Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow Day Giveaway!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Just because it's snowing here in Iowa and the kids all got out 2 hours early, let's have a giveaway!

These lovebirds are from "This Thing Called Family!" This piece of wall art is 10x20 and has a dimensional metal tree and birds.  It's based on a version of the custom orders that we do, but this one you can purchase right from retailers!   Makes an awesome wedding, engagement, anniversary or Valentine's gift.  It can be purchased online from Cranberry Junction Gifts.



One entry per person.  Tell us what you'd do with this piece if you won it and be sure to leave us a way to contact you.  *Tell us too, in your one comment, if you shared it on facebook!

*If you share this post on facebook, I'll throw in this friendly little owl block (just like the ones I gave out as teacher gifts,) who's rooting for you:


Really, he's cheering you on inside.  Don't let the look on his face fool you.

**The easiest way to share this giveaway on facebook is to click on the "f" facebook button in the green rectangle at the end of this post.

We'll choose a winner Monday night, Jan 23, around 10pm CST.

Winner will be chosen randomly and will not be dependent on your answer! (We only asked what you'd do with it because we're nosy like that!)

Maybe then we'll start ANOTHER giveaway right away!

93 comments:

  1. I LOVE your stuff. I have 2 originals and a lazy susan from your This Thing Called Family line. If I was lucky enough to win I would be selfish and keep it for myself!

    I also shared this giveaway on Facebook!

    lisamarieodeen@gmail.com

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  2. YAY! This is so awesome! If i won this i would hang it in my entryway, where i have a collection of nests and birdies. It's so lovely!

    I shared on my FB page, too!

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  3. I love this! I'm a new fan of your stuff! I too would be selfish and keep it for myself!We recently got married and have a blue/brown(our colors) wedding wall of pictures that this would go perfect with! LOVE IT!

    despainc@uni.edu

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  4. I love this! I would give it to my sister and brother in law and my new little niece for their new house.

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  5. I too shared this link with all of my Facebook friends!
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! If I would win this I would hang it in my living room. This piece would go perfect in the living room!! I am getting excited just picturing it in there! I do in home daycare, this piece of art would represent the LOVE that fills my home each day. Love for my family as well as my daycare family! You hold their little hands and they fill your hearts with love and joy!! Awesome piece of art!!
    kjmorin@hotmail.com
    Thanks!
    Kelly Morin

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  6. love the lovebirds! :) i would gladly hang this in our bedroom. we have lots of artwork hung in the rest of our home, but our bedroom is sorely lacking. This would fit perfectly!

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  7. Selfish? YES! I would want this hanging proudly in our entry way for everyone to see!

    I am also sharing this on FB.

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  8. I would give it to a young couple that just suffered a miscarriage. It so fits what they need to be doing. So many people have said so many mean things. I have shared tears with the Mom and have said the only appropriate words.."I am so sorry" and what can I do? More tears would come, but I think it would warm their hearts and help the healing start......posted to facebook.

    mryan972@aol.com

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  9. I'd hang it next to our wedding picture and the "I Love Us" plaque I bought at the open house! Sharing on FB. Enjoy the snow.

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  10. If I were fortunate enough to win, I would give this to a teacher I have who is moving into a new house in March . . . one of the few truly safe people I have ever met in my life and someone who puts this into practice every day.

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  11. LOVE IT and all of your work! Even though we are in Kentucky and would LOVE to have some snow, I appreciate you doing a "Snow Day Giveaway!:)" If I were lucky enough to win, I have the PERFECT couple that I would give it away to!:) I too will share this on FB!

    erinannepro@gmail.com

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  12. Sooooo incredibly cute. If I'd won this, it would go to my best friend and her husband. They are THE best friends a person could imagine. And I'd love for them to have something so special.

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  13. Beautiful!! Love all of your stuff! I'd love to have this on my wall at home! I shared on Facebook! :):):)

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  14. This, as always, is gorgeous! It would be a fantastic addition to my birdy collection.

    I shared this on FB also!

    Denise

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  15. Beautiful! I'm new to your art and I'm loving it. If I won this piece, I'd place it front and center in the entryway.

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  16. I'd have to be selfish and keep it for us because I love it :) We live in IC now but are east coast bound soon so it'd be a nice reminder of our old IA home.

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  17. As much as I would LOVE to keep it, I would actually give it away to my brother and his soon to be wife as a wedding blessing....their Big Day is May 12th this year...I think they would adore it as much as me!!! Thanks for the give-away! (Shared on FB!!!)

