Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Krishala Burchill Collection" original painting of your choice GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to : number 30, "Jess"

Ever since we purchased our home 6 months ago, I have changed & re-arranged things, more times than I care to remember! I've had friends come over and shake their head when they see furniture in a different place, the dining table moved to the second dining room again, the kids' room's in chaos because I'm sliding furniture around!

But one thing I've always wanted, and known I wouldn't touch once it was in place, was a fantastic painting. Something eye catching, bold, something that makes a statement - the problem was, I have such specific (picky) tastes in decor that it would be almost impossible to find such a gem ... well I found it.


Recently I was contacted by a Switzerland based artist, "Krishala Burchill"
Krish graciously offered to do a giveaway with me & I of course, was thrilled! She currently owns and operates 3 online stores, Acacias Gallery, SW19 and Jalousie. All 3 are unique in their own way - Acacias Gallery & SW19 both display her art, which she has described as "abstract impressions captured in an emotive way on canvas"

She centers her craft on a certain theme, city life, eroticism, pop art etc. and what she creates is inspired!
Krishala answered a few questions about herself ...

WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION COMES FROM?
My inspiration comes from a mix of both my passion for the arts, community trends, and my life experiences. When combined, these elements compliment one another gracefully, and portray a vision that is both complimentary to universally accepted themes, and contemporary imagery (Wow, right?)

WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE OF ART COME FROM?
.My love of the arts stems from deep within my essence of being. When utilizing the arts to create visions that represent emotion, I feel that I am contributing great value to the creative world. It is my firm conviction that art can be extremely useful in telling stories, relaying messages, and depicting emotion. My art allows me to subtly tell a story, while simultaneously igniting a spark of vision and inspiration for my fans and customers.

WHO ARE SOME ARTISTS YOU ADMIRE, OR ASPIRE TO BE LIKE?
Martin Smith is one example of an artist who I admire. His ability to communicate silent words with captive audiences around the globe is extremely inspiring and touching. By utilizing creative imagery, indepth color schemes, and an array of carefully chosen and delicately laced contrasts, this artist consistently manages to invigorate viewers globally, and simultaneously provide them with the ability to derive self-chosen conclusions, and unique opinions of their own rights.

WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITH?
I could perhaps leave home without my purse, wallet, or even my keys. With that being said, the one thing I could never leave home without is my semblance of vision, which guides the inspirational core behind all of my art work. I frequently find that I find great inspiration for my art work within my everyday functioning and routine. Some days, I may find that a person inspires me; others, a majestic flash of a beautiful moment whispers to my spirit and creates the spark that lights a candle of passion within. Even when simply running out to the store, taking a walk in the park, or interacting with children, I constantly remind myself to maintain an open spirit, and eyes that are open to receiving the self-contained blessings and hidden whispers within each and every experience and day.
Spoken like a true artist!

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Jolousie is the store where she places her creations on t.shirts, so you're able to not only be fashionable, but they make you a one-of-a-kind, and I personally seek out things that make me stand out in a crowd.
As for Acacias Gallery and SW19, I browsed for hours - literally.
Krishala is a native to London, born and raised, but currenty resides in Switzerand with her family and for one of my lucky readers she has offered to let you chose one of her paintings!. I'm so excited, if I wasn't the host, I'd be doing all I could to enter this!
Her paintings retail from around $50 to $60 dollars plus (American) and I consider that to be an absolute steal!

The winner will choose one (1) painting out of two (2) to pick from. Both are amazing.



The first is a piece called "Home, Sweet Home" and this is one of my personal favorites. I know several places in my home where it would fit perfectly.












The second is called "Shepherds Delight". This one reminds me driving through Utah during sundown. It's beautiful!













WIN IT!

Mandatory entry:


To be eligible to win either one (1) of these two (2) paintings, you must go to any of Krishalas' stores (Acacias Gallery, SW19, Joulousie) and leave me a comment here telling me which painting or shirt you found that you would LOVE to have.
Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment, unless I'm able to get in touch with you by clicking on your profile.

Extra entries:

These can only be done if you have completed the mandatory entry. Any entries submitted without having met the proper criteria will be subsequently deleted.
(Each entry is worth one, unless otherwise stated, & please leave a seperate comment for each)

+1- Follow "20 to Life" with Google friend connect

+1-Subscribe to "20 to Life" by email (must be verified)

+1-Twitter follow Krishala

+1-Twitter follow me

+1-Tweet this (up to 5 times daily)

"WIN! an original Krishala Burchill piece of your choice by entering '20 to Life's' giveaway! http://bit.ly/7Bp2dc  @Malisce @KrishSW19 Pls RT!"

+3-'Heart' any of Krishalas stores on Etsy

+1-for entering Katie, over at Half Crazy Mommie's "Zoodles" giveaway
[this giveaway should be posted by the end of Tues. 19th]

Giveaway ends Tuesday 26, 2009 at 12:00am
Winner will be drawn via Random.org
Winning entrant will have their entry checked, and have 48 hours to respond or giveaway will be re-drawn.

Good Luck!

                                                               



98 reactions!:

Corrie Howe said...

How great is that? You were wanting a painting and you're given a chance to have one. I like her Shepherd's Delight.

Zodiac said...

I like "Geneva, the old town"

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Simply Stacie said...

Foggy day in Santiago is my favourite.

Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

Simply Stacie said...

Follow Krishala on Twitter (@mysticconn)

Simply Stacie said...

follow you on Twitter @mysticconn

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love the Shepard's Delight painting!! So pretty!

cindi said...

Fantastic artwork. I realy love Home Sweet Home, but if I had to choose another, I would choose Geneva-the Old Town.

cindi said...

Folowin you with Google friend connect.

cindi said...

Just subscribed ia email.

Melissa G. said...

