Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September Giveaway!

I mentioned last week that I would be having a giveaway in September and I'm now all set to go. I guess there was some benefit to having the flu after all. Having a bunch of days off work & being housebound gave me some time to paint something for my 'spring themed' blog giveaway. Yes, it's now spring! Winter is officially over! Yay! With winter over I'm wondering what I'll now constantly moan about. Fear not folks, I'm sure I'll think of something! The painting I'm giving away is an original acrylic on a 10 x 10 inch (25.5 x 25.5 cm) chunky canvas stretcher. It's been given a protective matte finish. It's called Make a Little Birdhouse in your Soul. Yes, I've been listening to They Might Be Giants a lot lately. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed this band!


I got a little carried away with the adding of the birds. I hadn’t intended to include that many but I was having fun and just kept going. And going. I was aiming for a cheery and chirpy spring kind of vibe and hope I’ve achieved that. If you’d like to win this painting to hang on your wall, or in your tree, or around your neck if you’re into weird big birdy bling, then simply leave a comment saying so. You have until Tuesday 16th September to enter and then I’ll randomly select a name the following day and announce the winner here on Wednesday 17th September. Please ensure that you leave a way for me to be able to contact you should you win. Anybody can enter this giveaway as I’m more than happy to post the painting overseas. Good luck!

"Every year, back comes spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants"
- Dorothy Parker

Ok then, it seems not everybody shares my enthusiasm for spring. Grouchy ol' Dot!

87 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

Love They Might Be Giants. Love this painting. Fingers crossed, this is awesome!

Sandra Ree said...

I'm so happy you feel better!

And wouldn't it be funny if I won twice? lol Pick me, pick me, oh please pick me!

I love this painting T! I don't think you got carried away at all by the birds, see... they're still on the canvas! heh heh

I paid a little visit to YouTube to check out a "They Might Be Giants" video and I really like this band! I gotta tell ya though, they sure remind me of the 80's! ;D

Happy Day! xxoo

cybill said...

I WANT IT, I WANT IT, I WANT IT!! and so on.. You are so talented, what an amazing painting.

Marilyn said...

Ooooh am I the first??? This may not work out in my favor but I'll give it a shot anyway, it's a lovely piece! :)

GrayEyedScorpio said...

That is the song that got me to become a TMBG fan back in high school!

Cool piece of artwork!

M.Kate said...

Woo...spring's here and I am so happy for your sake!! hahaha...and the rest of the bloggers of course, We love you T, moan and all :D What a cute, happy, colourful and chirpy giveaway..I'll bling it up and hang it in my car (too big for the neck). Love all those birdies..look so well fed. So fast and it's Wednesday and soon, it will be weekend and I've got something just for you for my SSS or SSSaturday..whichever comes first. Ciao for now, hugs!

BrisStyleTeam said...

grouchy ol' Dot indeed! I say 'yay' for Spring (and 'boo' for the flu!)
That is one sweet birdy painting (and I love the little birds that go up and up and up!) Tracy - you are so generous!
I would really love to see it modeled around someone's neck - hee hee! (funny birdy-bling!)

Ali said...

I just left a comment, but don't know what happened .... and I commented on all the SSS posts logged in as 'BrisStyle' .. oh dear, I need a sleep :/
Your painting is lovely - I love the little birdies going up and up and up!
And I say yay to spring - not like grumpy ol' Dot!

Bec said...

Glad you're feeling better! Awesome painting - LOVE TMBGs. I've even taught my son the 'Why does the sun shine' song - love those lyrics, and hey, they're educational too! 'Birdhouse in your soul' reminds me of my uni days, which is funny because your little people also remind me of all the angsty Melbourne arts students I used to hang out with at that time :P
Oh, and Dorothy Parker can kiss my jacksy. I LOVE Spring!!!!

Lisa B. said...