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  18. I, too, love the things you create. As much as I'd love to keep this, if I won it, I couldn't. A precious little 7 year old went to heaven this week. Eli Horn, from Ames, had battled neuroblastoma for 3.5 years and had come down with leukemia. I think this would be perfect for Lacey, Aaron, & Isaiah.

    Blessings!

    P.S. I shared your page on facebook.

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  19. I was recently introduced to your art and absolutely love it. If I were to win, I would consider this a lovely birthday gift as today is my 29th birthday. My kitchen is painted teal, and I would hang it above the spot where my sweet 6-month-old daughter, Ivy, sits in her high chair and makes an absolute mess with her rice cereal!

    And, I shared this in facebook!

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  20. I would probably hang this up in my kitchen - which my deco is blue with a birdhouse/bird theme so it would go well :)

    Jennifer Essington
    essingtonjen@gmail.com

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  21. SOOOO adorable! If I were to win this, I would hang it in my little girls' room - I have one 14 month old and about to have another little baby girl in a week or two!!! And they'll be sharing a room. The birds at the top made me think of them growing up together. <3

    I've shared on my FB as well. :)

    ashleylynnnagel@yahoo.com

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE your guys' work!! I would put this in our family room, the colors are perfect!!!
    Horray for a snowday!!! We have not even come close to one this year in ND...which is rare!

    I shared on my FB page!!

    shinysundow@hotmail.com

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  23. Beautiful! I'd keep this for myself for sure!!

    lisarup1@aol.com

    *shared on facebook

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  24. This will go in our bedroom. The colors and theme make it perfect for that room!! No pressure, but you're holding the drawing on my bithday, so. . .

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  25. I've given this very one before as a gift, and that is exactly what I'd do again. It makes a great wedding, baby shower, or Mother's Day present.

    =)

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  26. This has been one of my favorites since I first saw it. I do love it, but would give it to one of my kids for their home... and then I would visit it!!

    * Shared on Facebook too!

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  27. I love this piece! We actually gave this to a friend for her wedding. I would love to have it in our home and would hang in a grouping with the fruits of the spirit that I have from your line. It would be a good way to celebrate 42 years of marriage, always holding hands tightly!

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  28. Would love to have this perk up my bland office! Love it...

    Amymccall79@yahoo.com

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  29. These are so beautiful!!! I would love to win :) I shared your giveaway on FB as well :)

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  30. i would hang it with my family photos! your work is amazing!

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  31. amazed once again by your creativity

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  32. I'd hang it in my entry. Great stuff!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I would put my friends name in a hat and pull one out. I would put my name in too! I share you ALL the time on FB.

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  34. SO cute!! If I won, it would go straight onto my wall - LOVE it. :)

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  35. So cute! This would look great in my bedroom and remind my husband and I daily of the simple things that matter most:) I plan on sharing on my FB page.

    Love your stuff!!

    ashgrace24@hotmail.com

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  36. You already know how much I love your stuff! I would put this piece on the wall w the family photos--

    Also shared on FB!!

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  37. I'd put it by the table for a mealtime reminder. :)
    I also shared on FB!
    ambre dot sautter at gmail.com

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  38. I would put it up in my living room to add to the "homyness" I finally created! It would really add to the warmth and love in the room! Your creations are beautiful! First time on your site...I'll be back.

    I shared on my FB page!! :)

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  39. oooooh, this is AWESOME! I LOVE it!! I'm in Iowa too, so my heart is warmed just knowing you are with me! :) If I won this, I would hang it either in my kitchen or dining room...it goes wonderfully, as I love both trees and birds! :)

    emmybrown410@gmail.com

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  40. Love it and shared on Facebook!

    I would keep it for our family, as I don't yet have a piece of your amazing artwork!

    Crissypence@gmail.com

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  41. I'm sitting here just smiling at God, thanking Him for the way He delights us with little pleasures. See, I saw some of your things in Gatlinburg, TN this weekend, and loved it so. We had actually seen your Fruit of the Spirit wall hanging when my husband and I were there in October, and I went nuts over it then. My husband remembered and so we went to the store to get it for my upcoming 40th birthday (this Wednesday). Unfortunately, the color of that particular piece doesn't math our home at all. So we got home and I went searching (looking up Demdaco) to see if there were other colors. You can't buy off their website and there aren't any retailers real close to us. This morning I saw on a friend's facebook a link to your site and recognized it was the same stuff. It led me to you. Erin, my friend here, recently moved from Iowa. So I called her immediately and she gave me the whole story. So neat how it all connected!! So, I love the lazy susans. With 6 kids (3 recently adopted) the Table Manners lazy susan is so perfect :)! I'd love to win this giveaway as well. I'm thinking the art would be beautiful in our bedroom and is a great reminder to me. I'm looking forward to seeing how I can purchase some of your beautiful things. jenny.borden@yahoo.com

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  42. Love this! I would put it in my bedroom as a daily reminder.

