Gimme a Giveaway: Leaves Silhouette

*This giveaway is no longer accepting entries, Thank You!*

Not long ago, I did a post about a custom art piece I created.  Well, it got a lot of good feedback.

So, I wanted to share the love with one lucky reader.  Want a chance to win?  Here’s how it works:

Prize:  One 11 inch by 14 inch hand painted (by me!) leaf silhouette on 1/2 inch thick MDF.  The background is white with greige leaves.

To Enter:  Subscribe to follow Our Humble A{Bowe}d, if you’re not already.  To subscribe, click the “Sign Me Up!” button under “Be the first to know.”

Bonus:  Comment on this post with the words “LEAF ME ALONE” and tell us what you do or where you go to get away, even if it’s for ten minutes…

Contest Closes:  Thursday, August 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm, central time.

Number of Winners:  One!

Ships:  Anywhere in the 48 connected States

Other Info:  Only one entry per e-mail address.  The winner will be selected using and announced on Friday, August 28th.  Good luck!!

Need some personalized art prints?  Check out our Etsy shop, Our Humble A{Bowe}d.  If you’re interested in invitations or stationery, visit our sister shop, Customized Stationary.  Check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on sales, too!

88 thoughts on “Gimme a Giveaway: Leaves Silhouette

  1. Leaf me alone!

    I go water the garden when I get home from work. It needs to be done, and no one wants to get close to a crabby woman with a hose!


    my fav. place to escape in the summer is the backyard (usually with a lime popsicle and a good book!) i
    in the winter, I like to curl up in the sunroom with my chenille blanket and a hot chai latte.

  3. Leaf me alone!

    This would be so perfect in our bathroom, I’d love to win. My mini-getaways usually involve leaving the kids with my husband and doing some shopping on my own. “Browsing” is such a luxury when you have two little ones!

  4. Leaf me alone!

    I send my husband out to the pub for “boys night” and just curl up on the couch with my knitting after the kid is in bed. It seems to be the only me time that I get.

  5. Leaf me alone!

    I grab a cup of coffee and read a book or watch a movie. (I’m so excited that you’re doing this give away! I love this painting!)


    I love to hide in the basement and sew. Wether its a baby project for family or friends, its my time to unwind and relax.

  7. Leaf me Alone!

    My home is my escape! I live in a small town so sometimes that is hard to do…but…nothing that closing the curtains and retreating to the basement cant take care home 😉


    To get away, I read. Even a few pages into a good novel and I’m whisked away. Thanks for doing a giveaway of this beautiful artwork. Pick me, pick me!

  9. Leaf me alone

    My escape is my garden tub… a-ha Calgon take me away.

    But as a family we love to Escape to the Outer Banks NC.. heading there in a few weeks.

  10. Leaf me alone!

    I take the dog for a walk. He is so excited to be out in nature and it centers me and reminds me of what is truly important. Plus it tires him out so he’s less of a jerk.

    Well, as a matter of fact, I’m going to the Bahamas this weekend to get away!! 🙂 Super excited, and it’s been a long time coming that is for sure! Cause otherwise my only solace is my 30 minute commute.


    I’ll go shopping…usually wander the aisles at Target. Or if I’m home alone, I actually find it relaxing to clean!

  13. Leaf me alone!

    My getaway is looking (& drooling) at decorating blogs. Can’t get enough.

    (Call me stupid, I can’t locate where to follow your blog? LOL Am I missing something? Help! 🙂

  14. LEAF ME ALONE! I sneak out to the horse trailor in the backyard, plug in the air conditioner and get some quiet alone time!

  15. “LEAF ME ALONE!”

    With 2 small children (ages 18 months & 3), life can get craaazy! So when the hubby is home, I like to sneak off to Target every now and again to wander around aimlessly ALL.BY.MYSELF !! I browse…taking my time..and enjoy every minute of it!!!


    When I want some “ME” time, I usually go weed in my garden or I look myself in my pink-tiled bathroom & take a long bubble-bath. 🙂


    When I need some me time I have my husband watch the kids while I run some errands. Even buying groceries alone can be a treat after a long week with the kids.

