Let the shopping fun continue! Meet my Katie Bradley, owner of MossyRockDesigns on Etsy. She's offering one White Sugar, Brown Sugar reader a 5x7 print from her collection of fabulous prints.
What I love about Katie's work is that each print she makes is so different. Some feature boys, other feature girls, some are clearly adoption-focused---diversity!
First, let's meet Katie:
My name is Katie Bradley, and I'm the artist behind MossyRockDesigns. In the real world I'm a wife, and a stay-at-home Momma to 2 wonderful boys. We are currently in the process of adopting a daughter from Ethiopia.
Becoming an artist was kind of an accident: I have always loved drawing and painting, so when my son was born, I painted 3 watercolors for his nursery (Jungle Baby, Forest Baby, and Bear baby). My friends started asking me for prints to give to their friends for baby shower gifts. Then someone suggested I sell prints on Etsy, so I created my shop.
In early 2011 we began the (very long) process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. I realized that there isn't a lot of children's art for multicultural children, and especially for adoptive families. I think it is SO important for a child to grow up seeing art that represents him or her, and so I began to paint the pieces you see in my Etsy shop.
Most of my prints and paintings in my Etsy shop are of multicultural (African or African American, or Asian) children. Some of them are adoption-themed, others celebrate hope, love, family, friendship, childish innocence, and African hair.
Each of my paintings has a story. For example, I painted Hair Time after my friend taught me how to detangle and braid her daughter's beautiful curly hair.
Here's a little secret: Later this Fall (right on time for Christmas shopping!) I will be launching a new product in my Etsy shop: domino pendant jewelry with tiny prints of my art encased in resin.
To learn more about what I'm up to, visit my website.
Giveaway: One 5x7 print from MossyRockDesigns.
Dates: Now until noon, Central Time, on 7/20
How To Enter:
1: Visit Katie's Etsy page, and leave a comment telling me which print from MossyRockDesigns would you choose if you won.
2: "Like" MossyRockDesigns on FB; leave me a comment telling me you did so.
3: Leave a comment telling Katie what she should paint next.
4: Tweet, FB, or blog this giveaway, and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
Yes---you can enter up to 4 times!
The winner will be posted on 7/20. It's the winners responsibility to set up an Etsy account (free) and contact Katie to claim the prize.