Sunday, March 15, 2009


I am celebrating my one year anniversary of selling my artwork on eBay! With the encouragement of my youngest sister, Jennifer of Hot Tamale Art Studio, I put my first paintings up on eBay last March. I have sold many, many paintings since then---and more importantly, I have made countless friends all over the world--most of them are fellow artists! Thank you all for your friendship, help, and inspiration... Just this week, Jenny of Wonders of Whimsy designed my blog banner for me! Doesn't the new look of my blog look great? Thanks, Jenny!

My new blog banner inspired this necklace I made for the give away. It consists of a small print of some of my artwork glued on collage paper with some charcoal shading around the picture. It is sandwiched between two pieces of 1.5" X 1.5" glass and soldered together with lead free solder. I strung it on a 36" length of cotton cord (knotted at the end) along with some glass beads.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog! I will put all the names in a hat and have a family member pick one on Saturday, March 21. Thank you everyone for helping me celebrate! Good Luck!


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Chris, Shows how much I pay attention, I didn't know you were Jennys sister!!! I want to be in this giveaway please sign me up!!!
how could I not your creations are so sweet!!1
Blessings,and good luck!!!

Naija said...

you are an inspiring talented lady..and the banner looks great..:)

Lemongrass Studio said...

Me likey this pendant! ;) Jenny is so talented, I had no idea she did graphic design too! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary...

Jenny said...

One year? Me too, but I think I missed my figures.

This is a very sweet giveaway! Love it. Your blog looks really neat, I am happy you like the banner, to.

Hugs to ya~


Jody said...

What a sweet giveaway!! And congrats on your anniversary---so glad you "went for it"...your art is so sweet! Love your new blog look!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow I love the new header and your giveaway too..please enter me in this one..congrats!!!!

Pease Porridge said...

Can family enter??? If so enter me!


susan sews a lot said...

Hey, I want to enter for this. It is so nice to see your natural creativity flowing again, just like the old 'makey nights'.

Terri said...

Happy Blogiversary! And thank you for hosting a great giveaway! :)

suziart said...

Love the banner, so bright and colorful, made me smile when I saw it. I want in the giveaway!!! Love that piece.
XoXo, suzi

andrea said...

That is so me - cats, parrots, the whole caboodle ...

it's lovely - thanks for telling me about the giveaway :)

I look forward to browsing your site more throughly and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY :)

Amy Sullivan said...

~Happy Anniversary~
Your blog looks fabulous !~
I want to spiff up my bloggy~
maybe I will call on your friend~

Please put my name in your hat~


Diane Duda said...

Happy Anniversary, Cris! Love the new banner.
Thanks for inviting me to your give-away.
My fingers are officially crossed. :)

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Yay, I just found your blog, and your having a giveaway! Please enter me in. I just checked out you etsy and ebay stores, and I love your art :) Im now a follower of yours. If you're free pop by my blog, Im having a giveaway competition too. Congrats on 1 year of successfu art selling!

Stacey said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Your work is truly wonderful!!

Holly said...

I've just found your blog after link-hopping from somewhere else & love your work! Please enter me in your giveaway. :)

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on all of your success!!

Micki said...

*yay* happy one year blogerversary Cris!!
I'd love to be in this draw!!

Micki x

Yarn Princess said...

I love your necklaces and always like wearing something I can brag "So and so made this" :)

Please enter me!

Pixie said...

Love these and thanks for offering them! What inspiration!