Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Know what's totally awesome? Meeting up with other Alaskan people in Oregon! This week I'm happy to host a giveaway from Rachael of RainyIsle, another Ketchikanite-in-Portland-er! Rachael is giving away one 5x7 print from her Etsy shop. The winner gets to pick which one!
But first, as always, the mucho importanto artist interview!
Hi Brittany! Here's my artist interview for the Tuesday giveaway, thanks for featuring me.
Name: Rachael H-N.
Age: A lady doesn’t tell!
Location: Oregon (and this year I migrate to Alaska for the summer)
Where can we find you online?
You can find prints of my illustrations for sale on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/RainyIsle
I also keep an art blog which chronicles my drawing/painting process, so if you want to know how a piece was created, this is the place to check out: rainyisle.blogspot.com/
And finally, I have larger, original abstract paintings exhibited here, on UGallery: www.ugallery.com/rachael-neterer
How did we meet?
I believe we went to high school together, and with about 375 people in the school everyone knows everyone.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a freelance illustrator and animator; right now I’m working on a beta FaceBook game.
How did you take up your artistic medium?
I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember – literally. I got into animation and character design while in college, attending the Art Institute of Portland. People and fashion are my favorite things to draw by far, so I’ve decided to focus my Etsy store on these illustrations. I found that if I’m strongly drawn to a book or movie, it’s not necessarily because of the storyline or plot, but the characters themselves. I’ve also started to do abstract paintings, which you can check out on UGallery. The painting process itself is relaxing and rather therapeutic, getting to be messy while creating is always fun.
Three reasons you’re awesome:
1 – I have mastered the snickerdoodle cookie recipe
2 – I am extremely passionate and dedicated to what I do, almost to the point of obsession.
3 – I love to talk long walks on the beach. Serious! Cannon Beach is my favorite in Oregon and Settler’s Cove in Ketchikan. (of course in Ketchikan you run into a bunch of rocks so it’s more of a walk/climb/scramble)
What’s your favorite quote?
Alice, from Alice in Wonderland: "I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir, because I'm not myself you see."
What do you do when you’re having a bad day to remedy it?
Take a walk! I like to get outside for at least half an hour, leave behind whatever was putting me in a bad mood and come back to it later in the day with a clear head. Husband is also great when I tend to stress out, (which he’ll tell you is more often than I’d like to admit!) he always seems to know what to say.
What’s a piece of good advice you’d like to pass onto the readers?
Hmmm…this is the question that took me the longest to answer…I think the best advice I can give is the simplest: if you’re not happy, change something! Sounds a lot easier than it is to actually do, I know. But seriously, you’re the only person who can fix things, don’t wait for something to happen, or someone to come along and fix it for you.
Anything more you’d like to tell us?
Please come say hi to me if you’re in Ketchikan! I’ll be working there this summer, and will have a Blueberry Festival booth so stop on by. Once the festival gets closer, I’ll post more details and preview photos of what I’ll be selling on my art blog.
So! How can you enter to win one of these fabulous prints? I shall tell you!
To enter to win visit Rachael's Etsy shop and comment back here with another goodie you'd love to own.
Want to know how to get more entries? Also easy!
*Tweet or mention this blog post somewhere
*Heart RainyIsle on Etsy
*Like Pro-Soup Propaganda on Facebook
*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" PSP on Facebook or "hearted" RainyIsle on Etsy, etc. and those will be counted for extra entries!
The giveaway ends at 6pm PST, Monday, June 6, so get your entries in! The winner will be notified by email so make sure there is an obvious way to contact you. :o)