Thursday, November 18, 2010

Focus On... Kelli Murray Art! {and a Giveaway!}

Kelli Murray Art has that look. You know it - the muted colors, the doe-eyed girls, the flowing hair. I love this style of illustration and I bet you do too! Kelli has been extremely generous and has offered up a print for one lucky reader! Read on for the interview and giveaway details!

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
I am 25 and I live in Encintas, CA with my husband and kitten. I work full time as the head designer for a clothing company called Jedidiah based out of San Diego. I am also a self taught artist and love to paint, sketch and do freelance design in my free time. 



What kind of mediums do you use and why?
With my paintings, I always use wood as my canvas. I use acrylic paint for most of my work but also use india ink or liquid acrylics for my line work. Some of my illustrations are done with pencil and then brought to life digitally.



What made you decide to sell on etsy?

I heard about Etsy through one of my good friends who had started a shop a long time ago and found a lot of success in it. The risk is low and it is a wonderful outlet to get your art more visible. It was also a way for people to buy PRINTS of my work at a more reasonable price than my originals. I love the etsy community.

{smitten - my fave!}


Where do you get your inspiration?
BLOGS! i am so inspired by blogs! But that is just the beginning. I was first drawn to art through a friend immersed in street culture. So I suppose that was my first inspiration. I loved the character illustrations of street artists like Fafi and Miss Van....and still do. I think my characters are extensions of me and I love to portray emotion in my work. I'm constantly inspired by nature, by fashion, by texture and color. 



What is your favorite music to craft by?
Constantly changing but at the moment it is Bon Iver and Jonsi.



When it's cold outside...
i wear boots. LOTS of boots.


When I'm hungry...
i'm grumpy. 



When I need a boost...
i drink an iced americano.


I wish I was/were...
better at photography.



If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be...
TIME...I wish there was more time to spend with the ones i love.



If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...
my husband. He is the all time best coffee date.



If you were an animal, what would you be?
A cat...my cat Bam has the life. I am quite jealous of him.



What's your favorite piece of your own?
I think my Bride piece. This is the painting I did a few weeks before my wedding. We had it set up at the reception and it holds a special place in my heart. It is actually the only original I have kept for myself.



What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?


You can find Kelli on
her blog
and etsy!

Kelli has generously offered up a print of "Rooted in Love" 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):
- Follow Kelli's blog!

Extra entries (optional):
- Head over to Kelli Murray Art 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.
- 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 November 26, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on November 27, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. 

137 comments:

  1. follow her on GFC as amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  2. My Heart Carries Me Through - canvas print
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  3. like her on Fb as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  4. follow her on twitter as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  5. get your emails
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  6. like u on Fb as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  7. follow and shared on twitter as Amber01sw
    http://twitter.com/#!/amber01sw/status/5320287784542208
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow her blog and your blog.
    eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  9. My favorite item is FREE BIRD - canvas print.

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  10. Wow! Nice interview and amazing giveaway! I really love Kelli's art, she is super talented!
    I already follow her blog :)


    izzadorah@hotmail.com
    Fantastique Mémoires from the Outer Space

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  11. I can't choose between "Vows in the Valley" and "My Heart Carries me Through" as my favourite piece ;)


    izzadorah@hotmail.com
    Fantastique Mémoires from the Outer Space

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  12. And I like your blog on Facebook as well ;)


    izzadorah@hotmail.com
    Fantastique Mémoires from the Outer Space

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  13. I love her work! power to the peaceful is my favorite!

