Artsy Fartsy (GIVEAWAY!!!)

Hello, Bloggy world! I can’t believe it’s already MAY!

It is starting to look like summer over here, and I hope the sun is shining on you too! We were lucky enough to enjoy a picnic the other evening… pretty nice view here on Vancouver Island:

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We even got to watch crazy people jump off the bridge, which is always a good influence, hahaha!

I know I haven’t been blogging as much lately, but I’ve wanted to get back to the more regular posts, since Facebook isn’t letting most of my readers see what I’m up to anymore! Mark Zuckerberg, if you are reading this, which you OBVIOUSLY are, give me a break! Maybe I should start a petition to convince the Facebook gods to accept buttons as payment for advertising. I will get on that.

Since it’s been so long, I wanted to share a GIVEAWAY, as my sincere apology, but I also want to share a bit of what I have been up to, and some of my new favorite art!

Here are some of my recent projects:

sunsetfoxcollageHere is the first one- These birch trees with the woodland critters and the sunset make for such a neat combination! This painting will be available starting tonight (Tuesday, May 6th at 6PM Pacific Time) for a 48 hour auction! So, if you love it, you can go ahead and place a bid- you might get yourself a really good deal! Click here to view the link.

Here is my second piece that I recently finished for someone special:


I know this song has a lot of meaning for a lot of people, and I think it would look great in a cute little nook somewhere.

I’m selling another nifty item starting tonight, but I will share that in a minute, because it is part of my giveaway!

Another thing I really want to share about is my new fave website to zone out on. Saatchi art. I don’t know about you, but I appreciate other people’s artistic talent and style so much. It is so cool to scroll through these pieces for creative inspiration. I fell in love with a few paintings and sculptures and am HOPING my hubby reads this and thinks of Mother’s Day 😉

One of the reasons I have a hard time considering myself to be a ‘professional artist’, is because of art like this:


‘Bibaud’ Artist: Chris Stevens


It is from the Really Real collection, which is MINDBLOWING. I could stare at stuff like this for so long. The amount of time and talent required to create art this impressive is something that I just don’t have access to. It is no short of a divine gift, if you ask me!

There is also some more lighthearted, fun and silly art on the site, like this awesome drawing:

'Hare Empire' by Marsel Onisko

‘Hare Empire’
by Marsel Onisko

Heehee I just love it! Such a good mix of cool and strange talent.

I think I’d like to submit some of my art on here eventually because it is such a cool community for creative folks to sell their work and discover new artists.

Okayyyy Now back to the GIVEAWAY! ***closed. Congrats Leanne sharpe king! She was commenter 8 out of 22!***


I want to give someone one of these leather bicycle bracelets that I will be selling tonight!


Nifty hey? You can click the picture to see the listing for these, I suspect they will go quickly once the sale starts at 6PM, BUT if you leave me a comment on this blog post, I will randomly pick a winner to send an adjustable turquoise leather bike bracelet to for free! I will pick the winner on Friday, May 9th at some point when my children aren’t attacking my face and/or life in general.

I promise I will be getting back to my usual tutorials, where I share all my secrets and neato ideas, but for now, I need to get back to that website so I can start pinning my favorite pieces to Pinterest! 

Happy bracelet-winning and artsy pinning!





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Where Creativity and A.D.D. meet…on a blind date…under a bridge…and make a baby.
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25 Responses to Artsy Fartsy (GIVEAWAY!!!)

  1. Tricia Daugherty says:

    I would love to win one 🙂

  2. Oo, oo, pick me! Pick me!!! 🙂

  3. Grace says:

    What a gift that would be

  4. Rosalie says:

    Please enter my name in your giveaway. Those are really cute and I’d love to wear one. Thanks for the links, too – love the way you look at art!!

  5. Kim Ladouceur says:

    Love your work, Dot! Keep it up 🙂

  6. karleybreese says:

    My anchor finally bit the dust so I would love a replacement 😉

  7. Tina M says:

    I’m very happy that you’re officially part of the Northern Collective now! I’m not going to be home today when the auction starts, and the bracelets will probably all be gone by the time I’m around my computer again, so I’d LOVE to win one!! 🙂

  8. My hubster is a big bike rider, me not so much. I’d love to sport a bike on my wrist in support of him, and the charity riding that he does. Love your art!!!

  9. Of course I needs me a chance at this!! ❤ You Dot!

  10. Krystal says:

    I love these:)

  11. Lori LC says:

    I enjoy your kind of humor ;p and the pics you post from different angles. nice work! Keep up the good,humorous blogging! =D

  12. arimich says:

    I love the bike bracelet! It reminds me of a shirt my sister used to have that had a picture of a girl and a bike on it and said, “Hot Girl? or Bike?” It was pretty awesome. 🙂

  13. Mike says:

    My wife would love this for Mother’s Day

  14. msquinlan says:

    My wife would love this

  15. Nancy says:

    Bike to work week is fast approaching. Would love to have an extra one for an office prize…I’m beginning to feel like a groupie.

  16. kris walker says:

    Looking good, Dot! So nice to see you blog again. I would love to wear your beautiful bracelet!

  17. Lydia says:

    You are just so much fun. I could hang around with you a lot and just watch you do your thing. FUN stuff. 😉

  18. Reblogged this on Baubles & Blessings and commented:
    Click through for the whole post, including all kinds of random awesomeness ala Dot… And a giveaway for a sweet bicycle bracelet!

  19. You’re the best, Dot… I love your art and your face! ❤

  20. I hope I win! Great blog post ♡

  21. lesley says:

    i just love the dragonfly…that is the symbol of my new business so it would be perfect!

  22. andrea power says:

    I love the bike bracelet – so cute and would love to have one…and by the way – you rock! 🙂

  23. kris walker says:

    I love your blogs, your humour, your art, and your huge heart. You are one beautiful lady, Dot. Oh, and I’d love to win. 🙂

  24. Deana Wolstenholme says:

    Oh!! I love this one!! Dot you are so talented!!

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