Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bucyrus, Ohio and a Consolation Give~Away

~ ~ ~Welcome Friends ~ ~ ~
Oh, it is a small world, isn't it? Sheila (no blog), the winner of my give~away, lives just about an hour and a half from me in Bucyrus, Ohio. A few summers ago my sweetie and I took a motorcycle road trip to visit the murals of Eric Grohe. This amazing artist paints large public murals on the sides of buildings. The detail of his paintings is beyond comprehension. You would swear his paintings are 3 dimensional when they are not.
This mural, titled "Liberty Remembers", was painted to honor veterans of all wars. It is 36 feet by 44 feet.
I don't think Sheila will mind me telling you that she had the honor of becoming friends with Eric and his wife Kathy while they were in town, and her grandfather was one of the soldiers depicted.
This mural (and I've only captured a part of it), is titled "Great American Crossroads" and is 34 feet by 130 feet. If you turn around and look at actual buildings in the area, you will see these same buildings painted in the mural.
Here's a couple of pictures of us "interacting" with the mural.
Me in my skinnier!
If you are ever passing through Ohio near Bucyrus, a side trip to visit these amazing murals would be well worth your time.
Since I received so many kind words on my hooked mat give~away, I thought I would offer a punch needle version as a consolation give~away. This little mat is about 5 1/2 inches by 6 inches. I wish I was a better photographer because this mat looks so much better in person. I will draw the winner at noon on Wednesday. Just leave a comment on this post or drop me an email.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)


  1. I am up for a retry! Please enter me...I love the "consolation prize" and am ready to BE consoled! LOL!


  2. My mom grew up in Bucyrus too. I'm so glad Sheila won. Your NP heart is really nice, enter me!

  3. Hi Lauren,
    Those murals are just amazing!
    Thank you for the delightful give-aways. It is so generous of you! Please enter me for this one.

  4. Ooooh a second chance. You are such a sweetie! Pick me because I have never seen a punch needle so it would be educational as well as generous!! LOL

  5. It is a small world! The murals are wonderful! Please enter me in your drawing. Your NP is great! ~Dan~

  6. I am so happy that Sheli won!!!! Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you for your offerings.

  7. The murals are incredible! Thanks for sharing them.

  8. Aren't they simply beautiful! I see them every time I visit my Aunt's and Uncle's home. I am always amazed at the detail.
    I would love to entered in this second chance...Congratulations to Sheila though on winning the first prize!
    If you want I will be happy to drop off Sheila's winnings...just ship them to me first! LOL LOL
    She may not get them...but they would look great in my home!
    Have a great week!

  9. So glad that Sheila won, she is a delight.
    Okay I will retry my luck, please enter me in your drawing. So generous. I don't do needlepunch, can't get the hang of it so this is super.

  10. Lauren ~ Please enter me in the drawing. I LOVE your punch needle version of the rug. Your colors are beautiful!!

  11. Lauren, I'll try again..please enter me in your drawing! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  12. Hi Lauren - I had to drag my laptop out so I could make a long overdue comment on your blog and the other blogs I can't comment on with my new PC - DRAT - such a pain to figure this out - anyway - please enter me in your darling punch needle give away - I am a faithful reader - just not a faithful commenter any more - take care Mel

  13. Oh I am so lucky to have won! Just wanted to mention both the murals are worth seeing and full of history from our county.
    so glad to have met a new friend!

    Good luck everyone,

  14. I hope my luck is better for this drawing! Your little punch needle piece is awesome!

  15. Congrat's to Sheila! Lucky girl, and how cool that she is sooo close! Love the mural.
    I'd also like a chance to win the pn pattern. It's wonderful!

  16. Lauren -- I know this is off topic, but please make my apologies to the hookers at the nature center today. Off to see the doctor for coughing that won't quit!

    And, now, back on topic. Congratulations to Sheila. I hope she enjoys your beautiful chair pad. What a nice contest.


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