Sunday, April 18, 2010

A giveaway, an announcement and a thank you!

Oh man, you guys! The LOVE you have shown me is amazing. This has been a terrible and wonderful year, and one of the ways it has been wonderful is that you all have given me so much. I have worked hard to produce art that you would want. I have not always been successful, but I have enjoyed it so much.
I would also like to thank my faithful patrons, especially Allo Greer and Mary Mcdonough and Tamara Comerford. Allo is a wonderful artist in her own right and has bought every single print all year long. Mary is an amazing potter, artist, mentor, advisor and friend and Tamara is an artist too, a loving, sweet person who buys my art and gives it away as one of her many gestures of love and paying it forward. There are many, many others who have repeatedly bought prints and I appreciate you all.
As a thank you, I am giving away a free 8x10 pdf download of my painting, "I Love A Flower Thief"
To get the pdf, email me at If you are unable to print, email me and I will send you my mailing address and you can mail me $2 and I will print and mail you a 5x7. You can also paypal to the above email addy $2 and I will do the same. I will sign those prints. (the $2 is just to cover the printing and postage costs. It's a break even for me)
Please use my print in any way you would like for personal use. You can give it away, use it in a collage or whatever, but please DO NOT sell it. I, Julie Fillo, retain all copyright for this and all my work.

This will probably not come as big surprise, but I am going to continue my project for another year. Starting next Sunday, I will do it all over again. I will again make a limited edition print available for a short time for $2 on etsy, and I will do it for 52 weeks, god willing and the creek don't rise, and my life stays as no less apart then it already is.
I love you all, thank you so much!
Edit*** PS, you can have the free pdf, no matter what, even if you have never bought a print from me.


Beverly said...

Can I HOPEFULLY be the first one to put in a request for what I'd like to see you paint?

I'd love to see something ODD. Oh well, what can I say. I'm an oddball anyway.

Maybe a beach scene with a cow tethered to a rock and a houseboat that's designed to look like a barn.Is that weird enough?

barbara burkard said...


Julie Fillo said...

Hi Beverly, now that would be an odd painting for sure. Thanks, Lady B.

Christina Silverio said...

Wow, that is so amazing of you! You are such a sweetheart! :)

Tamara C said...

You are such a delightful, creative, faithful, generous woman and I am SO THANKFUL that I found your art, but most especially your friendship! I love you, Jules! I'm so thrilled you will be doing another year of weekly delights - I cannot wait to see what you create!

jone hallmark said...

You are an amazing inspiration.
After seeing your 52 week project, I have been thinking about what I could do each week for a year.
I have never considered myself to be a painter, though I do a different way....
I had decided yesterday to start small....and go from there...maybe a little book each month, too.
And now you are doing it again!
Hooray for all of us who will get to enjoy everything that you do! Thank you for your generosity and your inspiration! xo

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

I love you I love you- heaven's the flower girls are making me scream with happiness. They are beautiful...

Kim Mailhot said...

Congrats on a prject completed, Julie ! And what a generous and wonderful project it was ! Definitely worth a second go.
Look forward to seeing where you go in the new year to come.
Cheers !

Patience said...

Thanks so much for such a generous offer -- really excited about it!

Kaili said...

I'd love to have a print of your beautiful painting Julie! I will make sure I email you. I just also wanted to say thankyou so much for your comment on my last blog post. It was very insightful and helped a great deal! Thankyou x