Note: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations, marek!
In honor of SlowMama’s third anniversary (and our 18th-month anniversary home as a family!), I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. I’m extra excited about this one, because it’s offered by the kind of people I love to support: a couple who took their experience of adoption and combined it with their artistic talent, good taste, and desire to fill a gap. Let me tell you a bit of their story before I give you the details of the giveaway…
Growing up, Misty Brough always wanted to adopt children. Then, at 18 years old, she was diagnosed with a sudden and severe autoimmune disease. Her doctors counseled her never to become pregnant, because she could lose her child and/or her own life. She decided adoption would be the best way to build a family — and Misty and her husband, Jordan, have since adopted two children domestically (and hope to adopt again).
After searching high and low for a family-tree print they liked that honored both birth parents and adoptive parents, they decided to take Jordan’s background in graphic design and Misty’s love for art and launch Adoption Arts. They design their own prints and look for other artists to partner with.
I love what the Broughs have created — letterpress prints that are beautiful and meaningful. I can’t wait to have one for our family! Here are the details of this giveaway:
The winner will be able to choose one print from the three options below. If you’re not an adoptive family, you can always enter to win one as a gift for someone else (or perhaps to donate). Frankly, the first and second prints would work for anyone! All the prints are 16 x 20 inches (a standard frame size). Here are the prints with descriptions by Misty:
Triple Bear Hug
“One of our most popular posters, featuring a very special bear family. You don’t have to look alike to be a family and belong to one another. This poster’s idea came from our many conversations about how we may not ‘match’ our children, but they definitely belong to us!” (A close-up detail of the smallest bear is above.)
In Good Company
“Designed by my husband. We often talk about famous people who are adopted, and it became a popular topic with friends. We wanted adoptees everywhere to be proud of their history and know that they, too, can do great things! This poster features names of people (real and fictional) who were raised by people other than their birth family.”
Adoption Family Tree
“Our genesis. Family is a huge part of what defines our sense of self. We wanted to honor our children’s birth parents and include them. This poster started our process in creating high-quality art work for adoptive families and adoptees.”
Aren’t these prints lovely? And good news: This giveaway is open to all readers, anywhere in the world. Also, friends of SlowMama will receive 20% off any order this month by entering SLOWMAMA during checkout on Adoption Arts.
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below and tell me which print is your favorite! If you follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram, you may leave an extra comment each (for a total of four possible entries). I’ll announce the winner next Wednesday, April 23. Good luck!
4/23/14: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS MAREK!
Images: Adoption Arts (vertical image of “In Good Company” via thebeautyofletterpress.com)