Saturday, February 12, 2011

A New GiveAway/Review... Owl Paintings from udonchow ****CLOSED!!!****

CLOSED !!!! Congrats REBECCA
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Ellen - from Thailand, otherwise known as udonchow, (which I learned her Etsy shop was named after her chow named Udon..) makes gorgeous cartoony childlike owl painting that are so adorable you can't help but stop and stare. Adults love them, children love them... They are quite stunning. The very first time I went to Etsy.com she was featured on the homepage and my eyes went straight to her pictures of owls. I've never fancied myself much about owls, but now I have to admit that I do. In fact she has had so many sales, and is so widely known on the internet I didn't know if she would even accept my offer to work with me.. and was quite shocked when she did. Also pleased. I only wish owls really were that colorful in person. I would definitely want one. That first day- I spent hours looking at all of her paintings and the details. If you are considering purchasing art for a child's bedroom, you've found where to get it at!


From her bio
"I'm happily married and living in Bangkok,Thailand with my husband. Besides my family, Owls are one of my greatest loves in my life and these amazing creatures have prompted me to pick up the paintbrushes, canvases and pastels since 2003...and I find it hard to stop creating owl art :D There are times when I try to create a new collection of a different subject matter, an invisible nagging force brings me back to owls again. So it's right to say, I can't help it but to paint them....expressing them over and over again in a naive and childlike manner :D. Thank you for sharing my colorful world of owls, hope they appeal to the child in you too!

Do check out my other stores here on etsy:

for kawaii craft supplies CLICK HERE!

for cute photography prints CLICK HERE!

for kitschy art and accessories CLICK HERE!

My husband's original watercolor art and prints:

CLICK HERE! "

In her letter to me when I asked her about herself she said,
"My name is Ellen and I am a self-taught artist from Singapore, a small tropical island near the equator. I have since moved to Thailand to be with my husband who's also a full-time artist, we have been married for about 3 years and we have 2 furbabies, a chow chow dog named Udon (that's how my store name Udonchow came to be) and a schnauzer named Puupup. It was only 7 years ago that I started to be re-acquainted with my inner creative being and my favorite subject to paint from then till now is OWLS. I sketch and paint owls almost everyday and for some unknown reasons, I find that to be a therapeutic daily experience, a private space for me to put aside the cares and burdens of the day and get in tune with my inner thoughts. Most of my art works are like graphic journal entries of little conversations with myself, some possess a certain amount of depth whereas others are ways to lighten myself up, a reminder to not have to take myself so seriously all the time. My full time artistic journey only began 3 years ago and I sell my artworks, both original and prints on etsy. You can also find me on Zazzle where you can find my owl art on an array of products and gift items."



She let me pick which one I wanted for the review. I like Winter Love the best! When she sent it, she even drew a cute little owl on the envelope. It was packaged nicely, just as I expected. Also, to come from Thailand airmail it was shipped rather quickly.

It is so cute! It is not an original acrylic painting on canvas, unfortunately (for me!) But still cute nonetheless. It is an 8x10 archival print. Which basically means a photo of an original painting of hers. Its going to be so cute framed in Gigi's room, and will go perfect with the own bedspread i got from Target for her.
Here's what Ellen says about the painting
"Ophelia the Owl is pleased with her new kitty cap and knitted scarf, both are handmade creations from a caring friend, they certainly keep her little body warm and most of all, they filled her heart with immense love and warmth during this cold winter time:D

This is a 8 by 10 inches photo printed professionally on quality Fuji Crystal Archive photography paper with a matt finish. Signed and dated on the back of print. Watermark will not appear on the actual print. Will be packed with great care and sent in a bend-proof packaging."
And it was, it was sandwiched between thick pieces of plastic and arrived in perfect condition.
For it to be an archival print the quality is amazing. You can see every little detail that is on the original. I was impressed. Two-thumbs up Ellen! Thanks!
PS. I almost got Wild Thoughts with the cute giraffe, but I liked Winter Love because of the owls cute kitty toboggan.

She has a zazzle store where you can get her work printed on anything from shoes and shirts to mugs and all kinds of other neat ways. I almost wish I had asked for a coffee mug! Or maybe a bag with it printed on it! *sad face!* on zazzle you can buy any of her art on any of these things..
Coasters, Ornaments, iPad/iPhone Cases, Necklaces, T-Shirts, Postage, Invitations, Business Cards, Mugs, Aprons, Bags, Binders, Bumper Stickers, Buttons, Calendars, Cards, Embroidered Bags, Embroidered Hats, Embroidered Shirts, Envelopes, Flyers, Hats, Keychains, Labels, Letterhead, Magnets, Mousepads, Pet Clothing, Photo Cards, Photo Sculptures, Postcards, Posters, Rack Cards, Shoes, Skateboards, Stationery,Stickers, Ties.

