Monday, August 24, 2009

"August Journey" Giveaway!


Phew, just under the wire for my giveaway this month! If you follow my blog, then you know I've just returned from a 2 week road trip up the East Coast. My first stop was New Orleans, one of my favorite places to visit. I'm in love with its passion, underworld quality, and the mix of Catholicism and voodoo. Just a haven of inspiration for a dark artist, such as myself! This month, I'm giving away my newest print (and the 1st print made), of my New Orleans inspired illustration, "Fortune Teller". The print measure 8" x 10", with a white border for framing (the logo will not be on your print). This came from the mix in my imagination of voodoo queen tales, fortune tellers in Jackson Square, the remains in the St. Louis cemeteries, and the intricate ironwork on the historical buildings. I just love it there!

To be entered in the giveaway, please comment on this post, telling me your favorite place to visit. It can be somewhere you've travelled to, or as simple as your favorite bench at your local park.

If you already follow my blog or start following my blog, you'll be entered twice!

If you post a link to my giveaway on your blog, tweet about it on Twitter, or post it on Facebook-then you'll be entered twice for each action!

This giveaway ends on Monday, the 31st. I'll contact and post the winner shortly thereafter. :) This giveaway is open to my International friends too!

39 comments:

geri_lindell said...

oooh, miss leila...LOVE this one! i personally love new orleans too...tho mexico is one of my fave places to visit. many summers spent down there enjoying the people and the culture. it's such a beautiful place with amazing art and people. glad you are back home safe. hugs, geri

Sherry said...

I love Melbourne because I went with my parents and family time holiday is fun! That was many years back, no longer going holiday as mom sicked. :(


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Lady Miss Tiff said...

My favorite place I've traveled to(so far) is Spain. Love the people, the architecture, the food, you name it. Most laid back and kind people I've run across in my travels. I lived there for a year when I was younger & then went back for over a month.

Sarah said...

I absolutely love Edinburgh, Scotland; the city is marked with high gothic style buildings and beautiful cobble stone roads. It just feels as if you're back in history because time is so preserved there. The landscape is amazing, not to mention the awesome accents and cute guys all tatted up. (mhmm!) It just holds my heart. Beautiful artwork dear. :]

mrsb said...

I am a total sucker for any place with a beach, lol, but my favorite was St. Thomas. The water was so blue and clean. We went snorkeling, and it's like a whole nother world down in the water there!

rubymoon said...

The Oregon Pacific Coast! A wild coast line--very pretty and not for bathing suits. Better for beach combing and hunting for treasures although the days of the Japanese fishermen using glass floats is long gone (the few I have I save as they are antiques).

Love the bright colors in your print!

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rubymoon said...

Following publicly as "rubymoon"


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TopHat said...

My favorite place to visit is the knitting store. I wish it were closer- I'd be there all the time!

Suzanne said...

Cozumel, Mexico is my favorite place to visit. It's absolutely gorgeous there and the drinks aren't too bad either.

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Suzanne said...

I'm a new follower.

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Suzanne said...

I tweeted.

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LoveCharlesVintage said...

One of my very favorite places to visit is chicago, my sister lives there and I've seen all the museums more times than I can count, but it's always the most fun. Thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful print!
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Shadovnia said...

We have a small but very old cemetery right down the street where I live and I love going there to sew and to draw. It's so peaceful and very pretty. Lots of great inspiration.

abby jane said...

i just found your blog! i'll post a link on my blog (though I only think my friend tyler and my mother-in-law follow my blog). i do love you're stuff.
right now i'm missing home. i'm from oregon and right now i'd love to visit my parents in the beautiful columbia river gorge. it's perfect weather right now with great wind and warm temps so i bet the wind surfers and kite surfers are out in full force like a beautiful rainbow on the columbia river. i'd love to be taking some pictures, enjoying the sun and the green and maybe even a view of mt. hood!

Amber said...

My favorite place to visit is Tuscany in Italy!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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jaz said...

i LOVE new orleans. i think i lived there in a past life.

Touchatou said...

Now that I feel less shy to comment, I won't stop ! hehehe Your art is so gorgeous !

My favorite place I have visited and would like to again is Salem. How much I enjoyed ! New Orleans would be a future destination.

Lucie

Bombtastic Belle said...

When we moved to Florida, my husband brought me to the beach so I could see actualy blue water and white sand. It was at the end of October, so ther weren't many people out so we were able to view the beach for all its worth. :)
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insiya said...

I love disneyland !! No matter how old i get that place just brings out the child in me !!

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insiya said...

i just started following your blog :)

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Drew said...

st. louis cemetery in new orleans is a wonderful place. i've only been once but i think it was one of my favorite places to visit. thanks for the awesome prints and magnet by the way! i've been so busy i haven't had time to thank you! where have my manners gone?!

grimvisions said...

Love it!
Favorite place. The Sierra Nevada's

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throuthehaze said...

my fave place is Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA
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Wehaf said...

Either Oaxaca, Mexico or Berkeley, CA, USA.

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FOKXXY said...

My favorite place to visit is British Columbia! I spent a few months there and would love to go back. It was beautiful and I imagine still is. We spent most of our time in the okanagan. Loved it. Please enter me. Thank you.

Mrs. Evils said...

jeez, I'm so boring and never go anywhere. I will admit that my favorite second home is Nashville. I miss summer rain.

Kate8085 said...

Hmm..its a toss up between London and Amsterdam..I can't choose one as my favorite!
But then there is Spain, and Mexico..this is too hard!! haha.

Glad you are back and had an awesome time on your trip!

Mary said...

I'm following your blog, and I posted about this giveaway on facebook! :)

Mary said...

Oh, I forgot to mention... my favorite place to travel to is the island of Crete in Greece! Absolutely gorgeous. I went there for my honeymoon. I'd love to go back.

Pili said...

I've travelled to many places and loved a lot of them, but I'd have to say that my two favourites will have to be Goa in India, and San Francisco in the States.

Oh, and I'm a new follower of your blog!

bison61 said...

My favorite place is Minn/St. Paul-love the shopping

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Y said...

Ireland is incredible. I will try to go back as soon as possible.

calihoney said...

One of my favorite places is London...I lived there for about 8 months and had such an amazing adventure there and even named my son Brixton after one of the areas of London....Love you art! Keep up the great work.....

SeaRune said...

I'd love to visit Scotland where my ancestors came from.

the Lost Earring said...

I'm following you now :)

My favorite place...not sure if I have just one but I recently blogged about how much I miss Amsterdam! The bikes, shops, pastries, museums, canals, hash bars, street performers and artists, flea markets. Sigh, I love it there!

calihoney said...

Blog link, tweets, and facebook feeds, ahoy!

honeyg64 at gmail dot com ;)

Illustrated Ink said...

Thank you everyone! The contest giveaway is officialy ended. I will post the winner shortly. :) If you did not win this time, no worries, please enter my September giveaway!

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