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Sunday, January 22, 2012

YOU ARE THE HERO GIVEAWAY!


Wow!  I have a lot to share with you guys...including a GIVEAWAY!  So bear with me as I try to get it all in a reasonably short post.  First of all, I just got back from the Americasmart Gift and Home Furnishings Show in Atlanta.  This is where stores and boutiques go to purchase their merchandise wholesale.  It's HUGE, overwhelming...and so...so amazing all at the same time.  It was very exciting, because my licensed products were at market for the first time!   The company is called "Natural Life" and they have the most outrageously adorable girly things you've every laid your eyes on!  I am so proud and grateful, that they felt my art was a good fit for their line.


So, in honor of the launch...I am giving away one of my favorites from the line:


"She Discovered She Was the Hero She Was Waiting For"
8" x 10" giclee print on stretched canvas from Natural Life's Wyanne Collection.

To win....

Leave a comment below and tell me how

you discovered that YOU WERE THE HERO YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

I'll pick the one that makes my heart dance with delight on Feb. 1st at 12:01 am, for the canvas above.  BUT....

I'm also going to pick a second winner at random.  They'll receive the Natural Life magnet of "She Discovered She Was the Hero She Was Waiting For!".

I'll post the winners sometime here on Feb. 1st.  So leave your comments below to win.

Now...on to other news.  I have a new painting and video to share.  It's called, "Release".


It is a mixed media painting on canvas treated with Daniel Smith's watercolor ground.  I finished it with a beeswax encaustic finish.

Here's the video:



So leave your comments below to win!  Tell me how you discovered YOU WERE THE HERO YOU WERE WAITING FOR!

Two winners picked Feb. 1st!

Lots of LOVE!!!!

WyannePin It

35 comments:

  1. I believe I am the hero I've been waiting for because I teach at-risk adolescents everyday trying to convince them to make better decisions, so the world we live in is safer for all of us.

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  2. I am the "hero I have been waiting for" because I have to love myself first before I can love someone else, right?

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  3. I am the hero I have always waited for because I was told "you can't" but I showed them I COULD. Yea me!!!!

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  4. I am the hero I have always waited for because I am taking care of my 17 months old grand daughter 4 days a week on top of taking care of our business and trying to paint and draw at the same time....but I am happy and that is what count = )

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  5. Oh, congratulations Wyanne!! Your art is so beautiful and should be shared with the world!! I'm so happy for you!
    I have discovered that I am the hero I've been waiting for because there is no one else who can do it for me. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a long time ago . I've had my ups and downs but more ups than down. But like many people with chronic illnesses, I was been knocked down hard 2 years ago and my world has been turned upside down and the symptoms have been overwhelming at times. I became housebound and was no longer able to work. I went to lots of doctors, even flying out to the best MS doctors in the nation, did all their prescribed therapies and tried their medications - all to no avail.

    Recently, my doctor said there is nothing else to try and to accept how I am now. I just new in my spirit that wasn't right. I told him I can work with what I have left but won't give up on getting more. I won't become this disease. I cannot accept that I won't ever get better.

    I left that appointment feeling mentally and emotionally stronger and peaceful than when I went in to that appointment. I know that someday, in some way -maybe an unexpected way - I will be better..stronger..than I am today.

    It is up to me to move into this, there is no one else who can do it for me. I AM the hero I have been waiting for!

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  6. I discovered I was the Hero I was waiting for when: I realized that the moment I allowed myself to truly be ME instead of trying to be someone I thought I was supposed to be...the shero in me surfaced with WINGS!

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  7. Oh I could write a page or two on that one. It's taken me 4 children and one failed marriage to realize that I am the only one responsible for my happiness. I discovered a quote not too long ago...it was originally written in Latin, but it's translation is "she flies with her own wings". That is what I hope to teach my four children. We are our own worst enemies and our own super heroes!

    As soon as I realized that, I mean REALLY realized that, my whole heart opened up!!

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  8. I found the hero in myself when I learned to love myself because no one judged me harder then I judged myself.

