Giveaway: Thumbtack Press

Monday, 26 March 2012

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CLOSED: Thanks everyone for entering this giveaway, it was certainly interesting to read people's favourite pieces. The winner has been chosen ... it's Amelia! Comments are now closed for this giveaway.

I don't usually do many giveaways on my blog. I also tend to get the most dodgy requests for some that leave me feeling suspicious every time I get a request. But when Barry Friedland from Thumbtack Press asked if I would be interested in doing a giveaway, I said yes. I did a post on Thumbtack Press a little while ago and I like the whole concept behind this website and the idea of affordable art. But I do want to make this clear since there is so much cynicism about these types of posts: no, I'm not getting paid for this (I don't get paid for anything on my blog, if anything, my blog costs me money), and no, I'm not receiving any 'gifts' for doing this post either. I said yes out of a simple and honest desire to promote the work of the many artists on Thumbtack Press.

So here's the deal: Barry is offering my readers the chance to win a free print of their choice from Thumbtack Press. Free art! To enter this giveaway, you have to:

1. Visit Thumbtack Press and select a print you would like to own (you can browse by artist, subject, genre, size, colour, etc.).
2. Leave a comment here letting me know your selection.
3. A winner will be chosen at random on 5 April (Thursday, next week). The winner will also be announced on Facebook.

Good luck everyone!

P. S. I have a really busy week ahead of me, so I'm taking a small break from the blog until next Monday. In the meantime, feel free to enter the giveaway and have a great week.

Image sources: All images are from Thumbtack Press.

EDIT: Just a quick note to say that due to the big time difference between Australia (where I live) and America, I'll be closing this giveaway on Friday morning (6 April) Australia time, which is Thursday (5 April) in many places in America. Just to be fair to everyone.

56 comments:

If Jane said...

be creative this week off...;)
and...i think lucus aguirre's deer catches my fancy...;)

Sophia said...

It's always nice to be productive and creative! Enjoy this week to the fullest. This giveaway is great, I really like their selection. My absolute favorite is "It Starts" by Kate Pugsley.

jessica sandoval said...

Oh, I love the one of the three girls! It's called The Butterfly Book (by Rick Beerhorst) on the website! These are such awesome prints!

Marina said...

Of course my choice is the kitty wearing the Elizabethan ruff: "Regal" by Doug Boehm. 'Alas poor moggy! I knew him, Horatio. A cat of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.'

Michal said...

I love the print 'Got It' by Quincy Sutton. This is a really cool site!

Tana said...

seems to be great the idea of authentic affordable art. wish everybody a good luck:)

Lola said...

Greatest giveaway! I'm in love with "She found a lonely sound" by Ruel Pascual.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I've been in love with this one for quite some time:
http://www.thumbtackpress.com/products/sojourn

Fingers crossed!

Unknown said...

Hooray, I'm glad you're doing a giveaway. I'm new(ish) to your blog, and have really enjoyed it--also enjoy that you're willing to help out projects that you believe in without benefit to yourself. Thanks!
I loved Seven Riders by Heiko. I can't remember the artist's last name, I refreshed the page and it went away, then return led me back here. :)

Unknown said...

Loved Seven Riders by Heiko. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

vic said...

What Claire said. GREAT giveaway. Irana Douer's Untitled 8 is my favourite.

Amanda Y said...

Wow- how can you choose just one?
Loving Daisies by Liza Ferneyhough however...too pretty. Thanks!

deconstructingthegirl said...

Love this giveaway. I really like The Heist by Patrick Leger. Great that you support these artists.

Monica said...

i do like these sorts of sites, with affordable original art prints.

excellent giveaway, i almost never can afford such beauties.

my choices;
anything by Hernan Paganini
(ensayo, el nono y el arbol)

rooth said...

How very wonderful! Please don't enter me in for the giveaway but I like that you're doing it to support the artists.

Best of luck with your busy week!

Niina said...

Very nice site I was unaware about. I liked 'Chaosmosis' by Francisco Miranda even before I noticed it´s title. After that it was settled ;-)
Giveaways on blogs are nice when they happen seldom are a god fit to blog´s content.

TeaButterfly said...

hello,

it's areally lovely giveaway, and I like their beautiful selection of affordable art. My faven for a punch of hot pink on my bland walls would be "Dinner" by Wilson Hsu http://www.thumbtackpress.com/products/dinner/options/art

thanks!

-Vic

Christina Rose said...

I love 'Deer' by Lucus Aguirre! It's so striking in it's simplicity! Love Thumbtack Press!

zena. said...

http://www.thumbtackpress.com/products/presagio-di-primavera

Love this giveaway!

Levi said...

My favorite has to be "Me, Sushiii" by Gianluca Foli!

This is an awesome blog, and thanks for posting this contest :)

LittleCanoe said...

Wunderkind by Kate Pugsley! I adore her work! Thanks for doing this giveaway, such a great idea!

Allie said...

