Monday, October 27, 2008

This is it

i am adding a little post here...to CLARIFY my business intentions....yes....i am going to start an ETSY site....my goal is to have it up and running by the end of Jan. with at least 12 or more items for sale....IN THE MEANTIME......i will do another giveaway in December...maybe two....who knows....and another one in January.....just to get things ROLLIN!!!.....
all the while......i will be using my blog to get the attention of YOU, fellow bloggers .......and also will offer certain products for sale on my blog!
wait til you see what i have in mind for my December giveaway! Smashing !
okay...now read below about the GIVEAWAY!!
thank you in advance for your kind comments!...(hopefully...am i being presumptuous? :) )
i am so excited i couldn't sleep......so am taking this early morning hour to get my contest UP and GOING!!!.......this is my FIRST official product from
"Whimsical Renditions by Sandi Lou Lou"
(the watermark will not be on the original painting)

TA-DA!.......here it is!........now, mind you, the picture really doesn't do it justice......not tryin to brag here.......but these pictures diminish this mixed media painting, largely because it is very difficult to see the "layers" of mixed media!......hopefully the side view helps you.......this is an 8x10 mixed media painting on a stretched canvas.....it can be hung as is, or can be framed........i have drawn and painted the objects in this painting and applied them along with varied mixed media........including actual pages from a very old hymnal....if you look closely....(called ephemera, fyi)

i am SO hooked on this "new" endavor for me.....think i have found YET another NICHE i love!!!
the value of this original mixed media painting is $45.00..with a $5.00 shipping fee.
if you are NOT the winner (boo hoo)......and you would like an original for yourself or for a gift......please notify me.......however....know that every painting will have it's own identity, as it is original and not copied.....but will be similar.....
if you are interested in ordering please contact me asap, so i can get started and get them out for Christmas!
please state ORDER on the subject line
thanx! :)
i am going to give it away and send it free of charge to the name i draw out of the darling little container below!!!!

THE RULES!

1. you get one entry for leaving a comment on my blog

2. you get five entries for leaving a comment and copying the picture and posting it on your blog with a link back to my blog (just let me know on your comment you are doing this)

the contest will officially end at 5pm on Nov. 17

the painting will be shipped to the winner the week of Nov. 17

is this fun, or what???? tee hee

123 comments:

Heidi Zawisza said...

AWESOME job mom!!! I will advertise this on my blog!!!! Obviously no need to "enter" me in the contest......I think I might have a few "connections" to getting one!! ha!

MARCIE said...

Considered me entered into the contest!!!!!

gordonnancylarson said...

That is so beautiful! God gave you a wonderful talent in art. I am envious! May I use that word on your blog?! I am buttering you up so that you can give me extra points! Not really. I enjoy your blog entries and art work. God bless you.
Nancy Lou

Jenna said...

Hi, I am here from Heidi's!!! I am IN LOVE with your painting! You are SO talented. I would LOVE to win this and give it to my mom for Christmas. She would love it! What a fun giveaway and good luck with you Etsy store! I am sure it will be very successful!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

Hello:
Heidi sent me to visit you! I am happy to "meet" the person who raised such a fun, life loving person...your daughter makes me smile (belly laugh) everytime I read one of her posts...she has actually almost caused me to ruin my laptop as I "choked" on a sip of tea during reading one of her recent posts on "romance". The tea ended up on my keyboard! I know now, no drinking while checking in on Heidi...
You are very talented and I love your work...I am sure you will do well on Etsy...I am a frequent shopper there...I will be sure to check it out!

Best wishes for a beautiful day,
Susie

BethAnne said...

You are soooo talented. Your ETSY store will be awesome!!! Cant wait to see some of your other creations......I dont know what a mixed media painting is, but I sure do think it is beautiful!!! I will link to you in a day or two when I have more time!

P.S. He loves you.. said...

you won't have to tell me twice! I'm naughty but nice and I will showcase your esty on my site!
So enter me not once but five times! Yay me!

P.S. He loves you.. said...

CORRECTION:

"I'm NOT naughty but nice.." duhn!

It's done!

amy said...

Heidi sent me! :) Please enter me into your contest - I LOVE your painting!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Please enter me in your drawing. That is one awesome piece of artwork!

Thanks!

Karen said...

OMG! Love it, love it!! You are amazing, but I already know that. I posted a pic and link back to your blog. Good luck with your store on Etsy!!

