Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Giveaway!

Underlined and Bold is celebrating the holiday season by presenting its very first GIVEAWAY!! 

The holiday giveaway is from Bethany Suckrow's, The Ripe Word Etsy shop. The Ripe Word features paintings inspired by Bethany's mother, Tina. Tina is a metastatic breast cancer patient that has battled the illness since 1997. Fifty percent of profits from each painting is donated to her mother to help pay off medical debt.

Note, both paintings featured in this giveaway were purchased from Bethany in honor of Tina.

Enter the giveaway, and you have the chance to win one of two paintings featured below. The winner will pick which painting s/he desires. Entries will be accepted until Friday, December 23, 2011. A winner will be announced on Saturday, December 24, 2011. Scroll down to see how to win!

Text: "Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Taken from Mary Oliver's poem titled "The Summer Day".

Text: "My fist tight, I learn to squeeze the lemon with the same might and firmness
 life requires of me." Taken from Bethany Suckrow's poem titled "The Zest".

For a chance to win-
leave a comment below telling me which painting above you would love to hang on your wall!

  Enter the giveaway a second time by doing one of the following options :

1. Become a follower and leave a comment below telling me you did.
 OR comment below telling me you already follow me!
{To become a follower, find the "follower" section on the right sidebar. Click "Join this site". Then click through the menu options}

2. Buy a piece of art from Bethany's shop The Ripe Word. Then leave a comment below telling me which piece you purchased.
{purchases will be verified with Bethany before the winner is announced}

3. Link to this Giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a comment below telling me you did!

Only two entries will be accepted per person.
This giveaway is limited to U.S. & Canadian residents only.
Good lucky everyone!!

More about the artist:
Bethany is a staff writer and freelancer by day, blogger and artist by night. She authors the blog She Writes and Rights, where she shares both prose and poetry related to life, faith, relationships, storytelling and creativity. She has just begun her first foray into selling her artwork through an Etsy shop, The Ripe Word. She and her musician husband Matt live in the Chicago suburbs.


  1. Both paintings are awesome! Leaning towards the one from "The Summer Day"

  2. I like both paintings and both passages. But I think I'd go with the lemons.

  3. I love these! I think I like the one with the cricket the most :)

  4. I want the zest! Twitter + Facebook shared.

  5. LOVE THEM ALL!!! twitter and facebook shared

  6. I dig the grasshopper! Twitter shared.

  7. "Tell me (asked the grasshopper), what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Beautiful.


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