Wednesday, March 17

A Giveaway to Celebrate!

Sweet Little MiMi, I set her and her buttons inside
one of my sketchbooks for her photograph!


The sun is shining... spring is busting out allover!
AND... I have sold 100 treasures from my Etsy shop!
Thanks to you!!!

Sweet Little MiMi
is my latest giveaway~
Original, signed illustration!
(I took these photographs before I signed her...)

MiMi measures 3.25" x 4.25"
The 10 antique pearl/shell buttons are included.

Name in the hat once~ Comment here.
Name in the hat twice~ Post about MiMi on your blog...
Name in the hat THREE times~ follow along!!

MiMi is one of my sweetest friends.
She has been around my back field
for many years.

She is Nana to many little sprouts!
She lost count~
MiMi is wise.
When you have cake and tea with her~
All of your troubles seem small...
All of your doubts begin to fade.
She will encourage you to step out and try!
She will walk along side of you.
Each of her stories share a
tender message...

MiMi shares her heart!

Thank you, sweet friends!
I love each of your comments...
Your blogs are so much fun & inspiring...
MiMi is eager to know the winner!
I will draw the winning name from the hat
March 20th~ The first day of Spring!




141 comments:

Sheryl Parsons said...

I'm thrilled to be the first to post! Oh yes! Put my name in the hat! You've inspired me to sketch more. Thank you for a beautiful blog. I'm off to post about this!

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Oh Michelle! I just love this little mouse! I am a follower and I am going to go and post about it on my blog right now!!!

Chani said...

This mouse is adorable!! In fact, mice are my favorite animals, I have 12 gerbils at home here, I looove them! So cute!
Congrats on selling so many of your treasures. There will be many many more sales to come!
Love, Chani

she dreams big! said...

I have always admired those who can draw (me? not even a stick figure!) and your creations are amazing! I have been a follower for a long time and love your work. Thank you for a chance to own one!

Sandi said...

OK, you got me. I had one look at your blog and I was hooked. Love it.

Count me in for the giveaway and I am now a follower.

Sandi

EVA SB said...

That is an absolutely adorable illustration.

I posted a link in my blog sidebar
http://evasblackspot.blogspot.com/

I'm a follower

eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

my tiny studio said...

I found you becouse I follow Sheryl Parsons . I know that I wont win but I just wanted to say that your work is so beautiful .

Rafael

A Scattering said...

Mimi is delightful! I've posted a link on my blog singing your praises: http://ascattering.blogspot.com/2010/03/introducing-you-to-mimi-and-art-of.html

Have a great day Michelle!

Sam said...

I can't resist this giveaway...I would love to have a chance at winning one of your beautiful illustrations...

Beautiful!!

Sam xx

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

So glad I came for a visit....due to the express recommendation from the Sheep's Nest!

your drawings are wonderful! I love what you do...and I'm your newest follower!
i'll go on over to your etsy shop next!

ciao bella
stop by anytime...it's wonderful meeting up with creatives like you!
carmelina

Something White said...

I´m really pleased to enter this lovely give-away! I do like your art and the beautiful design on fabric. I´ll put a link on my blog and on my second blog will post about it, maybe tomorrow, is that ok? (http://carteblanche-blog.blogspot.com)

Thank you!
Best regards, Marjolijn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oooh, MiMi you are beyond adorable. Your mama is very talented! The way she used those cute buttons.... Have fun with the giveaway and please do have a good trip to your new mama, sweet MiMi.

sissie said...

I wish I had a Mimi, she is so sweet. I have been a follower for awhile now and I love visiting your blog. You always inspire me.

hugs
Sissie

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

just beautiful. what a fantastic artist you are. Thank you for the give-a-way offer, very nice of you! I have you posted on my blog under my "Stay Inspired, Creative Blogs" link.
:)
Shannon
www.cascobaysoap.blogspot.com

marie said...

Hi Michelle,
Mimi is so sweet. I would love a chance to have her live at my house.
Thank you so much!

~into the hat #1~

marie said...

It's me again ~
I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

spunbyme.blogspot.com

~into the hat #2~

marie said...

One more time ~ I am already following you!

~into the hat #3~

Thanks a bunch!
Have a great day!

Doreen said...

Hello Michelle..I stopped over to let you know that my sketch arrived today and I JUST LOVE IT!!! It's fantastic!!! The packaging is wonderful as well!

