Iris Design Book Print

02 Apr, 2010 by in etsy 6 comments

Today’s Photography Friday giveaway is Flickr and Etsy user Iris Design! In a nutshell: Iris O’Connor, born in Germany, moved to Ireland 22 years ago, now married to himself (Mr. O’Connor) & cat (Mouse).

I have always dabbled in a variety of artistic avenues but I think I can say that for the moment I have settled on mixed media.

Having said that, I am very busy looking where I’m going these days as I like to pick up flattened cans and bottlecaps and anything else that takes my fancy and goes under the term ‘recycled’
It gets cleaned and disinfected immediately when I get home!!!!
Same goes for sea glass and sea shells of course….all sea shells are inhabitant free 😉

I always have my camera on me when I go out, results can be seen on the blog I started with a friend:

And can I just say that whenever I use bookpages in my pieces these pages are from books I have rescued from a certain ‘bin’ death (I work part-time in a second hand bookshop!). No new books have been harmed in the process…

Hope you like my stuff and thank you for looking at it.

And thanks to the wonderful Bonzie you can see me in my place at work as they asked me to submit something about myself for the Storque feature:

the other shop I had before I opened under my own name:
(if want to read additional feedback)

I am to be found here as well: (resurrected as we speak!)

You will receive a print of the original ‘altered’ bookpage, taken from ‘Life and Finding of Dr Livingston’.

I found this book in the second-hand bookshop where I work, but I am not able to state exactly when it was printed. The only clue to its age is an inscription by the person it once belonged to dated 1901.

This is a limited edition (50 prints) print of my original illustrated bookpage and every print will be signed and numbered.

The size of the print is approx 9 x 7 inches (23.5 x 17.5 cm) on A4 paper with a white border around the image for easy framing.
Printed on Canon Satin 260gsm Photo Paper Plus with Canon archival inks.

It will be shipped in a protective clear sleeve and sturdy mailer.

The copyright resides with the artist – that’ll be me 🙂

To Enter To win:

Leave your name below
additional entries
+2 Visit her Etsy shop:
and heart it
+3 Visit her blog comment:
+3 Visit her Flickr photo stream at
and pick your favorite photo
+3 tweet this contest
Giveaway ends May 3rd, 2010 Good Luck!

6 Responses to “Iris Design Book Print”

  1. Ľubaša

    Hi, my name is Lubica K.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com
    extra entries:
    +2 I visited Iris Etsy shop and hearted it (ID Lubaska)
    +3 I visited her blog and I left my comment there
    +3 I visited her Flickr photo stream and I picked “family portrait” as my favorite photo
    +3 I tweeted this contest

  2. CathyH

    CathyH cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

    +2 visited the shop, added to favorites
    +3 Left Iris a message on her blog (follow too)
    +3 favorite photo is “those flying lessons..” what a shot!

    8 thanks!


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