"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

American Holiday Artists Welcomes You To Christkindlemart!

***Christkindlemart in August?***

5pm EST with the GREAT AMERICAN HOLIDAY ARTISTS BLOG GIVEAWAY! American Holiday Artists Studios Marketplace debuts August 25th (today!)

We’re three years old and counting! The American Holiday Artists group expands beyond ETSY and eBay to better serve our collector base with a new Marketplace! Our artist members offer fresh-one-of-a-kind- heirloom-quality seasonal and holiday theme art-from hooked rugs, to whimsical papier-mâché characters, cloth dolls, folk art, fantasy- art, paintings, one-of-a-kind ornaments, artist patterns and more!
All this, straight from the artist’s studio to your home year round, made with you in mind, by award-winning and respected artists. Visit American Holiday Artists Studio Marketplace at http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/,. Opt in and subscribe to our mailing list and receive our free monthly newsletter-you’ll keep up with new monthly-artist members, new work, artist challenges and future events. New arrivals featured the 25th of each month. And for weekly updates, drop in at our blog: AmericanHolidayArtists.com

To celebrate the debut of our new online Marketplace our artists invite you to indulge in a time out, grab a steaming mug of hot cocoa-okay it’s August- how about an iced caramel latte? Virtually stroll among our members blogs i.e.- “holiday markets” to enter a chance at winning a handcrafted or limited edition work. In the spirit of Europe’s old world marketplace tradition known as Christkindlemart, our artists beckon your arrival to their (blog)“tent”.

So shut your eyes for one brief moment and-

B E L I E V E.

Step into the crisp winter air, the evening stars light your way around our festive town square. Take in the scent of freshly baked gingerbread wafting from the local bakery. Caroler’s gather under the warm glow of a gas-lit lamp. Can you hear the Corgis singing? Ornaments and candy canes, dot the center’s tree, glistening snow flakes sparkle as they spiral down to brush your cheek. Then here you are at our first artist’s tent, share your own experience of this magical night with our artists; leave your comment at each (blog) tent:

Alycia's Art

Back In The Day Originals

Elysian Field Originals

Fantasy Whispers

Folk `n Fiber

Folk Art By Penny

Folk Art From The Heart

Ginny Diezel Studios

Granny Wolf Originals

Grunge Goddess Primitives

Howling Mood Designs

Lowell Country Designs

Mother's Dream Artworks

Seasonal Whimsies

Skellyton Art

Smirking Goddes Studios

The Christmas Corgi

The Goode Wife Of Washington County

The Snippets

Whimsical Endeavors

Wings And Paws Whimsies

At each of these AHArtists sites, you will find a post today about a little GiveAway to celebrate the launch of our new marketplace. All you need to do to win is to leave a comment at the GiveAway post on each blog. That's it! You can win more than once if you are lucky! Each artist winner will be randomly chosen from all of the comments on each blog. Do hop over to visit my new page in our brand new AHA Marketplace Studio. Have fun browsing all of the artist's offerings. We will each post a new original piece on the 25th of each month. Can you guess what mine is for the launch? You'll have to hop over and see!

For my GiveAway, I have decided to offer not one but three prints to a lucky winner. I have chosen 3 of my favorites, but if you already have any of these or would prefer a different print(s) from my Etsy shop, just let me know when the time comes and your wish will be granted.

My three prints are:

"Flying Lessons"

Signed. 10"x8" on a lovely 11" x 8 1/2" Epson matte art paper.

"Jack O'Lantern"

Signed. 3" x 3" miniature print on 8 1/2 " x 11 " lovely Epson matte art paper.


"Mini Corgoyle"

Another miniature print from my Original painting. Signed. 3" x 3" and printed on a lovely 8 1/2" x 11" Epson Matte art paper.

Good luck, my little Corgettes! Winners will be chosen on September 12th. Thanks for your support and for visiting all of the American Holiday Artists! We are so thankful to be able to continue to bring you art from our heart and soul. xo xo CS


Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Yes Chris! You found it. Whoo hooo! Good luck. xo xo Cat

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh me oh my, what a treasure trove of delightful, artistic wares. You're all so generous to donate your beauties for this. I love the pumpkin corgi the bestest!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! All three are great but I really love the reindeer print. Love your art...makes me smile every time!

Monica said...

I love Flying Lessons, but I already own it (that reminds me... I need to check Cafe Press and see if I can get a set of Christmas cards). I would love Jack O'Lantern. It's adorable!

kathipink said...

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

linny said...

I'm a German Shepherd person myself, but love all dogs. I would love the chance to win the reindeer .

Sylvia Smiser said...

OOOH I love all of these! I think my favorite is the corgyle!

Miccosukee said...

As someone who is owned by a tri-colored Corgi, I have been itching for this give-away to start. I adore your work so much!I could go broke if I bought every piece of your art.
Put my number in the hat!

Corgin it! said...

awesome, awesome, awesome, let's throw in one more for good measure, AWESOME : )

PEA said...

True treasures to behold!

Unknown said...

Love your prints! My favorite is the 'Flying Lessons', just loved it. Good luck on AHA!


martha Lee Asarisi said...

beautiful pieces (as usual)!!!!

Ascension said...

Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo y poder ganar.
besitos ascension

Tammy said...

I love the flying lessons! The magic of Christmas and the dreaming is so much fun!

Unknown said...

I hope I am in the right spot for the contest - How do I enter? Thanks!!!

Kassie said...

I always love your wonderful corgi stuff. I too love the Flying lessons. It captures the corgi magic so well!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

You just did, Bonnie! Good luck. xo xo

Anonymous said...

I'd like to enter for the Reindeer also Cathy. I love it!
Izzy, Stubby and Calvin

Suzanne said...

Pick me , Pick me!!! My corgi pants will be swingin' away if I win!!!

Gloria Lowell said...

Wonderful! Gloria

suzanne.artist said...

Love them all! esp. the b&W corgi, such wee little dogs with lots of spirit!

Connie said...

My 4-footed "helpers" would not earn employee of the month. They tend to sit on keyboards and have not learned to type properly!

martha Lee Asarisi said...

as usual beautiful work very playful

martha Lee Asarisi said...

as usual beautiful work very playful

West Side of Straight said...

So cute!!!! Love the Reindeer print!

Susan said...

Lovely giveaway! enter me too! Susan seasonalwhimses.blogspot.com

Skellyton Art said...

Oh Cathy what gorgeous works you are offering!
I would be so proud and delighted to own any one of them!


Shirley Kelly

Unknown said...

Lovely - each and every one of them!!

Sheryl Parsons said...

Who could choose? All are darling!

Nikkormat said...

flying lessons is soooo cute! please enter me!

Miccosukee said...

I just read where I had won the give-away. I apologize but I would still love the prints.


Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Not too late, Trisha! They were here waiting for you in hopes that you would contact me with your info! xo xo Cat

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Yay! So glad you sent me your email, Trisha! I just sent you a request for your mailing address. xo xo Cat