I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway..Miss Mimi is wonderful :) I'm a follower & I am going to post about this giveaway right now :)

Have a wonderful day, Doreen

ps..I'll put this on my facebook page as well :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Ohh Sweetie...
I would so love to give MiMi a good home. She would be so happy with me and my Handsome Bruiser. Please enter me into your giveaway. Any one of us would be so lucky to win her. What a beautiful job you have done.

Many thanks sweetie...Sherry

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
Country Wings here again. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. I just adore this precious MiMi.

Please stop by and say hi, and I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

kristin said...

you're killing me with all your illustrations Michelle! i was bursting to fly over to etsy to buy sweet mimi, but a giveaway? i'll just have to keep my fingers crossed. xx

Ann said...

I just came over from Spun by me to check this out. How adorable. That has got to be the cutest mouse I have ever seen.

Anna said...

I followed you sindce a while ago,
I will put this give away in my side bar and by this I have commented on your give away too!
so please put my name in your hat
tree times!!!
Your art is awesome!!!

Anna said...

sorry
I forgot the link to my blog

http://artfulldelight.blogspot.com/

The French Bear said...

Oh my goodness, you are so talented! What a beautiful sketch, she is soooo sweeeet!!!! Please enter my name, I would love a chance to win!!!
I need to sign up as a follower and add your giveaway to my blog!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
http://blog.thefrenchbear.ca/

Deirdra Doan said...

How precious...I like your work so very much! Nice to find you.

Robin said...

Oh my goodness, this is just another adorable drawing you have done! All your works of art are just precious. Thanks for the sweet giveaway and congrats on selling 100 of your beautiful treasures!!

Brenda said...

Oh wow, isn't this a gorgeous illustratiion. I found you , thanks to Doreen Frost. I will be following you from now on AND posting on my blog about your giveaway - maybe three times in the hat is a charm :o) Your work is just lovely!

Brenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How enchanting! I dearly love your art and would be so thrilled to have this sweet character! I am a new follower! I read about this on Doreen's blog! I'm so happy I got here in time! ♥

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Mimi is so sweet. What a lovely giveaway...please enter me. I just found you via Doreen at Vermont Harvest. Your work is beautiful! I'm adding myself as a follower.

Thanks ~ Jenn

NMK said...

Your artwork is just so Pretty !!!! Please put name in your hat too ! I look forward to visiting your Blog Too !!!

Juanita said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I would be honored to have this. You do exceptional work! I am now a new follower. I now need to go and look at your past work.Thanks so much and have a blessed day!
Juanita

Amanda said...

Your work is stunning, so comment, blogged and followed, I can't wait to check more of your work out.

Ballard Family Travels said...

Hi Michelle, My daughter Doreen has praised your beautiful work and for me that says it all for me .I would be excited to be part of your delightful giveway. Thank you Donna

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

OK...I HAVE TO HAVE YOUR BLOG GIVEAWAY goodies!!! Love your work & Glad I found you! Will be happy to to post about your giveaway. Cheers Susan

Elsina said...

What a stunning work! Would love to win and so glad I found your blog! Following and will post your give away at my blog too. You have an awesome talent!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Just did a blog post about your giveaway. Susan

Margaret said...

I'd love to win! I've become a follower as well. :D

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Michelle!

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog!

Your blog is amazing, first time here and I´m so glad I stopped by.

I have been looking through old posts and your are so talented, your work is gorgeoous!

I will definately check by soooooon again.

Putting you on my linklist so I don´t loose you =)

Have a great evening!
Big Swedish Hug
Mia

denise said...

i would love to be the winner. i saw MISS MIMI on facebokk and on vermont folkart. cheermom1954@aol.com

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

She is gorgeous! Your work is amazing!

JOLENE said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR SALES VIA ETSY!! I HAVE JUST FOUND YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE YOUR WORK, IT TRULY IS AMAZING. I WOULD LOVE A CHANCE AT YOUR GIVEAWAY. HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!

Donna said...

Oh, please count me in! My father used to call me Missy Mouse when I was a tiny little girl. Thank you for bringing back that sweet memory of his affection.

Donna said...

For an extra entry, I posted on my blog sidebar a picture link to your blog, promoting the giveaway celebration. Thank you so much and congratulations on your etsy successes!

north pal said...

oooh! i have never seen your work or your blog. tremendous!!!!! i am going to be one of your followers as soon as check out your etsy. i wish you enough. Bestest,Denise

Donna said...

I am now following you too! Off to go peek at your etsy offerings now!

