first august giveaway - commission a work of art! - MY FRENCH COUNTRY HOME

watercolor painting of hydrangeas

It’s the first saturday in the month and time for my first giveaway of the season.  August is a month where I try to slow down a little, and I have invited a group of talented women to sponsor a giveaway each week, giving you the chance to win an amazing gift each Saturday .

watercolor painting of blue and white vase

Jeanne McKay Hartmann is a Seattle-based artist and illustrator. She’s been capturing the world around her with a paintbrush since the tempera-on-butcher-paper days of preschool.   After a 20-year career in marketing and PR at Starbucks and Nordstrom, she left the corporate world to pick up her brushes full time.

watercolor painting

A big believer in the magic of life’s smallest details, Jeanne’s whimsical watercolours highlight the beauty in the everyday – a bowl of hydrangeas, a doted-on pet, a favourite handbag or vintage chair.   She brings the same celebration of simple loveliness to her blog, I Dream Of, one of my personal favourites.

watercolor painting of chair

For the giveaway Jeanne is offering to paint the subject of your choice.   It could either be a commissioned rendering of your dog, or your house,  or something with a French or Normandy theme, like a a painting of Monet’s garden.   Dimensions would be 5×7, just the right size to hang in a frame above your desk, or beside your bed.   Jeanne is also offering to include a set of 10 coordinated gift tags with the prize.  These will be designed to match the painting and printed in 10 copies

gift tags

So how do you enter this wonderful giveaway?   Simply go to Jeanne’s blog I Dream Of and either subscribe or follow.  Then take a look at her Illustrations page and come back here to tell me what you like best.

chair in striped pajamas

If you would like another chance to win an original painting from Jeanne, then you can enter a couple more times by sharing news of the giveaway on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram and coming back here to tell me.

watercolor painting

The lucky winner will be announced next Saturday, when you will also discover my second giveaway of the summer season.

Blue and white china WB

Bonne chance  to you all!

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