Wednesday, April 27, 2011

lisa barbero :: handmade art {giveaway}


I love art. I love the way an artist takes a little piece of herself and chooses a medium on which to display it to the world. While I am not super artistically inclined, I enjoy having art around me -- especially artwork that has a special meaning or story to tell.



As a mother I hope to pass my appreciation for the arts on to my son. One of the ways I do that is to make sure there is always something interesting to look at on our walls. Well I have found a wonderful artist who has great meaning and stories behind her artwork. Lisa Barbero makes artwork from her heart and always shares her fresh perspective on the world around her.




With playful but purposeful statements like, "Do it as if there was fire in your skin." and optimistic visuals , like a beverage glass with the statement "half full," you come away from each piece of her artwork with a sense of empowerment intertwined with a bit of whimsy.




The two prints I have, "A Beautiful Thing" and "I Love You In Germany No.6," absolutely spoke to me when I first saw them, and I knew they would have special meaning to my family as well. With another family trip to Germany scheduled for the fall I love the idea of capturing our love for the country through a print on our wall. And the statement "A beautiful thing is never perfect" is an Egyptian proverb that stands as a gentle and happy reminder that life is full of imperfections -- and that makes it even more wonderful.



Lisa has a wonderful Etsy store where you can peruse and purchase her affordable handmade artwork.



Lisa Barbero 8X10 prints :: $20.00 :: printed on premium paper using fine art giclee printing


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Receive 10% off your next purchase at Lisa Barbero's Etsy store by using the code: SIMPLE10


{GIVEAWAY CLOSED :: CHECK THE WINNERS TAB TO SEE IF IT WAS YOU!}

A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
One SIMPLE reader will win a free 8X10 of your choice from the great current prints in Lisa Barbero's Etsy store (Print can be chosen from one of Lisa's many $20 or less artwork pieces). Here are the many ways
you can enter:



  • Visit the Lisa Barbero Etsy store and come back to comment on which piece of artwork you would choose for your home. (Required)

  • "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook. Come back and tell me in a comment. (Required)

  • Post a status on your Facebook hyper linking SIMPLE and Lisa Barbero. In order to hyperlink, you need to be following both companies you will be hyper linking. Then enter the "@" symbol and start typing the name you want to hyperlink and choose it from the drop down that will pop up. Make sure to come back here and tell me in a comment.

  • Follow @simplereviews on Twitter and send some twitter love. Tweet this (daily tweets allowed) :: Enter to win an 8X10 Lisa Barbero print over at @simplereviews: http://tinyurl.com/6kwp23z Please RT! -- then come back to tell me in a comment.

  • Sign up for SIMPLE updates - enter your email address in the left sidebar on SIMPLE (let me know you have done this through a comment)
Winner will be randomly chosen on May 11, 2011. Please reference Giveaway Rules at the top of the page before entering. Good luck!

SARAHSIGNATURE *I was provided with the artwork shown above to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions expressed are my own.*

81 comments:

  1. I love the Chicago print! Makes me sentimental...

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  2. I love the Promise 2.0 Romance print- adorable!

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  3. My son has a woodland themed nursery- I'd choose the Fawn print!

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  4. I love the I Love You in Germany No.3 - 8 x 10 Map Illustration Travel Print because my husband used to be in the military and my two year old was born over there. Its very symbolic to me!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  5. Liked Lisa Barbero and Simple on Facebook (Dawn S)
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  6. Following Simple reviews on Twitter and Tweeted:

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  7. I am signed up for simple updates!

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  8. I'm a lover of classic lovebirds, so I would totally go to the "Promise" print... although I got a kick out of "Make Love and Make Cupcakes" too. ;)

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  9. i already have her i love you in germany print! but if i could choose another, it would be... make love and crochet stuff! kateandoli@gmail.com

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  10. i like you both on fb! (katie hanson) kateandoli@gmail.com

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  11. i signed up for email updates! kateandoli@gmail.com

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  12. Dream With Me would fit perfectly with the photos of Jim and I out on our boat, which are framed in our bathroom!! I'm totally smitten! Thanks, Sarah, for reviewing Lisa Barbero! New "favorite" on Etsy!

