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    Graphite Portrait Giveaway : Week #3

    January
    12
    2009

    Custom pet portrait giveaway week 2 corgi dog drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    A new feature to my blog for 2009 — a weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite drawing from their photograph.

    Welcome to Week 3! I truly enjoyed each of your submissions last week and wish I could have drawn them all! The winners portrait, Foofer (little dog, big bone!) is above, next to his photo. Congratulations, Tink!

    Each Monday, I will post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait. I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 4PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday and post the completed portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement.

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    WEEK 3 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Open – Single subject (person, pet, place or thing)

    Deadline

        : Friday, January 16, 2009 (4pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment, include a link to your photo. For e-mail submissions, leave a comment with your story as your entry, attach your photo to an e-mail separately, and send to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

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    Portrait Giveaway Winner : Week #2

    January
    10
    2009

    Foofur
    The entries for week #2 of my custom portrait giveaway were AMAZING!!! Seriously, folks, I want you to know – each of your entries tugged on my heart this week. Each of them inspired me in their own way, and I want you to keep on entering Because there are still many weeks left in the year and I want to draw them all!

    This week, Foofur will be getting his very own pet portrait drawn by me, in my pajamas, on my favorite couch, wearing my favorite hand sock. I know he’ll appreciate that.

    Here’s the story:

    In 1999 Foofur and I met when his previous owner brought him to the pet shelter where I’m a volunteer. The big dog didn’t like the little one (they tried it for one whole day…). He was just 10 weeks and it was love at first sight for both of us. It took me some time and effort to convince my hubby, but now we both love him to pieces.

    In 2002 we were rebuilding at home. I went out for some errands with Foofur. Of course we went into the pet store. I said he could pick his own bone; he chose the biggest one he could carry! He had to hold it exactly in the middle, otherwise he fell over. Proudly he walked all the way home, warning every dog that came too close. He walked into our home and started eating it in the middle of our rebuilding.

    I’ve made many, many pictures of Foofur, but this one will always be my favourite! :)

    Love, Tink

    In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I’ve had to put a few of them in myself due to some confusion about the rules, but I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain.

    For future reference – entries need to be comments on the call for entries announcement. You can e-mail the photo to me but the entry should be available for everyone to read. That’s part of what makes your story special, as I think everyone likes to read through them. (Especially me!) **Karen, I didn’t get yours transferred in as a comment but that was my fault and I still considered it.

    So, at the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by. When I opened Foofer’s photo, I burst into laughter – and I had the strongest reaction to that photo, though all of my reactions were really strong this week!!

    I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am. I’ll share Foofur’s portrait with you on Monday! Have a great weekend!

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    Graphite Portrait Giveaway : Week #2

    January
    5
    2009

    Custom portrait giveaway week 1 dog portrait by Leanne Wildermuth
    A new feature to my blog for 2009 — a weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite drawing from their photograph.

    Welcome to Week 2! Week 1 was a great success, I was touched by your submissions last week and look forward to buying another box of Kleenex to get through your entries this week. The resulting dog portrait of Bailey (under the table and dreaming) is above, next to her photo.

    Each Monday, I will post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait. I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I will post the completed portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement.

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    WEEK 2 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Open – Single subject (person, pet, place or thing)

    Deadline

        : Friday, January 9, 2009 (4pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment, include a link to your photo. For e-mail submissions, leave a comment with your story, attach your photo to an e-mail, and send to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

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    for just $70.00 right here in my shop!

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    Portrait Giveaway Winner : Week #1

    January
    3
    2009

    bailey foster family rescue dog
    After a few hours of going through all of the photos and submissions for my first custom portrait giveaway for 2009, I’ve selected Michelle’s submission of Bailey as the winner. Here’s her story:

    We’re what they call a “foster-failure”. My sister is director for a no-kill shelter and asked us to foster a puppy for a week. Bailey was on death-row at another shelter before my sister’s agency rescued her. After one week with us, she stole our hearts, as well as just about everything that’s not nailed down. Bailey’s first week with us she discovered toys, stuffed animals, boots, and bathroom rugs. Everything was “hers” and she’d drag her haul underneath the dining room table. My 12 year old daughter would say “Mom, she’s jacking my Build-A-Bear again!!”, which just happens to be her all-time favorite thing to steal (pictured in the above photo). Every time I’d see her dragging my husband’s work boot under the table to add to her ever-growing stash, I’d say “and this is MINE…and this is MINE”. We’re all conditioned now to looking under the dining room table for whatever it is we’re missing.”

    I did have four finalists, so you guys did an amazing job in the inspiration department this week! It was really tough to narrow it down to just one. In some cases, I found the photo itself inspiring – others, the story – in this case, both melded together perfectly and tugged at my heartstrings!

    Congrats to Michelle!

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    Graphite Portrait Giveaway : Week #1

    December
    29
    2008

    I’ve added a new feature to my blog for 2009 — a weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will receive one 5×7 graphite drawing from their photograph.
    Each Monday, I will post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait. I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I will post the completed portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement.

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    WEEK 1 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : Open – Single subject (person, pet, place or thing)

    Deadline

        : Friday, January 2, 2009

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment, include a link to your photo.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Don’t want to wait? Commission your own 5×7 custom drawing for just $70.00 right here in my shop! (Checkout using PayPal!)

    Good luck!!

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