Monday, February 22, 2010

Last Day To Enter! Readers Projects: Amanda Talley And My First Giveaway

The Skirted Roundtable had a really good broadcast about the pros and cons of contests and giveaways. I have never done one, but after listening to Linda, Joni, and Megan, I thought why not - it sounds like fun! So here's the first Visual Vamp Giveaway featuring artist and fellow blogger, Amanda Talley.

New Orleans supreme chick artist Amanda Talley has moved into some new residential digs!

Every Southern girl loves monogram pillows from Leontine Linens where Amanda Talley got hers

She scored a cute carriage house in The Garden District close to her First Street studio.

Amanda Talley covered the seats of these Chippendale chairs discarded by the previous tenant

Casa Sugar did a great post about it, and you can see more pictures HERE.

Every girl has a bar set up in her New Orleans digs

Amanda's paintings are on everyone's wish list.

So for my first Visual Vamp Giveaway I am choosing a small (approximately 8 x X 10), but perfect gem of an Amanda Talley painting for you!!!!


To win:

1. Go to Amanda Talley and choose a painting you would buy if money were no object

2. Come back to this post and leave a comment and tell us all which (by name of the painting) one you would love to own - Remember this is a fantasy and not the painting you will get!

3. Send me a photo of the room you would like to hang it in - e-mail mizvtheb@yahoo.com

4. Photos will be shared in a future Readers Projects when the winner in announced

The small gem of an Amanda Talley painting in the bedroom of Visual Vamp
It's hung near my nightstand, at eye level
It's the first thing I see when I open my eyes
The winner of The Visual Vamp Giveaway will get a similar Amanda Talley painting

53 comments:

vicki archer said...

Goody giveaway V...I would an Amanda Talley painting from her previous collection called 'Jewelled Net'. I would hang it in my guest bedroom I think, or my TV room.. Photo to come...xv

Cristin said...

What beautiful work! I love them all, but would pick Philip Street.
xo,
cristin

hana said...

I honestly cannot decide between Rocket Turtle, Cele, Crowds, or Gingerbread. All so beautiful! Thanks!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ah! Amazing give-away. To win would be a dream, because one of her pieces has been on my minds for months.

I would love, love, love the Cele piece if money were no object!

I didn't even know she made 8 x 10 pieces.

Ok off to email you the room it would go in.

Design Esquire said...

Wow! What a fabulous, generous giveaway!! I hope I win!

If money were no object, I would LOVE the Celedonia - it's just breathtaking.

Off to email you the room!

Things That Inspire said...

I ama huge Amanda fan, and am lucky enough to own one of her paintings. However, a little gem would be great...

Money no object, I would pick Cele.

I rarely enter giveaways, but entered one recently on Ragland Hill Social, and won 3 Leontine linen napkins - maybe my winning streak will continue with this one!

Great idea for a giveaway.

Jessie said...

I truly love my Amanda Talley...the absolute best birthday gift I have ever received!
I cannot be selfish and ask for another one...or at least I shouldn't ;)
My bad iphone pics in the below post capture my space where our AT is hung...I just wanted to share as one of my own design projects! Great Giveaway, Vamp!
http://gimleteyed.blogspot.com/2010/02/guilt-free-gilty-pleasure.html

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Choose one??? My favorite is Celedonia, second favorite is Cele and my third was Freesia. Can you tell I really enjoyed myself!!! What a fabulous givaway!

ashlina said...

wow her art is fantastic! WISH we were showing her in our gallery!!!

xo
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

La Petite Gallery said...

V.
Great work, I think it's hard to decide. It is a very nice give-a-away. Talented Lady
"Cele"
I will change my mine again.

That is a great Idea..

Jen said...

Love all of her paintings! I think I would have to choose Santa Fe. I am trying to find ways to introduce some new colors into my house and that painting would do so amazingly!
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful give away.

bazaarofserendipity said...

What a great give away her work is amazing!!


I would love the Cele piece so amazing.

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

VictoriaArt said...

This is the such a precious give away!

If I had a small chance, I would love to see 'Philip Street' when I wake up!
I am doing a bedroom makeover and this would be my inspiration piece! It's gorgeous!


XX
Victoria

Melissa said...

I am a new Amanda fan... and my favorite is Cele, it is so pretty.

Mae said...

Fabulous giveaway! If money's no object, CALEDONIA, though there are many other gorgeous paintings that could find a home, here! Luckily, I have just the place for a small AT painting, if I were the lucky winner!

Courtney said...

I met you last year on a trip to New Orleans and you suggested I join your blog if I loved the store--and I did--I have so enjoyed it and thank you for giving me a chance to win this amazing piece!! I love Amanda's work--my favorite piece is Celle (but I also love Caledonia). Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love Sante Fe. Can not get enough of orange these days. Very happy, yet sophisticated works. I would hang her art in my living/dining room. I will send you a picture. I read your blog daily...brings me inspiration!

Bonnie said...

Money no object, I would choose Thistle from her recent works. I have a place that screams for it and I will email details!

Beth said...

I am drawn to the pair of framed drawings grey, black, & light blues in white frames.
I would totally put it in my master above the bed. It seems so tranquil & calming.

Dianne said...

I am a huge Amanda Talley fan. I would choose Bald Eagle fo my dining room.

Ms. Smart said...

I like the B&W pieces on the tan kinda background from her recent work.

Julie Ann said...

So impossible to pick just one! I think it would be FORTUNATA (or maybe PHILIP STREET)

Froso said...

They are all wonderful! I am following now, you can follow me too if you want! Kisses, Froso from Style Nirvana

Topsy Turvy said...

Valorie - When you do a giveaway, you really do a giveaway! Love all her work, so it's hard to choose just one ... but put me down for Napolean. I will send my photo post-haste!
-Lana

Meg said...

