Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweet Monday Giveaway-Print by Karla Dornacher!

Today is Sweet Monday Giveaway and I couldn't be more excited!
I found Karla Dornacher through Etsy, although I know that I'd seen her art work before.
I was so honored that she was willing to do a give away on my little ole' blog!
 Karla is an author (16 books!), artist and speaker.
Karla has a lot of great info on her website about her journey as an artist, but I really loved this part of her bio:
"I painted my very first watercolor as a gift for my daughter for her wedding in 1993... seriously, every time I had attempted to paint prior to that, it would all turn to mud! I knew this was the Lord and I was so excited! After much prayer, I decided to create a series of paintings based on and including scripture text. Because God's Word is so visual and the truth of it had truly changed my life, I was both humbled and in awe of what God was doing.

Within six months I had six paintings and decided, with much fear and trembling, to attempt to sell my artwork as framed prints through a home party format. I had such a good time just sitting with the women, showing them my art and talking about God's Word because woven within each painting were a number of common, everyday items that represented scriptural truths such as a teacup to remind us of the rest and refreshing that comes with spending time with the Lord or an apple to depict the fruit of the Spirit.

As the women came together, I was able to use this symbolism to share God's love and encouragement in a very unique and meaningful way. After the second party a couple of the women asked if I would write down what I had shared so they could remember it. I did and began to tape these pages or stories as I called them, to the backs of the pictures. That was the beginning of my writing career, so you can see it was quite unintentional."

 Today, Karla is giving away a BEAUTIFUL Joy of the Lord Print!  I just love the whimsical flowers and the color...  Don't you?


This is an 8"x10" print of her original pen and ink drawing digitally colored and printed on high quality matte artist paper with archival inks and includes a white border for framing.

Each print comes hand-signed by Karla!

To enter this giveaway do one or more of the following and comment separately for each:
Like Karla's Facebook Page

Thanks so much for visiting today!

28 comments:

  1. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I ADORE this art - gorgeous and meaningful! I can't help it - my fave is the Wise Owl!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win :)

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  2. I like Karla on FB as well! So happy to be introduced to her art, though I know I have seen it before as well. So beautiful! Thanks again :)

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  3. My favorite from the shop is the "Delight in the Lord" print. ~ Andi

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  4. I liked Karla on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

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  5. What a great style! I enjoy The Journey. It's a great reminder that we shouldn't be focused on the destination, but how we get there ;)

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  6. Too many to choose from, I like them all! Faves would be the Owl and the 3-bird collection. Such pretty things. I liked her page too. ~ Becky

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  7. I love them allll...especially the Owl one!

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  8. I posted this on my FB page!

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  9. And (drum roll!!) Also liked Karens page..and I do!!

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  10. I LOVE the Joy of the Lord is my strength! Throughout major health issues that I'm dealing with, this stands very true. My name is Joy & HE is my one true strength!

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  11. The three bird collection is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time, especially the Joyful bird. I could use a little more Joy in my life! :)

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  12. I am love, lovin' your Sweet Monday giveaways!

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  13. Her artwork is beautiful and so unique! Very nice.

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  14. My favorite is the 3 Bird Collection!!!

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  15. my favorite is the core values print

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  16. 'Liked' on facebook!!! Thanks for the chance!!! Such great talent!!!

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  17. My fave button is the New Creation one on page two. My fave print is the Delight in the Lord scripture!!! Love her stuff!!!

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  18. I'm going to order the owl for my niece's confirmation. Love it!

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  19. I love the cupcake heaven print!

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  20. I Like Karla's Facebook Page

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  21. I think the be joyful print is my fave :)I love the little bird!

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  22. This would be so beautiful in my little girl's room: NEW Ready to Hang - Giclee Wrapped Canvas Art Print - Be Joyful Bluebird

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  23. I liked Karla's facebook page, and my favorite thing in her shop is the Be Joyful Blue Bird on Canvas

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  24. I LOVE Karla's work too. And you know I never knew this part of her story. So awesome, I love it.... I have been given a couple of her books and have given others her books as well. She and I also recently connected through etsy and I just purchased her autumn blessings bookmarks using the tea cup one as a party favor for the women at a thanksgiving tea. I love the colors and design of her "Delight In The Lord" scripture art print.

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  25. Just liked her facebook page too! :)

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  26. Just ordered the owl print for my niece! Can't wait!

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  27. I love the pocket mirrors. I send them to everyone. These are beautiful and unique.

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