Thursday, July 23, 2009

eenie, meenie, miney, MORE! (a.k.a. Digging Deeper)


(click the above image for the Treasure Map - that's the post with all the participants)

This week I decided to share some of the events that I have happily participated in since starting my blog. It's these events that challenge me on so many levels. Sometimes they allow me to contribute to worthy causes; they also act as a catalyst to a whole new world of artists.

This first flashback is the reason that I am here at all:


Pink Artists Community Doll Project - 4 Squares





I don't even know where I came across the call to artists, but I sure am glad that I did. Did you happen to notice that the post was basically a laundry list and had no mention (other than in the title) of what I made the squares for ... or how I had all of six comments (two from me & one from uber-spouse ... mhmm ... still a keeper) ... funny how a little time can change so much. Many of you reading this know all about the Pink Artist Doll Project, but for those of you hearing about it for the first time, be sure to go HERE ... this is especially timely as there is a really cool Block Party in progress - details can be found on my sidebar.

Next up ...

Two Shrines



Slightly humorous sidenote ... there was a little bit of a bidding war on both shrines (which of course was a HUGE boost to the ego) ... come to find out they were between my mom & my mom-in-law.

(giggles are quite appropriate here)

In case you are wondering, each of them ended up with one.


And because this one actually goes sort of hand in hand with the one above ... AND is going to be the launching pad for this year's Cigar Box Auction, I have to include:

Dia de Bloglandia



I love, love, LOVED everything about this whole event & am really looking forward to this years celebration ... I hope that those of you that were not involved last year consider joining in this time around.

Thanks again for stopping in! ... and don't forget to visit Seth's post HERE ... be prepared to stay a while ... I only had time for a sneak peak, but can tell you there's some real goodness going on over there.

47 comments:

femminismo said...

Hi, 3rd Eye! Thanks for all your comments and now I get to return the treat. I so wanted to reach in and pick up those yarn squares and check out all the decorations. Did you find the rock with the hole already in it?! And I really giggled over your mom and mom-in-law. How funny! The Dia de Bloglandia is excellent. So much fun to build shrines and don't you love those "candles" you don't have to worry about?? There's some happy looking skulls there. So glad you are in blogland! Cheers, Jeanne

Lost Aussie said...

Thanks for sharing your Buried Treasure! A wonderful re-post of glorious things!

Anonova said...

I really enjoy the squares! They're so sweet. The shrines are lovely and rich looking.

alteredbits said...

i love the shrines! that is soooo cute about your mom and mom in law. i had a similar experience with my mom and sister once. how wonderful family can be!

rebecca said...

i am glowing with happiness as i see you and others share the word about the upcoming shrine auction!!

thank you for your ever willing and generous heart.

let the shrines begin.(hold on to your wig hats bidding moms!!)
xoxox,
r

the treat girl said...

I always see your comments on Saucy's and Jennifer Junnipers blogs....I had to stop by and peek around!!! I've been to Punta Gorda!! My grandparents lived there for years....actually Northport....and I too, am a Gemini!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

bindu said...

Your four squares are very creative!

notmassproduced said...

great kitsch treasure. i like. i like.

ArtPropelled said...

I'm giggling. My mom would bid for anything I made for auction too. Not sure about my mother inlaw though.

Melissa said...

I hope you post Dia de Bloglandia info as time approaches. It is all new to me, but even if I don't participate, I would love to see all the creations!

Sandy Michelle said...

Ok that IS funny that both moms were in a bidding war over your shrines..LOL! I love the Madonna you used and the colors are fab!!

Sand xox

priti.lisa said...

Aaah, mothers, where would we be without them? I do hope you post Dia de Bloglandia info too, as I found out too late for the last one.

SpiritMama said...

I love your work, and the causes you are involved in. Thanks for making a difference!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

I am so glad you did the repost on why you are here in blogland....four squares and family comments have grown into one Awesome Artist!

Marilyn said...

I'm guessing there are many of us that are thrilled that the Pink Artist Doll Project called to you and that our paths crossed in this wonderful blogland!
GREAT story about the bidding war moms, lol!!
Dia de Bloglandia was a highlight for me too and I'm looking forward to this year's. Love the picture of your shrine from last year!!

Mar said...

my goodness!..how time flies!!
even since i was last here
shameful how long it has been!
and for it to take a visit to me to get me here i am even more ashamed...
but still glad i came by to catch up...
ya know i have looked at the rock that is JLS everytime i drop in and today is the first time i noticed the little heart in it...

your calendar page turned out awesome!

and your reposts are fabulous!!

thanks for dropping by
:)

KV Creative Designs said...

Hi!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and all your wonderful comments! I am so glad you made it! Better late than never, I always say! I too am still doing the Blog Hoppin for Buried Treasure. I got caught up with my current Blog Tour before I finished, so now I am doin twice the hoppin! I hope you will visit my blog again as I have revamped my Studio and posted it for the "Where Women Create" Blog tour. Love your art too. I could never do those skulls!!! To much detail.

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Kim said...

