Write a Winning Limerick Testimonial about Zinnia Folk Arts and Choose a Mexican Folk Art Gift!

Write a Limerick Testimonial about Zinnia Folk Arts and Choose a Gift!

Love to write limericks? Or never done it before but would like to win one of the four amazing pieces of Mexican folk art in the photo?

As you know, our First Birthday is coming up soon and to celebrate we’re offering a choice of one of the four pieces pictured here (all valued between $150-$225) to the winning testimonial limerick. Here are the rules:

1. Write an awesome limerick about Zinnia Folk Arts and what you love about it.
1.1 You may submit as many as you like.
1.2  Relatives and friends may submit anonymously by sending via snail mail to Zinnia, 826 W 50th, Mpls 55491. Put a number on the limerick so it can be identified.
2. Submit it to Anne at info@ZinniaFolkArts.com by Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4:00 CST either in the shop or online.
3. The winner will be notified on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
4. All entrants agree to permit Zinnia Folk Arts to use their limerick testimonial in online and shop promotion, with credit.
5. The winner chooses one of the four pieces featured in this photo–large wood tigre mask, large hammered tin mirror, large wood hand covered on both sides with milagros or the large blue (no lead) Metepec platter
6. Winner will pick up the gift in the shop at 826 West 50th St., Minneapolis. If the winner lives outside of Minneapolis, the winner will pay for shipping costs.
7. Questions? Please ask!

Here’s some inspiration!

There was a young belle of old Natchez
Whose garments were always in patchez.
When comments arose
On the state of her clothes,
She replied, “When Ah itchez, Ah scratchez.”
—Ogden Nash

There was a young lady named Bright
Who traveled much faster than light.
She set out one day,
In a relative way,
And came back the previous night.
—Anonymous

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16 Comments on “Write a Winning Limerick Testimonial about Zinnia Folk Arts and Choose a Mexican Folk Art Gift!”

  1. jean christopherson says:

    LOVE love love it!

  2. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    There was a fellow who sought folk art from Mexico and many another part he bought and collected from many a mart, so his shelves were all filled, and none was concealed, as he loved each piece with a full heart.

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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    • Hi Ed, I took the liberty to adapt your poem into the limerick meter so you can compete with the other limerick writers. Edit the rest of your entries and then you’ll have a fighting chance!
      Thanks for entering and I’m so glad you are getting a kick out of it! Anne

      There was a fellow who sought folk art
      From Mexico and all other part
      He bought and collected
      So his shelves he detected
      Were as full as the art in his heart.

  3. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    i am a man who can certainly tell you that i am a lover of many and all kinds of a cat it is just that I’m exhausted from catching a rat to keep each of them fed and way to fat to be bred, and that, as they say most everywhere, is that!

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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  4. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    there was a young man with a milagro it was silver, shiny and shaped like his big toe, an ingrown toe-nail had caused him much woe, so the milagro was for it’s cure, but, though his mind was pure, his nailing the milagro to his toe was a no-no!

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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  5. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    there was an old fellow with mexican pots, of red clay and black clay, of those he had lots. but how to display them did keep him in knots until he stacked them in rows one after the other, all in a pose, only then could he relax and have a few tots.

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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  6. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    The fabric was yellow and woven with love, on it were flowers with leaves and a dove stitched in blues and greens with a sun above, colored in bright orange and red with the yellow weave it was wed, it is for a young lady and her treasure trove

    Dona Rosa of Oaxaca made clay pots as her skill they were simple but black as though they were nil though she’s gone, her family does makes them still and we buy them and buy them our wanting more no one can stem so they make them and make them our desires to fulfill.

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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  7. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    In Oaxaca there’s a lady named Josefina whose colorful work is seen at the Zennia, the figures she makes, we all love to see, as she adds flowers and cats and birds and big hats and it all goes together like a fine concertina.

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

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  8. Edwin R. Jordan, Jr. says:

    Hollyhocks and marigolds and thistles, toy horses and sheep that are whistles, a child’s toy bank, a clay cow with bristles, these all so easily broken though representing a real token that from a Mexican child sends an epistle.

    ha! one more…great fun, thanks for the opportunity to enjoy myself!!

    Ed Jordan in Austin.

    Ed Jordan 1112 West 7th Street Austin, TX 78703 1-512-472-2931 1-512-587-0238 edwinrjordan@yahoo.com

  9. Denise says:

    Congratulations Anne! Your beautiful store is even more valued when the winters settle in as they have this year. Here’s my limerick:

    There was a young potter from Michoacán
    Who sculpted a lady with fishes on.
    She was soon sent away,
    With her sisters of clay
    To an ice city far from dear Michoacán.

  10. Richard Nelson says:

    One chilly morning on Cinco de Mayo
    folk-art I was seeking to buy-o
    When I wandered in
    Zinnia’s textiles and tin
    were too much for me to deny-o