Friday, January 8, 2010

Ringing in the New Year Right - Giveaway #8

I can't believe it is already giveaway number eight. It is going by so fast! Today’s featured blogger is my friend and fellow teacher, Stephanie Doak. Stephanie is a very talented artist and the vision behind Willowbird Woods. She is married to Shannon Doak and says that, “he is such a great husband, and I couldn't do what I do without him. He washes dishes and does laundry when I am busy working on paintings, and doesn't complain one bit”. I think all of us busy women understand the value of a good man!


Stephanie is also known as a big reader. She mostly reads sci-fi or fantasy novels, but also loves a good murder mystery (don’t we all?) and the classics. In fact, she just found this program called "52 books in 52 weeks," and is really thinking about trying to do that.
And finally, she loves to decorate her home. She says, “I think I've painted every wall in my house at least twice, and I rearrange my decor all the time. Shannon doesn't mind, so I just keep going”. Again, a good man!


I wanted to tell you all about Willowbird Woods, but Stephanie did it beautifully herself. Here is how she describes her artwork: “Willowbird Woods Arts and Crafts was created by myself, Stephanie Doak, and is my way of sharing my world with others. Most of my work is done with acrylic paint on canvas, but I also paint on wooden boards. I guess you could call my art whimsical natural. I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world that God has given us. I love to stare at the clouds...watch the wind blow through the trees...birds glide through the air... I could spend hours walking through a forest. So I have taken these things that I love, added a little whimsy, and created Willowbird Woods.”


Stephanie has only been selling her art for about four months, but has always loved to paint. Things really took off for her after she started her blog and was a hit at the Autumn Street Fair. In the new year, she will certainly continue painting but also hopes to add bags, pillows, and other fabric arts. She also plans to open an etsy store.
Why does she paint? In her own words, “Painting is such a stress reliever for me. I would paint even if I didn't sell my art. I love coming home, getting into my old "paint clothes", turning on some music, and starting a new painting. It puts me in my "happy place", o.k... I feel like Bob Ross saying that.” I guess you can see why Stephanie and I are friends. We have so much in common!


Please leave a nice comment today and you will be entered to win a gift certificate for a custom 11x14 canvas. Stephanie will paint whatever you like just for you! There are so many possibilities! Be sure to visit her blog for more ideas and to see more of her beautiful creations. Good luck!





215 comments:

Maranda Danelle said...

enter me please! I love her work!

Wesley Hillis said...

Enter me I would love to win! Stephanie does a wonderful job on anything. I should know since she painted all of Bree's furniture before she was born.

Anne said...

very cute I love art!

Anne said...

enter me!

Hope said...

Wow, looks nice! Please enter me!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Andrea said...

I want in on this one too.

Patty's Stitches said...

Count me in. I'd love to win something from Stephanie!

Tanya said...

Okay, I am trying again today..Would love to have one of these.

The Tubb Family said...

Please enter me...Katie Tubb

The Cookie Girl said...

Very cute paintings!
Stoping by from SITs today. Happy Snow Friday!!!

Anne J said...

Her paintings are lovely, it would be great to win.

WCMS Cheerleaders said...

These are cute paintings, please enter me.

Stacey Elam

Anonymous said...

This would be great.
Please enter me.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Natasha Vaughn, Designer said...

I just love Stephanie's work. I would love to win.

Suzanne Prater said...

Stpehanie is very talented, as are you! Please enter me!

Paula Wanamaker said...

I love her whimsical birds!!! I bought Salem "Nevermore" at the Craft Fair and he loves it:)
Would love to win something for myself:)
Enter me please:)

ba and the boys said...

you are very nice so i am leaving a nice comment!

Leann said...

Please enter me!!!

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

mellowmarli said...

enter me, enter me! i need some new decor!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me :)
onebigchesneyfan@aol.com
Monica Schoeneck

ellaandmommy said...

You don't get any nicer than Stephanie McGregor Doak. She is one of the nicest people that I have ever known. (And I can't really remember not knowing her.) I absolutely loved her canvas to display a little one's artwork. Enter me, I would love this one....

Anonymous said...

very nice!! :) please enter me to win! Hopefully today is my day to win!! :)
Ashlee Reep
areep@k12tn.net

Deanna said...

Her artwork is so precious. I would love to have one of her wonderful pieces!

Tina said...

I visited the blog and Stephanie has some really cute stuff. I especially like snowmen.

Jamie W. said...

Please enter me. What wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Very cute stuff :) amywilkey(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love Stephanie, love her art, love her supportive husband! She painted a mural for me in my preschool classroom. I'm not there anymore, but the mural is still there as far as I know. Hope I win - a great artist she is!

Lucrecia said...

Please enter me I would love to win this!!

Beth said...

I love her stuff...please enter me!!

Alison said...

Cute stuff! I'd love to win a painting from her! Stopping by from SITS!!

Ashley said...

oh i love her work.... enter me!!!

Paula Wanamaker said...

entering again---maybe I can win today??? Feeling lucky:)

Lori said...

Enter me please!
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Wesley Hillis said...

Enter me again!!! I want to win!

Hope said...

Back to enter again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Mim said...

Please enter me.

Leann said...

Please enter me again !!!

Lori said...

Please enter me again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Susan said...

Stephanie is a sweetie for sure! Love her artwork. Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Very cute work-would love to win this
amywilkey(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim C said...

Again please.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:D
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

tiffany s said...

I remember Stephanie from school. I didn't know she has a blog! I've got to check it out! I'd LOVE to win!

tiffany s said...

Entering again... I'll be back!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Oh the owl paintings are so adorable!
laprochaine@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Pretty! I'd love one for my classroom door!

Danielle said...

Cute work! Enter me please.

Hope said...

