Are YOU one of the 10 Winners?

 

If you think, for one moment… that stating May 2nd the winners of the Caption Me! Contest would be announced was a lie .. well.. err… you would be SO wrong. It was a typo, yes a typo. That’s it!( Is anyone else now singing that commercial… it must have been a typo, a typo, a typo… ). Seriously though… I had every intention of announcing the winners then, but the time to format all the entries just wasn’t available to me.

Which is precisely why I decided to award more entries a prize!  

There are now 10 winners vs. 3!

Instead of choosing my favorite submissions (really, how is a girl supposed to choose) I used the list randomizer to select the winners – they are shown below in red! The 10 submissions chosen will be receiving a fine art photography print of mine, matted & ready to fit in an 11×14 frame! (Value of $30-$40.00). If your caption appears in red, please email me – khryctee [at] gmail.com – within the next week to receive your prize. I will notify winners if I get a chance — but it’s up to you to contact me so your prize isn’t forfeited! I’ll reply to your email with all applicable info. CONGRATULATIONS!

 The Submissions:

  1. “should l glue, paint, weave or knit?” Judy Scott
  2. “Got floss”?  – Lia
  3. “Hmm, what can I make with this?” Cheryl
  4. “Hmmm….smells like…fresh roasted peanuts!” – Lindsay
  5. “Where’s the Atkin’s Diet when you need it…!”– Lindsay
  6. “I’m sure this string bikini will fit…I’m just big boned!”Linda
  7. yarn over, knit 2, pearl 2, increase…..or was it decrease?” – Doreen aka LuniLady
  8. “Oh oui, I love zee smell of new straw! Should I sleep on it or make a new chapeau?” -Bunny
  9. “First Come, First Served!!” – Vicki
  10. “No, Mr Sparrow this is NOT your future home, it’s my future craft project!! Now, step away from the straw and no one gets hurt!!!” Vicki
  11. “That’s it! That’s the last straw!” blendedcolors
  12. “Knit one, purl two!” Mrs. Kwitty
  13. “OOOOO! Raffia! Just what I need to finish that ATC.” – Mary W.
  14. “How long is this straw? Will it make a nice necklace with the acorns I hid?” – Mary W.
  15. “If this is long enough I might be able to craft a belt.” – Mary W.
  16. “Hmmm. Should I weave this for the handle of the shoulder bag or not?” – Mary W.
  17. “Shall we discuss this over a nice Chateau?” Brandie
  18. “Fiber, that’s the key to weight loss.” – Glenda J.
  19. I love Feng Shui, but should should I put this in the “fame” quadrant, or maybe, “relationships?”-Christie
  20. “Hmmm… smells like chicken, tastes like chicken… must be chicken!” Stuart Vail
  21. “Due to the suffering economy, the witness protection program is having to tighten up their belts as well…”  – bengalsfan1973
  22. “This waxed floss just isn’t making it for me.” TheNhBushman
  23. “I WILL stick with the diet. I will … I will!”Robyn
  24. “Prarie Floss”  – AdamT4
  25. “It isn’t quite a milk mustache, but it will do…”  – Kraften
  26. “Knit one, pearl who?” –BonnieBlueDenim
  27. “Dude, This is some PRIMO hemp, Holmes!”spurmarks
  28. A glimpse of the rare sub-species of prarie dog– the prarieblood hound:
    “hmmmm…(sniff, sniff) I’d say that they passed by here about….*sniff*…about 3 hours ago.” – Larry the Amateur
  29. “Ernesto, connoseur of fine grasses and hay, is pictured here carefully reviewing this year’s production before shipping worldwide.”Larry the Amateur
  30. “You MUST pay the rent!”english dixie
  31. ((sniff, sniff)) “Nice bouquet, strong wood undertones with a hint of fruitiness.”  –TheCrayonBin
  32. “Enquiring prairie dogs want to know: how did I get fat on THIS?” – 4tuneseeker
  33. “Come now, this won’t hurt a bit.”4tuneseeker
  34. “My name is Pierre and I have a big moos-tash!” – Emma
  35. “It’s so hard to accessorize these days.”Sally Turlington
  36. “Now I’m sure there was a needle here somewhere…….” – LizBeth King
  37. “You know, with a little alfredo sauce, this wouldn’t be so bad…”AntTree
  38. “God, I wish this was chocolate.” Bianca
  39. “Ah yes. Vintage 2006……. South side of the paddock, I think. A cheeky little stalk that will only improve with a little aging.” – IanSand
  40. “knit one pearl two…damn where are my glasses” – phicon99
  41. “Yummy for my tummy, I love staying in for dinner”rosegardener55
  42. ” Got Straw?”Gina Smith
  43. “What Jabba the Hut did after retiring from Star Wars.” Gina Smith
  44. “Unadorned” – Flory Brick
  45. “Does this outfit make me look fat?” Kris Hubick
  46. “Ah yes, Just one more step and my plan will be complete.” Kris Hubick
  47. “Smells like chicken.” Kris Hubick
  48. “My new mustache will drive her crazy!” Kris Hubick
  49. “DIY Halloween Costume” Kris Hubick
  50. A digital submission, see Picture below: petit babycakes 

