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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bring it on Spring, I'm ready for my GIVEAWAY!

SO.

As much as I know you love listening to me chatter on about silly matters regarding the state of the lichen in my backyard and the afternoon light on the ridge causing the most beautiful sunflare, or my cocktail of choice last night at 5:00pm (pomegranate liquor, straight up) , or what tune I've had stuck in my head for days now to BC's bane (Chances by Jill Barber, I'm done with you now. Thanks for the good times. Now go and please do not leave Sweet Home Alabama in your wake AGAIN) I'll try to spare you the details and cut to the chase.

We've got a giveaway on our hands here, and I mean to deliver.

"But cool your heels" I hear you say, "We need proper Introductions first!"

Ahem.

This, my friends, is "Come Spring." Oh I know a GRIP of you out there are dealing with snowdrifts to the knees but here in the Pacific Northwest we're experiencing a Faux Spring. I return home from my runs and lay flat on my back in the grass, allow the still-chill wind to dance over me while I soak up the watery rays of sun and the heady scent of soil slowly warming. The birds are simply beside themselves, chattering on about their good luck and rich prospects. This faux Spring still manages to bring a bounty, and if nothing else, a little renewed hope.



Come Spring
Oil on Canvas 4" x 4"


- On To The Details of how "Come Spring" could come and live with YOU -

I had a long talk with the boys and they agreed to let me use a random number generator to determine the winner, so please leave a separate comment for each of the checkpoints below (it's just like more raffle tickets and who doesn't like a whole fistful of bright red raffle tickets?)

1. Just leave me a regular-o comment, say cheers or howdy-hey, or what's crackin' or... yeah, whatever's on your mind. = 1 red raffle ticket!

2. Leave a comment if you follow my blog (there's a button somewhere over here on the right side). = 1 red raffle ticket!

3. Become a Facebook fan of UmberDove (again, there is a terribly conveniently located button just to the right - I do like to make life easy for you). = 1 red raffle ticket!

4. If you proudly sport an UmberDove item - or several - woo! (be it purchased from my UmberDoveStudios.Etsy shop OR my UmberDove.Etsy shop) leave me a comment (because I appreciate you so!). = 1 red raffle ticket

5. For everywhere you post news of this giveaway with a link to my blog, be it on your own blog, your facebook, your twitter, wherever your webular steps lead, leave me a comment with a link to your post. = 1 red raffle ticket PER post

And there you go, so many amazing ways to earn yourselves fistfuls of red raffle tickets! But remember to post up a comment for each way you spread the UmberDove love. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday February 17th and I'll be declaring a winner on Thursday February 18th so get crackin'!


Best of the Best Luck to You!


Credit where credit is due: I must say I've been so inspired by the rampant generosity of some bloggy friends of late - it really must be that Spring is in the air - and I just want to say thank you to YOU, Miss for the idea for this format. Cheers!

142 comments:

Julz said...

Good morning Umber Dove -

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

I love your work! I follow your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

Johanna said...

Ouuuu I follow you! Yes i do!

Johanna said...

Hey Umber Dove- love your beautiful birdies and I love your ramblings about the lichen in your backyard.

Johanna said...

I just became a Facebook Fan!

Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...

Look at all these prerequisites, I'd have better luck getting into Dartmouth:P

Yet, here goes!

Tweet-Tweet!
So now two out of the five are already complete...

M

Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...

Oh, and I have something BIG planned for you too in Late March, my place, when the Swallows Sparrows and Robins come back to play...

a showcase of sorts, on the power of numbers...
much like the Sparrows...

you will like...

So now I've done No.4

:P

Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...
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Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...

There all done:)

Sheesh, you make us work for the love!
{Rightly so}

http://wherehasthewindtakenyou.blogspot.com/2010/02/birthday-bash-or-monster-mash.html

xo
M

John said...

Love... this would go very well on our hanging gallery wall (ask Jillian). So, may this number be the chosen. Amen. Hope you are well.

Zorah said...

Here we go! 4 comments in a row! I absolutely love that you posted this REALLY early today! Lets hope I can add to my ever growing collection.

Zorah said...

I now follow your lovely blog (officially)!

Zorah said...

Facebook fan! *fingers crossed*

Zorah said...

I do own some umberage myself.

I notice the little things more since reading your blog and getting to know your art. Little seed pods, the way the light hits the frost in the morning, bits of moss clinging to the wall. I love it.

Andewyn Designs said...

What a great idea! Spring is on the way, but it's a test a faith down here in the south.

Andewyn Designs said...

I am a new Facebook fan~ Nice page by the way ;-)

Andewyn Designs said...

I am PROUDLY sporting some Umber Dove on my studio walls~ Dusk Fern, yes I love it!

Andewyn Designs said...

