FIRST and foremost..Catholic Peeps: Happy Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady!! Mary, mother of Mercy and Love, pray for us. Hail Beautiful Mother Mary, assumed into heaven, pray for us!
SECOND…We have a winner! I drew the name out of my Pink Braves hat this morning. Here are some pictures of the very technical and serious process. Jackson was standing guard to protect the drawing from any hanky panky or fixing!
Calling Sarah Blake!!! You won Girl! Please contact me with your shipping information! This is what she did: “added to etsy faves as oliveyou11”, “facebook fan”, “Following you with my google reader !”
Congratulations Sarah! Thank you to all who entered, shared my facebook page, tweeted, instagrammed, followed, etc! Means a lot to me!
Be on the lookout for my next giveaway! Details coming soon!
THIRD…I have some very exciting news! On a whim, I sent some pictures of my artwork to a wonderful lady named Frances who owns Splash Festivals. And low and behold…I have been invited to display and sell my artwork at the Johns Creek Art Festival October 27th and 28th! WOOOT! Yep, you read it correctly! I listened to that soft quiet voice and look what happened! My first Art Show! Happy 46th Birthday Weekend to me! I am just stunned and so grateful! PINCH ME! Is this a dream??? Wish me luck and if you are in the area, please stop by my booth!
My prayer for you today is that you listen to that soft, quiet voice and take a step out of your box. Do something crazy. Do something you have always wanted to do. Make it BIG. Make it scary, make it exhilarating! Make it something you are absolutely sure you will fail at, I BET YOU DON’T FAIL! I bet you win!
Here’s the press release:
(Johns Creek, Georgia) June 27, 2012 – Ready, set and shop at the all-new Johns Creek Arts
Festival on the luscious and green Atlanta Athletic Club Fields directly across from the
prestigious club. The celebration of the arts will take place on October 27 and 28 on the
beautiful grounds that overlook Medlock Bridge Road. The City of Johns Creek is thrilled to
present this incredible event to their spirited citizens, neighbors and friends. The Johns Creek
Convention and Visitors Bureau is also a proud host of the new Festival, and they welcome
everyone to share in the fun festivities.
Splash Festivals, the producers of the award-winning Dunwoody Art Festival and Norcross Art
Fest, have been tapped to create the magical festival for the north-Fulton city. Splash is known
for its whimsical and colorful shows; and owners, Frances Schube and Cindy Flynn, look
forward to showcasing an incredible line-up of imaginative and creative artisans from around the
country. Shoppers can expect to find clay, folk art, glass, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media,
paintings, photography, woodwork and lots more. “We are so excited to be working with the
City of Johns Creek,” explains Flynn. “This wonderful area is the perfect venue for a great
festival, and the artisans that are invited can’t wait to show off their talents to the festival-goers.”
Arts on the Creek Inc. has agreed to co-host the event, and this non-profit group is happy to meet
and greet the artists, performers and community to this all-new festival.
In addition to the visual arts, Johns Creek Arts Festival will have continuous live entertainment
from local groups and organizations as well as a fantastic Saturday-night concert which will be
followed by fireworks that will light up the skies and make Johns Creek sparkle.
Of course, no great festival would be complete without an energizing Kidz Zone, yummy eats
and a few surprises. For Georgia/Florida fans, large screen televisions will be available at the
Food Pavilion for avid watchers to view the Big Game.
For more information on this exciting new festival, please visit
http://www.JohnsCreekArtsFestival.com. Also, stay tuned for more Arts Festival updates.