Pick IT for Mom: Slovly Children’s Illustrations Review & Giveaway

By on April 18, 2011

There are few things a Mom loves more than her kids.  I came across Slovly and it instantly struck my heart. Sure, these weren’t my kids she had illustrated, but I was drawn in to the interactions of the children she painted.  From their sweet faces to the way that she captures the relationship between siblings or even the personality of the individual child is….special.

Brendan & Kieran painted by Slovly

Slovly produced this custom piece of Kieran and Brendan for the review.  It comes on a heavyweight cardstock and the colors a bit more vibrant than they are showing up on my computer screen.   I told the artist that “Kieran loves her baby brother and is very protective of him”.  I think she captured their relationship perfectly and my heart melts a little each time I look at it.  When I showed it to Kieran, she immediately knew that it was a painting of her and her baby brother and remarked, “Awwwww, it’s so CUTE!”.  Exactly.

Slovly's Crescent Roll Babies

I think a great, unique gift are Slovly’s Crescent Roll Babies.  These sweet, swaddled newborn watercolors are perfect for first-time moms or a baby shower present.  And, since they are commissioned works of art, each is one-of-a-kind!  Slovly also produces ACEO’s, which stands for ‘Art Cards, Editions and Originals’.  These are miniature pieces of art that measure 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  A small piece of art must have these measurements to qualify as an ACEO.  You can view some of Slovly’s ACEO’s here.  She even has works of art up based on the Hunger Games trilogy (of which, I am a huge fan!).

Buy IT: You can view and purchase some of your own Slovly, too.  Prints can be found in her Esty Shop for $9 and commissioned crescent roll babies are $20. ACEO’s are also available.  You can pick up other originals on Ebay.

About the Artist

Sabrina Vincent is the artist behind Slovly.  As a child she always loved to draw.  After college she was very blessed to become busy with what she is most passionate about–having a family!  It wasn’t until about four years ago that her husband told her that he really felt that she needed to be painting again.  It’s obvious from her illustrations that she is greatly inspired by her children and children in general.  She loves how most humor coming from a child is not intended.  She is also inspired by her children (she has 4!) in that when she started painting again, she knew that it would be setting a good example for them.  She believes it is very important that they see her working hard and enjoying something she loves outside of her motherhood roles.  She also believes that as women we have a need to be creative in some form, any form.  As it turns out, working on her little watercolors is what appeases that creative need in her.

GIVEAWAY:  Slovly is offering three (3) of our readers a print of their own!  To enter, just let us know your top pick of the 3 offered (5″x7″ Nettle Coat, 5″x7″ Lucy & Owen, 7″x5″ Magic Sewing Machine. See photos at the end of this review). We will draw the winners and confirm your choice (based on availability..1st draw gets 1st pick and so on). Ends 5/1/11. (Remember if this MAIN ENTRY is not followed then no other entries will count)

Optional Bonus Entries – Leave each extra entry in a separate comment. Worth 1 each unless otherwise noted.

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  • Tweet about this giveaway (Copy – #Win a Slovly print via @slovly @ThatsITmommy http://thatsitmommy.com/?p=11395 #handmade #giveaway) come back daily and leave us the link to the tweet (1 extra)
THIS GIVEAWAY WILL RUN THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON MAY 1, 2011 (PST). WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG FROM ALL VALID ENTRIES AND NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. WINNER WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO CONTACT US BEFORE ANOTHER WINNER IS CHOSEN. GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES RESIDENTS ONLY (18+).

Nettle Coat 5"x7"

Lucy & Owen 5"x7"

Magic Sewing Machine 7"x5"

* WE DID NOT RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR THIS REVIEW. THAT’S IT MOMMY RECEIVED THE SLOVLY PRINT MENTIONED TO FACILITATE THIS REVIEW.
 THIS WILL IN NO WAY SWAY OUR OPINION OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE.
 THE REVIEW IS IN OUR OWN WORDS AND IS OUR OPINION. YOUR RESULTS AND OPINIONS MAY DIFFER.

{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I think I like Lucy and Owen the best but it’s so hard to choose. I love these pics.

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2 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Commented on the Kandi World post. So cute.

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3 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm
4 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I bookmarked the Etsy shop because I want to buy the Sisters print for my two sisters. It is adorable and I love it.

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5 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Email subscriber.

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6 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Entered Hatley.

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7 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Entered Shainsware.

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8 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Entered Evriholder.

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9 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Follow you on Twitter.

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10 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Follow Slovly on Twitter too.

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11 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

And like them on FB.

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12 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Like you on FB as well.

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13 Leah Walker April 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

And follow on Net Blogs on FB.

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14 Sylvia April 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm

oh my, these are lovely, lovely, lovely!! bookmarked her etsy site for future art purchases. i especially love the kieran and brendan one ;)

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15 Windowfog April 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

My pick is Nettle Coat!

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16 Elsie April 19, 2011 at 5:16 am

The Magic Sewing Machine print reminds me of my mother, when she was young…she loved to sew!

How wonderful for this print to inspire memories!

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17 kaytee April 19, 2011 at 6:02 am

I love the Professional Scarf Knitter print!

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18 kaytee April 19, 2011 at 6:05 am

I entered the Dirty Housewife giveaway, too

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19 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:22 am

I would love to win Nettle Coat!

