Monday, October 7, 2013

Giveaway | Rainy Day

I'm having a GIVEAWAY!
It's pouring buckets here in Virginia!
Why not spread a little sunshine on this rainy day?
This new print, Midnight Geese, will be sent to one lucky winner.
Anyone can enter. I will ship anywhere in the world.
To enter, simply write your favorite migratory bird 
in the comments below by Thursday, October 10th, 9PM EST.
Do leave your contact information, an email or a link to your blog or website.
I will announce the winner on Friday.
Good luck!
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The winner is:
Erika Barriga from fluximagery
She likes hummingbirds and don't we all? :)
Congratulations, Erika!!!
Thank you all for your wholehearted participation.
I truly enjoyed reading through all of your messages!

108 comments:

Ingrid said...

I love the loon and its soulful cries

Snoogs and Wilde said...

The Crow!

Gorgeous print!!

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Sarah

Lisa Firke said...

I think it may be a toss-up between canada geese and chickadees.

I thought you might like this link to the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Club education site, if you don't already know about it...

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/

Rosita said...

Cardinals. (Fingers crossed that you pick me!)

Anonymous said...

The swan

jeannie brett said...

So many to choose from...
Sandhill Crane. They are magnificent to watch fly overhead!

I LOVE your work!

Jeannie Brett
www.jeanniebrett.com

Unknown said...

Without a doubt, the Hummingbird! Our entire family awaits the return of the Hummingbirds in the Spring. We like to guess on which date we might spot the first!

Love the print - Jill

Anonymous said...

The small and mighty humming bird. alisonwaldie@yahoo.ca

Unknown said...

Oops - Google didn't like my sign-in! Hummingbirds from the Campbell family in VB!

Valerianna said...

Beautiful print!!
All the little warblers that come to my forest and bring their amazing songs and now are on their way somewhere else... Valerianna at www.ravenwoodforest.blogspot.com email in the profile page.

Mae Chevrette said...

I love Canada Geese. I know there are prettier birds out there but something about geese makes me feel a happy anticipation for the coming winter. Canada Geese were always around where I grew up in Seattle and now living in Boston I love looking up to see their "flying V" in the sky during fall. Would love to add this print to my collection :)

Laura said...

swainsons hawk! although i also quite like hummingbirds.

Cindy W. said...

The Griffon Vulture who passes through southern Portugal.

Nicole said...

The sandhill crane is always fun to see out in the fields. www.nimasprout.com Thank you!

Debbie Tidler said...

I love hummingbirds!!! It's so amazing to imagine such a tiny bird,,,,flying so hard and so fast...to get where they go for the winter. Fascinating!!

Laura Terry said...

I love rainy days, because the grey skies make me appreciate color!

peacework projects said...

my fave is the canadian goose! love watching the flight pattern!!!!

thanks for offering up this beautiful piece of art!!!

Lauren said...

oh, how I love geese...and Mary Oliver's poem about geese...they're so lovely.

Cynthia Nicole said...

I live on the western edge of the US these days, so i guess i'd choose the brown pelican, because they are so impressive when migrating up and down the coast in v formation - flying high overhead or low along the cliffs, at eye level. They seem to make the air visible, gliding thru it and with it.

ps - i love your work!

Autumn Adams said...

I like red-winged blackbirds but I only notice them in the spring because they are one of the first birds to come back in my neck of the woods.

Thank you for the watercolor tutorials you posted. I look at them often.

Jill M Hodgson said...

The beautiful little butterfly of a hummingbird, who keeps me believing in magic! I look forward to seeing it again every year.

Love your work!

Emma Coletti said...

I live in the UK and in April/May every year we watch for the return of the swallows, who make their long journey all the way back from Africa. They are the true heralds of Spring with their swooping flight & their soft bubbling song, and I love them to bits!!!!
Emma Coletti

Scout said...

I came across your beautiful work while researching birds, and especially migratory birds for my 4-6 grade class last year. We all enjoyed looking at your images! I live in NM and love the annual migration of the Sandhill cranes to our south. My class though loved the Rainbow Bee-eater. Thanks for the chance to win one of your amazing works of art:)

kathy n said...

