Mixed Media Artist

Febuary Give Away!

OK, time to pick what this month’s OOAK reproduction give away will be! I have decided to go with this one titled ‘LOVE’…

…. and speaking of love, what candy do you love or have loved? Do you have a trashy favorite? A guilty pleasure?
I thought about this topic yesterday and then, lo and behold, someone asked Justin Bieber the same question and I knew, this had to be synchronicity. The clincher was that he mentioned MY guilty pleasure … I love bigfoot candies.

I know, not really classy but if the Biebster likes them how wrong can I be? (Don’t answer that).
My other favorite , maple sugar candies… I have always had a weakness for them ever since I was a kid.

Two more, white bon bon’s and licorice and sherbet from the British candy shop. (The Brit’s have great candy, let’s face it).

So tell me your candy secret, you could win this 5″x7″ reproduction if you do ….
as usual, the draw will be at the end of this short month.
(Hopefully I won’t put on 10 pounds because I know that I will be tempted to try all of your delicious candy picks!)


35 responses

  1. I love candy corn – just the regular kind that you can buy at Halloween. Yum!

    February 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm

  2. Julia Pace

    I love, love, love dark chocolate. You can talk to me while I am experiencing it but I will not hear you because every fiber of my being is targeted to the texture, flavor and aroma of the chocolate. I won’t see you either because my eyes are closed so there will be no visual distractions. It is complete pleasure.

    This month’s “LOVE” painting has all the colors, textures and mood of just how it feels to be eating dark chocolate. Visually delicious – in my favorite colors! Send me this painting and I will cherish it. All the Best — Julia P.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:09 pm

  3. mmmm…I think I gained a pound just from looking! LOL! I love the organic fair trade dark chocholate bars with the mint crisps…evily delicious, plus so rich I can only eat a couple squares a day. :o) which is good, b/c my butt has been putting on some square footage the last few years! haha! Love the painting! beautiful

    February 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  4. SuviAnniina

    First i want to tell you, i really love your artwork, its beautiful, fresh, inspiring…
    my favorite candy is of course liquorice and next best toffee, jam 🙂

    February 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

  5. Aniseed balls rate as my all time favourite sweet – I used to eat them by the bagful when I was younger – don’t see them around much now though.

    Another delightful painting – hope I’m in with a chance this time.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

  6. I really love your work I would be so happy to touch it;o) I am addicted to chocolat;o(

    February 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  7. suefurrow

    Dove Dark Chocolate !! And 2nd choice would be Zero Bar !

    February 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

  8. Shelly

    I can’t start my day without dark chocolate (70% +)….organic Zazubean chocolate bars!

    Remember those little heart shaped red-hot cinnamon candies? They were my favorite, as a kid…along with those little packets of tiny squares of licorice called Sen Sens.

    I love “Love”!

    February 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  9. You silly girl! I’ve never heard of any of these! How can that be?? I can no longer find them – although I’m thinking they are still sold in the mid-west – Cherry Mash candy ball What I can find is way too available – marsh mellows! But I have to say, I CAN NOT GO TO ST. AUGUSTINE without getting PRALINES from the candy store there! Oh My Goodness! And the smell of cooking butter & sugar in the store is intoxicating – I’m getting crazy just thinking about that aroma! The bad news is – I only live 30 miles from there! Now, for a chance at one of your beautiful paintings – another SWEET PLEASURE!

    February 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm

  10. YUM!
    I knew this was a bad idea …
    but I don’t consider dark chocolate a guilty pleasure, isn’t it part of The Food Guide Pyramid? I am pretty sure you are supposed to have at least one serving a day.
    Oh, and it is really important that you wash it down with a glass of red wine. I’m sure that I read somewhere that it was dangerous not to …

    February 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

  11. Gayla

    Lindor White Chocolate Truffles *sigh* Not a big candy eater, but I love those dearly. 2nd choice, Snickers!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:43 am

  12. I have never heard of any of these candies, the do look really yummy! I love toffee candy bars and dark chocolate truffles from Whole foods. I also love your amazing paintings.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:52 am

  13. Junior Mints!
    Love this painting.

    February 3, 2011 at 3:48 am

  14. Your painting is absolutely gorgeous, love it. My favorite is Klene zaht zoete drop, I know its dutch and you won;t understand what it is. Its a liquicorice and I know that people outside my country don’t like it, but I can’t do without

    February 3, 2011 at 6:12 am

  15. Maureen Boucher

    I love love love love crunchie!!!!! (Not the Crunchie made in the US…it is not the same as UK)! When we visit our relatives we pack our suitcases with dairy milk, crunchie, fry bars, aero bars- (I love chocolate… mmmmmm). I am eating Hershey Kisses at Jury Duty right now ;)!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

  16. Dinah Frese

    I love this month’s painting – you are always so inspiring! My guilty pleasure is Fannie May trinadad’s – when the craving hits I go into the shop and purchase just one because I know I would eat a dozen if I bought the entire box. Yum 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

  17. Hilary

    I love this Love painting! It’s another of my favorites and I also love Mars bars and Bournville PLAIN chocolate. This has been a long standing love affair starting when I was pregnant with Chris. I don’t think Bournville Plain chocolate in it’s dark red wrapper exists any more but it was the only DARK Chocolate back then.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    • Hilary I have a friend that loves this too. And you cab still get it. The wrapper is beautiful. Perfect, simple, red.