Ruthann said...

Hi Sandi, please put my name in the hat for this fantastic painting.

Rachel said...

How very very creative! I wish I had that kind of talent!

I love the art on the sides too... who would frame it?!?

Would love to win one of these for our Christmas season!

Wendy said...

WOW! Your artwork is beautiful. This piece would look perfect in my house:) It's the style I tend to decorate in. I blogged about it for you. Here is the link to my blog:
http://wesnlani.blogspot.com/2008/10/wowzer.html

FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh my goodness... this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love snowmen!! LOVE THEM!!!

Connie said...

I came over from Heidi's. I love your daughter...she makes me laugh and pee my pants! I decorate with snowmen at Christmas so this would fit right in to my decor! I will put it on my blog too! Connie

Hollie said...

I love it! I put it on my blog this morning!!! Can't wait until you start your store:)

Alexandra said...

Mrs. Hixson, I am a friend of Hollie's & can't wait for your etsy sight! I'll be looking forward to it!
I will be posting this on my blog!

www.usandthreekids.blogspot.com

brandiandboys said...

it's gorgeous!

Josh and Kate said...

I found your blog through Hollie's. Such a cute painting! Enter me! :)

Cheryl said...

How adorable! I'm going to mention it on my blog as well!

Patricia said...

Well, given Jamil and I's history of not taking down the Christmas stuffs (e.g. Christmas Tree, wire Poinsettia, Fiber Optics Poinsettia, Christmas bowl, etc.), I think I will pass on entering this one. HOWEVER, I cannot wait until you start your store because our walls are very very very bare (ok mostly because we haven't hung the things we need to hang) and could use a little Sandi art.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I'm Debbie. I came over from Connie's blog. I'm so glad I did! What a fun contest! (: Visit me anytime. (:

Beth said...

love it
!!!!!
want it!!!!!
you are cool!!!
you are so talented!!!
thanks for the giveaway!!!
it is fun to at least THINK you could win!!!
etsy rules!!!
best wishes on holiday orders!!!

alliekat said...

Love it and love snowmen! Please enter me in your drawing. I will attempt to put a link to your page on my blog! Pick me! Pick me!!!

Andrea said...

Wow you are very talented! Please enter me to win. I'd love this for myself or maybe if I could part with it a Christmas gift. =)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you are talented. i love christmas.

Bailey's Leaf said...

How gorgeous! I would love this! I would be selfish and keep it for myself!

Thank you!

art and nature *at* juno [dot] com

lacie37 said...

You do wonderful work, cant wait to see what other stuff you put in your store. :)

lacie37(at)gmail(dot)com

- Marybeth I. said...

Love it! will post about it on my blog for the extra entries!

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

GREAT giveaway!!!!

:)

Holly

Elizabeth F. said...

I can't wait for the holidays! So beautiful...

efuson_2000 at yahoo dot com

Pamela Vest said...

Please put my name in. this paintig would look so nice next to my tree!

Mistress Meeyee said...

I simply love this painting!!!! Forget all the other people and just send it to me!!!

FatalisFortuna said...

That painting is the cutest thing! Enter me!

screamingicecube at bellsouth dot net

Chelle said...

Oh, I love it! That painting is beautiful!

Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

Cheryl said...

You are a talented woman!! Thank you for such a sweet giveaway!

Jennifer said...

How beautiful! You are very talented! Thanks for the chance!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

altermyworld said...

COngrats on your Etsy shop.
Please let me win this awesome piece of art.
Ang

M.E. said...

Wow, you are so talented!
Enter me, please!

quitecontrary1977 said...

You should brag! That is a gorgeous painting!!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Angie said...

WOW, Sandi! That is fabulous! I mean it is "snow" good!!! Ok, that was really bad..lol! I love this and would be so proud to display it every winter! Thank you for the chance to win and good luck with your shop!

cdziuba said...

I am in awe of artistic talent, and this is just beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway! cdziuba@aol.com

Amber said...

Thank you and please enter me!

malleycc said...

WOW it looks great. Good luck with the new adverture. Thanks for the chance.

KISSaholic4life said...

Your painting ROCKS!

Jennifer said...

Very nice painting You are very talented and I would love the chance to win :-) Thanks!

thedirtyshirtblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Your painting is wonderful. we love snowman in our house. Thnaks for the chance.

koopermom said...