For me it's the goldfinch. They are so bright and colorful, a burst of sunshine!

donna baker said...

Starlings my dear. Love their murmurations.

Cait Throop said...

Geese! I love hearing them honking and I love the fall!! And your work, of course...!

els manning said...

Humming bird. Hands down. Love how they have the little man syndrome. In charge, and certainly bossy. The colors, and the speed... Thank you for your kind give a way!

Kamal Muilenburg said...

Cedar Waxwings make a quick and short stop in San Diego, so it is a delight when I actually get to see them.

daredof said...

Hermit ibis! It is an endangered wild bird, that an austrian organization is trying to reintroduce. A little group of Ibis spend winter in Orbetello (Italy) and in May fly to Salzburg (Austria). I live near Venice and once spotted them on a tree... a wonderful experience :)

http://www.waldrappteam.at/waldrappteam/indexl.htm

Laura Simms said...

Beautiful picture. I just recovered my dining room chairs in a feather fabric of yours from Spoonflower over the weekend. I'm new to your work and just love it.

I always love seeing geese flying in their V formation.

Stephanie Gentry said...

Those gregarious Cedar Waxwings are my fave here in my little corner of the world. They do entertain!
LOVE the Midnoght Geese print <3

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Tundra Swans! Tens of thousands of snow geese and tundra swans winter at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in NC

Bebe Bradley said...

Swallows ... heralding summer!

Vivi said...

I'm saying geese and not because they are an obvious choice, but for two very important reasons:
1. This movie: "Fly Away Home"
2. This book: "The Fledgling" by Jane Langton

Both so good. A must for this time of year. :)

Kim said...

Snow Geese. They don't happen by every year, so when they do it's a real treat.

dreamerpa2@yahoo.com

Diana Sudyka said...

Sandhill Crane: enchanted since seeing flocks of them in MI fields as a child, and then as an adult reading about them in "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold. They now fly over my house every Nov.

http://thetinyaviary.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the wonderful paintings. - Diana

wada said...

Bee eaters are definitely my favourites!

thanks for joinning your beatiful prints.

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Hédi said...

I live in Europe, Hungary. Our favorite migratory birds is the stork.

I really love your art, fabulous birds!
I'm happy the winning opportunity!
Hedi

Carol said...

Hummingbird
I am always sad to see them go, but amazed at their journey.

Anne-Marie said...

Siberian Cranes! Your print is beautiful.

Jessica Nielsen said...

Cedar Waxwings! Would love to win your beautiful print!!

jess@jessnielsen.com

L said...

The hummingbirds but the migration of all birds is an amazing wonder. Love your beautiful work.

Jana TangledPen said...

Great picture...again :)
That's a hard choice - Hummingbirds or Sandhill Cranes... hmmm. I'm leaning towards the Sandhill Cranes.

Thanks for the opportunity!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Gorgeous giveaway! Since I was a little girl, I've always loved the beautiful Albatross... such amazing birds and they mate for life... I just love that! :)

laminag(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Rosa said...

The Godwit. They fly 12,000 km every year from Alaska to New Zealand in one go. And then they fly back again. Sounds like hard work, but pretty amazing.

Hastypearl said...

It must make you very proud, to have so many responses! Lots of hard work has paid off:) Laura

Jennifer Durham said...

Hummingbirds! And I love seeing Canadian Geese fly overhead!

Mary Lou said...

A favorite, i don’t think so. But I was thinking if all robins disappeared it would break my heart. (it seems their numbers in my neighborhood have been dwindling)

Their dawn greeting song never fails to lift my spirit. It feels warm and golden inside me. Those notes are so full of joy, thanksgiving and expectation. Automatically I smile. Have you ever noticed a robing does a whole different song to the waining day. Fantastic! What grateful creatures!

(sometimes i hear them ripping out their “morning greeting” at 3 a.m. I don’t know why that is... seems crazy, or maybe they’ve just slept out and are ready to go!!

Maike Bohlen said...

