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Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

Space of Time

Hi Everyone~
I hope that you all had a nice weekend. I received some very exciting news. I have just discovered that 2 of my altered art works have been accepted into a juried art show.

For those of you who may not know what "juried" means, the process is as follows. Numerous pieces by various artists are submitted into an art show and while some shows are "open" to everyone, others are juried and a special panel made up of artists, gallery owners, etc. determine which work will be in the show.

Beach Beauties

So, now you can imagine my surprise when I found out that my 2 pieces were juried in and will be on display.

These were wooden cigar boxes that went through a metamorphosis--many hours went into these individual projects--but I love making them!

I hope that you are having the start of a super week!

If you would like to visit my Monday feature with all new artists on my Whimsical Musings Magazine, I'm sure you would enjoy seeing all the fabulous women I have featured. To reach there, go here.

Linking this to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch!

Linking this to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy!

Linking this to Blue Monday.



Cameron said...

Congrats....but then again, when something is just can't be denied :)

I guess your art does carry a piece of you, afterall!

Daniele said...

congratulations and good luck....another two beauties

Ann Nichols said...

Congratulations Cindy!!! Hope you sell out!What a great way to start your week! Hope it just keeps getting better and better!

Diane said...

Perfection!! Congratulations!

Brenda Brown said...

Yey congratulations Cindy that is brilliant news and so well deserved, your creations are stunning.
Have a great week too.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Nancy Y said...

Congratulations Cindy! Two beautiful creations! I love the 'beach grass' on the Beach Beauties box - Brilliant!
Nancy xx :D

Simply Debbie said...

They are both beautiful and unique.
I love the second one the best...but that is just how art speaks to the individual
So very happy for "YOU"
Have A Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

ANGIE said...

Congratulations Cindy! Both boxes are beautiful. I love how you transformed something plain into lovely works of art.

Have a great week too!

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- And the surprise here is???? Seriously, I am NOT at all suprised. Your artistic "take" on your projects is unique and wonderful. I love them! I hope you walk away with top prize...wouldn't surprise me a bit! xxoo Diana

SmilingSally said...

A BIG congratulations! I love that bit of blue!

Happy Blue Monday, Cindy.

Lululiz said...

Oooh, more great news, thats fabulous! Congratulations, Cindy.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Not at all surprised. Congrats my friend!! So excited for you.

Ira said...

Congratulations Cindy! No wonder, both pieces are true pieces of art, they're gorgeous! And don't you just LOVE altering things? Big fun! Hugs, Ira
BTW: hope you had a splendid parade :-)

cardsandmorebygigi said...

Yahoo !!!You are on a roll Baby...

Linda said...

Congrats, Cindy! These are beautiful!!

chubskulit said...


My Blue Monday said...

Oh Cindy, this doesn't surprise me at all! You are such an incredible artist. Congratulations!!!I am so excited for you!!!!!! How wonderful:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Terry said...

Huge congratulations, but not a surprise to me! Those altered boxes are amazing. Love all the wonderful details and textures. You are so talented! Happy Monday to you!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

The jurors have good taste!!

Junibears said...

Congratulations dear Cindy. I am so happy for you. I enjoyed your magazine today too.
I have a bad chest infection at the moment and definitely not feeling my best.
Hugs xx

Donnie said...

That sure doesn't surprise me. Someday I may own some real

Susan said...

Wow nice blog. Congratulations also. Those boxes are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. Enjoy your week. Susan

Ann said...

This box is toooo beautiful. You're eye for detail is so fantastic. Congrats. Thanks for coming by my blog today, I'm dieting too, so the candy goes to the grandchildren and I keep the packages.

Dawn said...


What an achievement. My hubby said this kind of craft will be recognised as true art some day and I am so thrilled for you.

It just shows that we are truly artist and for one of us to be recognised it just marvellous. I am so proud for you well done Cindy. The cigar boxes really deserve a place amongst all the other art.

love Dawn xx

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Congratulations your work is fabulous.

Linda M. said...

Hello Cindy, Congratulations on your juried shows. I came out to play today and I see that I have a lot of catching up. I'll scroll down to see what has been happening. Hugs, Linda

Dena E's Blog said...

But of course Sweetie,, we all can attest to the fact that your creations are soooo worthy to be chosen..They are always GORGEOUS after all!!! How exciting for you Sis.. And, btw, thanks for my BLUE note today :0)
Prayers and Hugs Dena

Cat & Cricket said...

Cindy~ you are rockin this week! You go girl!
Congrads girl!
Happy Blue~

Ellen said...

Congratulations Girl! That's huge and for TWO pieces, WOW! I wish you much success at the show!


Barbara said...

Congratulations Cindy! I know how much that means, as a lot of Gourd Festivals and competitions are juried. I went through a juried process this past weekend. More later on that. Way to go girlfriend! Real artistry shows.

Hugs XX

Anonymous said...

No surprise to hear, Cindy. You're an amazing artist. Much love to you my friend.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Congratulations Cindy!!!! Love whoever is singing on your blog too. xxoo

Suz said...

Those are such interesting pieces. I am so pleased that you have been juried into the show! I am loving this song, too!

Kim said...

Cindy, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful news, it doesn't surprise me though because you are so talented!!:) Those boxes are beautiful!!! Have a wonderful week!! xo ♥

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

MEGA-CONGRATS Cindy, that is awesome! And your creations will look delightful there! And once again, thank you so much for your creations that looks quite delightful in my home! AND all the sweet goodies that my granddaughters and I will enjoy! Have a blessed and beautiful week! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What fun pieces.

sonya said...

Hi Cindy,
Just became a follower! Come visit my blog too! I love your work! Beautiful!

Susan Allan said...

Congratulations, Cindy, but I am not surprised. Your work should definitely be on show! Well done!
Sue xx

Betty said...

Congratulations Cindy, excellent news well deserved hun, as i love your creations, so definitely should be on show for all to see.
Well done.
Hugs Betty x x

A Gypsy Angel/Stamperbee said...

Congrats, thats great. Have a wonderful week, Hugs, Kim

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Cindy Sweetie...
Oh girl, I am so darn tickled for you. I just can hardly stand it. I love the first box best. I love the blue mixed in, love the blue. The domino grabbed me and I love the key, such a combination straight from your heart. I love it.

I can't wait to see how the judges rule on these. They just have to be in the running for sure. Girl things are turning around for you. I am so thrilled and proud of you. Stand up again sweet girl, take a double curtsy please. One for each. I love ya.

Have a glorious week sweet one. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Jingle said...

love your creativity,
you rock.