Saturday, May 19, 2012

#IBCOMFEDGPPE Day Six: Gallery Ali

Happy Saturday everyone! It's a beautiful day for a party. I sincerely hope that the weather is as nice where you are as it is here! We are currently approaching 80 and there isn't a cloud in sight. A beautiful weekend indeed. 


Since all good parties require good decorations, I've invited an amazingly talented painter to this extravaganza.  She has created an original piece of artwork to giveaway today! How awesome is that!?




Today's giveaway comes from the creative mind of Gallery Ali


Ali of Gallery Ali is giving away this original painting,
 appropriately titled 'Spring Charm'! 


I am totally in love with this. Unique, colorful, fun ... just beautiful!

About the painting: Spring Charm" is a 8" x 24" x 1.5" painting on gallery wrapped canvas; the painting extends around the thick edges giving it a striking look from a side angle and making framing unnecessary. "Spring Charm" is wired and ready to hang on your wall or prop on a shelf.

And, as these giveaways go, I asked Ali to share a little about herself and her work...
I delight in vivid color, movement and the element of surprise; often combining multiple mediums such as copper wire, sand, sheer fabrics & textural yarns to create sculptural dimension, extending the art off the canvas
I love selling my work at art fairs; the open-air market is exciting, and even better is the opportunity to meet a variety of people from all over with different interests and backgrounds. 
The element of surprise is the part of my work that intrigues people the most; It makes me smile when people of all ages can't help but touch the paintings to try and figure out the unexpected materials, often turning an ordinary household item, like a mesh fruit bag, or a scrubby sponge, into a fun painting! 
I live in Andover, Minnesota and have a studio in the wonderful International Market Square in Minneapolis.

Let's take a look at two more of her paintings. 

I love how this piece has sheer fabric and copper wire that extend out a few inches off the front of the canvas. So unique! And the colors are beautiful together.



This painting is named after Scaralet O'Hara from Gone With the Wind. I just love the colors in this. I actually want to do one of my bedrooms here at my little inn in pinks and organs and this would actually be perfect!

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS TO ALL THAT ENTERED. 
WINNER ANNOUNCED IN A SEPARATE POST.


Alright, now it's time to talk giveaway! Here are the Details:

*The Prize*

Ali's orginial painting, "Spring Charm" (image above)

*Enter to Win*

TWO chances to win:
1. Visit 
Gallery Ali, then come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item from the shop.

2. Share this giveaway with a tweet,
 blog post, a PIN or spread the word on facebook. Then, come back here and leave an additional comment saying you did. Be sure to use #IBCOMFEDGPPE in your tweet/pin/post if possible.

This giveaway is open teveryone! Should you be a 'no reply' or 'anonymous' commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win.


Enter now through 11 am (EST) on Wednesday, May 23rd. I will announce the winner that evening in a new blog post. 


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For more information about Gallery Ali,
 check her out in in all these wonderful locations:

Etsy Shop ... Facebook ... Website (coming soon!) 



 Gallery Ali just open their Facebook page too! 




If you'd like, head on over and give Ali some much deserved love with a few 'Likes'.

Good Luck!


Did you miss a day in the giveaway???  #IBCOMFEDGPPE Recap:

This giveaway is valid to United States and Canada residents those ages 18 and up, discluding where legally prohibited. 
The random draw will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd and announced the same day.
I have NOT been compensated to host this giveaway and my opinions are my own.

136 comments:

Rebekah E. said...

I would have to say that my favorite painting is the Daisy one. Very pretty.

Margo Mizell said...

"Charmed pair" Is my favorite, but it was such a difficult choice! What talent!

Goddess Kelly said...

The paintings are great! The best in the shop for me was the little bluebird with pink heart paperweight. I love art/function combos!

Miriam said...

My favorite is The "Tiger Lily"! Beautiful colors and a one-of-a-kind painting!

Naomi said...

The one you're giving away is my favorite, but my second favorite is Tiger Lily since I jut had a baby girl named Lily! On that note, I've been up a LOT at night with the baby and following you on Pinterest has become my new favorite hobby! Thank you so much for your efforts to share such wonderful things!

