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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


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!

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 !

Home Giveaway WINNER

8 Nov


Stefanie Arnold

Stefanie shared with us that home is where family is–  It’s messy, but cozy and usually has happy sounds throughout it.  In the fall she and her family enjoy carving pumpkins, making food with the pumpkin guts (her words not mine : ) ), collecting leaves and making crafts with them, caramel dipped apples, sitting by fires and talking about thankfulness around the dinner table!  Sounds like wonderful ways to spend time during this season.

Thank you so much to all that entered the home giveaway and shared with me special things about your home and your traditions.  I enjoyed reading each one of them.  I hope you are enjoying an evening at home, I am!


True Random Number Generator picked comment number 3 for the winner of the home giveaway.



Home Giveaway

1 Nov

Hey y’all!  Remember me?  It’s been a while.  You know, life happens and some things have to take the backseat.  But here I am and I’m back with some fun stuff–  A GIVEAWAY!

I love home.  I love the place of feeling completely comfortable while being surrounded by the familiar smells and sounds of home and the lives with whom I share it.

I’d say home is one of the nicest words.

Here’s one of my favorite spots in my home.  I find myself sitting on this end of the sofa often.  I read here, eat here, pay bills here, watch movies from here and pretty much any other activity that involves me needing a place to sit.  I’ve had that love pillow for a very long time.  My mom made it for me when I was a teenager.  It’s special.  The White Dog painting is the first and original White Dog that I did.  It has a lot of meaning wrapped up in it.   I love this space!

I’ve had this little white chair since I was a teenager.  It’s all beat up and I love it that way.  The seat has had many different coverings and this lovely plaid is the newest one.  I had an old flannel shirt that I had kept for a long time just so I could use the fabric someday.  It gave this little old wooden chair the cozy fall/winter look that I had hoped for!  And that adorable round yellow polka dot pillow is one of my favorite garage sale finds.  I paid fifty cents for it!


It’s peppermint hot cocoa season, so my kitchen is stocked with these little guys.


H O M E  G I V E A W A Y

I’m giving away this 10 x 10 original mixed media painting on canvas to one of my readers.  I will mail this painting along with some other little happies to the winner of this HOME GIVEAWAY.  Instructions for entering are below.

To enter, please comment on this blog post telling me one or more of the following:

  • What is home to you?
  • What is your favorite thing about home?
  • What is one of your fall/winter traditions?

One comment per person, Giveaway ends Tuesday November 8 at 12 noon/CST, Winner will be announced Tuesday November 8 at 7pm/CST, Please be sure to include contact information with your comment.  Happy Entering!

This Week

10 Oct

This week jilldentonART will be having a little art giveaway and a big Etsy shop update!

giveaway & new art



w a t c h  f o r  i t 

Birthday Giveaway :: We Have A Winner

6 Sep

A couple of days ago I announced that I was going to hold an art giveaway in celebration of my birthday.  To get in on the action all you had to do was either comment on the blog post or wish me a happy birthday on Facebook.  Simple enough!

Now the not-so-simple part was left up to me.  I gathered up all the names of those that entered and made a list:

I took that list and cut each name out and put them in a bowl:

There were approximately 121 names.  I may have lost count as I folded each one up tightly:

I scrambled them around, swished them about and mixed them up:

I closed my eyes and picked out one:

And the winner is….

Congratulations, Misha!  On your next birthday you will receive some art in the mail from me.

Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday–  it really increased the excitement of the day!  My birthday weekend was filled with lots of love from family and friends, delicious foods, movies, gifts, phone calls and b e a u t i f u l weather!

x o x o

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