Ooowee! We’ve got a particularly delicious giveaway this week, friends!Â Thanks to Etsy gal about town, Carolyne Tillery, we are giving away five of her stunning prints from her Etsy shop, Oh, Hello Dear, at value of $60.
Who is this lovely lady behind the equally lovely art?Â Well, growing up,Â young Carolyne loved to read vintage children literature, not just for the stories, but for the delightful illustrations of children and animals.Â Â She would spend her afternoonsÂ just staring at the illustrations of Carolyne Haywood, Mary Blair, Hilary Knight, and Gyo Fujikawa to name just a few.Â In her spare time, she frequently carried around her favorite children books and a sketch pad so she could sketch from the illustrations. Her beloved mama even held daily “observation time,” where she set aside an hour every day for her and her dear daughter to do nothing but observe and draw from one of their favorite illustrators.Â Â Note to self for future fun with the Peach.Â So, it should be no surprise to anyone that Carolyne wanted to grow up and illustrate children’s literature.
Sweet Carolyne went to college and got a Bachelors in Art History (so did I!)Â in order to combine her love of art with her obsession with history and dates.Â However, she didn’t really draw much then.Â Our girl sort of hit a block where she no longer wanted to copy her favorite illustrators, instead, she wanted to be her own illustrator/person!
Fast forward a few years or so, things began to change for our young artistic heroine.Â After the birth of her daughter almost three years ago, her love for vintage stories was rekindled as she read her favorite stories and shared their charming illustrations with her wee lass.Â Â It rekindled in Carolyne a new desire to illustrate pictures that would delight her sweet girl.
So, Carolyne spent lots of time practicing, and after herÂ son was born this past winter, it seemed to her that she finally found my niche andher own delicious and sweet style.
And, she decided to share her beautiful and oh so charming prints on Etsy, at her shop,Â Oh Hello Dear.Â Her favorite item in her shop is “Favorite Story” because it reminds me of my children.
I know right? Adorable.
OK, now how to get this wonderful one of a kind poster, you can:
- Leave a comment (natch)!
- Follow Carolyne’s awesome and highly addictive blog, Oh Hello Dear Friends!Â Trust, me you’ll want to book mark it and follow it anyway. She has some super cute finds, like this and this.
- If you already follow us on twitter, tweet about this giveawayâ€”donâ€™t forget to include @modernkiddo in the tweet please!
- â€œLikeâ€ this postie
- And super bonus round–vote for us as Top Mommy blog.
If you do all foive youâ€™ll be entered five times. Woot!
54 thoughts on “Giveaway: Oh Hello Dear!”
The little owl checking out the penguin is cracking me up!
Anything from this shop would look perfect in my little girls woodland whimsy bedroom!
I now follow Oh Hello Dear blog!
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I want it all! – Especially the Alphabet 11×14 Print.
I am following Oh Hello Dear Friends now
I just tweeted this… @kuwstella
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The little girl with the fox is too too precious!!
Thanks for introducing us to her adorable work. I love it!
Her prints are adorable!
following her blog.
These prints are adorable. I would love to put some up in my daughter’s playroom.
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That little fox girl is so sweet. I love this work! It reminds me of Pooh bear, in the best way possible.
#2 over at Top Mommy Blogs! GOOOOO KIDDOS!
what fabulous illustrations! i have become a follower of her blog and liked this post and i think the prints would be perfect in my daughter’s room! 🙂
Would love to win one of these for my little man’s room. So cute!!
The alphabet illustrations are lovely, and I like them all. Seems like all my friends just had babies, and it would be such a nice gift for them. Would love to win one 🙂
I was JUST admiring these foxes on etsy and now they are here!
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I absolutely ADORE Oh hello Dear! I’ve salivated over ever print that they have, and totally love the ABC print, and anything with elephants!
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Oooh! Those are too cute! I don’t even know which one I would pick. 🙂
I just about died when I saw the fox and the little girl – so darn cute!
So cute! I love woodland animals already, but these pictures are like mousse for chocolate lovers!
Thanks for this giveaway! I love these!
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LOVE the alphabet print! Would be so cute in my little girls play room 🙂 What a fun (and educational!) print! Definitely need to add her to my Etsy favorites.
These are all adorable. I’m hooked!
I liked this post on FB
Am now following the Oh Hello Dear blog.
Oh, I love the little girl dressed as a fox.
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These prints are absolutely adorable!
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love love luv the little red riding hood and fox print….
What a wonderful shop!
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I tweeted and posted on my FB Fan page!
FB FAN PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Treasures-for-Tots/189979926301
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Following her blog. :^)
Love her illustrations! Can’t even pick a fave.
Voted at Top Mommy blogs!