Monday, December 5, 2011

Time For a Giveaway--plus my weekend

I  had  such  a  good  time  at  my  show  during  the  weekend.  It  was  at  the  Butler  Institute  of  American  Art  in  Youngstown,  Ohio. 

This is  the  main  level  of  this  beautiful  museum,  and  I  was  on  the  second  level--

I  was  so  happy  to  be  a  part  of  this  art  show  in  this  venue.   Okay,  normally,  my  indoor  shows  are  in  one  of  these  big  cold  expomarts  that  at  one  time  used  to  be  a  grocery  store   or  something  comparable  to  that.   My  sales  weren't  blockbuster,  but  they  were  good  with  very  appreciative  customers.   There's  no  doubt  that  I  will  be  going  back.

And  there  were  some  amazing  artists  there  too.   I  didn't  take  any  photos,  because  artists  aren't  too  keen  on  people  taking  photos  of  their  work  unless  they  give  permission,  and  I  didn't  want  to  make  a  pest  of  myself  while  they  were  trying  to  conduct  business.   However,  I  did  meet  one  artist,  Gail  Trunick,  whose  work  blew  me  away,  and  she  was  the  sweetest  lady, and  I  know  that she  would  have  let  me  take  some  shots  of  her  booth  (wasn't  even  thinking  at  the  time)   Luckily,  she  has  a  website  where  you  can  see  her  art--HERE.   If  you're  familiar  with  the  show  American  Pickers--well,  I  guess  you  could  say  that's  what  she  is.   But  it's  what  she  does  with  the  things  that  she  "picks"--wonderful!!  Go  take  a  look.....after  you  see  what  I'm  giving  away.

First  of  all,  my  2  year  blog  anniversary  has  come  and  gone--so  I  wanted  to  have  a  giveaway   for  it,  and  there's  another  reason  also.   You  guys!!--Thank  You  all  so  much  for  your  support  and  encouragement.   You  always  put  a  smile  on  my  face  especially  on  those  days  when  I  need  it.  So  here's  what  I'm  giving  away--


This  is  a  print  of  my  artwork  that  I  put  on  an  8 x 8  gallery  wrapped    canvas,  and  added  those  fun  knobs  from  Hobby  Lobby.

And  like  always,  you  can  enter  your  name  5  times.   First,  just  leave  a  comment  and  that's  it.   But  if  you're  a  follower--remember  to  tell  me,  and  that  will  be  a  2nd  time.   Mention  it  on  your  blog  for  another  chance,  and  yet  ANOTHER  chance  if  you  mention  it on  your  Facebook  page.   And  the  5th  time  is  to  be  a  fan  of  my  Facebook page.    Make  sure  you  tell  me  if  you  do  any  of  this,  so  I  can  enter  your  name  for  each  thing.   That  sure  is  a  lot  of  chances!   : )

I'll  be  drawing  someone's  name (via random.org)  next  Tuesday,  Dec. 13 (wow! so  close  to  Christmas!)   Good  luck  everyone  and  thank  you  all  so  much  again!!

79 comments:

Kathy said...

What a wonderful venue!! I follow and of course I would adore owning a piece of your amazing artwork!!

Kristin said...

OH YEAH! I'm glad it went well - and I can't even imagine you being a pest to anyone, lol! Thank you for the artist link AND for the opportunity to win this beautiful print! Whee . . . xoxo

Kristin said...

& I'm a follower xo

Kristin said...

& I already (FB) like you, lol! xo

Lottie said...

What a great exhibition you were at - thanks for the links - great and so different art work. It looks like a magical venue you were at.

I am an avid follower of yours - can't always leave comments as the word identifications tend to take longer and longer - hey ho.

Happy belated blogaversary

Becca said...

Looks like a wonderful place to show your work Diane! I would LOVE to own a piece of your artwork. You know I am a follower, and also a fan on your Facebook page. Thank you for the chance!

Nancy Eaton said...

Love your work, Diane! Always so creative and vivid! Hope I win something! And, I am a follower of your blog - and I'll run right off to facebook now! HEE HEE!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Wow! What a beautiful venue. So, so pretty. Thank you for a chance to win. :) Congrats on 2 years too.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Of course I am a follower! :)

Lesley said...

