Last week’s winner, was Kathy who submitted Ace on behalf of her grieving friend.
My best friend, Janet, rescued Ace four years ago when he had a terrible case of mange and eye problems. She proclaimed she was not really a “dog” person when she found Ace in her life, but he worked his magical charm on her and she fell in love with him. Many happy times have been spent these past four years with Ace, who never meant a person or a tennis ball he didn’t like.
Ace died two months ago suddenly. This has been a awful blow for all of us who loved Ace, especially for his mom, Janet. She is grieving terribly.
I know that a portrait of Ace by you would be a great comfort to her. I hope you will consider Ace as the next subject for the beautiful portraits you give away. He was the most special big beautiful lovable hunk of black Labrador Retriever boy you could ever possibly meet.
Weekly Contest Announcement!
- : ANIMALS (single subject – dog, cat or any other critter!)
- : Friday, October 23, 2009 (around 5pm CST)
- : Leave a comment as your entry (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to your photo. If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot-com.
Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.
Note: *G* Rating only
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Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!
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.
The Selection Process: 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 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. 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.
If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.
Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.
Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.
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