Saturday, July 3, 2010

8x10 Art Print Give Away

AND THE WINNER IS: MISSMARLBORO!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

People who can draw faces amazing me!! I can't even draw a stick man :) Linda has a beautiful new shop on Etsy and I'm so happy she is having a give away on my blog! But you know how it works - first we have to learn a little bit about this wonderful artist.

Where are you from?
I am from Marseille in the South of France. I also lived in London, England before coming to the United States and I love California!

Why did you start your business?

I have been drawing, painting and taking pictures my whole life and I have several bodies of work under my belt. What I love most is to be published and work for magazines, that's always my ultimate goal. I thought Etsy would be the perfect venue for me because I could work for myself and experiment without anybody trying to clip my wings or telling me what to do. The name www. LindaSmartStudio.etsy.com ,is from my married name, that was easy! My Etsy shop is very new and experimental, it is a new adventure for me and it also serves as a showcase for my commissioned portraits business. It might completely change along the way depending on the
feedbacks.

What do you do beside Etsy?
I used to work as a photographer and I still do it for publications. I was also a subtitle/closed captions editor and I still do the occasional French/English translation for movies, sitcoms, etc. I am also a certified personal trainer. So many different things interest me.

What inspires you?
This is going to come as a shock, but beauty inspires me and I don't mean Beauty as a shallow superficial thing, it is much deeper than that. I think the world is becoming uglier and I am not going to follow that trend. I could say that about a lot of things right now, but it feels like we are on a road to perdition, regressing fast with no one and nothing to inspire us. We can either elevate a wall with a beautiful mural or destroy it with negative graffiti, the first one can beautify and inspire and the other can bring down a whole neighborhood and the people who live in it. People have to stop destroying and uglyfying because it leads nowhere, think about it...

Which piece of work did you enjoy making the most?
- After My little essay about Beauty ( which is also the giveaway print, by the way) it should come as no surprise that my painting "Beauty" is the one I enjoyed making the most. It was the first one I did in that style and it came out of nowhere! It was as if somebody was holding my hand and guiding me and it took a life of its own right before my eyes. It was almost a magical experience and the never-ending quest for that feeling is the reason why I draw and paint. "Beauty" doesn't even exist really, I don't even know who she is. But here she is: a symbol carrying my message. It's very Zen in a way. I also have another body of work made of recycled material that I plan to introduce very soon! Audrey would be happy to hear...

I just hope you'll enjoy my little gallery, understand my message and come visit my shop often, thank you! www.LindaSmartStudio.etsy.com


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
Win an amazing 8x10 Art Print from Linda Smart Studio!

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Beauty illustration reproduction print made to illustrate
the many facets of women represented by the icons
of capitalism displayed in pop culture and mass medias.
The print is 8x10 with a small border
suitable for matting and framing.
It is signed and dated on the back by me.

THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!

The draw will take place on:
July 23 @ 10PM Central
This is open to
WORLDWIDE!
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 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!

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173 comments:

  1. fave: Modern portrait Allure
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  2. hearted Linda's stesy shop
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  3. already subscribed via email
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  4. entered garden clogs giveaway
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  5. Custom portrait print 8x10 wisdom

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  6. I love the Fantasy illustration print 5x7 Mermaid
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  7. I heart Linda's shop on Etsy - my Etsy username is Hurdler4eva
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  8. I entered your Artisan Bread Cookbook giveaway
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  9. My fav is the malibu pier painting! Beautiful!


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  10. i like the Fantasy illustration print 5x7 Mermaid

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  11. i subscribe via email

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  13. I like the Modern portrait Allure!
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  14. I subscribe
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  15. I love the handsigned print of ballpoint drawing... the simple lines appeal to me.

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  16. http://www.etsy.com/listing/41631508/goddess-beauty-illustration-5x7-print is my favorite ( :

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  17. amazing! the contemporary portrait print 8x10 courage is cool.

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  18. My favorite:
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  19. I also entered the CSN stores giveaway

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  21. posted on Facebook (Bloggy Finds)

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  24. My fav is Beauty Illustration.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42083621/beauty-illlustration-8x10-print
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  26. I hearted linda's Etsy shop (ID Lubaska)
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  27. Subscriber by email
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  28. shared on FB wall
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  29. Love the goddess beauty illustration!

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  30. I like the Modern portrait Allure

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  31. entered the men's watch giveaway

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  33. tweet http://twitter.com/jenyasha/status/17889453837

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  34. entered Photo, Winner's Choice giveaway
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  35. I LOVE HER "Handsigned print of ballpoint drawing" ORANGE PORTRAIT! IT'S AWESOME & SHE IS VERY TALENTED kytah00@yahoo.com

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  38. ENTERED YOUR GARDEN CLOGS GIVEAWAY kytah00@yahoo.com

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  40. I love the 'Fantasy illustration print 5x7 Mermaid'! ^_^

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  41. I subscribe via email! c:

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  42. I like the Fantasy Mermaid Print:
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    The colours are soothing and she's pretty.