Anonymous said...

I really like "Light My Fire" but all of her paintings are fantastic! Tiffgavsmith@gmail.com

susie said...

her work is beautiful! if i have to pick one favorite, it's "charmed pair".
asucarr@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love them all but "O'Hara" is my favorite :) I'm a sucker for pinks and reds. Also roses are my favorite. I wish I could grow them in Florida.

inspirare said...

Such tallent and vision! Charmed pair is my favorite.

Rita said...

Love the "Charmed Pair". The birds are subtle and yet vibrant at the same time. eseorf50@gmail.com

Amber Dee said...

I am in love with "Charmed Pair"! It's so romantic and would be perfect in our new bedroom... they would make me smile every morning and remind me what a 'charmed pair' my husband and I are while he's away in Afghanistan! <3

inspirare said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook, and commented which painting is my favorite. inspirare@live.com

Amber Dee said...

I also made a pin and shared it on Facebook... liked Gallery Ali, too. Such beautiful work and lovely talent! :)

Goddess Kelly said...

Shared this on facebook

Carrie Kizuka said...

Spring Charm is my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what beautiful paintings! My favorite is "Cappuccino On A Stem". I love how she used things to make it 3D and how it seems to be growing off the canvas :) email@tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

love her work, charmed pair is my fav

Anonymous said...

Just liked on FB #IBCOMFEDGPPE .
email@tampabay.rr.com

Andrea said...

I like "light my fire"!!!!

Andrea said...

I've pinned this giveaway!!!! Crossing fingers i win!!!!

Brooke said...

I have to say the Cappuccino one is my favorite but the Daisy is beautiful too!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100129010/gerbera-daisy-original-painting


brooke.lacey@gmail.com

gloria115 said...

I like ALI Acrylic Original Painting "O'Hara" from my "Resplendant Rose" Series GalleryAli the best! I also shared the giveaway on FaceBook!

trudefaith said...

I really liked spring state of mind- but after looking at "Lagoon" I knew this was the one I liked the best! I love how it reminds me of slow moving water
trudefaith@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the beautiful shades of reds & oranges in Ali's Light My Fire piece!

maryguzman623@yahoo.com

Brooke said...

Pinned to:
http://pinterest.com/pin/157977899399255835/

Would love to win this!

trudefaith said...

I pinned this giveaway!! I would really like to win!

Pamela D Lloyd said...

I really love Ali's painting "Charmed Pair" from her "Spring State of Mind" series. It would make a great companion piece to the "Spring Charm" giveaway painting. The unique imagery in these paintings brings elements of both birds and fish into a watery world. These are very special.

EighthPlanetGlass said...

Checked out Gallery Ali - beautiful paintings! My favorite is the Tiger Lily - I love the dimension!!
amy.larc@gmail.com

Stephanie Fisher said...

Gorgeous work! I love Cappuccino on a Stem. Love Gerber daisies.

Stephanie Fisher said...

Shared on Facebook :)
stephanieafisher@gmail.com

ChRiS said...

oh my the Daisy took my breath away.....

Pamela D Lloyd said...

Pinned at http://pinterest.com/pin/284149057709764136/

Tweeted at https://twitter.com/PamelaDLloyd/statuses/203948756083814400

Posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pamela.d.lloyd/posts/241224742645821

Judy Bales said...

Love the "Tiger Lily" and it would go great in my kitchen!

Judy Bales said...

And I pinned it...

Glorybee said...

i opened her page on
Etsy and was instantly drawn to Lifelong Embrace, I love the colors and the heart shape. I also loved the Cappuccino on a Stem, the colors and I love coffee so another favorite. I pinned it too.

sissyanne said...

I pinned the old fashioned tweets! Haha, too cute! I love the"spring state of mind" & the"life long embrace", ooh I like them all!

Josh said...

My favorite beside the giveaway is Charmed Pair

Josh said...

And I re-pinned it!

Heather H said...

