Today, I spent some time reflecting on how blessed I am for a list of reasons far too lengthy to begin to list here. I also began to make my "to do" list of what I hope to accomplish this week, adding in what plans were already booked.
Noticing Friday was Valentine's Day, I found myself thinking back to the times I spent as a divorced woman, raising two children . I can recall a few years when Valentine's Day was not about celebrating with someone I loved, but more about surviving another year of being rather frazzled and lonely. On more than one occasion I confess at some level I did partake in my own little pity party about how being a single woman in her 40's wasn't the life I had planned.
So now, when Valentine's Day approaches every year, even though I eventually did find the love of my life, I continue to count my blessings along with feeling a deep sense of compassion for the many single Moms out there who find themselves alone on a day designed for couples, but who probably deserve ( more than many others with husbands, boyfriends, or partners) a dinner out, a glass of champagne and a surprise bouquet of flowers to arrive at work.
Although I am not able to effect the lives of every single mother with children alone on Valentines Day, I can perhaps offer a small gift that may bring a smile to one woman's face on February 14th, 2014. It was a 'dream come true' for me to be published in this lovely book, and an honor for me to pay it forward!!! -
Here's how to enter:
If you are a single woman, raising children, or you know someone who is, OR, you can think of a good reason why you would be deserving, please leave a comment stating your reason below and this Friday I will select a winner who will receive a free copy of this beautiful hardcovered book - Incite: Dreams Realized - The Best of Mixed Media.
And, along with a stunning selection of artwork from 93 different artists, my artwork is featured on Page Five -
Night Sky – 6” x 6”x1.5” inches
mixed media on rice paper, made with a Craft Attitude film overlay, watercolour, vintage ephemera (cigar labelling), skeleton leaves on cradled wood panel
Below - 3 different views -
Good Luck - and....Whatever your dreams may be this Valentine's Day - may they all come true!