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simple reminders

14 Apr

I’ve been going through a hard time lately, as you all know from my quiet nature and previous post. In attempts to find the positivity, lately I’ve found that the simplest reminders about life, happiness and well-being are often the most effective. This morning I stumbled across a little collection of images while doing my regular blog reading… after my post about life springing from death, sharing these pictures on the blog seemed even more poignant. Taking time to appreciate all of the beautiful things that exist in your life is scientifically proven to boost your mood, (and I’m pretty darn sure looking at adorable photographs of woodland creatures is also a happy inducer). So, let’s do as they say: stop, smell the flowers, breathe it all in, and smile.

new stationery & print giveaway

26 Jan

stationeryblog1Happy Sunday friends. I am an excited girl this morning, as I get to finally publish my new stationery line! All of the designs are my own original illustrations or hand-pulled prints. Available are gorgeous, glossy, thick card-stock postcards as well as colourful, matte, half-fold greeting cards printed on sturdy Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. Each comes with it’s own hand-stamped kraft brown envelope made from 100% post-consumer waste. stationeryblog3They are perfect for writing a thoughtful note, sending as a snail mail surprise to a friend, pinning up like a mini-poster on the wall or framing as a small work of art! I have over 20 designs for you to choose from, and have plenty of bundle pack options if you’d like to own more than one! Below are links to each specific listing but if you want to jut see the whole stationery section and browse it yourself, click here. stationeryblog2To celebrate the launch, I am doing an awesome giveaway: anyone who makes a purchase in the next week will automatically be entered to win the limited edition hand-pulled print (seen below) with free shipping and all! Who doesn’t love owls and handmade deliciousness? To learn more about this print, the hand carved block and the printing process, read this blog post about its creation! barnowlprintAs an extra little incentive to encourage you to scoop up some of the new stationery, I’ve created a coupon: save 15% by entering “SENDMOREMAIL” at the checkout. The coupon will be valid until February 1st at midnight, the same duration as the print giveaway! Good luck in the giveaway and have fun in the shop. Below are the direct links to all of the stationery available in my shop, if you want to get straight to the specific goods you like.

♢ POSTCARD IMAGE OPTIONS ♢
▻ 1 tree swallow : http://etsy.me/1eL8MZS
▻ 2 raven “croak” : http://etsy.me/1hUUkj2
▻ 3 pair or paws : http://etsy.me/1fbLdtV
▻ 4 wolf “howl” : http://etsy.me/1jJDYuh
▻ 5 blackbird and poem : http://etsy.me/1dBbnBy
▻ 6 animal kingdom (bear) : http://etsy.me/1juqZyS
▻ 7 elk and cardinals : http://etsy.me/1dWIaXR
▻ 8 horned owl “screech” : http://etsy.me/KQmmA9
▻ 9 caribou and bluebirds : http://etsy.me/1l8svsi
▻ 10 animal kingdom (lion) : http://etsy.me/1dCTfqU
▻ 11 paw and hand : http://etsy.me/1htfX9l
▻ 12 wolf and moon : http://etsy.me/1dWIaXR
▻ 13 silver fox : http://etsy.me/1ejzuWi
▻ 14 red fox “bark” : http://etsy.me/1huEXgq
▻ 15 horned owl (purple) : http://etsy.me/1eLf8br

▻ get 3 for $13 or get 5 for $20 here: http://etsy.me/1dBaFEh
▻ get 10 for $35 here: http://etsy.me/KUwacV
▻ get all 15 for $45 here: http://etsy.me/1hxc2sd

♢ GREETING CARD IMAGE OPTIONS ♢
▻ 1 pair of rabbits : http://etsy.me/1e5JKFb
▻ 2 pair of deer : http://etsy.me/1jQkIeJ
▻ 3 pair of red foxes : http://etsy.me/1cgfd7o
▻ 4 pair of gray wolves : http://etsy.me/1jwuTra
▻ 5 pair of big horned sheep : http://etsy.me/1iyBcu0
▻ 6 pair of grizzly bears : http://etsy.me/1hYoEcO

▻ get 3 for $13 : http://etsy.me/KW7TTh
▻ get all 6 for $20 here: http://etsy.me/1e5JNB3
▻ get them individually here: http://etsy.me/1afg61b

i feel it in my bones

2 Sep

Screen Shot 2013-09-02 at 1.39.00 PMBig news today: some of my long awaited etchings have finally nestled into my etsy shop. The first 8 plates of 12 from my “I Feel it in my Bones” series, which detail the intricate anatomy of some beloved Canadian animals, are finally available for purchase here. Woodland creatures include: crow, rabbit, wolf, fox, beaver, bison, ram and grizzly. rabbitskeleton1 wolfskeleton1 bisonskeleton1I am so proud to finally have these for sale, as etching is where my love of printmaking truly grew. What do you think of my newly listed creations?