Spring into a Whimsical Bird Art Giveaway

Spring is coming!
I am celebrating March with a Whimsical Bird Art Giveway!

The winner will receive 3 things featuring my Whimsical Bird Art:

"Singing a Fiesta Song" ACEO Print

One whimsical bird ACEO print titled “Singing a Fiesta Song”.
See all three of my ACEO prints in my Etsy Shop.
Whimsical Bird Notecards
Whimsical Bird Notecards
7 different card designs
7 different card designs
One pack of my whimsical bird notecards that
features 7 different card designs in each package.
Whimsical Bird Bookmark
Whimsical Bird Bookmark

And one whimsical bird bookmark.

The contest giveaway will run for one week from March 1st to March 7th, and the winner will be announced on my blog Monday, March 8th.

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.

Also, please remember to leave your email in the posts so I can contact you if you’re the winner!

Note: Please remember to list each comment separately. If you put all your entries into one comment, it will only be counted once!

Here’s how to enter:

Do one (or all) of the following:

1. Go to lgrugerhanson Etsy shop and pick out your favorite item then come back here and post your choice (1 entry)

2. For new followers, follow this blog, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

3. Tweet about this giveaway, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

4. Follow me, lgrugerhanson on Twitter, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

5. For new Fans, fan me on Facebook, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

4. Blog about this giveaway, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

5. Heart  my lgrugerhanson Etsy shop, and tell me you did so as a separate comment (1 entry).

6. Sign up to receive my Art  e-Newsletter and tell me you did so as a separate comment(1 entry).

7. Make a purchase from my lgrugerhanson Etsy shop and tell me you did so as 5 separate comments (5 entries).

Thanks for participating and supporting living, working artists…like me!

Good luck  and good thoughts,

~ Lindy

Mini Art Paintings on Canvas

Mini Art Paintings on Canvas

There is something about miniature art that I love. Just saying “tiny art” makes me want to either buy some, see some or paint some. It’s probably goes way back to my childhood when I liked small things such as stuffed animals and tiny dolls. I remember collecting miniature glass animals with my sister, rearranging  them, displaying them, playing with them and adoring their tiny size.

I’ve been looking at ACEO paintings on Etsy and Ebay. ACEO is an art format the size of trading cards…2.5 x 3.5 inches. This smaller format has a wide collector base of people who enjoy looking at and collecting tiny art. Because the size is the same size as typical trading cards, there are different plastic holders and ways of displaying ACEO art (which stands for Art Card, Editions, Originals).

I think one of my goals for 2010 is to create some original tiny paintings in the ACEO size. But until I do, lately I’ve been painting on a 5″ x 5″ mini canvas and having a lot of fun with that!  The painting image wraps around the edge, onto 1.5″ sides so there is no need for framing. I put bumpers on the back corners too so they’ll protect the wall. You can see the mini paintings for sale on my website.

I have different themes I’ve been playing with from garden scenes, to miscellaneous raven and angel paintings. They’re a lot of fun to do because I can finish one in a relatively short period of time and I get the satisfaction of finishing a complete painting! And then I love the way they look displayed in a grouping. I’m really enjoying using the dot pattern too which to me symbolizes connectivity.

TwilightGarden2 DayandNight2 RedCloudsII-2

Hope you enjoy looking at my mini art!

Small is Beautiful!

Lindy on Facebook

Well, I’ve gotten a lot of invites from Friends to join Facebook so I did awhile ago. But recently I just started using it and adding photos and friends and comments. It’s been pretty fun. I like how you can search for people and find them! I have a lot of relatives with Facebook profiles it turns out. Who knew?

I just discovered a new form of art called ACEO or “art cards”. ACEO stands for “Art Cards, Editions and Originals”. These cards have one main rule – they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card.

You can buy them, trade them, or keep them and display them. See art-cards.org I had the idea that maybe that would be fun to do while I’m traveling. Make very small paintings as “art cards”. I’ll have to think about that one. I like the idea though. Travel size art.

I have some ACEO prints for sale in my Etsy Shop>

And another interesting web site is art-bridge.com – a web site of art links, art directory and art portals. Everything art. Gotta love that!