Friday, September 11, 2009

Inventing Liz Give Away

And the Winner is:

Jessica J.

Thank-you to everyone who entered!!

Photo's By Inventing Liz is an amazing photography shop. I wish I was able to take photo's this wonderful! Liz has had her shop on Etsy since February. She is originally from New York, grew up in Brooklyn, but now lives in the Boston area. Liz's shop also has cards and collages. Before we get to the give away - we must learn more about Liz and what she does.

How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name, Inventing Liz, comes from the name of my blog - Inventing My Life. When I turned 40 in 2007, I realized that I could officially call myself a grown-up, so I had better figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I set out to invent a life worth living, and I write about how I am doing that on my blog.

When did you start taking photographs? Do you carry your camera with you everywhere? How do you decide on a subject or what you want to photograph?
I bought my first digital camera last summer, partly so I could add pictures to my blog. In addition, I am in the process of adopting a child from Ethiopia (also a common subject for blog posts), and I considered buying a camera part of my adoption preparation - it seemed to me you can't really be a parent, especially a first-time parent, without a camera! But since I don't yet have a child to take pictures of, I do often carry my camera with me when I am going about my daily life. I've taken a lot of photos while walking around during my lunch break at my day job, and I also frequently take photos while I am walking in the local Arboretum with my dog, Tinker.

Are there other crafts you would like to try?
I feel like I still have so much to learn about photography, and also about matting and framing my photos! But lately I've also been thinking about taking some classes in drawing or painting. Sometimes I take a photo of something and have an image in my head of how I want it to look, but I can't seem to get it to turn out the way I picture it. It would be great to be able to turn some of those images into artwork with a paintbrush instead of with a camera.

What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by vibrant colors, by the beauty of nature, by the surprise of ordinary objects viewed up close, by the grit and grandeur of the urban landscape, and by the juxtapostion of things that at first seem completely opposite.

Do you have a day job?
Yes, by day I work for a local non-profit directing educational programs for adults.

What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
I don't think I can pick a favorite, I am inspired by them all!

Where do you craft? What does your space look like? What would you love to add to it?
Right now I work on my photographs at the computer in my second bedroom, which I have been using as a home office, but in the next few months that bedroom will hopefully be occupied by my adopted child and I am going to have to rearrange the living room furniture to accommodate all my crafting supplies!

Liz is offering one lucky winner any item in her shop!! There are so many amazing photo's to choose from and cards using her wonderful flower photo's. It's going to be hard to pick a favorite! (if I could enter, and won - I would pick these cards)


Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
Please fill out a SEPARATE form for each Entry!

* For the first entry - Go to: Inventing Liz
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the link.
* 1 extra entry - blog about the give away, and leave a link.
* 1 extra entry - grab my button on the sidebar and add it to your blog, let me know
* 1 extra entry - twitter about this contest with a link, let me know where
You can twitter this:

@audreyscrafts Win Your Item Choice from Inventing Liz:

*1 extra entry for each of my other give aways you enter - just comment telling me which one you entered.
* 5 extra entries - purchase something from the shop - leave me a comment telling me what you purchased and a link to the invoice.

The draw will take place on: Sept 25 at 10PM Central
Good Luck Everyone!!


Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 3 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded.
Thank-you for entering!!



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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!