    I shared it on Facebook.

    LeissnerArt@gmail.com

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  43. the colors in your pieces are fabulous. Thanks so much for the chance to actually win one.

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  44. Let me say that I love love love your art! I just shared on my cookie business page. You guys are awesome!

    This would look perfect in our entry way!

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  45. OooooOoooh I would love this in my kitchen! I pinned this to my "happy place" board, because this would make me so very happy! (thanks for commenting on my pin!) I'm sharing it on twitter and facebook when I'm done with this comment. Pick me! ;)

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  46. I love all of your work and would love to add this piece to my home. I am updating the decor in my bathroom and this piece would be pefect. I absolutely love all of the custom pieces Laura has made for me! :)

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  47. We just bought an old farmhouse. This would be a great first piece of artwork for the walls!! Love all your stuff :)

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  48. Those beautiful birds would find a comfy nesting place in the front room of my home. Nicely situated near the picture window with lots of warm sunlight so they don't fly south for winter. Or I might gift it to a friend, Alice, who has a wall of fame filled with pictures of her family and friends. A fitting place for holding hands and hearts! Thanks for sharing your talents! And I'm sharing on FB too.
    4amyers@gmail.com

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  49. Wow... I love this cute little piece and would definitely hang it in my stairway where I have other art from Iowa artists! For a second chance to win I'll post on Facebook at
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1103922027
    I'm so glad I found this blog and just followed you.. I'd love it if you'd follow me too!
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com
    Happy creating and stay warm here in Iowa!!!
    Renee
    xo

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  50. I love all of your pieces! I have a few and would love to add this to my collection. I would hand this in my master bedroom. Thank!

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    1. Elisabet! You won the giveaway! please contact us at paperprayers@hotmail.com along with your mailing address to claim your prize! big congrats! Since we don't have a way to contact you, if we don't hear from you by Wednesday night, we'll choose a new winner.

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  51. Very nice! I would put it in my bathroom. It fits in perfect with the other trees and birds in there.

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  52. Your work makes my heart sing. I would ask our 4 year old where she thinks it would like to live in our home. She has an eye for life already. Thank you for the opportunity- Keep creating- your art touches souls~ we have gifted your art and hung your art in our home.
    (Sorry - I am not on face book but have given a shout out on my "mommy board " in the past.)

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  53. I LOVE this piece! I would selfishly keep this for myself and hang it in our entry way. It would go perfect with the colors and decor of that room! It would also be visible for everyone to see when they entered our home. Love it!

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  54. I would definitely have to keep it for the family. LOVE the colors and it's such a lovely reminder. Thanks for the chance to win such a beauty.

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  55. I would hang it up with pride in my mum's sitting room so that everyone who comes to visit would be able to see it and hopefully admire it! I love the handmade feel to your ideas, they're just so gorgeous!

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  56. i would love it on my desk or hang it on a wall :) i also shared in a private message in facebook!

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  57. What a great reminder! Always need to be gentle with other hearts - I would give this to my love as a Valentine's gift. Love this work!
    caraolsen72@gmail.com

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  58. I would put it in mine and my sisters new house! The house is a little empty and a canvas will always be welcomed! jannafuchs@gmail.com

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  59. Beautiful - I would hang it in our hallway so that we could see it numerous times each day as we walked by it. I also shared in a pm on fb.

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  60. I love all of your work. We are working on finishing our basement so we can start a family in the next couple of years. Your work would be perfect to adorn our new space. I also would love the owl block to go in the corner of my desk at school where I keep my owls of wisdom.

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  61. I would share the fun! I would hang one in my house and send one to my friend in California. =) Sharin' on facebook with a bunch of art lovin' people.

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  62. I would love to hang this in my craft room....it would be the perfect addition in my favorite colors! Just shared it on facebook too!

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  63. Shared on Facebook!

    Jessica Dougherty
    info(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

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  64. Although I would love this piece myself,if I were to win it I would give it to my son & daughter-in-law as an anniversary gift. The owl would go to a coworker who collects owls & is a teacher!

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  65. I have a friend who would love this piece! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. Really, really in love with your stuff!

