Introducing Art Carried Away (plus a giveaway!!)

The giveaway winner has been announced!
Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out if it’s YOU!!

I am beyond excited to finally share with you a project that I’ve been working on behind the scenes for several months now. In truth, this idea has been something I’ve wanted to make a reality for years but I never really had the guts (or the training) to bring my visions to life. Now though, with a few years of adulthood (and Adobe experience) under my belt, I finally decided to just go for it…Now I’m dreaming in quirky quotes, swoopy fonts and colors galore and have zero intentions of looking back.

The brand Art Carried Away actually has a pretty long history. When I graduated from college with a degree in art four years ago, I always thought that I would become a bonafide artist (for those curious, I was, and still AM, a portrait artist). Although I still do a couple of commissions a year, I’m too realistic to believe that my portraiture can carry me through life rolling in riches. But that has not stopped my drive and my passion to continue being what I’ve always known myself to be at my core, and getting carried away in the process.

I’m a firm believer that you should create things that you would have in your own home, and while I still appreciate and admire portraiture, my tastes have moved on to more contemporary and graphic art. For two years I have been working on gaining the confidence that I needed to just jump in head first. In the process, the new Art Carried Away brand was born.

These four prints are the just beginning of a completely re-imagined reality of the Art Carried Away brand. Some are playful, some are inspirational and ALL are meant to respond and resonate with someone in a personal way. My hope with the collection is that you can browse through the prints and suddenly stop on one that “speaks to you.” Keep visiting if you don’t see it yet!

What’s the future? I can’t say. I hope to continue developing and that I can take my inspiration far beyond this little ole blog. I’m honored to join the ranks over on Etsy with my brand new shop and hope that you have fun looking around – Enjoy!

Now for the REALLY fun part…In honor of this brand new venture in my life, I’m offering one of you guys your very own 8×10 print OF CHOICE! Simply follow the details below to enter your name into the drawing. I hope you are as excited as I am!

Oh, and that’s not all. In addition to the giveaway, I’m also offering a 10% discount with the coupon code “DGDIYTEN.” Happy shopping!

Giveaway details:

To enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite quotable phrase. (Don’t forget to include an email address in the form so I can contact you!)

Bonus entry:
For extra chances to win the prize, follow Dream Green DIY on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment for each here letting me know that you did. (it’s a win-win since you’ll be able to keep up with my daily updates once you’re a follower – But of course, there’s NO pressure to do so. You don’t need to do this in order to win the prize)

Deadline:
You have until Wednesday, October 3rd at 11:59 p.m. to enter. The winner will be announced here on Friday, October 5th – Don’t forget to check back to see if you’ve won.

Nitty gritty:
International readers, enter away!! The winner will be selected using random.org.

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congratulations to Liz!!

Liz, I will be emailing you shortly with details on your print. Thanks to everyone for your participation and I really enjoyed hearing all of your beautiful, upbeat quotes!! Definitely words to live by…

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54 thoughts on “Introducing Art Carried Away (plus a giveaway!!)

  1. Megan

    Let’s see…my favorite quote off the top of my head is either “All you need is love” or “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

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  2. Camara

    I’ve been dying for a print to hang in my kitchen that says George Bernard Shaw’s fabulous quote, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”

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  3. Katie

    Best of luck with this new project! One of my all-time favorite quotes is the Buddhist saying, “Life is living.” Also love this quote by Abe Lincoln: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

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  4. Erin Young

    love this one:
    To laugh often and much;
    To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
    To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
    To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. Caitlin

    My favorite quote is “I love you a bushel and a peck.” My grandmother always sings that song to me and I will forever love it!

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  6. Heather Adams

    Hi Carrie! So excited for you. Good luck with your new adventure. I couldn’t choose between my favorite quotations, “The Best Is Yet To Come,” and “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” I figured you might like those too 🙂

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  7. Diana

    Congratulations on this new journey in your life! That’s great that you’re following your passions! My favorite piece is the saying “you make me happy when skies are gray” 🙂
    {diana5am@hotmail.com}
    ps. Just liked you on Facebook too!

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  8. hilarysutton46

    My favorite quotable (there are so many!!) is probably Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

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  9. Jennifer

    Hello Carrie,
    I’m a recent follower of your blog and look forward to your posts each day!
    I’m a fan of “With my whole heart, for my whole life” and also a quote from Song of Solomon: “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”
    🙂

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  10. Tara

    Hi! I love your stuff but have a bit of anxiety picking a favorite quote!! So many good ones on here . . . if I win (fingers crossed), I’ll confirm, but I did love the “I love you a bushel and a peck” – starting to work on my daughter’s big girl room and am loving the thought of using some great prints of typography on the walls. Keep up the good work and I love your blog!

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  11. Craftbaby (@CraftbabyCraft)

    Carrie! Yay! I thought that I commented on this post the day you posted it, but apparently I got sidetracked b/c I don’t see my comment anywhere. 😦 Boo. Anyways…I cannot congratulate you enough. We’ll talk more about it via e-mail but I’m just so happy for you. These are beautiful and I just know they’ll do so well on Etsy. This is just the beginning 🙂

    My favorite is “For the love of blogs”. For obvious reasons and also because the typography is amazing.

    Talk soon! Xo Can

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    1. Carrie Post author

      Thank you thank you!!!! I’m so happy to have your support =) Glad you like the “For the love of blogs” print! We will definitely talk more via email…

      Reply

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