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  14. I follow Kelli Murray on Twitter :-)
    Blanca.Rose@Yahoo.com

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  16. I followed your blog :-)
    Blanca.Rose@Yahoo.com

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  17. I'm following Kelli's Blog :-)
    Blanca.Rose@Yahoo.com

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  18. I tweeted about the contest/your blog, here is the link :-)

    http://twitter.com/_blancarose_

    Blanca.Rose@Yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite work from Kelli is "My Heart Carries Me Through" :-)

    Blanca.Rose@Yahoo.com

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  20. I follow your blog and Kelli's!!
    Wonderful artwork
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com
    earthdancedaph.blogspot.com

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  21. i follow her on bloglovin'
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  22. like her on FB (wren nelson)
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  23. twitter follow her @mamipdx

    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  24. i like owl feathers.
    shen
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  25. i like you on FB (wren nelson)
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  26. i'm on your mailing list.
    shenais
    divertida at fastmail dot fm

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  27. I follow Kelli's blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I follow Kelli Murray Art on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I follow you on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I like Kelli Murray Art on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I like you on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. My favorite item from Kelli's shop is her Little Indian Canvas Print!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/5377308051378177
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I follow Kelli each day. She is my fave and a great person. Dreamers awake is awesome...but her wedding illustrations are beautiful...she did her own invitations for her wedding.

    xoxox bicycle_jane@hotmail.com

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  35. I liked Kelli Murray on facebook!

    Kat Mokus / chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  36. I follow Kelli Murray on twitter! I'm @chainsawhoney

    Kat Mokus / chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  37. I like Kate and Oli on facebook!

    Kat Mokus / chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  38. My favourite piece of Kelli Murray's art IS actually Rooted In Love!

    Kat Mokus / chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  39. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list!

    Kat Mokus / chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  40. I follow Kelli blgo

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  41. I love the My Heart Carries Me Through - canvas print

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  42. I "like" Kelli Murray on facebook

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  43. I follow Kelli Murray Larson on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  44. I subscribe to your mailing list

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  45. I follow you on Twitter as 2Cats2See and I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/2Cats2See/status/5404361412841473

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  46. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  47. I follow Kelli's blog via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  48. My favourite item: Owl feathers.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  49. I "like" Kelli Murray Art on FB
    (Piroska).
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  50. I "like" Kate and Oli on FB
    (Piroska).
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow Kelli Murray ARt on Twitter
    @pippirose77
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  52. I signed up for your Mailing LIst.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  53. I follow both of your blogs...yeah. and I already liked her on facebook. such fun.
    dixonlea@gmail.com

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  54. following her blog via gfc! xoxo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  55. i am certainly smitten with smitten!! i mean it's just fantastic! i do also love the Vintage Garden Wedding invitations! they are quite lovely as well! xoxo

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  56. liked her on facebook

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  57. following Kelli on twitter @sparkily

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  58. already subscribed to your email list! xo

    xo
    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  59. like your blog on facebook

    kimberly.long at gmail dot com

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  60. i follow your blog :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  61. I love kelli's blog and am a true follower :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  62. I signed up for you email list :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  63. I like Kelli Murray art on facebook :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  64. I like Kate and Oli on Facebook :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  65. Vows in the Valley is my favorite print on Etsy :)

    jessiebalanay@gmail.com

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  66. Following Kelli's Blog as Alejandra Cervantes

    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  67. Favorite Painting Dreamers Awake
    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  68. Like Kelli Murray Art on FaceBook as Alejandra Cervantes
    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  69. Following Kelli Murry Art on Twitter as Alejandra Cervantes
    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  70. signed up for Kate and Oli Mailing List as
    Starz_byah-lix@hotmail.com

    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  72. Following Kate and Oli on twitter as Alejandra Cervantes, tweeted and here is the link http://twitter.com/ahlixcervantes

    Starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  73. Like Kate and Oli on FaceBook as Alejandra Cervantes

    starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  74. Added A Kate and Oli Button on my blog www.Starzbyahlix.blogspot.com


    starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  75. blogged about Kelli Murray Art giveaway on my blog www.starzbyahlix.blogspot.com


    starzbyahlix@gmail.com

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  76. Following Kelli's blog with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  77. I adore the Smitten original print!!!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  78. Following Kelli on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  79. Following on Twitter and tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/glasscastle/status/5501280931815424
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  80. follower her via GFC
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  81. i LIKE kate&oli on FB
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  82. i love Vows in the Valley
    susanerios at hotmail.com

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  83. I follow via GFC as Tracy Taylor
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  84. I am Cree, and I LOVE this - she looks like my daughter a bit, she often has that far away sad look to LITTLE INDIAN - Canvas Print
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  85. Exciting! I love Kelli's work! :) My favourite pieces are "My heart carries my through" and "Rooted in love".

