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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:
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. I looooove this print. I saw it when you posted it on instagram and died immediately. :) SO fun!! I want to hang some of my own food photos on my kitchen walls – but I will have to wait until I have some $$$ to afford that! ;)

  2. Right now I have a TINY kitchen, so the only thing hanging on the walls is a small canvas of wine corks. In my dream kitched, however, I would LOVE to have artwork hanging of beautiful pictures/paintings of food. Lemons, limes, oranges etc. Pops of color. Just like this painting! I love it!

  3. My favorite thing on the wall on my kitchen is a photo of a friend and his daughter in their kitchen. Their backs are to the camera…he’s cooking and she’s sitting on the counter with her legs crossed in her footsie pjs. It’s an adorable father-daughter moment. :)

  4. Fan on FB! :) Natalie W.

  5. Fan on Sarah’s FB too – Natalie W. :)

  6. my twitter is akonk. i tweeted you!

  7. I still live with my parents but there is a large tea cup display that were my great grandmother’s. Sometimes I think I would have them in my own kitchen too, but maybe not. I have a wonderful collection of art prints I could use when the time comes!

  8. I want to put up a chalkboard weekly menu on the wall!

  9. I like that chalkboard idea that Mrs. Meredith mentioned. I also want to put up pictures of loved ones.

  10. An old fruit crate label but it’s too small for the space :(

  11. I love this print! It would go beautifully on the walls of my kitchen to replace some boring posters I got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago…

  12. I am a fan on facebook. Heather L. E.

  13. I also “liked” Sarah on Facebook. Heather L. E.

  14. So far, we have just a clock on our kitchen walls as there is not a whole lot of wall space! my dream kitchen would have some of my food photos on canvases :)

  15. I have a painting of tea cups that I did myself and a big canvas filled with pictures of the great grandkids!

  16. Looks great! And I liked you on Facebook!

  17. I have beautiful kitchen art by local artists! In the process of having some custom cupcake art for our kitchen too! What a beautiful painting =)

  18. Love the cupcake! My fav wall decor is a wooden cake rack handmade by my Uncle Donny (love him!)…specially made large enough to accomidate my largest cake pan…which I use as a base on my wedding cakes!

  19. The walls of my kitchen have silver magnetic boards that are filled with family photos that we change out often. This cupcake painting is amazing, and would be a great addition to my walls!

  20. Already a fan of yours on FB (Jennifer B.F.)

  21. a black and white sketch of strawberries done by my little brother

  22. I just “liked” Sarah on FB (Jennifer B.F.)

  23. I currently have a set of vintage carnival photos on my kitchen walls! But my dream kitchen would hopefully have a chalkboard to keep my family organized and together, and lots of (protected) prints of things in pastels. :]

  24. I would love to have more food art in my kitchen. I love Sarah’s work and this piece would look perfect in there!

  25. I follow Love & Olive Oil on Facebook!

  26. I couldn’t find Sarah E. Wain on Facebook! I searched but her name didn’t come up!

  27. It’s beautiful!! I love it!

    In my real kitchen i’ve a lemon pictures, tomatoes, orange and one artichoke. They are fun because they are doctored pictures. Orange has the face of evil, innocent artichoke, tomato and lemon rogue rogue.


  28. Right now I have nothing on my kitchen walls! I just repainted and took down an entire wall of kids art. I have been looking for some food related artwork and this would be perfect!

  29. Currently my kitchen walls are very lackluster since I just moved into a new apartment. However, I do have a clock and a calendar on the walls, along with a photo of a Chicago Dog from a recent visit. I am definitely in the need of something new and exciting to spice up the kitchen!

  30. On my Kitchen walls are several framed photos of Antique items along with old baskets but my favorite photo is of a large Watermelon slice complete with with a fly on it :)
    I could really use a dessert photo!
    Hope I win!!!

  31. My boyfriend and I made prints with fruits and veggies on white canvas that hang on one wall of my kitchen.

  32. I like your facebook page, too! -Avery K.

  33. I also like Sarah E. Wain!! -Avery K.

  34. My kitchen is poorly designed and does not have much wall space except above the cabinets. I would love to hang up some food pictures.

  35. I just tweeted about the giveaway! @kokocooks

  36. All I have hanging in my kitchen is my pizza peel; would be nice to add some color…PLEASE!

  37. This is sooo cool! I have different plates hung around the upper reaches of my kitchen – giving it some color. Also my mom made a wall hanging of different fruit and veges. She donated it to be auctioned off – and I was her highest bidder – so I got to take it home! neat huh?

  38. I think I’d get on of the paintings on Sarah Wain’s website and make that the jumping off point for the whole room. Then add a clock.

  39. Love that!! Right now I have one small little picture of a cupcake in our kitchen :) I need more!! :)

  40. Fan of loveandoliveoil on FB!!

    Christina W

  41. “Liked” Sarah on FB

    Christina W

  42. I just got a pot rack and it’s the best $50 I’ve ever spent. Looks so awesome and frees up an entire bottom cabinet of space.

  43. We don’t have anything on our kitchen walls at the moment. My dream kitchen…exactly this picture. I would love to have lots of delicious looking pictures and paintings hanging on the walls. It’d make a kitchen just so beautiful.

  44. Our kitchen is small but mostly open. But on the one open wall I have a small octopus painting my husband found and bought for me. He knows I love octopi so it’s such a cute addition to our kitchen area.

