Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Etsy Feature: Lauren Alexander Art ♥

Etsy Feature: Lauren Alexander Art


Shop Name:
Lauren Alexander

What do you make? paintings, prints, stickers, cards... and more

What are you inspired by? I love color, music, pattern, nature, simplicity mixed with a little chaos - basically the things going on in my life on a daily basis.

Tell me about yourself: I'm an art teacher and I've been painting with watercolors for as long as I can remember. My biggest dream is to write and illustrate a picture book of some kind at some point in my life. I have a million projects in my mind and can't quite get them all figured out yet. Luckily things have had a way of falling into place. For now, I am enjoying painting on Etsy - my favorite thing to paint is ACEOs (art card editions and originals) because they are small, collectable, and fast to make! Just a few days ago I had my 1000th sale on Etsy and I was elated! I never thought I would make any money selling my artwork. It has been hard work but nothing is more gratifying to know that you are doing something that puts a smile on someone's face.

Other etsy shops you love: SOOooooo many...I'm a big fan of:
Karen Faulkner Art
Apple & Eve
gypsy and twink
but really there are too many to count - just look at my favorites!

Advice for fellow artists/crafters? I think the best thing you can do for yourself is take yourself seriously but not toooo seriously. Everyone has days that are slow, projects that mess up, and words that don't come out right. But don't let the negative stuff drag you down - keep working, keep creating, and keep putting yourself out there so you can inspire and be inspired.

♥GIVEAWAY♥

This weeks giveaway is seriously fabulous!! The super sweet and gracious Lauren Alexander has offered to send the winner a free small print from her etsy shop. YOU can pick out the one you just can't live without!!

How to enter:: RUN, dont walk, on over to Lauren Alexander and find a piece that you love and leave a comment here stating your favorite item from this spectauclar shop! I guarentee that you'll have a hard time picking out your favorite because Lauren's artwork is incredible!

Want and extra entry into this giveaway, then just follow my blog!

Standard Rules apply ---> You must leave a way for me to contact you in case you win! On Monday 03/02/09 I'll announce the winner!

85 comments:

KLM39 said...

I would choose "The Optimist". Beautiful work.

Shannon said...

altogether now.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love a bunch- one fine day- the tireless one and the faithful one- they are all sweet...faithful one is my favorite

ElegantSnobbery said...

Well, of course it is virtually impossible to pick a favorite from Lauren's shop. There are waaaay too many fantasticly beautiful pieces! But the colors in The Day of Poetic Song, make my heart sing, so I'll settle on that one :)

Paige said...

I like Drifting the Night Away.

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Jenny said...

Hey, thanks for sharing your blog on the threads today!

I love the All together now print!!http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21211954

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I am following :)

Thanks again

mverno said...

drifting the night away is my choice

texasheartland said...

I thought the Love Like Yours was so adorable! They're all exceptionally beautiful!


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demmi said...

The Protector and Her Little Flyer
is so cute con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

The Dreamweaver is great for a boy's room!
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elaine said...

I like the Honey Bunny print-so sweet!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

lisagee said...

Drifting the night, Goodnight Star,
The Day of Perseverance, I could go on and on.
Luv them birds :o)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

These owls are just too cute!
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mom2anutball said...

Definately hard to pick just one! I really like the The Protector and Her Little Flyer one!!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow you!
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Whimsical Creations said...

I love the Always A Friend.

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Whimsical Creations said...

follower

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AmandaK said...

Aww! I just love the Love Like Yours! It's so precious!

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Lauren Alexander said...

Wow! Thanks to everyone who is entering the giveaway! Miss Mandie your blog is lovely! Thanks so much :-D

Meredith said...

Aw, I like "Where Love Grows on Trees" cute!
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Meredith said...

Follower.
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Mia J. said...

They are all beautiful. I especially like the good hard rain.

danosor said...

The Dreamweaver is my fave.I am a subscriber.

Marie said...

Little angel eyes is my favorite. Thanks.

Raven said...

Hey Lauren!! :)
Congrats on the 1,000 sales and another great feature!

I love Honey Bunny and Miss Bea Haven...super cute!

xxx

Bunny B said...

My fave is the "Oh the Weather Outside"!!

I subscribe to you via reader!

toughturtles said...

The Tenacious Two

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I love the grand gesture or the lion for my sons jungle themed room! I wish she did monkeys!!!