Nice to see how many friends you have!
My post is out of competition, mainly because my favorite migrating birds are the ones on "migration no.2" (can this be the correct title? You know, your bigger painting with the blue birds) and second because i do not know if the bird i know as "schwanzmeise" is migrating at all. Greetings to you and the lucky one who wins "rainy day"!

Mary Lou said...

i was waiting for a place to put my email that was private... nothing came up.
this is all new to me doesn't seem like i should put it here but since I LOVE your print - here goes..icblury@hotmail.com

dolores said...

Oh, oh, oh my that is a lovely print! Thanks for the chance to win!!
I think I like the killdeer. I love their black and white throats and their little eggs that look like speckled gravel and of course the way they pretend they have a broken wing to get prey to move in on them and protect their nest.

Sunflower Design said...

The throaty trill of the Sandhill Cranes are my favourite autumn sound.

LA said...

I'm so delighted each fall when the robins and cedar waxwings arrive to gorge themselves on tiny, wild pears. My heart races each year when I first hear their voices.

Love your work, Holly. So beautiful!

C said...

Geese! I've always loved their v's in the sky.

madder said...

warblers. and geese—gotta love geese.

luanne said...

You already know I'm a huge fan of your work, so how can I pass up a chance to win this beautiful print!

My favorite migrant here in Phoenix is the Rufous Hummingbird.

marnie said...

The Canada goose. In northeast PA you grow up with that. Each Fall, for 62 years now, when I first hear them, I quick go outside and look up. I need to see that chevron v and cheer on the leader,,you can do it!! 2 artists come to mind: Tom Rush "Urge for going" and James Taylor "Carolina on my mind"...geese in flight and dogs that bite.

Cathy Missaghi said...

BlueJays!!
http://www.bucolicdreaming.com/

Mediocre Muse said...

The coot. Because COOT. Your work is lovely and hope to have a piece soon!

bella said...

Love the geese, especially those we see each year at our office.

phoebe said...

Beautiful print!

My favorite is the purple Martin. They roost here in Richmond for a short while in August on their way to South America for the winter and it is amazing to watch them at dusk as they fly in by the hundreds.

Art by Katalin said...

Oh it's been a rainy day here too...
I love swallows! I grew up in Hungary and I remember when I was a little girl I used to watch them lining up on the hydro lines every fall, preparing for their long journey to Africa. It always made me feel sad.

Your work is lovely Holly! Thank you for this generous giveaway! :)

http://artbykatalin.blogspot.ca/

kitkabbit said...

I love hummingbirds!!!!! Next year I shall have a hummingbird feeder, by hook or by crook.

Emily said...

I love seeing Canadian geese this time of year!

The Art Dreamer said...

Western Tanager is one of the most colorful birds we get to see in our area. So it's always a delight to see them passing through.

sarahjane said...

I love cormorants! I swim in the ocean and love watching then dive for fish.

Anita said...

My favorite migrating bird is the Trumpeter Swan because their appearance is the first true sign of spring up north.
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Mandy Curl said...

Canada Geese!

Alexandra W said...

The Arctic Tern! They fly crazy distances and are so beautiful.

Estela said...

Mallord! cute print

artist said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance :)

erika said...

Hummingbirds! :) So so cute.

Anonymous said...

The puffin!! - I've been fascinated with them ever since watching their antics on the Aran Islands, Ireland

Beautiful as ever!
Karen

matt.n.karen@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I'll have to go with the tufted puffin... my wee daughter loves her Sibley guide and last spring when she heard some neighbors telling that the puffins had arrived on the Oregon coast she was over the moon. "I like go to the toast RIGHT NOW and see tufted puffins!" We went. (Not "right now," because it's 90 miles.) But we saw the puffins, and even though they were only stubby black specks in the sky it was a thrill.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

oh so many lovely entries ... I came via your flickr photostream ... have followed for ages and love your work. This piece is particularly beautiful and seasonal. How lovely it would be to win and many thanks for the opportunity

love and best wishes, Carolyn

Marina Cerra said...

The swallows! I grew up in Southern Italy, and their arrival always marked the beginning of spring, my favourite season. Thanks for this giveaway, love your work. xxx

Lynn said...

