Wednesday, October 20, 2010

An Interview with Michelle Maule + Giveaway



1. How long have you been making art?


I've been making art for a little over ten years now. It seems like longer than that!



2. Do you have a special spot in your home as a studio? Tell us about it

I do! I do a lot of my pen and gouache works on paper, here at home. I live in a one bedroom apartment, and my "studio" shares my living room space.
I have a separate studio in the industrial area of Portland where I use my oil paints. I share the space with 40 other artists. We all have our own little areas separated my walls made from recycled materials.



3. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I have no idea! Ha! I'd love to still be making art and hopefully full time. I work part time at a local grocery store. They take good care of me there, and provide full health benefits, dental, vision, paid vacation/sick time, and 401(k). Once I can pay for all that with my art, alone, I'll quit my job!



4. What was the coolest sale you ever made?

There have been so many! I think one of the very coolest has to be when I sold some prints to a movie production company.
One of the prints ended up in the movie "The Town" with Ben affleck and Blake Lively. My boyfriend and I went to go see the movie, to see if we could see my work, and lo and behold we saw it! That was really awesome!



5. Tell us about a new skill you would like to learn

I'd love to learn how to knit! it seems so relaxing and I love a good cozy sweater. Plus I could make cute sweaters for my little dog!

You could win this print!



How to enter:

1. Please visit Michelle's Shop and pick out your favorite item.
2. Follow @michellemaule or @Papercakes on twitter.
3. Blog about this giveaway
4. Like Michelle on facebook
5. Post this giveaway on your facebook page
6. Tweet the giveaway
7. Follow this blog
8. Follow Michelle's Blog
9. Heart Michelle on Etsy!

Giveaway winner will be drawn on Monday, October 25th. Please make a new comment for each entry.

134 comments:

Jingle said...

My favorite is Friend. http://www.etsy.com/listing/55198540/reproduction-art-print-8x10-friend

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Jingle said...

I follow both of you on Twitter! @JustJingle

Jingle said...

I like Michelle on Facebook.

Jingle said...

I follow this blog.

Jingle said...

I heart Michelle's shop on Etsy (Jinglescraps).

Lisa said...

I follow @papercakes on twitter!

Ola Fumilayo said...

I collect typewriters and this print is *perfect*.

I visited your shop and am taken with the mixed-media illustration featuring a what looks like a Royal or a Remington (!!).

Do you ever do custom illustrations of these? I own a bubblegum pink smith corona that I think would make a beautiful picture in your capable hands.

Lisa said...

Also, I *heart* Michelle on Etsy

Nancy said...

My favorite pieces are always the mixed media collages and her bird paintings.

Nancy said...

I've been following Michelle and you on twitter for a long time! :D

Michelle said...

Ooh...I love Michele's work!! I adore all of her typewriters, especially the original green one that's in her shop right now. :) Lovely! My fingers are crossed!

buttercup caren said...

I love Michelle's art work; big fan! Such a lovely giveaway :)
It's impossible to pick out a favourite item. I think right now, I really like this original painting:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/16446835/not-so-muchoriginal-mixed-media-painting
~Caren
p.s. I follow both of you on twitter via @buttercupcaren

Ali (Avian Function) said...

My favourite item would have to be Original Typewriter Illustration - Don't Forget to Write. I love that turquoise!

Ali (Avian Function) said...

I already follow @Papercakes. :)

Ali (Avian Function) said...

I have liked Michelle on Facebook, as well!

Ali (Avian Function) said...

Tweeted! :)

http://twitter.com/#!/AvianFunction/status/27983646938

Ali (Avian Function) said...

I have subscribed to Paper Cakes Finds. :)

Ali (Avian Function) said...

I have subscribed to Michelle's blog, as well!

Ali (Avian Function) said...

Finally, I have hearted her shop on Etsy. And this concludes my spamming of contest entries in hopes of winning this stunning print. :)

Lisa said...

Just posted about this giveaway: http://www.allthings-jane.com/2010/10/moving-and-michele.html

Ali said...

I can't decide on a favorite. I love all te typewriter prints and mixed media!

Ali said...

I can't decide between all the typewriter prints. I love them all!!

Ali said...

I follow @papercakes. @msitomosquito

That Girl said...

