Thursday, August 4, 2011

New England Illustrated Giveaway!

A few months ago I got a card in the mail from a reader. It was a beautiful illustration of a farmhouse with a clothesline. Simple, comforting, rustic and elegant. Inside the card was a magnet of a blue early 1980's pickup truck. I kept the card on my typewriter and the magnet is on the fridge. That artwork always stuck with me, though. I picked up the card often, trying to figure out if it was ink and watercolors, computer-generated, or both? Had I seen this house? I swear I knew this place? And then a few weeks after getting the card I noticed that I had seen his work at one of my local bookstores, Northshire, in Manchester Vermont. Well, boy Howdy! Now I knew what was so familiar about this cards, he drew what he lived around, which was Veryork! He was a local artist, right here in my hood. His prints, posters, sketches, and cards are all farm-related images with a touch of humor and a lot of kindness to them. Familiar and happy, all.
And, speaking of happy, I'm happy to announce that I contacted Illustrator Shawn Braley, and asked if he would like to support CAF and have a giveaway on the blog. He obliged! He has an ad up on the blog, which will run all year (and that has helped me pay off the sheep shed)! New England Illustrated has teamed up with CAF for this amazing giveaway. Leave a comment in this post and you are entered to win a complete 24-pack set of Shawn's beautiful note cards, and an ORIGINAL sketch from his own sketchbook! Random winner drawn Saturday Night!

This kid is going places, and that sketch might be worth a lot more than a comment, folks. I strongly suggest you enter! And share this post on your Facebook page as well, please! To see the cards, and more about Shawn, click on New England Illustrated, tell him "HI, and thanks!" from me!

394 Comments:

OpenID edgwickfarm said...

Beautiful illustrations!

August 4, 2011 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hi Jenna, Would love to be the winner! My cousin start an organic sheep farm in Sweden, so I would defenitely send him a card.

Jessica
The Netherlands

August 4, 2011 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Bill Braine said...

These are outstanding.

August 4, 2011 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

What a awesome artist!

August 4, 2011 at 7:07 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Goyle said...

Beautiful work! I would sure like to win this. How will the winner be chosen? Is it based on the comment? Or is it a ransom choice? At any rate, the art is beautiful.

August 4, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Carolyn West said...

Nice! I love the cat.

August 4, 2011 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Grand Soft Day said...

The cat is wonderful :) Gave a smile for the day!

August 4, 2011 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Sarah Rachelle said...

Those pictures are beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

That cat is a hoot! Beautiful illustrations--wonder if he's thought of illustrating a children's book?

August 4, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

Thanks for the chance to win the cards and illustration. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win!

Diane in North Carolina

August 4, 2011 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

Beautiful! I would love to win this.

August 4, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Wow, beautiful work!

August 4, 2011 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Lovely. That cat is too funny :)

August 4, 2011 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

beautiful work!

August 4, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

Great illustrations. I love his style.

August 4, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger unpackingtreasure said...

I love the house with the clothes line..I always insist on hanging my sheets out to dry,even in winter.

August 4, 2011 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger jim said...

this person has a God given gift that he shares with those of us who don't-as you do Jenna

August 4, 2011 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Doc DuraMater said...

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August 4, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Doc DuraMater said...

Fan of both you and now him! Beautiful work (and hope it proves to be a great shed).

August 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger jenaye antonuccio said...

To look at those illustrations makes you feel like you are coming home. :)

August 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Karen C said...

Great work - so many artists, so little time!

August 4, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Peacemom said...

Those sure would look great framed in my new farm kitchen!! I'd love them. Thanks, Jenna & Shawn!

August 4, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Wow, I would be delighted if I won. I love your blog because before I forwarded the link to my husband, he wasn't onboard with getting out backyard slowly converted to a mini homestead. Thanks for sharing with the strangers on the interweb.

August 4, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love the picture of the house and clothesline.

I swear I've seen that house here in my 'hood too. (I'm in NC) :-)

Beth

August 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I really wish I had such artistic talent!

August 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger gabi said...

These are gorgeous!! I esp love the fat cat with the milk barrels.

August 4, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

These are just lovely!

