It is a truth universally acknowledged that a rainy day becomes much cheerier when one is in possession of a turquoise umbrella.

4/19/08

Welcome!

Hi, everyone!
Well, it took me a lot longer than I thought to design my blog and Elisabeth's blog...but they are finally finished! Woo-hoo! LOL Oh, I still have a few more things to "fix up" but, all in all, I think they're just about complete. :)
Hmmm...now what can I share with you on my first post on my new blog? ;) Oh! I know!
About two months ago I mailed four of my photographs to a photography contest in one of our state festivals. Well, we weren't able to attend the festival, so I had no idea if my photos had placed or not until the mail arrived this past Thursday...

"Daddy's Boots"

Yep, this pic not only got 1st in the Still Life class but also received Monochrome: Best of Show out of the whole Beginners division! Yayyyyyy!!! I was so excited! And while none of my other entries placed, this definitely made up for it! :OD
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

18 thoughts:

Bailey said...

Wow. How on earth did you DO that? The picture, I mean, not the blogs, though I couldn't have done better. :D (I still must convince my parents I actually need a blog--who doesn't??) LOL Looking forward to reading!

Betty said...

Sweet Erin,

Your blog designs are fantastic....Elisabeth's and yours....and mine....I am so impressed....

Congratulations on winning the 1st place and the Best of Show.....You are going far in your career....

Love you,
Mam

Beth said...

Hey,

Welcome! You did a great job on the blog designs! I love that picture and congrats on winning!

Take Care,
Beth

Jaime said...

Congratulations on winning! ;)
I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! ;)

Elissa said...

WOW, awesome photography, love your blog Erin!!!!!

Laura said...

Wow! The blogs look wonderful! I'll be checking in! And congratulations on your photo!

Erin said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! :)

angelicaj99 said...

Congratulations on the first place and best in show, Erin! Both of your blogs look great! I linked them to your websites the other day when you emailed me.

Angelica
www.angelicasdailygrind.com

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Erin.....

Welcome to blogland.... and double congratulations! First for the very attractive blog you have designed and secondly for the well deserved prizes you won in the photography competition.

I have had the pleasure of seeing some of your pictures before, you have a great talent that I’m sure will take you far in life.

John and I are so much looking forward to meeting you and your family very soon. Bestest wishes - Marion x

The Feathered Nest said...

Fantastic picture and congratulatins on winning. That quite an achievement!

Manuela

Erin said...

Thank y'all so much! I really appreciate your comments!! :)

Nonna said...

beautiful pictures! Congrats on the awards!! I hope you dont mind me stopping by your blog. Have a blessed weekend!

Sheila said...

Wow is all I have to say! You are just a born natural! You surely are planning on majoring in Photography, because Oh all the places you could go. I am so impressed by your talent at your age! I will be back to visit again soon....Great job!

Kimi said...

Wow...your photos are amazing to say the least....what camera and lens do you shoot with? Would you mind stopping by my blog and letting me know by leaving me a comment...thanks.

Kim

Erin said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments! "D

ttelroc said...

I found you through the Pioneer Woman site - you posted just a few minutes before me in the comment section.

Congrats on such a fantastic win! The photo is stunning. It looks like you have the eye for it - fantastic!

Have a great day,
Kristin

Erin said...

Thank you so much, Kristin!! :OD
Hope you have a great day as well!

Kathy said...

Funny birds, cute names, precious baby!...Kathy