Art for the Home + A Canvas Giveaway!

I always enjoy seeing the homes of others and the pieces of art that they've collected. I'm talking about art in its truest form. Like, how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. Yes! A hand-calligraphed note, an alphabet card printed in a pretty hue, a simple collection of handmade newspaper pom-poms, my three year old's watercolor, a vintage and hand-lettered gas station number, a beautifully structured magazine, an original chalk drawing from a Seattle trip, signed oil paintings from the thrift store, construction-papered trees, and a favorite photograph on canvas-- it's all considered art in my home and well loved art at that.
So, it's with great pleasure that I give you the opportunity, because of the kind people at Easy Canvas Prints || Photos on Canvas, to add a canvas to your own collection of art. Easy Canvas Prints is giving away an 11x14 canvas, similar to mine pictured above. (The canvas pictured above was purchased through Easy Canvas Prints. Last year, I was the happy winner of an ECP giveaway on Food Loves Writing. I decided to add a little bit of money to the prize package because I wanted a larger canvas. The photograph I chose for the canvas was from a visit to the Portland rose garden. It was a beautiful night, filled with many sweet memories with our boys. I absolutely love my canvas!)I'm always on the lookout for new art additions for my home. I was born and raised in California, so I'm loving this 'Poppy Study' from Vol25. Also, I was recently introduced to the artist Britt Bass, through an article written by Paige, and I fell in love with this painting. Oh! Those colors! Of course, I could probably never say no to this print by Oana Befort, this map by GrittyCityGoods, or this all-time favorite of mine by the wonderful Rebekka Seale! And, I'd give up chai (that's huge, folks!) for this incredible piece of art, a collaborative effort by my sister Barb and Annie Koelle. I hope that I never stop collecting artful pieces for my home. The Easy Canvas Prints giveaway will remain open until midnight on Sunday, April 21. A winner will be announced here on Monday, April 22. Enter below! And happy weekending!a Rafflecopter giveaway

17 comments:

  1. i own a beautiful set of 3 diff african pieces that i hang in my living room!

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  2. I just got a Zoe Pawlak print that I am in love with. It's still not up on my walls though! I have got to get on finding a frame for it...

    And I love that Britt Bass painting you linked to - so pretty!

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  3. I've been procrastinating putting much of anything up on our walls because I feel like I don't have any "real" art...I like your perspective :)

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  4. my favorite piece of art is one that my sister made me that incorporates pieces of my wedding into it. she is an art major so it turned out AWESOME.

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  5. art in the truest form is captivating and so gorgeous. love how art can be expressed in so many different forms--my favorite art piece is one that my cousin abbey painted for us...sits over our fireplace and makes me smile every time i look at it. that's what art is supposed to do, right?!

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  6. I have a fantastic old French poster that I love.

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  7. I spy a great little old bird book from my grandma :) I love that. As I've downsized and simplified my earthly possessions I've had to wrestle through what is most precious and beautiful to me and what is not replaceable and it is undoubtedly the art my kids have created or special pieces from family members. My great grandma's quilts, an oil painting by my great aunt, a few little things my little brother carved from wood for me when I left for college... This post is fun to pour over! Thanks for all the details.

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  8. My favorite piece of art that I own is the picture of my first grandson that I had made into a canvas print, it is simply gorgeous and I would love to have my other three grandchildren accompany him on my walls also as a canvas print :)

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  9. My favorite painter...EVER is Adam Hall...his landscape/sky work...absolutely stunning.
    {you can see some of his stuff under the artists at robertlangestudios.com}

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  10. My favorite pieces of art on my walls are portraits of my family!! I have just the perfect spot for a new canvas :)

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  11. My home would be so forlorn without the art that adorns every wall :) LOVE this giveaway!!!!! Thank you :) Love your pictures...especially the one of yours and Graeme's watercolor paintings.

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  12. I'm not really into art in an of itself, but love having pictures of family around. This is a great giveaway. Would love to win! :)

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  13. umm.. I LOVE ART! Almost all of the art in our home has been painted by me. My favorite piece hanging up is an abstract I did of the rockies that is in our living room. I painted it on a huge piece of recycled wood from the remodel we did on our house. It looks stunning! But I haven't been able to afford canvases of pictures of us, and woul LOVE to win this so I can have some photography art in our home. Since photography is so importnat to me:)

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  14. Since being home with Cole, our home has begun to change and art is something we're lacking. A new canvas would be a welcome addition!

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  15. my favorite piece of art is actually a canvas print of my husband and I dancing at our wedding. Your photos are LOVELY btw!

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  16. Canvas and wall arts are very important for the beauty of a home. I often look the painting and canvas in a house and very pleased to find good one. You described briefly importance of these arts. I personally like oil paintings, wall arts and wooden canvas arts. Thank you so much for your great post. custom word art canvas

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  17. your home is lovely! you can see all the love in the details.!

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