by Colleen Conrad Conrad Designs

Introducing Carole Stone

Carole is hosting a beautiful giveaway.  Carole is an artist and she is offering an original oil painting of "Pears and Cosmos".   To be entered to win, visit Carole's shop (CaroleStone1) and then come back to this blog post and leave a comment with your favorite item in her shop.  Please include your email so we can contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.

Pears and Cosmos

I'm 71 years old and love life.  I consider it a wonderful blessing to be able to paint and create at this point in my years on this earth. I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I have 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  My husband just retired. We have been married for 53 years.

It's a Wisteria Kind of Day

How did you get started on Etsy?

I got my start on etsy at  the urging of my art teacher, Cheri Wollenberg, ChatterBoxArt.

How did you choose your shop name?
I didn't choose my shop name, it chose me.  I sometimes do things and then read the instructions.  So after I thought I was choosing a user name it turned out that it was the shop name.  I think it's OK though.

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me starts with taking my grandaughter, Heather to school.  I go to art class on Tuesdays.  I do chores and then paint.  I have to set the timer in the afternoon so I won't get so involved in my painting that I forget to pick up Heather at school. I take  her to dance classes after school and church on Wednesdays.   Evenings are usually to relax and read or watch TV.   That's a day without unforseen problems.
Fruit and Pitcher Still Life
Where would you like to be for a day?

The Swiss Alps in the springtime.   I would stare at the mountains as long as I could.  Take as many pictures as I could and jump from ""Alp to Alp".  I have Never been to Switzerland but every picture I've seen makes me want to go. 

What is your favorite bible verse?

Tulips in my Garden
My favorite Bible verse is: Romans 8;28:  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?

My favorite item to feature is "Tulips in my Garden".
Where can we find you on the Internet?

I'm on FaceBook as Carole Joan Tunnell Stone.

Thanks so much to Carole for sharing.  Please take a moment to visit her shopBe sure to return to this blog post to leave a comment about your favorite item for a chance to win the the original oil painting of "Pears and Cosmos".

AND . . . the winner of last week's give away, the beautiful tree of life braclet from Chari from ChariT's Inspiration Creations is Shari Ward from Butterfly Feet Shop.  I will contact both of you.

Comments (15)

On May 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Sue Runyon said...

So great to meet you, Carole. I love still life and yours are very, very nice.

Thanks, Colleen for writing this up :-)

On May 4, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Christie Cottage said...

I love the wisteria painting!

Great feature!


On May 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous said...

So nice to meet you Carole! I think I like flowers from farmers market best, but it was really hard to decide, your work is beautiful!

On May 4, 2011 at 11:37 AM , Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

I love all of your artwork! It is beautiful and inspiring. Your colors are so vibrant and alive. Many blessings!

On May 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

OH!! Carole!! Your artwork is wonderful! I am running to your shop right now!


On May 4, 2011 at 2:13 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

OK - so no way can I choose a favorite! I love that way you get light to reflect off of objects.


On May 4, 2011 at 2:42 PM , SHEILA said...

Your work is beautiful. Besides the tulip painting above, I also like the smaller watercolor tulips. But all your painting are spectacular!

On May 5, 2011 at 1:20 AM , Santa's Stitchery said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I had a tough time choosing, but I think I like the Parrot Tulip painting the best. The colors are stunning!

On May 5, 2011 at 2:53 AM , Cheryl Allison said...

The Red Hat Lady is the absolute best! Your work is stunning, and the colors work so well together in every painting. I wish I had you talent. :)
cheryl @

On May 5, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Lovely to meet you Carole! And really enjoyed looking at your beautiful paintings. :)

On May 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous shop. You are SO talented! I love the kitty painting in the pot. His little nose and mouth are so cute. I would be so honored to have a painting of yours!! Thank you for sharing!
Patty from Catcalls

On May 5, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Peggie said...

Carole your paintings are all gorgeous,I love the wisteria but than i see another and love it!!You are such a wonderful painter,you get better each time you paint a new one!I wish you the best of luck in your shop.You are a very special friend and I love you.God has blessed you with a very special talent!!!

On May 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM , Sherri Ward said...

Your talent is amazing, all your paintings are lovely, hard to pick just one - but I love this:

On May 7, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Becky K. said...

Wow! There is a lot to love in your shop. I guess if I had to pick Tulips for You would be the one. I love the graceful curves of tulips and that shade of pink is gorgeous!

On June 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Cheri Wollenberg said...

Carole, you are one of the most deserving, talented people I know to be featured here. Your work is beautiful, but your life exceeds any praise I could give you. Your life is a reflection of the Greatest Creator of all. Thank you for being such a wonderful painter and friend.