10 September 2012

Happy Birthday MagaMerlina!!! ...and Giveaway





Today is MagaMerlina's first birthday. 
I think a nice way to celebrate it is with a giveaway. During this week I was thinking about something special for the giveaway but non of the ideas seemed enough for such an special occasion. 
MagaMerlina has given me something I had lost: the passion for life, the looking forward to a new project, the meaning to what I create, a purpose.... Don't get me wrong, I have everything I could ask for, a wonderful husband, a wonderful daughter, my siblings, family, dear friends, health, etc, etc...but I needed something of my own again, that is why MagaMerlina is so special.
Yesterday I decided to make something new, aqua butterflies, an original watercolor-acrylic ink painting to celebrate. 
Leave a comment here telling what you like about MagaMerlina and you are on for the giveaway. You have all the week to participate. I will announce the winner next Monday 17th of September around lunch time (NZ time of course).
Thank you to all of you who have supported me, followed, read, seen and comment, here on Flickr, Etsy and Facebook.
Happy Birthday MagaMerlina!

38 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!
    I like your peaceful images :)

    Good luck everyone!

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday Maria! I am happy to know you and your blog. My blog is just a little older than yours and I feel the same way that it opened my life in many wonderful ways. I like how you share your beautiful art along with the materials you use to create it.

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    1. Thank you Kathleen, I'm grateful for your visits and your comments. I know, we're almost blog twins, I also love your blog and all what you share.

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  3. Happy birthday MagMerlina blog! I am probably not worthy to win as i am a new follower to your blog but i have been admiring you on flickr for sometime. Your work is inspiring and these butterflies are gorgeous. The winner will be very fortunate to display this art. Best wishes and maybe i will win for blog birthday #2. LOL!

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    1. Of course your worthy to win too Frances! I'm glad you're here now. Thank you!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I just love seeing whatever artsy project you've been working on, from the mandala stones to the water colors. I think I enjoy your blog so much because I adore color and lots of it. I can't wait to see more. graybastian at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you Becky! I have to say that color is one of my main motivations to make things, I'm seduced by it.

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  5. I love the beauty in your art!
    ambre.sautter at gmail dot com

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  6. Happy Happy Joy Joy! Congrats to MagaMerlina. I find this blog inspiring creatively. I have a butterfly tattoo on my ankle. Butterflies are one of my totems.
    Love.
    Shanti

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it's nice to know my blog is inspiring. As you can see I loooooove butterflies!

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  7. Happy BDay MagaMerlina and congratulations on bringing joy to your own life! I like your blog because it's a fun place to visit.

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    1. Thank you very much Tammy! I like yours for the same reason!

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  8. Congrats! Hope to be right there with you to celebrate LOTS more birthdays, blog posts, and WONDERFUL art! Your creativity and kind comments always bring a smile to my face! Thanks for being my Flickr Friend!

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    1. Debo, thank you very much to you for being my Flickr friend, I admire your work and all your comments and visits mean the world to me!

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  9. Feliz Cumpleaños Maga Merlina!!!
    Poquito a poco se va avanzando. Es un placer seguirte porque me encanta todo lo que creas!
    Un gran abrazo!

    Nueve Pinceladas.

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    1. Muchas gracias Nueve Pinceladas! Vengo de tu blog y me encantan tus creaciones, estaré siguiendote. Un abrazo para ti.

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  10. Hi,
    I am a new follower but I love that your work is both colourful and delicate. Having looked back at your older posts to see what I've been missing out on I also liked seeing how your work has developed over time. When creating artwork the process is just as important as the final thing so I appreciate that you include that in your posts too!

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    1. Thank you Simone and welcome! I really enjoy sharing the process, I've learned a lot from other people who are very generous and always share so I try to do the same.

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  11. Your work inspires me to slow down and enjoy the present moment.

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  12. All the best for you MegaMerlina. I've discovered your blog few days ago, when I'm a little ill... It was so inspiring! I found some ugly stones outside and start doodling with my DVD marker. Now my recovering is easier, more peaceful. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you are feeling better MonikaW. I'm glad I helped you get inspired.

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    2. Thanks again! Owwww, I made a mistake in MagaMerlina name in my last comment, I'm sorry for that...

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  13. Este blog me inspira.
    Laaaaaaaarga vida Magamerlina

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  14. Hello Maria! You do such lovely work, and I especially like your color choices for the butterflies. Please do more embroidery projects too. I'm so glad to have found your unique blog - happy birthday!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Theresa. My embroidery friends keep telling me to do more embroidery as well, I will try!

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  15. Maria, I am so happy to have found you...again! I saw your pebbles a many months ago and did not get any info about the artist. Now I can put you in my favorites. I love how each seemingly insignificant pebble becomes an exquisite work of art! Now I see that you have done that for your butterflies as well! I feel a sense of calm and peace when I look at your beautiful work....Thank you for sharing this with us! I wish you, MagaMerlina, MANY Happy Birthdays!

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    1. Thank you abi, makes me happy knowing my work transmits calm and peace.

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  16. I just discovered your work via pinterest and how serendipitous that you should have a giveaway going on . Your butterflies are incredible!

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  17. This giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winner later in a new post showing the selection process.

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