30.9.08






GIVEAWAY - yay! It's that time of the month -- ha! Not that time! Excuse me. I mean that it's time for giving away something to like, go on yer wall. If you don't have one of these (image above, not including frame) but you think you might like one, let me know. There's no pressure, you don't have to say anything witty, you can just say "hi" if you like, it's all the same to the impartial hat thingy.

I'll draw a name from the hat thingy on the 15th of October and post the winner's* name here at Zukzuk. Please make sure to leave me a way to contact you; blog, email addy or whatever just in case.


Thank you to everyone who comments, lurks, reads or just blows by occasionally, it's nice to think you're all out there!




Here's the necklace I received the other day from a yummy trade with Katrin from
Kaleidoscope Style. She has loads of beautiful, fun and of course, colourful pieces. I feel very lucky to have mine!



In celebration of all this delectable Auntumness we are enjoying at the moment I made an Autumn themed landscape print and also a version with more of a Summery feel for those not quite ready to let go of Summer or perhaps for those southerners soon to come into Summer. Maybe just for folk who like yellow, green and red together!! Anyway, these along with dear little Sugardrop baby will be finding their way to ye olde Etsy shoppe soon.




Sugardrop Baby - Limited Edition Print





Tiny Summer Landscape - Limited Edition Print


Tiny Autumn Landscape - Limited Edition Print


I really don't mean to keep banging on about myself but it wouldn't be nice if I didn't mention that Ariadna from the blog Design This Design That has put out the second issue of her fab on-line magazine with lots of stuff about people who draw things and somewhere amongst all those colourful pages is a Zukzuk interview. Take a look if you have a lot of time to spare, are trying to put off some sort of unpleasant task or are my mother. Gee, that's not what I meant, that sounded dreadful, like I was putting the magazine down! Of course you should look at the magazine even if you are being eaten by wild dogs -- you should look at my bit/interview only if you have time to kill. There. That's the self deprecating sentiment I was going for.

http://issuu.com/designthisdesignthat/docs/issue2




If you happen to live in Canada, by chance, Hamilton, you might like to zip along to the opening, sorry, GRAND opening of the White Elephant next Friday. Jane and Hollie are opening a lovely boutique gallery there and you might just see some of my stuff!


And, it's that time again, thank you to everyone for your support.

*Excuse me for using the word "winner" it's such a dirty little word...


62 comments:

Rachel said...

Well, I have empty walls and I am trying to get some cool artwork for my new house. I really like your work!

Lysa said...

woo hoo! I would love that for my wall. Beautiful!

Ann and Sam said...

Hello there! I ADORE this picture, so count me in for the draw please.

Thank you, Ann

Rose said...

Counts me in Zuk Zuk! I just found your etsy site a few days ago and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! I'm super jealous and may have to start making more colorful arts soon. Thanks for fighting the good fight out in art land! :D -Rose

Dada's place said...

Another giveaway? you're so generous! And I dropped by just in time for it! The print is gorgeous, so, count me in!
BTW, I'm having a giveaway, too, on my blog, so if you're interested, please, come.
Best wishes,
Dragana

kristine hanson said...

that print would look nice in my craft room!

Ammie said...

I love her bun pigtails. :) I've been selecting favorites from your Etsy site this last week (like Bear Hug). So fun to see you doing a giveaway. Congrats to the lucky winner!

Keyomi said...

i could sooo use this lovely piece in my first new house! its beautiful. u r too nice to do this.thanks.

mayaluna said...

I posted about your give-away this morning and then didn't have time to get back and comment until now. I'd love to be put in the hat! This is a wonderful print and I love your new ones too. the Tiny Summer and Autumn Landscapes are fantastic This was a full and funny post...laughed out loud a couple of times!

breannas said...

Your art work is beautiful. This is my first time visiting but I look forward to checking your blog out in the near future.

Cinnamon said...

I just added you to my favorites on etsy. We're moving soon and I'm dreaming up ideas for my daughter's room. One of your prints would be wonderful...or it might go in my studio. We'll see.

Rowena said...

I just found you from Maya*made and I have to say I love your illustrations. I only wish I'd found you during that bear giveaway.

Please count me in for the draw.

Gorgeous stuff.

bean collins said...

I've been reading your blog since I found your etsy shop a while back, but I've never commented before. Of course I love your drawings, I think they are super lovely. My sister is decorating the nursery for her first baby and I directed her to your shop. I think she is planning on getting some prints!

I also have empty walls that need decoration, so I would love to be in the drawing.

Thanks so much!
Bean

L. said...

Count me in for the draw! I also found you through maya*made and love your stuff. And I don't live too far so I might even be able to check out that gallery sometime.

nest said...

Wowowow! I like the autumn landscape. And giveaways.
And I would love to visit this little shop in Hamilton - and though I probably won't make it out there for a little while, I will try next time I visit to shop around with my mom.
I would love it if you could share some knowledge in regards to making prints of your work. I'm so lost! Do you print them yourself? Do you go somewhere?

Cathy said...

I love a nice giveaway and your stuff is really great. That is my favourite of your prints although I love your bears too.

jen dB said...

