Announcing the Winner…

Thank you all for participating in my note card giveaway. The winner is Melissa at vuchickens.  Yay, Melissa!!!

If you haven’t met Melissa you should stop by her blog and see the cute lamb she just made out of her own hand spun wool… And she has to have the most beautiful chicken coop ever that her dad built her this last summer…all on her wonderfully delightful blog.

Please remember my Etsy Shop when you need a blank note card for any occasion. They make nice affordable gifts, as well. 🙂

 

Welsummer Sis ©2013 Karin NaylorWelsummer Sis Note Card

 

 

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Celebrating Our First Snow ~ Giveaway

I love snow!!! I know it can be miserable for those who live with it all winter, but when you live in an area that becomes bleak and drab in the winter after all the leaves fall off the trees, you appreciate the beauty of that white glistening carpet of snow.  I tried to portray the joy of snow falling in my painting “Snow Jewels”…

Snow Jewels ©2013 Karin Naylor

 

I have printed quite a few cards from my paintings including the one above, and slowly, but surely I will have them all for sale in my Etsy shop. Below is a picture of some of my cards from the Guthrie Art Walk on November 8th…

 

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a giveaway here, so I thought I would do another one. This time the winner will receive a packet of 4 cards of their choice from my shop.

To enter visit my Etsy shop, and then leave a comment below telling me that you stopped by. I’ll announce the winner in a week on November 25th, and you can choose the cards you like. I will be adding more cards in my shop during the week.

Sound like fun? Yes? 🙂

Rainboots Winner…

The “Rainboots” painting has a home… Patty is the winner.  Congratulations, Patty, and thank you all for your wonderful comments.

I have  a picture or two I took this morning on my way down to let the chickens out of their coop…

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Incredible, aren’t they?

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Notice the one in the center with the white wattles…

Their heads and necks are colored brilliantly with red, blue and white. The color can change with the turkey’s mood, with a solid white head and neck being the most excited. ~ wikipedia

 

I know what roosters can do, so I stay far away from these gobblers, but they are sure fun to watch.

My Most Coppery Brown Marans Egg Ever and a Giveaway

After being gone for a week I found these in the kitchen…

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Maybe I need to leave more often 😉

The hens are really starting to lay, finally… and here is the darkest most coppery brown Marans egg yet…

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I’m saving up the dark ones just in case a hen goes broody. 🙂

We have some more beautiful colors happening here besides the copper eggs…

Lilacs 2014

Lilacs and creeping phlox…

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Beautiful tulips and irises that my daughter picked the night before we had another freeze…

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I just had to paint these…you can see what I did at

a little corner of the artist in me

Speaking of paintings…I’ve been meaning to have a giveaway for months now, but life has been a bit different lately, and I’m in the process of moving my mother to live with us. My goal was to do another giveaway painting when I had 100 followers on this blog and now I have 105. So to thank you all for following me, and all your encouragement and good advice and your great blogs that I’m trying to keep up with…

RAINBOOTS Giveaway…

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This is a 6″ x 6″ original oil painting on a gallery wrapped canvas with a little surprise on the side…

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Just leave me a comment and follow me if you haven’t already, and  on April 28th I will announce the winner.

Hope you all have a wonderful week. 🙂

The Winners Are…

I love giveaways…the only hard part is that I want to give everyone that entered something… 🙂

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments…

Here’s how we did it. I wrote everyone’s name from both my website and this blog on little pieces of paper and then folded them up and put them in a bowl…

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Then I asked my daughter to pick the winners…

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And the winner of the calendar is… Aunt Red…Congratulations!!!

Next was the winner of the Pamela Jeanne Studio painting…  Willow Creek Farm … Congratulations!!!

Pamela Jeanne has a new Etsy shop… Blue Pumpkin Studio, if you are wanting to purchase some beautiful made in America gifts…this is the place to go. 🙂

If you would like one of my calendars they are for sale  on my website… Knaylor Oil Paintings. I think you will love the quality of these calendars. I had them done by Shutterfly and they really did a fabulous job.

I also have a new Etsy site, so come and stop by my little shop … a little art corner.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we all go through hard times now and then,  but we all have so much to be thankful for.

I’m thankful for all of you… 🙂

Thanks again everyone…

Two Giveaways :)

Friends, I’m really excited about this, and I want to share my joy with you. You know those wonderful dream come true stories that don’t happen very often in our lives?  Well, I just had one of those dreams really come true, and I still am not quite sure I’m totally awake.

I’ve dreamed of being an artist and having my paintings accepted in a gallery…a dream that I never really thought was reachable for me. Yesterday, I submitted seven of my paintings to a gallery!  YES!!! So, to celebrate I have two giveaways…

#1 – A 2014 calendar of my paintings. I’m really happy with the way this turned out and I think you will be too.

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Here’s what the inside looks like…

All of these paintings, except one, were painted during my 30 Paintings in 30 Days this last September.  This calendar will also be for sale  for  $25 (which includes shipping) on my new website  knaylorpaintings.com. I would love for you to take a look at my website and get on my email list and leave a comment.  I’d love to know what you think.

#2 – When I was doing the 30 Paintings in 30 Days I was able to meet several really wonderful artists, one of whom is a fabulous quilter just turned artist, Pam Schoessow.  I absolutely love her paintings, so I want to share this one with you as a giveaway…

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This 4″ x 4″ painting comes with a little stand…

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I just love it!!! And these make wonderful gifts.  You can see more of Pam’s art on her blog here… Pamela Jeanne Studio

I know Pam is working on an Etsy shop coming soon…Update: It’s here…Blue Pumpkin Studio

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment here, or on my new website knaylorpaintings.com. I will announce the winners on the 25th of November.

Rhythm is the Winner :)

I’m so pleased to announce that Reading With Rhythm won the Welsummer Sis painting. I’m sure that Rhythm will love looking at this painting in her spare moments when she not working.

“Rhythm is a Labrador Retriever who was once a Guide Dog in Training for Southeastern Guide Dogs in Florida and now is a Therapy Dog Extraordinaire. Rhythm visits schools and the local library where she provides reading support. She also visits a rehab hospital and a juvenile detention center.”

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Congratulations, Rhythm!  Check out the blog of this amazing therapy dog.

She even has her own adorable book…

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