Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yellow Heart Art Giveaway


Ok so I made a purchase from Leonora from Yellow Heart Art on a Monday {with a little convo asking if she would ever be up for a giveaway}, by Tuesday Leonora and I were into a deep Etsy
convo, by Wednesday we had moved our relationship to email, and by the end of the week we
were FB friends and are already talking about seeing each in our respective cities.
I think if we were dating we would already be engaged and ready to have her baby.
She is seriously funny.

-Give us a little look see into your life
The life of Leonora Jennifer, the Memoir Bullet Point Edition:
• 26 years young (pushing 27 soon in April)
• I have a Bub (that's my boyfriend, his name is Steve. I call him Bub he calls me Toots). He tends to run into burning buildings, fly airplanes and help hurricane victims (No no I'm not dating super man, he's a fireman and an air man with the air force. Insert manly grunt here) His secret talent is driving me up the wall for the past almost 3 years of our relationship.
• For as long as I could remember I've always been into art. My mom knew something was different about me when in first grade I would give all my "stick figure people" fingernails, clothes and eye lashes while the other kids made their stick figures with 3 legs and no head.
• Not only do I do graphic design and photography but I also enjoy water colors and building things out of clay. I got my boyfriend into photography and its wonderful having someone to share my hobby with (well that and I get to steal his photo equipment--score free stuff!)
• I'm an old soul. I enjoy anything and everything vintage. Thats where some of my graphic design inspiration comes from. I like to pick fonts, colors and imagery that remind me of a modern piece of vintage art (oxymoron much? Modern vintage? can that even be?)
• One word to describe me would probably be "quirky". My motto is "life is too short to be boring". I try to keep things light and fun.

{Leonora doing her best Chewbacca impression}

-Quick graphic design or photography?
PHOTOGRAPHY! (sorry, for some reason whenever someone does the "QUICK PICK ONE!" game with me I feel the urge to haphazardly scream my answer) I enjoy photography a *wee* bit better just because its instant results, kinda like BAM there's my photo. (I now see why Emerald enjoys using "BAM" so much, its rather fun and totally makes a statement)

-What is your creative process Do you dream in graphics?
oOoooOoO good question! Actually I explained this to my boyfriend the other day. Granted I got him into photography I like to do more "Artsy fartsy" stuff where he likes to do more "traditional structured" stuff (like take photos of air planes and buildings that aren't falling apart and decaying with shrubbery growing out of the windows) so when I see something I actually don't literally see what's in front of me. I see it as "ok, that would look amazing black and white with a blurry background" or "that window ledge with the vase would work better if it was sepia toned and if I was using my fish eye lens". I don't know how I do it but when I see something in real life I can picture in my head how it will look with an artistic twist. When it comes to graphic design I often start off with the font selection first. I know, weird right? But believe it or not a font REALLY can either make or break your print. The illustrations just help support the feel of the font. I'm kind of a "font nerd" and sometimes have a hard time watching movies if the subtitles are done in some boring font, I go "God really?! ARIAL?! can't we jazz it up with arial italic at least!" Don't judge me...it took a lot of courage to admit that here in cyber space. Needless to say my boyfriend does not watch movies with subtitles in it with me.

-Describe your perfect day.
(Can I use bullet points again? I thoroughly enjoy bullet points)
• Sleep in till late morning
• Stuff my face with an obscene amount of pancakes and french toast (eggs optional but highly encouraged)
• Go on a photo shoot excursion with the Bubs and take photos of either abandoned buildings or amusement parks.
• Have a picnic for lunch (salami and provolone cheese sandwich of course. I'm italian its how we roll, I practically bleed marinara sauce)
• Enjoy a little stroll in the canoe down the lake
• End the night with a stroll at the docks at night while eating some faboosh ice cream.


-Where do you want to see your shop in a year?
On the cover of Time Magazine receiving the "SHOP OF THE YEAR" award. Ok, I kid, but imagine? Time Magazine?? Ok ok in 365 days from now I would like to make my shop more of a full time gig as opposed to a "rush-home-after-work,-check-my-purchases,-make-sure-I-have-enough-shipping-envelopes,-oh-crap-the-post-office-closed-already!" kind of gig. It's hard working full time AND doing this on the side. But no great thing is created suddenly and I absolutely LOVE what I do, the money is just an added bonus. Like people are giving me money for my art?! That in itself is amazing. Knowing that someone out there is rockin' my prints or photos on their walls at home is such a really cool feeling.
You can see how we became fast buds.

