WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY back in September 2011, Laura Manfre decided to give away a BESPOKE ILLUSTRATION by her lovely self. All that was asked of entrants was to say what they would like and why, and an entry would be selected at random as the winner. I absolutely fell in love with her illustrations, they are bright, gorgeous, almost edible, cute and amazing works of art!
Therefore, I was over the moon when I won! You can see the original post on her blog here, and as well as seeing the lovely finished illustration in this post in it's new home, you can see the post Laura wrote about it here.
The subject of the illustration came about because myself and my sister Katie gave up chocolate for 2011 - yes you read that right, we did NOT eat CHOCOLATE for the WHOLE OF 2011! I had been thinking about getting something for us to remember this year by and Laura's competition came along and I thought, great idea! So I asked if Laura would do an illustration to celebrate all the chocolately things that Katie loved. I think the banner was Laura's idea :-) such a great illustration, it's up in our studio area where we have our desks to inspire us everyday!
Here are also a few photos of pieces i've managed to get/swipe up from Laura's Etsy shop, she always includes great cards as a compliment slip as well which are lovely to have dotted around my room! You can visit her website here, and you can follow her on Twitter here. Which you should do as she's lovely and you often get to see little previews of pieces she's working on.
Thank you Laura!