Right before I left on my relaxing trip to the beach I entered a lovely giveaway from The White Bench. Monica is a very gifted artist and photographer. I joked with her that when I got back from my trip I fully expected for there to be a message on my blog that I had won. Guess what? There was!!!!!!
If you have read my blog for any length of time you know I don't win giveaways. I jut don't, so I was just tickled to death that I won one, especially this one.
Monica lives in Italy, and her gift as an artist is so special. Can you even imagine making your living from your art? Or living in beautiful Italy?
Inside my package was this beautiful cloth heart with a sweet button and this little embossed ceramic circle with the word "ocean" on it. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Monica's work is published just about everywhere. And to think I am the owner of this amazing watercolor, wow, it just blows my mind. This picture is just soooooo beautiful. The detail is gorgeous. Thanks you so much Monica. You just made my day.
I have been feeling a bit glum lately so this package came at just the right time. I am still battling this cold, it is really sticking around and it feeling like any energy I can muster is quickly drained away. I have been blowing, and blowing my nose. And then I had a thought, last year at this time I also had a cold that would not go away.
Is it possible that the cold is there but I may also have allergies?
And if I have allergies it may be these beautiful gardenia's that are surrounding my house and inside my kitchen!
I could be making myself stay sick!!!! With the flowers I love more than anything!!!