A Life Sustained Sponsor: CaseyDeeArt

Please give a warm welcome to A Life Sustained sponsor CaseyDeeArt!


Casey makes modern art prints and paintings. In her words:

My name is Casey and I am the creator behind CaseyDeeArt. About 8 months ago, I followed my heart to Reno, NV from Columbus, MS to be with my boyfriend, Alan, and start a new adventure.

I received my Bachelor of Architecture in 2008 at Mississippi State University and have recently landed a job with a firm in California close to Lake Tahoe (about 40 minutes from Reno) doing residential architecture. Before landing this job, I also worked in firms in New York City and my home town of Columbus, MS, as well as a short contract position here in Reno. Currently, I am pursuing my architecture license, which involves taking a series of seven exams following a period of internship--my internship period is complete and I just have 3 exams to go!

Shortly after moving to Reno, I started my Etsy site, CaseyDeeArt. At first, it was a way to get my artwork "out there" (something my mother has always been after me to do). I thought it would be fun to maybe make a few bucks while searching for a job here, although I had no idea just how much fun it would be. The last few months have been so busy and creative! 


I am so happy to be in this new place--I love the West! And I feel blessed every day to come home to my wonderful boyfriend and crazy dog, Scout. When I am not busy with my career, I love to paint and draw, go to early morning breakfasts with my boyfriend to our favorite diner, take bike rides around the neighborhood, hang out with our new friends, and try (in vain) to be the pack leader when we take Scout for walks.


Tell us about your journey to becoming an artist.

My creative journey began long before I can even remember. I have always had an interest in art and always have some sort of project going on. From the time that I was very young, I loved drawing and painting (and often I would get bored in school and create intricate collages filled with my daily doodles). I was encouraged by my parents and grandmother and a few great teachers to continue creating and was taught at a very young age that doing so was important.


What inspires you?

My preferred medium is paint on canvas, but I also love to sketch and draw when I don't have the time to devote to a painting. My inspiration stems mostly from nature--flowers and trees and organic forms. I am very fascinated by detailed designs made of smaller, simpler forms. 



Tell us about your favorite item in your shop and describe your process in creating it.

My favorite piece in my shop is my "Organic Sketch" print. "Sound" is a close second. For my prints, I usually start with a drawing from my sketchbook and either digitally alter or watercolor it. For my paintings, it is usually a much more organic process where I obsess over a design mentally, then when I can barely stand it, I sketch the design onto a canvas and start painting. It is so rewarding when the colors and designs in my mind come together on the canvas.


Casey is offering to one lucky A Life Sustained reader their choice of a print from her shop (valued up to $12.50)! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random drawing to win. Comments will be closed in the evening of April 14 and a winner will be announced in this post shortly thereafter.

Get two extra entries! First, you can add CaseyDeeArt to your Etsy favorites. Second, you can share this giveaway via Twitter or Facebook. Make sure to leave a comment for each "extra" so they can be counted.

And the lucky winner is The Geeks Wife!
"I absolutely love these prints!"

CaseyDeeArt is also offering A Life Sustained readers 15% off purchases made through April 30, 2012! Just enter the discount code ALIFESUSTAINED at checkout.

Thanks CaseyDeeArt!

43 comments:

  1. Gorgeous prints! I hope I win!

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  2. Lovely work. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Added CaseyDeeArt to my Etsy favorite, too.

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  4. Oh I do love people from MS! Great giveaway!

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  5. This is great, my favorite is "Today is a Good Day Abstract Floral Print"

    efusty06 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love the bubbles print. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Very Nice!

    BeckyMarie621 at gmail dot com

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  9. Your prints are amazing

    jbelnap2@gmail.com

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  10. I added you to my favorites @sayitwithstyle

    jbelnap2@gmail.com

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  11. I have added CaseyDeeArt to my favorites on Etsy :) Love the prints, Stunning xoxo

    Etsy Id- francoisefq
    Email Contact- chanelchic90@gmail.com

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  12. I have shared this FAB giveaway on Twitter :)
    Twitter Id- @FrancoiseQ
    Tweet- https://twitter.com/#!/FrancoiseQ/status/189260616656109568

    Email Contact- chanelchic90@gmail.com

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  13. Great Giveaway!
    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  14. I hearted the shop on Etsy

    Etsy Name: sparmeland

    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  15. Tweeted
    Twittername: SarahParm
    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net


    https://twitter.com/#!/SarahParm/status/189346322590072834

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  16. Thanks for the great giveaway
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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  17. Beautiful work! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  18. I hearted the shop on etsy -- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  19. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    kgn1588@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

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  21. I favorite CaseyDeeArt (Name: Sherry Wasabi)
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

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  22. Beautiful, unique and modern pieces. Thanks for the chance to own one (there are a couple of places I'd like to put them)!

    Hope this is open to Canadians.

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com, http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  23. I hearted their Etsy shop (JourneysofTheZoo).

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com, http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  24. i shared on fb
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/JourneysofTheZoo/posts/219945748107252

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com, http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  25. Gorgeous prints! I hope I win!

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  26. I am a huge art fan and love your pieces. I would love one of your art prints =)

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  27. I love the print that looks like stereo levels. My husband and I have a running joke about messing with each other's level being the only divorce-able offense.

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  28. OK, So I'm the last one to the party. How did I miss this? She has some very cool stuff.

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  29. Beautiful work!
    jennifer.n.tanner @ gmail.com

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  30. No you're not, Melissa. I am!! I'm wondering how I missed this too!?! Oh well... better late than never! Very neat artist!

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  31. I gave you a heart on Etsy via my shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/grimmlynn

    jennifer.n.tanner @ gmail.com

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  32. Tweeted about your giveaway on my twitter! grimmlynnetsy is my twitter name

    jennifer.n.tanner @ gmail.com

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  34. I too love the Organic Sketch. I can picture it in my living room now : )

    jenniferleeday (at) gmail

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  35. Add to my etsy favorites!

    jenniferleeday (at) gmail

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  36. I really dig these great sketches. I could really use one in my house!

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  37. I absolutely love these prints!
    jessiesmith[dot]droid@gmail[dot]com

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  38. I added the artist to my favorites on Etsy
    jessiesmith[dot]droid@gmail[dot]com
    @jlsmitty86

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  39. I tweeted about this giveaway

    https://twitter.com/#!/jlsmitty86/status/191105221370449921
    jessiesmith[dot]droid@gmail[dot]com
    @jlsmitty86

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