Anywho, who wants to win a print from Yellow Heart Art {winners choice}?
{insert hoards of people screaming "I do, I do"}

Entry is simple.
- Run off to Yellow Heart Art mark it as a favorite and come back here to say what you
are liken over there.
Extra entries for "liking" Yellow Heart Art on FB and/or following on tumblr

If Leonora could not get any more awesome she did by offering 15% off your purchase during this giveaway week.
Just enter BUGGIEBEAN at checkout.

Giveaway end Feb 28th at midnight.

39 comments:

Danett said...

How creative and cool is she? I love the how to have a good time sign! Sweet!

Brooke said...

The long distance love print jumped out at me immediately. Then I read the description and love it even more.... my Lucy (as in the bossy character from Peanuts and the name I call my husband) is on his second year long deployment in three years and this would be PERFECT for a care package!

Brooke said...

I liked Yellow Heart Art on FB!

Rhiannon said...

how cute are her prints! i hearted her and i love the raining love and awsome amazing things

Nessa said...

WThose are so neat... the smile one is my favorite...

Kelli Blinn said...

"You Make Me Melt" 8x10 print - it rocks!

Anna said...

"Awesome Amazing Things" 8x10 art print is my fave!

Anna said...

I like Yellow Heart Art on FB.

Brooke said...

Lovin' the "Runaway with Me" print!

Cindy said...

I loved the print that says, "Today I will do Awesome, Great, and Amazing Things" Wouldn't this be perfect hanging right outside my classroom door!? Hecks ya, it would!
Thanks for the give away day opportunity. This is FUN! And just for an extra entry I clicked "like" on Facebook too. I'll enjoy seeing your silly friend's updates there. And if I don't win, I'll know where to go for 15% off. HOLLA!

Brooke said...

I Liked Yellow heart on facebook!

Blanca said...

Now an etsy favorite!!! I love the "smile" print and the "how to have a good time" print!!! :)

Thanks!

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Blanca said...

I liked yellowheart on facebook! :)

Thanks!

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Karri said...

I 'liked' her on FB!

Karri said...

I adore that "if you were eaten by a t-rex...." print. too cute. But seriously... I want the vintage cash register one. Very cool. And she's on my etsy faves now.

Miranda Young said...

Too cute - I like em all! I like the Smile smile smile one!

Miranda Young said...

Liked on FB too!

GretchenP said...

added to my etsy favs! i love his & her mustaches! too cute! thanks for the giveaway!!

Michelle said...

my fav is the You & Me...i've added as my fav on Etsy. love it all!!!

Amy{thosefunnylittlegirls} said...

my favorite is Awesome Amazing Things 8x10 Art Print

Sarah L. said...

My favorites are the "you are here map" and the " if you get eaten by a t-Rex". Very cool stuff!

Stephanie said...

I love the "I design stuff" one...I'm an interior designer so that would be really cool in my office! And I'm loving yellow right now.

Hespyhesp said...

I love the free kisses print!

Stephanie said...

I "liked" Yellow Heart on FB too!

Stephanie C. said...

I love them all! Maybe the venn diagram is a favorite? Or anything else in the shop!

Leonora said...

is it tacky for me to give a lil HOLLA! on my own giveaway entry? Yeah...didn't think so either.

Reading all these comments is so frekkin amazing, all you guys rock! Your compliments and kind words give me the warm and fuzzies.

Good luck to everyone! I wish I could give all of you a freebie but then I'd be out some moolah--I guess I could always sell a non-vital organ on ebay to get some cash instead. Spleen anybody? Maybe an appendix? What about a gall bladder? No? Come on! They're gently used and only 26 years old...

Melissa said...

I love the mustache print...it's been in my ETSY favorites for weeks now!

AshleyAnn said...

added her to my etsy favs....such a cute store. I love the Free Kisses and really all the others too!

Fun giveaway and store find!

Rachel said...

I added her shop to my favorites! I love the Smile, Smile print! So cute!! What a great giveaway!

isabel scrap said...

Love the mustache print, the free kisses too... all is so beautiful

la zaz said...

I choose the POLAROID CAMERA !
Beautiful colors

Min said...

I think the dinosaur prints are completely adorable. What a wonderful artist!

McKenzie said...

L-O-V-E cupcake art piece would be a perfect compliment to my cake business. L-O-V-E all her work!

JonnysBinSLC said...

I absolutely love these prints! My absolute FAVE is " every cloud has a silver lining..." It would look so cute in my little boys room! LOVE, LOVE, her stuff!!!

isa dona said...

I love the mustache and the polaroid one.

Katie said...

What a beautiful shop! I like so many of her prints. I think my favourite would be "It's Raining Love". So pretty!

Lynda said...

i like the fine heart art series

Mindie said...

Now one of my Etsy Favorites. I like the Free Kisses one.
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Mindie said...

I like Yellow Heart on FB

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