Friday, August 29, 2008


I'm sorry, this giveaway is now closed.


As promised, I'm doing my first giveaway! Your entries for the giveaway will actually become part of my painting for the Church's art contest, so I need a lot! This year's theme is "Remembering the Great Things of God."


example of the process:

I will be giving away a custom pencil drawing of the subject of the winner's choice (from a photo the winner will provide.) If you want a portrait I will do up to TWO people.

The value depends on what the finished piece will be, but to give you an idea, I typically charge about $50/head for pencil portraits, sometimes more if they are extremely complicated.

The piece will be done on 9 X 12 watercolor paper and will be sent unframed. I normally do the actual image as an 8 X 10 so there is plenty of room to frame it however you'd like (hmmm . . . confessions of a former picture framer . . . )


Anyone eighteen or older! If you are not a blogger, please provide an email address I can reach you at if you win. You can either make that part of your comment or email it to me at KristalsBlog @ (no spaces)** with GIVEAWAY EMAIL as the subject.

**As of Oct 20, 2012 this blog has moved to and my email is now


1. Go to the online exhibit from the last competition {CLICK HERE} and look around.
2. Return here and leave a comment on this post, telling me
a. what your favorite piece was (for first initial entry) AND
b. in ONE WORD, what you think of as a "great thing of God." (for an additional entry each!)
3. (Optional, but greatly appreciated) Link to this post on your blog. Make sure you leave a comment with your blog address letting me know if you did this. (for another entry!)
4. (Optional, but - again - greatly appreciated!) Email this post to as many people as you feel comfortable sending this to. Make sure you leave a comment letting me know if you do this. (for yet another entry!)
This would be worth 8 entries!


The giveaway will run through Saturday, September 6.
The winner will be notified via email and I will post it on this blog by September 13th.
By entering you agree that, if you are chosen as the winner,you will allow me to use any image you provide, as well as the finished prize image on this and any other blog/publication.
By entering you agree that, if you are chosen as the winner, you will not provide me with an image that is already copyrighted, unless you own the copyright and will provide permission for use.


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for letting me know about your give-away!!! WOW...I would LOVE to have your artwork on my home! You are so talented.

OK...SO your rules:

1. picking ONE of those {on the art exhibit site} as my favorite was HARD to do! But I chose


2. In one word what i think of as a Great Thing of God, "COMPASSION".

3. I will link this on my blog FOR SURE!!! {if that will up my chances to win!}

4. I WILL email this post to several people right away!!!!

Anonymous said...

OK...i have you LINKED! YAY!!!

and I read your comment on my blog about how to keep people from copying pictures, so I will email you the way that you can keep people from copying things from your blog. :) SO...if you do not see my email....ten just check your JUNK MAIL--in case it goes in there.

I just told my husband about your giveaway....he is excited, too! We think we have the perfect picture of us that we would love for you to sketch! ♥

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[BrookeO] said...

I love this. I am so excited to enter -!

1. I really liked the Seed of Faith, but Sabbath Morning gave me a good laugh.
2. hopeful
3. linking. actually doing a whole post all 'bout you!!
4. emails sent.

*fingers crossed!!!

Kristal said...


I can't believe you're doing a whoel post about me! I feel so special :D

For the #2 part of the contest you can give as many one word anwers as you'd like - each worth an entry! So if you put human AND hope, that's worth 2 entries right there!

[JennyB] said...

Hi! I'm Brooke's friend, Jenny. You are a superb artist. Holy cow! Just amazing!

1a. I love the painting: Legacy of Faith: THe James Kirkland story. I could almost feel the anguish by looking at their faces. It brought tears to my eyes.

1b. 'Miracles' big and small.

You betcha I'll put a link on my blog!
Good luck in the contest! We wish you the best!

Jaime said...

1) My pick is "By Design" Love the earthy colors.

2) My one word: Peace.

3) I'll give you a shout out today on the blog!

4) emails too.

Thanks Kristal, can't wait to see what happens!

Mechelle said...

I love your work. So sweet and has my best friend in there also! Added plus.

So here is go:

1. pick 1 piece of art from the art exhibit site.

Bringing out the best by Janice P. Andersen
Bronze sculpture

2. In one word what i think of as a Great Thing of God, "Acceptance".

3. I will link this right away. I am also having a give away.

4. Next stop, my email account.

Mechelle said...

I just linked it! Thanks for the chance to be a part of such a wonderful project.

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