Saturday, September 08, 2012

Spoiled...and a give-away!

I haven't talked much about birthdays in recent years, but this one...well, it seems I haven't been able to shut up about it.  Perhaps talking about it, making it more public than in prior years, has been one way of coming to grips with it.

Some folks get bent out of shape as early as 30; some, at 40, and many, many more at 50.  Not I.  None of those birthdays hit me as hard as this one: 6-0.  Sixty.  It wasn't all that long ago that I thought of 60 as 'old'.  Now many of my friends are 60 -- and older -- and none of them seem 'old'.

"You're only as old as you feel" is a common cliche, and I certainly don't feel 'old'!  In fact, I'm in better shape now than I have been for years (and I'm resolutely ignoring my slightly elevated blood pressure).

Still, I can't quite believe it!

This past week I've been thoroughly spoiled.  My life has been a whirlwind of dinners, lunches and presents.  My Facebook 'wall' and my e-mail Inbox have been filling with greetings all day -- from friends, family, friends of my kids, and mere acquaintances!  Thank you all!!

It's high time for me to 'share the wealth' -- and what better way than to give away some artwork?  Here's the deal:

To participate:

  1. Click on the tab labelled "3F Creations"; therein you'll find a menu.
  2. Click on either "Newest Work" or "2008-2010".
  3. Select one piece from those available for sale (those on tour, already donated elsewhere or otherwise labelled 'not for sale' are out of the running -- obviously!)
The FIRST THREE people who POSTED A COMMENT to this blog entry, telling me WHICH PIECE they want, and WHY (what strikes you about it) have, as you can read below, selected their pieces.  One will find it's way to my dear friend and singing partner, Alison.  Another is going to an across-the-miles friend, Bee, with whom I roomed at the SAQA Visioning Conference last year in Denver.  The third recipient, Areta, is new to me...but I hope she'll visit these pages often.

Although the give-away is over, please don't hesitate to look at my work on the 3F pages, and enjoy!


Alison said...

Happy Birthday Margaret! You have made a very generous offer!
I love the piece named "Vespers". As you know I love to travel. This piece reminds me of a place in Ireland near my Grandmother's home. The actual place is the Drombeg Circle. The stone circle was created by the Druids. The scenery is amazing as the green hills roll into the sea. This piece evokes peace and nostalgia.
Alison Thompson

Bee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I'm with you....60 is way younger than it used to be(I'm right behind you)! I can't believe you are willing to give away some of your art! I think they are all beautiful! I have a feeling you already have dozens of responses waiting in comment moderation but if I were to choose, the one that speaks to me most is "Snippets: A Quilt Artist's Learning Curve". I love the scrappy look and the colors.

Areta said...

Happy Birthday Margaret! I really love "In the Beginning." I just love the different hues of purple. It is such an interesting piece. Purple is also my favorite color!