Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Yes it seems as if I have fallen off the face of the Earth as this blog has been sitting for far too long but I managed to get a minute between painting, creating, a little bit of freelance work, prepping for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards and working with my new group The Artisan Group. There is little time for anything else but I wanted to take a moment to spotlight three people for three different reasons, a sort of thank you if you will.

Peruvian Cacao Bean From Bellaroma

Diana is one of our Artisan Group artists that is participating in the Emmy Awards Gift Lounge alongside me. I happen to follow Diana on Facebook and one day she was having a giveaway contest. I clicked "like" to show that I liked the product she was offering for the contest not realizing that I had entered the contest (shows how astute I can sometimes be) Well, low and behold, after the first winner did not come forward I became runner up! I received a rather large bottle of Peruvian Cacao Bean lotion and I must say it smells divinely. The super thick lotion has a pleasant hint of chocolate, not overpowering but a nice light scent. I applied it in the morning and the scent lingered all day long.

The nice thing about Bellaroma's line is of course the all natural ingredients and I for one love that. My skin is super sensitive and anything harsh gives me hives, rashes and even sometimes blisters.

If you would like to try Diana's products head on over to Bellaroma and take a look at all she has to offer.

Clover Stone Designs

Beautiful Bracelet by Clover Stone Designs

Stephanie of Clover Stone Designs is also a member of The Artisan Group and was needing some help with her logo, a re-vamp of the old one she had. I started off redrawing her cloverleaf so she would have a better graphic to use if necessary so she can play around with it, in exchange she is sending me this lovely bracelet made just for me.

Stephanie has some wonderful items in her shop including some necklaces that will be making an appearance at the gift lounge. and 15% of all sales are donated to chromosome disorder research

Edi's Little Treasures

Custom Ring by Edi's Little Treasures

Oh how I loved this ring when I first saw it. There are plenty of Bird's Nest rings on Etsy but this one, well it was perfect. Sad part was that the original ring was sold and also a size 7 (my ring finger on my right hand is a 5, the left a 4) so I put it out of my head for a while chalking it up to fate. The thing is though I would keep returning to her shop to see if she relisted another ring and a few weeks went by without one.

I decided to reach out to her to see if she could in fact make another one, in my size. Luck would have it that as soon as I sent the email a reply came back and before I knew it I had my ring and I couldn't be happier. I plan on wearing it when I head out to California in September for the awards show gift lounge.

Edi makes wirewrap jewelry that is absolutely beautiful (I have my eye on the Key Pendant next) She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her if you are looking for something well made and unique.

I suppose I should get back to work now. I have been reorganizing my Zazzle shop and branching off into a few new ones that will soon be released. It is quite overwhelming but it must be done.


Monday, May 2, 2011

The Artisan Group's first of three Emmy Award Twitter Parties!

A N N O U N C I N G The Artisan Group's first of three Emmy Award Twitter Parties!

The 63rd Primetime Emmys are taking place on September 18, 2011, and we're kicking off Emmy season with three super fun Twitter Parties! Our first party takes place on May 11th, and if you follow along you could win some of the swag the celebrities will receive!

Here's how:

Follow @theartisangroup, @sweetstellas, @atutudes, @ajsweetsoap

Follow #theartisangroup
Answer trivia questions about your favorite Primetime shows, actors, moments, what YOU think should be nominated for an Emmy this year (be sure to respond directly to @sweetstellas, @atutudes, or @ajsweetsoap)

Win prizes, drawn at random! Winners will be announced on Twitter, and reposted here on May 12th!

What are some of the prizes that you can win? Only some of the most lovely art from Artisan Group members, which is being crafted by their very hands to be gifted to celebrities at the Emmy's Gifting Suite!

An 8x10 print from ArtbyAfton

$15 credit from Little Free Radical

Silver Spiral Earrings from AWE Shop

Popcorn Soap from AJSweetSoap

Stationery Set from Beez Kneez

Stationery Box and Custom Notestack from Sweet Stella's

$20 Giftcard to Honeyprint

Set your clocks, program your Blackberries and iPhones! Join us on May 11th at 8pm EST to win some amazing handcrafted Emmy's swag!
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