.: For those of you who have already signed up for the 'Artful Stone Swap' please email me with your blog link as well as your mailing address so that I can send you your swap list! :.
I would like to give a very warm welcome to someone I have known in these online spaces since the very beginning of Gardenmama. I am excited to announce that Dawn recently opened an online shop featuring her Waldorf-inspired illustrations. She pairs these hand-drawn pictures with traditional Waldorf rhymes. In her shop you will find both calendars and seasonal cards. The traditional Waldorf celebration dates are noted on the calendar!
In all of her work she shares so much warmth and gentleness!
The following is an interview I recently had with Dawn about her giveaway and work here today!
Gardenmama: Part of the joy that comes from purchasing handmade is getting to know the artist behind the work. Would you share a bit about yourself?
Dawn: I'm a mother of two who loves to be creative, both for the simple joy of it, and for the benefit of my children. I find that when I'm busy creating art, my children are more likely to follow suit.
Gardenmama: Would you share what inspires your illustrations and poems?
Dawn: The poems that I put into my art are traditional, seasonal Waldorf rhymes. I began illustrating rhymes first for my children, on a chalkboard, to provide a seasonal decoration for my home. The written words were for me, so that I could remember the rhymes and repeat them to my children. I chose to use watercolors for their soft, gentle look.
Gardenmama: Creating warmth in the home is important. along with using your cards for writing letters, would you share how Waldorf inspired or seasonal postcards may be used in the home?
Dawn: I'm currently using one of the cards on a seasonal table in my home. I also plan on putting a set of postcards into a mini photo book, as a gift for a young child this Christmas.
.: This sweet illustration can be found in postcard form as well as featured in the calendar :.
Gardenmama: Please share with everyone what will be gifted to one lucky reader through this giveaway!
Dawn: I will send a 2011 calendar and a set of twelve postcards to one of your readers.
Gardenmama: Thank you Dawn for sharing your creativity, warmest wishes to you with your new shop!
Dawn: Thank you Nicole.
This giveaway will run until Tuesday October 19th, closing at 8:30pm EST with a winner announced the same evening at 9:00pm EST
You are welcome to leave one comment every day until this giveaway closes!