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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
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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!

Flickr Friday with Robert Dunn

26 Feb, 2010 by in robert dunn 4 comments

Today’s Flickr Friday artist is Rewedagain –Robert Dunn

His whimsical watercolor-like illustrations called to me. And, I so want to travel to Scotland so when I found out that’s where he is from it made him even more cool! Here’s our interview:

Where were you born?
Paisley, Scotland. I wouldn’t stop there if you’re ever driving by…

Did you graduate from college, if so from where and in what major?
I have a complicated history with the education system. It wasn’t until the late nineties that I realised I had no interest in studying or painting fine art. I quit art school after three days and ended up studying illustration in Glasgow… Having an interest in what I was doing made all the difference and I ended up doing quite well in that little class.

What are your hobbies?
Ha! You’re assuming I have time for hobbies… everything at the moment is wrapped up in drawing and being a dad. Go back in time three years and ask me the question again…

What are your favorite all-time books?
The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)… Lunar Park (Brett Easton Ellis)… Bukowski, Hunter… you know – cheery stuff.

Who is your hero/ mentor?
My wife keeps me in check…. She takes b.s. from nobody. Everybody should have one.

What suggestion would you give young writers?
Ask yourself why you’re doing it. Is it a need? A compulsion? How dedicated are you… I’d suggest people should weigh up in their heads exactly the lengths they’d be prepared to go to to succeed.

Do you have another day job?
I am the sixth worst civil servant in the Scottish Land registry… It’s straight out of Brazil. (WOW!!!!)

Favorite music? Does music or art inspire your work?
Of course. I like bleak nosiy music that accurately recreates the sensation of screaming in a coffin… Art – I mostly just like Illustrators. Arthur Rackham, Ian Miller, James Jean, Ray Ceaser, Laurie Lipton, Derek Hess, Chris Mars… Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro are obvious influences…

Are you working on any books right now?
If I was foolhardy enough to brave crawling through the work, folios, papers and writings that hide in the empyreal that is my attic, then I could pull out at least three for you…

What is your all-time favorite children’s book?
George’s marvellous medicine… maybe it was Rick Mayall narrating it on Jackanory when I was young that added to the madness associated with that book…

What are the names of your published works?
Presently it’s all magazine work…

How did you find an agent?
I had a few names to check out… I picked the ten best pics from the forty or so pieces I’d done in the previous six months and emailed them. I got a reply a day or two later and that was that…

Where did the inspiration for your book come from?
I have a large queue of images in my head that form when I’m not looking. I don’t use source material or particularly seek out inspiration… although in saying that, words are great stimulus. I love the Illustration Friday challenge… one word and bam! – another headfull…

Check out Robert’s amazing photostream here Go forth and comment!

Introducing Illustrator Asja Boros

18 Feb, 2010 by in photography 13 comments

Our spotlight today is on Children’s Illustrator Asja Boros. I found her art on Flickr where she posts book pages and photos as part of the 365 project to post a photo a day. It is whimsical and detailed…I would love to live in her imagination for a day because her work is stunning

Here’s what she had to say in our interview...

“I was born in Vukovar , small town in eastern Croatia.
I’ve graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, and I majored in animation.
Right now, I don’t have much time to pursue any hobbies, but I love being outdoors , so whenever I can, I go hiking or at least go for a long walk.
I know this is not a very original answer but my all-time favorite book would probably be The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
I started drawing more seriously when I was 18, and I first got published when I was 21, one of my illustrations was published in Croatian daily newspaper, Jutarnji List.
Some suggestions I would give to young illustrators are to draw a lot, whenever and where ever they can, not to be too critical of themselves and to have as much fun as possible.
I’ve been full time freelance illustrator since the beginning of this year, although I occasionally work as a photographer. too. So I guess photography/photo retouching is my another day job 🙂
Alternative rock would probably be my favorite music genre , although I enjoy all kinds of music. I love both music and art but I find the biggest inspiration for my work in nature , in patterns and shapes occurring in nature and since I love drawing animal characters, in animal world.
Currently I’m working on a picture book about a little fox and his friends.
My all time favorite children’s book would be Ježeva kućica by Branko Ćopić. It’s a story about a hedgehog who loves his home. I learned how to draw by practicing a lot”

She asked us to donate four 4×6 autographed prints of the seasons to one lucky blog reader.

To enter to win: leave your name and email address in the comments

+2 for visiting her photostream at commenting below your favorite photo
+2 for visiting her blog at
and becoming a follower
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Giveaway ends March 5th, 2010 and is Open internationally

Little Red Photo Giveaway

10 Feb, 2010 by in Uncategorized 23 comments

Check out his photostream here

Enter below to win a photographic print of your choice up to an 8×10.

