Sunday, November 9, 2008

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS!! Day one of the Give away!

First a special thank you to my wonderful Husband who spent three hours on the phone today between Verizon and Microsoft, to fix our computer's Internet problems, so I could get the giveaway started!

Now, just to brush up on the rules....Today's item from my Featured Artist will be the first item for the Grand Prize. To win the Grand prize you can leave a comment once all 12 items have been revealed.
There is a daily prize as well; it is at the bottom of this post. To win today's giveaway leave me a comment on this post and I will choose one person at random at 4:00pm tomorrow 11/10/08!
If you don't have a blogger account just e-mail me, but please put in the subject "give away entry" or something like that. I don't open e-mails if I don't recognize the name or the the subject info.

Meet Jen of MudHutt.....

Jen is a ceramic artist. She makes the most adorable decorative dishes and ornaments.

Tell us a bit about you and your Family

My husband and I just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary (today Oct 22)... my gosh, has it been 14 years??? We have 2 beautiful children, our son Casey is 12 and our daughter Callie is 10.

What do you create and what inspires you?

I'm a self taught ceramic artist. Ive loved art since as far back as I can recall. I remember in the 2nd grade I learned how to draw "snoopy" sleeping on top of his doghouse and I drew that on EVERYTHING. Drove my mom NUTS! Then in 8th grade I mastered how to freehand the Rolling Stones logo.. you know... the lips with the tongue? Yeah, I drew it on EVERYTHING. lol! My love for ceramics started as a child when my aunt & uncle had a ceramic shop. Who knew I would grow up and open my own little "Paint-your-own-pottery" studio so many years later. I owned my pottery studio for the past 8 years, but just recently sold it at the end of the summer because my online sales were growing so fast I couldn't keep up with it all. I am the owner/artist for Studio J Company. This is my "real job". My hand painted pieces are sold in retail storefront and online boutiques across the country. - Everyday life inspires me. A word, a song or maybe something I see out my studio window. It's so fun to start with a squishy piece of clay and end up with a little piece of art that brings happiness to someone's life.

Share A favorite Christmas Memory?

Well... back in 1995, I was pregnant with my first child who wasn't due until January 13th, but on Christmas Eve we had some very scary complications and I was admitted to the hospital. I spent the next 3 days there.... I was terrified, as was my whole family, but everyone was so great... our whole family came to the hospital and we celebrated the holiday there... all together... including a wonderful new baby boy!

Thanks Jen!!!
You should go and check out Jen's adorable etsy shop!!

This is the first goodie of the Grand Prize!!! Not a Partridge in a Pear tree but sooo cute!

and these are some of my favorites from her shop. Aren't they just too cute!

Now here is what you can enter to win today!! It is a hand made (by me:o) ) ornament featuring beautiful lace and vintage crystal.

I will enter all comments that are left before 4:00pm PST tomorrow. If you don't have a blogger ID to leave a comment then feel free to send me an e-mail and I'll post it in the comments box for you.

Good luck!!


Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

OOh! So pretty & whimsical!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I LOVE the Ornament that you made ~ it's truly Gorgeous!!

Jen's art is so sweet ~ love the Cupcakes and the Snowman is adorable. I'm going to hop right over to her Etsy Store.

Thanks for a great Giveaway Event!!

Bunny Hugs ~


Oh2122 said...

They're all so cute!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Rosie and Derek said...

What a beautiful ornament! I love all of her stuff, so cute! Hope I win...
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

April said...

Love it all! Your ornament would easily find a perfect spot on our Christmas tree.

Faith Williams said...

Such beautiful things. I can't decide what I like the best :)
I hope I win :)

Jan said...

Love all her things. So beautiful!

Jan M.
Austin, Tx

RobinBirdsNest said...

ooohh! sorry I missed out on this one! Beautiful!