Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Good Day for a Giveaway!


The day is fading from sunshine to overcast, but the 
rusty beech trees keep the forest aglow even without the sun.

It is a good day for a giveaway! 
I used a random number generator, 
instead of a hat,
and the winner of the 
small watercolor is: 
Caterina Giglio 

So, Cat, email me at valerianna at verizon dot net and
let me know where to send your painting!

And, on a final note, its looking a lot like this around here:


I finished stacking wood yesterday (though with another cord I would 
feel better about my stash) which means that I have a day open for the studio. 
I'll ignore the piles and piles of leaves that need to be moved for now, 'cause 
the oak leaves are still hanging on... and go dream with paint and brush 
and some magical music to set the scene. And maybe I'll convince 
Pasha to leave his fireside rug to join me 
in the studio... 
well, its a big maybe. 


30 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love your forest art. Its very haunting. Our weather went from summer to late fall very quickly in northern Indiana. Your fireplace looks cozy!

ELFI said...

les racines symbolisés par la couleur qui fuse... beau comme toujours!
le chat est mignon!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Oh Val I am beside myself with joy and having trouble spelling!! I will email you immediately!! thank you so much!! xxoo

Starr White said...

Congrats to Caterina! Your fire looks so beautiful and cozy. We have had ours going today too, and yes my cat Cookie is conked out in front of it just like Pasha :)

Tammie Lee said...

i also have my fire going
suppose to get chilly over the coming days
with mention of snow too
such a lovely painting for the lucky winner!

Sandra Dunn said...

Well, there's Pasha!! A good weekend to you V.

Susan Christensen said...

I enjoyed catching up with your last couple of posts, V. Your paintings continue to grow in expression of the Forest's beauty and enchantment. Give that dear Pasha a hug for me. xxoo, sus

Valerianna said...

Here, too, Carol... freezing cold the last few nights. Firest burning, people harvesting gardens before the big freeze. None of us are aclimated yet as it came on so fast!

Valerianna said...

I have a thing for roots :)

Valerianna said...

Yipee!!

Valerianna said...

Pasha did come to the studio, but he sat RIGHT on top of the gas heater!

Valerianna said...

Oh, snow... yes, it is coming, I can feel it, but I DO hope I get those leaves up before it does! Stay warm, Tammie.

Valerianna said...

Same to you, Sandra. Pasha is not liking the cold!

Nancy said...

Congrats to lucky Cat!! I so love your work...and your lovely space to create. Silly Pasha :)

Betty said...

Lucky winner, I must have missed this one!

Valerianna said...

Will do, Susan, Pasha kitty is outside stalking critters under the vinca minor at present, but he will be in soon to meow at me to pick him up ( I am a heater, you know) so I'll let him know the hug is from you!

Valerianna said...

Thanks, Nancy! Pasha is outside today braving the cold wind and dampness.

Valerianna said...

Sorry you missed it, Betty!!

Marti said...

Congratulations to Caterina. Holding your painting Valerianna must be like holding a bit of forest glow. No fireplace here in this little casita in New Mexico and we could use one as temps do get down in the 20's at night during winter, Ive been told. Nothing like coming in from the cold to a nice crinkly fire, sipping tea all stretched out and the crackle of logs spitting forth, now and then. Pasha has the right idea....

Sandra Dunn said...

but you've built him a nice fire.... :)

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Barry said...

Hi Va - funny to think of you stashing away cords of wood whilst over here I'm dealing with weeds and putting draining lines in place for the next wet season. But I do love the fact that P just knows the best place to hang out. Go wel in life, art and the open studios. Peace. B

Ruthie Redden said...

Don't you just love it when the forest glows with all those Autumn colours. We lit our first fire of the season a few days ago, it will take lots to draw me away from the fireside too, the time for reflective evenings is here.

Karen said...

Congratulations to Caterina!! Enjoy your lovely painting!!! I just love Valerianna's work...and the fireglow on Pasha is just as golden as the trees she paints...so warm and cozy as the forest she lives in!!

Valerianna said...

Love the idea that one can hold the forest glow in one's hand... there's nothing like a fire to dream by!

Valerianna said...

Thanks, Harshada.

Valerianna said...

Yes Barry... such an amazing thing that we can communicate through space and time and seasons! I know we've been doing it for a long time, but I still find myself amazed :)

Valerianna said...

Been here by the fire all evening, Ruthie, time soon for dreaming. And that autumn glow is still here, its been an unusually long fall this year, wonderful color.

Valerianna said...

Thank you, Karen. We are cozy inside, but it will be getting down to freezing in this forest tonight!

Penny Berens said...

Hey, you have the same wood stove as me! It glows as do your paintings of the woods in fall.