Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sketchbook Challenge

Today you will find my post on Houses and Hideaways over at The Sketchbook Challenge. I share some photos from my studio and a few sketches, you can check it out HERE.
And.......if you would like a chance to win this mixed media painting that I did, please enter your name below. Leave some way for me to get in touch with you too, ok? I will draw a name on 9/30/13.

A House is not a Home without its People by Mary Beth Shaw

And don't forget to check out all the other terrific posts during The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop.  
Sept 9 - Gina Lee Kim 
Sept 10- Jacqueline Newbold 
Sept 11 - Sue Bleiweiss 
Sept 12 - Jackie Bowcutt 
Sept 13 - Kristin La Flamme 
Sept 14 - Jane Davies 
Sept 15Lyric Kinard
Sept 16 - Terry Grant 
Sept 17Carol Sloan 
Sept 19 - Lesley Riley  
Sept 20 - Traci Bunkers  
Sept 22 -  Desiree Habicht  
Sept 23 -  Jamie Fingal 
Sept 24 - Mary Beth Shaw 
Sept 29Jane LaFazio


60 comments:

  1. Love the colours...Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  2. Lovely give-away.... I like the way you created the houses but most of all I like the little fellows on the attic floor!

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  3. beautiful, reminds me of our townhome. love the tiny people.

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  4. I moved around a lot in my life as well. When I finally settled down , I stayed put for my children.
    Love your house painting - the colours and the lines. What an awesome giveaway!

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  5. Absolutely LOVE this piece...it's a shame you don't do houses more! this piece is wonderful! thanks for the chance to win it!!!

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  6. I can identify with moving around a lot. For some reason we moved around in this small town of 36K. I went to at least 6 different schools. I've tried to stay put in one place for my son. I remember hating all the moves as a child but as an adult I welcome the thought. I think I'm a nomad at heart. LOL. Thank you for the inspiration. This is a beautiful painting.

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  7. I love your painting and would love to give it a home! What a great giveaway!

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  8. What a fabulous giveaway - I have just the space on my wall for this!!!

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  9. What a lovely painting, I may have to paint my front door that color!

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  10. We moved a lot and I loved moving! Sad to leave friends but I still to this day have some of those great friends! Love your little house painting! So cute!

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  11. We are helping our daughter move into her first house. This painting would find a lovely home in her new home.

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  12. Your mixed media painting is fabulous and if hung in my home would remind me of the folks who have lived here over the past almost 50 years! Yes, I too have settled in after many years of moving about and I love the feeling of just being here!

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  13. Love this painting - the colours and texture are fabulous. Thank you for this generous give away.

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  14. I love your houses and would love to own it!

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  15. Love houses, like the misty quality of this one, love to own it.

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  16. i love the texture of your painting!

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  17. Mary Beth... absolutely beautiful!

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  18. I love this painting. It is very beautiful. It speaks to my soul.

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  19. Beautiful, but those stairs are spooky!

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  20. Oooh. Spooky studio stairs but wonderful house painting.

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  21. Your painting is wonderful! I absolutely love the colour combinations. I bet your studio is a cozy place to be on a dark dreary day!

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  22. Your painting is so dreamy. Love all the texture and those rich colors. I followed Maria's link on FB to the the SB Challenge to here. Need to follow your personal blog now... what was I thinking not already doing so?!?!

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  23. Your painting is wonderful! I absolutely love the colour combinations. I bet your studio is a cozy place to be on a dark dreary day!

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  24. Love your house painting! It would look awfully good in my studio! :)

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  25. Lovely. Would love to be the lucky one.

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  26. What a lovely painting and a generous giveaway. thank you for the chance to win.

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    1. Kate!! You are the winner :)
      I need you snail mail address and I can get the painting right out to you.
      Email me at mbshaw77 at gmail dot com

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  27. Love your work ! I lived in my childhood home for 18 years and then moved to 4 other places in the next 4 years. I've been living in my current house with my own family for 16 years, but it still doesn't feel like its my home. Strange.

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  28. Love the colors and textures.

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  29. What a beautiful give away. I would love to see your studio stairs, I would probably be doing the bum crawl myself.

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  30. Houses make me think of peace and love. I believe that behind each door happiness is found. I know that thisisjust a fantasy, but it is mine.

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  31. Lovely giveaway. Like the idea of a secret entryway.

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  32. your house painting is wonderful especially like the turquoise and rust portions. much love from my house to yours.

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  33. I would love a chance to win this please!

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  34. Love the painting. I would love to win it.
    chimprints@hotmail.com

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  35. Your painting of houses is beautiful. I really love the colors....

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  36. Your painting of houses is beautiful. I really love the colors....

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  37. Thanks for sharing. Moving around a lot certainly makes one adaptable, yet adventurous!
    Fiberfun@msn.com

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  38. Love your fabulous house painting...especially the colors!!
    goody1woody@yahoo.com

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  39. Great piece Mary Beth! would love to win!

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    1. oops! forgot...kampysgirl@gmail.com

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  40. Home is where we are, really enjoyed your post and love a chance to win a piece of your art :-)
    bthebeau@live.com

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  41. Wow - wonderful painting. I love the colors - would be proud to hang it on a wall in my home. My email is gbscreates@gmail.com

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  42. Houses may not be your thing; but this piece is awesome! Love everything about it. Thanks so much for the chance to win it. That is very generous of you. My email is sheepmoo11@gmail.com

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  43. absolutely charming....

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  44. Would love to win! Great piece of art!

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  45. Love those teensy people Mary Beth. A generous giveaway.

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  46. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your studio with us as well!

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  47. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  48. The colors go great with my doll room. Would be like another dollhouse in there. Beautiful. Please enter me in the give-away. Thanks.

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  49. Your work is exquisite! The house painting is wonderful - I love the addition of the 3D elements, especially the people. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  50. Your houses would look soooo nice in my house. Just sayin' :-D
    dugan.deb@gmail.com

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  51. lovely work... and my name, unusually, is Gold x

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  52. What a beautiful mixed-media creation; LOVE those houses! Thanks so much for the chance to win :-)

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  53. Love this! great color combination~

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  54. I love your house. Beautiful colors and composition. Janet Wright taichi@rockisland.com

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  55. Oh my, this is gorgeous!

    http://lavenderandrosecreations.blogspot.ca/

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  56. Such a meditative piece of art..so glad you shared ((clap))!

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  57. Thank you for all your sharing... would love to win this piece! shenam@shaw.ca

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