Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grand Launch Giveaways...

Today is the day we reveal some of the giveaways for:

The 12 Days of Artistically Speaking Grand Launch Hallapoloosa
Each of the next three days we will be giving you the details of the generous artisans and companies who are sponsoring the launch celebrations with their generous donation. Please say thank you to them when you order from the. This Grand launch Hallapoloosa would be nothing without them!

Make sure you enter the Name the AS Mascot Contest below...

The 12 Days of Artistically Speaking
Coach Parsons in a Pear Tree, ($3000)

Rebecca E. Parsons, Business-Creativity-Life mentor and coach to creative entrepreneurs worldwide, is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get personal coaching for 6 months.

Are you ready for a change?
Do You Want More Time...Clients...Income...Joy?
Do You Desire to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Business?

What you can expect of coaching with Rebecca:
Flexibility & Creativity
Savvy Interpersonal Skills
Direct Talk and Tough Love
Entrepreneurial Insight
Comments from former coaching clients:
"Rebecca helped me work through some blocks that prevented me from moving forward in my business. This helped me in my business, but even better, it helped my life."
"I came into coaching expecting some airy-fairy stuff. I left with real life skills."
"Every time I start to slip back into old habits I hear Rebecca voice, Is this serving your dream?"
Connie's Turtle Shell, ($500)

In the mid 1990s art majors Connie and Randy Cotita, formed Studio Abbellire, which focuses on their marbling, wood graining, gilding, applied ornament and custom carpentry talents. They are particularly fond of creating faux "pietre dure" pieces and custom furniture.

A major inspirational turning point for the couple occurred in 2002 when they were invited to join the International Decorative Painters Salon. Inspired by the immense talent and camaraderie of some of the finest of decorative artisans they created the website,, as an informational service to the industry.

In 2005 and 2006, Connie and Randy were invited to display their work at the Salon in Philadelphia and the Netherlands, respectively. Their work has also been displayed in the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague and featured in Delta Style magazine, The American Painting Contractor and The Artistic Stenciler. Connie is a certified stencilist through the Stencil Artisans League, Inc. (SALI).

$300 Gift Certificate toward a French Class (Atelier Nadai),

Michel & Kyoko Nadaï have generously donated a $300 Gift Certificate toward training at Atelier Nadaï in 2010. You will not only get the opportunity to train with a master, but you will also have an incredible experience as you immerse yourself in the culture, art and history of France. Michel Nadaï, is an internationally renowned decorative painter and author of the best-selling book Art & Techniques : Decorative Painting. He has trained hundreds of people in the traditional techniques of decorative painting, using his own unique training method which has earned him an international reputation. People come from all over the world to study with him and give their decorative painting careers a solid, serious and professional foundation.

also visit Michel's blog

four months of Method Finishing videos ($140)

sample method video below:

Method Finishing is an online video training subscription website offering instruction on faux, painting, plaster and decorative painting-“The nuts and bolts of decorative finishing.” Learn new techniques with these beautifully produced how-to streaming videos at Jason Lucas and Anthony Pinkston have donated 4 months of unlimited access to the current "Methods". In addition to the Methods, the winner will gain access to the complete Method Resource Library which includes free manufacturer produced video content as well as an extensive database categorizing and defining products from all the major manufacturers, and an ever growing inspiration and design library.

Stay tuned for Days 5-8 tomorrow...

The Artistically Speaking Magazine
Grand Launch
this ground-breaking magazine that goes live
December 17, 2009
at midnight EST


liquidartdesign said...

This is fantastic! Can't wait. Would love to have those method vids too.


Magic Brush said...


Brenda w/MorningStar Studio said...

I think the mastcot should be named "Arty". I'm with Dan. I'd love to have the Method videos.

bobncindyandrews said...

Any of the gifts would be appreciated especially the Method Finishing one!!! These are great!! Look forward to seeing others!!

Leisu said...

Method videos!

Moody Walls said...

Great Gifts!!!!