Monday, May 13, 2013

Chris Cozen: Double Giveaway


Chris Cozen Stencils Blog Hop


Thrilled to be kicking off the blog hop celebrating the release of the newest line of Signature Series stencils from Artistcellar: Playful Pods from artist and author Chris Cozen


This four-stencil set includes designs based on the coolest pods I have ever seen. 


Excited to explore these new stencils, I decided to use all four stencils in four different pieces. I felt so inspired by the designs in these signature stencils that I chose to use materials that are anything but signature for me: pan pastels and watercolor paint. The color palette reflects the beauty of spring.






To celebrate the release of Chris' stencils, I am sponsoring a giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post, including your email address, to be eligible to win one, four-stencil set as pictured above. Comment by end of day on May 18th, at which time I will chose the winner randomly.

But wait. There is more. North Light Books and F+W Media are also providing copies of Chris' new book written with Julie Prichard Acrylic Soultions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer AND a copy of Chris' workshop DVD Acrylic Painting: Color, Texture and Value. So a second person will be chosen at random to win both the book and DVD.

I am just one of the many stops on this blog hop, each of which will be having their own giveaway. I hope you are able to take the time to visit everybody!

5/12 Artistcellar
5/13 You Are Here

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Dana A said...

What gorgeous designs! Tanks for the opportunity to win the stencils!
Daner26@hotmail.com

diana fernandez said...

Beautiful!! I have just recently gotten into using stencils, and these are truly amazing!!

Margriet said...

Love the stencils, so please count me in for this wonderful give away!

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Oh lovely I was just looking for some new stencils!. Book and DVD would be great too. Joan

Manuela Sattler said...

Very gorgeous - I like your colors. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stencils.
manuelasattler44@gmail.com

Angie said...

So different from your other work but the stencils are great!

Silent said...

They are great Seth, absolutely wonderful. They are kept simple and not overworked and that is what makes them stunning. The colors make the pods stand out amazingly, yet not too aggressive, a perfect harmony within the background. Thanks so much for sharing. C~ (c.stoehr@gmx.de)

Gill said...

Fabulous designs!!
gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

Anne O said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway Seth. I love what you did using the stencils!

Curlyq said...

Can't wait to try all this!!

Roxanne said...

Great stencils! I'm liking your application with them.

Stilin Studio said...

I love the look you achieved with these stencils, Seth! I would LOVE to win any of the giveaway items!! stilin@comcast.net

Diane said...

Beautiful work with the stencils.

susannais said...

I really love these stencils and they do take beautifully to pan pastels and watercolors. The images you've created with this combination is poignantly nostalgic and very lovely. I'm off to order these stencils. I've just discovered how versatile stencils can be ... up to now only used them in school and to jazz up some walls in an old house I renovated. LOL Imagine ... you can also use them in your art! Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Great , new ideas for me. Thank you,joancts@yahoo.com

Karenliz said...

Seth, this is nothing like you! WOW I love them all. All the colors of spring. These stencil are wonderful. karenlizh@gmail.com

Gillian Pearce said...

I love the fluidity in how these stencils have been used. Very inspiring!

Bee said...

I love what you did with these stencils! Thanks for a chance to win in this generous give-away! ibeequilting@gmail.com

hollyllama said...

Those pods are just so cheerful and fun! LOVE them!

Judy Shreve said...

I love Chris' work! I already own the book & dvd - but would love those gorgeous stencils!

Stephanie Lacher said...

I have never used stencils in this manner. Great inspiration

Judith said...

Love what you did with the stencils. Lovely! I have never used Pan Pastels. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

reynoldsjm06@yahoo.com

Jan Davis said...

Greetings from San Miguel de Allende Mexico. I WANT THOSE STENCILS! Yo amo esos estarcidos!

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cjsrq said...

Very cool stencils! Thanks for this opportunity. cabjuhasz(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancy Lee said...

Super colors! What a nice background! LOVE blog give-a-ways!
-N.

Brigitte said...

A big fan of Chris and love her stencils! You've used the so beautiful! A chance to win, now that would be fun, count me in ;-)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love those stencils! ranza6980@gmail.com

Janelle said...

I love the way that you used these stencils and I love the fresh spring colors.

elle said...

Simply Spring and simply stunning! These have been used in a delightful way and made me smile right away. I gotta get me some of these! ;) ellendacoop@gmail.com Congrats on the Down Under road show!

loisreynoldsmead said...

Great stencils, love what you did with them!
Lois Reynolds Mead
renmead@earthlink.net

Rocky Cross Studio said...