I just found you today on etsy, and truly love your work. I am currently lusting after 'homage' but the bun girl is mighty cool, too. :)

micaela6955 said...

oh this is so nice! I really like the design and color, very striking. This would look very nice on my wall :)

micaela6955 at msn dot com

jae said...

wow...and i actually just found your etsy shop!
i would love to get my hands on your original art work. it's gorgeous!

sarajessica said...

Hi! I just found my way to your blog and I must say that your art is fantastic. Adore the prints.
Now I just need to gather som creative courage and get started myself. :)

Hugs from Sweden!

Katrin said...

Thanks for mentioning my necklace! Those photos look great and I hope it works nicely for you.
And even though I already have 2 of your prints, I would LOVE to own this one. Reminds me of the old days at our farm and hanging cloth (never really enjoyed that, but actually did do!).

Kunklebaby said...

I've been looking through your etsy shop for a few weeks now. I'm hoping my husband gets the hint I left him that I wanted one of your prints-lol.

Love to win one too :)

amber said...

this would look great next to my other zukzuk original!

raining sheep said...

I love that print....I will promote you shamelessly by telling everyone that your work is wonderful.

Mee a Bee said...

Hi! I am not entering since I already BOUGHT this picture and LOVE LOVE LOVE it so much that the gift recipient never received it. I have it pinned next to my desk here as I type! can I link to your giveaway?

jan in nagasaki said...

oooh, the red looks just fabulous!!! I love this picture. Right now I am reading a book about chickens.....

Origami Pilot said...

Your stuff is still great, and I cross my fingers that you will draw my name from the hat!

Julie Alvarez said...

Hi!
:)

littlemithi said...

Oh yes, I'd LOVE your print ...

- a happy lurker ... ;)

yael said...

hi, i just found your blog and really like your artwork!
hope this lovely lady will find it's way to one of our walls..

yael said...

sorry to bother, i guess i did something wrong and my comment was registered without the link to my website. so please don't ignore it, i am trying again...

sol y sombra creations said...

lovin' the giveaway print! reminds me of a children's story i used to read " my little babushka"

Alisa said...

Ooooh goody!! I absolutely love that print, please include me in the draw.

Dee said...

(Very, strange...my first comment disappeared)

All of these prints are so lovely, lovely! But I have a new kitchen to decorate, and I think this lady and her chicks would look fab-o on the walls! ;D

Wonderful stuff! :)

Lauren said...

I love the hen!

your style is warm and smart.

kristin said...

i just adore all of your art. so here's hoping for this giveaway! hugs. kristin

Katia said...

I would LOVE this piece for my daughters room. I think it would be quite fitting....

http://luckyjuju.blogspot.com/2008/09/week-two.html
See? :)

sarah said...

Gorgeous! Count me in!

iansara said...

I can hear those chickens. Please enter me in your exciting give away! This is fun (entering, I mean). Thanks.

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves said...

hi oh

*danielle* said...

what lovely prints!
i would love one for
my wall <3

keli said...

that is so gorgeous!

Molly Purkey said...

Yes, she is absolutely beautiful! What a generous give-away!

mollyp@blarg.net

flanthrower said...

Just discovered your blog and what a discovery. Love your work!

Chickengirl said...

Sweetness! I love the gal with the chickens!!!

iona said...

Hey, came across your work via Kirsten Doran. I'm particularly fond of prints and printing, so feeling rather lucky I did find you and your work!

Geneviève Brodeur said...

It's beautiful. It make me think to Inuit art... Geneviève Brodeur from Quebec City! brodeur.genevieve@videotron.ca

Your Sceret Admiral said...

I adore your illustrations!

HerAnatomy said...

I love your art! Thanks for this opportunity!
overthemoon43@yahoo.com

heidi karen said...

Hello! Your beautiful "masked bear" print has made one of my walls perfect! But I have plenty of room for more sweetness. Please count me in!

linda said...

Hi, congratulations on the frontpage at Etsy!!

upstateLisa said...

just found your blog! Wonderful stuff!

henna73 said...

Hi. I just found your blog via mayamade. I love your shop too!

Sara said...

just found you and I think I am in love with you. well, not really... but y'know. ;)

[karen] det ar jag @ aol.com said...

hej hej! my sister pointed me in your direction... she really likes your work! i really like your work as well!

peace + best + all good things to you! karen

april said...

Oh, so glad to have stumbled upon your blog as I am clicking here and there tonight. I am head over hills for your art. It's just my style.

ana barbosa said...

beautiful. I hope my wall wins!

Michelle said...

Hello From the West Coast!

I just found you through MayaMade and really love your artwork. I would love one of your prints.

Melody Seal said...

OOOooh, please put my name in the hat thingy!!!

kristin said...

i'm just visiting for the first time...via the talented Frizz...what wonderful, delightful, beautiful art you create. i would be so thrilled to be included in your drawing. so generous of you!!

'fancypicnic' said...

Hey, I love that autumn print - looks so scandinavian!
Lovely xx

Anonymous said...

I love your bears and would love to be in the drawing. My 14th month old son is nicknamed "little bear," and this picture would be just like our family.

Count me in for the draw!

Melanie