Saturday, October 9, 2010

Focus On... Estasketch! {And A Giveaway!}


Lisa, the talented mind behind this shop, is an incredibly talented artist - just look at these silkscreen prints! Her work has a sense of movement, a kinetic energy in it and I love the concept of drawing sleeping women from a bird's eye view. Check out her interview and don't forget to enter a win an original silkscreen print of your own!

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
I'm 26 years old, from Australia, with a degree in Fine Art, an interest in almost all things art, design or technology based, and after a few false-starts in life eventually discovered the open arms of the world of art.


What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I was drawn to printmaking for its flexibility & versatility – there are so many methods & so much you can do with each – and also for its potential for reproduction and mass production (although still on a small, each done by hand kind of scale).


What made you decide to sell on etsy?
I was studying printmaking at university at the time and thought it might be worth trying to sell off some duplicate prints to make a little spare cash for more art supplies. I was surprised at how well it went in the beginning and I quickly began to devote more time to my etsy store, trying to develop a 'brand' & a cohesive look, rather than just an outlet store.


Where do you get your inspiration?
Largely from books – be it the big picture books in the art section full of amazing examples of other artists, artworks & techniques, or novels with inspiring stories, quotes, and alternate views on the world, or even books as art objects or materials themselves.


What is your favorite music to craft by?
Nick Cave, Martina Topley-Bird, Martha Wainwright, some upbeat mix of various songs on my computer, or even some Futurama.


When it's cold outside... 
I use the weather as an excuse to stay in where it's warm, and read or draw.

{sleeper agents no. 3 - my fave!}

When I'm hungry... 
I try to find something that goes with coffee, and can be eaten at my desk, preferably with one hand while I type or draw with the other.


When I need a boost... 
I look back at some old works, or flick through sketchbooks of half done sketches & lists of ideas, to see how far I've come and how much more I still want to accomplish.


I wish I was/were... 
a little more confident, a little braver; then more of my ideas might actually materialize into something.


If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be... 
Their own personal, portable, impenetrable, worry-free, danger-free comfort zone.


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...
I’m not sure, I do tend to prefer a peaceful coffee alone..


If you were an animal, what would you be?
A cat, I’d say, if my fondness for sleep is anything to go by.


What's your favorite piece of your own?
My "Sheets of Paper" sets – I'm very proud of the work that went into making each print and each box, the way it all came together so neatly, and the way it can be rearranged or presented differently to present a different stream of thought.


What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?
Lately I've been checking these out just about every day:


You can find Lisa
on her blog
on her twitter
and, of course, on her etsy!

Lisa has so graciously offered to give away an original silkscreen print from her Sleeper Agents series (a $59 value!) to a lucky winner!



- 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):
Head over to Estasketch and tell me your favorite item!

Extra entries (optional):
- Follow the Estasketch blog.
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Follow Estasketch on Twitter.
Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Add my button to your blog.
- 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 October 17, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on October 18, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Lisa will ship anywhere in the world!

55 comments:

  1. hey! i am a follower and i loved "Spinning silk no.1 - original silkscreen print"!

    beeyum@ymail.com

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  2. i'm already on the Kate and Oli mailing list :)

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  3. i follow you on twitter and i tweeted about the giveaway!

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  4. i already have you button on my blog!

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  5. i am a fan of Kate and Oli on facebok!

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  6. My favorite item is the Sheets of Paper - 25 silkscreen prints, boxed. I am a follower.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  7. I follow the Esta Sketch blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  8. I receive your newsletter via e-mail.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  9. I follow Esta Sketch on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  10. I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47 and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/kiddo47/status/26873443257

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  11. Your button is on my blog.

    http://kiddomerriweather.blogspot.com/2009/01/links.html

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  12. I like you on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  13. i like paper bed. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  14. follow your blog. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  15. already an email subscriber. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  16. follow you on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  17. tweeted your message on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  18. already a fan on fb as susan wiener. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  19. I'm a follower of your blog (five stones vintage) and my favorite item from her shop is the Sleeper Agent series so I hope I win!

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  20. I follow your twitter as missyfivestones!

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  21. I'm a twitter follower of esta sketch. :)

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  22. I follow the esta sketch blog as 'five stones vintage'

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  23. I love the sleeper agent #6

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  24. I am following you on twitter and tweeted

    @topfloorfamily

    dandvmom@hotmail.com

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  25. I am following esta sketch on twitter

    @topfloorfamily

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  26. I am following esta sketch's blog

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  27. I blogged about this giveaway

    http://www.topfloorfamily.com/2010/10/giveaways_09.html

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  28. I have you button on my blog

    http://www.topfloorfamily.com/2010/10/giveaways_09.html

    dandvmom at hotmail dot com

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  29. My favorite is the Familiarity - original silkscreen print
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I love "Sleepless"

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  31. my favorite item is Nest - Original drypoint etching.

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  32. beautiful work! i especially like 'sleepless' for that is what i am at the moment.
    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  33. i follow estasketch blog.
    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  34. i follow estasketch on twitter @mamipdx
    thanks
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  35. i follow k & o on twitter @mamipdx
    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  36. i like you on facebook (wren nelson)

    oops- and i forgot to leave the tweet link for the last comment:
    http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/27006561285
    thanks!
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  37. My favorite item is
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38023908/safe-as-houses-original-silkscreen-print
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  38. Following Estasketch blog via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  39. Following Estasketch on twitter as bellekhris.
    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  40. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love Spinning Silk No. 1, and the giveaway print is GREAT!

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  41. Shell - Original drypoint etching
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  42. i follow them on GFC as amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  43. i get ur emails
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  44. i follow esta sketch on twitter as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  45. i like u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  46. i follow and shared on twitter as Amber01sw
    http://twitter.com/#!/amber01sw/status/27091459729
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  47. My favourite piece is the 'Nest - Original drypoint etching'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  48. I'm following Estasketch on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  49. I'm a fan of Kate & Oli on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  50. My favourite item would have to be the Sheets of Paper - 25 silkscreen prints, boxed

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/37817628/sheets-of-paper-25-silkscreen-prints

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  51. Followed esta sketch blog :)

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  52. Followed your mailing list :)

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  53. LIKE your facebbok page as Alvin Darmawan

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  54. I follow with Google connect. My favourite is Cocoon - original drypoint etching.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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