Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kathy Morton-Stanion: Gorgeous Nautilus Shell Painting Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Keyomi #13!

You honestly have no idea how beautiful the work of Kathy Morton-Stanion is until you see it right in front of your eyes. I truly cannot express to you how much I am in love with these breathtaking pieces of art she so kindly sent for this review. I find myself staring at them constantly.

This wonderful artist has her own Etsy shop filled with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces. I am particularly drawn to her nautilus shell paintings. Aren't they lovely? Just look at the gorgeous cool, calm colors and fluidity of the watercolor.

Each painting is done with the finest grade paints. The hints of shimmering metallic powders really are the icing on the cake. Kathy's pieces inspired by nature are a sheer joy to look at.

More about this talented artist:

Kathy Morton-Stanion has an extensive background in graphic and fine art. When earning her degree in visual communication from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, she was only one of two students to receive a perfect score on her portfolio. Specializing in illustration and graphic design, she has held several positions as an art director with a client list including Playboy, Michael Jackson, Islander Sportswear among others. Kathy has exhibited and received many awards including many "Best of Shows" in local, national and international competitions. Some of her other awards include "Artist of the Year" from the San Pedro Art Association, "Mayor's Choice Award", and a "First Place" award from Santa Barbara National Juried Arts Invitational Exhibition which was selected from over 1,500 entries. She has been published in several magazines and had a piece selected from over 40,000 entries for inclusion in Print magazine's 1989 Design Annual. She was then selected for inclusion in Print's hard bound book "The Best Of Silk screen". Kathy is a member of many national art groups and is a Signature member and 1997-98 President of the Nevada Watercolor Society. She is collected and included in corporate and private collections around the world too numerous to mention here.

Check out her portfolio on artwanted.com, ebsq.com and artfire.com.

All of Kathy's work arrived fully matted and ready for framing. I couldn't wait to display these in my home.

I'm a huge supporter of the arts as I'm an art major myself. Kathy's work really inspires me to stay true to myself on my artistic quest.

Believe me, you have to see these for yourself. They look great in the photos, but even better in person. Kathy's work will become a treasure.

One of you lucky readers will win the nautilus shell painting of your choice from Kathy's Etsy shop! Click HERE to see all of the shell paintings offered.

MANDATORY ENTRY: To enter this giveaway you must visit this Etsy shop and tell me the one nautilus shell you would choose.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified from winning.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

AFTER you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address in your comment
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to leave the link in your comment (Qualifies as one extra entry PER DAY)
  • Post the link to this giveaway (Facebook, Blog, MySpace etc.) and leave the link in your comment (one entry per site)
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the link in your comment
  • Add Kathy's widget to your blog, website, etc. and be sure to leave the link so I can find it
  • Tell me a second piece of art you love from this artist
  • Make any purchase from Kathy Morton-Stanion for an additional 10 entries (leave a separate comment for each - example: purchase1, purchase2, purchase3...) Purchase will be verified by the company
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me at susannahbananaATliveDOTcom
**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.
**This giveaway ends on February 17th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on February 18th.
Product received for review. All opinions are my own.

150 comments:

  1. I like the NAUTILUS SHELL 49

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  2. I follow on Twitetr as Halleelujahmom

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  3. i think i wud choose #38! gorgeous!

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  4. follower on twitter (@spellbound18)

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  5. have your button on my blog
    http://www.kaycity.blogspot.com
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  6. I love Kathy's work ~ I just bought one of her mermaid ACEO's!
    Here is one of her Nautilus paintings I love ~ NAUTILUS SHELL 100 Original Fabric art painting FRAME READY EBSQ

    and the other one I love is "Nautilus Shell 44 Original Contemporary Modern Sea Art Painting (date 11/19)

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  7. I would choose nautilus shell 18. I love it!

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  8. I subscribed via email.

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  9. I subscribed via google reader also.

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  10. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/8928598679
    Twitter will not allow me to follow you. I am at my limit.

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  11. I also like nautilus shell 48. It is beautiful.

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  12. I'd choose Nautilus Shell 57.
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  13. RSS feed subscriber!
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  14. I also love her floral abstract.
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  15. So beautiful it's difficult to choose, but...

    ... Nautilus Shell 57 ...

