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Surprise Giveaway...

I am the recipient of a giveaway from a new blogger Tammy Moynihan. I will receive a surprise from her sometime during the year. It may be an art doll or maybe one of her gorgeous paintings. I won't know until I open the box. The stipulation for receiving this prize is that I post a giveaway as well. This is a pretty cool idea I think.
SO my friends and fellow bloggers...
I will giveaway Three Surprises as well. I will come up with either a doll, collage,
piece of jewelry, piece of pottery or painting to three people. Tammy's giveaway was
to the first three people who posted on her blog, but I think I will mix it up a little by saying I will draw 3 names from a hat from all those who comment on this posting!I will close the giveaway on Tuesday St. Patty's Day at 6 pm.
Leave me a comment and I'll throw your name in the hat. You will receive a piece of
art in some form from MOI by September 1, 2009. I'm giving myself the summer to come up with 3 special pieces. (also i'm doing a cloth/clay doll workshop-which just might be addictive so you may be the recipient of one of those) maybe!
The above ceramic vases are some that I made. They are cute little small vases, with a crackle raku glaze and most have bright red interiors. I had taken a boxful to a local gallery for the holidays and I just picked up the ones that didn't sell. I
just may sell them on etsy or artfire. Or maybe I'll give one away!
Have a great weekend and leave a comment to be entered!
***Just a little reminder*** If you do leave a comment and ARE chosen you will need to 'pay it forward' and also have a giveaway on your blog.


Hayley Egan said…
Thanks for your comments Cathy. I KNOW, what an awesome food self -portrait idea of Marsha's?!! I might just start one tomorrow! Put me in the draw, by the way!!!
Sounds like a great plan Hayley! I look forward to seeing your self-portrait done in food.
You'll be the first in for the draw.
Terri Kahrs said…
Hi, Cathy!
How generous of you! You're SO talented and do SO many things, the lucky winner will be in for a wonderful surprise! Hope you had a SUPER weekend!
Terri :) xoxo
Lisa said…
The vases are wonderful! Good job : )
You are so kind! And talented - you do so many things so well and any creation you make would be an honor to receive for anyone. I love surprises! I should warn you though, it is my lucky year. I used to never win anything and I am on a roll this year. Maybe I should buy some lottery tickets while I'm at it! Anyway, these vases are just scrumptious!
Thanks Terri, Lisa & Marsha! I will throw your names in the hat!
Lost Aussie said…
What wonderful vases...I love the textures and the red interior glaze just makes them pop!
Cathy Mendola said…
Thank you Marie! And thanks for stopping by, I will add your name to the giveaway drawing.
Nancy this is just so wonderful! Count me in:) I love the pieces of pottery in your pic so creative and LOVE the crackle.
Wishing you the best of luck on the outsider contest! That is my giveaway. The second one I have done this year. It really is soooo much fun!
thanks Becky! Good luck with this contest and I hope I'm the lucky one in the outsider contest!
julie mitchell said…
Hi Cathy,
I love gifts and I love good surprises so please put my name in the hat...I like to give too, so of course I'll be happy to "pay it forward".
Your raku posts are wonderful!
enjoy your day and thanks for signing on to follow my blog...namaste, julie
TextileTraveler said…
Interesting idea, Cathy; I may have to do this as well, even if I don't win (but of course, it would be more fun if I did!).
Thanks Julie & Michelle! I will definitely throw your names in the hat! Thanks for the comments and may you have the luck of the Irish today!

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