February 09, 2009

Picture this


As a pendant necklace (rather than a ring) hanging on my neck!


Aimee from Jewelstreet was having a Pay it Forward giveaway on her blog and I'm one of the lucky recipients.  Aimee designed this fun piece for a jewelry challenge...and says she has more Alice in Wonderland ideas percolating.


I'll be paying it forward, too.  
I've decided to pose the Mad Hatter's riddle to you: 


“Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”

“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.

“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “what’s the answer?”

“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter.

“Nor I,” said the March Hare.

Alice sighed wearily. “I think you might do something better with the time,” she said, “than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.”

The answer I like the best will win a secret prize, with the agreement to pay it forward. Leave your answer in the comment section...you may enter as many times as you like, just make sure I have a way to contact you if you win. I'll draw the winner on the 14th.

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I also want to give a SHOUT out to my friend Karen
who's gorgeous triptych blog banner

is featured in the current issue of Artful Blogging

Congrats Karen!

27 comments:

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh my gosh, Charmaine... THANK YOU!!! You are always so supportive, kind and a most generous friend! Thank you for celebrating with me~~ that really means a lot.
xoxo
Karen

Robynn's Ravings said...

They both inspire flights of fancy and also drive you batty with their demanding beckoning.

robynnsravings@gmail.com

M.Kate said...

What an intresting ring...

Hey Harriet said...

Oh lucky you! Now I'll have to come back & enter your P-I-F when my brain is more on the ball...

Yay for Karen!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh & way cool to see the Australian Red Cross donation button on your blog. Thanks for supporting the Bushfire Appeal!

Cicada Studio said...

I LOVE that ring! What a lucky gal!

I just started hearing about Artful Blogging- perhaps I should pick up a copy.

Lisa B. said...

What a cool ring...I love Alice in Wonderland. I don't think I've had enough coffee for the challenge yet...hmmmmm....

Debra said...

love the ring!

Sweet Repose said...

I too love the ring and the triptic banner...but news flash...brain is on hold for more coffee...ha!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

mmmm....They both have bills!

Jenn said...

I was never any good at riddles but have always been really good at appreciating gorgeous things and that ring & banner sure fit the bill! Kudos to Karen for making it into such a cool magazine!

littlebyrd said...

The banner is beautiful! And so is your prize! Congrats! What is the riddle? I feel like a big dum-dum. I don't get it!

Golden West said...

How is a raven like a desk? Neither of them taste as good as cake!

High Desert Diva said...

Littlebyrd,
I just rearranged the post a bit...hope it's a bit clearer now!

Victoria said...

Love the ring!

As for why is the raven like a writing-desk? First, I need to have a good cup of tea and then ponder that riddle over a game of flamingo croquet. But it will have to all wait as I am late for a very important date.

jewelstreet said...

lol! Love the way you are doing this. Isn't Alice in Wonderland so much fun?!

That banner is gorgeous! Congrats to Karen!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

LOVE the irng you lucky mad hatter!
raven like a writing desk: you know i was addicted to lewis carrol when i was a kid---i don't think that riddle ever had an answer but as i imagine it, because the writing desk, if it's lucky, starts the beginnings of pretty little shiny scraps and the raven, if she's lucky, ends up with pretty little shiny scraps.

but how is a blog like a pigeon?

willow said...

Because Poe wrote on both.

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

I {HEART} THAT RING!!!

How do I get one?

I want one! I want one! I want one!

Robynn's Ravings said...

I'm voting for Willow! Perfect!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Fun post...love your friends triptych banner!

Nancy said...

A raven and a writing desk are both kinda inky.

And a blog and a pigeon are full of the scraps of life.

Glennis said...

Lucky you, thats an interesting ring/pendant.

Country Girl said...

Please do send it to Willow. Loved it!

Mom in High Heels said...

there is no answer

Jeanne said...

Because they both make notes (although the raven makes harsh ones and the writing desk, one hopes, spawns elegant ones.)

Karine said...

"Why is a raven like a writing desk?" -because they both contain black scratchings. (at least mine does!!!)