I’m sure you remember CAPow! from here and there on the blog, and you’ve certainly seen Crystal’s work making the rounds on the internet. My favorite CAPow! product has always been the Hometown Hearts. Crystal takes ttv photos of maps with conversation hearts conveying just the perfect message. How cute would this one be as a wedding present or a gift to a newly-engaged couple?!
Before we get to the giveaway, how about a bit about the lady behind the camera (full interview here):
What is the one most interesting thing about you? I thought about this question for a few minutes, and I can’t decide if this fact is interesting or tragic, but here it goes! I can spend hours and hours watching interior design shows and scouring design blogs for great inspiration, but when it comes to implementing it in my own space, I feel totally lost and can never get together exactly what I envision. I don’t understand how someone who can understand 2D space so well really can’t seem to get a grasp on 3D design.
What’s your favorite quote? My favorite quote is “Live what you love.” I have tried to hard to get to a place in life where I am following this quote, and for the first time I feel like I’m closer than ever! I have a great partner in my life, we just bought our first home, I’m lucky enough to work for a company I love in addition to working on my art, and to top it all off we just got a puppy. It feels like all the pieces are starting to fall in place to allow me to live what I love for a really long time.
When did you start your shop? I opened the CAPow! Shop in January of 2008, though it didn’t evolve into what it is today until some time in 2010. I started off selling handmade wallets, but when that started to feel like a chore, I decided to throw some art in my shop and see if anyone was interested!
What do you do when you hit a creative block? I’ve been working on finishing the same series for a few years now. Once it’s completed, I’m not sure where I’m going to go next, and I’m not sure how I’m going to handle that creative block yet.
CAPow! is also your place to go for these neat typography maps. It looks like you can get every state, and they come in black and white or beautiful color gradients, like California in Autumn, above.
Find the giveaway details – and the awesome prize – after the jump!
One of you lucky readers gets $30 to spend on anything from CAPow!!! That’s enough to get two small Hometown Hearts prints, one big one, or whatever else your little heart desires! The best part? Crystal is taking custom orders for the Hometown Hearts, so you can get your favorite saying on your favorite city.
To enter, visit CAPow!, and tell me what you’d buy with your winnings. Be sure to leave a comment here with entry and your email address.
For two additional entries, you can leave a comment telling me you follow the blog (via RSS feed, email, Google Friend Connect, or Blog Lovin’). Or you can share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog. Be sure to tag Shrimp Salad Circus in Facebook posts or @ShrimpSalad in tweets so that I can see them! Or you can go follow all my boards on Pinterest.
Choose two of the three options above for your extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each entry, up to a total of three entries/comments.
This is open to everyone worldwide and ends Tuesday, February 28. Good luck!