These stencils are awesome!!! Love Love Stencils!!!
rockycrossstudio@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Hi Seth, these are great stencils, and I would love to give them a go...thanks...Anna
annagrammo@gmail.com

Sanet Richter said...

I would love to have the stencils. They are beautiful!

Lori Wostl said...

I have her stencils - now I want her book! Thanks for this.

just a scrap of paper said...

Wonderful use of the stencils, great giveaway! Thanks

Diane Chen said...

This is the best blog hop! I love the different ways the stencils have been used. Your colors are delightful.

SewLindaAnn said...

Wow, I'd love to win either one. I believe I have that book on my wish list, need to go back and check about that. Have a great week! lsarmenti@gmail.com

Sharon W. said...

I may not be able to wait for the drawing! Maybe I need to do a little shopping right now?

Maryjo Mcgraw said...

Watercolor and Pan Pastels.....these are just lovely Seth!
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Barbara L. said...

Pan pastels, pod stencils, books...who could ask for anything more! Love your examples, Seth.

Shelley said...

I love your designs using Chris' new stencils!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow another great chance to win something great!

Thank you for this Seth!
Your examples are just amazing!

xxx Susi
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

collinsstudio said...

Great work. Love the pods, and your color choices. Lovely.

Quilt or Dye said...

Count me in!

Linda said...

really wonderful pod series of paintings!!Love those stencils-thanks for the chance to win such fab giveaways!

Linda's Art Quilts said...

Wowie! These stencils are great.

Roberta said...

These are lovely Seth. Did you paint each one individually? I would love to enter to win the set!

Kathy Genz said...

These are wonderful pods! Your 4 pieces are so bright and lively.

Glory Lawson said...

Super gorgeous and so awesome you are giving a set away!

Yes, please! glorylawson8@gmail.com

Thanks!

Sharry Miller said...

I love those stencils, and the way you used them. Beautiful! sharrym@hotmail.com

Holly Dean said...

Fantastic stencils! They look like so much fun to play with... I love the pieces you made with them, Seth :) studio@hollydean.com

pedalpower said...

The stencils look great!
harbincole(at)gmail.com

Craftymomfromerie said...

Great lovely Stencils.Thanks for a chance to win.
aishwarya.shenoy@gmail.com

Pavla said...

awesome stencils and stunning artwork!

kluckingbear said...

I like how you used color with the stencils. Thanks! klucking@fairpoint.net

Sharon Chapman said...

These are fantastic stencils and I love what you have done with them.I am a water colorist so seeing what you have done using watercolor makes me want to use these. Thanks for the chance.

Mary Dean said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to be a winner. Thanks for the chance. Cartermaryd@hotmail.com

LJP said...

Your first stencil reminds me of the flower pods of the barrel cactus, that look like those domes in Russian architecture. They start out being red and yellow; when the flowers bloom they are tissue-paper-thin red. Thank you for the reminder of my photographic work last summer and for the inspiration.

99abbeybolts@gmail.com

The Creative Beast said...

Seth, the stencils are fabulous and the work you created with them is SO PRETTY - love the color palette you used! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of such lovely stencil designs - thecreativebeast(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

So cool! I love these stencils! Awesome the way you used them!
Debsartplay@gmail.com

angi eharis said...

Tx seth as always for sharing and inspiring, count me in for the giveaway! But i think i am gonna have to get these even if i don't win! Aloha, angi in hana

Gerrie Johnnic said...

The designs are delightful, I can't wait to get mine. The mediums and colors you used are amazing, I am very impressed.
iwork4stamps@gmail.com

sisa said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

sisa said...

Beautiful! Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

Diane D. said...

Love, love these stencils. Count me inf or the drawing!
DianeD
dmd@dainis.com

Lynn Cohen said...

They are fun stencils! Lynnc66@comcast.net

Unknown said...

LOVE these stencils...gina0516@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How fabulously out of the "52 card pick-up" & springy of you! Also reminds me of gelly fish & underwater creatures! What inspiration!
thanks, loey
peirent@aol.com

Hannah Teej said...

I love number 3! It's awesome. Love the colour schemes you are using. So summer/springy, but not over the top. <3

Thanks for sharing this!

Hannah @ www.thelemonhive.com

Hannah Teej said...

I love number 3! It's awesome. Love the colour schemes you are using. So summer/springy, but not over the top. <3

Thanks for sharing this!

Hannah @ www.thelemonhive.com

debra said...


Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Clever stencils. Thanks for sharing.

Jane Prater said...

