Taking Leave

Dear Readers,

This week I am taking my annual break to be a camp counselor on Lake Erie. Since we do not allow our campers to use any tech devices during the week, I am doing the same in solidarity. Shop is on vacation. All crafting not involving pine cones stops. This post is pre-scheduled. All my creative powers will go towards sneaking up on teenagers who are making out in the dark, shoving a Bible between them and yelling "Leave room for Jesus!"

...... You can't beat that.

Restfully, Buenahelena


100th Post Giveaway Winner!

A winner has been chosen for my 100th post giveaway. The random number generator chose comment #38. Congratulations to Alison B! You are the proud new owner of an original 4"x 4" matchstick painting by moi. I will be contacting you and mailing your winnings shortly.
Thank you to everyone who participated :) Especially the amazingly cool people who quoted Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Why did I throw that entry option out there? That film is a work of genius. Genius I tell you! And one of my biggest influences...so until next time, "See you in the Promised Land. Arrividerci, baby!"


Local Scene

If you're out the Geneseo way this weekend, visit the Geneseo Art Stroll. I really enjoyed vending at the the Fall Stroll back in September and the Spring Stroll looks to be bigger and better. My booth will be in front of Mama Mia's. Best of both worlds people! Best pizza in town AAAAND Buenahelena...I know you'll be there ;)

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100th Post Giveaway!

This is my 100th post since I began blogging in September 2009. A huge achievement for someone who was staunchly against blogs at first. In honor of this I would like to do a giveaway. However, in order for this giveaway to work I also need 100 fans on my Buenahelena Facebook fan page. It's close right now with 90 fans...so becoming a fan will be a mandatory entry for this giveaway.

The winner will receive a very special 4"x4" Matchstick flower painting.

To enter do one or all of the following and leave a seperate comment for each action you do. Each comment will count towards one vote. The winning vote will be chosen using a random number generator:

1. MANDATORY: Become a fan of Buenahelena on Facebook
2. Favorite my Etsy shop
3. Favorite an item from my shop
4. Follow the Rochester NY Etsy Street Team's blog
5. Become a fan of RNEST on Facebook
6. Follow this blog.
7. Post any quote from Pee Wee's Big Adventure in the comments.

The winner will be revealed on Monday, June 20, 2011. The giveaway is open to the US and Canada until Sunday June 19th at Midnight. Good luck!