Monday, June 29, 2009

Hall of Fame {Laura Trevey}

Hi again! I'm so glad you stopped by. Today's Hall of Fame Interview & Giveaway is sure to brighten your day...

Meet Laura, the artistic woman behind Watercolors by Laura L. Trevey and her new shop, L and L Designs. Laura paints "bright, bold, and beautiful" watercolors. Her original and limited edition prints are sure to catch your eye. She has partnered up with a friend for her new shop, where her paintings are transferred onto fabrics to make beautiful custom items from pillows to tea towels.

Stay tuned for a glance into Laura's life and a chance to win a piece of her lovely artwork for your very own!

What inspires you?
Beauty all around me! You just have to open your eyes to the world...

Where do you call home?
I've always lived in Virginia ~~ and love it! I love the change of the seasons...

Name something unique to where you live.
It is not far from the beach!! I love the ocean ~~
Share an interesting fact about yourself.
When I get in bed at night, I am already excited about coffee in the morning!

What made you decide to open up shop?
I love to paint, and share it with others!

When did you first learn to paint?
As a child...
Name your favorite thing about selling handmade.
The people are amazing, and I have my watercolors worldwide ~~ Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece to name a few!

Do you have a day job or sell on Etsy full-time?
I paint and promote my Etsy shop full time.
Many of your watercolors are filled with beautiful flowers. What's your favorite bloom?
I love looking out at a field of beautiful wildflowers!! Black eyed Susan's catch my eye too!

Share with us a favorite Etsy purchase or shop.
I love Cindy Spangler's jewelry shop! Very unique...
List a few of your most favorite pastimes.
Painting, painting, painting!

What is your most prized possession?
My children ~~ all three of them!
New Red Crab Pot Holders - Perfect for the 4th of July!

What are three of your favorite foods?

A good summer tomato, avocados, and blueberries!
Thank you, Laura, for sharing your love of painting with us! Stop by her blog to learn more...

Giveaway Time!
Laura is generously offering a $20 gift certificate to either of her lovely shops! This will cover the cost of one of her fabulous prints (example) or you can use it towards the purchase of something else.

Tell us what your favorite color is! I'm sure you can find it in her shop. ;)

To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your answer, name, and email address or Etsy username.

For extra entries you can:
Tweet this giveaway: 2 additional entries
Follow my blog: 5 additional entries
Blog about this interview/contest: 7 additional entries
Purchase from Laura: 10 additional entries
(Please include this info, if applicable, with your comment for additional entries. You do not need to leave separate comments for additional entries. Important: Don't forget to include your name and contact info!)

Contest ends Sunday, July 5th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen by traditional drawing and will be announced Monday, July 6th.

52 comments:

Bella said...

My favorite color is bright orange (I'm wearing it right now!)
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TopHat said...

My favorite color is deep purple. I follow your blog, also!

tangente said...

My favorite color is (and I hate to say it) black :P

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Carapace said...

Now and forever, my favorite color is green! Which green? All greens, all at once! Look at the shading on pears or avocados; that's what I love!

Laura does wonderful things with colors, though...her blog is like a watercolor fireworks show!:D

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Quilting Diva said...

your work is beautiful! orange is my favorite color, hands down!! stacy edell. quiltingdiva@ymail.com
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I tweeted!! quiltingdiva76 is my twitter name

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Quilting Diva said...

I follow your blog :)

IRENE said...

Hi,
I love Ms.Trevey's work!
Ruby red is my favorite color.
Following you.
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I have made my first purchase from Laura and I'm currently look forward to receiving it !

Adorebynat said...

My favorite color is pink and blue is the runner up :-)

Adorebynat said...

I follow your blog ;-)

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I tweeted http://twitter.com/adorebynat/status/2403267975

PS~Erin said...

My favorite color is red and has been for as long as I can remember. It's such a vibrant color that can be bright and cheery or dramatic, depending on how it's used. Love it paird with either apple green or light blues and turquoises.

I'm following.

I'll blog about it either tomorrow or Thursday when I do a little reminder about your jewelry giveaway. Oh, and I'll add a cute little button on my sidebar. It'll give me a great excuse to post up her beautiful artwork.

karaannisjewelry said...

My favorite color changes from season to season... right now I'm loving orange - bright and cheerful for the summer!

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Julie said...

my favorite color is red and shades of red

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bFlat said...

All of your paintings are so gorgeous! I absolutely love the Italian Cafe simply because it looks so much like Rome! I really hope I win this giveaway!!!!

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spearmint baby said...

fav color is blue!
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bnewma4 said...

My favorite color is lavender! Your paintings are beautiful!

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wendy said...

my favorite color is purple.

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Cindy said...

My favorite color is green, any green. I love, love, love green! :)

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Vmichelle said...

my favorite color is yellow.

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janil said...

I love the whole rainbow, but one of my favourites is purple.

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MaMa said...

I'm a purple lover...all shades.
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MaMa said...

I follow your blog. :-)

anarchafemina said...

i love pink!

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...fairyland said...

my favourite colour is the pastel pink and the sea green!

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i am following your blog!!

andrea v said...

my favorite is red or coral

Donna said...

I like purple.
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Tickleworm said...

Green is my favorite, although they are all great!
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queenoftheclick said...

Yellow is my current favorite. Laura's work is beautiful and I'd love to hang it in my new home.

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I follow your blog.