Beautiful works! From her shop, I'm swooning over Tiger Lily. Love it!

aunt crispy said...

I would love to win this beautiful piece of art. I just posted it to my pinterest board. It would be gorgeous in either my guest bathroom or guest bedroom. I love all the bright colors in it and its randomness. GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

I shared on facebook, johrbj@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Charmed pair was my favorite, but like all of them

josee said...

#IBCOMFEDGPPE Oh the Spring Charm, Lots of beautiful colour! josee.speller@sympatico.ca

Anonymous said...

I loved "Awakening" the pinks and greens are lovely together! Very Spring....
I shared the contest and several of Ali's paintings on Pinterest! parduesmc@yahoo.com

Mollie D said...

pinned it!

Mollie D said...

I like the Charmed Pair

Sam I Am...... said...

A Spring State of Mind is my favorite and then I noticed the price! I guess I have good taste! LOL! But I also love the one in the drawing too. I love the bright colors.
Try reading before you go to sleep...that when I read and have for years. It relaxes you and I always sleep good. I make it a ritual with a couple cookies or some nut bread , a nice cup of hot green tea and plenty of pillows to prop me up. They all look like great choices!
Right now I'm reading: What Your Childhood Memories Say about You by Dr. Kevin Lehman, Looking for Alaska by Peter Jenkins and Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
Have a great weekend!

happileme@yahoo.com said...

I loved Awakening and I cant believe I dont see it more in these comments. :)
Happileme@yahoo.com

Judith Faulkner said...

Spring State of Mind is glorious. Beautiful work

Beth said...

Wow! Hard to choose a favorite, but I'd have to say Charmed Pair. Love the Gerbera Daisy too!!

belsbrock@zoomtown.com

Anonymous said...

"Charmed Pair" from the "Spring State Of Mind" Series caught my eye instantly! I love how bright the colours are! so whimsy and fun! I could imagine looking at this in the winter and getting lost in the warm, summer "feel good" feeling that it gives off, plus the birds are super cute, deffinitley a conversation piece. Im going to post about her on my fb and tumblr I think a lot of my friends would go crazy when they see these! my email is bee_dekker@msn.com

famurattla said...

OMG I fell in love with all of the pics. I pinned and tweeted. Must say Light My Fire caught my eye first, but honestly I would adore waking up to any of these. Pure talent. I am loving these giveaways and getting a chance to see all the interesting sites.

famurattla@yahoo.com

Laura said...

"Charmed Pair" by ALI is amazingly beautiful. I love birds and definitely see a lot where I live. Such a wonderful addition to her "Spring State Of Mind" series.

theverdanthome said...

Gosh, it's hard to pick as they her site has so many beautiful creations! But since you insist we pick just one, , I'm going to go with "Spring State of Mind." Why? Two reasons beyond the obvious (WOW! Gorgeous!)1. Spring is my favorite favorite time of year and 2. the colors seem to be shouting JOY!

Thank you for a fun and inspiring site!I always enjoy reading about your latest adventures!

Anonymous said...

I like "Spring State of Mind"! anruzicka@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I pinned it!
anruzicka@yahoo.com

theverdanthome said...

Aside from your contest....her O'Hara put a big ole smile on my face as my maiden name was O'Hara (truly!) and the rose reminds me of the City of Roses- Portland, Oregon. I have lived away from home for FIVE LONG YEARS and I want to move back home so badly it hurts! Hopefully everything will come together soon....!

Bev Ebersole said...

I love O'Hara. It reminds me of my daughter. Her middle name is Rose.

Anonymous said...

I really like "Tiger Lily" #IBCOMFEDGPPE bigmamma22222@yahoo.com

Amy Elise said...

Spring Charm is beautiful!! Gorgeous art!!

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful but "Light My Fire" is my favorite because the colors are so striking... Love it!

danilady@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My Favorite was "Charmed Pair", but they are all fabulous!

Gnorris67@gmail.com

wmanganaro said...

I love abstract acrylic painting with fabric by ALI "Lagoon". It's flows beautifully.

wmanganaro said...