Beautiful painting! Moody and whimsical.

Another vote for Canada Geese. Living in Germany for the past five years, I really miss them as a marker of the changing seasons back in Canada.

jeannie said...

I love to watch the Canadian Geese fly overhead. Hearing them pass overhead, I always pause and take a moment to watch them on their journey.
jeannie dot hunt at gmail dot com.

Jessica said...

As cliche as it may be, I have to say, the snowy owl. They irrupt here occasionally, and it's an amazing thing.

Linda Norton said...

snow geese

LInda

Jamie Wayman said...

We have the most beautiful Grossbeak's that visit us late in winter. They are a brightly colored and a welcomed sight.
The print is breathtaking! I love your artwork!

Jamie

Linda Ellett said...

I was wowed last spring by an Indigo Bunting at my feeder - the most amazing colors! So that's my favorite! Thanks for your gorgeous art!

Linda @

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janie said...

Each year, a tiny couple comes back to nest in my yard, and share their family with us. Our little Hummingbirds !

ramona said...

I love the red-winged blackbird.
For me he is the true sign of spring!

Barb said...

As a girl growing up in Eastern Colorado, I loved seeing the huge flocks of Canadian geese flying in v-formation in spring and fall.

Lisa said...

Swifts. They are kind of swallow-like... and they travel through my part of the world (Western Oregon) in September and roost in an old smokestack until moving on. Magical to see them all swirling down into the smokestack every night at dusk! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Beth said...

My favorite migratory bird is my mom. She goes south every winter and I always get to see her on the way!
Love the print!
bethprops@gmail.com

Deanna said...

Hummingbird! We have enjoyed them so much over the summer and early fall -- we will be sad to say goodbye to them for the winter. I love to listen to them talk to each other and to fight over first place at the feeder. Looking forward to seeing babies in the spring.

Cinder said...

Northern Oriole

Hirondelle said...

My favourite is the goose, because they fly with hundreds over the Dutch flat 'polder'landscape where I live. I hear them when I am inside my house and it gives me a sense of freedom! :-)

ChasingtheCrayon said...

Please put my name in the hat..love this print!

Roxana Morgan said...

The barn swallow is my favorite!

Kari Crowe said...

What a lovely print, how about the sandhill crane!

onnanoyume said...

I love house wrens. Their distinct calls are sure loud for such small, wee bodies.

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Anonymous said...

My favorite is the trumpeter swan.

Patricia said...

Robins!

Charle Ricci said...

Warblers. They are so tiny and delicate, but amazingly strong at the same time.

R R said...

Red winged birds!
This print is so pretty, Golly.
Crossing my fingers.

Marta D said...

The stopover of talkative little Brants means the arrival of spring on Vancouver Island. We even have a festival for them! Love your work, Golly.

Art Tree said...

Hummingbirds!! Love your work and your posts Golly Bard! I always enjoy getting to see those super cute dogs!

http://www.arttreedesigns.blogspot.com

D said...

The swallows that live in the clay banks of my river.

Karen L R said...

I cannot do "a" favorite, there are too many lovely birds. Cedar waxwings, Carolina wrens and bluebirds are all gorgeous birds. And I think they all migrate?

Crows are always around, and I do love them, too.

Love your work.

Maureen Richmond said...

There is a resident broad-winged hawk at my club. When it flies over the tennis courts it has been known to bring us good luck. It will certainly be missed this winter.

TinaW said...

Hummingbirds!

Encre et Couleurs said...

Geese.

Once, I was working in the garden, I heard cries of birds above my head and I saw a migration of geese, V-shaped so characteristic. It reminded me of the book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof.
This is the only time I've seen geese migrating.

Hélène

Jenniferd said...

The gannet has the double advantage of an amazing migration journey and being totally gluttonous. Beautiful, elegant and greedy. A role model amongst birds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannet

Doda Smith said...

Greylag geese...such smart looking birds!

holly aka golly said...

I've loved reading your messages! Thank you for particpating so wholeheartedly! I'm going to close the comments now and I will announce a winner tomorrow. Good Luck all!