Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Art Blessing Giveaway: Destash!

Mixed Media Treasures Giveaway!
I have been going through my studio trying to make room for new ideas and directions this year and thought I would share a box of goodies for the collage artist! Giving just seems like a truly "ripple effect" thing to do. So many are struggling with just making ends meet these days. I wonder just what resources are really available between us all. And if those resources were released from hearts and hands willing to let them go and received by those whose needs were waiting to be met....the inequity and imbalance that seems to exist in our own communities might shift. I know this art offering won't save the world today but I offer it in the spirit of hope. What we each can give away are like seeds in another's life that might grow and multiply in ways we cannot even anticipate! Sometimes it is just so simple. There is so much we already have that is waiting to be released to another! So if you would like to be entered in the drawing just leave your name and info in the comment section below! I will draw a name to receive all of these items on Monday, January 12th!

If you would like to mention this giveaway on your blog and provide a link back to this post, let me know and I will add your name twice to the drawing! It would be fun to see this giveaway start a little ripple in the creative community.....what can you assemble from what you already have and give away? I'd love to hear your inspiring ideas!


lorhen82 said...

How generous of you! What a great giveaway! I will definitely link back to this post.


June said...

What a beautiful soul you are to think of others and to bless someone with these gorgeous art works.
I will indeed add to my blog a link back and for more than one reason. Having found your page i am stunned by the gorgeous work you have here and will be back to see more. WOW is all i can say (especially that top right pic )
Hugs June x

Lady Lavender said...

May the king bless you so that your cup runneth over. I have just discovered mixed media art. And I can share in the healing and beauty that is found in this expressive art form.I am glad to see it being used to bless others and help our fellow brothers and sisters being made whole by the one is able to save.
I would like to be entered into your drawing, and although I am new to this and do not have inventory it has inspired me to look around and see what I have.
I will surely link back to the post.
Thank You again for sharing yourself and your heart.

Lady Lavender

Nelly said...

Beautiful sentiment and what a great giveaway! Love your work and will be back again. Happy New Year and thanks for your generous opportunity.

trash talk said...

I came over via Lori's blog. I think what you're doing is wonderful. Not that what you're giving away isn't beautiful, it is. But the spirit in which it is being given is more beautiful. No wonder your art is so fantastic, so is your heart. I don't do any kind of art(just not gifted in that respect) so be sure the winner does! Thanks for touching my heart. Debbie

My Journey to Hope said...

I love that you constantly are thinking of ways to inspire! I hope others will join in with more giveaways. Beautiful pictures of your stash, as well!


Sweet Sage said...

Such a giving spirit can only be a blessing. May the love come back to you a hundred fold ..

Laure Janus said...

What a lovely idea and such inspirational goodies. Your generosity and creativity abound!
Blessings, Laure

Karla Dornacher said...

Hi Lani... I love that you're sharing your treasures... how generous!

I posted a link to your contest on my blog... the women will be blessed just coming to see you!


ANNA said...

what a wonderful stash -please indclude my name in your giveaway - I rarely win anything and would love these items.

Talking Horses Arts said...

Just found your blog Awesome, thanks for sharing. Do not know yet how to link it to my blog. Will mention it and write the "address", hope that will work. You will make someone out there a very happy lucky person for sure!

Laura H. said...

You touch my heart,Lani.
What a beautiful person you are.
Lovely giveaway, Wow!!!! how nice.
Hugs, Laura.
Really enjoying your blog, has become part of my day. :)

Pearl said...

What a great idea! I'm going to do the same on my blog for my 100th post. It would be great to have all this as a surprise! Very beautiful and generous. I too will post a link on my blog. Thanks

Joan W said...

I am truly enjoying myself exploring your blog. I will be sharing this with my other online friends. Your blessings will be multiplied in the joy of giving to others. I will look forward to coming back!
Blessings to you in 2009

Regina said...

What beautiful items you are giving away & even more beautiful is your generous heart.

Stacie said...

Please include me too :)

dianalyn said...

please can i be included too? beautiful stuff and your art is georgous. i do not have a blog :)

Lorna Arlett said...

thank you for being so generous I will definetely link back to you....thanks again

tippy said...

Beautiful gesture!

Lisa said...

I know I have things I can give away because I am always trying to figure out what to do with "all this stuff." And I have vowed that I won't buy anything else until I have used what I have. It certainly makes for stretching your creative wings.

Why is it that other people's "stuff" looks so much more enticing than our own? :)

I'd love to win your stuff.

lisaplummer (at) ymail (dot) com

KatieScarlett said...

What a lovely, lovely intention.

