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 gave me quite a selection! Your heartfelt stories and photos are the reason that I’ve continued on this journey all year. I can’t believe there are only 7 weeks (7 drawings!) remaining in 2009!!
Thank you ALL for sharing! Once again, a tough choice, so if your entry did not win, I encourage you to enter again! (Tip: you can repeat your entry and photo!)
Jessica’s Chihuhua, Cano, was last weeks winner.
This is Cano who was our 3yr old Chihuahua and a true firecracker. He was mauled by a 90lb dog just a few weeks ago and our house has been so quiet since. I remember running to my door when I’d come home from work because he was always so happy to see me it looked as if his head was going to explode with excitement. I miss his little nails clicking on the hardwood floors when he was running to me or when it was time to eat. He loved my boyfriend more than me especially when it was bedtime, Cano always seemed to wiggle between us and get really mean when I would try and snuggle closer but that just made me love him more because he had some much personality for such a little body. I treasure this picture of him because it’s really the only good one we have of him, he was busy hiding in laundry baskets because he was camera shy.
Jessica — I pray that Cano’s portrait will bring peace to your hearts and give life to all the wonderful memories you have of him! Thank you for sharing him with me!
Weekly Contest Announcement!
- : PERSON OR ANIMAL (single subject person, dog, cat or any other critter!)
- : Friday, November 20, 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
- photo (a photo that you have full permission to use). 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
Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames
available through Dick Blick.
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.
Put this button on your blog to remind yourself to enter each week!
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