Thursday, March 8, 2012

Give When You're Down ~, life has thrown some curve balls my way lately.  Actually, my life has been hit by an almost constant flow of curve balls since the beginning of 2008.  So many struggles and disappointments and really super scary stuff. I am. Still clinging and clawing and chugging along trying to make the best of my Everydays.

Truly, I have found that when times are hard and I'm struggling,  one of the best pick-me-ups is to give.  There are so many things my family and I have lost...and in that knowledge comes a desire to give to others.  Because really, little unexpected gifts can make a bad day can throw a bit of sunshine on an otherwise dark time. the middle of my darkness, I'm having a giveaway.

This particular art giveaway is for a framed original.  It is a framed ACEO.  For those of you who might not be familiar with ACEOs.... (The acronym "ACEO" stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They can be original art, print editions or photographs. ACEOs are miniature pieces of art that measure 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", the same size as a standard trading card).  The frame measures 7" x 9" and is wired for hanging.   This piece was in my "Connecting Spaces" show last Autumn.

This ACEO is entitled "The Reader".  It is a watercolor/collage...but I created it using Cabernet Sauvignon instead of water.  The dark red wine brings a nice depth to the watercolor.

Here's what you do if you'd like to participate.  Simply leave a comment.  Now, I know that sounds simple, BUT, I've been having major issues with my readers being able to leave comments.  Seems there's a problem with blogger...and it's been going on for almost 2 years!  So, if you are unable to leave a comment on my blog, please, email the comment to gerushiasworld at AOL dot com.  I will then add you into the hat along with everyone else!  The winner will be chosen at random.

The contest will run through Sunday night, March 11th, at 8:00 pm pacific time.  I will announce the winner on Monday, March 12th.

I do hope you'll join the fun.  It's not often that I have a giveaway for an original piece.  Hmmmm....actually, I'm not sure that I have ever had a giveaway for an original.

Until Monday:
Gerushia's New World


Deni said...

You have a wonderful spirit! I agree giving can be a great medicine! I will continue to support your work by tweeting and sharing! You have a unique and creative eye!
Deni @BreitWerk

Anonymous said...

Life is more teeter-totter than merry-go-round. And, unfortunately, sometimes we're heavier than the person on the other end.

With that in mind, getting rid of stuff is a good way of finding balance in one's life.

Momo Luna said...

I know exactly what you mean. I always find joy and peace at mind while giving. Sharing your art on the www is also a gift from you to us. Thank you....
But please count me in because i love your art. Sending you hugs and kisses, wishing you all the best.

Kathy said...

What a kind heart you have. I am an owner of your original art...and the winner will be thrilled to say the same. You are an amazing artist Kim. But you are an amazing woman...and I am so honored to have called you friend for so many years. I know your life has been tough, and I see how you have come thru it all...You have a way of touching my heart in so many ways, usually...because we share many likes and loves...
Sending you wishes for so many positive things...may they snowball and bless you and your beautiful, playful spirit. xo

shyhoff said...

Wishing you love, strength & peace to break out of the darkness into blinding light that leaves you stronger, better & truly blessed. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers...

With Love,

katey Duck said...

KimmakimmaKIM -- since 2008? That sounds about right for me, too - XO

You're not alone -- you never will be.

love KD

Chymberleigh said...

My Mom always says that when someone really wants to give you something, you might be doing them a big favor by accepting, because giving makes you feel good. It's nice to remind ourselves that even when times aren't shiny bright and near perfect, we still have enough to give. A big hug to you, my twitter friend!