Friday, April 29, 2011

Megan's Illustration

I thought I'd share the results of Megan's custom illustration with you. It is inspired by a photograph that was taken by Megan's future sister-in-law as her fiance, Matt, proposed to her on a dock in Charleston, SC.

It was incredibly fun to work on this illustration. It is wonderful that Megan and Matt have the proposal captured in a photograph. I loved having the opportunity to create a piece based on this special moment.

Here is the original photograph that Megan shared with me. As you can see, I decided to simplify the scene and focus on the connection between Matt and Megan.

Megan is planning on having the illustration framed and used as a guestbook. I can't wait to see photographs of the result!

Congratulations Matt and Megan, and have a beautiful wedding!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Life Support Japan

Savarra, 2009 © Dina Kantor

I wanted to let you know about Life Support Japan, a website created by Wall Space Gallery where you can purchase 8.5" x 11" photographs from various artists and support Japanese disaster relief.

The artists have donated the work and each photograph is being sold for $50. The funds being raised through Life Support are benefiting two charities, Direct Relief International and Habitat for Humanity Japan.  Direct Relief Direct Relief provides medical supplies and services and Habitat will help in the rebuilding efforts.

You can purchase my print, Savarra, 2009 by clicking here (in the Life Support 6 section).

Not only will you support an incredibly important cause, but you can redecorate your walls with some amazing artwork. Feel free to forward if you know someone who might be interested.

UPDATE: Only 3 prints are left! Order yours while they are still available!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Winner of the Custom Illustration Giveaway! (and 10% off for the rest of you!)

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the custom illustration! I really enjoyed reading all the entries, and hearing your thoughts about how you would use an illustration by me.

The lovely ladies at Love & Lavender randomly chose a winner on Saturday. Congratulations to Megan Wheeler! I'm looking forward to seeing your photo.

Megan wrote: "Love this idea! When my finance’ and I got engaged, his sister was hiding out taking pictures. I have this beautiful picture of Matt on one knee putting the ring on my finger. It’s on a dock in Charleston, SC with the water in the background. PERFECT picture for our guests to sign! Its my favorite picture and what a wonderful memory to display! Keep up the good work y’all!"

I wish I could do an illustration for all of you who entered. So I'm going to offer 10% off of any custom illustration order placed before April 30, 2011 when you mention Love & Lavender! So gather your snapshots and email me!

Also, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Aileen and Ellen for organizing the giveaway. I really appreciate it!