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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


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 Randon.org

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 !

Birthday Love & Art Giveaway

3 Sep

Happy Birthday To Me

Tomorrow, September 4 is my birthday.  My mom’s due date for me was actually a couple of weeks earlier in August, but I am glad she made the decision to have me naturally and trusted God’s timing for my arrival.  I love having a birthday in S E P T E M B E R.


  • Born a couple of weeks after my due date
  • Born during the 1980 Heat Wave into the home of a farmer who lost a lot of his crops
  • I had a swimming party every year while growing up.  E-v-e-r-y year.
  • 16th birthday was a surprise party–  I knew about it, but faked being super surprised
  • I always have strawberry cake for my birthday.
  • This year I’m having this cake.
  • My favorite childhood birthday gift:  My First Bank was an awesome bank kit that came with fake checks and forms with carbon copies–  this girl’s dream come true!  I still love playing bank, writing checks and filling out forms!


Everybody that leaves a comment on this blog post telling me something about their birthday OR writes on my Facebook to wish me a happy birthday will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a birthday gift from me on their birthday!  Yep, if your name gets drawn I will send a piece of art to you in the mail on YOUR BIRTHDAY!




*to be included in the drawing your comment must be made between now and September 4, 2011, 11:59pm CST


Winner! Winner! Winner!

16 May

The wait is over! It’s time for the HUGE GIVEAWAY!  All the entries were carefully written out, folded up tightly and thrown into a big bowl for the official random drawing.  I took pictures to prove it:

There were around 58 entries in the drawing!

I mixed ’em all up a bunch!

This is THE ONE!

And the winner is…

Jes May 5, 2011 at 11:11 am Edit #

What a fun giveaway! I love your work! :) dizzyfrogdesigns{at}gmail{dot}com

Congratulations, Jes!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered the giveaway.  Your participation and excitement is a source of encouragement to me.  Please continue to follow Inside Out and keep in touch with jilldentonART on Facebook.


4 May

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 16th.

As a way of showing thanks and appreciation to my loyal supporters I am hosting a H*U*G*E**G*I*V*E*A*W*A*Y starting now!  Here’s what you have a chance of winning:

The JDA Giveaway prize includes:  (clipboard not included)

  • “Your Voice”  8″ x 10″ mixed media original
  • “Let Love Flow”  8″ x 10″ original watercolor, matted
  • set of (4) blank note cards with kraft paper envelopes
  • (6) week set of weekly menu planning cards
  • (2) glass bubble magnets (seen in above photo on clipboard)

To Enter:  Leave a comment on this blog post!  Be sure to include an email address.

For Additonal Entries:
Subscribe to this blog (1 extra entry)

Become a fan of jilldentonART on Facebook (1 extra entry)

Purchase something from jilldenton on Etsy (3 extra entries)

The giveaway ends on Friday, May 13th at 12:00 noon/CST.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 16th at 10:00 AM/CST. 

Kitchen Gadget *GIVEAWAY*

23 Mar

Everybody needs measuring cups in their kitchen.  A couple of years ago I received the most adorable set of measuring cups.

photo by Ursuli


These adorable Russian Doll measuring cups come complete with all six standard measuring cup sizes and they nestle inside one another for cute, easy storage.  I think they are too adorable to store away in a cabinet, so mine get to sit out on the counter.

My home


I have a brand new set of Russian Doll measuring cups that I am giving away!

Enter To Win A Set Of Russian Doll Measuring Cups!

To enter to win you must leave a comment on this post.  (commenting on the Facebook link will not enter you into the giveaway, click below  ‘Leave A Comment’ to enter)

  • One comment per person
  • Comment must appear on the official Inside Out blog site
  • A random winner will be selected on Saturday, March 26, 9:00am/CST
  • The winner will be mailed one set of M-Cups Fred Russian Doll Measuring Cups

Leave A Comment Now!

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