This is beautiful! You are great at this! Can't wait for your Etsy shop!

Terra Jones said...

Beautiful work!!!! This would make a great Christmas gift!

Annabelle said...

That is so cute!! It would make a great Christmas Gift for my son's tutor!!

Kathy said...

i would love to receive this beautiful art work!

Marie said...

That is a wonderful piece of art work -- I wish I could paint something half that lovely!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Jingle said...

Very pretty! Congratulations on your new venture! I'm excited for you! And...I love your little gift with a bow container! SO cute!!!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the chance to win.

mommy koala at live dot com

Natalia said...

Love it , its so cute.
Count me in and thanks.
Like your blog .

liahec@yahoo.com

Trish said...

This is adorable! Great for winter decorating! Thanks for the chance to win!

Blue Tourmaline said...

wow at first I didn't realize that this was for an original painting! how kind of you! I would love this.

lukenlarry at yahoo dot com

Blue Tourmaline said...

good luck with etsy! I blogged over at http://professionalmommy.vox.com/ so enter me again please :)

Jenni said...

I LOVE snowmen! Very cute. I will put it on my blog too at www.jennimorris.com
Great work I will check out your ETSY store.

Katie said...

wow! that is such a cool painting!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!
katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

JanMary said...

That is wonderful, I love your work - enter me please :)

CrystalGB said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

the schros said...

i'm in

Cheri2628 said...

Gorgeous picture! You did a great job. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

Jaime said...

Wow! I think this is my favorite of the ones I've looked at thus far. I love what you've done here! Great job, I think your business will do well.:)

PamperingBeki said...

I REALLY want this!!

And I'm Heidi's blogging BFF so that should pull some kind of weight, right? Thought so.

Great job!!

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful painting! Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

rhonda(at)acedesignstudio(dot)com

World's Greatest Mommy said...

What a beautiful, fun piece!

oona said...

I love the techniques you used, what a cheerful holiday piece! I would love to hang it up to decorate for the holidays!

Thank you for the very generous giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

kamewh said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Deedles said...

I love it! I can't help but smile when I look at it. Wonderful work.

Daintry said...

Beautiful job! I wish I had that talent! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nana said...

I love it and am so sorry i don't have a blog.

Deborah said...

Love this painting...please put my name in your cute box!

Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Deborah said...

Somehow my last comment was sent without my blog url:

readravereview.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Deborah
dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

momofmhasr said...

what a gift you haev, I could never make something as pertty as that.

Anonymous said...

You're very creative. This would look lovely in my living room.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sandy said...

sweet mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

sara l. said...

Awesome work!
Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Cindy said...

Thats just way too cute!
I know I'll win.

Art Of The Craft Studios said...

Hey!!! I LOVE this painting! And Yes I just love Mixed Media it just cracks open the right brain doesnt it? In a good way I mean! LOL So threaputic and gratifying!
Oh and I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog too! Everyone loves free things, especially beautiful free things!:-)

Thanks for entering mine, I hope we end up swapping! :-)

XOXO,
Gioncarla

Art Of The Craft Studios said...

Hey!!! I LOVE this painting! And Yes I just love Mixed Media it just cracks open the right brain doesnt it? In a good way I mean! LOL So threaputic and gratifying!
Oh and I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog too! Everyone loves free things, especially beautiful free things!:-)

Thanks for entering mine, I hope we end up swapping! :-)

XOXO,
Gioncarla

BethAnne said...

I am so impressed by the number of comments you have gotten here - you will do awesome with an ETSY store......this so cool!!!! I posted a link to your site on my blog......hope I send you some business.

Staci said...

This is beautiful! I think you would do wonderfully selling these. Thanks for the giveaway!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Debbie said...

I would love to enter. I will be posting about your giveaway Friday morning 10/31. Thanks!

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

LOVE it Sandi!!!
Good luck on your shop!
Please do enter me! I'll link it over later today :o)


Thanks for your story! I love Charlie Brown trees too! When Rob and I were dating, he knew how much I love Christmas so to impress me he went out and bought a (fake) tree. It was so sweet! But after 7 years it's very Charlie Brown. Branches missing and pine unraveling. We still set it up each year though :o)

Canela

Bebemiqui said...

I love it, love to have it around me house during the holidays.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Betsy said...

I love it!

Rach said...

Count me in!
twinzmama23(@)yahoo(.)com

Lora Lease said...

