Thursday, October 31, 2013

Whimsy + Inspiration = Tamara Laporte ((giveaway now closed))

 Trick-or-Treat... Friends and Blog Hoppers,

My stencil hoard is growing! In all honesty I used to avoid using stencils in my work, but over the past year I've grown fond of building up layers with some good ol' stencils / stamps. It was a joy to play with Tam's new line with Artistcellar... Technique-wise: I used a sponge brush w/ acrylic for the words and then colored them in with stabilo crayons. Black dylusions spray inks were used for the house bits....and then along came this girl. Taa-daa:
Wild Geese
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
       love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting-
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
-Mary Oliver

What else? Oh yes.... I'm giving away 2 FREE SETS. 1 of each = "Tam's Whimsy" + "Tam's Inspiration". All you have to do is leave a comment below. For EXTRA entries: share this post in your social e-spheres, or sign up for my monthly newsletter in the upper right. Extra bonus entries: share your FAVORITE Halloween Get-up. Tally up where you shared & let me know in the comments below. 

Chomping at the bit to buy your sets now? Here's a link --->  "Artistcellar Signature Series Stencils". Ready to hop on to the other stops? Right this way: 

10/26 Artistcellar http://www.artistcellar.com/wp
10/27 Jill K. Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog
10/28 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dawndsokol.com
10/29 Carla Sonheim carlasonheim.wordpress.com
10/30 Micki Wilde thesecrethermit.blogspot.com
10/31 Carissa Paige http://carissapaige.blogspot.com
11/1 Effy Wild www.effywild.com
11/3 Jane Davenport http://janedavenport.com
11/5 Tamara Laporte www.willowing.org/blog 

In other NEWS:




Ooooodles of NEW art + prints have been added to my shop today ==> right here 


 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 
Here I am pretending to be a Blythe Doll:




80 comments:

  1. Just love your page. ;-) Would love to win some more stencils. Lol.

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  2. love what you did with the stencils!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  3. I'm so glad the blog hop brought me here. Am looking forward to being 'inspired to show up!' Joy!!

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  4. Love the poem!!! New to your blog! I've signed up for your newsletter too!!! I would love those stencils!!!

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  5. I'm just starting to use stencils too! I need more, hehe :)

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  6. You can never have too many stencils ...and these are great. Love the words.

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  7. Love your blog. I can't wait to try out those stencils if I win! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. hey nice post meh, You are one of the best writers I've seen of recent. I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Friend Zoned Guy .
    keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.

    Regards

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  9. love the art work, love the stencils
    ciao joan

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  10. I too have resisted using stencils in the past, but I'm finding out how much they can add to my art. I only have a couple, so I'd love to win a set of Tam's stencils. I love the way you used them in your art! Thanks for a chance to win. :)

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  11. Lovely work - with lovely stencils! And loved the poem - thank you.
    Gill Jolly

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  12. I find Tam's stencils beautifully, I barely have any stencils at all, so this will be a great asset for my art journal projects!

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  13. Love your style! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Omgoodness- I thought you were a Blythe doll!!! Happy Halloween Clarissa and thank you for participating in the giveaway! I absolutely love the poem you posted to go with your beautiful piece you created! Perfect!

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  15. Love all your new art you showed, and you look cute as Blythe- one of my fave dolls!
    Tam did a great job on these stencils! thanks for the chance to win Carissa!

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  16. Your use of the stencils was great. Please include me in the drawing for a chance to win some =)

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  17. I Love Tam. I like her stencils. Would love to win them. I do like the way you used them! I'm at serra.ap.owen@comcast.net. Thanks!

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  18. Love the wat you use the stencils thank you for giveaway

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  19. oh lovely! thanks for the chance to win. xo

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    1. I love that poem and the way your artwork. Beautiful and touching.

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  20. I love Mary Oliver. She is one of my favorite poets. Thanks for the chance to win some of Tam's stencils.

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  21. I love your artwork.. new follower.. would love to win the stencils.. :)

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  22. Love all the pretty art on your page and how creative you were with Tam's Stencils!!

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  23. How fun! Love what you did with Tam's new stencils!

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  24. Love how you used Tam's stencils! Can't wait to try them myself.

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  25. These stencils rock! I would love to win this giveaway. Wow! }

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  26. I signed up for email from you and I shared my Halloween photo on fb. Thanks!

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  27. nicely done & LoL Happy Halloween

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  28. You had fun playing with Tam's stencils and I would too!

