Friday, November 1, 2013

Mason Jar Painting give away! and an ARTY!

that's right
 i am having an

an art party.
an arty!
and you are invited!

what's the occasion,
 you ask?

my bravery

on etsy

is open for business!

insert an explosion of confetti here.

that's erinsartandgardens (one spaces)

yes, i finally, finally opened my etsy store,
and i would just love it, love it if you would pop on over and check it out.

i even installed a link to it on my sidebar (fancy, i know).
in honor of my opening and since this is an "arty"
 i am having my very first

i am giving away to one random winner,
this original piece of art

"grey jars I"
seen above

square canvas
original acrylic painting
heavily textured in shades of greys and whites
signed by me( of course) on back

if you would like a chance at winning this painting
and i sure hope you do....
i think you know the drill...

"follow" me (for one chance or let me know that you already follow)
blog about this giveaway (for chance 2)
visit my etsy store and come back here and tell me what you think (for chance 3)

this arty will go on for 3 weeks until november 22nd.
drinking wine during the arty is highly recommended, as i heard on the news, there will be a shortage of wine soon.....what?  say it ain't so!

good luck!


p.s.  thank you so much to all of you who have been such big supporters for know who you are...your positive comments and e-mails blow me away......and i love you and could not have done this without you....i am overwhelmed and humbled by you very day.

p.p.s.  i have tried very hard to offer up affordable art, on the smaller side, to make it easier for me to ship....until i get used to this new venture....larger paintings will come later.

p.p.p.s.  who knows where this venture will go?  but i am so excited, nervous and giddy by the possibilities....

arty down!


dianez said...

I have been waiting for this for a long time! So excited for you. I love your art, and photography.ALL OF IT.

It's me said...

O wowww Erin lovely....i hope i may count in in your give away,,,,,like your work !! and mason from me...fingers crossed...x !!

following-friends said...

Hi Erin. I love your store and hope all goes well with your business. My favorite is the Peaceful Easy Feeling painting. So pretty!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - congratulations on the opening of your Etsy store. Going over to check it out. Hope you will count me in your give away. Good luck and God bless with this new endeavor. I am sure you will be successful.

oldgreymare said...

1. Happily following for years
2. Link on my side bar to your Arty
3. I think I was your first fan in shop <3


Dolores' Cottage said...

Congratulations! I always wanted something you had created and now I have a source to go to. Wonderful idea!
I have been following you for awhile you always inspire me in so many ways!

Dolores' Cottage said...

I love all the pictures, but especially the Ball Jar #1!!! The colors are just amazing with the light touching them. All beautiful!

mum4305 said...

Congratulations! on opening the store. Love 'Grey Jars 1' and would lovingly hang it in my home, if I won of course. Following already.

mum4305 said...

Love the jar and winter bird art in your shop. I don't think I have ever commented before but I love all your projects, your doily pumpkins are a particular favorite.

Unknown said...

Wonderful shop! Love the paintings and sign me up for the drawing. I am already a follower and I faved your shop.

Seawashed said...

Congrats!!! I visited yoyr shop last night and it is beautiful. I know you will do well. Enjoy!!! Having an etsy shop is fun.

Seawashed said...

I am a faithful follower. Love you. Xo

LauraJane:) said...

Congratulations on the store!
LOVE the blue ball jars as well as the white.....Magical!
I've been a follower for several years.

Deb said...

Congratulations Erin!!!!
Your shop looks gorgeous ~ love it all especially your Giclee print "old natchez trace" ♥
Wishing you much success xo

marie grady palcic said...

so excited that your shop is open! it looks fantastic, love the juncos, every one of them :) and the jars and the cows. ok, everything! wishing you the best, will follow you there and here, with a smile...

Donna said...

I am so proud of you and excited for you! You are so talented! Of course I am a follower and I adore your paintings! I love the blue Ball jar pics I guess because they bring so many memories of the past and my grandmother using them.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How exciting to open your own Etsy shop, Erin!! I just visited and love all the pieces you've already added! I wish you the best of luck in this new endeavor and I know you'll do well. I'm already a follower, so please sign me up for the very generous prize you've offered! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and view your lovely photography, paintings, and your home styling.

ebe said...

I follow you on everything.

ebe said...

I love the Mason Jar paintings! They are so peaceful and relaxing. Please enter me in your arty giveaway.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU ROCK. Your art, your home, your photography....I am so glad to follow you, erin. COUNT ME IN! I FOLLOW YOU! Anita

Stacey said...

Erin, I'm always excited to see something you've done! It's very neat that you are doing an Etsy shop. I wish you the very best. I'm in love with the blue ball jars and would love to find a place for them in our home.

I follow you in my Google Friend account. :)

Cindy said...

YAY!!! Finally! I went and looked, your prints are amazing! Good grief you are so talented. I know everyone will love and buy your work. I think you'll like etsy, and you're smart to stay small with the prints, so much easier to mail. I'm so happy for you!!


zenitude said...

