5.03.2011

20 in 20 giveaway (May- day 2)...

watercolor birds
watercolor birds
20 handmade projects in 20 days...day 2. Last week, my vintage bird collection flew to Elsie's house for her upcoming wedding. She's going to use them for her guest book table (super cute, right?). Someone left a comment about the photo and said that it looked like a watercolor painting, so I took that idea and ran with it for today's project. I'm considering making prints of this for my shop, but here's my question for you: are people buying digital prints anymore? The winner, of course, gets the original watercolor painting. :) Thanks to C. Johannesen Studio for sponsoring today's project. Happy 20 in 20!
,
Abbey

watercolor birds
watercolor birds
giveaway rules:
  • eligibility: open to all Aesthetic Outburst readers, worldwide.
  • how to enter: leave one comment per person on the giveaway post (you're welcome to comment on multiple projects).
  • entry deadline: comments will close 48 hours after initial post time.
  • winner selection: winners will be chosen at random.
  • winner notification: On Monday mornings, I'll announce the five winners for the week.
  • claiming your craft project: send me an email at hownowdesign (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll pop your 20 in 20 project in the mail! Winners must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

132 comments:

A Charmed Life said...

What a beautiful painting! I would a pleasure to look at it every day :) Maja x

Amanda said...

so pretty & cheerful! :)

Tiki_Green said...

Yes! I'm one of them!

Lili said...

ooo these are super pretty !

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

I don't think people are buying prints like they used to. . . well, I take that back. They are from the shops I sell through, but I sell far fewer through my own shop. I know I bought so many prints I've decided to hold off and just buy originals as I can afford them.

Sonja said...

That's just lovely. Really, really pretty. I love this making and giving away of art every day. It's very inspiring. Thanks!

jandjhome said...

I'm in love! Please pick me.

kbluem said...

OMG - LOVE IT!

Naomi Sawatzky said...

This is so beautiful!!

ellie said...

gosh that's so lovely. amazing :)

Anne said...

I love your little birds! It was very sweet of you to loan them for the wedding celebration--I can't wait to see pictures from that wedding. I am much more interested in what she will be wearing than what Kate wore! Anne, yourmainestamper

Erin said...

Love love LOVE! Those little birds are so cheerful!

Laura said...

i really, really LOVE this!

Kristin said...

I love the birds! They really do have that vintage look, like curtains or fabric at your stylish grandma's house--and I mean that in the best way possible!

LookWhatICanDo said...

Oh this is sublime...
Oh I'm in love!!
;)

lulu_lo1994 said...

first!I love birds very much and hope that you can do more great work!

baymacae said...

I have a bird and he would love this art work next to his cage :-)

Daisy said...

So pretty and perfect for spring.

A Beautiful Party said...

wow, this is really gorgeous!

mdg said...

I would buy a digital print of this. It is so beautiful! One of the assignments that I give my Intro to 2-d high school art students is to do a drawing of a collection...

Lex said...

This is so sweet! What a wonderful piece of art- of sourse I love the orginal inspiration too!

Mrs. P said...

love it!

Meghan said...

Wow. I love it and am, as usual, blown away by your talent. I can't wait to see how Elsie uses the real display for her wedding.

Ashley said...

I love this! It's beautiful! =)

mamafabun said...

Wow, that is beautiful! Very nice work.

Thanks!
Honor
hfabun@hotmail.com

Patty said...

Just plain WANT! And I'm smiling too because I remembered that "put a bird on it" clip from Portlandia. ;-)

Nikki said...

I love this painting. It would look perfect in my home!

Anna said...

I saw this on her blog, & I love the idea!I cannot wait to see photos from her wedding creativeness! This watercolor is beautiful too!

Jyl said...

Beautiful! The best so far!

Astrid said...

So tweet... I mean, 'sweet'! I still buy prints, definitely.

Bethany said...

Mmmmmm...preddy :)

Sarah said...

Oooh! So lovely!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Abbey, it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I would love to put this above my couch!

I send you spring hellos from Munich
Sabine

LY said...

