Friday, 11 July 2008

A Love Song, a Giveaway, and Some Painted Pages


a love song


This post is my 240th, and though I was going to wait for my 250th post for a giveaway I want to give something away now.. I have had a phenomenally good week, 3 of my bracelets have sold in the framing gallery, I won two giveaways, the adorable fabric bookmark from Sarah at pink-petal-designs, and the amazing retro cups gocco print from junecrafts.


Two of my closest friends gave me presents yesterday, a lovely cupcake notebook from my friend Ali, and my friend Frizbe gave me a Supernatural (tv show) latte cup.
So I would like to spread the good karma around and do a giveaway for this original painting of two little birds on a vintage Brahms tea stained music page or a print of any of my previous painted pages. all you need do is leave me a comment with your e-mail, and I will draw the winner next monday.
p.s. I will be doing another giveaway for my 250th post, so keep checking back and leaving comments.


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the redhead


So what else have I been up to today while the house is empty, aside from some random jobs about the house I dragged my paints out and along with the love bird painting I did this one of a redheaded woman that looks oddly like Dana Scully. It must be a subconscious thing from seeing the trailer for the new X-files movie that will be hitting theaters sometime soon.


argus camera

M has a collection of old cameras, some work, some are for display purposes only, I filched this argus out of the cabinet this morning and painted. I have the feeling M may lay claim to this painted page, or request I paint a Leica instead. In fact I best put the camera away before I get paint on it.. or coffee.

yo ho whoooo

Oh and I have found little owl playing pirates and stealing my jewellery this morning as well. Naughty Owl!

thanks everyone for visiting my blog, looking at my illustrations, my jewellery, and genral craftiness.

giveaway now closed... thanks everyone!

46 comments:

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Hi Meri! I'm the first poster!

A swirly picture would love lovely on my wall (hint hint)...

quitecontrary1977 said...

oh i love it..i'm in the u.s. though...is that ok?

megan said...

wow - meri you have gone painted page ceazy!!! i love your little birds but my all time favourite has to be . . . the button thief!!

she is me in disguise . . . LOL!

megan said...

what the heck is "ceazy" {blush} obviously i meant "CrAzY" !!!

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooh fabulous! Gotta be in it to win it!

TheMadHouse said...

I love the birds and the painting on pages

Anonymous said...

oooh another fabby pic, but I have to say my favourite has to be the Pirate Owl - yo ho ho!!!!

Pagan x

Babieseverywhere said...

I can't resist a competition with such a cute prize :)

Roseberry Crafts said...

Oh please let it be me! It's beautiful! All your painted pages are fab.

AnnieB said...

ooh oooh oooh - I love those birds - beautiful!

also, of course...the button thief...
x

tillyboo said...

I think the musical birdies are my fav so far, just lovely ! I'm amazed at your productivity, I reckon you've got a pair of elves hidden away too.

Congrats on the bracelet sales too !

Cortes Fan said...

Oh that is so beautiful!!! I would frame it and hang it in my new dining room where all my family and friends could admire it. Your art work is so original and beautiful!!!!!

Cortes Fan said...

ps. Cortes fan is SusieQ!!!! I've made a bit of a blunsder somewhere!! Sue xx

Chloe said...

Lol, those owls always make me smile. I love them.
But the birds on the music sheet is fantastic.
I think theres something artistic and romantic about old music sheets.
Beautiful.

Hells said...

The red head is gorge. AM loving pirate owl. The Owls are my favourite. Your painted pages are just getting better and better and better

Ayama-chan said...

Hi delurking here,

I like all the paintings that you have in this post but the pirate owl is probably the favourite. I have a pirate who runs around amassing treasure and putting it in her princess tent.... That owl makes me think of her.

Magriet said...

Oooh can I also join please? I love your work so much. I love the birdies & little red riding hood!

oggsfrog said...

Sweet little birds.
I love your painted pages... the two that stick in my mind are the button thief and the tree one that Miaou won in a previous giveaway.

Frizbe said...

Wow Pirate Owl, I so need to buy that off you for Mark and Amanda for Xmas :-) let me know your price, I'd like it framed if poss too please!!

Esther said...

I love the redhead!

maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Bloggy Mama said...

I love your paintings!
What a fun giveaway!
mybloggylifeATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

your work is beautiful

the birds on the sheet music is lush

rubyslippers (MN)

Anonymous said...

wow your work is amazing, very very beautiful. The red head look like I wish I did.


Electricbarbarella (MN)

Anonymous said...

Such a simple idea and looks beautiful - I adore the cherry blossom one and the trees especially :)
Love Filthymindedvixen (MN)
x

Anonymous said...

Fab pictures, you are very talented.
My boys would love the Pirate Owl...
Lizzylou (MN)
carolinepauluk@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Meridian I love you work. My favourite is the apple tree print i think. Gorgeous! x

SirDigbyChickenCaesar (MN)

Whizzz said...

Another wonderful painting! There are no end to your talents :-)

Anonymous said...

wow i love them. what a simple but clever idea to panit on pages from a book.
ur very tallented. charlotte121 (mumsnet)

Anonymous said...

These are great -refreshingly different! Love the trees -I'm really drawn to them (but I do have a bit of a tree thing going on with the paintings and prints I have!).


BettySpaghetti (MN)

anonymous girl said...

Wow! Beautiful work, I love it, I love everything on your Etsy page. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work; you are very talented. From HumphreyCushion on MN. :-)

Anonymous said...

Very peaceful and lovely! The music birdie one is my favourite as we are in a musical household, and ds gazed wide eyed at the pirate and kept saying "cor...... COR mummy....CORRRR" !!
kitbit on MN x

Anonymous said...

I love the bird illustrations best of all - ds would love a print as he is bird mad !
from MaryAnnSingleton

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are just gorgeous!
Love TheOldestCat (MN)

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me! Your work is so peaceful and romantic. I would be honoured to have a little piece of your talent to squirrel away into my house and admire. Your lovesong is a thing of beauty. I shall keep in touch. Youareamazing -from MN

Poppy4lee said...

The birds are gorgeous and so expressive ~ I love them.
Jayne.

Miaou said...

Love those little birds Meri, they are so sweet!

Christine said...

Wow, your work is beautiful, how have I not seen it before?

Katy said...

How come I haven't commented already? I'm so sure I did.....Hmmmmm.
Count me in - I love those birds (birds are flea infested vermin, but SO cute!!!)

Bee said...

so beautiful! use your talent as much as possible and treasure it!!

bogie said...

They are beautiful you are very talented indeed :)

Anonymous said...

Loves Love Song (love birds) Lots of love there!! Very beautiful
jezzemx (mn)

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