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Monday, 29 November 2010

A grungy Christmas giveaway - and an apology...

Well, I know you guys won't mind if I tell you that regretfully I have decided to combine the November and December giveaways - my art time is really under pressure at the moment and it will give me a little time to catch up.

I really did start this on time for November, but I have been fiddling with it for ages whenever I can get a minute in the art room. However I have decided it is finished and I had better upload it NOW so that it can get to someone in time for Christmas!!



Well this giveaway is a mixed media canvas. I have been doing the wonderful Art and Healing Course (more posts on that to follow when I get a minute - I haven't been completely idle!!) and did this little Christmas figure as a practice piece and liked her so much I thought I would create a background for her. There are a lot of layers (so loads of drying time!) and it ended up even grungier than usual because for one I made a glaze with black acryclic rather than dark blue - I wouldn't mind but I did the same thing the other week and re-sorted my paints to stop it happenning!! The trials of art in artificial light. Still think I managed to save it. Collage, image transfer and stamping onto tissue have all been used here (I find stamping onto a canvas is horrrendously unpredictable, using tissue paper helps that out a lot and if it disintegrates you get some added texture!)

I love the sentiment I have used, I think with all the hustle bustle that surrounds the festive season we forget to enjoy ourselves and celebrate the season on a day to day basis. Despite being really busy, I'm trying my best to keep a smile on my face and not get stressed - doing OK so far lol!!

Right, how to enter - it's simple!! Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered in to the draw. As this is a Christmas item and we are already a long time between giveaways I think this one will have to have a very short tunaround. So the closing date will be 9.00 pm on Tuesday 9th December. Yep, that's right, just a week, but it's because I know I will have time to get to the PO on the Wednesday morning - so if you are entering and I don't already know you, don't forget to check back in case I need your addy!!

Inernational players welcome but receipt before Christmas can not be guaranteed (sorry!) as last postal dates are probably Monday. Feel free to link from your own blogs and Happy Christmas Season everyone!!

20 comments:

Paola (aka Lily) said...

Hi Cindy...I would love to win this little lady...so generous of you...thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous Cindy and it would look fabulous on my wall at Christmas!!!!! You always make such fabulous art. Thanks for the chance to win. xx

Elizabeth said...

This really caught my eye earlier - I just love it - the background is so subtle and grungy. I have a canvas awaiting my attention but I never seem to find the time so I can empathise with your predicament. Thanks for giving the opportunity to win. Elizabeth x

Netty said...

Hi I started this course the other week and its fab. Love your canvas. Annette x

Artyfax said...

wonderful piece Cindy, And so many different techniques used. I must get away from simple collaging and start to add some of the techniques I was introducced to in AI

Genie said...

Lovely work Cindy

Jan said...

Fabulous background Cindy... so much detail.....and the colours are beautiful. A lovely piece of art x

Angy B said...

...and when Christmas is in the air hearts are filled with the warmth of sharing and giving.

A stunning masterpiece Cindy.
Love it!
Angy XX

Lyndi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cindy. I love the sentiment also. Makes me feel all Christmassy inside Lxx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous canvas Cindy, great colours. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, gorgeous Cindy and I LOVE that background!!! Little paws crossed..:o)

jonaks said...

lovely canvass. Merry christmas!

Sherry Edwards said...

A lovely canvas Cindy. Your whimsical girly is lovely and the background looks amazing - well worth all the time and effort. Keep smiling!

Viv's Visuals said...

WANT IT, WANT IT, WANT IT!!! LOL
Simply fab canvas Plant Person. xx

Deborah said...

Fabulous piece, Cindy! Can't beat a bit of grunge, even at Christmas :-) And thanks for the handy tip about stamping onto tissue paper and not the canvas.

georgina said...

How wonderful is this Cindy,who wouldn't love it, luv Georginaxx

Maureen said...

A great piece Cindy, perfect for Christmas!!

CAROL said...

Oh! Cindy, it's gorgeous, I love the colours you've used, keeping my fingers, toes and everything crossed....lol!!!

WendyK said...

What a fabulous piece of work Cindy. It looks wonderful, and that course sounds great. Have a brilliant Christmas, Wendy x

Clare said...

Stunning!

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