Warm greetings to new friends
and old pals from around the world! Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere. I hope you enjoy your visit.
I am delighted to be participating in the Crafty Chica blog hop this week. Over the past four weeks, I've enjoyed participating the the Crafty Chica's (aka Kathy Cano-Murillo) DIY Publicity For Artists online workshop. Kathy has been a fantastic teacher, generously sharing a treasure trove of information with her class, including lots of tips for blogging, networking, and advertising-- all on an artist's shoestring. The online video "chats" were lots of fun-- once we got to hear her entire herd of chihuahua cuties saying "hello" in the background. Kathy's enthusiasm is contagious and her knowledge and experience are vast! Watch for future online workshops on her website, including some great DIY craft classes!
If you are new to 365 Cat Ladies and Friends, I hope you will enjoy exploring my little gallery of art and stories. The "ABOUT" link above will tell you a little bit about me and my artwork, and the "BUTTONWILLOW' link will tell you about my slightly quirky studio assistant. Click "TUTORIAL" for a lesson on how to paint a whimsical cat lady and lad!
To find out what artsy-crafty things I've been up to lately, please visit my Etsy Shop where you'll find my latest artwork, jewelry and handcrafts.
And if you like what you see, I'd like for you to visit and "like" my Facebook page if you'd like. (it's a regular like-fest around here isn't it?). Visit this link for a complete list of all of the other students' blogs and send them some like too!
And now for the good part.
It's GIVEAWAY TIME!
It's GIVEAWAY TIME!
As you might know from my post earlier this week, I just spent a fabulous weekend at the Yamhill Lavender Festival. I sold art, jewelry, and lavender sachets in my booth and met dozens of friendly and fascinating Cat Ladies, Nature Lovers, and Garden Goddesses. I heard funny stories about cats with names like Cheddar, and Trouble, and Bojangles, and a few dog stories too. So for this month's giveaway, the prize combines my love of cats and my love of lavender.
This month I will be offering TWO different prizes as pictured below. Each one consists of a ceramic cat lover's mug from my Cafepress shop and a matching lavender-filled sachet from my Etsy shop (value of each prize package is $21.50).
To enter, just tell me what your favorite color is in the comments section of this post. Let's hear some interesting and descriptive colors! Can you guess what mine is right now? You guessed it...LOVELY LUSCIOUS LAVENDER!
Lavenderlicious Giveaway ends on Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m. PST when I will draw TWO names at random.
Giveaway is open to everybody, including international visitors. One entry per household please. Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are a winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address (you may send info directly to my email if you don't want to make your contact information public. You'll find an email link if you click on the "A Little About Me" profile in the right hand column.)
Thanks for dropping in! Buttonwillow and I have enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon!