A Raffle- A Chance To Own A (Re)Creation by Carrie

 For the most part life is good, I feel healed, I am positive about the future (or at least try to be) I enjoy my day to day life so much more than I have in years but there is one nagging problem that eats away at me. Money or the lack there of. I think my healing was delayed because of my financial situation, I doubt it was a coincidence that I did so much more healing once I moved into this cabin and out of that hell hole. I am facing having to go into another hell hole, I don’t even know where I will go with a big dog. I try to not think about it but that is rather unrealistic seeing as the place is for sale. Someone would have to practically buy the cabin for me and even if that miracle happened I still would not make enough money to survive. My unemployment insurance benefits end in a month and then I will apply for long-term disability, which is just not going to pay enough to live anywhere. I am not really making it on EI and disability will be considerably less.

I hate to ask for donations, people have been wonderfully generous when I have asked but I hate to keep asking because I feel like a charity case. 

The blog is taking up a huge amount of time now, I spend the better part of my day writing posts and replying to emails, I am not complaining but I am facing the choice between blogging and eating. I have to find a way of making the blog pay for itself or I just can not keep it up. I have to be realistic, I am not helping anyone if I end up on the streets. My doctor may say I shouldn’t work but he isn’t offering to pay my bills either, and living on the streets isn’t going to help my heart any, so I have no choice but to find some sort of work unless I can make this pay something on a fairly regular basis.

So I have come up with an idea and we will see how it goes. I am quite excited about it and think it could be fun. 

I am going to raffle off my artwork. I am posting two items I have painted and will sell raffle tickets for $5/each or 5 for $20. I will draw a name when I have sold 100 tickets so you have a one in hundred of winning. Not bad odds and they get better the more tickets you buy.

This is how it will work:

I will post two items

If you want to buy raffle tickets you can do so through the Donation link and use Pay Pal,

you can also do an email transfer or you can mail a cheque or money order in Canadian or US funds  to

Carrie Reimer
47-8400 Shook Rd

Mission, BC V2V 7L2

when you buy your raffle tickets make sure you make your choice of which item you want #1 or #2.

When I receive your money I will send you a confirmation number and confirm your choice and how many tickets you purchased and you can email me back with the address I need to ship the item to should you win the raffle.

Because of privacy issues I will make a separate post for people participating in the raffle that will require a password to get in, if you do not want your name to appear let me know. Only people participating in the draw will have access to the private post. That way you can see how many tickets have been sold and how close we are to the magic number of 100. I will post the winner on the private post and also notify the winner by email so make sure you include your email address either in the message on Pay Pal or in a note with the cheque. 

I will ship the item to the winner free of charge any where in the world.

I thought we would give this a try, if it is successful I will keep holding them with different items every time, hopefully once a month.

This is your chance to own an original (Re) Creations by Carrie piece of art for a fraction of the price they sell for in the store. The two items I am posting today would be valued at around $100 each in the store. Remember I hand paint, date and sign each one and each one is unique and one of a kind. Spread the word! the more people who buy the sooner I draw a name!!

Ok here are the items

 #1 Floral Bucket – it can be used for potted plants on your deck this summer, I store my candles in one, towels in the bathroom, by the door for mitts and hats, magazines and newspapers. 

Tin bucket 14 " around and 9" high
Tin bucket 14 ” around and 9″ high
bucket from a different side
bucket from a different side

#2 Wooden Leaf this is more of a display item. It is clear coated about 4 times so it can be cleaned with a damp cloth but not immersed in water. 

Wooden Leaf dimensions are 21″ long and approx 11″ across and approx 7″ tall









Please give me feedback on any way I can improve this idea or if it is a crappy idea because I have never done anything like this before. IF I don’t sell enough tickets in one month’s time I will refund everyone’s money.



