And the winner is....

Happy almost New Year everyone. Thank you for being a part of my art world again for 2012. We have a winner of the tiny Midnight Bunny. Congratulations to Diana Fair! Diana, I will be in touch.
Thank you all for chiming in.... keep an eye out for some more art gifts coming in 2013.


Give-away...."Midnight Bunny" .... the last for 2012

As daylight increases "Midnight Bunny" hops to brighter times. He is looking for a new home. Will it be yours? "Like" my "Midnight Bunny" post on facebook to enter my last tiny give-away of 2012. The winner will be picked on Friday at noon. Good luck! Happy Holidays and Best wishes for a festive 2013. 
The winners of last weeks treasures are Ruth, Destry, Jennifer, Frances, Rebecca and Tomasen. Congratulations! And, yes, the answer was "a snowman".
Looking forward to seeing all of you in 2013. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.


Time for a give-away...

Very simple this time. CLUE: There is a wintery image... on my facebook link which is on my blog page. QUESTION: What is that image? YOUR ACTION: Post your answer publicly on my  Rose Bryant Original Paintings facebook page. THE GIFT: A pack of 10 postcards with 10 envelopes to the first 10 correct answers. I will ship. BONUS: If you are both one of the first 10 correct answers AND you have shared this offer on facebook (button at bottom of this post), I will also send you a gift certificate for $5 off any 2013 purchase. I will tuck the certificate in the package with your cards. Good luck and Happy Holidays! (Pictured here are three designs from which to choose if you are one of the 10 winners. Each pack of 10 is all the same image.)


Give-away! I almost forgot...

It was a tough count for the brushes... so the gift goes to the closest counter, Sanatani Prescott! I am keeping the same collection in the studio today for others to count during the Holiday Open Porch. While you are all here, count the brushes (no sorting through :-)), and if you get the correct #, take $5 off your purchase. All correct counts win... so come by and give it a shot. Each person in your family can take a try (a great way to take a look around while your children are exercising their math skills :-). TODAY ONLY. 12 noon to 7pm. 8 Union Street


Count the brushes Give-away

Jelly-beans in a jar? Well almost. Count the brushes. The first 50 correct answers will get their choice of either TWO Rose Bryant postcards (I will ship) OR $5 off any purchase this Friday (only) here at my Open Porch. Respond with your count and your choice of gift. Use email, facebook, or blog comment for your response. Phrase your answer (for example) as “26 for two postcards” or “26 for $5 Friday”. I will mail the postcards to you (next week) or redeem the $5 this Friday (Dec 14). Share with friends on facebookOne guess per person. All guesses have to be made by 10am this Friday Dec 14. I will notify the winners before 11am. Good luck! :-) 

Helpful hints... click on the brush photo for a larger version. The wood color in the bottom right of the brush photo is NOT a brush handle. (thank you to those who asked.) The total is between 55 and 65. (I really like knowing you may win something!) Also, apologies for the crazy type above.... something happened while I was posting. 


Holiday Open Porch... You're Invited

Stocking stuffers, new cards, postcard packs…. there might be a small painting or two. Very simple, just me. The cat will be sleeping. I will be working in my studio and my sun porch will be set up for you and your friends. A hot pot for tea (or a glass for cheer) and a gift wrapping table awaits.  As a little “thank you” for coming, please, accept a free art postcard, plus enter the drawing for my new amaryllis painting now in progress on my easel. 
8 Union Street, Exeter, NH


And the winner is....

Ok, silliness was the theme of the answers this time.... It seems I know a lot of comedians :-). And we also had a few spot-on answers for what this image would be. So we shuffled and picked. Claire Josephs Houston is the winner of the three art cards! Congratulations, Claire! I will be in touch.

The painting is a marsh. And it was upside down :-).
Title "A Fall Marsh". The next challenge will be posted on Monday....
Here is a pic of the finished piece.... 


Newburyport, Friday Saturday.... Rolling Green on Sunday

All my tiny paintings and a few of my larger pieces will be with me at both of these wonderful shows.
1. Festivities all around in Newburyport during the downtown invitation night. Shops, refreshments, holiday cheer. The "Artisans in the Open" will be at the Unitarian Church two days FRIDAY 2-9, SATURDAY 10-5 pm. Stroll the charming streets and share the moments of good cheer. 
 2. Artisan Holiday Market at the beautiful Rolling Green greenhouse. SUNDAY, 10-4. Oh the smells and sights of the holiday... live and cut trees, wreaths and greens from Rolling Green Nursery plus over 25 artisans with their handmade creations. Food from the Red Ginger and music by Tom Richter..... wow.... I may get a little distracted!
At both shows, there are ceramics, photography, fiber art and textiles, jewelry, paintings, clothing and glass. I love being in this world of all local, all handmade by each of the artisans. Join us!

December art give-away this Friday 10 am

Thank you to all who dropped by my space at the Button Factory. What a weekend... so much to see and so many inspiring artists in one place. I asked several event goers how they started their approach for the day... it is always fun to hear how people think. Do you start at the top (third floor) and work your way down? Or do you go bottom up? Several, realizing the potential crowds, said they start at the top... less people behind you to "hold up" if you stop and look. Either way, theories had to be thrown out the window by 1pm. :-).
Now.... FINALLY BACK to the givin' stuff away.
Boy am I excited. It is December and what's more fun than thinking you'll win something... which you could then keep for yourself or send along to someone else.
THIS is the challenge question to which you should post an answer on my blog, on my facebook page, or via email:
The image below is on a 12x12 canvas. It is in progress.  
WHAT WILL THIS PAINTING BE WHEN IT IS COMPLETED? (A dog, a building, a scene at a carnival, a view through a window? [these are not the answers]).
All correct answers will go into the art hat and one winner will be drawn on FRIDAY, Dec 7 at 10am.
The winner will receive all three of these 5x7 folded cards with envelopes. I will ship. One guess per person. Good luck!