May 07, 2009

by English Muse

My Dears, I’m very pleased to announce this week’s giveaway. It’s a beautiful mixed-media painting by the lovely Susan Najarian.

It measures 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ and 1/2″ deep and features of solitary blackbird sitting on a wire and gazing at a beautiful blue sky.

It’s a wonderful piece for that little spot that needs some art. Susan has other gorgeous things as well in her Etsy store.

She creates her art by digitally manipulating photos and images and then transferring them to a wood frame covered in encaustic wax. Layers of wax then suspend the photograph, altering the appearance to produce a “cloud like feeling.” The images appear to float. So lovely!

To qualify to win, please leave a comment here anytime today and visit Susan’s Etsy store.

UPDATE!! THE WINNER IS BEE! (Ms. Bee, please contact me! ha!)

PS: I’m still trying to reach “Disgruntled Customer,” who won last week’s drawing! If anyone knows Ms Disgruntled, please tell her to contact me.


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85 Responses to “Thursday Giveaway!”

  1. Annabelle says:

    That’s lovely, will be sure to check out her store! I love how she’s done the sky in this painting!

  2. Alisa says:

    This is a beautiful piece! I have a thing for birds, as so many do. I love Susan’s work, it has a dream-like quality!

  3. Charly says:

    That is a stunning picture. Heading to her Etsy store now!

  4. kle says:

    oh wow that is truly gorgeous!

  5. STORY says:

    Lovely piece of art. I will definately check out Susan’s etsy store!

  6. CheshireCatsGrin says:

    Gorgeous color in the sky, and I love ravens!

  7. SHOKOOFEH says:

    I check her Etsy. her works are beautiful! thanks for lovely giveaways! πŸ™‚


  8. Miss Absinthe says:

    Wow, this is beautiful and… oddly enough, it combines my favorite shade of blue with my husband’s favorite bird (they follow him!). Keeping my fingers crossed!

  9. LauraCassidy says:

    That blackbird looks so pensive…

  10. Ruth says:

    What a beautiful piece…..the swirly blue and white of the sky reminds me of looking up at the clouds as a child!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Oh I love it! Love, love love. I have the PERFECT spot for it πŸ˜€

  12. Karen says:

    Lovely painting & use of colour!

  13. Dionne says:

    Oh this is so pretty. I love it!

  14. laydeedancer says:

    I would love to win this! I too have an afinity for birds and love the contrast of the bird and sky.

  15. Henri Loves... says:

    Sweet little black bird sittin on a wire! Luv it…;)

  16. orangesparrow says:

    wow, amazing Etsy shop… took my breath away!

  17. Megan says:

    What a great painting, I would love to find a home for it on my wall!
    Thank you, vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Anna says:

    Oh, how interesting. I’m familiar with the digital things you could do with photography, but I am intrigued about the other process. I look forward to visiting the Etsy store.

  19. Brian Miller says:

    intriguing pic, bird on a wire. could bring interesting stories…i am in.

  20. Steve Gravano says:

    It’s a Leonard Cohen song isn’t it?
    I love it.

  21. Pamela says:

    This painting is remarkably simple yet remarkably beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to Susan Najarian.

  22. Amy says:

    I love Susan’s work! I was at her etsy store the other day, and picked out a few paintings I would like to buy, how coincidental that you would be giving one away today, or is it?
    Have a wonderful day!

  23. Julia says:

    how lovely! it would make a wonderful mothers day gift!

  24. miss_liddy says:

    This is really beautiful. You always find such fabulous things, and I just follow along…

  25. Sarah says:

    This is lovely, thanks for posting Tina. I am fascinated by her process. I’d love to give it a try. Her Etsy shop is full of great stuff, thanks for the tip!

  26. Viewtiful_Justin says:

    Oh, I want this one SO bad! I love the “bird on a wire” motif. I have taken so many photos of lonely birds on lonelier wires.

    I certainly hope I win this beautiful piece!

  27. Pamela says:

    I am glad to have the opportunity to have seen Susan’s Susan Najarian. This mixed-media painting is simple and beautiful. It truly does give the sense of actually being in the clouds. Very nice.

  28. Kirti says:

    Oh my God! I love it! I hope I win…I love birds (ever heard the song by Nelly Furtado “I’m Like a Bird”? It speaks to me…) and blue is my favorite color!
    Her work is beautiful…

  29. Lori Andrews says:

    I would love to add this to my loo gallery!

  30. Bee says:

    Oooh this is gorgeous!!

    I am crossing my fingers!!!

  31. Sydney says:

    So pretty! I also really love Country Music, Original Encaustic Mixed Media Painting in her shop

  32. Averill says:

    Lovely! Always on the look out for new art…

  33. Krissy says:

    This is really, really lovely. I think I have a new Etsy shop to add to my favourites! Haha.

  34. May Rose says:

    So lovely. It would sit very prettily in my little treehouse. Thank you for sending it our way, wherever it lands.

  35. Christy says:

    beautiful work,, gonna check her etsy now.

  36. emily says:

    what a great piece, there are so many places where it would look just right!

