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Monday, May 9, 2011

A Magical Giveaway!

"You are unrepeatable.
There is a magic about you that is all your own. "

Do you feel it?  A tug, a jolt, a hum, a warmth, a whisper, a longing, a light?  What is your magic?  Have you always known it was there?  Or are you still searching for it?


I have always known, and it has always been a compulsion....a longing, and absolute need to create with my hands.  The process itself seems to be what fuels me, since I love thinking of and completing new projects, but rarely keep anything for myself.

 I did try attending Art School, but failed miserably at being responsible in my years after high school....I'm glad I didn't continue, or I wouldn't have become a Bartender (again using my hands) where I ended up in an Embassy Suites alongside a cute Room Service guy working his way thru college ( my Hubby :D)
"Magic All Your Own" 8 x 10 Mixed Media on canvas
available here

Exchanging intangible thoughts for actual images, trading neurological impulses for strokes of a paintbrush......holding true to a belief that what lies in my heart and hands is more profound then my will to supress it....this is my Magic....that I can care too much in every other regard what people think of me....and yet, create and share, without hesitating says to me that this is my path.


What is yours?

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With gratitude overflowing,
Cameron

71 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Ooh Cameron, I would love to enter. Interesting how life's choices take us down certain paths. I had a marriage that ended in divorce but if not for that I wouldn't have my son or met my new partner.

I do love your work (especially the portraits) - what I find interesting and compelling about it is the story it tells. There's more than just a portrait... there's something else going on - birds, whales... there's story and I love that!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cam,
I'd love to enter too...and wow--I love this post and I love hearing about your path to art...You are SO talented so I am glad that your path took you to your inner creativity because it blesses us all.
Love,
Cindy

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Yes pleasey lemon squeezy. :-)

Lovely post, Cameron! I was just retelling the story of how I met my hubby to my girls. Its truly amazing how one decision can lead to a major life path. :)

Loving your art - you are so talented!

NatashaMay said...

Congrats on your 100th blog post, Cam! :) Painting is magical and you're being verygenerous with the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Louise said...

100 posts! Congratulations! I love your latest painting. My youngest daughter loves the sea - especially whales and dolphins so I must show her this!
I've had a few hectic weeks but hope to get back to my art soon. I need to get things out of my head and on to the page.
It's ok if you don't want to include me in the giveaway as you would have to post to the UK. I just wanted to say Congrats!

Diane said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Cameron!. I love hearing about artists' journeys, and you'll never stop traveling--enjoy it!

Shayla said...

YAY 100th post!!! Blog party yo! Art is definitely magic for me which I am glad to have created a blog so I can connect with such talented artists like yourself. This giveaway is awesome. That little owl you made is adorable. Never stop creating. Ever. xoxo

Shayla

Clare said...

finding your magic - your truth - purpose. you have beautifully given words to my hearts desire and i'm sure many others - the creative process, giving away the magic - expressed as a mystery, a freedom yet an absolute certainty.

Kathy said...

Well, Missy, look at you! Happy 100th post. Doesn't it knock your socks off to think you've written about 100 different things? And I love that little owl. He's so darn cute. Love that picture too. Your faces that you paint are something special. They do have a magickal quality to them. As for my magic? It's there. It doesn't seem to be controllable. But then, that is the fun is it not?! Cheers! - Kathy

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful givaway!!!
happy 100th post!!!

Jen said...

Happy 100th post! I lovelovelove your hairclips and I think I would actually wear them if I won some of yours. :)

priti.lisa said...

Cameron I would love to be entered in this generous celebration! I was in the food service industry for 30 years 27 of them as a bartender...funny to see the things we have in common. I met my husband at work too. We are still friends, just not a married couple anymore.
Congradulations on your blog, your marriage and your ART!
♥♥♥

Incipient Wings said...

hi cameron..
congratulations on your 100th post.
your giveaway gifts look incredible.
have a great day!

Carmen said...

