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Thursday, January 25, 2007
i need a favor
My coach asked me to try this, and I think it's a good idea, so here I go!

Would you post in the comments 3 to 5 descriptive words you think of when looking at my artwork?

Need to look at some art to think? Here's a link to my portfolio, and my commission portfolio.

As a bonus for doing this favor for me, you could win FREE STUFF! oh boy!

I will draw out of a hat one winner and send you a signed copy of my 2nd book. Another winner will get a free set of my Poppet® Kitty stamps from Lazar StudioWerx!

I'll do the drawing when I get back from CHA on Thursday February 1st, so you have time to think!

Thanks for your help!

EDITED -- February 1st -- WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!
I printed all 120+ posts for the contest, then cut them all up and Paul helped me draw out of a hat. Here are the winners!

Jayna won a copy of my 2nd book!
Lana R won a set of Poppet® Kitty stamps from Lazar StudioWerx!

I will email you both and send out your prizes right away-- Jayna I don't have your email, can you please send it to me?

Thanks to everyone who played. That was fun! I think I'll do another contest soon :)



Labels:

COMMENTS:
Things that come to mind when I see your work.

colorful
thoughtful
warm-fuzzies
 
humorous
alive
stylish
individual
 
happy
cheer
smile
gorgeus
 
Whimiscal
Lovely
Sweet
Dreamy
 
Colorful
Imaginative
Inventive
Inviting
 
whimsical
special
unique
fascinating
 
Heartwarming
Fanciful
Bright
Uplifting
Spirited
 
fanciful
personal
heartfelt
unique
capricious
 
whimsical
warm
family
creative
narrative
 
unique
imaginative
expressive
affirming
 
whimsical
humorous
fun
colorful
personal
 
fun
retro
creative
personality
unique
 
Vintage
Fun
Creative
alive!
 
witty
clever
quirky
fun
charming
 
oh thanks guys! this is really helping! you'll see what all this is about in a few weeks!

Also if you are posting as anonymous, or don't have a blogger account, make sure to include your email so I can contact you if you are a winner!!

thank you again for your help :)
 
whimsical
cheerful
fun
different
 
50's
today's...
happy...
simple...
easy...
funny...
 
opps sorry... here's my e-mail:
nilufer@optonline.net
 
Trying to be a better commenter on blogs I like. :)

Words I think of when I see your work:

* whimsical
* cheerful
* bright
* care-free

Good luck in your research!
 
retro
fun
happy
memorable
 
1.June Cleaver (I guess retro would have been the word I'm looking for) ;o)
2. story telling
3. illustration
4. colorful
5. simplistic (in the most respectful way)...clean cut, primitive yet colorful...(???) :o)

Kat
 
retro
recognizable
whimsical
tongue-in-cheek
clean
 
COMFORTING
Unique
Nostalgic
Inviting
Cheerful
 
I always smile when I see your work Claudine!
Sentimental
Whimsical
Light-hearted
Cheerful
 
funky
fresh
authentic
real
vintage
 
I find that your works are always making people smile - so I see HAPPINESS.
I know not to creative - not feeling well so this is all I can come up with today!
 
whimsical
earthy
youthful
timeless

love your work.

xx
jill

jillrscripps@msn.com
 
vintage
sherbert colors
graphic
whimsical
fun
 
whimsical
fun
light hearted
and for some reason
family-values comes across to me.

I adore your work!
 
FUN & fUnKy!
Whimsical
Unique
Playful
Tickles
 
effervescent
lively
mischievous
 
fanciful
animated
light-hearted
wacky
quirky
 
whimsical
clever
colourful
and I cant think of a descriptive word for - "they make me smile"
 
retro
happy
unique
real
 
Happy
Nostalgic
Whimsical
Enjoyable
Smart
MirStella@aol.com
 
Colorful life
Fifties-esqe
Inspirational

klsights@aol.com
 
quirky
sweet
whimsical
 
whimsical
quirky
cute
 
1 fresh
2 happy
3 neat/orderly
4 balanced
5 light/

I love your work and blog!
Hope to see you at Art Unraveled.
Have a wonderful day!
Stephanie
 
Whimsical
Refreshingly imperfect
Unencumbered
Fearless
Free-spirited
 
Beguiling
Endearing
Winsome
Spiffy

(There, I bet nobody's mentioned these yet.)
 
happy
colourful
inspired

They are the first three things which pop into my mind whenever I see your work. :D
 
Fun
Spirited
Creative
Funky
Stylish
 
whimsical
fun
happy
make you smile
 
funny
quirky
bright & airy
thoughtful
spring fresh
 
Whimsical
Clever
Sweet
Happy
Vintage-inspired
 
retro
fun
whimsy
unique
 
i love your work because it:

- is eye-catching
- tells interesting stories without words
- is unique(others may attempt the style, but your work is easy to pick out from the crowd)
- uses super cool color combos that i would never think to use!

