Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: RetroMenagerie

ANOTHER giveaway, you ask?
I guess I'm just feeling generous!
Let's hear it for Jaymee, from RetroMenagerie 
who made it all possible!
She has graciously agreed to send one lucky winner this fine print:

Orange and Yellow Sunburst Art Print - 8 x 10
Buy it here
Jaymee's work is right up my alley; simple, modern, clean lines. 
Her cool jewel tones and earthy subject matter are definitely in line with the fall trends. 
I've got a prediction of my own: Jaymee's going to be a big hit! 

Here are a couple prints to keep your eye on:
Love Equation Personalized Anniversary Art Print - Custom Colors - 8 x 10
Buy it here
Love is ALWAYS in the air. And Chevron stripes are all the rage!

Green Chevron Pattern Art Print - Modern Wall Decor - 5 x 7
Buy it here
Let's get to know my favorite new trend setter:

Q: Tell us about yourself.  
A: My name is Jaymee :) I'm a student majoring in interior architecture and design.  I live in a cozy one bedroom apartment with my amazing boyfriend and adorable pup, Dexter.  In my free time when I'm not doing homework or working on a new print I am at the movies, spending time with my friends and family, or enjoying happy hour at my neighborhood eats. 



Q: Use 3 words to describe yourself/your style.
A: simple, eclectic, earthy


Q: What inspires your art?
A: As of right now nature is my biggest inspiration for the subject of my prints.  The style is inspired by my love of Mid-Century Modern design.

Q: What made you decide to sell art prints on Etsy?
A: It began as a way to help me get through college.  I thought I'd take advantage of my art school education by selling my designs.

Fern Art Print - Green and Yellow - 5 x 7
Buy it here

Q: You seem to be off to a running start! To what do you attribute your good fortune?
A: I wish I knew!  Its been a huge surprise to me and such an honor that people are buying my prints!  I'm thankful to my friends and family for their support, as well as my fellow teammates from The Treasury Tree who have helped spread the word by featuring me in their beautiful treasuries. 

Q: What is your favorite item in your shop? 
A: Hmm it's hard to choose.  I've invested a lot of my time into each item so I love them all, but if I have to choose just one it has to be my Orange Wildflower print.  I love the simplicity of it.  

Orange Wildflower Botanical Art Print - 11 x 14 - Limited Edition
Buy it here
Q: What holds the most personal meaning? What is hanging in your own home?  
A: The item that holds the most meaning to me, and the one thats hanging in my own apartment, is my Perpetual Calendar.  I spent a lot of time designing each illustration and it was my first sale!

[Jaymee sent me a copy of her calendar. I really love it, too! It's the perfect size for keeping track of my blog happenings! Calendars make great purchases when you love so many prints from a shop, but can't decide on one. This way, you get 12 "mini" prints. Also, I love it when something is both practical and fun; this creates the perfect excuse to buy something, don't you think?!]

Illustrated Perpetual Wall Calendar
Buy it here
Q: What are your future plans for your shop?
A: Right now I'm designing my 2012 calendar which I hope to have out in a few weeks.  I'm also putting the finishing touches on a few more Halloween prints and a Holiday Collection is in the works.

Yipee, a 2012 calendar! Jaymee, you should take reservations. I bet those are going to sell like crazy!

Ready to find out how to win the fantastical 
Orange and Yellow Sunburst Print? 
Okay, okay, calm down!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog (Mandatory)
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. "Like" RetroMenagerie on Facebook
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


3. "Heart" an item from RetroMenagerie on Etsy 
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.

Fine Print:
Only 3 entries per household please
1 winner will be chosen September 3rd at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 
after which a new winner will be chosen
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter 

46 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of my cousin, Jaymee! These prints are ADORABLE and I can't wait to see her Halloween collection! Keep it up! -Nicole S.

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  2. Jaymee's work is gorgeous! I think you are right about her being a big hit:)

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  3. I follow on GFC :) thanks for the chance!
    cam22190 at gmail

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  4. and I have already <3 her Etsy shop :)

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  5. What a great feature! Jaymee is indeed a wonderfully talented woman, and The Treasury Tree is overjoyed to have her. <3

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  6. The item I hearted is this:
    Retro Black Cat Eye Art Print

    fastkat at gmail dot com

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  7. hi! I am already a follower of this blog)))
    hope i'll have some luck. the giveaway is awersome!!!

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  8. i follow on gfc
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  9. i like RM on fb
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  10. i hearted the Yellow and Orange Sunburst Art Print. It would be perfect in my bedroom or kitchen!!! (hipposcmm)
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  11. Love this print!
    I am now following this blog, RM on FB as well as liked her shop! Fingers crossed!!!

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  12. I'm now a follower of this blog!

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  13. I just Liked RetroMenagerie on FB

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  14. I also just Hearted justt about every item in RM's shop! I love her stuff!

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  15. I'm now a follower of the blog!
    mtsmeal at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow your blog!
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  17. I hearted the Billy Buttons Botanical Art Print (I'm hellokiki)
    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  18. like on FB as deanna time
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  19. GFC
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  20. heart etsy shop ( deananlw47)
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  21. I just discovered your blog and immediately had to follow it :)

    LOVE every single print of Jaymee's that you highlighted in this post. They are all fantastic!

    PS. I can't seem to be able to connect to my google account to leave this comment. My follower name is Lara.

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  22. Following this blog (kkfoster35)
    KarenatMommysMoments@gmail.com

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  23. I like RetroMenagerie on FB
    Karen Hargis Foster
    KarenatMommysMoments@gmail.com

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  24. I hearted http://www.etsy.com/listing/79192104/retro-black-cat-eye-art-print-halloween
    kkfoster35
    KarenatMommysMoments@gmail.com

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  25. Name: Jessica
    GFC: JaZziE
    Email: jessicalie08@hotmail.com

    I liked RetroMenagerie on FB: Jessica Lie
    I hearted http://www.etsy.com/listing/79312665/retro-dandelion-art-print-orange-8-x-10

    Thank you..

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  26. Hearted on etsy! http://www.etsy.com/listing/78129058/mid-century-forest-art-print-teal-8-x-10

    Caitlin

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  27. follow!
    <3, katie
    kateandoli {at} gmail {dot} com

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  28. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  29. I hearted the Flying Arrows art print!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  30. Her art is soo awesome!!
    Followed!!! <3

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  31. Following you via GFC - thanks!

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  32. Love this print and made it a favorite to come back to :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/77990827/gray-flower-bouquet-art-print-8-x-10

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  33. I am a blog follower!

    taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  34. Liked on FB!

    Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  35. Liked on facebook!!! Love love the Orange Wildflower Print! It would look great in my kitchen that is currently getting a makeover.
    Thank you!

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  36. Winner to be announced soon. In the mean time, check out the other giveaways by clicking on the tab above!

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