What a wonderful venue that is Diane. I am a follower and love your art :)
Lesley x

Marilyn Rock said...

What a beautiful place to have a show! Glad you enjoyed it - wonderful venue! Please count me in your giveaway - congrats to you on your Blog anniversary and I look forward to many years ahead of your art and words! xxoo

Juls said...

fabulous work!!! Love the polka dot wing of the bird!! Hugs Juls

Lisa D. said...

A faithful follower I am : ) Always love your stuff.

Sherry Smyth said...

That looks like an amazing place to have an art show Diane! And what a lovely giveaway you're having!

Sherry Smyth said...

I do follow your blog! :)

Sherry Smyth said...

and I follow you on facebook! :)

Sherry Smyth said...

I will now go and mention this on my facebook page! :)

Janie Husband said...

happy you did well, diane...i remember this place sooo well....thanks for the pictures...;-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This show looks awesome. I would have been happy to be there. Was it juried? In a way it looked like it might have been. A very special venue, anyway. And not crowded. I've seen places give you 16 inches of space and no room in between booths (OK, a slight exaggeration, but not much). I would love to win a piece of your art. When I talk about it on my blog, I'll leave a link.

Janelle said...

I am a follower and am always inspired by your work. I'm glad that you had a good show.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy blog anniversary! oh, i would love to win this whimsical piece!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

and yes, i am a follower!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

That looks like a lovely space to have an exhibition. I am glad you sold some of your work.
I do follow you here and on Facebook.
Congratulations on your blog anniversary and thanks for the giveaway.
Lee:)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your giveaway is on my sidebar.

Tammie Lee said...

That show does look wonderful.

So awesome of you to have a give away. And such a sweet piece.

I am a follower and on FB too.

Yesterday I made a bookcase, really it is for my bathroom... towels etc. I want to do art on it and thought of all the amazing things you have done on wood. If you think of any of your posts that might get me going..... i would love to know which. I am off now to see what i can find on my own.
Warmly,
Tammie

dellerd said...

Found you through a friend.....love what I see and such wonderful and interesting artwork. What a lovely giveaway, it would certainly be fantastic to win!!!!

dellerd said...

I am now liking your facebook page. So glad I found out about you!!!

dellerd said...

I am now following your blog.....

dellerd said...

I will share you on facebook....

Diane Writes said...

Hi Diane! I would love to win your giveaway.

Diane Writes said...

Diane here again, I'm a follower her at blogger Google connect

Diane Writes said...

I am a fan of your Facebook page too. I am Diane Francisco in facebook.

Emelie said...

What a lovely place to go, so elegant, no wqeather worries, and good sales really glad. I hope you feel good. Your art is great.
I was to the gallery the other day here local and a show to the north, nearing things artist say and they were saying good and like you stated.
Yes I want that also, and i will post it on my blog soon and face book.
Hope you rested a bit today.

Isabel said...

What a beautiful place to have a show:O) Count me in!!!!!!!:O)

Cameron said...

What an inspiring place to have a show! Sales can always be better...I'm just glad they were good enough for you to want to go back :)

...and thanks for counting me in your Giveaway!

Cameron said...

I'm already a Follower :)

sharon said...

Wow Diane! The location of your show looks fabulous! Glad it went well!
Congrat's on your blog anniversary and I am so happy I discovered your blog long ago, your work is beautiful!

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Your art so deserves to be there. Gorgeous!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats Diane on your blog anniversary and the show! I adore going to artisan fairs at museums - the ambiance is just so perfect for it. Thanks for offering up such a sweet gift!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You KNOW I follow you!!! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I do follow you on Facebook, as well!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I just shared your link on my personal Facebook page! :) Have a wonderful day, Diane!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

That's a magical place to exhibite your art! And such a cool giveaway ... I am a follower, and like you on Facebook, ánd shared your link on my own FB page LOL See how much I want to win ;-) And please, continue to inspire me!

Leila West said...

Oh yay! Love your giveaways, I sure hope I can win!!

Leila West said...

