I met Shell Sherree over at Paris Daily Photo. I don't remember if I visited her blog first or she visited mine, but she's well entrenched in the Pasadena blogging community now--a regular over at Finnegan Begin Again as well as the Altadena Hiker. I've seen her hanging out at Cafe Pasadena, too, and I've seen all these folks over at Shell's place. She's practically a Pasadenamanian, or she would be, if Pasadena were in Brisbane, Australia.
Shell is a talented painter. You can see her works on her blog (and purchase select items at her Etsy shop). On September 29th I won her first year blogaversary contest. The prize was a Shell Sherree original! It arrived the other day from Australia in a pretty package, with a bonus: a Shell Sherree original with my name on it.
(I'd seen it on the blog. Shell used it to announce the winner and I wasn't shy about asking for it.)
Thank you, Shell Sherree. These are swell and lovelee. I'll get 'em mounted, framed and into a place of honor (instead of the porch) asap.