9.26.2011

{guest post} - the inspired house of wright + {a giveaway!}


Veracruz, Rachel Wright, 8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas

Rachel Wright did not immediately jump into the modern art scene. Before her colorful paintings were landing on walls she was a graphic designer with a dream to someday step out into a career with her true passion.

When did you start painting?


I honestly can't remember..I think I was around 4. My teachers used to enter my artwork into all of these local art contests in my hometown ( Asheville, NC) and pushed me to create more, more, more. I remember my teacher sitting my parents down and telling them that I had a unique 'gift', I just thought I was weird and needed special attention. I never wanted to play with dolls, all I ever wanted to do was draw, paint and create. I think it honestly used to get on my family's nerves. I used to get detention a lot for drawing all over everything, including the walls and desks of my school.

Where do you start when creating a painting?

I usually begin with nothing more than mixing up the palette of colors I want to use. Sometimes I end up adding more colors but that's the only thing I am sure about in the beginning. I always think I know what I'm going to create or a direction I want to go in and never get there, it's always a surprise to me as well! I sort of go into this mad frenzy, sometimes I don't even remember how I got to the finishing point of a painting. All I know is I'm usually exhausted and covered in paint. I guess that's what you call action painting at its finest.

Some of your paintings don't look like they were painted with a brush, what's your secret?

To be honest brushes are one of hundreds of things I use to apply paint to my canvases. I'll grab anything from spoons to sponges, all kinds of things, during the creation of a piece. I love experimenting with different ways of applying paint.

What would you like to say about the painting you're giving away? 
Veracruz was such a fun painting to do. I knew that I wanted it to be only a few colors. I love navy and coral together and thought it would be fun. I painted it on a scorching summer day in my bathing suit because the room where I was painting was so hot..I wanted the painting to come across as hot too! It was one of the ones I mentioned earlier that wasn't created using a paintbrush. The entire thing was created with nothing more than a fork.



as you can see rachel is a talented painter, designer, blogger and writer. she's also a total sweetheart and i am jealous of whoever wins her gorgeous painting! 


here's how to win Veracruz: {leave a comment below}
mandatory- follow cornflake dreams via GFC or blog lovin
visit Rachel's website Theinspiredhouse.org and pick out another piece you like.

additional ways to enter: {leave a separate comment for each}
tweet about the giveaway! (please include @cornflakedreams & @RachelTWright in your tweet) 

good luck!! this giveaway is open to domestic and international readers and a winner will be announced on Monday, October 3rd.


update: #98 Aubrey from all things bright and beautiful is our lucky winner.

120 comments:

  1. i follow you and i really like this giveaway : )

    life spelled jen

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  2. all her paintings are fabulous but i think honeycomb or fiji are my favorites

    life spelled jen

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  3. Lagoon and Honeycomb are my favorite paintings.

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  4. I'm following you via GFC!

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  5. I "like" Cornflake Dreams on FB

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  6. I follow Cornflake Dreams on Twitter

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  7. I "like" Inspired House of Wright on FB

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  8. I follow The Inspired House of Wright blog via GFC

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  9. I'm following Rachel Wright on Twitter!

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  10. I tweeted about the giveaway @k_miller_TTI

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  11. I follow both of you of course and I LOVE Grace.

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  12. What an amazing giveaway! I absolutely love her pieces, but my favorite is Pop '82. The colors are just so beautiful!

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  13. I follow Cornflake Dreams via GFC!

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  14. I follow Cornflake Dreams on FB!

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  15. I follow Inspired House of Wright on FB.

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  16. I follow Rachel's blog via GFC :)

    Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  17. Love that painting! I'm a follower of your blog. The large Live painting would look awesome in my guest bathroom!

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  18. Follow you on Twitter (@charlestonmegan)

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  19. Follow Rachel on Twitter

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  20. Love this painting but I also love Austin, similar colors as the orange and blue ! I have a print giveaway on my blog today too!

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  21. Beautiful pictures! You always have these great giveaways!

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  22. FUN Giveaway!!! Love "Lagoon" the best! But they're all so so inspiring! :)

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  23. And last, I'm now following Rachel on Twitter! Woo hoo!

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  24. I was always a silent blog follower :) Now I am am oh so official. I am loving Laguna!

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  25. I am DEFINITELY a follower! LOVE August - what gorgeous colors :)

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  26. I'd have to choose the honeycomb piece! Gorgeous!

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  27. I follow cornflake dreams on twitter!

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  28. I liked Cornflake Dreams on Facebook!

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  29. I follow Cornflake Dreams on facebook!

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  30. I follow Cornflake Dreams on twitter!

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  31. I follow Rachel's blog!

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  32. I follow Rachel on twitter!

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  33. such a great giveaway! i am really liking the austin painting.

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  34. Yay! I love when you do these.
    I'm a follower. :)
    What's not to like about her paintings?? I think Crush is my favorite though.

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  35. great giveaway! i love the pure painting!

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  36. crossing fingers! : )

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  37. I am a follower.

