Sunday, February 7, 2010

Met Monday Art, Blogaversary, and a Giveaway!

This post is all about art—art that even I can do and art for my blogaversary giveaway! First, let me show you a quick project I recently did for Sunshine’s birthday. We are slowly but surely turning the bachelor pad into a newlywed nest. I started out with a photo of her dear sweet Cooper.


The Coop is prone to bad hair days and looking pensive! :) I love the Photobucket options for editing. This one is called popart under effects. Cooper goes Warhol with just a few clicks!


I uploaded this picture to Walgreen’s. I could pick out the size I wanted . Just like magic the print was ready within the hour and cost under $3.


On a trip to Hobby Lobby I had a mat cut to fit a half price frame. There are often pre-cut mats, but I wanted a particular color to match the bedding and the print. Still a deal at $6. The whole project was less than $30 and Sunshine and the groom loved it! Now on to some REAL art!


My blogaversary is Valentines Day!!! I can hardly believe that almost one year ago I entered the Land of Blog after almost a year of lurking and visiting! I really want to thank each of you who visit and take the time to comment. You have taught me new things, shared your lives, and inspired me beyond my wildest imagination! I truly feel as if you have enriched my life. And so to thank you here is a chance for a giveaway and some real original art! Here is your chance to own a Fifi!


Fifi at Fifi Flowers has graciously offered to donate an original painting of your choice 6’’ X 8” on archival paper at a value of up to $100!! You can find her website here.

Here are the rules:

1. Make a comment on this post before midnight on February 14 for one entry.

2. If you are a follower or become one, you will get two entries. Mention it in your comment.

3. Include a link to this in a post or on your sidebar and get three entries. Please come back and let me know that you did.

Simple! I look forward to making new friends this year. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 15!

Please click on the Met Monday button on my sidebar to join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!


  1. I love what you did with Cooper's picture! You are so creative.
    Congratulations on your upcoming blogaversary and how great to have a chance to win one of Fifi's paintings.
    Hope you have a great week.

  2. I love this give- away Congrats on your one year anniversary. You are so creative and I enjoy browsing your blog

  3. Hi Susan! Oh, what a little darling that little Cooper is and what a creative one you are. I love that picture you created.
    Congratulations on your bloggaversary! Pleeeeeeease toss my tiny name in the hat! Oh, I'm a follower too!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. hello darling and hello that a cute face, my goodness!

    and i see his warhol style his prized possession. lol

    my warmest congratulations for your "blog~A~versery" :) :)

  5. I went and looked at her site. She is definitely very talented.
    I am already a follower of yours.

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  7. So cute! DD2 has been thinking of doing her dogs in pop art.

  8. I had to delete my previous post. I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

  9. Very cool - all the art !

  10. Hi, congratulations on your one year anniversary! I love the Warhol effect with Cooper's picture. Look forward to entering your contest and I'm a follower too!


  11. I love her art and this is such a wonderful give away I would love to win. I am already a follower.

    thanks, Linda

  12. Susan, what a great idea for art! Congratulations on your Blog anniversary, and how nice to give away one of Fifi's paintings! laurie

  13. Hi Susan! I loved your remark on my blog about having the guest pitch in and help!! Never thought about that though the 2 couples we will be having tomorrow and the following day will be packing up another couple's home to help them move so I think I will let them slide!!!
    But everyone else might be in for a big surprise when the come to stay!

    What a cute and inexpensive idea for artwork- of course having a sweet little dog helps for great artwork!!


  14. Very cool gift! Well, we are followers already and Allie's Sweet 16 birthday is Feb. 15th so a Fifi would be a wonderful gift! Thank you!
    xoxo Pattie

  15. What fab art you have on your post today. Congratulations on your one year blogaversary.
    I'm already a follower. xx

  16. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Love the art work you created. Very nice!

  17. Susan,
    You have a simply stunning blog and the art you display is marvelous! I am always honored when people such as yourself come to visit me! Although I am an artist, I really don't practice my art however, I am now venturing out with my illustrations along with some friends on my NOWHERE blog, on my sidebar. Your style is up in the high ranks with many of those lovely artists I consider to be blog stars!

    Thanks for finding me and leaving such a kind comment. Anita

  18. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway. Count me in...twice, I'm a happy follower!


  19. Happy Anniversary! I love your Warhol art project! I've tried that also from Photobucket. Fun!

  20. Happy anniversary! The art project looks great and the subject is adorable (even on a bad hair day).
    Nice giveaway! I am a follower also.

