This original art giveaway is hosted by none other than moi! I am starting an etsy page and a giveaway is a fun way to showcase my new shop.
Guess what? This isn’t the only giveaway to enter… check out the link list below for the Stocking Stuffers Giveaway Hop and enter even more fun giveaways! And please visit to say Thank You the Hosts that have put this together for all of us: The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.
Did you know I love to paint?
Painting, doodling, and creating has been part of my life from a very young age. I come by this naturally as my chemist mom is as artistic as they come. I learned from her two things.
#1. It doesn’t matter what your profession is everyone has creativity brewing in them in some way.
#2 Creating doesn’t have to come in just one form if you are so inclined. I enjoy working with paints, poetry, wood, kids’ crafts, baking, and the occasional fiber artwork.
The etsy shop I’m starting will first be filled with my little paintings. Back when I was working as an engineer(pocket protector included), I also was simultaneously having art exhibits in the town I was living, also at fine art fairs, and in galleries in Arkansas and group shows internationally. I’ve missed this part of my life the last 7 years.
My last official show was called New Life where there was a giant installation called New Life: Beginnings. It is 7ft x 14ft with 244 tiles that narrated the days in pregnancy. Stepping away from these little canvases revealed a giant baby playing with his toes which was from a baby picture of my oldest son…
See… I really have had gallery exhibits! 🙂 But a person doesn’t have to have a gallery exhibit to be a true artist. You just need passion for the desire to create something. Remember Van Gogh? “Speak up sonny, I can ‘ear ya!” Oh my pale attempt at humor; please don’t throw any rotten tomatoes at this noncomedian. Besides his fame for cutting off one of his ears in a fit of rage, he was famous for selling only one painting in his lifetime. I’m not sure he ever had a solo show. Now he is regarded as one of the most famous artists in the western world.
I’m not planning on cutting off my ears any time soon but getting back into painting is a goal of mine for 2017. Having this etsy shop going will be my motivation to indulge in one of my favorite past times. I hope you will check my shop often for some new original paintings, downloadable prints, eBooks, and other fun things that I’ll be including in the inventory. 🙂
Here’s a sample of what I’ll have available initially and below is the giveaway for some original art you could give to friends and family for stocking stuffers or keep for your own. Either way I’m excited to get to share my art with you! Here’s just a couple paintings I have right now. The picture of the school of fish is from our hallway….
Now for the giveaway prize! This is one in a series of 3 paintings called Shell Game. It is 12 inches long x 4 inches tall x 1.5 inches deep. It’s great for any nautical themed room or adding a pop of color to any decor. Because of the depth of the canvas this can also sit on a shelf as well as be used for wall art. Enter below to win!