Friday, October 24, 2008

Migratory Muses

Each of us, at some point, has envied a bird. I can not escape the memory of a certain robin to this very day. As a child I watched as she clicked around her nest in a drizzling rain just outside my bedroom window, her oiled feathers easily slicking the downpour, her spirit unflappable. It was the beginning of bird envy for me. Some of us recover from the disappointment of our earthbound, ambulatory existence in time to lead adult lives in which these delicate darlings of the air are largely taken for granted; others, like the namesake of Gennine’s Art Store, enshrine their bird aspirations in art as a lever against forgetting nature’s beauty. On the wings of such lovely subjects as Bird Number 21 (an addendum to the stunning 20 Birds series) and in the handsome dusk tones of the Three Little Birds, her details bring to life a creature whose sonorous presence leaves the day “clean and fresh washed…resounding like a green dulcimer” (Neruda). She leads us to a bygone landscape in Homage to Chagall, then channels Warhol’s forward thinking in the composition of Together.

Gennine doesn’t stop with avian art, however. Her paintings of boats perched on used postcards, as in Ahoy and Fishing, troll the waters of imagination and haul in preposterously large catch. Her plant life in one print rises from Botanical Gardens moonstruck with night magic, and in another, Flower Party, lies etched against a tapestry of bright desert colors. In fact, in surveying Gennine’s Etsy gallery one comes away with the distinct impression that she really does love to surprise us. And if surprises are your thing, a bit of good luck might bring you another: The winner of today’s giveaway will win a Limited Edition Print of Three Little Birds courtesy of the artist. To qualify, visit Gennine’s Art Store, then come back here to tell us about your favorite print. Tell us in a second post if you happen to subscribe to Wishing Willow, since our subscribers receive an extra entry in the contest. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. The winner will be chosen randomly. Contest ends 11/1/08.

**We have a winner! Annie who said, "I love Pile o Wood, its so special! Thanks."**

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SeptemberLovely said...

I really like the Gatito Azul print. I think it's really cute and very unique. I give it two thumbs up!!

SeptemberLovely said...

<----subscriber!!!

Jenn S. said...

I really like the 15/20 Limited Edition Print. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13436489

Berry said...

Botanical Gardens is my fave! I love the moon in this print, it's amazing!

Berry said...

I subscribe!

cheapvegan said...

They are all wonderful! My favorite is the Botanical Garden print. Beautiful and colorful.

cheapvegan said...

I'm a loyal subscriber as well:)

mverno said...

gastitio azul print

Anonymous said...

Love the birds of "Together"!

reb said...

I love the Botanical Garden print. So pretty.

rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

Margaret said...

Botanical Gardens

zoe hunter said...

I love "Waiting"..I am a huge Dog fan..though I love her birds too..nice work..very nice!


Zoe

zoe hunter said...

I am a subscriber too..love it!

kktwins said...

My favorite is the Gatito Azul. Thank you.
kktwins22@aol.com

Lauralee said...

I too really like the Botanical Gardens print. The Three Little Birds would look great in the Blue Bedroom of our Home. Thanks.

Mia J. said...

All of the bird prints are beautiful. I especially like the bunting. It would look great in my daughters room.

zukzuk said...

Wow!

I hadn't come across Gennine's work before -- thank you, thank you for showcasing her here. Everything in her store is so very beautiful. I love "Bird with a Nest" the best!

Croasla0 said...

I like the "ahoy" print. Very talented artist!

lauren
croasla0(at)sewanee.edu

magsy said...

The Gatito Azul is my favorite, the cat is so cute, and I also love Waiting. All the prints are beautiful though

Lisa said...

I love the Ahoy print. angel_2417@yahoo.com

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! I really like the "20/20 Limited Edition Print!" What wonderful prints she has. I like many of them! Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

randio said...

I love the Key to My Heart Bird!!! They're all beautiful. Thank you for bringing my attention to a great artist.

randio said...

I'm now a subscriber!

Michw37 said...

Very soothing...I love it

lisagee said...

(Together) bird print...gorgeous.
I love birds and am a sucker for anything bird.
3 little birds,
outside my doorstep--
Go Bob Marley :o)

agordon10 said...

Botanical Gardens reminds me of Longwood Gardens

ThreadBeaur said...

I love that shop! It is fantastic. The prints that really caught my eye where Oh Deer and Waiting. They are both so fun and different! The print that is offered in this giveaway is beautiful!

janetfaye said...

I like Bird Tree, so beautiful!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I am a subscriber.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Annie said...

I love Pile o Wood, its so special!