Beautiful!

Christine said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! It would look lovely in my sunroom!

christinelittle28[at]gmail[dot]com

karle1 said...

This is beautiful. Little birdies always make my heart flutter!

julie vw said...

Ooh I've been in love with your birdie-tree ever since I saw it. For a second I thought that was the givaway, but this is just as good!

Heidi said...

Stunning!

Michelle said...

I have admired your bird collection forever! I love this water color

CARRIE said...

So pretty! What happy colors!

mercierbeaucoup.com said...

I absolutely still buy digital prints, and am IN LOVE with the original watercolor - these are beautiful and I would love to win! rachel.mercier@gmail.com

kjosephina said...

tweet! tweet! Love it!a

The Lady Nomad said...

love, love, love!

April said...

I have yet to win. Winning this would be fantasic!

olivia said...

Ohmysweetbeautifulrainbows this is beautiful! Please enter me!

Bronwen said...

Oh I saw the birdies on Elsie's blog, loved them so much. The watercolour is amazing... fingers crossed!

Michelle said...

so cute! If I don't win, I'd definitely be interested in a print. :o)

Sara said...

Yay! Birds! :) This would look super cute in the baby's room...

kristin said...

oh abbey, you're killing me! this is your best yet. PLEASE list this one in your etsy shop - i will definitely buy it if i don't happen to win.

Paris said...

I would love this painting. So beautiful!!

The Prairie Hen said...

beautiful!

MissShapes said...

Umm..this is SUPER amazing. I love birdies and I totally have them in some form throughout my whole house....I would love to add this to my collection of bird art!!

Marian said...

You are so talented! I would love to put this in my house.

Lora D. said...

Loooovee this painting. Your talent is just so diverse!! I just love your bird "sculpture" in your home, and so a painting of it, Genius!! I would buy a print of it. You Rock!

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Kristen said...

This is so pretty! I think it would make a nice addition to your shop

Dixie said...

Oh, how pretty. I love birds. Hope I win this.

Dana said...

This would look GREAT in my little girls' room. BTW - when I got home from vacation my flower pot was waiting in my mailbox. Thanks so much!

Dianna said...

oh its lovely! love the colors & the happy little birdies would look great in my little birds nursery!

ShePenguin said...

Beautiful. I have a baby shower to attend, this would make an excellent - and unique! - gift.

jenny said...

oh oh oh!! I just love the birdies!! This would be great for my little corner in the bedroom! Fingers crossed!

mountain girl said...

Beautiful! Thank you for this giveaway!

my name is sécia. said...

oh i love birds and i love that watercolor! i think people still buy digital prints. or perhaps postcards? :)

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

ninji said...

I love it!! The little birds are so cute. it would brighten up my college doom room so much!

rebecca said...

perfect for spring!
rwvanvoorhis at gmaild ot com

emily jean. said...

So lovely!

I'm inspired to bust out my watercolors on this gray day too:)

Third Street Photo

erin said...

I know I'm buying digital prints, but I'm not typically cool and probably not the best litmus test. :)

Katie said...

just loving!!! my favorite yet.

S said...

this is beautiful. Just the colorfulness that I needed to see this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful painting! I'd seriously consider buying a digital print.

Heather
couphonhg at gmail . com

Lily Magnolia said...

I just ran across your blog today via charlotte's fancy! And ummmmm...I think your really cool! I will be adding you to my blog roll over at www.lilymagnolia.com

Also, I LOVE the painting you are giving away!

emily said...

gorgeous.

Mo Pie, Please said...

This is gorgeous! I love 20 in 20 giveaways so much!

Robin (noteverstill) said...

Happy Birds :)
(love them)

Carrie said...

Really charming. I'm always so happy to have a real painting instead of a print.

Christine P said...

Lovely painting-so charming!

Jen Craun said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Ms. T said...

Beautiful painting! I love watercolors!

erin michelle said...

I DIE.

Christina said...

so cheery! These birds would be right at home in my nest.

katherine. said...

this made me catch my breath! what a beautiful painting!

