28 June 2013

To Give Away or Not Giveaway?

Does a blog with a give away rank high on your reading list? There's quite a Google search result's page for give away blogs.  For the level of this blog, a giveaway once a month will be fun. Then, I start to think...Hey kid, what if nobody leaves a comment!  Devastating? Nah. I know paintings and their owners need time to find each other. Acquiring art is not speed dating.

My thoughts on an artwork giveaway:
  • Try to select a subject with broad appeal
  • Under 14 inches unless it can be shipped rolled
  • Unframed 12 inches or larger
  • Change the week and day of each giveaway
  • One giveaway a month
  • Paintings, drawings, and the choice of a photo posted on the blog


  1. Thank you so much for this post! I've been thinking of a give way painting for my dog Poppy's blog, but have been can't seem to make up my mind about it. Your thoughts run along with mine, though I doubt I have the energy to do it once a month.


  2. Hi Nanina,
    Thank you, glad to be of help. Taking time to advertise, methinks, will help the success of a giveaway. I'm sure your giveaway will be a great win for you.

  3. Giveaways are fun and time consuming.

    1. Hello Dee,
      Good point.
      The time involved is reason to plan first, and have the artwork ready to ship before posting the giveaway. I'm still thinking what and when.


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