Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Art Blessing Giveaway!




Its been a busy couple weeks and I am reflecting over a wonderful day yesterday at my first open house. It was a great opportunity to try something new and learn along the way! It always just feels deeper and more meaningful to share my art in person with friends new and old. I have some pics to share of the event but first I wanted to share my offering for my December Giveaway! This sweet Christmas treasure box is filled with a little of this and that! It includes a gold ornate framed collage "Set Free" that sits on a gold easel, trio of inspirational tags, framed art magnet "Embrace Your Story", greeting card "Surrender...Where the allure of desire eclipses fear", Sweet little red journal, "You are ready to fly dear one", tea-light candles, decandent chocolates and sweet candy canes!

So if you would like to be entered in the drawing just leave your name and email in the comment section and on the evening of Sunday, Dec.14 I will draw the name of someone who I get to bless! Also, if you mention this giveaway with a link to this post on your blog, just let me know and I will add your name twice to the drawing!

So won't you come along and take a stroll through Healing Expression's first open house.....

Help yourself to a cup of hot cider, coffee tea or sparkling cider!


The first guest to walk through the doors, sweet friend and blossuming artist Teri Owens!


I had such fun creating a large grouping of art blocks for the event. I think by the end of the evening they were definately a customer favorite!


My Mom was such a support and my son Daniel was happy to take his post by his "Nanny's" homemade fudge, butter tarts and shortbread confections!



A huge hug and thanks to my dear friend Florence from Journey's Rest for all her encouragement and help in setting everything up!


Our sweet dog Molly welcomed each guest with enthusiasm!


A few of the treasures I will be listing for sale on line over the next few days!

So for now I think I need to take a deep breath and take a couple days to unwind and settle back into gettng ready for the holidays. I will post soon about art blocks, gifts sets, and other items I will be listing soon! Have a memorable day!

62 comments:

trish said...

great giveaway!!!
Trish
trishnatey@gmail.com

ANNA said...

please enter me into your draw - I don't win much so this would be a delight!! I love the work you are doing recently.

Florence said...

had a beautiful time with my beautiful friend!!!
sooo blessed,
florence

Teri Leigh said...

Way to Go! What a blessing it will be for whoever wins. I had a great time at your sale and have what I bought up in my art room for inspiration.

mammagil said...

I love your work, wonderful giveaway. Please enter me to win and I am posting your link on my blog as well! God Bless, Happy Holidays
Melissa

Dawnie said...

Please enter my name also. Great blog..I love your items for sale and your family is beautiful. My dog would never have been so sweet if I ever had an open house! I have a giveaway also myself this week--feel free to come by. I will also add your blog link!

*SHeRRy B* said...

Gorgeous things! I wish I lived closer! I posted a link on my blog!

Brenda said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway. Merry Christmas

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan



http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

CherryPal: Computer Friend or Foe? said...

yummy! this looks great. thanks! :)

Jenna said...

What a great giveaway! When I saw chocolate was involed I couldn't resist. Thanks!

jessecreations said...

I'd love to win - what a great giveaway!

Jess

jessicacook17@hotmail.com

Jingle said...

You do beautiful work! Wow! I'm glad I found you! Thanks for the giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Amber said...

WOW beautiful set up! That prize package looks amazing also. Thank you! I love artsy pieces like that.

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Izabella~ said...

oh my!! How I wish I could have been there!!!

Everything looks so beautiful!!

If you have a chance I would looooove to hear details ;) email me if you have an extra minute to spare ;)

xo!!

carlanda said...

please enter my name in your drawing. oh how i wish i could have been at your open house! your work is beautiful! living near las vegas, we don't have wonderful art and artists, like the wonderful northwest. thank you. carlanda

minervas madness said...

What a grand idea, Lani. I put a post about this in my blog.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a most Creative New Year!
Cath

Ferguson Family said...

what an awesome giveaway!!

leah
leahferguson321@gmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

You have some lovely items!! I'm glad the open house went well.

Please enter me. Thanks!
-Lauren

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

whatshername said...

What a very nice blog and I love the Christmas music, too.
http://whatshername.etsy.com
Gayle
outnks1751@aol.com

ArtSnark said...

Your open house sounds wonderful! And what a generous giveaway package :) Hope you have a fabulously creative week!

Jaron said...

It was a sweet retreat in the middle of a busy day, to be surrounded by all your lovely pieces of heartfelt art. So glad I could come by! BTW, as I was leaving I saw someone taking a picture of my painting - thanks for displaying it at YOUR show!

Amander said...

What a fun giveaway! Just checked out your blog - seems like you are doing fantastic work!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged too:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/12/linky-love.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

What a fantastic open house-everything looks so beautiful! Wonderful items!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!
chris p
goddess.di.arte@gmail.com

Candace said...

It's always a delight to visit. I had been missing you, I admit! Please enter me into your draw. And I will link to you from my own blog, as well this Tuesday.

This idea of an open house around the holidays is simply wonderful and it looks as though it was a grand time for all!
Take care.

