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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fifteen Hundred Posts

This is the print I received yesterday from Cathie Holman. It says "Peace be to this house." (Though, my ceiling is showing up in the print, it really doesn't look like that!) The colors are so rich and it's signed by the artist! This is not its final home; I just had to put it up because I was so excited about it. 

Catherine Holman blogs at Pigment of Your Imagination or what some know
as Catherine Holman Folk Art. She is a folk art artist who often takes her readers on a little journey of the painting process. I love that. I love peeking over her shoulder and seeing all the progress and processes. It's fun! Catherine often has a little story to tell to complement her paintings. I really love that! And it's great fun to go looking on her Etsy shop also named Pigment of Your Imagination.

Recently, I passed my 1500th post mark and to celebrate Catherine has graciously donated a print to one of my readers. How cool is that?! All one has to do is visit the last link listed above, look around, and return to let me know which print you'd like. No following, no linking, no other hoops than that. The only remaining requirements are that you have a blog and that you are willing to feature your win on said blog. Grab your coffee or tea and snuggle down for a few minutes.

Here's a little representation of what you'll find when you go shopping.

Wouldn't this be perfect over Thanksgiving?

Or this stone house through the Christmas holidays and winter? Don't forget that these prints make a unique gift for someone you know who loves folk art or representations of life in simpler times.

This giveaway will close Sunday evening at 7. Yup. I work fast.

Don't forget to come back now!

Comments are now closed. The winner will be announced tomorrow!


  1. Morning Vee, wonderful print.....I grabbed a cup of coffee and payed a visit to that talented lady.....WOW!!!!!! Her work is amazing......I would love a chance to win one of her works of art.....please sign me up in your giveaway.....Love the Stonehouse Winter one
    though any picture is lovely....Blessings Francine.

  2. Congratulations Vee! Thank you for sharing this accomplishment with us! I adore the cupcakes. Specifically the witches feet sticking out. Sometimes I would like to dive headfist into a cupcake!

  3. Wow Vee, Congratulations on 1500 posts! How can that be? I have less than that in nearly 8 years, but I guess that's because you are so faithful in posting every day.

    Cahterine's work is beautiful and thanks for the introduction. It would be hard to choose a favorite but I think mine is either "LuLuBelle goes to church" (partly because we nicknamed my sis Lulubelle) or the beautiful stone house for the holidays that you have showcased in your post.

  4. Congrats on 1500 posts, Vee! Catherine's art is just lovely. I am happy to find her blog/shop just in time for Christmas.
    My niece has her kitchen done in chocolate brown and pink: The Chocolate Chip Cupcake print would be perfect displayed on Brooke's kitchen shelf!

  5. I'm a follower of her sight and LOVE her paintings. I have often thought of getting in touch with her to have her to do a painting of our own Home, still may! I have several on my list if I were to win....but, I love Pumpkin Harvest in Mapleton! So cute and would be so excited to have it in my Home! Please enter me! Thanks for this giveaway, Congratulations on your 1500 posts! Wow!

  6. Clapping and Congratulations! On 1500 posts! That's some record, Dear One. :-)


  7. 1500! Awesome!

    I went and I am having a hard time deciding...I love the the Annual Barn Dance, I love Stone Crossing, I love Baking Day, and I love Simple Pleasures.

    Sigh...if I win I will narrow it down to one.



  8. I love Cathy's art. I have a couple of her pieces, that I commissioned. I would love to win It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. Thanks for the chance Vee!

  9. such beautiful work! Congratulations on you posts, wow, thats an accomplishment, I have a lot to catch up on in reading these posts, I'm a new follower!!I really enjoy your blog, I truly do,

  10. Congrads on 1500...what typing fingers you have my dear!

    Oh I am going to look because I have a piece I am trying to paint right now and I need the inspiration and some how to...thanks for sharing

  11. Oh my - I love the Baking Day Cupcakes and Apron! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Good sunny morning to you Vee! What a delightful giveaway you are having. I looked and looked and chose 4 prints. Too many? OK. I pared it down to one - Simple Pleasures Tea Shoppe - because I love tea and having company for tea! They are all so sweet. And you are too and so is the artist for doing this. Have a great day! Hugs, Pam

  13. Congratulations, Vee! This is really an accomplishment, I just hit 430 posts and I thought that that was a lot!

    Beautiful print and I love the name of Catherine's blog! I'm off to have a peek!


  14. I am impressed with 1500 posts!! You are a blogger extraordinaire!

    Oh my...and Catherine Holman is an artist extraordinaire! I love folk art...autumn is the best season...Thanksgiving is the best holiday. So even after looking through so many charming prints in her Etsy shop, I would choose one of the ones you featured here: "Give Thanks."

