January 10, 2013

First post of 2013 & Giveaway!

So, 10 days into the new year I finally come to post. I have been feeling a bit blue, a bit busy a bit lazy... and frankly uninspired. Blame the gray ugly skies, but whatever the reason (and in my mind I have plenty....) I have been MIA.

Well, let's do something fun!

For starters, I have 25% off in my Etsy shop, all ACEO art (no dolls) HERE by typing code ACEO25OFF valid till next Monday.

Also, are you getting ready for the 29 faces challenge? Remember:  Any size, medium, technique... Any level of experience, style or stage of progress! If you can't finish, yes, you can post your face half way done!
This is mainly a blog challenge, (Any kind of blog, blogspot, wordpress,  tumblr welcome too!) But we have a FB group as well.

I am currently working on the blog-button  so keep an eye in the next weeks for it to be ready to be grabbed for your blogies! 21 more days!

And last but not least... a Giveaway! A colorful replica ofModigliani made by me, remember her? Big 12 x 16 in size. Any place in the world! (But you might have to pay customs depending on your country) 


What do you have to do to play?......
     *Please indicate in a post here that you want it. ;o)
     *and/or  Like my FB page HERE
     *and/or  Subscribe to my video channel HERE
     *and/or  blog about it too with a link to this post :o)
Plus.... you could follow my blog if you have not done so already! ♥ Let me know if you are already a blog friend, that's an extra entry just to be an ol'buddy :o)

Each option is an entry, so make sure you come back and tell me to add your name more times! The 20th of January I will pick a winner, and if there are a lot of participants I will add another goodie to offer ♥

    Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

35 comments:

  1. I would like to join the 29 faces challenge in Feb - and I already like your FB page ( Empress Wu Designs) and am following your blog.

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  2. I hope I can participate this year!!! sounds like a blast....

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  3. A great idea, I am passing it on to friends for you.

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  4. glad you back ...shoo those blues away

    kat

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  5. Oh, I so identify with the winter blues. And what a fun way to kick them! I can't commit to the 29 faces right now, but I can enjoy what you create. And would love to enter your giveaway. Happy PPF!

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  6. I love the painting so do please include me in the drawing for it! Thanks!
    I'll try to join the faces challenge to!

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  7. I love your ACEO's on your FB page. . . and I 'liked' also. I am a follower of the blog. I would love to win your art. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  8. Beautiful painting, please include me in to the draw! 29 faces... hmmmm, have to consider it, I did it the last time and it was fun... :)

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  9. Gorgeous painting, please add me for the giveaway. I have admired your art for a while but this is my first visit to your blog. I'm now a follower, and liked you on FB...and looking forward to the 29 Faces challenge! Happy PPF!

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  10. Wonderful painting! I am a follower and seriously considering 29 faces!

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  11. Loving your colourful take on Modigliani's painting, so fab. When does the 29 faces start from please as would love to join in but need to know a bit more about it. Many thanks in anticipation. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. 29 faces starts in February 1st. 29 faces in 28 days :oD

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  12. Oh I love this painting. Just awesome. Hope you are feeling better real soon Martha. Better cold than hot, right. Did you hear about Huell Howser? Very sad isn't it? I would love to win your work, I mean who wouldn't. Take care and be happy and stay warm.

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    1. Yes.... sad :o/
      Today is sunny here! I hope it's nice over there too!

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  13. Mi piace molto la tua vibrante interpretazione del dipinto di Modigliani!
    Bellalullo

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  14. Get rid of those blues sweetie! Life's too short. I'm kinda pumped about 29 faces. Just think of all of the dolls I'll be able to make with those heads when it's finished! Loving this painting! I know I won another one too but I'm crossing everything to win this one as well.

    Turn on all of the lights in your house, turn on your favorite music and dance around your house for a bit. If that doesn't make you feel better I don't know what will. Big hugs to you.

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  15. Would love your painting and am your newest FB page liker :) I'm looking forward to 29 faces this year! I watched from the sidelines last year, but I'm in for this year. Plus it will help me fill my sketchbook :) Happy PPF

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  16. I am excited about 29 Faces. It will be fun to participate. The weather has been gloomy so far this month so 29 Faces will be something to look forward to in February.

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  17. I would *faint* if I won - I am already the blessed owner of a custom portrait by you <3

    I hope the gray-days pass quickly from your heart!

    love, Katey

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  18. She is lovely! I am a FAN since I am already blessed to have a custom portrait by you!

    I hope the gray-days pass from your heart quickly!

    Love, Katey

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  19. Great painting! Liked you on FB.

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  20. Looking forward to the 29 faces. I definitely need the practice!!

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  21. Can't wait for the 29 faces challenges...hope you get your mojo back!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  22. I love your Modigliani lady.... I do love style of elongation! Of course I'd love to win.

    I'm really interested in 29 faces :)

    Going to 'follow you' right now!

    Thank you for visiting and happy PPF!

    Karen x

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  23. Don't feel blue! I love this time of year. Just me ;o) Keep smiling my friend ;o) I love the painting you are giving away Martha, but I have to pass this time. Sorry. I have to think about space in the house. I hope whoever wins treasures it! I love all the paintings I have from you ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  24. One of these years, when my days contain 30 vs 24 hours, I am going to join the 29 faces! I think it is a great challenge.

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  25. I can't wait for 29 Faces to start!!! I know it will JumpStart my creative drive again just like last year. I've really slacking the past couple of months and looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

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  26. fabulous!

    I am not on facebook but I have already subscribed to your fabulous You tube channel and made a post about this awesome Event seen
    HERE

    xxx and Thank you for this generous Giveaway -winning chance!

    FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA


    all artists are welcome on our monthly challenge
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  27. Gorgeous! I want it! :) And I like your FB page. I almost missed the 29 faces. Have to schedule it in. :)

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  28. Wonderful post and challenge ,such a beautiful painting. Shine on and hope you feel sparkling real soon.
    Victoria

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  29. I love that Modigliani painting! I like doing old master replicas & wonder what the rules are about doing them/selling them with regard to copyright? Thanks! For me, it's good practice...

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    1. Thanks. The rules you ask are easy to find online in many sites. Basically, you can paint as an exercise anything you want, for your private joy, but you Can Not Sell anything with a copyright, unless you buy the license or it is expired, and each country/artist has a different license expiration. Most art is free of copyright after 100 years, BUT you have to check personally to make sure.

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  30. I would love to have her! And I'm definitely looking forward to 29 faces.
    Rinda

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  31. Beautiful painting, Martha. I treasure the painting I won from you in 2012. I know someone will love this beauty.

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