Thursday, January 6, 2011

Spotlight on AWEsome! Giveaway by 6catsart!

The Giveaway is now closed.

Welcome to this month's giveaway, the first one of the the new decade!  How exciting!  I'd like you to meet Corinne, of 6catsart on Etsy!  If you love art work inspired by nature, 6catsart is the shop to see!  Corinne creates some of the prettiest floral watercolor paintings I have seen!   Let's meet Corinne!


Tell us a little about yourself:
I live on the beautiful West Coast in Canada in a city called Burnaby which is a suburb of Metro Vancouver. I love realistic and impressionist style paintings and prints, beaches, the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest and relaxing afternoons spent making things. I share my home with my boyfriend, several cats, a bunny and our little dog.



Tell us how you got your start in your craft/art.
My father always encouraged us kids to make things when we were very little. He would spend whole afternoons doing stuff with us. They are good memories that I cherish.

What inspires you?
Nature is my biggest inspiration flowers, animals, birds, beaches, trees, mountains . . . .



Where can you be found online and offline (shows, galleries, shops, etc)?
My watercolors are sold locally at several shops including the Vancouver Art Gallery gift shop, Circle Craft on Granville Island, Silk Purse in West Vancouver, Place Des Arts in Coquitlam, the Blue Heron Gallery in Point Roberts and Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver. I do commission work through Van Dop Gallery in New Westminster here is my page on their site www.vandopgallery.com/results.php.

In 2009 I discovered etsy and set up my first shop 6catsart.etsy.com. I love the etsy community the people are so amazingly talented, generous at sharing and supportive of each other.

I also maintain a flickr photostream  that has images of many of my sold pieces as well as new paintings I have recently done.

Share your favorite recipe, craft tips, perhaps a free tutorial you have written....something to make this fun!

I occassionally try new painting techniques when I feel like I am getting in a rut or am looking for new inspiration. Here is a description of a method I was shown and tried, it is a pouring technique.


Share 3 little know facts about yourself...
Here are two facts . . .

~~I started taking jewelry classes in 2010 and hope to open up a 6catsJewelry shop on etsy in the summer.
~~Even though I love the beach I do not like to swim.

The Giveaway!
Corinne is giving away her most popular artcard, The Yellow Daffodil Card, to one lucky winner!  Contest is open worldwide.  All are welcome to enter!  Good Luck!  See below on how to obtain entries...An email address must be included in each entry comment!  Giveaway ends Jan.12, 2011.  Drawing to be held Thurs. Jan. 13, 2011.
 
 
 

First and mandatory entry:
Visits 6catsart's shop, and leave a comment telling us your favorite item.  You must include your email address in the comment.

For additional entries:
Heart 6catsart's shop.  Leave a comment telling us with your etsy name. (one additional entry)
Make a purchase from 6catsart.  Leave a comment telling us what you've purchased.  (5 additional entries).
Follow the AWEteam on Facebook (one additonal entry), and leave a comment here.
Follow the AWEteam Blog  (one additional entry), and leave a comment.
 
Don't forget to join us for this month's First Friday Art Walk on Etsy!
The AWEteam.

58 comments:

  1. The purple iris is beautiful. (But my favorite is the yellow daffodil here - my favorite flower).

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  2. I love the purple cone flower cards

    bead.eclectic at gmail dot com

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  3. Hello! I am a fellow Vancouverite, but am far from home. Looking at your prints made me homesick! I love your watercolor art card of English Bay.

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  4. i hearted your shop on etsy (staceyjc)

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  5. following the aweteam blog on gfc

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  6. I love the Original Watercolor Fine Art Card - Pigs in the Sun!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  7. I love the Loon hand painted bookmark.
    nicolebang@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite it the Seascape Watercolor Original Painting - Blue Sailboat, Lily Point

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  9. I marked 6catsart as my favorite in esty...user name sewniftynotions

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  10. I am following AWEteam on FB as Krista Rowles

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  11. I am following the AWEteam blog as Krista Rowles

    krista dot rowles at usbank dot com

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  12. Love your beach watercolor art! The boys on the beach with the jack russel is beautiful. I love the colors you use in your watercolor flowers, too. :)

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  13. I really like landscape watercolor inukshuk..

