Friday, 21 November 2008

random act of kindness - GIVEAWAY!

ART EVERY DAY MONTH & NABLOPOMO

I AM 'LOVE' - acrylic 6"x6" gallery-wrapped canvas


SOUL COACHING - DAY 20


affirmation for today - I AM A LOVING SPIRITUAL BEING

today's lesson is how we can make a difference in this world through love, prayers, compassion and kindness.

we were to let this day be filled with the action of kindness. to radiate my love and prayers with purity of heart. we were asked to commit a random act of kindness which could be as simple as sharing a smile with everyone i meet.

I LOVE THIS! for the longest time, my email signature used to contain the words, "be an angel - practise random acts of kindness." i LOVE to help people and animals where i am able. i have always been a very giving person because it truly does make me feel like i am making a difference. of all days though, i didn't actually have a situation where i crossed anyone's path to actually perform a random act of kindness.

so....i thought it might be nice to offer my readers a GIVEAWAY!!! all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post and, on the 30th (aussie time), i will allot all the comments with a number and then let bradley, my eldest son, draw a number from a hat. the lucky winner will receive my original painting from today which i painted to coincide with today's lesson......I AM 'LOVE' (see pic). it is 6"x6" in size and can be hung on a wall or can stand nicely by itself on a shelf because it's the wide, chunky canvas.

there, that makes me feel better already.

love, light and peace

38 comments:

Genie Sea said...

OH! How absolutely beautiful and touching to make your gorgeous art part of the GiveAway! Thank you! I'm in! Weeee! :)

platitudinal said...

That’s a beautiful painting, Serena. The colors are rich and vibrant … just like a heart that is full of love. How generous of you to share this painting with a lucky someone. I am feeling so excited already for that person :)
*Giving makes a person feel good, but I would like to add that witnessing the act can make people feel good too.

Rita said...

Oh My! That is so generous of you!

People forget how kind a gift a smile can be. I remember when I was little my mother had a job delivering pictures for a photographer. She hauled us three kids around with her all over the Twin Cities and we were stuck in the car for hours. I decided to try and make people in other vehicles smile. Cars, trucks, buses--especially the ones who looked grumpy. I'd wave and smile (and sometimes used pleading antics) for smiles. The delight I felt when those smiles and laughter gradually arose or burst forth--spreading joy---ahhh! I was a very smiley clerk when I worked with the public. Now that I am home almost 24/7--you have reminded me to actually spread that smile around in personal again when I do get out and about. Sometimes we forget those simple things. Thank you Serena! :)

Anonymous said...

What a generous offer Serena. Thank you! Beautiful painting too. :-)

Julie said...

This is so pretty...makes me think of an ATC! You ARE love, Serena...that comes thorugh in your art!!! Oh...and thanks for making me an official artist! I feel it must be true if YOU (a REAL artist) said so!!! Thankyou!!!
xoxo...Julie

stapeliad said...

OMG OMG OMG I ADORE that painting!!!!

Bradley pick me!!!!!!

Suzie Ridler said...

This is a fantastic idea! I hope you don't mind me potentially borrowing it in my own way? I'm very much alone here, there aren't a lot of ways I can do things for others. I hope I'm the lucky winner, that is the coolest!

And can I just say, your comment to Jamie about going for the groin...well, my shadow just fell in love with your toughie spirit! Thank you for that.

Judi said...

No doubt about it - we are all fans of your art.

Isn't it funny that everyone loves to do this - it's just that we get caught up in the petty stuff and forget to give

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!!!

Melissa said...

Fantastic work. Love purple and yellow together!

~Giving is Grand~
Melissa

Unknown said...

Wow, Serena, I'm so impressed with all you have done. I haven't been around for awhile,lots going on. But it is so encouraging to read your words and think about how each day's theme relates to my life. All of your art work is so detailed and special. You could really do a book with this.
And I would love to win this painting!

Anonymous said...

