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!





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!
Hope said…
Wow, looks nice! Please enter me!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com
Andrea said…
I want in on this one too.
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.
These are cute paintings, please enter me.

Stacey Elam
Anonymous said…
This would be great.
Please enter me.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com
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
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!
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! :)
Anonymous said…
how cute! I love paintings! enter me please!
Kim C said…
you know I need you to paint that eagle!!
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…
Oh I want to win!
Jamie W. said…
Please enter me!
Lisa B. said…
She is so talented!! I love her art, please enter me!!! Thanks :)

Lisa B.
lisabradford101@gmail.com
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
Rachel H. said…
I would LOVE to win!! I love it! :)
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
tiffany s said…
I would love to have tons of canvas around my house!
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:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com
Shannon said…
Enter me! I love her work and am soooo excited about this giveaway!
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!
love this & love the whimsical feel of her paintings!!!!
Tanya said…
Okay, entering again
Tanya said…
and one more time!
Anonymous said…
Please enter me again:)
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com
tiffany s said…
entering 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
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…
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
Kim C said…
what the heck...again
Kim C said…
sneakin in again
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!!
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!
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…
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
ellaandmommy said…
I am back again...:)
Lucrecia said…
me again please!!
Anonymous said…
I am entering again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com
Anonymous said…
and again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com
Anonymous said…
Again!

Lara Kate Haley
lara_kate@live.com
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…
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…
and again... we have about 40 more minutes! :)
Paula Wanamaker said…
one more time and I hope it's a lucky one:)
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
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