Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Countdown to 1000 Posts...Genevieve Jones Giveaway



The drawing on the right is the Eastern Bluebird

Happily, I'm able to post almost every day and this is #997. This giveaway in the "Countdown to 1,000 Posts" celebration is a great favorite of mine. If you're a fan of John James Audubon, you will want to be part of this. If you're not a fan of Audubon, but enjoy birds and nature, you will want to be part of this. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy these beautiful cards and I am happy to mail them anywhere in the world.

Today's giveaway are four cards done by Genevieve Jones, who worked fifty years after Audubon. She was inspired by seeing Audubon's "Birds of America" at the Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia in 1876. She completed five drawings and suddenly died of typhoid fever. Her family completed her work and the drawings are extraordinary. The images are wrapped in a copy of the original flyer that was produced to sell subscriptions. The cards would be a beautiful wall decoration, whether framed separately or grouped in one frame.

This giveaway runs until midnight on Monday, July 15 and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 16. Please be a friend on Google +, Google Friend or Bloglovin and leave a comment. It looks like "Pink Saturday" will be #1,000. I may post #1,000 on Saturday, but we'll have fun all month.

Today was an errand day and tomorrow I'm back to my project in the library. I'm going to a retirement party in the evening in Westchester and if I'm really hopping I'm going to try an exercise class in the morning. It's called "Sit and Be Fit," and I'm hoping that it's just the right level of exercise.

Wishes for a terrific Thursday!

14 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

1000 posts~ and all so enjoyable! Beautiful cards too!

Deanna said...

Wow,that is alotta posts. When are you going to be in Chicago? I need to get you on my calendar so we don't miss each other.

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS. You sound busy as can be, Remember to take a deep breath and enjoy!

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS. You sound busy as can be, Remember to take a deep breath and enjoy!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How sad that she died so suddenly but so lovely that her family finished her work. 1000 posts is quite an accomplishment. Thanks for visiting my corner of the world. All the best, Tammy

Jacquelineand.... said...

I just popped in to congratulate you on (nearly) reaching 1,000 posts. Go Buttercup Go!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

1,000 posts is definitely a milestone Carol! Congratulations!

Nellie said...

You have been posting for quite awhile! That's great!

The "Sit and Be Fit" class at our Senior Center reportedly is a good workout! I've intended to try it, but haven't gotten there. Enjoy!

I follow your blog through Google Friend.

Theresa said...

Oh yes. You are almost to 1000:). Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs.

Paula said...

Sit and Be Fit sounds just right to me! Congrats on 1000! Love the cards!

Blackberry Lane said...

Wow! Congrats on getting to 1000. Hope you have a wonderful day. Still raining in GA!

Lynda said...

I would love to be in this giveaway. I have you on + and Bloglovin..... even though I am behind in comments, I am glad I saw this before the deadline!

Deb S. said...

congrats on 1,000

I follow on Google+

Debra said...

i love birds they give me such peace