Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Great Give Away Meme

Darlene, over at, has gotten into the holiday spirit by passing along a give away meme. For the first five people who commented on her meme post, she offered to give a piece of art, in her case a photograph. The catch being that you were supposed to turn around and do the same on your blog.

Well, I love Darlene's pictures and I was fourth, I think, to comment. So, I will be receiving a picture in the next little while. The trouble is, I'm not an artist. So, I have a couple of options:

1) I have put together a set of my own amatuerish photos on Flickr. Filed under Give Away Meme are several photos. I used my newish Canon Power Shot S2 IS except for the Hawaii shots. I used an older Olympus Camedia digital for those. If you are one of the five first commenters to this post, I will send you one of these pictures, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 size. If you are interested in the fireworks series (pictures of fireworks taken by someone who doesn't know how to photograph fireworks) I will send all three but in a smaller size.

2) If you are not interested in any pictures of mine (don't worry, I won't cry about it) I will find something else of an artistic nature to send to you. It might not be my own work but it will be something small and personal and crafted by an individual.

It will definitely be more artistic than this!

So, if you are brave enough to be on the receiving end of something I think is artistic, leave me a comment. You can then email me at and send me your address. Sometime between now and the first of the year, you will have your present. The cool thing is that, unlike most contests where you cannot be a friend, relative or acquaintance of an employee of the contest company, no such rule applies here. If you are one of the first five commenters, you get a present.

Darlene also put up a second meme which I do think I will do but I will leave that for another day.


atypical said...

you would not believe the gymnastics I have had to go through to post to this. I actually had to switch to the beta before my timid spirit was ready (can you hear the pout from there?).

Considering the fact that I have no artistic ability, I feel sorry for the people who comment to me.


Beck said...

Hey hey! I love artistic stuff! This is excellent!
I dunno, I think the Bobby dog is kind of cute.

chickenone said...

I tried to leave a comment before... but it didn't work. I'm in. Now I have to figure out what my "artistic" offering will be for my lucky commenters.

daisies said...

oh wow ... i looked through your photos and your flaming dandelion is FANTASTIC!!!

i don't know if its cheating for me to participate since i've already done my meme so take others over me ~ but if you don't get five for whatever reason, i'd love that pic :)

mommy605 said...

Hi Mary-Lue,

I've been trying to leave a comment on your blog for TWO DAYS! Stupid Beta Blogger wouldn't let me. GRRR.

Anyway, thanks for commenting on my blog the other day. I'm sorry I've been a bad friend and haven't been visiting as much as I used to. I've been commenting on blogs less than in the past because I've been trying to work on the boundaries thing you talked about in your last post, but I haven't been able to quit altogether. And that's because of the other thing you talked about - the personal connections. I find that I enjoy making these connections although, like you, I wish that we all lived near each other so we could actually meet in person too! I've got your blog bookmarked and will still be visiting here when I can. I enjoy your Sleeping with Bread posts!

BTW, congrats on finishing NaBloPoMo. That is quite an accomplishment!

Mommy off the Record

sunshine scribe said...

Oh darn I am number 6. That's what I get for having a nutty week and getting behind on reading my favourite blogs.