My 5 Year Blogiversary Give-Away!

March 12th marks 5 years in the blogging world! To celebrate, I am previewing one of the illustrations for my 2010 desktop calendar (my 2008 calendar).

You can WIN this print by telling me: What's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you?
Make sure you leave a contact email in the comments.

I will be giving away 2, 8x10 digital prints. I will select winners at random and announce them on my blog March 13th (Friday the 13th needs some more luck!).

The contest ends March 12th at midnight.
Good luck! ;)



Gina Martin said...

congratulations mary! any advice for a new blogger who hopes to have a 5 year anniversary too?

i think the luckiest thing that ever happened to me was my husband saying yes when i first asked him out! he said he never would have asked me first...i was just too intimidating!

Gloria said...

My 21st wedding anniversary is on March 12th!! And...I think that I am the luckiest girl in the world since I have the most amazing husband! So happy to be his wife.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hey Hey! The luckiest thing that ever happened to me actually consists of two things...Kid one and Kid two ;-)

Unknown said...

I'd say the luckiest thing to happen to me is my friends and fam. I'm an only child, but feel as if I'm from a large family due to my wonderful friends!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your successful 5 year blogging journey. Hope you continue on and on and on with flying colors.

Well, the luckiest thing for me was the computer thing. No plz... don't laugh... I've been with this very good friend of mine for more than 15 years now.

What I am right now is all because of this all because of the computer. I have my career all because of the computer.

Melissa said...

Congrats on 5 years! Wow, I must be nearing 5 years because you're the one who inspired me to start my blog in the first place!

Gosh, luckiest thing? Maybe switching majors from elementary education to graphic design the summer after my freshman year of college. That's when I finally realized that I didn't like children! Wow, I would have been suffering today if I never switched. PHEW!

Anonymous said...

The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was meeting you!


April Sadowski said...

Taking the communication arts class in high school. If I didn't do that then I wouldn't have gone to the college fair and wouldn't have seen one of my high school friends on the cover of a college which I wouldn't have decided to go to. If I didn't go to that college I would have gone to one 3 hours away. If I would have gone to the college 3 hours away I wouldn't have been at home to go to my friend's party and meet the guy she was stalking who I happened to start liking, then dating, and eventually got married to. I wouldn't have owned my own business...I would probably be a music teacher who knows how far away from home (my friend had to move from Ohio to Idaho to get a job).

T.C. said...

I'm not sure if it was luck. I think it was God.
Just before me, driving during a hurricane a tree fell on the car in front of me. No one was hurt.
That was one of the "luckiest" or most blessed.

Valentina Harper said...

Congrats in your blogiversary!
The luckiest thing that ever happened (SO FAR) was decide to came to US for vacations 6 years ago ;)

BTW, thanks for your comment in my blog. I just posted a close up so you can see the details in the drawings.

nfmgirl said...

Jeez! How could I have been working in the tech industry all these years, and only just recently discovered blogging?

The luckiest thing that has ever happened to me would probably be my Dad helping me move back out to Florida. That meant that he was the one driving the moving truck, and I think if anyone else had been driving that truck when we lost our brakes coming through the N. California mountains, I'd be dead now.

dctm said...

the luckiest thing that ever happened to meet was meeting my husband (but I really think there was more than luck to it!)

dctm at bellsouth dot net

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

My luckiest thing was having my son...he was 5 weeks early and there was 2 true knots in the umbilical cord. My OBGYN told us we should go buy a lottery ticket.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

mel said...

i kissed a leprechaun and found a 4-leaf clover in dublin, ireland, on st patrick's day!
okay, not so much. but i did get to be in dublin on st patty's day for free? that's lucky, yeah?

Jess said...

I went to college in Ohio, and my DH went to college in Nashville. So it was very lucky that we both happened to meet during my senior year - in Boise, Idaho during a conference on Saint Patrick's Day! I guess the luck of the Irish was with me that year!


Terri ( Meterr) said...

we were lucky this past month! Our home was repossesed and we had to get out fast ( and it was the spot of a suicide so it felt creepy there anyways...) We were so worried and could find nthing until one day i saw a new ad of a house ofr rent, our price range! We looked and it was perfect! The man even had a lawnmower and new bed he dident want to take( 2 things we REALLY needed. The BAD thing was it wasent in our 12th graders school district BUT a lady who lives in the neighbourhood takes her daughter to the school my son goes to and said she could drive him so he could finish out his sr yr!!! Luck all around!! PLUS the neighbourhood is like an old 60s sitcom!! everyones super friendly! Our lucky year is 2009!!

Terri in MI

Autumn said...

I have two, both related to Dave Matthews of , yes you guessed, The Dave Matthews Band.

Years ago, my husband and I took our two young daughters, at the time 2 and 4, to a concert because we didn't have a sitter. While sitting in our not-so-awesome seats a man with the band saw our kids and gave us FRONT ROW, CENTER seats. He loved that we had the girls with us. Dave sang to them while they sat on the edge of the stage.....thanks to the guards in the front. It was AWESOME!

Second, years later I took a trip to Colorado to see Dave perform at a small venue. After the show I SWORE I saw him in a black van driving down the street. My friends thought I was crazy, but I tell you I SAW HIM. Anyhow, I ran after the luck, it drove much faster than I. Later in the night I saw the same van (I pay close attention to things like license plate numbers) driving in town. It was stopped at a stop sign, so I ran up to it. There he was in the passenger seat. He rolled down the window and apologized for driving away from me earlier in the evening. Soooooo sweet. I got some autographs for myself and friends, then "poof" he drove off.

That's some serious luck.
Autumn at

Anonymous said...

The luckiest thing that happened to me. I met my husband who is a great friend and while he does not enjoy traveling as much as I do - he encourages me to travel the world.

Cherrill said...

So I'm probably too late to enter, but I wanted to say congrats on 5 years! I wish I had your dedication!

As for my lucky story, I would say getting my current job was lucky. It led to my dating my (now) husband, owning my own house, and a multitude of other great things in my life. Ironically, the job I got was working for a lottery corporation ;)

Unknown said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win!
After my mother was diagnoised with leukemia with less than 2 weeks to live the luckiest thing that happened for me was she went into remission and I got to have 11 more months with her before she passed. I will always be thankful for those last few months!

Funky Finds said...

love this artwork! the luckiest thing to happen to me was finding my true love, my husband, who is passionate about all the same things i am & a great business partner as well as relationship partner!