Miss Ripley said...

i love this colourful little painting! lovely.

Nina said...

So beautiful!!

Hana said...

LOVE this! Crossing my fingers extra tight for this one!

With Love, Jamie said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!!

Mary said...

what a lovely picture! thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara Schroeppel said...

Very sweet looking, I'd love it in my home. Great work!

crookandvillain.com said...

Gorgeous! I definitely think you should sell prints!

a said...

nice! i hope people are still buying prints, as I am about to embark on setting up an etsy shop this summer...

Made By Fate said...

so bright and cheery would love it on a wall

Courtney H. said...

Beautiful painting! I'd love to have it in my apartment.

Jennette said...

J'adore! Put a bird on it! Love love love!

SewTara said...

That is so lovely! Perfect for spring, or making you long for it during the fall and winter :)

Mymsie said...

Gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

I love that painting!

Kristin said...

I would love to have this art... so happy! Make prints!!!

Molly said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. And yes, I think people still buy digital prints.

Melissa Haworth said...

This is just lovely--the colors are wonderful. I think I ended up here from Elsie's blog so it seems a fitting contest to enter. Thanks for all the inspiration!

shannon said...

I love this painting! So beautiful!

stephanie said...

Gimme! I love that painting! Beautiful!

Karla said...

So pretty! My mom would love this as a Mother's day gift!

nicki said...

love these birdies- so cute!

Hillary said...

gorgeous!

heather lui said...

oh, me me me! found a photo of your collection on pinterest months ago and have been obsessed with it ever since. the watercolor would be wonderful to have!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh!
I would love to wake up to this every morning.

Sara Marie said...

So lovely!

celeste said...

is there anything you can't do? lovely!

Hanna said...

Love, love, love. Oh I wish my luck would win out so that I could win this!

Happy Thoughts said...

very sweet indeed. I wish I was so talented :)

Paulette said...

re: digital prints question--I'm a big fan of digital prints as it's a great way for people of limited means (i.e., moi) to buy affordable, original art. Sure I'd prefer to have the original painting, but thousands, or even hundreds, of dollars can be hard to come by.

Robyn said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors~

Amy said...

Oh, I would love that...I have just the perfect spot for it!!

Aub-A-Rey said...

i love the painting and your vintage bird collection!

kathleen said...

Oh, so beautiful!

Janee Lookerse said...

AH! I love it! Its so pretty! Its just the sort of colors I need to spruce up this dreary apartment!

xoxo
Janee

Laurendy said...

lovely, just lovely!

Laura.R said...

Love it. Want it!

Jennifer said...

I love the original vintage birds & your painting represents them so well. Bravo! This would be wonderful treasure.

becky said...

nicely done!
boon1211atgmaildotcom

Cassie said...

I love the colors and cleanness of this painting! So adorable.

xo
Cassie

swindlebeute[at]gmail[dot]com

Amy said...

So beautiful! I know my chances are slimmer than slim, but I must try...I think prints are still lovely, but I think they have been overpriced in some shops...I would still buy them, but I more selective.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Wow! Thank you all for your comments and thanks for answering my question about prints. Good to know. Best of luck!
x,
Abbey

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Miss Rachel B said...

Want! :) This is extremely gorgeous. mail@missrachelb.com

K. Fox said...

Gasp! I'm absolutely 100% in LOVE! My goodness, do I love it. It's perfect. Please include it in your shop... if I don't win it here I'll scamper over there and buy it faster than you can possibly imagine. Haha.

I'm a dork.

Gram said...

I love birds and this would be the crowning joy of my collection.

Katie C. said...

You are so talented. I would love this painting in my home. The colors are great.

Sarah said...

My favorite ever!

alyssa johns said...

i would totally buy that!

Michael White said...

That is a beautiful painting of tiny birds! I hope that I win it. I would put it up in my office.

James North said...

so beauty full so stunning,i like it.

Thanks

OrangeFarmhouse said...

oh my, what a lovely birds! we have lot's of birds outside here we live in the forrest but a few of these cuties inside would be so great!

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