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  29. Love your use of the stencils and your work in general. I am a new follower, joined newsletter & posted to FB. Fave Halloween get up: my hub and I went to party as zombies with lots of dirty, torn clothing plus dried, caked blood..muwaaaa..... I would so love to win the whimsy stencils.. thanks for participating in the hop :)
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  30. Like what you created with these awesome stencils. Thank you for participating in this fun giveaway.

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  31. I just signed up for your newsletter

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  32. Great creation! Love your work. This hop has been so much fun. TFS

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  33. wonderful art Carissa, love it TFS

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  34. I need to add these stencils to my stash as well. I've signed up to your newsletter and shared on facebook.

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  35. have subscribed to your newsletter too

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  36. Great artwork. I would love to win Tam's stencils. lacyquilter@gmail.com

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  37. Very nice use of the stencils. =) I like how you've adapted them to your style.
    love2colorinaz@hotmail.com

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  38. Thanks for sharing the wild geese poem and your art is very cool. Thanks for the chance to win these awesome stencils.
    bakewell1@att.net

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  39. Beautiful work, love the colors and your style! Thanks for the chance to win those awsome stencils!

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  40. Love the new stencils and what you've done with them.

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  41. Love all your art, can't pick a favorite they are all wonderful:)
    I'd love to win the stencils, thanks for the chance!

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  42. I, too, want to use stencils more in my crafting. Would love to win these. TFS your work.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  43. I am a new subscriber to your newsletter. Yippee!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  44. Not sure what you mean by sharing my favorite Halloween get-up.....I haven't dressed for Halloween for many a moon. When I was young, though, my best friend and I dressed up as Siamese twins wearing one of her Dad's overcoats. We had a grand time walking in tandem!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  45. Love what you did with the stencils! Thanks for the chance to win a set ...

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  46. Super awesome! Thanks for the chance! mistidotkdotwebster at gmail dot com

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  47. Fabulous, loved the color combinations

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  48. Fantastic! I love the colours!!
    Thank you!

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  49. I signed up for your newsletter!

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  50. Your art is so colorful like tuttifrutti!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some stencils!!!
    I wish to you a great weekend!!! Love!

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  51. Loved discovering your blog and your wonderful, colorful paintings!

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  52. This is my first time visiting, wonderful art. Your self photo looks like the piece you made two up from that!

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  53. Wow love that poem, and all your art too! Do you sell your originals? I prefer those to prints! Would love to win the stencils! Hugs, Sanna

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  54. Love the stencils, especially the Whimsey set! Shared on facebook and twitter, and signed up for your newsletter. 4 entries comment, Facebook, twitter and newsletter :) thanks

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  55. I am really Loving these stencils, so many ideas! Shared on Facebook,Twitter, Newsletter, and commented. Total of 4 entries. Yay!

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  56. love these stencils and your doll face. so cute.

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  57. I love your work, and what you did with these stencils! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  58. LOVE your page! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sarahbarber.design@yahoo.com

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  59. Hi Carissa! Love these stencils and love what you've done with them. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Pick me pick pick me.... :D

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  60. Great sets of stencils! I'd love to create with either set :). Have a happy day - Heidi

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  61. Love the stencils, especially the whimsical ones, what you did with them is great too. Please enter me for the giveaway. fdarling7 at gmail dot com

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  62. It would be so much fun to win a set of Tam's stencils...love your inspiration!

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  63. Hi Carissa I would love to win a set of Tam's stencils. I love your page as well - great artwork. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  64. Oh why have I never seen your page before! I too have a stencil addiction and winning these would feed it nicely!

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  65. Waow! What you made is just awesome! I didn't know your work before but it is a nice discover! I love working with stencils so, thanks for the chance to win a set!
    Aurelie Maenhout unefilledanslejardin [@] gmail.com

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  66. Love the artwork you created with the stencils! I can't wait to try them out for myself (I've got my fingers crossed on winning a set)! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jenn

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  67. Also, I signed up for the newsletter! Looking forward to hearing news from your corner of the blogosphere. ;)

    Jenn

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  68. This blog hop is really fun. I am glad it brought me to your blog. I really like the work yu=ou are doing.

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  69. Your use of the stencils was amazing. This has been a wonderful blog hop, thanks so much for sharing.

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  70. I do believe I am good enough to win a set of these wonderfully whimsical stencils! I love dressing up in wigs and 'gid-ups' and what-not. Also, signed up for your newsletter! ... Tally: 3
    Thanks Carissa!

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  71. Love your new art. Great words too.

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  72. Wow, I love your work and how you did present it in nature. So nice. It's get to me.

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  73. I love your work, and what you did with Tam's stencils. Clever girl! Your colors are delish too:)

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