Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Animal Art Print Shop. In Julia's words:
" Animal Art Print Shop offers colorful, vibrant, fun and unique art. A great alternative to unoriginal mass produced commercial art. All prints and canvases are printed using low v.o.c ink. Each canvas print is of the highest quality, professionally stretched and gallery wrapped on 1.5" stretcher bars. All our art comes professionally shipped and ready to hang on your wall. A percentage of each sale is donated to the ASPCA."
SouleMama: How do you come up with new ideas?
Julia: When I read my children books, my mind will wander and I always find myself being inspired. The colors, shapes, and images in beautifully illustrated books always spark my imagination. Most of the time these are fleeting thoughts, but many times a collections of thoughts becomes a theme or a basis for a painting. Nature is one of my sources for color schemes, and when the subject, theme, and colors come together I start painting. Most of my paintings have layers upon layers of these early ideas which I keep adding to until I achieve what I am trying to convey. The process can be frustrating at times, but like any challenge the outcome is gratifying and the layers end up adding texture which I can truly appreciate with the final product.
SouleMama: Tell us about your customers.
Julia: When I chose to stay home after my first child was born, I started an etsy account "Where the Wild Things Art," which is now Animal Art Print Shop. Initially it was a struggle to reconcile selling my art, when I had always just painted for enjoyment. Each painting is a part of me, and at the beginning, selling them made me feel exposed in some way. The opposite has happened since, where now I feel so much joy from the customers who have bought and enjoyed my work. I love communicating with parents who are using a painting to inspire their nursery decor, or someone who is looking for a special painting for a more personal gift for a birthday or special occasion. It really is an amazing feeling to be able to reach people even in a small positive way with a piece of art that hopefully they will treasure for a long time.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .~ A 24x30 (2'x2.5') wrapped canvas of 'Dear Kateri'. The image, pattern and colors in this painting are soothing to the soul. The deer's innocent eyes remind me of how beautiful and peaceful animals are. This painting was pure joy to paint and will make a statement anywhere. It is beautifully reproduced to capture every single detail.
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8am EST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is:
Such a beautiful deer! Thanks for the chance to win. :)
Posted by: Carrie
Thank you, Animal Art Print Shop!