Today begins Week #46
of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! Each week, one winner will be selected to receive one 5×7 graphite (pencil) drawing from their photograph.
Do you know someone who would appreciate a free portrait of their pet? Share my contest with them – there are still a few weeks left in the year before my year-long giveaway ends!
Last week’s call for entries brought several amazing animals and touching stories! Thank you ALL for sharing, I would choose them all if I could, but since I can’t – I encourage you to enter again! (Tip: you can repeat your entry and photo!)
I selected Susan Gross’ Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Tyke, as last weeks winner. His cute little tongue and big, watery eyes did me in, for sure.
I have only had Tyke for a short time; however, I am just in love with this happy, energetic “old man.” He is such a sweet, funny little dog. Tyke loves everyone he meets, and his cute little face makes everyone smile. Wherever I go with Tyke, I make sure to let people know about the importance of adopting from rescue – especially the senior pets. I understood when I adopted Tyke that his time with us may be limited; however I believe each day with him is a gift.
What a cutie, Susan! Thanks for sharing him and he thanks you, too, for rescuing him and giving him a loving forever home!
Weekly Contest Announcement!
WEEK 46 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
: ANIMALS (single subject – dog, cat or any other critter!)
: Friday, November 13, 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
A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames
available through Dick Blick.
Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:
Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries
along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). 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 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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