I think you pretty much described my path too and like you - I don't keep much of my own stuff unless it's in my journal and even that sometimes gets ripped out and sent.

I always wanted to go to art college but dropped out of school age 15 due to bullying. I'm glad in a way now because like you say these paths take us to where we are now and my path is with my 3 gorgeous girls and my soul mate (finally! Had to go through a lot of rubbish to find him but belive that's what makes me appreciate him more!) They all encourage me in making things with my hands too - aren't we lucky?

Congratulations on the 100th post - I wish I had found you sooner but am so glad one of those paths led me to your blog eventually :D

Thank you for the lovely chance to win - I'll blog about you a wee bit later!

*hugs*

Misty Boston said...

aw!
That's really sweet!
I love to hear stories from artists and its even more magical when they spread creative sprinkles into our laps. :D

Allison said...

YAY for you!! How exciting!!! It's so exciting to come up on those milestones for our blogs!! Congrats Cameron, I'm so happy for you!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Congrats on 100, and here is to the NEXT 100!!! (it goes quick, trust me...)
I never attended art school, and while *I* think it is not good, I have had numerous friends who did tell me I am so much better off. And I must say, I'm happy with what I do now, so it's all good!
Delightful work, wonderful give aways! COUNT ME IN!!!

XXOO~~
Anne

Abi said...

Not sure what mine is yet!
Congrats on 100 posts! wow.
Beautiful gifts... each one of them. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed to be one of the lucky new owners!

I did chuckle when you wrote that my life is exciting over at my place... On the contrary,it is far from exciting! but I am happy :O)

X

Denise said...

Uuuhh! To own one of your beautiful works of art!! I would hang it in my little sewing nook! I would love to be entered in your contest.
I think I come from a long line of starving artists. And I've apparently passed that gene down to my daughter. She is much more talented than I am!

Raven Moon Magic said...

Strange day, I have taken a break from writing my ....100th post to come look around and what do I find!!!

Congrats to you too, how special for us, I would love to win things created by those hands, and loving the new mermaid picture, she is perfect.

I have a saying on my facebook profile, let me go find it.... here it is..." I love being older, now im 33.. and have never felt so comfortable. so generally life is bliss, all my bad choices, shit decisions, crap jobs and wrong guys have led me to where i am now and i couldnt be more greatful.
im loving life!"

Its true, I hear people wishing away their pasts forgetting its part of the path that has led them here, led you here right now, and me here writing on your blog..... not a bad place to be at all.

happy 100th post, and Im gonna mention you on mine so I can enter twice

much love to you my friend

xxx
sheree

Melissa said...

Congratulations Cam! You are such an amazing talent...and gorgeous soul...thank you for continuing to inspire us all! I adore your work....your paintings, your clip, the owl....oh how I would LOVE to win your drawing!...please enter me straight away:)

......and know how many of us you inspire all the time!! xo

Raven Moon Magic said...

its up

and I stole a picture!!!

eek!!

http://ravenmoonmagic.blogspot.com/2011/05/100th-pretty-post.html

xxx
sheshe

Hybrid J said...

Congrat to the 100th post. And see all the comments you got ... your message and your art have spread far and wide. Well Done! ;)

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful post Cameron... your work is stunning and your giveaway so very generous... BIG Congrats on your 100th post...

Hugs
Jenny x

Laura Beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. And your work is lovely...so colorful. Congrats on the 100th post!

<3 Laura Beth

Gabriela said...

Hi Cameron! Congrats on your 100th post!(throwing confetti your way!)
I came to your blog from Raven Moon and I am delighted to meet you...thanks for sharing the beautiful giveaway with all of us!
That painting could be of me!lol

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Well congratulations, Cameron! It's been an amazing journey that I have been so happy to share. You are so generous to offer such beautiful gifts. Here's to another amazing 100 posts created in love and art! :) Theresa

fairyrocks said...

