Thank you all for taking time to read my Blog! It's been very interesting reading which of my manis you like most. You can bet on me keeping the most popular style choices in mind for future nail art.
Anyway- with all the options out there for drawing contest winners, I decided that a good, old-fashioned, physically pull-names-out-of-a-hat drawing would be fun!
To make it special, I came up with the themed setting above, from things I had around my house. Weird...After the drawings, and while editing pictures, I noticed something very bizarre in regards to the items I chose to set this theme.
Without ever having previous exposure/knowledge, every prop used in my light-box points to an ancient civilization called The Olmec. Let's focus on the giant head, the turtle shell helmet on the domestic cat skull, the center image & bottom image from the copper plate in the background. Ironic how I found The Olmec...from Google-ing 'Aztec cat names'. In keeping with my theme, I wanted my domestic cat skull to have one.
Giant Olmec Heads
1/2 way down-similar image, bottom of plate
Is that freaky, or what?
(I purchased that copper plate in 2003 for wall decor in my son's bedroom,and the big head planter in 2008 for my den. Both the turtle shell and cat skull were found on hikes.)
Coincidence?, parallels?, irony?, synchronistic patterns?. All I know is that this happens to me all the time- for instance, the name/word ainos. My maiden and married name along with predictions from my mother on my future come to mind as well.
When I was really young, I remember thinking that there was a significant meaning behind these bizarre, circular coincidences and I was only but an incident and a thought away from solving the mystery of my destiny or fate.
As an adult, I have a better understanding of these things. I don't believe in fate. I believe in free will and choice.
On that note, climbing up and out of my momentary schizothemia, I bring you the 8 Winners of my Giveaway.
Here we go!
To the winners- the number on your entry corresponds to the haul # you won.
I will be emailing Winners over the next few days for shipping info.
Thank you all, old Followers and new, for reading my Blog and entering my Giveaway!