The Vintage Pearl Giveaway

October 23rd, 2012

Hi everyone, great news!  The keepsake holiday ornaments have arrived over at The Vintage Pearl and they are so beautiful!  In honor of their arrival, it’s time for a giveaway.  The Vintage Pearl is a wonderful source for personalized stamped sterling silver jewelry and keepsakes.  The shop offers necklaces, bracelets, earrings, including choices for men too.

vintage pearl jewelry and keepsakes

Up for grabs this week are two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl, just in time for ordering for Christmas! 

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl:

1) Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite piece, then name your choice in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Saturday October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST – two winners chosen at random.  US and Canada only.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Winners:  #208 Pamela at Pink Hammers and #561 Heidi Caminiti

both winners notified by email!

 

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Making Digital Abstract Art

October 22nd, 2012

I’ve mentioned before my love of abstract art.  There’s something about swirly masses of color on canvas applied in a random fashion that makes me swoon!  I’ve tried in the past to make my own authentic abstract artwork but after hours of time spent applying brush stokes to canvas, I’ve never been satisfied with the final result.   I can never get the brush strokes to look like they should or how I see them in my head, but I’ve promised myself someday I’ll take the time to get it right.

Meanwhile, I was thinking about a way to add some art to walls at the emergency shelter great room that is nearing completion and I came up with a way to make digital abstract art without ever picking up a paintbrush or canvas.

diy digital abstract art

 

Making digital abstract art can be done in Photoshop but I know many of you don’t have Photoshop so here’s how to make a comparable version of digital abstract art with a free online tool comparable to Photoshop called Pixlr that I’ve mentioned before.

diy abstract art cg

 

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