Saturday, October 20, 2012

...mantras and a giveaway...


...just wanted to share with you, some of my favorite mantras....
 

 ...these are little canvas paintings i sold at the vendor night at Art Is You a few weeks ago...
 ...these words inspire me.  
What words inspire you?  
What is your favorite mantra?
HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY WITH TWO WINNERS?!  
Leave me a comment  for a chance to win 
an original 6" x 6"  art canvas painted and lettered by me!
WINNER #1 receives this:

WINNER #2 receives this:
TWO WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY EVENING OCTOBER 27th.  

130 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet lovely! Would love a Joanne original!

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  2. I just love your work - your art speaks what is in my heart <3 there will never be enough of us who live out loud! sue crounse

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  3. Just be...live, love, laugh...breathe....

    I love looking for quotes and saying for my journal. Anything inspiring. You have been an inspiration on my art journey. And, I would be honored to own a Joanne Sharpe original.

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  4. Your work is so unique, and beautiful. I love it. I would be honored to have a Joanne original in my home! xoxo

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  5. I love these Joanne! I love Rumi as well.

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  6. How generous of you, Joanne! I would be honored to win!! XOX. Joanna

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  7. Love these! my favorite is "I create, therefore I am"
    Thanks!

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  8. Oh my these are gorgeous! I'm so in love with "I Create, therefore I am" - it's my fave color =) Crossing my fingers ......

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  9. just be and breathe.....love your work!

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  10. My favorite is "Just Be"....and I finally got to that point. I just be.

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  11. Walk resting.... is an invitation God is giving me lately.

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  12. Beautiful art with very inspiring quotes! I need to read and see these often! Thank you!

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  13. there should be one that says "i love joanne and letter love"!!! you are one of the sweetest, most patient teachers ever! love your classes, love YOU!! thanks for the chance to win one of your beautiful pieces of art, i would love to have it to hang on my favorite artists wall in my little studio. xox

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  14. Joanne brings "happiness to my heart and Soul".. Take a class and find out for yourself!

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  15. Awesome! Would love to win one of your wonderful pieces! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. love your work. you are an inspiration

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  17. these are fabulous! would love to win one. i really love the quote "live the life you've imagined". it encompasses so much and it is never to late to start! thank you! carlanda

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  18. Wow, Joanne! Nice canvasses! I'd be thrilled with any of them! Thanks for all your inspiration and instructions!

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  19. Hi Joanne, I love your artwork, it is very inspiring to me. My favorite mantra is (just how I am able to translate it):
    Whatever happens to you, happiness comes from how you react.
    Maybe you can do it shorter...

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  20. Dear Joanne,
    Thanks so much for your generosity in giving to of your beautiful works....
    much appreciated. Just finishing up the work for the Magical Marker mystery Tour!
    I sure have learned a lot-thank you, thank you!
    Sandy Guderyon

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  21. Hummm... If I had to chose one of yours, my favorite would be 'Live, love, laugh, create'!

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  22. Oh my goodness.....if I were to win an original Joanne Sharpe, I would instantaneously be transported to a happy place...and do a happy dance! Your art is unique and AWESOME!!!

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  23. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

    Mommylovescooper at gmail dot com

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  24. I've always wanted a Joanne original, I already have some mere copies. You are my hero - I can't believe the beauty you create!

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  25. I love your work! I especially like "I create, therefore I am"!! It's perfect!! I'd love ot be able to letter like you do!

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  26. My favorite mantra is "everything always works out". :)

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  27. "Just be" ... hard to do sometimes, but I keep trying! Would love a reminder of a favorite mantra in your lovely lettering

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  28. I just love the first prize, 'Let the beauty of what you love be what you do' . It's my fav Rumi quote. Fabulous giveaway Joanne. Cheers, Kyles :D

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  29. Joanne, you know that I looove your work and am a fan of everything that you do!!! My favorite mantra is one by an Indian sage,Swami Muktananda: 'God dwells within you as you.' Thank you for a chance to win!

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  30. How about "drama sucks" : )love. Thanks for a chance to win ur work. Woo hoo

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  31. what a cool opportunity.....and even COOLER if you pulled my name to win on my birthday!!!!!!! i love the mantra "I am an Artist I am here to live out loud."

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  32. I just finished your "Magical Marker Tour" and have learned so much from you but now would love a Joanne original. Love all your Mantras. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  33. Thanks Joanne for the opportunity to win a piece of art. Ever since I took your class I am trying to live "out loud" each day. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  34. Oh, one of these would just be perfect in my newly reorganized studio! My fingers are crossed!

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  35. As with all you do Joanne- these are fabulous!

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  36. Thank you Joanne for this opportunity. I love these mantras. They are beautiful! Just finished Magical Marker Tour and looking forward to " Bling It On".

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  37. Your art pieces are amazing and the mantras so true. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to perhaps be the owner of one of these pieces of lovely art.

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  38. I love your artwork and I'd love to have one of my own to hang in my house!

