Monday, July 6, 2009

My 100th Post Celebration and Giveaway!

This is my 100th blog post, so I wanted to have a celebration! I have a sneak peak of something very exciting for all of you, plus you have a chance to win my giveaway!

My exciting new announcement- I am painting again! I have now started a new series of paintings. Purple paintings to be exact. Therefore, I will now be know as "The Masked Mommy" by day and "The Purple Painter" by night! Man, my secret identity (aka- my actually self) is going to start getting lost in the shuffle...

I am in love with my newest painting, and you guys (my awesome readers and trusty sidekicks) are the very first to see it! It's fresh off the easel last week. May I present to you my painting of Purple Starry Night:

For anyone who's confused or rubbing their eyes, here's what Vincent van Gogh's original looks like:


This is my first painting in my series of purple paintings, and you happened to make it just in time for my sneak peak of what's to come!


Seeing this piece "in a museum" makes me chuckle. Upload your own photograph here to see your stuff in a museum ;-)

Ok, enough silliness. Now for the giveaway :-D

I am giving away the very first poster of this painting - the artist's proof (signed of course)! It's a 16x20 size poster, and I can guarantee you won't find another poster like this one anywhere else ;-)


Ways to enter this giveaway~
  • Comment on this post to let me know you where you would like to hang it or what famous artwork you would like to see in purple next :-)
  • Become a follower (or remind me in your comment that you already are a follower).
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back here and let me know that you did in a comment.
That's 3 total chances you have to be entered in for this unique giveaway, so may the commenting begin ;-) The winner will be chosen at random. You may enter until midnight on July 15th.

I think these prints would be just adorable in a little girl's room, and I think they'd be equally awesome in a dorm room! Of course, I put the original right in the middle of my living room, so who knows where it will work in your home! I just wish they had been for sale when I was going off to college and trying to fill my dorm walls ;-)

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I have such a good time writing, and it just wouldn't be the same if y'all weren't reading along encouraging me! You ladies inspire me every day! I'm so glad to have you all here celebrating this special blog post with me! These last 100 posts have flown by, and I look forward to the next 100 posts :-D

PS. There are some VERY exciting linky opportunities coming up, so check out my left sidebar for the details! I'm especially excited about Kimba's new "DIY Day" at A Soft Place to Land and the Nester's upcoming party! Please let me know about any linking opportunities you guys know of. I'll give a shout out for the first to tell me about any new linky party or blog carnival out there ;-) I want to keep the Linky Guide as complete as possible! I want to know about every Mr. Linky box out there! :-)

28 comments:

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

GAH!!! If I don't win I'm going to cry. If I do win I'm going to pee my pants.

Why?

BECAUSE I LOVE VINCENT AND I LOOOOVE PURPLE! Seriously, my personal screen name for the last 5+ years has been HollyVANGOGH. And purple is my favorite color!

I would hang this in my family room where I have PURPLE drapes and PURPLE pillows on my couch!!!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Also, I follow your blog already! :)

Heather said...

Oh I'll play! I'd hang it in my living room! Or at the top of the stair facing the stairs as you enter my living room. MMmmmmmm....

Heather

Heather said...

I'm following now.

Heather

Heather said...

Ok...I did it...http://blogshewrote.blogspot.com/2009/07/painting-giveaway.html

Love the painting!

Heather

Christene said...

I just found you through The Crafty Crow. Your painting in purple is magnificent, Fancy Nancy worthy, just divine! I've become a follower, posted on my blog (supergirlcentral.blogspot.com....your a girl after my own heart!) AND I'm posting to say, hurray for painting again. You go Masked Mommy!

Lisa said...

Love your painting! I think we'd probably hang your painting in the hallway leading to our homeschool room. My children's art gallery is there and your artwork would be a huge inspiration to them. Oh, and my daughter's favorite color is purple, so she'd be delighted to win this!

Michele said...

Oh, oh, oh! I LOVE this! Purple has been my favorite color since I was little! This is also my favorite Vincent Vangogh painting!This is just beautiful!
If I won it I would hang it in my bedroom....no wait,I'd want everyone to see it so I'd probably hang it in my livingroom!
Just beautiful!
Michele

Michele said...

I just posted about your contest on my blog!

Julie said...

Very nice! I would put it in my little girl's room. :)

MiaZagora said...

I would post it in my 11 y/o girl's room, because she loves Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and would love your purple interpretation as well!

MiaZagora said...

I am a follower of yours in my Google reader.

MiaZagora said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://miazshomeschoolminutes.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway-from-masked-mommy.html

That Girl said...

I am a follower already.

That Girl said...

I would put this in my 8 yr old daughters room. It has just the right amount of pink to match her pink walls. It would look fab!!

PisecoMom said...

Ooh! Fun! I love it, and would claim it for my OWN bedroom. :)

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tristan said...

Enter me please! Love the purple and I want to see the Sunflowers in a Vase in purple next! This would hang in my homeschool room as inspiration for the kids to try thier own art!

http://ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com/

Heidi said...

I LOVE this painting, and I'd hang it in my dining room (where the bare walls are so sad and lonely!). I think it would be awesome to see Kandinsky's Farbstudie Quadrate (concentric circles) done in all purples! Great work!

P.S. I'm a blog follower too!

Angie (Angineer) said...

I'm a follower of yours in Bloglines!

Angie said...

I would love to win this poster so I could give it to my aunt. Purple is her favorite color and she is just starting a Bowen massage business out of her home - this would look great framed in living room, I mean waiting area!

Dolli-Mama said...

I want to hang this in my new place!

Dolli-Mama said...

I am a Masked Mommy follower!

Jen Wolfe said...

I'm not a homeschooler and I don't have a blog. Can I still play your reindeer games? Saw this on Michelle's blog. Not sure how to enter my contact info since I don't have a blog.

Next I would like to see Mona Lisa in purple!

Jen said...

First- Congrats on your 100 post!!

2nd- your painting is lovely! I was thinking it would look great in my daughters new purple room I hope to get around to painting! There is a lot to be done around here before the baby is born.

Glad to see you back to blogging. I haven't been around much due to sickness from my pregnancy. I'm a follower, so that's an extra entry for me.

Take Care!

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

PS: I blogged the giveaway! http://www.domesticdork.com/2009/07/flexing-my-creative-muscles.html

Christi said...

This has been my favorite painting since I was a child, but I might share it with my daughter if I were to win. Her room is done in pink and purple.

Thanks,
Christi

Becca said...

I just found your blog tonight via twitter @domestic dork

What a beautiful picture! I would love to hang it in my hallway.
thanks
@beccachats

MochaTrina said...

I would hang the print in my classroom. I tried that art museum thingy for one of my son's pieces and he loved it.

And I am now a follower. I can learn a thing or two about your frugal ways.