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  9. i love your artwork so!!!
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    i'm my hero, as i wish for us all,
    simply because my heart beats. because i know that having a chance to live this life is amazing. + because i want to breathe into it all.

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  10. Congrats on the gift show! I'm so excited for you! So many wonderful things coming your way. :-)

    I think I realized I was my own hero when I realized I was finally at peace with my mother's suicide. I took me a while to come to grips with the fact that there truly was nothing I could have done to help her, so I just needed to go on being the best me I could be with her living in my heart.

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  11. I discovered I was the Hero I was waiting for when I came out of what I call a "big, black hole" or depression. It enveloped me so quietly and unknowingly. I have been working diligently on crawling out and celebrating my successes in life!

    Congrats on the gift show, very thrilling!

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  12. I discovered that the hero I've been waiting for shows up when I paint my wild woman paintings and I realize I'm really painting portraits of my wild woman hero self....oh so proud to really see ME reflected in those paintings and that I don't have to be anything else but me.

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  13. I am Dyslectic and Epileptic and have terrible bouts of self-confidences issues. Not really hero material but I have a hero called mum. She never let me believe what my teacher said about me not be able to go into a main stream school. I went to a main stream secondary school yes I did need help but I passed my exams and went onto college to study art. Then I went to Central Saint Martin’s School of art in London and studied Fine Art and gained a Degree. But live seems to like to challenge me and my family. My Epilepsy is really not good at the moment I cannot be left alone as I can have several fits a day. My older brother also was taken ill at the end of 2010 and spent all of 2011 in hospital recovering from meningococcal septicaemia which is a form of meningitis. He was affected very badly and now has to use a wheel chair but he was allowed home for Christmas and has a moved in to a new house. So the hero is my mum who sometimes convinces me that somewhere in me is a hero and all my family who have all kept helping me and each other. I would also like to thank you for your wonderful art videos they inspire me so much and make me want to create art even when I am feeling really ill with the epilepsy thank you so much and congratulations on the gift show I am so happy for you.

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  14. I am lucky enough to have a sense of self worth that is not based on any particular accomplishment and I wish that every one did. So many people do not feel an inherent self-worth; they define themselves by outward things like their job. Everyone is a hero in some sense of the word just because they exist.I, along with so many others would love love-to win the any art work of yours!

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  15. Mmmm....Wyanne, I love your newest painting, Release! Congrats on your blessed venture!

    Hmmm....How did I discover I was the hero I was waiting for?

    Ya know, I'm not sure I've ever thought of myself as my own herione...& not from the stance that I'm not strong or capable but, more from the point that I hadn't ever really given it that sort of thought...or term.

    Anytime, I have reflected back upon my life, & partically my childhood; I see my sweet 9 yr. old self w/ her big brown eyes, lanky legs, freckles & bangs...she was a beautiful & radiant child, wise beyond her years...wounded; yet, resilient, oh so strong & ever so full of hope. There was a very precise & pivotal moment (at 9 yrs old) that I felt...just knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would have a very different life in my future....one that was stable & secure, healthy...full of respect & love; partically, w/ the men in my life & eventually, w/ the man I would one day marry. Wyanne, this memory I share w/ you, is one that has stayed w/ me from that moment on. However, it wasn't until several years ago that I fully realized just how truly special she was/is...a protector, my protector....so that really makes her...well, me, my own herione! Thank you for the wonderful & generous opportunity! Many continued blessings ~H♥~

    P.S. Children are much wiser than many give them credit for! That knowing that my 9 yr old self felt....it all happened...is happening; & I've never once doubted her...not even in nearly 33yrs.

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  16. I discovered that I truly did have love and faith inside my heart, filling me up, when I thought I had none.

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  17. It's great to read all these inspirational comments...
    For me... I'm still in the process of finding "the hero" in myself...

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  18. Congratulations Wyanne, you very much deserve the recognition for your fabulous works. I am not a hero, I am wallowing in grief and cant get myself out of it.

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  19. Congratulations Wyanne! I was stuck for five years in an unhealthy relationship. I believed if I worked harder things would change.I wanted it to work out so badly, I accepted terrible treatment, and mistook lies for truth. Then I heard " Your actions show what you believe". And I left. Now I'm happier than I've ever been, and I married an amazing man! I became my own "hero", by having the courage to act.

