Tuesday, May 18, 2010

As Promised--Another Giveaway

And this time, it's a 2 for 1.  There'll be 1 winner who will receive 2 things.  The first is a print of my


I put her on a 5 x 7 canvas and then framed her on an old frame that I had and collaged and embellished it.

And the next is this great book ( I'm trying to "downsize" my book collection--that's a laugh)


This is a wonderful read  for any type of artist.  It's by Rice Freeman-Zachery.  She's interviews 15 different artists on how they go about creating in hopes to inspire you to create.  A couple names that everyone will know are Claudine Hellmuth and Michael DeMeng.  This is a very  informative book and also great artwork inside too!

So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and if you're a follower, let me know, and I'll put your name in twice.  You have until next Wednesday, the 26th.

This is my way of saying a big THANK YOU to all of you guys for encouraging me with your comments, and also for helping me do what I set out to when I started this blog--to learn and to grow!!  Good luck everyone!

71 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! Your *Queen of Hearts* is gorgeous!! Love her!!
I will admit that I have that book and I've been doing the same thing as you. My collection is completely out of hand..lol!
Good luck to everyone!!

Janet Ghio said...

Love your Queen of hears--I would love to wind it and I am a follower. Do you the random generator ever picks these early numbers??? Did you watch the finale yet????

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh! Oh! Mr. Cotter! Pick me! lol


....and the thought of winning handmade, personal artwork! i just love that.it's beautiful and I'd set it up in my studio as a reminder that artsy people just need to create and there is so much talent out here in blogland!!!!!!..that was what my last giveaway was all about! you know what they say about great minds!

This book was meant for me, it sounds completely inspirational....!!!! I would devour it in a heartbeat! i'm thrilled to be entered in your wonderful giveaway....

thanks so much!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh! Oh! Mr. Cotter! Pick me! lol


....and the thought of winning handmade, personal artwork! i just love that.it's beautiful and I'd set it up in my studio as a reminder that artsy people just need to create and there is so much talent out here in blogland!!!!!!..that was what my last giveaway was all about! you know what they say about great minds!

This book was meant for me, it sounds completely inspirational....!!!! I would devour it in a heartbeat! i'm thrilled to be entered in your wonderful giveaway....

thanks so much!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

oh, and I forgot...i'm already a follower....so that gives me two chances.!!!!

yeah me!

ciao bella
have a great day!

creative carmelina

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Yay, I love giveaways! Beautiful picture and I've heard that's a great book. I am a follower too!

Hope you're having a happy day Diane!

♥Jenny

Peggy / Blissfactory said...

Wow your queen's face !!! She's beautiful.
Good luck for this great give away but .... Please pick me, pick me ! lol
(I'm a follower too)

Shawn Caro said...

I'd love to win any of your art, Diane you know I'm a big fan and follower! Thanks again for your generous helpful tips. Take care-Shawn

Janet said...

I would love to have a print of your art!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your lovely Queen would be sooooo at home in my studio, Diane!!! Admittedly, the book is great, but your art is better! LOL! You know that I'm one of your loyal lurkers - ahem - I mean followers! Thanks for this great giveaway! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Sandy..... said...

I love Queen of Hearts~! She would be beautiful in my newly painted bathroom~!
(of course the book would be great, too! that is one... I don't have yet.)
Thanks for the opportunity~!
(and I'm a follower...)
~Sandy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you would offer this lovely Queen of Hearts print to us. That frame is gorgeous, too. You know how much I love your collage and paintings. And I always enjoy reading Rice Freeman-Zachery. She is so vocal, at least on her blog.

Martha Lever said...

I would love to have your beautiful art!!! I do have the book though. I know about scaling down. I need to do that too!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Fabulous giveaway - how generous. Thank you!

Ophelia said...

So very generous of you!! What an amazing giveaway!!! I am a follower...and just absolutely love, love, love your Queen of Hearts!!!

Hannah said...

What a fun idea Diane! I came over to visit on just the right day. "Living the Creative Life"-- I love the title of that book: doesn't it seem to apply to everything we do? Looking forward to seeing who the winners are!

Buona fortuna to all of us!

Sherri Auld said...

What a beautiful piece of art, and a wonderful inpiration. The book also looks terriffic. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am also a follower. :-)

Christa Irell said...

Diane, you are so generous! Your Queen of Hearts is breathtaking and I would LOVE to hang her in my studio- I'm rearranging right now and have a perfect spot. And I have heard of that book- it's very cool. Since I have only been in the States for just under two years, I don't have much of a book collection and that one would be a great addition!
I am a follower of your blog- and you of mine- thank YOU for all the kind words and encouragement you give me! xo

Butterfly Works said...