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  13. "like" on Facebook!

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  14. hyperlinked on Facebook

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  15. tweeted!
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  16. Simple email follower.

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  17. I would chose the Custom Skyline with Indianapolis.

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  18. I love the one called "promise".

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  19. I'd pick "Alegria"

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  20. I really like the "Promise" print. Very neat stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I LOVE the Promise 2.0 piece!

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  22. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/rachelhooey/status/63433030836043776

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  23. I'd choose either the promise 2.0 romantic print or the love marriage anniversary promise print, super cute and unique!
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  24. fb fan of lisa barbero and simple!
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  25. i'm signed up for simple email updates!
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  26. I like the "A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect" print!
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  27. Email subscriber!
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  28. tweeted
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  29. I like the everything sucks.

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  30. Oh my - these prints are all just gorgeous! If I'm lucky enough to win I would choose the Make Love & Eat Cupcakes print or the I Love You in Germany No.6 - 8 x 10 Map Illustration Travel Print - it's a really hard decision!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  31. I like Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE Reviews on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  32. I follow @simplereviews on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo - and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/AmberGoo/status/64820274624856064
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  33. I shared a link on my Facebook status/wall linking both you and Lisa Barbero! My FB name is Amanda Moore:
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=212907112060776&id=804795642
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  34. i like make love and tend a garden
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  35. I love the 'beautiful thing' print shown above :)

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  36. I really like her Promise 2.0

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  37. I really like the "Love is not perfect..." poster.
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  38. I get Simple updates via email!

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  39. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mp_roach/status/65812313717997568

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  40. A beautiful thing is never perfect

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  41. I like the Dream with Me - 8 x 8 Romantic Fine Art Vintage Photo.

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  42. I'd love to get the Promise 20 Romantic 8 x10!
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  43. I liked both on Facebook. Thanks!
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  44. Love the "If life gives you lemons"
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  45. I liked Lisa and Simple on FB
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  46. I follow you on GFC
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  47. I signed up for email updates
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  48. My favorite is the Just Breathe - 8 x 10 Inspirational Hopeful Illustration Art Print!

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  49. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/WildflowerShine/status/67735272707731456

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  50. Oh I love the Live Happy, Love Forever No.7.
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  51. I like Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook. (Audrey F)
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  52. I love the The Eighties - 8 x 10 Music Retro Illustration Print

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  53. I "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook

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  54. Shared on Facebook

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  55. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/67784192217452544

    My Twitter ID is @alittleumbrella

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  56. I love the A Beautiful Thing print. Love the message it sends.

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  57. I like Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook.

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  58. Email subscriber.

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  59. Following on Twitter and tweeted. @thisisme79

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  60. I would choose the Free Kisses print

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  61. "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook

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  62. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=210985075599834&id=100001974503018

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  63. Follow @simplereviews on Twitter
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  64. Thanks for the review. The "Dream With Me" is comforting.

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    I did!
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  66. "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook. Come back and tell me in a comment. (Required)

    I did as Norleans Louisiana

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  67. I'd love to have the New York No.1 - 8 x 10 Illustration and Typography City Skyline Print. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  68. Likes Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook-Lisa L. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  69. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  70. I like "you're my happy place" cuteness! thanks!

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  71. I love the Promise 2.0 Romantic print! It's so cute!! Thanks so much!

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  72. I like the Promise - Romantic 8 x 10
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  73. "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook.
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  74. i would choose the The Eighties - 8 x 10 Music Retro Illustration Print
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  75. I like the Lemons - 8 x 10 Inspirational Funny Illustration and Typography Print
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  76. I "Like" Lisa Barbero and SIMPLE on Facebook
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  77. I follow @Simplereviews on Twitter
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