    But I like the daffodil best :)

    perrijewell (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  14. Beautiful cards!! Love this one best http://www.etsy.com/listing/36055643/orange-poppies-original-watercolor !
    danaan at gmx dot at

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  15. Following your blog through GFC!
    danaan at gmx dot at

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  16. Like the FB page :-) !
    danaan at gmx dot at

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  17. My favourite is the Original Watercolor White Lily

    ( alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com )

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  18. Hearted the etsy shop, name : alvind95

    ( alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com )

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  19. FOLLOWED the AWE TEAM on facebook

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  20. Followed the AWETEAM's blog via GFC

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  21. I love the white rose paint
    hope this is international
    great giveaway
    thanks
    diarygirl at live dot com
    shaha

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  22. Purple iris looks really gorgeous and a tad vintage!! (:

    chocolates_smiles at hotmail dot com

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  23. sandpiper on the beach
    petmyrhino at hotmail dot com

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  24. You are so lucky to live so close to sea life. You're a lucky duck!! So says someone from the Western Rockies :-)

    I like everything in Corinne's shop, but poppies are close to my heart, so I pick them. I also LOVE your shop banner,Corinne!

    I've hearted and I'm a follower of this blog and the Facebook page!

    My email is oneheartjewelry@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the handpainted loon bookmark!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  26. my favorite item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/32503705/floral-art-white-calla-lily-original

    whitsend@live.com

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  27. I hearted their etsy shop! Username: StitchesOfThePast

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  28. Bird Watercolor Dunlin on the Beach is my favorite..I love birds.
    Thanks!

    is_tavrit (AT) hotmail.com

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  29. I love Valentine Letterpress Trio (Collaboration with Lovely In The Home Press).

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  30. Oh wow, I love all of the floral pieces, especially the Floral Art Original Watercolor Painting - Red Poppy.

    debyeo AT hotmail DOT com

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  31. i'd love to participate :) my favorite, aside from the beautiful daffodil card, is the Yellow Rose Watercolor Painting. i always admire work of art.
    pringlespalo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. i follow the aweteam blog
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  33. My fav is the Seascape Watercolor Original Painting - Blue Sailboat, Lily Point

    alholm.co at gmail dot com

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  34. Follow the AWEteam on Facebook(Tearsa K)

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  35. Follow the AWEteam Blog

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  36. My fav is the Floral Art Stargazer Lily Watercolor. Stunning! girl23rocks@hotmail.com

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  37. Hearted 6catsart's shop (alliegal101) girl23rocks@hotmail.com

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  38. Following you via GFC
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  39. My favorite is Landscape Watercolor-Forest in the Snow!

    thelavenderdaisy at gmail dot com

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  40. I hearted 6catsart's shop (etsy name cinnamonbreeze)

    thelavenderdaisy at gmail dot com

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  41. Following the AWEteam blog

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  42. I like the Bookmark - Original Watercolor Red Poppy
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  43. I love this landscape:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36636598/landscape-watercolor-byrne-creek-in-the

    e-mail: miha_loves_zaf at yahoo dot com

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  44. My Etsy name is MihaT.

    e-mail: miha_loves_zaf at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow u on facebook as Mihaela Toana.
    I follow u on gfc too as m.t.

    e-mail: miha_loves_zaf at yahoo dot com

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  46. I adore the Sandpiper on the Beach. :)

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  47. Hearted the shop. My etsy username is magnolica.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  48. Following the team on Facebook! My username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  49. Following via GFC!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  50. http://www.etsy.com/listing/36055643/orange-poppies-original-watercolor absolutely gorgeous :)
    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  51. hearted shop as 321Gem
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  52. like u on fb-Julie S Laws
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  53. follow blog jelaws5
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  54. the burrowing owl painting is beautiful. owls are one of my favorite animals :)

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  55. i'm a gfc blog follower

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. I love the beautiful Bookmark - Original Watercolor Red Poppy
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  57. added to my etsy favorites (LuvSophie)

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    Glow Necklaces

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