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Monday, August 2, 2010

For the Love of Art: Billy Jacobs Review and GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

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I first discovered Billy Jacobs, an Ohio artist, from a magazine that came to my mailbox. Immediately, I was drawn to his paintings of old houses and barns. I loved the country feel and charm of his work. His attention to detail made his paintings have depth and they drew my attention in such a way that I dog-eared the page in the magazine where his work was featured.

It was less than a week later when my family and my good friend and her son decided to go on a drive. We were on the hunt for a pop-up trailer and were having no luck in our neck of the woods, so decided to travel to a nearby town that had several used RV sales. On the way, the children were getting a bit restless and needed to stretch their legs, and when my friend suggested we stop to take a photo of the kids beside this cool vintage truck, it became the perfect opportunity for them to get out and walk around.

Of course, it was also a perfect opportunity for me to take a peek inside the quaint little antique shop that was located on the same premises. I knew it would be a quick peek with the children, as little hands have a way of finding anything breakable and being cooped up in the van had left my two in a bickering mood as it was, so I didn't dare tempt fate by taking too long. It was in this shop that I found a canvas print that looked familiar. It was one of the same prints that I had seen earlier in the magazine. I proudly brought it to my husband to show him my new found knowledge... "see, it's a Billy Jacobs print", I exclaimed. Of which, he says..."eh, could do without the cow".

That is what started me on my hunt for more work by Billy Jacobs. I knew that I wanted his work in my home, as I have a huge appreciation for trees, country living and anything that makes my heart feel at peace. His work succeeded in meeting all the above!! Since the husband was not crazy about the cow print, I scoured the web for more of his talent.  Although I found many different online stores that offered his work, it is so hard for me to pay retail price for anything, especially when it is something that is to adorn the walls and would not even be part of the necessary: Food, Clothing, or Shelter and therefore not top priority. I decided to check my favorite shopping venue--EBAY!

I typed in "Billy Jacobs canvas"...as I really liked the appeal of a canvas print that can be hung directly on the wall (without the added cost of a frame) and I think it gives it more of an intentional artsy look, where a frame would distract from that (however, for those of you that like a more polished look, his work is offered in a print that can be framed as well).  The search allotted for a page full of results, and I opened many different ones so that I could see the details up close. It was such a hard decision deciding which seller to purchase from, as the prices were about the same, with some being a little more or a little less, but I finally managed to narrow it down to one seller.

I chose to use "COBBLERS2008" as this seller had wonderful feedback, offered a seven day money back refund if not satisfied and a hugely discounted shipping rate when purchasing more then one item (not to mention a vast amount of his work of which to choose from). Considering I couldn't decide on just one, I decided to purchase several for my dining room and order at once to save the cost on shipping. Some of my favorites:


Charity of Cobblers2008 was a pleasure to work with and my art arrived in wonderful condition! As soon as I hung the paintings on my wall, I knew I was going to do a review of Billy Jacob's work, as it is too beautiful to keep a secret!! I contacted Charity to see if she would be interested in hosting a giveaway to accompany my review and to my great pleasure, she agreed!!

Now, before I post the details of this great giveaway, I want to make sure to mention that Cobblers2008 carries more than just work by Billy Jacobs! There are so many beautiful decor items in her Ebay store that I will definitely be back for more!! I already have my eye on the "laundry" signs offered in the store! She also offers Lodge, Western, Beach, Primitive and more decor!



THE GIVEAWAY:

One lucky reader will win this fabulous canvas print by Billy Jacobs titled "Daybreak"! 

******WIN THIS!******

HOW TO WIN:
***Mandatory Entry***
Must be a Google Friend Connect follower of this blog
AND 
visit Cobblers2008's Ebay store and link back here with your favorite item
(must do these first before any additional entries will be counted)
***Extra Entries***
Please post a separate post for each one of the following you do:
  •  Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway (can tweet once daily)
  • Subscribe to my newsletter
Remember, none of the extra entries is required, but the mandatory entry requirements must be met before any of the extra entries will be considered valid. If you place a bid on any item, you will be obligated to the Buyer/Seller terms and conditions of Ebay.com

DETAILS: This is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18 years or older.  For a complete list of rules and regulations and to view the privacy policies, please visit the Legal page. Please be certain to include an email address in your post or at least have one available and showing in your profile. Unfortunately, if I have no email, I cannot contact you, and will have to disqualify your entry.

Start Date: July 10, 2010
End Date: July 31, 2010 (midnight Central time)

Winner will be notified by email and will have five business days to respond with shipping address or an alternate winner will be chosen. 

