Sunday, July 26, 2009

Art & Literature Giveaway!





First there was bacon and eggs, then peanut butter and jelly, then rhythm and blues, and now at long last, the teaming of Erin (illustrator) and Roy (author) to host an Art & Literature Giveaway. The lucky winner will receive a copy of the novel Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering Jr. AND a print of their choice from Erin’s Etsy shop.

Here’s how you play, folks. Go to ErinGoPaint, look through all of the listed items, return to this blog entry and post a comment stating what your favorite piece is. The randomly selected participant will win a copy of the print they chose ALONG WITH a copy of Roy’s book.

Only one comment per person on the blog is allowed, but additional entries can be made on Twitter by cutting & pasting the following tweet: A&L Giveaway - Win Patches of Grey by @authorofpatches & a print of your choice by @gfillustrator at http://tinyurl.com/lwvjbj
Each retweet of this message will be considered as an additional entry.

A minimum of 30 unique comments at the contest blog post is required for a lottery winner to be drawn. This contest runs July 27th through August 16th. Please leave an email address in your comment unless you are sure your link will lead to a web page where contact information can be obtained. Good luck.
~erin & roy

45 comments:

Adrienna Turner said...

This is wonderful to have both artistic expression joined as one: print art and book.

Art I was flabbergasted by was the lion portrait, since I love Lions and Tigers.

I also interested in reading "Patches of Grey" too since I am an author, avid reader, and book reviewer! Thanks for this opportunity and good luck to your future endeavors.

Adrienna Turner said...

email: adriennaturner@earthlink.net

Thomas and Susan said...

Erin,

My favorite is "No Gluten Needed" - you know how I feel about this! I don't need to win anything, just know I love you and Roy and all your work!

Sue

Sharon said...

My, it's hard to pick a favorite. I love the Calla Lily Shoes but I think I love the colorful Goat even more!

Lafreya said...

I love the "The Creamsicle Goat" it reminds me of my time in Ghana.

ksimpson@umich.edu

MillieDog Designs said...

I adore this print - it looks to real to be anything but a photo!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21623287

It also reminds me of my grandpa. The man loved tomatoes so much he ate ketchup on sliced tomatoes! Ever see a guy eat pancakes with syrup and ketchup? I have! ;-)

foxygknits said...

I love the Floral Art Fantasy Crocus Garden. The colors are absolutely dreamy!

Romi Jade said...

What a lovely giveaway.

I love this print:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24135468

Thanks! :)

First Light Glass said...

I like red tomatoes green basket.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21623287

carole said...

Cazutt said...‘Doorways of France’ was the painting that pulled me in. I enjoyed the air of mystery, of wondering what that door was hiding. A luscious garden, the artist said, so would I see colorful blooms, enjoy their scent, while I listen to the sound of birdsong? Maybe behind that door there stands a bench with lovers murmuring endearments to the backdrop of water trickling over rocks. I’m drawn in to the slats to see . . . but as a mere observer, I am condemned to linger forever outside.

Aik said...

I love Gluten Free Art Cupcakes and Coffee third in Series - No Glutten Needed! It's so cute and yummy. LOL

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Kate Honarvar said...

My fav. is Granny's summer cottage! It reminds me of my summer vacations as a kid down in the sandy beaches of North Carolina. (and the loud slap of slamming screen doors as I raced down the deck stairs to the foamy ocean!) I bet there was a big blue hydrangea bush right outside the door, am I right? *sigh* And I can't wait to read Roy's book, I just read the first chapter on Amazon and I'm already hooked... :-) kate@katesdesigns.com

Rogue Novelist said...

The Cow Portrait print: "How Now... Orange Cow" Is brilliant. She's not just peeking around a corner, her eye is a window to the world. The lines and colors vibrantly reveal your artistic skills and visions.

Thank you for posting.

Danielle said...

The doorway green thumb is my favorite although they are all incredibly beautiful. Roy is great. I definitely will give Patches of Grey a read.

Sarah said...

What a great giveaway!

I love the Purple Iris print...Irises are my favorite flowers. : )

selinley516@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Doorway The Green Thumb -- there is something about a closed door that invites speculation and intrigue. And like a good book, it captures your attention and draws you in before you realize, or have time to analyze what it is that has captivated you so completely. This is what I see in this painting. It is beautiful and mysterious. I love the piece.

Thank you for this opportunity -- both the book, and the art look captivating.

noble beeyotch said...

Lovely giveaway.

my fav item is Floral Art Fantasy Crocus Garden....so whimsical...takes me a magical land!

Leslie said...

after much debate i would have to say the Lion Portrait Print =D it's fabulous!

I am also interested in "Patches of Grey" since I have a book review blog and am always on the look out for more books!

here's the tweet: http://twitter.com/thatchickreads/status/2928035686

leslie-lv at hotmail dot com

S said...

Thanks for this insite to this artist work. I'm an avid reader and love going to the arts district here in my area on the weekend.
I also interesting in reading Patches of Grey. I like the Red Tomatoes in Green Basket (1)
Thanks for informating of this event.

askwendy said...

