Friday, September 10, 2010

Anniversary Giveaway: Atelier Eva Juliet (Closed)

One of Eva Juliet prints hangs in my bedroom and I adore it. Eve is an artist based in Montreal and has the ability to send a message through her prints in a very... romantic way.
I'm so excited to be closing these anniversary giveaway with a beautiful gift from the always sweet Eve. 


Who is Eve?


Tell us a bit about yourself and your work. How did it all start?
My name is Eve but my mom calls me Eva. I work as an art director for a few magazines here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. EvaJuliet was born when I felt the need of creating my own graphic design artworks with an entire liberty.
I dreamt of creating my own graphic projects without any restriction and constrain for a very long time but I always put it off because I didn’t have the time or it was not the good time for several reasons. From that moment on, I got the idea of the Make it Happen poster. I needed some reminder, some motivator, something that could help me every day to reach my dream. I thought maybe it could help somebody else and I decided to start my Etsy shop to sell this poster.
During the process, I have realized that it’s not about leaving everything spontaneously to follow your dreams but it’s about making one tiny action, every day, that brings you more and more closer of the situation you want to be in. But the most important is to make the first step in this way.


Who or what inspires you?
I find my inspiration at unsuspected places. One day, I found the inspiration for an illustration in a knurl, on my living-room wood floor! Inspiration is hidden everywhere! You just have to keep your eyes and your mind opened. Inspiration could also comes from a situation. For example, my Choose Joy poster was created after an unfortunate incident. I said to myself; I could choose to be angry about this situation and loose my time and energy, or, I could play down the importance of this, realize it’s not the end of the world and get back my good mood. The Choose Joy poster was born!


What do you love most of what you do?
Everything. I feel totally and entirely happy about everything as regards EvaJuliet. It’s like eating sweet cakes with a perfect café au lait, sitting at a table outside a café, by a splendid sunny day, with your best friend! Pure pleasure! I love to create, find new ideas, I love to take pictures, to receive comments from customers and chatting a bit with them. I like to go to the Post Office to send my illustrations all over the world. I like to think I propagate positive thoughts in the world.


Any advice for aspiring shop owners?
I think the first motivation to own a shop is to want to have fun with this. I think you should see it as a pretext to create, explore and having fun. If you do that only to make money at any cost, it risks being tiring and maybe even disheartening if your expectations are too high.


And now for the giveaway! What? 
The winner can pick any 8.5x11 print of their choice

How?
- Follow A Diary of Lovely and visit Eva Juliet. Come back and comment with your favorite item.
Extra entries 
- Tweet about this giveaway (use @adiaryoflovely)
- Follow me on Twitter or/and facebook
- Become a Fan on Eva Juliet on Facebook
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.Thank you all so much! Winner will be picked at random next week)

97 comments:

  1. Her work has been a favorite of mine for some time. I would love to have the desserts print in my kitchen. (And if I ever have my own bakery some day, I'd love to have her do some artwork for the place.)

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  2. And I just tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/brandibernoskie/status/24053510776

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  3. My favorite is the Buttons Print, I think...they're all so cute!

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  4. Oh how lovely! My favorite is the Buttons Print in brown.

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  5. Ooh, I've loved her work for so long now! I think my favorite is "les petite douceurs"...I'd hang it up in my kitchen!! I have the biggest sweet tooth!!
    Fantastic giveaway!! I'll have my fingers crossed!! :)

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  6. I follow you on Twitter now too :)

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  7. I cannot go past the dessert print. It makes me smile just looking at it.

    masperle@austin.rr.com

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  8. My favorite is the Jamais trop tard print. Love it!

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm a follower of A Diary of Lovely.

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  10. I'm a fan of A Diary of Lovely on Facebook.

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm a fan of Eva & Juliet on Facebook.

    msred5@yahoo.com

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  12. The Choisis la joie is already in my Etsy favorites!

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  13. I am already a happy follower of your lovely blog.

    My favorite is "A Sip of Tea!" What whimsical art.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  14. The Rosemary print is my favorite!

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  15. Already a follower! ;) And you likely know from my little moth post that I just discovered Eva Juliet! :)

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  16. My favorite is the "Jamais trop tard" print. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I follow you on Twitter! (@lacretia)

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  18. Oh, my goodness...everything is so beautiful. I love the Make It Happen print. I think it looks prettier in French. Doesn't everything look prettier in French? So says the California girl who is living in Alabama.

    love love,
    Fritzi Marie

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  19. I follow you and I love the "Welcome to my place" in yellow :)

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  20. ohh too many lovely lovely choices but for my sewing room I really couldn't go past the button print. Just lovely.

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  21. I love these, so fun! My favorite one would be the "Choose Joy" one. :]

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  22. Love her art...will have to take more time and really look over her stuff. But upon first glance, I really like the Choisis la joie picture. Great saying!

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  23. Love her Never too late print.

    x

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  24. My favourite is the Jamais trop tard print!

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  25. I'm also following you on Twitter.

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  26. I love the Le Petites Douceurs print. So many desserts lol

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  27. I love Les Cuilleres 8.5x11 -Art culinaire- Collection !
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  28. El de los pasteles no puede ser más bonito, de hecho lo tenía de inspiración para la mesa de postres de la boda

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  29. Oh these are the prettiest prints Helena! I really love the Les petites douceurs - absolutely exquisite! x

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  30. Jamais trop tarde, for sure! She is so talented, Helena! Gorgeous stuff, I love her black and whites! XX!

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  31. My favorite is the Les petites douceurs print!

