Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced!!

A giant THANK YOU to everyone who responded so kindly to my last blog post!  I appreciate all your encouraging words as I embark on this great adventure called self-employment.  It really is a dream come true.  And although it comes with it's many difficulties, I have a feeling that I'm going to love every minute of it.  I plan to heed everyone's advice in terms of shop improvement.  I look forward to seeing the changes take place, in my shop, and in me.  The confidence I've often lacked in self promotion will hopefully be a thing of the past.  Here I come world!!! (with a helmet on)
without further ado: by way of an online random number generator, I've picked a winner for my wonderful first ever giveaway...........drum roll please..........The winner is ALISHA POGUE!!!  Congratulations, Alisha, thank you for entering!  I hope we're able to meet someday soon as well, I love making acquaintances with other Portland creatives.  I'll be in touch with you about your winnings.

So with my newfound freedom (busy as it may be) I managed to whip up these fantastic little morsels of seduction:
I am completely obsessed with Oregon blueberries right now, and rightfully so.  They're plump, juicy and delightfully sweet.  So easy to pop a few in your mouth every time you crack open the fridge.  I picked some up at the farmer's market on Saturday, ate half the container, and then paused.  I needed to experience these sweets in a new and different way, something beyond the muffin and pancake of yore.  So I sifted through some recipes and came upon this one.  The pictures attached to the recipe on her blog caught me immediately.  With her gorgeous photographs, she had me at first sight, assisted by tantalizing, mouth watering descriptions to playfully tempt your taste buds.  
I luckily had all the ingredients on hand, including a ripe lemon to replace the cinnamon and vanilla.  I can hardly imagine a blueberry with out it's lemon-y counterpart.  It's like Sonny without Cher, and we all know how that turned out.   So I joyfully grated my lemon peel into the sugar before the initial creaming.  Results?  Outstanding.  I have testimonials from more than a dozen hungry softball players who say this cookie was IT. These fat drops of deliciousness were devoured on the spot.  I assure you I will make these again and again, until berry season comes to a sad and unfortunate close.  You should too.

Aside from baking, I've been hard at work in the ol' studio.  Here are a few new items I've added to my Society6 shop for you to enjoy.

(I really like this one)

I will be making some of these into prints and cards that will soon be available in my etsy shop and beyond, so keep your eyes out for the goods.  Okay, my time is up for today, time to run to physical therapy!  Keep on keepin' on, loves!
Until next time......


  1. Yay! I just checked in on your blog again and am SO excited to have won your art. I'll be at the Pig Party today and we can meet :)

  2. Those blueberry cookies are making me drool. Great to see that you are pumping out the work. I have m eye on a piece and hope it makes it to your Etsy Shop soon.


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