Sunday, August 29, 2010

1 year anniversary + giveaway

It's been a bit since I posted, I know. It's been on my mind, but with preparing for the yard sale, painting, and attending appointments, I've been lax. Also, I've been spending a little more time on my email at night corresponding with my daughter who would just be getting up in Korea. Right now, until she gets her phone and internet, she is using a friend's internet.  Once she gets hers and settles in to her work, we will be communicating perhaps less and in different ways. I am looking forward to seeing some pictures of the area where she lives. If anyone is interested she is going to blog about her year in Korea. I will add her to my blog roll on the side bar.
I've also been doing of little bit of this with my husband  for the first time in my life.

It's been on my mind that August is the anniversary month for my 1st year of blogging, and I've been pondering what I could do for a giveaway. After my yard sale yesterday, during some down time here in my studio, I started going through some baskets that hold  bits of stamping and painting projects. I got an inspiration to use 2 of these tree designs that I screen painted last fall. The hand of the print is a little stiff as I used paint (it is fabric paint) mixed with a medium. I added a small border and then I couldn't decide between the bright batik or the more calm batik to finish them. It will make 2 approximately 12 inch blocks which would do nicely in a bag or as cushions.
So, I've decided to offer these 2 blocks as a giveaway and the winner can choose one of the 2 colors for the next border.
There is one small catch. The following picture is of a something I just learned about and grew in my garden this year. They are funny looking but delicious. I'd like to hear your guesses as to what they are. If you leave them in the comments along with your choice for the next border on the squares, I will choose a name randomly. Since it is now almost the end of August, i will accept comments until Saturday 4th, 4PM my time.

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I am thinking maybe chinese lantern stems in the painted blocks and pods/flowers in the bottom pic???

Exuberant Color said...

Your screen prints are really nice. That is something I have never tried.
Those things look like the flowers from Love in a Mist but I don't know that that is edible

Charlotte said...

Those look like chinese lanterns to me, I think my mom grows them too! The screen prints are beautiful - I love the orange batik but think the pale one suits the prints better... just my opinion!

Lana C. said...

As a fellow artist, I am so excited about you sharing your work. I don't know what the plants/seeds are, but do you eat them raw or cooked? What kind of plant do they come from? As for the prints; I looked back and forth at each, liking both of them. One is more muted and naturalistic while the other has more vibrant colors that still beautifully reflect nature in a burst of Fall colors. Sadly, we don't see such vibrancy as often here in Texas. The bright one reminded me of our years in Germany, such awesome Fall colors. I LOVE batik prints. I always wanted to do my own batik fabrics since I sew, but never have tried. Well, I don't have answers, just a lot of questions!! As usual!! You have made this a lot of fun! Lana C. www.findinglana.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

holly

i think these are "cerise de terre"
love the give away...
nicole

gypsy again said...

hi HOlly,
Always inspiring. I might have to steal Nicole's answer. But I won't. Just wanted to let you know I love your work.
linda

Anonymous said...

Physalis, could be ground cherry or cape gooseberry or another variety.

Susan R said...

Just found your blog. Wonderful and so inspiring!

Patty said...

Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.