That is soooooooooo cute!!

asyouwiiiiish@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Love this..Count me in.
I'm going to *try* and post it to my blog..we'll see if I can figure it out....

Blessings
Jenny

Kristin Wynder said...

dang cute! count me in!
thanks for the giveaway!
specialk(dot)roxygirl(at)gmail(dot)com

Fiddle D. Dee said...

This is the best giveaway!! That is an Awesome painting! Thanks for the chance to enter!

toohotforturtle said...

What a wonderful picture. Good luck with your Etsy store.

Amy said...

This is an awesome painting and I love that they are all original!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

how cute
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

piece of me said...

I would love to win.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

Sandi, Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for posting my giveaway altered bottle on your blog! I'd love to participate in your giveaway. Your art is WONDERFUL!! The snowman is adorable and your technique really FUN!

I will definitely post a picture of it on my blog and a link to your blog.

I wish you much success with your new etsy shop! I wish I had more time to make things for mine but I'm so busy with art licensing painting that it leaves little time. But I'm not complaining! Any creative endeavor is so fulfilling and I am just having the best time meeting so many other creative people on blogs. I'm happy to have met you today and I thank the blogger who posted my link so you could find me.

Diane from Diane's Musings
:-))

Robin C said...

what a cute picture. Love it. found your link on Diane's Musings. I'll post one on my little blog.

Robin in VA

Michelle Palmer said...

Hi Sandi!
Your snowman is adorable...first saw it on Diane Knott's Blog...
I put a link & picture on my blog~ hope more n' more check in & get ready for your Etsy shop!
Wishing you the best...
FANTASTIC painting~ what a sweet prize!
Michelle

Dawn said...

Love the painting...I really want it! Please count me in and I will post on my blog.

princess210 said...

This is sooooo adorable! Absolutely stunning. I would love to win this to add to my snowman collection.

Court and Em said...

I love your work, I have put a post on my blog, and can't wait to see who wins!!! THanks so much for the contest!!

www.lottofus.blogspot.com

Courtney Lott

hvoeltner said...

Love it, I would love to enter!

debbie said...

Wow, what an amazing painting, pls count me in the draw.

Rosie and Derek said...

This is just breathtaking, count me in. Hope I win!
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

RobinBirdsNest said...

Wow! Your picture is adorable!! Love it! I just posted about it on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win!http://robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com/

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

:) I would love to have the chance to win this :D it is GORGEOUS and I adore winter :) so it would probably hang above my mantle over half the year :D ty for the chance to win!

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

Beautiful! So much work went into this! I will be linking for sure!

elaine said...

Wow! I love this painting-please count me in!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

mike said...

What a fun painting! And how fun would it be to win - I hardly ever buy myself something to decorate with, there is always something else that comes up, especially when buying for everyone else at Christmas time! Thanks for the contest!

Amroosie said...

I love the painting! I am going to post a picture and link it on my blog, too. Here's hoping for nothing but great things for you!

Cochran Family Blog said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Wish me luck, I would be thrilled to win! Have a blessed day.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Sandi! This painting is adorable!! Thanks so much for visiting me and for inviting me over too...I'll keep my fingers crossed to win this treasure! ~ xxoo, Dawn

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I'm so in LOVE with this adorable Snowman Painting. You're so extremely talented and I'm literally counting down the days until you open your Etsy Store ~ only 78 days left. :)

I posted about your Giveaway on my Blog ~

Bunny Hugs ~

Jayne

hoganfe said...

Just love this Snowman painting - what a talent you have !
mary
hoganfe handmade
handbag originals

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Wow, your are so talented! I would love to win!
Jayne from Bunny Chic Boutique sent me over to your fabulous giveaway :-)
Julie

Laurie said...

You have an awesome give away. I read your blog. Your blog is inspirational and up lifting.
Thank you!

jenny said...

if i'm not to late i love to try and get in on this its too cute to pass up thanks

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Melinda Breske said...

Love this! I collect snowmen & this would be a beautiful addition to my collection! Please, please, please enter me!!

Shirley said...

First, let me thank you for your very creative art piece, we all need great art for inner joy. Second, it appears you are a very talented artist. I cannot draw a dime.(well, maybe a dime, but that's it) Love the snow, making it 2 dimensional and the addition of the old hymns is inspirational. Unfortunately I do not blog, but I must still tell you I think this is a great piece of art. Thank you your creation!