OK - I realized, when I tried to figure out WHEN to post the CD Covers for people to get in line, that no time I pick will be fair, really. Some can't get to the Internet in the morning, some have commitments at night. Some of you are East Coast, others West. No matter what I picked, it would end up to someone's advantage and other people's disadvantage. Even that could just be part of the chance, but I can mentally imagine calculated odds for different people and different situations, so I can't really make that kind of choice without knowing who's helped or hindered.
So I am going to remove the stress of getting here first, and make the process more naturally random. I'm going to draw the winners from a hat (my red beret, to be exact) after giving people time to request a chance in the drawing. So all you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment and say you want me to put your name in.
Then, sometime this weekend, I will make up the chances from whomever has posted to that time. I will put them in the hat and draw out five randomly. Those five, in the order I drew them out, will get to choose. So the first name I draw out will entitle its owner to choose from the remaining eight pieces. Then the second name's owner will get to choose from the remaining seven, etc.
The first choice, Lisa's, was left out of this post. Lisa chose the "Haunted Woman," as she calls her. Good title. That was CD Cover 3 as I posted them. Displayed in this post are the remaining eight. Click them for larger versions, so you can see the detail better. These are all precisely the size of a CD cover - so the images might be larger than life size on your monitor.
Once five are chosen one by one by the requesters, I will post one more time with the remaining three covers. In that case I am just going to let it be first come first serve. Right in the comment to that post you can tell me if you want one of the remaining three, and later commenters can see which are already taken from the previous comments, and can ask for one of the others, if they like one. I'll review those rules when I post the last three.
In every case I will be happy to paint an album title on the piece and cut it to size, if you want to use it that way. Or I will be happy to mail it to you with enough border for matting and framing, if you would prefer that. All are signed the way I sign small works (just my initials). The watercolors should be behind something (CD case or glass) - one drop of water and they will be damaged. The acrylics are a lot tougher.
Please don't leave your address or e-mail for me in comments - I will post the five winners this weekend some time, and provide a way for them to contact me by e-mail. I will arrange the selecting of the pieces individually with the five after that. I'll then post the five pieces chosen, and sometime shortly after that I will post the three remaining.
Any questions? Feel free to ask in comments to this post, and I'll try to answer there.
Of course the most ridiculous result would be that I have fewer than five people request one. That would be very humbling, and probably "deserve me right," as my sister would have said when we were little (back when I needed even more humbling than I do these days).
And if you are new here, and didn't see the previous post, I am giving these away, on a lark, and in honor of the great support and comments I've gotten in the last year. That's why Lisa of That's Why got first choice, as she's the one that tripled my audience and brought such a vocal group with her.