And I've been following your blog for a little while now ;-)

mme. bookling said...

comment.

mme. bookling said...

you know i follow your every breath.

mme. bookling said...

i just fanned you on facebook, though i happen to be taking a small february hiatus from the evils of facebook...

but i like that you made a fan page, great job.

mme. bookling said...

umberdove item i proudly sport is a huge ass painting in my dining room.

mme. bookling said...

linky to post:
http://candacemorris.blogspot.com/2010/02/this-crazy-girl-is-giving-away-art.html

Rekoj said...

Hooray for spring and sweet sweet trills!

Rekoj said...

And I follow you of course ; )

MrsLittleJeans said...

Ha ha ha...cute! but you make silly matters sound so good, and of course we are curious about the state of the lichen in your back yard, the mold, the frost, the bird that flipped his/her tail at you, the tune in your head (now stuck in mine) and so on...whew! I am good already for uno, dos, tres and cuatro but will work on numero cinco. I have to ask the cats to come up with a tail. WooHoo!

This is too much fun!

xx

Wudrokpapur said...

That little fellow was just at my feeder!

Jean said...

Love your new works Umber!

Vile-ette said...

Kelly, I don't say this enough, but you seriously inspire me. I so wish I could have been there on Thursday. Hope all is well. Miss you girl ;)

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I follow your amazing blog!!
xo,
A

Sunny Rising Leather said...

What is crackin'? (per your request ;) )
Seriously, though - I am so excited about this bird, as I am about all of them.
Gems.

xoxox,
A

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I am a proud owner of an umber artwork!!!

xo,
A

Three raffle tickets for meeeeee!! :)

Lisa said...

Hi! I love your work! (I also love talking about lichen)

Lisa said...

I'm now following your blog.

Lisa said...

Now following you on facebook!

EmeliaRo said...

What a loverly little painting! I am thrilled at the chance it could come to live with me :) WA-HOOO!

Elaine said...

Ah, could use some springtime here after all the snow we received yesterday!

Elaine said...

I own a few pieces! Fingers crossed I can add to the collection!

Snail said...

Hello Lady! What a great idea for a contest woohooo.

Snail said...

I proudly own a little birdie, she's still looking for a perfect frame but enlightenment will soon be hanging up in my apt..I love it and now she's hoping to win this companion :)

Snail said...

I follow you, you're on my Google reader, etsy shop, etc. That seems a bit stalker-ish but I am a good seed, I promise.

Snail said...

I should totally be working, but is a snow day so... here's my post http://razzmatazzya.tumblr.com/post/382320293/who-doesnt-love-little-birds

Deana said...

Beautiful work! Thanks a million.

Brian Wigand said...

Hey Kelly! Ooooh, check it out- my word verification is "earth." That's a sign!

Brian Wigand said...

I have faithfully followed your blog! If I win, the painting is going straight to the baby's room. She already loves chickadees.

Brian Wigand said...

Everyone who's anyone follows Umberdove on facebook! And now I'm anyone.

Brian Wigand said...

I heart my pillows!!! Can't wait 'til I win a painting!

Kristina Sostarko said...

I love your spring bird, and your description of your faux spring. :) And your giveaway. ha ha. Well, fingers crossed.... number generator! xo

hartmanj said...

Got here from your husbands game blog. Very nice.

Kooy To The World said...

I thought it was 4:30 and have come to realize it is 3:30 and because time and space have succeeded in crushing my spirit I have dedicate my single entry to the cause of evil and, aside from enjoying the lovely painting, will, if I win, rub my victory in the face of Candace Morris.

Love your work!

thewindhover said...

Well I think I've missed my chance, but at the very least know I love the work of your hands and you entirely... and hope that one day soon I will get to tell you so in person! Happy Spring!

BakedLauraBean said...

"What's crackin'?" Love your little painting.

Aubrey said...

Hello sister, looking forward to seeing you soon!

BakedLauraBean said...

I already subscribe to your blog!

Aubrey said...

I not only follow your blog...

BakedLauraBean said...

Fanned you on Facebook this morning. Proud to be #13!

Aubrey said...

...but I am also a proud fan on Facebook...

Aubrey said...

...I own two lovely UmberDove prints...

Aubrey said...

...AND I've posted a little link on my facbeook - http://www.facebook.com/aubrey.l.bell?ref=profile#!/aubrey.l.bell?ref=profile

I'm crossing my fingers!

<3

BakedLauraBean said...

I do not YET have any Umber Dove items, but will soon be the proud owner of some custom-made Umber Dove items that have never seen your Etsy pages. Does that count?

Melissa said...

Okay, I tweeted, blogged (http://sweetbeeblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/umberdoves-giveaway.html), facebooked and commented. Am I meant to tell you all this or do you just know... like some all powerful being? I'm a fan too :)

AvenueFog said...

I follow your blog, and am the proud owner of a few Umber Dove originals... this tiny beaut' would make me so happy =)

The Good Which said...

