Tuesday, October 13, 2009

300th Post Giveaway!

{Oil on Canvas, 2009}
I am working on some smaller paintings to sell at Market Day in Des Moines on October 24th. This painting measures 4"x12" and will be put up for sale. I will post more as I finish them!

This post represents my 300th post on this blog! In honor of this post, I am going to be giving away an original mini painting of which the winner will choose the subject matter. Here is a concise list of the details:

1. To enter, you simply need to leave a comment. In that comment, you MUST include at least your FIRST NAME and a current E-MAIL address. (A link to your blog or something that I can contact you with works too!)
2. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER ONCE. Additional comments will be discarded before the drawing.
3. Contest closes on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Noon Central: UTC-6/DST-5.
4. One winner chosen at random will win a custom painted mini canvas (4"x4").
5. Once chosen, the winner will be notified and they will choose the subject matter of their painting!
6. The painting will be completed and posted on this blog for all the world to see!

* EDIT: The contest is NOW CLOSED. Thanks for all of you who participated! I will post the winner before 4pm today! Thanks!!*


BritZh said...

The first comment should definitely win! Pretty stoked about this. *Brittany


Kelley said...

Oh how exciting! Contests are so much fun, thank you for hosting one...and giving away an original painting, even if it is a mini is a HUGE prize.

*crosses fingers and chants: I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win!

Kelley (kelley@kelleyfrisby.com)


Kaila Janine said...

Hey :D
so I think I met you like once, because of my good buddy Roni, gotta love her :D
but... you post a lot on facebook so I half creepishly decided that I definitely love your stuff.
I should win :D ha ha.

I'm Kaila

and I don't blog :/
but we are facebook friends if you need to contact me that way :D
Kaila Janine Herin :D


and congratulations on your 300th post!!!!!!

Kelli B said...


I love more and more of these fun giveaways people are doing on their blogs :) I like your work. So I'm officially entering!

YOu've got my blog address and facebook account. Looking forward to seeing the winner! And more of your work :)

ale balanzario said...

Congratulations!!, love your work, and I sure would love to win one of your originals. (no matter the size),
5 its a magical number, so I will win.. yes I will


Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is wonderful Candace...and how cool!!! congrats on the 300th post!!! I would love to win one of your paintings!!!!

Count me in!!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Oh, I love giveaways!! How fantastic! Count me in!!!!

Congratulations on your 300th post!!! that's great! Keep up the wonderful work!!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!!! I love to check in and see what you are up to!


Eric nugent said...

I should win because I have an awesome painting in mind!!!! Eric Nugent

Amy said...

This is such a neat idea! By the way, your work is amazing!!! I had no idea I lived next door to such a talented woman!!!!! :)


Aaron Rossell said...

ooooo exciting! what a great idea, Candace...I'll brew up ideas for you.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats on the 300th post and what a wonderful giveaway...sign me up :)


Anonymous said...

Very cool, Candace. I'd love to be in the running.

- Jill
(You can contact me thru my website, jillesbaum.com)

Anonymous said...

LOVE your work! Congratulations on your 300th blog post -- wow! Linda Skeers (lskeers@juno.com)

Carly said...

This is such a great idea! I hope you get tons of traffic for your blog this way. You deserve it!

thenarr (at) gmail (dot) com

Dori said...

What a great way to celebrate your 300th post (well, great for one of US!). Congrats...and please count me in! You can contact me through my website: www.kidswriter.com

Phil said...

Ooo I hope I win! Poison Frog label?

Becky said...

Hey Candace! I'm so excited that you seem to be doing so well with your Kendall education. ;) How is Iowa?

Becky (stevereb@aquinas.edu)

Pascal said...

I would be glad to win a painting from you. Nice cat you have in your arms!



Nina Johnson said...

