Do you love original art? Juliette Crane is an amazing shop on Etsy. Juliette has original art, prints, jewelry, magnets etc in her shop. Check out her shop and the wonderful give away prize she has produced just for you!
*Where are you from?
Hello! I am a Mixed Media Artist living in Madison Wisconsin. I’ve always been doing something creative, whether it was making handmade cards or embellishing t-shirts, but it wasn’t until late last summer that I started painting again. My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of vintage wallpaper books, and I fell in love with the patterns and colors! It totally sparked something in me to go back to doing what I loved as a kid—designing and cutting out outfits for paper dolls. From there, I started this series of whimsical paintings, and I just cannot stop creating!
*Why did you start your business?
Around the same time that my sister-in-law gave me the vintage wallpaper books, I lost my job. After friends saw my paintings they said I should exhibit them and get on Etsy. I was super scared to share my artwork on the internet and in public, but my local library happened to be looking for artwork around that same time, and I jumped on the opportunity. For that exhibit, I had a little opening with family and friends and actually sold a few pieces. That got my confidence up enough to put my paintings on Etsy and tell more people about them. From there my creative business just started growing.
*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
I LOVE bright colors and glitter. Right now, I am really into stenciling with spray paint and ink, so I cannot tear myself away from getting new colors like my current favorites, a Walnut Distress inkpad and a Red Extreme Glitter-just like Dorothy's shoes!
*What or who inspires you?
I’m inspired to paint because I find so much joy in the process. It helps me figure out and work through my emotions. I am super lucky to have so many wonderful supportive people around me too. And I get a huge amount of inspiration from them as well. Knowing that people are inspired or somehow feel a connection to my artwork is most meaningful and always keeps me creating.
*What do you do when you’re not being an artist? What activities do you enjoy?
I love being outside. Whenever possible, I paint outdoors, surrounded by tall trees and my wild flower gardens. I also adore any kind of traveling, the ocean, dinner parties, homemade iced tea, yoga, cooking, eating, shopping farmers markets and vintage shops, and I have a passion for great local food.
*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
MY BLOG: http://juliettecrane.blogspot.com
MY ETSY SHOP: http://juliettecrane.etsy.com/
MY WEBSITE: http://juliettecrane.com/
MY TWITTER: http://twitter.com/juliettecrane
MY FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/juliettetcrane
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One lucky winner will receive this amazing handmade butterfly pendant!
*Pendent measures 1.25"
*Includes 24" ball chain
*Abalone shell inlay, sunburst pattern around the print
- This vintage abalone shell cameo pendant is absolutely beautiful!
It features a high-quality reproduction of my original painting, BUTTERFLY that I've circled with black charcoal for a lovely mixed media effect and then covered with a water-based sealant to protect the print from the elements.
Here are the Rules to enter the Give Away.
* For the first entry - Go to: Juliette's Shop
Pick your favorite item and come back here with the name and/or link.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: August 27 @ 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!!