Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Featured giveway! - Liz of "the Realm of Nerdiness"



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!

"These buttons rock my socks off! Thank you so much! The shipping was super-fast too...Thanks again!"

"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! :)"



19 comments:

gentryart said...

What a fabulous hip wallet! That is so neat, I just love it! The craftsmanship looks wonderful, and the artwork is beyond kewl.

Paprika said...

Wow I'm very interested in Liz's peculiar, yet so very magnificent art masterpieces. I particuarly love that ACEO she did titled "Traps". I makes me smile. :) As for the wallet, i love the color (blue!) and the art design is quite speical. :D Creative, Imaginitave, and simply wonderful.

Celtic Crossing said...

What an amazing piece of work! Liz is an amazing artist and so very creative. What a great concept for a wallet, I love it!

AshleySpatula said...

I love this button of hers:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8819233
I know it's not her artwork, which is really amazing but whenever I see the word asshat, I have to giggle I love it so much!

Other than that, the wallet is very cool and I love her characters!

PurrPrints said...

Great wallet--I'd be THRILLED to have this cool bit of nerdiness to show off every time I had to pay for osmething (maybe it would make it less painful a process?) I'm also a big fan of her FSM (flying spaghetti monster)--oh he who touched the world with his noodly appendage--awesome!

PurrPrints said...

oh--and i posted about this at http://etsygiveaways.blogspot.com/2008/09/liz-staley-wallet-giveaway-ends-926.html (yay 2 chances to win this bit of wonderfulness!)

PurrPrints said...

oops--forgot to leave how you can contact me - go through my etsy shop, purrprints.etsy.com, if you don't mind (I hate leaving my email out in public if i can avoid it)

Sage Moonstone said...

I love Ora's more COW BELL!! Maybe one of these little multipliers might want to come home with me and play in my craft supplies.. lol!!

I'll be sure to post about the contest later today on my blog as well: http://whimsicalwitch.blogspot.com/

- Marybeth I. said...

"Smile." Sarah Bryant, is my fav. She looks like she has a secret. I also love ACEOs. Like the fact that you have your own characters :)

CanCan said...

My younger brother is hipper and more cool than I; he made himself a wallet out of duct tape. If I won this super awesome wallet by Lizstaley, I would be cooler than him in this one undisputed area of our lives!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Kathy Martin Studio said...

I visited your shop and love the Paypal Faery! =) She is way too cute!! =)

Smiles,
Kathy

kathymartinstudio@yahoo.com

kathymartinstudio.blogspot.com

crystal said...

Wow, what an awesome way to be green and recycle!! I love the keyboard wallets so unique!! There is also a Realm of Nerdiness Grab bag!!! Love it:)

cyclona66@aol.com

butterflydesign1 said...

I love the key board wallets. They are unique and way cool.

Cabootique said...

Such a funky wallet! I love all the information listed about every item...fun stories to read. All of the ACEOs are cool, I particularly like ACEO- 055 Waiting.

carethediva[at]hotmail[dot]com

Brandon said...

What a super fun shop, I love her wallets, Ara is my fav!

Becca said...

If Napoleon Dynamite were female...he would make those awesome original art works. I do have to admit the Frak! Button is my fave thing aside from the wallets. The fact that the wallets is made from keyboards is so nerdy chic. Is that a phrase thats allowed? rebecca342 at gmail dot com

burrito said...

Fabulous wallets!

I'm digging this one particularly:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14961138

Lenox Knits said...

What a cool wallet. It was hard to pick a fav on her site but I really liked Keyboard Wallet- Original Anime Art- Aka Ryuu Group.

Reeva said...

i love the aceos! i collect them :)

I like the Paypal Fairy