Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FREE Ad swap & a Giveaway!!!

If anyone is interested in doing a free ad swap with me, please email me for questions/discussion!
marche_love [at] hotmail [dot] com

Today I'm excited to be featuring and hosting a fun and creative giveaway from the lovely Debbie!

Here's a little bio of Debbie:

"Hi! My name is Debbie (you may or may not know me from my personal blog, [] which I unfortunately haven't updated in a while!), and I am editor-in-chief of Vitality: the Magazine. There is nothing I love more in this world than writing, with photography and fashion illustration coming in at a close second. I grew up in multiple countries (I bet you've never heard of a Costa Rican Israeli before!) and have such a passion for finding beauty and art in this world. Currently, I go to school at Syracuse University for magazine journalism, although I hope to move to New York City after graduation."

Even though she says she hasn't updated her blog in a while, I'd still go check it out! It's super cute.

So Debbie has been working so hard on this magazine, that will finally be launching in May. 

"Vitality Magazine provides a platform for aspiring artists in fashion, music, art, and literature by enabling them to publish, promote, and sell their work.
We've decided to start this magazine because up-and-coming artists lack a voice in the media. Come check us out!"

Sounds FANTASTIC to me.. especially being a musician my self!

Plus, this magazine is printed on 100% recycled paper and 10% of net proceeds go to nonprofit 
organizations that support the arts! 

How much more awesome can it get??
I'm looking forward to checking it out! Check out their Facebook page for photos and updates!

Now like Debbie mentioned, she also does illustrations.. this is a CUSTOM illustration she drew for me and I love it!

me and my microphone :)
I specifically asked if she could draw one of me singing in my favorite dress (and without shoes, because I sing barefooted on stage :) )
Here is another illustration with a "dream catcher" theme:

She does fabulous custom illustrations like the ones above and ones like these inspired by Andy Warhol:

Today, one reader will have a chance of winning a printed copy of the Preview issue of 
the Vitality magazine PLUS their own CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION!

To enter, you must be a follower of this blog and comment below describing the outfit or theme you would want illustrated by Debbie! (1 entry)

For additional/optional entries:
-Like Vitality the Magazine on Facebook (+1 entry)
-Follow @VitalityTheMag on twitter (+1 entry)

All entries are validated!
Open to U.S. Residents only, sorry!
This giveaway ends Tuesday, May 8th.
I will be picking the winner via

Thank you again to Debbie for this lovely giveaway!!!

UPDATE: The winner is Celeste! Congrats!


  1. Wow! Awesome giveaway!! Those illustrations are so rad!
    If I got my own custom illustration I'd either have one of me and my honey.. or something like the Andy Warhol themed one. So cool.

  2. I've never heard of this magazine, but I have to say the idea of it is great! Being involved in art, music, and such is so important and I completely agree that not very many people do have a voice.

    I love to draw, paint & make fashion accessories and my boyfriend is a freelance writer whose working on getting a book he's working on published. We both are always trying to find means of sharing our works and supporting fellow artists. Makes me happy when I know other people are trying to do the same! :)

    These illustrations are great! A custom one would be so neat, but I haven't a clue at the moment what I'd even pick. How about artist freedom with a girly nerd in mind?