and the Gratitude Giftie goes to...
boho boy drawing a name & me holding the winner (click for larger view)
So, my dear Nashay (we heart your name)...do browse around my shop and let me know which 8 x 10 print you crave most and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
And to all the ones who entered...I just wanted to say how very moved to tears I was by those of you who shared your thoughts and feelings on my journey and art. In fact, when I took some time on Sunday to put my earphones on, listen to Amy Seeley and write out each of your names, I set aside some precious time to read your words again. A huge part of me wanted to choose the person by their heartfelt sharings but I had to trust that the one we chose in the hat was meant to receive this gift. I wish I could give something to all of you. Especially those of you who spilled your heart into the comments. You gave me such a gift that I was not expecting. Thank you.
It was fun to play this with Boho Boy. I swished the hat around for a while and blew some kisses into the hat, then set it down and he chose the name. I might do this twice a year!
Again...thank you for being here with me on this journey and for your support. It breathes strength and inspiration into my days.
Tonight Boho Boy and I watched the sun go down while we were in the ocean, jumping in and out of waves and holding onto one another. There is nothing like the healing energy of the sea. Now I lay my head down to sleep with that wonderfully exhausted feeling one feels after spending time being tossed by the sea.