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  32. I adore the "Welcome to my Place" print! Thank you so much for introducing us to this artist, I'm traveling to Montreal in October and I was so excited to find an artist from there!

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  33. I follow, of course. So much great stuff. Love the Jamais Trop Tard.

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  34. oh what a lovely shop! I think her sweets print or cup of creativitea is my favorite!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  35. I follow on Twitter, as well. Love that Eve is Canadian, too!

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  36. LOVE the Le Cuilleres print!

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  37. Love love everything she does! I especially love the buttons and creativitea prints!

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  38. I love the Les petites douceurs print:)
    Love this giveaway,sweetie
    Kisses and have a lovely Friday

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  39. They are all wicked cute but my fave is the Never too late print. What a great quote!

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  40. I'm in LOVE with the Choisis la joie print...a reminder my mom always gives me, and the french makes it that much sweeter.

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  41. ohhhhh nothing like hearing from someone who's completely satisfied with what their spending their lives doing! I just love this!
    xo tash

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  42. WOW i love all of these prints! but if i had to choose just one... it would definitely be the "welcome to my place" print, in yellow ~ it would look perfect on my door.
    -kait
    faveprettythings.blogspot.com

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  43. ... & now i follow eva juliet on facebook, too!

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  44. What beautiful work! I can see a few of these in my hallway right before my bedroom :) I love the Year of Smiles. It's so sweet!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie xoxo

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  45. Tweet tweet :) http://twitter.com/altdawn/statuses/24129146351

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  46. So so cute!! I love them all, its hard to pick just one- prob the sweets one would be my favorite.

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  47. I follow and love the Choose Joy 8.5x11 -Pep Art- Collection. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Follow you on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  49. Love love love the welcome to my place in blue/turq!

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  50. ps- already follow on twitter and facebook xo

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  51. Blogged it!

    http://moth-design.blogspot.com/2010/09/diary-of-lovely-anniversary-giveaway.html

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  52. Following of course :) I LOVE all her stuff! Man she is fantastic. I really enjoy Welcome to my place - 8.5x11. But I love all them!

    Rachael

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  53. What an absolutely lovely giveaway!! I am especially loving A sip of creativitea and Les ciseaux.

    Much Love,
    Erika X

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  54. I love the Choisis la joie print! So chic!

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  55. And I follow her now too! :) Love it!

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  56. Favorite print is definitely the sweets filled one! Beautiful and whimsical.

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  57. I'm now following you on twitter @Graysonsaige

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  58. i'm a huge fan of hers ..love her work,i have one of her designs already..xx

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  59. Following your blog, and love the Buttons print!

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  60. I have been dying for the Jamais trop tard print from Eva Juliet for some time now. I even blogged about it here a while ago: http://styleingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2010/07/room-for-baby-c-il-nest-jamais-trop.html. I'm so happy that the this etsy shop is back up. Please please please, I'd love to win the absolutely amazing print = Jamais trop tard.

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  61. Les petites douceurs will certainly satisfy my sweet tooth any time I see it in the kitchen!

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  62. Hi..
    My favorite is Jamais trop tard print!!
    It's amazing and i love it!

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  63. My fav is the La Vie est Belle - FOR FRAMING Set of 4 prints. but all of them are gorgeous!

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  64. Welcome to my place in blue! Very cute and how welcoming would it be to have that for everyone to see as they enter your home.

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  65. I have not seen this artist's work before. I am glad to know it now! I like the Welcome to My Place, Make it Happen, and Choose Joy prints (the latter two in French!)

    Lovely giveaway!

    Kelly@40isthenew30

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  66. The Buttons print in pink. I have an unhealthy obsession with pretty buttons :)

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  67. I would like to thank you for sharing your Lovely works of art & your lovely lovely story! Your words at the opening of your profile made me feel something kinda magical inside :)
    You have most deffinatly inspired me to follow my dreams just as you have done! you have deffinatly left a possitive inpression on me!
    If I am not lucky enough to win one of your prints then I will most deffinatly purchase one of them anyway too remind me to persue my dreams!
    Thankyou Once again :)

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  68. Loving them all and loving your blog which I just stumbled upon! My favorite would be Choisis la Joie (I envision it in my kitchen). I have just subscribed and added you to my twitter. I love new virtual finds such as your site!

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  69. Also following yourself and eva juliet (happily!) on both twitter and facebook!

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  70. Just found you after etsy featured a piece of your work, beautiful

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  71. I bogged about this! I also went ahead and bought one of Eve's prints just in case! ;)

    Kelly@40isthenew30

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  72. I would love the Buttons in pink.. It's so adorable and would go perfect in my craft room.

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  73. My favorite is the "Welcome to my Place" prints! What a nice print to hang in the hallway or the guest bedroom?!
    Of course I'm a follower!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  74. And I'm already a fan on Facebook!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com
    diamondsandtulle{at}gmail{dot}com

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  75. I am a New Follower of your blog, I am so thankful I found you today... I would love to have the Welcome To My Place prints! Awesome giveaway!


    Michelle Torres
    decorater4life@aol.com

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  76. Couldn't help but spead the word about this etsy shop and your giveaway here: http://styleingwithchildren.blogspot.com/

    I love the Jamais trop tard poster.

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  77. My favorite is the "sip of creativitea" print. Of course I'm a follower :)

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  78. SO great! I have discovered so many new artists from your blog. I love the sweet and girly Les petites douceurs. Would be great in my kitchen

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  79. What beautiful posters! I love the Choose Joy one...

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