When I was last in D.C. for my Sleep Is for the Weak book tour, I spent some time at a street fair, where I met a watercolor artist named Michele Banks. I liked her stuff -- very pretty, very perfect for a kids' room. I asked her if she was on Etsy, and she said no.
And I forgot all about it.
Fast-forward to a few weeks ago, when I got an e-mail from some person named Michele Banks. Her e-mail was rather endearing:
I checked out your blog and liked it - I have a weakness for anyone who lets her cat guest-post.
I asked if she would like a review of her work, and she sent me two pieces. And I'm giving one of them away!
What you can't tell from the photo is the background paper is a very nice quality and has some texture to it, which lends the entire collage even more depth. I am a huge fan of nice texture in anything in life, so that part appealed to me. It's matted and signed, and I like it a lot.
The next collage is the one I'm giving away. It's an Andy-Warhol-esque pastel elephant collage.
The elephants are very 3-D, which I think is the coolest part of this collage. Normally I feel the Andy Warhol thing jumped the shark when you started being able to do it with your own photos at Wal-Mart, but Michele's 3-D addition marks this collage as unique. I just want to reach inside and touch those little elephants. I really do.
You may enter (and should) enter to win the elephant print as many times as you like by commenting. The winner will be chosen with a randomizer on the ides of March (March 15).