Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"With Loving Hands", garden print giveaway from Jeri


 This is being printed today, so it is time to pop your name in the "basket" if you would like a chance to win a signed, unframed Lithograph of my new painted paper cutting, "With Loving Hands". Size is 16x20 which is a standard frame size. Any reader of the Gazette, living anywhere in the world, may enter by leaving a comment. If you left a comment previously (2 post down) ABOUT this artwork, your name will be entered twice.
 I will devise some clever way to chose the name a week from today. I'm pretty good at that!

Since finishing this piece, I've decided to add two "companion" pieces. So I have been working away.
My first order of business was to put in a call to the "Every Creeping Thing" Modeling Agency. They sent over a few models.
This model was quite attractive... but he simply would not stay still..
He kept climbing the curtains...
and helping himself to my coffee. So I gave him the boot. The last I saw of him , he was lurking in the cone flowers. The other model was much more cooperative.
But I guess that's because he was just a little bit D.O.A
Sometimes, you just have to depend on reference books....
dozens and dozens of them.


Then, you just spend countless hours at the drawing board.

At least these models were easy to come by.

This painted paper-cutting will have 30 birds in it!  Painting bird feathers gives me a pain. If you would like to follow the development of this piece, click along the border box, entitled,"Works in Progress"
  I will show it to you when finished, in the meantime, sign up for the Garden Print!


  1. Oooo!! Ooooo!! ooooo!!
    This should surely belong in my new HOME OH ooo Oooo Ooooooo!!

    Blessings Hugs and Love, Linnie
    Oooo!! Oooo! oooo!!

  2. I still stand in my kitchen and stare at the one I won from you last give-away. I so love it. I will bow out of this give-away because of that but I just want to thank you again for mine. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

  3. It's spectacular, all the meticulous detail, and countless hours it's obviously taken to create......
    Your talent is beyond simple words my friend !

  4. Your work is so wonderful! I would love a print...
    I have two antique paper cuttings and some new ones but none are colored.
    Look forward to seeing what you come up with next! Lee

  5. I Just Love your work!!
    Is just beautiful :)
    I will Love to win!
    Thank you for the chance

  6. Gorgeous work, Jeri. Whoever wins the contest will have years of inspiration every time they look. Thank you for what you do.

  7. Left a comment then and leaving one now. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!
    Bunny ears crossed that I win!
    xx, shell

  8. Oh my gosh Jeri ~ Companion works. I know they will be absolutely wonderful. I can only imagine all the hours that will go into these next painted cuttings.

    Your work is really amazing.

    Enjoy the process and thanks for giving one of your prints away.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  9. Please enter me for a chance to win your Garden Print. Your work is beautiful,Jeri! And I love anything from the garden.

    Thanks so much--
    Christine C from MI

  10. I would love to win. Please throw my "egg in the basket".

  11. I just found ut about your blog and gorgeous picture books, so would love to have a chance to win one of your beautiful paper cut prints. Thank you!

  12. Count me in! And if you get a chance, check out the creepy crawly that I post in Wednesday's farm post....a wonderful stick bug....sure looks like a stick!

    Have a wonderful last day of summer, Jeri!

  13. Oh yes, yes and YES! I would be so happy and honored to display your beautiful work in my humble home..
    Your models are great Jeri and I love your bird books shown here. They look vintage.
    Wishing you a wonderful week

  14. I would absolutely love to be entered into the draw for this incredibly beautiful work of art, Jeri. Once again, a charming post. I loved the Praying Mantis's escapades especially drinking your coffee. You have the most wonderful imagination and delightful sense of humour. I can't wait to see the completed companion pieces you are currently working on.

  15. I can hardly wait to see how you pick the winner, Jeri!

    Will the chooser have feathers or fur? Two legs or four? Or six (sorry Mr. Walking Stick).

    I'm smiling already just thinking about it.


  16. Oh well, since you're so generously offering, then please enter me memememe!!!!! *stands at back waggling arm frantically*

  17. Amazing work, such patience and skills are awe inspiring!

    Please put my name in the hat!

  18. You have a big heart to give us such a wonderful gift! I can't imagine the hours you spend on each drawing, but what really blows me away is the talent required to capture what Mother Nature designs! It's like a dream world when I come for a visit and I love every minute...

  19. Another beauty! These tapestries woven with pencil,paint and your boundless imagination never cease to amaze me.

    Love that ornery alien in green.

  20. I'm so excited at the thought of winning your print!! I would be such a grateful owner of it.

    Love, love, love your two little bug critters. I vote for your going to the garden, searching out a wee bug and directing him to pick my name for the print...I think all insects know you and I love them very much.

    Diane in North Carolina

  21. My goodness, Jeri! You weren't a'kiddin' when you said you were drawing birds and more birds! You take my breath away, once again. And my hat is off to you, handling the creepy things would not be "my cup of tea"...but you are surely Beatrix incarnate...you're forever my hero!
    Can't wait to see what clever method you have up that sleeve of yours, for drawing names;)
    Wishing me luck..heeheeee,

  22. Hi again Jeri,

    I almost forgot to ask if you have a copy of Arthur Evans' book entitled "An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles"? It ranks in my top five of insect books, both for the photography and information. I think you'd really like it if you don't already have it.

    Diane in North Carolina

    ps...this is my second post today, but I don't expect to be entered another time today for the drawing...unless a little beetle is partial to my winning, of course.

