Thursday, April 7, 2011

Miranda R. Mueller: Artist feature and giveaway!

i happened upon An Austin Homestead blog about a year ago and quickly added it to my reading list. Miranda's blog is very inspiring, full of delicious recipe, beautiful pictures and good information about urban and small space gardening. Besides writing this fabulous blog, Miranda is also a soap maker and very talented illustrator.


About Miranda R. Mueller: By trade and passion, I am a childrens book illustrator and artist. By passion and frugality, I am an avid gardener and would be homemaker. I grew up in the southern Oregon desert absorbing inspiration from the animals, starry skies and wide-open spaces of the family ranch. While pursuing my bachelors degree at Pacific University, then my Masters at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I traveled the country and the world, each new location and relationship contributing to my love of the environment and the development of my artistic style. I currently live and work in Austin, TX where I’m striving to convert my suburban home into a miniature, urban farm complete with vegetable gardens, 4 lovely hens, a growing Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup, and a marvelous compost heap. I love cooking delicious, usually healthy things utilizing as many homegrown ingredients as I can, and when I'm not filling the kitchen with tantalizing dinner smells I fill it with delightful aromas of freshly made soap. I write recipes, when I remember to. I love teaching people how to live frugally and in sync with the planet and seasons. My passion for sustainable living, respecting nature, and love of gardening all show up in my art and hopefully inspire others to consider their impact on the planet – or at least inspire a
fondness for cute puppies and chickens.

I'm constantly churning out new entrepreneurial efforts to supplement my artist's income, including selling my handcrafted soaps and other body products at local farmers markets and online.
You can find samples of my illustration work at my online portfolio: www.MirandaRMueller.com and more information about my soap at NudeSoap.wordpress.com


About the art:
I create one-of-a-kind, original, signed pieces of artwork specifically for you. Tailored to your exact wishes, I do not use templates or digital reproductions. You receive beautiful custom work at an affordable price!
Create a birth announcement or party invitation that you will hold dear for years to come. Give a gift to a child with their favorite critters, colors, and their very own name! Create a room that your child will love with a hand-painted mural. Choose pink elephants or purple penguins, swimming bears or flying pigs–the sky’s the limit. Match your child’s room or their birthday party theme, you decide!

Create beautiful custom artwork for the most special people in your life! Bring some whimsy to their world with personalized name illustrations, hand-painted wall murals and custom nursery decor. Stand out with unique invitations and announcements, and distinctive baby shower and birthday gifts.
Each piece is made just for you!
No dreams are too big, and neither are the prices. Your family will treasure their original artwork for years to come–whatever your budget.

About the soap:

I am happy to offer my soaps and lotions for sale online with shipping anywhere in the USA. Visit Nude Soap, or contact me directly to place an order or inquire about current availabilities. My soaps are all natural, usually vegetarian, and contain no preservatives or chemical additives. No Sodium Laureth Sulfate or fragrances here! Just good pure ingredients (many botanicals come right from my garden) and soothing essential oils.

Where can you find me?
I currently sell my soaps at the Austin Urban Farmers Market in south Austin TX some Saturdays, HOPE Farmers Market in east Austin TX some Sundays and online.



Now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Miranda has generously offered one reader a
fully customized baby shower or other party invitation design. She will completely design the front and back of a (5x7 or 4x7) postcard style invitation or outside/inside of a folded invite according to your specifications. Miranda will provide the winner with print ready files, suitable for you to print on a home printer or at a local print shop.

or

$50 GC towards a larger sized original illustration. (8x10 or 11x14)


*please note: Miranda will keep the rights to use the image for other clients.


MANDATORY ENTRY
Head over to www.mirandarmueller.com and let me know your favorite illustration or your idea for an illustration if you were chosen as the winner!
Please include your e-mail address in the format of Yourname(at)email dot com or make sure it is visible in your blogger profile so i have a way to contact you if you win. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen!

EXTRA ENTRIES (make sure you did the mandatory first!!)
please leave a new comment for each extra entry. You can do as many or as little extra entries as you like! If you qualify for 5 entries, leave 5 separate comments.

1. 'like' Miranda R Mueller child book illustrator on facebook 1 entry
2. Follow An Austin Homestead Blog on GFC 1 entry
3. 'like' An Austin Homestead on facebook 1 entry
4. Subscribe to An Austin Homestead Blog via RSS feed (right column) 1 entry
5. 'like' Nude Soap on facebook. 1 entry
6. Follow my The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect. 1 entry
7. Be a fan of The Enchanted Tree on Facebook. 1 entry
8. Share this giveaway with your facebook friends! 1 entry
9. Tweet about the contest and a link back to this post. Leave a link to your tweet.
10. Blog about the giveaway. Include a link to
www.mirandarmueller.com and to this post, leave a comment letting me know where to find it. 4 entries
11. Get one extra entry for entering any of my other current giveaways.



**Rules**
  • Giveaway ends April 21st. st 11:59pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen via Random.Org. i will then contact them by email, and post the winners name on my blog.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
  • This giveaway is open to US only.