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  39. Possibly not mantras, but truths that seem to hold up:

    It is what it is.

    and

    All I need to know is the next indicated thing.

    What a treat it would be to win a piece of your art. Thank you.

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  40. I would be honored to own a piece of your work!! Pick me, Pick me!!!

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  41. Now wouldn't that be lovely, one of your works on my wall. thanks as always for sharing.

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  42. I love your artwork Joanne and I love your Mantras. I was buying some tombow markers the other day and I thought "Markers make happiness happen". It gave me a new mantra - Make happiness happen!

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  43. Just be is a great reminder but the first prize is also a keeper! :)

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  44. Live Life!

    With God, All things are possible.

    Take care Joanne and STAY POSITIVE!

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  45. Just watched your Cloth Paper Scissors video. Loved it!

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  46. Thank you for a chance to win! Your work will be a keeper in my eyes!

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  47. Absolutely inspiring would love to win! Beautiful!

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  48. Rumi has the best perspectives! - thanks for your positive energy too, great combo!! -grin!

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  49. "progress not perfection" i live by this. I am so inspired by you. k

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  50. Would be so honored ! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. It would be so cool to own one of your originals, Joanne! Thanks for the great classes & inspiration! It's got me back into my art - which was neglected for a long time! :) Thank you! :)

    Sandy S

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  52. Oh I forgot my mantra! :) Live with Passion!

    Sandy S

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  53. beautiful quotes...would love to win one of your art works...so inspiring!

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  54. This is a cool giveaway! Love your work . Joie de vivre!!

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  55. I have participated in your online courses and I always feel that even I can create something! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your knowledge in such a fun way!

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  56. Wow!!!! Amazing giveaway!!!! :)

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  57. Beautiful mantras! Just now I'm loving 'Live your truth' and I am doing just that, every day :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Your work is beautiful! I would love to win one of them. One of my favorite mantras is "Change your thoughts and you'll change your world." Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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  59. Wow-a chance to win a hand made piece of inspiration, made by one of my "Hero Artists"! Sweet!!! I love your work & am so inspired by your talent & how you've used it!

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  60. I love the pink one!! I have a ton of things that inspire me but I like "Follow your dreams" Thanks for a chance to win one of your amazing mantras

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  61. What a cool giveaway - I love your work and have learned so much from you.

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  62. Love your art and your quotes. They inspire me. Just be.... So simple, so deep, so to the point. One of my fav words to live by. Thanks for sharing your art and teaching the rest of us your creative spirit.

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  63. Very inspirational sayings...love the colors...thanks for chance to win!

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  64. Love you r work and would love an original to go with all your stamps that I love to use along with making art of my own !! - Shirley Smith

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  65. Awesome. Oh how I would love to win one! Have enjoyed all of your online classes. You ROCK!

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  66. Fabulous!
    Live,Love,Laugh,Create is my mantra!!

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  67. Joanne,
    How about "Today is a diamond of a day and I sing with the simple beauty of it."
    Your work is lovely and inspiring. I would be honored to hang it on my craft room walls, or any wall in my home. Love and color flow from your fingers.
    Thank you for the chance.



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  68. I take all the inspiration I can find ... which, of course, is EVERYWHERE! Thanks for such a lovely giveaway, Joanne. Hoping I can have a little piece of Joanne to hang by my creation area.

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  69. A favorite inspirational quote of mine is "Don't postpone joy." And I always love Rumi quotes. Gorgeous lettering, as always. Marrianna in Arizona

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  70. My favorite is "Endorse what you love instead of bashing what you hate.".

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  71. Hi there


    What a lovely giveaway! Just bought one of my friends one of your courses for her birthday and she is loving it!!

    Love sayings and encouraging words on my art, below are a few:

    Embrace each day with passion and purpose

    In the right setting, pleasure can be as boundless as the view

    Listen to the whispiers of your soul

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  72. Wonderful little canvasses! You've always got such great ideas. One of my favorite sayings is "Love is the all-encompassing truth."

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  73. My favorite mantra - "Think about what you want, not what you don't."
    I would be honored to have some art from you Joanne. I'm keeping my finger's crossed.

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  74. I actually collect Art pieces like this for my Studio and teaching space. pieces like this inspire me and my students!

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  75. Love, Love , Love all your work!
    Just discovered you about 2 months ago and am now following you on facebook:)
    Winning this would be sooo inspirational!
    Pick me:)

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  76. Love everything you do!! I took one of your classes and enjoyed it so much. I'm still not finished, but love the fact that I can do it at my own pace. Thanks for being such an excellent teacher. Would love either of your pieces.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Judy

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  77. I love them all, thank you for the great opportunity!!

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  78. Oooohooo, It would be fun to win one of this.

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  79. Love the mantras!!! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!!

    Julie Vargas
    Julie@NetVU.org

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  80. What's my fav Mantra? "don't sweat the small stuff.... and it's all small stuff!"