      March 1, 2011 at 3:00 am

  18. Holly

    Love After Eight mints which you usually find only at christmas but somehow I seem to track them down all year round.
    Love your art! Beautiful vibrant colours ,soulful and truly magical!
    Raises my vibration! Thanks for sharing your creative gifts!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:39 am

  19. Deidre Bruhn

    Lovely painting Maria! I havent received mine in the mail yet????Hopefully soon. Back to lollies mmmm try not to eat them but when I do I can eat the whole packet and there is no saving any for later on! I love good ol’ jelly beans, snakes and licorice…pure sugar overload. Way to go!I always blame someone else for finishing them off…it must be the kitchen fairies! “Yeh good one Mum” my kids say!

    February 4, 2011 at 9:21 am

  20. Whoa…now you have a bunch of us trying candy we never even knew existed…loove it! my fav is a BIG HUNK…i know, there isn’t any chocolate in it! *)
    oooh the painting is just….. and …… and….. thanks for all these chances, “talented giving one”!

    February 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

  21. michael

    this is a tough one since I have such a sweet tooth…the top three would have to be mini eggs(so glad they are available all year round!), crunchie(or just plain sponge toffee) and of course cotton candy(esp. when in Disneyland!!!). If I had to sneak in another one it would be nougat w/almonds!

    Always looking forward to all your new pieces. Great work!

    February 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

  22. Kimberley Warren

    my favorite is the candy cane white chocolate (Hershey) kisses that are only around at Christmas. Addictive!

    February 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

  23. OMG, I have to stop eating …. I mean ‘reading’ these comments!

    February 10, 2011 at 1:15 am

  24. Josette

    I have to admit my favorite is dark chocolate almond clusters from See’s Candies. I don’t know if you have See’s in Canada but they are wonderful. When I was younger my wonderful husband would by me 8 lbs of it at Christmas…and I would EAT ALL 8 lbs. not in one sitting mind you. but I enjoyed every last piece.


    February 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm

  25. Barb

    Hmmmm, I LOVE Swedish Fish! So tasty, yet so tiny! I LOVE your work!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  26. Lena

    I love Gold-Bears (Haribo) and your art!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm

  27. York peppermint patties … I like “expensive” chocolate, but not a lot, which is a good thing. I also like making peppermint meringues out of peppermint hard candies. Yummy, and no fat. Sugar, yes, fat, no.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:46 am

  28. Madeleine

    I love love love chocolate expecially Swedish Marabou, I also like Ahlgrens bilar and salt licorice. Yummi :o)

    February 16, 2011 at 8:27 am

  29. Aoife Kenny

    wowie zowie! I just stumbled across your blog. You have such a lovely way of creating this distinct atmosphere in all your paintings. It’s otherworldly! I’d have to say my favorite candy fascination right now are these peculiar asian candies I discovered in china town called White Rabbits. They’re chewy, creamy, wrapped in rice paper and mysteriously delicious. You can find them at any oriental super market. Check em out!

    February 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

  30. Linda

    I think the red big foot or the hot lips, mmmm! Love the painting! Is there somewhere in Edmonton that you have your atc’s available or do you have to order them on etsy?

    February 19, 2011 at 12:04 am

  31. Kay

    Your newest paintings are simply amazing. Am so glad you didn’t listen to the nay sayers and decided to make art. You are inspiring! Am not too into candy. When I want something sweet I really love a spoonful of honey. Especially if it is on top of some peanut butter. With some rich vanilla coconut milk to drink. Yum!

    February 23, 2011 at 3:59 am

  32. Maureen Boucher

    Hi Maria….. Every morning as a walk through my yard I look for cardinals and think of you. Today I stopped and stared…… there were 9 cardinals on a smaller tree in my back yard. I couldn’t help thinking to myself that you would have loved to have seen it!! Hope you and the family are well!

    February 24, 2011 at 5:19 am

  33. Bob

    I love Maple Candy, but it’s so darn expensive. Twizzlers however are cheap and plentiful and delicious.

    March 1, 2011 at 2:13 am

  34. sheri

    Chocolate. Almost any kind except white chocolate. Aero bars, toblerone. I love the exquisite chocolates from Sweet lollapalooza and hedgehogs from Purdy’s and the hot chocolate from any of the following places: Sweet Lollapalooza, Kirstens or Choklat (in Calgary).

    March 1, 2011 at 3:45 am

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