Tuesday, June 21, 2011

'A' is for 'Art'... 'G' is for 'Give-away'...!

Hello my darlings. Hope your weekend was nice & relaxing and that the new week has kicked off well.  Today I'd like to talk art.. Nursery art. 
A few years ago when I was pregnant with Oscar there was hardly anything out there that suited my aesthetic, and I really struggled to find pieces for his nursery. In the end this is what brought me to start painting again for real, and this as you (may) know also set the start of my own children's art & design business.


Times have certainly changed since then and the market place of today is flooded by talented artists who target families and young ones. A wonderful & convenient hub for quality children's artwork is Sydney  based 'Kindergallery'.

 
Meredith Gaston *


Shinzi Katoh *

Ida Pearle *

This gallery-shop operates both online and by private appointment to help art savvy littlies (& their parents) choose the perfect visual adornment for their walls. They carry a number of wonderful artists such as Meredith Gaston, Aliette, Shinzi Katoh, and Swedish Sandra Isaksson. The latter of course is especially close to my heart..



by ISAK

Sandra (who also blogs - HERE) operates both as an independent artist, and as part of a Scandi-British collaboration under art & decor label 'ISAK'. I love the way she introduces herself on her website..

click to enlarge..

Sandra's work is playful & neat with tangible flair of Scandinavian mid-centrury retro. Her pieces are designed to work on their own or in clusters, and they are as fun for the nursery as they are for your older kids.
So imagine my delight when Kate Holcombe, the manager of Kindergallery contacted me to offer not one but two A2 'ABC Character' posters by ISAK as a give-away for my Australian/NZ friends.
That said, if you are an international blogger who want to enter this give-away on behalf of or for an Australian/NZ friend, you may. As long as the shipping address falls withing this region. Just read on to find out how..

Give Away: 2 x A2 ISAK posters via Kindergallery

To enter you must be a public follower of Space for Inspiration (no anonymous entries please). Leave one comment for each of the following entry points:

1. Confirm you are indeed a follower, and include your email address if you are reading my posts as a non-blogger.
If you enter for or behalf of an Aussi/Kiwi friend, please mention this in your comment. Thanks. x

2. Announce this give-away on your Facebook (with post link)

3. and/or your blog (with post link).


Entries are open until midnight on Sunday 26th July (AEST) and the two winners will be announced shortly after.

Johanna Ekmark via Mama magazine


Good luck to all!
And thank you once more to Kate & Kindergallery.

xx Charlotta

15 comments:

Julie-Ann said...

Wow what amazing art. I wish they had such great art available when my boy was little. This is such a brilliant prize.
Now don't give it to me because I don't have any little ones to give it to. But I did make sure all our members on the Decorating Forum knew about it:).

A Perfect Gray said...

charlotta, I have already won a wonderful give-away from you, so please don't throw my name in the hat...just wanted to say how wonderful those pieces are, especially the kindergallery pieces. I think those would appeal to us grown-ups, too! love to you! donna

Claudia Lane said...

Such lovely art...thanks for sharing :)
Claudia xo

Blue Fruit said...

They are gorgeous - so unbearably CUTE! They would make any mother clucky again....

Claudia Lane said...

Hi Charlotta, thanks for your comment. Yes I'd love to enter! - I didn't specify earlier! And yes I'm a follower:)
Claudia xo

Tara said...

Wow,this would be great for my niece and nephew (twins),it's so cool..So much better than bunnies and dragons.I'm a follower and would love to be entered..xx

designchic said...

Charlotta these are so adorable. As a grandmother to be in September, I'm always on the hunt for wonderful art for the babies room...precious!!

Splendid Willow said...

There will be some lucky winners on the other side of the pond! Wonderul pieces to brighten up any kids or family room!

Warm hugs

Mon

P.S 3 av 5 ligger hemma i magsjuka! Det aer inte kul kan jag lova...

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh, charlotta, these are gorgeous! too bad my boys are too grown up for these... xo

leah said...

Lovely pieces! I am a follower via email leahdeighton at gmail dot com
thank you x

Felicity said...

Hi Charlotta I have been introduced to you by Linda @ OEKE and what a bonus to find a giveaway in addition to all the other delights in your space.

I am now happily following and have popped your giveaway on my blog.

This would make the perfect addition to the brand new bedroom of my 3yo niece, so my fingers are well and truly crossed.

Happy day!

Felicity x

Maxabella said...

I'm a follower.

I love that 'What would spiderman do?' print for the nursery. Just cracked me right up. All the artwork is fabulous. I didn't know about kinder gallery but I'm sure glad I do now. I don't think nursery art is just for the nursery at all (thank goodness as my youngest just turned three and I don't want to have to give it up!) x

Maxabella said...

I'm a follower.

I love that 'What would spiderman do?' print for the nursery. Just cracked me right up. All the artwork is fabulous. I didn't know about kinder gallery but I'm sure glad I do now. I don't think nursery art is just for the nursery at all (thank goodness as my youngest just turned three and I don't want to have to give it up!) x

Cath said...

Hello lovely! Another great give away... Perfect for stylish little ones :) I'm pretty sure I owe you an email my dear, but in the interim I hope winter in Sydney is treating you well. The sun is shining here in Melbs so were heading out to take advantage whilst we can xxx Cath

Charlotta Ward said...

Hi darlings and thank you all for entering the give away.

As you know the winners are now announced - congratulations Felicity and Bron!

x Charlotta

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