Giveaway: Mini Portrait!! (Giveaway now closed)


What would the world be like without music, art, fresh flowers and Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Pretty dang awful, that’s what. 

Which is why I’m happy to offer a sweet little giveaway today from the mega-talented artist Karen Hetzer.  That’s right, original art!  (Sorry, you’re on your own with the Cinnamon Toast Crunch).

There are only a few things I know for sure, and one of them is this: A house is not a home without some sort of original artwork.  Sure, that pre-framed print from IKEA is lovely (and I have a few of those myself) but there is so much more joy in owning something that has come directly from the artist’s hands to yours.  It doesn’t have to be big.

It can be small.
Really small!

Karen is offering this handpainted “painted bunting” (measuring a wee 2″ x 3″!) complete with easel and protective coating to one lucky Better After reader.  It’s so cute, I want to reach through my screen and cradle it to my bosom!
Here are a few other  that are available for sale on her website, Karen Hetzer Daily Paintings. Flamingo, I love you!

If you like birds, art and tiny cute things, then please, enter to win! If you don’t like any of that stuff, well, you probably know someone who does, so enter to win it for them! If you don’t know anyone who likes birds, art, and/or tiny cute things, then geez you should get out more.

 To Enter:

Simply leave a comment here!


How easy is that, huh?  Winner will be chosen Monday. I hope it’s you!

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  1. It’s adorable! I agree on the flamingo, too. Fabulous!

  2. this is so perfect for my aunt! lauwil07 at gmail dot com

  3. So fun!! The flamingo is my favorite! I love one of a kind things like this.. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I’m in for the win! How incredibly detailed for the itty bitty size!

    Thanks for the chance.

  5. cute!!! i <3 little things.

  6. Love the tiny detail!
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. How great is that!

  8. These are lovely.

  9. I love all things tiny….which would explain all the children running around over here….just promise me this painting won’t get bigger, want to be potty trained, and whine about everything….k? That being said, I’m entering.

  10. Awesome giveaway!!

  11. Oh, my goodness… these are adorable…


    debbebennett at yahoo dot com

  12. Those are so dang cute, I am now using my mind powers to win!

  13. I love Karen’s work and have followed her blog. I was on vacation in central Texas last week and saw one of these birds. I took many pictures of it. I had never seen one before. When I saw this post, the mystery of what type of bird it is was solved!! Beautiful animal!!!

  14. These are fantastic! I am digging the flamingo right off the bat – cute cute cute!

  15. Those are cute!!!!!

  16. wow … these are fantastic! I love both birds and mini things. thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Love the beautiful detail to these paintings.

  18. Sooo cute! I would love to win.

  19. adorable! i love cute little things! 🙂

  20. That is beautiful and adorable! I used to buy ‘small’ art on wooden thimbles, jars, etc. years ago. It takes some talent and coordination to paint something that small.

  21. I love these! My 12 year old daughter would love them more… she is our family’s resident “bird brain”…. and I mean that in a good way.

  22. How cute!! Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a little bird in my house everyday?!?? Kinda like Costco…

  23. Just came across your blog this week, and I can tell you that I am hooked…..absolutely love before and after things! I’m always wondering what something would look like with a new color, a new fabric, etc. This is my cup of tea! And, I’d love the teeny tiny picture.

  24. Just came across your blog this week, and I can tell you that I am hooked…..absolutely love before and after things! I’m always wondering what something would look like with a new color, a new fabric, etc. This is my cup of tea! And, I’d love the teeny tiny picture.

  25. Just came across your blog this week, and I can tell you that I am hooked…..absolutely love before and after things! I’m always wondering what something would look like with a new color, a new fabric, etc. This is my cup of tea! And, I’d love the teeny tiny picture.

  26. i love the cardinal one on her website! (ps: looks like the flamingo is sold! sad panda)
    i have this fascination with cardinals. bright red bird? yes please!

  27. I love love love Karen’s artwork! Her murals are fabulous and her pet portraits a MUST SEE/MUST HAVE! These mini-birds are beautifully detailed.
    drd_artist (AT) yahoo (dot) com

  28. THank you for bringing us your creativity and ideas! I just discovered your blog and have poured through every last post in the last 2 days! I would love to enter for this amazing picture. What a beautiful piece of art for a special space. Thank you thank you!

  29. These are adorable! I hope I win! 🙂

  30. Oh! So lovely! I would love to have that bird for my bedroom!

  31. I’m thinking Painted Bunting belongs here in Carolina with me. After all, this is it’s home…

  32. Wow I love birds and I love smalls! PERFECT!!

  33. absolutely darling!! Love the details and colors of all of them!

  34. Wow! Those are so well done. Very talented artist! These would be so cute tucked into a book shelf or a small shelf!

  35. Love it! It would be a great gift for my bird-loving dad, if I could bear to give it up.

  36. with a father artist, and a husband artist, i love art! and i’d love to have a darling bird painting! thanks for the giveaway!

  37. These are just lovely. I have purchased one this size from an artist that I know and admire. Would love to have a collection of two. Thanks!

  38. i love it:)

  39. Oh so darling. I have a bird or two in every room in my home. My name is Robin… Hmmm…
    Thanks for the chance to won one of these awesome little paintings.

  40. very cute!

  41. I love cute tiny things!

  42. Love the cute tiny paintings!

  43. Love it! I have just the spot for it, too!

  44. darling!!!

  45. those are too cute! and at that size, anyone can finda place in their home for it!

  46. those are too cute! and at that size, anyone can finda place in their home for it!

  47. those are too cute! and at that size, anyone can finda place in their home for it!

  48. Sweet! My fav is the Flamingo as well. The Cardinal is so pretty. My mother-in-law has a thing for cardinals. So they always make me think of her.

  49. OMG! I am such a bird lover. These are gorgeous. I want one now! Thanks for sharing this giveaway. 8>)

  50. If you dont win the giveaway, buying a painting from Karen is still a great deal!

  51. Oh, super cute! I love birdies and flipped when I saw the cardinal. They’re my favorite!

  52. Beautiful work! I love them!

  53. Gorgeous! That would look splendid on my buffet…and make up for the fact that we never fill our birdfeeders and therefore rarely have birds at our windows 🙂

  54. Oooo, my Grandma would love this little painting! And I would love to give it to her!

  55. OMGosh I love them! I am proud to say I do have a couple of pieces of original artwork & guess what? They are birds well roosters LOL. Love your blog I’m trying to work my way through every page! Thanks for the give away

  56. How sweet is that?! I’d love to win!

  57. Those are really, really cute!

  58. Love this!

  59. Those are amazing! I wanna win one!

  60. Love it! I know just where I will put it if I win.

  61. Too cute! I love quirky and original things!! Yay!! 🙂 Good luck everyone! Keep up the great work on the blog! Loooooove it! 🙂

  62. I love painted buntings!!

  63. Absolutely love the flamingo!!! They are all adorable though!! I love tiny things!

  64. So pretty! Love the colours.

  65. Yeah a giveaway! 🙂
    Love the little, round, fat birds! Just love ’em.


  66. Too, too cute!

  67. I am already a follower of Karen’s blog and love her artwork. she’s a talented lady.

  68. A perfect addition to my bird portrait collection! LOVE these! Such talent!

  69. Sweet little birdie
    Sitting on a stand,
    Forever immortalized
    Never to fly again.

    Though many have entered
    To win this painting superb,
    But none can match
    The bright colors of this bird.

    Kathleen Durbin

  70. Beautiful details and color.

  71. Super cute! I’d love one of these.

  72. I love this bird….I love the flamingo also…but nothing beats that Westie that is on her website….so cute…(can you tell I have a Westie?)…LOL…thanks for the giveaway…

  73. Oh my word — these tiny paintings are so cute! I love them all.

  74. Johnny Depp!
    Johnny Depp!
    Johnny Depp!

    And tiny birds!

  75. It’s just darling!

  76. Love those birds. My bedroom is bird inspired, they would find a good home there.

  77. Absolutely beautiful! I love bird paintings!

  78. I’m so happy to find your site! I’m also VERY happy to see the lovely mini painting by a very talented artist! I’m an avid bird lover….I have 16 parrots!

  79. Well these are absolutely darling, I would love to win one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. These are all so amazing & their tiny sizes, make them even more so!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  81. You can never have too much artwork! love it. M.

  82. Very beautiful. I love that it is small too!!!

  83. I have just gotten into decorating with birds. Since my name is Robin I guess it was inevitable! These little guys are too cute.

  84. How teensy tiny cute! LOVE IT!

  85. Too cute!!

  86. love them!

  87. Oh my! That is so cute. I am off to her website to see more.

  88. Do you know, that yours is one of the few blogs that I actually visit on a regular basis anymore? I just love it! So inspirational!

    The tiny painting are darling!

  89. lovely tiny portraits!

  90. Great giveaway!
    Have a great day,

  91. Absolutely adorable! I love anything small, or garden-related, or cute!

  92. Love the bunting! The flamingo too.

  93. She is so talented! These are adorable.

  94. These are such lovely “littles”!

  95. These are adorable. I collect birds “things” so I definately need this!

  96. Love it! Perfect desk art.

  97. The detail on the bird paintings is amazingly lifelike! I would love to own one! Add me to your list please! Thanx, Jenny

  98. I’m an artist myself and really appreciate original artwork. I would love to own one of these. So beautiful.

  99. Love the birds. I really enjoy
    collecting paintings from
    different artists. Wonderful giveaway.

  100. How adorable!

  101. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe how tiny that is. How can one be so clever and gifted? love.

  102. Thanks for sharing a beautiful piece of art.

  103. So beautiful. Great things do comein small packages :0)

  104. IN LOVE with all of it. She is a great artist!

  105. SO cute!!!

  106. How can you go wrong with tiny cute birds? Wonderful little paintings. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  107. I’m in for the win! Ag

  108. I would love to win!!

  109. I just love birds and I love your site!!

  110. i just love the bird art. and the “fun size” is SO FUN!!

  111. Those are soooo cute!

  112. She does a great job! I would love a loon for my parents 50th anniversary!

  113. Love birds and LOVE ‘mini’ anything! So cute!

  114. What a talented artist. I have been trying to slowly replace my prints with original artwork and this little bird would look so lovely in my house. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  115. Such beautiful portraits! Love the giveaway!

  116. Beautiful paintings! I would love to own one.

  117. Very cute!

  118. I want to add more genuine art to our home, and this would be perfect!

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