Today meet Sara!
Sara is the amazing artist behind Sara B Illustration
Tell us a little about yourself
I am a wife and a "mom" to our adorable and never ending needy cats Madeline and Talor. They always keep me on my toes. Other than all of the jobs I do (teaching, drawing, painting, etsy, etc.) I truly enjoy cooking and making up my own recipes. My husband and I get a lot of fun out of sitting back and watching movies too. You can also find me searching through etsy and online at other artists in my in between times. I have a very supportive and loving family on both sides who I love very much and a church family who I can't imagine my life without now. I feel very blessed with the life God has given me!
How did you get started painting and drawing?
This has always been a difficult question for me because I can't remember. My dad is an art teacher, and has always encouraged drawing with me. I think it started before I could retain memories...because I've known nothing different. Although, I think I truly took a hold of it as "something" when I was in 3rd or 4th grade when a friend at the time was drawing Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. That inspired me to push my abilities.
As for painting, I always hated watercolor. My dad tried to teach me acrylic and it wasn't my medium. I stayed black and white with a graphite pencil till my junior/senior year of high school. I truly began to love watercolor right before college.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
As much as I love watercolor, my absolute favorite medium is and always will be pencil. Preferably, now that I've discovered it more deeply, colored pencil. It's much fuller to sketch with than a mechanical graphite.
What is your biggest goal for 2011?
My biggest goal is to get my paper work in order and better organize my time. I think secretly I like the chaos, but the forefront of my mind needs convincing. This past year I feel I've gotten pretty organized in my studio because I decided to take my Etsy shop a lot more seriously. Hopefully 2011 will be even more so.
Share a favorite Christmas memory.
So many to choose from! Yikes. I'll pick a more recent one. Two years ago we got together at my dad's (with mom, sister, bro in law, husband, dog, and me) for Christmas Eve. It's tradition to stay the night together and celebrate then. We had some pretty nasty weather out and as my mom showed up, unpacked her things, she realized she forgot the stockings for the fireplace. She lives 30mins away from my dad here in the city. She wasn't going to go back for them, although we ladies tried to convince the boys it would be an adventure for them. That didn't fly so we had to come up with something else. We decided to use plastic grocery bags, and I drew stockings on each one with a sharpie and wrote the persons name. It was so funny seeing all of these plastic bags hanging from the mantle. We joked about it being a hick Christmas, with us being from Iowa n' all. We have brought it up several times since and always laugh.
Today's winner will receive 4 of Sara adorable Christmas Fairy ornaments!!!
In addition to these little cuties, today's winner will receive my sweet little fine silver bird necklace :)
Now how can you win these lovely prizes?
You will receive one entry per each of the following.
~Head over to Sara's shop and then come back and leave a comment sharing your favorite Illustration of hers ( if you can pick just one?!!!)
~become of follower of this blog
~facebook about the giveaway with a link for others to find it
~Blog about the giveaway so others can get to know Sara
~add my button to your blog
~Become a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook
Be sure to leave one comment per entry. Lots of chances to win!!
Winner will be announced tomorrow before day 6 starts!