August 4, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger PurrfectPetSitting said...

Oh my, I LOVE that cat one! I hope I win!!! :)

August 4, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

These are gorgeous. What a talent!

August 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

The house with the clothesline is just perfect. I love it....

Great job, Shawn and wishes for much success.

August 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger finnsheep said...

Love the team of horses! It's that kind of inspiration plus watching you work with your pony that makes me keep being tempted to get a harness to fit my wether.

August 4, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ooooohhh--Vermont--my heart's home! This California girl would love some illustrated Vermont TLC! Thank you!

August 4, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My son, who is 3, adores all things farm -y but especially tractors! Great imagery - thanks for introduing Shawn to us Jenna!

Jennifer
Goderich, Ontario

August 4, 2011 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Oooh enter me! They're beautiful!
Courtney in MI

August 4, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Mansfield knitter said...

Fantastic illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Sign me up. Those are lovely. I'm a relatively new reader, and your blog has served as that daily reminder to keep the farming dream on the front burner of my brain.

August 4, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

I love the cat one at the end of your post!

-Autumn

August 4, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger dk said...

Beautiful! Amazing work....hoping I'm the lucky winner.

August 4, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

not sure my comment went through..never asked me for my google login, trying again.

I love the art work - it is simply beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Enjayw said...

I look forward to visiting with you every day. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work. Oh, that art is beautiful. Wouldn't it be neat if he did a drawing of your place?

August 4, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger RuralLegend said...

Amazing art! Thanks for sharing. And please sign me up :)

August 4, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Hi Jenna.
I'd love to win! His work is beautiful.
Lisa

August 4, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Gorgeous artwork and I love the detail!

August 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Calpurnia said...

very fun illustrations! warms the heart here in inner-city Chicago.

August 4, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Oh my goodness...that guy has some serious skills! the illustrations are beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger sloejennfizz said...

Those are beautiful, I'll go check out the site.

August 4, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger NorthcountrygrlNY said...

Love his work, so awesome! Will definitely be looking to purchase some notecards!

August 4, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger christine said...

beautiful illustrations - it's great you are offering all 24 as I don't think I could pick just one. Some of these scenes could be one of our Minnesota farms!

August 4, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger hippychick said...

Thanks for the giveaway! They are beautiful illustrations!

August 4, 2011 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger City Sister said...

They are so very new englandish...I love them.

August 4, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Sara J said...

What great illustrations!

August 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

These are beautiful! I would be so happy to win them.

August 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Wow! I think these are great!

August 4, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
OpenID simplesavvy said...

Gorgeous drawings! Those horses struck me right away, but I love the cat at the end.

August 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger FTM Farmer said...

These are amazing. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thank you.

August 4, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger cloudberryjam said...

Wow, I love these illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Rusty in Miami said...

Great art work of Americana

August 4, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Shawn's work has a wholesome soothing quality about them. Can't help but be a bit more relaxed after looking at them.

August 4, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

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August 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Sheephollow said...

Love the art. Especially the draft horses.

August 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger thelynns said...

I would love to have a set of these note cards, beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger bee*in*the*balm said...

fingers crossed!!!

August 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Dee Anne Anderson said...

How lovely!

August 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
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August 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger An Intelligent Lady said...

great offer...these are so lovely and I'd love to win

August 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

I absolutely love those prints...I've never seen anything like them. The style is very unique! I especially like the one with the fat cat next to the milk. Too funny! ;)

August 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Wow, those really are beautiful illustrations. So much talent!

August 4, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger ChickenCrazy said...

Those are Beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Harvest Kitchen Sisters said...

Would love a set, they are beautiful prints!

August 4, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger karental said...

Beautiful pictures. Are they watercolor? I'm going over to his website right now. Thanks, Jenna.

August 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Love the artwork! The cat made me giggle. =)

August 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Hi! I'm Jenny said...

Really awesome, Jenna! And beautiful work to the illustrator.

August 4, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger La profesora said...

Love that team of horses! Great illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What wonderful artwork!

August 4, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Wow, these illustrations speak to me as well. I'd love to win.

