Friday, May 22, 2009

Giveaway: Prints by Matou en Peluche

My closest friends know that when I get really excited about something I squeak (as in my voice gets annoyingly high and kind of whiny). That's how I want you to imagine me explaining this next giveaway because it's that good.
So once upon a time someone new commented on this blog so, naturally, I clicked over to their blog and HOLY COW I recognized the work immediately...
Matou en Peluche (plush tomcat) is an Etsy shop I've been stalking for some time. I immediately e-mailed the very talented Sam (all the way in Sydney, Australia) and she happily agreed to do a giveaway on Down and Out Chic! Not only did she agree to do a giveaway, she agreed to do a VERY GENEROUS giveaway which I'll explain in a sec. First, take a look at some of my favorite drawings...
Blue Pom Pom
All of these women are glamorous in an other worldly kind of way.
Sam knows her fashion as seen by the plush hats, scarves, and clothing that her subjects wear. I totally want this swimsuit.
All American girl next door
Sam's style is uncomplicated yet perfectly tweaked to convey a sort of cheekiness that I absolutely adore.
21st Century Dandy
Sam has a fabulous blog where she introduces new drawings with a back story about the subject. Her stories are well written and so entertaining.
Josephine waiting for her Napoleon
The winner of this wonderful giveaway can choose between
One large print + two blank cards and envelopes
or
Three small prints + two blank cards and envelopes.
Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous of the winner already.
Here are the rules:
1) You must be a "follower" of Down and Out Chic to enter. This is because I like seeing your pretty faces over in that silly widget and because my giveaways are a "thank you" to my lovely readers.
2) check out Maneou en Peluche's shop or blog and tell me what you think.
3) Leave a comment here! It's that easy.
I will be drawing a winner next Tuesday, May 26th at 6 pm-ish. Good luck (and if you win, will you share your loot with me?!)
~Christina

35 comments:

heisschic said...

ooo lala very glamorous. ha though i do love the 'hello beautiful' prints as well. i'd put one of next to my mirror to make me smile while getting ready every morning.

and OF COURSE i'd share with you. what a silly question. *eye roll*

Quixsa said...

Awww jeez :blushes: thank you so much for the birthday wishes!! That made my morning!!

I am simply in awe of the featured art. I would do anything to win ( want my first born yes? j.k....sorta) I went to matouenpeluche's blog and I am now in love with that too! Such a talent!

Sam said...

Gosh, gosh! Thank you so much for the lovely things you said about my work Christina!! I'm totally overcome with humbleness!! I'll pop a link through to your shop from my blog! XXOX

Rhianne said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the back stories on her blog it makes them so much more engaging.

throuthehaze said...

Beautiful work! I also like the Blue Boy print as well
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

In The Cottage said...

{Le sigh!}
All of the work is so beautiful. It really makes me swoon. I could just imagine one (or several) of these lovely prints over my dressing table. It would inspire me everyday to look at that gorgeousness whilst I rouged my cheeks.

:0)

flynn said...

I like the image of the quails in the her etsy shop a lot! I wish those would go through a phase of being the animal fashionable to put on shirts and things. They're so fat and pretty. Nice find, Christina!

Ginger said...

C'est fantastique! Okay, enough french for today;) I love, love, love her work; it's reminiscent of art of the period, but there is a bright modernity to it that loosens it up. What a great discovery; isn't it amazing the finds we make in the blogosphere?

Annette said...

As you might allready have guessed, these drawings is right my style. I think it is fabulous when someone is able to make so much expression in drawings with so few and simple lines. I would love to be able to draw like that!

Marilyn said...

These are gorgeous and very simple. i love the rouge on these womens' cheeks.

Elizabeth said...

I love, Love, LOVE the prints with the ladies hats. Oh to live in a time where wearing a hat was a normal aspect of fashion!!!

Collins said...

I LOVE them! I hope you draw MY name!!!!
Fantastic. :)

Blair said...

Oh wow! love the close-up profiles like those first too! So lovely--love the look that the pastel/chalk gives them.

vicki archer said...

These are really fun - kind of retro, love them. xv

TheBeautyFile said...

These are totally incredible...so Gatsby-like, I LOVE the rouged cheeks! That little hot-dog dog! So sweet!

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I came here through Tanya from Captivate Me and I must say your blog is fabulous! and this giveaway... awesome! these drawings are so beautiful! I'd love to win!

Diana said...

i love her and i subscribe to her and this is an amazing giveaway!

What I love: said...

pick me pick me!!!!
i love her work.

Kotori said...

Seriously... the best giveaways ever. How do you find these people who give away such awesome prizes? These are fabulous!

M said...

Très Chique!

Gabby said...

Wow...what an amazing giveaway! How great would 3 small prints look grouped together on a wall...ah!

Have a lovely weekend!

chicibella ...this and thats... said...

I really like what you have done with your blog-fabulous! I lo0ve the vintage style.(I came through uberchicforcheap). Those drawings are very beautiful- i likey. keep up the good work :)

paula said...

too funny, last night while I explored etsy I came across her shop and fell head over heels for the bird prints. They are just stunning.

Kristin said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Off to browse her shop!

♥Aubrey said...

Oh her blog is fabulous! The era in which she creates her images is spectacular. I'm crossing my fingers and hope to win.

Hanako66 said...

I just added her to my fav's

what amazing stuff!!!

naphtali said...

what amazing talent!! I'd LOVE to have a print for our new house!!! the work is spectacular!

Lisa Clark said...

OHMYSTARS - j'adore - am freakin' blown away by the awesomeness, g-friend - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Tamstyles said...

I loooove these pieces.as always I will have to contact the artist and see if black chicks are done too...I would love a mix of all races in these...

Lilly said...

I ove this Etsy shop and the prints are gorgeous. I am now a follower too, great blog.

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

I've only just recently come across Sam's store and blog but am in love with her stunning artwork. She's very talented indeed. I'd so so love to be a proud owner of some of her work. Fingers crossed :o)

Nice blog here too (am now following!)

AnastasiaC said...

love her illustrations, a very unique style!!! the 'Coco' print is gorgeous....

Gabbi said...

Great giveaway, I'm a huge fan of Sam's work and already own a number of her prints... but I'm not just showing off! :) Have to tell you that they look even more incredible in person...xo

Megan said...

I love this giveaway - her shop is gorgeous! It is no easy task to paint a face and she has done a remarkable job. I have no idea what her shop name means but I love it, haha!I also really like that she's made her prints available in note cards, too.
Thanks!! vancy31[at]gmail[dot]com

nanaandpapa1 said...

thank u for helping me find another wonderful artist on the web. isn't it great that the world is getting "smaller" remember when we only shopped at local stores and an occasional mail order catalog? my how things have changed. I love being able to get great art on cards. sometimes i just frame them and hang them on the wall when i don't want to part with them.

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