Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Birds of change exchange and giveaway!

Regina from Creative Kismet is hosting a "Birds of Change Exchange." Basically, 70-odd craftsters from across the internets are flooding her snail-mailbox with 5 small, handmade bird decorations apiece. She'll mix them up and send a selection back out to each participant. We'll hang them up in our homes and be inspired all year. I can't wait to see what I'll get. 

Regina says she wants these birds to "help serve as reminders throughout the year to be hopeful, positive, and open." Now there's a theme I can get behind. In fact, I think a phoenix is in order. A copper one, scarred by flames, starting anew.


In addition to ones I'm making for the official exchange, I'm giving away a sixth copper phoenix on this blog. Leave a comment below by 11:59 pm Pacific this Thursday and you'll be entered to win. I'll announce the winner here on Friday. You may comment as many times as you like, but you'll only be entered in the contest once (I'm talking to you, Mom).


[Update 1/22: Deadline extended to 11:59 pm on Friday 1/23 since my blog was unavailable for a while yesterday.]

61 comments:

  1. wendy I am a swap participant so do not put me in the drawing but wanted to let you know what a great looking bird this is ~ a marvel!

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  2. Wow, that is one beautiful bird! I would buy it if you weren't giving it away ;)

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  3. What an awesome bird! I'd love to win it for my son. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. Wow, a phoenix is a great bird for a bird of change exchange! You are a smart cookie. And what a beautiful creation!

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  5. The phoenix is extraordinary! Such beautiful lines. Such grace. I would love to have it.

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  6. I can't think of a better symbol. Your bird is lovely

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  7. What a beautiful bird--and I love the phoenix as a representation of hope (and battle-tested hope, at that).

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  8. How pretty! i want him to fly to Arkansas!

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  9. Wow - your phoenix is amazing - it reminds me of Harry Potter...

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  10. This is one of the best birds I've seen.

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  11. Your phoenix is just gorgeous! I love the idea of birds symbolizing change but I have to say that a phoenix is an especially profound version of that since it also represents rebirth. What a great message!

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  12. That phoenix is beautiful! And it's a wonderful symbol of newness.

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous! I would love to win!

    sandyandcosmo@yahoo.com

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  14. Holy cow, this is gorgeous! I'm glad your doing a give away today.

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  15. Wow, this is incredible! I can't even begin to imagine how to create something like this!

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  16. Wow. I am just stunned! Amazing work. It's so refreshing to see another media in this exchange. (I'm a swapper too... so I'll just hope to find some copper in my box!)

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  17. Wow - so pretty. Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  18. Oh WOW your phoenix is just amazingly beautiful.

    Since I'm not sure your bird will be amongst the 5 birds I will receive I thought it would be nice to expand my possibilities to get on of these by leaving a comment :)

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  19. It's stunning! Truly stunning! You are indeed an artist.

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  20. That is a beautiful, beautiful bird. And the phoenix is such a symbol of hope and change. Loved Fawkes in the Harry Potter books. I would also love to buy one if you made them for sale and posted them to Etsy.
    Anna S.

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  21. Wow - that's gorgeous! I'd love to be the lucky winner of this one!

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  22. WOW! That seems to be what everyone is saying, but that says it all!

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  23. I found your blog through Creative Kismet and that Phoenix is amazing. My husband would love that and I would love to win it for him. Great work!

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  24. I love the phoenix bird-beautiful!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  25. I knew this bird would be a big hit!! Can't wait to see it in person! Thanks so much for playing today :)

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  26. oh wow. That is incredible! I think I like yours best! They are all beautiful and inspiring.. but this one really has the wow factor for me. I agree, it's a great theme.. and how nice that whoever wins this will also have this reminder.

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  27. Absolutely beautiful!!!

    BeingParticular(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Beautiful and inspiring. I'd love to win!

    archercreative(at)comcast(d0t)net

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  29. What an incredible bird. So creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Thank you all so much for the kind comments about my phoenix! I think I'll make a few extra to post on Etsy…

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  31. What a beautiful phoenix! I wanted to join the exchange but never made it, so hopefully winning your work will make up for it!

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  32. Thank you for the chance to win. I like to win, please put me in.

    Greeting Guilitta

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  33. Oh wow, how beautiful!!! I'm in love, thanks for such a sweet giveaway!

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  34. OMG! What a wonderful work of art!!! I am just blown away.

    Mindy
    princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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  35. D'oh, didn't read the fine print carefully. Consider me entered!

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  36. wowsa! this is spectacular! i am just blown away!

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  37. what an appropriate choice. You did an amazing job on this!

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  38. Okay, since I've seen other Birds of Change participants leaving comments, I too want to hedge my bet in (hopefully) receiving one of these! This phoenix is absolutely wonderful!

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  39. Oh how absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  40. Your copper bird is just gorgeous!

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  41. Wendy this is gorgeous! Of course I expect no less, but reall, WoW!

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  42. I'm trilled for your endeavor Wendy! Can't wait to catch up! We are looking forward to this year!

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  43. This is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog....I'll definately subscribe!

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  44. Interesting creatures, phoenixes... they carry immensely heavy loads and their tears have healing powers.
    -Albus Dumbledore

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  45. Wendy, as always you amaze me.

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  46. What a beautiful phoenix! I love all of the colors.

    Allison L.

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  47. A bright idea to launch your blog, get people's juices flowing, and build an audience all at once! Who knew birds were so useful. I'll definitely be keeping tabs on your writings. Cheers!

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  48. Absolutely beautiful!!! I would love to hang this in my house!!!!

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  49. That is a beautiful bird!!!

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  50. i am thrilled that you extended your deadline! what an amazing work of art! i can not think of a better bird to represent this amazing time in history! a sweet inaugural token, indeed! thanks for the opportunity.

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  51. Oh wow that is lovely, I must have this!

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