I would definitely choose "Bonjour" by Marcela Cardenas. http://www.thumbtackpress.com/products/canario

allie.c.fraley@gmail.com

Katie ケイティ said...

This is a really great giveaway, Hila. I've been a reader of yours for a while now, but I'm shy, and I rarely comment. Well, I really like "Mistaken Identity" by Ken Wong.

Aubrey said...

These are amazing! I love the Mariner. thanks for this opportunity!

Sam said...

Victorian Deer #2 by Steve Seeley is the one. So perfect.

Jade said...

I am completely smitten with The Butterfly Book by Rick Beerhorst.

TheBigBoss said...

Thanks for that... Nice giveaway.

I choose Mistaken Identity by Ken Wong
http://www.thumbtackpress.com/browse/images/Ken_Wong_Mistaken_Identity.jpg

TheBigBoss(AT-@-AT)peperuka.com

Amelia said...

Seriously this is a pretty badass giveaway. I really like Durazno by Lucas Aguirre.

Lin said...

Thanks for taking the leap and doing this giveaway for your readers. Green Bird by Kareem Rizk is my choice.

Enjoy your blog-free week!

marta a. said...

Yes, The Butterfly Book by Rick Beerhorst is lovely.

Thank you.

Ana said...

Nice project Thumbtack Press. Have a good week you too!

I liked "Gemelia" by Kate Pugsley. It reminded me of my grandma :)

Camila Faria said...

Who doesn't love great and affortable art? Great giveaway Hila! I think Ana Galvan's Mechanicas 1 would look amazing in my bedroom.

Lindsay said...

Fun to check out affordable artwork--my favorite is Ensayo, by Hernan Paganini.

Just want to let you know that I've very recently discovered your website and I'm really enjoying it. And "Beginners" needs to come with a warning that you may cry your face off!

Blaze said...

I truly love that image of the three girls! So beautiful! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

heleen said...

Ahh, I love how their site is organised: each click brings new discoveries. Blue Footed Booby by Tim McDonagh is amazing; the intricacy! The movement! The way the illustration itself is framed!! And I have an incurable preference for everything that comes with a Venetian mask anyway.

Teodora U said...

So many interesting prints...it was hard to choose a single one.But here I go Hormono by PAMELA HENDERSON

Sarah Allegra said...

Oh yay! I've had my eye on The First Rain Of Summer since you first mentioned Thumbtack Press :)

Thanks for doing this!

wolfeyebrows said...

What an amazing competition! Thanks Hila. I'd love to get my hands on "Wolf Haircut: The Caveman" by Casey Weldon.

Gabriela Voglio said...

Hi!
I realy like Down, down, down by Liza Ferneyhough. Have a great week.
/Gabriela

cerebral e said...

Ink 3 by Mar Hernandez

Thanks for the chance to win!

elissa at iinet dot net dot au

Sally said...

It was a tough choice, but I like Turmoil by Nick Dewar best.

Love reading others' responses and seeing how different individual tastes in art can be! :)

Miss Bibliophile said...

What a fantastic site! I love all of the works by Paul Barnes. I think my favorite is either Sweet Sorrow or The Presence.

themonstersflashlight said...

Ooh, I like "Together" by Paul Blow.

Preet said...

Hope you had a some relaxing time away.

I have taken a liking to "Sweet Love" by Brandon Reese.

Thanks so much!!

Non es tuae said...

'Born' by Gina Triplett.

Love your blog and read it regularly.

Non es tuae said...

'Born' by Gina Triplett.

Love your blog and read it regularly! Regards,
Joanna

Mary Lou (not really a pseudonym) said...

this is my choice: http://www.thumbtackpress.com/products/mechanical-beast-gerald?offset=100

I had seen this online a while ago but now I'm pleasantly surprised to find the artist made a whole series of these fab animals!

Kelly said...

"Wait and See," by David M. Brinley. Thanks for the reminder about Thumbtack; I often forget about this source for very affordable art.

Coco Von Estevan said...

Great contest! The Butterfly Book by
Rick Beerhorst. Beautiful.

Laure said...

J'aime beaucoup le deuxième dessin.
Ton blog est toujours aussi agréable, passe une bonne journée :)

Lisa said...

crazy about "Isenkta Blattodea" by CRISTIAN GROSSI. bad girl in pink gotta love that

Maša said...

a funeral by peter diamond steals and breaks my heart!

alison said...

what a neat site! I love 'Horses' by A. Richard Allen

tuija said...

If I'm still in, I would choose "Mariner" by Riki Blanco.

marta said...

it's almost impossible to choose but one of my favourites is silent whistle by Ruel Pascual

Hila said...

Thanks everyone for entering this giveaway, it was certainly interesting to read people's differing tastes! The winner has been chosen ... it's Amelia! Comments are now closed for this giveaway.

Katie: oh Katie, don't be shy, I don't bite :) But thank you for leaving this comment, I appreciate it.

Lindsay: Amen, it was definitely a sobbing-inducing film.

Sally: I agree, I found it so interesting to read people's favourite piece.