Monday, January 5, 2009

Giveaway time!

This giveaway is now closed--be sure to keep reading; there will probably be another giveaway before too long!

I mentioned an exciting giveaway recently, and it's time to announce it!

In September I was blog surfing by using that nifty "Next Blog" button at the top of the screen.  I came across Michelle Brunner's blog. Michelle is an art teacher, and her blog showcases her own artwork (which she sells affordably on Etsy.)  I started following her blog and even mentioned my discovery of it in one of my blog posts.

Since then, Michelle and I have "gotten to know" each other through our blogs, and she's agreed to do an art giveaway for readers of her blog and mine! Now, I know my past giveaways have been fun, but I think you'll agree that beautiful, original artwork is easily far more exciting than, say, free lip gloss.

Ready for the virtual unveiling? Here is the beautiful piece of art that Michelle made for this giveaway.

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It is made with hand-painted papers collaged onto canvas paper. It will come matted, ready to be framed in a 5x7 frame.  The title is Little Pink Bird.

Beautiful, isn't it?  You want it, don't you?  Well, here are the contest rules:

1. Leave a comment, any comment, on this post. Perhaps you'd like to say what the little bird in the art is thinking? (Entertaining the blog authors doesn't get you extra entries, but you can count it as your good deed of the day.) Or just say, "Yo, enter me." It's up to you.
2. For an extra entry, go to Michelle's blog by clicking here, and leave a comment on her contest post, too.  (If she hasn't posted yet about this contest, just keep checking!)
3. For even more entries, tell everyone you know about this and encourage them to enter, and to mention your name in their entry. You'll get an extra entry every time someone enters and uses your name as a referral.
4. The contest will close at 8 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday, January 12, 2009.  An entry will be randomly chosen, and the winner will be announced on both blogs Tuesday, January 13.  Be sure to come back here to see if you've won.  If you don't contact Michelle or C. Beth by 8 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 14, another winner will be randomly chosen.
5.  Contest is open to anyone with a United States address.  You may also enter if you live in a country other than the U.S. as long as reasonably affordable international postage is available.

I've made a button you can use to promote this on your blog.



To add this button to your blog post, make sure you are in "Edit Html" mode, and paste the following code into your post:



When one of your readers clicks on the button it will take them back to this post, where they can enter (giving you an extra entry too!)
Good luck, and have fun!

30 comments:

Monica said...

I am going with Yo, enter me. It is monday after all.

Have a good one!

beckiwithani said...

The pretty pink birdie is saying, "Tweet! Tweet! Tweetie tweet tweet!"

Which translates to, "The random number you will draw is TWO!"

Laurel said...

I'm also going with, yo enter me....maybe I'll win, please.....

EliandMe said...

Oooooh, pretty.

The little pink bird is saying "I have always wanted to visit England in the spring..."

Lyndsay said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!

The little bird is saying, "Yo Beth, you'd better pick Lyndsay, or I'm going to poop on your head."

I swear, that's what the bird said. I couldn't make this stuff up ...

forever folding laundry said...

That would look really cute in Avery's room!

TesoriTrovati said...

Arty, the bird, is thinking that it is fun to promote artists and also to give away free stuff. And she would love to come roost in my little studio in the heart of the NorthWoods!
Enjoy the day!
Erin, TesoriTrovati

Renuka said...

Thats a wonderful piece of art....

SUSAN SONNEN said...

Yo, enter me! Please! It is so very pretty. :)

Jean Inez said...

The bird is thinking about Spring, when she will be free from University! But she wants to come live with a beautiful resident until then.

Sea said...

the little birdy says "brrr! is it spring yet?"

Kerri said...

My daughter said "Mommy that would look spectular in my room"...and yes she is only 5.

Mike Fan said...

Big gasp!

My mommy won't let me purchase anything else...we've already squandered tons of money on that $25 000 grand piano of ours + CD's!!

(But I am SOOO blogging this...)

Mike
http://365Sonnets.blogspot.com
http://SomeTurbidNight.blogspot.com
http://VoglioTempo.blogspot.com

davagirl said...

i would like to have this picture :)

Deirdre and Joshua said...

art is great
are is pretty
i could make art
if i was witty
-deirdre

Linda S. Socha said...

Please enter me. Beautiful piece.

Digital Misfit said...

Pink birdy is gazing at the moon in contemplation of the long journey he just made to his summer home in the north.

heidig@gmail.com

Scriptor Senex said...

The little pink bird (whose name is Buttons) is thinking "What shall I sing today?"

Rachel said...

Love it!

The Bismarck Lindvalls said...

So neat! Please enter me. =)

Deanna said...

That little bird thinks the wind is chilled the but sun on the branch is warm!

Randa said...

That's such a pretty picture. Something I'd probably end up looking at for a while.

So, yo, enter me.

:0]

Shelly Primm said...

The pink birdie is wishing for warmer weather and leaves back on the trees. Thanks!

traymona said...

I like finding unique and interesting works of art. And this definitely is that. I'd like to win.
traymona[at]aol.com

Mom2three said...

I love the colors, theme,and the depth that is shown with this collage! I love the hope of Spring and the bird waiting for some insect to come out and have lunch with it!

wendy said...

I think that the bird is saying " Fly me to the moon"

madamerkf at aol dot com

MJ said...

The bird is thinking, "What a wonderful tree to build my nest in."

Laura Jayne said...

Little Birdie is thinking... Dohhh... South in winter, North in summer... always get that backwards!!

Jody said...

That is so cute. My sister is having a baby this summer and it would look gorgeous in the nursery...it has a window overlooking a large Maple tree in our backyard.

shabby girl said...

So cute. Yes, enter me please!