:)
 
Happy
Creative
Whimsical
 
thank you everyone so much! It's really helping me to see which words are mentioned again and again. I'll let you know what this is for later :) thank you!! mucho appreciated!
 
whimsical
genuine
simple
 
Avant Garde
narrative
branded
poignant
 
Hi Claudine,

Wanted to send these, but please don't add me to the contest...buy me a coffee and vice versa - I'll spring for your hot chocolate. I'll email you tonight to see when we can fit in a Panera visit :-)

Ok, here goes...

Fun
Unique
Brilliant

This is exactly what I thought the first time I visited your blog. I had never seen collage like this before and although some have tried to mimic, they never do come close to what you produce. I'm truly in awe - I love it!
 
quirky
poignant
kharmatic
 
unique
creative
whimsical
soothing
 
illustrative
affordable
accessible
 
First I smile every time I open your blog and then words that come to mind are...
Retro (in that cool kinda way)
Campy (in that fun summery way) and
Desire (as in I want some with my face and loved ones on your work!)
 
happy
animated
imaginative
 
fun
creative
whimsical

I love your work! :)
 
Hi Claudine

3 words that come to mind when I think of your work:-

Colourful
Happy
Bright

and I asked my 7 yr old DD what she thinks when she sees your work and her response is -

Beautiful
Wonderful
Great Art

Big hugs to you
Natalie Briney
Perth
Western Australia
 
I wrote down these five before looking at the other comments, but other people have some great one's too!

Fun
Imaginative
Whimsical
Humorous
Colourful
 
Fun
Cute
Clever
 
Your work to me is:

Whimsical
Fun
Colorful
Simple
Happy
 
One of a kind
Creative Genius
Fun
Eclectic
 
Your work to me is:

uplifting
humorous
heartful
artful
unique!

And...I simply love it!
 
funny
happy
cheerful
dreamy
poetic
inspiring
strokes of genius!


Claudine, your art is just wonderful. Each piece is the magical border between everyday life and this special feeling when you know everything is good. Somehow spiritual. Calmative.
I really enjoy looking at your art.
 
cheerful
bright
retro
one-of-a-kind
fun
expressive

and for some reason I always think of 'I love Lucy' (thats a good thing!)
 
Creative
Imaginative
Dreamlike
Abstract
Retro
Entertaining
Priceless
Fantasy
Playful
Artistic
Lighthearted
 
retro
stylish
personal
 
whimsical
retro
sarcastic in a good way
 
Smile inducing
Expressive
Captivating
Whimsical
Enchanting
 
whimsical
sweet
comical
unique
clever
 
your art is:

fresh
fun
and
retro-tastic!
 
vintage
colorful
one of a kind
ingenius

Angie

live_love_scrap@yahoo.com
 
Whimsical
Happy
Bright
Quirky
 
Innovative
Retro-fantastic
Whimscal
Delightful
Refreshing
*Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside*
 
fun
sweet
adorable
unique
makes me smile
 
crisp
minimalistic (is that a word?)
humorous
spontaneous
clever
 
whimsical seems to be a big one, but I'll say it again...
refreshing
happy
bright
kooky
funky
 
layered
personal
retro
vibrant
envy
 
Fun, whimsical, witty, happy, adorable.
 
