Giveaway :: Carrie Schmitt Art and Design

Thursday, October 4, 2012


{please visit Carrie Schmitt Art and Design here}

I felt it tonight. The first hint of the season changing, evolving. With the sun setting, I noticed a quiet whisper of coolness in the air and I smiled. The plants on my porch have stopped flowering and I know that pumpkins and Halloween decorations are in the works but I’m not quite ready to let go of my bright, endless summer. Yes, I have admitted my love for fall, but I wouldn’t mind holding onto the colors of summer awhile longer. Looks like my theory about using artwork to carry my summer along while I spring into fall is coming in handy.

Carrie Schmitt is vibrant, bright, warm, cheerful. And her art is a perfect reflection of her. She paints from a farm in Washington and her pieces reflect the joy and color in nature and life. These pieces add sunshine to your walls just by being there, no matter the season. The Fresh Cut 6 (pictured above) is a personal favorite because it makes me feel as though I am watching summer through a foggy lens, sitting in the beginning of fall and remembering summer. Not a bad place to be, don’t you think? Please visit Carrie Schmitt Art and Design for your very own piece of summer.

Carrie Schmitt Art and Design is giving away three (!) $25 gift certificates to three lucky winners (one each)! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, October 11th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What signifies the beginning of fall for you? 
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, October 8th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    heather f says:

    The air changes for sure but it seems like the birds are a little more intent on finding the richer seeds and then the poison oak turns red. at least now it is easier to see!

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    Erin says:

    Fall smells different, I can’t describe it properly, but it’s in the air.

  3. 3
    Susanna Alonso says:

    Pumpkin flavored stuff everywhere!

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    Jenni says:

    The very first crimson leaf. I often see yellow or brown leaves throughout the other seasons… but that bright crimson maple leaf can’t be beat and always makes me begin to dream of warm apple cider, bonfires and soft sweaters.

  5. 5
    Juliet Farmer says:

    when the air is crisp and clear–no more smog!

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    Jessica says:

    That first week where it stays below 80 degrees and you start wearing scarves, boots, and sweaters even though it’s not really cold enough yet. That’s the beginning of fall for me!

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    brenda says:

    hearing little girls practicing their PeeWee football cheers.,

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    Tiffany says:

    yummy squash and apples at the local market!

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    Athena R says:

    A drop in the temperature because it stays warm/hot so long here.

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    Janice W. says:

    Apple fritters! Definitely apple fritters! 

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    Margo B says:

    this year it was the increased activity of many squirrels outside my window- literally burring the acorns all over the yard;)  my kids love to watch them!

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    Amzi says:

    Sparkly frosty grass when I get up in the morning!

  13. 13
    Suzanne says:

    I love Carrie’s art, and have for quite some time. Thanks for showing it off here.

  14. 14

    The crisp air & the changing of the leaves!

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    Erin says:

    It’s a smell that happens (or really, a complete lack of smell) in our part of the country when fall comes around. More accurately, I guess it’s kind of a cold sensation you get in your nose when you breathe in on a brisk fall morning. The air here is so clean and crisp in the fall – it’s wonderful!

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    Tabetha says:

    We live in the mountains & autumn always comes screaming in with an explosion of color. And, of course, there are the pumpkin displays & the spicey smells & all the stores decked out in earthy colors.  Oh and the pies, ciders & yummy cocoas & sudden seasonal cravings for turkey & stuffing.  But for me, it isn’t truly autumn until we have the first fire in our fireplace.  Just bliss!

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    Melinda K E says:

    When the air gets a chill, and the leaves start to change to orange and red and begin to flutter to the ground, when warm blankets make their way out of closets and onto beds and couches, and pumpkins and squashes can be found in abundance on country roads, grocery stores and porches of cute homes, then I know that fall is here!

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    Jennifer says:

    The first morning that I wake up and it’s cold in the bedroom, I know that fall has arrived.

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    Diana M says:

    Feeling the cool breeze come through the window while listening to the crunch of Fall’s first leaves as the  animals scurry and the children play in the yard…  Sweetly perfect!

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    echo says:

    The smell of wood and leaves, and fireplaces being used.

  21. 21
    Ella P. says:

    its getting chillier in the evening and early in the morning 😀

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    Loretta says:

    I know it’s fall when I’m walking outside and can hear the leaves crunching underneath my feet.

  24. 24
    Valerie C. says:

    beautiful colors in nature changing

  25. 25
    Rebekah says:

    fall foliage and crisp air

  26. 26
    Christina P says:

    You know its fall when the air feels crisp, when walking outside in shorts and a tshirt is too chilly, but jeans and a tshirt feels ok.

  27. 27
    Lauren Guilbeau says:

    The first time I have to wear a cardigan because I’m cold!

  28. 28
    Jessminda says:

    Adding a scarf to every outfit… but not yet a jacket 🙂 

  29. 29
    Jac says:

    The nights getting longer and cooler.

  30. 30
    Heather N. says:

    When there are those perfect moments of drinking a steaming pumpkin-spice latte in the crisp cool air 🙂

  31. 31
    Meg T says:

    an intense craving for candy corn!

  32. 32
    Madeline says:

    the arrival of new colors of nail polish, on leaves, and usually the hairstyles around me lol

  33. 33
    Luisa says:

    The breeze…that beautiful autumn breeze.

  34. 34
    Maire K says:

    Autumn has it’s own scent. When I smell it I know the seasons have changed.

  35. 35
    Noma says:

    FALL TV PREMIERS!  Yay New Girl/ Bones/Parenthood/ Once Upon a Time/ Dexter!

  36. 36
    Courtney says:

    Red leaves on the ground everywhere!!!

  37. 37
    Theresa says:

    As soon as I can check the mail without melting.

  38. 38
    Kath says:

    It’s fall when my morning run takes me charging through piles of leaves on the sidewalks. I just love that crunch and the extra color that comes this time of year.

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    Amy Grace says:

    That first friday night football game that you have to wear a hoodie too and drink hot chocolate at!!

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    Brittany K says:

    football, boots and scarves!

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    Christy Ann says:

    The beginning of fall is when the weather cools down and the leaves start to change!

  42. 42
    Lauren Michelle says:

    When the air starts to smell colder.

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    Ali H says:

    For me the start if fall is marked by a nostalgia assoiciated with the start if a new school year. I always loved getting new school supplies, going to bed early the day before classes started so that I would be ready for a new year, and waking up the first day of classes so early that I could watch the sunrise. Though I’m in college now, I still feel like I’m back in the grade school days on the first day of classes. The new version of my first day does have some new charm to it in the form of old brick buildings, gothic architecture, new subjects and textbooks, a new season of college football games, homecoming, and the cooling of the air, but as always, there is the same old excitement to be back and seeing school friends again.

  44. 44
    Caroline says:

    Cold mornings!

  45. 45
    Shelby says:

    When Starbucks brings out the PSL!

  46. 46
    Amy M says:

    My first day at home with my family where we go apple picking, and upon our return we get apple sauce cooking on the stove for hours and fire in the fireplace complete with s’mores.