    I love "Believe". Gorgeous art!

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  38. I follow your blog! What a fun giveaway!

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  39. I "like" cornflake dreams on facebook!

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  40. I follow you on twitter!

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  41. I "like" The Inspired House of Wright on facebook!

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  42. I follow Rachel's blog!

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  43. Following Rachel on twitter!

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  44. Lastly, tweeted about the giveaway :) Good luck everyone!

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  45. Good Lord, this painting is gorgeous. My fingers are SO CROSSED. I also love her Austin & No. 5 paintings. Amazing.

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  46. And I follow you on Twitter! (@heysuburban)

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  47. I follow on bloglovin. And "believe" needs to be hanging in my bedroom ASAP.

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  48. dash large painting is GORGEOUS! ashleybrookeblog@gmail.com
    thanks :)

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  49. following you on twitter as @ashleybrooke71

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    thanks :)

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  50. following rachel's blog on gfc!

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    thanks :)

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  51. following rachel on twitter as @ashleybrooke71

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    thanks :)

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  52. following cornflake dreams on gfc

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    thanks :)

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  53. I follow you via GFC. My favorite piece from Rachel's website is Austin.
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  54. like The Inspired House of Wright on Facebook (Natasha Areena)
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  55. like cornflake dreams on Facebook (Natasha Areena)
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  56. I'm a follower of your blog!

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  57. I love the Hermes painting!

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  58. I like cornflake dreams on Facebook!

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  59. I like the Inspired House of Wright on Facebook.

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  60. I follow you! I also really love the colors of Fiji but all the pieces are especially lovely.

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  61. I follow you on Twitter too.

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  62. I now follow Rachel on Twitter too

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  63. and I follow Rachel's blog on bloglovin'

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  64. Following you both through GFC and Bloglovin' :) Other than Veracruz, I like the painting entitled No.5, it's breathtaking!

    Matea

    srcnik.matea@gmail.com

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  65. I like Cornflake Dreams on Facebook as Matea Srčnik :)

    Matea

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  66. I also follow Cornflake Dreams on Twitter as Queen B (@QueenGnj)

    Matea

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  67. I liked Inspired House of Wright on Facebook as Matea Srčnik : )

    Matea

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  68. I follow Rachel's blog through GFC

    Matea

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  69. I also follow Rachel on Twitter as Queen B (@QueenGnj)

    Matea

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  70. Tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/QueenGnj/status/118786629623226368

    Matea

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  71. Tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/QueenGnj/status/118786629623226368

    Matea

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  72. oh my gosh, such an amazing giveaway. Their art is to die for. I am IN LOVE with their Barcelona Painting!!

    **Follow you also!!

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  73. liked cornflake dreams on FB!

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  74. Liked Inspired House of Wright on FB!

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  75. following their blog as well!

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  76. & Finallllllyyyy, following them on twitter too!!

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  77. I follow you through blogger/ bloglovin! What a great giveaway! My favorite is the HoneyComb print! :)

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  78. I'm already a fan of yours on Facebook! Love seeing your updates!

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  79. I already follow you on twitter from @ceperk! Enjoy your tweets and love seeing giveaways! So great!! :)

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  80. I liked The Inspired House of Wright on favebook! They are so talented and generous for this giveaway!

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  81. I now follow Rachel on twitter from @ceperk! Looking forward to seeing her updates! :)

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  82. I now follow Rachel's blog.... Her blog is inspiring! :)

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  83. I tweeted about the giveaway from @ceperk! See it here: http://twitter.com/ceperk/status/118864590011502592

    Hope to win! )

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  84. Such a great giveaway!! Love Rachel's work!!
    I love this painting, as well as August!

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  85. Follow Cornflake Dreams on Twitter!

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  86. Like The Inspired House of Wright on FB

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  87. I follow! And I would loveee to win this!
    Crossing my fingers!
    -Joanna
    jhsherman31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  88. Following, natch (c: And that small brooklyn painting is gorgeous...the colors and the pattern/texture...GUH. It would probably make me change a whole room in my house to match it! (c:

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  89. Love the Hermes picture and follow you on GFC.

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  90. Follow you on Twitter (GloGive).

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  91. Follow Rachel on Twitter (GloGive).

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  92. I love Rachel's paintings! Honeycomb or Pure is my fave. I'm a follower :)

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  93. I like Inspired House of Wright on FB

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  94. I follow Rachel on Twitter

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  95. I'm mesmerized by "Pop '82" -- it's fantastic!

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  96. So pretty! I loved Pop 82.
    I follow you via GFC.
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  97. I liked TIHOW on FB.
    xoxo from Trinidad

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  98. I am now following Rachel's blog!

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  99. I now follow Rachel on Twitter

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  100. I follow you! I Love them all - but I like pop 82 the best...I guess. I can't decide :)

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  101. Hello! I follow you via GFC and my other favorite piece is Barcelona! One of my favorite places on earth.

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  102. I liked Cornflake dreams on facebook.

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  103. I follow cornflake dreams on twitter (@annahecksher)

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo