Giveaway: Mini Portrait!! (Giveaway now closed)

Giveaway: Mini Portrait!! (Giveaway now closed)
*** 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!


 


http://karenhetzer.com
http://karenhetzerartworks.blogspot.com
http://karenhetzerdailypaintings.blogspot.com

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118 Comments

  1. June 18, 2011 / 12:54 AM

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

  2. June 18, 2011 / 12:56 AM

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

  3. June 18, 2011 / 1:14 AM

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

    Thanks for the chance.

  4. June 18, 2011 / 1:19 AM

    cute!!! i <3 little things.

  5. June 18, 2011 / 1:22 AM

    Love the tiny detail!
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  6. June 18, 2011 / 1:25 AM

    Oh. My. Goodness. How great is that!

  7. June 18, 2011 / 1:33 AM

    These are lovely.

  8. June 18, 2011 / 1:33 AM

    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.

  9. June 18, 2011 / 1:34 AM

    Awesome giveaway!!

  10. June 18, 2011 / 1:40 AM

    Oh, my goodness… these are adorable…

    thanks

    debbebennett at yahoo dot com

  11. June 18, 2011 / 1:41 AM

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

  12. June 18, 2011 / 1:47 AM

    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!!!

  13. June 18, 2011 / 1:52 AM

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

  14. June 18, 2011 / 1:56 AM

    Those are cute!!!!!

  15. June 18, 2011 / 2:14 AM

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

  16. June 18, 2011 / 2:20 AM

    Love the beautiful detail to these paintings.

  17. June 18, 2011 / 2:24 AM

    adorable! i love cute little things! 🙂

  18. June 18, 2011 / 2:31 AM

    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.

  19. June 18, 2011 / 2:32 AM

    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.

  20. June 18, 2011 / 2:36 AM

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

  21. June 18, 2011 / 2:44 AM

    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.

  22. June 18, 2011 / 2:44 AM

    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.

  23. June 18, 2011 / 2:44 AM

    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. June 18, 2011 / 2:48 AM

    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!

  25. June 18, 2011 / 2:50 AM

    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

  26. June 18, 2011 / 2:52 AM

    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! k2queen@gmail.com

  27. June 18, 2011 / 3:17 AM

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

  28. June 18, 2011 / 3:26 AM

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

  29. June 18, 2011 / 3:32 AM

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

  30. June 18, 2011 / 3:37 AM

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

  31. June 18, 2011 / 3:53 AM

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

  32. June 18, 2011 / 3:58 AM

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

  33. June 18, 2011 / 4:12 AM

    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!

  34. June 18, 2011 / 5:08 AM

    i love it:)

  35. June 18, 2011 / 5:15 AM

    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.

  36. June 18, 2011 / 5:19 AM

    very cute!

  37. June 18, 2011 / 6:08 AM

    I love cute tiny things!

  38. June 18, 2011 / 9:00 AM

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

  39. June 18, 2011 / 9:00 AM

    darling!!!

  40. June 18, 2011 / 10:51 AM

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

  41. June 18, 2011 / 10:51 AM

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

  42. June 18, 2011 / 10:51 AM

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

  43. June 18, 2011 / 11:33 AM

    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.

  44. June 18, 2011 / 11:49 AM

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

  45. June 18, 2011 / 12:50 PM

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

  46. June 18, 2011 / 1:22 PM

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

  47. June 18, 2011 / 1:27 PM

    Beautiful work! I love them!

  48. June 18, 2011 / 2:00 PM

    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 🙂

  49. June 18, 2011 / 2:14 PM

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

  50. June 18, 2011 / 2:19 PM

    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

  51. June 18, 2011 / 2:22 PM

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

  52. June 18, 2011 / 2:22 PM

    Those are really, really cute!

  53. June 18, 2011 / 3:10 PM

    Love this!

  54. June 18, 2011 / 3:24 PM

    Those are amazing! I wanna win one!

  55. June 18, 2011 / 3:37 PM

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

  56. June 18, 2011 / 3:59 PM

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

  57. June 18, 2011 / 4:30 PM

    I love painted buntings!!

  58. June 18, 2011 / 4:55 PM

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

  59. June 18, 2011 / 5:30 PM

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

    Angela

  60. June 18, 2011 / 5:56 PM

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

  61. June 18, 2011 / 8:09 PM

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

  62. June 18, 2011 / 8:09 PM

    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

  63. June 18, 2011 / 8:20 PM

    Beautiful details and color.

  64. June 18, 2011 / 9:39 PM

    Super cute! I’d love one of these.

  65. June 18, 2011 / 10:25 PM

    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…

  66. June 18, 2011 / 10:27 PM

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

  67. June 18, 2011 / 11:04 PM

    Johnny Depp!
    Johnny Depp!
    Johnny Depp!

    And tiny birds!

  68. June 18, 2011 / 11:15 PM

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

  69. June 19, 2011 / 12:44 AM

    Absolutely beautiful! I love bird paintings!

  70. June 19, 2011 / 1:00 AM

    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!

  71. June 19, 2011 / 1:07 AM

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

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. June 19, 2011 / 1:26 AM

    These are all so amazing & their tiny sizes, make them even more so!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    debpaint16@aol.com

  73. June 19, 2011 / 1:38 AM

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

  74. June 19, 2011 / 1:48 AM

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

  75. June 19, 2011 / 1:54 AM

    How teensy tiny cute! LOVE IT!

  76. June 19, 2011 / 3:24 AM

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

  77. 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!

  78. June 19, 2011 / 11:30 AM

    lovely tiny portraits!

  79. June 19, 2011 / 12:28 PM

    Great giveaway!
    Have a great day,
    Karen

  80. June 19, 2011 / 3:59 PM

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

  81. June 19, 2011 / 5:14 PM

    Love the bunting! The flamingo too.

  82. June 19, 2011 / 7:25 PM

    She is so talented! These are adorable.

  83. June 19, 2011 / 10:51 PM

    These are such lovely “littles”!

  84. June 20, 2011 / 12:59 AM

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

  85. June 20, 2011 / 1:41 AM

    Love it! Perfect desk art.

  86. June 20, 2011 / 4:25 AM

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

  87. June 20, 2011 / 4:33 AM

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

    vikkinay@yahoo.com

  88. June 20, 2011 / 9:45 AM

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

  89. June 20, 2011 / 11:57 AM

    How adorable!

  90. June 20, 2011 / 12:39 PM

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

  91. June 20, 2011 / 1:11 PM

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful piece of art.

  92. June 20, 2011 / 2:30 PM

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

  93. June 20, 2011 / 2:36 PM

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

  94. June 20, 2011 / 3:49 PM

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

  95. June 20, 2011 / 5:29 PM

    I’m in for the win! Ag

  96. June 20, 2011 / 5:44 PM

    I would love to win!!

  97. June 20, 2011 / 5:46 PM

    I just love birds and I love your site!!

  98. June 20, 2011 / 6:24 PM

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

  99. June 20, 2011 / 6:26 PM

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

  100. June 20, 2011 / 6:33 PM

    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.

  101. June 20, 2011 / 6:50 PM

    Such beautiful portraits! Love the giveaway!

  102. June 20, 2011 / 7:32 PM

    Beautiful paintings! I would love to own one.

  103. June 20, 2011 / 7:40 PM

    Very cute!

  104. June 20, 2011 / 7:40 PM

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

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