Sunday, April 29, 2012

My 700th Post and a Giveaway, of Course !

TA-DA !!!!!


Today’s post is my 700th Post on Queen of Arts !

Wow, that is a lot of things to share !

I have been writing this blog for just over 4 years

(March 8th was my 4 year anniversary which I missed ! Ooops!)

and it has been viewed over 87,000 times !

(Thanks, Blogger stats page !)

I have sat down 700 times to share bits of myself, my art and my heart !

That is an amazing number to me !


I really love my blog.

I am proud of it, for the positive messages it shares.

I am grateful for it, for the amazing, dear relationships it provides in my life.

I am committed to it, for it brings love, joy and connection into my world and gives a special place where I can shine my light and be myself.

So here’s to the next 700 posts !


Of course, there has to be some treats involved in such a celebration !

For my dear Blog Pals that visit, cheer me on, send me love and make me feel so wonderfully seen,

I am giving away some Queen of Arts Studio treats.

There are three packages for the winning.


Package # 1 includes a “Green Angel” postcard, a set of two “Looking for love” magnets, and one “Joy” car jewelry rearview mirror dangle.


Package # 2 includes one bag of 13 Rock My World rocks and a “Just Open the Door” postcard.

package #3

And Package # 3 includes 1 5X7 “Mermaid” card, and one set of two “If You’re Alive, You’re Creative” magnets. Oh, and I will probably add in a bit of rock joy, for good measure !

To be entered into the giveaway,

just leave me some comment love on this post !

I will be away next week, enjoying the sea with my Honey, so I will randomly draw the names of the three winners one week from today,

on Sunday, May 7th.

You will all have a chance to win one of the three prizes.

I will email the winners to get your mailing info. after the drawing.

Good luck, Beautiful Ones,

and thank you for all the wonderful stuff that you bring to the world !

Big, big, Love !


Sherry said...

There you are, Queen of Arts in your royal purple robes...and looking so beautiful (as always!). I am amazed that you have created 700 amazing posts and that I have known you for 4 years...where does time go? It has been a blessed 4 years indeed and I wish you many more posts where you share your ups, downs and in-betweens and where you share your inspirational messages through your art and your words.

Enjoy the get away with the mister and hopefully there will be sunny days and beach days and just plenty of R&R!!! Love you!! ♥

Anonymous said...

Love you, love you.
Your are a wondefull person my Kimie. dont let anybody make you fell le contraire.
Je t'aime Suzanne

Nuyë said...

I love your blog,I think you're amazing,so I hope can see not only 700posts more but an uncountable number of them.

Love from Spain!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Love the look of your blog! love the colorful juicy header and rock pics! Congratulations on your blogiversary!! Big love to you and respect for your art and the amazing way you give of yourself here. So honored to know you, my friend. xoS

Susan Sager Brown said...

oh and I need those purple Converse. LOL

Deb Ryan said...

Congrats Kim on your 700th post. Thanks you for sharing your beautiful heart with all of us.

Kathy said...

I too, love the purple shoes.
And I have grown to love YOU, in the short time I have known of you...thank you Sherry! xo
I am so proud of what you do, for the happiness and love you allow to bloom. I have so enjoyed my rocks, and giving them and watching them be discovered...brilliant my Dear.
Have fun in the sun with you Sweetie.
Congrats on this milestone, and here is to many more.

oh, I can SO hear you say that photo.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Can I have them all? please. *said in a cute little girl voice*

Congrats my friend. You are a true inspiration.

xo tam

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your 700th post. I have been following you for awhile and I love your beautiful colors and find a lot of inspiration in the things you show. Thanks for sharing part of your life with the rest of us!

rachel awes said...

i'm entering! i'm entering!
love all your goodness!
+ congrats on blog-loving us
up for this long!! xox

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hello beautiful lady! Wow! 700 posts! You do have a lot to say ;) and I love to read about it. I need to print out your words here and show them to my husband when he complains or makes fun of me working on my blog. I feel the same as you about mine :) only I can never find those words!

You do have a blog worth being proud of! I'm so happy to call you my Creative Sistah :) have a fun and safe sea side break.

xx Jaime

Snap said...

Here's to 7000 more posts!!!!! ;D ;D ;D Hugs to you and celebrate with your get-a-way with your honey. YeeHaw!!!!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Yippee Skippy for Celebrations! YAY!

Congrats on your 4 years of Blogging!

I am proud of mine too and although traffic has dropped off a bit (everyone seems to be filtering over to Facebook) I will still be Blogging.

I LOVE the new background and your new header!

Sending Love to you!

Kelley said...

Happy 700th post miss Kim!!! I just love what you do in the world - here's to many, many more!

Chel said...

HAPPY 700! And it is just like you, continuing to give us MORE when you've given us so much already! generous heart, beautiful soul! <3 you!

Olivia said...

Sending My Queen much comment love and a wonderful time with her king at the sea! I am glad that you are proud of your blog, as well you should be, since it is a powerful vehicle for sharing your Big Love with the entire world! It is a thing of beauty, as are you! Much love to you, xoO

patti said...

