9/17/09

Thursday Giveaway #2 - Art by Dr. Laura Koniver

Hello again. What a great Thursday!

There has been 1 winner of the craft supplies giveaway today. Plus 2 prizes have been generously donated for next Thursday's random drawing. There will be 1 winner each. For details on how to enter the Uprinting.com contest for prize #1, a customized rolled poster, click HERE.

The other prize I'll be giving away next week is a gorgeous glicee print by the talented artist, Laura Koniver, M.D. - One lucky winner gets to choose from the wonderful selection of prints in her etsy shop, Koniver. Entry details at end of this post.

Laura has a beautiful philosophy on art & life: "If I could draw it, I could learn it." She has kindly popped by today to share her other thoughts on creativity & art.


Laura: I have been drawing and sketching all my life. In elementary school I was sketching life around me. Years later in medical school I created posters of all the information I was expected to memorize, collages of viruses and bacterium,cellular structures, etc...


Laura: Working in the hospital, my patients pain and suffering left me filled with compassion yet unable to relax. I felt full of the inflow of the gorgeous healing energy of human life, yet had no valve to allow it to flow through me and outward again, back to the universe. One day I bought a huge canvas & acrylics. I started painting a lakeside landscape and and found a peace I had never felt before. Painting was it for me.

Laura: I have continued painting through years of medical practice & motherhood. I practice Reiki and use this energy flow to deepen my paintings, putting universal energy directly into my intention with each brush stroke, and directly onto the canvas. I paint each piece with the absolute, unwavering faith that health and healing is always available to all of us, no matter what our physical condition is.


Laura creates in a variety of mediums. I really love the organic feel to her pieces. Nature appears throughout her artwork. The striking lines of Laura's beautiful sculptures capture the eye. I then find myself lingering over the subtle hues and textures. Her centerpieces have even greater depth & meaning for the people who commission them.


Laura: I create sculptures and centerpieces from recycled materials. What started out as a hobby has turned into a special event business, making decorative pieces for weddings & other celebrations. By recycling special vases, bottles, fabrics and papers into something unique, I am adding joy to a very special day. These centerpieces are permanent reminders of the unique events they represent, a one of a kind memento.


Laura: It is my sincerest goal that my artwork brings health and joy to each person who welcomes it in to their home.


Thanks, Laura for sharing your thoughts today. And for donating one of your lovely prints for next Thursday's random drawing. The lucky winner gets to choose their favorite piece from the glicee print section of Laura's Etsy shop, Koniver.

To enter the random drawing for this prize, simply leave a comment on this blog before noon (EST) on 9/24. It is that easy! This giveaway is open worldwide with free shipping. Please make sure your contact info is either in your profile or leave an email address.

To view more of Laura's art visit Koniver.etsy.com as well as at GardenPlum.com. You can also find her work at these Charleston, SC area locations:

Ladles in West Ashley and Kiawah Island
Eileens in Summerville
All is Well in Mount Pleasant
Primary Plus in North Charleston

If you're browsing the blog-o-sphere on Saturday, stop back here for a virtual tour of Laura's Studio & see where she makes her magic.

One day Laura got tired of having her art space hidden away & decided to give it a place of prominence. So she rearranged her house! What had been the main entry and dining area is now her wonderful art studio. Be sure to pop back here 9/19 for the photos and a "walk through" by Laura.

CLICK TO VISIT 9/19 STUDIO TOUR

55 comments:

  1. Such a lovely giveaway and very talented artist

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  2. I love "Driftwood" and "The castle remains" :) They're beautiful
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I love the "Afternoon Breeze" print :)

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  4. Laura, wow!! I had no idea you had this amazing talent up your sleeve!! Is there anything you can't do??
    Lots of love,
    Aurora ;)
    auroraroesler@yahoo.com

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  5. wow what a works!! all great.. love this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24646448

    its like a real one..
    keep it up
    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  6. what a wonderful giveaway. They are all so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

    cthompson1477@gmail.com

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  7. Well, Laura is an amazing artist and I'm so glad she is highlighted here! Thank you!

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  8. i like the Path Filled with Sunshine. what a great giveaway!!

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  9. Her artwork is lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway :)
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  10. How beautiful. Very generous as well. I have just the space, so fingers crossed.

    marypres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Such a fantastic giveaway and a very talented artist!

    laiafortuny(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Beautiful art by a beautiful artist, woman and mother.

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  13. How beautiful! I'd love to have some prints in our home!

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  14. What beautiful artwork! Thanks for the giveaway.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

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  15. After simply observing samples of your art, I feel like I know you...your positive energy is tangible through your work!

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  16. What incredible talent! That Love is Everywhere print just makes me smile and warms my soul. I would love to have that hanging on my wall.

    danielle78@comcast.net

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  17. beautiful positive artwork ~~thank you for the opp

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  18. My bedroom is BEGGING for some artwork, and she has several pieces that would look nice there!

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  19. these are all really beautiful!

    nettysgirl at gmail.com

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  20. This is gorgeous work. I would love to own a Koniver. Thanks!

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  21. I like the nighttime frolic.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love the new day print. It reminds me of fall.

    daldak01 at yahoo.ca

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  23. Can't wait to see her studio--what a talent!
    Brenda Bliss

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  24. i'd love to win the Evening Song!

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  25. Thank you for the great giveaway! I love the Love is Everwhere and All is Well prints!

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  26. very nice artwork! I like the A New Day print, the coloring is awesome!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  27. I would love one of these for my office.

    risanjax@Metrocast.net

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  28. Awesome artist and wonderful story. Thanks for doing this.

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  29. Very pretty! love this listing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24646448

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  30. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of Laura's prints! Laura's a very talented artist. I know her personally and she not only creates beautiful art but is a very beautiful person inside and out!


    jujobee@roadrunner.com

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  31. I would love to win this! What a talented artist!

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  32. "Love is everwhere" is just an idea that comes to life in thsi print! Very lovely, what talent and I love the colors in each print!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  33. I like A New Day and Night time frolic. Simply lovely!

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  34. Laura is such a beautiful person, inside and out. Through her art, I feel that we get to experience a bit of both...and it is delightful.

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  35. I really like "The Wish" print.

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  36. I love 'All is Well'. The Artist explained her feelings behind the painting and I feel the same.

    Thank you for the chance.

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  37. I like the Eco chic vanity mirror. All of the items are unique. The artwork is interesting as well.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  38. There are some beautiful prints that my daughter would love (a teen) and some that I would want myself - we'd have to have our own little contest if I won

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  39. I love the art it is so inventive and inspired by nature.

    Caroline
    design4less(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Her artwork is stunning.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. nice! I like The Wish print

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  42. Breathtaking!
    Liane
    spacestitch@hotmail.com

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  43. This is beautiful. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Beautiful~Please enter me I would love to win~Thanks!

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  45. Simply beautiful...
    I love Driftwood and Evening Song.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  46. These are beautiful, I really like Driftwood.

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  47. Beautiful artwork!
    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Simply breathtaking, love it! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  49. Beautiful! My very favourite is Nighttime Frolic.

    ♥ melaniesands[at]yahoo[dot]ca

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  50. Gorgeous art! Thanks for the giveaway!
    malibu.bunny.xo@live.ca

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  51. Wow. Your art is outstanding...

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  52. I love the Nighttime Frolic.

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  53. Beautiful paintings!!

    summer9981[at]aol.com

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