Sunday, June 26, 2011

blooming, off to portland

(photos taken with my pentax k1000)

flowers have finally appeared in minneapolis,
it's so nice to see some color at last!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered into my giveaway and visited my shop,
Tara-lynn was the winner with random number 9, but those who did a post on my shop or added my icon are also getting 30% off (I emailed you if you did this)! For the rest of this week, there will be free shipping. Enter code SHIPTOME at the checkout! Also, Art Hound did a nice little post on my work! You should definitely check out the blog for lots of inspirational artists. I'm thrilled she featured me!

Kyle and I are going to portland, OR on wednesday. My brother had a baby girl a few days ago, so we're going to meet our new niece. Kyle's never been to portland, and I know he'll love it.
Do you know of some places we should visit while we're there? shops? galleries? bakeries?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

etsy shop & giveaway!

My shop is now open! More items will be added throughout the week.
To celebrate the opening, I'm giving away one item from my shop! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying which item is your favorite. To double your chances of winning, you can either mention my shop in a post, or add the little square logo at the top of this post to the sidebar of your blog, linking to my shop. Be sure to let me know which you do! Also, be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you win! Winner will be announced Thursday.

I hope that you all find something that you like in my shop. I definitely welcome suggestions and commissions as well!

Monday, June 13, 2011

home sweet home

(all photos taken with a pentax k1000)

We went home for a few days to see family and Madison's adorable new baby. It makes me want a little girl too hee hee. Kansas City felt like paradise with the sun always shinning and familiar places as beautiful as ever. We came back to freezing weather, but a nice architecture in helsinki show.

I have exciting news-- my etsy shop is opening this sunday (promise!)! I had issues the first time it opened forever ago, not having enough time to make what I wanted to sell. Now that it's summer, I've been working working working to build a nice little inventory, ready for all of you! I'll be having a little contest for a giveaway later this week...check back soon!
--Any requests?