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm a subscriber!

nancyrobster@gmail.com

jenny said...

wow thay are all realy nice i like key to my heart bird its realy nice thanks

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite is bird tree.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melaieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I am a subscriber.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melaieadey at hotmail dot com

elaine said...

I also like the Flower Party print-lots of color! The shown 3 Birds prints is so beautiful-the detail is great!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

blueviolet said...

I just love the Flower Party print! I also love the Bird Tree!

doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I'm subscribed too!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

vboackle said...

i like the botanical gardens print.

Alissa said...

I love the Pile o Wood!!! so simple but so interesting!!

ASchrader85(at)Gmail(dot)com

Abby said...

I like the 8/20 print in her 20 Bird Series, but they're all great!

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Jess said...

Wow, fantastic giveaway! I love "Three little birds."

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15465324

jess^^^4002 [at] gmail [dot] com
(without the ^^^)

Jess said...

I'm a subscriber! :)

jess^^^4002 [at] gmail [dot] com
(without the ^^^)

danosor said...

I love "Together" I am a subscriber.

oona said...

I love the "Bird Tree" print. It is so cheerful and bright.
Thanks for the giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

oona said...

I am also a happy subscriber!
Thank you!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna said...

Botanical Gardens is very, very nice. Thanks for the contest.

judybrittle said...

I just love Waiting. That is so cute. Thank you so much!
judybrittle at aol dot com

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber
judybrittle at aol dot com

Lindsey said...

Without a doubt, my favorite is The Bird Tree because it has such lovely bright colors! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Sarah Kate said...

I love the snowy owl with the scarf. He looks very dignified.

sarahk380@gmail.com

Katie said...

Her art is gorgeous! I really like her Pile o Wood print.
katiekarr at gmail dot com

abbygirl said...

I am a bird lover and have rescued and raised several bird families over the years, so these little pictures are definitely "just my style". I love the Key to my heart bird, the bunting, the bird in nest, the hummingbird, the 15/20, the blue cat - all of them!

Kathleen said...

I love birds too, and feel especially protective of them in winter. We put out suet and birdseed and our neighbor has a mini pond.

I love the 10/20 Limited Edition Print. The colors are lovely. The whole series is beautiful, really.

Kathleen said...

I'm a subscriber, at katwalck at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

Botanical Gardens

Sandy said...

subscriber

rjmiller5672 said...

For sure the Botanical Gsrdens. When I saw it, it took my breath away.

Kimberly said...

I really like the one called "Bears" but my kids like the one called "Gatito Azul".

Thanks for a great giveaway!

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kimberly said...

I am also a subscriber.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Meaghan said...

I love the dog print named "waiting"

megse5[at]netscape[dot]net

Meaghan said...

I just subscribed too for an extra entry

megse5[at]netscape[dot]net

Heather said...

Botanical Gardens

Michele said...

I have three favorites:

1. 1/20 Limited Edition Print
2. Snowy Owl
3. Gatito Azul

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

David said...

Ahoy!

bluenude3 said...

It was tough to pick as each one is unique and interesting. My favorite is the 'Fishing' print. Thanks!

David Johnson said...

They are all great prints, but I like Bird number 21 Limited Edition Print thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

Timster said...

I really like the Gatito Azul print.

sweepmom said...

Aside from the Three Little Birds, the Botanical Garden print is my favorite.

ShaunJoy said...

I like the 10/20 bird print. Nice work!

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

Amy said...

I love the Botanical Garden.

DEY said...

Love the botanical garden. Thanks for the giveaway!

Abby said...

The Bears print is definitely my favorite!

ajcmeyer AT goDOt com

toughturtles said...

Mushrooms

409cope said...

I love Botanical Gardens!

j.p. said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is Bird Tree.

j.p. said...

I have subscribed!

Anonymous said...

Actually I like the three little birds print the best but the hummingbird in 5/20 follows at a close second.
Shirley pedsrn9999@sbcglobal.net

Sharon Harmon said...

'Snowy Owl' caught my eye because I think owls are magical and uniquely interesting. I also love the snow in the picture! I am a winter person! Thank you for the contest!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

I love "Sailing". It would be perfect by my desk!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

llinda29 said...

Botanical Garden print is my choice

Barbara said...

I luve Gatito Negro. Thank you for the great contest!

3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

Janice golden said...

16/20 Is my favorite
Jaleigh78[at]aol[dot]com

pms3237 said...

The botanical print is my pick!

Tina12312 said...

They're all so lovely; my favorite is Botanical Garden. Thank you!

Kristan said...

i like the bird tree.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christy said...

