Congratulations to : number 30, "Jess"
Ever since we purchased our home 6 months ago, I have changed & re-arranged things, more times than I care to remember! I've had friends come over and shake their head when they see furniture in a different place, the dining table moved to the second dining room again, the kids' room's in chaos because I'm sliding furniture around!
But one thing I've always wanted, and known I wouldn't touch once it was in place, was a fantastic painting. Something eye catching, bold, something that makes a statement - the problem was, I have such specific (picky) tastes in decor that it would be almost impossible to find such a gem ... well I found it.
Krish graciously offered to do a giveaway with me & I of course, was thrilled! She currently owns and operates 3 online stores, Acacias Gallery, SW19 and Jalousie. All 3 are unique in their own way - Acacias Gallery & SW19 both display her art, which she has described as "abstract impressions captured in an emotive way on canvas"
She centers her craft on a certain theme, city life, eroticism, pop art etc. and what she creates is inspired!
Krishala answered a few questions about herself ...
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION COMES FROM?
My inspiration comes from a mix of both my passion for the arts, community trends, and my life experiences. When combined, these elements compliment one another gracefully, and portray a vision that is both complimentary to universally accepted themes, and contemporary imagery. (Wow, right?)
WHERE DOES YOUR LOVE OF ART COME FROM?
.My love of the arts stems from deep within my essence of being. When utilizing the arts to create visions that represent emotion, I feel that I am contributing great value to the creative world. It is my firm conviction that art can be extremely useful in telling stories, relaying messages, and depicting emotion. My art allows me to subtly tell a story, while simultaneously igniting a spark of vision and inspiration for my fans and customers.
WHO ARE SOME ARTISTS YOU ADMIRE, OR ASPIRE TO BE LIKE?
Martin Smith is one example of an artist who I admire. His ability to communicate silent words with captive audiences around the globe is extremely inspiring and touching. By utilizing creative imagery, indepth color schemes, and an array of carefully chosen and delicately laced contrasts, this artist consistently manages to invigorate viewers globally, and simultaneously provide them with the ability to derive self-chosen conclusions, and unique opinions of their own rights.
WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITH?
I could perhaps leave home without my purse, wallet, or even my keys. With that being said, the one thing I could never leave home without is my semblance of vision, which guides the inspirational core behind all of my art work. I frequently find that I find great inspiration for my art work within my everyday functioning and routine. Some days, I may find that a person inspires me; others, a majestic flash of a beautiful moment whispers to my spirit and creates the spark that lights a candle of passion within. Even when simply running out to the store, taking a walk in the park, or interacting with children, I constantly remind myself to maintain an open spirit, and eyes that are open to receiving the self-contained blessings and hidden whispers within each and every experience and day.
Spoken like a true artist!
Jolousie is the store where she places her creations on t.shirts, so you're able to not only be fashionable, but they make you a one-of-a-kind, and I personally seek out things that make me stand out in a crowd.
As for Acacias Gallery and SW19, I browsed for hours - literally.
Krishala is a native to London, born and raised, but currenty resides in Switzerand with her family and for one of my lucky readers she has offered to let you chose one of her paintings!. I'm so excited, if I wasn't the host, I'd be doing all I could to enter this!
Her paintings retail from around $50 to $60 dollars plus (American) and I consider that to be an absolute steal!
The winner will choose one (1) painting out of two (2) to pick from. Both are amazing.
The second is called "Shepherds Delight". This one reminds me driving through Utah during sundown. It's beautiful!
To be eligible to win either one (1) of these two (2) paintings, you must go to any of Krishalas' stores (Acacias Gallery, SW19, Joulousie) and leave me a comment here telling me which painting or shirt you found that you would LOVE to have.
Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment, unless I'm able to get in touch with you by clicking on your profile.
Extra entries:These can only be done if you have completed the mandatory entry. Any entries submitted without having met the proper criteria will be subsequently deleted.
(Each entry is worth one, unless otherwise stated, & please leave a seperate comment for each)
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+3-'Heart' any of Krishalas stores on Etsy
+1-for entering Katie, over at Half Crazy Mommie's "Zoodles" giveaway
[this giveaway should be posted by the end of Tues. 19th]
Giveaway ends Tuesday 26, 2009 at 12:00am
Winner will be drawn via Random.org
Winner will be drawn via Random.org
Winning entrant will have their entry checked, and have 48 hours to respond or giveaway will be re-drawn.