~ featuring the art of Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio ~

Thursday, January 31, 2013

MMAD Grand Giveaway Time!!

With Valentine's Day coming up, we wanted to show you just how much we love you! The Mixed Media Art Directory, in conjunction with Briarwood Studio (that's me *grin*), is having an amazing giveaway. Here's the low-down (and be sure to read all the way through to the Details section at the bottom):

8 Prizes in All!

* $25 gift certificate for Retro Cafe Art Gallery (#1)

* $25 gift certificate for Retro Cafe Art Gallery (#2)

* Unique and fun rubber stamps from designer Rubbermoon Stamps

* Set of three DIY flower pin kits from Fancy Wool Flowers (#1)

* Set of three DIY flower pin kits from Fancy Wool Flowers (#2)

* Exquisite earrings from designer Merriann Grant of Zippity Doodads

* An art print of a mixed media painting by artist Cia Williford of Briarwood Studio, plus beautiful patterned tissue papers for your own mixed media creations (both items together equal one prize)

* One month of free advertising for your mixed media-related FB page, web site, Ning site, or blog on the Mixed Media Art Directory -- which now boasts nearly 6000 unique visitors per month!

How to Enter:

"Like" the Mixed Media Art Directory Facebook page:

1. Mixed Media Art Directory

Optional: For every Facebook page you like for each of our
sponsors (listed below) you will receive one additional entry.

2. Rubbermoon

3. Retro Cafe Art Gallery

4. Nan Loncharich/Fancy Wool Flowers

5. Merriann Grant/Zippity Doodads

6. Cia Williford/Briarwood Studio

7. Share the graph below on your blog, web site, or Facebook page.

If you know how, you can link the above graphic to

Seven chances in all!

The Details: (please be sure to read these or you'll miss out)

* After you like one (or all) of the Facebook pages listed above, you MUST come back here and leave me a message so I will know. If you fail to notify me here in the comments, I won't know how many entries to give you. You MUST, MUST, MUST  come back here and leave a message in these comments, NOT on Facebook. (And yes, I will check these for each winner!)

If you are already following one of these pages, be sure to let me know that, too.

* If you do not have a Blogger/Google account of your own, you may comment here as "Anonymous", HOWEVER you must be sure to leave your name and email address along with your comment so I have a way of contacting you in case of a win. If I can't contact a winner, a new name will be drawn.

* All entries will be cataloged in order of appearance in these comments, then a random number generator will be used to determine the eight winners. Prizes will be awarded in the order listed above.

** Entries will be cut off at midnight EST on Wednesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced here first on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. We will also make a congratulatory announcement on the Mixed Media Art Directory's Facebook page, and on the Directory itself.

*This giveaway is neither sponsored by nor endorsed by Facebook or Blogger/Blogspot.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

She is too fond of books

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes and I have always wanted to do a painting using it. Just finished this today. It's a bit of a self-portrait, too. I've used some of my favorite books as titles, I love to read, and yeah, I'm a bit addled in the brain! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Avant Garde Painted Lady

I finally had a chance to play around with an online workshop I signed up for last Fall. This lovely lady is based on MotleySoul Art's Painted Ladies Avant Garde workshop. Lots of fun!