This month's blog give away is from Starfly Creations! She is giving this awesome set of 4 Notecards to one lucky winner! This is the perfect opportunity to get a piece of her beautiful art and share with someone special!!
Now I want you to have the opportunity to read a little about the artist behind the amazing designs! At the end of the interview, you will find the rules about entering the give away!
Please tell us a little about yourself and your shop...
My name is Starla and I have loved creating as far back as I can remember. As a child, I could always be found covered in glue, paint, marker, or all of the above. I was often too curious for my own good. That curiosity has never left me. I still love exploring new materials and testing boundaries. I believe as an artist, you should always keep the "awe" in everything you see. Just like the Renaissance man, I too love discovering our world through a variety of avenues, and I love seeing beauty in minute details that are often overlooked.
I've been on Etsy for 6 weeks which keeps me busy online. Offline, life is never dull around my house with a teenage son that believes he knows more than me, a toddler daughter that probably does, a dog the size of a bear, a turtle as old as dirt, and a best friend whom I’m fortunate to call my husband.
I have a BFA and was an advertising creative director before going back to freelance. I'm self taught on the mac including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as, jewelry making and polymer clay sculpture. I'm the volunteer Art Leader for our 4-H group. So, far I've taught the kids drawing, jewelry and polymer clay. Three of my students placed at the Texas State Fair last year.
My shop's art is my outward expression of every internal struggle, triumph and emotion. I've often referred to myself as ARTADD, as I cannot stick to one medium when it comes to my shop. To be happy to my very soul, I have to explore. Mixed media abstracts one day, beading art the next and dragon paintings the third... as the quote goes "variety is the spice of life." The art in my shop is eclectic, just like me.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from life. Every tactile, tangible and not-so-tangible element that makes life, life. It could be my daughter's expression at trying something new, the way the wind catches long hair, the detailed pattern of an insect wing, or the stories I've shared with my kids. Life is inspiration.
Tell us about your favorite piece of art that you've created? you can show us a pic if you want...
My favorite piece has to be a polymer clay sculpture I made last year of my daughter. It placed first place at the State Fair of Texas where I received two offers to purchase it. It is the one piece of my art that I could never sell.
Besides Etsy, where can your customers find your unique designs?
My fine art can only be purchased on Etsy, unless you live next door. :-) However as of a few days ago, I have a facebook page! My link is www.facebook.com/pages/Starfly-Creations-by-Starla-Apodaca/132221226856439 . Please come check me out. I have a fan base of 17 so far, but I appreciate every one of them!
Other than creating amazing items for your shop, what else do you like to do in your free time?
Like most moms, I have many roles besides artist. Playmate, Teacher, Correction Officer, Doctor, Mom, Wife and Friend. Free time? LOL! When I do have a rare moment of self-indulgent seclusion and I'm not working on art, I love to read, walk, go to the movies or hike in the woods.
Now for your chance to Win!!!
Mandatory Entry:Become a follower of this Blog(if you are not already:) mojo3777 through GFC or networked blog and Like StarflyCreations on Facebook. Then leave one comment below with your email address or etsy shop link (this way we can contact you if you win), saying you did both.
Extra Entries: Please Leave Separate comment for Each :)
1. Visit StarFly's Etsy Shop and come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item from her shop.
2. Like Mojo3777creations on facebook and leave a comment below saying you did.
3. Send a friend to enter and have them leave a comment below with your name and receive one entry.
4. Purchase any item from Starfly Creations on Etsy and receive 5 Entries. Post transaction ID in the first comment below, and leave comments 2-5 with the word "purchase".
5. Enter the other current Give Aways featured on this blog (find the links on the top of this page) and receive 3 Entries! Leave 3 separate comments for each entry! For the first Entry post the give away entered, and comments 2-3 post the word "other".
The Winner will be randomly selected on July 1, by random.org number generator. If selected, you will have 72 hours to respond to email. Good luck and thank you for participating!