Are you kidding? Anyone would be happy to win something you have done. I only met you for one meal at the spring conference but what I saw was amazing.
Sounds like sucking up but yes I do know this is a random drawing. So the admiration is real.
Hope to see you in DesMoines.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Hey Candace, I would love to own an original painting from you. I have admired your style and creativity for a while!

Best of luck with the show.

Cat Rocketship said...

Great contest!

Cat - catrocketship at gmail.com

HE who is a Tape... as in Patrick Tape Fleming said...

Really awesome stuff, I just found out about you, and I dig dig dig the work.. Keep it up and thanks for keeping Des Moines full of wonderful art!
you are rad!

Anonymous said...

Amazing work! Just linked into your site via twitter! Great stuff!

Jeff Bonker said...

Look forward to seeing you at Market Day.
Jeff Bonker
jeffbonker at gmail.com

Cara Jeanne said...

This is a very unique contest! I've always enjoyed your work :)
Hope Iowa weather will be alright this season.

CaraJeanne20@gmail.com (the best way to reach me)
or on facebook book

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh this is great! I tiny painting from you, how awesome is that. :o)

Happy 300 posts!

Anonymous said...

Nice piece of marketing.

petert45 AT yahoo.com

life without novacaine said...

Congrats on your 300th post! That is an accomplishment. Love, love, love your painting so please count me in for this give-away. Please pick me!


Or contact me through my bloggy...

kelseychristiansonwilliams said...

wow! i would love to win.


Margaret said...

Awesome 300 post!!
Awesome painting!!
keep up the good work.


Anonymous said...

300 posts!! Now that is impressive. I'm thinking dragon theme. Jonni (j.hecker@mchsi.com)

Anonymous said...

300 posts is great work! Love your site too.
Thanks for the contest, here's hoping!
im just a brian (no spaces) at mac dotcom

nightwing said...

What if I don't have a blog!?

sara b. said...

What a great idea Candace, congrats on your 300th post!!! You're awesome, just freakin' awesome. Gotta enter...there's no way I can't. :P

Sara B (sara.butcher@gmail.com)

just incase you don't know how to get ahold of me. Actually...check your phone under contacts...I might be in there somewhere.

Monica said...

Candace - I've told you before, but your work is so great! Children around the country should be privileged to look at your artwork as they explore their literature and how to read! Thanks for doing this contest!

Monica Zsolt

matt hoeker said...

Candace, your work is always inspiring and amazing. Brilliant idea, and I'd be GEEKED to win this.
All the best,
-matt hoeker

ErinFromIowa said...

They do say good things come in small packages. ;)

ErinFromIowa said...


Marti said...

Love your stuff Candace!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi candace how fun!
pugnotes at aol

A.R. Keithley said...

Hey Candace--great work! I love the idea of a random giveaway. Fun!

DaynaPatterson said...

Candace, I have been meaning to get in touch with you for the past couple weeks. I have a possible side job that I thought you would be a perfect fit for! I will have to write you the all of the details by email...
I love your blog, its so refreshing to all of your work and how much you've grown as an artist since graduation. Keep up the great work!! Congrats on the 300th post!! : )



Anonymous said...

your work is beautiful, candace :)


Anonymous said...


Its been awhile but your art work is great keep up the good work

Nate Durtche

Tracy said...

Tracy Duran

Workhorse said...

damn! 46 comments? This blog just be blowin up!
to think, that you once sat near me in a computer class all those years ago. And here I am, still a complete dirtbag and you are climbing the charts to fame.

anyway - if I win, I want that MARV!

Scott - scott@workhorseillustration.com

Irritated Resident said...

Yes, an hour to go and I made it!!!! Pick me, pick me!! I've always wanted one of Eddie and I. You know where I live, so you can just drop it off ;) I'll invite you in for some curray!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 300th post oh talented neighbor!


Anonymous said...

i love your giveaway for the 300th post and I just commented in the nick of time.


Candace Trew Camling said...

Contest is now closed. I will randomly pick a winner, and post later today with the results! Thanks for playing!!