Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Meet and Greet and Giveaway! :)

From Time to Time I like to profile, new to me, Artists whose work I just Love :) And so, here is Sherri Pekks. I bumped into Sherri in the forums on Etsy a few weeks ago and was immediately struck by her amazing Artwork. I Love her quirky sense of humour and lovely insight. Her Artwork is colourful and bold, clever and passionate.

I sent Sherri some questions so we could get to know her a little but first here is Sherri's brief Bio :)

"My name is Sherri Pekks and I am a Mom, Wife, Woman and Friend all wrapped up in one body and mind. I try to find humor and honesty in everyday experiences. Painting is like a form of therapy to help me deal with this crazy world and Life In General".

This is what sherri replied to the interview questions I sent :)

1). What do you love about being creative?

It makes me feel like I have a super power.

2). What is your Greatest achievement?

Creating an incredible family unit from scratch.

3). What is your idea of happiness?

Not being in Debt.

4). When do you lie?

Only small white lies, like to my girls, for example "Sorry Dunkin Donuts is closed on Saturdays"

5). What is your Greatest extravagance?

day care :(

6). What do you think is overrated?

"keeping up with the jones."

7). What do you most dislike?

When people flick cigarettes out their car window.

8). Tell us 4 things about yourself that would let us peek into your world or that you think define you.

I have commitment issues.

I am an overachiever.

My middle name is Star.

I don't enjoy decorating for the holidays.

9). What would be your dream life?

To not have money, or the lack of, control what I do for a living.

10). When you Die what would you like to come back as?

My Basset Hound, Bogart. He has the life.

That was awesome :)

Here are a few Art Pieces from Sherri's Etsy Shop :)

MisUnderstood Art Card (I absolutely LOVE this saying :)

Broken Trust original Artwork (oh, how true!)

Motherhood, original painting or art card "Check your Sanity at the door" (I can hear all the Moms now saying, "that's me" :)

So, I asked Sherri if she would be interested in doing a Giveaway to go along with this interview and she was really up for it. So, here is the info.

The Giveaway is for any single Art Card from her Etsy shop, it is very simple to enter just go to Sherri's Etsy Shop and heart it, check out all the wonderful Artwork, find the Art Card you would like to win and come back to my blog and comment on the Giveaway post saying why you chose that Card :)

The Giveaway will run until midnight Sunday May 9th (West Coast Time).

Here is the link to Sherri's Etsy Shop Life in General go choose which Art Card you would like to win :)

Here is Sherri's other Etsy Shop Beyond The Book for Bookmarks and Notebooks.

And her facebook "fan" page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raleigh-NC/LIfE-In-GeNeraL/228225126028

Good Luck to everyone. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hey there T! Hope you're doing GRRRRRREAAAAT!
Wow, I really like her painting style. This giveaway is awesome! I had a hard time deciding because I like them all but the one that most spoke to me was not an art card, it was called Wishy Washy but if I had to pick an art card then I pick Tone Deaf cause that is me haha! I love Wishy Washy for the way she positioned the girl and it just appeals to me :)

Jenni said...

Great artist profile T! I had a hard time deciding which Art Card would be my fav as I could relate to quite a few! In the end, I liked this one best http://www.etsy.com/listing/43608134/mind-travelan-art-card. However, if I was in a more defiant mood the 'whatever' card would be perfect. teehee :) cheers, Jenni

Erica said...

Great interview! This is my favorite card:

lifeingeneral said...

thanks "T" for this post. i swear i am not as consumed with money as i sound in the Q/A session. it must have been close to payday :)

katia said...

i love the back stabbed card! they are all really great though!!
i hearted her shop under the etsy name KatjaJ


Almost Precious said...

T, I can see why you chose Sherri Pekks. She is indeed incredibly clever, witty, and talented. I'm off to check out her shop.

cabin + cub said...

The last one made me smile! I think sometimes I need to have something like that hanging in my office!

esque said...

Fun art work! I liked her answer to No. 4! :)

Ľubaša said...

Those sayings are so very truly and typical for me! .:-) I like Tightly Wound Art Card.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the "Whatever" card, but I already own it. I love Sherri's art...she has such a unique way of translating her thoughts and feelings into art. I love the serious ones, but there's something about her really funny paintings that cheers me up and conveys a sense of empowerment (amidst all the powerlessness). I would choose:


Digital Misfit said...

So many clever and wonderful cards!
My favorite is "Searching". For me, inner peace is almost as elusive as world peace.


Kristen said...

I promise I looked at all the ones on the site, but my favorite is the same as yours: Misunderstood. wow!

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