Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

It's giveaway time again! One World One Heart (OWOH) 2011 begins now ...

My name is Dawn Supina and I enjoy meeting Creative People, ART-making, Antique Malls and Home Decorating. I try to live frugally, green-ily, godly and simply. I also have a passion for painting gently-used upholstered chairs (check out my other blog, Art & Life if you would like to see some). I have been blogging ART of Humungous Proportions since 2005.

This year I will be giving away two hand-drawn bookmarks (made with recycled cardboard) and adorned with pretty fibres ~ I call them Tree Hugger Bookmarks. I will also include some original B&W photos ~ "Instant Ancestors" for the winner to enjoy. These adopted family members make great additions to mixed media paper arts, or as conversation pieces when they're included in a family photo album!
A warm welcome to everyone who visits during OWOH and enters my draw ~ it is open to active bloggers from all over the world, and the winner will be chosen randomly on February 17th. (All you have to do to win is leave a comment!) Make sure you leave the information that I will need in order to contact you if you win! I also hope you will come back soon to visit my blog again. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A new year begins with a good bye

Right after New Year's Day, I got a call saying that my aunt (Dad's youngest sibling) was dying. I flew out to Victoria, and was thankful that I got there just in time, to see and speak to her before she passed away at the age of 89.

She was everyone's favourite auntie. She was single all her life and loved nothing better than to dote on her nieces and nephews. Christmas time she would send a large parcel to our house brimming full of beautifully wrapped gifts with something special for everyone. Whenever our family visited Vancouver Island, she would welcome us to her house and take us to interesting places in Victoria and further up the island.

She devoted her life to the service of others, taking care of family members as they grew older, including her father, two brothers and one sister (she was the youngest of 12 children). I will always be inspired by her dedication in caring for others; that is what I'll always admire most about this very special woman.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

A new year and a look back

Happy New Year to you all!
I thought it may be fun to share some 2010 photos...