Thursday, January 17, 2013

Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday and it is a milestone year.  I have been contemplating my life the last few weeks as often happens to me when I hit a milestone birthday.  The last decade I decided to go back to college and finish my degree.  I am not planning anything that life changing this time around, but there are some things that I have been working on changing.  I want to make sure that I stay healthy and prevent the health problems that are prevalent in my family.  I need to evaluate my eating habits and my exercise routines to make sure that I stay healthy and to encourage my husband to do the same.  I want us to be around for many more years so that we can enjoy each other's company.  I also want to make sure that I am spending money wisely so that we can enjoy our retirement years and not leave debts to our children some day.

I am really enjoying my life now for the most part.  I stay home with my youngest and work on my art in all the free time that I can carve out of my daily life.  It does take some time to raise five kids, but it gets easier as they get older.  I want to work on my art the most this year.  I want to keep learning and perfecting skills and I want to grow my new baby business.  I really enjoy creating things that can add beauty and meaning to daily life and sharing them with the world.  I have a lot to learn about the business side as well.  That is the hardest for me as it is for a lot of creative people. I have set some goals for my business this year and I am currently planning out how I am going to meet those goals step by step.  One of the things that I want to do is to share a bit of art with my readers.

I am going to give-away two pieces of art just to show you all that I appreciate you reading my blog and supporting me.  I am going to take all the comments from both of my blogs and put the names into a pot and have my little one take out two names.  I will send you a small piece of my art. The first one will be for a bookmark created out of bits of my painted papers.  The second one will be for one of my ATCs.  I will let the winners pick out their favorite from the category that they have won.  

Here are the bookmarks.  I have shown both sides of each one.

Here are the ATCs.

In order to be put into the drawing please leave a comment on one of my blogs about what you like about my art.  Please check out my Etsy Shop and my art that is available for prints on Fine Art America too.
I will leave this open for a week and draw the names on Thursday, January 24th.  Please leave an e-mail address so that I can get in touch.  Then I will contact the winners to get their mailing information.
I hope that everyone enjoys my birthday give-away and I wish you all a peaceful day.


Tammy Dial Gray said...

I love the textures, colors, detail and love that you put into your art. Your heart shines through!

Sumaiyah Dymonz said...

Such beautiful work from such a beautiful person! Happy Birthday to you again!!! Smooches!!! These are just lovely (and I'm an ATC fan!).

Artzy Empress said...

Happy Birthdate, Sweetis!

susie stitchings said...

Oooo you know im your biggest fan!!!! Xx All so awesome x

Melanie Reed said...

Hi Janelle -

Saw your link on Effy's Wild Soul page and came over to wish you a happy birthday. Your intentions for your year sound quite similiar to mine. I love your colors! I especially love the ATCs and the rough edges you've done. Beautiful textures and just plain beautiful!

Stuffed with Aloha said...

Happy Birthday my beautiful friend! Hope you've had a spectacular day.

This Dog's Mom said...

Happy Birthday, and thanks for your generosity! I love your vivid colors and I especially love your dragonflies.

Kristin said...

There's always such a positivity to your art - and you are always trying new things - that speaks to your creativity Birthday Girl! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your birthday with us, xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

Happy Happy birthday Janelle!!!

Venus Blues Hideaway said...

Hello Janelle,
Thanks so much for coming by and leaving such kind words. I have been looking around your site and love your work. I read your birthday post--so open and full of goals. Happy belated birthday!! I really enjoyed reading about all of your goals and how much you want to accomplish is really something. I wish you luck in your endeavors. Oh yeah! Please enter me in your giveaway :)