Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Art Blessing Giveaway........



Spent a special evening last night with a very courageous group of ladies who bear some very deep wounds in their hearts but are bravely facing them. It is such a honor to share some of my own story with them, share my artwork and invite them to explore their own feelings through expressive collage. It brings me such joy to watch the evening unfold as images, words and feelings emerge for each one and offer them a release to emotions that were once held captive...and maybe even nudge them a little further towards their own healing.

As one of the ladies was looking through one of the many notebooks of my artwork, there was a particular piece she felt drawn to that she thought would speak to a friend of hers who was going through a very difficult time. I told her I would love to just send her the print. The artwork was in a plastic sleeve and we then both realized there was one extra print already sitting behind the one she was looking at. I smiled deep inside. I love it when God offers these moments. I knew it wasn't a coincidence. That print was waiting quietly in that notebook for a year or so now just for this moment..and for this sweet soul.

I was reminded of my love for just blessing others with art. Its easy to get lost in the selling and I have been missing taking time for the giving. I have a mental list of special friends and loved ones that are long overdue for a handmade package. I want to make time to bless again. So in honor of this promise to myself, I'd love to have a little giveaway and just say thank you. Thank you for stopping by, for words of encouragement and for blessing me. This is a set of five greeting cards, each with a print of an original art card collage of mine (click on the photo for an enlarged view of the cards). If you would like to be in the drawing for this set of cards just leave your name and email address in the comments and I will draw a name on the evening of Saturday, Oct 21st! Hope you'll join me in the fun!



26 comments:

Lesha said...

Count me in. Thank you :-)

Lilly*s of London*ish said...

Hi Lani. Me too!
Gina

Irish3 said...

Hello, I'm new here after buying something from your Ebay store earlier today. I found my way to your Etsy store and now to your blog, so I'd love a chance to be entered into your drawing. Thanks so much,
Deirdre

Rose said...

Hello Lani,
Would love to be in the giveaway!
Got my order from etsy~
Thanks again.
Rose

Altered Route said...

Love your story...touching and a great reminder to give!
Connie
alteredroute@hughes.net

Ro Bruhn said...

I'd love to be in the draw Lani, thanks so much for your kindness

Anonymous said...

Lani, you are truely blessed to have such talent and such a kind full heart and spirit. We are all blessed to have you as a friend. Looking at your beautiful pieces envokes wonderful feelings. Hope you have a long list of friends stop by. Please add me to the list. Treva

Maija said...

Count me in on this yummy give away!
Maija Lepore
leporeaz1@cox.net

I was lucky enough to have had the winning bid on one of your pieces in the ZNE auction!

Dragonlady said...

Please add me to your drawing, I too have so much to be thankful for
God allowed me to Survive breast cancer....3 years and counting!
Brenda
bvdragonlady1@aol.com

Cathy Wegner said...

I just found your blog and I love your work! I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks. stampczy@comcast.net

She Who Flies said...

Your art speaks to me and moves me deeply. I'd love for my name to be added to this draw. Thank you. Blessings, Chantal

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I just found your blog last night and all I can say is WOW!!


I blogged your giveaway in my Wednesday Edition of Contests Galore

SueAnn said...

I would love to be in your special drawiing. What a wonderful gift you are given those with broken hearts.
So count me in too
SueAnn

Kristin Hubick said...

These are gorgeous! Count me in!
Kris

krishubick@hotmail.com

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Love your work, It always has has special meaning.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Those are amazing. Amazing and lovely. And what an awesome story. I would love to be blessed with such beautiful things. Thanks for the chance to win!

Seeking Simplicity said...

"Rest your Soul Dear One" is lovely... and what a nice giveaway...

Thank you for your inspirations, your stories and the time you share with us.

Debbie said...

I love your work and your beautiful thoughts. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.
kaliharo.etsy.com

red tin heart said...

Lani, the picture is so beautiful. I love it that you helped someone who needed you. xoxo Nita

Linda said...

I'd love a chance to have some of your beautiful art. Thanks so much for the chance! mamalin1@comcast.net

Sally L. Smith said...

Lani, I'd love to be in the drawing. I've loved your works and were drawn to them on eBay when I started selling again 1 1/2 years ago. I've watched you grow and will continue to do so.
Sally

Anonymous said...

Still drawing inspiration from your beautiful work!Please add me to the drawing!
Karen
khall1@pbtcomm.net

Sarah said...

I have just stumbledupon your blog....fantasti work and inspiration..I will be back. I would love to be entered into the draw
Hugs Sarah x

Kathy Maximo said...

You are an inspiration to say the least. I just love you stunning pieces. And I enjoy reading your blog. I would be happy to enter your drawing.
Kathy
vntgsnapsnscraps@bellsouth.net

kecia said...

you are so sweet, Lani. i am glad that extra copy was there for her at that moment.

Cheryl said...

No wonder your art is so lovely and touches me and others so deeply...you are such a wonderful person and artist. Blessings to you today!