These pictures are simply beautiful and I love them all. My favorite is the Waiting picture. I would love this in our little boys room. Thanks for the great giveaway and for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

Baba said...

I love the Botanical Garden. It's beautiful. Thanks so much for the chance.

pintolinda said...

I like the colors and birds on The Bird Tree print.
pintolinda(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like Geninne's Homage To Chagall - besides which, I love BIRDS, so all of her works hold special meaning for me!

Tara said...

Love the dog print entitled, "Waiting"!!!

kdkdkd said...

I love the Botanical Garden print

valerie2350 said...

the bird tree is really cute!

diane said...

Oh, Botanical Garden is absolutely beautiful! I'm a botanical sort. I love the vivid colors - something I always appreciate in art. I always think of it as "hyper color", or what you sometimes see in dreams - if you're lucky...

themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

diane said...

Just subscribed - you've made me an immediate fan!!!

themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

Sunnyvale said...

I like Oh Deer

Madam Pince said...

I like Bears.

msrodeobrat said...

very pretty, i also like waiting

teddi said...

I am a subscriber and I love Bird Tree and Together. Her birds and animals are charming.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh!! I LOVE the birds! I collect birds ( I know, strange) and would adore the one you are actually giving away. If I had to pick a second, I'd pick pile O wood - I love the texture

Tonya said...

Botanical gardens is my pick

maggie said...

I really like a lot of her work and especially like the 10/20 Limited Edition Print. Please count me in.

maggie said...

I'm a subscriber too.

kygirl said...

Snowy Owl is my pick

gibson777 said...

Botantical Gardens

jassmg2024 said...

Waiting is my fav.

Tammy said...

Waiting is very cute

Jeanne said...

I like the "Waiting" print since the dog is so cute.

dawns41 said...

I like Bird Tree and Acorn Bird.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

I love Bunting ~ http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16159375

- Marybeth I. said...

16/20 Limited Edition Print - Love the card in the pic with the bird

- Marybeth I. said...

subscriber!

K. Cleaver said...

My favorite is the one titled Flower Party.

K. Cleaver said...

I'm a subscriber.

Sherry G said...

Hi there,
my favorite is bird with nest
thanks

disarray [at] onebox dot com

Fuji Mama said...

My favorite is her Bird Tree print--so whimsical!

SeaofSapphires said...

My favorite print was Key to my Heart Bird. It is so beautiful and colorful. What a talented artist!

Thank you for the great contest!

SeaofSapphires said...

I also subscribed to Wishing Willow for the extra entry in the contest and because I'm addicted, it's fabulous!

melissad.williams said...

How lovely! My favorite is probably Bottle World, although it was very difficult to choose just one.

melissad.williams said...

And I just subscribed!

Anonymous said...

Bird Tree and Pile o Wood r cool

blims613@spetnik.com

Anonymous said...

I really love Botanical Garden print and Bird tree. Very unique :)

dc_8922(@)hotmail(dot)com

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I really love all of her stuff! My two favs would be the Gatito Azul and the Botanical Garden prints/

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

And I am now a happy suscriber!!

Ann said...

I love the "waiting" print, it's fun and adorable!
Thanks for the giveaway!

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Ann said...

I'm a subscriber.

ann dot guns at mac dot com

Booklogged said...

I think my fav is the yellow bird with the yellow postcard, but I also adore the dog waiting by the fire hydrant.

Booklogged said...

I subscribe.

Booklogged said...

Oh, heck! I forgot to leave my email address:
booklogged AT gmail DOT com

sara said...

I like "Bird Tree" - very whimsical!

sara_mcclintock[at]yahoo[dot]com

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite item is the Key to my Heart Bird
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

mommyjen99 said...

I am a subscriber
thanks
jen62728@aol.com

Dani' said...

I like 3/20, 10/20, and 11/20 among others!
solta(at)hotmaildotcom
I am a subscriber

ky2here said...

Let's go with the Homage to Chagall. I was thinking some of the pieces reminded me of Chagall and then I saw this on the second page.

kellyache[at]hotmail.com said...

How can you not LOVE the birdalope???!!!

Sheila said...

I really like "Together". Thanks for such a nice prize.
Sheila
chiliburger@icehouse.net

Mae B said...

I love the 3 birds the most, but if I had to pick another, id pick this one

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13436489

Roxy said...

I love the Key to My Heart Bird.

hockiemack@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

I like Ahoy the best. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

sarah said...

Pile o Wood and Flower Party are my two favorites

julie said...

i love the 11/20 limited edition bird print. lovely.

julie@bittybraille.com

Smooshy said...

i like the botanical gardens!

littlelatina said...

