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Card Designs by Edy, Wednesday Giveaway

In the spirit of celebration, we are doing a giveaway!

You may ask what exactly we are celebrating? There are two things: The Strongheart show tomorrow night and the end of summer blogging! I am so proud that I was able to officially launch this site in June and have been blogging and making new friends all summer.

This is my second giveaway on PinkPianos and I plan to many more to draw attention to all the accomplished artists and designers out there. The best part is you don’t have to be in California to play, I will send these out to the winner anywhere in the world.

Today, I have chosen to giveaway a fabulous set of cards by artist Edy Pickens. Each set includes a clear pack of 6 cards and envelopes valued at $15.

Marvin

You may remember her card designs from my posts on surface design. All cards are blank on the inside and feature a vibrant graphic on the front. Her cards are great for sending “thank you’s” or  “i care about you” notes.

RobinS

Edy paints and designs many types of artwork. On her site, you can the various commissions and collections of art she creates. Best of all Edy will be showing her work tomorrow night at the Art and Music Fundraiser for the Strongheart Fellowship. The fellowship will send volunteers on a 10-day voyage to Liberia, West Africa to construct a residency for orphaned children.

This one totally blows me away.

Final Egret Web

If you are there, then you will see this painting in person!

If you want to win this giveaway simply leave a comment below about your favorite one of Edy’s paintings. You could also share with us, an artist who’s work you admire. If you use one of these buttons below to Tweet, Digg, or Facebook this raffle, I will give you an additional lucky entry to the contest! Just e-mail me at hilary.hahn@34.202.201.240 and let me know what you did! I will announce next Wednesday and will use the random number selector to determine the winner.

Good luck to all!

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Sophisticated Surfaces

Here are some surface designs to cheer the mundane.

An artist from Britain, Natalie Singh makes graphic prints and develops them into cards for family and friends.

gold-peony-and-poppy

I find this print especially eye-catching and could even picture it as a wallpaper.

Love the background colors and pattern on this one!

Chintz colored background

A final fave is this curvy retro pattern below.

Leaf swirls

Natalie also has a shop where you can purchase cards and she oozes with original features on design.

Another artist that has caught my eye on several occasions is Jill Bliss with her organic shapes and eco-inspired designs. One of my favorite topics to discuss in an artwork is nature and it’s splendor. Based in Oregon with roots in California, Jill’s work investigates the flora around us here.

These poppies are delicate and  beautiful.

Poppies

Love the minty fresh card!

Mint

Oh, what a mural.

Mural by Bliss

Jill maintains a stunning shop of where you can truly grasp her unique style. I was reminded of Jill’s work on my trip to Kentucky, where I noticed some of her splendid notecards for sale, these cards available here.  At Jill’s shop you can learn more about her inspiration as an artist and look at her portfolio too.

Look forward to catching a glimpse of another artist’s cards tomorrow morning along with Jenna’s desk redo coming soon!

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