Art With Heart

Hi, and happy May Day!

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To kick off this magnificent month, our friend Dee from Red Letter Words is going to give one lucky Lettered Cottage commenter a pre-made, gallery-wrapped canvas of their choice! I’ve always loved the one Nester used in her living room…


#sigh #dreamy #NesterI’llBeRightOverToTakeANapOnYourCouch


The winner of this week’s giveaway can choose any 12×12, 11×14 or 8×20 gallery wrap canvas. Here are some photos of those sizes so you can get any idea of what they look like…








There are lots and lots of colors and designs to choose from, and you can find them all listed by category here: Red Letter Words.

For a chance to win a canvas, just leave me a comment below about one of your favorite things about the month of May. (Email subscribers will need to click over to to leave a comment.) The giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, May 1st) ’til Friday (May 3rd) at 10:00pm CST. I’ll randomly select and announce a winner on Monday, May 6th.

Good luck and thanks for visiting today!

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  1. Amy says

    May means celebrating my husband’s birthday, getting to see my daughter in her performances, the end of school, and getting her back for the summer! It’s also the last gasp of reasonable weather before the 100+ days (and sometime nights) begin for the next four months.

  2. Julie Rookis says

    Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mothers’ Day, spring flowers, end of the year class party, last day of school and Memorial Day Picnic!!!! There are too many great things about May to choose one!

  3. Sarah L says

    Here in Rochester NY, we have a fabulous Lilac Festival every May! Look forward to the park smelling deliciously like lilacs all the time :)

  4. Rachel Carey says

    Ahh, the month of May. The month of promise. I love the little green beginnings of a plant peeking out of the garden. They promise me beauty. They promise me scent. They promise me time. I always take the time to enjoy what May has to offer.

  5. ashley m says

    Mothers Day. I love that May with all its sunshine and budding glory gives us the chance to celebrate mothers of all kinds. How fantastic that the month of May that births new weather and life outdoors takes the time to pay homage to the incredible women that give birth to new life with their bodies and hearts (biological & adoptive). Here’s to May and it’s incredible women.

  6. Lisa S. says

    Favorite thing about May? Warm sunshine and watching the grass turn green. The smell of spring!

  7. Michelle says

    I love the scent of the outdoors in May. Also, a much lower heating bill!

  8. Allie says

    May is my FAVORITE.. mothers day and my birthday all in one month. Let the celebrating begin. My hubby dreads this month, the pressure :), but I love it.

  9. Amy says

    This May I love that my son is graduating from High School & it’s usually great weather this month in NC!

  10. Denise says

    My favorite thing about May is that my peonies always bloom for my birthday on the 13th!

  11. Brenda BP says

    May brings with it the sweet smell of everything fresh and the blooming colors of flowers and grass. Such a wonderful reminder of how great our God is.

  12. Karyn says

    I <3 May because it means hubby and kiddos are almost done with school and our household can embrace the summertime pace.

  13. Trudy L says

    My favorite day in May is the 14th, my son’s birthday. It’s even sweeter when it happens on Mother’s Day.

  14. Corinne Hood says

    In Minnesota, the month of May usually brings the wildflowers—Marsh Marigolds (we called them cowslips)—violets, Lady Slippers, and Trilliums, to mention just a few. I loved picking these and bringing to my Mom, and when my Children were small I introduced them to the wildflowers. Now, my Grandchildren bring them to me!!

  15. Sarah Johnson says

    May means my husband is done with seminary and we can have fun as a family again!

  16. Cindy says

    What I love about May is being able to sit out on the back porch in the evening and not worry about mosquitoes, heat, or anything, really….Summer’s coming!