Thursday, February 25, 2010


So last week when I was having a lackluster day, I happened across Felicia Kramer's blog and she was having a week long "I'd Rather be in Hawaii " event. Since I have been sitting in a snowpacked Utah since December, it sounded like a vacation for my mind and I took the trip. She interviewed Hawaiian artists each day and gave several opportunites to win items from their shops as well as some Hawaiian themed bookmarks/magnets that she had made.

I fell in love with one of the prints being offered as a prize "God Always Leaves A Window Open"

from Dava Shepard's shop Treasures From Hawaii You can read Dava's interview on Felicia's blog. I've laughed when she told us a tiger had once sprayed her.
I went back to Etsy and bragged about how beautiful this print was and how much I wanted to win it.

Yesterday I received an email from Felicia with the subject line "Congratulations" My heart started pounding and I was hoping against hope - I went to check and see what I had won and it was!.... It was the print! This has so made my day,week,month! I am so excited to receive it. I'm going to put it right next to my side of the bed so I can wake up every morning and see it.

And not to leave anyone out, there were also 3 other equally great Hawaiian artists who were featured, and here are the links to their shops and their interviews with Felicia. Take some time for yourself and spend a cold winter morning in Hawaii...
Marionette of kauaiartist and her interview
Schar Freeman of scharart and her interview
Lisa Bongzee of lisabonzee and her interview

And by all means check out Felicia's Etsy shop-AnotherBrightIdea

It was a fun morning I spent reading and dreaming of Hawaii, and now I will have a piece of it to look at all the time. Thank you Felicia for such a wonderful Hawaiian getaway and to Dava Shepard for my wonderful prize! I can't begin to tell you what it means to me♥

Til next time,


Felicia Kramer said...

Cindi -
I can't tell you how happy I was when your number came up in the random number generator. I knew you loved the photo (as did a LOT of people)so I was maybe the SECOND happiest person that you won. I'm still smiling ...

Sinclair said...


TreasuresFromHawaii said...

Cindi :D

Aloha and such a HUGE thank you for this post...

Your uplifting, kind words about my "GodAlwaysLeavesAWindowOpen" photo left my heart warm and smiling...

Your excitement at winning Felicia's give-away leaped off the screen and it was so humbling that someone actually loves my work that much :D

Mahalo/Thanks again for your kindness and I'm soooo glad you won - I hope you are enjoying it...It's people like you that keep me going and pushing me along to do what I do - spreading Aloha spirit through my photos of this paradise island...God bless...Dava Shepherd

KayzKreationz said...

Congratulations on winning. Plus I just sent you an award. Happy Day.