**Closed** Happy Painting – Giveaway!!


And The Winner Is: Joanne! Congratulations, an email has been sent. Happy painting to you!!


I have exciting news for you all. I just signed up for Juliette Crane’s upcoming online class, “Happy Painting – A Mini Course” and have decided to take one lucky Art & Whimsy follower along for the adventure!!

So guess what…

It’s Giveaway Time!

Happy PaintingGive


>> Giveaway Rules <<

To enter the giveaway you Must be following my blog at ArtandWhimsy.net AND leave a comment on this blog post with a tip for the new artist; advice for someone just starting out.

That’s it…easy peasy!

This giveaway is open worldwide and will run until Saturday, April 10th 11:59 pm pst. The WINNER will be announced on Sunday April 11th before noon! Please make sure that you leave a way to be contacted.

Thanks for following Art & Whimsy and good luck to all!



35 Comments on **Closed** Happy Painting – Giveaway!!

  1. Jane Keeling
    April 6, 2015 at 9:00 am (3 years ago)

    Wow, I would love to win and join you in the painting adventure ,,fingers crossed !! Thanks for the chance

  2. Ms. Micheal
    April 6, 2015 at 10:07 am (3 years ago)

    When you start out painting DO NOT buy expensive paint!! Wait you get your feet under you than splurge for the good stuff! Then you won’t feel like your wasting expensive paint as you explore painting for the first time!! 😀

  3. April Lopez
    April 6, 2015 at 10:10 am (3 years ago)

    Relax! You are not competing with anyone else. Making art is pure joy. And you don’t need lots of fancy and expensive supplies. I love using Crayola kids watercolors. They are cheap and have amazing color.

  4. Leslie Yambert
    April 6, 2015 at 10:43 am (3 years ago)

    Play, have fun! Ignore those inner critics. Make some marks on your paper, use your favorite colors, and set it aside. Visit it in a few minutes or a few days, and let it talk to you. Does your page want images, more paint, words or collage? Add layers until it makes you smile, or just paint over the whole thing; and start again. Discover what makes YOU happy.

  5. Mari
    April 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    My tip would be to start playing with inexpensive art supplies and see what you like. I’m new to art and rushed out and bought so many things most of which I now just dust (ok I don’t dust them unless I’m moving them aside to get to something else). If using acrylics I would buy a good gesso. And buy good ink pads if stamping.

  6. Jana Freeman
    April 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Well, this is a very sweet and tempting offer. Thanks for the opportunity to have someone join you on this adventure. I am commenting but not to win. My advice to anyone who is just starting out: start anywhere, just go with the flow, keep going, love your mistakes like you would an ugly baby, just keep making, creating and doing. You’re an artist simply because you have a desire to create. xoxo

  7. Darcie Wright
    April 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Relax and have fun. Pinterest for ideas and new techniques to try. Art supplies to splurge on I find are pens, markers you use to draw, stamp pads/ inks, and paper. I love to use Crayola watercolour pencil crayons, and inexpensive acrylic paints. Mix it up and have fun creating!

  8. Phuong Dam
    April 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome giveaway! My advice is to start small with one or two mediums. Don’t go out and buy too many supplies. Find a few artists whose styles you like and take inspiration from them!

  9. Marcia Beckett
    April 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love a chance to win! My advice is to take an in-person class. I always learn something new while taking a class.

  10. Melissa T.
    April 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you for the chance. My best advice for someone starting out is to try, try, try and to not worry about the end result as much as the process.

  11. Kim
    April 6, 2015 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Great giveaway. Thank you so much for doing it. Two things. First of all, when you don’t have a lot of money, don’t worry about getting expensive supplies before getting started. Just use what you have. Get those $5 markers at Target. Or that watercolor paper from the Dollar Store. The important thing is to create. As long as you’re doing that, you’re doing good.

    The second thing is paint for yourself. Don’t do it to impress others or to be looked at a certain way. Do it because you love it. Do it because your life isn’t complete unless you have an outlet for your artistry. 🙂

  12. shari welch
    April 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Not everyone will like what you create. Follow your heart and create what makes you happy the rest will fall in place.

  13. Criston
    April 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Start out small and work your way up, so as to not overwhelm yourself. Keep it fun, don’t focus on perfection, it is the imperfections that help you develop you’re style.

    Don’t worry about having all the art supplies, you will get there. Start with just a couple different mediums and learn all about then, then start building from there.

    I started with cheap craft paint and scrap boxes!

  14. willow
    April 7, 2015 at 4:03 am (3 years ago)

    New artists…follow your heart! Wait until you are comfortable with painting before you invest in a whole lot of supplies, you never know where you may end up!

