Saturday, June 15, 2013

Free Minnie For "Joining" This Blog!!

For the first year that this Blog was up, I thought I was talking to myself here. I think the free book helped change that. The book had over 10,000 views in the first week. Since I originally posted this, A winner has been named, but I have decided to leave it up because I am going to do it again next year!

I know I have many more watchers then that because most people I know personally, are watching privately.  I don't understand why watching a blog is a big secret when some of these people post things on Facebook I wouldn't tell a priest. If I like a blog, I'm OK with people knowing it. I would say that almost no one even looks at who is following a blog if the number is over 50. If a blog has 13 watchers, maybe then you'll have a peek, but some blogs with 3,000 followers, I doubt very many people are sitting there saying:

"What!!!! Steve is following the Hot Dog Blog, he said he never eats meat!" 

I really doubt that happens much. 

My point is, I have decided to have some fun and try to get a few more people to follow publicly! In September of each year, I will randomly pick the name of someone who is following this blog publicly and they will get a free 6 x 8 Minnie! - based on the images below.  

Click "Join This Site" to the right and then click "Follow Publicly". That's all there is too it to enter!

I want to keep this simple. I am going to write down the names of everyone publicly watching on a piece of paper and pull one out of a hat. Yeah, old school, I like that. On Sunday the 15th of September, I will post the winners name on this blog. They will have one week to contact me. If I don't hear from them by the following Sunday, I will pick another name out of the hat.

The painting will be a commission based on the images above. I am giving away one 6 x 8 Minnie fruit or vegetable still-life of something similar to what I normally do.  I'm trying to do something fun for everyone who likes my work. All I ask is that the winner not take advantage. Be reasonable. For example, don't ask me to paint a pile of shredded cheese next to a statue of a small wooden Indian.
If you absolutely have to have that painted, I would love to, as a separate paid commission. 

(No: Eggshells, Baseballs, Toys, Metal, etc) Fruit and vegetables only with a simple background.

Winner will have to pay $10.00 for shipping to the USA or whatever International Shipping rates that apply.



  1. I like how you always show the peppers in your e-book and on your samples... it shows that I still got an eye for things.... I'm waiting for our kitchen to get redone before I show it in a frame.

    1. Thanks Jeff!!
      It really is one of my favorite paintings, I'm glad you don't mind me using it in promotions...

  2. Love your work. I have this blog as one that I check back regularly. I don't just look at the pictures, I read your blog, very interesting. Please put my name in the drawing, thank you very much.

    1. Thanks so much!! - I think that's two people now who read it, hey things are looking up.

      Your in the drawing!!

  3. Hey Clint - enjoying your blog and love getting a fix of the "Clint" humor!
    Can my name be put in the drawing even though we spent all those summers together or am I disqualified?

    Karen Keeler
    Studio Hill Farm

    1. Hi Karen!
      I like that you signed a comment published as "Anonymous"...
      Of course you can enter! I am not excluding anyone except family members...
      Hope all is well with the HOT summer you had up there.

    2. Second week was torture but the rest of the time was pleasant. Wasn't sure about the profile thing so I just picked Anonymous!