Saturday, June 11, 2011

Novica Artisan Giveaway Including Unique Gifts for Fathers Day

African Walking Stick

Grass Woven Bag from Bali
Jade Silk and Wool Shawl from India

Cobalt Spiral Hand Blown Pitcher and Glassware, Sold Separately
Alpaca Wool Scarf from the Andes


Sterling Cufflinks from Indonesia
Maritime Brazil Cotton Hammock



Novica, a Fair Trade organization associated with National Geographic is offering two (2) $75 Gift Certificates to my readers.

To enter the Giveaway Please 
1) Be or Become a Follower of Art by Karena

2) Visit Novica . Then return telling us what you love from the many artisans featured on Novica.com. 

Novica has changed the lives of more than 50,000 people in Developing nations. You will find everything from hand crafted jewelry, home decor, paintings, clothing, and more!

3) For a 2nd Chance to Win "Like" Novica on Facebook
or Post about this generous Giveaway on your website!

Please enter each separately. Winners will be chosen on June 21th Midnight EST  by Random Generator.


Thank you to my many friends and followers.
I truly appreciate your support and encouragement!

Karena

Art by Karena

148 comments:

Veronica said...

Just Love the bag from Bali, yes please! my colour as well!

Veronica

www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Wow. I liked lots of things. :) Loved the cobalt spiral glasses. I am now a follower. Thanks for visiting me!!

Crystal

Felicity said...

I am a happy follower and have enjoyed exploring Novica.

Any of the Alpaca throws and rugs but especially the snow white or white and grey ones would be a welcome addition to our home at this time.

Happy day!

x Felicity

Splendid Sass said...

Of course I love the sculpture. It is absolutely beautiful.
This is a great giveaway, Karena!
I am a follower of course.
Teresa
xoxo

David Toms said...

As i volunteer each week for 10,000 Villages another Fair Trade organization I loved this post!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karena,

I love all the wonderful Fair Trade goods you have shown and this is a fabulous giveaway.

Happy weekend
Carolyn

Mystica said...

I love the shawls from India and the bag from Bali is gorgeous.

Mystica said...

I liked Novica on FB

Julie Wasson said...

i follow art by karina

Julie Wasson said...

i love their nativities from around the world

Julie Wasson said...

i like novica on FB

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i'm a follower!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i like the dangly earrings and shawls...

chedeb5353 said...

I am a follower. Love the bag from Bali and the Golden Amber Goblets. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

chedeb5353 said...

"Liked" NOVICA on Facebook. chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Great giveaway!

I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect!

I love the Grass Woven Bag from Bali - it looks so perfect for a beachfront picnic! :)

Jacqueline said...

What a fun bunch of ideas for Father's Day gifts - that helped me start thinking, although I think he wants an Ipad!

I loved the site! What a beautiful collection of artisans and to think it is changing their lives as people can be exposed to their talents. I loved the Sapphire Elephant Teapot - absolutely charming and also the mirror collection - don't know if I could pick one, and the lotus plates, etc. etc. etc.!

French Basketeer.com said...

Karena, I know Novica and love the work they are doing to promote fair trade and developing nations; it's all good!! Of course I am a follower, thank you for such a nice giveaway!

James said...

So many wonderful things, but the walking stick is my favorite. I also "liked" on facebook. Thank you for showing us a great site.

Loui♥ said...

am a follower
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

Love most everything!
but my favorite was the Carribean turquoise mosaic choker!
Loui♥

Loui♥ said...

"liked" Novica on FB and shared a comment!
Lou Windom

tracie said...

loving that Bali woven bag!!
thanks for visiting my random world! hope to see you again soon. :)

Sharon said...

I am following you and I love their hammock selection, especially the Red Wine Sunset, here: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=136733

Sharon said...

I am following Novica on facebook (Rust Hawk)

DolceDreams said...

Karena,
Yes I am a follower of the most fabulous giveaway ~ er!
I love the reverse painted mirrors that they have on their site, in particular the pink floral one!
Happy Sunday,
nathalie

DolceDreams said...

And...
I have "Liked" Novica on Facebook!
Nathalie

Tamera said...

Love the folk art wall hangings...so colourful and fun! What creativity!

Fatty Bumpkins said...

I am following you on GFC.
Username: Fatty Bumpkins
Thank you so much for the incredible giveaway!!!

Renee R
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Kay said...

nice site..I liked them on Facebook. Love the bracelets and the hemp shoulder bags..but really like the African walking sticks..

carolyn bradford said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog...you are so right about needing healing space! I loved everything on Novicas site....but especially the cuff links if we are talking about Father's Day gifts! My husband would love those and I will definitely check out their website and facebook page!
Hope you are doing well!
Carolyn

ProjectHope7 said...

