Monday, June 30, 2008

Canada Day Giveaway


I always feel quite emotional on Canada Day (which will be tomorrow, July 1st). One of the first songs that my Mom taught me when I was a little girl was "Oh Canada". She'd have me stand up, hands at my sides, and practise with her while she played the piano. Whenever we attended events and the anthem was sung, we'd be among the first to stand. She always expressed dismay when others didn't give the anthem the same respect. I've travelled this country of mine from east to west and am amazed by its beauty from the mountains in the west to the hilly shores of the east and everything in between. I would like to have a draw in honour of Canada for this little altered tin that I created yesterday. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog anytime from today until the end of Friday. Just make sure that I am able to contact you if you are the winner.

33 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh whaht a gorgeous Giveaway.
Heather you are a great artist. Love all your wonderful creations.
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. Hugs.

Lolly said...

Count me in for your drawing! Your tin is amazing! I'm not from Canada, but honor your patriotism and love of country!!
~Lolly

Clau said...

Oh Heather, what a lovely idea to commemorate this day which is so special to you. This is a great giveaway!

KardKrazy said...

What a fabulous piece to give away. Yes, I'm in,too!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love your tribute and tradition for Canada Day. Beautifully expressed. Being Canadian, I too feel very proud and grateful to be living in such a beautiful County. Thank you for sharing this bit of your life, Heather. Hugs, Gayle

Mam said...

Your country is beautiful. I have travelled through on the way to and from Alaska and always enjoy the changing vistas. The little towns I have visited, passing through have always been so clean and well taken care of. I was quite impressed by that. Haven't made it (yet) to the eastern provinces. but I love BC and ALberta so much.
Nancy

Dawn said...

Goodness that tin is stunning, I came here tonight to give you a wee award!!
Look on my blog!!

Dawn
xx

fatmasplace said...

it´s a wonderful idea to celebrate this special day. your giveaway is really gorgeous

teri c said...

Happy Canada Day!!!
The little tin is adorable :D

Alexandra Knittel said...

Ohhh what a wonderful little box Heather. Love it!

Jann said...

This is just beautiful, Heather, as is everything you create! We are not Canadian, but my husband loves your national anthem and sometimes will just break out into song in the car or at home and sing it! It's funny because I've never heard him do that with the "Star Spangled Banner!" I admire you for being so loyal and loving your country so much. I feel the same way about mine, and you can always see the tears in my eyes whenever I hear our anthem or when I'm watching ANY kind of parade! Take care, xo, Jann

Kersten said...

I must toss my name in the hat, Heather. Canada is a much more closer neighbor than the rest of the U.S. (the Lower 48) and this Alaskan celebrates both Canada Day and the 4th of July. Our last nine summer vacations have been spent anywhere from the Yukon to Newfoundland and points in between, often catching Canada Day celebrations throughout. Beautiful tin!

hilmof said...

Your work, which incidently I have a few pieces of, is stunning. I would be thrilled to receive your tin and would treasure it

carylsrealm said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! How generous and touching!

Mary-Beth said...

Heather, this is a stunning piece.

Happy Canada Day my friend. I too have a deep love for our country and as much as I'd love to travel to se other countries, I will never move from this one.

Thank you for sharing your memories of your childhood with all of us. It makes me feel that much closer to you!

Sanja said...

Happy Canada Day my dear friend :0)
what a wonderful box!love it!
xoxo
Sanja

Sian said...

I love your tin, and what a lovely way to celebrate Canada Day.

rachel said...

Happy day to Canada! yay! I am from the US but I would love to be entered if possible.Thanks and cheers!

Willy said...

Happy Canada Day!!! What a fabulous tin, love it!

herminesplace said...

What a gorgeous tin.

Roberta said...

The tin is adorable! And the relating of your story and feelings for your country as well are wonderful! Hope I am the lucky recipient!

Rosie said...

It's kind of unfashionable to be patriotic in the UK but I think that's a shame. Well done you for being proud of your home. PS what a gorgeous giveaway, hope it's MINE!!

Gillian said...

Heather ... I always admire your passion and love for your country, I haven't been but I have heard of it's natural beauty,maybe one day i will be lucky enough to visit. love your altered tin to commerate Canada Day, enjoy my friend:)x

Anneke said...

very beautiful tin and nice story you told us.
thank you for sharing with us

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Heather-I am catching up on all of the wonderful art that you have created since I have been gone. Bravo-you are so talented and there are so many wonderful pieces. Some touched me-others made me smile. Your art is fantastic!!!! Happy Canada Day-belated-but you are the best neighbors that a country could have!!
hugs, chris

Femmy said...

what a great tin this is!!
it's a great tribute to canada day!
thanks for sharing your story!

Viola said...

What a lovely piece. So gorgeous, Heather! :-)

Karen Owen said...

Heather, I feel the same way about our national anthem. Can't stand it when people talk during it. Beautiful tin!

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Heather! I adore this little tin...aren't they fun to do? I wouldn't have thought to outline the child's image in gold like you did...and the little bird is just perfect!

Funny, I was about to comment on it when I realized it was a give away!

Good luck all!

Laura said...

Precious artwork, Heather! I love our national day, July 4th as well. We have a huge BBQ all day. God bless Canada!

Kristin Hubick said...

Oh pretty please enter my name!!! I adore birds and tins! I would love to win this gorgeous piece :).
xoxo,
Kristin

Sherry/Cherie said...

Heather this is beautiful. And I hope you had as pleasant a Canada Day as I did...the weather was gorgeous here in Toronto (for a change!).

O Canada...I loved the old words (and always want to sing it that way)...my sister used to sing

O Canada, our home and naked land... lol!! In some areas, I think it probably was and still is!!

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