Monday, December 28, 2009

Blue Monday - Talented Artist!

It's Blue Monday!

To participate: just click here for BLUE MONDAY INSTRUCTIONS or check out the instructions in my sidebar.

Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Have some fun by leaving comments; you'll be surprised how many will return the favor.

I hope that you were able to celebrate the birth of the Savior and are now ready to show Blogland some blue!

Carol from At My Painting Room held a giveaway recently, and I won a print from an original painting of hers! She was kind enough to wait until after we moved before she mailed me the beautiful print I chose. It came prettily wrapped in white tissue paper with a darling blue polka dot ribbon, tied in a bow. This gorgeous note card was included. Look at that vibrant bluebird! He's sitting on a bush that's loaded with blue flowers. Folks, let me tell you, I plan to frame this note card and proudly display it in my home; it's way too nice to toss away!

Here's the print I chose--Red Hollyhocks. The print image is centered on 8" x 10" archival fine art paper, with a white border, and Carol packaged it with such care. I wish that you could see it up close; it's quite unique. She's one talented artist, and of course, it's signed. I plan to frame it and hang it in a special spot. I'll take a photo of the finished picture once it's hung. I love the red against the blue background.

Quite unexpectedly, Carol also enclosed these additional note cards, each one more delightful than the next. I will use them, but it'll have to be for a special recipient. They're so pretty.

Carol has an etsy shop called Carol's Painting Room. Take a moment and check out her available treasures.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. LIZELUND Winter-wonderland...but no snow!
2. Charlotte
3. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
4. Candy @ The Little Round Table
5. peggy gatto
6. Mary@OnePerfectBite
7. LaVoice
8. Claudie@Bubblin'Over
9. Fifi Flowers
10. Rinkly Rimes
11. Anne Fannie
12. Christine
13. carolynUSA
14. katherine
15. sylvia extra from villa extra
16. Hagemor-Norway
17. judith
18. Coffeedoff UK
20. hip chick
21. Linderhof
22. gengen
23. ...Molly
24. A Vintage Cottage Home
25. shirl
26. Vivian
27. Beverly
28. mizhelle
29. LUNA
30. Debbie@DiningWithDebbie (rolled blueberry cobbler)
31. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
32. cindy
33. Karen @Elsie Eleanor Designs
34. Rose, WV
35. JohnC
36. Dixie
37. Manang Kim,USA
38. Erica[Kitty Kats]
39. Ivory Spring
40. Myrna @ My Enchanted Home
41. Kristina
42. My Random World
43. Maria, Sweden
44. Kathy
45. JLS Hall (Joysweb)
46. Irene Photography
47. Boogieboard Cottage
48. Annabella
49. Jean Stockdale
50. boliyou
51. DeAnna
52. Baba's Special babies
53. barbara jean
54. Lynn's Lovelies
55. HoodPhoto (OR-USA)
56. Kvasthilda, Sweden
57. Joy-Books and Life
58. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
59. Clara
60. Dhemz
61. Mary
62. Shy
63. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.


Charlotte said...

Congratulations. What a nice giveaway.
Happy Blue Monday and Happy New Year.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sally!

What an awesome gift to win! Congrats!!

peggy gatto said...

these cards are just lovely!!!
Happy blue monday!!!!
Happy new year!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Congrats on winning.... FAB art work!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What delightfully dainty paintings and with such vibrant colours! My effort is very slight by comparison.

Anne Fannie said...

You lucky girl you! What a great giveaway to win!
Happy Blue Monday...
Hugs, Ann

xinex said...

The cards are very pretty, Sally. Congrats on winning. Carol is very talented...Christine

katherine said...

Congrats on winnning...i like the blue bird card too. that's a good idea then to put it in a frame.

mine is up now.

happy blue monday sally.

Anonymous said...

they are indeed beautiful and a wonderful gift

bj said...

O what beautiful gifts, Sally. These will look so pretty in your new home.
You are such a trooper for keeping Blue Monday going all through your move. Thanks so much...we all enjoy it so much..
Happy New Year, bj

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful print. And the note cards are lovely as well.

gengen said...