  21. Hey Susan! i LOVE the Puppy print! Its super cool for a Newlywed (or anyone for that matter) home! And Happy Blogaversary!

  22. Hi Susan, Happy blog anniversary! It's amazing how fast the time goes by isn't it? Your little Cooper is just adorable. I love what you did in photoshop. I'm just now beginning to learn to do a few things with my computer.

  23. Susan, how wonderful and congratulations on your anniversary. Such a cute pop art pic of the puppy. Love it. A fabulous giveaway too. I am a follower as you know. Thanks for the how to also. Hugs, Marty

  24. Happy anniversary! That's great! And what a nice giveaway. I love Fifi's work. I have a few of her pieces in my home office and they make me so happy. :-)\

  25. Susan, first of all, Happy Anniversary! And I thought I was a follower, but my bird isn't on there... you're on my sidebar, though! But I am signing up right now in honor of your special day. :-)

    Second, I adore that picture of Coop! It's adorable, and I like the Warhol montage of it.

    Third, what a cool, cool gift! More than anything in this world, I would love to win it (I mean it is very, VERY shiny, indeed... love Fifi's art!). But after making out like a magpie bandit before Christmas, I decided that I would forgo drawings for the next few months and give other bloggers my chance to win. Sigh. It's hard being a martyr! Who wouldn't love a painting from Fifi??? They are wonderful! Neat as can be! Double Sigh.

    Okay, after all of that, I missed the sock monkey! Can you believe it??? Argh! I did see the Saints win, though, and was whooping and hollering like a fish wife! Wonder what the neighbors think? Who cares what the neighbors think, and surely, they must have known it was another case of Super Bowl crazies! And Who dat is now Dat's Who! Yea!


    Sheila :-)

  26. Happy Blogaversary. I hope "Mr. Rainbow" takes you out for a wonderful anniversary dinner..does he even know?? LOL!
    You seem like such an experienced blogger, I would have never guessed, Susan!
    Here's to many more ,,happy posting!
    a humble follower..:)

  27. Happy blog Anniversary Susan!
    Love your artwork of ~ Cooper goes Warhol .... that is such a fun piece.
    I am a follower and enjoy coming to visit you and seeing all the beauty you have to share.
    Thank you

  28. What a cute "Warhol" look of Cooper! I'm amazed at how many of the blogs I follow started around the same time last, Lori E and ME!!
    Look forward to another year and I have been a follower ever since I found you!

  29. Oh my the Dog pic was amazing!!~ So so cute and creative...thanks for stopping by, I am glad you did so I could remember to make my way over to you!!

  30. awwww whata cutie pie!!!!! congrats on ur blog anniversary!!

  31. Susan...
    Darling little dog!
    Happy Anniversary!
    I found my way to your site via Fifi's wonderful blog.
    Enjoy your day!

  32. That Warhol effect is amazing! I love it! I'm going to check that out, I'd love to do that with my doxie's photo!

  33. Congrats on your anniversary, Susan! And of
    course you know I am a follower. Your art creation turned out so pretty...Christine

  34. Hi Susan, the artwork you did with Cooper as your subject turned out so cute.
    Happy blogaversary dear. I am definitely a follower here.

  35. I love your Warhol inspired art-very cool!

    Happy "blogaversary" too! You are very kind offering such a lovely give-away to celebrate. I am indeed a follower and I have also added a button to my blog...fingers crossed!

    Best wishes,

  36. Susan. Love what you did with the dog picture. I am a follower and will post the giveaway on my blog right this minute.

    Happy Blopgaversary and Valentine's Day.


  37. Love Fifi's art! thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Oh, and I just became a follower!

    Happy Blogaversary!!

  39. I love Fifi art - so count me in please and I'm a follower. Love your print too.

  40. Happy Blogaversary (that's a I LOVE Fifi's art, thanks for the chance to win!!

  41. I am a follower of your blog and love it!

  42. Happy Blogiversary - mine is just two days later, YIKES! Fifi's art is adorable!


  43. This is lovely.
    Happy blogoversary to you too. There are a few in our circle who have started about the samed time.
    I am in Canada you know so I don't know if the prize could be sent here?
    I am a follower.

  44. Congrats on your anniversary! This is a great giveaway. Please sign me up!
    PS I'm a follower

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