Have you ever seen the magazine, Artful Blogging? Last year I bought an issue to help “inspire” me to start my own blog. It probably sounds bad, but I didn’t start reading the issue until last month. In its pages I found interesting and inspiring stories and beautiful photos from bloggers worldwide. One article I read featured the blog, La Belle Avenue, created by Gina Lewis. There was one photo that really caught my eye, it was the first quilt Gina ever made and she made it from fabric that people sent to her from all around the world. The quilt turned out beautiful and I wish that I could own one like it. After reading about Gina’s blog, I wanted to visit her blog and see it “in person” so to speak. The very first day I visited her blog she was having an “un-birthday” giveaway in honor of her birthday. I posted a comment on her blog to be entered in the giveaway and guess what? Yes, I was one of the winners. My very first blogging experience and I won a prize. Beginner’s luck?!?
Yesterday I received the prize that I won from La Belle Avenue. It is a cute softie beetle bug. My new beetle friend found a nice home right next to my Grassy the Grasshopper sculpture. He’s a really nice addition to my storybook sculptures and has made friends with the whole gang, Lilly, Toby, Oliver and the rest of the Lilly Bug Gang. Now what should I name the beetle? Any suggestions?
Thank you Gina for being so generous on your birthday. I love my beetle! 🙂