Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Get To Know... mchen

You may remember when I blogged about a trade I did with another Etsian: my Sway Necklace for her reConnect Monkeys tee dress. Well, this week, we get to know a little bit more about Emily, the designer/illustrator/screen printer and bride-to-be. I am so glad we "met" through Twitter/Etsy, because she is a funny all around awesome chick, and I'm sure that if we were to meet in person, we would have a blast just hanging out and eating great food. So read on to get a glimpse of her, and if you like what you read, be sure to check out her site and blog. She is also giving away a free item to one of my lovely readers!
I am… one lucky schmuck who always sees the glass half full.

I was… a really mean little kid, but I got a taste of my own medicine in middle school.

I will be… a married woman in less than 3 weeks!!!

My passion is… spread over way too many interests —design/illustration day job, QT with my peeps, going to live music, playing sports, t-shirt printing... I wish I could operate on 3 hours of sleep a night, like I used to in my 20’s!

Many people don’t know that I…
- have never eaten a peanut butter sandwich.
- played competitive ultimate frisbee on a women’s team that won gold at Nationals in 2005.
- do everything with my right hand... except write and draw.

Most days, you can find me… in front of my computer.

I’d like to learn to… drive stick.

I can’t believe I… recently overcame my apple allergy. I’ve eaten at least two a day since I found out!

If I won the lottery, I would… travel, share with friends & fam, get a house with studio space, and sew/design clothes for a part-time living (I don’t think I could stop working altogether!).

I’d like to thank the Academy for… surrounding me with such a solid support system and giving me so many open doors.
Now for the giveaway!
Emily is generously offering a winner either a print or tee of your choice from her shop! To enter, just let me know which item you would choose if you win. You have until Nov. 16th to enter, and please make sure you leave your name and contact info. I will announce the winner on the 17th.

For additional entries:
1. Join the m chen wears facebook group.
2. Follow "@mchenwears" on twitter, and tell me that you did.
3. Sign up for her newsletter, and tell me that you did.
4. Twitter about this giveaway. Please have @juneshindesigns in the tweet so I can track it.
5. Become a facebook fan of June Shin and write a comment on my wall.

33 comments:

Phydeaux Designs said...

What a great interview and giveaway! So, I joined Emily's facebook fan page, I already follow her on twitter, I submitted my request to subscribe to her newsletter, I'm a fan of your facebook page and I'll write something on your wall shortly. :)

Choosing something is difficult! I'm torn between two giclee prints: woof and tge rocking horse. Cute!!!

Phydeaux Designs said...

Oops, brenda at phydeauxdesigns dot com :)

mchen said...

Thanks for the sweet spotlight, June :) You rock!

eNVe said...

awesome feature of an awesome person! if I had my choice, I'd either get the reconnect t or the little squid onesie.. so adorable! thanks for the chance ladies! :)

let's see.. I follow your blog, twitter, facebook... I follow emily's blog, twitter, and facebook. And I either already do or will subscribe to the newsletter.

eNVe said...

oops, forgot my info:

ngan [at] envedesigns.com

Connie said...

Yay! M is getting hitched in 3
weeks!

I love her see how they run tshirt but it seems she is out of stock. My email is thetinyfig@hotmail.com and my name is Connie :)

I am a facebook fan of both of you, I signed up for the newsletter, I already follow both of you on twitter and I am going to go tweet about the giveaway now because it`s too awesome to keep to myself :)

editor said...

ah this is SUCH an awesome giveaway! i've joined mchen's facebook page - and yours! and i've written on your wall =P i already follow both you two on twitter =D i've subscribed to mchen's newsletter, as well as to you blog =)

wow.. now i have to choose! so difficult cuz i love practically everything!! but i gues if i have to choose, my favourite favourite is the "Woof - 8 x 10 giclee print"

(I also like the See how they run - unspooled audiotape on a grass-coloured 3/4 sleeve women's shirt.)

my name is Nina van den Berg, and my email address is pixie.027@gmail.com

Sydney said...

I'd pick the Jiggety jig - squid on a brown onesie (18 mnth) for my son.

I'm a fan of yours on FB, heading there now to comment :)

Sydney
scoobidoo540(at)aol(dot)com

Aik said...

I love the REDUCED - Life is but a dream - gunnelling rhinos on a raspberry cap sleeve raglan shirt.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Joined the m chen wears facebook group.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Following "@mchenwears" on twitter @aikchien

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted.

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5737105584

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a facebook fan of June Shin.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I'd get either the "see how they run" shirt, or the "five six pick up sticks" shirt. Love them!!

spektorish @ gmail . com

Laura said...

I already follow her on Twitter, the name is spektorish.

spektorish @ gmail . com

Laura said...

I'm a Facebook follower. Laura M.

spektorish @ gmail . com

Laura said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/spektorish/status/5742428000

spektorish @ gmail . com

Laura said...

Signed up for her newsletter. :)

spektorish @ gmail . com

bo said...

i love the reTURN tee!

bo said...

i'm following @mchenwears! (@dunz0)

Wendy Leung said...

Beyond_Events RT @mchenwears-Wanna win a tee or print from my shop?@JuneShinDesigns has extended the deadline for entries until Sat-http://bit.ly/WuaN2 - I already follow mchenwears but this is so exciting to have a chance to win a print tee - hope I win...Wendy Leung (info@beyondevents.ca).

theresa said...

What beautiful prints! As a dog person, I really loved "Woof" an 8 x 10 giclee print. I'll be sure to follow her on twitter and will return to let you know. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

theresa said...

And now I'm happily following @mchenwears on Twitter. Thanks again!

zomb said...

I would choose the monkeys on a seafoam dress - so awesome.

Long time fan of Emily's over here! :)

zomb said...

Joined Emily's Facebook group!

zomb said...

Following @mchenwears (I am @zomb_etsy)

stephguo[at!]gmail.com

M&N said...

I'd pick the reTURN tee if I was to win.

I am already a fan of Emily on facebook and have registered to her newsletter.

Great interview.

natou11@hotmail.com

James said...

I'd pick the 'Life is but a dream' hoodie for my wife. The song is currently the kids' favourite at bathtime. They'd go ape if their mom had a shirt to fit the song...

Close second pick would be Yaaaargh!

-James

James said...

oops

tungzales@gmail.com

tangente said...

I love the recap tshirt for myself. So glad the contest was extended :)

Ľubaša said...

I would choose All the king's horses and all the king's men - girl with afro on a raspberry cap sleeve raglan shirt. Thanks.
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I follow mchenwears on twitter
@Lubaska
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

i joined mchenwears facebook group
Ľubica Kotmániková
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com