5.13.2007

The 100th post. A Give-Away. And Gratitude

Let's start with the gratitude. My heart is full to bursting with thank yous to all of you who were so kind to post your thoughts and encouragements from Friday's post. Glad that I didn't delete the post like the reserved part of me wanted to, I am feeling such a sense of connection, of community right now. The little girl side of me who was hurting so deeply and was so afraid is dancing about and saying, "wow, they understand, they are healing themselves too and we who make art are alike in so many ways." Thank you for saying to me that it is ok to be open and to share fears as well as art and pretty pictures. Thank you.

You know, it dawned on me last week that I was getting close to my 100th post. I knew that I wanted to do a give-away I just wasn't sure what so tonight while my hubby washed the dishes and Olivia worked on a song she is writing for me I came in to my art space and made a little something. All you have to do is leave a comment and I will let Olivia draw a name on Wednesday night.


It is made with various papers collaged on canvas paper with a transparency stitched on top. 5 x 5. I will also come up with a goodie bag of papers for the winner.

Sweet Dreams!

37 comments:

marni said...

Is it fair for me to enter the drawing? I hope so!

You know, as I typed the above a commercial came on that said, "Art. Ask for more." Soooo....:D

jeanetta said...

pick me oliva!! pick me!!:)

Judy said...

Hi Tricia,
Firstly thanks so much for psoting on my blog - it was so lovely of you to take the time to do so, I really appreciate it.
And OMG... I was only on your sight the other day and fell in love with your artwork, I was sure I left a comment somewhere as I absolutely adored your botanical collage piece. It was eery because my mother is called Betty and this little girl looks like my mum as a child.
Congrats on your 100th post what a great effort. I will surely be coming back here most days to pop in and say hi.
xo

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled onto your blog and am loving it! sue

She Who Flies said...

As I've often said, there is nothing like heartfelt art to help us release and heal those feelings and experiences we are ready to let go of. I was so touched to read of your recent art-healing experience, and so glad it happened for you.

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

Sugarbushfarm(Sandi) said...

Tricia, it takes a lot of nerve to put your personal self "out there"! I've found that sometimes the support I've received from my online friends has surpassed that given IRL. Art DOES have the power to heal, I'm glad that it's working for you too!

doverdi said...

This is so beautiful. Your collage work is amazing. I envy those of you who are able to do it and do it so well. Just catching up on my reader blogs and I went back and read through your Friday post and commend you for letting it out. Journaling or writing about it gives such a release and is very therapeutic. Hope that it helped to heal a little bit of that hurt.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Tricia. Isn't it amazing how quickly that number creeps up? I am so glad that you share all your wonderful creations (and feelings) with us. As uaual, this latest piece is amazing.

Aimée & Jason said...

Tricia let me just say this piece is amazing!!! At first glance it looked like a digital collage done in Photoshop then I looked closer and I was WOWed by the whole thing. It's such a beautiful piece and I'm so glad you shared it with all of us!!

Aimée

Jamie said...

Oh, I love her sweet face. Please include me in your 100th post. I would love to win! Congratulations on reaching this milestone and thank you so much for the beauty you have given us. Love, jamie

Southern Heart said...

I'm glad that you didn't delete your post, either. I think that your life experiences have brought out the best in you, and you inspire me. You are a wonderful person, and I feel blessed to be able to visit you, and enjoy your beautiful art.

Andrea

bridgette said...

This is gorgeous. I saw it on flickr before I read this blog post and marked it as a favorite. :)

Art can definitely be healing. it is hard to be so open and honest and raw at times. But we need to in order to be whole. Thank you for sharing yourself through your art and in your words.

Jo Wholohan said...

Ohhh pick me, pick me :))

You go girl, love your work!!!!!

Sadie Olive said...

Congrats on the 100th post. I love your art! :)

Sara

Gypsy Purple said...

This is amazing and I so agree with your Friday post...so many emotions when we create......

sue said...

Tricia,

Thank you for sharing your heart. Sometimes I think I hide from my studio because of fear. Fear that I might feel something. Your post is encouraging and your art is beautiful. It really draws you in and keeps you there.

merryredhed said...

Congratulations! I am constantly inspired by your collage work. Really enjoy reading your blog.

nw nonna said...

Just followed a magic thread to your amazing site. Your work is very inspiring as are your shared musings. Congratulations on your 100th posting.

fromthepines said...

Here's to a 100 more! Great piece.
Count me in!
Cheryl

Dawn said...

This is gorgeous! I must plead with you to place my name in the hat as well...
Thanks!!

Carolr said...

Love the mixed pieces under the transparency! Your art gives me pause....I feel a need to study it, wonder about the expression...who is that? what is she thinking? provoking. Carol

vicci said...

TRICIA!!!!! I LOVE this!!!!! Hope I WIN!!!! :_)

paige said...

thanks for sharing your heart a few posts ago.
i am such a fan of your work!
congrats on #100!!!

Maddie Can Fly said...

It's a gorgeous collage. I'd like to throw my name in the hat -- thanks!

Corey Moortgat said...

I hope I'm not too late for the drawing! Haven't looked at your blog for a couple of days... Another beautiful piece!

Genevieve Olsen said...

Hello Tricia, about your Friday post. I am beginning to think that it is easier to make more true friends blogging than face tor face! We tell each other things/accept things
Easier/quicker than we may face to face! Here it does not matter how big your house is, what kind of car you drive, how successful you are a work what ever. We are all saying here I am, here is my art/life!
And just love me damn it! He He! Happy 100th post and oh yeah please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks

Chelise said...

Oh, I am so pleased I got in here in time! What a beautiful piece.

wish me luck! (ha!)

xo - Chelise

Jen said...

what luck I have to find your blog tonight...went back to your friday post...a healing moment for you...
how wonderful...

I really like looking at "emotions of the mind"...beautiful, unique collage...would love to get lucky again, and win it...: )

and congratulations on 100 posts!

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Tricia,
I just read Friday's post. I too had a childhood very much like that--so I understand exactly what you mean. I am so glad you had a cathartic (sp?) moment and felt lighter afterwords.

Thank you so much for sharing your story--and thank you for not deleting it.

Susan
xo

Beth said...

I'm thrilled to be part of this drawing...how exciting !!!!

Matroskin said...

I love your pictures! Very dreamlike and deep.

Lori said...

i just found you on alice*lands as you are what is inspiring her now...and i can see why!!! your work is so lovely, it could inspire anyone...i'm very touched by the post from friday, i feel sad for that little girl but i am happy to know that she became a wonderful mother and artist...good for you!!!

two dresses said...

Beautiful!!!! I surfed my way over to your blog from ----who knows where but I am very grateful you are another who has found the courage to be yourself and express your thoughts. As for the give away - I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Brandie said...

Okay... if Olivia draws my name again, I would feel so greedy... but I LOVE THIS PIECE!

:)

Brandie

Elaine Kerr said...

Happy 100th, Tricia.Our lives are richer because you didn't choose to delete that post. 'Scuse me, I need to catch the tear that fell between the G & H keys..,..

Mom 0r MOMMMMMMM!!! said...

I hope I am not too late, I am new to the blog world. I have often looked in on you. congrats on you 100th post I hope I will make it there!

Diane Duda said...

I don't know that I've been here before, but Brandie was raving about this piece so I clicked and...she wasn't kidding! This is stunning!

I'll be back often. Give-away or not. ;)
Congratulations on post #100!

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