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Carla Sonheim Art Giveaway

Carla Sonheim Art Giveaway

Today's Etsy Giveaway is for two 8x10 Giclee Prints of your choice from Carla Sonheim! ($40)

Carla Sonheim is a wonderful artist that has declared herself a "Painter of Girls!! (Animals, too)". She has so many beautiful pieces that really capture the innocence and happiness of little girls. From fairies, to cowgirls, to mermaids, to little girls with their animals. She has so many fun choices! Just looking at these you know they would look AMAZING in a little girls room or nursery. Plus, with all the different choices you. are bound to find that one of her little girls looks an aweful lot like your own ;)

Now for a little more info on the woman behind these beautiful paintings:

1. First things first, tell us a little more about yourself...

My name is Carla Sonheim and I am 45 years old. I have been married for 16 years and have two boys, ages 20 and 13 (my 20-year-old was from a previous relationship). Christer (20) is a senior at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and he got married this past summer to Christi, his high school sweetheart. Wes runs cross country, is a "Trekkie" and was the best man in Christer's wedding! My husband Steve is a commercial photographer, and we currently live in Salida, Colorado, a very small town... we are planning to relocate to Seattle in 2009.

2. What is your regular job?

This is my regular job (art-making), but I've tried to diversify my income streams so that my eggs aren't in one basket, so to speak. I have my work in about ten stores and galleries, I have my etsy store, I do three or four outdoor art fairs a year, and I teach workshops for adults in drawing and painting. I am teaching an online class in November on how to make my journals and purses... for more info, go to http://www.joggles.com/.

3. Do you Haiku?

Don't you know by now?
Girls are not afraid of bugs.
Giddy-up, horse-ant!

4. Picture of your workspace (as is, no cheating!)

My studio is our enclosed back porch room... lots of windows, lots of light, but also home of our wood stove (dusty, dirty!) and thoroughfare through to the backyard. I'm fairy messy... lots of stacks of stuff, things get thrown on the floor, etc. (I clean it up fairly often, but when I'm working/creating I don't worry about how messy the studio is getting.)

5. What inspires you?

As for art, lots of things... children's art, Outsider art. The work of contemporary illustrators is amazing to me, also 1950s and 1960s illustration, Iranian children's book illustration; the works of Picasso, Klee, Matisse and David Hockney... anything that comes from the artist's heart, really. In the real world: I'm most inspired by faces and animals... not so much landscapes or buildings! Can you tell?

6. What item in your shop is your favorite and why?

I didn't want to sell the original of this painting. I just loved how it turned out... the expression on the lamb's face, the tilt of the girl's head and how sweet and sad/happy she is, and the underlying theme: "We are not alone."

Rules to Enter:

1. Head on over to Carla Sonheim---> http://carlasonheim.etsy.com
2. Pick your favorite item (not interview items)
3. Come back here and comment in the official entry form below Extra Entries section on what you chose
4. Leave an extra comment in the official entry form for any extra entries (Please leave blog url if you have my button on your blog or wrote a post)

Note: If the Entry Form isn't loading, please leave your entry via a comment with your email address. Thank you!

Note: If a second winner has to be chosen, that winner will be chosen based on the most creative, detailed comment!
Also Note: Add me to your safe list or else your winning notice could end up in your Junk Mail folder! babylyons (at) live (dot) com

Open to All
Comments that don't meet these requirements won't be entered

Extra Entries:
1 Extra Entry into this contest and every other one if you link to The Giveaway with the button or widget in the right column (for as long as the button/widget is up)
1 Extra Entry if you blog about this contest with a visible link back to this post
1 Extra Entry into the Giveaway of your choice if you "Digg" three of my Current Giveaways (Get an extra entry into all my giveaways if you "Digg" all of my current giveaways)
2 Extra Entries if you purchase something from this store during the contest
Comment to let me know you deserve an extra entry!

Official Entry Form:

This contest will end on October 11th at 11:59 pm PST
A winner will be chosen from a Random Number Generator from mathgoodies.com
The winner will be listed on October 12th
If I cannot get a hold of the winner 3 days, a new winner will be chosen

Thank you Carla for your generous giveaway! Your paintings are absolutely wonderful! :)

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22 Thoughts:

Croasla0 said...

i like the pink ballerina! would be great for a little girls room!

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Yikes! They are all so cute. SOME of my favs Bunny Love, Pink Ballerina and Girl with multiple cats.

Raspberry Light Bulb said...

Dugg all your submissions and added you to my friends. My digg id is lethallyblonde.

sfyates said...

These prints are so nice reminding me of childhood I like the litte girl cowgirls riding their stick horses best. The girl riding an ant is very nice too.

vboackle said...

i like the pink ballerina.

Becca Ann said...

I love Pink Ballerina

EILEEN said...


It's a great message and a cute poster!


jochrisbryan said...

hard to choose, thanks for sharing!
Lounging Fairy is how I want to spend my day sometimes, I adore it.

Roxanne said...

I would have to pick the red tree print because my daughter loves birds and nature and it is a great picture!!

wigget said...

my favorite is the TRANSFER - Tire Swing Play

Jen said...

The entry form isn't appearing so i'll enter here! I like the Green flowers print best. But which of my three nieces would i give it too?:)

Anonymous said...

I like girl with cat and turtle.


jnmacdonald said...

Tire Swing is my favorite.

Ludmilochka said...

I like the TRANSFER - Girl with Monarch Butterfly!


Samantha P said...

i really love the cow print, the color and the mark making really catch my eye!

miriama said...

My favorite is the blue fairy. I can see it in my granddaughter's bedroom. I can also see her driving her mommy crazy pointing at it saying "fairy" over and over again. Did I mention she is 20 months old and loves to chatter? :)

purango said...

PRINT-Red Tree is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

klp1965 said...

i love the PRINT - Fairy with Flower

fancyfeet48 said...

I would have to pick the red tree print

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

I LOVE these prints!! My favorite is Fairy with Heart. I did a post about the giveaway, I linked to The Giveaway using your widget, and I dugg all the giveaways my username on Digg id Arbra and my url for my blog is: http://justcallmesleepdeprived.blogspot.com/

threadbeaur said...

Fantastic shop! Thanks for sharing her art with us! For the contest I picked girl standing on dog, but i spent some time looking around and I also like the tire swing play!
threadbeaur [at] yahoo. com

zoe hunter said...

I love the print:
Pink Ballerina. I studied ballet for many years, and it speaks to me. thanks for the contest.

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