Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Presenting, 8 Giveaway Winners!!!

Hi Kids!
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!


babbling brooke said...

CONGRATS to all the winners!!  I like how you had the winners announced - this looks so cool!  and what a bizarre coincidence too.. wow, weird.  

babbling brooke said...

ps: I love that you made that amazing under the sea mani your header - it looks awesome!

Duvessa said...

Congrats to all the winners! And my sister would love the turtle helmet on a skull.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Brooke!
I put the Undersea mani in my header for 1 reason-

As a reminder to myself - always step back and try to see things from my Readers eyes. Although the most popular of all my manis, tbh, this is not *my* favorite.

Skulda said...

Grats to the winners!  That cat skull is awesome.

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Congratulations to the winners! Love the drawing and the way you showed the winners here. too cool!

Starlight said...

:*   8-)   (Gasp!) That was my first response when I saw my entry in the winning!

And second thank you so much Lisa, for such a wonderfully generous giveaway! These polishes will go along way, since I have been contemplating starting a polish blog!

Thirdly, Congrats to the seven other lovely ladies who won! I am so happy for you all!

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nihrida said...

LOVE your setting! But darn! I didn't win. Congrats to the winners! =)

claire ruffin said...

Congratulations to all the winners !

painted Lady fingers said...

I was intrigued when I first saw your drawing photo. I thought, "My, she has created an Aztec altar!". It's even more amazing it was done so very well without that specific intention. I love wonderful moments of connection like that. Very cool!

Many warm congratulations to the winners!

Your header looks lovely!

Evil Angel said...

I love your setting and the slideshow, how very fabulously Lisa! You are such an awesome lady! :*

Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your pretties!

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE YOUR PROPS! So awesome. 
Congratulations to the winners!

NikiC said...

aaaaaaaaaawsome!! *happy dance*.

Thanks so much Lisa for this amazing and generous giveaway. And i'm still bowing down to those fauxnad nails - wow.

Congrats to all the other winners!!!!

Rhea k said...

congratz to the winners! awesome way of announcing!

Vanessa said...

yay! thanks so much :D

Arrianne said...

I love the skull. Didn't win oh well.

frumusikapro said...

Congratulations to the winners!

lisa said...

Congratulations to all of them! And, hey, what a great way of announcing the winners

makeupgirl21 said...

Fantastic giveaway.  Love your decor and method of choosing the winners.  Congrats to all.

Starlight said...

I have to apologize. I have those little ( big I think) emoticons installed in my browser,and when I added them to my post, I didn't know it was just going to appear as links,linking it to the SweetIM site. Sorry, I wasn't deliberately trying to spam anyone or you,Lisa. I hope you will forgive me. :( :-[ :-E O:-) :'(

Janet said...

Yay! Thank you so much for a fabulous giveaway!

Camy said...

Yay! I won!!! Thank you for this great giveaway!

My Site (click to edit) said...

Oh, I'm so late. I just found that I'm one of the winners. It's fist giveaway I won so I'm so happy. Thank you so much.