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20 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:23 am

I like Slovly on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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21 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

I like you on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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22 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

I also adore the Phoebe print!

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23 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

I follow @ThatsITMommy on Twitter – I’m @AmberGoo

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24 Amber April 19, 2011 at 6:25 am
25 Kat F. April 19, 2011 at 6:54 am

My fav is Nettle Coat but all are gorgeous.
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26 Kat F. April 19, 2011 at 6:55 am

I adore Teacup Girl piece on the Etsy shop.
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27 Kat F. April 19, 2011 at 6:57 am

I subscribe via Reader.
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28 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:15 am

I love Magic Sewing Machine.

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29 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

I love Quilted Skirt in her Etsy shop.

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30 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

I like slovly on FB (Suzanne G.).

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31 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

I follow slovly on Twitter @kiddo47.

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32 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

I follow you on Twitter @kiddo47.

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33 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

I like you on FB (Suzanne G.).

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34 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

I follow you on Networked Blogs (Suzanne G.).

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35 Suzanne April 19, 2011 at 7:21 am
36 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

i like nettle coat

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37 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

email subscriber kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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38 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:48 am

twitter follower @kolpin4680
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39 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

slovly twitter follower @kolpin4680
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40 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:50 am

i also like sisters
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41 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

entered cirque

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42 kolpin April 19, 2011 at 7:51 am

entered freak-o-bags

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43 eryn marie April 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

This was easy, I’m a big knitted so definately nettle coat!

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44 Tiffany April 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

My favorite is the Nettle Coat, so cute!
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45 Kat F. April 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I follow you on Networked Blogs.
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46 Wehaf April 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I would choose the nettle coat print; I love the story of the 12 swans!

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47 jessica edwards April 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

nettle coat

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48 Mary W Adams April 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I like the magic sewing machine picture!

thanks, maryadams@gmail.com

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49 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm

i like magic sewing machine
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50 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

rss
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51 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

e-mail
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52 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

entered hatley

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53 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

entered hatley 2

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54 nan April 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

entered hatley 3

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55 Claire April 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I love: NETTLE COAT 5″X7″, Magic Sewing Machine, & Lucy and Owen (in that order). I hope i win, thanks so much!!

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56 Claire April 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Another item I absolutely love is Professional Hat Knitter – 5″x7″ print!

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57 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

That’s difficult. I love the Nettle Coat and the Magic Sewing Machine .. I think I would pick the Nettle Coat as my number one choice!

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58 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

I subscribe to your RSS feed!

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59 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:25 am

I follow via Networked Blogs!

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60 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

#1

I entered the Dirty Housewife Giveaway!

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61 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

#2

I entered the Dirty Housewife Giveaway!

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62 Alexandra April 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

#3

I entered the Dirty Housewife Giveaway!

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63 Julie E. April 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

Are you kidding? Magic Sewing Machine, oh definitely. Its adorable and it would honor the space above my worktable in my new sewing room!

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64 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Of the 3 offered, Nettle Coat is my favorite.

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65 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Another print I love is Learning to Knit. Mary and Rex is adorable too. :-)

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66 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Already an email subscriber.

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67 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Entered American Airlines GC giveaway. (#1)

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68 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Entered Common Object Gummy Bear Necklace giveaway. (#2)

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69 Terri S. April 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Entered Sparklehearts giveaway. (#3)

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70 kris April 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

i especially love the kieran and brendan one :)

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71 Christina April 21, 2011 at 1:30 am

I love Nettle Coat!

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72 Vicki Wurgler April 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

I like Nettle Coat

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73 Stephanie Klemm April 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

My top pick is Nettle Coat.

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74 Susan C April 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

My pick is the Magic Sewing Machine. I love it!
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75 Susan C April 25, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I also love the Teacup Girl.
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76 Jessica Hennings April 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Lucy and Owen

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77 Jessica Hennings April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Working Mother’s Giveaway

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78 Jessica Hennings April 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Kobe Giveaway

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79 Jessica Hennings April 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Bale and Twine giveaway

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80 Sarah April 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I love the Nettle Coat illustration best. Such whimsy! :)

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81 kittycardero April 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

My favorite is Nettle Coat.

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82 Melanie April 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

i’d pick the magic sewing machine

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83 Erin Cook May 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

I Like nettle coat the best
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84 Erin Cook May 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

like slovly on facebook Erin Cook
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85 Erin Cook May 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

follow slovly on twitter @cooks1978
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86 Erin Cook May 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

like you on facebook Erin Cook
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87 Erin Cook May 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

following you on twitter @cooks1978
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88 Vicki D. May 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I like Phoebe.

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89 Grace May 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

My favorite would have to be the Nettle Coat although the Magic Sewing Machine is a close second for me :)

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90 Grace May 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I also love the “Quilting Stash” print from her store :)

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91 valancia May 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Lucy & Owen, 7″x5″

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92 Mickey Coutts May 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I would choose Nettle Coat!

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93 Veronica Garrett May 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

The Magic Sewing Machine is my favorite.

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94 Gianna May 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Lucy & Owen.

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95 Gianna May 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Kieran & Brendan is too cute!

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96 Gianna May 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

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