I have a fabulous surprise. This week I am thrilled to be hosting a giveaway of this beautiful painting of plums by Elizabeth Floyd.
One of the the things I love most about blogging is the opportunity it gives me to meet talented and inspiring people. Liz stumbled upon my blog a few months back. She left a comment, and as so magically happens in this blog world of ours, this in turn led me to her blog and her website, where I fell immediately in love with her still-life paintings and landscapes. I also came to realize that, while she is a visual artist and I am a writer, we share many of the same inspirations and ideas about the creative life.
I think we both realize how much work and discipline it takes to even begin to master one's craft, but in the midst of all that work lies the discovery of profound beauty and joy. Like me, Liz works at her art daily, and her dedication is obvious. Her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions across the country and are in collections all over the world.
And one of them could be yours! Liz is offering this gorgeous framed painting of plums ($200 retail value) to one lucky reader of The Magpie's Fancy. Simply leave a comment between now and next Wednesday, November 21st at noon EST to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced later that same day.
Plus, if you would like an extra chance to win, simply subscribe to Liz's mailing list here.
And as a special bonus, we will draw one more winner, who will receive a set of 5 fine art notecards printed with with a detail of Liz's floral still-life painting on the front, Still Life with Azaleas and Bowl.
To see more of Liz's paintings and notecards available for purchase, visit her Etsy shop here.
It's an honor and a joy to get to share Liz's work with you. I have one of her paintings (pink zinnias in a chartreuse vase) resting on my mantle at home, and Mr. Magpie and I both love it. Liz's work is even more beautiful--and more luminous--in person than digital photos can capture. Trust me when I say that this is one giveaway you don't want to miss!
I hope you are having an inspiring and creative November, my friends. xo Gigi