Thursday, July 12, 2012

17 months, 1000th post and a giveaway


Yesterday Ada Lou quietly went from 16 months to 17 months. My girl is growing before my eyes. Nearly every time I lay her down to change her diaper or unbundle her wet, towel-wrapped body I marvel at how long she is, how much she has changed since that first day I un-swaddled her in the hospital to reveal a tiny, newborn body. She's becoming increasingly independent and entirely convinced that she is speaking to you in full, comprehensible sentences. She is still so curious, loving to explore with all her senses. She makes me laugh and has a perfect sense that she's the center of my world.

Yesterday also marked my 1000th post. I can't believe how my life has evolved since that Summer day in 2007 when I thought, "My life is about to get wild. I should start a blog." And so my first post was born in a half-packed bedroom a few days before starting college.

In celebration of my Ada and 1000th post, I wanted to do give away one of my "Bite-sized Bologna" paintings. To win, visit my Etsy shop and tell me which painting you would like. For additional entries, mention the giveaway and my shop on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and come back letting me know you've shared. Enter before 12:00 AM MDT Wednesday, July 18th. The winner will be drawn at random and announced next Wednesday, July 18th.

Also, use the code 1000THPOST for 20% off anything in the shop through the end of July.

Via Muri, oil on paper, 5" x 7"

16 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the Via Muri one you have featured in this post. Choose me as a winner, I need one of your paintings!

Jessica Rose said...

Via San Leonardo. I am in LOVE with all the color and have absolutely zero dollars. (Tragedy.) Therefore, I cannot go to Bologna OR buy your paintings of it...so obviously I should win, right?

Regardless, they are all stunning.

Katie said...

I would love to win the Via San Leonardo! You are so talented!

Brianna Smith said...

You are amazing and your Bologna artwork is priceless! Tys and I would love to have an original "Paige Anderson" in our home! And we've shared your link on Facebook to let all the SAIS students know too! We love Via San Leonardo!

ambfso said...

I'm one of the SAISers that saw Brianna's post and so glad I did, the pictures are so beautiful! I think Via Solferino and Porta Castiglione are my favorites - but more for nostalgic reasons. The colors and everything is just so perfect, it's just like I remember it! I posted it on my twitters (@ashlett), so hopefully others will check it out too.

Staci Raab said...

I totally forgot how talented you are! Can't wait to see you all again in DC :D

Heather and Jake said...

Ada is finally getting some hair!!

Sarah Orme said...

I LOVE them all. I want them all. I feel like I should be able to rig this somehow.....

Marijn said...

Same here, thanks to Michael for drawing my attention to this. Definitely favour via San Leonardo!

Wirsch Family said...

I love your art work and I love reading your blog! I like Via San Leonardo and Ponticella.

shane and dalene said...

Ponticella is the one I want to win. I think you should choose me for a couple of reasons. First, I think I read every word you wrote while you were in Italy. Made me want to go visit myself. And second, it would go great next to the one Paige Crosland (Anderson now) original that you painted in 3rd grade that I still have. You were a great artist way back then too!!

Rachel said...

My favorite one is http://www.etsy.com/listing/104134250/via-san-leonardo. Gorgeous!

thepalmierifamily said...

It's a tough choice but I'd say I like "ponticella"... If you can guess why. :)

Paige Crosland Anderson said...

one more for Brianna for posting on Facebook :)

Tiffany said...

Paige you're incredible! I love the Via San Leonardo! Let us know when you guys make it out here, we'd love to get together.

Stephanie said...

Hi Paige, I've been reading your blog for a while and have really enjoyed the life and thoughtfulness you put into it. Your work is beautiful, and I like the Via Solferino.

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