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  16. i like shell #57
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  17. e-mail subscriber
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  18. I like nautilus shell 60

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  19. subscriber

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  20. I also like the FLORAL ABSTRACT Original Contemporary Modern Watercolor art EBSQ


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  21. My favorite was nautilus shell 100 on fabric. I love the idea of it being painted on fabric, and the colors are gorgeous!

    (I also LOVED her Buddha Cat abstract art brooch!)

    My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  22. I subscribe via Google Reader. My e-mail is stockingstufferaday at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  23. i like the nautilus shell 48 one

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  25. twitter follower: @bcorona09

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  26. tweeted: @bcorona09

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  27. susbcribe to rss feed via google reader

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  28. This is my favorite. It would go perfect in my beach bathroom.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_3&listing_id=12988801&ga_search_query=nautilus+shell&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5351512

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  29. I am already signed up to receive your emails. That's how I found out about this great giveaway!

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  30. I am already following you on twitter.

    @findingcharm

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  31. http://twitter.com/FindingCharm

    Nautilus Shell Painting Giveaway! Enter here: http://bit.ly/bz25jB @thefunky_monkey

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  32. I posted the giveaway on my blog: http://findingcharm.blogspot.com/2010/02/nautilus-shell-painting-giveaway-by.html

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  33. I put your button on my blog:

    http://findingcharm.blogspot.com/2010/02/nautilus-shell-painting-giveaway-by.html

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  34. I subscribe

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  35. I put Kathy's widget on my blog.

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  36. My second item I like is Moon Wish. It would compliment the Nautilus Shell I picked out.

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  37. I also added the giveaway on my fan page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finding-Charm/174146608002?ref=ts

    Thank you for such a lovely giveaway and introducing a new artist to me.

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  38. I would pick the NAUTILUS SHELL 52 Original Contemporary Modern sea art painting FRAME READY EBSQ!
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  39. I subscribe to the funky monkey via e-mail!
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  40. A second item I love is the DAILY DOODLE 2 Original Illustration on Vintage Book Page Paper Goddess Doodle!
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  41. I love Nautilus Shells 72 Original Contemporary Modern abstract art painting FRAME READY EBSQ. I am a mathematician and the nautilus shell is the symbol of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This painting would be truly welcome in my home.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  42. I subscribe to your blog via email.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  43. I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.

    Thank you,

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  44. I follow The Funky Monkey on Twitter under the name of ossmcalc.

    Thank you,

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  45. I tweeted about your giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8948524383

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  46. I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page which is totally fouled up with this new thing that they are doing: http://www.facebook.com/#!

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  47. I also love the piece NAUTILUS SHELL 58 Original Contemporary Modern sea art painting FRAME READY EBSQ.

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  48. •Emailed three or more people about this giveaway and CC you at susannahbananaATliveDOTcom.

    Thank you,

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  49. I am in love with Nautilus Shell painting 38! The colors are breathtaking in the photo and I cannot imagine what they look like in person!!

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  50. I subscribe to your blog in Google Reader.

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  51. I also love Nautilus Shell 58.

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  52. I would pick number 52, mmhmm LOVE it!

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  53. I like print 2. The colors are gorgeous!
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  54. email subscriber
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  55. I really like #57. It's beautiful.

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  56. I subscribe via email:
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  57. I also really like #44. It was hard to pick just one!

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  58. I love Nautilus Shell #58! vvperesk@gmail.com

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  59. I subscribe by email. vvperesk@gmail.com

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  60. I follow on Twitter (luxuryreading) vvperesk@gmail.com

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  61. It's very hard to pick, but I also really like #48. vvperesk@gmail.com

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  62. I like NAUTILUS SHELL 54.
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  63. email subscriber
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  64. follow on twitter (drellis500)
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  65. I also like HORSE DREAMS 3 print
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  66. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/8968484808
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  67. we just remodeled our master bath into a beach theme...my fav is this one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_10&listing_id=13756961&ga_search_query=nautilus+shell&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5351512

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  68. following on twitter @Ravish30

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  69. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/8976949917

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  70. I also like Nautilus Shell 44.

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  71. They are all beautiful but the NAUTILUS SHELL 31 Original Watercolor art painting sea shell ocean would go best with my living room furniture.
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  72. I subscribe via email
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  73. I follow you on twitter @houseofblue7
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  74. I like Nautilus Shell 45. It would be fabulous with my black and white decor.
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  75. I love Nautilus Shell 49.

