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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Day 3 Giveaway: Miss Katie's Kreations

Today's giveaway is from Katie, an artist who loves fashion and fashion design. She makes fun, whimsical, fashion-themed characters that you can find on apparel, note cards, Giclees etc. Katie also has Down syndrome.

 Katie used fashion design books to teach herself to draw. She practiced for several years with a fashion sketchbook, moved on to free-hand sketches, and discovered her own technique with her unique flair and style.

She held her first gallery show this past Feb and has since exhibited in several private and public galleries in Florida. Just a couple of months ago she went international when she sold works in Canada and Great Britain. She has also gained recognition in the fashion industry being featured in several fashion articles.

Katie actively gives back to the community and supports people with disabilities through her Helping Others Help Themselves initiative.

If you're in FL you can stop by Katie's TWO studios, Cafe Katie and Miss K.K.'s Boutique, in downtown Ft Pierce, Art Mundo, 111 Orange Ave.

Katie and her mom are both supporting 31 for 21 and 21 Days of Giveaways. Katie donated a 5x7 framed giclee (value $45) for one winner and 2 sets of note cards (value $24) for a second winner.

Katie's mom, Ruth, started a blog to participate in 31 for 21. She is chronicling this last year's "Magical Journey" as Katie is discovered and blossoms. I'm enjoying reading about this journey and the 'lessons learned' Ruth posts at the end of each entry.

Thank you, Katie and Ruth, for your support!

You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Leave a comment stating what you like about Katie's art and then click on the +1 Do It link. (I like the bright, colorful, whimsical characters.)

To earn more entries, and to spread the word about Miss Katie's Kreations, you can like her Facebook page and Tweet about the giveaway. You can do each of those things directly on the Rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Refer back to 21 Days of Giveaways throughout the month to see all of the giveaways.)

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Leah said...

Hmmm. Had trouble using the widget. But I love the dresses in the drawings. Very impressive!

Sabrina said...

Katie's drawings are fantastic! I can't draw to save my life, LOL! Katie's characters have such vibrant personalities, and the colors are equally vibrant. Excellent!

ckbrylliant said...

Your give aways are a great idea.

Deborah said...

Love the bright colors and personality in her drawings. The friends pictures are fun.

Rebecca said...

These are fantastic! I love her talent and that they are sharing!

my family said...

the colors are great, very talented artist

Allison said...

I love the Whitney drawing, as well as the one with all the hats

Ali Forsberg said...

they are so fun. what a wonderful artist

Chriss said...

I love the fact that she taught herself to draw. And she loves what she is doing.