Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Giving is receiving: #thebotanicalseries giveaway

There was much talk at the beginning of the year by many on Instagram about choosing a word for the  year. I decided fairly early on that it would be give. It's so easy to get stuck in the trap of  making and creating and getting too attached to your work. So I decided I would make and give away. It's been a fun and refreshing experience.

So to thank you for tagging and to celebrate #thebotanicalseries tag reaching well over
20 000 tags,  I am giving away this original collage, titled 'Evince'.

To be in the draw to win this original, please write a comment on my Instagram post that shows this photograph. The giveaway closes Sunday midnight, New Zealand time and I will randomly select a winner on Monday (open worldwide).

Look forward to you joining in.
Happy Valentine x

Monday, 5 February 2018

'In the Moment Series' Winners

Firstly, a big thank you to those of you who have played along with the  photochallenge #ab_inthemomentseries with Ann Davis @annld60 and I on Instagram. It's such a buzz seeing photos deliberately taken for the theme.

Thanks also to Ann for taking on a promoter and judge role. Ann very kindly selected the winners and has written a few words about each of the winning entries. 

Ann writes- 

"Thank you Claudia for inviting me to judge the 'In the Moment Series' photochallenge on Instagram. These are my selected winners."

... and from me - Thank you Ann - your generosity to support the challenge and help promote it is greatly appreciated!

About the winners, Ann says:

"Kathy @prairiepeony took her  tulips that were gracefully falling apart and began to work her creativity. The  colors, composition and styling along with her beautiful words were a perfect 'In the Moment' photo."

"Jill  Meyer @jillemeyer2796 loves nature and is a master of improvising.  Cold and snowy, Jill gathers her favorite things, a cup of tea, books, a flower.  Her photo speaks to the moment and I wanted to jump right in and start reading one of her books."

"Nella @floral_passion had a calmness in her photo.  I could imagine Nella sitting in the house reading, drinking her tea and looking out the window, calmly waiting for the rain to stop."

"Mayumi Ichiryu @atelier_cocon_m works magic in her photography with her beautiful ribbons, antiques and of course her J'immy the Mouse'. This picture spoke to the moment with bringing back winter. If only for the moment."

Well done to all our winners and thank you again for taking up the challenge. There were so many beautiful entries and deciding who the winners were, was no easy task. 

To the winners - to redeem your prize, please email adiandbert@gmail.com or DM @adiandbert on Instagram with your postal address and I'll pop along an Artful Blogger magazine in the mail to you.  

'Till next time.
Claudia x