Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's a Giveaway and my Blogging Birthday!!!

I'm so excited to be celebrating a whole year of blogging and art making!
This past year, discovering the joy of creating art and making new friends has
been one of the best I've had. Even though I've had some hard times, art has really helped me push through and kept me smiling.

I'm gonna get a little mushy here:
I love you as dearly as my real life friends. Your comments
and words of kindness and encouragement are an everyday reminder that I'm not
alone and that so many of us are kindred spirits. Thank you so much for you friendship.♥

In honor of my blog anniversary I'm giving away this advance readers edition of one of
my favorite books: Everyone is Beautiful, by Katherine Center.
I love this story and it really has a lot to do with my desire to make art. I know you'll love it!

I'm also giving away this little painting I made
on muslin stretched over a 4x5 canvas. She's really sweet,
I just love her.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post.

Followers of my blog with have their name entered twice.

To have your name entered 3 times: follow my blog, leave a comment, and post about this giveaway on your blog. Be sure to let me know if you've done this. :)

I will be drawing names on December 10th, one winner will
receive the book and one will receive the painting.



  1. Oooohhh coooollll....I love giveaways and especially this one! Your painting is so sweet! I follow you too, of course!

  2. happy blogging birthday!
    i've never seen the book/how fun!
    & dear painting.
    lol! xox

  3. what a lovely painting! happy anniversary! i can't believe i haven't read that book yet!

    you are so sweet to have this giveaway!

    best wishes, juliette

  4. Jenny, I feel the same about this community, it's awesome! Congrats on your year of blogging, I'm glad I found you :) I'm so curious about that book now I think I'll have to pick up a copy if I don't win!

  5. happy blog birthday Jenny! how exciting....what sweet words and a wonderful giveaway, yay! x

  6. dear dear jenny....
    i can.t wait for the day when i get to give you a BIG hug in person. you are such a sweetheart. happy happy bloggy birthday to you.
    love your been SO fun to watch your growth.
    your weekend with judy looked absolutely AMAZING.
    love you sister!

  7. Hi Jenny, and happy blog birthday! I'd love to win either of your beautiful giveaways :) Of course I'm a follower :)

  8. Well done Jenny! Totally agree about the connections in blogland - they are read and its extra special that we have actually met too! Book looks great and am in need of a good read so I have my fingers crossed!

  9. Happy Blogeburtstag, from your friend in germany... tj
    PS- You are inspiring me to do a giveaway too. Hope you get lot of new readers!

  10. Happy Blogging Birthday! Great giveaways~ I would be thrilled to win either one~ The book sounds amazing and your painting is so soulfilled! Yes, please toss my name in your hat~ I may do a blog post mentioning giveaways in a few days. If I do I will check back and let you know! This would give me 3 chances, since I already follow you ;-D

  11. Woohoo! Happy Blogging Birthday! I love your art!

  12. Congratulations on your blog birthday. It's so good to hear how rewarding it's been for you.

  13. Jenny I came by yesterday and thought I left a comment. The book looks interesting and the painting is divine!!! I'd love both. Tee hee. Wishing us all luck and Happy Blog Birthday to you sweet friend!
    And am I to remind you that I am an avid follower? ;-) I am

  14. Yay Jenny! Getting to know you has been such a pleasure, you are just the sweetest soul.

    Happy blog birthday!

  15. happy blog birthday to a wonderful woman and friend. xo

  16. Happy Blog Birthday Jenny!!! I'm so glad that I met you here in this community. And I know you know that you'll always be supported here! Keep creating--you've already grown so much!

  17. Jenny,

    Congrats on your first year of blogging! That's terrific.

    I enjoy seeing your style develop in your paintings. I think that is one of the best things about our flying group. Watching each other grow!

    How I would love to own your painting! I am just starting the art wall in my studio and your girl would look wonderful. :-)


  18. Your painting looks a lot like my grandmother when she was younger! I immediately thought of that....very sweet indeed....
    Happy anniversary dear one!
    I've never heard of the book, so now you've got me curious!
    Thank you for this opportunity...

  19. ooooh wow, thanks for the heads up Jenny I am so pleased you let me know!

    Happy Blogging birthday... xxx

  20. Hey sweetness, HAPPY BLOGGING BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I am so glad to have met you in this blogosphere, and also, it thrills me to know you have one of my originals! (How exciting!)

    I also feel my online friends are no different from "in real life" friends... Theres definitely a connection! LOVE THIS!

    And I was reading below, seeing your ventures w/ Judy! How exciting is that too! <3


  21. Well I sure thought I posted on this right from the beginning but don't see my comment so I must have been distracted before saving it - but I'm back !!! I am so thrilled for you and hope I am the lucky girl. So curious ;-) I think we are so blessed to be part of this amazing group and I know it's saved me in so many ways. Good luck!

  22. did you draw the winner yet! I want in YES YES I follow you!


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