Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Meet and Greet and another Giveaway! :)

From Time to Time I like to profile, new to me, Artists whose work I just Love :)

And so, I would like to introduce you to Amy. I bumped into Amy in the forums on Etsy a few weeks ago and was immediately drawn to her amazing Artwork. She has a wonderful sense of whimsy and her work draws you in to find the beauty using colour and strong images.

I sent Amy some questions so we could get to know her a little. This is what Amy replied to those interview questions :)

1). What do you love about being creative?

I love using my Imagination! I love the random ideas that pop into my mind out of nowhere and I love it when those ideas work! I love creating things that make other people smile.

2). What is your Greatest achievement?

Having lived a happy, content life with my Partner for the last 5 years, I wouldn’t change that for the world.

3). What is your idea of happiness?

Having a loving family and a supportive Partner. Being able to paint and create as a career and live life for the now. Doing what makes YOU happy.

4). What is your Greatest extravagance?

Pistachios!

5). What do you think is overrated?

Wealth. The best things in life are free.

6). What do you most dislike?

Animal Cruelty. I hate the thought of any animals being mistreated in anyway.

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

1. I adore Alice in Wonderland. I absolutely love the nonsense and all the whimsical characters, the creativity and imagination throughout the entire movie is wonderfully inspiring!

2. I am a perfectionist. I like things structured and in order, even while I’m painting!

3. My five favorite things are Imagination, Rain, Touch, Autumn and Teddy Bears!

4. I love the Little things in life… When my partner gives me a wink, Rainy Days, A Cuddle from my Cat or Getting Mail. Never take the Little Things for Granted.

8). What would be your dream life?

The life I'm living, I'm lucky enough to have love, laughter and happiness and wouldn't have it any other way.

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

If I was to come back as something I think it would be a house cat... I look at mine sometimes and think we are alot alike, content, curious, lazy and demanding... but oh so adorable! (hehe)

That was so much fun, Thanks Amy :)

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

Golden Afternoon - Alice in Wonderland Art Print

Mid-Winters Dance - Upcycled Art Print

Little Red Riding Hood - Original Art Print
So, I asked Amy 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 prize will be ANY one of Amy's original prints from her Flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/artofamy
Here are the rules for the Giveaway :)
Make any purchase from ArtofAmy and receive 9 extra entries!
Link to this giveaway on twitter and receive 3 extra entries!
Link to this giveaway on facebook and receive 3 extra entries!
Follow this blog to gain an entry and leave a comment here saying which artwork you would like to receive if you win.
Make sure you leave links to your twitter, facebook or transaction in a comment so Amy can add up the entries!
I think Amy has made this Giveaway fun :)
Go check out her beautiful Artwork and come back to tell us which piece you would love to win :)
Good Luck to everyone. :)
There is still time to enter to win an Art Card in last week's blog giveaway HERE :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

24 comments:

French Revelation said...

T - I love Amy's art work. I recently featured her on my blog and was blown away by her beautiful pieces. I'm happy to see she's added more and my favourite one is Snow White.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/36337039/snow-white-original-art-print

just B you said...

I'm a new follower of this great blog. =)
~Kim
justByou

just B you said...

I like her great gift idea:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/41290364/thank-you-for-being-you-gift-idea-for
All of her work is great, though!
~Kim
2justByou@gmail.com

Annette said...

There's just something about those girls that make me smile! I think my favorite is Tiny Dancer. Great post T! :)

I tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/somanymemoies

T @ Poppy Place said...

Thanks Annette, that is awesome, I am a little behind on the twitter thingy :( T.

StunningAnnaK said...

Interviews like this are just so lovely!

As for your comment on my blog - hobknobbing - hardly! :) We were in the upper bowl of a stadium with 80,000 people...

Brad Stivers said...

Another great meet and greet! Thanks T! These are some lovely paintings.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hey there T, I love this Monday thing you've got going on. I love to see the artists you pick out. What great style they all have.

Amy has great pieces and it's hard to choose, but I really like Snow White so I would pick her.

Autumn Rain Creations said...

Lovely interview! I love Amy's work. Great blog post:)

sewing_passion said...

I love Amy's art work! It's so hard to choose! I love Little blue Butterflies II.
P.S. I'm a follower now!

Almost Precious said...

Amy's Alice is amazing, her skirt looks just like iris petals. Very imaginative indeed.

HavannahSoy said...

I am following!
missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

HavannahSoy said...

i really like all of the Dark Whimsy paintings!

missbanana(at)dwx(dot)com

Digital Misfit said...

Fantastic and fun art! I would choose The Beehive if I won.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com
(follower)

Jenni said...

How fun is her art work?!! T ~ you pick the best artists to profile :) I love her bread butterflies piece http://www.etsy.com/listing/42897877/bread-butterflies-alice-in-wonderland

Erica said...

Posted a link to this blog on my twitter.

Erica said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/38215725/vanilla-creme-recipe-cards
I couldn't open the flikr link for some reason so I went to her etsy store. I love everything, but the image on the recipe cards is one I really like.

Already a blog follower.

Witch at Heart said...

now following your blog. I love the mid winters dance..kbarnes9365@hotmail.com

Kristen said...

I like Snow White!

couponboss at gmail dot com

Kelly Maron - The Curious Cupcake said...

Well...here we go!

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=28826312 <-- my purchase yesterday

http://twitter.com/cupcakejewelry <-- promo'd the contest on Twitter

Following the blog too!

And if I win, I'd love the Rocking Horsefly print!

Crystal & Anna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Amy's shop. So much so I just had to buy a couple pieces for my daughter, Winter, room. Here are the pieces I purchased:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=28941236

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=28941235

Crystal said...

I'm now following this blog as well. I'm so excited Amy pointed me in the right direction since we're practically neighbors!!!

If I win, I'd love the Snow White print.

Thanks so much!

Krishenka said...

I love Little red Riding hood but not any easy choice wonderful artist

Karen said...

Ohhhh... I like the Alice in Wonderland ...but yes, not an easy choice