New Giveaway - Art Print by Teresa Chipperfield

Happy Thursday, Everyone!

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This week's Thursday Giveaway brings us the colorful creations & thoughts of artist, Teresa Chipperfield. Teresa is one very busy lady with multiple online shops, blogs & a website. She works with a variety of materials including fabric, paints, inks and even ink boxes!

Please Don't Sit On Me I'm Fragile by Teresa Chipperfield

This whimsical chair measures 32" high and was created out of Windsor & Newton ink boxes. What Fun! You can find it in Teresa's online art shop, PoppyPlace.etsy.com. Throughout this post, clicking on most of the photos will take you to more info on the item.

The 1st thing that caught my eye over at Poppy Place was the splash of colors.

Swirling Ribbons by Teresa Chipperfield

Then all of the movement & textures - This is art that doesn't sit still!

The new Thursday Giveaway prize is an 8" x 10" print of Teresa's painting Spring Blossoms. To enter next Thursday's random drawing just leave a comment on this blog before noon (EST) on 10/12. 1 winner will be picked by Random.org. Contest is open worldwide with free shipping.

Lucky for us, Teresa has stopped in today to talk about her vibrant art.

Teresa, what can you tell us about
Spring Blossoms?

Teresa: The original art work hangs in our home it is one of my Hubby’s favorite pieces. It is a favorite in our house, partly because we love flowers and gardening so much, but also because the colors remind us of berries and cream which we love eating. It brings us joy and so that was the reason for keeping it in our home.

Teresa: The original "Spring Blossoms” is a pretty large piece 46 x 33 (framed) under glass Mixed Media on heavy duty watercolour paper. The print is a 10 x 8 laser print on card stock. I have never sold prints before, but as we love this piece so much (and anyone who see it loves it) I wanted to share the joy with other people too.

How do you go about creating one of your abstract pieces?

Teresa: I love working in the abstract form. This piece was started with a powerful lavish swirling base of gesso on heavy duty watercolor, then the fun begins. I poured several different color inks on top and as the gesso is dry at this point there is a great resistance and lack of absorption which pushes the ink into the ridges and valleys formed by the dry gesso. It takes several days for the inks to dry but the movement is wonderful.

So, from there depending on how that layer dries dictates the placement of the next layer of inks, even then they may not stay where I place them but that for me is the joy of letting go of control and going with the flow, quite literally. Most of my pieces are worked in this manner, lots of layers, some as few as 5, some as many as 15. With “Spring Blossoms” I added acrylics last but they will be added several times on other pieces, it depends on how the piece is “speaking” to me at the time.

Teresa: My artwork reflects my life as a Woman, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend. Each layer upon layer builds on a parallel with events that affect my life and emotions. My art evolves into a piece with raw emotion and passion reflecting my path of joy, struggles and determination to enjoy a full loving life. My hope is that my artwork will speak to each individual independently, not influenced by an agenda, yet quietly moving the response of emotions.

While most of the art in Poppy Place is original, you've decided to start offering prints. What can you tell us about the new Pretty In Pink original canvas & prints?

In honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month I thought I would offer this 24" painting on canvas "Pretty In Pink". It was created a few years ago for a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness art show held in the lobby of City Hall in Portland Oregon. It was an amazing show all the art work was created by people who either had lived with cancer, survived cancer or people who had been directly affected by cancer through Family or Friends. I created "Pretty In Pink" to honour my Aunt and cousins. 50% of the sale price will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Teresa: I am so excited. "Pretty In Pink" prints will be offered this month as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation, 20% of each print sold will be donated. These prints are available on either cardstock or 24lb paper.

Many thanks for stopping by Theresa. I've enjoyed your work & visiting all of your online spots. And I look forward to your Studio Tour this Saturday.

So, readers, pop back in 2 days to see where Teresa creates her artwork & clothing. She'll also show us some of her fabric creations on Saturday. Click Here For Teresa's Studio Tour. If you'd like to see more before then, check out her various online locations:

Poppy Place for art
T-Artspace.com for more art
Design by T for other handmade items
Vintage T for vintage finds
Poppy Place PDX blog 1
From My Female Perspective blog 2

And remember to leave a comment here before noon on 10/15 to enter the random drawing for a chance to win the Spring Blossoms print.

Final note: I am still accepting entries for the Uprinting.com custom printed vinyl banner giveaway. Click here for details, including how to enter


  1. Very lovely works - colorway is just awesome :)
    egateris at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks Stacey for showing my work, have a great day, regards, T. :)

  3. Beautiful works!! What fun!!

  4. Nice feature! What vibrant art!

  5. Sunshowers does look like it's moving!

  6. Wow! Makes me wish I knew more artists! Very beautiful.

  7. I would love to win this beautiful piece of art Thanks so much

  8. OMG, I love "Spring Blossoms!" Actually, I love all of her work. I would be honored to own her work.

  9. Great shop :) Thanks for the chance!

  10. Beautiful artwork. I'd love to win.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. I love the print Spring Blossoms-the beautiful colors make me think of Eastertime.

    Elaine R

  12. I love their colours!!!Lovely!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  13. had to check out her other items as well... very nice use of colors, bright and cheery for sure!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  14. Wow the Waves and Mountains is awe inspiring!


  15. Teresa's work is gorgeous! I love them all!

    sweetmissa at gmail dot com

  16. Wow, these pieces are just beautiful. I would love own one.

  17. Absolutely beautiful. I'd love to win!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. These are beautiful, I love Waves and Mountains.

  19. I love the vibrant colors in the pieces. khaski78@ hotmail.com

  20. How beautiful - count me in :)

  21. that chair is awesome! I love her underworld painting too.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

  22. I love art and love this piece!

    kimberlysummer40 at aol dot com

  23. this is just beautiful I would put it in my room!


  24. Beautiful works! I love to see blog posts about wonderful artists I might otherwise not have found!

  25. Amazing artwork! I would love to win the picture

  26. Very beautiful works of art, I can't resist entering.

    lilygreig @ gmail dot com

  27. very beautiful art, I love the vibrant colors

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  28. I love how she blends vibrant colors together. Thanks


  29. As a fellow artist (poet and photographer) the colors in this piece are wonderful. So vivid and full of movement. Love it!
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

  30. I love this piece of art. The colors are wonderful (my wife's fav!). Thanks for the chance to win it!
    nynekats at aol dot com

  31. Just browsed thru Poppy Place and all her artwork is brilliant. The colors are vibrant and you can't but help smile when looking at her work!

  32. mlkas@shaw.ca wow, i love all the colors, very nice, i would love to win one of these beautiful piece of art. thanks

  33. I'm amazed at how vibrant & eye catching her works are. I really love that b/c artwork is meant to be noticed!

  34. Thanks for the giveaway --- I love the spring blossoms art --- purple is one of my fav. colours.

  35. What gorgeous art! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  36. Wow, I love the Spring Blossoms! thanks a lot for this giveaway :)


  37. Wow, beautiful artwork, abstract but comfortable.


  38. Love the bright colors! So pretty!