Liz of "the Realm of Nerdiness", fabulous artist and kafma maker extraordinaire, has generously offered to donate the above wallet (see more pictures at http://lizstaley.deviantart.com/gallery/#Isis-and-Osiris-Wallet) for my very first indie giveaway! I can give a personal testimonial of her products. I own the original Athleenia the Cow-Octo-Pirate Kafma OF DOOM and also I own the original ACEO entitled "Seeking Solace". I love Liz's ACEO's because they tell such a magnificant story, each one seems like a frozen moment in time. Each one evokes its own unique emotions. her artwork is wonderful, I highly highly recommend it!
And the Kafmas! What are kafmas exactly? Well let me tell you! Kafma is actually short for "Kute and Furry Mutliplying Aliens". They are small balls of fur hailing from a planet far away. All they do is eat, reproduce, make a pleasant purring noise, and get into crafting supplies to make costumes for themselves.
Please post your comments here and leave me a bit of information about one of her products from her etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5082757, don't forget to leave your email address in the comment so I can notify you if you are the winner!
Earn some extra entries for this contest! Blog about this contest on your own blog or website and post a link in your comment! Be sure to enter and tell all your friends! If you refer a friend and post thier screen name in your post, you win another entry!
***All entries must be received by 09-26-08***
***Gift card shown in picture, not included with wallet***
Here is what Liz has to say about her business:
"I grew up in Baltimore, but am now living in Greenville, NC. My mom got me into arts and crafts when I was really little (I wanted to help her paint ceramics when I was a baby, so she'd give me a paintbrush, a cup of water, and a rubber ducky. Took me awhile to figure out that it's supposed to change colors when you paint it though!). Ever since then I've loved to draw and create things.
I love to play with Photoshop, make ACEOs, sew, and come up with new geeky things to share with the world!
I have always loved for my drawings to tell a story, rather than just "drawing pretty pictures"- so you may see me draw certain characters multiple times. These characters usually have a personality and back story unique to them and are used for a specific purpose. I love for my art to be more than just a "picture" but rather a tale telling what that picture is and "who" is in it. I hope you enjoy my little stories!
My hobbies when I'm not creating things are watching anime, playing tabletop role-playing games (Dungeons and Dragons; Star Wars, etc), building web-pages, and playing on GaiaOnline[dot]com. I also have a gallery on DeviantArt and Flickr, both of which you can find with the user name lizstaley as well.
I find that I really enjoy blogging about my crafts as well! You can visit my blog at http://livewirechick.blogspot.com/
In addition, I also write and illustrate a story that I publish to the web, and have been working on since I was a senior in high school. It's gone through many, many versions and updates, and I'm eventually thinking about having it published. You can check that out at http://www.oap-studios.com/akaryuu" (Note from the goddess: Check this out guys, its tres cool!)
Here are what Liz's customers are saying about her!
"What an awesome Seller and her art and Plushies are too good to be true! As always, super quick shipping and wonderful packaging. I'll be back for more!"
"This is just the most amazing wallet, beautiful original anime artwork and so cool that it's going to make a wonderful gift for my nephew! Thanks for the extra buttons too. You rock, Liz! :)"