Giveaway to celebrate 500 blog posts

Jul 11, 2012


I've been toiling over what to write for my 500th blog post.  An expository on the Higgs Boson particle, perhaps?  Already bored.  How about the recent vandalism of a Picasso painting? Maybe another time.  Holmes and Cruise divorce?  Let's move on, shall we.    

To be completely frank, it's absolutely stunning outside, and I think I'd rather enjoy the rare Oregon sun than expound on the meaning of life in post #500.  So I've decided to throw a giveaway instead.  Yeah, for free art!

I'm giving away a $50 gift card to my Etsy shop.  All you have to do is leave a comment below, and I'll randomly choose a winner on Monday, July 16th at noon.

Thanks to all my loyal readers for following me these past three years!  Here's to 500 more : )

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Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments.

No. 10 is the lucky winner, so congratulations to Caitlin!

70 comments:

sarah said...

Hi Cathy! how generous! thanks for sharing all your inspiration and work on this lovely site of yours!

Cheers!
Sarah

robayre said...

woowoo! Throwing my hat into the ring. Fingers crossed :)

Garner said...

i would love to win! so inspired by your art!

David said...

There are several pieces of your art in our home, and they are so much fun to stop and soak in!! I have even found myself doodling some of the same shapes from time to time. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?!)
Congratulations on the quincentenary blog post!

Sally said...

Hi Cathy, congrats on the milestone! And what a lovely way to celebrate, although I would also like your explanation of the Higgs Boson thingymegig, cos I haven't quite kept up with what they've been up to there!! S:)

ingrid said...

love following your blog! can't wait to frame my first piece of cathy mcmurray artwork in our home!

Iris Vank said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and your work, very inspiring. And what a nice give away!

Marie said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog this past few years. I look forward to reading each new post and looking at your work. Thanks, Cathy!

Jenn said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, and i have to say that you have become quite the inspiration to me! After reading your blog posts i am always inspired to get up, get out and create!

Caitlin said...

Thank you, that is so generous. I loved your last post on the wood slices and meant to comment :)

Cait

Kristen Donegan said...

wonderful idea! enjoy the sun!!

abbybarr said...

oh boy... i support this way of celebrating--and especially the sunshine part :)

Louise said...

Well now I feel like a fraud because I only just found you (some longtime, loyal reader should really win this!), but hey, I would LOVE to be the proud owner of some of your beautiful artwork, so here I am throwing myself in the hat!
Get out there and enjoy the sunshine. As far as I'm concerned this was an excellent post anyhow (obviously particularly if I win!).

Erin said...

Love coming here and be inspired.
500! Congrats - please keep going :)
I'd love to be in the draw!

Sarah Widger said...

Congratulations! I just recently moved to Corvallis, and coincidentally, just found your blog. I'm really enjoying seeing your process and the beautiful finished pieces. I would love to win.

Beth Twist said...

Oh... goody! Thanks for the chance. ;)

Kim Heil said...

500 Congrats !!! I love your blog and your work !! Enjoy the sunshine :)

Susurrus said...

Hi. I love your blog and art. It nice that you are so prolific. My dream to be like you is in place -- I have wanted to live in Oregon for a long time, and to be a painter even longer. It would be very nice to own some of your pretty work as well. What an inspiration!

Muhku said...

Congratulations on 500 blog posts! :) Thank you for organizing such a generous giveaway! Have a wonderful summer exploring nature!

missreneer said...

Congratulations on your newest milestone and thank you for sharing your talent with us :)

Renee
fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Sasha said...

Congrats on 500! Sunshine should always beat computer time! Have fun...

nathalie et cetera said...

I really like the image you used for your giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Jesse Lu Bain said...

Congrats on 500 posts... That's actually quite a feat when it's just yourself writing. I hope you continue for a while, too. I love reading your blog because, well the obvious- I really enjoy your paintings- but also you share a healthy mix or process, inspiration, and 'the artist experience' with us. That's really valuable, so thanks, and CHEERS!

linda said...

I'm a huge fan of your work and enjoy your thoughtful blog posts as well. Always enjoy seeing your newest work - Happy 500!

Katie Jean said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your work and all the other art on your inspiring blog.
Katie Jean Bentley
katiejbentley@gmail.com

Laura Bolter said...

I love your work and would love it even more hanging in my home!

LittleCanoe said...

Yay! Congrats on all the posts, they're always so wonderful and inspiring. Keep up the beautiful work.

Brandi Marie said...

Absolutely love your art! And I really enjoy the occasional glimpses of your process here on your blog. Keep up the great work!

