Thursday, September 22, 2011

A morning of inspiration from Hopper, Lichtenstein and Winslow Homer!

This morning I spent time with the masters!  I was lucky to find the Dayton Art Institute museum while in that fair city!  What a gem!  Their own collection (what small portion on display at this time) was amazing.  I am a big fan of 20th century art and they had a nice collection of American artists for me to enjoy.  In the pic below, the Indian in the distance is an Andy Warhol.  Say what you may about him, but he was innovative!  This gallery was primarily contemporary abstract art.  I love seeing pieces like these for the first time. 

This next piece is a Lichtenstein.  I have always enjoyed his bright colors and hard edged style.  I know you are supposed to look at art from a distance to really enjoy it, but I always have to examine 'how did they do that' up close and personal.  The best part was that I pretty much had he place to myself.  Probably because they were preparing for their Oktoberfest this weekend and there was no parking!

The piece below is by Edward Hopper, another artist I really admire.  I love his use of light in his pieces.   I get my love of light from him though we are miles apart in style.  Check out this site for more info on Hopper Artsy's Hopper Page.

 They had a wonderful special exhibit of Winslow Homer etchings.  Homer became a wonderful watercolorist later in his life, but he began as an professional illustrator for Harpers weekly and other publications.    His knowledge of graphic design allowed his drawings to be easily adapted to wooden etchings for printmaking.  This entire exhibit was lent to the museum by a single doner.  I was lucky enough to have her there this morning talking about her collection.  She was very proud of the pieces and had something to add to each one.

It was a great morning and I loved that I was there alone to be able to take my time.  Museum gift shops always have the neatest stuff too!  Thanks for sharing a little piece of what I saw today.  BTW - it was OK to take photos of their collection w/o a flash.   I was surprised about that - luckily I had my trusty blackberry!

Friday, September 9, 2011

We have a winner of the 50 custom Brochures!!

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We have a winner of the 50 custom Brochures! Congratulations to Kalik Hamilton! Thanks so much for particiapting Kalik!! picked #5 as the winning comment number. I will pass Kalik's info on to Uprinting and he can create and upload his design for his personalized Brochures!

Thanks to everyone that entered! Special thanks to Uprinting and Giveaway Blogs for providing the prize~!
Keep watch for more great giveaways!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Giveaway! 50 Free Custom Brochures!

I am offering another great Giveaway sponsored by Giveaway blogs and Uprinting!

This time we have 50 high quality custom Brochures. You design the brochures yourself!  Brochure templates are available to assist you with the design process. 
These print brochures are so versatile! You can create promo handouts, portfolios, cards, etc.. with your own images and text.

Giveaway Prize:

50 pcs Brochure printing for One (1) Winner
8.5" x 11"
100lb Paper Gloss
With Folding (Half Fold, Trifold/Letterfold, Z-Fold, Roll Fold, Accordion Fold),
Outside and Inside Printing
2 Business Days Turnaround
*Free shipping
Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

I am really excited about this one! This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting and I will receive brochure printing services for hosting. Visit for more information about brochures and available brochure templates.

Contest ends 11:59pm on Thursday September 8th! You have multiple ways to win! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post that includes your full name and email address or a way for me to have access to that info. Your address will not be used for anything other than allowing Uprinting to contact you if you win the prize. If you have any neat ideas on how to use the brochures, please include that too!

You can also blog about this giveaway, linking back here to this post. Leave another comment that you did  to get another entry. Tweet about the giveaway and leave a seperate comment that you did that too!

If you are the lucky winner I will pass your info on to Uprinting and they will contact you directly.

Thanks again to and Giveaway Blogs for providing the prize~!

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