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Weekend Giveaway: Hand Painted Wall Hanging by Carmen Guedez

A few weeks ago, a really big box showed up.

Guess what was inside? A gorgeous hand painted wall hanging by Carmen Guedez. And it matched perfectly with our main floor living area decor.

It matched so perfectly, in fact, that you’d think I would have had it commissioned or something. But the funny thing is, I knew nothing about the fact that Carmen Guedez was sending me a wall hanging to review.

You see, Amy sets up the giveaways that run on my blog and she works directly with the companies to decide what will be best for my readers. In most cases, they send a review item for me ahead of time.

Oftentimes, a company will ask me to choose an item to review. But sometimes, a company will just send an item of their choosing. So a surprise box will just show up with a review item in it, which is what happened this time around.

So I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the contents of the surprise box: Carmen Guedez had picked the absolute perfect wall-hanging to send and I promptly fell in love with it.

It’s just perfect, so beautifully done, and matches our family’s style to a tee.

And I’m really, really excited because I get to give away a very similar painting to one of my readers this weekend.

One of you will win the Sunset Garden wall hanging shown above so that your living room can match our living room. Wait, that sounded a little weird. Okay, how about more like so that you can also display a really lovely painting in your home, too? 🙂

This Sunset Garden painting by Carmen Guedez is a 48-inch by 24-inch Oil and Acrylic on Canvas painting. It’s 100% handmade original (not a print) and has 1 3/8-inch painted edges (no staples on the sides). It comes with Carmen’s signature on the front and back and also has a certificate of authenticity.

And, if you’re anything like me, I promise you’ll love it!

Special Offer

Subscribe to Carmen’s email newsletter this weekend and you’ll receive a coupon good for 75% off any of her regularly-priced original paintings. Plus, you’ll also get free shipping.

This offer is only good through May 13, 2012.

Carmen paints full-time from her studio in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her paintings have been exhibited in many important museums and galleries, including, the North Carolina Museum of Art, United Arts Council, Visual Art Exchange, Cary Gallery of Artists, among others.

Her artwork has been sold around the world to countries like Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Slovakia, Philippines, Singapore, United States and Canada. And after seeing it firsthand, I totally know why: it’s amazing!

Carmen has a number of paintings on great sales on her site right now, in honor of Mother’s Day. Plus, she’s offering free shipping. You can also follow her on Facebook for more special offers.

Want to win the Sunset Garden painting shown above? Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. This giveaway ends Sunday, May 13, at 11:59 pm, CST.

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  • I looked at her gallery, its gorgeous. What a great artist! I hope I win. I love the sweet nectar painting. Makes me wish I had an art category in our budget. : )

    • charity crawford says:

      Her paintings are beautiful. I looked at her gallery also and like the “Amazing Grace” one.

  • charity crawford says:

    Those are very beautiful pictures and look well done. Would love to win one…..Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Cara says:

    Oh WOW! I LOVE that painting!!!! It’s gorgeous!

  • Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous!! I just love original artwork!

  • Jean Bearrick says:

    The piece would give any room a facelift! I’d love to win it.

  • Elizabeth Galindo says:

    I love her work! And the giveaway painting would look so gorgeous in my house! I hope I win!

  • Mary says:

    Beautiful..but 75% off of $1,299…are you serious? I read this blog because I’m working on living frugally, saving, and paying debt. Even $425 for a painting is not something I’d consider, but thanks anyway?

    I’d love to see a post on “how to create your own $1,299 painting for $12.99” by using 50% off Michael’s and Hobby Lobby coupons, some acrylic paints and a 1/2-off canvas…

    • Crystal says:

      Yes, most of the artwork is way outside most of our decorating budgets, but I try to provide a variety of different kinds of giveaways and thought this would be fun for someone to win who might never be able to afford a painting like this otherwise. I hope you win!

      {Also: Someone on Facebook mentioned that she has posters available on her site that would be great for framing — and could make for beautiful artwork on a much smaller budget!}

    • sarah says:

      But isn’t that kind of the point of a giveaway- to have the chance to score something for free that you normally either wouldn’t or couldn’t spend the money on yourself?

    • Chelsea says:

      Mary, that’s actually a really good idea. You’ve officially inspired me to try and come up with something similar but inexpensive. 🙂 If I figure something out, I’ll definitely write it down in a post.

      I know it can be discouraging not to be able to afford featured items like this. Our family can’t either. $425 is almost a week’s pay for us. But I suppose there are a few people who might be in the financial situation to be able to afford one, and they might as well get a good deal. But wouldn’t it be so cool to win one?!

      I wish you all the best in your frugal journey and paying down your debt.

      • Mary again says:

        I have to respond…I am planning on going to Michael’s tomorrow with my coupon – I’ve seen abstracts I love at Cost Plus World Market and I always think…I could do that! I’m crafty AND cheap…er, I mean frugal! 🙂 If my results are worth posting, maybe I’ll ask to write a guest post.

  • Rachel says:

    I love how God made us all different. That painting sure looks lovely on your wall, but I would not want it on mine! 🙂 It’s just not my taste!

  • Allie says:

    They are lovely!

  • Gina says:

    I LOVE it!!! What an amazing giveaway!!

  • Kimberly says:

    Way to give a shout out to NC….I live here too! Carmen, you are quite talented!!

  • Erin says:

    I love both your painting and the one being given away. Oh wow, it’s my style too. Thanks for a fun giveaway. Hope I win.

  • J says:

    I like where you put the painting Crystal. Looks just like she made it for your wall!

  • cheryl says:

    Before I even read your post, my eyes went right to the painting! Its exactly my style and colors so I’d love to win this. Its amazing the talent some people have.

  • Allison says:

    Thank you for the chance and opportunity to win a beautiful piece of art. What a real talent.

  • Kristine says:

    Beautiful painting, and the artist is right here in my hometown!

  • deborah says:

    woo-hoo! I love getting packages in the mail-how fun for you to not only get a surprise package, but for the contents to be so perfect for your home!

  • Emelia says:

    Beautiful! Would love to win this!

  • Tammy says:

    It’s so beautiful, it’s something that I’d love to have. Fingers crossed!

  • Julie says:

    How neat! A giveaway a bit different from your usual ones. Way to keep us all surprised!! Would love to win it.

  • Deborah Auen says:

    It looks like that beautiful painting was hand picked for your home… fun! I would absolutley LOVE that in my home….I have the perfect place for it…..pick~me:) (my walls and woodwork are the same color as yours)

  • april says:

    i love the colors she uses 🙂

    while the original art is way out of my budget, I seen a couple poster prints that I love and a couple that I think my 15 year old would like

  • Amalia O. says:

    That is a beautiful picture!!! I hope I win…… Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

  • Lindsey says:

    Both pieces are SO pretty! I can control my own impulses so definitely not buying one myself, but thank you so much for the opportunity to win something like this!!!

  • Sarah says:

    I also think this is lovely! What a blessing to get something that you just love and that fits in your house perfectly. I love surprises like that!

  • Becky R says:

    I love her work, too! I wish that we had room in the budget for one. We moved last summer and haven’t put anything on the living room wall yet. One of those paintings would look fabulous there. It would be so exciting to be able to get one!

  • Grace S. says:

    What a special blessing to get such a lovely surprise that fits your home!