And the Winner of the "Shoreline" print drawing is:
Chuck N. from...wait, where?
And the winner of the "Shoreline" print drawing is:
Chuck N. from...15 minutes up the freeway? Seriously?
What a fun experience and outcome! To my surprise, when I was doing the Google random number thingy, for whatever reason, I expected a random number to be reallllly...random (I don't know what that means either); when the result was number 4 on my list, I was a bit surprised! I don't know; I guess I was imagining a midrange or just a higher number? And yet, it seemed quite fitting once I saw that it was Chuck.
A little backstory: I have been providing home repair services since 2005 via Houston Honey Do (I was a sculptor and furniture maker in the years prior, while in grad school). The wife and I, along with our oldest daughter--relocated to Sugar Land, TX, outside of Houston, in 2013. Though I had been in business for quite some time at this point, I essential started over in a new area. In 2015, the oil market dropped off the map and hit the local economy hard. It was challenging for many.
Chuck was an oil industry grey-hair who lost his job in the turmoil; 5 years from retirement, he wondered what to do next; start a handyman service, maybe?
I kept getting messages from people saying, "Chuck gave me your number; he says you have a great reputation and maybe you could help me with my project? Chuck doesn't do that kind of work."
Who the hell is Chuck?
Finally, I reached out and asked him to meet for breakfast. That was three years ago and we have been in communication since.
Chuck retired last month. It took us a week to coordinate schedules but I presented him with the print--over breakfast--last Friday. When I sent him the photos from our meeting and said it was good to see him:
Wife loves the print, found a place for it, just need the right frame! Will send a photo of it in its final home once it lands on the wall."
Congrats Chuck. That's an excellent end to a rough start...
For Everyone Else...
So, you didn't win the print; well, I don’t want you to walk away with nothing, so here’s the deal...
For a limited time, as a thank you for helping me celebrate my new website, I’ve reduced my prices by 20% just for you.
Head over to dpetlinger.com and use iwon20%off at checkout to access lower pricing than anyone else will have.
Find an image you love? Be sure to order by midnight on March 13th to receive the discount.
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Hope this allows you to get a GREAT deal on a print - even if you weren't our lucky giveaway winner this time. Until next time - have a great day and thank you for entering the print drawing. Shop the Sale »
P.S. - Your coupon code is iwon20%off and it's good through March 13th. dpetlinger.com is the new home for my artwork. There, you'll find all of my available prints [and originals] - from traditional landscapes to contemporary compositions.
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