Thursday, July 22, 2010

Feature Interview & Giveaway by ArTrend

I was delighted when Monica from ArTrend here on Etsy contacted me and asked if I would do a feature and a giveaway for her. She is giving a beautiful watercolour of three penguins signed and dated by her own fair hand. Value $25 So here is a little into her life and love of Art.

I was born in Naples, southern Italy. I lived in my native city until I was 
18 years old and then I moved to Miami Beach Florida where I  now  currently live with my husband Larry .







I graduated at the F.Palizzi art institute in Naples, Italy in 1998 where I learned and practiced many different painting an sculpting techniques. Art has always been a need for me, the need of creating with my hands, with passion and experience in different artistic media.

My inspirations are almost always part of my dreams, even if like I said before my interests usually influence my finished artworks but also I love to admire other artist’s pieces and sometimes see my own interpretation in their work. I love nature, art and travel, and these interests often influence my finished artworks, giving my pieces a sense of another place or time. It’s funny how we all view art in different ways and how personal feelings can influence not only the artist that creates an artwork but also the person that is looking at it.





My favourite artist without any doubt has to be Gustav Klimt. I also love all the great French impressionist and Italian masters but if I could choose a piece of art to hang in my house I will probably get one of the artwork of the 99fears collection created by Nedko Solakov


Here I am painting on glass and the solvent (pure gum spirit, turpentine) gives me a headache after a while, so I have to mask up.














If I could have one wish it would be to have my family closer in order to spend the holidays  and some quality time with my loved ones.











Some of my hobbies! We all have them right!
I don t have kids yet, so… my dog Maya is my baby! I found her last Christmas at the shelter here in Miami Dade and when I am not busy between my day job and my dream job I love to spend time with her!

She follows me in all my activities; she goes kayaking, running, biking, and most of all plays soccer! It’s true!



Well Monica sent me so much wonderful 
information and lots of photo's and I am sorry I could not add them all here. Anyway lets go and find these penguins a new home. 


How to enter:
Please follow my blog and  visit ArTrend and see some more of her beautiful art, heart an item, shop or both:)
Enter as many times as you like so if you tweet or face book this then add your name again. I will pick a winner with random.org on the 5th August and post the details here. So thanks everyone and thank you Monica for such a great giveway, good luck. 

40 comments:

Krishenka said...

Well here it is finally and I had a lot of trouble with the spacings which has never happened before but I hope it does not spoil your reading. Monica sent me some fabulous pictures but the post would be a mile longer than it is. Good luck to all who enter.

Josh Healy said...

Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

Krishenka said...

Thanks Josh I have added your button to my blog and added the giveaway to your blog. Thanks you might even win this gorgeous picture into the bargain.

allisonsbj3 said...

Added seller to favorites

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

Hearted favorite item

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

Mr Monkey said...

Hi,
I'm a new follower, please follow me back. For every follower that joins I will be releasing a Unicorn back into the wilds of the New Jersey boardwalk. So please do your part by joining and saving these special creatures. Thanks
Thanks, Mr. Monkey

http://laughingmonkeystick.blogspot.com/

Jasmine1485 said...

My favourite piece is the 'STILL LIFE salad ingredients', and I hearted it (Jasmine1485)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I hearted the store too :) (Jasmine1485)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Jasmine1485 said...

I tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/19483282873

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

lolamichele said...

I hearted FISH IN THE WATER art print

lolamichele said...

<3ed this shop on etsy.


boswife @ gmial . com

mom2girls said...

I love this .ACEO hedgehog original drawing but also your painting of the snail - so sweet! you are very good!
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I hearted the beautiful Peacock feathers on a bottle (as dspdavey).

debyeo at hotmail dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I hearted this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/52288858/aceo-print-on-a-recycled-old-book-page

It was really cute! and that penguin painting is just darling. I'm obsessed with penguins.

-lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

jane yates said...

pls can i enter for your give away, it seems very kind of you. www.janeyates.co.uk ohsomebody@live.com thanks

Nanbon44 said...

original watercolor of penguins would be my favorite, but there are other bird drawings that I also like.

Livio Mele said...

All great!!! "Nude painting with golds and blue shadows" "sunflowers on jute coffee bean sack" "Life mix media" are my favourites!!!

Egle said...

I hearted an item in etsy shop: original painting on canvas life upside down nature and art.

egle dot mane at gmail dot com

Anne said...

ArTrend has been marked as one of my favorites for weeks! I love the ACEO drawings she has added...Fun!!!

Anne
www.littleprincesspea.etsy.com

Marcel said...

Hi Chrissie,

my favourite is the "sunflowers on jute coffee bean sack" Nice to see artists getting exposure.

Good luck everyone :)

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Drawing Of Birds On Handmade Paper the best, from the site, and I truly love the Penguins giveaway and would love to give them a home!

Jennifer B. said...

I love the Fish in the Water prints! (also love finding new-to-me artists on etsy!)
jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

londijer said...

Whooooooooooot!! Love discovering a new talented artist! Nice Life History as well! I wish Monica much success, all is dreamy and brilliant!

My fav hands up would be,, sunflowers on jute coffee bean sack! The warm melting colors pull me to sunsets in my dreams....
Have hearted this as well as shop! will tweet & fb as well!
Good luck to all and TY Chrissies for another wonderful give-away! :)
Londi

londijer said...

Just RT' ed you Chrissie & tweeted as well! ;) Off to FB!

londijer said...

It is now posted on my wall!! Thanks!

Krishenka said...

wheeee thanks so much for all your great support for ArTrend

Yuki said...

I follow you with GFC

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

I hearted my favourite item

http://www.etsy.com/listing/44916999/still-life-mix-media

CoccinelleEcolo

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

I hearted her shop

CoccinelleEcolo

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

Tweeted at

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/19720804372

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/19802770776

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/19859465441

yuki@michelf.com

Yuki said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/19969059437

yuki@michelf.com

Krishenka said...

I think yuki really really is after these these penguins:)

Yuki said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/20091656010

yuki@michelf.com

Well, yes I love them and I took the "Enter as many times as you like" to heart ;o)

Yuki said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/yuki_kokoro/status/20107209312

yuki@michelf.com

It's me once more ;o)

Krishenka said...

You are funny Yuki and thanks so much delighted that you love the painting so much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

Great picture, i want it!!

Love H xx.

Krishenka said...

winner is post nine (lolmichele) as chosen by random.org.

Congratulations and thank you so much for entering.

Krishenka said...

Congratulations to Lola,
but mostly thanks to all the people that left a comment showing appreciation for my art and my passion.
ArTrend

(I added this message from Monica as she has a problem at the moment with her computer)

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