Diane, what a great giveaway. You are a very generous gal....
Thanks

Debbie said...

I love this painting, so here's hoping I win! (i'm already a follower)

Yvonne said...

I love your Queen of Hearts, too! I'm crossing fingers, toes and eyes :)

I am already a follower.

Debby said...

Hi Diane, your Queen is so beautiful. You are so kind. I love the piece I won from you and will treasure it always. I wish all of your readers lots of good luck on winning your gorgeous piece and one of your books.
Hugs,
Debby

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Diane,

i have always loved The Queen of Hearts since I was little playing cards with my Grandmother and think of her when I see the Queen of Hearts. I wouid love to win your beautiful book!
I am following you as well!

Hugs and Happiness,

Susan

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Diane,

I have also posted your lovely Giveaway on my sidebar!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

Hugs,

Susan

Lynifyni said...

A most wonderful giveaway! Love your artwork! Thank you! LynnF

Beth A. said...

I love your Queen of Hearts art. I am a follower and enjoy seeing your beautiful art!

Robin Walters said...

This is a great giveaway!
Your art is always beautifull!

Rina said...

hi Diane...your queen of hearts is Gorgeous.....would love to win her....and I am a follower...of course...lol....take care

Holly Loves Art said...

What a great giveaway! You're so sweet and generous to give back to your readers. Hope you're having a great week.
Holly

NatashaMay said...

Diane, this actually took my breath away. I'm at awe!

K said...

Oh, I love her and the frame and the book and ... everything. I'd love to win her. And yes, I am a follower!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

thank you so much for a chance to win a piece of your artwork. I'm a follower and just love seeing what you've been creating. The book sounds interesting as well. Thanks again and fingers crossed :)

Buffy said...

Hi Diane,how nice of you to do a giveaway,I'm excited! And I don't think I have that book but I do have alottttt of books and even more magazines.Well my fingers are crossed. Thanks for the chance.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Oh my goodness, what a beauty! Love the way you incorporated the papers from the Queen of Hearts into her frame (or was it the other way around?). Your art never fails to bring a smile to my face, ;), and thus I always enjoy seeing a new post from you, . . . and another opportunity to visit "your porch." Wishing you a restful week, Diane!

Sherry said...

I love this piece and I've been thinking about getting the book. So I definitely think you should PICK ME!!! ;-)

Healing Woman said...

Hi Diane,

Thanks so much for visiting and becoming a fan. I just checked your blog out and find it to be a place I want to visit often. Yes, Lake Erie was a place those of us from the Warren area gravitated to. I definitely remember practically living at Geneva on the Lake. It used to be a great hang out spot for teens, don't know if it still is.

(love your expression-Holy Moley-they don't use that down here in the south at all..I had even forgotten that one!

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Dianne such a beautiful giveaway I love how you did your frame to go with your print You have so many inspiring ideas. Have a great day Sincerely Jonny

sharon said...

Of course I am a follower!! And thank you Diane, this is soooo generous of you!

Gaby Bee said...

What a generous giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to win this gorgeous book. Your "Queen of Hearts" is wonderful, Diane.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely prizes! I'm a follower also;-)

Biljana said...

You have great idea, it looks gorgeous:)

mojca - mka said...

oh, beautiful!

Francy said...

Oh I love your "queen of Hearts". I have just the place for it. (grin)

I am now a follower also.

Thanks for the chance.

Barbara said...

Hi,
I just stumbled across your blog in my wanderings of artist's blogs.
All I can say is that it is wonderful ~ so very inspirational for someone like myself just getting going. Thank you so much for sharing so much! ~ and I look forward to following along.
Barbara ~ Oakville, Canada

WrightStuff said...

Wow, look at all those comments! I'd love to enter and you know I'm a follower already.
Thank you too Diane, your encouragement spurs me on and as for your art... Well, just one word - INSPIRATION!

Marlynn said...

Oh my, oh my, I wanna my name in the drawing. Love your Queen of Hearts! The book is lovely. AND, I am a follower - can I count Oliver as a follower too? I read your posts to him when he visits! Hugs,

Emelie said...

What wonderful things, and not only beautful but I got to thinking about all tose frames I have, honestly I should not be thinking in these terms there is so much to do and I run around having a good time and blogging enjoying myself.

So of course to enjoy myself further it would be lovely to win someting. I love to come and visit you and see all the beauty.

So now off to do something or I won't have anything new to blog about and then to the garden.

Barbara said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment ~ you have made my day. I couldn't figure out how to email you so I decided to leave another comment. I have to say I was totally taken by the images on your blog and your work is incredible and so very interesting. I have been a visual artist (but not as a full time career)for many years ... I have to say this is a whole new realm for me ~ I am totally intrigued and a bit overwhelmed by it. On a side, we have been to PA quite a few times and loved it.
Kindest regards, Barbara

Nelda Ream said...

You are so generous, Diane! Your print is beautiful and that book is one I have been intending to buy. Thanks for thinking of us!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I cannot believe you are giving away this exquisite painting! Thanks so much for the opportunity. :) I own a copy of that book, and it is just terrific. Thank you again! Theresa :)

Susan HP said...

What an absolutely fabulous giveaway! LOVE the Queen of Hearts. She is just too lovely!
I'm a follower & just feel lucky to have found your blog so that I can see your incredible work. :)

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

WOW, what a super giveaway, Diane! I love your 'Queen of hearts' and the book looks lovely and sounds interesting!
I LOOOOVED your post about the festival! And I'm glad you had such a great time!:)
Lots of love, Sanda xoxo

wanda miller said...

oh my goodness, i came over here to thank you and look what i discovered...imagine that...we are all so lucky as to how much you already share. and now a piece of you. i'm so eager i just became a follower even though i already was without signing up!!!
lovvved your last comment you left on my blog, diane. thank you!

Dorthe said...

Dear Diane, -again you gives away, so wonderfull gifts.
Your Queen of hearts is so beautifull, and special, I love it, and the book I`m sure ,great-
-Thanks to offer this oppertunity to get a chance to win,sweet.
I hope I can join,even from outside the USA.
Hugs from Denmark and Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Oh I`m a follower,too, Diane....
xoxo Dorthe

Lovey said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and making such a wonderful comment. I love this Queen of Hearts Piece...She is gorgeous! I would love to win her!! I need to downsize my book and magazine collection too...but how? I just put them in a pile to go, then pick them back up again...I know that wasn't the plan...smiles

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OMG I love your site! Cannot wait to come back again when I am feeling better.
I found you through sweet Susan over at Art of Mine!
Your giveaway is awesome and your picture is absolutely beautiful. How creative you are!
Please come by and sign up for my giveaway too. Not anything like yours though
Maggie
Oh and I have to follow you so I can come back again and again

PocketsOfInspiration said...

This is beautiful!

Congrats on your win. Email me your snail mail and I'll get your Golden Fleur to you.

simplydelicious said...

Beautiful "Queen of Hearts!!" and thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words! I love your blog...am now a follower.

~Karen
Jackson Square Etc.

Heather said...

Great giveaway! I have that book, but I need to read it...I think i get distracted by the pretty pictures, lol....

Sonya said...

Oh my goodness! Your "Queen of Hearts" is beautiful. I absolutely love it. Please enter me in the giveaway. I am also a follower.
Good luck to all!
Sonya

Dawn said...

well I am sure your comment box will be overwhelmed because who wouldn't do a happy dance to win a piece of your inspiring art.... so please put me in the hat xxx

She is beautiful x

Ansota said...

Oh I love the "Queen of Hearts" She has the most beautiful face and everything about her is stunning Diane!
(Follower too)

Janny said...

Wow just in time, beautiful piece! Glad I am a follower;o)

Kelly Berkey said...

Count me in...and I'm a follower too! She is soooo pretty!
Hugs,
kelly

My Grama's Soul said...

I so much admire altered art. Although I have not attempted it yet, perhaps someday I will try.

I have just become a follower.

Your piece is lovely.

Blessings,

Jo

Jo said...

Hello Diane, I am a follower having been attracted to your gor-jus button houses. They are such fun and so creative. Please put me in for your wonderful giveaways; the Queen is beautiful and I'm not yet ready to scale down on my books so I NEED (not want) that book!! Thank you, xxx

WendyK said...

Great giveaways Diane. I am rarely lucky, but someone will love these.

Silke said...

Hi Diane, what a great giveaway! Can't believe I almost missed it!! Please count me in - your painting is just gorgeous!! Love, Silke

Annette Q said...

Oh yay for giveaways...your Queen of Hearts is divine!
Youre welcome and thankyou to you for being so inspirational, your blog is always such a pleasure to visit!
Please count me in and I'm a follower too :-))

Kim Palmer said...

Please count me in and I'm following your lovely blog too! One can never have too many books, LOL!

Linda said...

I hope I'm not too late....I would love to be included. Your artwork is stunning...I absolutely love it Diane! Of course...I'm a follower :-)
Hugs
Linda x

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