This is so exciting, even the thought at possibly winning is so much fun! Thank you Valorie! I think my favorites are Celle and Napoleon. Absolutely goregous...she has serious talent. I love the Saints Superbowl one too!

Renae said...

I adore AT's work and have her on my 'go to' list next time I'm in NOLA! I like CROWDS and also from her recent work, the 3rd one that scrolls through, I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the name.

t will be going in my LR (go here, scroll to LR - after painting pix, http://renaemoore.blogspot.com/2010/01/transparency-and-perfection-home-tour.html)

Great give away Girl!

xx

Willow Decor said...

Okay - I like Philip Street and Celedonia! I think perhaps in the living room - or maybe the dining room. I am redoing the master bedroom and could be convinced to work the whole room around it!!
Will send photos. Fun fun fun!!!
xx-Gina

pve design said...

Oh my, if I were to win, I would want Cele, Celdonia or Freesia. I love them all. I will hang it in my newly renovated kitchen! I would admire it every day.
I will send you a sketch -
pve

AK-Magnolia House said...

I so am in love with everything. But my favorite is Cele. If I won it I would give it to my very generous father in-law. He loves modern art work and he also gives so much to not only our family but to others that I feel he would deserve such a lovely piece to look at. I think it would look so wonerful in the dining room which sits next to the spectacular view of the sea.

Dina Kucera said...

This is john.........i luv your page, stuff, pictures, designs, god i love everything about you.....xxxooo

Michelle Tullis said...

Valorie, what a great giveaway!I have been wanting one of Amanda's paintings and pass her gallery almost daily to pick my 3 year old up from school.My favorite is Celedonia ~ great color combination!I would love to have a small painting for my living room. Will send a picture.Thanks!

katiedid said...

Gosh! There are so many I love! But if I have to narrow it down it would be Twine, which just happens to be the one in her Living Room photo I think.I love the black and white ones, and Twine seems to have a tiny bit of aqua in it too. What a talent! Thanks for spreading the word!

Worthington said...

I ADORE the monogram pillows - and the chic bar set-up on the butler's tray! Very nice!!

Karena said...

Celedonia would be the one! I love the color palette and the design!!

Karena

Carey said...

CHOPPER CITY all the way, Baby.

(I haven't evolved very far in some areas of life, so must get help from the hubs with taking and posting "wonna them thar Eee-lectronic pitchers")

Carey said...

By the way, Talley's home zings the strings of my heart. I could walk right in and live there without changing a thing.

Amanda Stone Talley said...

Gosh! I'm totally flattered..thank you Valorie and thank you everyone for picking out your favorite pieces!I'm totally inspired to start painting today!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I would love anyone of them especially Freesia. I want one in my office which is in a totally unacceptable state at the moment to send you a pick. Can't wait to see you both in May!

Missy said...

Thanks for the chance to own one of Amanda's paintings. The Freesia painting is my choice! What a great give away. Off to email you a photo of my living room.

Carey said...

I promise I'll corner the hubs and email you a photo by tonight! It will be of our bedroom which is most definitely not done yet:(

Carey said...

. . . or maybe of the hallway which is still the wrong color and loaded with patches because we moved our bedroom door eleven feet. But I am planning to fill the entire hallway with all black, white, and brown artwork.

Tara said...

Wow what a great giveaway. Amanda's work is really the only artwork I have said I gotta buy one day. I wanted a gold/cream one I saw on her blog one day but am not seeing on her sight. Love "Thistle" too. This would go in my bedroom and I think it too will go where I can see it first thing everymorning when I wake up.

bluehydrangea said...

Oh, what a great giveaway!! To win one of Amanda's paintings would make my day. I would pick Freesia, I am such a blue person, it is perfect for me and would go in just about any room in my house!

Carey said...

Okay, I'm in! Shut the gates!

Amy L said...

Thistle. I daresay I covet it.....every time I stop by Amanda's site for inspiration, I just marvel at that beauty. I'd kick my living room portrait to the curb if I thought Thistle would take its place. :)

Carla said...

am i too late? i certainly hope not! i would choose celedonia and give it to my wonderful new orleans friend who is getting married in april. she and her sweet fiance went back after katrina; my husband and i did not and we miss them so!

beki said...

I'm probably too late, but I've been wanting one of Amanda's paintings since I first saw them. Narrowing my favorite down to one is the hardest part of this challenge, because I love them all!! I suppose Freesia, Philip Street & Napoleon are my favorites.

Visual Vamp said...

Beki - You're not too late!!!
Still accepting last minute entries!
Thanks!
xox o

Margaret said...

After stopping in her gallery a few months ago, I fell in love with Amanda's framed drawings. She had them hung as a pair and together they made quite a statement. I do not recall the name of the particular drawings. However, if money were of no object, I would choose "Philip Street." For some reason I am drawn to the turquoises and sea blues. It must have something to do with being a water sign!

JT said...

"Primrose" That's the one. It is stunning and would be the perfect replacement for the antique granny needlepoint screen above my fireplace.

Hyunjoo said...

If money is no object (or I have a bucket of money), I would pick Celedonia AND Santa Fe. I think Celedonia will be perfect for my living room and Santa Fe would be for my office above fireplace. What an exciting giveaway. Now I'm off to take some photos of the room.

The Zhush said...

I commented above on Saturdays post, not trying to score two trys, just trying to make sure I am in right place. The ones up to win are really just as amazing (size doesn't matter, right?)

CEC said...

"Cele" though I love, love them all. I was introduced to Amanda's work awhile ago through a New Orleans friend. Will be there next week, hope to check out her studio. Great giveaway, thank you!