new art & GIVEAWAY

November 07, 2013

Personal schtuff:
Miracle to miracle is how I have been living.
Just back from Arizona, I am happy to report
my mom is recovering nicely from surgery
and is in remission...resembling a pixie-hot Mia Farrow!

So so so grateful.

For years, it was services I sold
(academic tutoring, consulting, writing)
so I'm still virginal as to selling goods...
let alone peddling on this blog.
I'd love to share some affordable art I have been
happily selling on and offline.

For a recent art show in downtown Barrington

(So fun! Thanks for having me, Katie),

along with abstracts on canvas, I created

collages on paper and necklaces inspired
by the BRCA journey of my mom,
me, and my sister Jo.

 The sterling chains were a hit and are now in the shop.

 To celebrate the launch, a Giveaway!

I'm giving away a collage and a necklace.
2 winners will be announced Monday, Nov. 18th.
Both items will be custom, one of a kind,
created especially for you according to your preferences.
Open to everyone on planet YES. 
For chances to win, simply
visit my shop and leave a comment
at the end of this post saying you did.
For 5 bonus entries, simply like Hello Lovely
on Facebook and let me know in a comment you did.
That's 6 chances!

Sterling Soul Chains

You can read about the concept
and inspiration for the collages in the shop.

8" x 6" Original Mixed Media Collage on Italian Paper...LOVED AND CHOSEN

I used quality materials for these
feminine, soulful mixed media collages.
Fine Fabriano Mediovalis Italian paper,
vintage lace from Paris, silk, linen,
cashmere, and vintage pointe shoe satin.

7" x 4.5" Original Mixed Media Collage on Fine Italian Paper...WE REMEMBER
Collage/Note Card
You may notice my signature safety pins, 'X's, and torn text.

Freelance writing schtuff:
I'm also expanding my writing services.
If you or your business should require
a blogger, ghostblogger, editor,
speech writer, article writer, author,
or creative dynamo wired for words,
please do email me.

 Back to the personal:

I feel as though I have finally found a pocket of
sweet peace in which to begin writing about
my BRCA journey and share chapters
which have chilled and widened my soul.

Creating art pieces was a baby step,
yet this step alone feels like a small miracle.

Thanks for listening and for
entering the giveaway! 

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. What a lovely giveaway. I enjoy your blog with every new post. Its just beautiful. I visited the shop and love all. However the Altered Rhinestone Tiara...KEEP STRIVING caught my eye..

  2. Just liked on facebook. Thanks again for the chance!

  3. I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing better. That is truly a blessing.

    What a lovely giveaway. I visited your pretty shop. Everything is so nice. I particularly like the rhinestone sphere necklace.

    I have also liked you on Facebook and passed it along.

    Have a wonderful day,

  4. My sweet, lovely Michele,
    You always touch my heart with your words, your art, your beauty, your talents, your outlook on life. Such a privilege to know you, follow along with you.
    Your pieces are as lovely as you,
    xo Kathysue
    visiting shop and you know I LIKE you on FB

  5. I visit your shop often! I love the collage "love wins"
    Your art is pure and meaningful.
    I liked you on FB!

  6. Hi Michele and thanks for letting me find you!!! I am absolutely in love with your shop...and with this amazing blog as well!!!
    I use to collect sterling soul chains (we call it "Madonnina" in italian) and the collage is absolutely chic and sweet.
    I really hope to win and I go to like your page on Facebook!!
    hugs from Rome.

  7. You uber talented lady!!! I love ou shop it's a favorite on my Etsy account! LOVE the Mixed Media collage!
    Posted on facebook too! This is such a lovely giveaway, and very generous too!!!

  8. Hi Michele, I'm so glad to hear of your Mom's remission. That's great news. Good luck with your shop....I love the sterling necklaces with medals!

  9. Michele, Thank you for sharing your life with us. I love seeing your blog. I have LIKED you on FACEBOOK. Blessings,

  10. I love religious medals and icons and am so glad to see you are making the necklaces. You have quite a mix of items in your etsy shop that I also love and have put you as a favorite. Blessings,

  11. Your medals are very charming and thanks for the opportunity for your lovely giveaway.

  12. Hello Michele, you sure are busy. Your work is gorgeous. I have been keeping up with your journey. Sometimes when emotion takes over words fail me. Just know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. I love your shop and those tiara's are so lovely, just like you. I would love to win your giveaway! Di@Cottage-wishes

  14. Of course I liked you on Facebook!! A coworker told me his 2 sisters and mom are just starting their journey like you, mom and sister...I told him of your brave journey and my sweet friend Missy's journey. I think it helps to share and my friend you certainly have!! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway oh it would be fun to win a creation by you. di@Cottage-wishes

  15. i "visited" and i "liked" many scrumptious offerings in your shop! i am happy to enter your give away and would love it if you would consider mine.... )

  16. way cool! Visited and liked and how I love you Mich. You are a brave girl.

  17. So many lovelies in your shop Michele!!
    I would be proud to have any of your special pieces! I like you on Facebook !!

    The Arts by Karena

  18. So many beautiful things in the shop, Michele. You truly are talented.
    I liked your Facebook.

  19. this is for chrissy - 6 entry chances.


  20. Found your blog through a comment you left on Attic Angel. It's beautiful. I visited your Etsy shop. Your collages are precious. Love your jewelry. Gave you a like on FB. I would love to be a winner in your giveaway, but even if I'm not, it's okay. I found your lovely blog and I will enjoy keeping up with you. Blessings, Nancy

  21. Hi, Michelle! Visited your shop. So many lovely things. I especially love your mixed media pieces. The one using the vintage book cover is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

  22. Hey there pretty lady :) Your jewelry is just as beautiful, ethereal and special as your paintings! You are very talented, Michele. Thanks for the update on your mom - glad she is recovering well.
    Take care,

  23. Hey sweet Michele ~ whenever I visit you, it's always a feast for my eyes and creative soul. You are so generous to offer this giveaway! I love the ball chain necklaces and would love to wear a Hello Lovely faith charm (I adore the oblong shaped one on the far right with the crosses on it!) around my neck as a gentle reminder that have almost walked the same path - but are still kindred spirits. :) Bless you, my friend - and thank you for the opportunity to win something from your sweet shop! ♥ Oh....and I liked you on FB a long time ago AND peeked into your shop, too! :)

    xoxo laurie

  24. Your sweet, gentle touch must come directly from inside...Blessings on all your hands find to do! After visiting your Etsy Shop, I'm even more in love with your signature touches.

  25. These are the prettiest Breast Cancer Awareness items I have ever seen. So very pretty. Of course I liked you on Facebook.

  26. Liking on FB! Your collection is beautiful!

  27. Liking on FB and Love your sweet touches. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  28. Oh My Gosh! I was catching up on your posts and just saw this. Look at all the beauty you create!!! Your collages are the best... and the little chains and necklaces are such pretty, delicate treasures. Your display table is just perfect too. You are talented in like a hundred different ways!... wow... and i'm in love with that photo of you sitting at your desk, with the pretty lace curtains and all the soft tones of white and gray...


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