sponsor giveaway – water droplet designs

 

 

As a child, I loved colour, but the creation of visual art had always eluded me… until I bought a high-end digital camera. One day, I took a close-up shot of a droplet of dew on a blade of grass, and the result amazed me. Thus was born Water Droplet Designs.

I take photographs of whatever moves me – it is as simple as that. I focus on images of nature, especially close-ups. I like to photograph things from perspectives people don’t usually take. People are often amazed that most of my photos are taken right in the heart of Toronto. I look for the beauty that others overlook. Most of my photos are taken in Toronto and other parts of Ontario, although some are also taken in other parts of the world. On my Etsy site, all the prints are 8×10, but I do sell photo cards as well. My full collection of photograph can be viewed at: www.flickr.com/waterdropletdesigns. Photo cards can be ordered a la carte from there.

The story of my pastel paintings: As I mentioned earlier, visual art, especially drawing, was never something I was good at, especially drawing. Then one day I stumbled across a box of Sennelier soft pastels… and never looked back. I become one with the sticks of colour and I love to blend with my fingers. I focus mostly on landscapes, and birds – for some reason I can draw birds!

I love to paint with pastels; it is soothing. I have so many creations, though, and they end up piled around the house – I would rather they go to good homes! That is why I price my artwork a bit lower than most artists – my main goal is that someone be enjoying the artwork.

I am also a firm believer in leaving as gentle a footprint on the planet as possible; I try to use post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible for my photo cards, and I always re-use envelopes and packing materials to ship my artwork.

When I am not creating, I am finishing up my Master’s in Music, applying to PhD programs in clinical psychology, and babysitting twins, children with autism, and others, all over the city.

For the giveaway, Ana will be offering two 8×10 prints each to three lucky winners!

All you have to do is leave a comment,blog,tweet,Facebook,or otherwise post a link to Ana’s Etsy shop (and the coupon code too, if you want!), come back here with a link to where you’ve posted and leave a comment.  To enter more than once, you can mention the shop on different websites, just leave a comment for each separate entry with a link to each place.  Be sure to leave an email address with your comment so we can contact you.

Feather + Anchor readers can also use Coupon Code: LEAP29 for 10% off in her Etsy Shop.  Code expires February 29th, 2012.  As an added bonus, if you purchase at least two prints or one pastel painting by then, you will also get a free surprise print or painting!

Contest is open to everyone and closes Friday, January 27th, 2011 and winners will be announced on this post soon after. Start spreading the love and let everyone know about this great offer from Ana!

::WINNERS::

Peter said:

Ana’s super talented and takes some really beautiful photos– Iv’e used some of her greeting cards (with her photos, of course!) for very special occasions.

Congrats on your first sale from Etsy! Many more coming your way, for sure!

I guess I’m going to have to “cheat” and remove your link from my Facebook and repost it as my own…? ;-)

Mandy said:

She has such beautiful work…I would love to win…what a treat to play!

Mary Beth said:

Posted this to my Facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity win! I too love photography and this inspires me to get back into it. :) (I am also having a problem posting the link to my facebook…it is there though!)

Congrats and thanks to those who played.  I will pass your emails on to Ana and she will be in touch!

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16 Comments

  1. Posted January 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm by barbara ledrew | Permalink

    i truly would enjoy looking at either of the prints that ana has made..she is a wonderful artist..obviously a well rounded person who is learning a great education and putting more talent to work when she cares for children and some children with special needs….i feel it makes her a very ‘special’ person…i would be proud to say i own one of her creations…

  2. Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm by Brianna McClintock | Permalink

    I also enjoy photography, it is simply a wonderful thing. I love to be able to share the things I think are great and beautiful (usually my children and my gardens), and I also enjoy a look into other people’s worlds. Ana has such talent and has inspired me to get some pastels and get creative. I would love to have some of her beautiful artwork hanging in my home!
    I shared Ana’s etsy store on my facebook page, for some reason I cant seem to post a link here…

  3. Posted January 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm by Mandy | Permalink

    She has such beautiful work…I would love to win…what a treat to play!

  4. Posted January 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm by Kira | Permalink

    hi Erin – congratulations on the sponsors and yippee for the fun giveaways! all the best to you and your supporters.
    cheers, K.

  5. Posted January 24, 2012 at 6:06 am by Jules | Permalink

    Very pretty work, I adore the leaves one.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Jules

  6. Posted January 24, 2012 at 8:06 am by Michelle | Permalink

    What beautiful work! Great giveaway

  7. Posted January 24, 2012 at 9:32 am by KC | Permalink

    Your work is reallly lovely. I would love to have a piece for my creative space!

  8. Posted January 24, 2012 at 11:53 am by Mary Beth Galloway | Permalink

    Posted this to my Facebook page. Thanks for the opportunity win! I too love photography and this inspires me to get back into it. :) (I am also having a problem posting the link to my facebook…it is there though!)

  9. Posted January 25, 2012 at 12:00 am by Godess FourWinds | Permalink

    It matters not if I win. I own some of Ana’s work. <3 I'm happy for the opportunity to share her work with others. Good Luck, Everyone!

  10. Posted January 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm by ashkey g | Permalink

    i was wandering around your blog a few days ago and love what you write about. Congrats Hun. also give-aways are fun ways to introduce readers to new artists. Thanks for sharing ana’s art with all of us. Amazing colors and im all about bright. :) Ana you rock! keep up the beautiful artwork… stunning :)

    • Posted January 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm by erin | Permalink

      Glad you found it and glad you like the giveaways! I am really enjoying the new adventure!
      Thanks for writing.
      e.

  11. Posted January 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm by Ana | Permalink

    Good luck to everyone who enters! I just made my *very first* sale from my Etsy shop and am super excited! :)

  12. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm by kelly barteaux | Permalink

    Ana’s work is just beautiful – breathtaking!

  13. Posted January 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm by Peter | Permalink

    Ana’s super talented and takes some really beautiful photos– Iv’e used some of her greeting cards (with her photos, of course!) for very special occasions.

    Congrats on your first sale from Etsy! Many more coming your way, for sure!

    I guess I’m going to have to “cheat” and remove your link from my Facebook and repost it as my own…? 😉

  14. Posted January 27, 2012 at 1:30 am by Sarah | Permalink

    Tweeted … Facebooked and home paged it!

  15. Posted January 27, 2012 at 6:41 am by Shara | Permalink

    I’m nursing a smashing toothache today and think a beautiful piece of artwork would definitely brighten my day!!

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