I love strawberries and really, there were so many things pressing on my psyche that led me to this design. First of all, of course, the Beatles. No mystery there. "Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about" has been running through my brain lately. Second, the jam. Not 'The Jam' as in Paul Weller's Jam, but actual jam... though I am quite partial to the former. The jam I'm referring to is the honest to goodness real thing... every year 'round this time, my mom make this outrageously delicious homemade strawberry jam... it's soooo good and thankfully, I get some every year for my birthday. I've been eating it every day since it arrived, so it's no wonder I'm making strawberry pendants! And last but not least, I wanted to make a necklace just like Astrid's...
I'm very happy to announce the winner of our May Giveaway! It's Jan Kneeland of Burlington, CT! She chose "The Innocence Mission" from the gallery, and will receive her free SpoonFed Art pendant shortly. A big congratulations to Jan and a heartfelt thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway! So... how did we choose the winner you ask?
...Astrid! We put her in charge of the selection process, and she was awesome! First, she chose one page from all the entries, then took a big bite... we were originally going to throw a dart at the page she chose, but she bit a perfect arrow pointing to Jan's name so we just went with it!
Jan has decided to give the pendant she won in the giveaway to a friend and co-worker who has admired her SpoonFed Art necklaces, and who has been dealing with some personal issues. I'm so happy that the giveaway provided a way for Jan to give love and support to her friend, and I know that she receives so much in giving. And I'm grateful for what Jan, the "giveaway winner", has given me - a beautiful demonstration that in truth, giving and receiving are one.