~Links to all things Ophelia the Owl!~

1) Etsy UNDONCHOW ETSY
2) Zazzle UNDONCHOW ZAZZLE
3) Read my journal entries at ELLEN'S BLOG
4) 2nd Zazzle Different products on Zazzle from ELLEN
5) RedBubble profile CLICK HERE


She has offered readers of Locomtion of Expressions an exclusive coupon code you can save 15% by using the code OWLLOVE.



For this sweepstakes she will be giving away to you an archival 8x10 print. You get to pick.
Cool huh?


HOW TO ENTER
SO head on over to her Etsy shop and tell me in a comment below what print most calls to you and then tell me which 8x10 print you'd want if you won.
You must be a public follower of Locomotion of Expressions to win. Also, please be sure your email address is listed on your profile blogger or that you leave it in a comment below in this form: yourname @ domain dot com.
For extra entries you can follow me on twitter @1caseycolette (its also on the right sidebar) for one entry leave a comment letting me know you did so (your username on twitter)


For another you can tweet about this sweepstakes by cutting and pasting this into your status:

@1caseycolette enter to #win a cute owl painting from #etsy on http:1caseycolette.blogspot.com #giveaway #sweeps


Again, leave a comment letting me know where I can find this tweet (your username on twitter)

For another entry you can follow Google Friend Connect "A Little of Everything" http://courteneybrianne.blogspot.com

This promotion ends Wednesday, February 23rd at noon Eastern. ~Good luck!~

37 comments:

Rebecca said...

wow that was one of the hardest decisions ive ever had to make. all of the paintings were adorable. it was fun to read all of the little stories posted underneath them. if i had to choose my favorite i would pick "celebration of life".

doroffee said...

I love owls, and all the paintings are adorable, so I had a hard time choosing one, but I think I'd go with Owl Fairy Princess.

doroffee said...

I also follow A little of everything via gfc :).

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect and I most love the She Lives In A Sweet Dream (8 x 10 Archival Print) - that's what I would get if I'm lucky enough to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow A Little of Everything with google friend connect!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/36821483116306432
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mverno said...

i follow on gfc mverno i like the owl pictures mverno@roadrunner.com

Lindsey said...

Her owl prints are adorable! I think the girls are my favorite, though. If I won I would like this one I think: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45499620/little-red-riding-hood-8-x-10-archival

Lindsey
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Lindsey said...

Following on Twitter! @kindred_spirit

Lindsey said...

Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/kindred_spirit/statuses/39118960339189760

radn said...

I want to win the owl art destiny painting.

radn said...

following you now!

erin m. said...

Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
Their Tulip Love Affair, Little Red Riding Hood and Picnic Panda 8x10 prints all caught my eye!

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erin m. said...

Following the A Little Of Everything blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
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erin m. said...

I Tweeted!
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And of course i'm Following on Twitter.
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sueparks2003 said...

Garden of Blessings
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I am a public follower

sueparks2003 said...

Followed on twitter
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Crystal said...

Cute!! I like 'She Grows a Tree'

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Miss Spoken said...

She Grows a Tree is my favorite

Miss Spoken said...

Twitter follower @gkstratos

Miss Spoken said...

A Little of Everything GFC Follower

paula michele said...
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paula michele said...

I follow 1caseycolette on Twitter- ksh123

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paula michele said...

I like the From Russia With Love Pedant Necklace. I would pick the Cheesecake Dreams Print.

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paula michele said...

I Tweeted- http://twitter.com/ksh123/status/40133794627330048

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Breanne said...

I follow and I like The Dream Explorer

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Breanne said...

I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.
Owl Art - The Dream Explorer (8 x 10 Archival Print)

Gianna said...

I follow A Little of Everything GFC.

susansmoaks said...

i love the Owl Fairy Princess ( 8 x 10 Archival Print)
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Susanmeep said...

I follow via gfc and I just love the She Lives In A Sweet Dream print! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

woman of hope and prayer said...

I am your newest follower. Please follow me back...

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purango said...

I love and would love to win the Owl Art-Cherry Blossoms 8x10 print. I follow with Google Friend Connect. garrettsambo@aol.com

Denise G said...

I really love her Peace Of Green (8 x 10 Photo Print)

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Denise G said...

Follow you on twitter @wishwash1

Denise G said...

Follow you on GFC - Denise G

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