Friday, March 26, 2010

Castle Hideaway Box

AND THE WINNER IS: HEATHER!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Woodyloo
is an amazing shop on Etsy that uses recycled materials to make the items. I do believe this is also the first shop I have seen using paper mache! When Anat offered to do a give away, we thought it might be nice to show pictures of the whole process of making one of her paper mache creations. So that's what we have done :) The pictures tell the story. It's amazing!



*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm from Israel, I live in the beautiful country side with my husband Yoav, our french bulldog and two cats.
I loved creating in various mediums since I was a little girl, but it took me a while before I finally decided to follow my dream and be an artist. In the meantime, I worked in computers, got a degree in Art History and East Asia Studies, traveled India, and then worked in a kinder-garden. It was meeting my ceramic master that made me believe I can realize the dream. He Inspired me in many ways, but most important he inspired me to have faith.


*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
My shop in named Woodyloo because it's the nickname of our cat Woody. Woody has a habit of sitting on my lap every time I pick up a brush, and I've decided she's my muse cat.
After being told art should be kept only as a hobby for years, I finally found a job painting murals all over the country. Side by side with seeing my ceramic master never doubting the artistic path he chose, my passion to become an independent artist grew. And then I discovered Etsy and decided to try and open a shop online, directed to people who appreciate art and crafting.
I honestly think that if you have the creating bug in you, it would be hard to keep it quiet and not fulfill your calling.

*What got you started in recycling?
Being Eco-friendly is a common aspiration within our group of friends. Permaculture is a growing trend, for instance. Thinking "What more can I do" and seeing the amount of plastics being thrown away made me want to figure out a way to turn potential waste into art objects. Paper mache was the solution.
With the help of my sister and a friend, I learned the art of paper mache crafting. We transformed plastic bottles into chairs and into all sorts of animals, and turned yogurt containers into castles and trees.

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
I LOVE every kind of supply out there and I can spend hours in Art Supplies stores, so picking one would be REALLY hard, dare I say impossible. If I were to pick one type of supply I'd want to have an infamous variety of, it would be acrylic colors- in every shade.

*What motivates or inspires you to create?
Working with children has given me the opportunity to discover their inner world, and trying to relate to it I come up with the ideas for creations. I believe each one of us is still a child deep down, so for me, when adults love my work and smile, I feel I've achieved my goal: Making joyful art.
How does the basic urge that comes from within is strengthened, evolves and takes form? I'm lucky to come across other artists and their creativity. If not in person, then by looking at art and children books.

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
I enjoy it all plus I need to have the diversity. After enjoying sculpting the Guardian cats, I would just have to change and make some castles. One day I enjoy the sculpting, and the next- the painting, and that's the way I like it.

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
I don't have a blog, maybe later on, when I feel I have lots of interesting things to say...
I have a little online gallery on a wonderful site about paper mache: it has tutorials, articles and galleries of artists from around the glob. My gallery is at: http://www.papiermache.co.uk/gallery/artist/457/
On facebook I'm under Woody Loo, and my Flickr address is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13739905@N08/
I have pages on indiepublic and plumdrop, and I joined the awesome community of Craftomania Tools on Ning. Craftomania is an awesome and very practical toolbar for Etsy sellers. I warmly recommend it!

*What is your favorite shop that uses recycled materials, and/or your favorite blog about recycling?
Uncorked is a genius shop that makes beautiful jewelry from recycled corks!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/uncorked

I'm grateful to be on the first blog about recycling I've ever come across, and hence it's my favorite ;o) Hooray!


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One lucky winner will receive an amazing handmade paper mache Castle Hideaway Box!

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Each castle, one of a kind, can be used as a secret hideaway: It’s actually a box!
In this box you can stash your special crayons, bracelets (Girly Flower Power Ponytails??), erasers collection or any other small treasures...
~~~The Cozy Casa~~~
Measures 5.5" High, with top 10", 5.5" wide; and is covered with varnish for protection.

THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!


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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  44. I chose "Castle Hidewaway Box - Alice du Pont castle" as my favourite
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  82. I picked "Tigerrrr the Paper Mache Cat" from the Guardian Cat section. I love the Castle.

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  107. I enjoyed the interview a lot! I think that Anat's reuse of plastic water bottles is awesome!! All of the Castles are my favorite and the House of Love is so sweet. I also think that her pillowcases are lovely;)

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  139. I like the Bow Tie Bunny the best. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. I like the felt bunnies - pair

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  144. My favorite is the Girly Flower Power Ponytail Holders- Festive White flower, which I would give to my grand daughter.

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  146. I love the castle and the sweet dreams picture-- hot air balloons are my favorite!!

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  147. My mom used to make things using paper mache all the time. I still remember the smell of the paste she dipped the newspaper in. My favorite is the adorable Guardian Cats- Rosalie the Paper Mache Cat.
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  148. I like the Castle Hideaway Box- Alice du pont Castle my favorite!!!

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  150. Entered your ceramic bead necklace give away

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  153. the Castle hide away box looks interesting, please sign us up 4 it, thanks

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