Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Products and a Giveaway!

Hello! I feel as if I've been gone a long time. I've spent so little time on the Internet lately. Been absent from Instagram, too.

I'm itching to get back to some art making. My studio re-vamp is coming along. I'm typing this at my new (to me) desk. I have a little more organizing to do. Some shelves to hang. And then things can get back to normal around here. Maybe I'll share a little tour of my space next week.

Today I wanted to show you my newest products from Society6. I introduced a few products back in April and now I have a few more.

watercolor butterflies, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry, Surface Pattern Design, Society6, zipper pouch, carry all pouch

For a long time I've wanted to sew up some zipper pouches with my fabric designs, but I never seem to find the time. I was curious about the ones available from Society6 and had some printed with my butterfly fabric as a test.

watercolor butterflies, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry, Surface Pattern Design, Society6, zipper pouch, carry all pouch

The smallest easily fits a phone and other little bits. The largest is big enough for a full-size iPad (or one of my Society6 notebooks).

watercolor butterflies, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry, Surface Pattern Design, Society6, zipper pouch, carry all pouch, notebook

They're very sturdy and the zippers are incredibly heavy-duty (perhaps a bit overkill, even). The interior is lined with black fabric and includes some pockets. If I were to sew my own I'd choose a pretty coordinating fabric and a daintier zipper in a color to compliment the design. But if I were to offer hand-made pouches for sale I'd have to charge more than what these cost from Society6 (they're $15, $19 and $25 or all three sizes for $42... plus Society6 regularly runs 20% sales).

I've thinking about possibly offering some pouches for sale around the holidays that are filled with goodies, similar to the Emergency Joy Kits I shared a couple years ago on my blog.

joy, gifts, emergency joy kit, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

Filled with things like chocolate, lip balm, tea and notebooks, they'd make nice gifts.

Right now the zipper pouches are available in my Society6 shop in three prints: butterflies, goldfish and nasturtiums, the same designs that are available as notebooks.

watercolor surface pattern design, watercolor nasturtiums, watercolor butterflies, watercolor goldfish, society6, notebooks, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

Which brings me to my giveaway!! It's been over 2 years since the last time I've done a giveaway here on my blog. I think I'm overdue for another one.

I'm giving away one my notebooks from Society6.

watercolor surface pattern design, watercolor nasturtiums, watercolor butterflies, watercolor goldfish, society6, notebooks, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

Simply leave a comment here and let me know which of these three designs you'd most like,

watercolor surface pattern design, watercolor goldfish, society6, notebooks, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

whether it's the butterflies, goldfish or nasturtiums.

watercolor surface pattern design, watercolor nasturtiums, society6, notebooks, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

I'll choose a winner and announce it next Tuesday. I think I'll tuck a few of my new notecards (which will be arriving in my Etsy shop sometime in the next week or so) into the winner's package, too.

botanical watercolors, notecards, greeting cards, floral watercolor, floral notecards, Anne Butera, My Giant Strawberry

Good luck!

Thank you to all who entered. The giveaway is now closed. Read about the winner here.

32 comments:

  1. I love the butterflies you taught in your Skillshare class and that's the print I like best

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  2. All gorgeous! But I love the goldfish because they are currently my 2 year old son's favourite so they remind me of him :)

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  3. You are a very talented artist. Love your work and I love love love the butterflies. I'm going to go and check out your skillshare classes.

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  4. I adore those Goldfish! I can hardly wait to see you teach that on Skillshare :)

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  5. I find all your work so charming, I am smitten. Mmmmm, I chose the butterflies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. The zipper purses look great with your design Anne. They would be great filled with your emergency joy kits too! All of your notebooks look wonderful but I think I like the butterfly one because of the rainbow of colours! The new note cards look so crisp and fresh and look stunning displayed together. I hope you are having a great week so far. :)

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  7. Your work is amazing. I love all of the designs especially the butterfly design.

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  8. I love your work. My favorite is the butterfly print.

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  9. Goldfish, can't wait till you teach that class.

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  10. They're all beautiful, but I like the nasturtiums best!

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  11. If I win, I'll give the butterfly notebook to a friend who lost her husband recently. He "raised" monarch butterflies, and I'm sure she'd love one.

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  12. What a sweet opportunity! I've always had a thing for nasturtiums - one of my favorite flowers! The zipper pouches are terrific as are the notebooks with your images. All of them are very pretty and inspirational!

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  13. It was a tough call as all three designs are beautiful! I'll go with the butterflies, I love the colors!

    Those zippered pouches are so versatile. I am already thinking about Christmas presents. :)

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  14. I really appreciate your tutorials since I am trying to teach myself to watercolor. I love all of your designs, but am leaning towards the Nasturtiums. Please keep the tutorials coming, they really help a novice like me. Thanks

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  15. These are all beautiful but I would have to choose the butterflies since that hold a special sentiment for me. I lost my sister to cancer six years ago and butterflies always make me feel like she is near, a personal symbol. Thank you for the opportunity to win your very generous giveaway!

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  16. Everything is just gorgeous! If I have to pick a favorite, though, it would be the nasturtiums! By the way, I'm loving your Skillshare classes! They are my treat when I reach a project deadline ��

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  17. I love them all, but the butterflies would be the biggest hit in my house.

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  18. I love the nasturtiums, but everything is so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win. Hugs,

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  19. Hi, I think they are all really pretty and if I were to win I'd say you pick your favorite and send it :)

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  20. What beautiful creations! I love the butterfly design the best of all!

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  21. Love your watercolors...butterflies the best

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  22. Hi,
    Yippee!
    I would pick the nasturtiums.
    Carla

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  23. Tough choices, my "blink" is butterflies! Lovely!

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  24. Hi Anna, my favorite is Goldfish. Thanks and have a nice day Cristina

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  25. Hi Anne, I love them all, but being a gardener, I'm partial to the nasturtiums! Wishing you Joy - Lucy

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  26. Well, all three are beautiful! You are my favorite painter! ❤️ But you know I have a soft spot for those goldfish!!
    Carol (CottonLiving)

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  27. How thoughtful! I have to choose adorable which is Goldfish!

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  28. Emergency joy kits sound great! I love all of them but my favourite is the nasturtiums

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  29. So pretty, I really love the nasturtiums!

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  30. Thank you to each of you for your kind comments. The giveaway is now closed.

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