By the way...I've been following you for awhile and enjoy your posts!

Leila West said...

I follow you on Facebook too...

Leila West said...

I also posted about your giveaway on my fan page, over here!
https://www.facebook.com/ArtsyCreationsbyLeilaW

Rita A. said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to see how it looks in person.
I've been a follower for quite some time.
Rita A.

Kay said...

Nice giveaway! I am a follower of your blog and Facebook...have a great day

Kristin said...

I love your artwork esp. what you do with metal, I have never tried working with metal before and you have inspired me to learn (using your tutorials of course!)

Kristin said...

Also, I am a follower! have been since I got a blog :)

Kristin said...

I'm also already a fan on your facebook page :)

Dorthe said...

I`m so happy for you, you had a great show,Diane- that place looks great, and a wonderful place for exhebiting.
The print of your artwork is totally sweet, with those two birds- and I`m happy for a chance to win.
Hugs from Dorthe
p.s. My own show was great ,too :)

NatashaMay said...

This looks really nice and festive. :)I'm glad all went well at your show and happy 2nd anniversary! :)) Thanks for the chance to win your print. You know I love your art! :)

NatashaMay said...

I'm also your blog follower. :)

NatashaMay said...

And your FB fan page liker. :)))

Bren said...

What a spectacular place to be exhibiting your work, so glad you shared. and you know I'm a big fan of yours :-)

Buffy said...

Glad your show went well! I'm so excited about this give away,I love it,I have a perfect spot for it lol! Anyway I'm a follower too! Thanks for the chance!

Hope Amen said...

Beautiful piece! I follow you and am a facebook fan. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Lorraine said...

excellent venue to share your excellent art..good luck everyone

Karenliz said...

Love all your at work! Thank you for a chance to win it! I'm also a follower.

Nancy said...

I do hope I win as I would love having a piece of your art work...I am a follower, plus I liked your facebook page......

E Makes Art said...

Hi! Glad you had a nice time! I just checked out that artist's work and it's awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous art!! And thanks for your input about my prints... I really do appreciate what you said!! Thanks!

xoEsther

E Makes Art said...

Ok, how on earth was I not already following you?!! i seriously thought I was!!! Well, I am now, lol!!

xoE

ok, but I know I already "like" you on FB... but now I have to double check..lol!!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Congratulations on the exhibit! And happy blogoversary! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've been following your blog for some time now- I am so inspired by your work! Patsy from
HeARTworks

WrightStuff said...

That looks an amazing venue Diane.

Now of course you know I would just love to enter your giveaway!

I'm already a follower and will pop over and like you on FB!

Bren said...

Just posted about your give away on my blog and a link is up on my facebook. This is exciting!

letterlady said...

1. Glad I found you through Bren's esynergy blog. 2. Am now following you and 3. have liked you on FB. 4. Will tell others on my blog about your giveaway too, 5. and also via my facebook page.
My blog: www.letterladysletters.blogspot.com and my FB page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jan-Hurst/37028598579

Jo Ann said...

Giveaways are exciting! AND I was at the Butler Holiday Show, visiting a few friends...including the amazing Gail Trunick!. sorry I missed seeing your art in person.

wanda miller said...

good grief...once again, i haven't been on the computer much! i need to get in on this at least once! xo

Emelie said...

Saying Hi wishing you a great weekend of whatever it is you need, plus telling I mentioned your giveaway on my blog. and up my chances by another one.

Odd Chick said...

Oh yes yes! I would feel so privileged to have one of your pieces!

Bluebell Woods said...

Well here we go. I am doing each one First I will add a comment. That is that I really like your blog and also the things you have made.
Janice

Bluebell Woods said...

I will now add to facebook
Janice

Bluebell Woods said...

and follow you
Janice

Bluebell Woods said...

I have now liked your facebook page and also added you to my page with a link back to yours. That is 4 and I am off to put your link on my blog
see ya
Janice

Tricia said...

Looks like a wonderful place to have a show. The art piece you are giving away is adorable. I am already a follower.

Tricia said...

I commented on my Facebook - and I already like your page!

Blessings,
Tricia

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