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  20. Hi Wyanne and congratulations!
    I think I finally feel like a hero and I have been waiting for it for a long time. I took care of my mom and dad who were both diagnosed with cancer before they passed away. Looking back on it now, I believe that I learned a great deal about myself and I think I've shared that learning experience with my 12 year old daughter. I've learned to be an advocate for myself and my family. Navigating the health care system while trying to care for my parents, hold down a full time teaching job and take care of my own family was probably the most difficult thing I"ve ever done. I know believe that everything happens for a reason....I lost my teaching job of 24 years while caring for my parents, but, now, I have the best job in the world....teaching again in a private school where the children are eager to learn and the arts are supported. I also have time for my own art now! Finally feel like my life is heading in the right direction! Does that make me a hero? Not sure...but, I am finally happy in my world.

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  21. Wyanne...I love Release...I love all of them...I always think I may have found a favourite, but I could never pick.

    How did I was the hero I was waiting for?...I stopped, and really listened to my own truths honestly, and a voice told me if I wanted those dreams I have to happen I had to do the work, stop just thinking about it and talking about it. I was the only one who could do the work for my dreams and my life.

    And in the process of doing the work every day, even when I didn't feel up to it, dreams started to come true, and I realised I was my own knight in shining armour...well dented and tarnished armour, but all me. :)

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  22. I am the hero I have been waiting for because " I learned when the "chips are down, your on your own" joanne toth

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  23. Being a Hero means forgetting yourself. When I put my art out their for others to view, and enjoy, I have truly learned to forget myself, and allow others to take a part of me. Having the courage to show the world my Art, is how I have found the hero in me.

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  24. I am the hero because I chose a line of work where I help people that need help and because I volunteer when needed at the local army reserve

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  25. Like a lot of the others here, I learnt the hard way (too personal to share) that when I stopped searching I found Me, I, MySELF to be the sHero I had been waiting for to change everything for the better. Puts a smile on my face each time I think of it. Sometimes I slip back for a second to the old me but the inner power is too strong now to allow that to happen for very long. Dianne in Australia

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  26. Congrats to you Wyanne...I knew it when I was given a path that felt unbearable @ the time...and got thru it!

    pboszko(at)optimum(dot)net

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  27. I am the hero I have been waiting for because I learned " when the chips are down your on your own" Joanne Toth parenthesis was incorrect on my first try at this.

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  28. I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 32 years old. I knew it was within myself that I had to find strength, courage, hope and every last ounce of "fight" - even on days when I am only able to lay in bed I have to tell myself to take this one day at a time and not let myself get caught up in the "what ifs." I always try to shine my light from within....some days are much easier than others.

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  29. I discovered that I was the hero that I was waiting for the day I decided to change my minor to art. My parents don't support my art as much as they support my brother. So when I did something for myself and got the strength and courage to do it, I became the hero I was waiting for. Believing in myself and setting my goals big no matter what anyone else says.

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  30. She Discovered... is just gorgeous! I know you'll pick a worthy recipient.

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  31. I discovered I am the hero when my son was born. Then I discovered it all over again when my daughter was born the following year. When they are sick or when they just want to play, I realize I'm their hero. I think I need a cape!

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  32. OMG, my first reaction was: I still haven't!!! But than I started to think. I know I am a hero... I managed on my own when my son and I stayed alone, and I have the best time of my life. So, that must be it:)

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  33. Hmmmm, the moment I realized it really is all about choice. It is my choice to be happy, to live, to paint, to dance, to laugh and love. No one else can decide that for me. It really is all up to me!

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  34. I always wanted to have next to me a teacher, a spiritual father, a guide. But in the end I am the hero that I was waiting for. I have to be a hero for me and for those who are close to me, no one else can do it.
    Love you and your paintings.

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  35. I spent 10 years married to someone who put me down and held me back. I spent the majority of that time waiting for something or someone to come along and change my unhappy life. When he left me, I realized that I was the only one who could save me. I was the hero I was waiting for all along.

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