Monday, February 8, 2010

February Giveaway!

I've never done a giveaway before. Well, I mean, a bloggy giveaway....I give away things all the time. To friends, to Goodwill, to my poor unsuspecting neighbors who can't seem to avoid me....but an honest to goodness, bloggy giveaway...that sounds like fun too!

So this February, the month of cupids and hearts and chocolates and flowers and panic for men everywhere....I'm going to give away a one of a kind surprise box from Elena's Easel. It IS better to give then to receive. But hopefully one of you will want to receive this little box of goodies. Hand painted by moi and with one of my prints on the top (that would be the Love Turtle, also available here). I'm not telling you what's inside, you'll just have to wait and see when you win it! But there will be some wonderful artsy things from my store and maybe some sweet treats too! All you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address and tell me your definition of true love...

If you're friends with me on Facebook, leave me a message on my wall and that will count too! The winner will be randomly picked and announced on Valentine's Day (February 14th) and I will send your little box of goodies right out to you! Happy February everyone....make sure you tell the people you love that you love them...not just on Valentine's Day but every day.


  1. Love to me is a choice. The evidence of true love is self-sacrifice. This is all demonstrated thru God's love for me and my love (choice) for Jesus (sacrifice). And when it comes to earthly relationships... love is when you put up with me no matter what. ;o)

  2. "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”- Matthew 5:43-45
    Love is giving someone what they need the most when they deserve it the least and every time in between... the only one to do this perfectly was Jesus Christ because He was the only living person capable of giving this gift, untainted and all the time--- we see glimpses here on earth when God fills us with it, and we make the choice to freely give it--- and when it is expressed the way God truely intended it, its heaven on earth--- the more ya do it, the more natural it becomes, and life during these moments is restored to what it was created to be, and what God called His creation before it was jaded---- good

  3. I think this site is adorable. :) It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
    We should paint and write children's books together!!! :)
    Some quotes on love I found:

    "Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside." - Margaret Walker

    "Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day." - Nicholas Sparks

  4. oh my heavens!!! this is so cute!!! please count me in!!! I would be thrilled to own your work!!!

  5. Hey Elena,
    April (my sister) has kept me up to date on you and your family. I'm so happy to see you doing something you love to do. My definition of True Love is... Making a choice to stick it out for the long haul, through the mundane every day things, and not taking people for granted. Jennifer Fiebelkorn

  6. Sammy Bertels says love is:


    ---- love Sammy

  7. You can love a hot dog.
    You can love a dog.
    You can love your hair.
    You can love your friends.
    You can love your spouse.
    But how much do you love your God?
    How much do you love yourself whom God has created to be perfect and beautiful in His eyes?
    Michelle Lewis

  8. God gives us a love that will not quit, and will not stop with the growing years and the changing times. it is selfless, true and never-ending. Love you El, your site and artwork is a bright spot in a rather dimly lit world! Momma Donna G <3 (