Featured in your blog above my favorite is Reproduction Art Print - I Heart My Bike.

Melody said...

I'm not sure if I can pick a favorite, but this is one I love
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58769598/reproduction-art-print-5x7-seed-wish

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Following PaperCakes, I'm EverybodyElse01

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Liked Michele on facebook

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom Tweeted
http://twitter.com/everybodyelse01/status/28039075161

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

Following this blog

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

I hearted Michele on etsy (EverybodyElse)

katie jean said...

I picked my favorite! Her shop is so cute! It was hard to do :)

katie jean said...

following paper cakes and michelle on twitter, why haven't I done that before!

katie jean said...

LOVE michelle on FB :)

katie jean said...

Just posted the giveaway on my FB!

katie jean said...

tweet! tweet! tweet!

oona. said...

I love the simple elegance of "The Wedding" print, so lovely!
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Following Papercakes on Twitter (@glasscastle)
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Follower with GFC (oona)
I would love to hang this sweet typewriter print in my livingroom, the colors are so very sweet!
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Following Michelle's blog (hooray for PDX!!!) with GFC (oona)
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

Hearted Michelle's shop on Etsy (Oonamoon)
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Amber said...

My favorite is the Reproduction Art Print 8x10 - Royal Typewriter
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart Michelle's shop on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I like Michele on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

five stones said...

Hi! i love all her typewriter prints but this one is my favorite

http://www.etsy.com/listing/53681598/original-illustration-typewriter-drawing

five stones said...

I hearted her Etsy shop. :)

five stones said...

I 'liked' Michelle's facebook page.

five stones said...

I follow Michelle's blog.

five stones said...

I follow Paper Cakes Finds. :)

galaxyboogie said...

My favorite is Wish I Could Have Caught On, and I also love Friend.

Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

galaxyboogie said...

Following Paper Cake Finds.

Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

TopHat said...

I love the green bicycle art print!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

galaxyboogie said...

Also following Michelle's blog.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Casey, galaxyboogie at gmail dot com

Brooke said...

Love the prints with the boots. They look like they've been photographed - your work is really nice.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Julia said...

I love the Original Oil Painting 4x4 - Yellow.

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Windsor Grace said...

This is my fav, I love the emotion captured http://www.etsy.com/listing/58199461/reproduction-art-print-8x10-the-wedding

MommyTrenches said...

I love the Together print!
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

i follow papercakes on twitter! i couldnt find michelle
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

i like michelle on fb!
april p
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

I follow michelle's blog
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

I <3'ed the etsy shop
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

MommyTrenches said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/MommyTrenches/status/28059257432
mommytrenches at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I adore the Reproduction Art Print 8x10 - Royal Typewriter.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow @Papercakes on Twitter @kiddo47.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I like Michele on FB (Suzanne Gregg).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow this blog.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I heart Michele on Etsy (houseofplush).

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I posted this giveaway on FB.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kiddo47/posts/127110757342005

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/kiddo47/status/28070527913

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

kiddo said...

I follow Michele's blog.

kiddomsg at gmail dot com

Sarah @ Comfort and Joy said...

I liked the power lines print the best: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52160024/reproduction-art-print-8x10-power-lines

Thanks for doing a great giveaway. :)

sarah.comfortandjoy at gmail dot com

sunset studies said...

My fav item is the "Reproduction Art Print 8x10 - Imperial Red Camera".

Thank you! louise_gillies{at}hotmail.com

sunset studies said...

I have hearted Michelle on Etsy. My etsy username is sunsetstudies.

Thank you! louise_gillies{at}hotmail.com

janaemadsen said...

I love the hope it's ok print

janaemadsen said...

I follow @papercakes on twitter username claireandjanae janaemadsen at yahoo dot com

janaemadsen said...

I hearted michelle's shop

Deanna said...

This is my favourite!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53025519/original-oil-painting-4x4-yellow

Deanna said...

This is my favourite! http://www.etsy.com/listing/53025519/original-oil-painting-4x4-yellow

alvind95 said...

My Favourite item would have to be the Reproduction Art Print 8x10-Tied to You :)

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

followed paper cakes on twitter
name: alvind95

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

LIKED Michele on facebook, name: Alvin Darmawan

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

Tweeted, http://twitter.com/#!/alvind95/status/28383965342

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

followed this blog :)

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

followed Michele's blog :)

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

Hearted Michele on etsy, name: alvind95

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

Tutik said...

