giveaway :: josephine and cole!

posted on: April 15, 2010

hey lovelies! i've missed you! how are you!? 
just poppin' in today to showcase another amazing artist!

this week's giveaway is from the über talented nicole sharp of josephine and cole!
this gal has mad talent oozing off of her fingertips! 
her ability to draw and paint and blend colors is astounding!  
and she is a self-taught painter. genius! 
from typewriters, to feathers, to fondue pots...nicole hits the spot for me in many ways! 
my eyes and heart adore her work! 


  

a few words from nicole!
My paintings emerge from my vivid imagination in dreamlike pop surrealism. The works are filled with people, objects, and creatures that are both meek and brave, fragile and strong. They focus on the blur between reality and dreams, that instant when the petals dancing in the breeze make you unsure if you are awake or asleep. They are memory and perspective, my unique view of everyday moments and emotions.  These dreamlike moments emerge in watercolor, graphite, gouache, acrylic paint, and ink.

I have always drawn and was always getting in trouble for doodling in school. Now, I use it far more than I ever use the algebra they tried to teach me, though I do wish I had paid more attention in Spanish class. I have a degree in Apparel Studies, and I have been employed as a professional clothing designer and as a boutique manager. Now, I am a full time artist.

 nicole is generously offering a 5 x 7 print of her painting 
"90 Seconds of Eternity" to one lucky reader!
there are a lot of ways to enter this week so feel free to go to town! ;)


to enter! 
please leave a separate comment for each entry!

1. comment on this post with your favorite piece from josephine and cole!

extra entries:
2. check out and follow nicole's amazing blog! (here)
[keep your eyes peeled for an awesome giveaway on her blog--SOON!!!]
3. become a fan of josephine and cole on facebook! (here)
4. follow nicole on twitter (here)

5. follow i art u
6. become a fan of i art u on facebook (here)
7. follow i art u on twitter (here)
8. spread the word! (blog, tweet* or post on facebook about this giveaway)
*if tweeting please use this: 
 @iartu_jennifer giveaway! win a print from @colejosephine here: http://tiny.cc/8xqvv

Good luck!
The giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:59 PM pacific standard time.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, April 22nd!

116 comments:

  1. I love "I know that stating the obvious is unbecoming for a lady but someone had to reiterate it" because it reminds me of my own specs and it is true!

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  2. I've blogged about the giveaway, too:
    http://cerebralexcrement.blogspot.com/2010/04/shake-it-baby-shake-it-like.html

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  3. I'm now a facebook fan of Josephine and Cole

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  4. I'm already a follower of i art u...

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  5. ...and I'm also already a facebook fan of i art u. (I don't use twitter.)

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  6. something about Countdown to Doomsday is really interesting to me.

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  7. i am also following her blog now!

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  8. as well as twitter! thats how i came to your page bright and early!

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  9. ok, so... my favorite print form the shop is "I meant to write - 5x7 Print"
    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  10. I am now following Nicole's blog!
    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  11. I am following Nicole on twitter
    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  12. I do follow i art u on twitter as well
    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  13. I do as well follow this blog
    (yeah I really want this)

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  14. AND! I twitted about the giveaway!
    hahaahah so much free time!
    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  15. These are so cute! I love all the camera watercolors with those great graphic backgrounds! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. OK! one more !
    I blogged! Thanks again!
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

    escuishi (at) hotmail.com

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  17. Beautiful giveaway Jennifer (aha, we have thee same name hurrah!)

    am following your blog! x

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  18. Following you & josph on twitter

    @thylady

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  19. What great artwork - glad to be introduced to this artist! I love the "I May Be Shallow and Pedestrian, but at Least I Know How to Have a Good Time" painting. Great names, too!

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  20. I already follow this talented lady :)

    My fave, if I had to choose just one is 'In a world of rights and wrongs, I just want to ride'.