August 4, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

What beautiful artwork. I will definitely have to check out his site.

Kris in MI

August 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger getawayhouse said...

Jenna, these are great- a page from the sketchbook is a cool idea too.

Cheryl

August 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

Those are cute. They remind me of my grandfather's farm.

August 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Joie said...

Good pick, Jenna!

August 4, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

What a talent! I love that you share your farm and adventures with us! I love the illustrations!
keep up the optimistic spirit!

August 4, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Oh my goodness, he is really good! I just love the cat. How cute is that. I would love to be entered in this give away too please. am going now to look at his ad. Thanks!

August 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

That cat is adorable! Lovely artwork!

August 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Shawn has always been such a great artist and a wonderful guy to know! If I won, I would frame them all :)
~ Tina from Royalton

August 4, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Shawn has always been a wonderful artist and a great guy! If I won, I would frame them all :)

~Tina in Royalton

August 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Sorry to post duplicates, didn't realize the 1st one went through!
~T

August 4, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Coley said...

So pretty! Love his style!

August 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
OpenID loisthelibrarian said...

These illustrations are beautiful. As a painter, I find it important to see and appreciate the work of other artists and Shawn's subject matter really speaks to me (as does your lovely blog).

August 4, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger karen said...

Lovely-just lovely! (:>})

August 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Amelia said...

These are great! hope I win

August 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Love these!

August 4, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

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August 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
OpenID sissyjane said...

I'm so impressed with Shawns beautiful drawings! Wonderful!

August 4, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Love the rural meaning for "fat cat"!

August 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

These are great! Love the cat one...hahha. Thanks for the chance to win.

August 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger asmit said...

Beautiful heartfelt art! I would frame them so I could see them every day.

August 4, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love these illustration! I'm in on this drawing! I'll also post on FB (first I have to figure out how).

August 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Whoa...lots of comments so far. Please enter me also. What beautiful, inspirational illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I LOVE those illustrations! All the things that I love, and so beautifully captured. I'll definately check out his site.

August 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Yes please, I'd love a chance to win these. Great work Shawn!

August 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger julronimo said...

you make me miss new england

August 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Awesome!

August 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Gorgeous art work! I just love it!

August 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Bri said...

Would LOVE to be the winner, for those of us who don't win is there someplace we can buy illustrations from him??????

-Bri C.
Michigan

August 4, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger kelly adele hatfield said...

Gorgeous! Keeping my fingers crossed!

August 4, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
OpenID dropoutwannabe said...

I love the art AND your blog. Thanks so much for posting both.

August 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger misskp said...

Wow! LOVE the artwork! Thanks for introducing us to Shawn!

August 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Omg that cat and the milk cans is hilarious! Love the cow and bird in the ad too. Such talent, it would be an honour to win cards from this artist.

August 4, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
OpenID themorningdistrict.com said...

Beautiful work - certainly reminds us all of something!
-Kelley

August 4, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Carissa said...

Wow, those are beautiful illustrations! I write a lot of letters, and would love to send these cards out into the world. :)

August 4, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
OpenID jlmcelfresh said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors.

August 4, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Jenna Gayle said...

WoW! Those are beautiful!! I'd LOVE to win a set and especially an original drawing!!!!

August 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I'd sure like to put some of those pictures up on my inspiration board! Lovely.

August 4, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

Absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the one with the fat cat and the milk jugs - my daughter's cat's secret dream.

August 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Alassel said...

Lovely art - I'd be proud to have a packet of the note cards! :)

August 4, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

These are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win them! I started following your blog a couple months ago and have enjoyed reading.

August 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
OpenID offgridinwv.com said...

Linda and I would love to be in the drawing. Thanks, Sonny

August 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

love the cat in the milk! checking out his store now!

August 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Chestnut Farm said...

incredible illustrations! Love them!

August 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

I love that style!!! Watercolor farm art. Beautiful.

Becca
WA state

August 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Devon said...

Excellent works of art! Hope I can give them a home!

August 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

That john deere would look fantastic in our little JD centered farm house. Thanks for the opportunity!

August 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Beautiful style. I really like his work!