  37. Hilary Leister says:

    That’s a beautiful painting. I’m moving to a new apartment in July and that would definitely be put on my wall πŸ™‚

  38. tamjo says:

    OH I love this piece! I need to go ck out her store!

  39. Micaela says:

    I SOOO NEED this in mi casa!!! it reminds me of the sweet movie, “How to make an American Quilt.” The story of how her mother found her soul mate by following a crow.

    i loved it… because crows are not generally thought of as love. This is a beauty! thanks for the chance xo

  40. jennifer wagner says:

    I have always admired the beauty of a raven-Susan’s other work is just as lovely!! πŸ™‚

  41. for the love of pictures says:

    That is a great painting. Is it wrong that I already know the perfect place for it in my office? πŸ™‚

  42. Morgen says:

    Quoth the Raven, “Lovely painting!”

  43. Gina Piccalo says:

    What a lovely piece, very still but bright.

  44. tony.castro says:

    Doesn’t this already belong to Tippi Hedren?

  45. Ramblings on - A blog by Nikki says:

    I could stare at that photo all day and come up with a million things to write haiku about!

  46. Anonymous says:

    bird on a wire, that’s how i often feel,
    flitting from signal to signal, a reminder to
    rest my wings

  47. The Glamorous Life says:

    This is combining 3 of my favorite things; clouds, birdie silouettes and um, GIVE AWAY.

    I love this.

  48. Anonymous says:

    This is a beautiful piece of work.It would look great anywhere – home or office!

  49. Rebecca Snavely says:

    Beautiful — I find I’m drawn to birds, interested in finding out more about the symbolism. And I love Etsy!

  50. SeΓ±orita AndalucΓ­ana says:

    That is so pretty! I love it! I know the perfect spot for it in my house!

  51. Rachel says:

    I love the painting and have just the perfect spot for it. I like how simple but vibrant it is. I’m heading over to her Etsy shop now.

  52. ks says:

    i want those clouds to get in my way

  53. Char says:

    beautiful piece!

  54. Basht says:

    the blues in that painting are fantastic. I want to see a sky like that…

  55. akka b. says:

    conjuring ~~~

  56. Rita says:

    Fantastic piece of art.

  57. DORA says:

    LOVE THIs PIECE. i collect art of crows and ravens, so really love this. Thanks for sharing it. Now off to the store!

  58. Caroline @ patagonia gifts says:

    oh count me in please! this is so beautiful! I’ll be checking her store right now!

  59. Kacy says:

    ooo I love!! I am looking at her store right now. How beautiful πŸ˜‰

  60. JGregg says:

    Oi! I ain’t neeva won nuffin’! But, it sure is lovely…


  61. Ali says:

    Gorgeous! I need to have it!

  62. Tina Tarnoff says:

    I LOVE this painting! And I have a real nice place for it. Can you please randomly choose me!! πŸ˜€

  63. RR says:

    Cool artwork.

  64. lili says:

    This could inspire Sir Paul to write another song about a blackbird.

  65. ladyfoxandhound says:

    stunning, stirring image

  66. BloomingPink says:

    Love the painting!

    Thanks, Tina, for the lovely giveaway!

    …and I’m already a follower πŸ˜‰

  67. meg says:

    i love this, it would look perfect on my inspiration wall. thanks for creating such a beautiful and fun blog.

  68. Alina says:

    Thank you Tina – love the painting πŸ™‚

  69. avant garde says:

    oh i so need a boost of spring in my home and this would do the trick! πŸ™‚ i’m off to check out her site as well…

  70. Jean H. Paldan says:

    Beautiful piece of art, and a lovely website I am glad I stumbled upon. πŸ™‚

  71. Carrie says:

    I love Etsy!!!!! And I love your blog.

  72. Tina says:

    Oh, thank you!

  73. Fuzzy Brush says:

    That is one beautiful little gem! I guess I will see about following her work too!

  74. holly says:

    This reminds me of summertime and snow cones. They just seem to go hand-in-hand with lovely fluffy clouds.
    I’m heading to etsy right now to see what other treasures she has!

  75. La Boutique Francais says:

    Oh, just lovely, checking out Etsy now…..

  76. Patty says:

    Such a beautiful and happy photo. I love the colors. If I win it I will donate it to the nursing home at our hospital.

  77. A Friend's Garden says:

    Love the picture, I have the purrfect spot for it. πŸ™‚ Next to my kitty print..

  78. Jen says:

    Oh English Muse,you have an amazing eye for color & composition.

    You are my muse, taking me into a depth of color that reflects back into my day. Thank you!

  79. parlezvouskiwi says:

    Oooooh, thats pretty.

  80. Carrie Miller says:

    I love Etsy and good luck to Ms. Najarian on her store! Lovely painting by the way.

  81. Ginger says:

    Oooh, such an intriguing piece of art! Thanks for introducing us to this and the many other lovelies that you post each day!

  82. Penny says:

    How wonderful! And even more amazing work on her etsy page! Thanks for introducing us to such an amazing artist!

  83. victoria thorne says:

    It really is heavenly.

  84. The Shady Greys says:


  85. unyielded says:

    This is gorgeous! I want to learn how to do this!

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