4.8.08

Well, it's nearly time to bid a fond farewell to the "Birdabies". I really love this print and it seemed like a lot of other people did too because it sold very quickly; today I only have a handful left.



I thought I might like to have some more birds scratching around my Etsy store so here is my new print, "Jelly Bean Birds" which was lots of fun to make. So much fun, these prints may well be imbued with rocking good vibes because I was in a jolly mood as they came into being!

It's been a long weekend here in Toronto and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking a peek at some other blogs. I noticed that many talented folks are doing GIVEAWAYS, what an excellent idea! I think I will do what all the cool kids are doing and follow suit.

So, if you are an exuberant sort* and would enjoy an extra splash of colour in your day please leave me a comment and I'll pick someone at random on the 15th of August to win one of these limited edition prints. Please be sure to leave me a way of contacting you, a blog link or email address for instance. I don't think many people visit yet so your chances are good!!



And if you are interested in winning more artful goodies go check out littlebird blog -- she has something lovely there, you might be lucky enough to call it your own...

*Maybe you dream of being an exuberant sort and just have too much beige in your days?

It's been so nice to hear from you all -- you've inspired me to do a giveaway at the beginning of each month, share the love and all...

THANK YOU!

48 comments:

cindy said...

Seriously you need to stop putting your blogging skills down. I am sure there are lots of people reading, you should put in google analytics if you want to see who is visiting. There are lots of lurkers out there who don't like to comment.
I love that print too by the way. A great use of colour and the images are fabulous too. I could use a bit of colour in the middle of our Melbourne winter.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Those prints are so vibrant and fresh........I wanted to wish you luck with your new line.

Gill

zukzuk said...

thanks guys, i really appreciate your feedback and you are right cindy, no more self deprecating comments!

Blooming said...

Oh I exude exuberance! Enter me please!

Can I link to your giveaway from my blog? Email me if I can! (I have maybe one more reader than you do)javascript:void(0)
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raining sheep said...

You have a great blog, and trust me, a give-away will make you very popular...I call it blogvertising! Hope you had an awesome long weekend. I did NOTHING. Well, some knitting. The sweetie was away climbing so I had peace and a girlie weekend...painted my toes blue :)

R2K said...

: )

zukzuk said...

awwww, how sweet, we've been infiltrated by some testosterone.

with an avatar like that r2k is clearly in dire need of some pink and blue jellybean birds don't you think ladies?!

i kid...

marisamac@mac.com said...

i am new to blogs and even I found you! from decor8. and i love what i see on your blog. i think your birdy print would be so pretty in my house, i hope i win!

Christine said...

I just found your blog through decor8- that is going to get you many reads- how exciting!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bird print, can't imagine how lucky I would feel to win that beauty...I know just where I would put it- hehe!

things are better with a parrott said...

Hi! I also just found you via decor8 & LOVE your new bird print! I would love to hang it in my studio, :) Sarah

Susan said...

What lovely prints! I would so love to win any of them- Susan (susanwatsonpeck at yahoo dot com)

Candy Cane Cassie said...

ooh I LOVE the jellybean birds print-- so vibrant!!!

Scrapgrlz said...

lovely to find another kiwi living abroad and blogging

course though now that print has made me want NZ jellybeans - especially the black ones! *LOL*

cathy peng said...

love your work! it's really beautiful and i'm glad to have come across it recently.
thanks for your giveaway!
my fingers are crossed :)

Stef said...

I love your work! I have already bought a print before, but I wouldn't mind winning one...

Lesley Denford said...

Hi Helen! I found your blog through Decor8 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! Hope you like Toronto - I've been here 3 years now and I love it. :)

getaime said...

Ton print sur les oiseaux (birds) est sooooo beautiful. Do you sell originals on your etsy store? Geneviève from Quebec. I'm really near you... :) brodeur.genevieve@videotron.ca

jess gonacha said...

your work is just too fantastic for words! i saw you on Decor8 this morning-- CONGRATS! That's awesome. HOpe it's bringing you lots of attention today. :)

sol y sombra creations said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my tile colors!
I have been admiring your etsy shop and work for months.
Love your blog too :)
This bird print is so vibrant!

jenn said...

as others have said, i found your blog off of decor8. i think your stuff is great! love the use of colour. i would, of course, love to be able to win a print! (jennschill@gmail.com)

Kitty said...

your prints a super, they make me smile

Eggman Studios said...

