Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CLOSED. GIVEAWAY for a Great Cause!

This Giveaway is now closed. We will be announcing the winner on Friday, September 30th. Thank you to everyone who entered, and to Sarah for sharing her work with us!

xo
J&A


 It's been a while since we've done a giveaway here on Miskabelly, but it seemed like a good time to change that.   We sell on Etsy to make money (to hopefully, one day, make a living!), but there are some shop that make things in order to support other creative endeavors. Enter my friend Sarah Council and her shop, Crafty Dancer.


Sarah runs her own dance company in New York ( no small feat), but even more amazing is that she's about to become a mom! The profits from the shop help to fund her dance projects.  I want to share a little more about Sarah and her project here.  Sarah's work is also near and dear to Jayme and I as girls who grew up in dance classes and who have a passion for art (and for women who are living their dreams!).


Sarah, hard at work.


How did CraftyDancer start?
 
I am a choreographer living in New York City and lifelong Craftster.  I am most at home sitting right in the middle of the creative process. As I was looking for ways to support my dance company Sarah Council Dance Projects, CraftyDancer was conceived. What better way to raise funds for my dance projects than sharing and selling my crafty projects.



Who makes the crafts in the shop?

 I make most of the crafts in the shop with an occasional Craftydancer guest artist. 

 Are you involved in any other arts besides dance? Crafting, etc?

I am addicted to color and line, my creations range from original paintings and one-of-a-kind wearable art, to paper crafts. I would love to learn to sew but beyond the occasional dance costume alteration I really haven't had much success. Maybe that's my next project!

Are there other ways to support Sarah Council Dance Projects? 

Sure!! Along with visiting our Craftydancer Etsy shop, take a peek at our some of our latest dance projects at on our website.  You can check out pictures, videos and help keep us dancing by giving a tax-deductible donation here.

You can also catch up with us on facebook for the latest news from the studio and the stage. 


Images from Sarah Council Dance Project performance of Shadowlands
  
Do you have any favorite Etsy shops (besides your own!)
 
I love the bags and fun graphic fabrics at fromnancy.
The abstract wood sculpture art from paintsquare is so interesting. I especially enjoy the lines and texture.
The illustrations at mamarobot are so fun! As an expectant mom I've been eyeing the robot baby onesie made of soft organic cotton.

What's your favorite item/bestseller in the shop?

I really love the newest miniature painting pendants just recently added to the shop. I worked with some different shapes and sizes and added lots of bright colors!


Sarah is giving away one of her beautiful miniature painting pendants from the Craftydancer shop to one lucky reader.


About the pendant:  This pendant is an original miniature abstract painting on canvas set in a 5/8 inch square tray and preserved in resin.  Hang it on your favorite chain, cord or bit of ribbon and you'll have a beautiful one-of-a-kind necklace, an original work of art and a wonderful conversation piece. Pendant tray is silver plated, with a base metal of pewter and is antiqued, oxidized and lead free.
How to Enter:
Mandatory Entry
1.  Visit the Craftydancer Etsy shop, and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite item is.

Additional Entries:
1.  Become a follower of our blog...and leave us a comment to let us know! (If you're already a follower, keep reading for other additional entry opportunities).
2.  LIKE Sarah Council Dance Projects on Facebook...and leave a comment.
3. Follow @miskabelly on Twitter (if you don't already)...and leave a comment. :)
4. Tweet/Retweet this giveaway...and again, let us know you did in the comments! 

This giveaway is open to everyone and will end Wednesday, September 28th.  Good luck!

35 comments:

Jayme said...

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Jeremy and Shannon said...

I went to the easy shop, cute stuff. Although I really like the Fancy Flock Bird Mobile in blue art deco - just adorable!

Jeremy and Shannon said...

Just LIKED Sarah Council Dance Projects on FB as well! :-)

Angie said...

I think I like this pendant the best: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74228046/miniature-painting-pendant

angiewith3 at live dot com

Angie said...

Follow with GFC (Angie)

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Angie said...

RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/117680532350971904

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Rebecca said...

I like the bird mobile with yellow and green leaves.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I follow on twitter (@RebeccaFH).

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I follow with GFC.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Blue And White Flock Fancy Bird Mobile! Lovely pattern and you can still discern that it's a bird from the silhouette!

berry'n'cheese said...

Hi 1st of all I am loving this amazing art which you have been doing.Now for the contest thank you so much for having this amazing giveaway..

I totally love :
1.Miniature Painting Pendant.
2.Mosaic canvas paintings.
3.the yellow fancy flock bird mobile

^_^

berry'n'cheese said...

I follow your blog via my blog name which is : berry'n'cheese ^_^

berry'n'cheese said...

I like your facebook page under my username : Apurva Saxena

berry'n'cheese said...

I follow you on twitter under username : Apurva_27

berry'n'cheese said...

I have tweeted about your giveaway here :

http://twitter.com/#!/apurva_27/status/118191082814177280



Keeping fingers crossed ^_^

Tara Haidinger said...

I like that charcoal and turquoise swirls bird mobile. It's lovely.

Tara H
minkynopants at hotmail dot com

NGS said...

I like the painting pendant that is horizontal!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

jhitomi said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74228046/miniature-painting-pendant
is my favorite, the colors are in the Southwest kind of mood, and I love the shape of this pendant.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

gfc follower of this blog as jhb
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Beth said...

The painted pendants are so beautiful. I know my sweetheart would love the mosaic paintings more, though, so that is what I'd choose from the shop.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Kathy Davis said...

My favorites are the miniature painting pendants.

Lyudmila said...

I like the Miniature Painting Pendant
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74227246/miniature-painting-pendant
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

follow blog via gfc=Lyudmila

lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

Like the Sarah Council Dance Projects
on fb =Lyudmila Sizova
lusizova at gmail.com

Lyudmila said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/118752781497671680
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berry'n'cheese said...

I am very excited about your giveaway and hoping to win ^_^

Sarah Weaver said...

I love the Fancy Flock Bird Mobile---red with white dots and cream with limes and strawberries. I'm a college student with a few blogs. I could share your products on my blog if I was to display these in my room.

Sarah Weaver said...

I'm paying my way through school and these items would really brighten my day! It is hard work and having something this beautiful would be great. I love all the mobiles you have. It is so crafty!

Sarah Weaver said...

I commented and liked the Dance Company. They do amazing things. I like this idea of giving to give. It is really great. I hope to spread the idea.

Sarah Weaver said...

I am following you on twitter! I also tweeted at you! http://twitter.com/#!/sarahdweaver/status/118933783268442112

Kim said...

I retweeted your latest tweet (not sure how to link to the actual tweet!) : http://twitter.com/#!/kap286

Also, I liked the Sarah Council Dance Projects Page on Facebook.

Finally, I visited the shop (a few times now!) and I really LOVE the miniature painting pendants. They're so pretty, and I think they'd look lovely with a v-neck sweater this fall/winter!!

Patricia P. said...

Like this pendant: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74227345/miniature-painting-pendant.

Patricia P. said...

Follow via GFC.

berry'n'cheese said...

Hi,
when are you declaring the winner? ^_^ Eagerly waiting.

<3 Apurva

Sarah Weaver said...

Have you announced the winner? I hope it's me!!