Oh it's so cute!!! "big birdy bling"...you're so funny! lol. I would love a little birdhouse in my soul...and I'm gonna need it 'cause winter is looming on my horizon. Thanks for giving me a chance to add to my Tracy M. gallery:D
HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a happy, happy painting..You are so lucky to start spring..and I like the yapping birds..So much for Dorothy Parker..she must of got up on the wrong side of the bed when she wrote that line..Happy Spring and you enjoy those birds..

Robin said...

I would love to win a They Might Be Giants themed painting! They are my 10 year old's favorite band. I'll have Birdhouse in Your Soul in my head all day... but I think that's a good thing. Lucky you with your approaching spring!

shells said...

Looooooove it!! You are so talented, I wish my paintings were as good! And I haven't listened to They Might Be Giants in ages - such fun quirky music, I might have to find some to listen to now :)
I'm so excited it's spring - and I can't wait to do my TiLT list tomorrow!

High Desert Diva said...

Happy cheery, chirpy, birdy-bling spring! Sign me up for the giveaway!!!

Helen said...

Oh pick me! pick me! I love this soooooo much and it's a perfect match for my bedroom.
And they are birds, not bats, and that makes it a whole bunch better:)

earth and sun folk said...

love your work. this painting is super sweet...thanks for the excellent giveaway!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it's so cute! And very Spring like.

Paper Girl Productions said...

ohmygosh I LOVE this painting!!! THank you for the entry!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I would love to win it! Please enter me in :)

katie@starttofinishsupplies.com

Tizzalicious said...

I love love love love that. And I want it!

Sarah McBride said...

Why is the world in love again?? Why are we marching hand in hand??

I LOVE they might be giants and I love birdhouse in your soul.
What a great painting!!

La Alicia said...

glad you are over that nasty flu! cutie painting!

ImmatureCouture said...

WOW! I -love- They Might Be Giants!! This piece is amazing!

Good luck with your giveaway and thank you!

Bobbi said...

I'm sort of a stalker of your blog...love, love, love the shadow shots. One of these days I will add one. I put a little something on my blog for you. You might want to check it out.

Brandon said...

Such a super sweet painting. Crossing my fingures+

Melissa
melissa33brew@yahoo.com

LazyTcrochet said...

Ahaha "big birdy bling" !!! Love it. I'm so glad I stopped by today! Thanks for visiting too.

Jewelry by Butterfly said...

I love this painting!!! Your work is great =0)

Whimsical Creations said...

Love this painting! Your shop is great!

=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

bunbun said...

count me in the drawing, please! I love it!

caseyandhollyrausch@gmail.com

Victoria said...

Great to hear that you are feeling better, and spring has sprung!

The painting is adorable! Please count me in!

ppdesigns said...

yay i got back from holidays just in time to enter this comp!!! i love it and would love to have it hanging in my new (if i can find something) home when i get back to sydney!

grace said...

I'm verrry excited that its spring :) this whole week has actually been sunny! and warm :) plus lots of flowers blooming, and today i saw a lamb following its mother in the neighbour's paddock :)

Stasi said...

I saw this on Cuteable and i fell in love. I sure wish it was starting to be spring here (Slovakia) but this bright paining on the blank walls of our new place sure would make winter easier to bear.

Gina said...

Phew!! I haven't missed the boat then :D Love your latest birdy creation.. and can sooo see it on my wall!!
Please include me in the draw :D
Hope you're getting the same super spring weather up in Brissy! See you at SSS Gx

Twinkle Star Art said...

Gorgeous birdhouse painting! I love what you called it too! To me, it shows how we perceive birds - happy little minds, chatting to each other across perches or branches and singing delightful tunes all day. Oh what a life, and they also get to poop on people! You couldn't ask for more. Wonderful painting to start off spring and hopefully the warm sun will help those sniffle bugs stay away for a while. :-)

jeany said...

hello! I love your painting..I really love bright colours and simple graphic shapes and this is a great example of that style. I think it would look amazing in our yellow bedroom! :)

Shyanyan said...

