Friday, December 10, 2010


Announcing, the IDEA Contest for January!

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The contest theme for December is "January."
     What image comes to your mind when you think of January?
     What moments do you remember when you think of January?
     What do you think about when you hear the month's name January?

The person who enters the best and/or most popular idea gets a set of postcards of the painting created based on their idea!!! 

Enter by signing up for my email list. I promise that the only things that will be sent to your email will be art news, sneak peeks at art in progress, and if your idea was the best of that month! 

Contest with the theme of January ends December 31st, 2010. The person with the winning idea will be contacted by January 7th, 2011 by email before publishing winning idea to this blog.

For example, if the contest were being held with the theme of December, the winning idea may be "Poinsettias." At the end of the month, the painting would be finished, and by the end of January, the winner would receive a postcard and notecard with the image 
Please note that this is actually called "Poinsettias" and is still being completed. It is currently an original painting in progress when writing up this page on December 8th, 2010. When the painting is finished, it will be posted here. Thanks for understanding...!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Ok, I want to enter your contest because I have a GREAT idea for the month of January. How can I get the idea to you? 

At the top of this page is a little form that asks for your email address and then your idea. Type  in your email in the top fill-in bar. Then, if you have an idea, you can type in your idea into the bottom fill-in bar.

Q2: How many times can I enter your contest? 

Well, as many times as you have an idea about the theme. However, that might require you to actually email me (at See, I am still learning how this whole "email system" works with MailChimp...please be patient with me? 

If you don't want to email me, write on my Facebook Page Wall. My page is

Still want to enter, but don't want to enter your email address or get into Facebook? No worries! Write a comment to ANY blog post during the contest month and you are entered.

Q3: What if I already signed up for your email, how do I enter?

Facebook, blog post comment, or email. Just like in Question 2. =)

Q4: What if someone else has the same idea as I give you? How will you keep the contest fair to the first person with the idea?

Wonderful thing about email sign ups, Facebook, and blogs: ALL have date and time stamps!!! I will know who had the idea first because all three methods of entry automatically have when you entered your idea. Cool, huh?!

Q5: How long is the contest open each month? 

Three weeks...For example, since it is December 8th when I am writing this webpage and the contest begins on the 12th, it would be fair to take ideas until about January 1st. 2011. 

Q6: How do I win? What happens if there is a tie?

Your idea is part of a popularity contest. How many people enter the same idea, "like" your idea on my Facebook Wall or comment the same idea are considered "votes" if you were the first one to enter the idea. Tie breakers will be up to me, and I might do two paintings with the same theme. Ya never know!

Q7: What do I win?

You get a copy of the painting created based on your idea as a set of postcards. They will be sent to you as blanks so you can frame one and share two. The image will be photographed and reproduced for the postcard.

Q8: How long does it take to create a painting?

I have only a few weeks to work on your winning theme because the next contest for the next month will be in full swing. The painting will be small (under 11x14 inches) because the smaller the painting, the less time it takes to finish. Not always true, but it works out that way most of the time for me. 

Q9: Will I get to see the painting before the reward is sent to me? 

You get first dibs on seeing the image because of the email I will send you requesting your postal address. Then, the image will be posted on my blog, webpage, and Facebook for everyone to view. 

Q10: I visited your website (and love it), but I do not see the same type of email sign up form there? Why is that? How can I enter the idea contest?

The reality of the website is that it is updated about once a month, depending on what is going on in and out of my art studio. The last update was before starting this contest. January will have the updated email form. Thank you for enjoying my art website - and for your patience.

Have more questions for me? Feel free to email, comment, or Facebook me. Thanks!!!

Remember, enter your idea, either by email, comment or Facebook.

Angeline Marie of 


JJ said...

Okay, A-M. I'm game, but I'll have to give it some thought. Thanks.

Jason L. Eldridge said...

I can't wait to see the finished painting. It is just beautiful as is!!!

Rosie Brown said...

January makes me think of new beginnings, changes, optimism. Everyone always starts the year with a new diet, new goals and always hopeful.

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