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Feature Friday #49: Tan Dog Cupcake Earrings by Twine Birds

August 19th, 2011

Back in June, we featured a pair of blue cupcake with purple flower earrings which were generously donated by Connie of Twine Birds. We’ve been lucky enough to receive a second donation from this fellow T.E.S.T. member which we showcase today: a pair of tan dog cupcake earrings carefully hand-crafted in polymer clay:

Dog cupcake earrings donation by Twine Birds

Since Twine Birds’ last feature, she has participated in three art-related events in Toronto: Parkdale Bazaar, Paint-A-Thon and Big on Bloor.  Aside from these events and her Etsy shop, Twine Birds’ products will be now sold at Atomic Cupcakes, in Waterdown, Ontario starting mid-August as well as in an online curated shop called ‘With Heart!’.

Connie plans on continuing Twine Birds after the summer months while she is back in school studying Urban Planning. Her future hopes for Twine Birds is to continue to branch outside of events and her online Etsy shop into local cupcake shops and bakeries.

If you would like to learn more about Twine Birds, please check out the following links:

- at her website (www.twinebirds.com);
- at her etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwineBirds);
- on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TwineBirds);
- on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/TwineBirds)

Thanks again for all your support and double generosity Connie. And congrats on all your new ventures — very exciting!

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Drawing A Day #185: Hippie chick

August 16th, 2011

It’s feeling like a groovy kind of day – I think Hippie chick agrees:

Hippie chick
Peace out, folks!

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Feature Friday Donation #48. Euoplocephalus linocut by minouette

August 12th, 2011

We have yet another generous contribution from T.E.S.T., the etsy group we joined a couple of months ago! Today’s Feature Friday donation is by none other than the captain of the group, minouette, who has graciously donated one of her fantastic Euoplocephalus linocuts which she designed and hand-printed:

Euoplocephalus linocut by minouette

Minouette likes to say she’s a scientist by day and printmaker by night. Her shop is filled with block printed items: fine art and printed textiles, mainly pillows and stuffed animals. She thinks of her shop as a cabinet of curiosity. It’s filled with all sorts of animals (from microorganisms to jellyfish to giraffes to dinosaurs). She’s also inspired by the history of science and has a series of portraits of scientists. She’s also interested in myths and legends people use to explain natural phenomena, and has a complete set of Chinese Zodiac animals. When she isn’t making block prints, she likes to spent as much time as possible on the ocean. She works as a marine geophysics, building machines to help image what’s below the ocean floor.

You can keep up with and see more of minouette’s awesome original artwork:

- in her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/minouette – it’s all pretty fabulous!
- on her blog: minouette.blogspot.com/
- on twitter: twitter.com/#!/minouette
- on Facebook: www.facebook.com/things.from.secret.minouette.places

Thanks again for getting in touch and donating one of your beautiful works, minouette – we’re really thrilled to feature it today.

Happy weekend everyone!!

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