Thursday, October 21, 2010

YAY a Winner!!

All in all today has been quite a busy and exciting day! First of all a friend came to collect a couple of boxes I have been storing in my garage. They belong to a friend of ours who moved to Australia, she is going to visit so will take them over.  It was great to catch up over a coffee and take some time out for a bit.

I then headed out to the travel agent to book our Dubai stopovers. I have been pestering a friend who used to live there and she has helped me choose a hotel, so it should have been quite straight forward.  Not so! After 25 mins on hold only to be cut off as soon as it was answered, the travel agent suggested he try again later and call me. While we were waiting I got him to check if I had arranged travel insurance (it was so long ago now that we booked that I had forgotten!) which turned out to be a good move, as yes we did have cover, but for a trip to New Caledonia! Lovely as that would be, that policy is no good to us in Dubai and UK! Needless to say I got him to correct that PDQ as my dad would say!

SO I left him hanging on the phone and headed off to get some mat board for a couple of prints.
On the way I thought how good 'Aroha' might look in a red frame.
As I walked into Factory Frames there right in front of me, the only one in the shop, was a bright red frame, absolutely perfect shade of red, and size for Aroha!!
I couldn't beleive my eyes, snapped it up quick and got a mat cut to fit. I'm really pleased with how it looks framed! I'll be taking this to the market at Parnell this Saturday, if it sells it will be hard to part with! lol!

I got home, and found that my interview is on New Zealand Handmade's blog today! Time for more Big Girl Panties...seeing it there in black and white for all the world to read is a little scary, but a whole lot exciting too! Thank you to the NZ Handmade team for the opportunity to be a part of such an awesome talented group of artists/crafters!

 As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, I did the draw for my 300+ Facebook giveaway tonight.  I loved seeing all the entries and what the choices were, thank you so much to everyone who entered! I'm just sorry you can't all be winners, but watch out, only 78 more 'likers' (don't you just hate that word?!) to go and I'll do another one! :)
This time, chose number 7 - 
which turned out to be no other than the lovely Katherine of  Sleep and her Sisters! 
If you haven't done so already check out her beautiful work, and if you are lucky enough to be in the area I believe she has an exhibition on right now too!
To be completely honest,  I was a bit nervous about such a talented artist winning one of my prints, but after a lovely email reply I put on my big girl panties, and now am quite excited about getting it sent off  tomorrow!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giveaway Time!

Wooohoooo! Thank you and welcome to all my new 'Likers' on Facebook..I have just passed 300 so decided it might be time for another little Giveaway! :)
SO here we go, this is the bit you want to read...
One Lucky Liker will win ANY unframed PRINT of their choice, at SRA3 size, these are just a bit bigger than A3 size, and easy to find frames for. (If you are in NZ Factory Frames do some awesome ones for this size - no I'm not connected to them at all, just LOVE their frames! ;) )

SO what do you have to do? It's simple, I promise! AND to keep things fair, it's open worldwide.
1. First of all, if you are not already a fan pop over to Fantail Digital Art on Facebook and click Like. I'd love it if you'd like to say hi too, and if you have a business page don't forget to leave me a linkie so I can come and visit you too!
2.Then, take a look at all my prints, either on Felt or my Facebook Albums and decide which you would choose. Remember, even if the one you like is shown as a Canvas, Boxed print, Card etc most can be prints too.
3. Come back here, and leave a comment below telling me of your choice along with your name and email address.
Please remember to leave both so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner! If you are worried about bots getting your email address disguise it in some way, like by writing it with the @ like this (at)  that's fine! ;)

That's it! I'll leave this open for one week, so the winner will be drawn on Thursday 21st October. If you are in other areas of the big wide world, remember I'm in NZ so this may be Wednesday 20th for you...don't want anyone leaving it till the last minute and missing out! ;)

Good luck and have fun! I can't wait to see which you choose!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Felt faves!

Well I have been slack, I know, time has just been flying by and its ages since I did my pick of Faves on Felt so I really enjoyed having good old browse this morning.
Here's some of what I found, the talented artists and crafters are: riverbed, cheekpinchy cattaylor the stitchsmith bobbiepene and zippitydoodah.