I knew I loved Lori Portka before I even knew her. This big ol’ blogosphere is so wild that way, giving us access to people we could have spent our whole life not knowing – and what a shame that would be! This Web we weave each day has connected me, quite incredibly, to old friends and new ones, including the ever- lovely Lori. (If you don’t know her yet, you must check out her Happiness Through Art blog.) We finally got to meet in October at our awesome artist retreat and it was totally crazy to be sitting across from this girl – this sweet, melt-your-heart soul sister – instead of looking at her on a computer screen! To hear her voice! To taste her cooking! To watch her make her art! I was (and, clearly, still am) smitten.
Lori just added a bunch of new art to her etsy shop, including the fine art print above – called Your Friendship – that made my heart skip a beat when I saw it. I’d give it to her, but she made it. 🙂 And, so, I get to give it to one of YOU! But wait – there’s more! You won’t only win this print, but also an 8×10 print of your choice!!! Yes – TWO FINE ART PRINTS! You could keep one and give one as a gift…or keep them both for yourself…or give both as gifts. Oh, I’m so excited for you!

Okay, but first, there are details to iron out. To enter this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway, you must first leave a comment with your answer to the question below before Friday 12/3 at midnight CST. Be sure to include your email address or a link to your contact info so I can easily reach you if you win…

Think of one of your closest friends. 
What is it about her that you adore?

One winner will be chosen at random. Once you’ve answered the question above, feel free to boost your chances with the bonus opportunities below!

(leave an additional comment for each bonus opportunity)

do you follow @choosingbeauty on twitter? = 1 entry
do you “like” choosing beauty on facebook? = 1 entry
do you subscribe to the monthly choosing beauty newsletter? = 1 entry
did you link to this contest on twitter or facebook? = 1 entry each
do you follow this blog (see followers in side bar)? = 1 entry
did you do something kind for someone today? = good karma

**by the way: if you need originals, greeting cards or jewelry…
be sure to high-tail it over to lori’s shop 
this week because she’s offering free shipping through friday! yay!

CONGRATS to our mutual friend, 
Susie Lubell in California, for winning!
She was chosen randomly…
but there are no coincidences, right!?