Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday!!!

Guardian Angels (mixed media shrine)

What a wonderful time I had during the Creative Circle Blog Party!  Thank you to everyone who stopped by.  The winner of the weekend giveaway is . .  . Margi of The Maverick Crafter blog.  Congratulations Margi!  Email me at rinda1961 at yahoo dot com with your address, and I'll get your prize in the mail to you.

Don't you love this shrine?  I made it in a class taught by Julee Herman.  It features a heritage photo from my collection.  My mom is the awesome woman on the left, and she's with her girlfriends from nursing school.  It makes me so happy to see them - young and powerful around 1950.  It sits on my bed stand, and I sleep peacefully as they watch over me.

Something else that makes me happy?  I got my first blog award.  The wonderful Mel sent it to me.  Thanks Mel!  I need to list five random facts about myself.  So, here they are:
1. I live by the beach and can't imagine living far from the ocean.
2. Growing up, I lived in the same house from the time I was one year old until I moved out to go to college, and I have now lived in my current house for as many years.
3. In real life, I am a law professor who specializes in labor and employment law.
4. I shoot with a Nikon D50.
5. We're a Manchester United family.

I'd like to pass this award along to Paula at It's All Apart of Life's Rich Pattern because I love her "Monday Matters" feature. It always brings a smile to my face because it's all about making the world a better place.  Check it out!

One of my favorite places to make a difference is Operation Write Home.  If you're a cardmaker with extra cards, they will put them to good use.  Please stop by their site and consider sending them some of your extras.


Margi said...

Well that's a perfect way to start off a Monday! Thank you so much. Sending an email now!

scrappyjacky said...

The shrine is stunning....I love old photos of my mum....and also have an oil painting of her at age 18....wonderful.
Always interesting to read facts about others.....and Manchester always amazes me how they have managed to spread their support throughout the world...even in countries where no English is spoken....people hear you're British....and say either "ahh Manchester United" or "David Beckham"!!!!

Sian said...

Aren't those swimsuits just fabulous? Thanks agin for the blog party!

Lizzie said...

Hi Rinda, Happy Monday to you too! If you pop over to my Post here -

- you will find the other award you earned this weekend!

humel said...

Yay, two awards for you - and much deserved! Lovely to get to know you better with these facts :-)

Unknown said...

nice shrine lady!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Fabulous project! Love the pic, it's wonderful :)

Amy said...

Congratulations on your award Rinda - thoroughly deserved! Growing up I lived near the water and I really miss it now.