Leave your name and email address below:
Additional entries
+2 go to his photostream and comment on your favorite photo
+2 go to our photostream and pick you favorite photo
+3 tweet this contest-leave the link
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Add your entries up and leave the total in your comment Contest ends March 9th and is open to International Entries. Good Luck!

Photography Friday

05 Feb, 2010 by in photography 1 comment

by Jar0d

40 Watts of Bad Idea” by KPauli

” Doorway to the Past”
Serena Livingston CampCrazy Photography

“Guardian of Time” by Alice Popkorn

“Secret Room” by pareerica

These are the photographers currently giving things away in our blog!
Explore their photostreams on Flickr and enter to win…

Paree Photo Fix Contest

03 Feb, 2010 by in Paree, pareeerica, photoshop 7 comments

I found Paree while adding her photos to my Alice In Wonderland gallery on Flickr and instantly fell in love. She is Amazing with Photoshop Fantasy fixes. I could spend all day looking through her photostream and handmade textures. I contacted her about a giveaway and she has offered to primp a photo for our winner! You send her a photo and she will put you in your favorite fantasy.

About pareeerica / Parée
Currently: Newcastle, Australia
I am: Female Occupation: Entertainment Consultant

I have always been interested in Photography & Design. I love Photoshop, I have been using Photoshop CS3 Extended for around 2 years now, I am self taught. I have learnt all of what I do from online tutorials & also by “fiddling”~ I feel this is the best way to learn anything ~ keep trying until you work it out………I can’t get enough of it. I find it is a great creative outlet. It lets me go places I only dream of.

I hope to travel to Egypt one day

Treat others as you would like to be treated

Enter to win a photo fix here:

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Contest ends February 27th, 2010

Krize Prize

01 Feb, 2010 by in etsy, pin 12 comments

Our Giveaway today comes from Krize! She is also an illustrator for children’s books…

how cool is that?!
We are giving away her Little Red Riding Hood Pin

*Hello, I’m a children’s book illustrator from Lithuania, living in Spain.
Welcome all to my shop, to my World full of colours, positive emotions and strange characters!

My info:

Etsy shop:

To enter:
+1 leave your name and email address below
Additional entries:
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+2 to go to her shop on etsy and list your favorite item below
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Contest ends February 27th, 2010 Good Luck!

Alice in Wonderland Gallery

01 Feb, 2010 by in photography 1 comment

“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” p.352
quoting Alice in Wonderland

After reading “Far From You” by Lisa Schroeder you will want ot re-read Alice in Wonderland.

In the mean time enjoy our favorite Wonderland photos complied in a gallery on Flickr

Sprite Saturday Photo Giveaway

30 Jan, 2010 by in free stuff, photos, sprites 5 comments

K Pauli, another photographer on Flickr has graciously donated a photo of your choice for our February giveaways!

You can choose your favorite photo and she will mail you out a print from her


Beth (nautilus shell studios) says:
“I look forward to seeing Kirsten’s new posts…she constantly pushes herself to try new things and follow new ideas. It has been so fun to watch her photography blossom! She has also been generous in sharing some beautiful vintage frames with her Flickr friends. Keep up the good work, Kirsten…you are an inspiration!”

View Kirsten’s website online at:

To enter to Win a Print up to 8×10 of your choice:

Simply leave your name and email address in the comments below

Additional Entries:

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+1 for every retweet or sidebar…leave the links 🙂

Contest Ends Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2010.

One winner will receive a hand finished print of their choice!

Wolf Moon Giveaway

30 Jan, 2010 by in maggie stiefvater, nature photography, new moon, shiver, sisters red, Stephenie Meyer, the Dark Divine, twilight, wolves 28 comments

“Guard Duty” by Camp Crazy Photos

In honor of the amazing wolf moon last night and photography Friday, we have another awesome giveaway to announce. Several Flickr photographers have agreed to give away their photographs to our blog readers. If you are a fan of the big bad wolf in “Sisters Red”, Sam in “Shiver”, “The Dark Divine”, the “Twilight” Series, “Darklight” by Lesley Livingston, “Need” by Carrie Jones or any other Fenris book this contest is for you!

One winner will be chosen for each photo submitted. Each winner will receive the print of their choice up to an 8×10 of a wolf image! As of today, there are four photos submitted and four possible winners:

“Warning” by Camp Crazy Photos

Different Eye Colors by Jar0d


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Spirit of the Wolf by Alice Popkorn
Photostrem on Flickr
Currently: GAIA – Germany
I am: Female

for the textures only group competition#41
wolf by dobak
textures by playingwithbrushes

To enter:

Leave a comment with your name and email address +1

Leave your favorite “wolfy” book quote +2

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Good Luck, contest ends on February 10th and is open to international entries!
Winners must contact us within 48 hours of winning or a new winner will be chosen.