Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bringing Peace Into the Home

Bringing Peace Into the Home is a campaign started by Liz Lemon Swindle.  Liz is an international artist whose desire is to teach and inspire through art. The Editor behind this campaign is Gina Bagley. Gina writes, "Does putting our kids in time out really work?  I was giving this some thought one day and came up with the idea of "Time Out with a Twist". Instead of taking two arguing children to their rooms I decided to put them in front of a painting of Jesus that hangs in our home.  I then told them to look at the picture of Jesus and talk to each other about what it meant to them. I saw a difference with these two children.  I have since looked for art to put into my home that teaches and inspires.  Art is an incredible way to teach lessons to children and even ourselves.  Often when I need a break I will sit down and look at the painting of Jesus on my wall and spend a quiet moment or two learning a few things about myself."

Do you think by having art in your home that has purpose and meaning can make a difference?  Tell us what your thoughts are and if you have had any inspiring stories with art that you are willing to share.

Notice in the two pictures above. Simply by placing an inspirational piece of art with this already beautiful decor immediately brought about a new feeling, with more purpose.  Look for areas in your home where you can place beautiful art that will teach, inspire and add purpose.  A great resource is Foundation Arts.  Get on this site to see the wide variety of inspirational paintings and gift ideas that will truly inspire and bring peace and purpose into your home and to those who you care about.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Enter Today to Win 18"x20" Liz Lemon Swindle Print Be It Unto Me worth $129.95! 


Giveaway drawing is open from October 19, 2010 to 
November 13, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.

Enter today by going to: Leave a comment under CONTEST on this post, and tell us --why you want to win this painting. (1 entry)
-Subscribe to our newsletter- email with subscribe in subject line (if you’re not already receiving our emails). (1 entry)

Giveaway Rules:
You can only enter under one name

For each item completed below, receive more entries to win. All entries will be drawn on November 15th, and notified that day. 

-Become a Facebook Fan of Liz Lemon Swindle, Bringing Peace Into the Home, and Repartee Gallery (1 entry per site)
-Facebook the contest with linkback in your comment. (1 entry)
-Add yourself as a Follower on the following blogs:,, (1 entry per site)

How about 15 extra entries!?
-Blog about the contest WITH a picture of Liz Lemon Swindle’s painting, Be It Unto Me in your post and link back to this post, so people will know where to enter. In your blog, post the following link to