Bonjour! Over the last several weeks we have been delighted with all of the inspiring, creative and artistic projects that have been submitted for our Springtime in Paris contest. In just 4 short weeks we received over 11,000 entries. C’est Magnifique!
Our judges had a hard time narrowing it down, and we finally have a winner. Without further adieu…
The Springtime in Paris 2015 Grand Prize Winner is Diana Toma, with her artwork titled:
First Time in Paris
Here is Diana’s entry:
Hi! It would be my dream come true to go to Paris AND be able to take my 13 year old daughter with me!! As an artist and art lover this is the ultimate fantasy to get to paint in Paris, see the Louvre and get inspired by the masters! And as a single mom it would be the ABSOLUTE dream come true to be able to offer and share this unique experience to the one person that means the world to me: my daughter. In this artwork I painted I’m imagining her looking at the Eiffel Tower for the first time – seeing her expression filled of amazement, delight an fascination – oh that would be so fantastic! She spends most of her evenings drawing till late at night, we both have the art bug! Michaels has been our go to place for art supplies for years, especially because of the coupons and deals it always offers, I so love this store! VIP Louvre tickets, Urban Sketchers, flower arranging & cooking classes – oh gosh this could not be more up our alley!! It would be truly incredible to win this trip to Paris, the city of art, and have the amazing opportunity to see, paint, stroll, smell and taste this most fascinating city art wise. I really really wish we will win!!! Much love, Diana & Karina
Congratulations Diana! You’ve won a 5-night trip for two to Paris, including airfare, hotel & spending money. Your Parisian experience includes:
• VIP Tour of the Louvre
• Parisian monument private sketching lessons with Urban Sketchers
• Floral arranging at Catherine Mueller Flower School
• French Cooking Class at La Cuisine Paris
• €1,000 Spending Money
We are also happy to announce our First Prize Winner Paulina Noyola, with her Springtime in Paris Hand-Painted Cookies. Paulina has won a $1,000 Michaels Gift Card.
And Second Prize Winner Mary Erica, with her necklace titled Gilded Rosé. Mary has won a $500 Michaels Gift Card.
Thank you to everyone that crafted masterpieces and entered the contest. Your creations were truly inspiring!