Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Focus On... Mary Beth's Art! {and a giveaway!}

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Sloth Protects Mi Casa is the first piece from Mary Beth's shop that I came across. How could I not have explored further? The best part about Mary Beth's Art is that it comes with the frame! For $20 or less! And when you're tossing a super cute print into your cart, how about adding a faux taxidermy birdie? And maybe some awesome hand-stamped jewelry from I Adorn U? You can do it all with Mary Beth's shops!


Tell me some basic info about yourself. My name is Mary Beth Heishman of Mary Beth's Art. I am a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and I have been creating art since I could walk. 

I am inspired by my environment and the other flora and fauna of the many countries I have visited. My current works are juxtapositions between humans, flora and various fauna. These contrasting subjects are merged together to form my surreal paintings and utilitarian sculpture.

I have tried to blend the surrealism of Las Vegas with the naturalism of the desert to create a unique art form that combines the fantastic and unexpected. 



What kind of mediums do you use and why? I use acrylic, wood and resins. I love the way acrylic blend and the different mixing mediums I can use with... The wood is seen from my painting to the actual resting surfaces of my faux taxidermy birdies and bunnies. Wood just has a warmth and rigidity that canvas doesn't. 


What made you decide to sell on etsy? I really wanted to open an online store and with much investigation and friend suggestions I decided etsy was the best market for my wares. Why have a lonesome shop floating among millions of other things in cyber space when I can have a shop within an arts and crafts community. People come to etsy for the handmade. 



Where do you get your inspiration? Being an art teacher I have 9 months of inspiration while in Las Vegas and 3 months of inspiration traveling to far away lands. My inspiration comes from the great outdoors, whether it's Mojave desert or the Costa Rican Rain forest. I can spend hours and days walking around deserts and forests with my sketch book.



What is your favorite music to craft by? I love crafting to LoveLikeFire and Stiff Little Fingers. 



When it's cold outside... I want to cook soups/stews with my husband and cuddle eating stews and rice. 

{something blue earrings - from I Adorn U}

When I'm hungry... I eat Pho and fruits.

{adorned naturalist necklace - from I Adorn U}

When I need a boost... I touch my toes, make a tea and think of making extraordinary things. 


I wish I was/were... in San Francisco or Berkeley... The Bay calls me and "I left my heart in San Francisco, high on a hill." 

{Best Friends Bracelets - from I Adorn U}

If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... Having a safe and loving/caring home, family and environment. If the world's inhabitants had true nurturing. 


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be... Leonardo da Vinci. 


If you were an animal, what would you be? A sloth or desert tortoise. I move slowly (ask my husband)... These are the happiest animals, they look like they're all smiling. Secret is slow down. 


What's your favorite piece of your own? My Inca Ribosomes painting, it was painted in acrylic on wood. It is my favorite work. The warmth of the wood combined with the cool colored birds. Also my use of the Incan stretched skulls and laced pomegranates. My favorite art teacher/best pal owns this now, I am very happy it's in great hands.

{coral flight bracelet - from I Adorn U}

What's your favorite piece not of your own? This is tough, I mostly buy from my super talented friends. I would say it is my Kristy Bishop and Su Limbert artworks. Kristy works in paint and textiles and Su works in ceramic plates and acrylic/oil canvases. Their works are as stunning as them. 


What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?
Mittens At Home and Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers. Cloud 9 makes me want to renew my vows every year.

{bird is the word necklace - from I Adorn U}

You can find Mary Beth's work at:
I Adorn U on Etsy (her jewelry site)
MaryBethHeishman.com (make sure to check out her gallery! the painted shoes and skateboard decks are amazing!

Mary Beth has graciously offered to giveaway one of her SUPER cute faux taxidermy birdies. You can use these beauties to hold jewelry, a scarf or two, maybe even a hanging picture frame. Or you can just display as a tongue in cheek decoration! Winner gets to choose the color!


- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. -

First entry (mandatory):

Extra entries (optional):
Head over to Mary Beth's Art on Etsy and tell me your favorite item!
- Head over to I Adorn U on Etsy and tell me your favorite item!
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Add my button to your blog (in sidebar).
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link.

Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time September 1, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on September 2, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Mary Beth will ship anywhere in the world!

