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Artists who paints in oil en plein aire. Member of the three member Plein Aire Cottage Artists. Members: Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston

Thursday, August 23, 2012

And The Winner Is

Thank you sincerely for your kind comments.  I look at this book daily and it has been motivating and inspiring.  The Winner of:  In Search of a Soul  by  Rayond Moriyana is:

Burlap Luxe - Dore

Dore is an artist and interior designer and her blog, like Dore, is beautiful in every aspect.  She is expecting you.

Dore, please sit here and begin reading

Photo - Helen Tilston
May the angels always watch over you.


  1. Dear Helen,
    Congratulations to your lucky giveaway winner ......and, wouldn't she just love to sit there and read her present !
    ..... and many thanks for all of your comments lately. I'm so sorry that I have been absent for a while. I am still getting used to my new computer but hope that I am back on track now. You are so supportive and such a lovely blogging friend. Much love. XXXX

  2. Congratulations to the winner! Thanks for your frequent visit and lovely comments on my blog. I truly appreciate it.

    Have a good weekend!


  3. Congratulations to Dore, I'm sure she'll enjoy it!

  4. Dear Helen,
    Congratulations to the winner. I am sure she will just adore to sit and read her gift.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend Helen.. and all the best on this your special day.
    thank you for all your kind comments . Such an inspiration to me.
    val xx

  5. And the winner is...all of us for getting to be in contact with you!

    Congratulations to Dore and have a wonderful weekend...But is it your Birthday? I am wondering because of Val's comment...? Anniversary? I believe I need to back track in the posts as perhaps I missed something. I am all for celebrating and am sending an extra dose of love and happiness for whatever the occasion!!!

  6. Moriyama is indeed a talented architect. We had the pleasure of seeing his work at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo when we lived there. A magnificent structure. I haven't seen the memorial in Ottawa yet...on my bucket list!

  7. Congratulations to the winner. What a lovely place to sit and contemplate. Helen, it seems my trip may be postponed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

  8. Oh, Helen thie is going to be a soulful day for me, I am flying on cloud nine :)
    I am truly going to enjoy every bit of it's inspiration and the body of work it adds to my creative thoughts.
    So, so, so over the moon with this win.
    Thank you kindly soulful friend.

    Enjoy your place of shelter and create passionately.

  9. Congratulations to Dore...I am going to check out that book of yours. Thank you Helen...xx

  10. Congratulations to Dore, I'm sure she will enjoy this lovely b ook.
    Sarah x

  11. What a wonderful gift! Her blog is quite beautiful.

  12. Congratulations to Dore. It sounds like a very inspiring book. I'm a little late, but happy birthday Helen. Hope you had a great one and many, many more.

  13. Helen, this past week, I got a fortune in a cookie that said, 'Someone is looking out for you.' I thought of it immediately at your last image. Such a lovely thing to say to people.

    I hope you have had a beautiful week.

  14. Congratulations to you winner. I know she will be pleased. Enjoy your weekend! We're hoping we just get some rain with the storm on the way! Hugs!

  15. Well done to the winner. And that is a beautiful place to sit

  16. Congrats to the winner! I would also like to sit on that chair and read... it looks very inviting, Helen! Have a nice day, Christa

  17. My soul lives in Taos and sometimes visits 822 Barkley

  18. Well done Dore! What a beautiful and generous gift, and what a great space to sit and read it!
    Hope that you have a wonderful and inspiring weekend, and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!
    Best wishes,
    Paula xxx

  19. I am intrigued by the book and will consider it as a gift for my daughters. What an amazing visit you had with the author, one that will linger in your thoughts.

    Congratulations to Dore, and I just dropped in for a visit with her beautiful blog.