Tuesday, October 7, 2008

200th Post Giveaway!

It's hard to believe that this is my 200th post. What's even harder to believe is that I have enough to say that fills 200 posts. My sister would beg to differ and would say that's why I'm known as "Chatty Cathie". In celebration of my 200th post I will be giving away the following:

This "Echoes of Halloween" print that measures 10 3/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches

(click on any of the photos for a closer view)

.... "I Delight in your Commands" print that measures 7 3/4 inches x 7 3/4 inches
.... "Heritage Grove" print that measures 6 3/4 inches x 6 3/4 inches and...
....last but not least this cute little "Cassandra" cat ornament.
This piece is hand painted, crackled, and antiqued. She has a little pink crystal attached to her necklace and a brad attached at each corner.
A little twisted wire and bead is attached at the bottom and the back says, "Cassandra is a very tender hearted cat who loves her family dearly!" It is also signed and dated on the back. The ornament hangs from a satin ribbon that is attached to the top.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight Oct. 14th. The winner will be picked by a random number generator.

Speaking of giveaways, I was the winner on Tammy Sprinkle's Art and Inspiration, blog and look at what came in the mail today:

As I was opening the package I noticed how cute the packing paper was. The crimped strips of packing say, "Embrace Life". You may have to click on the photo in order to read it.

....and this is what was inside:

a pretty hand painted round box with a sweet little handkerchief, hand painted Halloween ornaments attached to a black grosgrain ribbon that I hung as a swag, and a pumpkin cider scented candle. What a sweet surprise! I love them and they all look wonderful in my dining room. Please check out Tammy's blog. She's a very talented lady!

Tonight I also listed a new painting, Angels, on eBay which is the second in my series of paintings incorporating words from the Bible and their definitions from the Bible Concordance.

Bible Concordance definition for Angels: heavenly beings created by God

Effie and Ogden believe that autumn is their favorite time of year. They love the beauty of God's world that surrounds them and their family. Since it's the weekend they know their children will rise early tomorrow and head outside to jump and romp through the crisp falling leaves. Leaves will be raked into a huge pile to burn in the evening as they roast their hot dogs and marshmallows. This is a family ritual that happens each weekend until the trees have shed their final leaves.

I'm truly amazed that people are interested in reading my posts and I want to thank everyone for their support!


  1. Congratulations on your 200th post Cathie! I love that I found my way here and enjoy reading your posts and seeing your amazing artwork. You truly have a God given talent and it's lovely that you're sharing your art with these give aways. Please add my name to the list.

  2. Catherine,
    I love your paintings. But I think the fall scenes are my very favorite. And I love the stories that go with each one. You are an inspiration.
    Congrats on your 200th post. This is a great giveaway...I hope I win.


  3. I'm the first to sign up for this wonderful giveaway! Great, now what are the chances the random # will be one? Here's hoping anyways!

  4. i am amazed at how beautiful your art is. i love the little stories that go with each piece. i just found your blog and your etsy store and i am so blessed by your talent. thanks for sharing your God-given talent with us.

  5. YES! I am soo excited I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have another on of your wonderful prints. I have your hanging in my studio and I always get such wonderful compliments on it!

    And congrats on being the winner of the giveaway that is such an awesome giveaway!

    I will be crossing my fingers and thank you for having such a great giveaway!


  6. Many congrats on your 200 posts!! Your blog is a true treat!
    Please enter me in your contest...I am now crossing my fingers and saying a little prayer to give me an edge... :-)

  7. Wow, 200th post! That is amazing! Thank you so much for even having a giveaway like this, it's fantastic! :)

    jess^^^4002 [at] gmail [dot] com
    (without the ^^^)

  8. Congrats on your 200th post! Love your paintings!

  9. Catherine; Your paintings are so amazingly beautiful. I love the stories that you put with them, gives them a very real family feel, not just a painting. I hope is said that right, but you understand what I am trying to convey, I hope. I would love to be put in you drawing.
    Have a great day.


  10. 200 posts for you is great! I REALLY love your paintings and one of the best parts is your "story" that you tell with each one! You're extremely talented! PAM

  11. I love your art and your blog!!! Thanks for the oppurtunity to win.

  12. Congrats on 200 posts Cathie! I love coming here to visit you. You are a wonderful artist an an amazing story teller. I love the way you make me want to live in everyone of your painting!

  13. Are you kidding? I love reading your posts and looking at the beautiful things you have created. Congratulations.

  14. Cathie, your paintings are absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on your 200th post!


  15. Wow your paintings are priceless!!!
    I love them!!!!!
    True Blessing!

  16. Wow 200 posts! Congratulations. You have a very generous giveaway. I'm so glad you won a giveaway. My husband saw your blog and now he wants me to do a painting of our house. I really enjoy your blog.

