Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Paper Giveaway

I realise that I have rambled on for nearly 400 posts. When I first started I had no idea what blogging would be like, I just wanted to do it. Now I know what it is like, I am so glad I did. I have enjoyed getting to know so many friendly and creative bloggers, and getting to visit so many more. It seems that every week I find another blog to add to my list. It is like all my other collections-ever growing but it all fits in somehow. To celebrate reaching 400, I am having a little giveaway. I have been printing mad since my course last week, and so have made an envelope full of little paper surprises, in the form of printed gift tags and small cards. The mushroom below is printed onto my favourite paper of the moment.

If you are interested in receiving a little package of printed goods, then please leave a comment on this post in the next week. I will draw a name next Tuesday. Thanks! I have also been playing with photo shop-this is the strange looking results of that, on a picture of another lino cut. I printed the lino in black ink onto lots of different types of paper, including doilies which worked well, magazine pages and maps. She was inspired by an amazing and quite creepy video called 'Numb', I saw on this lovely blog. The video is so good, and I just loved the puppet girls. I want to make a doll of one but a lino cut was quicker. I just love the smell of lino which is an added bonus. I thought I preferred the rubber but this lino is so soft and lovely to use.

19 comments:

Linda Sue said...

I love everything that you do do do! The video of the puppet people- gorgeous! Looks like it must have taken a lot longer than the time they really spent putting it together- brilliant! Love your lino cut- inspiring. I could felt a girl from this inspiration...

parallel-botany said...

Awesome! I love polka dots!!!

Congratulations on making it to 400 :)

Yiota said...

Hi Sarah! Love your polka-dot paper; very cheery!
400 posts! Wow! Congratulations!

Janine said...

Well you know I love your work so put my name in the draw if you please! Thank you!

KindredSpirit said...

coool your stamping is great!!!! Love this weird one with the ears or is it hair???

Linda Sue said...

If I had gobs of hair I would so wear it that way! Surprise for me in the mail box this afternoon- a fabulous post card -elephant dung on linen!The texture is delicious. Cheers and love to you , my little pretty- btw- could you please send me your mailing address, I lost it and there is something here that wants you...it is not a puppy or a gerbil.

Tracy said...

Happy 400, Sarah! Hope there'll be 100's more. I'm closing on 500... wow, how the time goes! Such wonderful giveaway...count me in... and thank you! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

louloulovesbooks said...

Another lovely blog to add to my list...it was nice meeting you BTW! I loved your stamps you made with us. I'm always happy to join in a giveaway so here's me leaving a comment
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Poetikat said...

Of course, I'm always interested in anything you do, and would be thrilled to have your paper, but I just stopped by to say, hello!

(I've been preoccupied with the book and lately, I've been drawn into the world of ancestry.ca (very time-consuming, especially for an addictive personality like mine).

Hope you and your household are all well.

Kat

P.S. I'm crediting you on the inside of the book with both the photo and the fabric figures.

Candace said...

Congrats! I already have a thing or two of yours but gosh, yes, your work is among my faves! Pop me in. I am so loving your lino cuts. Well done. And I love the video as well. Yes, creepy... right up my proverbial alley.

Take good care.
Candace x

Allegra Smith said...

And here your blog doesn't look a single post older than 399! To the next 400 and the 400 after that and then on. You know I love everything you do and your ability to make me feel that I have a cup of tea waiting for me here and a good chat with a dear friend. Thank you for that and for the inspiration I find here from you. It is almost funny how close we can feel to people across the world when they touch a place in the heart that is filled with friendship. Hugs from here, dear.

Robyn said...

Hi I'm leaving a comment because I've enjoyed reading/seeing here this morning and if I happen to win that's a bonus not an intention... :)

best wishes
Robyn

Robyn said...

PS... 400 posts! that's awesome :)

M.Kate said...

Time does fly when we are having fun and 400 post is just the beginning. Happy weekend :)

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! I, for one, am glad to have made your acquaintance here in the Blogosphere! Congratulations on reaching 400 posts!

By the way, I've added you to my list of "Blog Friends" in my new blog's sidebar! :-)

Christine said...

Congrats Sarah on your 400th post~That takes a lot of time and commitment!!

Your prints look wonderful! I went through a time where I was into printmaking and I miss it alot. I may have to pick up my press which is collecting dust in my parents garage.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

ewix said...

Love the mushrooms!
I will be in London next week visiting family!
I will think of you!
Yes, congratulations on your 400th post!

Lori Saul said...

Oh I love these pieces and congrats on 400 posts- that is amazing!! Blogging is a bit addictive but oh the friends you make and the wonderful art to see- looking forward to many more of your expressive posts and art Sarah- thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments!

snoopydog said...

Here's to many more blog posts too, Sarah! I love stoppin by to admire your creativity. Ros