100th Blog Post Giveaway Celebration!! Enter To Win Here...



I don't really consider myself a writer, and I am somewhat of a hermit and keep to myself, but here I am with 100 entries in an online Artist Journal!

It is hard to believe that I would ever make it to 100 posts when I sat down to type my first blog entry in May of 2010.  I started blogging when I came up with the idea for a company to sell art, cards, and games called Cara Mia Bella, giving me the chance to work from home and be able to remain in my children's lives while providing for my family.  That first night in May almost two years ago, I poured myself some wine to muster the courage to type, to reveal myself and my creative vision to the world.  After a while, the words began to flow more freely, and as I met other creatives like me taking that chance, baring their souls, I felt like I had finally found the perfect outlet for my creative expression.  

I found that those of us who write online journals do so because of our passion for our art, the connections we make with other artists like us, and the inspiration we get from others and from ourselves striving to be our best, to shine our light in our little corner of the web.

That doesn't mean it is easy to blog, at least not for introverts like myself! 

After all, who can remain creative when there are constant interruptions from children and "real" life (5 more minutes, please!)...

...Multitudinous projects going at one time (where do I begin?)...

...An entire product line that needs to be designed and printed...

...Managing a company to sell these quality creations;  to ensure the success of this company all of my free time is mostly spent working...

...Regularly participating in art galleries, craft shows and markets, as well as selling through retail locations nationwide...

...Finally getting my art published later this year...

... And always striving to paint that timeless masterpiece, that "Mona Lisa", that magnus opus.  I am amazed I even have time to blog!

To all of my loyal readers, I would like to say THANK YOU!
I wish I could personally answer each and every one of your kind comments and encouragement!

 To show how much I appreciate your support, I am having a giveaway, and you are invited!


Who is invited: 

Be a follower of this blog;  Purchase from my Etsy Shop;  Follow by email or receive RSS Feed (please email me at carrie@caramiabella.com and specify this in your message so I can enter you).

When can you enter:

February 13 until 11:59pm PST March 13, 2012 (Anyone who purchases from my Etsy shop in this time period will have their name entered in 3 times!  Anyone who blogs and links the giveaway can be entered 3 times, too!  Email me the link to the post and I'll link it here).


"Healing Waters" 11 x 14 inch signed print (pictured above and below;  click on picture for more details).   I chose this print to also celebrate it being published later this year in the 2013 We'Moon Calendar.

How to enter:

All followers of the blog must leave a comment here so that I know to enter you. Email and RSS followers may email me at carrie@caramiabella.com to enter (please specify you are participating in giveaway).  Or you may purchase from my Etsy Boutique and I will automatically enter you 3 times.
Deadline is March 13th at 11:59pm.  Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted shortly thereafter.  The official announcement will be on March 20th, the Spring Equinox.  Prize will be shipped flat via USPS First Class Mail.

Spread the word!  
Let your friends know!  
Blog about the giveaway and I'll enter you to win 3 times!

Everyone loves FREE ART!!

Thank you so much for participating in my Giveaway, and Good Luck!


WrightStuff said…
Carrie your art is beautiful and captivating - keeps me coming back again and again.... Would love to enter (already a follower/stalker!)
WoW!!! Carrie!!! I'm so amazed by your giveaway for your 100 posts!!! Congrats for this and thank you for the lovely chance to win one of your amazing paints!!!! I would LOve to win !!! This paint of yours is very beautifuL!!! I will try to make a post soon and i will sure spread your giveaway!!!! :o))
I'm a folower of your blog almost from the begining and i really admire you and your work!!!
I wish the best for you and your art!!!! You have a very beautiful spirit!!!! Kisseeeeeees!! ;o))
Purpletreebird said…
I'm so grateful that you find the time to blog too! I need to have other artists to interact with, especially being based at home with no work colleagues as such. Your paintings are beautiful.
Jess xx
Victoria said…
Yay Carrie...congrats on 100 posts..hooray! Beautiful post..gorgoeus photos of all of your creations and creative space..not to mention that one of your boots and the magnificent scenery!

Congrats of everything..i was just checking out your etsy boutique...and you have done a fantasticly beautiful job..everything looks fab and gorgeous!

Yay! thats is my fave print..thank you for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!
Shine on..you rock!
hugs and blessings and sparkles
brandi said…
~good morning my dear friend...how blessed we are that you sat down that night glass in hand and began typing...what a world you have opened yourself up to and emerged from the quiet into a full blooming flower of inspiration...it has been a joy stumbling along with you and getting to know you through your time here and i very much look forward to seeing where the road will continue to meet you in the days ahead...such a sweet heart of yours to offer such a gift to celebrate your 100th post...wishing you a day filled with l♥ve overflowing around you...be well and much love light and blessings be with you and yours~
Bird said…
Carrie, I really do love your art. I'm not good at explaining why I love something but I do very much love your art. It's simply beautiful with so many layers to each painting and drawing. I enjoy looking at it and getting drawn down deeper into each piece you share on your blogs. I don't comment very often, but I do visit and look through.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I'll be posting about this at Earthy Spirituality.

Thank you for hosting such a magnificent giveaway.

Bright blessings,
I am loving your work and I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I will also write a blog about it this weekend for extra entries! THanks so much! I also have a giveaway on my site too if you wanted to promote mine too it would awesome :) Thanks again!

<3 Jess


Ayala Art said…
I'm a follower! Please add me! :o)
What a nice giveaway!
(By the way, do you know that more people post when we get rid of the "captcha" that now it 2 words?)

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