Influence (Includes Misty Collins Pottery GIVEAWAY)

9 Mar

In my early elementary years at school my handwriting was a mess.  Somewhere around my preteen years I got interested in improving my penmanship.  I can still remember studying my older sister’s flawless handwriting and wanting so badly to be able to write like her.  I practiced a lot and in all that practicing my handwriting greatly improved and it got positive attention from my teachers.  All this to say, my sister’s artistic influence in my life started at a very early age.

When my sister, Misty was in high school she decided to take an art class.  Before that class her art experience went no farther than doodles on the front of her school folders and paint pen decorations on her clipboard.  That all changed in high school– a new discovery unleashed as she soon learned that she had the ability to draw pretty much anything.  After high school she went on to study art education in college.

Misty was the first person I ever knew to be bold with color.  She challenged me to think outside the box.  She introduced me to the idea of seeing shapes, colors, texture, light and beauty in everyday life.  She was the first person that encouraged me to put drawings on paper and paint on a canvas.  I’m pretty sure if it had not been for Misty I would have never started trying this thing called art and I would still be living in a world with muddy colors.  To this day my sister is one of my biggest fans and a huge source of inspiration and encouragement to me.  Thank you, Misty (RH)!

In honor of my sister, I am hosting a giveaway for some of her hand painted ceramics!  Yay!  If you didn’t say yay you should have because her work is amazing, fun, one-of-a-kind and functional.

My cabinets are fully stocked of lots of Misty Collins Pottery pieces and among them are these little dipping bowls.  I LOVE THEM!

I love these little dipping bowls because they are so cute, each one is different, we’re always dipping things around here and they are hand painted by my sister!

Enter To Win These:

These two little Misty Collins Pottery dipping bowls could be yours if you enter!  All you have to do is enter by commenting on this blog post!  See rules and guidelines below.

Rules & Guidelines:

You can enter up to FOUR times:  Be sure to make four separate comments!

  • Entry One:  comment on this post and tell me what you think will be the first thing you use these for.  In my house it is salsa!
  • Entry Two:  ‘LIKE’ Misty Collins Pottery on Facebook and then come back here and comment and let me know that you liked her!
  • Entry Three:  If you’re on Etsy, ‘FAVORITE’ Misty Collins Pottery shop and then come back here and comment and let me know you favorited her!
  • Entry Four:  Share this giveaway by Tweeting it, posting it to Facebook, E-mailing it to friends or any other share method.  Then come back here and let me know you shared it!
  • Be sure to include contact information when commenting.
  • On Friday, March 16 at 8am/CST  a winner will be drawn at random using the random number generator from Random.org and then will be announced on here.

Misty Collins Pottery on Facebook

Misty Collins Pottery on Etsy

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44 Responses to “Influence (Includes Misty Collins Pottery GIVEAWAY)”

  1. Amanda Davis March 9, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    The first thing I will use it for is for our Honey Mustard dipping sauce!!! Our homemade chicken nuggets is a weekly meal, and GOTTA have honey mustard..:)

  2. Amanda Davis March 9, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I have already liked Misty Collins Pottery on facebook!!!! :) She is the BOMB!!!!

  3. Amanda Davis March 9, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Misty Collins Pottery is a definite Favorite shop on my ETSY

  4. Amanda Davis March 9, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    I shared this on my facebook page!! :)

  5. MommieJoys March 9, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Serving my family dinner! Then probably for cereal. And always as fun color pops during a party! *smiles*

  6. Jes March 9, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Mmm, they look like perfect salsa dipping bowls! I think I would christen them in chunky red salsa. :)

  7. Jes March 9, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I liked Misty’s FB page. :D

  8. Jes March 9, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Misty’s etsy shopp is now a favorite! I love the vivid colors!

  9. Melody Harberson March 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    These are AWESOME!!! What talant!!

  10. Vicki Taylor Bates March 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I love the little dipping bowls! We would probably use them for au jus. :)

  11. Vicki Taylor Bates March 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I liked Misty Collins Pottery page on FB.