Back for another entry :)
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Enter me please. I loveall your work!
jamyejaco@yahoo.com

Lori said...

I'd love to be entered again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

pamjohnston said...

what a great giveaway! Please enter me! I'll be back! :)

Kristin Green said...

how cute! I love paintings! enter me please!

ellaandmommy said...

entering again...

Kim C said...

Again

Kim C said...

and again

Kim C said...

AND again..lol

Kim C said...

you know I need you to paint that eagle!!

Patty's Stitches said...

I'm back for another entry. I could really use a painting!

Kim C said...

glad its a snow days so i can enter ALOT!!

Momofgirls said...

Oh my gracious...what talent!! The snowman picture is so so so cute!! thamks for the sweet giveaway!

Lori said...

I am back to enter again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Kim C said...

I really have all day to do this.

Kim C said...

did i say that Stephanie's painting are so cute!!

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

tiffany s said...

It's me again!

tiffany s said...

Oh I want to win!

Jamie W. said...

Please enter me!

ellaandmommy said...

trying again

Lisa B. said...

She is so talented!! I love her art, please enter me!!! Thanks :)

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me please

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

AGAIN

Angela Cossey said...

Enter me please! Very pretty work!

Lisa B. said...

I just visited her blog, and her artwork is sooo cute!! In her Etsy shop, I love the Snowy Snowman Welcome Sign!!!

Lisa
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Lisa B. said...

I would love to have a cute welcome sign for our front door, so please enter me again!!!

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com

Kim C said...

i'm back

Kim C said...

again

Kim C said...

and again

Rachel H. said...

I would LOVE to win!! I love it! :)

Kim C said...

again!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Paula Wanamaker said...

Entering again.............

Paula Wanamaker said...

and again.............

Paula Wanamaker said...

and again...............

Paula Wanamaker said...

one more time..............

Paula Wanamaker said...

Back to the Ranch!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please Enter Me!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me

tiffany s said...

I would love to have tons of canvas around my house!

tiffany s said...

Entering again

Lori said...

Add me again please!
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
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Shannon said...

Enter me! I love her work and am soooo excited about this giveaway!

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

again please!

Shannon said...

entering again..I will be back later

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Mim said...

It's me again!

ChaNikki Imagery said...

love this & love the whimsical feel of her paintings!!!!

Tanya said...

Okay, entering again

Tanya said...

and again

Tanya said...

and again

Tanya said...

and one more time!

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

entering again!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

tiffany s said...

entering again...

tiffany s said...

and again

tiffany s said...

and again... be back later

Becky Lewis said...

I want 1, I want 1! Hey Stephanie! I looked at a lot of your other pieces a couple of weeks ago. They are so cute. Crossing my fingers, maybe I will win 1. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

ellaandmommy said...

again please

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am entering again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!

lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

pamjohnston said...

I really want to win! Enter me again please!

Lori said...

One more time.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Tanya said...

Entering again and feeling lucky tonight.

Mim said...

Just amazing at all of the comments!

Shannon said...

I am keeping me fingers crossed

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

and again..I really want this

Shannon said...

I am so excited for this giveaway. Stephanie, I can't wait to see what you have came up w/ for Ethan's artwork canvas! You are truly talented.

Lori said...

Hi Again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am entering again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again! :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Hope said...

Back again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

ellaandmommy said...

I'm back again.

Kim C said...

its me!!

Kim C said...

and again!

Kim C said...

again

Kim C said...

again

Kim C said...

what the heck...again

Kim C said...

sneakin in again

Patty's Stitches said...

They say third time is charm, so I'm back again. I would love to win this!

Lucrecia said...

enter me again please, I would love to win this!!

Lucrecia said...

and again please!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Sherrie S. said...

Wow, I am glad Stephanie is getting to do what she loves...paint....eventhough it has only been 4 months, I bet she will do fabulously!

Lucrecia said...

enter me again please!!

Lucrecia said...

and again......

Lucrecia said...

and again.....

Lucrecia said...

and again!!!

Lori said...

Trying again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Hope said...

Please enter me again!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Lucrecia said...

okay another time won't hurt!

Lucrecia said...

and another one

Lucrecia said...

and again!!

Lucrecia said...

and again!!!!

Lori said...

Please enter me again!
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Paula Wanamaker said...

I WANT TO WIN, I WANT TO WIN:)

Anonymous said...

Enter me again please:-)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Wesley Hillis said...

I would love to win!!!

Wesley Hillis said...

entering again

Wesley Hillis said...

again

Wesley Hillis said...

I REALLY want to win

Lucrecia said...

and again please, every time that I walk by the computer I think just one more time.lol

Lucrecia said...

again plese!!

ellaandmommy said...

I am back again...:)

Lucrecia said...

me again please!!

ellaandmommy said...

and again

ellaandmommy said...

and again

Anonymous said...

I am entering again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

ellaandmommy said...

and again

Anonymous said...

and again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

entering again

Lucrecia said...

just one more time for good measure
please!!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

I really want to win if you can't tell. lol :)

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

And Again please!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com

Anonymous said...

Enter me please. I love all of your art!
jamyejaco@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

Everyone wants to win...but I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Shannon said...

entering again

Shannon said...

again please

Shannon said...

I really really really want to win!!

tiffany s said...

WOW, almost 200 comments! Everyone wants to win Stephanie's stuff! And I do too!!

Paula Wanamaker said...

PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE DRAW MY NAME:)

tiffany s said...

again

tiffany s said...

and again... we have about 40 more minutes! :)

Paula Wanamaker said...

one more time and I hope it's a lucky one:)

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me again please

Lori said...

One more time.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Shannon said...

just trying to get in a couple more entries before time runs out

Lori said...

Gotta try again.
blessed6mom(at)yahoo.com

Shannon said...

enter me again please