Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rainy Day Giveaway


We've had a lot of rain in these parts and most of us have been very lucky to escaped flooding. So in celebration I'm giving away a print from an original in my 'Look Up' series. The original work is a mixed media on canvas in acrylics and oils with paper collage and cotton thread.The print is 5in by 5in and the paper is A5 size with a white border for framing. Signed and dated by me. To be in the draw just leave a comment here before Wednesday 3rd June. Also if you want to be in the monthly 'grab bag' giveaway make sure you're signed up as a follower.

Rainforest Tasmania by Oz Jim Bob




I had to share this exquisite poem by Todd Turner...for my sister...

There was something in the rain,

in the way it fell.

Something in the way of the birds.


And in


the way of the river.


Something in the way it fell.

Otways, Victoria, Australia by Paul Pichugin in JPG Magazine


Something about how the river rose, and


about the stillness of the birds on the banks


in the rain


and about the way the air made it feel possible to


forgive –




and be forgiven.


Grace by Todd Turner in Meanjin Quarterly Vol 68 No 1 2009


Tasmania, photo also by Oz Jim Bob
Some more Australian bird songs here and here.


Well it's 3 June over here in Australia. You my lovely readers have left 81 comments since the giveaway was introduced. The Random Number Generator has selected number 25 making Lilly Shay Style the winner! Congrats! And thank you so much to everybody who's left comments over the last week. You've lifted my spirits...

50 comments:

number17cherrytreelane said...

Pick me! :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh...that picture of the river with the mossy rocks is stunning! I love the rain...so rejuvenating and a time to cuddle up and listen to the sound..

Linda S. Socha said...

Chrisy
You blog just gets better and best!. I love it. It is becoming hard to leave. Thanks for the give away. Love the print!
Linda

Breeze said...

How beautiful. Enter me too please.

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

What a beautiful print! love it...I'd really love some of your rain to boot, not nearly enough in Melbourne for the veggie garden and it would be nice to shower without a bucket or enjoy a bath!

Renee said...

The painting is fantastic and I love the video on rain.

That poem is incredible.

There are so many gifts in this post.

By the way Chrisy the profile picture of you. Your gorgeous.

Love Renee xoxo

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful painting. Love the poem as well :)

Julianne said...

Simply gorgeous - you are very talented and your blog is so very interesting... so much eye candy! This is my first visit to your Blog, but def not my last!

throuthehaze said...

I love the painting! Great work!

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

I love your work Chrisy!
And your blog is always full of fabulous imagery!

Ali said...

Chrisy, I love your painting - and so fitting for the week we've just had too :)

Gracie said...

That's a lovely painting! And those images are so soothing!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh I LOVE it! Please count me in! What a most super giveaway Chrisy :)

Snowbrush said...

I'm a follower, so I'm in there. I loved the poem. I couldn't make the volume work on the RAIN video, so came away wondering if there was supposed to BE a volume.

ArtSparker said...

The painting certainly fits in with the rain theme. Lovely poem and river views.

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

The sights!
The sounds!
The poem!
The art!

Perfection ... .

JJjjj

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Oh Miss Chrisy - you fill my senses and I breath big deep sighs of contentment when I visit you here. You make everything so delicious for the soul.

Thank you for your good wishes! I got here safe and sound! I will be inconsistent but I will pop in, off and on, over the next couple of weeks. Oh, and thanks for the champagne and other yummy delights!

marsha

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

What a lovely giveaway...count me in!

The Stapelia Company said...

First of all, I love the painting and second of all, didn't you kids just have a drought over there? And now flooding? That's rough. I hope everyone/thing is okay. :)

Susan Tuttle said...

such moving words -- thank you:)

please enter me in your giveaway:)

konley kid said...

Am always amazed how beautiful & sparkling everything looks after the rain thru the sun's rays, it heralds a fresh outlook on everything, like a new beginning..
Thankyou for the poem dear sister.
Souls always forgive...
:)

junbug said...

Lovely giveaway. :) Consider me entered!

ArtSnark said...

great pics & poem!

RocketGirl said...

Wonderful giveaway! Fingers crossed ;)

LillyShayStyle said...

Hi, You have a wonderful blog and so I have an award for you on my blog! :)

Mimi said...

The last picure is stunning, it's so lush and it look enchanting

xo

Simon - Papermaking and Bookbinding said...

Lovely, yes please

edward and lilly said...

What an amazing artwork, I'm so impressed, love it!

Sam said...

It's a real treat for the senses when ever I visit your blog Chrisy! Another (!) lovely, lovely post! :)

Linda Hardy said...

I love your blog Crisy, and thank you for posting on mine too. Can't wait to dig into it and read everything you have, photos are gorgeous!

Twinkle Star Art said...

I really love this painting. It also resembles both my boys.

Tasha said...

lovely pics and what a cute painting. I would love it if you would enter me to win please :)

Risa said...

Wow! beautiful blog! Thanks for visiting mine and leading me back to yours! :-)

Genki said...

That painting is so amazing, I love the colours. And the little boy looks like one from an Enid Blyton book, it would be perfect for our study.

Liz said...

Oh, this would be so cute in my little boy's room! Or mine! Loved peeking around at your art, very nice stuff indeed. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

PCarriker said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous! It makes me long for the Pacific Northwest where I grew up! The painting is wonderful, what a treat for the lucky winner!

amber said...

I love that sweet piece with the little boy, and that poem is great!

pixiepine said...

Wow- I love your artwork! Thanks for this giveaway- I would love to see that gorgeous mixed media hanging in my home!

ru said...

i love the boy riding the cloud.

Sarah Seitz said...

I just love this painting! Please, please include me in the drawing! Thanks!

Emily said...

I love him! He'd look fabulous in my new place!

Gryhund said...

He looks so familiar and yet he's not. Love how he's riding the clouds.

Ro Bruhn said...

I'd love to be in the draw Chrissy. Can you please send us some rain too, preferably not all at once like you had, just a nice steady flow one day a week.

Kris said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tinniegirl said...

Beautiful poem and I love the artwork.

Renee said...

Just checking because I am a total greedy guts to see if I won yet. har har

xoxoxo

wildflowr said...

I love your art!

Bec Lewis said...

I love that you did a look up series as it's one of my philosophies in life, too many people keep their eyes to the ground and miss some spectacular things.

amy said...

ooh, your art work is lovely! thank you so much for the giveaway!

Bec said...

What a lovely poem. And as always, your artwork is stunning. I love the mood of this one :)