I follow your blog, I own a piece of your greatness, and I am a fan! My little Fiver would love some company on the shelf!!!

The Good Which said...

Oh, and does it count if I want to make your art eternal by inking it on my skin? Surely that is worth two tickets?!

The Good Which said...

What if I left comments on your facebook page, is that worth a ticket?

Lizzy Derksen said...

Gorgeous paintings.

Iscah Mara said...

Hello to the fair artist who has seen more of me than most...
and I don't just mean my perfect rack!

Iscah Mara said...

Not only do I follow your blog, but your work, your heart and your ethereal gaze!

Iscah Mara said...

hmmm... oh the products I sport

1. 2 delicious golden pillow cases with black felt embroidery.

Iscah Mara said...

2. calendars, calendars galore - all but this sad year, which was however, happly replaced by the talented melancholic.

Iscah Mara said...

3. a red and gold pillow case procured for my darling mother, who treasures it dearly.

Iscah Mara said...

compulsory link written and posted - however, it's a cheeky trick to get the word of your genius out to the world via the contestants so eager to be the only ones in the running.

i suppose the sacrifice of making your art known to the world is almost worth it!

http://iscahmara.blogspot.com/2010/02/quiet-announcement.html

muah!

Aubrey said...

Howdy freakin doody-do!!!
AND!!!!!
I'll see you tomorrow night!!

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!

(Do I get an extra ticket for flying up to spend the weekend with you????)

Mum said...

Okay,
As I pressed the 'publish your comment' button I realized (too late...I have fast fingers) that your sister had been on MY computer and convinced MY computer that she was the 'host owner' of MY computer.

WRONG!!!

That comment from Aubrey is MINEMINEMINE

Do I get an extra ticket for this blunder?

Mum said...

I never miss an Umber Dove blog entry.
It is usually the high point of my chronically dull life.

Mum said...

Facebook. Oh yeah, I'm there, too.
Umber Dove is my friend and I am her #1 fan.

Sorry, mme. bookling...

Mum said...

Do I have Umber Dove STUFF??????
You have no idea!!!

A pile of gorgeous pillows, an awesome wall hanging, painted ceramics, hand thrown pots, drawings, paintingspaintingspaintings.

My home is decorated in late 20th century UmberDove.

I even have one of her oil pastels from 4th grade that hung in the Haggin Museum.

Top THAT!

(whadayathink? Extra ticket??)

resolute twig said...

hello friend! :)

resolute twig said...

and I DO follow your blog!

resolute twig said...

and I AM a facebook fan!

resolute twig said...

and I have 3 (count 'em THREE) beautiful UmberDove prints on my wall

resolute twig said...

AND you are now linked to from my own little blog


yay for raffle tickets! :)

Jessie said...

WoW!! Chirp!

she said...

i feel kinda selfish even entering this contest, but i can't resist...thanks for hosting this giveaway, redwood.

she said...

i follow your blog in Google Reader...does that count?

she said...

i am also a fan on facebook! my devotion knows no bounds...

she said...

a finch named frank perches above my bed and keeps me safe and singing...

she said...

tweet-a-leeted! http://twitter.com/thehighestheel

she said...

blogged:http://shelovesthesethings.blogspot.com/2010/02/remember-my-post-about-frank-finch-and.html

farmgirl said...

Hello there, eh! Lovin' the faux spring a little bit north to you too. Love your work, it's beautiful and inspiring.

farmgirl said...

Oh, I'm a facebook fan!
And I own a lovely little pencil case that's home to my favourite pencils and erasers and two gorgeous prints (tribute 6 and frank!).
Thanks for the giveaway!

jordan said...

1. HOLY 91 COMMENTS BATMAN!! good show, that's amazing!! i'm in love with this little birdie...
2. i follow FORMALLY now, although as you know i've been informally following for awhile now ;)
3. done and done
4. not yet...unfortunately
5. check out my FB!

this is a very cool idea. love the structure of the contest! can't wait to hear how it all comes out!

Rachel said...

1. Do I really have to say What's Crackin' for it to count as a comment?
2. I follow you (I heart Google Reader), and have been for a while, thanks to our mutual friend Kristen (of Speaking for Herself).

Julz said...

By the way - I also follow your blog. Thanks!

emmy d said...

Oh my goodness, I have been making a list of things I can't wait for with spring...baseball, kayaking, river beach, ocean beach, sundresses, outdoor concerts, flipflops....

emmy d said...

I am indeed a little follower as well!

I can't wait for the items in the above comment due to the fact that I can't see out my window at work because there is a 10' pile of snow infront of it...

emmy d said...

Facebook fan!

Baltimore has broken the snow record for EVER!! 50+ inches in the past week....

emmy d said...

Purchaser of lovely cards!

