Monday, March 21, 2011

CLOSED: Tuesday Giveaway from Almost Monday!

Today's giveaway is from Serena Van Vranken of Almost Monday. She is giving away one of her super sweet prints, entitled "Spring." I love this print because who doesn't like bicycling in the sunshine? Although we're still having some spring showers, sunshine is on the horizon!

Name: Serena Van Vranken AKA Almost Monday

Age: 41 but don't tell anyone!
Location: Portland Oregon!
Where can we find you online?

How did we meet? Friend of a Friend!

What do you do for a living? Currently making art! My degree is in Interior Architecture

How did you take up your artistic medium? I went to an intaglio drypoint workshop 3 years ago and now I run the workshop! I love printmaking, it's much more hands on than oil painting. I've been oil painting off and on since high school when a relative gave me some oil paints.

Three reasons you’re awesome: I make things, I love cheese, and I love cats!

What’s your favorite quote? That's a very good question!

What do you do when you’re having a bad day to remedy it? Pet a purring kitty and eat a slice of cheese! Sometimes I am able to get away and paint or make a print.

What’s a piece of good advice you’d like to pass onto the readers? Don't put off doing what you are passionate about doing. Put that thing first in your life and do it now while you are young enough to enjoy it!

Anything more you’d like to tell us? I'm the happiest when I'm creating things! I'd love to make something just for you!

How do you win this print? Visit Serena's Etsy shop and comment back here with another print you'd love to own.

Want to know how to get more entries? Also easy!

*Tweet or mention this blog post somewhere
*Follow Serena or I on Twitter
*Heart Almost Monday on Etsy
*Like Almost Monday on Facebook
*Like Pro-Soup Propaganda on Facebook
*Follow Almost Monday through Google Friend Connect
*Follow PSP through Google Friend Connect

Whichever else you choose to do, leave a message back here with a link to your tweet, post, or that you "liked" us on Facebook/"hearted" Serena on Etsy, etc. and those will be counted for extra entries!

The giveaway ends at 6pm PST, Monday, March 28, so get your entries in! The winner will be notified by email so make sure there is an obvious way to contact you. :o)

You can use discount code "SPRING" for a generous 20% off in Serena's store through April 1. Thank you, Serena!

Want to know about next week's giveaway? It'll be some of my yummy lemon-scented North Star soap!


  1. Also just started following Serena on twitter. (pick me!)

  2. Beautiful prints! I also like Eggs in a Nest on Serena's Etsy Shop.

  3. I like both pages on facebook, heart the etsy shop and follow on google friend connect....and I have the perfect place for the print!

  4. I love the Anatomical Heart Thump!

    Also, I "liked" PSP on FB (I have no idea how I hadn't already,) and I hearted her etsy shop, and I am following her on twitter.

  5. Serena's work is awesome! I am most fond of the 'Owl on a Branch' print. My mom always called me an owl as a kid because of my big eyes. Ha.

  6. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the kind words! And a special thinks to Brittany & Pro-Soup propaganda for having me!

  7. You are so welcome! Anytime. :o)