I'm so excited for you! I have followed your blog for a long time and admired your photography and art. Wishing you a great Etsy adventure and great success!
Also so happy to enter your contest.
Zenitude (at) live (dot) ca

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, oh, oh Erin....
Number 1. The jars are my colour for the decor of my home, GREY! How did you know? :)

I love the soulfulness of the 3 together three is never a crowd :)

When I first visited I knew I would find inspiration here and so many others will as well.
I know who ever wins this Erin original is going to treasure it, and find the perfect place to show it off....

Erin I am off to look around my place to see just where I will hang it....:))

Beautiful soulful day to you.



Burlap Luxe said...

I am à follower,


Scott Law said...

Big congrats on getting your store opened. I love your paintings, those cows are so cool. You are such an artist. I'm glad I follow you or I would have missed this since I've been away for awhile. OBTW, I've started posting on a limited basis again.

KarenB said...

I'm just so proud!!! What a great start! You have a great selection. I can imagine its scary. I'm intimidated and I just want to open a vintage etsy shop, not art. You'll do amazing!
Love and hugs,

Georgianna said...

How exciting! Of course, you know I already follow you! :) And you know how long I've wanted one of your originals. :)

I visited your shop and it looks super! A wonderful start to what will become a very successful adventure, I'm sure!


Nancy said...

I am definitely following you and look forward to visiting you often...Your blog is beautiful and now I am off to your new shop...Congratulations....

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Oh my am I glad I hopped over. Wow love that work of art, it looks so real. Your work is beautiful, that horse picture is fabulous. One of your new followers. And oh yeah, do I want to win. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Wow, Wow I love your Etsy site, can I say Moo...those cows are awesome great shop. Thanks for another chance to win! Di@Cottage-wishes

michele said...

congrats on the launch of the shop, erin!!! heading over there just now!


michele said...

the jar paintings are gorgeous! hope i win!


Unknown said...

Be still my heart.....I can't tell you what felt when I first looked at this post and saw that mason jar painting. It is simply lovely..... heavenly......serenely beautiful. Your heart and hands bring the beauty that lies within to life. Truly. (HOW can you part with the "original?") I am SO very happy for you that you gave your spirit "wings" and followed your passion. Bonne chance with your new ETSY shop! How very exciting! I will pop on over and have a look around....oh wait..let me pour a glass of wine first. Tee hee. Oh and..."merci" fro joining in on my Grey Dey party. Aren't WE the "arty party" gals!! ;);)

Libby said...

Hi Erin: I just "rediscovered" you on my blog list and am SO glad I did! I definitely want to enter the Giveaway, so I am following you now!!
Your images are just back soon., Libby

Victoria said...

I am already a follower but need to visit more often, you're so talented!

Victoria said...

I think your Etsy shop looks fabulous:)

Unknown said...

Hi Erin!
I have loved your blog for a long time, your style and photography is gorgeous. Your paintings are so amazing, I love your style. I am so happy you decided to open an Etsy shoppe! I have been hoping that you would :) I have been a follower for awhile now and would love a chance to win this gorgeous painting! It would be just perfect in my kitchen :) Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway!

Unknown said...

Everything is your shoppe is beautiful!! My favorite is the grey jars :) They are perfect for my home. I think I am going to have to come in and purchase it if I don't win :)
Thank you so much again for hosting! Your ahoppe is going to be such a success!

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hi Erin, I came over from Grey Dey Thursdey and love what I see. You have a beautiful blog with great photography and beautiful art. New follower (through Bloglovin): done.
Thank you for giving us a chance to win this gorgeous painting. And great job to open your own Etsy store! Happy weekend, hugs

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
First, thank you so much for coming over to sit awhile and enjoy my roses... They are still bursting in bloom.

I just LOVE your new header, and that painting! Please count me in, I would be thrilled and most honored to own one of your paintings.
I went over to your Etsy shop....
It is just beautiful!

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy shop, Erin! I am a follower, although my days of reading blogs are hard to come by. I am glad I came by today!

Laurie said...

I visited your shop, and your paintings are wonderful! I love the subjects you have chosen; the cows from my growing-up-on-a-farm days, the Junco's for their enduringness, and the mason jars for the abundance of uses they have in my life. I am sure your new shop will be a hit!

Daughter Of Zion said...

I love your art and hope to win!

Cobalt Violet said...

So happy for you, putting you work out there!
And, beautiful work it is Erin. You should be very

Happy November to you and big hug hugs!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Congratulations, Erin! I am so happy for you!! I just know that your new shop will be a huge success! Your photography and paintings are truly amazing and there is no doubt in my mind that your name will become very popular very quickly! :)

xoxo laurie

joanne said...

I just realized I hadn't entered. Thanks for the reminder. Love the painting of the mason jars, and the ones in the Etsy shoppe too!

joanne said...

P.S I follow you on everything, and probably everywhere too!

time worn interiors said...

Oh Erin, I am so excited about your giveaway! I love, love, love the gray jars and have the perfect place in my kitchen for them.

The Etsy store is great! I also love the bird paintings.

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Thanks for the opportunity!


Marilyn said...

Congratulations, Erin, on your Etsy shop. Best wishes for lots of success!!
I'm a follower of your blog and love seeing all your posts.

Stephanie said...

Congrats on your etsy shop! I am following going to check it out.

Stephanie said...

I love the Ball Jar #1. I love this painting and I love blue canning jars. I love all canning jars.