I received no compensation to do this review. I purchased these items for my own personal use and then contacted Cobblers2008 to host a giveaway. Cobblers2008 will be responsible for giveaway fulfillment. I am in no way affiliated with Billy Jacobs or Cobblers2008. The opinion shared within is my own personal, honest opinion. Others opinions may vary.

The entry period for this giveaway has ended. A winner will be chosen and sent an email, and will have five business days to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen. Please feel free to enter any of my other current giveaways!     
                                                               
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73 comments:

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I love the 2nd Billy Jacobs very nice I am putting the link of my favorite thing from Cobblers2008 site
http://cgi.ebay.com/GRANDMOTHERS-HOUSE-We-Go-Winter-Bridge-CANVAS-/380249488002?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Art_Prints&hash=item5888a2ba82

It is a nice print too
She really does have some nice things

Also thank you for following my blog
http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/
mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com

retweeted what you already tweeted
@lauraphilips

following you on twitter
@lauraphilips

following via email
http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/
mrsphilipswithonel@gmail.com

Follow via google! (Im from 3am Cloth Diapers Blog- Thanks for the Follow!) Great Giveaway BTW! This ones my fave http://cgi.ebay.com/Holstein-Canvas-Print-Billy-Jacobs-Cow-Farm-Barn-NEW-/360278716499?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e248f053
Im form Ohio and he is one of my faves too! ALLOT of the art Reminds me of home!
audrey.murray_26@yahoo.com

I sub to your newsletter!
audrey.murray_26@yahoo.com

Follow you on twitter!
@AudreyNicole26
audrey.murray_26@yahoo.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/SUMMER-AFTERNOON-Primitive-Farm-Country-Canvas-Print-/360278364901?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item53e24392e5

I love the above print as it reminds me of home.

hollywood.geek.chic@gmail.com

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hollywood.geek.chic@gmail.com

Hi there! Thank you for becoming my "12th" follower! :-) I'm a new follower to you as well. Your blog looks like fun and I can see why you like Billy Jacobs' art. I have never seen his work before but it is beautiful! I love art work like that, one of my favorites is Warren Kimble. Have a wonderful day! :-)

WOW - What a great giveaway! I'm a new follower and I visited his ebay store - and while I pretty much love everything, I think my favorite is the AMERICAN BARN Garden FLAG Star 1776! I would love to win this giveaway!!!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.

I follow you on twitter!

@MomUndecided

Sam
Momundecided@hotmail.com

I've tweeted about this giveaway!

@MomUndecided

Sam
Momundecided@hotmail.com

I'm a subscriber!!

@MomUndecided

Sam
Momundecided@hotmail.com
(Don't forget in August - I'm hosting a whole month of giveaways!!! Make sure and stop by!)

Oh my gosh, this is the best giveaway I've ever seen! I LOVE his work. I am following you.And I love the Old Crocks farm painting. Beautiful. Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-CROCKS-Primitive-Country-Canvas-Print-Pottery-NICE-/380248408339?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888924113

following you as @lanieree

Tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/LanieRee/status/18311161793

(laniereeblog@gmail.com)

And I subscribed to your newsletter!

laniereeblog@gmail.com

Hi! First of all - thanks so so so much for stopping by my blog... I came by & became a follower & I GOTTA TELL YOU... I LOVE this artwork!!! I am so excited to find this ebay store, I love 'country' style & I can't even pick my favorite. I think my favorite is "Grandma's House" http://cgi.ebay.com/Detailed-GRANDMAS-HOUSE-Canvas-Print-Primitive-Farm-/380248675112?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888965328

I'm following you on twitter & I tweeted about your giveaway! http://twitter.com/Daniii_Grl

I subscibed to your newsletter - I am bishop62604@yahoo.com

Good luck to everyone :)

I'm a GFC follower and although it was very hard to pick just one, I think this is my absolute favoritehttp://cgi.ebay.com/Detailed-FLAG-BARN-Canvas-Print-Primitive-Farm-America-/380248675113?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888965329#ht_1031wt_836
irshsmil9@yahoo.com

I'm a GFC Follower

FAITH FAMILY FRIENDS Wood Door Home Wall Decor Country

http://cgi.ebay.com/FAITH-FAMILY-FRIENDS-Wood-Door-Home-Wall-Decor-Country-/380248945419?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58889a730b

atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

I tweeted about this giveaway on twitter

http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/18363336358

atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

I follow you on twitter @atlmuzikfanzinc

atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

I was not familiar with this artist, but this work is fantastic.

