Monday, December 6, 2010

On the 6th day of Christmas....

Day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today meet Sara!
Sara is the amazing artist behind Sara B Illustration

Sara's Illustrations are ethereal, dreamy,full of life and hope, and simply Gorgeous!


I love that she draws Mermaids, Faeries, and Angels. In her SHOP sells originals, prints, stickers, bookmarks, cards and ornaments with her beautiful art work!











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!
xoxo
Canela

48 comments:

Dixon Family said...

I love the ornaments, esp the beautiful one that says hope.

Dixon Family said...

I am a follower of your blog

Dixon Family said...

I blogged about your 12 days of giveaways:
http://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/2010/11/invitation-consultants-giveaway-at-mama.html

Dixon Family said...

Added your button to my blog

Dixon Family said...

I am a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

*S said...

Oh heavens, amazing giveaway. My favorite is the mermaid, quite time. Awesome treasure!

*S said...

I follow your blog! ;)

*S said...

Your button is on my blog!!!

*S said...

I am a fan on facebook! ;)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Oh My Gosh these are beautiful! I'll say my fav is Child of healing because she reminds me of my daughter but I love them all.
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am a fan of Cinnamon Sticks on FB.
Shannon C

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I follow this blog.

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

I like the hope Fairy

Matt, Kelly & the boys said...

I am a Cinnamon Stix fan

Shanny said...

I love bookmarks so I have to say that my favorites are the bookmarks.

Shanny said...

I am a follower of your blog

Shanny said...

I have your button on my blog!

Shanny said...

I am a fan of yours on Facebook!

Blanca said...

I actually love the Christmas ornaments...I love how child-like the fairies look. My daughter would LOVE them!

Thank you!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I'm a facebook fan of cinnamon*sticks!

Thank you!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I follow your wondeful blog!

Thank you!

blancacarlson@live.com

The Deming Four said...

Oh I just love her fairy postcard prints. they are so beautiful! WOW!

The Deming Four said...

I'm a follower of cinnamon stick blog!

The Deming Four said...

I am a fan of cinnamon sticks face book page!

The Deming Four said...

I have your button on my blog!

Clara said...

I love the "Pansy Sisters" print. It reminds me of my own little fairy princess girl... beautiful and inquisitive. (o:

Clara said...

I follow your blog.

Clara said...

I am a fan on Facebook.

Alexandra said...

I'm a FB fan!

Alexandra said...

I'm a blog follower!

Alexandra said...

Wow, her illustrations are absolutely stunning! I love the morning glories garden fairy and the beautiful mermaids.

Alexandra said...

Shared the giveaway on FB!

Jennifer said...

Her prints are beautiful but my favorites are the tree ornaments. I hope I win!

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog.

Jennifer said...

I have your button on my blog.

Jennifer said...

I am a facebook fan.

Laurie said...

Wow-she does beautiful work-love the blessed fairy.

Laurie said...

I follow your blog!

keri said...

I like the January Fairy. Lady of Garnet on Etsy

keri said...

I am a fan of yours on FB!

Shelley said...

I love the angel child of healing - so sweet. Beautiful art!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Shelley said...

I follow this blog!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Shelley said...

I'm a Cinnamon Sticks fan on facebook!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Celeste said...

I love the Thankful fairy ornament

Celeste said...

I follow your blog :D

Rachel said...

Love the tree ornament fairy, Thankful Blessings

Nadine said...

I like the ornaments! Add a little whimsy to the Christmas tree.

Loredana Mariotto said...

Wonderful artworks, I love the fairy ornaments that Sara made, but I love your artworks too!