Today is my first #happymailmovement giveaway for my blog readers! I have been working on these for a couple of weeks and I have over 20 to give away. Some of them I’m sending to friends, people who have sent me happy mail, and a few members of my mentoring group, but I’m going to be giving away ten here today!
And, for those asking, I will be painting more to sell. At first, I wanted to build a healthy stash to give away as happy mail.
I have absolutely loved painting these! They are quick and give me a huge sense of accomplishment when I can paint 4-6 in one sitting. I’m also learning a lot through the process. It’s easy to experiment and not feel too uptight on a tiny piece of canvas. I can just throw it away if it doesn’t work out.
You can tell that my favorite subject is blue skies filled with white, puffy clouds over farm fields. I’m fortunate that is a pretty common view here in Minnesota!
Most are painting on 3 x 4 canvas. The canvas is not mounted to a board or anything, so they can’t stand up on their own. But, they are perfect to pin to a board, hang with clothespins, or mat and frame. I painted them on canvas so they would be easy to pop in an envelope and it’s also what I had on hand. I did order a pack of 180 mini boards of various sizes, so I’ll paint on those when they arrive. I do like the texture from the canvas, though.
We painted minis in our Live Painting class on Friday, so I’ll be posting that video and details here this week if you’re interested in seeing how they are painted.
To enter the giveaway, you just need to be a subscriber of my blog. Simply subscribe to my blog and leave a comment on this post letting me know you have (or you already do!)
The giveaway is opened to international readers and will close Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at midnight PST.