11.19.2010

A Happiness Inducing Giveaway


my debbie carlos "happy makers"...


When you’ve had a series of bad days (or in my case weeks), you tend to ruminate a bit on the things that do in fact make you happy. (Oh who am I kidding; I tend to ruminate on this pretty much all. the. time.) I’m especially intrigued by the small but particularly bliss-inducing experiences….you know all those little fleeting moments that when added up comprise a pretty darn happy life.

The trick I suppose is in noticing them. I am trying to focus more on the noticing.

When I am noticing, here’s what I notice (in case you’re wondering, yes, I am trying to set the record for the most uses of the word {or some variation of} “notice” in a blog post)... Besides the music in the car with the windows down and the kiddos dancing which is bar-none the primo happy-maker, there’s the art. I always, always feel amazing when I’m taking in or making (albeit not very good) art.

I am smitten with my Debbie Carlos prints, I love my crazy exuberant Michelle Armas painting that Bryan and I got for Christmas last year, I dream and scheme about how to one day obtain one of Allison V. Smith’s photos (I’ve considered selling plasma, they’re that good), I could move into the DMA (truly, I would happily live at the museum)…And then there was that three-day high I was on after our aforementioned dinner at Pete and Lucia's art-filled home.

I am hard pressed to maintain a funk in the presence of good art. I am officially noticing.

So in the spirit of sharing my one of my all-time happy-makers, I’m doing an artful little Friday giveaway (not my normal Friday M.O. but I’ts all about spreading the joy here friends).

The lovely and talented Debbie Carlos has offered up a poster of your choice to two of my readers.

Like this one...


or how about this one...



Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday the 21st at midnight, and I’ll announce the two winners the following Monday.


p.s. Debbie also has some great specials at her shop -- free shipping (including international orders) when you buy any 2 posters and $7 off + free shipping when you buy any 3 posters.

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magick mike said...
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emma@themarionhousebook said...

I love Debbie's photography and think one of her prints would make an excellent addition to our home. Thanks Joslyn!

debbie said...

I would love some new art. The bunny poster would be great for my boys room.

Kate said...

Beauties...I would love love love either.

-Maria- said...

Pretty

Anonymous said...

Super cool giveaway! I love Debbie's work!

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Anonymous said...

Love the Mountain Fog poster so so much. Fingers crossed!

Liz said...

oh its so hard to choose. I'm seeing the Summer Bounty poster in our dining room. Bunny print is so sweet. Expecting our first baby in June so we're starting to think about decorating the nursery.

Sarah said...

Just bought a house that NEEDS one of these!

elizabeth said...

The Mountains = super spectacular! The ideal gift for my sweet husband.

Debbie said...

Beautiful prints!! I have the perfect spot for one! :)

Anonymous said...

oh! The antelopes poster has been in my favorites cue for quite some time!

Lyndsey said...

Gorgeous, love it all!

Lyndsey said...

Gorgeous, love it all!

amelia said...

these are so lovely!!! i'd LOVE to have one in my place!

Carolyn said...

Her work is lovely! Thanks for introducing me to her.

uberjoi said...

oh my, how lovely! i have just the perfect spot for one of these sublime photo posters... xox

sara said...

this would cover the huge smear on my wall in the kitchen. a tres chic cover-up.

onesilentwinter said...

How wonderful is her work i have been admiring them for sometime now, thank you for the chance!

SunJu said...

lovely :o

ae said...

ooh, i'm not sure i'm clear on the end date of this, but i'll enter no matter what. happy thanksgiving! thankful for great blogs!

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