Reader Appreciation Giveaway #3

EDIT: Entries are now closed!

This post is a little late in coming this morning (by this time in the work week, I'm running on fumes alone) but here it is:

A necklace in brassy gold featuring a wee watercolor owlet painting under glass. This pendant is a bit on the large side - 1-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall. A few years ago, I had this big idea that my little doodles might look good as necklaces; generally speaking, it was a flop but I still have all the supplies I acquired in pursuit of this fever dream.

Thank you for all your lovely comments! I must say that I'm a bit surprised (but definitely honored) that so many of you have been following this blog for a year or more. It is encouraging that people are willing to stay with the rollercoaster ride that is my life and Lost Coast Post. Some days I feel like a train wreck in slow motion but I've never been one of those "everything-is-blissful" types. I just put out there what I'm dealing with and how I'm dealing with it and hope that somewhere, between the lines, you'll glimpse the hope and fortitude I try to bring to every day, up, down, or sideways.

PS...Don't forget to leave your name and a working email...


Meghan Thimjon said…
Ooh I love owls! It is darling!
gwillisinc said…
I think anyone with any type illness knows about the rollercoaster ride. Thank you for sharing-Sandra JG
Gwillisinc At Gmail dot com
Lady said…
I don't think you give yourself enough credit. You art is great!
DianeH said…
Hi, Michelle, I love the little owl necklace. This is Diane H. from Highland, Illinois again.

Loulou in Texas said…
Oh, Michelle, please don't feel that you need to apologize to us for this post being a little later than you had intended it to go out this morning. From what I'm reading from several of your other followers is that not only do we greatly admire your artwork, we sincerely care about your health and well-being. I know it's good to set goals for yourself and to diligently make every effort to meet those goals, and your hope and fortitude are definitely shining through to make that happen. On the days that you need to take care of yourself, your family and your work first,(speaking for others here) we'll be understanding of that, too.

You've named these recent posts "Reader Appreciation," and never doubt that your readers appreciate your dedication and the inspiration that you are giving us through sharing your artwork and your personal stories.

Love the colorful owlet painting in the pendant -- so much expression on that little face!

Take care,
Louise - louise78130 at yahoo dot com
JShelby said…
oh that's cute! I squealed a little thinking of your creatures in pendants, I must admit.
Jennifer Shelby, shelby.jenniferd(at) from NB Canada
. said…
What an awesome necklace!
0328992 at gmail dot com
Aimeslee Winans said…
Had to chuckle at the train wreck comment. Since developing 5 arthritises 13 years ago, seems like I feel like I've been in one all the time these last few years. And yet having this has taught me so much and most days I actually consider it a blessing of sorts. You know what I mean. I look at life in a better way than I ever could have before. I am drawn to other artists who share that kind of burden. They are more real. I see your hope and fortitude. <3 Now, I'll hopefully leave you with a chuckle. I call my afflictions My Arthurs, and I tell them, Boys we will get along just fine as long as you don't gang-bang me all at once. Hahaha Gotta find the humor, right?

aimeslee at gmail dot com
brenda lee said…
Oh dearest what a beautiful little owl! Your doodles are wonderful and should be put on everything up to and including jewelry!! Especially big funky jewelry.

No need to apologize for a late post... I do it all the time! Post late that is. :) Far too often I find work, home, and other projects commanding my time and I forget to blog. It happens! Just roll with it and don't let it bother you. We're glad to read your posts whenever you get the chance to jot down a few words.

Try not to stress dear and thank you for giving away such a beautiful piece of your art!

Jenny Petricek said…
Gorgeous! Love it!
-Jenny Petricek (
Denise C said…
I am such a fan of your blog. Thank you for your art and inspiration!
Denise C said…
I love your art. Your snippets journal inspired me to keep my own weekly journal. Thanks for all you do.
Denise Collins