My favourite item is the Reproduction art Print 8x10 - The Wedding

tutik_iriani@yahoo.com.au

alvind95 said...

Facebooked about the giveaway

alvin_darmawan at hotmail dot com

oksana said...

I like Reproduction Fine art Print 5x7 -My Blue Boots!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I like Michelle on facebook!

(oksana vladimirovna)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

Following your blog!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

oksana said...

I Hearted Michelle on Etsy!
(oksana2372)

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

debbie said...

I like the reproduction art print 8x 10 royal typewriter.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Rich and Mallory said...

I am loving this print!!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/59468646/reproduction-fine-art-print-8x10

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

following @papercakes on twitter

@malloryrobinson

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

"hearted" on Etsy

Mallory1031

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

following your blog via GFC

Rich and Mallory

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/malloryrobinson/status/28402180345

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Rich and Mallory said...

blogged about ya

http://malloryrich.blogspot.com/2010/10/paper-cakes-finds-giveaway.html

Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Glass-Turner said...

I really like "winter friend"!!


elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

Deb said...

I really like the Original Mixed Media Painting - You Told Me. So many messages in that! :)

Deb said...

I really like the Original Mixed Media Painting - You Told Me. So many messages in that! :)

zime said...

So difficult to choose only one!!
I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/22775498/sale-original-mixed-media-painting-you
And this one too http://www.etsy.com/listing/53025519/original-oil-painting-4x4-yellow

zime said...

I'm follow you on twitter @zimeillustrator

zime said...

I like Michelle on Facebook. @Zime Illustrations

zime said...

Tweeted! :) @zimeillustrator

zime said...

I heart Michelle's shop on Etsy (Zime).

Egle said...

i love Original Mixed Media Oil Painting - Tower Typewriter.

egle dot mane at gmail dot com

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I am deeply in love with two:

Little Olivetti Typewriter (the prize, yei!

Tea

Sofia
sofia(at)frompdxwithlove(dot)com

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I follow your blog as Sofia Byrd (GFC)

sofia(at)frompdxwithlove(dot)com

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

Hearted her Etsy shop (itssofia)

sofia(at)frompdxwithlove(dot)com

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

Following @Papercakes as @frompdxwithlove

sofia(at)frompdxwithlove(dot)com


PS: tried to follow @michellemaule but it says it doe not exist

Found her as @michelemaule!! And following her...I did not know she was a Portlander like moi!

Sarah B. said...

I love the reproduction art print 8x10 tea. So cute!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

I like Michele Maule on FB (Sarah Bee)

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

I hearted her shop on etsy (yesteacher)

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

I follow your blog

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Baymut said...

My favorit Someday Soon
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58000617/reproduction-fine-art-print-8x10-someday

Baymut said...

I like Michelle on Facebook.

bayshi2 @ yahoo . com

Baymut said...

Heart Michelle on Etsy!
bayshi2 @ yahoo . com

Baymut said...

Like Michelle on facebook

Baymut said...

Post this giveaway on my FB
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001688195295&v=wall

Baymut said...

I follow this blog

Erin said...

I love the 'Friends' print- so gorgeous!!


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Erin said...

I have liked Michelle on facebook.


guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said...

I have liked Michelle on facebook.


guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

Marija said...

I love the three water towers print!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I hearted on etsy! (bokononist)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Anna Maria said...

What a lovely giveaway :) I fell in love with Michelle's art work at once! "Still" with blue boots and the dog is my favorite!

(crossing my fingers! :D )

stockroomdoko at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

My favorite piece is "Always."

Courtney von T said...

I liked Michelle on Facebook and i LOVE following this blog :)

My favorite piece by Michelle is the Imperial Red Camera...I collect vintage cameras and just love this one!!! :)

Allisa Jacobs said...

Great interview! I've always loved Michele's 'whirlygigs' series!

Allisa Jacobs said...

I happily follow Michele on twitter :)

Shairbearg said...

I love: Reproduction Art Print 8x10 - Grain Elevator
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Lily said...

I love the Little Red Coat print!

misschicago said...

Love the typewriter series, and the one of the power lines. :)