  17. Wonderful! I always get excited when I see your notes in my emails. Thanks for making my days brighter. Many blesses to you and your family. binky931@yahoo.com

  18. Congratulations......I enjoy your artwork so much and think that the echos of Halloween is the perfect fall piece....to hang and enjoy....I enjoy visiting.

  19. I love your posts - and your paintings! Keep both coming, that's what I say!
    Kim xx

  20. Cathi, Congrats on you 200th post!! I would love to win your 200th Post giveaway!! Count me in!! I love all your work!!

  21. Wow! 200 posts! Even though I may not find it hard to believe that you have enough to say to fill 200 posts, I certainly couldn't be more proud of you and your incredible talent. You are the best, sis!
    (Not as chatty) Patti

  22. Congratulations of your 200th post to your blog, Catherine! I love your painting style. cardella at videotron dot ca
    Linda CCC

  23. Congrats on reaching 200 posts. Impressive! I am thrilled to have found you and am enjoying your work although I have yet to figure out what I like best!

  24. Congrats on your 200th post. I just found your blog and LOVE your paintings. Please enter me in to win.


  25. Happy 200th post day! I would love, love, love to win your giveaway! All the paintings are simply beautiful!!

  26. Cathie: What amazes me is that you continue to be amazed that so many people are "interested" in you and your work! Interested?!? Let's see: impressed, thankful that you share your talent with the world,always eager to see your next creation, and so very grateful to be allowed to participate in the charmingly simple lifestyle that you depict in your paintings. I've been saying for years that I want to live in this world you've created! Thank you for "sharing" that world, and enriching our lives!

  27. Congratulations on your 200th Blog Post, Catherine. Your artwork, as alays is absolutely gorgeous! Love the Angels painting.
    I am glad you liked your giveaway box. So sweet of you to post about it. Hope you have a terrific weekend.

  28. I love love love your art! How generous to give some of it away!

  29. Hi Cathie,
    Well, I am not really amazed at the things you come up with. You have always been a very special abd talented person to us all!! The stories you come up with are so life like, it is easy to get hooked on each family. We are waiting on the next story to see how they are all doing. Kinda like "Peyton Place". I guess I am luckier than most since you are my sister-n-law! ha! :) When I look in each of our homes and see he many paintings, etc. you have done over the years, I wish I had part of your mind and talent to use myself! God has truly given you a gift to share with many others !! We are all looking forward to your next picture ! I love the winter and fall things the most I think. But have yet to dislike anything you have done !
    Do keep up the great work you are doing ! We love you dearly !!
    Love and Hugs,
    Paula :)

  30. Hi Cathie!
    200! Whew-whoooooooo!
    Congrats! You know how much I love your paintings as I'm always leaving commnents like "I want to climb into this painting and live here!"

  31. Congrats on your 200th post! Thank you for being so generous in sharing your beautiful painting skills. I always love the stories that come with each of your paintings. It is a delight and pleasure to visit you here. Have a sweet Sunday!

  32. I had to come back over after seeing your comment to my earring post. The thing is I was home alone and Sophie, my dog, kept mum. Why my friend or her husband did not speak up is beyond me. This morning I had my husband get the stupid pin off the earring where it was lodged and told him the story. He said, "Who told you?" I told him no one, I found out after I got back home! He was incredulous responding, "Your kidding right?" How I put that thing on and never noticed is beyond me but these things seem to happen to me repeatedly. I just laugh them off and chalk it up to not taking myself too seriously and hey, it makes for a great blog post! Glad to make you laugh!

  33. Hi Cathie!
    Your art creations are wonderful! Congratulations on your 200th post, that's quite an accomplishment!
    Carol * in Oklahoma

  34. Congratulations on your 200th post. I wish I had 200 of your paintings. You are on my list of favorites for tons of reasons: your work, the inspiration, the recipes, the music, I just love reading your posts. Thanks for bring sunshine into my days through your wonderful blog.

  35. My congrats on your 200th also,And I would love to be in your give away.I think your art work,fantastic.I love your colors.I've always loved houses and the way you paint them is beyone words.Thank you and Hugs Marie Antionette

  36. I always feel secretly guilty about leaving a comment on a giveaway especially if I've never commented before. This time I suppose I have an excuse in that I've only just found you, via Malphi. I think your work is lovely and I will be back!

  37. I just found your blog through Malphis. I love your painting style. Your cottage pictures make me want to move right in and I love those Halloween cupcakes!

  38. Congrats! Love the beautiful Folk art! I love all of the holiday themed prints!


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