Very generous Serena, and I adore your painting! Such rich, vibrant colours.

Lisa said...

Oh my god, pick me!

I was going to comment on the fact I love today's art especially, and then I read you are gifting it! Whoever gets it will love it! What a wonderful way to do today's soul coaching!

You rock.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a day that most people can get into. Lots of love and selflessness out there, sometimes it just needs a gardener. Thankfully, you are one!
Peace~
Dawn

Miss Robyn said...

pick me,pick me :)

I didn't have a chance to do a random act of kindness either.. but have tucked it away for the future..and will do one soon.

I am off to a Soul Collage workshop this weekend.. cannot wait.
hope your weekend is wonderful and those storms aren't too severe (I read that Q'land is in for some stormy weather) xoxo

Art and Poetry said...

Nice painting! I don't get on very well with acrylic because it drys so quickly.

Anonymous said...

beautiful beautiful post! i love your "i am love" piece. it's a fantastic reminder that we all have the capacity to share love with others, strangers included. i love raks and am always encouraged to think that small actions can change the world. i actually had a sacred sunday post about this, you might be interested in reading. http://atrinkettreasury.typepad.com/atrinkettreasury/2008/11/sacred-life-sunday-1.html

i love that any energy put out there in the world to help can create even a little ripple of change. even if it's in one person's life. like a smile.

such a fabulous giveaway! thank you! have a great weekend!

peace

visiting you from aedm, and thanks for the beautiful comment about my time mandala.

Unknown said...

I love the colors and the message!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous image and a wonderful statement! Have a great weekend!

Danette said...

What a beautiful painting, and a generous idea. Whoever ends up with this hanging in their space will remember all the kindness of today's theme as well. Wonderful.

Lisa Adams Reed said...

You are obviously walking the talk! Great work--art and otherwise!
Lisa

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet and elegant. :)

Anonymous said...

Serena, you have been gifted with a wonderful artistic talent and a very kind heart! Amazing painting!

ELLIE said...

what an amazing piece of art and a beautiful give away - what a true blessings!!
Peace--Ellie

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. Great colors and lovely design. I'm a big supporter of artwork that puts the message of love out into the world! Can't ever have too much of it. More more more!

Leah said...

what a lovely piece. love the colors!

Jamie Ridler said...

What a brilliant and generous idea! Which, of course, makes it oh, so Serena! Please count me in :)

Kate I said...

Your kind nature is so much a part of who you are and shines through on your blog! It's a beautiful piece of art.

Caroline said...

Oh WOW! You a an amazing, talented soul! Now, PICK ME! I love this piece...

Northbrook Designs said...

Hi Serena, Thank you for offering a giveaway. I will be following you shortly due to a win for one of my dolls. Any chance to be in a draw for a piece of your art, I'm there for it.... Thanks, Ro

Maria Catalina Wiley said...

Please count me in Serena! I LOVE you little painting!

Hope the stormy weather has now passed.

Dianne said...

This is a beautiful painting but so is everything you do, its very nice of you to give this lovely painting away, no matter who wins they are will be lucky to own it..
I us I AM a a montra to meditate with. From Eckhart of course..

cpullum said...

Count me in your art is priceless!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

stapeliad said...

If I comment twice do I get to have 2 chances to win?

Bradley do you take bribes????

frustrated artist said...

I totally love your art, Serena, and find you so inspiring. I would be honoured to win a piece of your art.

All the best!

Lillian

peppylady (Dora) said...

Please put my name in the hat for your heart.

Coffee is on.

sandy said...

oh yea...I'm in time!! I'm commenting .....

beautiful...

Melissa Muirhead said...

I am really enjoying your journey through the Soul Coaching book and the beautiful art you are creating along the way. Your blog entries inspired me to track down the book here in NZ and today I am on Day 3 which means I will finish the last day Christmas Eve.

stapeliad said...

Just upping my chances one last time! I want to win the painting!

:)