I had a lovely surprise last week when I found the latest issue of Artful Blogging in my mailbox. They have a feature in each issue called "Banners We Love." Guess what??? They love my banner!!
I came up with my blog name, Maude and Mozart, because I love stories. I made up this lady named Maude (I really love that name) and she was a woman who loved the music of Mozart (so do I, imagine that?). I really can't explain it more than that. I just liked it. Later I found the picture of Maude you see in the banner. The photograph was in an antique shop and it just screamed out to me that this was The Maude! I plan on framing that picture and putting it in my craft room someday.
The most important thing you need to know about my banner is that it was designed by Heather Simpson-Bluhm. She is simply a genius in the world of banner design. If I was wealthy I would have her come up with banners every month for me. You just tell her what you like and BAMM she comes up with something beautiful. Here is a link to Heather's designs business in case you want to work with her. She has very reasonable prices!
In honor of my good fortune at having my banner selected; I would love to have a giveaway of the previous issue of Artful Blogging. The extra special part of this magazine is that Diane Duda's blog is featured in this magazine! I tell you I almost cried when I read the article. I have been a big fan of Diane's for years and it great to see her flying high! Here is a link to Diane's blog, Duda Daze. If you have not seen her art; don't wait; go look at it now!
I will draw a name on Friday night after work. This will give me something to look forward to all week. Just leave me a comment on this post to enter.
EDITED TO ADD THE NAME OF THE WINNER: I had Mike pick a number between 1 and 15 and the winner is........CATHY R.!!!!!!!!!! Sorry it took past Friday night to post the winner; I should know to never commit to anything on a Friday night as I am always pooped!
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