Love those stencils and the lovely work you did with them.

trish quilty said...

love these new stencils, and love what you did with them. Very different for you.
the book and dvd sound great too!

Sherri Bristol said...

This is a great set of stencils! I like your "spring-like" use of them. The colors are soft and light.
sherri_bristol@qwestoffice.net

melissa said...

Really nice! And totally my color palette...bright and cheerful!! Thank you for the give away!mpburrell@bellsouth.net

Far North said...

Fabulous work with the stencils. Thanks for the inspiration!

Far North said...
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lulu moonwood murakami said...

I like the way the stencils have been used so differently so far on this blog and on artist cellar! Please put my name in the hat. Thank you! lulumoon9@yahoo.com

sweetcheeks said...

you will see a lot of comments just waiting for those stencils. They are great.
sallyvis@yahoo.com

Geary Herendeen said...

Seth,

Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a set of stencil, book and DVD. Very exciting and I love you work.
Best Wishes,

Geary
grammygeary@gmail.com

Charlene said...

WOW, I love the colors you used with these stencils. Yummy! Thanks for the chance to win some.
kim.kinderteach@aol.com

Anne Gaal said...

Love what you did with Chris Cozen's Playful Pods stencils! ♥

patc said...

Love these stencils and what you did with them!
Chi745376@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Great stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!
Julia
bejuled5@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Very cool use of the stencils! Hope I win a set somewhere along the way.

Margaret Applin said...

I love how you used Chris' stencils!!! Very fun and upbeat!

banjobev said...

Love the new pod stencils - and would love to win the set!

Rose in PR said...

Scrumptious pod ideas, Seth - a real treat, thanks! What a great idea to introduce this stencil product!

Kelley said...

I have a birthday coming up...just saying! Seriously, love to try out these stencils.

Shine on!
Kelley

TacomaSarah said...

Love what you did with these stencils & I would love to win them!

VLW said...

I love what you did with the stencils. The color palette you chose makes the stencils warm and homey feeling. Nice choice. Thats for the chance to win the stencils,

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading about your creative process. I love your work. I am saving my retirement pennies for you books and DVD.

Kay Beach
kaybeach@sbcglobal.net

suzieq23 said...

I know it is the just the beginning of this hop but it is already great, looking at the pieces of art you made with the pod stencils. If I don't win, I will have to order them, cause they look like SO MUCH FUN!!
suzschultz23@aol.com

Joanna Banana said...

What a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much, Seth! Joanna. Joannabanana@shaw.ca

Elaine said...

love the clean and fresh look you have achieved with these beautiful stencils.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love your pieces...the stencils are great!

Libby said...

These are wonderful stencils.

Anonymous said...

I really love those stencils and the way you were useing it :o))renate@hacker.at

Beth DiIorio said...

What is it about seed pods that immediately engage us? They are so simply beautiful in an earthy sense. These are some of the most aesthetically rich stencils I have ever seen! I am so psyched! Thank you for the giveaway and bringing these to my attention. If I win them, it will be difficult to go to work...I'm just going to want to stay at home and create! :-)

Lynda said...

Love these stencils and what you have done with them. Thanks for the opp to win.


Lynda

Happyacres at wowwway dot com

Jane Wetzel said...

Omg..TOTALLY LOVE these stencils and I think I HAVE to have them! :) Love your creations here and tyou for the chance to win!!! Off to check out the rest of the crew! :)

Mary said...

Fantastic new stencils! Love seeing what pan pastels can do.

SAMARA said...

how very cool of you to use these with the pastels and watercolors. i love these new ideas, not to mention how wonderful the stencils are within the medium. yes, winning these would be a wonderful treat! Thanks Seth. lovies, Samara

bellefrogworks said...

It's fun to play with different "stuff" - i saw those stencils on another site and if I don't win them I will buy them. Same with that book! gbscreates@gmail.com

lizzie said...

Love the stencils and I love what you did with them. fabulous giveaway. thanks.

Unknown said...

Well, I would love to win this, sure could use it, such creative designs..thanks
annagrammo@gmail.com

Marion Rummler said...

nice stencils, and a fresh way to use them. I like the use of outlining.

JoyAnn said...

Love the new stencils & your color choices! May I say one of the stencils also resembles lips - a bunch of multi-color lips - wonderful!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Those pod stencils look like SO much fun! Thank you for featuring Chris Cozen's stencils - she is an amazing artist and teacher.

Saranne Valentine said...

Love your work with Chris's stencils and the colors. Would love to win it would be a fabulous birthday present! :-)

Bill said...

