Tuesday, 24 April 2012

An Arty Post

The delightful Mynx of Lizard Happy recently ran a giveaway on her site where every comment you left counted as an entry. Because I am a commenting machine, I commented at least once every day. Even so I wasn't expecting to win. Well guess what happened? I won of course. Well, there were four winners (pretty sure it was four anyway) but I don't think I've ever won something. Especially a giveaway. Hell I barely ever win at things like tombolas. So yes I was very happy to have won something. Plus I think her art is really good, so it does feel good to own something she painted. It arrived on Saturday but I've kind of been waiting for the right time to post about it. That time is right here, right now.

She signed it too :)
This is the painting she sent me. I think it's great.
 She emailed me about it and said that she felt like this picture just fit me, and I do agree. She also said how great it is that someone on the other side of the world is holding her art, and that people all over the world has seen it. That's been one real upside of the interbutts. A lot of people have seen my writing, and I never really thought I would say that.

I just wish I had a real place to put it, or at the very least a stand for it. A frame wouldn't do me much good because it's attached to the orange and I can't hang pictures in my room. As I recently learned when I tried to hang my other picture.

Still, she signed it, so about 10 years from now, and especially 10 years after she dies (which hopefully won't be for a while) I'm going to be able to say I have an original Mynx from before she was "discovered". Say hello to ten times the value!

Though of course I'd never sell it. Ever. Buy some more of her pictures though? That I may do eventually.

49 comments:

  1. Congratulinvitations, mate! And yeah, definitely don't get it sold, or given away or thrown away. Gifts, especially as beautiful as these I believe, should be preserved for the eternity of time.
    Get that framed, nigger.

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    1. I read back and realized I f'd up.

      Make a frame for it, nigger.

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    2. I still have broken things that others have given me because I just won't do away with a present. I'm no good with arts and crafts though so I couldn't make a frame. I think some kind of stand would be best anyway. I can't hang anything on my shitty walls.

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  2. it's always fun to win giveaways! :D
    and that's a pretty art piece, too. lucky you!

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    1. Thanks, I do feel rather lucky.

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  3. Cool painting!

    And congrats on winning it, must feel great :D

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    1. I got a huge smile when I realized what it was. I never get mail :)

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  4. Okay, from now on I am definitely following Mynx, this artwork is actually amazing, congratulations for winning it Mark!

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    1. It really is amazing, and so is her writing!

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  5. Wow. That is prettttttty. I've entered ... three giveaways and I won two. xD Haha. I won a painting and a bracelet. Haha.

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    1. Well I don't enter all that many really, which may explain why I rarely win them :)

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  6. This is lovely Mark. Mynx is a wonderful artist and has a style that is all her own. I wish you could find a way to hang it on a wall. It deserves to be framed properly and hung.

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    1. Well it is quite light, so I could probably find a way to stick it up there as it is. I don't think it would go so well if I framed it though.

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  7. I love the picture. Its abstract and beautiful :)
    Congrats to you :)

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  8. I am blushing. Thank you so much for your wonderful words and as I told you, I was so very thrilled when your name was one of the ones I drew out.
    As far as framing, personally, I would probably just find a frame I liked (you can get some really nice ones really cheap), to fit an 8 x 10 photo and remove the glass. It should fit perfectly. One with a stand you could then put on a shelf even. Just my thoughts though, you do what ever you want with it.

    “Lizard Happy”

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    1. Nah that's a good idea, but I can keep the glass in if I can, but I'm not so sure because it sticks out a bit. It would help protect it though. It's a good idea so thank you for that :) Also, I don't see it as my retirement fund, though I think I have some years on you. It's going to be fun when I have pretentious people from the art world telling me to sell it.

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  9. PS I am not planning on dying for a very long time so I wouldn't count on it being your retirement fund lol

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  10. Congrats on winning! :D It's a great picture and i hope you find somewhere snazzy to place it. (:

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  11. I'd be quite happy to hang something like that on a wall, lovely style and work!

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  12. wow! when can I even get something like this? soon if your going to have a giveaways, think of me first, kay? :)

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    1. Hehe I don't know when she's doing another giveaway but if you see something she posts you can send her an email. I doubt she'd give it up for free though.

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  13. Wow! I know the guy who owns a true Mynx. Impressive.

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    1. Hey that could get you laid one day.

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  14. Congrats on your win. That's a very cool piece actually. I like all the colors, and the way they form those sunbursts.

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  15. lmfao thats awesome, now i never win much, just like ..wait yeah i do. i'll quit my whinning. nice painting, willl be worth more once she passes away, thats how paintings work amirite?

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  16. Congrats, Mark. It's really pretty. She's very talented.

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  17. I honestly like that painting! Nicely won! Maybe I should do something similar... but send out dirty laundry as prizes??

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    1. I think you'd have more luck if it was your wife's. Then again there are all sorts of weird bastards on the internet.

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  18. It's a really awesome picture, well done you! The last thing I one was a toy bunny in a tombola!x

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  19. So fun to win something... and especially if you receive something for winning something! (How's that for an awesome sentence?)

    Absolutely love the painting and hope you can find somewhere nice to put it. It's beautiful, fresh and so very alive!

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  20. You're so arty you should wear a top hat!

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    1. Don't forget the monocle and pocketwatch.

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  21. Looks like a fantastic painting! Mynx is very tallented!

    But you won it, ten times free is still zero...

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    1. Ahhh I'll get it's value minus how much I paid for it. So that's whatever it ends up being worth one day.

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  22. That's great. Congratulations!

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  23. Congrats! That is a great picture, lucky you.

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  24. It's gorgeous. I've been thinking about doing the whole giveaway thing because I just love to give stuff away, but I can't decide on what it should be.

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    1. Well when I did it I don't think it counted. It was more of a competition. I gave away some writing.

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  25. Nice painting reminds me of fireworks on a summer night with friends.

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  26. Oh my mark, that was awesome. It's not everyday we won a giveaway and certainly not from future famous artists. :) That was really superb artwork. congrats mark!

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  27. Dayum, that looks beautiful! She did good by mixing in some thick white in there. Amazing abstract art~

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  28. The painting reminds me of bursting fireworks and springtime flowers all at once. How lovely! I'm glad that you won it. ^.^

    -Barb the French Bean

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  29. Hey Mark!!!! Thanks for continually commenting on my blog while I'm busy unpacking and getting settled in. I appreciate every comment left! Love this painting you got from Mynx. Her work is beautiful to me. I have a piece of her early stuff and I cherish it. I do hope she's around to keep painting as an old lady!!!! OMG, you are too funny. Enjoy the beauty of it!

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  30. I haven't felt this euphoric about an art competition since Dax Flame won the Eclectic Art Asylum's "Strike a Pose" contest.

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  31. Congrats! The picture is lovely. I wish I was more artistic, I'm terrible with painting.

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