The-Artful-Attic said...

Oh..my..what a wonderful artist you are! I just love all your work....
Blessings,
Kimberly

Cassandra said...

Michelle, Your work is quite charming! I have always loved anythings mice and birds - sheep, too! Cassandra from Cassandra Considers...

Sandalola said...

Cool giveaway! Beautiful work. :)

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

THREE FOR ME...Yay!!! I am a new follower and I have posted a link to you from my blog....really sweet artwork...I would love to own it. Thanks and hugs, Chris

Thistlebrooms said...

Beautifully done...
I've added myself as one of your followers plus I'd be honored to post you on my sidebar...
Thanks so much for offering one of your Beautiful works...
~Marilyn

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I just found out about you from my friend Margaret, at The French Bear!
Please include me in your drawing. Your art is fabulous!
xoxo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I've just become your newest follower, too! Thanks again.

Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Michelle:
I just added your giveaway button to my left sidebar.

Please stop and visit Brynwood, too. I'm celebrating my First Blog Birthday with a number of giveaways and would love you to participate.

xoxo
Donna

Audrey said...

Just found your blog..WOW!! You have such talent. Please enter me in your drawing. I am now a follower and I posted it on my blog.
http://audreysprimworld.blogspot.com/

Thank you.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I would love to win your beautiful illustration! I would give her a very happy home in my own little studio! I am a new follower to your blog but will post a link to mine so that I can know when you update. Your blog is really beautiful!

Suzanne-Poplar Street Prims said...

1). I'm following (How could I not? I adore your little critters).

2). I'm making this comment.

3). I will post your give-a-way on my Blog just as soon as I post this.

This is how badly I want to WIN!!!

lol

Sharon Hermens said...

I just love your sketches. I'm impressed you do that on fabric! I would love to win one of your illustrations.

bayrayschild said...

Michelle, I am already one of your followers and I so enjoy and admire your talent!
Please count me in the give-away/

Thank You,
Audrey

Jane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog..so glad you did so I could find you.
Your illustrations are beautiful. You have a wonderful talent.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I'm going to be one of your newest followers.
Jane

Marcia said...

Oh Michelle you have outdid yourself on this sweet drawing. I love the two I have boughten from you and now to make uip my mind, but no....you have to keep comimg out with new ones...oh decisions.
Marcia

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What amazing work you do! I just found your blog. ; )
~Michele

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, I am now a new follower too. ; )
~Michele

kim said...

I would love to be included in your terrific giveaway!! I have just found you through Vermont Harvest. I became a follower and posted this on my blog.
take care
Kim

Kathy said...

I just found your blog, and I LOVE your creations! I would LOVE to win one even more! I look forward to continuing to follow your posts! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Deb T. said...

I love Mimi ! What an awesome sketch ! Would love a chance to win her . Please add me to the hat . I posted on my blog http://debsprimitivecountrykitchen.blogspot.com/ , posted here , and follow .
Hugs
Deb

Deb said...

What a sweet, sweet giveaway! Your artwork is exquisite. I would love to own Miss MiMi!

Deb said...

I also just signed up to become a follower. Thanks!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Please add my name to your hat and hopefully I might be so honoured to be the lucky winner. I love your work!!! I have been following since OWOH!

The Lone Dollier said...

So sweet! I love her. Mice are so cute to me and I think they make wonderful subjects.

I like your blog, so I became a new follower!

icandy... said...

Oh my goodness...she is precious!
Have a beautiful day!
ox
Christina

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Michelle! What a precious giveaway!! I love your artwork and these sketches are so beautiful to me ~ I will be sure to post about it and become a follower!!! hugs and love, Dawn

shabby girl said...

I found you through A Scattering today. Your Mimi is, well, delightful! So glad to have found you!

Primitive Seasons said...

Count me in....she is so sweet. I'll post on my blog and add my as a follower. I just adore your work. My own little rabbit has a place of honor in my art room.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Michelle! I really enjoyed looking at your fabric illustrations! So lovely! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Mandy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh My...I came over from Marie's Site. This is completely wonderful, as is all your art!!! Please throw my name in, I would love this little creature in my home. : )
Mary Lou

Bonnie said...

Hello Michelle! Found your site yesterday. You do lovely work. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks so, as the eggs you had on Etsy were gone by the time I checked it out!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Oh Michelle, little MiMi is sweet indeed. I just love your illustrations, printed fabrics, bits and buttons. I would ove a chance to win MiMi and treasure her forwever if I were to win. Thank you so much for the drawing and congrats on all of those sales. I am tickled with my purchase from you.