Aren't birds adorable and elegant at the same time? On last count, I have 14 bird items in my home (wooden, plastic, metal, paper)and yes I have a real birdhouse made from raw wood hand carried all the way from Japan home to tropical Singapore)! I'll love to increase my collection to 22 and send you pictures of my bird collection if I should be lucky to win it! =)

Kimberly Pye said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! I hope I win it!!

KimberlyPye AT gmail DOT com

Joyful Abode said...

This is so cheerful! I love it! It would look perfect in my office/craft room.

AlisonWonderland said...

cute beyond reason. I'm totally up for some birdy bling.


gemini5757@hotmail.com

Leith said...

I'm in <3 with this painting! And it would look fabulous in my upcoming new craft room too. (Didja catch the subtle hint there? Didja?) Clever clever you.

marcie said...

Super cute! I would love to win your artwork. Thanks for the chance.
- Marcie (nowellm AT yahoo DOT com)

Giftbearer said...

I love that you put alot of birds in it! The more the merrier!
pippit@bellsouth.net

Tanya said...

Wow. That's a gorgeous painting. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Tanya
tls.creations@yahoo.com
tlscreations08.etsy.com
tlscreationsblogspot.com
(I'm having a giveaway too. Check mine out :) )

donat said...

hey harriet! please count me in! this painting would look so cool hanging in my kitchen!

donat@live.com.au

Ruth said...

oooh what a lovely bright dun picture, I would love to be entered :)

shells said...

There's a surprise in my blog for you when you have time to look :)

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Hello! I found you on The Mum and The Rose page...I LOVE your Etsy shop. The paintings are absolutely awesome!! I would love to be included in the give away :-)

Thanks!

Hot Fudge said...

Here I am - jumping up and down and waving my arms in the air. Pick me! Pick me!

Katie said...

Ah, yes, I am very familiar with the every-expanding list of things to buy. Mine is exponentially long and grows longer every minute. But isn't that the beauty of it?

Unlike Miss Dorothy, I share you love of spring. It is the best season - the one that shows a person that life goes on after a hard winter :)

Karen from A`Musements said...

Well Miss Tracy, I love your work, and I especially love Birdies (and you know why) but if I don't get extremely lucky and win your give away, I will continue to admire your work and you and continue to beg you to MOVE THE PICTURE OF SOPHIE UP!!!! so we can 'visit' her when we look at your new work ;-)
xoxo
Karen

Toni said...

*raises hand* me me me me me

Laura said...

Adorable painting! Please enter me for the giveaway! I love all the artwork in your Etsy Store. It's so very cute & happy :)

Laura - lpeggrem at gmail dot com

EmBelISH said...

Hey there,
I would love these chirpy little fellas to adorn my wall. Please count me in for the random draw.
Cheers Em
emily at froggy .com.au

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a darling happy painting! We love it.....we'd love to be entered please!!
(No pressure or anything - but my birthday is on the 15th!)
Have a great day!!
Karla & Karrie too

w said...

love it. thanks for offering this adorable original. and thanks for letting me know about the giveaway.

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oh that's right. i forgot to mention. this painting suits me quite well - as i *do* have a birdhouse in my sooooooul.

wendiwinn on etsy

Jess said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to win this painting! It looks fantastic! Thank you so much for even having a giveaway like this. It's amazing. :) Good luck everyone!

jess%%%4002 [at] gmail [dot] com
(without the %%%)

Lorraine said...

I love it - don't remember how I got here but I'm glad I did. My daughter just moved into her first apartment and this would be perfect for her new digs as she couldn't take our bird with her.

clif, somer, vivian & bauer said...

this is too cute! what a funky fun inspiration...perferct for my playroom! clifday1@aol.com

gemma said...

Great song & great picture! I'd like to enter this comp. Thanks!

gemma said...

I was so excited about this comp that I forgot to leave my email in my previous comment!

Gemma (gemma86er@yahoo.com)

annette said...

