I’ve been waiting two months to share this giveaway and now that the time has come, I couldn’t be more excited about it! I am always amazed at some of the incredibly talented people we have living here in Bismarck, and any time I get to meet one of them, it is a treat for me. A couple months ago, I was approached by one of Bismarck’s talents, Katie Moon, about trading her talents for mine, and I was instantly all for it. Katie is an amazingly talented illustrator and, of course, all of her work is great, but I just adore her Happy Family illustrations. It is a fun and purely genius concept. And really, what Katie does and what I do are much the same. We both create portraits that show who a family really is; their style, the interests they have, and most importantly the connection and love between them! The only difference is how she and I actually create those portraits.
It was so much fun to see how Katie took my ideas and thoughts about our family and what I wanted to see in our illustration, and brought them to life. When I opened the email and saw this for the first time, all I could do was smile. She didn’t just nail it in every way, she far exceeded my expectations. I can only hope my clients feel the same way when they receive their gallery from me for the first time! I have had it printed and displayed for a short time now, and everyone who has seen it has loved it just as much as I do. You can see here, in Katie’s blog post, how my ideas and the photos of our family turned into something as beautiful as this. I am looking forward to photographing Katie’s sweet family very soon, and repaying her the experience of seeing her family through my eyes, as I was able to do when she illustrated our family.
So, I knew that I wanted to display this huge in my home. I am not afraid to go big went it comes to prints, and this was no exception. I had originally thought I would print it as a canvas, but then I wasn’t sure I’d love the texture. So then, my mind went to a standout. But I just wasn’t sure. I have a lot of canvases and standouts displayed in our home already; I wanted something different and something that would really make a statement. And then it dawned on me. I have been a retailer of Organic Bloom frames for awhile now (my 2011 clients may have even received an ornament frame from me as a Christmas gift last year), although I have not officially added them to my product offerings, they are available to my clients who are interested. These frames are so beautifully made, completely customizable, and very unique. It was the perfect way to display this unique and beautiful portrait of our family.
Okay, I know. You are wondering why I’m still talking and where the giveaway part of this post is! The first thing I’m giving away is a custom Ooh Moon Happy Family illustration ($299 value) to one lucky person!
And to make this giveaway just a little more fun, I have a few Organic Bloom frames on hand, so I’ll be giving away one of those to another lucky person! The winner can choose one frame from the colors/sizes/shapes below ($120 value). Shown are two 8×10’s and the middle one is a 10×10.
Here’s how you can enter…
If you are not already a fan, please go ‘like’ both the Everyday Art Photography and Ooh Moon Facebook pages: here and here. Then, share the link to this giveaway with all of your Facebook friends. Last, leave a comment here on this blog post to officially enter. Two comments from this blog post, received by Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9 pm CDT will be chosen at random to win the Happy Family illustration and the Organic Bloom frame.
Best of luck!
**Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Random.org will be used to determine random winners. Everyday Art Photography is not responsible for any technical issues with this site or random.org. This contest is not associated with Facebook in any way. Winners will not be announced on Facebook.
Jennie Schantz - Megan this is an AMAZING giveaway. I liked, shared, and commented. Thanks for putting together such an awesome prize 🙂
Tanya - What a neat giveaway!
Julie Wallis - I liked, shared & commented. Awesome giveaway!!
Jess Bentz - Too fun Megan! I just love all of the things you find!
Tatum Hirschkorn - What a fun giveaway – you are a truly amazing photographer! Ooh Moon is so neat!!
Liz - Always love Katie’s work and I would LOVE a frame to go with!!!
Jessica W - Beautiful photos, and I love Ooh Moon… I check it regularly to see what she’s up to. Great giveaway idea.
kayla meisel - I would’ve commented on this even if it weren’t required for the giveaway. That picture of you guys is the cutest thing I’ve seen!
Kim Voorhees - Love the giveaway! Liked, shared, and commented!
Lorilee - Wow, I love this giveaway!
Sara - Cute! What a great idea!
Jeremie Meisel - Your pictures are absolutely wonderful. My wife showed me your page and I’m very impressed.
Tessa - Such a creative twist on the family portrait. Love it! And the frames are super cute!
Wendy Livingstone - Liked and Shared… what an awesome giveaway!