I am a follower
and I have your photo of MiMi linked up in my blog.

Warm Regards,
Jody
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

Southern Fried Art said...

Mimi is beautiful !

Pink Heather said...

I love that little mouse. I want to use her on a layout. I have some great photos of my garden from last summer. She would fit in just perfectly! Fingers crossed I win! you do such beautiful work.

Pink Heather said...

I've got her picture on my blog sidebar. I may just keep her there so I can look at her forever ;)

Pink Heather said...

I'm following you :) So glad I found your blog.

Brenda said...

Hi Michelle,
Very nice to meet you too! I love it when I find new blogs with such treasures. Illustration is one of my favourite passtimes, too. Take care,

Brenda

Lori said...

What beautiful work! Such a talent.

Lori said...

I am a follower.

sjmcdowell said...

Oh Mimi please come home with me...I have tea at two everyday!
I am a follower and will post about Mimi on my blog as well.
Hugs & Blessings
Susan

Scrap for Joy said...

Mimi is delightful and whimsical and I'd love to have her come and stay with me. I'm so glad I came by here earlier Michelle..I was able to run to your store and snag the darling birds nest but now I've just seen that I missed so many more since then. I don't know how often you list but I'll be watching like a hawk now. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing little sketch. I have posted a link on my blog.
Joyce

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm following as well!

Diane said...

Mimi is darling and I LOVE your blog...have put you in my favorites...I live in the country, on a woodsie creek, with a corn field across the way...Mimi would LOVE to live here...will post you on my blog http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com
thank you!!

Diane said...

Yeah...I am following......now off to post on my blog!!!

Diane said...

I post about MiMi on my blog...can't wait to see what you have in your shop and on your blog next!!!

The Chubby Dove said...

What talent you have!

I love your Mimi and I promise I will take good care of her if she becomes mine.

Going to check out your shop right now.

vicki said...

I love meces to pieces! I am your newest follower and I do so love this little mouse. Your illustrations are adorable - I am so glad I found you here. Can't wait to see your other projects. Hope I win! I will post your giveaway on my blog also-

Vicki

vicki said...

Michelle - I have just been to your sweet little shop - I bought the watering can sketch! Love it!

vicki

Annie Oakleaves said...

beautiful!!!!!! count me in!

mimi said...

Oh my goodness I adore this little mouse. How fun it would be to win her since we share a common name. Thank you for the opportunity to win this most precious give away.
Fondly,
Mimi~

mimi said...

I too am now a follower :)
Mimi~

Juanita said...

Your work is amazing and I would love to have MiMi all to myself!

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hello Michelle,
I so love all the little nature sketches I purchased from you. Please put my name in the hat for your drawing. I wrote a little blog post about you & MiMi, and of course I already follow your wonderful blog. :)

Rhonda

Sharon said...

Hi Michelle, My sweet ducks you did have arrived. I love them. They are fantastc. I would love to win MiMi. I have been a follower for ages and I shall post this on my right sidebar right away. I love all that you do! Sharon

peggy said...

Oh my, what an adorable giveaway! i'm following you

Tee said...

Oh to be as talented as you. No wonder your Etsy shop is such a success.

Donna said...

Your artwork is absolutely beautiful! I've become a follower.
Donna

MaksiTaksi said...

Offcourse I became your follower. Your work is really stunning!
Put the picture and the link on my blog. LOve your artwork.!!

MaksiTaksi form the Netherlands :)

Karens Hopes said...

I feel a bit cheeky visiting for the first time and asking to be included in your giveaway,but its so cute I'm going to be cheeky anyway.
Karen

janet said...

She is beyond adorable..consider me entered ;-)

old crow said...

Michelle your designs are just wonderful. I just made my first purchase on Etsy!! So excited!! Such a talented artist!! Please enter me in the exciting giveaway!! Sweet Mimi is precious!!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Michelle this little mouse is wonderful and the best part is that she is named after my favorite grandma yes! All the grandchildren called her Mimi so this is very special indee! Have fun with your give a way what a artistic treasure! Hugs, Heather

Fiddle Dee Dee said...

My Dear..she is wonderful!
She can perch right up next to me anytime..I hope she likes peppermint tea!
Gosh it would be a blessing to win her!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Oh Michelle,
You know I want MiMi, you know I NEED MiMi, cuz she would look so cute on the shelf in my studio! Love your work soooo Much. I am a follower, I'm adding to my sidebar, I am also adding you to my blogroll (thought you were there already, oops) So I think that entitles me to 100 entries...lol :) Lisa

Nancy said...