  45. My kitchen is currently decorated in CUPCAKES!! I do have one wall in my dining room that is BEGGING for this print!

  46. I am already one of your FB fans! Jennifer R ;-)

  47. Liked Sarah on FB, too! Love her work! Jennifer R

  48. I’d love to put prints of fresh produce of the walls of my kitchen, or photographs from the farmer’s market that I like to dream I’ll take someday. I don’t have a kitchen of my own yet, but will soon, and I’m so looking forward to making it my own space!

  49. Liked Sarah on FB! Nadia E.

  50. Already have been a fan of yours on FB! Nadia E!

  51. I have lots of pictures of Roosters in my kitchen. Love the pictures, scared of the animals in real life.

  52. I liked Love & Olive Oil on facebook Robbie C.

  53. I liked Sarah E. Wain on facebook. Roobie C.

  54. Oops Robbie C. liked Sarah E. wain on facebook not Roobie. Sorry

  55. I have nothing on my kitchen walls, not a thing! They are so boring and in much need of some spiffing up. If I could have anything, if would be a wall of cookbooks, and a wall of pegs to hold all my fabulous aprons.

  56. My dream kitchen would definitely have a pic of a sweet confection, very similar to this cupcake. This print looks GORGEOUS!!!!

  57. Have tweeted the giveaway via @AChicaBakes

  58. i “Like” Love and Olive Oil on FB

  59. And I “Like” Sarah Wain on FB too :)

  60. I would love to someday have black and white picture of Italy with very subtle pops of color – just enough to catch your eye

  61. My kitchen has very little wall space but I do have two special things on my wall: 1) the hanging pot rack over the window that my children gave to me years ago and 2) a framed poster of the food grown or caught in Monterey County. They both mean home to me.

  62. I have an empty canvas on my kitchen wall, waiting to be painted… One day, I say to myself, one day I will feel inspired.

  63. I actually have an 8×10 photo of a cupcake I took a few years back!! And a retro PEZ poster my sister gave me. That painting is gorgeous!

  64. I have some hand painted plates I got while visiting Florence, Italy hanging above my sink. I could definitely find some room for a sweets print!

  65. I don’t have anything hanging up unfortunately , but in my dream kitchen, i would have one of sarah wain’s paintings. I love art, because it’s beautiful in it’s own way. I really love cupcakes too, so that makes it even more amazing, Thanks:D

  66. i “Like” Love and Olive Oil on FB

  67. And I “Like” Sarah Wain on FB too:D

  68. Have tweeted the giveaway via @MariaCorral23

  69. I would love amazing pictures of food on my walls in my dream kitchen. I’ve often considered buying Smitten Kitchen’s images to hang on my walls. I think Sarah Wain’s painting could be a wonderful start to my collection.

  70. Currently on my kitchen wall we have a cute penguin picture from IKEA. Once I get a frame for it, we’ll be replacing it with an awesome Ohio Wine poster we got at a wine and food festival here in Columbus, Ohio. =)

  71. 1. I’m a littler “new” twitter stupid and couldn’t figure out the link stuff. My handle is @EvyBoBevy, however, and you should be able to see it from there. =)

  72. 2. I’m a fan of your facebook page. My name on there is Evy Nicole. =D

  73. 3. Just became a fan of Sarah E. Wain over on facebook. Again, my name is Evy Nicole there.

  74. Absolutely adore your shelf with pots hanging, and of course the cupcake masterpiece! Great work.

  75. love this picture. I have pots and pans hanging on my wall. If I ever get my dream kitchen it’ll have old or old looking Italian tiles with bright bold deep colors….so pretty in my mind

  76. My kitchen has nothing on the walls right now– this would be such a fun addition!

  77. I have NOTHING on my walls (apartment), but in my dream house, there will be tons of white boards, chalkboards, peg boards for keeping notes and reminders, and lots of cute, happy art!

  78. Our kitchen is anything but glamorous–it’s old, small, and there are lots of cracks in the walls! But in my dream kitchen I would have framed pictures all over the place and shelves with tea cups.
    (By the way I’m also your Facebook fan!)

  79. I love her work! I have a fun clock on the wall of my little apartment kitchen… it’s neon green!

  80. Love this painting! Currently we have a few framed food photos in our kitchen, but we’re getting ready to replace them with a big framed chalkboard and an Etsy print. This cupcake would be a perfect addition!

  81. I like my walls rather simple, but I’ve been wanting some sort of “EAT” sign hung up for a while now!

  82. When I have a kitchen of my own I would love to be able to hang up my beautiful colletion of aprons on the walls!

  83. Art as art- love it! We have french market baskets, egg plates and a rustic wood mirror on our kitchen walls.

  84. Pretty!

    My dream kitchen would have a thick coat of orange paint. My current kitchen is quite teeny, and there is very little wall space.

  85. I have a large pizza peel on my wall, we would like more artwork but we just bought our first home :-)

  86. I have vintage martini pictures in my kitchen and dining room. I think i would like to frame really old recipes and put them up as well.

  87. A large pictures of my kids making cookies!

  88. I have a hand painted picture of chocolate dipped caramels on my kitchen wall. Love food paintings!

  89. I have a plaque that says “I Kiss Better Thank I Cook”, but I would love for my walls to be covered in Nancy Thomas art!

  90. I Like you on Faceboook!!

  91. I would hang Le Creuset pots and pans on my wall along with some photos that I have taken in New Orleans.

  92. I liked you on facebook.

  93. I liked Sarah Wain on Facebook.

  94. I liked you on Facebook. Kim G

  95. I have a poster of cheeses of the world, a Dark Knight poster, and a Hawaiian flag surfboard hanging in my kitchen. Oh, and all the beers my housies have tried are lining our walls!

  96. I have on one wall a newly started collection of crosses…

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