Angie Berg - This is a fabulous giveaway! Have loved Katie’s illustrations and now having the chance to win one of her Happy Family ones is exciting! Love the Organic Bloom frames, too!
Rachel G. - I love your work and the illustration is amazingly beautiful.
Camie - I have been wondering about your awesome illutration of your adorable family – thanks so much for hte opportuinty to win this all, and for the info! Have a great Mother’s Day, Megan!!
Nancy Rossland - This is GREAT, Megan! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!
Kelly - So cute!!
Tracey - Super fun and fabulous chance to get some great original family artwork!
Emily M. - So excited about this giveaway!!! Thank you! 🙂
Kelcey - You are both so talented! I liked and shared! 🙂
Laura - I’ve been following Katie’s page since it began and am so excited about a givaway.
Hannah K - I am so excited about this giveaway! I love the happy family portraits and would love to own one of my own little family!
Lisa - This would be so fun to have in our home!
Courtney Crane - Love this idea. You guys are very smart and talented ladies. And Katie’s art with that frame go together perfectly.
Heather R. - How fun! What a great giveaway thank you for the opportunity. I liked everything and shared on FB!
Cara C - What a fantastic giveaway. Beautiful frames, beautiful illustrations. I liked and commented and shared. Yeah!
Diane - Very talented people! Beautiful frames; I love them.
Michelle W. - I liked, shared & commented. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!
Erika - Your frame is the CUTEST addition to these AWESOME family art pieces! We have ours 🙂 I am giving it to my husband for father’s day (I wish I had this cute frame!!). And I have also given a “HAPPY FAMILY” opportunity to my best friend for her husbands birthday. I am entering THIS contest to win it to give to our principal of our school who does so much for our kids in our community. Her oldest is going away to college this fall & I think this would be perfect for their sweet family!!
Anne Hoechst - This giveaway is awesome 🙂
Char Herrera - What a fun site! This is the second time I have heard of Organic Bloom – excited about the give away!
Erica Hager - Amazing giveaway! I just love your style. Thanks for the giveaway.
Jenny - Liked, liked, and shared! What a cool giveaway!
Mandy - Very awesome giveaway! Love both the custom portraits and the frame!
Brandi - What am amazing giveaway! Thanks!
Nicole - LOVE this giveaway! Pick me, please – I have the perfect spot for this!
Paula H. - This giveaway is SPECTACULAR!! Absolutely LOVE both items! Already liked, liked, shared and comments. Happy Mother’s Day Megan!
laura - i’ve been following katie for over a year – have a chunk of her daily illustrations from 2011 and would kill (well, almost) for one of my own family! Hope i win!!
Amanda - Such a fun giveaway! Thanks Megan!
Sarah J - Adorable!
shelly ok - OOh, how I would love to win this. My family would be so cute to be “Ooh-mooned.”
Amanda @ The Lungos - I would be over the moon for a custom family picture from Ooh Moon!! I LOVE them. And your picture frames are awesome! PICK ME please 🙂
Amy - Thanks for this amazing giveaway!
Casey @ The Baker Bee - Love Katie’s work… and yours! Wonderful giveaway!
Jackie - Awesome Megan! What a great giveaway 🙂
Christina - What an awesome giveaway! Thanks! 🙂
Tracy - Photos make memories! Excellent giveaway
Deanna - I want to be entered!
Tracy B - These are so fun! Thanks for the opportunity!
Karen Brandt - What wonderfully talented ladies you both are. I love your work! You make everything look so wonderful and FUN!
tracy lynn - Did all three! What a wonderful gift from you and katie! Love it.
Catharine Bliss - me me me me me…. 🙂
Kimberly - What a great giveaway! You both do fabulous work!
Lindsey - I love all the cute things you find. I hope I win so I can replace one of Todd’s hunting pictures for something cute!
Jill V. - Super cool giveaway!
Ashley H - I Love organic bloom! And am definitely a fan of Katie Moon now. Thanks for give away!
April Kennedy - I almost missed out on this, which would have been so sad! I love organic bloom and Katie Moon!
stacy fleckenstein - Excellent give away! Awesome.
*Kate - I think I JUST made this giveaway! I’m so happy. I’ve been a big fan of Katie Moon since the very beginning and would love the opportunity to win. I’m also very thankful to be introduced to your lovely art.
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