84 comments:

  1. Her site is absolutely ADORABLE! I'd love to see an illustration with cloth diapers and going green! I bet it would be SOOO cute in her style!! I do love the two pig behinds though! :)

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  2. Follow Austin Homestead Blog on GFC (a fellow Texan!!!)

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  3. Follow Austin Homestead blog on Facebook! :)

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  4. I shared wtih my FB friends and my blog fans! :)

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  5. I love the print "Harvest Day."

    Kathi hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  6. I follow the Enchanted Tree via Google Friend Connect.

    Kathi hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  7. I am a fan of the Enchanted Tree on facebook.

    Kathi Weiss
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  8. Wow,I love her work.IT makes me want to go by the books she illustrated on Amazon.I would love to see our family tree but instead of people we were animals!
    holl_iebear_ie@yahoo.com

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  9. like Miranda Mueller pg on FB! holl_iebear_ie@yahoo.com

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  10. like An Austin Homestead on FB! holl_iebear_ie@yahoo.com

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  11. liked Nude Soap on FB! holl_iebear_ie@yahoo.com

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  12. liked the Enchanted Tree on FB! holl_iebear_ie@yahoo.com

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  13. i like the one with the squirrel sleeping on the bed with the little girl.....☺

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  14. I'm following Austin Homestead blog on GFC....

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  15. i follow enchanted tree on GFC.....

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  16. i like enchanted tree on facebook!

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  17. such a generous giveaway! I love the Horses print under archived. Such great use of color and creativity. I just LOVE her style!
    junegirl26 at hotmail dot com

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  18. I love the Fairy Rings drawing in the Uncommissioned work. Too cute!!!
    If I won.....we're having a bird themed b-day party in May. That would be an amazing invitation in her style!!! :o)
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  19. I liked Miranda on FB.
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  20. I subscribed to the Blog on GFC.
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  21. I liked the Austin Homestead on FB.
    terrapinmoon at gmial dot com

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  22. I am now following via RSS.
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  23. Liked Nude Soap on FB.
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow the ET blog. :o)
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  25. I'm a fan of ET on FB. :o)
    terrapinmoon at gmail dot com

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  26. I LOVE the Fairy Ring illustration!!

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  27. I liked Nude Soap on FB...great name!

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  28. I'm following and An Austin Homestead with Google reader.

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  29. i like the personalized purple flying hippos. too cute!

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  30. gfc follower kolpin
    An Austin Homestead Blog
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  31. gfc follower kolpin
    The Enchanted Tree blog
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  32. I like the afternoon in the backyard.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  33. So many really cute critters..... but I found a favorite !! FOXFABLE.

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  34. I liked "Children's Book Illustration by Miranda R Mueller" on Facebook.

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  35. I'm following and An Austin Homestead with GFC!

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  36. I "liked" An Austin Homestead on FB!

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  37. I am a fan of The Enchanted tree on FB!

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  38. I shared this giveaway with my friends on FB!

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  39. I shared this giveaway with my friends on FB!

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  40. forgot my email vmalucci(at)gmail dot com

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  41. I love the Dragong Rider in the Uncommissioned Work tab. I would change the little girl to a little boy though.

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  42. Like Miranda on FB

    Brandi Woodring

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  43. love the childlike drawings. really wish i had the talent that any of u do. ricqueleller@gmail.com. the foxes have to be my favorite just passing the polar bears.

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  44. I really love her style! I would probably use this for a custom baby announcement - we won't know for a few weeks if it's a boy or girl, but either way something sweet and whimsical would be perfect.

    annehinze @ cox dot net

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  45. already a fan of enchanted tree...

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  46. followed Auston Homestead on FB

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  47. The Ethan's Room Picture is definitely my favorite.

    kenthebaker(at)gmail dot com

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  48. I really like the
    1elephant and I would love a one year old princess pool party motif for the cards if I win.

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  49. 1. 'like' Miranda R Mueller child book illustrator on facebook 1 entry

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  50. 2. Follow An Austin Homestead Blog on GFC 1 entry

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  51. 3. 'like' An Austin Homestead on facebook 1 entry

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  52. 4. Subscribe to An Austin Homestead Blog via RSS feed (right column) 1 entry

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  53. 5. 'like' Nude Soap on facebook. 1 entry

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  54. 6. Follow my The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect. 1 entry

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  56. Sharedon FB

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  62. I entered your cheerios giveaway

    reannenny at aol.com

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  63. i love the love is sweet strawberry illustration
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  64. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    I like the "strange fellowship" print
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  65. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    like Children's Book Illustration by Miranda R Mueller on facebook
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  66. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Follow An Austin Homestead Blog on GFC (willdebbie)
    willdebbie97(at)yahoo dot com

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  67. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    'like' An Austin Homestead on facebook
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  68. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Subscribe to An Austin Homestead Blog via RSS feed
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  69. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    'like' Nude Soap on facebook
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  70. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Follow The Enchanted Tree blog via google friend connect (willdebbie)
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  71. christal couturierApril 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Like The Enchanted Tree on facebook
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