I am more excited for this post that possibly any other post I've ever posted. Bit dramatic? Maybe, but I'm still ridiculously excited!!
Before I get to the exciting part, I have a story to tell you first.
In the summer of 2009, I discovered Etsy & the beautiful art of Leigh Viner. It was Twilight Blue that really captured my attention & love. In one of my Visual Studies classes that fall, we had to share an inspiration, and I chose to share her work. I remember sharing Twilight Blue & Cricket, and a few others as well.
I stalked TB for months & months & months. I remember it disappeared once and I totally panicked & thought it was gone for good. But I contacted Leigh & she assured me it was still available. I asked for it for Christmas that year but it wasn't under the tree. (In fact, TB & I wouldn't meet until December 2011.)
I started my blog on January 1, 2011, and one of my first posts was about Leigh's work. I think I must have commented on her blog (which I'd been following since I discovered her work) and told her I had featured her on my blog & she stopped by and became my first follower! That was a pretty exciting day.
In November of 2011, I made my first purchase! The day they arrived in the mail, I was like a 5 year old at Christmas - SO excited. Twilight Blue & 31 Rue Chanel now live in my room :D (soon to be joined by Paolo Roversi Series 1 & Rivoli)
In January of 2012, I became Leigh's intern. She had mentioned something about wanting an intern in a blog post, so I emailed her and put myself forward, and she agreed! I think my prof thought it was a little odd, but I didn't care one bit. Having the chance to work with Leigh was just so
And now, here we are today.
It is a completely surreal full-circle moment for me. I had no clue 3 years ago that I would have worked with Leigh, owned several of her prints (2 more are on their way to me!!), and be friends with an artist whose work I admire SO much. I am one blessed
So, onto the exciting part of this post!!!! One lucky person will win any standard sized print of their choice
! You can check out her shop here
, and enter below! There are 8 ways you can enter and the giveaway is open for one full week, until Dec 25. I'll announce the winner right after :)
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