109 comments:

  1. I love the pink frame with the two owls!

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  2. I Adorn You facebook fan (Tanya Riley)
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  3. My fave from Mary Beth Art is "Best Buds Owls"
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  4. My fave I Adorn You item is the Message in a Bottle... Personalized Necklace

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  5. I became a facebook fan of Marybeth's jewelry shop.

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  6. I also signed up for Kate and Oli's mailing list.

    Best,
    Lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  7. Too bad i don't have an FB account...so can't enter..good luck to all those who can...

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  8. I became a "Facebook fan of Mary Beth's jewelry shop, I Adorn U!"

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  9. i really loved "Initial Me Bridal Party" it's so beautiful and it would make a great gift to my daughter one day with her initial!

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  10. i signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list!

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  11. i follow you on twitter and i tweeted about the giveaway.

    user-name: beeyum

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  12. I am a facebook fan of Kate and Oli.

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  13. i have your button on my sidebar!

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  14. I became a Facebook fan of her shop! (kala hotakainen)

    -craftytofu at yahoo

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  15. The Aqua Jewelry Holder is my favorite thing from Mary Beth's shop!

    -craftytofu at yahoo

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  16. The banjo necklace is my fave from her jewelry shop!

    -craftytofu at yahoo

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  17. I'm a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli!
    (Kala Hotakainen)

    -craftytofu at yahoo

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  18. facebook fan! woo hoo sweet giveaway!
    jennifer

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  19. love this taxidermy bird jewelry holder in white!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47785044/taxidermy-bird-jeweley-holder

    jennifer

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  20. these something blue earrings by i adorn you are soooo sweet!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54406953/something-blue-earrings

    jennifer

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  21. I'm a blog follower now! cute blog too :)

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  22. following @ichbinseins on twitter. i'm @thecuriouspug

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  23. favorite item in marybethsart is the aqua jewelry holder here http://www.etsy.com/listing/50731067/aqua-jewelry-holder-faux-taxidermy

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  24. favorite item in iadornu is the whale loop necklace here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/53060447/whale-loop-necklace-silver

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  25. I Adorn You facebook fan (emiliana sison)

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  26. I Adorn You facebook fan (emiliana sison)

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  27. Adorned Naturalist Necklace is what I love from I Adorn You etsy shop

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  28. RED Faux Taxidermy Jewelry Holder is what I love from over to Mary Beth's Art on Etsy

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  29. Blog about this giveaway on my FB wall http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1160748&id=1649425764

    and on my blog sidebar http://luckyfinds-shareapic.blogspot.com/

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  30. Added your button on my blog sidebar http://luckyfinds-shareapic.blogspot.com/

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  31. Kate and Oli facebook fan (emiliana sison)

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  32. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  33. Facebook fan of I Adorn U Tazim D.

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  34. I love Yellow Owlie Mini Framed Print from I adorn u

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  35. I love Personalize Your Wings and FLY Necklace on the other Etsy site

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  36. I am a facebook fan!
    Marion.
    marion.catrix@gmail.com

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  37. Enter me please! I'm already a follower via GFC.
    I'm a Facebook fan of Mary Beth's jewelry shop, I Adorn U! (Ana Belén R M)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  38. Following on twitter (@fisiwoman) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/22167641238

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  39. I'm a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli (Ana Belén R M)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  40. My favorite item is: Yellow Owlie Mini Framed Print


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  41. I'm fan on fb ( wolf)
    alix.s[@]live.fr

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  42. My favorite item of Mary Beth's Art : http://www.etsy.com/listing/48434727/plum-birdie-jewelry-holder
    alix.S[@]live.fr

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  43. My favorite item on I Adorn u : http://www.etsy.com/listing/52029672/foxy-lady-necklace
    alix.s[@]live.fr

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  44. LIKE I Adorn U on Facebook
    name:Erin M.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  45. The Foxy Lady Necklace caught my eye from the iadornu Esty shop!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. Following @ichbinseins via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  47. LIKE Kate & Oli on Facebook
    name:Erin M.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  48. Subscribed to the Kath & Oli newsletter!
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  49. I am a Facebook fan of Mary Beth's jewelry shop, I Adorn U!

    What a great idea! Thank you for the chance to win one of your jewelry keepers!

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I really like the Plum Birdie Jewelry Holder!

    brc668 (At) gmail (dot) com

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  51. I am signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  52. I follow ichbinseins on twitter, as @afineday.

