Thursday, February 4, 2010

Prairie Storms Prints Giveaway!

I once heard a neat quote in a creative writing class. It said something to the effect that anyone who ever had a childhood will have enough material to write about for the rest of his or her life. I would add that anyone who is friends with Mary Storms has enough material to fuel a seemingly infinite number of blog posts. I shared a tour of her amazing farm house in this post. Her pumpkin centerpiece was the subject of this post around Thanksgiving.

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Mary’s wonderful artwork and invite you to visit her Web gallery and her Etsy shop, Prairie Storms Prints. Mary has also just joined the wonderful world of blogging with her first--funny and informative--post on her brand new blog, Prairie Storms Blog. To celebrate, Mary has offered a great prize to one lucky Red Chair Blog reader: either one large print or two small prints of your choice from Mary’s Etsy shop, which offers open edition fine art prints from original watercolor paintings and mixed medium collage. Large prints are valued from $20 for a 10 x 10 to $24 for an 11 x 14. Small (6x6) prints are $10 each.

Whether you are drawn to warm tones or cool tones, haunting landscapes or fun, whimsical pieces, there is truly something for everyone in Mary’s shop. Prints are professionally printed with archival paper and inks on an Epson Stylus Pro 9800, and each print is titled, signed, and dated. I’ll be quiet for a minute now and let some of Mary’s pieces speak for themselves:

One lucky winner will receive either one large print (10 x 10 or 11 x 14) or two small prints (6x6) of his or her choice from Prairie Storms Prints. You have an opportunity to earn up to five entries! Here’s how to enter:

1. For one chance to win, visit and browse Mary’s Etsy shop, Prairie Storms Prints. Then come back here and leave a comment with the name of your favorite print.

2. If you’d like a second chance to win, blog about this giveaway and come back and post a link to your blog post in a comment.

3. Want a third chance to win? Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, then come back here and include your link in a comment.

4. If you’d like a fourth chance to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook, then come back and include your link in a comment.

5. For a fifth chance to win, visit Mary’s brand new blog, Prarie Storms Blog. Leave a comment for Mary, and then come back here and tell me which of the many funny things she said made you laugh.

Giveaway ends Saturday, February 6th, 2010 at 11 pm EST. Winner will be selected using This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only, please.

A note for email subscribers: If you are reading The Red Chair Blog via email, please click here to be taken to my blog site in order to leave your comment(s) to enter the contest.