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Feather drawing giveaway

It’s definitely time for a giveaway! Let me explain why….

There are things happening in my art world that has spurred me on to change the name of my Etsy shop. I am not ready yet to tell you what is happening, but I am excited. But I can tell you about the name change, and then let you know how you can have a chance to win my feather drawing.

When I left teaching I thought I would spend my time making art embellished handbags. So I set up my Etsy shop to sell the bags, and called myself anne4bags. I really wanted just plain annebags but there was a shop called that. While I was creating with material and beads and embroidery I was still going to botanic art classes, following my interest there. As time passed the shop morphed into my art work rather than bags, but the name stayed the same.

I have been pondering the change for a while, thinking about sold art works that were linked to the old name. I realised that it had to happen, that there are more reasons to change than to not. The biggest reason is that the name anne4bags does not reflect anything about the work that I currently do.

So, after doing a small amount research I decided to go simple. Let me introduce you to


[Etsy won’t let me put in spaces between the words and Facebook demands the spaces! Strange old world.]

It’s time to give the shop a little makeover, working on the photos, tweaking some older descriptions and checking out the tags. Other than that there is the same high quality, original art work available at very reasonable prices. Click here if you would like to have a look.

To celebrate the name change I have decided to have a feather drawing giveaway. This is the feather you will win

Image and photo copyright: Anne Lawson
Image and photo copyright: Anne Lawson

These feathers, created in ink, are very popular, and I enjoy drawing them. The rhythm of the parallel lines is quite soothing. This one is on Arches watercolour paper. This is a good quality, acid free paper. It is an A5 size, 15 x 21 cm or 5.8 x 8.2 inches and the drawing sits horizontally.

To have a chance of winning is very simple……leave a comment below, about anything you like. Just make sure that you leave it on this post by Sunday 15th November. I will write the names of the commenters on slips of paper and ask the Fella to draw one out. I am quite happy to send it anywhere in the world, so don’t be shy. 🙂

20 replies on “Feather drawing giveaway”

I’d love to win a feather! If I’m so lucky, and you’re in Melbourne mid- to end-February, you can give it to me in person, as I’ll be coming down for a couple of days and would love to catch up with you if you’re available. The new name is definitely more appropriate and a great reason to celebrate.


What an excellent idea — although if you do win it might be nice to have the drawing sooner than Feb! Thanks for the feedback on the name. I am happy with it too.


Is the time frame really until Sunday 15th October as it says in your blog? I would hate to think I had already missed the deadline as I’d love to win one of your feathers. And thanks for sharing the story of your anne4bags shop name.


Oh thank you for the heads up. I have just changed it, and you are certainly in the running! It may have been because I can’t believe that it is November already!!


I love my feather painting – I look at it every day as it’s on the wall in my work room, and marvel at your skill.
It’s nice to know the history of your shop name – I had wondered – but an update is good. Don’t you just hate all these different requirements for naming… with spaces, without spaces, restricted to a certain length (I can’t the @TheSnailofHappiness on Twitter because it’s too long, so I’m @thesnailofhappy)?

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I must admit, I had wondered a bit about the “bags” part of your shop name, but I just figured you had your reasons. 😀 I think the new name is just perfect! I love, love, love your work…I’ve already decided that, after the holidays, I need some of your art as the perfect touch in my living room. 🙂


Good for you! I’d figured out the bit about starting out with bags and migrating to two dimensional art work but this will make it easier all the way around. My son has just set himself up in business as a long-arm quilter. We had all kinds of fun coming up with creative names but in the end went with James Brown Quilting because it says it all and very clearly.

I’d be delighted to have your feather blow my way! 🙂


I always wondered why you were annebags with no bags in sight. Well I already have 2 feathers but a third one might just complete the triad. Good luck with the new venture!


I would love to win this lovely drawing. I purchased one of your feathers earlier this year and would love to have another one. Greetings from Denmark.


I’ll join the chorus here, Anne. I wondered about Anne4Bags but never thought to ask. I like the new name.

I’m a huge fan, and love my teapot art along with the sketch book you sent and lovely leaf watercolor. So nice of you to offer a giveaway. I think you’ll find more well-suited customers, too, with your new name. Cheers to that.


Thank you to everyone for all the positive comments. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside! I am glad that I have been able to clear up one of life’s little mysteries — why my shop name had the word bags in it, and not a bag in sight!


You have lots of new artwork in your Etsy shop since I last dropped in! I like the new name. I sort of gathered the previous was related to another enterprise. It’s great that the new name reflects what you do and offer… it’s a simple elegant name.


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