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/22184735757

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. Love the best Buds owls

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  55. Follow you on google..
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  56. Like Mary Beth'ss Jewely on FB
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  57. Like Kate and Oli on FB
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  58. I like the "Slothy Friend"

    lillylaser@gmail.com

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  59. a facebook fan of marybeth. I am also an email subscriber :)

    judithchen@live.com

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  60. my fave from mary beth is Imperfect Taxidermy Birdie Jewelry Holder

    judithchen@live.com

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  61. I really like the personalized your wings and fly necklace from i adorn u

    judithchen@live.com

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  62. a facebook fan of kate and oli

    judithchen@live.com

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  63. signed up kate and oli mailing list

    judithchen@live.com

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  64. Fabulous shop! Loved the review and interview.
    I did go to FB and fanned under my actual name.
    Theresa
    (theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Here's my fave:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47785044/taxidermy-bird-jeweley-holder
    I LOVE these jewelry holders!!!
    Theresa
    theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. This one speaks to me:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53787825/yellow-whales-locket
    Theresa
    theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Fan on Facebook.
    Andrea G. O.

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  68. LOVE the bird artwork, jewelry holders; http://www.etsy.com/listing/48041224/sage-faux-taxidermy-bird-jewelry-holder and jewelry too! :0) I follow the blog. Michele, http://mvegan5.etsy.com

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  69. I adore this foxy necklace from adore u; http://www.etsy.com/listing/52029672/foxy-lady-necklace

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  70. I'm now a facebook fan of iadoreu and kate & oli :)

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  71. I'm a fan on facebook (Joanna P.)


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  72. I love Aqua Jewelry Holder Faux Taxidermy

    asia19-9[at]o2[dot]pl

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  73. I like Golden Grey Flora Necklace

    asia19-9[at]o2[dot]pl

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  74. I'm fan of Kate and Oli on facebook (Joanna P.

    asia19-9[at]o2[dot]pl

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  75. I'm a Facebook fan of Mary Beth's jewelry shop, I Adorn U!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  76. Love the Sage Faux Taxidermy Bird Jewelry Holder from Mary Beth's Art on Etsy

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  77. Love the Best Friends Necklace from I Adorn U on Etsy

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  78. Signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  79. Follow you on Twitter

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  80. I'm a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  81. i am a follower of your blog and a facebook dfan for the mandatory entry - karen scammell

    twannywun (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  82. i'm a a Facebook fan of Kate and Oli.

    karen scammell

    twannywun 9at) hotmail 9dot) com

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  83. i like Something Blue Earrings


    twannywun (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  84. My fave from Mary Beth Art is "Best Buds Owls"
    I have become a FB fan of both sites.

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  85. I'm a Facebook fan! My username is wunderfraulein.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  86. My favorite item at MaryBeth'sArt is the Jewelry Holder Candy Apple Green Bunny.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  87. My favorite item from I Adorn U are the Initial Bunnies! :D

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  88. I've signed up for the mailing list!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  89. Following on twitter! Here's my tweet to the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/my_wunderkammer/status/22643228649

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  90. Added your button to my blog!

    http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  91. I'm a Facebook fan of Kate & Oli. :) My username is wunderfraulein.

    So.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  92. Blogged about the giveaway here:
    http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/100831_21.html

    So.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  93. I have signed up to your newsletter :)

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  94. I follow Kate&Oli and AdornU on Facebook (Mandy Savvybunny)

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  95. My favourite peice from Etsy has to be the faux taxidermy jewelryholder as the colours are just beautiful and I need a pretty place to put my necklaces :)

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  96. My favourite item on Iadornu's etsy is Golden Grey Flora Necklace, so pretty and fits in well with my vintage inspired style :)

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  97. I am following on Twitter - @savvybunny

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  98. I follow with Google Connect and have become a fan of I Adore U.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  99. My favourite on MaryBethsArt is the Green Bunny Jewellery Holder.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  100. On I Adorn U, I love the Initials Bunny necklace.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  101. I'm a FB fan of IAdornU (Kelli Flanders Robinson).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  102. I'm a FB fan of Kate and Oil (Kelli Flanders Robinson).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  103. My favorite item at Mary Beth's Art is the Lime OWL framed print. I love owls and she has so many to pick from.

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  104. Follow on facebook
    Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  105. Thank you for hearting/liking my Facebook Page (IadornU) and shop! xoxo

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