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vboackle said...

i like the love like yours.

gkstratos said...

I like The Color Wheel
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gkstratos said...

Following
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Really cute stuff. I think I would pick the A Peaceful Quiet

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DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE her work!!!

My favorite piece (today *giggles) is the Pocket full of Posies... Too cute!!

I don't use the follow feature on blogger, but you're in my blog roll. ♥

:D

Way cool feature and give-away! Thanks hun!!

saragillman said...

I LOVE up from the ashes!!!

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Smooshy said...

i like miss bea haven!

Molly said...

I love Limeade and Let Them Fly. I could really take one of everything.

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mary moon designs said...

Too many to chose from i love them all and I keep ordering more. I really love the new one goodnight star.
Mary moon

Amber said...

My favorite is the Realist and the Dreamweaver original ACEO since I collect ACEOs :) I love Lauren's style and all of her art is gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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esque said...

The Optimist is my fave! Great feature!

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Donna R. said...

These are so sweet. I like "The Optimist". Thanks for the contest.

Sena said...

"Oh the Weather Outside" is super adorable.

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Roxy said...

I love the Room to Grow print.

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Roxy said...

follow you on blogger.

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Belinda said...

I like the "It Takes Two" print. All of the bird prints are adorable.
Thanks!
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kdkdkd said...

I love The Poet and Pocket Full of Posies prints. I also love the Purple Rain original painting

littlelatina said...

the day of inner peace

eyeslikesugar said...

You're right; all of the art is amazing! I love The Day of Inner Peace, Strawberry Fields Forever, and The Patient Partner. But my absolute favourite is Honey Bunny! I love bunnies :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I like For the Fun of It.

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Jenny said...

You were right, it was nearly impossible to choose a favorite! I pick Lean On Me. They are all so cute!

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ehhogan said...

I like Drifting the Night Away

paula h said...

I like a Love Like Yours. It's adorable.

bison61 said...

I like the Simple Sophistication

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mandapanda said...

I love them all, and don't have a favourite, but I do like the dreamweaver and the critical expert!

yadgirl said...

I like the The Dreamweave Original aceo print.

Missesprincess said...

Totally right about having a hard time picking out a fave ~ I love them all!! If I had to pick one, and I do for this contest, I would pick The Silent Soul.

Heather M said...

I love them all, but particularly like Let Them Fly! Thanks
and She opened up on my Daughter's Birthday... Just 1 yr earlier!! Thanks again

e-mail: hmahan_0529@yahoo.com

icefairy said...

I like The Officer and the Double Agent print. Thanks for the giveaway!
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lezanac said...

My fave is The protector and her little flyer It is too cute
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Dierdra said...

The Color Wheel

Erma said...

I like the love like yours. Thanks for the chance to win.
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oona. said...

I would love to hang "Where Love Grows On Trees" on my little girl's bedroom wall.

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Annette said...

Drifting the night away is beautiful. My daughter would love it.

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Nicole said...

I love The Day of Gracious Ease.

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Firestorm said...

Little Angel Eyes...oh so cute.

Sarah said...

Little Angel Eyes does it for me, too.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

They are all so cute it's almost impossible to choose a favorite one! :) We love bunnies here, so I'd go with Honey Bunny :)

stormraven at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

The Mad Scientist

sx2143 said...

These are all so cute. I like For Your Love.

Kate said...

I like the Room to Grow print!! Thanks!!

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Amy L. said...

Wow!! What beautiful work. It's hard to choose, but my favorite is "Wonderful Winter Land". Thank you so much for hosting this contest and showing us her awesome art.

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autumnbride7 said...

I love In the City... beautiful artwork!

Roseann K. said...

I like In the City. thanks!

kathy pease said...

i love the Wonderful Winter Land

Heather said...

Like No Other Place on Earth is great. Love it!

JoAnn said...

Always a Friend is my favorite

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07violet said...

The Awakening

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purango said...

The Bed of Roses Art Pendant is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

07violet said...

following

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Heather said...

I like The Wild Bunch!

Amy said...

I like Lean On Me!

lilyk said...

I love The Optimist!

esther said...

Such Devoted Sisters is my favorite!

Heather said...

What a wonderful talented artist! I just love all of her colors. Wonderful Winter Land is my favorite!

Heather said...

I follow your blog!

Taylor said...

Day of Gracious Ease, ty.skyxsky27(at)gmail.com