  18. LEAF ME ALONE! I retreat to my master bedroom since it’s in the back of the house removed from the main living areas and stays the quietest. If I take my laptop in there, my husband knows to give me some space to unwind. 🙂

  19. Leaf Me Alone!

    We usually head up to my uncles cabins in Northern Wisconsin! Right on the lake in the middle of the woods….GORGEOUS!!


    Reading a good book on the porch is my instant get away.

    A weekend in New England with my boyfriend is where I go to TRULY relax.

  21. Leaf me alone! I normally retreat to my bedroom when I need some time alone or quiet time….5 minutes of laying on my down pillows leave me feeling rested, even if I didn’t get any sleep

  22. Leaf me alone!
    I put on a movie for the kiddos and read a book! Their interest in the movie usually lasts about 15 minutes:)

  23. Leaf me alone! I usually go online to sites like yours. It allows me to “window shop” and get ideas without leaving my home:)

    To get away for ten minutes I cuddle with the pets on the couch. To get away for the day, I like to go to a spa.

  25. leaf me alone!

    I go to hobby lobby. I walk up and down every last aisle in that place and I feel so much better about life. (though, generally, my wallet does not. :P)


    Sometimes a bit of chocolate or a glass of wine can help me recharge. I love time in the backyard gazebo or cutting fresh flowers to stick in a favorite old milk jug or old blue Mason jar.

  27. Leaf me Alone!

    I grab a good book and head to the quietest spot in my house, the sunroom…Something about streching out on the futon in there and relaxing with my book even for a few minutes instantly changes my mood…Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing artwork!



    I am usually not 100% alone, since I have four kiddos. However, I love to just sit on the back deck reading a book, while I listen to the squeals and giggles of the kids playing on the play structure or the trampoline. Those sounds are the most relaxing to me.


    If it’s at work, I like to unwind with a 15 minute walk in a nearby park. At home my favorite way to unwind is have my hubby watch over the baby while I give myself a pedicure!

  30. Leaf me alone!

    When I’m in the house and everyone is still here, my escape is the kitchen or the computer. When I have real alone time, I shop!

  31. Leaf me alone!
    I go hunting for great deals with garage sales and thrift stores. It’s a great way to relax and score some great finds at the same time!

  32. Leaf Me Alone! I go down to our unfinished basement where we have a small area set up in case of severe weather and take a short nap or read a chapter or two of a good book.

  33. Leaf me alone!

    As a mom of two very busy young boys it is hard to get away! But I love to just leaf though magazines on my bed while they bare sleeping or playing and of course when possible…sitting on the beach with a good book!
    Love your work, and so excited for this chance!


    Usually I go to work, believe it or not. I was laid off this week though, so I’m not real sure where I’ll go to take a break!


    To get away, I usually relax in my bed and watch TV or read a good book! iI love your work!

  36. LEAF ME ALONE – I like to sneak out while my little one is napping and get in an hour or so of shopping time all by myself. 🙂


    I love to curl up with a great book and a cup of coffee in a quiet house with just the hum of the ceiling fan for noise! 🙂


    I knit. 🙂 Or on the off chance that we actually have the money, we go camping for the weekend.

    My bedroom which is designed in calming hues of lavender, light grays, off whites and minimal furniture (no dressers, they’re in another bedroom turned dressing room), bed, chair, small night stands, love seat, reading light, etc.

  40. Leaf Me Alone.
    I like to get away by going into my craft room and turning on some music. I can just sit and think about new projects without the kids bothering me.

  41. Leaf Me Alone!
    This might sound weird, but I go to the bathroom. It’s the one place where people just let you be and don’t bug you. While I’m there I try to do something just for me. Apply good lotion to my hands, dab on some cuticle oil, brush my hair, etc.


    Tomorrow my 3 boys ages 10, 8, and 5 start school (the little one for the first time!) and you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to be at starbucks with my feet up surfing the internet. I may even go have a pedicure!!! YAY!!!

  43. Leaf me alone. I go to blogs and read every post in the archives of really unusual blogs. Like and the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn. I like to lie on my bed and use my laptop.

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