Friday, October 1, 2010

Posting Pink and the French Basketeer Winner is.......

Posting Pink

It is October 1st and I am supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please urge all of your friends and family to have their annual mamograms.

This is one of my all time favorite paintings


Even the name celebrates the power and essence of women!

Now the exciting news is that we have a winner of my contest with The French Basketeer! It is Brooke Giannetti from Velvet and Linen.

Her fabulous site Velvet and Linen is one you simply must visit. As soon as you do you will see what I mean. You will find a wonderful mix of Old World as well as Chic Industrial pieces. Brooke's husband Steve paints amazing seascapes.

A huge Thank You to a most generous woman, Andrea proprietress of The French Basketeer!

Thank you so much to all of my loyal friends and supporters and look for more great giveaways to come!!

I will also be painting again after a hiatus this summer for several surgeries and healing!

Images courtesy of The French Basketeer and Velvet and Linen


Unknown said...

That painting is gorgeous!!! So happy for Brooke!

Anonymous said...

Dear Karena, It is so important to continue to raise awareness of Breast Cancer since early detection is so vital to being cured.

The painting you have chosen is a perfect accompaniment to your posting.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hurray for Brooke and thanks for the link to her blog!


Kwana said...

Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

I can see why it's one of your favorites!

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful painting. Congratulations to Brooke!

Michelle said...

Now it's one of my favorites too! Love the texture and movement in your work.

Congrats suits you :)


Anonymous said...

Hello Karena.. the painting is simply gorgeous.. Im in pink & purple mode as well for my home interiors.. :-)

katiedid said...

Beautiful painting! And a nicer winner you could not have. But I wish it had been me....I may just have to break down and buy one of those beautiful baskets!!!

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Thank you for posting pink! The painting is gorgeous.

So happy for Brooke too.


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Mazel Tov!

Thanks for hosting Karena

French said...

Yay Brooke and thank you everyone for your kind comments on the baskets! Stop by my blog shortly to see the basket I have just composed, especially for Brooke...

JMW said...

Karena, that painting is beautiful! And perfect as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. :)

beachbungalow8 said...

go, brooke! you'll LOVE your 'win'. The best, basket company I know.

Lisa Porter said...

Yaaay for Brooke and to you too!
You have some of the best give-a-ways and are so supportive of others and a good cause. You my dear are also a winner!
Ooooo I wonder how she's going to use her basket....hmmmm maybe for antiquing or gathering from her bountiful family garden. We shall see. Have a great weekend. xo

Bruce Barone said...

Beautiful painting. And perfect for the reminder.

Unknown said...

Lucky Brooke...adore her blog! Beautiful!

Mise said...

That's a super painting, like a heightened seascape.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting....thanks for the reminder about Breast Cancer.

Have a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous painting, Karena! congrats to the winner! Have a wonderful weekend. xo

The Four Tides said...

Fabulous painting. It reminds me of my favorite artists like Milton Avery. The subdued pinks will look fantastic in Brooke's home. xo

little *e* said...

lovely painting and lovely cause!!

Tina said...

Karena, your painting is beautiful! Breast cancer awareness is something that is very close to our family's heart not just in October but every day of the year. Congratulations to Brooke on winning your fabulous giveaway, I am so sorry I missed it:( Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear Karena ~ Tina xx

anita said...

congrats to brooke!
that painting is probably my favorite of yours. gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

I love that Grandeaur Painting and a big congratulations to Brooke.

Unknown said...

your painting is absolutely beautiful, and glad to hear you are feeling better!

Mona Thompson said...

Yeah for Brooke, and beautiful painting! Mona

Cobalt Violet said...

Love that painting!!!
Comforting, beautiful colors and brushstrokes.

Karen Kay said...

Love this and pink is my fav color.

Barbara von Enger said...

She has a charming blog. Congratulations to her.
And I adore your pretty painting above. Have a nice weekend;-)

Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations Brooke - enjoy!!!

Karena - I love your painting!

*Chic Provence* said...

Ooh lucky Brooke! these baskets are wonderful...and so are you for posting about Breast Cancer Awareness..

Hope you soon find yourself with brush and palette in hand!



Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lucky Brooke....LOVE the pink painting!!

qerat said...

Have always loved this painting

Splenderosa said...

Ohhhh Karena, I love that painting my darling. Just beautiful. Sending love...

desde my ventana said...

Hi Karena,
Thank you for your lovely words.
I like so, so mucht your paintng,you are an very interesting artist,
Have a happy weeknd,

Velvet and Linen said...

I won????
Oh my, I can't believe it! I'm so excited.
I really wanted one of those gorgeous baskets.
Thank you Karena and Andrea!!!
I'm one happy winner :)

Karena, your painting is beautiful and I love that you are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I don't think there is any person who has not had their life touched by this terrible disease.