  12. Vicki Taylor Bates March 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    I “favorited” Misty Collins Pottery on Etsy.

  13. Vicki Taylor Bates March 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I shared the giveaway link on FB. Now, send me the cute bowls, lol! =)

  14. Tracy Dougherty March 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I am picturing guacamole, salsa or cheese dip in these!

  15. Tracy Dougherty March 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I “liked” Misty Collins Pottery on FB quite awhile ago…I don’t know if that counts or not for this giveaway. But I doublechecked, and yep, I’ve already had it “liked”

  16. Tracy Dougherty March 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I “shared” the link on my FB Timeline. Fingers crossed!

  17. MommieJoys March 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Favorited on Etsy!

  18. MommieJoys March 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Liked on Facebook!

  19. Dee March 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I would probably also use them first for salsa!!

  20. Dee March 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I already liked Misty’s Pottery FB page :)

  21. Dee March 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    I also already have her Etsy store in my favorites!!

  22. Stef March 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I LOVED this post! What kind things to say about your sister. I love that I kind of feel this way about you. Your paintings and then seeing your home post, has really inspired me to love color and remember even mixing bright colors together isn’t something I should be afraid of. We live in a world where tan, white and beige seem to be the only acceptable colors to decorate with :-\

    These bowls are awesome! We would use them for dipping sauces. When my kids eat fried chicken, they love to dip it in a honey sauce I make.

  23. Stef March 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Liked on Facebook :)

  24. Stef March 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    favored on Etsy!

  25. Stef March 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    tweeted!

    eatsleepandrun@gmail.com

  26. Kellie Rose Wilson March 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    mmmm cereal!!

  27. Kellie Rose Wilson March 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I like Misty Collins Pottery on facebook!

  28. Kellie Rose Wilson March 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    shared giveaway on facebook!

  29. Kellie Rose Wilson March 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    favorited on etsy!

  30. Donna L. Hogue March 12, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Oh absolutely, positively homemade salsa and homemade cheese dip!!!! Love Misty Collins Pottery and Jill Denton ART!!!!

  31. Jeri brewer March 12, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Salsa!!

  32. Julie Ford :) March 12, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Y’all are such cute sistas :) Loved reading about how you inspire eachother!

  33. Jan Williams March 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I have been a fan of Misty’s work for years. Those little bowls could be used for so many different things, but I’m thinking something yummy works the best. Too much fun to use for something practical!

  34. twoinacanoe March 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    CHEESE DIP….WE love cheese deep and these would be amazing! Very much in love!

  35. twoinacanoe March 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    They scream for …CHEESE DIP! In love with these. Always like Misty’s work!

  36. Jan Williams March 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I am already friends on her FB page.

  37. Jan Williams March 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    I made mmcollins a favorite on Etsy. Looked at lots of pottery while I was there. It was fun. Love the new crosses!

  38. Jan Williams March 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    I shared the link on FB.

  39. Weezer March 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I would use them for little late-night ice cream helpings…you know, when it’s too late and you don’t really need a whole bowl full, but you still crave just a smidge of something sweet, and the largest serving spoon you have just isnt large enough? Yeah…that’s what I would use them for!

  40. Weezer March 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Misty Collins Pottery has been “liked” by me for a while now…because I really like her stuff!

  41. Weezer March 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    twhaaaaaaaaaat??? I just re-tweeted your tweet. twit.

  42. Weezer March 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    and even though I don’t really understand how Etsy works (much like switching to Facebook from Myspace), I joined and added misty to my circle. She’s the only one in my circle though…duck duck goose style, i guess.

  43. cindy callan March 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Cheese dip, or salsa from fresh veggies from the garden. Love the bowls what fun colors.

  44. Auntie Sue March 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    okay, I did it!!! me want em!!
    as
    i CAN EVEN PICK THEM UP IN 28 DAYS!!!! YAY!!!

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