tgif feature and GIVEAWAY :: whiteserenade

whiteserenade has graciously offered to provide this week's tGif feature and giveaway! here is what whiteserenade has provided in a question - answer format. :) thank you!

1. Introduce yourself.
Southern California
2. Tell us about your art. What do you make? How did you come to your craft?
I enjoy photography, graphic design, stained glass, mixed media paintings and paper mache.
3.What inspires your work?
I really can't sit still. I'd rather be junking or in my workshop. I've always been driven to create, and I have a passion for graphic design and reclaiming and repurposing materials. I love transforming something that might otherwise end up in a landfill into something beautiful, functional, and one-of-a-kind. I also love the art of the 20's and 30's and I've recently started painting vintage girl faces. My favorite material is recycling vintage French paper.
4.What are your goals for your shop?
Just do what I love to do. Create share and give. I support bloodwatermission.com. They provide clean blood and clean water for those in Africa.
5.What do you do when you are not creating?
I'm a wife, mommy and house keeper. I am very blessed to work at home and be available for my kids.
6.What brought you to Etsy? Do you sell anywhere else?
I sell in two shops in my area.
7. What is the most valuable thing you have learned from your art and being an Etsy seller? Don't give up on your art. It's easy to get discouraged as you see other sellers. I do what I do because I enjoy it.
8. What is your passion for the world or the burden on your heart?
I've been a part of bloodwatermission.com for a few years. They provide clean water and clean blood to those in Africa. I guess my passion for the world is love. Love for others and caring for those that are in need. Surrender, Serve, Sacrifice and Give. Kind of a saying I've always had rolling around in my head for years. Caring and loving those that need it most.

whiteserenade is giving away a gift tag of the eiffel tower. the photograph is 8x10 and sepia toned.

entry is simple. take a look at her shop. take a look at my shop. comment on what your favorite item from each shop is. :) that's one entry.

for additional entries, follow my blog and facebook page, post about this giveaway on your blog, or buy something from her shop. leave a comment telling what you've chosen to do and i'll make sure to add one extra entry for each.

this giveaway runs until tuesday, june 16th at 11:59pm. random.org will generate the winner at that time. don't miss out! :) and thanks in advance for participating. hope you've enjoyed this week's feature of yet another wonderful etsy creator.


Oceanside Creations said...

From whiteseranade I like the antique shoe art printed on antique paper

From mustardseed I like the egyptian rhapsody earrings

Oceanside Creations said...

Following your blog

Oceanside Creations said...

I'm a facebook fan

JC said...

I love the vintage spice bottle with starfish by whiteserenade and the sweet cicely earrings from your shop!

itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

♥ Lindsay ♥ said...

This ink print is just lovely http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25598788

Your Sweet Cicily earrings send my hear a flutter! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25413456

Cutie pics of you and your nephew by the way, and grats on 2 yrs :)