Hello! I'm brand new to your blog and shop (found you via decor8 as well--congrats on the great press!!). I love your work! So bright, so colorful, so *summery*. I'll be checking your site regularly to keep up with your happenings! Cheers!

gnomeangel said...

I LOVE IT!!!

But then I am guilty of having already purchased the birdabies print via etsy.

Ok here's five totally RANDOM reasons *why* I should win this print:
1. I'm an aussie, you're a kiwi - we're practically blood!
2. My birdabies print would look twice as cool with a buddy.
3. I knew you before you were cool cause of decor8 - it might not have been that long but it still counts.
4. You already have my address.
5. I think the birdies rock!
5.1 I'm e-x-u-b-e-r-a-n-t! But I have beige walls I'm trying to cover with art that I love.

Either way, I'm glad your talent and craft is getting the props it deserves. I hope people stick around and share the goodness with others!

zukzuk said...

gnomeangel you kill me, you're hilarious!

Leni and Rose said...

Gorgeous, I love it!! I have just found your blog and I'll be popping in again often. It's just gorgeous!

bastien said...

Hello,
I found out about your work through decor8 blog and I like your work. I like the characters, both human and animals, who make me feel like I am back to childhood.

lollicakes said...

WOW! I just LOVE your work -- so fresh and lovely -- great colors, forms and texture -- so free feeling! I saw you on decor8 this morning (congrats!!) -- you are in Toronto? We just moved to Buffalo which I guess isn't too far from you, do you have a gallery? Love your new Jelly Bean Birds print -- just wonderful! Hope I win it -- it would look great in our new house ;)


I can be contacted at thelauricellas@gmail.com

Maggie said...

i love jelly beans and i love birds. this is fabulous!

Krista said...

I'm so glad I found your lovely prints! (via decor8) Lovely work. I will be visiting your blog often!

mayaluna said...

I've just discovered you too...I'm so happy for all of the well-deserved attention your getting. I'll be checking in on you all of the time!

My studio has just expanded from a corner to an entire room...the walls went from white to robins egg blue...no art work up, yet! Any one of those bird prints would be right at home nesting in my new room...oh how I hope to win one! Here's a link to where it I would be honored to to hang it: http://mayamade.blogspot.com/2008/06/room-of-my-own.html

mayaluna said...

whoops! looks like that link was just too long...it was just a post on my studio back in June on maya*made...no need for you to go hunt it down, the point was...I adore your bird prints!

Amy said...

so, so beautiful... i would love to win! :)

Annie said...

Pretty happy colors! I'd love to win! I will be back, your blog and artwork are yummy.

Susannah said...

ooh, i'm just in time! This is such a gorgeous print, it would bring some happy ju-ju into my new home :-)

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Marie Louise said...

I'm a sucker for color and this print is divine. At first I though it was a textile sample. I think it would be a perfect design for bedding material - a duvet or curtains, perhaps. Love running into so much talent here online!

The Larsons said...

I love your prints!

Julie Alvarez said...

I am a new reader of you. I hope I win nonetheless!
Good things you got here.

Charlotte said...

I found you via coochicoos! You've hit the big time. Love your work.

Charlotte said...

I just had to add ... I just saw your post about Kina and realised that you're a Kiwi! Me too ... I live in Holland at the moment.

Abbey said...

bright and cheery = goodbye bleek walls
or maybe I could be generous and give it to my pregnant friend...

:)
very cute

www.designerlicious.com/blog

littlebird said...

who could resist yet another beautiful print,
i think it would go beautifully with my other one! : )

Anna Bartlett said...

Yes please, include me in your lovely giveaway!
www.annabartlett.blogspot.com

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Yes, no one reads, you only have 42comments! :) Clearly I'm not the only one who loves your work. Keep it up!

tedandlucy said...

I love your stuff! The birds are amazing and FUN! I want one :)

-Kim

butterfly_kw@hotmail.com

Jan said...

Saw your etsy shop - nice! nita_jan (at) hotmail

Hey Harriet said...

I've just popped over here from 'littlebird' to check out your giveaway. SWOON! I LOVE it! I NEED it! Beautiful art & a wonderful blog you have :)

ZenCrafter said...

I seriously love those birdies!

Rachel said...

I like this print!