Giveaway :: Alexandra Carr

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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There is nothing more exciting than discovering new art. (Surely I’m not alone in this feeling.) Art is something that makes us remember why life is worth living. It speaks to the very heart of the matter and reflects the mercurial transitions of the season with creative expression. Sure, art is subjective. But there is something inherent in the expression which brings us together, bridges the gap. If we’re being honest, every season is a work of art in and of itself and we are merely reflections.

Alexandra Carr creates work where you can feel the passion when you look at the work. Such a gift is less common than one might think and I find myself drawn toward artists whose work is reflective of everything we hold dear here at the BSP. When life and beauty and love intersect, you’ll find us tapping at the window, wanting a closer look. This Porcelain and Gold Pendant is absolutely stunning and is the perfect talisman to get us through this last push of fall. The Three of 3 pencil and ink piece is painstakingly gorgeous and carries the comfort of symmetry into your home. And the Porcelain Swans? Be still my reflective heart.

Alexandra Carr is giving away one $40 gift certificate to one lucky winner (I am over the moon about the porcelain swans.)! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, November 1st. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your favorite piece of art and why?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, November 5th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Athena R says:

    My favorite artwork is currently a coupe of haida drawings I picked up at a thrift store. I love the detail and cultural aspect of it.

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    heather f says:

    I like the paintings by Waterhouse. Lush colors of medieval scenes. water fairies etc I know I’m spelling it wrong but “haelus and the nymphs” is my fave

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    Nicole Balogh says:

    I am a huge fan of Monet and I love his waterlily paintings, particularly the Japanese Bridge over Lily Pond.

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    brenda says:

    My favorite piece of art is the bust of my brother sculptured by, Walker Hancock in the 1960’s It sits in my living room and I look at it every day.

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    Tabetha says:

    My daughter’s photography.  And not just because she is my daughter {though I am immensely proud of her}, but because its genuinely good.  The world through my {15 year old} baby’s eyes– its a great view


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    Tiffany says:

    My husband created a piece of art for me for my birthday. This was during our first year of dating and was the first big celebration we had together. He was very secretive about his gift and when he presented it to me it I was blown out of the water at not only how good it is but how it was perfect for ME. It was well thought out and carefully crafted. He carves out stamps and then makes multimedia pieces incorporating those stamps into the pieces. This one is on a very large piece of wood (used as the canvas) covered in paper. It’s a combination of these stamps and of a line drawing of Alice (alice in wonderland). It’s difficult to describe but it’s simply wonderful!

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i love the journalist-style black and white photos a photographer took of my wedding. 🙂

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    Lydia says:

    I don’t really own much art, but my favorite art is usually my own work… if it makes it far enough to display, I’m proud of it!

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    Alexis S. says:

    Nan Lawson creates these beautiful illustrations and I have a set of three in my craft room/guest bedroom. They quickly became my favorite pieces of art in my home.

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the Nike of Samothrace (also called Winged Victory) in the Louvre. Although headless, it’s a beautiful figure of a winged woman. To me, it radiates beauty, power and strength.

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    Jessica says:

    My favorite art are things both useful and beautiful. A friend recently painstakingly redesigned a deck of playing cards. They are so lovely and they make for a an especially great game of spades!

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    mark oliff says:

    It has to be my Tom Lemon oil called Soup. I actually bought a PROPER art work and hung it on my wall it is kind of Warhol and Basquiet all rolled into one and because it is mine I can touch it! I have had it over five years and the paint is still wet in places!

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    Courtney says:

    My favorite painting is the giant painting “The Coronation of Napoleon” by Jacques-Louis David. It’s located in the Lourve and I’ve seen it twice. It’s sooo huge and inspiring…it makes me feel like I’m actually there watching Napoleon crown his wife! The details are incredible when you closely look at the painting.