    "Let Go & Let God get em" kept me sane for a long time!

    thanks for the opportunity!

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  81. I've taken two of you on line classes. After listening to you I am full of energy and positive "vibes" are all around. You and your mantras remind me to enjoy every minute! My main mantra is the Serenity Prayer and gandi's ..be the change you wish to see in the world. Thank you for the opportunity to win a piece of your invigorating art.

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  82. It would be awesome to have a bit of your art materialized in my place!! I would looove it!!

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  83. Those pieces are so lovely: winning one would be an honor. Thanks for offering such a great gift. Mary Jane

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  84. Wow! I would love to win either of these! Thanks for the chance!

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  85. Those are some wonderful mantras. The shortest one seems, somehow, the most difficult. Just Be. *sigh* Beautiful work as always. xo

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  86. I would love to win either of these or anything by you! My favorite mantra is "If you see yourself in others, then whom can you harm?" It's a quote from the Buddha. xoxo

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  87. I always say to myself

    Just be who you Really are....

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  89. Great giveaways from a wonderful artist and teacher. Thank you, Joanne.

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  90. I would love to win one of these. I love your blog and your work!

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  91. I love quotes and sayings! I write them all over the place and even started a small journal dedicated to awesome words! :)

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  92. All soooo inspiring. Thank you <3

    Cindy Sasaki
    oiseaubleu(at)telus(dot)net

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  93. Joanne,

    These are just beautiful! Love the 6 x 6 canvas and all the sayings. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

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  94. Thank you for this opportunity! You are very Inspiring! Would love to be one of the winners!

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  95. One of my favorite mantras is "The only disability in life is a bad attitude" Scott Hamilton. So appreciative for all you do !

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  96. Just loooove you calligraphy!!
    Thank you for chance!

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  97. I love your work....beautiful...would love to win one....thanks for the giveaway...

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  98. I love the bright colors and encouraging words!!!

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  99. One of the things I am always saying to myself is "Just breathe...."
    It helps a lot! I love your canvas art...gorgeous!

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  100. Joanne, you create the most wonderful art and classes! I've always loved letters/lettering, quotes, color and sparkles and I felt such a bond the moment I discovered you. It would be amazing to have one of your canvas art pieces! Wish I could find a word to describe how much you have inspired me! Thanks for the chance to win something you created!

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  101. BEautiful work Joanne. Thank you for the chance to bring home a little piece of it.

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  102. Oooooh Joanne! One of those would look beautiful in my studio! It would be amazing to own a piece of art from my favorite artist/art teacher! xoxo

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  103. Wow! There are a LOT of comments on this. I'm so glad though, your art is wonderful, inspiring, and uplifting :D I'm going to throw my name into the hat too xx Thanks!

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  104. Lovely work. Thanks for the giveaway. Perhaps it is overused now but I like "Be Here Now:.

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  105. thanks for the giveaway. I enjoy your work so much! <3

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  106. Joanne: As always, I adore everything you do! You are my idol, and I really want to be you when I grow up :)

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  107. oh wow so many entries lol thanks Joanne for the giveaway i love your work and your classes , hope i have some luck in the draw lol

    hugz bev

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  108. Oh, how I'd love to win an original art work by you, Joanne -- count me in, please!

    Diane

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  109. Very exciting. You are an inspiration to me. I decided that even if I'm not an artist...I can still be creative! Thank you!!!

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  110. My inspiration is "Dare to Dream".

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  111. Love to win something of yours Joanne. Love the quote by Rumi.
    Aloha, Kate

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  112. Wow what beautiful loving kind and thoughtful comments....How do you do it...pick two of us from all of these...well God Bless You....for being beautiful, loving, kind and thoughtful and for sharing with us your creativity that you have been truly blessed with! (((Hugs))), Linda

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  113. Thanks for a chance to win a piece of your work. I keep this in my busy area: "Create a life that reflects your dreams." I can't remember when or where I first saw these words. --cmhawkins

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  114. I love the simple "the heart knows" - so true. Thanks for chance to win some of your lovely art.

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  115. "It´s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters". I like all your work.

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  116. believe and to thine own self be true

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  117. I love your art so much! The colors are so vibrant and always make me happy. I would be thrilled to win an original piece of art from you. Pick me, pick me! Seek Joy and it will find you.

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  118. Hi Joanne,
    Love everything you do and these items are no exception!! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Kat Filby

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  119. I would love to win one of these. I love the sentiments and your gorgeous colors.

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  120. I just luv all your work Joanne. My favorite saying is "Love is Patient, Love is Kind."

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  121. Love them all! I recently enrolled in your LetterLove101 Class. Can't believe how much I'm enjoying myself, AND learning a lot! Thanks for the opportunity to actually own one of your originals! :)))

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  122. I just love your work and your classes!
    "whatever you are be a good one"

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  123. 100+ entries! Oh well. I am enjoying your classes and learning lots. Now looking forward to the bling it on class. I love anything that sparkles. Thanks for the chance to win a piece of your art.

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