Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"DID YOU VOTE?" Blog Giveaway !

I VOTED! ...and wasn't it marvelous being a part of history and witnessing the election enthusiasm and spirit of young and old alike! Only in America!

DID YOU? If you did, go to Kelly Snelling's Blog and show her a photo of you and your voting stub/sticker. She's having a drawing for an autographed copy of her book "A Charming Exchange"....how cool is that!?!....and while your at it, tell me in a comment what the voting experience was like for you and I'll draw one name to win my latest "hand" ....it's made of stainless steel, florist wire and pink beads. It's about 3-4" inches long and holds a patinaed pewter hummingbird in its hand. Here's a pic. (of course, if you win and you want a copper hand or a black ceramic bird or a different style, etc - let me know and I'll try and make that for you!) PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR YOUR BLOG SITE SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN! I will draw a winner on Sunday!

13 comments:

Joanie Hoffman said...

I voted after work and there was no line, but it's a small town.
The election judges were tired, but still smiling and I got my "I voted" sticker!
Thanks for the giveaway, the hands are really great!
Happy days,
Joanie

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

this was the first time i had to wait on line. i went with my son on the way to kindergarten and we met up with my friend and her son. they boys played while we waited for about a half an hour. it was really nice because we know so many people in our neighborhood. it really felt like a community event where we all came together to be united.

Fran Saperstein said...

I voted two weeks ago in early voting. We do mail-in ballots here. But Dave and I did ours together so we still made sa sort-of production out of it. It was nothing compared to the excitement of last night's victory for Obama!

Joanne Huffman said...

I took the girls to vote (their first presidential election) and it took us 55 minutes from the time we arrived til the time we left. They thought I was crazy because I kept telling them how wonderful it was that we had to wait in line. After we voted, we went out to breakfast to celebrate being good citizens. I'm so proud we helped make history happen.

Joanne

The Backporch Artessa said...

The hubby and I went at 8:30 am and were out by 8:40 am! Easy-Peasy! (We had gone online and printed out the ballot, and written down our "choices" on post-it's as we had a 6 page ballot this time!) We will do that again, as we could read at our leisure at home all the wording of the different sections, and we felt so much more at ease!

Love your "hands" they are so dainty!

jackie said...

Here in Florida, I enjoyed a very quick early vote 2 weeks ago. I am so grateful for our freedom!
hugs,
jackie, who LOVES all of your hands!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Here in North Carolina I did not have to wait at all. I rolled in with my little cart/scooter on one leg [I have a very badly broken foot] and went right to the registration table and signed my official I have not voted and am registered form and them got my voting form. I was the 789th person to vote at that polling place that day. Almost every other day they have had early voting for the last three weeks or so here. As the major walked me out to my car I learned I could have voted from my car because of my foot. Who knew?
I come from a family who has served their country not only at war time but also in every day life. My parents have been a part of the D.C. scene for 65 years. I take voting pretty seriously. Besides it is hard to say anything good or bad if you are not part of the process. So America unite and show the world we are a great country. Democracy is truly alive. Enough, but you did ask!
On another note your hands are some of the most interesting art work I have seen in awhile. I have always had a thing about hands. Your interpretation is inspiring.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Here in North Carolina I did not have to wait at all. I rolled in with my little cart/scooter on one leg [I have a very badly broken foot] and went right to the registration table and signed my official I have not voted and am registered form and them got my voting form. I was the 789th person to vote at that polling place that day. Almost every other day they have had early voting for the last three weeks or so here. As the mayor walked me out to my car I learned I could have voted from my car because of my foot. Who knew?
I come from a family who has served their country not only at war time but also in every day life. My parents have been a part of the D.C. scene for 65 years. I take voting pretty seriously. Besides it is hard to say anything good or bad if you are not part of the process. So America unite and show the world we are a great country. Democracy is truly alive. Enough, but you did ask!
On another note your hands are some of the most interesting art work I have seen in awhile. I have always had a thing about hands. Your interpretation is inspiring.

Jan C. said...

I voted early by mail but it was
still thrilling to mark my choice.
I actually miss waiting in line to
vote,but the lines were to be long
(which they were) and our temps
were to be high (which they were - I live in Az) so mail seemed best.

My hope is that the country can
unite and stop the partisanship
and get people back to work, etc.
(Sorry for the soapbox).

Your hands are great and I'd love
to win one.

Jan C.

sue said...

I worked the election from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm. Because I was in charge, I never sat down once. There were a lot of awesome things about the day, but the families that came together with first time voters was my favorite. A mother said that she and her son went to breakfast and then waited in our hour and and half line to vote and it was his first time. I took time to explain the process to him and assured him if he needed any help we were allowed to help him. He was grinning from ear to ear when he left with his "I voted" sticker on. I thought it was cool when people thanked us for working. One voter went home and made us hot fresh muffins and brought those back. It was a great day to be out and I am glad to have helped facilitate history.
Sue Trump

Deryn Mentock said...

Excellent! I love the way you incorporated beads into the wire hand!

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