Tina Anderson said...

I remember when this all started and I have been blessed by the blog ever since. No matter what continent I am on, your voice and vision always brings me home. Love you! Happy 500!

Susan said...

You've made the right decision for your 500th blog--i mean the part about going outside and enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Although, I won't complain about the possibility of receiving a gift cert for your lovely art. Thank you for sharing and I commend you for your dedication!

L Schelvan said...

Must have that Cascade print! But maybe Tina Anderson should really un-randomly win, as she first introduced me to your site and blog a year or more ago. Thanks Tina!

Matt K 'The Bear' said...

Hooray art!

Laura C said...

Keep up the great creativity!

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Ohhh YAY! 500 posts! Congratulations, I've enjoyed every one I've read so far.
Love to be entered into your generous draw, thanks so much!
Chrissy x

Annie Schilperoort Photography said...

Love your work Cathy! Can't pass up this chance! xo

Bryony said...

Love your work and excited about possibility of enjoying some of it at home! Well done.

tiffany said...

Wow! Congratulations, that is an achievement!!

Caitlin of Spare Bedroom Studio said...

How exciting!!! Your artwork is divine :) Would love to win!

Laura said...

Hooray!!! Hope you enjoyed the sun. : )
shop@leanimale.com

Carole said...

what a nice way to celebrate!

I love your intersections of painting, drawings, on wood.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 500 blog posts.

I hope I win this! The prints I have bought from your shop have been gifts and I want something for myself!!! :)

-April

Emily Weeks said...

Hi Cathy. I enjoy your artistic exploration of this mystical land we call home. Thank you for giving us the chance to win some of your lovely artwork!

chisty said...

Your art is so incredible. Thank you for sharing it with us all!

only poet said...

here's hoping i win...'cause there is a piece in your shop that i am preeeeeetty sure was meant to be mine. ♥

Melissa said...

I have an empty little space on my wall I'd love to fill :)

Kay Bloom said...

Yay my first ever comment... I have been fallowing this blog for a long time now but I was to lazy to leave a comment and also too busy. Cathy you inspired me to make my own blog. I love your art and I also want to win. Our white wall need some loving and want to put some of your art on it...

jonahliza said...

hii. happy 500! i love your work and reading your inspiring blog <3

violet said...

It's my big joy to follow you so far. I love your work and am looking forward to your every meditative step of changes. Best & Love~

E. said...

Ooh, I'd love to win as I love to read your blog and look at your work!

Sleep late..... dream more said...

What a great way to celebrate 500 posts :) here's crossing my fingers!

kathleen said...

love art, love free art

jenna said...

many congrats on such a great blog! i always enjoy coming here and reading about your inspirations and new work. thanks for making the web more beautiful!

Megan said...

Oh I would LOVE to win - I've been admiring your work for a while now!!! Happy 500th post Cathy!

Abby Emerson said...

I love your blog - all 500 posts!

hueisei said...

Congrats on 500!!!

Red Parka Diaries said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! Your blog is lovely... x

Charissa - The Gifted Blog said...

Bravo! I know how much dedication and discipline it takes to blog consistently. Thank you for letting us into your creative process.

Katherine Chapman said...

What a gift! Thanks for the chance to win.

I've enjoyed following your process and hope to for 500 more blog posts to come! Congrats!

Charlotte said...

Oooh, a giveaway! Pick me, pick me! That being said I am in love with your artwork and blog!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds lovely!

Jo said...

Congratulations on the longevity of your blog. Thanks for sharing your art and the process with us all!

grant said...

love your site! visit each week

Sarah West Ervin said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats! And a giveaway seems like a perfect way to celebrate. I would love to win and own a Cathy McMurray piece :)

Jessica H said...

Your work is so beautiful, and always makes me homesick- I'm from Oregon, stuck in the desert south right now though...

Bonwa said...

I have been eyeing your work for a while now & also eyeing the state of Oregon! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the northwest though art! I love it.

Dani said...

looking at your works takes me to place mysterious and familiar!

modfolk vintage said...

You know I love your blog! You manage to keep your posts short and sweet, and so inspiring and interesting...all while keeping busy with your shop, art installations, raising kids and keeping your family a priority. You are pretty amazing.

Congratulations from me & Ella!

ana pina said...

Oh, am I still on time?... I'll leave my comment anyway!
You already now that I love your work... now just wish me luck ;)
Congratulations on your 500th blog post!

Flora R. said...

Congrats and thanks for the generous giveaway!

Renee Caldwell said...

Your work is beautiful, recently found you on etsy,so glad!!

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