I'm happy to announce the winner of my first print contest! Thanks so much to everyone who emailed me, shared post links/links to my blog on Facebook and Twitter -- I saw a nice bump in blog traffic -- and even if temporary, it all helps, right? You just never know where new opportunities come from! Really nice to hear from readers, too :)
The lovely and talented cook and chicken owner behind the Daily Dish is the lucky winner! Congrats! Email me with an address and I'll wing that llama your way!
|To get a rich purpley shade, I added black to alizarin* crimson|
|Ink is so delicious, so luscious.|
*Isn't that a great name? Alizarin, alizarin, alizarin. I used to mispronounce it, as I had only seen it written. Think "lizard" and you've got it.
|Often interesting to see the difference in how ink takes|
|It snowed all day. Made the studio feel cozier.|
|On the reverse side, before the paper has been lifted from the block|
|new signs in the studio! lots of flying corn.|
|Glass art mingling with pencils and wire brushes|
|More and more!|
And now there is a studio filled with drying prints! A great way to start the last week of January. In case you're in the market for some suspicious geese, there are maybe 5 left of the black version. Otherwise, I will list these in a week or so...
And then there was Milk Stout
On an entirely different note, I recently picked up a six pack of Left Hand Brewery's Milk Stout. I'm happy --and quite surprised -- to report that it holds its own against stouts from Founders, which have been at the absolute top of my list ever since a friend brought one of their (pricey) four packs to my house a couple years ago. But LH's stout is rich, nicely balanced and not in the least bitter. Kudos!
The only thing I can complain about is that they don't list their graphic designers anywhere on their site, which I *get* --the brand prettifiers and illustrators are frequently like celebrity ghost writers. BUT. Just saying I'm a fan.
|The packaging did indeed lure me in. Plus Plum beer guy said, Oh yes, that's good."|
|Can't imagine the cow's happy about all of this.|
|And then the logo is strong and simple |
So that's all for this evening. Hope Everyone is well. Here's to a good week!