And the winner is....

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated in the giveway drawing which began on 12/3/12.  A special thanks to Michele at My Notting Hill for blogging on this giveaway, I appreciate you so very much.
Our precious granddaughter was pleased to be the official name puller, and drew the winning name today, and though you can't read it well because the image is blurry, the winning name drawn was Terry, of Architecture Tourist!  Congrats, Terry, I will be contacting you.

I wish you all could have been winners.  Stay tuned I hope to have another giveaway in the future.  Again, thank you all so much. 


A Still Life plus Pics of Lunch with Daughter

Our youngest daughter and I lunched yesterday at Teacups & Cupcakes in historic downtown Hiram, GA.  This is the walkway in front of a few stores. 
Daughter checking out the menu, we ordered chicken salad and it was excellent.
Cupcake display, too cute...
... but not as cute as this little cupcake!   What is not to love here? 

Had to take this pic on the way out, it was quite more festive than my photos let on...
- Hiram Ga is north of I-20 - just west of Atlanta.
Teacups & Cupcakes

Now about the still life painting...

It has been literally ten years since I've done a still life painting. For those who enjoy more traditional work this 6"x8" oil painting on canvas board was kept loose in an attempt to keep the salad greens from appearing visually flat. I have some process pics for any artists interested in seeing, drop me an email. I enjoyed this little quick piece.  Now, dont' forget my GIVEAWAY!



I have a giveaway which will run for two weeks - you have until midnight December 14th to enter!  The giveaway is a choice option of either a small original work of mine OR some new art supplies for you yourself to create with, because everyone - everyone is an artist, they just don't know it!  Either way it is all good!

To be eligible one must be a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect Join This Site option located at the bottom of this blog "AND" leave a comment on this post letting me know you are following and which giveaway option you'd prefer if your name is picked - it is that simple!

December starts tomorrow, seems like yesterday it was pumpkins and goblins!  December is full-on dedication to completing art commissions by the holidays, so while on that subject I am reminded of the wonderful Support Your Small Business Owner campaigns of late.  During this holiday season if you are going to shop I hope it will be with the independent business owner whenever possible.  Continued best wishes for you and yours ~

Photo credit HERE