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Created by Hand Challenge

Today the theme set by Created by Hand is “Letters to Friends.”  I created a postcard that I will be sending out:

I also just realized that this is my 99th post! I had already thought about having a give away for my 100th, so that means next post I will be sponsoring a give away.  I will send out a package of hand painted backgrounds (8×10″ or smaller) to a randomly selected person who responds to that 100th post.  So thanks for looking today and come back soon to see more details on the give away!



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One Powerful Hour challenged me this week to identify an inspirational word for 2010 and incorporate it into a piece.  Well, I am not one for resolutions but I do have some “soft goals” for the coming year.  I don’t like hard plans, goals, etc.  For me those things seem to invite interruption, disappointment, calamity…so I have things I want to work on/toward, but nothing set in stone.  To sum them up in one word is hard, but “Growth” comes pretty close.  I am near completion of a few major tasks in my life and itching to get started on ideas that have been brewing in my head.  It is hard to concentrate on finishing when I’m eager to move on, but I am learning that growth should be slow and steady even if a bit chaotic at times.

I may have cheated a bit on this challenge as the background was already done, so I definitely went over my hour limit!


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