    I have just tweeted and will probably do so again! Haha

    Lisa

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  21. My favorite from Josephine and Cole is the Fresh original painting!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I follow I Art You!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I follow Nicole's blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. loving this one : http://www.etsy.com/listing/43215852/serving-up-the-basics-manners-you-have-t

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  25. Looking for mrs. right and the happiness are my favorites. Gorgeous shop, such talent!

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

    (Email in blogger profile)

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  26. I'm a follower!

    (email in blogger profile)

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  27. i like the Aviator sunglasses make me look like an idiot. And honestly I am not the only one. haha i love the titles of her work

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  28. Here I am just trying to relax and you just tear through here and destroy my calm

    is my fave.

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  29. I am a new follower and I love this giveaway!! What an awesome painting!!

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  30. Oh, I really like her work in The Hive - 5x7 Print of the watercolor painting by Nicole Sharp. Very nice color combo!

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  31. And I'm following Cole and Josephine through Blogger now. I love that an owl entry was the first thing I saw.

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  32. lovely work, I think my favourite piece though is the "90 Seconds of Eternity", I also like "Bringing the Outdoors in. Oh, and Making It Better" though.

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  33. I also have become a follower of Cole and Josephine.

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  34. Hii! ENTER ME plss~~
    I'm Risya.
    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Mandatory Entry:
    *visited the shop & my favorite piece is actually the giveaway prize which is the 90 Seconds of Eternity (http://www.etsy.com/listing/44009536/90-seconds-of-eternity-original-5x7-wate)
    I also love the I haven't heard from you in ages and I miss your voice. so cutee^^ (http://www.etsy.com/listing/43147387/i-havent-heard-from-you-in-ages-and-i-mi)

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  35. Additional Entries:
    *I'm nicole's blog followers^^ (username: Risyaa♥)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Additional Entries:
    *a facebook fan of josephine & cole (username: นางสาว Risya)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Additional Entries:
    *followed nicole on twitter (http://twitter.com/risyahoneydew)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Additional Entries:
    *I'm I Art U blog followers^^ (username: Risyaa♥)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Additional Entries:
    *a facebook fan of I Art U (username: นางสาว Risya)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. Additional Entries:
    *followed I Art U on twitter (http://twitter.com/risyahoneydew)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Additional Entries:
    *retweeted here (http://twitter.com/risyahoneydew/status/12262202456)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Additional Entries:
    *posted this giveaway on my blog with the pic & the link back (http://risyahoneydew.blogspot.com/2010/04/joining-handmadesjewelries-moree.html)

    My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Love the Countdown to Doomsday - 5x7 Print of the watercolor painting by Nicole Sharp

    duhnellecarter [at] yahoo . com
    get this giveaway free exposure too at http://byhandgiveaways.com

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  44. I LOVE 'Is that a flash or a tanning booth?' print! The bright blocked colour, the striking retro pattern in the backgrouned - it reminds me of my Mum's 1960s stills camera (but much funkier!). It's fabulous!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    Jes
    email: jesicarennie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. Hi. My favourite drawing from her shop is Trompe L'oeil Pears. I like her style!

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  46. Now following Nicole on twitter!

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  47. I like I meant to write - 5x7 Print.

    carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  48. I like Is That a Flash or a Tanning Booth? So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

    rebeccalyn(at)crufflecarp(dot)org

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  49. Wow I love her prints! I already have the perfect spot picked out *if* I were to win! ;)

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  50. Oops and my favourite... so hard to choose!

    I have bikes on the brain pretty constantly these days: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43187211/in-a-world-of-rights-and-wrongs-i-just-w

    I also love her shoes and typewriter prints.

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  51. I have become a fan of ColeAndJosephine!

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  52. I am following ColeJosephine on Twitter!

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  53. I have become a fan of iartu on Facebook!
    (I happened across your blog from Blog Giveaways!)

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  54. I am also now following you on Twitter. Phew!

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  55. love the "serving the basics" and "is that a flash or a tanning booth" i love the vintage cameras! :)

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  56. I love Nothing Says Party Like Melted Cheese.
    Cute!

