When Lisa from Artistcellar first asked me to work on a set of stencils with her, I tried to do cartwheels but failed. I used to be a pretty good gymnast when I was young, but rheumatism and gravity have worked against me, so instead I boogied around the room to karmachameleon, which is my happy party song. Then I replied to her email saying: Hell YES! And the rest is history. I went to work on whimsy designs (and later on "word" designs too) and now these babies are flying out into the world making artists happy! :D Yes, this is quite the dream come true people!
Some of you know: we've been blog hopping for the last 10 days or so with some of my favourite artsy and creative friends and today is the big blog hop FINALE with me doing a big happy celebratory blog post in honour of these babies! :D
To celebrate, I did a video for all you moonbeams demonstrating how you can use my stencils which also ends with a time lapse video of me creating a painting that includes several of my stencils (ok, I went a bit overboard, I'm enthusiastic, can you blame me? ;)).
To celebrate the release of my stencils I'm giving away not 2 but 4 sets!
In order to enter the give away, I'd love for you to leave me a comment with one of your favourite childhood memories related to a whimsy experience (perhaps a book/ a Christmas memory/ a film you've seen/ art project you did in school, anything, I'd love to read about it).
I will choose 4 winners on Friday 22nd November!
However, if you can't wait to see if you won a set and you want to buy some NOW then make sure you get your set(s) here:
For US/ Canada/ South America: Artistcellar
For UK/ Europe: Tam's Etsy Shop (Please note: my batch is on its way here not quite here yet but you can pre-order them with me and we'll send them out as soon as they come in)
For Australia/ Asia/ Africa: Institute of Cute
I hope you enjoy this demonstration of you can use my stencils:
Here are some close up shots of the painting created in the video:
Some of the give aways on my artsy friends blogs are still open, so if you fancy trying your luck make sure to visit their blogs and leave a comment!
10/26 Artistcellar http://www.artistcellar.com/wp
10/27 Jill K. Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/
10/28 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dawndsokol.com
10/29 Carla Sonheim carlasonheim.wordpress.com
10/30 Micki Wilde thesecrethermit.blogspot.com
10/31 Carissa Paige http://carissapaige.blogspot.
11/1 Effy Wild www.effywild.com
11/2 Gracie Howle http://graciehowle.blogspot.
11/3 Jane Davenport http://janedavenport.com
11/4 Chris Cozen http://chriscozenartist.
typepad.com/my-blog/11/5 Tamara Laporte www.willowing.org/blog
Thanks for being here today moonbeam! :D lots of love xx