OOh i hope i am the lucky tower of birdy bling winner, you know what i think of your fantastic creations!!! But i will tell you again, you girl are one fantastically creative talented artist!!! I love this latest piece.
Hope you are feeling better, bring on spring :0) Annette x

Kylie B said...

Oh wow that painting is fantastic, I have my fingers crossed!

jennyflower said...

Have just here through cuteable and lucky me to find a giveaway! Hope I'm lucky twice as that picture is stunning!

Jamie said...

Ohh I love this! I love the colors too.

I'm crossing my fingers!


jamie at ohhowlovely dot net

THE SANDY DOG BAKERY said...

I love it and would LOVE to win it!! *crossing my fingers*

Bella Modiste said...

This is awesome! and They might be Giants rock!

Now I don't think its fair for me to enter your giveaway when I've got a "states only" on mine...
*slaps self* love it though!
cheers,
~Naomi

Sam said...

I love your blog and have been following it for ages but this is the first time I was game enough to leave a comment. I love your spring painting and would like to enter your giveaway.

I am thinking of starting a blog but don't know how. Would you mind if I asked you for help if I don't understand things? I'll look back here for a reply. If you are to busy that is ok

Stacey said...

Really cute! I'd like to win it. :)

Hey Harriet said...

Sam

That's great that you'd like to enter my giveaway but you'll need to leave a way for me to contact you should you win. Doesn't have to be a blog link as an email address is fine :)

In regard to your question about blogging, I suggest starting one with Blogspot/Blogger as it's quite easy to use & it's free. I'm afraid I'm not very techie but you can certainly email me if you need some help at any stage. I'll help if I can. My email link is in the sidebar of my blog. Good luck & happy blogging & thanks heaps for visiting mine :)

Samantha said...

I'd like to win your cute birdy art :D

email is abbydonkraftwerks@gmail.com

Sam said...

Thanks Harriet! Sorry I forgot to leave my email before.

Sam :)
smudge101@gmail.com

Sweet Repose said...

Yes mam...count me in...I love your work, such a destinctive style, don't know how you come up with them...but would love to be a proud owner!!!

sharon

Sweet Repose said...

Sorry...skwilson@machlink.com

Ok...it's a blond thing...ha

sharon again

cpullum said...

I have a collection of birdhouses outside this would be perfect to add!!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

missknits said...

wow your work is awesome! i just love this piece and think the birds just make it!!! i'd love for a chance to win! :) you can find me on etsy as missknits too :)

kiwi said...

Hey your blog is so fun! Keep it up! (and i'd love to win the birdies! :D)

Vanessa said...

I'm loving all the birdies!! I would love to win this cute piece.

vanessamcoppola at gmail dot com

LINDA said...

We are just heading into autumn here in Iowa. BTW, your painting will look fabulous in our Iowa rural home! Love the birds.....
lindanuts@yahoo.com

Victoria Ann said...

Forgot what a fab song that was , its in my head now, unfortunately if i try to sing it it will not come out the same!

Love to win your birdy painting, cause I have every room in my house to do!! So a room could be themed around your painting, think my son would love it!


fingers, legs and toes crossed!

mad-boo x

VieiraGirl said...

Great painting! Love the colors. I am having a contest too check out my site and enter mine. It is my first giveaway.

Christie Cottage said...

What a lovely painting! I like it that you got carried away with the birds :-)

I found your link on etsy.

christiecottage.etsy.com

Digital Misfit said...

Fabulous painting. I have a birdie obsession, so I dont think its possible to get carried away LOL!
Gosh, even the MENTION of TMBG brings back some 80s memories. I am going to be humming "Istanbul not Constantinople" all day now.

heidig@gmail.com

Jenny said...

OMG. I love the birds!

jennybunnyetsy@yahoo.com

LOVE!

Jenny said...

OMG. I love the birds!

jennybunnyetsy@yahoo.com

LOVE!

jenscloset said...

This is so cute, I want to win! jenscloset.etsy.com

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