What a hoot, the mum and MIL trying to outbid one another,LOL! Loved the shrines, all of them ! Thanks for popping in to my blog as well and leaving a comment. Wonderful to hear from every one out in Bloglandia!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

This is why everyone, including me loves you so much! Thank you so much for sharing and giving spreading the word on so many wonderful events that really, really make a difference! I love your squares you made, and the shrines, I am one of the lucky ones that has your special hands on one of them. Thank you for always sharing and caring with that big heart of yours. You make me want to be a better person...So THANK YOU! Have a beautiful weekend my friend!
Cheers

Fin said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by for my buried treasure and I'm glad you enjoyed my moon landing. Come by anytime.

I love your shrines and your black and white drawings. Very cool.

Shout out to Sally Cat!

Fin

jerseytjej said...

Those are marvelous pieces of art and how funny that your moms were competing against each other! That dia de bloglandia is a work of art and I am so happy that you left the link for me to see your work! Gina

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

You have a lovely blog here - you are a very talented artist!

Happy Sunday
Carolyn
x

Studio Sylvia said...

I am returning your visit. How creative are those squares? They are wonderful. As for the shrines, they are happy and colourful. Love the humour of the mums' bidding war.

Misty's Creations said...

Michelle..this made mesmile so hard I cried! Check it out, BTW loved you're day of the dead Shrine! You've been bust!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Fantastic to see your buried treasures! I have a lot of catching up to do....so happy to find you! Thanks to Seth for connecting so many of us!
Your Pink Artist squares are precious and so original. I was so happy to also participate in that project. Thank you for your inspiring artwork!

Lani Gerity said...

Lovely treasure. I agree with one of the posters here who wanted to pick up the square, and wondered about the rock.
And thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Gail P said...

lovely treasures. Love the "dueling mom's! Very cool that they both want some of your work! Isn't it always fun to go back and see where one started from like your 4 squares? Thanks again for leaving such nice comments on my blog!

Susanna Katherine said...

So many treasures I enjoyed on your site rarely seeing such diversity.

CustomPaintingsbySusannaKatherine

Jennifer Juniper said...

WHERE do you find the time??? Seriously. No, seriously. I didn't get a Sunday Funny up for you this week - sorry :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What wonderful buried treasures. I really love the Pink Artists Community Doll project entries. You know how to class up the lowly knitted yarn square. These are super and you contribute to such worthy causes.

I was really curious about the love to know more about the Dia de Bloglandia project and went to the blog you highlighted. From there I followed other links until I finally figured out it was yet another collaboration. What a great tribute you made to the dead and what a wonderful project.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my blog. They are so appreciated because I think your style is out of this world!!

Rosie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog... I enjoyed reading your post very much. So glad you enjoyed Dia de Bloglandia - me too! Looking forward to this year's aswell! =)

elk said...

you are so talented and generous with your gift!

Pattee said...

I LOVE your Shrines!!!!! LOVE THEM!
What event are you talking about Michelle?

I can't get to the other "Here's" : (

Thanks you for your comment on my mad man.... I always appreciate you.... : )

Patti said...

thanks so much for your wonderful words; comments like yours make me want to keep posting!
Love the pink artist community doll project and I'm into Dia de los Muertos big time - the director of my daughter's dance studio is from Mexico and choreographed an entire ballet about the celebration - I hope they perform it again!

Chris said...

Oh, these are nice to see, after being away for so long... I love those little squares! I know what you mean, sometimes it's hard to remember how something got started.

somepinkflowers said...

so funny
as
i have been here
back and forth
and have gotten side~tracked
with your great links...

:-)

happens to me all the time...
so
now
i say
""" thank you """
for the morning's entertainment!

Karin Bartimole said...

love all your embellishments and the shrines are fabulous! Your bidding war story is a hoot - gotta love moms :) Dia de Bloglandia is my absolute fave. I haven't seen this event before, but really look forward to it now that I know about it!! Your buried treasures are fabulous fun!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog! love your Dia De Bloglandia!! the story of your mom and mil outbidding each other is lovely!

Stephanie said...

oh soooo much great stuff you have here....AND I have been thinking and planning this years dia de bloglandia, all day today!

Linsart said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog ! I have lots of Day of The Dead skulls listed on Etsy. I love your shrines ! Great job.
Best to you...

Pattee said...

Hi Michelle....
I left the circle of friends award for you on my blog : )
Pattee

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks for the inspirations! Sometimes challenges are the best to bring us out of the box!
Happy Hauntings, Gail

Pattee said...

Thanks for like that "crazy" guy...

I have my DAG giveaway doll on my blog if you'd like to see her and have your name in my giveaway..

I'm really late...
Pattee : )

Janet said...

I love the story about your MOm and MIL...and with a happy ending!

donna said...

enjoyed your buried treasure and your blog :)

MarZel said...

Wonderful Altars!! Great blog...sorry it took so long for me to get here!!! I gotta catch up now!! SMILES

Seth said...

Treasure indeed! I like the pieces that you showed here and the fact that they were associated with good causes. And some funny stories here too! :-)