Lisa Mann Dirkes Giveaway

May, 01, 2015
Dare to Fail - Lisa Mann Dirkes Print

Happy Friday everyone! I seriously can’t believe that today is my 50th week of Friday’s Fab Freebie. I can still remember the first one I made over a year ago and am proud and impressed with myself for keeping up with them. With that being said, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be cutting back a bit. I’m not sure how much, maybe just to every other week, maybe less. I’m just going to see how things go! You’ll still be getting your freebies, just not every week 😉 I don’t want to feel pressured to create something every Friday if I’m not always feeling inspired. I want these printables to be a true reflection of me and I think by backing away from a set schedule I’ll be able to get more creative.

Now I told you I had something special planned for week 50, and I’m so excited to tell you about it. I’ve teamed up with one of my good friends, Sarah, to give you the chance to win this beautiful print.


The special thing about it is that it was created by her fiancé’s mom. Unfortunately she passed away after a long battle with breast cancer, but she left an incredible legacy of artwork that she prepared in her final months to be shared with the world through her website. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but like me, she had a passion for repurposing old furniture. I’m in love with all her work, and am sure her furniture was just as beautiful.

Lisa Mann Dirkes was an artist from Irvine, California who who began her career as a freelance illustrator with works featured in Vogue magazine and in Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Couture stores. There is something about the combination of Lisa’s whimsical artwork her choice of inspirational words that draw you in and leave you feeling understood and inspired. Aside from her artwork and illustrations, Lisa’s favorite craft was painting and refurbishing furniture to be equally as magical as her paintings. With her signature touch of gold leaf and faux tortoise shell, I know she would have been a loyal Brepurposed follower!  Lisa’s children are carrying on her legacy by selling reproductions of her watercolors and donating a portion of all sales in her name to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are happy to share one of our favorite pieces of Lisa’s artwork with Bre’s followers who strive to bring color and creativity into their everyday lives and dare to fail. 
Be great, be grateful,
The Dirkes Family 


Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And of course be sure to check out all the other artwork on her site; It would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!



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    Joy in VA

    May 2, 2015

    Such a beautiful print. The story behind the print made me want to just hug all those who make my life better every day.

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    May 1, 2015

    A beautiful story about a talented woman whose soul can be seen through her art!! Love the elephant print and all the others too.❤️❤️

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    Tara @ Anything & Everything

    May 1, 2015

    Love all these prints! They are all so unique and creative! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win one of the prints! Hope you have a great weekend!

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      May 4, 2015

      Aren’t they all so amazing?! Good luck, Tara!

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    May 1, 2015

    I like Plant Love.

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    May 1, 2015

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite! They’re all so unique and beautiful but I really, really love Explore.

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    May 1, 2015

    My favorite is “ancora imparo” – I just love all the books! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    May 1, 2015

    I absolutely love the elephant on the tightwire. It matches my motif and feeling of my newer etsy shop! I give away small elephant cut outs to say thank you to my customers. That print would br perfect in my office/craftroom… Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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    May 1, 2015

    They’re all SO lovely, but I especially love the “plant love” one!

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    Veronica Blaylock

    May 1, 2015

    LOVE the print. So sweet!

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    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    May 1, 2015

    Honestly this one is my favorite! But the “carping the diem” one is adorable too!

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    May 1, 2015

    Her art is just beautiful. My favorite is the one with the flying turtle who reminds you to dare mighty things.

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    Ariean @OneKriegerChick

    May 1, 2015

    They are all so whimsical and fun! Love the Elizabeth Street bathroom print…It would look darling in my bathroom! 😉 Thanks for sharing this!

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    May 1, 2015

    Love her art work! Especially this elephant print – special to me because I have several friends also fighting cancer.

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    May 1, 2015

    So the message on this print is making me well up with tears. I just love it.
    Thanks for sharing this artist with us Bre! (Needless to say, I’m in love with this elephant print) 🙂

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    Susan Dingman

    May 1, 2015

    i like the spare hearts print.

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