I am head over heels for Juliette Crane’s art and over the moon to be sharing it with you for this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway. And guess what!? The winner gets to CHOOSE any print from Juliette’s etsy shop. Wowza!

If you don’t know Juliette and the enchanting, eerie subjects in her paintings, be sure to check out her web site and her gorgeous blog (don’t miss her home photo tour – you’ll want to move in with her!). Juliette’s active in social media, too, so check her out on Twitter and “like” her Facebook page! I asked Juliette to share where and how she finds inspiration for her art.

She wrote, “I’ve always been creative, but I didn’t actually feel that mattered or that I could ever do anything with it professionally until the Fall of 2009. Earlier that year, I’d finished writing a novel for children, then lost my job, and realized I was seriously burned out and unhappy. A friend of mine started an Artist’s Way group (reading Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way) and having that supportive, creative group gave me the confidence to start painting and having fun with art again. These paintings are a direct spin off of the imagination that opened up for me while writing. And my hope is that through sharing my art and experiences as an artist, others might be inspired to share with the world whatever it is they’re most passionate about.”

Well, thank goodness for that circle of friends who helped inspire Juliette to spread her artist wings! To enter this week’s Happy HeART Giveaway, I want to hear who inspires you! So, do tell…

Which friend(s) helped you shine brighter and dream bigger?
Enter by Friday (10/22) at midnight CDT. Be sure to include your email address or a link to your contact info in your main entry. One winner will be chosen at random. Once you’ve answered the question above in the comments section, feel free to boost your chances with the bonuses below!
(leave an additional comment for each bonus opportunity)
do you follow @choosingbeauty on twitter? = 1 entry
do you “like” choosing beauty on facebook? = 1 entry
do you subscribe to the monthly choosing beauty newsletter? = 1 entry
do you subscribe to juliette’s beautiful newsletter? = 1 entry
did you link to this contest on twitter or facebook? = 1 entry each
do you follow this blog (see followers in side bar)? = 1 entry
did you do something kind for someone today? = good karma!
Congrats to Mandy S. from Canada
(known in the blogging/art world as Bijou’s Whimsy)!