The Threadless Community Is Amazing

You guys! Once again the Threadless community comes together to support one of their own. Adam White, aka CRAZEONE is a very talented young man who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and paresthesias diagnosis. In order to help him offset some of the medical expenses the Threadless community is doing several things to help.

 

30 artists have made shirts for just for the MADE shop on Threadless. 100% of  those sales goes to Adam! They are all so great…get one, right now for yourself & all your friends!

If you’re looking for something that’s not a t-shirt check out the http://helpadamwhite.storenvy.com/ shop. Buy something amazing and help support Adam.


Want to just donate directly? You can do that here.

Do something good, get something good. xoxox

 

This post has been cross posted.

The Most Thoughtful Gift

You know how there are nice people and then there are the sweetest people you’ve ever met, in your whole life!? Well, I’d like to tell you about the sweetest girl I know!

Her name is Nichole Lillian Ryan and she is AMAZING!

She’s been making these adorable little clay creatures for awhile now and selling them in her online shop. I adore every one of her pieces and have been watching her blog to see the process of how she makes each one.

Unbeknownst to me, she’s been hard at work,  making me a customized critter!

First, a little back story… My family and I lost the most precious dog ever, in May of  this year. Her name was Happy and she was a joy.

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The house is just not as warm and lively, now that Happy is gone. We miss her terribly. She left quite the impression on all of our hearts!

Now, on to why Ms. Nichole is the bomb diggety!

I got mail today! Don’t you just LOVE mail!? Especially when it comes in a cute little package with doodles on it!!?

Well, I opened it up and found a little note.

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and then I found a tiny little box.

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Inside the box was a tiny piece of felt, wrapped in pink string!

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And inside the felt was THE most thoughtful gift!

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It’s Happy!! I immediately burst into tears (happy ones of course!) at how amazing this little gift was.

Nichole captured her perfectly! It’s something so precious, I will treasure it always!

Thank you, Nichole! xoxoxox

 

The Haunted Legs by Brian Cook

I apologize in advance, but this post is gonna make y’all SO jealous!

You may remember THIS post, way back in January.

I introduced you guys to a super talented dude, Brian Cook.

At that time he was gearing up for his Kickstarter project, to get a book published.

Well, fast forward to today, the project was funded and guess what I got in the mail!??!

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My VERY OWN, signed copy!! Hooray!!!!

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I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but kids, let me tell you…it’s AWESOME!!

It has adventure and fun from cover to cover!!

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And, it came with this collection of TOTALLY RAD bookmarks!

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Jealous, aren’t you?

I know, I know. But don’t worry….you can now purchase this amazing book right on Amazon.com!!

Click here (fast!) and get one BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!!

Congrats Brian…Your book is wonderful! It was so much fun watching your process and getting the little updates.

Keep doing what you’re doing!

 

 

Meet Nichole + A Giveaway!

Hey hey, it’s time again to talk about someone artsy!

Meet Nichole Lillian Ryan. She is a lovely person that is extremely talented and I’m happy to call her my friend, for several years now.

Here’s a picture of us last year, when we FINALLY met in person! Her and her hubby came to Florida and we got soaked in the rain.

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I met Nichole first through a pretty rad website, threadless.com. She made some sweet tee designs over there and we chatted in many a blog from time to time.

Then waaaaaay back in 2009, she was so lovely and gave my daughter an image of her mermaid. We framed it up and it still hangs in her room today!

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I have personally admired her work for a long time and I wanted to share how awesome she is with all of you! So I asked her a few questions and she was nice enough to answer them.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself: What got you interested in art?

I’ve been imagining, doodling and creating creatures as long as I can remember. I can’t pinpoint anything specific that peaked my interest in art, it’s just a part of who I am.

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Rollin’ Pangolins

 

2. What is your preferred medium and why?

Currently. I’d have to say paint. But I’m always experimenting

3. Do you have a favorite artist? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?

Joe Carr. His line work is top notch! He’s a very inspiring artist.

4. Can you remember one of the first things you drew/sculpted/painted/photographed etc.? What makes it memorable?

Bumble Bees! I can remember drawing both my parents each their own bumble bee drawing on some construction paper. I know they still have the drawings today.

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Fish Eating Grin

 

5. Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your works?

Nature, cartoons, outer space, travel, music, life etc… It’s limitless really. I could be anywhere when inspiration hits me. I always try to carry a notebook (or napkins) with me for those instances.

6. Do you have any other interesting hobbies or maybe a fun story about an experience involving your artwork?

Zoo-hopping and road-tripping and with my husband. (also… singing to my cats)

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Winter Showoff

 

 

See! I told you she was lovely!!

Her latest project are these amazing little hand sculpted, hand painted brooches of some adorable little creatures.

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You can see the entire creative process she went through to make these on her blog.

The entire collection of brooches are available in her online shop.

I’m excited to tell you, you could win your very own Nichole Lillian Ryan brooch right here on the blog!

Follow a few simple steps and be entered to win!

1. Like Nichole’s FACEBOOK page.

2. Like Get Social Co’s FACEBOOK page.

3. Visit Nichole’s SHOP and decide which brooch you would like to win.

4. Leave a comment below stating which brooch you would like to win and how we can contact you.

That’s it! We’ll be accepting entries until next Thursday, May 23rd. The winner will be posted on our Facebook page Friday, May 24th!

Thanks for visiting the blog and Good Luck!

Time To Talk About Someone Artsy

So, there’s this guy. His name is Brian Cook, and boy can he draw!!

Last week Brian posted this amazing video on his Facebook Page, for his FREEBIE MONDAY campaign.

So, I watched the video and entered to win this super rad drawing.

And, Guess What!??! I WON!!! Woot Woot!!

I am now the proud owner of “MeltFace”, an original illustration from Brian Cook, a super talented dude!

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I’ll be saving that signature for always…you know it’s gonna be worth BIG money $omeday!!

You should totally check out his site www.briancook.net for more amazing drawings and interesting projects.

He’s almost ready with his latest project, The Haunted Legs. I’m super excited to check that out.

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Thanks so much to Brian for the awesome art. And thanks to all of you for reading my blog.

Check back often for more fun features. Have a lovely day! xo