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

     A Serpentine stone sculpture my mother gave me for my 45th birthday

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    Christina P says:

    A lot of the art I made in college are some of my favorite pieces. I did some really cool black/white photography for a class, and one photo I took of my friend laughing, with the shadow of my sister holding a piece of paper, and there is a telephone wire or something cutting across my friend’s throat. I totally didn’t plan it at all, I was just messing around, and my teacher loved it and shared it with the class for a discussion!

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    candice says:

    for my 30th birthday my husband bought me a sculptural piece by an australian artist, amanda shelsher (http://www.amandashelsher.com/) – i absolutely love her work & treasure this precious piece 🙂
    x candice x

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    Sydney VH says:

    Art is subjective and in the eye of the beholder. Some may look at the work my Ecuadorean children draw for me in class and call it scribbles. But to me it shows their love, their appreciation, and the imagination they never get to use. That my favorite kind of art

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    Madeline says:

    it’s not famous, or high end, or modern, but i cherish the canvases my nephews painted for me. they are displayed proudly in the most prominent place in my living room.

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    Melelina says:

    A drawing/painting by my partner’s uncle.

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    Chryselle says:

    When my son was about 2 and a half, we took him to an art workshop held on the banks of the Mandovi river. Easels glinted in the sun as children of all ages dipped their brushes (and many fingers) into the paint and splashed colour onto paper. Our brave fellow didn’t hesitate. Bold strokes of red were peppered with a hint of green at the bottom. It was his first try with acrylic on paper and the result is like an abstract rose. So beautiful and full of energy! I framed it and it hangs in the dining room now, a reminder to be fearless with your art. 

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    Tiffany A. says:

    My favorite piece of art is this canvas I have hanging in my newborns nursery… They little girl I nannied for painted it for me when I left. I was her nanny from birth to age 4 and it is so special to me! She used small strokes and carefully placed every color of the rainbow! She worked so hard on it and it is truly my favorite piece of art!

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    Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I have a large glazed ceramic bowl that my daughter, now 14, made for me in a summer class when she was only 8. It means the world to me because she was so proud of it and loved that I always had it out in our living room. I display it right along with my so-called “precious” objects on our book shelf, in a place of honor!

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    Terri from Northern Cali says:

    My favorite piece of art is a photo collage my daughter did back in High School, it is so colorful because of the subject & just fun.

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    Heather N. says:

    Anything my grandma has done. She has a way of capturing faces and the human spirit that is incredible. One of my favorites is a portrait she did of a Hatian woman right after the 2010 earthquake happened – she managed to depict the intense sorrow but yet incredible strength of the woman and of the Hatian people.

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    Linnea says:

    A painting of an elephant produced by an art center that challenges the perception of disability. I love the color and flow of the brush strokes. I wish I could meet the artist…

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    Theresa says:

    This may sound egotistical… But I have a photograph I took of my husband when we were first dating (I was a studio photography student, he was in a band…) and when I look at it, I see not only what he used to look like, but also how I used to see him. In a way, it also shows me myself back then. 

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    HNR says:

    My favorite piece of art is a vibrant, colorful painting of a fantasy-like jungle scene my mother painted while she was pregnant with me. Definitely one of the first possessions I would prioritize on the way out of a burning building. It’s so beautiful and filled with love. I hope to put it up in a nursery of a future little one one day!

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    Rebekah says:

    drawings from my two-year-old nephew phineas

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    Ambre says:

    A ceramic moose my mother painted for me is my favorite art I own. I love moose and it was one of the few times my mom has given me a gift where I felt heard.

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    Trisha says:

    My favorite piece of art is a  canvas print I made for my now husband on his first birthday that I shared with him. It’s a black and white photograph of his home city from the early 1900’s. Everytime I look at it it reminds me of when we first started dating.

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    Lindsay says:

    I don’t know if you would consider this art, but considering the amount of prep and thought that goes into their photos, I would have to say I most love photo-journalism pictures as art. They convey a complete story when viewed together – and are of course very subjective. Those photos let you into a place that you don’t even know exists – it’s the closest you can get to experiencing another culture without leaving your chair I think.