Saturday, January 10, 2009

The First Monthly PhoenixDown Farm Give Away!!!

First, do not forget to check out my post about the Ask Pony weekly post. Send me questions, my friends, I need them!! They can even just be silly or funny if you want, I am fine with that. Hehe.

Link to post about "Ask Pony":

"Ask Pony!!!"


Now onto the good stuff. This month's give away:


This month I am giving away one of my hand crafted gourd art projects. This one is a tattoo art inspired "Catch All". I have one similar in my front room that I toss odds and ends into that I use often but don't want rolling around on the counter. Like my keys, wallet, thimble, seam ripper and a few packages of shoe laces. It might also work nicely to keep track of your jewelry that you wear often on the rare occasion that you take it off.

This is the actual gourd in question:

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This was made from a medium sized bottle or birdhouse gourd using leather dye, a wood burner, Prisma Colour Coloured Pencils, acrylic paint and paste wax. This is made to sit on the counter, not hang on the wall.


IMPORTANT INFO!!!!

HOW TO ENTER: To enter you simply need to reply to this post! You can enter any time between now and the last day of the month. On the first day of next month I will post the name of the winner.


WHAT TO DO IF YOU WIN: You will need to email me your address to ponysmonthlygiveaway@hotmail.com. I will ask you a question in response to your email and you will answer it on this post with the same ID you entered the contest on to make sure I am mailing it out to the right person! Does that make sense? If not feel free to ask for clarification. It must be claimed within 30 days of the winner being announced or it will come up for give away again.


HOW I WILL CHOSE THE WINNER: This will change from month to month. This month I will count all of the entries, I will make cards with numbers on them from 1 to the last number of entries. I will then randomly draw one and then count the replies to that post and who ever made it will be the winner. You can enter as many times as you like, but try to say something worth reading in each one, so I can be entertained.

OK, that is it, good luck everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Do you think this could be used as a tea light holder?

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  2. It is gorgeous by the way, you do wonderful work!

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  3. Nope, it's closed at the top so I wouldn't risk using it with anything burning. BTW, the gift I have for you should be going out next week. It CAN be used with burning things. ;-)

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  4. Beautiful gourd! I'm thrilled you're doing this!

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  5. That is awesome Pony! I'm loving your blog and check it regularly!

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  6. First, thanks for your kind words regarding my art and lost doggies- much appreciated!
    Second, awesome gourd! I love gourd art! Have you seen the book titled Gourdcraft? Can't recall the authors, but would recommend it highly- it is super inspiring.
    Nice work!

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  7. How tall is the gourd? I am envisioning what I can use it for...

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  8. A great piece of work, but I think a white interior would look even better.

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  9. Now see, I'm not sure white would mesh well with the colors used on the outside... I like the black interior personally.

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  10. awesome you know I love your tattoo art

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  11. I love this. I love the brown around the opening and the flame at the top.

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  12. Hi WarPony its Thomas from k-9corner just wanted to say thanks for checking out my lattest post, and I love the art! looks great, keep up the good work.

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  13. SylvrPoet said...

    "Now see, I'm not sure white would mesh well with the colors used on the outside... I like the black interior personally."

    I originally had it natural on the inside, so a very light tan sort of colour, and it was absolutely jarring and totally drew the eye away from the exterior and made the entire thing look unfinished.

    I'm not entirely pleased with the black interior either, I think a medium brown would have been better. But what ya gonna do? Learn from it and try other things in the future, that's what!

    Also, this gourd is about 8 1/2 inches tall in total.

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  14. Very pretty piece Pony (I keep wanting to use your real name). I saw someone galloping their black friesian across an open field the other day and thought of you and the pictures you drew back in high school!

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  15. Very cool Pony!! only thing that would make it better is to have a Schnauzer on it!! Hehe!!

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  16. Oooh... That's too cute!

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  17. I can just picture this holding my gemstones..... I want this one bad! :)

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  18. Anonymous said...

    " Very cool Pony!! only thing that would make it better is to have a Schnauzer on it!! Hehe!!"

    Spot? Is that you? Or is it Heather? *laughs*

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  19. Very nice gourds,would be a nice addition to a rustic decor.
    Or for any decor for that matter.
    Guess I better clarify I am talking about the beautiful gourds that you be a having for sale LOL

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  20. Very cool Pony!
    Do you think you could do one with Jeff Gordon on it, or maybe one that could sit well in the snow?
    LOL
    Guess who?

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  21. It is I, Spot! : )

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  22. Wow, look at all the people who are reading your blog! You must be so proud! :)

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  23. Pony, I must say this would look wonderful in my dining room. I truly love it.
    Gale from Alabama

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  24. You do such awesome work, but of course i have told you that already..

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  25. how hard is it to grow and dry your own gourds mrs. pony?

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  26. Dusty V said...

    "how hard is it to grow and dry your own gourds mrs. pony?"

    It's actually quite time consuming and takes a LOT of space. Then, once they are grown and dried they have to be cleaned which is were the work REALLY is!!!

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