Hey Cameron thank you so much for commenting on my post. It is so nice to hear that the writing comes across how I was feeling when I wrote it.
And yes hold that little one close, they do grow up so suddenly.

Diane said...

Hi Cameron, I'm back. I just wanted to let you know that I blogged about your very generous giveaway!

canngil said...

Love your blog! just found it today through a friends link! fingers crossed for your give away!!
cathy g

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you! I love your beautiful art and your fun blog! Thanks! ♥

Heather Williams said...

I just discovered & started following your blog. I really love what you've written about one's own magic & the synchronicities of life! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! May many blessings blow your way! ~H♥~

jennifer said...

Hello, I just found your blog via diane's, your work is beautiful and you are doing a very generous giveaway! I'm off to follow your blog and take more of a look around. x

Geri Centonze said...

Congratulations! Happy 100th post. What a beautiful giveaway. Looking forward to seeing more if your art.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Congratulations on 100 posts...and congrats on winning my giveaway!! I'll be emailing you to get your address so I can send your gifts.
You are such a great blogger...you have a way with words that makes some very entertaining reading, and your art is just so whimsical and versatile....so happy to have met you in BlogLand :)

indigo heart said...

pick me, pick me! love your work. happy one hundreth.
beth

Emakesart said...

Hi! I just found you through Diane's post about your giveaway. What a great blog! Love your creations and what a incredibly generous giveaway! WOW! Please count me in and it's so nice to meet you.

xoEsther

Debbie said...

congrats on your 100th post, and I would love to win anything you have made but especially something you have painted. :-)

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. Count me in. Such beautiful work to. gerri

Marty said...

I LOVE your art Cameron. It is so lovely, so endearing...like a sparkle in the eye--and a little mischievous at times, too :) Playful. Vibrant. All these things come to mind!

We are actually STILL on vacation! In Yuma, Arizona, we leave Wednesday. I so wish I could've seen you--& gone to Maggie's party--it turned out beautifully! Addie would've loved it, she's cat obsessed!

Big hugs! :)

Tammy said...

WOW!! What an awesome giveaway!!!And serious congrats on 100 posts!!yipee!! Did the confetti fall?? was it a rainbow of colors? YAY!! Thank you so much for your comment on my scrapbooking today! I am so happy you found me, b/c now I found you! Your art is so beautiful!! What a great blog! Your in my favorites now :o) Talk to you soon! Tam

Artist Terri Smith said...

Hi Sweet Cameron! Found You Today By Way Of Diane. She Posted A Lovely Link To Your Wonderful Giveaway. So Nice To Meet You..And As Much As I Enjoy Giveaways..I Enjoy Meeting New Friends More! I Joined You Today As A Follower And Welcome You To Come Visit Me At My Place: http:www.dimplesdragonflies.com P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE Your Work! Hugs Of Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Magpie Shinies said...

I agree with the need to use your hands, I feel the same way! I always have to be making something.

Your paintings are charming, it would be a honor to have one.

kimbahleigh666 at gmail dot com
Kimberlee of Magpie Shinies

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

How very generous of you! Your paintings are my fave! Thanks for an awesome giveaway & I hope I win so I can have one of your beautiful paintings!!

fastkat at gmail dot com

doroffee said...

I hope it's international... you are so generous :). I especially like the owlette, I'm a huge owl fanatic :).

badorka@vipmail.hu

sandyandcosmo said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Your work is beautiful!

nadox said...

Hii congratulations on your 100th post
i would like to enter on this give away
email:nadoxie@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post :) I think your paintings are gorgeous, as are your handmade items. I'd love to be entered,
Nancy
nafairbank (at) gmail (dot) com

Katarzyna said...

Congrats! :) it's such a lovely giveaway, please enter me!

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Jinx said...

New follower! I love love love
this contest! 3 of my favorite things...
owls, a pretty cool painting!
and and and! a really nice hair accessory (id say this is what i really really want!)
If I dont win this, you will have to show me how to make it because its something i would totally wear.

Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Senchilla said...

The owlette is adorable! I love the little button eyes. Cute things just make my heart melt, which is probably why I have a pet chinchilla who has currently taken over every part of my life. The humpback whale in the background of your painting is amazing, it reminds me of the time I saw humpback whales bubble-netting. It was probably the most majestic and serene moment of my life.

Treehugger_31 said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! :) I love stopping by your blog and seeing all your latest creations!

layla-bo-bayla said...

Congrats!
What a wonderful story that you have shared, thank you. You are so lucky that you knew what you wanted to do and then did it and done it so well.
I always think that there is a reason things happen, not always what you may think is for the best but always there is something you can take from it and learn. You never get that opportunity if you had made a different choice and for that I am grateful.
I see life as a journey of experiences and discovery and I am still learning to just be true to myself.

Kristen said...

I just found your website, and I can already tell that I'm going to be spending a lot of time here catching up! I'm a sucker for beautiful things, and your artwork certainly fits the bill!

Kristen said...

And I blogged about it here:

http://www.sageandchocolate.com/beautiful-giveaways/

Juliana said...

I absolutely love your site and your passion for the arts! It's really inspiring to see somebody go for it all the way! I'd be absolutely thrilled to win your giveaway as I 1. LOVE LOVE LOVE owls and 2. Live by the beach and have a very deep connection to it. I've collected seashells my entire life and couldn't imagine not living near such a majestic piece of nature :)

Plumrose Lane said...

Thanks so much for letting me know about your giveaway Cameron and what a lovely one it is! Please do enter me for a chance to win.

I'm holding a giveaway myself so I'll add your badge just below mine and help spread the word too.

♥Sharon

www.PlumroseLane.com

Plumrose Lane said...

Here's another comment from me Cam, thanks so much for having such a fabulous giveaway! ;D
Good luck to all your entries!
Hugs♥
Sharon

Fair Rosamund said...

Well I am very late, but I'm glad I did not miss the chance to enter your amazing giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post! You are such a great spirit and an inspiration, and I am so glad to have met you in this lovely art blogging world :) ~Lauren

DolceDreams said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my Giveaway! Nice to "meet", I would love to be included in your Giveaway :)
And now I'm off to find you on Etsy!
Nathalie

Heidi said...

Great stuff! I really like that cute little owlette! Owls are my favorite animal and that one is about as cute as they come!

-heidi

writeme at heidimail dot com

Anne said...

Congrats to you on your 100th post!!! Hooray! What a great giveaway you're having. So many lovely things for a lucky winner! Count me in!

Joyce van der Lely said...

wow, Cameron, 100th post and you make such wonderful ones as well! I'd love to be "in" of course, couldn't see the button for it before ???
(probably something at my shaky end)
You make really soolfull art and such gorgeous stories in your posts ! I am so glad I met you on OWOH, funny thing life huh ? Congratulations on your super-blog
xoxo ♥

Joyce van der Lely said...

Oh yeah, I also made a post with a link back to your magicallissness ♥

http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com/2011/05/cams-so-very-generous-give-away.html

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Cameron I would love to be entered in this wonderful drawing because I would LOVE to own one of your magical works of art!
Thanks for the opportunity!

trisha too said...

Cameron, how did I miss this?? It's not like I haven't been by blog snooping you like every week, so HOW??

You know I'm going to link you up!

:)

trisha too said...

Got you pictured and linked!

:)

INeedToColor said...

I'm new to your blog - Happy PFF! I just completed my own first blog giveaway, so I'm excited to enter yours!!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Happy 100th! I really connect with your art, it's magical and beautiful. And we seem to love many of the same things.

Julie

Angel said...

Congrats on reaching 100! I really love the piece with the girl and the butterflies. It's so whimsical!

Wini said...

Hi, Your artwork is beautiful and I also love to create with my hands! I found out about your generous giveaway via Diane Salter. Please count me in! Wini xo

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