Kathryn said...

Lani!!

What a wonderful giveaway! Wish I could have attened the Open House, as everything looks truely Fabulous!
Happy Holidays and Thank you for the giveaway! I will be posting it on my blog too!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Elsie said...

Thanks for your generosity with this giveaway...seeing your items in the photos is a treat!

Elsie
pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

dolls123 said...

WOW !!!!

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

michelle allen said...

loved your open house Lani. thank you for having it : )

My Journey to Hope said...

Always a treat!

-Michelle, michellewallace04@yahoo.com

Evelien said...

I'm not sure whether your giveaway is open to international residents, but I've decided to leave a comment anyway! I love the fairy tale feel of your art and the deep reds and golds are just perfect for the holiday season! Whenever I feel like showing my friends how much they mean to me (which is often!), I resort to little handmade gifts which say so much more than all the commercial things you find in 'giftshops'. If I won your gorgeous package, I'd feel very honoured and blessed!
koekoeksdozekeAThotmail.com

littlethings1 said...

I so enjoyed reading your blog! Your open house would of been such a joy to attend, I have done them in the past & they are a lot of work ! Your art is amazing & you are blessed ! I am off to my blog to post about your giveaway !Have a blessed day !
Eunice
The Little Things
ltthings@wil.midco.net

art and beautiful junk said...

Oh wonderful please add me to your give away list.
nancye

Mrs.Kwitty said...

WOW! Your home show looked fabulous! Gorgeous! and look at all the goodies to eat too. I would love to be entered into your drawing, thanks so much!
Smiles, Karen

AmandaSue said...

I'd love to be entered, thank you!

princess210 said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Definitely count me in for this one! Thanks for the chance!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I mentioned your giveaway with Susan Tuttles New Book Giveaway on my blog.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

PS. Everything Look's so Beautiful!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

misspvc said...

What a wonderful open house!!! Isn't that funny that our mom's make the same goodies...fudge, butter tarts and shortbread!!! not surprising!!!! just another way we are interconnected dear one! Wish I could have been there in person!!
I'll email you when I've posted a link to my blog!!!
huge hugs
patti v

Marigold said...

What a kind and generous giveaway! Thank you so much for the entry.

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

Your work looks really awesome!

Blackberry.rose (at) yahoo.com

Lilly's Life said...

Gosh that looks amazing. Love the photos. Your work is truly wonderful. I found you via a link at Dawnies by the Sea. My email address is lilly@lillyslife.com

mandapanda said...

wow how awesome would it be to win this?! Count me in!

Theresa N. said...

Wonderful box of treasures, please sign me up.
Thanks:)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anya said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Your work is very moving where you are easily connected to it. I love your creative approach that you can relate to. Nice work. Oh yeah! Sign me up for this great give away. That would make me or anyone a very merry Christmas. Nice way to give back to.
cbrothman@yahoo.com

Staci Danford said...

Your words and images are both so inspiring. God has given you a true talent. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Staci

Renee G said...

Simply lovely.

Please enter me.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

DEBIJO4545 said...

A wonderful treasure of a giveaway.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Lani!

I wish I lived nearby, I would have loved to attend your open house - what gorgeous treasures! Please enter me in your giveaway too...thank you for blessing us always with your art and your words.

Happy Holidays! Hugs, Peggi

Jill said...

Goodness! What a box of treasures-I found your blog through littlethings1 and am so happy I did. I aspire to create my own mixed media art! Please enter me in your contest.
jrruskamp@msn.com

Patty Farnsley said...

Beautiful work. Thank you for a great giveaway as well.

Dominique said...

wow! lovely pictures! :D
thanks for the giveaway! :)

Dominique
bookvault@yahoo.com

cdziuba said...

Your giveaway is absolutely charming. Thank you, hope I win! cdziuba@aol.com

Gina2424 said...

Hi Lani- I LOVE your art blocks and butterflies!

tigger210 said...

Love the decoating! It looks very inviting and welcoming. Great assortment in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
skstigger (at) hotmail.com

A Blessed Life said...

Merry Christmas,Lani! I would be honored to own any of your creations. It is so very sweet of you to give away such a treasure!
Take care - Norma Adams

jane and the happy crow said...

I have just found your blog after looking you up on the internet because I saw some of your amazing work on a web site. I was so pleased you have a blog now i can peep into your wonderful world on a regular basis. I would love to be entered into your draw if I am not t late. Jane xx PS wish I could have come to your open house!

One Creative Queen said...

Awesomely inspirational work!! I love your blog and am going to start following it - I'm glad I found it. What a great giveaway - it would be an honor to win!

Katherine

Mel said...

Hey Lani thanks for the hot Cider it made me warm in my freezing cold NY snow weather!! Wonderful open house!

Lots of giveaways lately I too have one for my blogoversary!!

http://alterediva.blogspot.com/2008/12/lani-kents-open-house.html

Laura said...

Fabulous giveaway !!

Laura
moonstone1@silomail.com

I enjoy your blog.
Smiles, Laura.