Friday, February 19, 2010

{Featured Artist: Paint Me a Picture}

This giveaway is now closed!


Here at Gussy has a lot to say we love to look at all things beautiful. Beautiful wall art, beautiful winter accessories, beautiful stories about family life.

Today marks week #13 of my series on featured Etsy artists. I hope by now you've been introduced to a few drool-worthy eye-candy shops. I have many more, so please stay with me :) Over the next few months I'll be showcasing hand-selected Etsy artists that offer products that I think will appeal to you, my readers. To read more Featured Artist posts, click here.


Please join me in welcoming Lindsay at Paint Me a Picture.


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Where do you call home? Are you from there originally? Very south Georgia. I have lived here all my life (said in a strong southern accent)... Except for one year in Savannah... I love Savannah.




Share an interesting fact about yourself.
I use (or highly prefer to use) the same coffee cup every morning - clean of course. And my coffee has to be fresh from the pot, like no older than 5 minutes.




How did you come up with your shop name? Paint Me A Picture... Well, I was preparing for my first holiday market and I needed to come up with something to give to potential customers. It popped in my head and has been there since. It was wonderful to have the name available when I set up my Etsy shop.


And just who is Lindsay?
I am a simple, big-hearted, honest, crazy girl. I never in a million years imagined that I would be painting and selling my work online. I love my day job (chasing Mr.C around, cooking, cleaning, and painting).


If you had to describe yourself in a word, what would that word be?
This is just not possible. Like Gussy, I have a lot to say.




Name your favorite thing about selling handmade.
I get to create things for people to place in their homes! AND they are one of a kind. Don't get me wrong, I love Target, but anyone can buy the exact same thing I buy. When I paint a picture I put my creativity, time, and heart into it... That is something a machine can never do. {Amen, Lindsay!} :)




List a few of your most favorite pastimes. Sleeping in late. Going on a spontaneous day trip out of town. Sleeping in late.


What are three of your favorite foods?
Oreos with milk, Mexican and MamaD's spaghetti (but not all together).




What would you like to learn to do? Sew ;)


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Now for something fabulous!
One lucky reader will win $20 shop credit with Lindsay.
This is super exciting, because Linds makes some amazingly adorable paintings.


Also-- all readers will receive 10%-off any in-stock item
by entering "GUSSY" in the Message to Seller section at check-out!
This offer ends Sunday, February 21.


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To enter:

Leave a comment with your favorite print or idea from her shop.




For additional entries {leave a separate comment}:

-Comment that you follow my blog

-Comment that you follow me on Twitter

-Comment that you follow Lindsay's blog

-Tweet about this {leave a comment with your Tweet}

-Blog about this {leave a comment with your post URL}



RULES:
  • The giveaway will close Sunday, February 21 at 10 pm CST, and the winner will be announced the following day
  • An email address must be listed on your blog profile or in the comment you leave


Please check back Friday, February 26 for another featured artist post!

69 comments:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I would love a chandelier painting for our living room. Thanks for the chance!

KarenandJason said...

my favorite painting is the one with the plane... probably cause my husband flies in the Air Force! But all of the pieces are one of a kind!

misterrunyan@yahoo.com

KarenandJason said...

i do follow your blog gussy!

Shannon said...

The Little Red Birds Don't Worry is very cute. I love her paintings, very original.

Shannon said...

I follow your blog.

Shannon said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Bernice said...

I can't believe it's Friday already! I think the Little Red Birds Don't Worry one is really cute!

Bernice said...

I follow your blog!

Bernice said...

I follow your Tweets!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I love these paintings! My favorite is the birdcage. I love birdies!!

m.chphotography@hotmail.com

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I do follow your blog gussy

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I also follow you on twitter!

Jorden and Kristin said...

1. I follow you

2. I follow her

3. I love the pretty in pink set!

jordenandkristin at gmail dot com

THANKS!

Ashley said...

I love the initial with all the swirls. So many great pieces!!

apittman@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

I'm a follower!

apittman@hotmail.com

sara's art house said...

