Winners of the Elizabeth Floyd Studio Giveaway...

20130103 Studio-vignette-2 Thank you all so much for being a part of the new Elizabeth Floyd Studio giveaway. I am so happy to announce that I will be sending the landscape painting to Aralia of Magdahlia Studios.

Teressa Sliger won the online class… The note cards are on there way to Catherine Carney, Jen Raj, and Nora B…and those receiving a book are Suzanne Lago Arthur, Sharon Badgerow, and Dana Aldis.

Please wait to hear from me… I will be emailing later in the day for your postal addresses… and thank you to everyone who left such generous messages… I have been so touched by your response…

Thank you for playing… and have a wonderful weekend, Liz

The new Elizabeth Floyd Studio and a giveaway

Studio VignetteWelcome!

To the new Elizabeth Floyd Studio website and blog, it has been months of planning to arrive at what I feel is a true reflection of how I believe living a creative life is important. I wanted to create a place to share my love of beauty, a place to represent me and my work, while also providing a place for finding inspiration through observation.

I want to celebrate this moment and I want to say thank you to all my readers for giving me the enthusiasm and energy to create this blog. I still cannot believe how having a blog has transformed my life, without your encouragement, kindness, and generosity I would not be here today. Thank you.

Having a place on the internet has enabled me to be expressive, to be creative, and to be inquisitive in a way that was never a part of my life until I began blogging. It has opened doors to new opportunities, it has enriched personal connections with friends all over the world, and most of all, it has expanded my sense of happiness. I feel incredibly fortunate to have you here visiting. Again, thank you.

This is for you…

Loudoun County in the Fall{Loudoun County in the Fall - approx 5" x 9" oil on gessoed paper}

You may already realize that I have a passion for the open road. Inspired by the fleeting views of landscape one observes when out on a drive, the flashes of beauty, tranquility, and openness that are found throughout and have a way of filling one up with ideas of freedom, self discovery, and adventure. I will be giving away this landscape painting… it seemed a perfect gift, from me to you.

I love sharing and helping others grow as artists, so I will be giving away one of my online classes that I will be teaching this spring.


I enjoy the written word, and receiving notes the old fashioned way… I will be sending out three sets of note cards your way

Books are a passion of mine… so I will be sending three of my favorite art books out to you… they will be brand new and ready for you to dog ear, highlight, and love… in the studio - pile of books

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri, Oil Painting Techniques by Harold Speed, and How Successful Artists Study by Sam Adoquei. One copy each will be sent out…

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All winners will be announced next week Friday, February 8, 2013.

Thank you so much for visiting, I so appreciate it!


P.S. I have moved my URL, so if you would like to update your feeds and links. My new address is, and the blog address is Thank you.

a Magpie's Fancy & creative inspiration

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It seems to me that the magic of blogging comes from the connections you make, the accidental stumbling upon another’s treasure trove of words and images. And one of my favorite diversions is following links, with just a sense of curiosity and in the process making a new discovery.

As an artist, who focuses mainly on still-life paintings, and being someone who fully embraces the beauty of objects, I am more inspired by words than by images. Words, especially prose, allow my mind to soar and describe thoughts and feelings I have, and I am happy to find that others also have similar experiences.

I am sharing this with you today, because I want to share the blog of a very creative person, a Magpie’s Fancy by Gigi Thibodeau. I happened upon her blog this summer and have been so delighted to read and follow along, and also to get to know her some. Gigi is a writer, talented at sharing her thoughts and feelings, and her words *speak* to me. When I read her posts, I feel as if we are friends meeting over a warm cup and using these moments to share observations and comment on how much they enrich our lives.

Blogging enables a cross pollination of ideas from different areas of interest and focus. Gigi writes about the writer’s life, its process, and does this with a love of words. She also illustrates these thoughts with her beautiful photography.

If you get a chance today, I encourage you to stop by her blog, as she has a special opportunity that is the fruit of this cross pollination of ideas and inspiration, a small giveaway of a painting of mine.

And if you have extra time, check out this post on “writing life”, one of my favorites.

Thank you for following this mental wandering. And I am curious, from what and where do you find inspiration? Please share, as I love knowing how others gather and get the spark that enflames their creativity.


*** all photos in this post were taken by Gigi Thibodeau.***

Cherries in a Bowl

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Bowl of Cherries
{Framed 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Two Cherries and a Derby Cup
{Framed 4" x 6" (10.2 x 15.2 cm) – oil on canvas panel}

Good morning,

I am excited to share something with you this morning.  The talented Patricia van Essche of PVE design blog is hosting a giveaway of one of my paintings today.  Please stop by her blog and leave a comment sharing which of the two paintings you would be interested in owning to be eligble to win a small framed painting. 

One painting has an ornate wood framed
and the other has a simple wood frame.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend,