07 January, 2012

My SantaFest Gift

Back in 2011 (oh so long ago) I participated in the SantaFest hosted by Laura at Daily Dodo and Loralie Hall at Apathy's Hero. I thought I'd post the gift I got, because it's awesome, and I'd like to thank whoever made it:

Thank you, Secret Santa! (And if you're reading this and want to reveal yourself, feel free.)


I hope you're having a great weekend, everyone!

-----The Golden Eagle


Jess said...

Oh how cool!! I love the picture!! Happy 2012 (a little late, i know)!!

Beth said...

That gift was a nice gift and probably took whoever made it some time.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That is awesome.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That person did a great job! Fits you perfect.

Pearson Report said...

Eagles are truly amazing; as are you, dear Golden Eagle!

What a beautiful gift - enjoy it! And to whoever made it - wonderful work!

Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! That's just perfect!! Yay!!!

Well done whoever did this - it's so you! Take care

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That's such a cool picture! :) Seriously, it's fantastic - well done whoever did it! (And well-done for inspiring such a great picture :D)

MISH said...

What a beautiful and appropriate gift!!

Pat Hatt said...

That's awesome, truly well done.

Li said...

Beautiful :-) I was wondering if we were all going to share our gifts on a particular day - then the idea sort of slithered away from me in the chaos of the holidays. But my gift was awesome too!!!

Belle said...

Beautiful photo!

J.C. Martin said...

Glad you liked it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's very pretty.

Kingmush said...

That is perfect!

Kari Marie White said...

That's a fantabulous picture!

Su said...

Wow, that's very cool!

Shelley said...

Very cool secret santa gift! :)

Christine Rains said...

That is so cool!

Deniz Bevan said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

E.D. said...

Very nice and thoughtful!

Rob-bear said...

Wow! An amazing eagle you have there.

Blessings and Bear hugs throughout 2012.

Trisha said...

That's very very awesome!! Great job J.C. :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Fantastic shot .. that's a beautiful header or photo for you .. love and what a great gift ..

Have a wonderful year ahead .. cheers Hilary

Paul Tobin said...

I love birds and your eagle is just amazing, what a lovely artwork.

Sarah Pearson said...

Isn't that incredible? And so perfect for you.

I received a lovely picture too, and a beautiful poem. It was a wonderful blogfest, wasn't it?

Stuart Nager said...

Great art for you; whoever made it has a great eye.

Rachel Morgan said...

Cool, that could be your blog banner!

the writing pad said...

Great Gift :-) And a cracking action pic - well done to the creator - and to you !!

Julie Musil said...

Wow, that is so cool! Perfect for you :D

IanBontems said...

Excellent stuff there!
Very, very cool pic.

laughingwolf said...

grats ge... a neat gift :)

Emily Rose said...

What a beautiful gift!

The Golden Eagle said...

Jess: Happy 2012 to you, too! :)

Beth: It must have.

Susan: I agree!

Alex: I do love the way the eagle is poised mid-flight. :)

Pearson: Aw, thank you!

Old Kitty: J.C. did an amazing job.

Bethany: Thanks. :)

MISH: Isn't it?

Pat: Definitely!

Li: I had wondered that as well; but then I noticed other bloggers had gone ahead and posted theirs, so I thought I'd follow suit. :)

Belle: I love it.

J.C.: Thank you so much for making it! :)

L. Diane: All credit to J.C.

Kingmush: The creator did a great job!

Kari: Fantabulous--love the word. :)

Su: That's what I thought when I first saw it!

Shelley: I'm glad I signed up for the SantaFest. :)

Christine: Yup! J.C. really did a great job.

Deniz: :D

E.D: It is!

Rob-bear: Same to you. :) I hope you have a great 2012!

Trisha: And the same from me.

Hilary: Header--now there's an idea . . .

Happy 2012. :)

Paul: All J.C. Martin's work!

Sarah: Definitely.

I'm so glad I signed up for the SantaFest. :)

Stuart: She does!

Rachel: I thought of that; think it would go with my background?

Karla: Thanks!

I love the fact the bird's in motion. :)

Julie: It is a good fit for me--I love eagles.

Ian: I agree. Obviously. :D

Laughingwolf: Thanks! :)

It's all J.C. Martin's creation.

Emily: I really love it. :)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing pic... Very nice gift:)

Misha Gericke said...

That is an awesome gift. :-)

J.C. Martin said...

My pleasure! I received an awesome gift from my Secret Santa, too: a 25-page critique and a review of THE DOLL. It was a great blogfest! :)

Beth said...

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Flying high in the sky.... said...

lovely!!! whosoever worked on it did a wonderful job!!

....Petty Witter said...

What an amazing gift, perfect for your blog, it was so thoughtful.

Jay Noel said...

That is gorgeous! Great job J.C.

I've always loved the golden eagle, as my first car was a Jeep, and it had a giant golden eagle decal covering the entire hood.

It was awesome. And so are you!

Nezzy said...

What a grand gift of a majestic bird. What a treasure!!!

Godd bless ya and have yourself an awesome week!!! :o)

Heather said...

What a cool idea. And wow, beautiful picture!

M Pax said...

That's a fantastic gift. Would make a great header on your blog. :) And as a logo on your future books.

Anonymous said...

That's a great picture from a thoughtful person.

The Golden Eagle said...

Tfwalsh: Definitely!

Misha: Yup. :)

J.C.: That is a great gift!

I really enjoyed participating in it.

Beth: Thank you!

Flying high: J.C. did. :)

Petty Witter: It is! A great fit.

Jay: Ah . . . so that's why I keep getting Jeep images in the image feed on my sidebar.

Thanks. :)

Nezzy: I hope you have a great week!

Heather: It was a fun blogfest idea; many thanks to the hosts!

M: It would--I hadn't thought to use it for a logo on a book, though. :)

(Assuming I ever get one published in print . . .)

Medeia: J.C. made something that really fit me and my blog. :)

Milo James Fowler said...


Samantha Sotto said...

Ooh! Gorgeous gift! :) Wishing you even greater heights this new year! :)

C D Meetens said...

That's such a beautiful gift! I loved participating in the SantaFest. It was such a great idea, and such lovely gifts.

Alleged Author said...

The new picture/banner is so cool! How very nice of someone to do that. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

That is beautiful! Are you placing it on the main part of your blog?

Peggy Eddleman said...

So awesome! Congrats on your secret gift! I love that.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

What a great gift and so special.

Jules said...

You definitely was on Santa's good list. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jen Chandler said...

Whoever did that banner did an amazing job! I love it!!

Hope you're having a great new year so far! Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. I'm trying to jump back into this blogging thing AND keep the school GPA up :D

Happy Tuesday! And thanks: your blog always makes me smile :D

Mark Noce said...

Looks groovy! :)

DWei said...

I participated in the Reddit Secret Santa. Was an interesting experience because I've never done one before.

The Golden Eagle said...

Milo: Thanks!

Samantha: You too. :)

C D: Definitely; and for me, creating a gift was fun as well!

Alleged Author: It was. :)

Theresa: I'm thinking about. I'll have to test it out and see what it's like.

Peggy: Thank you!

Madeleine: It is a special gift. :)

Jules: LOL.

We'll have to see about this year . . . okay, kidding.

Jen: J.C. Martin made it. :)

Thank you--I hope you're having a good 2012! Good luck with your GPA.

I'm glad it makes you smile! Your blog always does for me. :)

Mark: Can't agree more.

DWei: Reddit? Sounds like it must have been a pretty big event!

This was my first Secret Santa event, ever.

Krispy said...

Wow, this is very cool! What a great present! :D