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(FYI, if you would like to skip all this drivel feel free to scroll down and just leave a comment to enter! A random name will be chosen to win a FREE custom abstract or nursery painting!)
I have been writing this blog for five years as of today. What? How is it possible that I didn't loose interest after the second week? I'm baffled.
When I first started this blog, I kept it private, thinking it would be just me and my Mom that read it forever. The first 30something posts were about our dog, so it was pretty interesting stuff.
It was only this time last year that I decided to move it to blogger and actually welcome readers. I had since expanded the blog to cover our previous home changes and sale, our wedding, our new home makeover, and our amazing baby Ben. Since the move, I've gone from about 2 readers a day (my Mom, and Billy's Mom, Norine, love you guys!) to hundreds of unique readers. I don't know who all of you are out there, but thank you for stopping by! Say hello from time to time!
Anyway, I am excited about the fact that I've had a writing outlet for all this time (writing was my original dream) and it really does make me happy to come back to this and post little bits of our life. And the occasional list.
I'm also SO excited about how ADOP has done. I've read stories about artists starting out and waiting years (if ever) to sell their work, and I've been selling my work on a regular basis since I launched last Thanksgiving. I'm SO GRATEFUL! And I have plans for the future. I'm currently working on a couple of exclusive painting lines for two boutiques that are opening soon (I'll share the details once it's all live!), I have commissions currently that I'm finishing up, and I have ideas on some additions/changes for my kids line. Big plans. I can't WAIT.
Anyway, to celebrate my big 5th blog-aversary I would like to host my very FIRST giveaway. This probably won't be a regular thing, I think it would be unfair to give my Mom THAT many free paintings (kidding Mom you can have as many as you want). But who knows, if people are into it, I'd love to do more. Any excuse to work on a new painting!
Ok, let's get to it, here's the giveaway!
I would like to give one FREE custom painting, 16" x 20" on regular depth canvas, in the style of your choice, to one lucky reader. You could go for an abstract piece...
or you could go for a custom nursery painting...
...whatever you like, as long as it fits in with the painting style that I typically offer. If you have something else in mind, we can chat. I never thought I'd be able to paint the Eiffel Tower after all, and that happened. And in case you're wondering, shipping is also on me.
This contest is for a new painting, but if there's a painting in my shop currently (this size) that you would prefer to have, let me know. Also...if you are really interested in a larger piece (either in the shop, or a custom one you want), we can put the value towards it.
A winner will be selected on Friday June 1st, and to enter all you have to do is leave a comment below. You don't have to say anything at all, a single punctuation mark will do. Or you could be sweet and leave a little note for me. Whatev.
As a little bonus for everyone, A & B readers will also get 15% off anything in my Etsy shop with the code HAPPY5TH from now until June 5th. If you would prefer to order a commissioned painting, I will give you the discount that way as well of course :)
Ok, common guys, please enter. Please?