Just pinned. Love Pinterest and the Spring Art.

Patti said...

Love the Tiger Lily!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Spring State of Mind

Liz said...

My favorite is Spring State of Mind

Kayla said...

"Spring State of Mind" is my favorite! Love the color and movement.

Liz said...

Pinned

Kayla said...

Pinned it!

Cyndia said...

What glorious colors in all these pieces! I wish I had the talent to do something like these beautiful paintings. Charmed Pair is my favorite indeed!
Thanks for sharing this talented artist with us!

Cyndia said...

I posted this wonderful giveaway on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

"Spring State of Mind", really speaks to me. So much so, that I pinned in on pintrest and posted it on my Facebook wall! :)
winaimee@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

i thought all of the canvas paintings were awesome...i think they would put anyone in a great mood just by looking at them!

LibraryGirl62 said...

Charmed pair-so sweet :)

Lynn said...

State of Mind is my favorite =) Love the colors, so bright & cheerful! #IBCOMFEDGPPE

Dusty said...

The Abstract painting is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Really like Tiger Lily.
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Anonymous said...

facebooked that I love the contest in Inspired by charm #IBCOMFEDGPPE
holidaywithmary@comcast.net

SaraZK said...

Love all the of the paintings! I made sure to post #IBCOMFEDGPPE on all of my social networks (Twitter, FB, G+, and Pinterest)!

I would have to say my favorites from her shop right now are Awakening, Lagoon, and Lifelong Embrace. I can't pick just one!!

Michele said...

I just fell in love with "O'Hara" the second I set eyes on it!!!

Michele Macy
pidgeonhole@comcast.net

Kristy Alvarado Vonn said...

Wow!! Loved all the paintings, the color, the beauty of everyone. My favorite was the "Lifelong embrace"....it reminds me of the love I should have for myself. I will post on twitter & pin it too! #IBCOMFEDGPPE

mama chix said...

My picks are "Charmed Pair and Spring State of Mind" they would both go wonderfully well with the giveaway piece......Love the bright bold colors!!!!!!!!

Lorinda said...

My favorite item from her shop is "Charmed Pair". The colors in all her paintings are beautiful.

April was in CT now CA said...

I am in love with cappuccino on a stem! So beautiful!

RetroSandie said...

I love the O'Hara painting. I also like the Giveaway prize Spring Charm-it reminds me of the Blue Herons I am watching via camera through Cornell University. Five darlings have hatched and are growing leaps and bounds-feet and beaks! It's a beautiful painting! (They all are!)

RetroSandie said...

I pinned it!!!!

Anonymous said...

pinned it:) my email is jnsw31@hotmail.com. and i do love ali's work! it is soo vibrant and whimsical ! it makes me think of sunshine and water. my favorite is Spring State Of Mind" 24 x 48. thats the best i could find for a name. i would love to take these paintings and create my 6 year old daughters room around them! thank michael for always having such beautiful things to look at. makes my day:)

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

I absolutely love "Spring State Of Mind" and "Tiger Lily"! She is an amazingly talented artist! Thank you Michael for sharing her with us!

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Tweeted this giveaway @VSerenityBlog

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Pinned it! http://pinterest.com/vserenity/art-i-love/

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Shared the giveaway on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/VibrantSerenity

Diane McLauchlan said...

Definitely "Charmed Pair"! The flow draws me into the painting and I find myself imagining where they go next.

azbrit said...

Love the colors on all of the pieces but LOVE "Tiger Lilly"!

Jeannie said...

My favorite is 'Awakening'. The colors are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This paintings are all so amazing! I truly love the "Spring state of mind" piece. She is very talented! I would love to showcase one of her pieces in my home.

tahoe_love@hotmail.com

Grand Button said...

Tiger Lily was beautiful but hose little Tweet Messengers are cute as they can be....

Grand Button said...

Pinned the tweet and Lily

bacioni said...

Spring State of Mind, although I wouldn't "mind" to have any one of them grace my home!

bacioni said...

And pinned!

