Tuesday, October 13, 2009

GetToKnow - GetReadySetGo

Yeay! I'm so happy to finally launch my interview series that I've been thinking about for a while now. Even better is to have Rachel,from GetReadySetGo, as my first victim in the hot seat. Muahaha! But seriously, Rachel is this amazing artist who upcycles vintage luggage with her remarkable artwork and also collaborations with other artists. As they say, pictures say 1000 words and you just have to visit her shop to see all the fabulousness for yourself.
As for this interview, I wanted to give it a little different format from the typical q & a; I started some sentences and had her finish them. I hope you like and enjoy the outcome. And lastly, Rachel is kindly giving away an $18 gift certificate to her shop! Why $18? Something to do with soccer and hockey which you can ask her about. :)
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I am a left-handed girl, with an intense need for music, photography, coffee, time away from my over-active head and most importantly I NEED A PLACE TO PUT MY ART!

I was
born & raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan- it will forever be home to me.

I will be
ALWAYS ALL OF THESE THINGS: curious, passionate about the things & people that i love, a little too sensitive, an artist, driven, intensely intrigued with the problem of pain.

I am motivated by
everything i see and hear. the little things in life. whether it's a shadow that cuts across a wall, in a hand shielding the sun or in the everyday moments that often pass by too quickly for us to notice.

My passion is
living- even on days when it hurts.

Many people don’t know that I
suffer from "severe anxiety and depression" - that's my textbook diag-NONSENSE:)
but i'm getting better at fighting it with every passing day and i'm constantly looking for ways to put it to good use! It's something not a lot of people talk about or are too scared to talk about. I'm a firm believer that HONESTY, COMMUNICATION and OPENNESS are the healthiest route. I figure, if I can help someone suffering to feel a little less alone by being open and possibly "branded" with this disease then it's ALL worth it. I know it doesn't define who Iam, but it does play a large role in who I have and will become.

I’d like to learn
to design the perfect crochet hat pattern for myself!

I wish I had known
a lot of things but life's too short to live with regrets. Although, I wish I had known to take piano lessons when I was young!

If I won the lottery
I would probably have a panic attack at the very thought of all that money. Then T would build myself a studio/ art- house in my back yard. I'd then save the rest to fly all my friends and family to my house WHENEVER they wanted.

I’d like to thank the Academy for
always believing in me and for never giving up on me.
but more importantly I'd like to THANK JUNE FOR COMING UP WITH THESE STELLAR QUESTIONS AND GIVING ME A CHANCE TO LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE REAL ME:)
Now for the Giveaway!
So here's how you can enter to win an $18 gift certificate to GetReadySetGo.
Visit her shop and post a comment to tell me which item you will purchase if you win. *You must leave your name and e-mail in order to qualify and have until Oct 19th to enter.* The winner will be announced on Oct 20th.
Additional entries:
1. Follow Rachel's blog , and tell me that you do.
2. Join her mailing list, which you can do from her blog, and tell me that you did.
3. Blog about this giveaway and paste a link to the post.
4. Twitter about this giveaway. Please have @juneshindesigns in the tweet.
5. Follow my blog.
6. Become a Facebook Fan of June Shin, and post a comment on my wall.

25 comments:

Sydney said...

I just love Rachel's work!! I have a clutch of hers and it's one of my favorites! I'm lovin her UPCYCLED Light Blue VINTAGE Train Case w Dandelions and Seedlings SOFT SIDE.

Sydney S
scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow Rachel's blog

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I subscribe to Rachel's blog

scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I follow your blog

Sydney S
scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney said...

I'm a fan of yours on FB :)

Sydney S
scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

San said...

Love these pieces! I would buy the UPCYCLED Hot Pink VINTAGE Messenger with Monarch Butterfly Carry On Bag.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy
jobicohn(at)hotmail(dot)com

CreaShines said...

I'm a big fan of Rachels! She is one of my Etsy heroes! I have an upcycled messenger bag from her and I LOVE it and get a ton of compliments on it every time I take it out (which is often;)!!

- I follow Rachel's Blog

- I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/CreaShines/status/4861176749

- I am now following your fabulous blog too!

- I am and have been a fan of yours on facebook :D

Jodie said...

I would most like purchase VINTAGE Plaid TOTE in Red Black and Golden Yellow http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32584086

I love her stuff! A friend (Creashines) has purchased a bag from her and I am so jealous!

I did all the above except #3 the blogging part.

Catherine Ivins said...

LOVE Rachel and her shop- thank you for letting us learn a bit more about this creative genius!

I would probably buy the olive green block party press trees bag!

I follow your blog and Rach's.

xo- Cat :)

Roxana said...

What a clever way to do an interview June. Cheers to you creativity and Rachels!

When I win the gift certificate I'd like to use it to get the Vintage Antique Navy Blue Train Case.

Thank you,
Roxana (at) illuminatedperfume.com
www.illuminatedperfume.etsy.com

Phydeaux Designs said...

Huge huge fan! I love Rachel's train cases (I have one!). I'd likely order her new holiday one with snowflakes - so beautiful!

I'm a blog and twitter follower for the both of you. Wait, I *think* I'm a blog follower - you're both on my blog rolls! I'll check though and officially follow now if not. :)

Just tweeted this.

Already a facebook fan, and just left a comment on your wall.

Just joined Rachel's mailing list.

yay!

:) Brenda, brenda at phydeauxdesigns dot com

CrystaL* said...

Favorite Item:
UPCYCLED Army Olive Green VINTAGE Suitcase with Bird on Wires Tree and Skeleton Keys

Crystal
crystal.plett@gmail.com

CrystaL* said...

I have added Rachel's blog to my google reader.

Crystal
crystal.plett@gmail.com

CrystaL* said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Crystal
crystal.plett@gmail.com

CrystaL* said...

I tweeted about the give away!

I love Rachel's work and the whole UPcycling is amazing!!! Keep it up Rachel!

Crystal
crystal.plett@gmail.com
thehouseofhearts.etsy.com

San said...

I would purchase the lovely VINTAGE Cherry Red Messenger Carry On with Sweet Silver Hardware- love it!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy
jobicohn(at)hotmail(dot)com

San said...

I follow Rachel's blog.
Thanks!

Sandy
jobicohn@hotmail.com

San said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (jobicohn1329).
Sandy
jobicohn@hotmail.com

San said...

I subscribed to Rachel's mailing list.

Sandy
jobicohn@hotmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

LOVE Ms. Rachel and her intensely fantastic work and attention to detail :)

I'm currently over the edge on the Cityscape design for the cases!

Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

I'm a facebook fan of yours :)

Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

I follow Rachel's blog!

Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

Tweeted!!


Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

I subscribed to her mailing list!

Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com

ThePeachTree said...

And I follow your blog :)

Amy
amybrynn (at) gmail.com