10/1/09

New Giveaway - Original Art by Cara Walz

Today I am sooo jealous!
I want to enter the new random drawing! (insert tantrum here)

Some of you may know that I am a major Art-0-holic. And I love originals. And I get a just little obsessed when something catches my eye....


Thursday Giveaway's latest prize, the original artwork Gazelle, has been generously donated by the talented mixed media artist Cara Walz of FloodPlainStudio.etsy.com. Please stop by her etsy shop if you get a chance. All pieces for sale are originals. Click on the images in this post for more details about each piece.


Cara:
Each piece here is an original mixed media drawing. I opened my Etsy shop in June with the goal of offering original artworks that had a broad appeal to a variety of people, but with just enough of a unique feel to ensure that each one is special. It's also important to me that anyone can afford the Etsy works, so I make them relatively small.


Cara: The animals are drawn with an ink art pen and white acrylic paint. Some of the drawings are also tinted with colored ink washes. The collage is beneath the drawing: If you look close you can see layers of collage and some of the original canvas texture lurking under there

I really love the colors & textures in Cara's work, as well has the variety of techniques used.


Want to see this bird in flight?
Click here for a migrating mechanical flock.

So many of Cara's pieces showcase bold colors


And energetic lines

While others feature wonderful detail

Frog by Cara Walz

Or a gripping primal quality.


I'm impressed by how well her animal series successfully combines these elements. The original mixed Media Drawing Gazelle blends confident linework with a vibrant abstract background.

Gazelle by Cara Walz

And, lucky for you, it is the new Thursday Giveaway prize!! To enter the random drawing for this prize, just leave a comment on this blog before noon (EST) on 10/8 . Gazelle will ship free to 1 lucky winner. This contest is open worldwide.

Want to see more of Cara's work? In addition to her etsy shop & website, you can find her on Facebook. She also has an intriguing blog, CaraWalz.wordpress.com.

Want a peek inside her studio? Come back in 2 days for Studio Tour Saturday. Cara is going to show us around & share more of her thoughts. Hope to see you there!

54 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love these animal pieces. What a great giveaway.

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  2. Beautiful work from Cara, who used to be my neighbor! Glad to see her showcased.

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  3. Hey I'm hip! I want an authentic Cara Walz artwork for my b-day :D!!!

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  4. Oh wow, these are just gorgeous! I love her color sense, and her sensitivity in capturing the animals. I love The Goat.

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  5. I love animals and viewing Cara's work is even better than going to the zoo!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. That flock is birds is amazing; I could watch that all day.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  7. Love this giveaway!
    Laia

    laiafortuny(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Beautiful art! A give away is the way to go!

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  9. Love the animal art! Great feature. :)

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  10. What gorgeous work by Cara. And what a really great idea to do these posts and giveaways. I love the artist studio tours, too. It inspires me to clean mine up. :)

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  11. What beautiful work. I truly enjoyed being introduced to Cara Walz. Thank you. I will be back to see her studio.
    Love and Laughter,
    sweetsgaleh@cox.net

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  12. The Gazelle and the Goat are my favorites. They would make a nice pair if I could win one of them.

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  13. Thanks for introducing me to Cara's beautiful work!

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  14. I live in the country surrounded by deer and bears. I love to decorate my home with pictures of them. Cara's beautiful illustrations would be given a good home! THANKS!!!!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  15. Ohoo...so great works! Ilove animals pieces.
    egateris at gmail dot com

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  16. Definitely put my name in the hat!! This work is so fresh I just love it!! She draws well, yes, but the way she layers the pieces is just wonderful. You know where to find me, Artsnark!! ;0

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  17. Lovely work..I especially like the Gazelle and Frog!
    Sandy
    baysunshine@gmail.com

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  18. Lovely art!
    I'll cross my fingers!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  19. I am so here for this giveaway! Very talented artist and awesome opportunity to be given some of her work!

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  20. awesome art and can't wait to see her studio!
    Thanks,
    Brenda

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  21. I've been having dreams about gazelles and this gazelle is appropriately dreamy. So lovely!
    jessicalemme.gmail.com

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  22. I love your animal pieces! Very cool. The cow is sweet.
    Rachel
    www.tickleworm.com

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  23. It will be fun to come back tomorrow for the studio tour, everything I've seen so far is gorgeous.

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  24. wow amazing animals!! very nice.. i want this toooo :) please enter me..

    silverlilacc at hotmail dot com

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  25. Congratulations Cara, beautiful work I especially liked the green beetle. Happy days.

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  26. Her work is fabulous Stacy!! Love her work! Great give a way!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  27. I would love to win one of these amazing pieces. The animals and backgrounds are amazing.

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  28. Great art work.
    jswandrn @ gmail.com

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  29. awesome pieces!

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  30. Oh, those are so beautiful! I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  31. A very talented artist. I love the Frog as well. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Bridgette Groschen
    joeandbridge@aol.com

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  32. Thankyou for highlighting such an interesting and talented artist! Cara's works are great and I would love the chance to win her gazelle piece.

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  33. beautiful stuff! :)
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Beautiful! I love that Beetle!

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  35. I really like that bird of hers!

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  36. Very cool. steffanie771(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Gorgeous work!
    Thank you for sharingit with us.

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  38. These are beautiful, I especially like the Frog. Great giveaway.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  39. beautiful work -I love the Gazelle

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  40. I love the frog! very awesome!

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  41. Wow! Amazing art! I love the depth and layers in her work.

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  42. Wow her work is amazing, I am particularly in love with 'Visitor' and 'fly'.

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  43. Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway. The work is beautiful!

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  44. It took me a while to come over, but I just couldn't miss one of your featured artists. They are always such wonderful found treasures. And Cara is no exception. Wonderful work I'd be proud to own. Thanks, Stacey, for all your wonderful work, too!

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  45. great art! Cara Walz is amazing!

    dpc0ntest@yahoo.com

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  46. Just wanted to let you know that I added your contest to doubleprizes.com and hopefully more people find your blog.

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  47. Wonderful work - shows a LOT of talent! Wow!

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  48. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com
    gorgeous art! love the bird ones!

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  49. Cara is very talented! I love that she can move between styles so easily, her mechanical bird is beautiful!

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  50. hey sweet girl...just checking in ;) it's been a long while since I have been out exploring blogland~ Hope all is beautiful in your world!! xo!! ~Bella

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