Am a follower of your blog! thanks for another great giveaway!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

ProjectHope7 said...

I would love to get the cotton cami and capri set in black or olive form Novica!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com

ProjectHope7 said...

I like NOVICA on FB!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com
Have a great week Karena!

outlook hosting said...

A visual treat!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh a shawl from India for sure.

It is now my turn to invite you to a giveaway on my blog.

If you have a chance, please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday!

Jessie said...

Already a follower on your blog.

Deneen said...

I am a follower!

Jessie said...

I love the beaded rattan basket, 'Forest Lightning'. I love that Novica is working with people from developing nations and helps change people's lives.

Alicia said...

Such beautiful things!

Love the:
Silk batik shawl in 'Hibiscus Leaf'
http://accessories.novica.com/womens/shawls/silk/silk-batik-shawl-hibiscus-leaf/178970/

Soda pop top shoulder bag in 'Winter wishes'
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=167368

Check out the links for the items I included (I hope they work).

Alicia

Mo Pie, Please said...

I love that hammock!

OneCraftyFox said...

Lovin the silk shawl and hammock!!

The enchanted home said...

Wow beautiful giveaway!! Love the emerald green wine glasses, that are etched..so pretty! I am a follower already. Thanks!

Love the Decor! said...

Oh my goodness!1 so many beautiful things!!
would love a new hammock but the jewelry is pretty too!! Thank you for your kind visit today!!

Love the Decor! said...

I liked them on facebook and I really really like them. Love to support programs such as this one : )
I am a new follower too

martinealison said...

J'adore le petit panier...
gros bisous.

Gracie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower :)

I think this organisation is wonderful. There are so many great items. I quite like the Kiss me quick wood statuette and the turquoise flower bracelet (aztec star).

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Great fun Karena!
I'm a follower.
Kirsten

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Me too, I love the Bali bag. But I also went over to the site and love the art glass vases. Oh and the archaeological vases! And the...well, I could go on.

Julie said...

Great cause Karena, the hammock is so far my favorite.

Rene said...

Novica has many nice things. This is a great giveaway!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Thanks, Karena, for your sweet comment on my blog. I always enjoy your visits.

Another lovely giveaway . . . wow.

I would go for any of the baskets. It is nice to be supporting fair trade.

Fondly,
Glenda

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I am a follower - love the hammock! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!
-Shelley

Kwana said...

Wonderful giveaway. I love the bag. What a great site too. So many good things. Crazy for the wall hangings.

Kwana said...

I have now also liked them on Facebook. Thanks.

pretty pink tulips said...

Love those cufflinks - my husband wears french cuffs to work everyday!

xo Elizabeth

Peggy said...

I love Novica! And great Father's Day suggestions =)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am a follower. What a lovely giveaway! I really like the wooden rabbit bookends. I really need some bookends!

michelle said...

What beautiful things Karena and a wonderful giveaway! My dad would love the drinking glasses that they have.
Thank you for the chance. :)
xo

J'Anns Boutique said...

Green shawl is looking mighty lovely!

A Girl's Next Best Friend

rosaspicks said...

Thanks for stopping by Rosa's Picks! If I won, I would totally buy the white cotton hammock! So beautiful!

Bonnie said...

So glad to meet you. I am so flattered you visited my little blog. How nice to meet a talented artist. I will be following you and am interested in your work.

the cape on the corner said...

i'm a happy follower, and i just liked them on facebook.

the cape on the corner said...

that striped pitcher and glasses set is fab! the perfect thing for entertaining outside!

Burlap Luxe said...

Karena!!!
You know I am a follower, and you follow me :)

xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

count me in GIRL!! If I can win the MAN wearing the scarf :)

xoxo
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

I will facebook them as I have before :)
xoxo
Dore

Silver Strands said...

Hi Karena - what a great giveaway. Don't know if I like the glasses or the bracelets the best. Very nice.

shiree segerstrom said...

Hi Karena, My comment today doesn't pertain to your post but I just had to say hello. I've seen Art by Karena around so often and never realized you were a widow too. I saw your comment on Vicki Archer's blog today and just wanted to connect with you! I actually left a message on French Essence to you already. Warmly, Shiree www.joyofnesting.blogspot.com

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

That Jade shawl is just amazing!! Green with envy ;) XO, Kelly

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello and thanks for your comment just now. I agree, that dog party is barking brilliant! ha ha! :)

Great give away. I'd love to be counted in. Have my eyes on that bag.

xx Charlotta

dedicated exchange server said...