I love the name of your blog! It's great!

I really like her Autumn Leaves painting.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

missylovsjesus at yahoo dot com

I'm having a few giveaways this week too on my blog! Feel free to come join in if you get the chance!

Holly said...

I checked out all the sites...I love the Art T-shirt. As for the paintings...Smog, Vegas II, Call me..I could go on and on...LOVE THEM. I love the Home Sweet Home one up there too.
Holly @ 504 Main

Holly said...

I follow you (sorry, thought I had already come by to return the favor...done now!)

Holly said...

I follow you on twitter (504main)

Holly said...

I follow Krishala on Twitter.

Holly said...

I entered the Zoodles giveaway earlier today!

Midday Escapades said...

I like the Spanish art girl t-shirt. Thanks for this giveaway. Congrats on your first!

Midday Escapades said...

I follow you on GFC.

Midday Escapades said...

I subscribe by email.

Jess said...

Geneva - The Old town
I love this one
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http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Im a follower!
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http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

I subscribe!
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

I follow on twitter all_about_savin
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http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

pam said...

I really like Skyline!

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pam said...

following on twitter as ccmouse

Jess said...

Tweeted all_about_savin
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

pam said...

following you too as ccmouse

pam said...

just subscribed to your emails

Jess said...

hearted Acacias Gallery
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

hearted Acacias Gallery 2
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

pam said...

Heart SW19 as pjhyoung

Jess said...

hearted Acacias Gallery 3
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

pam said...

Heart entry #2

pam said...

Heart entry #3

Jess said...

I entered Half Crazy Mommie's "Zoodles" giveaway
itsallaboutthesavings@gmail.com
http://all-about-the-savings.blogspot.com/

I have a couple giveaways going on, on my blog too

Chacoy said...

Out of the Darkness and Untitled - Oil on gallery style box canvas - K Burchill are my favorites;}

Thank you for the opprotunity!

Chacoy said...

I follow 20 to Life;}

Chacoy said...

I subscribe to 20 to Life;}

Chacoy said...

following Krishala via twitter;}

Chacoy said...

following 20 to Life via twitter;}

Chacoy said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/7990861209

Katie said...

They are all beautiful, it was hard to choose just one but I like the "The night was young" painting.

Katie said...

I follow you already!

Katie said...

I subscribe via email!

Katie said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Katie said...

I follow Krishala on Twitter! as Katie_bug24

Katie said...

+3 I hearted Acacias Gallery!

Katie said...

+2 I hearted Acacias Gallery

Katie said...

+1 I hearted Acacia Gallery!

My Crazy Beautiful Life as a Mom and Wife said...

New follower from "Friday Follow"!

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Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

Debbie said...

I love the one called Autumn Leaves.
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J. L. W. said...

I like Home Sweet Home and Autumn Leaves.

J. L. W. said...

I also follow through Google.

Peggy said...

I love the NEW Wild flowers,gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance
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Peggy said...

Follow "20 to Life" with Google friend connect
Peggy Gorman
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Peggy said...

Subscribe to "20 to Life" by email
matternu@gmail.com

Peggy said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/velvet1116/status/8048821999
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Peggy said...

'Heart' all of Krishalas stores on Etsy #1
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Peggy said...

'Heart' all of Krishalas stores on Etsy #2
Peggy1116
matternu@gmail.com

Peggy said...

'Heart' all of Krishalas stores on Etsy #3
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Jess said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/all_about_savin

Adoption of Jane said...

I follow and I made this site a post... but twitter... hmph! I stink at it! I gave up, I don't know what i'm doing! But congrats on your giveaway and a lovely artist your promoting at that!

Jess said...

daily tweet #1
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin
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Jess said...

daily tweet #2
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin
angelface041206 at yahoo

Vittoria said...

i love the SMALL navy blue Jalousie tank!

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Vittoria said...

follow with google friend connect

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Vittoria said...

follow krisha on twitter @dolphinV27

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Vittoria said...

follow you on twitter @DolphinV27

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Vittoria said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/DolphinV27/status/8079252056

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Vittoria said...

added jaloiuse to favorites on ETSY @columbuscitizens

Vittoria said...

added jaloiuse to favorites on ETSY @columbuscitizens entry 2

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Vittoria said...

added jaloiuse to favorites on ETSY @columbuscitizens entry 3
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Jess said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8133018866

angelface041205 at yahoo

momtoem said...

I like Foggy day in Santiago

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momtoem said...

follower via google friend connect

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momtoem said...

email subscriber

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Jess said...

daily tweet 1
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8157523466
angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

daily tweet 2
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8157523466
angelface041206 at yahoo

I really want this.... we are getting ready to move and Shepherds Delight would be perfect in our new place

Jess said...

daily tweet 3
angelface041206 at yahoo

http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8177858614

Perfect Blue Moon said...

wow I love her foggy day in Santiago! reminds me of the view of Victoria! <3

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Cindy said...

What gorgeous art. I love Scorching, Geneva, Foggy Day in Santiago, Vancouver, and Shepherd's Delight.

Jess said...

daily tweet 1
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8194975054

angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

daily tweet 2
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8205748692

angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

daily tweet 3
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8217048324

angelface041206 at yahoo

Anonymous said...

I like the Untitled - Oil on gallery style box canvas - K Burchill

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Tazim said...

i especially like: Foggy day in Santiago



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Jess said...

Daily tweet 1
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8241305174

angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

Daily tweet 2
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8241305174

angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

Daily tweet 3
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8263234856

angelface041206 at yahoo

Jess said...

Daily tweet 4
http://twitter.com/all_about_savin/status/8267810384

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Jess said...

THANK YOU!!!! Email sent; I am so excited!

Ginny said...

I love the NEW - Interdit

Ginny said...

I'm following on google connect

 
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