Oh, I would love to have the darling little mouse and buttons...what an adorable giveaway.
Tomorrow is my birthday! Maybe it will be my lucky day.

I am visiting via Susan over at "Mouse Droppings"

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Michelle,
Awww... they are so sweet and I would love a chance to win them! Thanks for having a giveaway!
Still love my felt bluebirds!
Warmly,
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Again!!!
I'm a "follower"...so now I have 2 chances to win!
Deb :)

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

I love your art and that it is inspired by nature. Beautiful work! Please enter my name for your give away. - BJ

Createology said...

Just must post to be entered as MiMi is so beautiful and sweet. I have collected mice for my entire life and she just must come to live in my mouse house. Thank you for your wonderful opportunity. I am thrilled to find your blog from Brynwood Needleworks. Happy creating...

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found you tonight from sweet Susans blog Art of Mine...I just love Susan and she has this giveaway on her site.
What a lovely giveaway it is too.
I hope I am not too late to enter but if so I have already won by finding your beautiful site.
Thanks
Maggie

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

What a sweet little mouse! Perfect for Spring. What a talented Artist you are!!! I will head on over to your Etsy shop right away :)

Karen

Charlene said...

OH how I would love to have MiMi at my house!!!! Please add me to your give away! Have a wonderful week. Charlene

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Please, please put my name in the hat for your giveaway, if I'm not too late! I just found you and I'm really enjoying what I'm seeing, including dear Mimi! Just last night I was telling my son and his fiancee about how my brothers and I each had our own pet mouse as we were growing up (and about how the black one that bit got loose in the car on our 6 hour drive to see our grandparents!! Leslie Anne

P.S. Yes, he was caught with no blood drawn from anyone!

Granny's Place said...

As a new follower I tell you I love your artwork and your blog. I will put the giveaway on my blog.
Have a nice weekend,
greeting from Holland
Madelon

Bella McBride said...

What a fantastic find your blog is! Little Mimi is just the cutest little thing! I would love to have her in my home! I'm now a follower, and would have been even without your contest!

Thank you for such a great giveaway!
Bella

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I would just LOVE to win .. you have the most wonderful bird things..and owls..I adore them .

I found you from Marilyn of Thistlebrooms

I'm going over to your etsy now..woohoo
glad I found you

Jessica Dotta said...

Please enter me! Mimi looks so darling.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love this! Lots of success!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just Love this! Lots of success!

Karen said...

Your work is very special! You are so blessed to be able to sketch like you do!

Karen said...

Became a follower. I am off to see your etsy shop now!!

Bietje said...

I just found your blog, but alreade am in love with Mimi. What an adorable mouse. I will post about her on my blog.

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Oh just made it enter me please....Thanks

a mermaids purse said...

wow what a wonderful blog! i love your wonderful creativity and beautiful talent! love the mouse drawings! ;0)xxxx

willy said...

What a beautiful little Mimi. I like your paintings.
You may also like the work of a Dutch painter, Janneke Brinkman.
http://www.jannekebrinkmansalentijn.nl/#

teddy bears Marin to Venice said...

Ciao Michelle,

Il tuo bellissimo lavoro dovrebbe essere esposto in museo d'arte...รจ bellissimo !

Rosarita

The Dutchess said...

O..WOW...so lovely..You are kindly invited to tea at my place..Please visit me on the Hilltop..in Hilltop Hall..

Stay warm and stay Happy:)

Greets from Miss Moussie

my day said...

Hello Michelle,
I am so happy that I have found your blog, what a beautiful little mouse. I am going to follow you and will show this give-away on my blog too.
Have a lovely day, Ingrid.

becky said...

So cute,Please count me in!~~Becky

becky said...

Im a new follower as well!

Desde my Ventana said...

Acabo de conocer tu blog.Precioso trabajo.
voy a anunciar el sorteo en mi lista de blogs

Desde my Ventana said...

Excuses I did not deal well the dates.
Sorry.
Hugs,
Cecilia

Family Blommendahl said...

Oh, how lovely!
I will tell about this in my blogg.

Niina

Mary Ellen said...

How blessed your are to be so artisically inclined!! I would so love to know how to draw!

Love this little mouse!

Mary Ellen said...

I became a new follower too!