Friday, October 21, 2011

100 Heart Giveaway *EDIT* Winner announced

Hi, guys and gals ^^

To celebrate 100 hearts on my Etsy shop, I'm having this giveaway/contest.
In order to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post. You'll have until Monday (Oct. 24, 11:59 p.m. EST) to enter. I'll be randomly drawing two winners.

The first prize is an original ACEO* watercolor painting from me of Princess Zelda (because I'm so excited for Skyward Sword to come out.)

The second prize drawing is for a 4"x6" print of my watercolor ocelot painting. 

Good luck to everyone!

*ACEO stands for Art, Cards, Editions and Originals. They are 2.5"x3.5" in size.

Using a random number generator, the two winners are:

For the Zelda painting:
Comment 4.
CraftyMoose Crafts

For the Ocelot Print:
Comment 2.


Winners, please get in touch with me so I can mail your prizes out to you. You can find out how to do so via my About Me tab at the top of my blog or at my profile link on the right.

:) Thank you, again, to everyone who entered.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This past weekend, I went to New York Comic Con. I had a really great time. For a fuller review, you can visit my podcast's website.

*drum roll, please*


Today is finally the day I get to change my Etsy shop name. Previously, I had been using a username for the shop that I use on a bunch of art sites. I thought that was a really good idea for maybe two minutes (okay, I'm exaggerating a bit) but the point is I didn't like it after a while. It was a name that I threw together from something I heard on t.v. It wasn't me. It wasn't my brand.

After waiting patiently all morning for the Etsy admins to give everyone the green light, it's now changed. I decided to make a new banner, too, to mark the occasion.

I think the cat better represents my shop compared to the knitting needles. There's still an element of knitting in the banner, though. I don't think I could ever get rid of it. The background is an abstraction of a knit one, purl one ribbing.

When I went to New York for comic con, I also stopped by one of my favorite yarn shops: School Products. I bought three skeins of their beautiful lace weight merino yarn. I'm finishing up a lace shawl, a Laminaria from, and after that, I plan to knit a cardigan with my new yarn. Gosh, I love getting new yarn.

I have two new comic projects lined up to work on and a couple of projects being sent to publishers.
I have 98 hearts on my Etsy shop. When I reach 100, I'm going to be throwing another giveaway. I'll pick two winners this time. The first will win an original ACEO and the second will win a print of my "Ocelot" painting that you can find for sale in my shop.

Here is a detail of my ocelot.

And here is my clue as to what the original ACEO painting will be: she is a princess