20 in 20 in June: the Birthday Bash Giveaway

Do you know about Abbey over at aesthetic outburst? If not, I highly recommend you check out her blog. She’s been doing this amazing project called “20 in 20” where she gives away awesome things that she makes every weekday in the month. She’s done this almost each month (except January) since December! I’ve been following along, and it’s been so much fun seeing all the crafty projects she’s created and given away in that time.

For the past few months the idea has been forming that I’d like to do my own 20 in 20 giveaway.

Back in March, I was intent on improving my fine-line painting skills, so I created a few small paintings.


Very pleased with how they turned out, I painted a couple more and sent them off to two of my mail art buddies, Beverly Ealdama and Christina Norberg. Sending those paintings to their new homes was about the time when the idea of doing a large-scale giveaway started to take shape.


June had always seemed like a good month to do a 20 in 20 giveaway, since it’s my birthday month. I enjoy hosting big parties for my birthday where I give little gifts to the people who attend, so the idea of having a big birthday bash on my blog seemed like a natural choice.

Earlier this week I counted the days in June and realized that there are actually 22 weekdays in the month BUT there are exactly 20 weekdays before my birthday! I love the idea of being able to announce the last winners on my actual birthday!

One thing left to do was to test how long it actually takes me to make one of these paintings to see if it would be realistic to finish one each day.


I timed myself when I painted the above composition and was happy to discover that it’ll be very doable to paint one each weekday.

The last piece of this puzzle was the name. I really love the “20 in 20” project title because it’s short, catchy, and just makes so much sense! I asked Abbey if it’d be ok to use the name, and she said I should, “give it a go!” so I’m going to do just that!

Starting June 1st, I’ll be giving away one painting each weekday until the day before my birthday, with the last winners announced on my birthday (which is on the 29th by the way).

The paintings will all be similar in style and size to those included in this post. You can expect them to be abstract, colorful, and about 6 inches square.

I can’t wait to get started, and I really hope you’ll stop by and join the party!

15 Replies to “20 in 20 in June: the Birthday Bash Giveaway”

  1. SO exciting and an excellent idea! I will check out Abbey’s site, thanks for the recommendation. These pieces are so bright and colourful. The lucky recipients will be receiving such a happy piece of art.

  2. These are so beautiful! I love the idea and it’s so generous of you – this is a huge undertaking! I have to say, though, I’m so excited to see what this new project will produce. Your art is so beautiful!

  3. Such a cool idea! The above art pieces are so pretty – Like SaraLynn and Julie both stated above, I can’t wait to see what you create in the next 20 days!! 🙂

  4. wow! i’m excited! all of the above are just lovely, makes me want to color…i want a coloring book with these on them…project part 2? 😉 hooray and happy birth month!

  5. This is such an amazing idea! I simply love your pieces I hope I will be a winner of one.
    Keep up the great work and I am off to check out your new posts.
    Much Love,

    P.S. I love all your goals for this month. It is a nice long list I hope you are super productive and can check them all of your ‘to-do’ list.

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