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Sweet Surrender

February 8, 2013

The winner!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner in the Rancho Reubidoux Concours d’Amour! The winning slogan was submitted by reader Mrs. Monstera and references the title of an album by soul singer/love god, Marvin Gaye. Titled, “Here, My Dear”, Gaye released his controversial double album in 1978, where it was less than well-received. Too deeply personal to be accessible, the album dealt with Gaye’s failed marriage to Berry Gordy’s daughter, Anna … it also included a song dedicated to his then new wife, Janis. Paul and I chose this slogan as winner because it expressed best the feeling of surrender that the assemblage — and falling in love — embodies.

Mrs. Monstera should email her address to, along with her preferred prize featuring the finished artwork: a medium (20″ x 26″) print, framed in choice of finish – or – any style hoodie. Didn’t win? Don’t pout! Everyone is eligible to buy a print (framed or not), t-shirt, hoodie, etc., featuring the final artwork. Just go to my online shop at Society 6, here,  here or here. They make great Valentine’s Day gifts!

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Thanks to all who submitted slogans and the hundreds of readers who read the post but were too shy to submit one.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2013 3:01 am

    A good one for sure…..thanks for the fun AND the art of course!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      February 8, 2013 3:29 am

      Thanks, Guida, and you’re welcome!

  2. February 8, 2013 3:05 am

    LOVE IT!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      February 8, 2013 3:29 am

      Thanks, Peter, me too!

  3. February 8, 2013 4:07 am

    YAAAAAAY! Thanks for putting together this cool and interesting contest! I’d also like to thank Marvin Gaye for his constant support and inspiration. I’ll email you right away!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      February 8, 2013 4:40 am

      Thank YOU for submitting such an affecting and apt slogan, Miss Mrs.! See you in my yahoo inbox …

  4. Charlette permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:45 pm

    Great choice!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      February 8, 2013 3:33 pm

      Thanks, Charlette!

  5. February 8, 2013 3:01 pm

    Very nice.

  6. Nancy Rivera Brooks permalink
    February 9, 2013 1:48 am

    I like it!

    • reubix1 permalink*
      February 9, 2013 3:11 am

      Me, too! Thanks, Nancy

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