This is the second of three awesome giveaways I'm hosting then I'll be back to regular blogging so make the most of it this week and make sure you enter them!
Melissa is the creative mind behind EverGrowing on Etsy, some of you might know her better as Bee Girl from Sky Mided and Ever Growing but either way she's a very talented and interesting person who is fast becoming my favourite 'cyber pal' :) The quotes are from her etsy shop,
"I am learning how to enjoy all of the stumbles on this beautiful journey of mine! By profession, I happily work for a youth serving non-profit, doing my best to be part of the change I wish to see in the world."
"I believe that we are all ever growing and changing and I am so glad to be right where I am in this moment."She set up her online shop back in 2011 and it has developed into a beautiful extension of her personality, she sells (gorgeous) baby blankets and mug warmers that she crochets herself as well as 3D and 2D paintings.
"Given that I love all things handmade and have a variety of interests, my shop reflects that truth in that it doesn't have just one specific theme. For now, there are a variety of paintings, pendants and crocheted items to be found in this space..."But my favourite and her most popular items have to be her unique pendants, I have one and LOVE it so much!
The story behind how these 3D trees came to life, I think, adds an extra special dimension to them. I love to know the story behind something handcrafted, because everything handcrafted has a story :)
"A few years ago, I participated in a 14 hour silent meditation retreat at the Upaya Zen Center. During my meditation, I kept seeing images of three dimensional trees on canvas. Not knowing where the image came form, or what to do with it, I wound up doing nothing with the idea for almost a year. One day, I had an "a-ha" moment in which I remembered my dad's joint compound sitting in my garage waiting to be returned to him. I pulled it out and began experimenting with it on canvas. And so was born the 3D trees on canvas I had seen in my meditations!Beautiful hey? Well one lucky reader will win one of their very own! To enter the draw just visit her shop, have a look around and leave a comment below saying which one you'd like to win!
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