A couple months ago, an artist approached me about doing a review and giveaway of her work. (That’s one of her paintings, above. The one that I have. Sorry about the less-than-awesome picture.)
I am design-challenged. I would like a beautiful home, but it is not easy for me to know what looks good where. Even if I did know, my kids would almost certainly get into it, probably break it. Those people who have glass knick-knacks and other decorative item at eye level in homes with children? No clue how they do it. I would scream non-stop at my kids because they would not leave it alone.
So I skip all that.
One thing I do love, though, is paintings. They go up higher so they’re not easy to “get.” They don’t need maintenance. And they are beautiful. I have a number of paintings because I really like them and they really are one of the few items my kids don’t disturb.
This seemed like a good opportunity — for me and all of you — to do a little more decorating.
Carmen’s Abstract Work
That painting directly above is called Opulent Whisper, and I’m giving it to one lucky reader!
Carmen Guedez is a full-time abstract artist. Her paintings have been exhibited in many important museums and galleries, including, the North Carolina Museum of Art, United Arts Council, Visual Art Exchange, Cary Gallery of Artists, among others. Her artwork has been sold around the world to countries like Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, United States and Canada.
I’m not normally that into abstract art, but I’ve been scrolling through her website and she has a bunch of really beautiful paintings. It’s one of those things — you just love it because you do.
I was given the painting at the top to review, but I’m kind of thinking of buying this one too:
I don’t know, I just like the colors and the light in that one. You know? Sometimes art is just beautiful, because it is. And I like to surround myself at home with pretty things that make me happy to look at.
The one I was sent is also very nice. I like the circles and colors in it. It shipped quickly and is obviously an original, complete with signatures and certificate. It hangs on our wall in our “playroom” which is also where I work. It hangs so that I can see it easily while I am working. It fits into the room perfectly, blending with the colors and decor that’s already there.
These paintings vary quite a lot. There are nature scenes, total abstracts, even some dreamy city scenes. It’s almost like Impressionism (which I’ve always loved) meets abstract art. I love, it personally.
If I can decorate my home with things that are beautiful, without having to work too hard, I’ll do it. Sounds great to me. Would you like a chance, too?
Win Opulent Whisper
One lucky reader is going to get that painting above (the second one) for their very own.
- 100% Hand-Made Original Abstract Painting (not a print).
- UV Protective varnish.
- 1 3/8″ painted edges (no staples on the sides).
- Original signature on front and back of the artwork.
- Certificate of authenticity – hand signed, embossed with the original CGUEDEZ logo and with a Fine Arts Registered Number included.
- Artwork will be sent ready to hang, in a box, with all hardware and documents included
To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. It will run through Sunday, Sept. 28, and the winner will be announced on Monday, Sept. 29.
If you don’t win, you can sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get a coupon code for 75% off a painting! I’ll be posting that coupon code when I announce the giveaway winner so don’t forget to come back to get it — it’s a great deal if you find a beautiful painting you want!
Healthy Surprise Winner
Last week we had the Traditional Recipes Bundle and with that came a giveaway for a Healthy Surprise box! Healthy Surprise is a company who puts together monthly snack boxes, filled with organic, grain-free, allergy-free snack options and mails them to you. They have different sizes to suit your family’s needs and the snacks are far healthier than most, yet cheaper than what you’d pay buying them individually.
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