Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011 Blog Tour ~


As an artist, a gardener, animal lover, and photographer living in the northern region of beautiful Minnesota, USA, I have created this little space to share with you the beauty and whimsy of the world around me.

Hello everyone!

It is time for one last and final One World One Heart tour around the world!

In 2007 Lisa, author of the blog A Whimsical Bohemian, created a wonderful international blog event, One World One Heart, to allow bloggers from around the world a chance to meet and connect with one another, and to help create friendships that span the globe.

 Now from January 30th through February 17th, 2011 bloggers around the world are invited to participate. A stop at each blog will find one or more wonderful items to be given away plus an opportunity to discover amazing places and kindred spirits. I am very happy the CHRONICLES OF WHIMSY once again joins others in this fantastic event!

 In celebration I have created the beautiful Forget-Me-Not Pendant Necklace below which will be given away to one lucky winner.
~ Necklace Description ~
My hand painted blue Forget-Me-Not flower has been painted with Golden Acrylics on a hard wood pendant, which is then sealed in coats of non yellowing varnish. A sterling silver plated pinch bail allows it to hang perfectly from the smooth black leather cord. To add a little extra charm a small chain with blue natural stone, a round lapis lazuli bead crowned with a silvertone metal cap, and two iridescent glass seed beads hang lightly down the back.

~ This necklace is very light. ~

~ Forget-Me-Not Pendant Necklace ~
~ Closeup of Pendant ~

To be eligible to win this beautiful pendant necklace, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post including a link or email address so that I may contact you for your mailing address should you be the lucky winner. I will be drawing for the winner on February 17th, when the Chronicles of Whimsy clock strikes 12:00 PM noon. (winner must respond to me with their mailing address no later than February 20th, 2011. If I receive no response I will then draw a new winner.)
Anyone worldwide may enter!
So come, find a friendly feathered bird, a colorful balloon, or a comfortable flying carpet, and take a trip around the world to meet new people, see exciting places, and possibly win treasures along the way!

~ Thank you so much for stopping in at the CHRONICLES OF WHIMSY! I hope you are having a wonderful time, and please do stop back anytime! ~

Friday, January 14, 2011

January Thaw?

~ Beautiful Summer Lakeshore ~

~ Gulls in a Duluth Harbor Sunset ~

~ The Babbling Brook of Spring ~

Well, not really a January thaw,


just as food is stored away for Winter, I too stored away images of last Spring and Summer for all to enjoy during our cold and snowy months. Here the land and lakes lay now frozen under ice and snow, but as I gaze into the photos of water lapping against a row boat's side, gulls flying above the clear waters of the Duluth Harbor, or the bubbling water of a little Spring brook, all thoughts of ice and snow melt away and are replaced with memories of warm summer days and the Spring soon to come.

~ I hope you are well and warm, and wish you the happiest of New Years! ~