August 4, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger DustySE said...

Gorgeous.

August 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

How beautiful! Please put my name in the hat, and thanks for the opportunity. Love the cat pic!

August 4, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Avolonte said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I'd love to win...

August 4, 2011 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger georgie said...

Beautiful illustrations. A very talented artist.

August 4, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger eilandkind/islandchild said...

Shawn Braley's work is absolutely gorgeous!!

August 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Farmer Jenny said...

After building my farm business for 7 years, today I sign the paperwork for purchasing my very own patch of dirt that comes supplied with a cabin and barns. I could really use a beautiful picture for what will be a bare home for awhile (saving pennies you know, lol).

August 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
OpenID S said...

Wow - beautiful images.

August 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Laurie F. said...

Love the sated kitty!

August 4, 2011 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Mustard Moon Farm said...

wow!! What beautiful artwork! I'd love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

August 4, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I love these note-cards. Have you discovered the location of the farmhouse and wash-line?

August 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger *~ashleigh~* said...

Very talented artwork! I would LOVE to have these!! ;)

August 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger KirstenJL said...

Beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Beth Ann said...

WOW! how awesome is that- Love the Art work!!- Note cards are great decorator items for small spaces... Good luck to all... whoever wins will be getting a real treat!

August 4, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Bethany Nash said...

LOVE.

August 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

They are lovely, and it'd be ever so nice to win. My clothesline should be so picturesque!

August 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Now that is one fat cat- love it!

August 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

These are beautiful. Count me in.

August 4, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger USMCmom said...

I love the illustration of the cat "drunk" on milk. It reminds me of my childhood when the barn cats would all line up and wait for my father to give them a spray of milk while he was milking.

August 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Can I please be picked???? Such lovely illustrations

August 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
OpenID mollymakesdo said...

I have quite a few blank spots on my walls that would be perfect for these!

August 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Mama said...

I can think of many special people who would love to receive one of these amazing cards!

August 4, 2011 at 11:32 AM  
OpenID kindsofhoney said...

Warm, inviting images! Thanks for sharing.

August 4, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Miss Music said...

Those illustrations are gorgeous--this guy has talent!

August 4, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Love the cat with the milk cans!

August 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger melody_cir said...

There's a photo of me at one year old, riding the John Deere with my dad, pulling a load of loose hay. (63 years ago) And he used to squirt milk into the cats' mouths when he milked by hand. Lovely memories. The notecards and illustrations are wonderful. Great artist, and I'd love to win!
-Melody

August 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger jen said...

I love these! Wish I had one iota of his talent...

August 4, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Gosh, lots of folks beat me to this but sign me up for the giveaway! Such beautiful artwork and so country. I love it.

August 4, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger cynthia said...

Love coldantlerfarm and these note cards illistrated by Shawn. Best to Jenna and Gibson.

August 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger cynthia said...

Would appreciate if considered for the giveaway... dont see this kind of country in the desert of Nevada.

August 4, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Love them all! Please enter me to win!

August 4, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jamie @ Woodside Gardens said...

What a talent... beautiful!

August 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

Beautiful art - I would love to win.

August 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I just love the kitty, they are all outstanding works of art

August 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Love the draft horses. They are beautiful. Sign me up, maybe I'll get lucky.

August 4, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

I love them too Jenna and you can add my name to the list. If you get a chance you can check out my blog at The Simple Life

August 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Kate Baker said...

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August 4, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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August 4, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Kate Baker said...

These are wonderful! You're not just-a whistlin' Dixie--this kid IS going places. Can't wait to share his work with the family.

August 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Sue Steeves said...

Lovely! I could imagine these framed all around my office to help me smile and take my mind off of the day job :)

August 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Sorenk said...

What wonderful illustrations! I love the cat :)

August 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger David Shearer said...

Talent abounds, and can be found all around us. Even in the dreariest corners of the world. One simply has to have the eyes to see it.

August 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Beautiful illustrations! I'd love to win!

August 4, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You have some very talented supporters Jenna and Shawn is definitely one of them.
Without a doubt I want to enter this giveaway.