Nikki said...

Pinned this! Wow! The colors are vibrant and just stunning. I love how the line work flows. Must say that "Spring Charm" is my favorite, and how sweet that it is the one being given away! Beautiful work, Ali!

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Lori Ann said...

Everything is beautiful! My favorite is the Gerber Daisy....I am a sucker for anything daisys!

Repurpose4him said...

Gerber daisy painting is my favorite, never have seen the dimension added with fabric going off edge...love it!!

Lucy said...

Such beautiful paintings! I wish I could do that: translate what's in my head to canvas. I think my favorite is "Charmed Pair," but all her work is unique and fascinating.

Jonalyn said...

Spring State of Mind is amazing! Boy - what I wouldn't give to hang that in my home.

Eligonma said...

Nice paintings! My favorite is 'Cappuccino on a Stem'

Christine McCuen Rothauser said...

Such beautiful paintings!! I love O'Hara

LaNae said...

"Light My Fire" would look fabulous in my kitchen! I have never owned an original and this piece she is giving away is beyond beautiful.
Thank you for having your give aways!

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LaNae said...

Here's my pin!
http://pinterest.com/pricecheck21/for-lydia/

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Heather Frayer said...

My favorite is the one in the being given away in the contest. It just makes me so happy looking at it. If I won it I would put it on the dresser across from my bed so I can wake up and the first thing I would see would be the painting. My other favorite would be charmed pair. Thank you for introducing me to this artist.

Kelly said...

Love, love, love...Charmed Pair. The birds are beautiful. The colors are fabulous.

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Laura H. said...

This painting spoke to me as soon as I saw it!! I love things that "speak". My favorite item from Ali's gallery is "Spring State of Mind". If I ever go to Minnesota, I'm going to be sure to stop by her shop. :)

Danielle K said...

Everything at GalleryAli is beautiful, but I love the creativity behind the old fashioned tweets!

Laura H. said...

I pinned it!!

http://pinterest.com/pin/274227064780746060/

Tamra said...

I love Tiger Lily! Beautiful colors!

Tamra said...

I pinned todays contest.

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Michael Glosenger said...

I enjoy Charmed Pair.

Michael Glosenger said...

I have written about the contest on my Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

"On Butterfly Wings" is so pretty! The colors match the decor in my house.. :)
heatherjandusay at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

I will start by saying that I never bother to enter contests because I have never won a thing in my life! However, this time I just couldn't help myself. The work by this artist is so incredible! It just has such a joy about it. I cannot choose just one favorite so I will say that my two favorites are Spring Charm and Spring State of Mind. The colors in both are so gorgeous and inspiring and the flowing lines are incredible. Awesome work!
kellyjrenaud@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I pinned this beautiful piece!
kellyjrenaud@gmail.com

Melodie said...

I loved "Charmed Pair"

Melodie said...

Shared my pin!

Loree said...

My favorite is lifelong embrace. Tweeting ( which fb as well) !

Anonymous said...

I pinned this giveaway. I love Tiger Lily. It would look great in my reading room - which goes well with the reading theme of your blog today :)
merriganj@msn.com

JenJen said...

Light My Fire is warm and sensual and evokes a Georgia O'Keeffe style. Beautiful! Original art work beats a well-known print anytime.

~ JenJen
JenJen4136@att.net

HopNorth said...

I like best the painting in your blog...swirls and dots abstract painting.

Dharma said...

Love the charmed pair :)

Anonymous said...

Cappuccino on a Stem is my fav!

trmbnme@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Pinned @

http://pinterest.com/pin/175781191676230576/

trmbnme@hotmail.com

ashamae03 said...

Love the Cuppochino on a Stem!

Shannon said...

The Tiger Lily is my fave and would work perfectly in my family room since I'm trying to use more aquas.

kristilpow said...

Charmed Pair is my favorite! Beautiful work! It's all lovely! kristilpow(at)gmail(dot)com

SouthAfricanBarbie said...

I love Spring! State of mind. The shapes and colors are amazing... so very pleasing to the eye.

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