I’m so excited for fab and funky artist Allison Strine! Her first book – LadyBirdLand – has just been released by StoryPeople. It’s filled with her colorful, quirky illustrations (most of her characters are half bird/half lady and 100% sassy). Each illustration in the book is accompanied by a related story – all pretty brief but hilariously eccentric and fun. You can easily read the book in one sitting or, like I did, in small snippets whenever you need a little laugh. 

I love Allison’s story because she sort of stumbled upon the artist within; for most of her life, she didn’t think she had a creative bone in her body. She says in her bio, “If you’d told me five years ago that I’d become an artist, and create collages that actually speak volumes to people, and sell my work to lots of women all over the world, well…you better believe I would have thought you were crazy!” Her artwork is sold in over 100 shops nationwide and she runs a popular Etsy shop. Be sure to follow Allison’s skyrocketing career via Twitter, Facebook and on her blog

WIN IT! This week, you have a chance to win Allison’s book, LadyBirdLand, and an Allison Strine pendant of your choice! Wowza! To enter the Happy HeART Giveaway…

Check out all the seriously awesome pendants in Allison Strine’s Etsy shop and share which one is your favorite!

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Congrats to our winner, 
Amanda in Florida!