Sunday, December 14, 2008

Giveaway #1

O.k. I'm a little excited...and I hope you will find this as fun as I do!

I've been working more intensely on my art for over a year now. In that time, I've had my studio open for a few art crawls, I sold a painting (!), opened my Etsy shop, and I am now showing some paintings in a coffee shop.

I'm excited about all the possibilities in the coming year.

One of the things I am learning is that it also requires a fair amount of work "to be seen"...and that's part of what I'm hoping to do with this blog...I want to share my artwork with others. In the coming weeks I want to spend more time developing this blog and I hope to attract more followers. I have also been working to draw more attention to my Etsy shop. So, as a fun way to promote both I am offering this giveway.

Here is how it will work:
1) Visit my Etsy shop and my blog;
2) Post a comment on this blog (in this entry)--give me some feedback about my blog and/or my Etsy shop (or at least say hi!);
3) In one week, on Sunday, December 21st, from the list of those leaving feedback, I will draw the name of one lucky person--who will win the necklace pictured above. (You can see a very similar necklace in my shop, in the featured listings).

I hope you will check back often...this may be so fun, I'll do it again!


Digital Misfit said...

Very nice shop. You should make use of as many tags as possible - include shape tags like "circle" or style tags like "bohemian" or "tribal" when appropriate.
The photos could be a bit brighter - you have some shadows. I have a blog post in November called "So you want to be on the front page of Etsy" (or something like that) - check it out. It is full of photography info for jewelry sellers, and includes links to some great tutorials and display ideas.

Melanie said...

I'm in!!!!! I wanna win!!!! I'm sooooo glad you are doing this art thing - you are great!!!!!


claudia said...

This is a good way to leave feedback, which I've been trying to do as I have purchased two beautiful necklaces from this shop, but the transaction was handled personally with Risa. She is my sister-in-law and I am proud of the work she does. I would have bought the necklaces even if they were from someone I didn't know. Good job!


Jen said...

Beautiful shop! My advice to you would be to pick out a fun free layout for your blog that will make it more 'you'. has some adorable choices. That's the only advice I can give. You're doing great!
-10oneworld on Etsy

Giftbearer said...

Very pretty murano beads in that necklace. Green is my favorite color!

I've been planning to do some more painting again soon. I have so many gorgeous photos of my dog that I think I'll do a series.

This piece of yours shows up really nicely and really pops!

Anonymous said...

Hi Risa!!! Love your site,check it out most days. Talk to you soon. Diane

Cheeky said...

Ohhhh I am off to check out the shop....I just love crafty stuff

Stacy said...

risa the ornaments look fantastic! you know me and glitter!! Once again I love the poetic descriptions of your work.

Curveball said...

The necklace would look so good on me! Luv the backgrounds. They make your stuf "pop" as well as the cute and clever designs. And the holiday globes. Wow!

MJ said...

Your jewerly looks great. I really love the heart pendant.