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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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Drawing A Day #171: Island hopping

June 14th, 2011

Island hopping may not be your idea of a dream vacation but for Mr. Dino, it’s the perfect combo of some sun, warm beaches and getting in some physical activity:

Island Hopping

If you have a holiday planned this summer, here’s hoping you find your perfect balance of a vacation.

And big thanks to lisalujewels for including our Skate Canada! in her Go Canucks Go! etsy treasury — perfect timing for this one:

Go Canucks Go! etsy treasury by lisalujewels

Fingers crossed that they pull off Game 7 — we’ll be watching!

Happy Tuesday everyone,

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Feature Friday #38: Happy Dino (Triceratops) by Becca26

April 29th, 2011
Update: Becca26’s print has been purchased and is no longer available.
To see more of Becca26’s colourful characters and wonderful artwork, please visit her shop directly. THANKS!

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More props to our fellow local etsy teamsters; this time, we’ve got Becca26 to thank! Her playful and vibrant characters are adorable… and she’s donated this adorable 8 x 10 print to our efforts — Happy Dino (Triceratops):

Rebecca actually lives just outside of Ottawa, where she enjoys doodling and walking her two miniature daschunds. She loves bringing her whimsical doodles to life in bright acrylic colours and often shows her works at local art festivals.

Thanks again, Rebecca!

As an aside, here’s a funny story about how I got my paws on this print… To begin, Rebecca reached out to us to say she’d like to make a donation, and we began a back-and-forth to figure out a hand-off. Meanwhile, friend and past-donator Amanda Sage had a book launch (she’s written and published three kids’ books now!) where Rebecca happened to be vending her prints. Amanda approached Rebecca and told her about The D.A.D. Project, at which point Rebecca said she’d already heard and offered to donate to us! From there, Amanda snagged this Dino print and hand-delivered it to my doorstep. Small world goodness, all around. Thanks for bringing things full circle, Amanda :)

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One more thanks to close off the week… This one goes to NattyLouCreations for including our Eye of the tiger print in her “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!” treasury:

And with that… have a terrific weekend, everyone!

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