    Thanks to you and to Catherine for this lovely giveaway!

  15. 1500 posts!!! That's something. I always enjoy your posts, Vee, and hope you have the fortitude to keep on going to at least another 1500 or more :)

    The prints are all lovely, and a very generous giveaway it is...I love the wintery Christmas prints best I think.

    blessings to you my dear,

  16. Congratulations on 1500 posts. That is quite an accomplishment!

  17. Congratulations, Vee, on 1500 posts! What a thoughtful and beautiful giveaway. I love the all the ones you featured here, and Wingate Place is fantastic. I have visited Catherine's blog many times. She is a talented lady. xo

  18. Good Morning Ms Vee, and congratulations on your milestone. Looking back, what would you say were some of your favorite posts?

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the artwork ~ it's all amazing.

  19. Oh, she is one of my favorite artists and I have several of her paintings in my home! I love the one you chose. I would love to have this one...Folk Art Print Peace Be to This House. Thanks for the fun! Hugs!

  20. I love her blog and told her so myself. I would like this one sent to me:

    Folk Art Print Peace Be to This House by Catherine Holman

    Because it had a cat in it. And you know me.

    Thank you in advance. :)

  21. So cute! I love the little stretching cat in your print. :)

    How could you expect us to choose just one favorite! ;) That was HARD work. I did it though. I like the cupcake baking day print. I love the aqua and red touches, the apron, the cupcakes and the beadboard.

  22. Good morning, Vee! Congrats on 1500 posts! What a delightful artist Catherine is. I love Silent Night...

  23. I'm honored to be part of your 1500th post! Can't wait to see who the winner is .

  24. I adore folk art and had the best time at Catherine's Etsy shop. One of each please! LOL! I loved Folk Art Print Tea Shoppe (of course), the Folk Art Cat Christmas. Too many decisions! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Day!

  25. Oh wow, I love all her prints. It was so hard to pick out only one. Every page I came to I found one I wanted.
    The one I ended up picking was
    Whoever Follows Me.
    Thanks for the chance to win and I sure hope I do!! : )

  26. Me again. Forgot to say congratulations on so many posts. I don't even know how many I've written!!

  27. 1500 posts? Wow. That's a lot of good reading...on my part! Congrats.

    I quite enjoyed my visit to Catherine's gallery...and chose the Folk Art Christmas Nativity print as my favorite.

  28. Wow! 1500 posts. Congratulations, Vee. I hope to read 1500 more!

    Catherine has so many wonderful choices on her Etsy site. I'd choose one, then click further and think, "no, this one." But when I saw "God's Light" with the lighthouse, I knew that was the one. Coastal and wintry. Just lovely.

  29. So good to be back, it's been awhile since I've been over here catching up with your lovely blog. Love your Fall header, gorgeous colors Vee. Good old New England!

    Have a great weekend!

  30. Her prints are beautiful!

    Going over to her blog as soon as I finish here. :)

  31. Hi Vee,
    Wow! Congratulations!!! That's amazing! I have been blogging since 2008 and only have 210 posts...I am slow as a turtle like Mrs Slowski "giggle"
    Anyway of course please put my name into the hat. I love Cathie's folk art and have one orginial and many prints all in my kitchen. I just purchased "You are the frosting on my cupcake"
    The next one I would love to have for my cupcake wall would be Cathie's "Toffee Cake". Everything she creates is beautiful and joyfull.
    Who ever wins will be one very lucky girl.
    I rasie my coffee cup to you this morning "Here's to another wonderful and delightful 1,500 more posts!"
    Sending big hugs, Elizabeth

  32. Congratulations on 1500 posts, Vee. Alway a pleasure to see what you will be sharing with us and I do hope you continue to share at least 1500 more posts.
    How nice of Catherine to offer one of her prints to celebrate. I went over to her shop and thought I might never return. That was a tough decision. Her artwork is just beautiful and the accompanying stories are delightful. After having just been on a hayride, I think I would select the Annual Barn Dance & Hayride.

  33. Congratulations on your 1,500 post, Vee! You are so prolific and it is a joy to visit your blog!

    I love Catherine's artwork and I enjoyed looking at her ETSY store. I like this print:


    It reminds me of a Brooklyn, NY store front and my dream of owning a bakery :)

    The print Catherine gave you as a gift is gorgeous! I love the house and autumnal trees and black cat on the stone fence. Delightful details!

