Monday, June 28, 2010

Champagne tastes on a Beer Pocketbook~ TREASURE HUNT~GIVE AWAY!

Hello Friends,
I am sure that a few of you can relate to this title. I know sometimes my pocketbook has only enough funds for water. which is free LOL Mom has always told me that fits me to a T, well I think that is one thing I inherited from her. LOL
I can be very thrifty. I am cheap on most things. Somethings I buy middle ground.
When it came to my studio I knew I had to be cheap. But that doesn't mean it has to look cheap now does it? You can goodies that are very reasonable. Lots of things can be remade and that is helps spruce them up. Giving new life to something that would have been replaced,thrown out or given away helps save money and Mother Nature.

I purchased a print from a artist I have admired for sometime now. I love the prints option as I can't get a original. Just not in my budget.:(
I saw Danita's prints after her release on PFATT on her ETSY SHOPPE and couldn't help myself. I had to have this print. It made me smile. Remembering days when just watching grass grow was all I had to do that day. Yes, on Sundays that is all I had to do as a kid. SPOILED I KNOW!
I purchased the frame from Goodwill and it needed some love let me tell ya!LOL that thing was ugllly!The mat was icky yellow tan and the framed was beat up pretty bad. I got it for $3.00 though. Brought it home painted the mat white and spray paint and there you go. Cheap, easy and I LOVE IT NOW.
SOOO YOUR CHALLENGE is go to Danita's etsy shoppe and tell me what print is your favorite and why? ****I am GiVING AWAY one of her prints to ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!!!**. It will be purchased and sent directly to you. She does sign these prints.
WhY? am I doing this? Well I was supposed to have a give away in June. Life happened and got in my creative way. I am just now creating but not fast enough. Besides I know that some of you are like me, love art and simply not in your budget. I hope that you will frame it and show it to me. That would make me smile.
So the hunt is on. Have fun and can't wait to see all the pretties and hear why it is your favorite.
Happy treasure hunting.


Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


What a wonderful giveaway ! I can't wait to see photos of your revamped work space !

Danita's art is fabulous ! Every print has something to say or that you can relate to. Of course, I can relate to the Steamstress one ! That is one of my favorites.

But I would say Please Don't Go is my heart's desire.. The girl in the red swimsuit holding onto the boat while she is wading in the ocean. One of my favorite colors are red and the color of the ocean and the background match my powder room where I have it decorated nautical.

I love the ocean, the sound of the waves and wading in them, searching for seashells, smelling the salt air, watching the boats and ships sailing by, the sunrise on the ocean, and eating seafood.

Looking at this print reminds me of everything I love about the ocean and not wanting to leave to come home..

Hugs and a happy week !


Denni said...

Hey, I have seen her work before but do ya have a link to it?? I'm with Linda though, they are all great. So I try to be thrifty queen. Last year 90% of my kid's Christmas came from the thrift store. I just found a month ago an american girl doll made in 2008. She is marked the real thing in perfect condition for 2.00 so I have it stashed away for my daughter for Christmas. I figure I could sew an outfit for her and be in it 10.00 or 15.00 with shoes. No way was she ever going to get the real doll at over a hundred dollars so I'm feeling pretty special. My son last year who is 7 told me that he wanted to go birthday shopping there and he found a big pirate ship so I was in his birthday 8.00 with that and a couple of figurines. I've already got Christmas things stashed away this year for the kids that have come from the thrift store. I LOVE it!! Your frame turned out good and spray paint is my best friend when redoing things. That and mod podge. LOVE it girl!! Can't wait to see some more treasure finds and redos. It's addicting. I live at the thrift store once a week. I need to get a job there~lol

Denni said...

okay I found her link. I like the Dilemma picture. It's a picture of snow white. I think it would be perfect in my little girls room. I redid her room in pink and did a border on the top of her room with the Disney Princess quotes and found some chip board pictures of all the princess that goes with the border for like a dollar. It turned out cute but I think that would look darling in there. After going to Disneyland last year I'm just as bad as the kiddos loving Disney things.

carla ( said...