26 thoughts on “A Raffle- A Chance To Own A (Re)Creation by Carrie

  1. wow! what a great idea!
    and what fabulous work! I love it, i really do esp. the planter/ bucket, it reminds me of the type of thing you see on english canal boats. I hope this works out for you, can you post to england? im not sure how much that would cost?
    Id love to have it, im gonna get me a ticket 🙂


    1. ps being a bit dumb, how exactly do i pay you via paypal? i dont mind you knowing my name address etc but id rather stay anon on here. Can you give me a step by step instruction sheet please 🙂


      1. Magpie, I have put a donation button on the right side of the blog. Hit the donate button and it will take you right to the PayPal site. Fill in your information and that is it. Very simple and straight forward instructions at that end.
        Thank you!


        1. Cheers 🙂
          Art is such a personal thing, i get why its hard for you, its a piece of your soul that youre putting on show. trust me though your soul is beautiful, just like your art!


  2. Your artwork is beautiful Carrie, such talent! I wish society valued it more, I hope you reach your goal. I will see what I can do right now living on ‘faith’ myself. All the best to you!


    1. Betty, thank you so much, like I said to Magpie, I am not very confident in my talent. Even though I have sold more pieces than I can count I am always surprised when I sell something or someone compliments my work.
      I just started painting about 12 years ago, up until that time I always wished I could paint. For years it was my escape, I would paint day and night. I would paint until I literally fell asleep with the paint brush in my hand. LOL I fell asleep a few times with a pot of paint on my knee and woke up with paint every where. I had closed my eyes “just for a minute to rest them” and woke up hours later.


        1. Betty, I am suggesting Carrie get on Etsy too. They only charge you 3% of your sale, and 20 cent listing fee. Of course, if the customer pays with a credit card or PayPal there is an approximate 3% fee as well. But, I have an Etsy shop, and it is literally saving my life. Carrie, you are very talented. I look at other peoples’ art all day, every day. I am telling you honestly, you have great talent!!! Dia314


  3. Magpie, it is really quite straight forward. I put a link to Paypal in the post. I had a heck of a time everything got all screwed up as far as positioning of the pictures and the Donate button.
    On my editing screen it is all laid out properly but when I come in here it is all mixed up. It’s just visual though, the link works.
    The link is beside the picture of the leaf bowl thingy.
    Clink on the link and it will take you to PayPal. from there it is really straight forward. Just fill in the information. They give you a section that says “purpose” where you can put your choice of item #1 or #2.
    If you have any problem let me know.
    Thanks so much!! I appreciate your enthusiasm. I hate putting my art work out there. Not really confident in my talent. I have been selling it for years in a high end shop in a nearby tourist town and I dread going every time. She has never not bought everything I bring her but I always worry she won’t like it.

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  4. Dear Carrie, I made a $20 donation, and have a PayPal receipt. Did you receive the funds? I have used a different email address for PayPal than the one I post from on here. I hope I did it correctly because as much as I would love to own one, I want to make sure you got the funds. This is a cool idea. Keep it up. I’ll keep buying tickets. Dia314


  5. As for an Etsy store I did open one before Christmas and never got product into it. I don’t have much painted. I was doing Christmas ornaments and selling them as fast as I could paint them before Christmas and I haven’t done much painting since. I have to get back into painting and get some stock, then I will open my Etsy store. Thanks for the vote of confidence! So you do well on Etsy? The problem I usually have is I will get some stock together and then I am broke and sell it to the store in a local tourist town for 1/2 price just to get money. The woman who buys my stuff more than doubles the price on everything. I understand she has overhead and has to carry the stock for a while and she always pays me cash and doesn’t insist on consignment which is nice. I could have stuff on Etsy and in her store on consignment and if something sells on Etsy just go to her store and retrieve it, then I would have two outlets.
    Gotta get painting!!


    1. Kim, I love to try new things I will try some Zen art and see how it turns out. Who knows maybe we could do a trade of sorts, I could try one of your products. I have a feeling we are both going to be around for a long time. 😉 thanks for the vote of support.


  6. Those are pretty cool! As soon as I go babysitting on Tuesday I’ll be right back here and make a donation 😀


    1. Peter, no worries, I appreciate the encouragement you have always given freely it has meant the world to me and days where just knowing someone was out there caring got me through, there can be no price put on that. 🙂


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