What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I Won!

Last week I received a happy email telling me that I had been chosen the winner of Jodi's February giveaway at Sweet Repeats.

Lucy started getting into her art mojo not that long ago and she has made great strides by selling art, being invited to art shows and even being printed in magazines. Her art has grown by leaps and bounds. I am proud of her!

My prize was a print of this sweet piece of art as well as a gift certificate to her Etsy Store.

I chose this sweet piece that reads "Destiny" in the center. I loved the vivid blue colors and the message just spoke to me - Destiny.
So, thank you Jodi/Lucy/Juicy for my wonderful prizes! Please go check out her blog and her artwork right NOW!


  1. Yeah Shara!! What a cool giveaway you won! Love the destiny heart...can't wait to see what you choose from the Etsy shop. Have a great weekend. *elaine*

  2. Wow! What a beautiful piece. You are one lucky girl.

  3. How fun! I love the colors on the piece with the girl. I LOVE the paintings I bought from Jodi--they seriously make me smile every time I see them! Lucky you! :)

  4. I love that picture! I also want to let you know I chose your blog to feature for my Random Act of Kindness Friday for Bloggers. :) I really enjoy reading your blog!


  5. THANK YOU for sticking with me for so long and following my artsy endeavors! I'm so glad you like your winning treasures :)



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