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And the winner is:

September 13th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Contest painting
Thank you all for all of your wonderful entries in the contest. We got a large range of entries, from a Haiku to a short story. Some were funny, some were sweet and some were macabre I really enjoyed them. I’d like to start with my honorable mention, because she really did create a mood. That was AynE, who wrote the short story. The winner, on the other hand goes by the unlikely moniker, Barkley’s Mommy. I am guessing Barkley is a dog, but I am not sure. Barkley’s mommy is an educator in New Mexico with 3 dogs.. Here’s her story:

Six year old Mabel loved this time of the morning, the not-light, not-dark moments just before dawn. Her mother had worked the graveyard shift at the mill and was snoring quietly on the couch. Her little brother was snuggled in his crib, surrounded by tattered stuffed animals with no eyes. She peeked through the curtains, eager to see what the day would bring. As she sighed with joy, she wrapped her threadbare sweater around her thin body, and quietly opened the front door. The crisp morning air tasted like grass and it was so silent and still that she imagined she could hear the dew drops falling from the lush, green boxwood bushes. She smiled the smile of an innocent child as a friendly crow cawed “good morning”. “Today will be a good day,” she whispered to the world.

thanks to everyone else who wrote and commented!

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  1. October 3rd, 2010 at 18:24 | #1

    Nice,all of them are beautiful.

  2. Pat
    September 25th, 2010 at 07:11 | #2

    Oh I did love that story! So uplifting and so fitting to your wonderful painting!

  3. September 17th, 2010 at 15:00 | #3

    Very much enjoyed participating, as well as staring at your painting while thinking up a story. It’s such a neat little piece.

  4. September 17th, 2010 at 12:51 | #4

    I just love your art. I love how easily it would fit into any room.

    ElizabethMD from swapbot

  5. September 15th, 2010 at 21:48 | #5

    I’m not surprise barkley’s mommy won she is great 🙂

    april (rainbowafterrain81 comments on your blog swap)

  6. September 14th, 2010 at 18:36 | #6

    Lovely watercolours, make me want to paint again!

    Partner on swap-bot “Comments on your Blog” – Deidreart

  7. September 14th, 2010 at 16:16 | #7

    What a beautiful blog! (This is homekeepingheather from swap-bot)

  8. AynE
    September 14th, 2010 at 10:46 | #8

    Congratulations on the story. Great imagery.

  9. Barkleys Mommy
    September 14th, 2010 at 09:58 | #9

    Mimi~ Thank you so much for the opportunity to stretch my creative muscles… Your paintings are beautiful and inspiring, my friend. I’m excited about owning a piece of your amazing artwork. <3

  10. September 14th, 2010 at 05:44 | #10

    Hi there! I’m solsuny from Swap-bot. I love your art blog, full of beautiful pictures!!! I’m so glad to know it!!
    And I love the story!

  11. Marguerite
    September 13th, 2010 at 21:37 | #11

    I loved the story. GREAT imagery. Thanks, Barkley’s Mommy!

  12. September 13th, 2010 at 18:41 | #12

    What a GREAT! story; thanks for letting us participate, Mimi.

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