Holiday Workshop Giveaway

The time in the studio is a bit rushed this time of year. Yet, I like the excitement of a little bit of pressure. Although I can't say that I thrive on it. I feel a bit disorganized when there is a number of things on my plate. And of course there is the real job that keeps me away from the studio 11 hours a day.

Last night Nina and I were searching for the nostalgic Christmas music that helps sooth the spirit while working. With a mug of hot tea by my side I managed to frame a few items and am just waiting for a bright clear day (not happening today) to take photos that I can add to the Etsy shop.

I ordered a few cute little hand mirrors to add to the shop for some inexpensive stocking stuffers. So in the spirit of the season I'd love to offer a giveaway!

Leave a comment about love. A quote, an unbearable experience, your heart pounding expression of joy ;) or some simple little ditty.

I will pick a random guest to win one of the new little hand mirrors for yourself and another for someone you adore.

Starting Now!

I will announce a winner Saturday afternoon.


  1. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." :)
    -Dr. Seuss

  2. ~not here for your giveaway as that just wouldn't be fair!!! stoppping by to say hello and i love the idea of you creating mirrors with your sweet images!!! may you enjoy the season ahead...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  3. If all that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream,
    Then I hope to never wake from this
    For life & love
    With you, my love,
    Is the greatest bliss...

    ~Poem I wrote for my sweety around an E.A. Poe quote I'm particularly fond of. ^-^

  4. -"O sweet Lord of my fairy nights,
    Why comest thou not? Come!

    Descend to me, mild Evening-star
    Thou canst glide on a beam,
    Enter my dwelling and my mind
    And over my life gleam!"

    ~ The (translated) chant of a princess in love with Hyperion, the evening star (from "Luceafarul" by Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet, 1850-1889)

  5. I just found you through WIllow's blog and am so impressed by your beautiful work! Your images are sweet and elegant and unique and I am so happy to have found you. I will be back as I am now a "follower," Kristin xo

  6. I wanted to comment about your work, but I would also love to be a part of your drawing if I may . . . Love to me is the kick in the head from a sleeping 5 year old who snuck in our bed in the middle of the night . . . xo

  7. Thank you so much! This is such a beautiful mirror :)

    “The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  8. "To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world."

    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

  9. "Dont marry the one you can get with, marry the one you can't get without".
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  12. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    Lao Tzu

    I love these mirrors, thank you for the chance.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  14. Love IS...

    And that is what is most important!

  15. "There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken ... The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell." - C.S. Lewis

  16. i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
    my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
    i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing,my darling)
    i fear
    no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
    no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
    and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
    higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

    -ee cummings

    audreyshay at yahoo dot com

  17. i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

    my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

    i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done

    by only me is your doing, my darling)

    i fear

    no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet) i want

    no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

    and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    scorpiontaz74 at hotmail dot com

  18. Lovely mirrors! :)
    When I think of love, the line from an Italian opera comes to my mind; heaven is in your eyes.

  19. love = my daughters
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

  20. I love robots! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  21. life is not measured by the number of breaths you take the number of moments that take your breath away-i dont know who said that but i love it to the max!!!
    thanks! i would love to give mirrors away for christmas to remind people how beautiful they are since i love making DIY things but dont know how to diy a mirror!

  22. love means giving up yourself for someone else's benefit
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

  23. True love can't be described...it just "is". kimbarsness(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. Oh dear - I almost missed this. Love is understanding each other and forgiving each other their faults. Love is having the worst day of your life and knowing that a simple hug from your better half will make EVERYTHING all better again. Love is the moon, the stars, and the shining sun - all wrapped into one. :) Thank you for offering yet another lovely giveaway! Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Theresa

  25. When my husband first held my hand when we were dating, he held it so tightly, my hand fell asleep. I still sometimes tease him about the "grip of death."

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

  26. You're busy with your BlackBerry, busy with your girl. And I'm wondering now, have I ever crossed your mind? Because you always crossed my mind and made butterflies whenever I hear your voice and your laughter, even from seeing your face :)

  27. oopsie, forgot my email :D
    Thanks for the giveaway !

  28. if love is blind, then why is lingerie so popular?


  29. Love is like a mirror. When you love another you become his mirror and he becomes yours....And reflecting each other's love you see infinity.
    Leo Buscaglia

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  31. Cute contest, heres mine!

    Don't fall in love with me yet
    We only recently met
    True I'm in love with you but
    you might decide I'm a nut
    Give me a week or two to
    go absolutely cuckoo
    then, when you see your error,
    then, you can flee in terror
    like everybody else does
    I only tell you this cause
    I'm easy to get rid of
    but not if you fall in love
    Know now that I'm on the make
    and if you make a mistake
    my heart will certainly break
    I'll have to jump in a lake
    and all my friends will blame you
    There's no telling what they'll do
    It's only fair to tell you
    I'm absolutely cuckoo
    -the magnetic fields

  32. Love is patient. Love is kind.


  33. "Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life. You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like 'Maybe we should just be friends' or 'How ver...y perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love."
    — Neil Gaiman (The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones)

    damn.precious.etsy at gmail dot com

  34. Words to live by...

    I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, only more love - Mother Teresa

    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  35. this thing called love is another word for pain~ but even if in pain, you should not give up. remember the reason why you hang into that feeling in the first place. if you really love a person, never give up.

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  36. "You know how when you're listening to music playing from another room? And you're singing along because it's a tune that you really love? When a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway... then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again you're still in exact same time with it. That's what it's like."


    "You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. "Good night sweet girl." That's all it takes. I'm easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with."


  37. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  39. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”


  40. If life gives you lemons keep them, hey they are free lemons.. I love that one, suelee1998 @ gmail.com