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  76. Also love BREATHE!

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  77. I love Nautilus Shell 2 (last one one second page...yellow/oragne)

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  78. I would choose Nautilus Shell 57. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  79. I also love Nautilus Shell 49! Thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  80. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  81. I follow Funky Monkey on Twitter. Thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  82. I subscribe to your feed with Google reader. Thanks for the chance to win. dandelionfirebird{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  83. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/9015702489
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  84. I love Kathy's stunning creations. For a long time we have had a print of a pinkish nautilus shell from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago hanging on our bathroom (which is mostly pink and peach.)

    I've been wanting to redecorate the bathroom adding in more bluetones. So I would love grace the wall with Kathy's brilliant "NAUTILUS SHELL 100 Original Fabric art painting FRAME READY EBSQ"

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  85. Since our bathroom has two art-worthy walls, I have a second "first" choice from Kathy's splendid collection:

    NAUTILUS SHELL 68 Contemporary Modern Water Color Art EBSQ.

    Kathy is so talented and in tune with the nautical sense of wonder and color.

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  87. nice art work
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    plus like Nautilis 2 (I think that was it?)

    God Bless
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  88. What beautiful work!! I really like the colors of NAUTILUS SHELL 48 Original Sea Shell Mixed Media painting art artist trading card atc EBSQ ACEO ACETSY Team. Great giveaway!!!

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  89. I am an email subscriber


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  90. I am an RSS subscriber


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  91. I also really like Nautilus Shell # 52. Very pretty


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  92. #50 would so go in my living room

    beautiful work

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  93. i have your button

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  94. Very unique art work...I really like the dark modern look of Nautilus Shells 72. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com Wonderful giveaway, thanks!

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  95. I subscribe via email. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

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  96. I also like Nautilus Shell 52, for it's brightness and color. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com Thanks.

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  97. Great giveaways! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. The paint that got my attention was the red heart in the background of the shell.

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  99. I like the NAUTILUS SHELL 52 Original Contemporary Modern sea art painting FRAME READY EBSQ

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  100. My favorite painting is the Nautilus Shell # 52. Thank you.

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  101. Email subscriber. Thanks.

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  102. I'm an RSS follower. Thanks.

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  103. My second favorite painting is the Nautilus Shell # 46. Thanks.

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  104. nautilus shells 49 and 52 are my favs!

    i am also a subscriber.

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  105. I've never seen these before - beautiful! I love the fabric one - it has a "tye dye" look, but would probably prefer a 'frame ready' one like Nautilus Shells 72 Original Contemporary Modern abstract art painting FRAME READY EBSQ

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  106. I would choose #48.

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  107. A second piece I would love to have is shell number 72.

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  108. I blogged about this giveaway

    http://katandwill.blogspot.com/2010/02/funky-monkey-kathy-morton-stanion.html

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  109. I would choose Nautilus Shell 45...
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  110. I subscribe via email...
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  111. I subscribe via feeder...
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  113. I would choose Nautilus Shell 57. I love the clarity of line and the fact that the "shell" is so obvious in the painting. Plus, the colors make me happy. Her work is outstanding - I see why she has won all those awards!

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  114. Email subscriber at:
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  115. RSS subscriber in Google Reader.
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  116. Following u on Twitter as TantaDesChiens.
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  117. TWEET!
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  118. I also love the Kokopelli Spirit print.
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  119. tweet http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/9232338869
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  120. Definitely shell 29! Love the green.
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  121. I am already a follower via Blogger. :)
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  122. I have your button.
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  123. TWEET!
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  124. I like the
    NAUTILUS SHELL 56 Original Contemporary Modern sea art painting

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  125. I subscribe by email
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  126. I follow on twitter, lunaj1456

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  127. A second piece I love is the LOVE Original Collage on Stretched Canvas POSITIVE THOUGHTS SERIES.

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  128. I tweeted
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  129. I like nautilus 48 jacksond@nhr3.net they'd make a neat set

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  130. a painting, wow! i would pick this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_12&listing_id=7895648&ga_search_query=nautilus+shell&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5351512

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  131. i follow your blog RSS!
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  132. folow you on twitter! @FlamingBlingy
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