Amazing!

{darlene} said...

follow you, of course. girl. you do the BEST giveaways :)

{darlene} said...

I LOVE the paradise nesting tables. beautiful accent for a room.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i was JUST telling Joe i wanted a walking stick!!! - count me in of course - THANKS babycakes for all the awesome give-aways!!!

{darlene} said...

liked Novica on Facebook :) Thanks again, Karena.

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

Hi Karena,
I became a follower…I love these items! The emerald shawl is gorgeous and I think the bag is wonderful.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting!
Best,
Amy
www.amyvermillion.com

Splendid Willow said...

Karena - the queen of fabulous giveaways (yes, really!).

I think the leather and wood chess set would be the most perfect item for any Dad! Very lovely.

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112805

Warm hugs to you,

Mon

Bohemian said...

Hi Karena, thank you for stopping by my Blog Post and leaving such a sweet comment and telling me about this amazing giveaway!

For some reason the Follower function isn't working as it usually does so I hope it went through? Blogger seems to be having issues lately & I'm a bit Tech challenged as it is.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Bohemian said...

After perusing the Novica site I am in LOVE with their Kashmiri area Rug! *swoon* They have so many lovely items and what a great cause.

Dawn... The Bohemian

traci zeller designs said...

Of course I am a follower!! And I'm loving the stone obelisks ... although that green shawl you showed is stunning!!

Ido said...

Hi Karena, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, wonderful giveaway you are offering!
XXX Ido

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

You're right! I do love this giveaway! The African walking stick is killer, and my son wants one badly!

Hope I win.

michele

Marthalynn said...

I'm a follower! What a great site to find unique gifts! I really like the selection of Batik shawls. So very pretty!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I'm your follower and love the wide assortment of items available, especially the glass vases and jewelry!
It's a wonderful organization and I will post it on facebook.
Have a great day,
Barb

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great giveaway! There are so many pretty things but I will have to say that I really like that hammock!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love the jewelry, especially the square peridot stud earrings. And the colourful glass pitcher on the Novica home page is fabulous too :-)

Fiona kate said...

the indigo whisper bed linen is so beautiful

Fiona kate said...

i am a new follower too

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

thanks for these! x hivenn

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Hi Karena!

How are you doing, sweetie?

Yet another fantastic giveaway! how do you do it??? :-)

I'm loving the bag form Bali. So fun!


Have a blessed day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Allison said...

I follow you! What a lovely giveaway.

Allison said...

I visited Novica. So many beautiful items. I love any of the shawls.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi Karena! Thanks for stopping by Ooh La Frou Frou. Left a little note for you in response at the quick link below. Let's see ... regarding the giveaway, I already am a follower and I went to their site and would probably choose one of their pretty necklaces. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Link to comments-Ooh La Frou Frou:
http://tiny.cc/kwsg3

La Maison Boheme said...

Wow. Beautiful stuff!
I'm a follower... as you know. I'll follow you any where you go!

La Maison Boheme said...

That green shawl is GORGEOUS!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous giveaway!
Love that shawl!

xoxox,
CC

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Greetings to you Karen. What a great site Novica is and so fun to browse through all it's unqiue treasures. I was quite fond of the Murano hand blown decanter, 'Plum Transparency'. So many choices! Have a great weekend ahead.

Cheers ~ Deb

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I 'liked' Novica on FB : )

sissie said...

Hi Karena,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Also thanks for inviting me to enter your giveaway. It's wonderful!

I'm a follower now too.

hugs
Sissie

peggy braswell said...

Hi Karena, thank you for all your swell comments on my blog page+love that you invited me to enter your giveaway. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Love Where You LIve said...

Another fabulous giveaway!!!

pve design said...

Being that it is Father's Day this Sunday, I see many things for my own Father as well as the Father of our children...love NOvica and thanks for a wonderful give-away. Like them and you Karena....
pve

à la parisienne said...

My husband would love that hammock!
Have a great weekend,
Mandy

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Oh, those shawls of silk and wool are such amazing colors. This is a great organization and deserves all the attention given. Nice giveaway Karen!

Linda said...

Great giveaway! I love the Novica site, especially the shawls and scarves! I'd love to win! Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway, too!

Ann said...

Oh those are so cool...
The African Walking Stick would be so good for my Dad...
and I love the shawl for me ♥

HAve a wonderful day Karena ♥

Snappy Di said...

I like the hammock you have pictured as well as the Icarai Rainbow one on their website.... Great giveway!