Oh they are pretty and she is really talented. I like painting but i am just a lazy one not continuing it. anyway, my entry is up...tC

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Carol is extremely talented, I will have to checker her out.
I love the blue bird card, I'd have to frame it also. It is a mini-work of art. How lucky you are.

Patti VZ said...

What a nice give away... very pretty indeed!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The note cards are just beautiful! I really love that little bluebird; it will look wonderful in its new frame! Happy BLUE MONDAY!

Beverly said...

Congratulations on your win of such a fantastic giveaway. I love hollyhocks, and your painting is stunning. And, the notecards are beautiful, too.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Luna said...

Congrats on winning.... FAB art work!
Have a beautiful LAST BLUE MONDAY this year!
Happy New Year!

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I just posted my blue for today. Your watercolor prints are just gorgeous. How lucky that you won just a treasure of cards and print. I truly love anything water color. It is an art medium I have always admired. Lucky you.

Computer problems have stopped me from visiting this week but all is well now. We are going home tomorrow. This week flew by,

I hope Christmas in your beautiful new home was wonderful. I do know your family near by was a special Christmas for you and your dh. I am happy this move has all been so smooth and rewarding.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday.

Hugs, Jeanne

Cindy said...

What wonderful artwork!

Glo said...

I love the red against the blue too! It is a beautiful piece and I am anxious to see how it will look in your new home! I love the bird note card too!

Happy Blue Monday, and Happy New Year too!

Chubskulit Rose said...

She is a great artist!

Have a glimpse of a Japanese Yukata outfit at my page. Happy New Year!

Dixie said...

Sally... the painting is lovely and I promise to visit later today. You and I were in the same frame of mind for Blue Monday... sharing another artists work. I can't wait for you to see mine. You'll love it... I promise!

New Year's joy and prosperity.

God Bless. Dixie

Barbara H. said...

Those are lovely!

bj said...

haaahhhaaa...O, Sweet Sally...come back over and read your comment on my post today and you will see why I am laughing!!!:O)

jeanne said...

Hello again Sally, I wish I could visit too. This is our last day here and then home tomorrow for an appointment Bill has in Atlanta in the late afternoon. This week has flown by. I was just telling Sheila,Magpie, we should plan a meeting the next time we come to Fl. to include our Fl. blogging friends. Plan way ahead. I would dearly love this to happen.

Thanks for your comment. The kids did have fun that day. I saw that we should have more snow in the mountains late this week.

Hugs, Jeanne

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... Beautiful paintings... How lucky to win them... Love the little bluebird! Have a wonderful day!
Happy New Year

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Congrats, Sally, on winning those beautiful cards and painting! They are gorgeous! ~hugs, RHonda :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Congratulations on winning a beautiful print from a talented artist!
Happy New Year !

Kristina said...

I'm leaving my first Blue Monday post - first time trying this sort of blogging actually. I can't wait to look at everyone else's posts and get to know your blogs.

Marice said...

wow those are lovely! :) congratulations!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So pretty, all of her work is lovely. I am going to her Etsy store for sure. Thanks for sharing.

♥ Kathy said...

Those are beautiful pictures Sally! Happy Blue Monday ♥

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh Sally---how beautiful.. I would choose that Bluebird also since I LOVE bluebirds... That is gorgeous and Carol is an excellent painter.

The notecards are pretty also... Wow!!! What a great give-away... I'm sure you'll enjoy them all.

How's the new home???

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

That really is a beautiful print - you chose well! But I think I'd be tempted to frame all the note cards, too.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Wow, Carol is certainly talented! I've always admired water colors, Thanks for sharing. :O)

claudie said...

See you are lucky Sally.
I just read Jeanne's comment. I'm coming in March with Julie and Mrs. Magpie was saying how we all need to get together. I was going to go and meet Jeanne at her home, but it looks like I will be in Central Fla. Wouldn't it be nice if Jeanne could meet us? Oh I feel a gathering coming on.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

LV said...