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  86. Also a follower of hers on facebook :)

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  87. Hah....and also a follower on twitter.

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  88. I am following Kelli Murray's blog(Ginger)
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  89. I think True Friend is sweet
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51948977/true-friend-canvas-print


    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  90. email subscriber
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  91. following Kelli's blog

    mail(at)jennystamos(dot)com

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  92. I ADORE "My Heart Carries Me Through"

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  93. Like Kelli Murray Art on Facebook (Jenny Stamos)

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  94. I Follow Kelli Murray Art on Twitter @JennyStamos

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  95. signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list

    mail(at)jennystamos(dot)com

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  96. Like Kate and Oli on Facebook (JennyStamos)

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  97. i don't know how to link to my tweets, but I tweeted Nov. 20 @JennyStamos

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  98. I'm following Kelli's blog (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  99. I'm a fan of Kelli Murray on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  100. I'm following Kelli on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  102. I follow her blog, she is adorable! love her i love her illustrations, they are so pretty!

    I'm having a giveaway too,
    www.curiouskey.blogspot.com
    if you'd like to enter!

    Love Missy
    xxx

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  103. I follow Kelly's Blog publicly via
    Google Friend Connect.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  104. I also adore her "My Heart Carries Me Through!"
    Again, thanks very much...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  105. I "Like" Kelly on Facebook...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    Cindi H.
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  106. I follow @kellicreates on Twitter!
    Merci, Cindi
    cmh512
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  107. Also, I am an email subscriber to kateandoli.com!
    Merci beaucoup!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  108. I follow you on Twitter.
    "Tweet" ~ http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/6787376881864704.
    Many thanks to you...
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  109. I "Like" Kate and Oli on Facebook.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  110. following the blog! and i don't think you realize just how in love with these i am!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  111. http://www.etsy.com/listing/60902577/owl-feathers-canvas-print

    ^favorite piece from her shop!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  112. liked her on facebook!

    smycarter@gmail.com

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  113. following blog via gfc!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  114. liked on facebook (jen j.il)

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  115. it was a hard decision, but owl feathers is my favorite print on etsy. :)

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  116. following on twitter under @butiadoreyouu


    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  117. subscribed to kate and oli mailing list!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  118. lastly, i've added your button to my blog at

    http://www.butiadoreyou.wordpress.com

    :D

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  119. I follow your blog & Kelli's with GFC!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  120. I love art. I live a few minutes from NYC, so I go to the art museums frequently. It takes a lot to get me really in love with a piece.
    I cannot even express how much I love Kelli's art. It is so whimsical and expressive. I would buy every single piece and hang them in my house.
    My absolutely favorite is 'My Heart Carries Me Through'. I had recently been through a very rough time and I constantly say that its my heart that carries me through the hard times. I am so in love with this piece. Its incredible.

    The "My Beloved, My Friend" piece also really pulls me in. It reminds me a lot of myself- I love the vintage floral print of her headband, she has long wavy hair, I adore skeleton keys and find them very fascinating, and my chihuahuas are my best friends. I always hold them like the girl in the print.

    Sorry this is so long.. I really fell in love with Kelli's art.

    Keeping my fingers crossed. big time.

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  121. I follow Kelli on FB

    (Cerena Hammond)

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. I follow Kelli on twitter!
    (@cerenaleigh)

    CerenaLeigh

    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  127. I follow both you and Kelli via GFC!

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  128. I love Owl Feathers!

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  129. I like Kelli on Facebook!

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  130. I am following Kelli on Twitter - I am CollinskyCo there.

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  131. I'm now subscribed to the Kate and Oli emails - hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  133. I'm following you on Twitter now, and I tweeted about this post! http://twitter.com/#!/CollinskyCo

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  134. I like Kate and Oli on Facebook. (Colleen Collins Rivera)

    hearthmama at yahoo dot com

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  135. What neat art! I really like the My Heart Carries me Through on canvas. You are very talented! Thanks for the giveaway!

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