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  57. I became a fan of josephine and cole on facebook!

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  58. I became a fan of i art u on facebook :)

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  59. I love the print "In a world of rights and wrongs, I just want to ride". That's just the way I feel!

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  60. Following in Google Friend Connect.

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  61. I love "I Meant to Write"! Gorgeous!

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  62. I love the "Tina Fey is My Hero" print. She's mine too!

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  63. like this one!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43125515/the-happiness---5x7-print-of-the-waterco


    the colors and hive are great - i love diagrams! :)

    eco dog at live dot com

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  64. i'm a follower! :)

    thanks again

    ecodog at live dot com

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  65. I love the I know that stating the obvious is unbecoming for a lady but someone had to reiterate it!!! ha I love the cheeky names!!
    xo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  66. following her blog! xo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  67. following her on twitter @sparkily

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  68. following you on twitter @sparkily

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  69. What cute and interesting art! I would pick the "Serving up the basics - Spell it out or you won't get into Harvard. No pressure." print. I would hang it in my kids room, because I am redoing it and it would look SO cool!

    poetees at gmail dot com

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  70. Very interesting prints! I really like the painting style.

    My fave item is the Looking for Mrs. Right - 8x10 Original Acrylic Painting on Wrapped Canvas - Ready to hang. I love the colors and the birdy!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43397838/looking-for-mrs-right---8x10-original-ac

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  71. I follow nicole on twitter!
    @intlgiveaways

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  72. I follow i art u on twitter
    @intlgiveaways

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  73. I follow I art u on google friends.

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  74. Blog post!

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/print-of-watercolor-painting-from.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  75. I love the I meant to write print!

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  76. I follow ColeJosephine on twitter, username slowclublover.

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  77. I follow you on twitter, username slowclublover.

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  78. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/12400853329

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  79. I am now a fan of i art u on facebook! Great site.
    xox justineneubarth@yahoo.com

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  80. Aaaaaaaand now I am just commenting to say that her work is gorgeous, especially love the pears wearing belts. So whimsical!
    xox justineneubarth@yahoo.com

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  81. i love the I haven't heard from you in ages and I miss your voice print

    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  82. follow nicoles blog
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  83. follow them on facebook
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  84. follow them on twitter
    dyylannn
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  85. follow your blog
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  86. facebook fan
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  87. follow you on twitter
    dyylannn
    bsupersmiley@earthlink.net

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  88. My favorite is "In the world of rights and wrongs I just want to ride". My sentiments exactly!
    aluttrell at cox dot net

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  89. Ohh my favorite item is the Lush Print.. beautiful!

    nanoukedesigns (at) yahoo.com

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  90. all her pieces are so adorable, but i think i love "90 seconds of eternity" and the "terrarium" the most :)

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  91. I already follow ColeJosephine on twitter

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  92. I love her art! My favorite is the I meant to write print

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  93. I am already a follower of her blog!

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  94. I'm a fan of her on facebook!

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  95. I'm a follower of her on twitter

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  96. I am now a follower of i art u

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  97. I am following you on twitter

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  98. And I tweeted about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/CarolAnne1986/status/12557686867

    -Carol
    cac922[at]cccb[dot]edu

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  99. I love love love the scarlet tanager painting!
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  100. I follow i art u
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  101. facebook fan of i art you
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  102. facebook fan of josephineandcole
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  103. I love Nicole's blog, how cool! follow now :)
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  104. Wow, what neat & unique art work you create! I love love LOVE "The badger only charges when it is provoked" found here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/43146406/the-badger-only-charges-when-it-is-provo

    Super cool!
    Jess =]
    Jessence22@Yahoo.com

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  105. I'm a fan of josephine and cole on facebook & hearted their cutsie Etsy shop!

    Jess =]
    Jessence22@yahoo.com

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  106. Okay I followed, and I hope I'm not to late! and I'll fan on facebook, asap! and I already hearted on Etsy.....

    Lisa

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