August 4, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger birdmom2 said...

I love the artwork,especially the fat cat. Oh and by the way congrats on the sheep shed!

August 4, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

The cat print is the best. I laughed out loud when I saw that! This artist is vrey talented and I hope he will see lots of support from the CAF community.

Grace and Peace,

John

August 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger shessman said...

Great illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I really think the illustrations capture some of the brightness, and sometimes roughness of country life. Love the horse one!!!!! I'd love to get an original sketch from the artist.

Diana, a junior farmer :)

August 4, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

How terrific! I love having a chance to display local artists. Thanks!

August 4, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Sharon Delman said...

What beautiful illustrations! What a talented artist!

August 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

I really like these illustrations.

August 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Hi, Jenna.
I really enjoy reading your blog and Shawn's artwork is just lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us.

August 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger JizzleK said...

Those are beautiful! I like the horse one the best.

August 4, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love his work! How wonderful you were able to connect with him and team up. You are such an inspiration for your ideas that involve so much giving and togetherness! I'm so glad I found your blog. thank you

August 4, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Such a great giveaway! I'm in!

August 4, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful artwork! I'd love to win. :)

August 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Great artwork! Would love to have the set of cards. Looking forward to seeing more of his work.

August 4, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Mimi and Anna said...

What a great giveaway - reminds me of home (well, a neater, cleaned-up version)! Beautiful artwork. Thanks Jenna.

August 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger nawrockifamily said...

What great work! Love it!

August 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Lovely post, lovely cards! Hope I win . . .

Margaret
Bend, OR

August 4, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I always love to see country artwork. Thanks for sharing!

August 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Colleen Mole said...

Oh, the last one with the milk-drunk cat is my favorite!! Haha! The illustrations are great! Thanks for supporting CAF!

August 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Tigersmom said...

I love these illustrations. Hope he makes Christmas cards :)

August 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Blogger Grrl said...

Oh, it looks like the odds are already against me, but I'll throw my hat in the ring, anyway. The artwork is stunning. I grew up in rural Iowa, and love work like this.

August 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Beautiful!!! I really love his work!

August 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Jamie Elfrank said...

These are beautiful. Would make a lovely addition to our home! Thanks Jenna and Shawn!

August 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

Great work!

August 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

So evocative of the New England States and the Atlantic Provinces in neighbouring Canada - I live in the same type of farmhouse, here in Nova Scotia - dates to 1820. Just love the drunk-on-milk pusscat too, count me in for this fabulous giveaway!!
BTW I'm drooling over knittging patterns in preparation for my shipment of CAF csa wool coming soon.

August 4, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger sunshine said...

What a lovely lovely set of cards.

Hi Jenna: Have been reading your blog for quite some time and wanted to say Congratulations!

August 4, 2011 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Jeane said...

Jenna, thanks for introducing us to another talented artist, love his work, especially the fat cat!

August 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Sparkless said...

Fantastic artist! Thanks for showing us his work.

August 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Charlene said...

yaay! so beautiful!!!

August 4, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Wonderful cards. Love the laundry on the line. Thanks for the chance to win some of these great cards.

August 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I love Shawn's work!

August 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

These are great! They remind me of my father-in-laws works, though he focuses on city scenes of obsolete or falling down buildings. I'm sure he'd appreciate getting some cards from a farm-themed counterpart!

August 4, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Wow, those are great--I especially like the laundry on the line. He's captures great details in his drawings!

August 4, 2011 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love your blog, Jenna. You have great honesty and humility as you share your woes; your enthusiasm is contagious when you have triumphs.
The artwork is beautiful. I am especially drawn to the farmhouse with the clothesline. Whenever I finally settle down, one of my "must haves" is space for a clothesline (and no restrictive covenants forbidding one)!

August 4, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

What a great eye for details this illustrator has. I love the way he picks up the highlights in the frame. Thanks for holding a give-away; I need note cards so badly now too and my budget is already squeaking. Summer’s like that, huh ?~!

August 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

I'd love to enter this contest - I love to have special cards at hand for when you want something extra nice for a friend. Just knowing they're there makes me happy!

August 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM  

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