2015 is promising to be a winning year. Iâ€™ve won something unexpected three months in a row, and it makes me happy to live in Evanston. DuringÂ Suminagashi artist Amy Lee Segamiâ€™s presentation at the Evanston Public Library in February I was the recipient of her poster, which she autographed for me.
Being in the winning category of a random drawing is new to me. I gave up holding my breath with those types of events over the years, and just considered participation a fun thing without attachment. Hashtagging proved lucrative in March, when I unexpectedly won Symphony tickets for participating in the #WeLoveEvanston campaign.
I didnâ€™t even know there were prizes involved with this campaign, but it was a lovely introduction to this local orchestra and some wonderful composers I didnâ€™t even know.The Evanston Symphony Orchestra is made up of volunteers.
Balikpapan, Indonesia got the most lovable city award, but Evanston was named the United Statesâ€™ Earth Hour capital by the World Wildlife Fund.
This week I won a drawing class with my wonderful friend Lauren Levato Coyne through Instagram. Evanston Merchants held a Loop Giveaway campaign to gain more Instagram followers, and I played along to support my friends.
Incidentally SideTracked Studio was linked to my favorite shop, Dragonfly Boutique, where some of my pieces are having a slumber party among beautiful gift and fashion items.
Check out their goodies!
Lauren is a fabulous drawing teacher, and I cannot wait to see what models she has selected for us. SideTracked Studio is still hosting â€œWhat did she say?â€ through May 10, so take a peek at this intriguing exhibit, and grab some Hoosier Mama Pie around the corner.Â It’s fun living here.
I also broke the 155 likes mark on Facebook, which makes me feel quite loved. Thank you for reading and for being a fan!