Di

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love love the bag from Bali.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I just liked Novica on facebook. Hope all is well with you, Karena. Mona

Krystal said...

very cool giveaway!!! I am loving the generosity leather shoulder bag a lot! what a neat website, i have never been there before!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a happy follower! I love your blog! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love Novica and have ordered from them once! I love their jewelry and it comes nicely packaged with a note from the artist! It's a special place to shop! ♥

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Karena, thanks for stopping by to invite me to enter this awesome giveaway. I did a post on Novica a few months back - they have such character-filled pieces and all for such a worthy cause. I love those gorgeous alpaca throws! Heading over to like on FB!

annechovie said...

What a generous give-away. I love that green scarf! Have a terrific week.ox

Splendid Sass said...

Karena. Love the pitcher set!
Nice giveaway.
Have a wonderful week.
Teresa
xoxo

Tote said...

I am a new follower, and you were right I would love your giveaway!

Susan

Tote said...

I liked Novica on Facebook

Tote said...

I would love the Ate grass handbag! "Batik Sun"

Susan

Tote said...

Will def blog about your giveaway!

Susan

Teri said...

I went to the Novica site and I love the jewelry that I see there and the best thing is that it is not very expensive. I also checked out the ara rugs too. Very, very nice. Thanks for the heads up.

Pâtisserie Paris said...

Ohh I like the Celadon ceramic tea set, 'Thai Delight' (set for 4)
and Celadon ceramic pitcher and plate, 'Classicism'

Join my giveaway at http://patisserieparis.blogspot.com/2011/06/happy-birthday-giveaway.html

Best of luck :)

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

It took me forever to decide on something. I'm going with the stacking rings, but I love so much. I'm a new follower!

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

I LIKE Novica on Facebook.

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Shared on Facebook, too.

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Also Tweeted...I'm @LuluDaisy

Violet said...

I'm a new follower!

Violet said...

Almost anything in the Novica store would strike my fancy. I always love anything that showcases a particular culture or country; perhaps a parasol or one of the area rugs is what I would love to have. :) thanks for the great giveaway!

Disha said...

LOved almost everything there on Novica.com from home decor to jewelry to paintings to collectibles.......just loving it.

Spiral Style said...

I'm a follower and I love the jewelry. Pearl and chalcedony cluster earrings, 'Aqua Shimmer', are favorites.

Spiral Style said...

I like Novica on FB

shopgirl said...

Hi Karena! I'm glad you're making one of your dreams come true. Let me know when you get to France!

By the way, this is a great giveaway. I love the batik scarves and the idea that you're helping people while at the same time shopping for something beautiful.

I'm now a follower.

High Heeled Life said...

WOW what a fabulous wonderful website they have.. I have marked it and will be spending some time exploring all their wonderful offerings..

Yes, I am a regular follower of your blog..xo HHL

High Heeled Life said...

Wood bookends, 'Shared Soul' - these jumped out at me when I visted .. they would look wonderful in our library area ... Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! xo HHL

white collar | green soul said...

thanks for stopping by my site!
i'm following the site - this is an amazing giveaway and novica looks like an incredible company. going to read up on it.

white collar | green soul said...

man - what dont' i love on novica! the mirrors and masks are really great. and the chess sets - hubs collects chess sets, actually :)
- agata.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

wow -another great giveaway. Count me in!

Disha said...

Liked it on Facebook too.

Disha said...

and I'm already following your blog.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Always the BEST giveaways! Love those cufflings...

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

so cute bag!

Casa Bella said...

Oh Karena! What a wonderful giveaway. Not only because the products are of an outstanding quality, but because it made us aware of such an inspiring organization. I love that entire families dedicate themselves to their art, and that this site gives them the opportunity to share their true talent with the rest of the world. I don't know how else these vendors would be exposed to us. Such a great thing to do, Karena! I can't pick what I would choose. I got lost in their site and I think I may have to spend hours there now. Lovely, really lovely!

Champagne Macarons said...

Karena,
what a fabulous giveaway. The murano vases and decanters are my favourites.
Wishing you a beautiful week!
xoxo, B

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Karena- Novica is a great site! I really like their carved stone containers. Great giveaway!

Loretta

Maria Killam said...

So many beautiful things! Love the tote, I need them these days!
x
Maria

Krystal said...

I'm ecstatic!!! I emailed you :) Let me know what to do!!

eddieross said...

That Brazilian hammock looks so relaxing!! Would love one in our backyard!!
xo E + J

Waseem said...

Great gifts....they are unique for me..like it.

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