Monday, August 6, 2012

A product review and a giveaway- Artful Vision photographic art!

I received a beautiful photographic art from Artful Vision for a review recently. Have you heard of Artful Vision?

Artful Vision offers an array of creative American made gifts and plays a vital part in an innovative fundraising effort that supports worthy causes across the USA. With an amazing selection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, photography and paintings, pottery and home decor, garden art and accents, music and books, prints, note cards and more created by 129 artists, I am sure you will find something you love! For each purchase, artists, musicians and authors from Artful Vision will donate 20% of every sale to a participating non-profit organization of your choice! What better way to shop than for a worthy choice?

The photographic art I received came from artist, Maxine Gardner. Much to my surprise, along with the photographic art, she sent me a set of lovely note cards as well! Thank you so much Maxine, you are so kind.

Below are a few examples of her work:

Maxine Gardner's background:

In 1994, Maxine Gardner's husband died at 41 of an aneurysm and her two sons, then 9 and 12, became her total focus. In 2000, she discovered mosaics and became an accomplished artist. Working in mosaics has changed the way Maxine approached photography. Mosaic making helped her to focus on the details of the surroundings and not the big picture. As she records the moments that speaks to her, photography continues to be an emotional journey. With her camera lens, she captures what she sees but it is her vision and today's technology that enables her to transform raw images into gorgeous Photographic Art!

Isn't it gorgeous? The image above was taken from Artful Vision website whereas the images below were taken by me.

Printed in a glossy finish, the colors are gorgeous and sharp. It also comes with high quality matting as well.

A close-up.

A brief description of the artwork at the back of the photographic art.

I am very thrilled with my new photographic art! It looks realistic in an artistic way and reminds me of a watercolor painting but in a more vibrant, glossier setting. Beautifully printed at a professional lab, the overall quality of my  photographic art is top notch.

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Now, here is your chance to win one of your own! Artful Vision graciously offers one photographic art to one of Mix And Chic readers! One lucky reader will receive a large 11 x 14 (comes with matting) photographic art (worth $60) from the six wonderful selection below:

The selection are fantastic, aren't they? By simply hanging a big artwork on a blank wall, it is easy to spruce up a space and create visual interest in any rooms.

To enter:

Must be a resident of the United States.

1. Be a follower of Mix And Chic blog via Google Friend Connect and let me know your favorite item here. (one basic entry)

For additional entries (an extra entry for each of the following):

2. 'Like' Mix And Chic on Facebook and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

3. 'Like' Artful Vision on Facebook and leave a separate comment.

4. 'Follow' Mix And Chic on Twitter and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)

5. 'Follow' Artful Vision on Twitter and leave a separate comment. 

6.'Follow' Mix And Chic on Pinterest and leave a separate comment. (If you are already following, please leave a separate comment to let me know as well.)  

7. 'Follow' Artful Vision on Pinterest and leave a separate comment.

8. Create a category under "My Favorite Things" and 'pin' 3 images from here. Let me know your Pinterest link and leave a separate comment.

9. Mention this giveaway on your Facebook status (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment. 

10. Tweet about this giveaway (include a link back to this post) and leave a separate comment.

11. Bonus question: If you win, let me know which one of the above photographic art will you pick and why? 

The last day for entries is August 15, 2012. The winner will be chosen by and announced on Thursday, August 16, 2012. Good luck!


  1. Beautiful work. I love the Blue Door piece the best.

  2. I Like Mix and Chic on Facebook.

  3. Following Artful Vision on Twitter.

  4. Following Mix and Chic on Pinterest.

  5. This is the blue gate!

  6. I think my favorite is the beach hut! She is very talented; all her prints are beautiful!

  7. I like the blue gate.

    Shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

  8. Follow you on twitter.

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

  9. I would pick the blue gate (or the cross picture). The colors are amazing!

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

  10. GFC follower
    Love the Under the arch

  11. Oh I would love to win that blue gate- gorgeous colours and I have such a love for beautiful doors and gates! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  12. Gfc follower!
    I love the Jaffa Gate and the Blue Gate!

  13. Following Artful Vision on Twitter!

  14. Tweeted on Twitter!

  15. Following Mix and Chic on pinterest!

  16. Following Artful Vision on Pinterest!

  17. Shared on FB!!/kaitlin.boles.5/posts/254114304691891


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