Friday, March 28, 2014

Mother's Day Contest

Local artists Cara and Pam live and work in a tiny, lime green cottage by the sea known as The Grumpy Goat Gallery. Their unique style is vibrant, colourful, and a little bit wacky!  I stumbled across their blog one day and found myself laughing, reading about Cara's bright new lipstick shade and her obsession with tulips! 

Cara: "Well, do you like my new lipstick?? I know I never ever wear such bright colours but I loved this red!! I LOVE it! I think it's because I have been obsessed with tulips and have been painting them over and you think? Do you think it's too red? Just TOO bright for me?"
(I have been suffering from a tulip-alooza all summer and have indeed been painting tulips on everything. I think I'll need some wooden shoes, too. And some dutch cheese. And a peppermill.)"

I recently purchased a canvas print of "Nan's Tulips" by Cara, and wrote the girls to express my appreciation, and to tell them about my own connection to (and slight obsession with) tulips.

Copyright © The Grumpy Goat Gallery

Here's where I get to the good part!  Cara loved my story, and has very generously offered to donate an 8x10 canvas print of the above painting to one of my readers!  Sooo.. here's what you have to do..

Tell me about your own connection with "Tulips". Do you have a child or family member with special needs? Are you a teacher, caregiver or volunteer?  In five sentences or less, tell me how someone with special needs has touched your life. Send photos, if you wish!
This contest is open to anyone.. so that means YOU!

Enter your comment below, or email me at

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One comment will be randomly selected and announced in May, and you will receive your painting in time for Mother's Day!

Good luck!  xo


  1. Julie, I would say it's you and Brennen that have touched my life...from afar :-) I have loved reading your blog and just know from everything I've seen and read over the years that you are such a loving mom to an inspiring and brave little guy. Congratulations on all your hard work and the recognition in local media you have been receiving. Your story is one that needs to be shared :-)
    Love Erin

    1. Thank you, Erin! I am so happy that Brennen and I have touched you in some way. Thank you for thinking of us, and for all of your support. Hope to see you when you are home again!
      -Julie xo

  2. I agree, my vote is for you, Julie !! Your love for Brennan, and your inspiration & support to other families is nother but "stellar"...