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Monday, March 14, 2011

My First Giveaway!

     My friends and I are in gift shops, galleries, doing shows, blogging, etc. to try and promote our work.  Well, I have decided not to be in a gallery and instead of paying to be in a co-op gallery, which I have done, I am going to give a painting a month away instead.  Why am I doing this?  Because in a co-op gallery, I only ended up making enough money to pay my monthly fee plus, a bit more sometimes.  Not worth it.  I kept thinking, "May as well give a painting away each month instead."  So that is what I am going to do. Or a piece of jewelry maybe.  I am going to start with "Calla Lily #2" to be given away to one of my commentors on our favorite day of the year.  April 15th.  A sort of cheer you up giveaway!   I don't get many comments, so your chances of winning are great!

11 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Christine, you do not have to give me anything (tee hee!)!!!! I think your paintings grand. Keep painting!!!!! I know what you mean about the co-op gallery fees. Sell right off your blog.

cathyswatercolors said...

Calla is happy. Too bad about the lack of sales. Your work is fun and spot on. You illustrate...yes?

Jane said...

You make beautiful stuff, so don't give up! The Calla is lovely , really popping out with this dark background.

Ralph said...

Not commenting because I want your giveaway, even thought that would be lovely , but because I want to comment on what I see and read. I every so often give away a painting to a total stranger just because it makes them and me feel good. I wrote a blog on that recently. I was so interested in your comments on the gallery because I am giving thought to having one of my own. Maybe not a good idea??? I really do want to thank you for this post it short but for me packed with meaning and joy.

Christine's Arts said...

Ralph! I think your are right and I will thoroughly enjoy giving paintings away!! Makes me happy!
Thank you all for your kind comments.

Dottie said...

Christine I love being a follower of your and having you also follow mine , your a wonderful sweet lady with so much talent. I just want you to know if you should pick me I want you to re-gift it to "ANY CANCER CENTER OF YOUR CHOICE". Lets pay it forward ! I remember your wonderful sister story you had told along time back I hope she is doing wonderful. I too like you don't get many comments but I love doing what I am ....
~ God Bless ~
Hugs :o)
Dottie

Dottie said...

Hmm I sent you a comment on this days ago. I don't know why you don't have it. if I were chosen as a winner on your painting I wasn't to pay it forward and I would want you to donate it to any cancer center of your choice. I am sure it would make people very happy to have it to look at . God Bless you Hugs
Dottie

cathyswatercolors said...

oh joy, i won the calla ... what do i do? yay

Charlene Celio said...

Well Christine... I guess this means I should stop trying to get you into the Gallery I'm in! Co-op Galleries have lots of benefits, but I'd enjoy it more if I were independently wealthy! Congrats to Cathy. You won a beautiful painting!

Christine's Arts said...

Oh, that's for sure. We all want to be independently wealthy, don't we? If only..... but, I guess we would have to independently get there. that would take hard work, which I see you doing Char!

Deb Harvey said...

This painting is so beautiful! Congratulations Cathy!

I love your work!