  15. Susan Ringler
    April 7, 2015 at 5:37 am (3 years ago)

    Spend some money on brushes as they can make such a difference.

  16. Melody Elzy
    April 7, 2015 at 9:28 am (3 years ago)

    NO ONE is perfect…that includes you….don’t beat yourself up if you feel you’ve made a mistake…paint over it, gesso over it, or embrace it and work around it, but don’t throw it out and DON’T quit!

  17. joan craft
    April 8, 2015 at 2:09 am (3 years ago)

    Go with the flow and don’t compare your work to other peoples thinking wow I wish I could paint like that !!! these same artists were probably saying the same thing when they started out 🙂 we are all different and unique so that should apply to what we do in life too….oh forgot ..practice practice practice and smile smile smile
    ciao joan

    b_fazio ( at ) tin ( dot ) it

  18. joanne
    April 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm (3 years ago)

    just have fun don’t compare yourself to others start by collaging and fill in white spaces with paint most important just have fun

  19. Lura Brown
    April 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm (3 years ago)

    my advice would be to be easy on yourself and try to not compare yourself to others that may be way farther along in their art journey and experience. try to enjoy and have fun with your own art. learn from your mistakes…..they often lead you to a much better piece when you work thru them. thanks for the chance to win this amazing class. love her art so much.


  20. Pamela
    April 9, 2015 at 5:31 pm (3 years ago)

    How awesome is this – will be a fun class. Don’t give up and don’t listen to the critics

  21. Joan S
    April 11, 2015 at 9:12 am (3 years ago)

    As a new artist, I am now sure what tip to leave except that another friend has told me not to buy expensive paints to start. She said to buy good brushes instead. I would love to win a chance at taking this class!

  22. Missy
    April 11, 2015 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

    Totally fun! I’m glad to have a chance to enter, I’ve never done any online class before but love to paint and art journal! My advice is to do art every day, even if it’s just a 5 minute sketch.

  23. Raine Phoenix
    April 11, 2015 at 10:32 am (3 years ago)

    My advice comes in the form of one of my favorite quotes. (I’m sorry that I don’t know who to credit for it.) “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” Better yet, don’t compare at all! Just have fun and play!

  24. Linda Monopoli
    April 11, 2015 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)

    My advice as an artist my whole life would be. Whatever you create is your art, you own it, no rules have fun! There’s no such thing as a mistake in art!

  25. Glenda
    April 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    The best way to learn, improve, and develop your own style, is to draw or paint every single day, even if it’s just a five minute sketch. Never give up, and one day you’ll look at your art and realize that it’s actually pretty amazing 🙂
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot in this great class!

  26. Gizelle
    April 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m a relative ‘newbie’ myself. My advice is: Dont let the awesome work by other artists awe you to a point of anxiety. You have to start somewhere and Art is about practice and experience as much as it is about technique and tools. The more you do of it the better you become and and more adept at using the tools and techniques.

  27. susan h
    April 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I would so love to improve my skills. Thank you. My advice for a newbie is to be patient and kind to yourself. Take time to learn and you will become more confident and happier over time. :#

  28. April McEvily
    April 11, 2015 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    what a spectacular journey you are about to embark on! Don’t compare your work to anyone else’s, enjoy the fun of playing with art supplies, just like you were a kid again. I heard there is no such thing as talent, it’s all in how much you practice

  29. Kim
    April 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Use supplies you have on hand. Create a background with junk mail and magazines. Draw a pattern on masking tape to create a decorative washi tape. Don’t be afraid, just do it! Most of all enjoy the process, not the outcome. Layers are your best friend…layer, layer, layer 🙂

  30. Carol Lang
    April 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm (3 years ago)

    My best advice is to lower your expectations. We all want every piece of artwork that we create to be a masterpiece, but that’s unrealistic. Learn to enjoy the process without looking for perfection. No one learns to be a great golfer or hits home runs without putting in a lot of time practicing, and the same is true of art. An inexpensive small journal, a few nice art supplies and a willingness to make an ugly mess will teach you more than you might think if you’ll just play, explore and relax. Thanks for this opportunity to join you with the lovely Juliette Crane!

  31. Becky
    April 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome! And for anyone just starting out, just play with everything and find what you really like!

  32. Michele Taylor
    April 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm (3 years ago)

    my joy in winning this opportunity would be immeasurable!
    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! My advice to a new artist is this, “do what you like first, don’t force it, learn as much as you can, never turn down any opportunity that comes your way no matter how small, lessons are everywhere and artists are a most generous lot, praise yourself often”. You can contact me here, Taylor302@aol.com. Michele

  33. janice
    April 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Tip: sometimes you just gotta ignore the ‘rules’. (Following via freely!)


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