Thanks for featuring Lindsay! She is an awesome artist! I love her stuff- my faves in her shop are the birdcage- the owl - and the 3 birds.

I already follow her blog.

I love your stuff too! Keep up the great work!

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE her birdcage 8x10 canvas painting! Gorgeous!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Stephanie said...

Love it all! The FLY one would be perfect for my little man's room!

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog

Stephanie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Stephanie said...

I follow Lindsay's blog

Jessie said...

Oh my gosh, I love it ALL!!!!!

Jessie said...

PS.. longtime follower!

bailey said...

i would love to have a custom painting...i'm not sure exactly what i would want though!

bailey said...

i follow your blog!!

bailey said...

and i follow you on twitter!!

Sherryl said...

I love all of Lindsay's things! But this one is my all time favorite:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30583484

skylars.candyclips@gmail.com

Sherryl said...

And I am a follower of her blog!

skylars.candyclips@gmail.com

Sherryl said...

I am now a follower of yours as well!

skylars.candyclips@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I love the teal bird on black and white. Her work is so bold and fun.

Living Life Out Loud said...

The owls win my heart :)

Living Life Out Loud said...

I follow you and all your greatness :)

Sarah Seitz said...

Very Cute! I love the birdcage!!

Sarah Seitz said...

I'm a Gussy follower!

Sarah Seitz said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Oh, I looove Lindsay's work! She's amazing. :) Love this piece:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33413795

With a "J" of course. :)

{email attached!}

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Blog follower. :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Twitter follower, too. @thesweetpetunia

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Following Lindsay's blog, too!

Heidi Cogdill said...

I love the airplane. I decorated my son's room with airplanes. This would have been perfect!

heidi.cogdill@comcast.net

Mandy said...

My favorite listed item is:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33413795 [except I would have an E on mine :]
But I think my absolute favorite is the picture that is her etsy profile pic... the blueish chandelier one. LOVE that.

MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I follow your blog! :]

MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Mandy said...

I follow Lindsay's blog! :]

MandysYellowCorner@gmail.com

Magnolia said...

Little Red Birds Don't Worry is my favorite! Mom mom refers to my two sisters and me as her chickadees, so it seems perfect!

margaretekelly@gmail.com

Magnolia said...

I'm a Gussy blog follower!

margaretekelly@gmail.com

Lisa B. said...

My son would love the Whooo Blue Owl! So cute!!

lisabradford101@gmail.com

Lisa B. said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

lisabradford101@gmail.com

Rachel • cREaTe said...

i think the 3 birds are so cute! i love red birds ... i'm originally from st.louis [home of the cardinals]. :) and i also LOVE the owl with the pink sky & white stars featured here on the blog. so so cute!

Abby said...

I love the owl!

Thank you!

Abby

abstoner at comcast dot net

Abby said...

I follow you!

Abby

abstoner at comcast dot net

Beth said...

The birdcage painting is adorable; so is the personalized letter canvas!
reading44654@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I subscribe to your blog in Reader.
reading44654@yahoo.com

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Love the owl!! It would be perfect in gianna's room!

Mindy said...

I love her paintings, so pretty! My favorite is the owl!

Mindy said...

I follow your blog Gussy!

Mindy said...

I follow you on Twitter (@mdmerenghi)

Mindy said...

I follow Lindsay's blog too!

Mindy said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/9390041181

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I LOVE the chandelier and the personalized letter paintings! Thank you for this opportunity!

cmyersdoyle@aol.com

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a Gussy follower!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a follower of Lindsay's blog!

cmyersdoyle@aol.com

wishful nals said...

i love the little ladybug. the owls are adorable, too!

wishful nals said...

i follow your blog!

wishful nals said...

i follow you on twitter! :)

Kim said...

I would love the "Personlize YOUR Design - Letter C" painting for our living room... although, I'd have to change the letter! Such cute designs!

Kim said...

I follow your blog

Kim said...

I follow you on twitter.