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Truly Sweet Art by Sarah Wain (and a GIVEAWAY!)

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Our kitchen has a new addition. Hung perfectly on the wall right over the completely useless phone jack. It’s not just pretty, it’s utilitarian. And I love it to death.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

You’ve seen this cupcake before, you say? Why yes! They’re the adorably delicious cherry-filled almond cupcakes from two years ago, interpreted in painting form by Indiana artist Sarah Wain.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

Sarah contacted me a few months ago asking to use some of my dessert photos in her paintings. And if you’ve seen her paintings, it is obvious Sarah has a sweet tooth just like I do. She is one talented lady, able to capture the texture of cake and buttercream with paint on canvas. I was honored that she wanted to use my images and even more thrilled when she offered to send me a print of the final product.

Cupcake Painting by Sarah Wain

The original painting is large and gorgeous, a whopping 24×36″. If I had a bigger wall in my kitchen I just might have to buy it. But for now, the print will have to do.

And lucky for you guys, Sarah has so kindly offered up an additional print (canvas gallery wrap OR flat print – your choice!) to one lucky Love & Olive Oil reader!

****Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks for entering!****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is on the walls of YOUR kitchen or what would you put on the walls of your DREAM kitchen?

Entries open through 8/11/11 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winners the morning of Friday, August 12th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Sarah.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
I just entered to win a cupcake art print from Sarah Wain and @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/n10YYN.
Leave a comment here with a link to the tweet and/or your twitter handle.
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!). Leave a comment here with your first name and last initial so I can stalk verify you.
3. Like Sarah E. Wain on Facebook. Again, leave a comment with your first name and last initial so I can verify your entry.

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 72 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. What a great way to spice up the kitchen! Love that picture. We don’t have much art work in our kitchen-just a flatscreen, a big clock and a chalkboard!

  2. I’ll be hanging my garlic picture on the wall of my new kitchen in just 3 short weeks! :-) I think a cup cake would be an amazing addition!

  3. an old rotary dial phone and kit-kat clock

  4. and… my twitter is @anm8rchick

  5. The print is gorgeous! Hope I win! In our kitchen, we have several paintings of pears and one of a jar of mustard. Clearly, our kitchen artwork is lacking in the area of desserts and I need to remedy this. :~)

  6. Our first dream kitchen is coming alive as I type, as our new home is constructed. Currently we’re living in a furnished apartment. All we have on the wall is a calendar. Some day we’ll hang the pizza peel, a few other wooden boards, and some carefully selected pieces of artwork. One of these would make a nice addition!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  7. i would probably want more space, or magnet strips for my knives and stuff, with some shelving for some herbs or jarred items

  8. already fan-ned you on facebook! last initial Q

  9. My kitchen walls are covered in raku fish.

  10. I just bid on a wine painting with the words Merlot written across three canvases! Can’t wait to hang it up! Ideally I’d love to have a wall of food photography I’ve taken…

  11. Already like you on FB! (Nelly R)

  12. Just liked Sarah on FB as well! (Nelly R)

  13. I already like you on facebook!

  14. i LOVE Sarah’s painting of your cupcake! she’s insanely talented, and i just love all her paintings of sweets and confections. i would plaster my whole kitchen-hell, my whole house with her artwork!

    we have some cupcake plates and a few dessert-themed art prints hanging on our lime green kitchen walls, but you can never have too much dessert-themed art, right?

  15. Right now I have a huge black and white print of a model in Rome, spooning up a bowl of pasta into the air, while looking sultrily at the camera. Mid 80’s – Vogue.

    It’s my favorite.

  16. i’m already a fan of yours on facebook! jaclyn f.

  17. and i tweeted! @foodpluswords

  18. oh, and i’m a fan of Sarah on facebook, too :) jaclyn f.

  19. oh man, that’s awesome!

    Our walls are still bare, sadly. We moved into this house in December, finally took the fruit (not kidding) wallpaper out of the kitchen and painted, but we’ve yet to find the art work we want. We really want food and drink pictures and prints, so this would be perfect!

  20. already like ya on FB! Brandi E.

  21. liked Sarah’s page, too! Brandi E. Her stuff is amazing.

  22. I have some art by my husbands grandmother, I would love a funky painting of some chili peppers!! Or maybe a really great layer cake, I love making layer cakes!

  23. Right now, all that’s on the wall is a Star Trek calendar and a signed picture of Lidia Bastianich

  24. I love that! What a great idea.

    My dream kitchen would have lots of food related art on the walls. I suck at picking that stuff out though so I’d have to pay someone to do it for me.