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  43. This is the link to the print that I selected.
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    Good luck to all, but I hope I win! LOL

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  45. L-lo-love the Brielle. :-) joleehamlin at comcast dot net

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  46. I love the malibu pier painting!

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  48. This was ONE of my favorites, but I also liked the pier artwork too. Great portraits.
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  49. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/18015491605

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  50. My favourite piece is the 'Modern portrait Allure'

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  51. I hearted Linda Smart Studio on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

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  52. I tweeted about the giveaway:

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  54. like her cityscapes los angeles pier or the mlibu one

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  58. EARLIER ENTRIES SOMEWHERE ABOVE. SINCE THEN I'VE ENTERED YOUR SAVVY CENTS WALLET GIVEAWAY kytah00@yahoo.com

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  59. ALSO ENTERED YOUR $100 CSN GIVEAWAY kytah00@yahoo.com

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  61. I love this one
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  62. I loved this one...Quality print of original portrait Strength.. ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  63. I subscribe by email tiffypoot@aol.com

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  65. I Hearted Linda's Shop tiffypixie ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  80. i like the Beauty illlustration 8x10 print.
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  81. i entered the moukisac shopping bag system giveaway! heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  83. Modern portrait Allure is my fav :)

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  86. I think my fave is the contemporary portrait - http://www.etsy.com/listing/42084499/contemporary-portrait-print-8x10-courage?ref=v1_other_1

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  87. I subscribe to your blog via email w/ this account

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  88. daily tweet - http://twitter.com/tommygirl/status/18246472912

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  89. I have your button on my blog - http://destinyisdeafening.blogspot.com/

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  91. My fav. item is Aware. greatcashmeres@yahoo.com

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  92. I added the giveaway to my sidebar. http://begintherestiseasy.blogspot.com

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  93. I tweeted about it. www.twitter.com/Btrie

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  94. I entered the give away for the Lesley Sico Photograph.

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  95. I love "Aware." It might be the green.
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  96. daily tweet - http://twitter.com/tommygirl/status/18318582738

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  97. Fashion portrait 5x7 Grace is my favorite out of them all. They are all beautiful!

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  98. This is my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/listing/42083621/beauty-illlustration-8x10-print
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  99. My favorite is the Beauty illlustration 8x10 print :)

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  100. tweet
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  101. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/18384633592

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  102. my fave is Portrait print 5x7 Aware

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  103. http://twitter.com/MoMo064/status/18465505908

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  104. I like Custom portrait print 8x10 wisdom

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  105. I also entered Mel´s Art Buffet Necklace giveaway

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  106. Definitely the Fantasy Illustration Print - Mermaid. I love the colours in it.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44903159/fantasy-illustration-print-5x7-mermaid

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  107. daily tweet - http://twitter.com/tommygirl/status/18488092342

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  109. Strength is my fave
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  112. daily tweet - https://twitter.com/tommygirl/status/18630149933

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  114. EARLIER ENTRIES SOMEWHERE ABOVE. SINCE THEN I HAVE ENTERED THE HELLO MELLOW BODY BUTTER GIVEAWAY kytah00@yahoo.com

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  115. My favorite item is the Fantasy Illustration - mermaid print.

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  116. Email subscriber

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  117. Entered Pretty Peacock giveaway!

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  123. I like the Aware portrait print

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  124. I love wisdom and strength!
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  125. Entered sparkleberry

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  126. Email subscriber!

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  127. I hearted on Etsy OneThriftyGurl

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  128. My favorite item is the Portrait print 5x7 Aware

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  129. I blogged your giveaway

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  130. I heart Linda's shop

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  131. I posted your giveaway on facebook

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  136. I grabbed your button

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  138. I clicked prizey

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  139. daily tweet - http://twitter.com/tommygirl/status/19274425910

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  141. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45962901/los-angeles-union-station-print-5x7

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  142. Subscribed by email, lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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  143. I really love the Goddess Beauty illustration!

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  144. I like the Handsigned print of ballpoint drawing.
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  147. my favorite is the
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  148. susansmoaks hearts on etsy
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  150. daily tweet: http://twitter.com/moanasweeps/statuses/19361924068

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  151. Malibu Pier , California, USA. Print 5x7

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  153. I like the Fantasy illustration print 5x7 Mermaid.
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  154. I entered $100 CSn Gift code

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  155. entered Stainless Dish set giveaway
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  156. Entered Baby book set giveaway
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  157. The Modern portrait Allure is my favorite item. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  158. Entered the $25 Sparkleberry Giveaway

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  159. I like the Modern portrait Allure.
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  162. I entered the CSN giveaway.
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  163. I entered the Untangled giveaway.
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  165. I entered the Sparklberry crafts giveaway.
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  166. This showed up in your newsletter today August 7th! lol

    I had to comment though because when I read your comment about drawing and the stick people, I felt like I was hearing myself lol

    I always am amazed by ppl who have that God given talent to draw also!! I always say "even my stick ppl are crooked" lol..Wished I had that talent!

    Just wanted to drop a comment by..Have a great weekend!

    Congrats to the winner!

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