Monday, May 18, 2015

Celebration Week: Day One (custom canvas GIVEAWAY)

Woohoooo! It's time to celebrate!! 
A year ago I declared myself an artist and decided to pursue my art whole-heartedly and what a ride it has been! Throughout the week I'll be getting into more details on the serious stuff and what I've learned along the way.  But I just have to start this party off right by declaring that I'm celebrating (mostly) not quitting!  You all.....this year has been the scariest and most intimidating at times.  It is not an easy thing (at all) to put yourself out there...and even fail right in front of people.  It's sometimes a lonely pursuit if you're not sure which way to go (creatively) and you don't have a close circle of like-minded artist friends.  BUT, it is absolutely worth being an artist!

Did you catch that?  There have been hundreds of times I've wanted to quit and give up on pursuing art and I didn't.  And after spending the day Saturday at my first Photography retreat I am so, so, SO glad I didn't throw in the towel. 

So today we kick the week off celebrating NOT GIVING UP.  
In fact, I'm giving away a custom canvas just to celebrate that very thing! One for a blog reader and one for an Instagram follower! 
All you have to do to enter on the blog is leave a comment with one thing you're choosing to not give up on!  If you follow me on Instagram, tag a friend in the comments on the picture you see above!

Winners will be announced SUNDAY and if you win you'll get to tell me how you want your canvas designed!

See ya tomorrow for another lesson learned and another fun surprise. :) 

11 comments:

  1. So excited to for the chance to win the canvas! Hope your photo retreat went well. I am not going to give up on my trying to eat more healthy and exercise promise for the summer to myself!

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  2. I am not going to give up on creating art with my daughters. I am home with them in the summer and I am excited to try some new things and start some projects I've been putting off.

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  3. Not giving up on nurturing myself...fresh air, fresh food, walking!

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  4. I am not giving up on being more healthy. I am eating better, exercising and getting outside more.

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  5. I am not giving up on being more healthy. I am eating better, exercising and getting outside more.

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  6. I am not giving up on being a maker, and maybe, just maybe, gaining some knowledge about the business side of being a maker. I still don't know what I am doing! I love that you did not give up!

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  7. I am not giving up on training my children with patience and kindness. Proverbs 15:1 is a help to me today.

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  9. I am not giving up on my dreams of creating for a living....and getting back to a more normal size for me.

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  10. I'm not giving up on homeschooling, even though it's *hard*. ☺️

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  11. Best giveaway ever!! I'm not giving up on healthy living...It's hard but so worth it:)

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