First I must say a heartfelt thank you to all of the participants of CELEBRATE OZ 2011. Everyone had a different take on Oz and each was wonderful. From the articles of witchy clothing, to childhood memories, to wonderful collections of Ozzie goods, tea parties, fabulous artwork, great new tales of Oz, each participant gave something of themselves to this dream ....somewhere over the rainbow.
I was amazed, touched, tickled and delighted that we pulled this one off with such panache and style. You all are truly the sparkle of Oz.
Next I must say that being my first time hosting I learned so very much. It's good when you're as old as I am to say I learned something new and I did indeed.
Nobody gets to see thewi zard, not nobody, not no how. I know that you will think I am harsh like a Neg but remember in this reality that I say "Nice Matters" and I believe it. Having said that.....some of the people who signed up for C O just couldn't and they each let me know that and I love you all the same, maybe most of all because you were polite and let me know. Life happens and so does doodoo even in Oz. So I took your name off the participants list. XOXO. But for those who didn't say anything and didn't participate.....your name is gone too. And being the nasty neg I am, I can't say anything except, you missed out on something amazing. And I am sure we would have loved what you might have had to offer.
So our list is the official 2011 list and I shall leave it up on my sidebar until April 19. That way if you want to check back with someone or if someone comes along and wants to see what we did......there we will be. And with your permission, I will contact you next year around end of January with the date for CELEBRATE OZ 2012, thewi zard willing and the creek don't rise. I'll sing, "Come out, come out wherever you are and meet the young lady who fell from a star".