Lisa asks us to introduce ourselves and so, here I go;
My name is Stephanie and I am a visual artist who likes to dabble in mixed media. I have three children and one husband ;) and along the way, I put my art on hold to be a stay at home mom- a choice I have never regretted!
We moved to the Caribbean when the kids were 5, 3, and 1 and stayed for seven years.......as they got older and needed me less, I started doing a little art again but when I realized their school had no art program, I started a mission to create one for them. Next thing I knew I was teaching 80+ students from pre-K to 8th grade- even though I'd never taught before! I loved it- the students were so inspiring to work with and the more I worked with them, the more I knew I wanted to be a full time artist again......
We moved back to the states in 2007 and since then, I find myself painting, painting and painting some more! It nice to work from home and arrange my schedule around the kids'! I enjoy playing with altered books and collage, so I do that too!
My first painting inspiration is my garden- I love flowers and color and the way light affects both....at first, the majority of my work featured flowers. But I studied to be an illustrator and I found myself wanting to paint people again....so women started appearing in my work, and I now have a nice collection of both!
For my prizes, I wanted to offer a collection that represents me and the friendship I am offering to you. Working from home can be lonely at times, and my bloggy friends are a HUGE part of my life! It's so nice to have other artists to talk to on a regular basis.
I like to hope that my friendship brings color and light to my blog friends; new and old- so I'm choosing a series of pieces that reflect on that....
Thank You Gift 1
is a print of my painting, "Parrot Tulips en Masse"
The print measures 15" x 20" will high quality color and detail and will be shipped rolled up in a protective cardboard container
is one of my journals with a collaged cover based on my painting; "Infinite Spring"
This is the front cover
and the back signed, dated and commemorating OWOH!
is a 5" x 7" canvas with a collaged print of my painting; "Metamorphosis 1- Beyond the Veil"
I have painted the edges of the canvas to extend the details and give the impression of an original painting.
Thank You Gifts 4 & 5:
For my final two gifts, I am offering 2 sets of cards.
The winners may choose any 5 cards they like from my Etsy shop (the link is in my sidebar) the images I have shown are are only examples!
1. Although you do not have to participate in the event, you MUST have a blog to be eligible for the giveaway- otherwise this event is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
2.My giveaways are "door prizes" as a thank you for stopping by- All you need do is leave a comment and a way for me to get back to you should you win- please don't forget to include your email in your comment if it is not on your blogger profile!
3.Comments will close at 10 am on February 17-I will be using Random Number Generator to determine the 5 winners.
4. I will notify the winners via e-mail- important: if your profile page doesn't contain your e-mail address, or you are not an active blogger, please include your e-mail address in your comment.
5. Since we must mail these gifts out within three days after the event, once I have notified you, you will have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address. That means I must hear from you no later than February 19.
Thank you for visiting and good luck!