  23. Jimmie, I will look for that book, and there is another called "Natures Jewels", that you would like.

  24. Oh I love your models, The first is very cute ! "Gemini Cricket" !

    Thank you Jeri to show us your Art work. It is splendid !

    Nice day !

  25. I would treasure one of your pieces of artwork. Magical!

  26. Your new work of art is going to be so pretty. With the birds and those great berries. Prying Mantis are so strange looking but fascinating too. Katydids use to scare me to death when I was little. They would get in my bedroom and make noise at night. I would scream until Dad came and would catch it and put it outside where it belonged. LOL!
    Yes, please put me in again for that lovely garden print. I would cherish a work of yours.

  27. Love the "models"! You're so creative. Will look forward to seeing who wins and how you do it.


  28. Oh to bring that to the
    framer for preservation and
    posterity upon our wall....
    Please delay and put moi in
    the pile's top layers....
    Out to hit my knees and to
    light the candle......
    Love and appreciate you,
    Jeri ~ Many thanks ~

  29. I AM HERE! LATE, BUT I AM HERE!!! PUT MY NAME IN THE POT, please! Oh Jeri, your art is THE EPITOME of detail and FOLK CHARM!!!! I AM LATE but nonetheless ready for my name to go in too....love to all, Anita

  30. Please enter me Melissa j. Greenville, sc
    I love this new artwork!

  31. Jeri, I love it - your critters that were to be models, just didnt understand your rules! or maybe they are exempt from rules, who knows. I love the idea of companion pieces....goodie, goodie for those of us that just can't get enough of your ART, I just love the new piece. Deborah RM

  32. So I was drinking my coffee this morning, reading the little brambly hedge book I received per amazon yesterday,the secret staircase, and I have realized...my decorating style is 'mouse attic"...I believe I am half mouse - half squirrel!!! Is it just me? Please be gentle with my feelings..teeheee...
    I felt you would be the only one to whom I could reveal this revelation;))
    Have a wonderful day, dear kindred,
    P.s. And tell Lord of that Manor...the next galvanized tub I see, I'm getting it for you;)

  33. I knew I could trust you to hold a secret;) and, yes, just ask my mother...how many times did she have to clean out my closet, as a child..no it wasn't full of clothes...it was full of little treasures! Every scrap of lace , old buttons, modeling clay to make 'food' for my dolls...oh I think I just wore her out! She knew I came out of her womb but was not quite sure where I had REAlly come from. Now we know! Oh my goodness, the boys in fifth grade used to call me squeaky...Iam just mow putting two & two together..HaHa!
    Btw...hop along hollow is xavier and Grammy's favorite place to play...with all the bushy bottoms running round. He still tickles me calling them all bushky;))) you should be proud, dear heart!
    Embrace this day,

  34. Boa tarde sou apaixonada por seu trabalho seus desenhos a acompanho a bastante tempo publiquei umas imagens suas no meu blog sou sua seguidora como também admiro nossa querida tasha tudor minha filha tem a admirado muito nos últimos tempos a acompanho dês do tempo da Ester com sua asinha quebrada se quiser conhecer meu blog http://mylifeavida.blogspot.com/2011/09/as-antiguidades-aqui-de-casa-parte-i.html espero que não a ofenda um grande beijo da sua amiga do brasil

  35. Thank you for visiting me in Hopalong Hollow and for showing some of my photos on your blog. I love the little cottage at the top of your page.. is that your house?How nice!

  36. oh, a new work in progress, fun! it is all so wonderful, every detail. wow!

  37. Thank you so much for coming over to meet Aimee..
    Oh JERI!! You see, this is why you are a published author... I LOVE your poem about Aimee!! Thank you my friend... Penny

  38. Is it too late to drop my name in the hat? My daughter's getting married tomorrow, and I finally stole a few moments to peek at some peaceful blogs while waiting for the coffee to perk this morning! It's beautiful, Jeri!

  39. Not too late Kim, and congrats on the wedding!
    Penny, I loved writing that little rhyme about wee Aimee...

  40. Good morning dear JERI LANDERS! How is the flock? The little burrito, Jemima...no, she is a DONKEY..ah yes!

    Thank you dear friend for visiting me. It is an interesting thought to ponder as the OLD FASHIONED way of sitting with a friend has changed; we now make a connection with the world in a virtual coffee hour, and yet it has brought out the old practice of PEN PALS...the technology has changed from pen and paper, but the NEED TO CONNECT will never, ever change. BLESS YOU JERI LANDERS! Anita

  41. Well, my goodness I fell down a rabbit hole and landed in your aerie. I would love to be tossed in your pot, late or not! You do amazing work, your praying mantis' cousin lives here and sends his regards!

  42. Beautiful as always! Like taking a mini trip coming to your blog! Carol

  43. Count me in!!! This piece is absolutely awesome!! ...Susan

  44. Hi Jeri,

    Your Artwork, is magnificent, I love what you do and what a generous and kind giveaway.
    Always a pleasure to come and visit you at Hopalong Hollow and I leave with a smile, thank you.
    Wishing you a happy week


  45. Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! How very kind of you! What a creative sweetheart you are. Thank you for being so gracious! So excited to see your new book in my hands and really looking forward to your mini's and your Christmas book. I LOVE everything Christmas! Blessings to you and your time of rest! Oh so well deserved. ENJOY!


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