UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Here are the winners. I’ll email you today.
- #1 Anne with an E
- #4 Christina P
- #10 Síona
You are in for a treat… I’m sharing an interview and a giveaway from the ever-so talented Matthew Mead! His style and creativity are out of this world, yet it’s all so easy and accessible. That’s why we all love him, right?! He’s been in the creative world for over 15 years, spending 12 of those with Country Home. Now he is on his own publishing quarterly magazines that bring us crafts and decor for the seasons.
But before we get to the giveaway (where 3 winners will receive both Matthew Mead’s Autumn and Holiday magazines), I hopped on a call with Matthew to find out more about how his creative mind works.
Read on for the interview and giveaway:
Marie: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
Matthew: I see it everywhere and in everything. I’m always thinking about what I could craft, writing stuff down. I’m inspired by vintage, flea markets, color palattes, turning old into new. I also like to think about a certain holiday like Easter and take some of those same elements and change it up for Halloween. Using those same materials, but making them new and different.
Marie: What is your favorite holiday or season?
Matthew: Fall into Christmas; I really enjoy the holidays. It’s the time when we create the most things. I really love Halloween, trying to create things people have never seen before. But spring is also great, as there are flea marketings and it’s fun to decorate.
Marie: What is your favorite medium to craft with?
Matthew: Paint. It adds instant color, creating a palette and helps in telling the story. I use all sorts of tools for paint, I never stick to one thing. Depending on the project or story that needs to be told, it might be a metal pail and I’ll wash it with color and distress it with steel wool.
Marie: I have an obsession with glue, so I have to know — what is your favorite glue?
Matthew: Mod Podge and Zots. They are each so versatile, I use them both for so many things.
Thanks for sharing, Matthew. Those Zots are probably my favorite glue as well, perfect for kids crafts!
Now on to the goods … are you ready to craft? Enter the giveaway below to win a copy of Matthew Mead’s Autumn and Holiday magazines. And for a second chance to win, I’m hosting another giveaway for these magazines over at my personal blog, Make and Takes!
Giveaway Entries: For your chance to win one of 3 sets of Matthew Mead’s Autumn and Holiday magazines (3 winners), leave a comment on this post by Thursday October 20th @ midnight. I’ll announce the winner chosen from random on Friday morning October 21st. Good Luck!