    If I won, I would hang it in my bedroom - I'd want us see it everyday and be remind of that saying.
    Thanks!

    Melinda
    ladyhawk150@hotmail.com

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  67. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway.If I won, I'd hang the tree in our nurses office at school and the owl in my classroom!

    :Pat
    sharpiewoman.blogspot.com

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  68. I would put this in my living room, next to my door. It is such an amazing art piece, with special meaning to me.

    Jhtuttle2005@gmail.com

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  69. One would go in my new home and the other would go perfeclty in my office :) I love your work!- Jill Crosser

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    1. sorry! YES, i put on my page...and my email is jill@biaia.org

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  70. New fan thanks to jill crosser. I love these pictures! I would put them up in my living room, it is in DESPERATE need of art!
    gardners50206@heartofiowa.net

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  71. I would give it to my good friend Vicki Hoversten to help heal her heart from the pain that she has been feeling. My email is sunnydai78@yahoo.com

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  72. great site, I lost my husband on December 18th.His birthday is on Valentines Day and our Anniversary will be March 6th. I would put it beside his picture,light a candle and show everyone the love I have for him and how much he is missed. the picture would be so meaningful next to him.
    vicki82560@msn.com
    I shared with my family and friends on facebook.

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  73. These pieces are wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win them! I would hang them in my bedroom to remind me first thing each day about how important it is to love people in a way that lets them be free - very close to my I'm Kindof a Big Deal piece. Love your art! I am sharing on FB too!

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  74. i shared on FB. Although I would love to hang this piece on my wall, I already have one of your pieces, so I would probably give it to my sister whose b-day is coming up. But I would definitely keep the cute little block and place it in my little girls room. love them both. LOVE "Things with Wings" !!

    serra
    simplyserra.etsy.com
    u.niquebyserra[at]gmail[dot]com

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  75. LOVE everything you do :) Our 22nd Anniversary is this week - so it'd make the perfect gift! Shared the giveaway on Facebook too!

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    1. LOVE everything you do :) Our 22nd Anniversary is this week - so it'd make the perfect gift! Shared the giveaway on Facebook too!

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  76. Awww! Thanks for doing a giveaway! I love TWW! I think I would either hang it in my front entryway or stack it (hopefully with the owl) on top of my coat shelf in the entryway!
    I'm sharing this on Facebook as well!
    Thanks!
    ~Lindsey
    labehrends@gmail.com

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  77. Well, isn't that cute! I'd probably put it in my kitchen!
    stacey srathjenatgmail.com

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  78. If I won, I'd get this art work to my daughter. She introduced me to Things With Wings, so I owe her one. It's also the best to give a gift from the heart!
    Thanks!
    Cindy
    cindykdodd@gmail.com

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  79. I will def post this on facebook. My entire kitchen is filled with Things with Wings/Paper Prayers and this would make a lovely addition. I have 7 originals so far but none from your new line. I always look forward to seeing you at Riverssance every fall and I always save up some extra money so I can purchase one or two of your pieces. And an additional congrats on the success of your retail line!!!!
    Sara Burke
    rees0090@yahoo.com

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  80. I would give it to my sister and brother-in-law who live down the street. I'm trying to infiltrate their house with TWW piece by piece :) hehehe! megan(at)kremer(dot)us
    Sharing on FB!!

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  81. Love your beautiful work...love to win......babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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  82. I would hang one for me to read daily in my home. It is a way to say a little prayer every day and be reminded that we need to think and say them. The other would go to my Grandson so he could read it every day and be reminded Grammie wants him to do his BEST!! Bette

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  83. I would definitely hang it on my wall. Our walls are pretty bare so they could definitely use this :) LOVE it!!

    laurenbuckalew11@aol.com

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  84. I will probably give it to my grand daughter for her room because we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like, but when we do, we hold hands tightly and always know we are in each others heart even when we're not together. I was not familiar with your art until I received the house with wings with the word family on it for Christmas. I instantly fell in love! I also love the story behind your art. Love of family is so important! csiddell@yousq.net

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  85. Love your stuff! It would hang in my kitchen!

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  86. I would hang it in my office. I'm a kids' social worker and you can never have too many reminders that nurture is one of life's basic needs...just like food and shelter! Plus it will look so great next to the "Joy is Everywhere!" creation I picked up at the Iowa City Arts Festival. Love all of your work!!!

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  87. Love it......would hang it somewhere in my house!

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  88. I would hang it in my bird themed guest bedroom. And the cute owl would belong in my classroom! You guys are so great! jamie.bartus@yahoo.com

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