You had several special things for your holiday. How lucky are you for winning this great gift. I am with you, they all are worthy of framing.

Unknown said...

Such lovely cards. What a great surprise!

Cathy said...

Oh, Sally, those are just beautiful. She certainly is talented.

Barbara Jean said...

sweet paintings.
Of course being the bird lover that i am the bird is my favorite!


barbara jean

PS Thanks for hosting!

Baba said...

Good afternoon Sally, you have won some great looking artwork... I also like the red flower against the blue.I made it easy on myself today and posted about my new background change...have a " happy new year ".
Hugs, Baba

Anonymous said...

Oh Sally...those are just gorgeous!! What a talented lady Carol is!!
Happy Blue Monday!

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Carrie said...

Beautiful note card and painting!
Happy New Year,

Musings of A Minister said...

The print you chose is beautiful. I also love the beautiful note cards she gave you.What a splendid gift!

Dhemz said...

cute them!

Jean Stockdale said...

Thanks for stopping by. We had a wonderful Christmas although you could not tell it by the "blue expressions" on the faces of our Baby Grands. They were a bit timid at first!! blessings. jean

Anonymous said...

These cards are just beautiful Sally! Congratulations are your win. I hope you are enjoying entertaining in your new home. Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

I really love her artwork...and the bluebird...and the hollyhocks, iris and wisteria. She is truly gifted.

Would you believe I just now remembered to link my Blue Monday post onto your list? Duh! Must be Monday ;)

Carol said...

Oh, Sally! How sweet of you! I'm so glad you're pleased!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful painting and those note cards are gorgeous too. Hope you are enjoying your new home.♥

Shy said...

Congratulations! Ms Sally. Wow they are all pretty and the card were all stunning. It painted really well.

Im back now at Blue Monday Ms Sally. Sorry for not able to participate BM for two weeks I was very busy and don't have much time to update. my Monday was very manic for past weeks.

Hope you had great Christmas at your new house with your family. Happy Blue Monday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Sally; Happy B. M. lol that sounds funny.... snicker.... sorry.. Love the gorgeous print,,, you lucky girl you,,, as well as the cards,, she is really a wonderful painter... have a great week..


Lindsay-ann said...

Your red hollyhocks picture is really beautiful. I am sure you have the pefect place for it in your new home. The note cards look lovely too.
Happy New Year

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat, Sally!

Why don't you do a little gallery of all of her notecards framed? I love them ALL! But that bluebird is perfect for you!


Sheila :-)

Irene said...

Lovely cards!
Happy New Year!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Congratulations on your win. One can never have too many note cards.

You have a wonderfully blessed New Year sweet Sally!!!

Diers Eve said...

Hi, Susan:

I loved your Xmas banner.

You are listed in my top ten favourite bloggers. Stop by and grab your award!

I hope you have a great 2010.


Sue said...

Hi sally,
Just love the Hollyhock print, and am praying that you and your family will have the most blessed and Happy New Year.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy New Year, Sally!

Sending you much love and all good wishes to you and yours. Love you much...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Dear Sally! Just wanted to pop in and wish you joy and happiness for the new year! We're home a couple days and then we're off again.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lorrie said...

Happy New Year Sally! I wish you all the best in 2010!

karina said...

Happy new year!

Blue monday for the first time for me =)

//karina in sweden

dana said...

Happy New Year! LOVE the print you mom always grew Hollyhocks.


bj said...

Hi, Sally...just came over to see your Pinks...??
Hope everything is ok..
xo bj

Judi said...

Happy New Year Sally....
Congratulations on winning the lovely giveaway...the cards are beautiful. They look like they would all look lovely framed.

Happy New Year and all the very best for 2010. Wishing you all good health and much much happiness...enjoy your new home and the comforts of your family so close to you now.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lucky you! Carol is such a talented lady. laurie

Giftbasketworldwide said...

Very inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.