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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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Feature Friday Donation #46: Midsummer journal & hair elastic set by thunderpeep designs

July 8th, 2011

Michelle of thunderpeep designs is another local talent I met through the etsy group T.E.S.T. and is our Feature Friday artist this week. She was kind enough to reach out and donate this cool Midsummer journal and hair elastic set:

Journal and hair elastic donation by thunderpeep designs

Thunderpeep designs started as a hobby because Michelle still loves sending and receiving letters in her regular old mailbox (I totally agree – fun mail is a great thing). Being a designer who loves the old skool art of hand lettering, she started making her own cards with goofy sayings for all her friends. This eventually included her other passion: Scandinavian-inspired illustration and textile design. Michelle’s little company is now evolving and includes all sorts of fun stationary goods, with quirky sayings, nature-inspired drawings and her own fabric creations.

You can see more of Michelle’s fun and original work and find out what else she’s up to:

Thanks again for your donation Michelle, and glad we got to grab some lunch when we met up!


The D.A.D. Project will be on vacation next week but stay posted for our next drawing coming at you the week of July 18th … take care in the meantime! Hope everyone has a great weekend :)

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