I've looked at your art for over a year and have all your books. Here is what I think when I see it:


fresh
clean (lines)
nostalgic/whimsical
fun
interactive
 
unique
exquisite
noticeable
fun
 
Humorous
Sweet colors
Retro
Happy art
 
heartfelt
playful
calm
 
whimsy
unique
clever

email: pennyraile@gamil.com
 
Maverick
Whimsical
Magical
Electic
Joyful

From Jeane Wynn (jeane@wynnwynnmedia.com)
 
amusing
adorable
clever
desirable
funny
 
Well, your work always surprise me, with much joy, love, colors, baby colors,inocence,childwood, working like your are in a playground, having fun and producing. It´s wonderful!
Maria Avila
 
fun
humour
intelligent
creative
 
quirky
kooky
gifted
visionary
inventive
 
artsy
beautiful
different
magic
sunshine
 
happy
warm
inviting
unique
FUN!!!!!
 
Fun
Funky
satirical (spelling ie: satire)
I love your pallette and sense of whimsey.
 
i'm a big fan! Best wishes for success to you.

playful
heart warming
friendly
biographical
whimsical
nostalgic
light n airy
fanciful
cheerful

"I think if Mary Poppins taught the children art- this is what her creations would look like."
How about
Mary-PoPPet-Marvelous!

ps: I would set these adjectives all up in a cloud (like on delicious) and post to your blog.
 
clever
original
fun
genius
refreshing
 
fresh, simple, clean, clear, happy, sweet.
(Pam from Mpls.)
 
expressive
crisp
energetic
whimsical
 
Sweet
Retro
homemade
neighborhood
childhood
innocense
 
fun
happy
sunny
light
playful
 
Playful
Whimsical
Familyhood (Is that a word?)
Free spirited

I enjoy looking at your work. Thanks for the inspiration.
Nerissa
 
personal dream worlds
authentic
quirky reality
 
whimsical
light hearted
engaging
fresh
 
affectionate
spunky
endearing
 
whimsical
nostalgic
funny
funky
sweet
 
Claudine--I purposely didn't look at everyone else's first--but I see a lot of us feel the same way about your art. Here are mine:
fresh
naive
reminiscent
uncluttered
whimsical
(I had to look reminiscent up in the dictionary just now--for spelling. I think, after looking through the list, that nostalgic is probably a better word.)
Dodi
meidelkneidel@yahoo.com
 
Good mix of black and white, colors and patterns.
Long legs and short upper parts of the body?
Women without arms? Helpless? Disturbing.
But as not being an artist i can not really talk!
However the collages urge my desire to be creativ.
Thank You! Sorry for my directness.
 
Claudine~Your work is fun and full of life.
Following are my words to describe how I feel about your work when I see it......(and I didn't peek - promise!)

vibrant
juicy
flowing
groovy
retro in a new way

Traci
traci.wolf@tx.rr.com
 
When I see your artwork it makes me think of these words:
fresh
fun
quirky
ingenious
subtle

I love it all!
 
effervescent
blithe
sunny

your artwork always makes me happy. that is a blessing, claudine. thanks for the happy!
 
Only FIVE?!?!?

whimsical
charming
offbeat
unique
invigorating

As many people have probably already commented, your artwork always warms the heart and brings a smile.

I was almost tempted to write beguiling, but that would have made it 6 words!
 
Playful
Cosy
Tongue-in-cheek
 
whimsical
airy
clean
simple
uncluttered
interesting
modern retro
 
charming
child-like
fun
clean
kitchy (sp?)

ourfunlife@gmail.com
 
When I see your artwork it makes me think of these five words:

inspiring
creative
whimisical
fun
unique

I LOVE your art Claudine !!
 
original
cheerful
happy
unique
artful
smiles, andra
 
innocent
carefree
repeating
wishful
nonconformist
hopeful
 
playful
happy
safe
 
Love your work! Think it's:

fun
fresh
amusing
playful
imaginative
and great design!

moneypenny@mts.net
 
Yieks! Hope it aint too late to get in on this!!

Whimsy

Retro

Wonderful

xoxo - Chel
www.ZNEart.com
 
playful
free spirited
infectious (oh, I mean that in a good way)
 
happy-go-lucky
sunshine
sly
witty
 
Although it's too late to enter the contest, I thought I'd add a couple thoughts I didn't see in the comments. I've come to realize that I'm at a time in my life in which I like books and movies to be about interesting, quirky characters with happy endings (and stories well told). Your art is the visual equivalent of this kind of story. Fun and heart-warming, yes, but also your design sense and drawing skill is obvious (the "well-told" part).

By the way, I recently bought your second book and am looking forward to making some poppet-influenced art with my daughter.
 
child-like
innocent
positive
unique
 
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