I am not in need, but if I am so lucky to win your beautiful box of goodies I will feel very, very grateful for all the beautiful things you have to share.

And I am very ready to pay if forward with my own large box of goodies. I don't have a blog - so am waiting for an artist in need to appear. It's happened before! And I trust that it will happen again.

Blessings to you -

Connie said...

What a wonderful way to start the New year!
...and I will link back, too!

kathy mc said...

How sweet of you and what cool stuff. Please add my name to your generous drawing. So glad I found you. I will bookmark you so I can return to visit.

Sandy said...

I just love your blog. There are lots of nice things. Glad to find your little corner!

trish said...

what a great giveaway!!

Gaby Bee said...

I just love visiting your blog and see what pieces you come up with. You are always an inspiration to me. Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones and thanks for your generous opportunity.
Gaby xo

Irish3 said...

Hi Lani, what a beautiful giveaway! It is inspiring, I posted a link to your blog, thanks!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Lani,

What a wonderful loving idea!! I had already planned on adding out of my stash to my give away for the One World One Heart Challenge that will start on the 18th of this month. As you call the ripple effect is a most powerful tool and doesn't get used near enough. Thank you for being the pebble that starts this ripple!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Jan said...

What a wonderfully generous gesture. I keep a quiet eye from afar on your beautiful blog because it inspires and motivates me and the colours are uplifting for the soul.
I will link back to this post if only to give others the opportunity to share your talent.

Nicks said...

Thank you to Jan for popping your name on her blog for it meant I found your lovely site!

Anonymous said...

How lovely, how generous! But I am not surprised as you are a most giving person! Thanks for the wonderful offer!
Christine T.

Kathryn said...

I agree with your spirit of generosity and you are right about all of our abilities to contribute to others. It's all about matching resources with needs.

When I was working as a home visit occupational therapist with children with disabilities under the age of 3 years, I found disabilities to be the great equalizer. They crossed all genders, cultures, races, socio-economic status' and religions. Parents, whose paths may never have crossed otherwise, understood a sense of camaraderie amongst each other and helped to alleviate each other's sense of isolation as they found themselves a part of a community, they had never sought to join. It was not an uncommon for me to leave a home visit with a wealthy family of twins, with boxes full of outgrown clothes from relatives in England and drop them off with at a trailer where four families were living together and barely getting by.

Thank you for the call to think about how we might all contribute to lifting others' spirits up. It looks like there is going to be a lot of opportunity for us to do this going forward.


Ingrid S said...

Im so happy to find your blog,you make beautiful art.Would love to be in your giveaway,thank you!

Patti said...

I found you before the holidays and have marveled at your artwork. You are very inspirational in your words and art! Thank you for sharing and giving to others. What a blessing! Wish I could hear you sing! Hugs & Blessings! Patti

Maureen said...

What a great idea, I'm sure we all have far more than we need.

jackie said...

I found your blog through a post on Connie's blog and I will now go and mention it on my blog - I love how we're introduced to different artists through this cyber world! Thanks for entering me in the drawing!
jackie smith:

abigail said...

Your lovely art has always blessed my soul and inspired me to be closer to His heart. May this generous offering return to you with abundance and blessed be the fruits of your hands always!
xo Abigail

Kim said...

Wow, lovely a giveaway! Cheers to the winner whoever they maybe and a hug to you for being so generous. I think I would be adding many of the bits to an altered book I an currently working on as a suprise for my mother, then other pieces would go into some other projects I have been tossing around in that brain of mine! Anyway to battle the book awaits!

Bunty said...

What a kind and beautiful way to start the New Year! Such beautiful goodies. Please put my name in the pot! Everything's crossed!

Best wishes


Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hello Lani!

I love how you always work from the positive aspects of life - your art and your blog have really been an uplifting and inspirational part of my daily blog rounds. I'd love to be entered in your "destash" giveaway; thank you for the opportunity.

Hugs, Peggi

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Just under the wire!

What an amazing collection of artables! - and how generous you are to offer them up!


Anonymous said...

Super gorgeousness! What a way to make the new year bright!
Happy crafting!

suzeeez said...

Please include my name in your give-away....I love it all!











Trish said...

Your blog is so beautiful! Sorry I missed the giveaway, but I didn't want to miss the opportunity to tell you that your blog is very inspiring!

scrappinsam said...

Oh my goodness what a bounty of beauties you are giving away! I would love to be picked and get to play with all of these wonderful goodies. I will try to link back to your blog on mine. I'll let you know if it works. I'm not real good at all of this blog thing. I need to work on keeping it updated better.