I love your choice of colors for these four pieces. It would sure be fun to use these stencils!

Laura Strack said...

Cool Pod Stencil! So many things you could do with this one!! Thanks for sharing a the giveaway!!

KellyCreates said...

Love stencils and the chance to win the books too! Thank you!

Maggie Crawford said...

Love these stencils
crawfiem@yahoo.com

Gwen said...

I love the stencils, and love the new book, which I got a chance to look through recently!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Judy Shea said...

Oh my gosh, Seth.. This is a great give-a-way. Chris' art is amazing and I've taken a few online classes with her and Julie Prichard. THE BEST.
Thank you. judysheart@gmail.com

Each Day at the Door said...

Thanks for the opportunity to continue exploring different ways to improve my work. All prizes would be a great asset.

Art4me said...

Sooooo generous of you! This is a fabulous giveaway. The stencils alone are a winner. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Renee Troy said...

Love, love, love the stencils. I'm a big fan of both Chris and Julie and have taken their online classes. I will also be taking Chris' classes at Create at the end of the month. I'm excited to be part of this chance to win. Thanks.
In gratitude, Renee
www.reneetroyartonline.co

David Hayes said...

Finally! I get to the bottom of the list!!! My my do you have a lot of replies!!! In any case...pick me! Pick me!!!

Debbie said...

I love stencils! I would have a lot of fun playing with them. Thanks for chance to win!!

Catherine Etter said...

oh yes please, whata' wonderful opportunity!!!!!!!!

Leslie said...

Wow, I LOVE these new stencils. Thanks for the chance to win them!

april dawn said...

Awesome stencils. Withthedotangelsatfrontierdotcom

Bunny El Paca said...

You know I am a fan of mixed media, Seth!

mchollow@scml.us

Lorraine Douglas said...

Would love to add these pods to my work!

carlanda brown williamson said...

I would love to win these beautiful stencils! thank you for the opportunity. carlanda
lollie.lucy@hotmail.com

Anne Camille said...

Lovely! ancamjong(at)g mail (.dot) (.)com

Sherri - PDX Yogini said...

What a fantastic give-away! Your workshop in Portland has inspired me to do more with stencils, so this would be an excellent encouragement, plus the supplies, to work on future projects!

Lori said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love these....thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Charlotte Joyner

BLockHEad said...

Oh my giddy! Such scrumptious goodies!

Katherine said...

Love the stencils! The book and DVD sound great as well.

Lura said...

i forgot to leave my email address to earlier post, it is lurabrown@gmail.com. sure do love this prize pack, you are so generous. and seth, would love to meet you someday you helped me out last year with charity wings. xox

Heidi Orndorff said...

I love the colors! Thank you for sharing your inspiring work!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Wow these stencils are fabulous, but I love what you have chosen to do with them, the colours are lovely. I would love to be in with a chance to win them. My email address is judith@tnjsmith.fsnet.co.uk

Barbara Smith said...

Seth, everything you do has such a unique quality...your voice is so strong and assured! And now that I've buttered you up ;) I've yet to try stencils...winning some would be a great opportunity to get my feet wet. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kate Burroughs said...

Cool stencils. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

Aleta said...

Wow! I'm excited at the possibility of winning such awesome prizes

tote1@cox.net

Tweetybirds said...

Perfect! I am stencil addicted right now. Would love to give these a try!

Twocents2@hotmail.com

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm the 143rd comment, so I feel very good about my chances!!

What a great giveaway! I love those stencils, and Chris's DVD?! How cool!

Lin Collette said...

pick me, pick me--I can really see ways to use them in my work
thanks
lin

Patti said...

Hey Seth, I love stencils and pods so count me in. :)

Cheers Patti

jodi said...

I love what you did with these! What great designs. I would be thrilled to win!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

wonderful creations! can't wait to see what everyone else does!

Renelde Napoli said...

I love those stencils and like the fact that you used Pan Pastels. Lovely work.
ren(at)reneldenapoli(dot)com

Lisa said...

Those stencils are fabulous and what you did with them is simply amazing!! Gorgeous projects!! Thanks so much for a chance to win :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What a huge giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
doris

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful work with these fabulous stencils!

laurel said...

Stencils! Did you stay stencils? Can a person ever have enough of them? I have the book and it is great. I think I ordered that DVD too. I have at least two of Chris' waiting for me to sit down and watch.

flowerree said...

Love how you used the stencils, makes me want to pull out my stencils (or some new ones) and play as you did using different media- love them.

flowerree said...

