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Valentine Giveaway

3 Feb

My good friend Stefanie over at eatsleepandrun is hosting a jilldentonART Valentine art giveaway.  Be sure to head on over to her blog


Follow her directions and maybe you’ll be the random winner of a little Valentine art!


My Funny Valentine

2 Feb

I like the color red and pink a lot.  I love hearts.  I really like chocolate candies in foil wrappers.  I love handmade cards.  I am loved.  This all amounts to really liking the month of February and Valentine’s Day.  This year I had plans to make a lot of Valentines to mail out and to create quite a bit of love themed artwork, but with the month of January came several unplanned events that placed me other places than my art room.  Oh well!  I did get in there the other night and do just a few things to list in my Etsy shop in case anybody out there is looking for a little handmade love to share with someone special.  And I am still hoping to get in there and squeeze out a few Valentines for the special little people in my life…my nieces and nephews!

More Than Pickles                                                                                               jilldentonART 

Soul Mates Forever                                                                                              jilldentonART 

Together                                                                                                                   jilldentonART

H A P P Y    V A L E N T I N E S

We Have A Winner!

20 Dec

Thank you so much to all that entered the Christmas G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y!  Today a random comment number was picked using the True Random Number Generator on

Drum roll please,  drrrrruuuuummmmmrrrrrooollll…NUMBER ELEVEN!

Karen McAteer wrote,

“I love Christmas and I love you too…..and even David! lol”

Congratulations to

K A R E N  M c A T E E R

You are the winner of this original watercolor and ink illustration, a coupon to my Etsy shop and another little happy!


Christmas G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y

17 Dec

As promised, I’m here to host my Christmas Giveaway!  Entering to win is so easy–  just comment on this blog post and next week a winner will be drawn at random.  Since it’s Christmas I am allowing multiple entries….say whaaaaaaaaaat?  Yep!  Each person can enter up to three times.  THREE TIMES! (see the details below)

Wanna know what I’m giving away?  How about this original watercolor and ink illustration of my little modern Christmas tree farm.

Also in your package you will receive a few happies including a coupon to use in my Etsy shop!

Giveaway Details:

  • To enter, comment on this blog post
  • Limit to three entries per person
  • For multiple entries, separate comments have to be made
  • A winner will be selected on Tuesday, December 19 at 12 noon/CST  Giveaway now closed.

Need ideas on what to say in your comments?  Talk about Christmas.  What’s your favorite tradition, Christmas song or recipe?  Do you decorate your home?  Real tree or artificial?   Best Christmas gift received?  Best Christmas gift you’ve given someone else?  Greatest Christmas memory?  Hope these suggestions help!

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S !

How Lovely Are Your Branches

7 Dec

Merry Christmas!

This is the latest I’ve ever waited to put up my Christmas cheer around the house.  Between having company, hosting events, fulfilling orders and battling some kind of terrible stomach virus I’ve just now been able to slow down and enjoy the decorating. Two years ago I decided to simplify my Christmas decorating–mainly because it can easily start looking like Hobby Lobby blew up in the house. I sat back one evening and thought about what I really like as far as Christmas decorating goes– the list quickly got narrowed down to simplicity and meaning. Well, two large tubs filled with ornaments and lots of sparkly stuff that I’ve collected over the past 7 years doesn’t really define simplicity and meaning. However a collection of around 20 of my favorite ornaments, a white porcelain nativity set, a jar full of vintage glass ornaments, my Christmas journal book, a few handmade items, a small tree and my Christmas candle does define simple and meaningful. Here’s a little peek at my home at Christmas.

Vintage ornaments that I found recently at an estate sale!

My mother-in-law gave me this vintage inspired Christmas plate.  It’s one of my favorite things!

Our little 3 foot tree filled with some of our favorite ornaments.

My all white nativity scene that my childhood neighbor gave me several years ago.

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S !

I’ll be hosting a Christmas giveaway next week, be sure to check it out and enter to win!

Be Thankful All The Time

22 Nov

Be Thankful by RetroModernArt on Etsy

Learning to give thanks in all things has been a huge source of joy and peace in my life.  Now, don’t get me wrong, there are many times when I’m running late and I look down and I’ve got toothpaste all over the front of my shirt–  in that moment being thankful isn’t what pops into my head.  But in the midst of life, there is always something to be thankful for–  sometimes we have to look for it.  I have found that my soul is strengthened when I stop and give thanks in all things.  Pain.  Happiness.  Fear.  Joy.  Death.  Life.  Victories.  Failures.  Peace.  Sufferings.  In all things, give thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m very thankful for my husband, my family, our friends, our church, Arkansas, our home, God’s word, His faithfulness to us, and His peace that passes all understanding.

What are you grateful for?

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