Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Bit of Inspiration Giveaway

I love mail!

Catalogs, letters, packages, publications,
and other what-nots, doesn't matter..., I simply adore
getting mail.

I also like sending mail, especially when I am shipping
bits of inspiration to friends across the miles. I always
imagine their faces as they carefully open their treasure
or treasures wrapped in brown packing paper and
beautiful tissue surrounded by ribbons.

This week, I mailed away a little hand painted original
to someone that continually inspires me with her art
and words. I can hardly wait until she receives it.

Although it won't entirely be a surprise to her that
the piece is coming, as we have discussed her
address, I also know she is not quite sure when
it will arrive.
And in that same spirit, I would also love to send
another little hand painted original artwork to one
blog reader, as a "Thank You" for visiting and following
along on my adventures through life and nature.

Just leave a comment to enter, and feel free to
comment more than once. For every message
received, that is the number of times your name
will be tossed into the hat. One reader will be
selected at random on May 25th, Memorial Day.

Many Thanks for always inspiring me with
your electronic mail!

40 comments:

Jean said...

No...thank YOU for inspiring US with your blog!! :)

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Tracie, I am counting the minutes until Squam. Yes, I'm a little scared but I am excited too. Thank you for your beautiful work. I've been inspired over and over again as I visit your blog, read your poetry, and gaze on the things you've created that I enjoy in my home. See you soon! ~Kathy

GloucesterMary said...

Tracie...can't wait to meet you at SAW! I love your artwork! And love what i've seen of your upcoming book!
All best,
Mary
(from Quarry/Craftside/Quayside)

Denise S. said...

I have one of your sweet little books of poetry on my old hoosier and pick it up often to read and gaze at your wonderful talent.

Karen said...

I really enjoy your blog!! I love to be inspired by others.

Anonymous said...

Tracie, just an anonymous admirer here ... I soooooo love your work. If nature isn't inspiring enough, you only make it more so. Thank you for what you do. :)

Lynn Thomson

hiddenart said...

Ooo Tracie, what a fun giveaway. Here's what I'm hoping for, that I get a treasure of artwork from both you and Mary lin. Wouldn't I just be the luckiest gal ever?
amanda

Carol said...

I love your blog! Always something inspiring to see and read. Looking forward to seeing you at AU! Carol

Stephanie Lee said...

I ALWAYS love lurking here in this little bit of heaven. Your images and words are so refreshing and inspiring!

oxoxoox

Holly Loves Art said...

What a lovely thing to do. Your amazing art will surely brighten up the day of the lucky recipient! I hope you're well.
All my best,
Holly

Liesel said...

Tracie! Your art is lovely! Congratulations on your book! I just emailed my mom and told her. She loves your work and had asked me a few months ago if you had a book out! Please enter me in your blog give away. If I won- It would be fun to surprise my mom with your art!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I could use some uplifting. Please include me in your draw. The little blue bird you found is so sad. He was beautiful.

merr said...

I look forward to taking one of your classes someday. I thoroughly enjoy your work.

Merrilee Kennedy

Jessica Herman Goodson said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I really hope it's for me! I have been enjoying your blog, thanks again!

Marrianna said...

Tracie - I love the ornamental frames you use over your photos on your blog. Tell me, please, how can I do that? I'm going to be at Art Unraveled in August and hope to get a chance to talk.
Marrianna, Flagstaff, AZ
satena@yahoo.com

Snowbear said...

Hi Tracie.

Since class in Hampton, I've been following both yours and Marilyn's blog. I love the class and love the blog!

Ellen

purple bird art said...

You are always an inspiration! Your blog is an oasis in a too busy world

tigersailing said...

Traci, congradulations, your class was amazing, looking forward to more, Tammy

Anonymous said...

What a delight it was to meet you at Artfest and take such a great class. It was better than i imagined. My pictures and nests look great in the dining room as planned. (Even after the cat liked the nest and I had to rework it a bit :) What a wonderful treat to own a piece of your beautiful art Tracie - you are one talented chicka ! Blessings, jill
jillsibbald.typepad.com
jill@bamstick.com

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

oooh, a contest. Count me in!

Lotus on the surface said...

Hi Tracie,
I've been following your blog for a little while now. I am always in awe at your gorgeous paintings. They have inspired me to get back into painting. I have a huge fondness for wild birds. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing art with us.

Cara

Brenda said...

I am so glad that you are living your dream--life is beautiful!
brenda bliss

I'm Toni said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog - very inpiring. I was at A&S, and heard raves from those taking your class! Congratulations on your book - how exciting for you!
toni

Ruth said...

Congratulations on the book!

jenica said...

very fun! are you going to june or sept?

Betsy at MPV Dolls said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Betsy at MPV Dolls said...

Thank you - inspired me to look at nature in a different way. Wish I could join you @ Squam, another year, maybe.

Ruth Armitage said...

I love mail too, and I also love your blog...Plus I love giveaways! So many things to love :)
Keeping my fingers crossed...

Judy said...

Hi! Tracie,

This is my first visit to your blog I purchased Deborah's zine on Personal Symbols and your blog address was there so here I am and I love your work and I will return again.

Leslie said...

I can't wait to hold your book in my hands in the fall! You go girl!

I missed seeing you in Hampton. I'm sure it was a blast!

xo

Deborah said...

I am so inspired by what you do, that I have signed up to take a class with you when you come to the Festival of Quilts in the U.K.
I am so looking forward to it.

paperbird said...

Such a sweet and creative soul you are- not to mention generous. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you.
Love your handmade art!
LenaS

Sandrine Deleuze said...

You are such an inspiration source.... I admire your work ;-)

Fran Saperstein said...

Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it as always!

Peggy said...

Your work brings peace to my day. Thanks for sharing

The Other Side of Me said...

Your work is truly inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to share your creations. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.

Thanks,
Tammy

joyfulploys said...

Love your blog and the beautiful spirit that you convey through your art and your words. Thank you!

babsy said...

I have been knowing your work through "1000 Artist Journal Pages", and it's a real pleasure to visit your blog regularly.

Ruth Rae said...

"Nature never did betray... The heart that loved her"

I am smitten with these words! did you write them? can I use them on a dress? your blue bird is on her way!