I'm just going to indulge in your springy descriptions of Washington right now! Keep them coming!

annika said...

i am completely intimidated by the number of people who have entered your contest, but i just can not resist that lovely little bird! so here is my tiny chirp for the tiny bird.

kerin rose said...

oh okay, luck be a lady tonite!...step one, howdy Kelly!

kerin rose said...

oh, I was number 100!..i never win anything! ( well almost, Eli sent me a Lakota Ways book) :)....well,

-facebook...been there done that!

kerin rose said...

-follow you anywhere!
done that!

kerin rose said...

-own some of your lovelies..
done that!

kerin rose said...

posted about your fabulous self!
-done

luck be a birdie tonite!

Trista Anodei said...

I love your little 4"x4"s.

Trista Anodei said...

And I'm following you.

Trista Anodei said...

And I'm a fan.

Trista Anodei said...

And I am the proud bearer and wearer of a pinky cheeky apron.

Trista Anodei said...

And unfortunately I am not savvy enough to actually post a link to this (if you even can), but I linked to the giveaway on my facebook (Gabbie P. Metheny).

Amanda said...

Good day Umber Dove, what a lovely piece of work!

Amanda said...

I follow your blog!!

Raspberry Orchid said...

Dang, woman...I had to do some serious scrollin' down to leave a comment! You marketing genius! <3

Love Love Mai Umber Dove

Bam! Three red-hot tickets! Haiiiilll Yeeeeaaahh...

Tez Turbo said...

Buenos Dias. I am stopping by your blog via Kerin Rose's blog. I am so glad I did, too! Your 2 d creations are very beguiling. I'm going to follow you on Facebook, too. Muchos Gracias para trebajo magnifico!

Changing with Time said...

I love and follow your blog.

Nancy*McKay said...

1) done
2) done
3) done
4) done really WELL
5) done
6) SURPRISE...come visit my blog!

XOXO

http://nancymckay.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-love-umber-dove.html

Carla said...

Such a bright and cheery bird. What a heart-warming addition she'd be to my teeny studio cottage. :o)

Widge said...

your art work and blog are adorable! I'm in LOVE

Widge said...

I have just become your brand spanking new follower and I'm putting you straight on my fave blog roll thigiee too because your work is inspiring me whoop!

Widge said...

Just became a fb fan

Suzy ~ lorenzstudio said...

I LOVE your "wall o' smallies" not only because it is quite charming, but because my maiden name is Smalley AND on a VERY strange coincidence, my word verification is "mally"!

Suzy ~ lorenzstudio said...

Well, why have I NOT become a fan on facebook yet? Well, I have now!

Suzy ~ lorenzstudio said...

and a blog follower!

EmeliaRo said...

I just became a fan of UmberDove via facebookins! WOOT!

CrowNology said...

I love your work. I paint animals with abstract backgrounds and I find your work of a similar bent.
The colours you use are wonderful!
Thank you for the opportunity to have a little piece of bliss.
Andrea

CrowNology said...

I've been following waiting for the cat fights! ;)
Andrea

Megs said...

ooh, is it creepy if I say I want you to come live with me for a week? Your art is exquisite!!!! I want want want one!!!

I am a fan on face book, and I follow you blog.....
Mwa! Can't wait to stalk more of your gorgeous work.
Megs xx

Abigail Jasmine said...

:) love your art

Abigail Jasmine said...

I also follow your blog**

MrsLittleJeans said...

Now I have blogged too. : )

128 entries and counting

http://mrslittlejeans.blogspot.com/

Rachael said...

Hiya :) I'm just leaving a "regular old comment" on your blog in hopes I'll win this little treasure. I could definitely use a little Spring right about now! Keep up the beautiful work!

balanced. said...

I absolutely adore your work!
You are so talented. consider me entered. :)

balanced. said...

and I happily follow your blog. :)

balanced. said...

now a fan of yours on facebook as well. :)

The Noisy Plume: said...

WHEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Rachael said...

I just became a Facebook fan too!

xo
Rachael

JBentley said...

Love your blog!

JBentley said...

Im also a facebook fan!

JBentley said...

And, I love my Umber postcards so much, I am having a hard time sending them to friends. Good thing there are two of each!

Caitlin said...

I love your artwork, and your writing style is fun and engaging! Put me down for one red raffle ticket please! Thank you :)

Changing with Time said...

Hello lovely dove, I just became a fan on your facebook.

Bisquit said...

Wow, what a turnout! You are so generous to give this as a treat, and I would welcome this sweet birdy in my house gladly.

I follow your blog, I follow you on facebook and below is a link to my fb profile, I posted a link.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=726818285
Thank you so much!
Biz

CarolynArtist said...

Yabba dabba doo! This is one fine piece of art, it would be lovely in my home! I've just discovered your art thanks to a give-away FB post by...Bisquit...otherwise I'd have not found you...