Fishing!

Kari said...

I love the snowy owl and botanical gardens, I just can't choose between them! They're so lovely!

Karen said...

I love the 15/20 limited edition print.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

yadgirl said...

I like Bird number 21 Limited Edition Print.

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

My favorite is the World in a Bottle print as it follows along my cultures views of the earth.

imanoptimisticbeauty[at]yahoo[dot]ca

Imanoptimisticbeauty said...

I also subscribe!

Christina said...

Christina - I like the Wee Cutie Bird Patch! Besides liking all things BIRD, I find that this site has particularly sensitive diagrammatic and literal renditions of birds and nature!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I DO
subscribe to Weeping Willow (and love that name for a site)! So this is my extra entry!

Laura said...

Bird Tree is my favorite, though it wasn't easy to choose!

John said...

Bottled World is my fave, but I'll be a hero come Christmas if I win Three Little Birds.

John said...

I am a subscriber

Emily said...

oh man, i love "birdalope"!

Emily said...

& i am a subscriber!

eclaireanderson at gmail dot com

Anna Lloyd said...

I love the 5/20 Limited Edition Print, the colours are perfect for my place.

Anna Lloyd said...

I am a subscriber!

Ann said...

wow, all the prints are beautiful it's hard to pick a favorite! i abosolutly love the style (and I'm a picky person)! I would have to say my favorite is Bird number 21 Limited Edition Print mainly because the colors are STUNNING!

Hanna said...

I like 10/20 Limited Edition Print. This was so hard to choose, though.

Hanna said...

subscriber :)

Jodi Renshaw said...

I *LOVE* Bird Tree. Gorgeous stuff.

Thanks,
jrenshaw@hotmail.com

Jodi Renshaw said...

I am a subscriber :)

jrenshaw@hotmail.com

Lori said...

red bird on top of a box that reads "Water Glass"

Lori said...

subscriber

Sue Farrell said...

The 5/20 limited edition print of the hummingbird is my favorite---but to this bird nut all of the bird prints were simply gorgeous.

farrell@crosslake.net

Don A. said...

What an AWESOME shop and talented lady!

My fav is probably fishing

M.A. said...

I like Bottled World.

Anonymous said...

Botanical Garden print since I like to garden



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masmola said...

I love the 16/20 limited edition print. Butterflys are my symbol and 8 is my number and birds are my serenity.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the mushroom print, its stunning.

Gill

paula h said...

I love Waiting and Key to my Heart Bird.

JACLYN said...
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JACLYN said...

I'm a happy subscriber too!

JACLYN said...

My favorite print is Sailing, very classic.

yellowlabs said...

I love the Homage to Chagall print!

NesieBird said...

The Gatito Azul is very cool.

Genevieve P said...

I like the Bird Tree print.

Thanks for the giveaway!

parknj at basicisp dot net

sito50 said...

Although they're all beutiful, my favorite is Flower Party.

lknott said...

Never saw her work before. The birds are wonderful but my eye was drawn to the Bears. Always have loved Polar Bears. Thanks for the chance to win!


lknott@partnercom.net

bonobo said...

I love the 10/20 limited edition. Beautiful stuff.

hazel said...

I love the Ahoy
mitanari[at]yahoo.com

Jennifer R said...

Great work. My favorite is the bird tree print. Beautiful.

Roseann K. said...

I like the Homage to Chagall! Thanks for the contest!

roseannk_99@excite.com

arvard said...

The Botanical Garden print is nice.

pitaharmon said...

I love the "together" pring with all of the little birdie heads on it.
harmonden[at]wowway.com

laurie said...

three little birds is my favorite!

Peggy said...

So sweet and unique,Bottled World is so different and ,I love it.
Count me in to win this fabulous contest

purango said...

Bears is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

SeahorseLady said...

Botanical Garden is my favorite and I also like the beautiful Bird with a Nest.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

klp1965 said...

i love the Bunting

Anonymous said...

tropti

Brooke said...

I really like Sailing.

h. said...

love bottled world. very nice.
hmcnaron at gmail com

dwazdip said...

Definietely "Together" and "Pile of Wood" are my two favorites. Everything there is quite beautiful, though.

calgirl said...

15/20 Limited Edition Print yellow bird is my favorite.

calgirl said...

I subscribe to wishing Willow

smitchathome said...

I like the snowy owl.
Sarah smitchathome at aoldotcom

Becky said...

I love the colors in Bird number 21 Limited Edition Print.

Thanks so much.

Becky said...

I am a subscriber.

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