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NOVEMBER SNOW Winter Canvas Print Country Primitive NEW

This is my favorite.

I follow via GFC.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Already following via gfc. I like this from the ebay shop: http://cgi.ebay.com/SPARE-SOCKS-Hang-em-Here-til-MATES-Show-Up-Laundry-/360279532584?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e2556428
angiewith3 at live dot com

PS thanks so so much for voting for my entry in the trampoline contest!

already following on twitter as @angiewith3

I'm a follower from Trailing Tuesday. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

I really think I like 'Old County Road' by Billy Jacobs from Cobblers2008 Ebay store and I am a follower! http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-COUNTY-ROAD-119-Canvas-Print-Barn-Farm-Billy-Jacobs-/360279531151?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item53e2555e8f
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

I follow you on Twitter! (@Xocaisgood)
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Tweeted thiS! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/18412016861
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

I subscribe to your newsletter!
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

I liked the Brick Homestead.

I am a new follower from Trailing Tuesdays.

www.momsplans.blogspot.com

I am now a blog follower!!! I really hope to win...this looks wonderful!!! From the shop, I also like the Amish Buggy Headin' home picture!!! :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Amish-Buggy-HEADIN-HOME-Canvas-Quilt-Barn-BILLY-JACOBS-/380249487924?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Art_Prints&hash=item5888a2ba34

:) Thank you so much for this chance!
thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

I am now following you on Twitter! KatyLMA


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

I'm following on google friend connect and I absolutely LOVE the prints on ebay but my favorite is http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-CROCKS-Primitive-Country-Canvas-Print-Pottery.
Thanks for the chance!!

Oh my gosh, his pictures are beautiful! I especially love the one here with the church: http://cgi.ebay.com/AMAZING-GRACE-Canvas-Print-Primitive-Detailed-Church-/360280709549?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item53e26759ad.

I'm a follower (thanks for following me!)

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/curlyq776/status/18540182355

Oh how gorgeous and what talent. Love your blog. It's my first time here. Thanks for stopping by mine. I am a GFC follower and like this one... cute:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LAUNDRY-Drop-Your-PANTS-Here-Clothes-Hanger-Country-NEW-/380249489372?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888a2bfdc

Tweet! http://twitter.com/curlyq776/status/18619413729

Following through GFC

We would love to have you link up any giveaways that you have going on at:

Lucas's Fabulous Friday Giveaway Gathering
http://lucasjourneyspd.blogspot.com/

The Retro Stirrer Martini Bar Sign rs-MARTINI-BAR-Pub-Drink-Restaurant-Sign-/380250853371?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5888b78ffb is my favorite.
smchester at gmail dot com

Twet! http://twitter.com/curlyq776/status/18864330358e

Guess I'm number 50. I became a follower pn Goggle.
judyk2310@yahoo.com

I liked the primitive shower curtain but I also liked some of the other primitive art items.
judyk2310@yahoo.com

Tweet! http://twitter.com/curlyq776/status/18936665109

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Just became a follower. Oh my gosh love the Theater Drive In Movie Hotdog Soda Pop Popcorn Tin Sign http://cgi.ebay.com/Theater-Drive-Movie-Hotdog-Soda-Pop-Popcorn-Tin-Sign-/360281584522?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e274b38a#ht_890wt_911


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Tweeted this! https://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/19434112070
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daily tweet

http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/19556098740

atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/19580649705
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/19739684011
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I'm a follower. I just love http://cgi.ebay.com/GRANDMOTHERS-HOUSE-We-Go-Winter-Bridge-CANVAS-/380253207681?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Art_Prints&hash=item5888db7c81

GFC Follower (amanda D.)

and

I like the WAITING FOR SPRING Bird Canvas

link to it: http://cgi.ebay.com/WAITING-SPRING-Bird-Canvas-Billy-Jacobs-Primitive-/360283576633?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item53e2931939

macd9900 at gmail dot com

Follower.
I like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/GRANDPAPS-BARN-Farmhouse-Country-Farm-Canvas-Print-/380254278615?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888ebd3d7

Follow on twitter@akds33
jsutton.colorado(at)gmail.com

Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/19837509356
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

I would love to win this prize.

Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/19963734676
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

Im a google connect follower as Lighthouse27. I picked this, it's so Quaint. http://cgi.ebay.com/NOVEMBER-SNOW-Winter-Canvas-Print-Country-Primitive-NEW-/380254278587?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Folk_Art&hash=item5888ebd3bb

Following you on Twitter (id- litehouse27)

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