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.