Great fun give a way!!! Thanks!!! I love her art also and yes free water will do!!! I love her Drops of Hope!!! Because I always have to have hope!!! If there is nothing left but one little tiny drop of hope then that will get me through!!!! hugs

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, these are all beautiful. I have never seen her work before. You expect us to only pick one, oh my.
I love the seemstress, Merry go round, Isabella, drops of hope.
Ok I love them all.
I am happy that I made you laugh today:)

Tracy said...

Ok, Ok I will play fair teehee.
I like the seamstress because I also love to sew.
But I like Merry go round as well, because when I was a small girl I would go on my little brothers spring horse and be a girl hero saving the boys teehee. Ya I had a good imagination.

Heidi said...

I really like the way your "Waiting for Spring" turned out! I just bought the "The Octopus Garden" and "Becoming Me" last week. They were even more beautiful in person!

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE Danita's work! She just has a way of creating personas you can't help but to fall in love with! I am really loving the Me and My Penguin print right now. The colors are just so calm and perfect. I love how I am just drawn to the image. And yet, it has a certain whimsy about it, as well. I really love it!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great treasure Pea!! Being frugal isn't a bad thing and my mother always use to say if you can't afford something and you really want it then save until you can, you'll appreciate it more. That has kept me out of trouble financially most of my life and does make me think about what is really important to me and my family. Danita's piece spoke to you and thanks to her create prints more of us can share her wonderful creations.

Sounds like a win-win to me!!
Have a great week!

GINNA said...

I also love Danita's work. Thank you for the giveaway. There is so much to choose from.

Like you the "Waiting for Spring" print makes me smile as well. The colours are beautiful!!!It reminds me of the carefree days of my youth...Oh to be young again!!! Just sitting there and doing nothing sounds goods just right now. If only...

I also like "All You Need is Love" because it just sooo cute.


Plain-n-Simple! said...

Yep, being a tight wad is not a bad thing! I LOVE Danitas "Three Girls", as I have a brunette daughet, a blondie, and a red head...who just so happens to be feisty like you!! Hehe
Many Hugs,

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Pea, Oh I love this gals work and I loved them all..but I would say I loved "summer" on page 4 the best as it shows a gal laying in a hammock with her kitty looking at the sky..and like you we didn't have alot of money when we were little and one of my favorite pastimes was laying on the grass with friends and watching the big fluffy clouds and the clouds were a picture show of different shapes etc...and the kitty...well you know my love of kittys.;)Thanks for stopping by and saying hey..;)

~*~ Sandy ~*~ said...

I've seen her work before and she does some awesome work. I love how she uses brights! Colors that POP!
My faves are the WONDER WOMAN - always been a n3rd and love comics - so Wonder Woman is my 1st pick! You don't see comic book characters often so this caught my eye right away!
I also love the Candy Girl - love the colors PINK and Turqouise! SWEET!
3rd fave is LOVE YOURSELF - because I think it's important to do just THAT! Love yourself!
Thanks for the give away opportunity Pea! Being frugal is not a bad thing! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sweet PEA!!! Lovely work! I envy you for treasure hunting and finding the perfect frame and prettying her up.... I would love to win your prize you KNOW this!!!! I too have champagne tastes on a cheap beer budget, you know like PBR or Hamms!! LOL LOL !!! I will post your giveaway on my blog as well sweet Pea.. I have been a bad blogger...bad bad MO... Hugs and Loves to you... Me

Confounded Concoctions said...

Hi Pea,

I just wanted to thank you for your note on my blog and adding me to yours! This shows how often I check my blog and how I never update the thing! Glad that there are bloggers like you!

Many blessings my friend!


Anonymous said...

Love Danita's art too. I would pick The Thief because of the colors she used and she captured the moon!
Happy 4th to you :)

Carol Roll said...

Enjoyed your blog and think the give a way is great! Love your bees they are darling!