Monday, January 28, 2013

Art by Rhonda Chase

Rhonda Chase is a portrait artist from Oregon.  Her works include portraits and whimsical creatures.  I came across her art on kickstarter; through her Creature Card Creation Project.  I immediately fell in love with her creatures and I decided to back her project.

The Creature Card Project is a personal goal of hers to push herself artistically and personally by creating art everyday for a year. Once she created a creature card she would post it on listia; where people could try to win it.  The project originally started January of 2012 but due to the costs of supplies and shipping her art to the winners she could not afford to do the last six months.  The kickstarter project was to help with the costs of creating creature cards and covering the costs of shipping.  Her project was successfully funded on December 31st at $1081 which was double her goal.

On January 4th she posted her first creature and everyday for the next 6 months she will post a creature card that you can enter to win.  All you have to do is comment that you wish to be entered on the post for the creature. After 7 days a winner is chosen at random.  The only rule is that you can only win 1 creature card a month.  Pretty awesome right?

If you don't win the creature card you can purchase an open edition print of the card or of any of her previous creature cards from her shop.  You can even buy coloring cards of several of the creatures which you can color and paint yourself.  If you don't see the creature you are looking for you can contact Rhonda and ask her.

Rhonda doesn't just do creature cards.  Her specialty is portraiture.  Her portraits are amazing.  They are very life like. You can view her portraits under the home tab of her website.  If you are interested in commissioning a portrait please contact Rhonda.

You can follow Rhonda on Twitter @ChaseRhonda, Facebook and through her website to keep updated on her art.  You can also visit her shop to purchase original, open or limited editions of her art.  Remember to check her blog everyday to see what new creature is available for you to win. 

My pledge rewards for backing Rhonda's project.
A greeting card, a limited edition ATC and an original "Day of the Dead" ATC.

My first purchase of creature cards.
All to give away to friends and family.

My second purchase of creature cards.
Some to keep and some to give away.

Creature Coloring Card

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great write up! I am honored to be a part of your artist blog and for your support. I'm glad everything has made it to you safely. I look forward to seeing which cards inspire you. May your life be filled with art.

    Rhonda

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  2. Thanks for the great write up! I am honored to be a part of your artist blog and for your support. I'm glad everything has made it to you safely. I look forward to seeing which cards inspire you. May your life be filled with art.

    Rhonda

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    1. You're very welcome Rhonda! I'm glad you like it. I love your work. :)

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  3. Oh wow, I love her portraits! The one of the man with the cat is particularly wonderful. She captured the look on that cat's face so well.

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    1. Yup her portraits are awesome. Rhonda is really talented. Did you check out the daily creatures? You can enter to win one. You can win 1 per month.

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