  25. I already like Love & Olive Oil! (Amanda Livesay)

  26. I don’t have anything on my kitchen walls! We’re moving to KY, just north of Nashville (I’ll need to bend your ear about good eats later) at the end of the month. I have a very large kitchen where we’re going and I’d love a canvas gallery wrap to adorn my kitchen walls. The FB page looks incredibly edible. BTW, your kitchen looks dreamy and spotless. Love the color!

  27. Just like sarahewain.com! (Amanda Livesay)

  28. love the painting/print, and your blog as well. My ideal kitchen would have this lovely cupcake I just won :)

  29. I have nothing on the walls in my kitchen. Nada. Zilch. It’s sad. I should work on that.

  30. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Nashville in October at the food blogging forum! I’m already a fan on facebook (and in real life). :)

  31. follow me on twitter! @carlyklock

  32. This is actually perfect for my also very small kitchen wall space! I love food, but especially cupcakes. Who doesn’t love cupcakes?

    I currently have a chalkboard above my sink (no window, boo), and two comic book-esque postcards framed. I love cute postcards framed in cheap frames!

  33. I love your website and find it very inspiring.
    Currently my kitchen does not have any pictures or decorations up but I would like to have food art like the cupcake piece in my kitchen, It’s absolutely beautiful!

    I used to own a cupcake business but was not able to keep up with the demands. Feel free to check it out on the link provided above.

    Best wishes to everyone entering the contest.

    Shanaz C.

  34. hopefully one of these prints – but right now just a flower print and spice racks. My dream kitchen would have a wall of windows!

  35. I have grand plans for the kitchen in the apartment into which we’ll be moving in a few weeks…a whiteboard for writing down recipes and prints of photos from my blog!

  36. I have some paintings in my kitchen that I have done – a pear and another one with a bowl of eggs. I would love this amazing cupcake print to accompany them! :)

  37. The walls of my kitchen at the moment are littered with those copper jello molds that my grandmother collected for many years. Of course, my dream kitchen would be something that I would make it. I love Autumn and have a few things for my future kitchen I can’t wait to decorate with!

  38. I currently have vintage inspired tin wall decor in my kitchen, but I’m ready for a change so what I would LOVE is of course, one of these amazing paintings!!

  39. and I like Love and Olive Oil on FB!! (Bridget S)

  40. oh! oh! and Sarah too! (Bridget S)

  41. Wow, Sarah is really talented! That’s an amazing painting, looks so real! It would go beautifully in my red kitchen! Right now I have a piece of iron work from Pier One on my kitchen wall.

  42. Gorgeous! That is great! I love her cherry painting. Id love to do my kitchen with reds.

  43. I currently have wine featured art work on my kitchen walls but we are reminding and I’m going to brighten it up! This would be perfect!!!

  44. I just moved into my first apartment and I’m looking for a chalkboard with a pretty frame to hang on the wall so my roommate and I can write messages to each other!

  45. Already loved your page, just liked Sarah’s and my name is Sherron W. My walls are vacant at the moment we just moved in. I have ordered a huge artichoke picture that I took a few months back. I love the cupcake picture!

  46. I like love and olive oil on Facebook

  47. I would love to decorate my dream kitchen with Sarah Wain artwork!!

  48. I’m a fan on facebook of Love and Olive Oil :-)

  49. I’m a fan of Sarah Wain on Facebook as well!

  50. What a darling piece of artwork. To be honest even though the husband and I moved into our home 2 years ago, I still have not properly decorated our kitchen. Sad :(I have a whole empty wall that I would love to decal.

    xoxo
    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

  51. Nothing is on the walls of my kitchen as its new and our first apartment. I would put this up without hesitation. Its BEAUTIFUL!

  52. I like Love and Olive Oil on Facebook :)

  53. I like Sarah E Wain on Facebook too!

  54. There is not much room on our kitchen walls at the moment, but the one piece of art I do have is a beautiful handmade and hand painted pie plate of Chesapeake Blue Crabs to celebrate my time in Maryland.

  55. Currently, our kitchen is decorated with the hubby’s B&W photography. In an ideal dream kitchen, it would be more of a B&W modern design, with pops of color from Vargus-esque cheesecake prints…

  56. TOO CUTE!
    I tweeted! @AlmostVeganChef

  57. What’s on my walls? NOTHING but a bulletin board. BORING! I need help. I love the cupcake art. Time to add some color. My dream kitchen would be a retro diner theme.

