Monday, May 21, 2012

"Wonderfully Made Eve" by artist Peggy Pilapil Lasa & "A Symphony of Seasons" by poet & author Connie Arnold

I have been very fortunate this year to win two giveaways.  

The first is an amazing piece of art by Peggy Pilapil Lasa.  "Wonderfully Made Eve" is full of light.  Eve is so lovely and indeed wonderfully made.  Her face is serene, joyful, and thoughtful all at once.  Also, I am very much a fan of flowers and the Birds of Paradise are beautiful as well.

To see more of Peggy's inspiring art, please visit her blog at

The second is this wonderful cd of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" from poet and author Connie Arnold.  Connie has written four books of poetry.  The most recent is "A Symphony of Seasons" celebrating music and the cycle of the seasons.  A fitting match between the Vivaldi cd and the poetry!

Here is one of her poems:

Every day there's a song
to be sung,
A song for peace and
an end to strife,
And for the joy and
beauty of life.

We each can have a song
to sing,
A song in winter and also
in spring,
A song for summer and
autumn days,
And for the Creator,
songs of praise.

To see more of her writings, please visit

I am thankful to both Peggy and Connie for their wonderful gifts, both in what they have given to me, and in the beauty of their works.

I am also inpsired by their generousity and I am linking this with Inspire Me Monday and Magical Monday Meme.


carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful 'giveaways' ~ such treasures ~ lovely blog ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Consider linking up with my Monday blog hop ~ Magical Monday Meme ^_^

Lisabella Russo said...

Thank you Carol! I am so thrilled to have won. I've linked up to your lovely Monday blog hop, thank you!

Nancy said...

What a lovely painting you won. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm your newest follower. (I like your bunny painting, too. Very sweet.)

Lisabella Russo said...

Thank you Nancy, I think it's a lovely piece of art too. I'm following you now too as well. Thank you also about my bunny painting :).

Connie Arnold said...

Congratulations on your two wins, Lisa. How nice for you to enjoy the beautiful art and music! Thank you for sharing my poem. I will go visit the blog hops as soon as I can.

Magic Love Crow said...

Congratulations Lisa ;o) Two very beautiful gifts, that I know you will treasure ;o) Take Care, Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

Congratulations Lisa ;o) Two very beautiful gifts, that I know you will treasure ;o) Take Care, Hugs ;o)

Lisabella Russo said...

Thank you Connie, you are most kind, your poems are lovely.

Thank you Magic Love Crow, I will treasure them indeed.

HeARTworks said...

Wow! Peggy is my sister and I was wonderfully surprised to stumble on to your blog today! It's wonderful to win! Patsy from

Lisabella Russo said...

Hi Patsy, I didn't realize the two of you were related! Both of your blogs and art are filled with such light and love, and also you're both from the same place, so I should have had a hint ;). It is indeed wonderful to have won!

Create With Joy said...

What a blessing to win both of these wonderful gifts from these two amazing bloggers! I love Connie's poem and I recognized Peggy's beautiful artwork from the Inspire Me Monday linky!

Thanks for sharing your happiness at Create With Joy & enjoy your holiday weekend!

Create With Joy

Lisabella Russo said...

Thank you The Paper Princess, I did have a nice holiday weekend. I hope you did as well.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello, Lisa! i'm so glad that it arrived safely and that you are enjoying it!

Lisabella Russo said...

Thank you! I love it!!