 Caption Me Contest Submission

Can I just say: I reallllllllllllyenjoyed doing this contest. All of your incredible submissions made me smile and truly brightened my days. I will definitely host more of these! A big thank you to all of you who submitted entries! I will be offering my prints the winners are receiving for sale soon … in the meantime, there’s a handful at etsy (sans mats though).

Off to work on another blog post — Yup. You heard me right. Another one!

-Chrysti

Rainy Days & Thursdays ..Always Leave Me..

Blah. What is it about these grey, dismal, rainy days.. that just leave me feeling so.. dull, unimaginative, drowsy, down, depressed, dim, blandlifeless, distressedlethargic.. well.. just…

Blah.

I’ll admit, this blustery weather got me thinking about how we always tend to dwell on the bleak, the dreary.. the not so good things in life… you so seldom wake up & say.. “I’m so glad there’s a bit of sunshine today!” (unless it’s a truly spectacular, out of the ordinary kinda sunshine day) … Yet Rain? It always gets a bad rep. Whether it’s light rain, or a heavy storm.. it tends to receive the raw end of the deal.

Well, not from me… not today… soooo… in the spirit of not wanting to give in to my pessimistic side.. this was the perfect excuse to find the everyday beauty and magic in rain again !! After all, if we can’t find the magic within everyday moments… how can we be expected to truly, fully, enjoy anything else? How we see the things we’ve become accustomed to, shapes our views and experiences of everything else.

Time for a new perspective.

 Rain Can Be Beautiful
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

 1. another rainy morning in London, 2. Rain Soaked (4), 3. The lonely umbrella., 4. After The Rain, 5. driving home in the rain, 6. Catching the rain, 7. Rainy Day, 8. Rainy Street, 9. a c c e p t a n c e, 10. rain watchers, 11. creepy building, 12. Easily excited, 13. a walk in the woods…, 14. Liquid, 15. Las Calles de Florencia, 16. Rainy day, 17. woman with broken umbrella, 18. Labyrinth, Union Square, 19. any year now.., 20. Rainy day, 21. Untitled, 22. Cluster of Miniature Houses, 23. after the rain, 24. The Pale Grass Blue in the misty rain

Wow.

So simple.. just a little dash of my time, some clever searching on Flick’r ….the generous talents of these photographers..  and I’m left feeling optimistic, more at ease… and a whole new viewpoint on good ol’ rain.. gotta love that.. life really is all about perspective isn’t it?

So to continue this positive spirit… How about creating some artsy, rainy day fun in your corner of the world? I’d love to hear what you come up with!

Here’s a few quick project finds for today to get you started..

Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.  Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~Langston Hughes

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
~Roger Miller

And with that, I’m off to “walk”! – xoxo Chrysti

P.S. I just couldn’t resist

All this talk about rain reminded me of something…. one of the old SNL skits .. Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy.. In particular the following quote.. (Sooo wrong, and yet you laugh!)

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.
–Jack Handy