  58. I “like” you on FB – Amber Shea F.

  59. I also now like Sarah on FB! Amber Shea F.

  60. My dream kitchen would probably be all black and white in decor but with splashes of color throughout the wall art. This one would fit it in perfectly! :)

  61. I would like a copy of your cupcake print! Actually any print of your desserts would look good in my kitchen. Though I think I would have to redo my kitchen once I got a good picture in it.

  62. On my kitchen walls – very little … I’m slow to decorate because it’s so hard finding stuff I love but I have a few kitchen related farm box type items w/pictures w/in of fruits and such.

  63. Already like you on fb! (Rachel C.)

  64. I like Sarah on fb as well (Rachel C.)

  65. In my dream kitchen, I think I’d like there to be one really BIG window (like, ceiling to floor BIG) to really light up the kitchen :)

  66. In my dream kitchen, I would have a totally organized and matching room. Mine is plain and blue now with super old cabinets and crappy tile counters and floors…

  67. I already follow you on Twitter! ILoveSTCupcakes

  68. I am a fan on Facebook and I love you!!! Michelle H

  69. I have liked Sarah Ewain on Facebook. May have to look into some of her prints to decorate my new dessert shop! Michelle H

  70. Right now I don’t have anything on the walls in my kitchen, as my kitchen is to small to put anything up. :(

  71. I am already following you on facebook! and i LOVE your recipes!!!

  72. Photographs of my family; and a painting by local artist Dennas Davis.

  73. I have liked Sarah on facebook. Fingers crossed I win! :)

  74. I liked you on Facebook, and left a comment there. I am Susan W.

  75. I left a comment on Sarah ‘s page, and liked her on Facebook. I am Susan W.

  76. That print is gorgeous. I just moved to a new place, and my walls are completely bare! A print like this is just what the kitchen needs!

  77. I have a painting, but it was just a temporary fix-a cupcake would be the perfect thing!

  78. My walls showcase the most godawful wallpaper I’ve ever laid eyes upon. When we remodel our kitchen, I hope to have walls pace for real art, like that Sarah Wain cupcake!

  79. My kitchen walls have nothing on it…a nice cupcake painting would be a nice addition!

  80. Seeing as I have quite possibly the worst kitchen in all of Manhattan, I don’t feel right entering any contest that could potentially result in any attempts to “beautify” it, but I will say that she is a very gifted artist: That’s a photographic-quality painting!

  81. Nothing at the moment except a Bible verse my grandpa gave me as a wedding gift. Pictures of food would be amazing in my dream kitchen!

  82. My fiancee and I just moved into our new condo/loft 2 weekends ago. The only thing we have is a small metal poster thing that says,”And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make -The Beatles”. Hopefully I’ll get a second something for the kitchen! If you know what I mean :)

  83. I also ‘like’d your page on Facebook! Linda H.

  84. I’ve seen Sarah Wain’s paintings before – they’re great. I actually have her bookmarked for my future kitchen/dining room. =)

    I would love to have a spice rack on the wall near my stove. I do so much cooking and baking and it gets annoying to dig into the cabinets

  85. Also, follow/retweet (@booksncooks2)

  86. I also liked sarahewain.com on Facebook :)

  87. I have a pot rack and that is about it. I have had plans for various things on the walls in our kitchen but I’ve never actually done anything!

  88. Love this new addition to your kitchen – what a remarkable resemblance to the real thing. You have such a cute kitchen – love it!

  89. I can’t beleive that I was not a FB fan, but now I am – YEAH!!!!

  90. I also became a fan of sarahewain.com on FB! She has great stuff!!

  91. Currently there isn’t anything on my kitchen walls except my magnet strip for my knives. I want to put up a ton of cute food pictures!

  92. Isn’t this just wonderful! I love her work. And, that piece looks fabulous in your kitchen. Now, I have a large 36 X 48 canvas of a big red watermelon hanging by our breakfast table. We were in Costa Rica and saw this piece, had them unframe it, roll it up, and we brought it straight back with us because we knew it would be lovely. Now, all I need is a cupcake! Great giveaway!

  93. there is not much in my kitchen walls. I would have lots of shelves and windows in my dream kitchen.

  94. paintings and photos!

  95. I don’t currently have any art on the walls in my kitchen because there aren’t any open walls–only cupboards, windows, and appliances. But my dream kitchen would have at least one of Sarah’s originals. They are beautiful!

  96. I’ve tweeted the give away. My handle is @shopcookmake

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