is that deep bond between siblings.
Diana

Cre8Tiva said...

jusy...you have had a wonderfully blessed year it seems...i am so happy for you and your well-deserved success...hugs, rebecca

Pamela Chiasson said...

Happy Birthday, Come to New England and teach next year!

Jo said...

So glad you popped by...Happy Birthday Judy, a twin! Thats special...I would love to enter your draw too, thanks. I hope you have been well. I am seeing Ro tomorrow for a workshop! Yes another...I am really enjoying the company :) Bye for now Jo

donnaj said...

Congrats on the milestone-and thanks for keeping us artfully entertained w/your blog! count me in on the drawing too~

Robyn said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you, Judy and congrats on ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND. Wow! I enjoyed the twin photo. Twins fascinate me.

Michele said...

My son and I share a birthday. The good thing is that he always remembers my birthday :)

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

Judy it brings me such pleasure to watch each of your inspiring works unfold. Thank you for sharing the path and congrats on 100,000. Wonderful to know your creative message has touched so many.

azirca said...

Gee, I'm only a week late in wishing you a Happy (belated) Birthday, hope that your day was fabulous.
Congrats on the blog hits, that is quite a number.
*hugs*

linnea-maria said...

Well to have the chance to win something beautiful of yours I cant resist to comment. I love your work.
Have a wonderful weekend /linnea-maria

Christie said...

Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and more congratulations, you are my assemblage hero.

Heartinmyhand said...

Happy Bday. Great photo

Ursula Clamer said...

Happy Belated Birthday and congrats on a HUGE and well deserved mile stone. Thank you for sharing your fab work with us all. Ux

Susan Tuttle said...

Happy Birthday Judy!!!!!

xxooxx