I loved the cow portrait. My dad grew up on a farm and now is a full-time writer that would love the print in his office for inspiration.

Mary Ellen Mengucci said...

The're are so many great ones to choose from. I really like Red Tomatoes in Green Basket. So much talent! Mel

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm just dropping in to say hello and thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you guys; if we can help with anything else that's book-related, let us know!

Pam said...

Such gorgeous pieces! The Ladies Night print would be a fantastic gift for a friend of mine though...

melacan at hotmail dot com

MoziEsmé said...

Great paintings! I like the lion portrait print... And the book sounds great.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Jess said...

I really hate this because I like a few pieces and having to pick just one is so hard. I'll list my most favorites as I don't think I could narrow it down. Should I win any of these would be lovely.
Animal Art Rino in Blue & Green
Lion Portrait Print
Red Tomatoes Green Basket
Bright Pink Calla Lily Stilleto Heel shoe. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

MJ said...

I love the Seaside Storefronts. My favorite is Ship Shape.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

leah said...

Erin, I love the partial cow portrait. I love that even with just that small portion of its face, it expresses so much. You have to look twice to make it out, almost an abstract, and I love the vibrant colors.

leah said...

Oops, "Leah" is sue at sueandbrad@hotmail.com.

Katrina said...

I like the Cottage Painting Granny's Summer Cottage Doorway 5x7 print with Mat

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

A Hamilton's journey as a Celiac said...

Erin,
My favorite is the Erin's Gluten Free Kitchen! My name is Erin, and I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and my husband keeps saying that the kitchen is "Erin's kitchen" because I am cooking EVERYTHING now and creating a lot of dishes! I love the sunflowers in the print and the other print was No Gluten Needed. Isn't that the truth!
(From one Erin to another!)
rbrite1@aol.com

Carlos Antunes said...

dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
@
gmail.com

Rob said...

They are all fantastic, but my favorite is "Red Tomatoes Green Basket." Hope your contest is a success! @PaperWordsRob

The3Maries said...

So hard to pick just one! The Coneflower High Heel is fabulous!

hardin1119 said...

Granny's Summer Cottage Doorway. How man times have I walked through that doorway. It is a portal to memories of love from days past. This work invokes the senses, I smell the cedar chest, hear the creaking hinges and twang of the spring that draws the door closed and I feel the squeeze of my grandmother's hand as she tucks the change knotted in a handkerchief sending me off to the corner store. it's definitely a doorway to love.

Lesley Cutts said...

Floral art fantasy is my favourite, though very difficult to choose. All of your paintings are so carefree, light and colourful, almost playful. It is this quality that is especially captured in the floral fantasy where the spring feeling of excited expectation and marvellous colours of the crocuses all compound to make me skip with joy inside.

As for the book, what a wonderful prize - pick me :)

Wanda said...

My favourite is the Goat Portrait watercolor 5x7 print with mat. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Rue said...

I like the Goat Portrait watercolor.
Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Guy Loving said...

The Bright Pink Calla Lilly Stiletto Heel Shoe Is so delicate & feminine. It reminds me of a great lady with traditional values. This lady has a wild side.It is a "stiletto heel".

E(D)U said...

Lion Portrait Print of watercolor painting 5x7 with mat

;)

Thanks for this chance!

Catarina said...

As EDU, I am going for the Lion Portrait

Carlos Antunes said...

Oh, I forgot the most important thing!
I am also a great fan of Great Cats, so I choose the "Lion Portrait".
Sorry for being so forgetful!

angelshimmery said...

Ooooh such lovely pictures it was really hard to choose, but eventually I decided on "Cupcakes and Cappuccino" as along with reading they are pretty much on my favourite things to do for an afternoon.
Thanks for the chance to enter the competition.
angelshimmery (at) gmail dot com

Alice said...

Oh lord. I hate high heeled shoes. The teetering. The tottering. The falling off sidewalks and into bushes and things. That time in Vegas with the broken heel and the 2 mile walk at 2 AM. That time at my cousin's wedding with all the rice on the church stairs and a vertical trajectory and my dress suddenly over my head and please-forgive-me-for-flashing-you-
Virgin-Mary. High heeled shoes are evil. And pointy. And... sexy. And kinda kick ass. And so hard to resist. High heeled shoes have the kind of power that makes you stop on the sidewalk and stare a little with your mouth open, until suddenly you're inside flashing credit cards and breathing giddily and when are you outside in the broad daylight ecstatic with your beautiful new pumps, 5 inches and shiny and pink and satin and a cute bow and seductive little straps... you remember. Oh yeah, I hate high heels.

I love the Calla Lily Stilettos Print. It's gorgeous. If it were a real shoe, it would already be on my feet. Or at least, lying in the bushes somewhere nearby my feet (and myself). :)

alisun.tash@gmail.com

S. I. R. Pierre said...

I like the eyes on the lion... but I think my favorite piece is doorway to the green thumb...

email: s.i.r.pierre3380@gmail.com

alexclark said...

Animal Art Rhino in Blue and Green 5x7 Print with Mat watercolor is amazing!