Gwen Driscoll said...

So happy for Brooke. Love her & you!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so happy for Brooke! That is a wonderful piece, Karena!

Hope you have a great weekend and week to come...


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. Love your painting!

vicki archer said...

A beautiful painting....a perfect fit, xv.

Anonymous said...

Karena, my dear cyber friend, I lJUST LOVE that painting!!!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Zuzana said...

That is a beautiful painting and a lovely post to celebrate such an important cause.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place and for your very kind comment,

Sahildeki Ev said...

Wonderful blog. There are so many lovely posts that I have to come back again and read..

DecRenew Interiors said...

So glad that Brooke won the basket! She will love it. I've really enjoyed mine. Your painting is so restfull and the colors are divine! I have the perfect place for that painting in my house!


Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, most gorgeous!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Dear Karena, this painting is so beautiful! I really love all of your paintings!
Congrats to Brooke!!!
And thank you so much for your nice comment on my post!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gorgeous pink painting!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love that painting! Simply beautiful!

Unknown said...

Congrats to Brooke, love her blog! I am a bit disappointed, though, was hoping it would be me! XX!

Karena said...

I love all of your wonderful comments!! I wish everyone could win....keep coming back as I will have more great giveaways to come!

Art by Karena

French said...

Karena, let's give away again soon sometime...I am your #1 fan on your paintings...Mrs K would adore.... :) we only pass this way once, she told me....hope you are feeling well Honey, xxoo A

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats to the winner!

Heal fast, darling!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting! Go Brooke!!


Blayne Macauley said...

Brooke is a wonderful person and very well-deserving. Congratulations!

Hill Country House Girl said...

What a wonderful post on so many levels. Love that you are supporting breast cancer research - we are all affected by it, sadly. Your painting is fabulous and Brooke is the perfect person to win your giveaway!

drollgirl said...

the pink is everywhere this month! the reminders are good. they freak me out a bit, as my mom had breast cancer, my sister has ovarian cancer, and it all makes me nervous to bits. but getting checked out and hoping for the best is pretty much all i can do.

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful pink. What a wonderful meaning behind it :)

Hope you can enter the giveaway at my blog!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a beautiful beautiful painting!! Beautiful way to celebrate a great cause!!

annechovie said...

Love your painting, Karen! Soothing colors. xx Congrats to Brooke!

Paula said...

AMAZING painting - beautiful colours. Congratulations to Brooke too - love her blog! x

charm home said...

Awe shoot. I just knew I was going to be the winner. :o) Oh well, maybe next time. Have a great week! xo, c-

Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a beautiful painting, and quite complementary to the cause.

designchic said...

Beautiful painting - so calming...

Unknown said...

Hi, Karena.
What a lovely painting! Really really beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Thank you also for your comments on my Designer Challenge blog post. It was fun to work on! (Funny, but the colors in this painting are eerily similar to my design's color plan. Hmmmm. Must be why you liked it!)
Have a great day!!!

Blair McLeod said...

wow! congrats to the winner. so pretty!

Artist said...

This painting is great. I like the colors. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations to your winner! The paintings colors are dreamy.


DesignTies said...

Congrats to Brooke :-)

Your pink painting is really pretty. A perfect symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness month :-)

Hope you've recovered from your surgeries. Enjoy getting back to painting!!


glee said...

wow! congratulations to the winner. Can't wait to see her with her basket :)

Ann said...

Love the artwork, so nice.

And I'm lovin' pink just like any other woman in the world.

Mamograms everyone:)

Punctuation Mark said...

that is a beautiful painting and love the choice of colors!

Trouvais said...

No one does pink as well as you, Karena. Just love that with a glint of gold. Glad you like that frame...a bit disgruntled that shipping was so high on it...but I'm thinking of using it to make a sort of rough trumeau. Have a wonderful weekend! XO Trish

blydesign said...

beautiful painting! Love that shade of pink!

Maria Killam said...

Love that painting, pink and yellow my fav!

Velvet and Linen said...

Hi Karena.

Just wanted to thank you again for my basket. It arrived a couple days ago, filled with so many gorgeous gifts.
I can't wait to use my basket tomorrow at the farmer's market!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Brooke is one lucky lady! And that painting is just beautiful!

Karena said...

Thank you all for being such loyal friends & followers. A big surprise Giveaway is coming up soon!


inspiremyhousepretty said...

gorgeous painting, thanks for stopping by my blog, always love new blog finds x

Maureen Stevens said...

that is so amazing of u! that pink painting is so beautiful! congrats to Brooke as well

Jenny said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner. This is another beautiful simply complex painting.

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