Friday, March 2, 2012

Christian Woman Magazine Giveaway



I have been anxiously awaiting my author copies of the March/April 2012 issue of Christian Woman, and I am so pleased they are here!


As a contributing editor, I write the "Creative Corner" column in each issue of Christian Woman. But a few weeks ago, CW offered me an exciting new opportunity: photographing well-known sculptor Clydetta Fulmer for the cover. I admit, I was a bit nervous about taking this on, but my afternoon at Clydetta's studio was such a blessing. Besides touring Clydetta's studio, talking about her passion for art, and roaming the grounds her family has called home for generations, at the end of the day I had collected handfuls of fresh spring flowers and a camera full of beautiful photos. I am delighted with the new cover -- and relieved that the CW staff and Clydetta are pleased, as well.


The March/April issue includes an article Clydetta wrote, as well as a profile about her work. In "We Are Clay in the Hands of God," Clydetta compares our Christian walk with the sculptor's clay. She writes, "Without the artist, the clay is amorphous; it has no determinate form. Through the skill and labor of the artist's hands, the clay takes on a meaningful form. In the same way, without the Lord, our lives are chaotic masses devoid of shape, form, color and meaning. But when we yield our lives into His hands, His strong, sure creative touch can transform our lives."



I asked Clydetta to autograph a copy of the March/April issue, and I would love to offer it to you. Please leave a comment below to enter this giveaway, and I will announce the winner next week!



26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a great magazine..And beautiful photography.

renayedw@aol.com

Tracy said...

Melissa, you are so creative and your photos are always so pretty! I'd love a chance to win a copy of the magazine. :)

Amy O'Quinn said...

What a delightful idea! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the magazine. I enjoy reading your lovely blog...it's always delightful and inspiring!
Blessings,
Amy O'Quinn

Southerner said...

I haven't seen the magazine so would love to win a copy! You did such a great job with her shot, she is a lovely lady.

craftmom said...

I would be delighted to win a copy of this magazine. I think you are so creative and thank you for taking the time to share your ideas! Such a pretty cover for spring, thank you for the opportunity!

Sophia said...

If the magazine is as lovely as your blog, I would truly enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win a copy.

Brenda said...

Would love to win a copy. Could really use some encouragement.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this magazine. I've looked for it in my area but haven't located it, yet.....looks lovely. I love your blog and have been very inspired by it!

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Cindy

Laura Frantz said...

Melissa, You always inspire and have a hand in so many creative, edifying things! I can sense your joy in sharing a day with Clydetta. She sounds like a kindred spirit! Please don't enter me in the drawing as I don't want to take away from readers here. This post reminds me to renew my sx to Christian Woman. I used to get it years ago and had forgotten what a blessing it was. Bless you today!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited to see this publication as I attend a church of Christ! We all need the happiness and encouragement that I think this magazine will bring. Thank you for offering this!

Elizabeth said...

Oooo, oooo, ME! I was just telling someone the other day that I need to get a subscription.

Deborah said...

The cover is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Tammie said...

I would love the opportunity to win this magazine as a gift to my mother. She is the perfect example of a Christian woman to my family. Thank you for the opportunity.

Victoria said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. I enjoy the beauty. Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful magazine!

Anonymous said...

You've done a great job with the photos, as you have with everything you attempt. I would like a chance to receive the magazine. I had a subscription and miss it so much. Hoping I can renew soon. Afraid it would not be in time to get this version.
Beverly
b.jkilcrease@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful cover! and the contents look just as inviting. The colours just announce Spring! It would be wonderful to read this lovely magazine.

Thank you for this opportunity.

Honey Bee

SSM said...

Thank you for hosting and for being so thoughtful.

I would love to win. :)

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this!

=Sherri

Anonymous said...

As I think its inspiring, I am joining in too..

Kind regards, Mariel
mbooijnl at yahoo.co.uk

KQ said...

I would really enjoy reading this magazine!

Elaine said...

Looks like a great magazine. Thank-you for a beautiful blog.

Helen said...

I would love to win the magazine. I've never seen that magazine and would love the opportunity to check it out. I can't get over how talented you are in so many areas. I love your blog. Thanks!

Suzanne said...

Your blog always makes me smile:)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the magazine. Thanks for the offer.


Debbi

faustx2@yahoo.com

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to see a copy of this magazine.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I have not seen the magazine or your blog before. I was looking foer pillowcase dresses when I found your blog.I am blessed by it. I would love to read the magazine. A blessed day .Sharon

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