  34. enchanting! i especially loved the dragonfly cottage
    and may have to do a little Christmas shopping at
    her etsy shoppe!

    congratulations on 1500! amazing!!!!

  35. Congrats on 1500!
    Vee, these prints are beautiful.
    I'll check them out!

  36. Vee,
    Just caught up...
    Mosaic Monday...love shopping at vintage/antique places
    Babb's Bridge....what a wonderful discovery!
    The gifts are beautiful.
    The garage looks great! The scallops that match the house are genius. I know that because Mister chose to do the same thing with a window feature on our garage that goes with the house.

  37. Congratulations on 1500 posts - WOW!! Your friends folkart is so beautiful and I would surely pick "A Sweet Friendship Refreshes the Soul". It was hard to pick just one. I might have to do some shopping there.......... thanks for the link and the chance to win!

  38. Wow! 1500 posts; is that like having your record go Platinum!! Lovely prints of such idyllic settings. Congratulations, dear friend, XOXO

  39. Wow! 1500 posts! Congratulations! The folk art is so gorgeous and fun! I would have to have one of those cupcake prints for sure! Mainly because that is the closest I can get to one right now ;-) Thank you for the give away opportunity .... this would be perfect in my kitchen when I get it painted.

  40. Wow 1500 post ..that sounds like a whole lot to me since I am a brand new blogger..LOL..I love her art work..so much talent..Please sign me up ..I would love to have a print of hers..I have joined her site and just joined yours as well.I do have a blog pennywisecottage.blogspot.com

  41. Hi Vee, I had never heard of Catherine Holman before but you can bet I'm going there now. I love her prints and would love a chance at winning; would love to highlight her too on my blog.
    Have a great evening and thank you for sharing.

  42. Congrats to you!! that is so exciting. i'm glad to be along for the ride... i love the read. i love how her work is so whimsical, so creative & fun. child like. i would love to be entered. oh, i love the one with the 4th of July look. so many are just fabulous!! oh is it grandma moses (artist) ... that her work reminds me of... i think so. fingers crossed. (:

  43. oops for got to leave my choice..I want them all..But my favorite would be Bliss Cottage...thank you

  44. 1500 post?? I am so impressed with that. I have been at this nearly three years and don't even have 400.

    As to the incredibly talented artist, I loved her work, every single painting. I love folk art. I can't remember the name, but my very favorite was the one of the whole village. But then, I really loved them all.

  45. Oh my goodness, how wonderful! Congratulations on 1500 posts. WOW!

    She does lovely work. If you pick my name, I'd like to get the winter lighthouse picture, entitled God's Light. I sure does remind me of Maine!

  46. Hello Vee
    Congratulations on 1500 posts! Catherine is a talented artist and I really like the wintry Stone Crossing you have shown on your blog. I went and perused her large
    number of paintings but I'm partial to winter scenes.
    Have a great weekend. I'm off to babysit and hopefully find time to post myself.

  47. Helo there,
    My name is Janine. I am a artist from germany.
    I found your blog through Cathrine.
    I admire her work and follow her blog for a long time.
    Congratiolations to your 1500 posts. Wow!!!
    That is quiet a number.
    I had a ball scrolling to you blog and I will see more of it, since i signed in as a follower too.
    If you wnt to have a look at my blog to, you will be very welcome on http://joinjanine.blogspot.com
    I wish you a happy weekend a another 1500 posts ;0)

  48. Oh by the way, if you´ll put my name in the hat too,my favourite print would be the "cupcake mosaic print"

  49. I've done a little painting over the years, but come nowhere near that kind of talent! She does amazing work.

  50. Her work is charming....I'm laughing because I looked through all the pages of prints and decided on the on one the 10th page called "Give Thanks" and then returned to your blog and saw that you had featured this on your own blog! Well, great minds think alike. This is the print I would love to have if I were lucky enough to win.

  51. Wow, 1500 posts! As a newbie, that's something to aspire to. I've been loving your visits to country shows and the pictures of houses. Me and my daughter narrowed the choice down to four but eventually plumped for Peace Be To This House - gorgeous house, wonderful colour palette and a cat! Fingers crossed!

  52. I just spent a very large chunk of time dreaming over those prints. If I don't win the draw I know what I'm going back for! Cupcake Art Christmas Pudding would be my first choice!

  53. Cathie has such beautiful work! I love the Silent Night Folk Art Print. If I were to win, I would mention it on my blog. I am a follower of your blog, too, Vee.

  54. I used to live in New England; now I am on the Canadian Prairies missing the fall foliage like crazy. I liked Peace be to this House and Christmas Nativity. They were small reminders of the beauty that we left behind.