Monday, May 16, 2011

{Studio M.M.E. interview & giveaway}

i am delighted to bring to introduce you to the super talented Megan of Studio M.M.E.! her pen & ink illustrations are full of whimsy & nostalgia, pulling you into the limitless imaginations of children. they are so magical! 

1. Tell us a little about yourself ::
I'm a quirky pen and ink illustrator who last year left frigid North Dakota for the sunny California coast.  In between slathering on sunscreen, I also work as a freelance writer for national magazines.  When I'm not writing or drawing silly things, I'm reading business books or playing with antique cameras.

{"Who's the Fool?"}

2. What inspired you to start Studio M.M.E.?
Haha, that's a funny story.  When I told my parents that I was going to major in art and creative writing, they were extremely supportive.  My mother just had the stipulation that I had to start a business before I graduated.  So that's how Studio M.M.E. was born in my senior year at college.

{"If Fishes Were Wishes"}
3. Do you have a day job or do you do Studio M.M.E. full-time?  Either way, what challenges has this presented?Right now Studio M.M.E. is only my part-time job.  I also work as an associate editor for Create Hype, a company that helps creative entrepreneurs learn to successfully market themselves.  Sometimes it's hard to juggle all of my responsibilities but I always have a bottom line of things that must be done.  Some things I just have to say no to, like doing the laundry or going on a trip to San Francisco for the day.

{"The Goose Room"}

4. What is your favorite item that you sell?
It's really silly but my favorite item is always the last one I illustrated.  So, presently, my favorite piece is "Meowby Dick".
{"Feeding the Moon"}

5. What are you listening to these days?
I realized recently that all of my favorite bands have one thing in common: great narration.  So currently my Itunes is full of Irish folk music from Gaelic Storm, the Decemberists, Florence and the Machine, and Andrew Bird.

{Limited Edition :: "Keeper of the Jackalopes"}

megan is generous enough to offer up to one lucky reader a
"Coming Home" 5 x 7 fine art print ::

to enter, just leave a comment telling me which item in her shop is your favorite. for additional entries, tweet about the giveaway (please mention @prettiesbymeg & @studiomme ), and become a fan of Studio M.M.E. on facebook. please leave a comment for each entry.

megan is also offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the U.S. in both her .com shop & her etsy shop. in her etsy shop, use coupon code MUSINGS0 at checkout.

giveaway is open through wednesday, may 25th.
best of luck!


Krystal said...

i love the night sky post cards!! and the fish - because i have that print :) i'm such a fan of her work!!

Krystal said...

also just liked her on FB!

kittykerri said...

I love the The Goose Room print! There are so many great things in her shops!


kittykerri said...

I am a fan of Studio MME on FB


Tracy said...

I love "If Fishes Were Wishes"!!!

Oh, My Darling said...

I'm liking the Coming Home fine art print 8 x 10. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)co

Barbara said...

oh, i love the feeding the moon. it reminds me of my sisters. :)

janis said...

I also really like if fishes were wishes! They are all really so beautiful...

steph nelsen said...

love the deer girl! very talented lady.

steph nelsen said...

and now i'm a brand new MME FB liker!

Elle Woodward said...

Although its hard to choose I love the Miss Oste Rich Print the best because it is so classy and reminds me of one of the fabulous flappers of the 1920's

Elle Woodward said...

i just became a fan on facebook!

Elle Woodward said...

and I tweeted too