700 Posts! That IS a lot of sharing! Thanks for the love Kim and for your amazing art, it feels so good to visit here x

Anonymous said...

Can't believe it is 700, wowza lady, way to go. Always so much love surging from this blog, even when you don't feel like it you always spread the love. Congrats. xox

Paula said...

Congratulations! I always love to see a new post much love to be shared! Here's to many many more!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Congratulations!! 4 years!!
Me too!!
Well done sweetie

Lynn said...

Huge congratulations for your
700th post! Isn't it exciting. Yes, you do pour out your soul here with lots of love for all. And it's received beautifully in your art forms as well and each and every stone unturned and painted.

I'd be over joyed to win any one of your art packets as I love all your art.

And your new banner is terrific!

Nancy said...

Kim, I am new to your blog.. found you by way of 37 Days. I thought I had stumbled upon a juicy field of M&Ms. But no - those are your rocks instead - how fun!

Your black kitty post is my favorite, as I am a cat rescuer and partial to black cats. Thank you for all your kitty art. Purrs and meows from my clan to yours!

Kate said...

Congrats on all those wonderful posts. Enjoy your week away. By the way did you get the business cards I sent? Looking forward to another 700 posts from you.



lynne h said...

ahhhh, dear Big Heart... so much love you've shared with us. i thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being you.


rachel awes said...

congratulations, dear kim.. you've won my card giveaway! could you please email me your mailing address? (

Daisygirl said...

Congrats!! Love your giveaways! Have A Great Time!

Marilyn Shafer Johnson said...

You look mah-velous dah-ling.
I am BLESSED to have discovered
the BLOG you create.
I framed the 4 cards I ordered from you and hung them in a LOVE frame at my creation station...your art starts my every day.
Thanks for being YOU.
MJ @ doniphan, ne

Janet said...

Ta-Da, for sure! You look so cute in that first photo! Congrats on 700 posts and 87,000 views. We all love coming here for the joy and happiness and wonderful art. And now a giveaway! You're fantastic!!

bacon said...

700 posts! What a wonderful celebration of you and all you offer to this world! You rock! Thanks for blogging.

Linda E said...

to my co-conspirator in the Great Belgian Waffling: you are fabulous and wonderful and knowing you has enhanced my life.
Linda E

Julie said...

Happiest of blogoversaries to you!!! Xoxo

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Yowza - 700 posts! Quite an accomplishment, Kimmypoo! I am hoping they are wrong about your weather forecast and that you see lots of sun this week. I'll catch you on the flip side!

Elena said...

Queen! 700?! Sweet...and it took me a long time to finally post because I've been enjoying reading all the posts I've been missing and love your new look (blog and haircut). The blog and posts are pure eye candy!!

christy said...

so glad to have found you today (thanks to rachel awes and your win!! must be a happy 700 lucky love gift from the universe!!!)

your art is inspiring and those rocks make my heart sing! we love rocks here, paint them, collect them, play with them and I often give rock star awards out for amazing deeds!!!

sending you big love too

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Kim!
Congrats on your 700th post! Thats amazing!!!! Please count me in on your giveaway!!! Hugs! deb
You can reach me at
nuleaf at comcast dot net

Marit said...

Ofcourse I will send you some love - I always do, don't I? Hope you enjoy the waves, say hello to the fishes and mermaids from me and ENJOY!!! So happy my soul found yours 'sis'!

Terri said...

700, wow, that is a lot! And I am so glad to hear you say you love your blog, I love your blog too!

Roberta said...

Hello dear Kim!
Came to see what you are up to...and 700! Whooo hoooo! Congratulations!
Love those funking purple tennis...just way too much :-) Keep making colorful art from your heart, making rocks to share with the world, and keep that glowing smiles on your face!

Here's to 700 more!

Happy day to you!!!


nacherluver said...

Happy 700th! Wow! You go girl!

Hope you have a wonderful vacation and can't wait to see your next 700 posts.


Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Happy 700th post and thanks for all the joy you share!

Fallingladies said...

Congrats on your 700th post!! I'm so glad you do what you do as i love to read your posts and stop by for a visit! Even if it makes me so jealous when you are on the beach in cape cod, even in the rain. ( i haven't been to cape cod since i was in my teens and i so miss it). Here's to your next 700 and many more! I'd clink wine glasses if we had them!

Lora Dawn said...

Congrats on posting much love and inspiration. From one rock fairy to another.....hope your beach time was nourishing.

Nadeja said...

I would love to see all these posts compiled into a book!!! So much beauty, wisdom, life!!!! Love your work my beautiful, precious one!! Also I love the new opening page! My heart just sings praises at the gifts you bring. I love you.

Joyfulploys said...

I'm glad I came by and saw this in time to enter...I'd love to win those prizes. Congrats on your 700th post!!! That's a lot! I enjoy your blog very much, the photos, the art, and the poetry!

martha brown said...

Congratulations Kim! You are such an inspiration :)