This is for the Last comment. Ranbak4@aol.com forgot to leave this

cheryl in kc said...

Oooh! Those are some lovely stencils!

Linda said...

These are wonderful stencils...i'd love to try them!

freeman5262@gmail.com

betty wisse said...

These stencils would be put to great use if I win them!

Unknown said...

The diversity of these stencils is enormous.

Visuddhimati said...

Lovely cheerful colourful designs madevwith these stencils

Marjanne said...

Love the pieces you made with the stencils! And what a great giveaway.

Heather Neiman said...

Love love!!
hneimanart@aol.com

Marleyne Mauri said...

I could make good use of those handsomestencils in the new workshop 8 great aintings at the Land of Lost Luggage!!!

Linda B. said...

this is the most cool giveaway ever! hope i win!

Nan G said...

Cool stencils! Would so love to win these. Thanks for the opportunity to win these or the book!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Seeing is believing...I like how you used the stencils...such vibrancy of colors and texture.
thanks for this fabulous giveaway!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

tscat@sbcglobal.net

Yup! I am leaving my email address per your request!

christine/mobuddy said...

I forget about pan pastels. They do look springlike.

Thanks for the Blog Hop and prizes.

osmancm@comcast.net

anja said...

i love working with stencils, making them too but these are so wonderful i could not do them myself; who knows i'll be the lucky one to win them????
anja.kieboom@orange.fr

Kelly Z said...

What a wonderful giveaway chance! Thank you!

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh so juicy !!!
Love the pod stencils !
Thanks so much for the chance to win, Seth ! Exciting times around here !

estonia said...

Love the pods and how they're both representative and abstract at the same time.

artexpectations.com said...

Once upon a POD... Love them! I need to add these pods into my artwork. Thanks for sharing your artwork, so cool!

nancy y said...

These are some cool stencils, and what a great batch if art you have made with them - really feels like spring!
Nancine at sbcglobal.net

Louise said...

I am loving these gorgeous organic stencils and yes your pages are very unusual for you and lovely and Springish :)

Unknown said...

Love the stencils and book idea and always enjoy your website. gjeneve@gmail.com

Great Adventure said...

Wow, I love your courage with color!!

Yvonne/yrd@hotmail.com said...

Hi,

Chris' new stencils are awesome and I like what you did with them. The colors are great.

Thanks for the chance to win some stencils etc!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love the colors you used and the stencils are great! Thanks for the chance to win!

terri flowerchild said...

Thanks for the chance to win

pfstuff said...

Love Chris and everything she does.

Deb Reynolds said...

wow. These take stencils to a whole new level! Gorgeous! lookingatthemoon@live.com

Jamie Lynn said...

playing catchup on this eye candy blog hop

super give a way

NanW said...

Lovely! Looks like lots of fun with those stencils.

Cindy Easter said...

I'm loving Chris's stencils!

Terrie Purkey said...
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Terrie Purkey said...

You're absolutely right; these are the coolest pod shapes ever! And you have the coolest giveaways! I hope #185 is the lucky one! (forgot my email in the earlier comment) - tpurk@earthlink.net

Claire said...

Beautiful pages, the colours just glow. Thanks for the post and inspiration.

liniecat said...

I really love the way you've used such delightful colours with the pod stencils.
Your four pieces make a stunning wall display and yet each would stand alone too.
Hope its okay for this Uk visitor, to drop my name in your draw hat please : )

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous stencil designs! Love the colors you used!
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

nelda said...

Wow! These are great stencils and I would love to win a set. Thanks for the chance to win!

JRoz said...

What fun stencils and a fantastic giveaway - thx! rozgonyi(at)mts(dot)net

Wendy Austin said...

Mighty fine stencils! please count me in!

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous stencils! Please count me in for this wonderful giveaway.

Anita said...

Nice design, I love the stencils.

Heather said...

These are absolutely stunning Seth!

Karin Husty said...

Awesome possibilities for these stencils. Nice work!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a fabulous giveaway!
Love what you've created with the pod stencils. Beautiful!

Suzy said...

Hi Seth, I'm new to your blog. Found you through Lynn Cohen. Poking around your blog and enjoying the inspiration. Thanks so much for an opportunity to win the pod stencils. They are fantastic!

Suzy said...

oops, it's me again. I forgot to leave my email address. breesmimi at gmail dot com. Thanks again Seth for a chance to win. Suzy

Summer said...

Thanks for the examples of how to use the stencils. Have fun in Australia!

BelleSouth said...

I love Chris's pods on her art, and now the stencils are great! And I love the colors you used with them!

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