New Giveaway - Original Art "Inspiration" By DJ

Wow! It's Thursday already?

If you want to see who won T. Chipperfield's Spring Blossoms print click here.

Lucky us!!

Today's featured artist is the talented Dolores Jablonski of DJsArt on Etsy. She is also the generous sponsor of the new Thursday Giveaway prize. Prize details at the end of this post.

DJ has worked in a variety of mediums, from ceramics to oil paintings. Many of the pieces in her Etsy Shop are created from a vibrant mix of watercolors, ink and colored pencil. Her paintings, ACEOs and note cards have a gentle feel of an earlier, more innocent time. (Click on any of the images to be taken to her shop for more details. ) Now let me get out the way so she can tell you a bit more:

DJ: My name is Dolores Jablonski. I sign my art as DJ. My art is my own little discovered world of happiness, that I want to share with others. So what's wrong with sharing a little happiness?

DJ: Life can be fast paced, and stressful. I feel we can all use a little bit of peace. I enjoy painting the whimsical, a little bit of childhood, the beauty of nature and my imagination. It is an attempt to make you smile.

Incubation by DJ

DJ: I have been experimenting with art for most of my life. It all started when I was a wee little girl and with a crayon I drew something behind the bathroom door. Instead of getting into trouble, my Mom praised her future artist. This has led to many years of experimenting with different medias and taking art classes from time to time, to teaching myself new idea's.

DJ: For over 10 years I was a teddy bear artist, designing teddy bears for adult collectors. At the time it allowed me to stay home with my two small children. The teddy bears were represented by museums and are now the models for my notecards. With my children grown. I no longer make teddy bears, but my teddy bear paintings are inspired from my collectible bears.

DJ's affinity for nature and gardening is seen throughout her art. Check out this fun piece - I just love how the carrots are tumbling out of the frame.

DJ: I have a variety of critters that like to cross my yard, raccoons, possums,squirrels and of course rabbits. Someone likes tomatoes besides my two labs and my husband. So polite of them to leave me the other half, they don't seem to understand that I'd like the whole tomato...please. I guess that's why I put this rabbit on my seed packet painting. I should have called this painting "WANTED" this is the little culprit, the thief to my few vegetables...

I first spotted one of my favorite DJ paintings, Doorway, on her blog DJsArt.blogspot.com. I also really like how it reflects her thoughts on art & blogging.

DJ: I chose this painting for my for the first time ever doing a blog. I seemed to have dusted off the cobwebs of " artist solitude," to find a doorway I have not ever been willing to cross. The first door led me to my Etsy shop, to the VAST group and now this very uncertain landscape called blogging! Lion's and tiger's and bear's, OH MY... This is very uncertain ground for me, but I think it will be fun. I hope it will be fun- no, I know it will be.

Well, DJ, this feature sure has been a lot of fun - many thanks! I'm so glad you'll be back on Saturday to show us your wonderful studio. Readers, be sure to pop back here on 10/17. I'll admit I peeked already. Her studio is as bright and nature filled as her art. A wonderful cozy place to create. Click Here To Visit DJs Studio

Feeling lucky today?

DJ has donated her fabulous original mixed media piece, Inspirations, for the new prize.

Inspiration by DJ

This cheerful painting measures 4" x 9" and was created in watercolor, ink and colored pencils. It will be mounted in a mat that fits a 7" x 14" frame. (Winner gets to pick mat color - choices are black, dark green & sierra brown.) I absolutely love the colors & the message of this piece! Don't you? Just leave a comment on this blog before noon (EST) on 10/22 and you will be entered in the random drawing. It is that easy.

Care to double down?

Then click through to DJ's blog where she is hosting a random drawing for my mixed media piece Trevi Letters. It is mounted in a white 8" x 10" mat. (This piece was created for Mixed Media Monday last month)

Trevi Letters

And a final note

I'm still accepting entries for next Thursday's 2nd random drawing - Yep, I've got a twofer here next week - Uprinting.com is giving away 1 custom printed vinyl banner to 1 lucky winner. CLICK HERE for details.


  1. I'd love to win. This would look great in the house we're about to buy.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Such a lovely works! I would love to win :)
    egateris at gmaildot com

  3. love her Art work would love this original painting rmolinini@hotmail.com

  4. DJ, OMG your work is adorable! It is always a joy to be introduced to other artist's work, especially when it is so amazing.

    Have a great Day!

    Regards, T.

  5. This is especially beautiful. If I won this I would give it to my sister in law,my brother passed away earlier on this year and she has just lost her own brother. She has had a hard year I am so sure this would cheer her up so much. Happy days.

  6. Dolores' art always makes me smile. What a talent!

  7. Love DJ's work!! It is full of whimsy and it does make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing her thoughts with us.

  8. Yellow is my favorite color, beautiful piece!

  9. Such uplifting whimsical works here...

  10. Such bright and lively works. It draws me back the whim and whimsy of childhood.

  11. I would love this for my bedroom!

    Awesome work..

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

  12. what a great giveaway! I would love to put it up when I redo my room :)


  13. Great stuff. I know exactly where I will put it "when" I win it!

  14. The artwork is wonderful -- thanks for the great chance. :)

    -- Birgit

  15. I love the details in her pieces!

  16. Beautiful work! :)

  17. I love this picture and I like mixed media pictures, it is so much more interesting than just a watercolor or drawing.

  18. I love the beautiful "Inspiration" artwork. Just beautiful!


  19. There is so many beautiful artwork, I do not know which is best. Thanks for the notebook, love the drawing, it is so romantic.