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Friday, June 4, 2010

Bird Buffet give away!!!











Long time no hear, all my blogger friends, and any other who just happens to come by!
Still in Spain working away in the studio, have made a whole GANG of new plates, right now
I have the plate for the Green door Print exchange in the acid.... boy am I having fun... so fun that the urge to give something away came over me!! So we had better take advantage, right, don't be shy about signing up for the draw.... anybody and everybody are welcome!! All you need to do is leave a comment, and you are in the draw.... So..... I am giving away one of a very small edition of a reduction lino called Bird Buffet.... biggest give away I have done so far, the print, paper included measures ...little pause here, running around trying to find the piece of paper with the measurement...... hmmm..and it just come to me... what happened to mine, that I took to have framed????? I picked up the rest but not that..... huh, well, I win a trip to Malaga then... lucky me..... where were we....?? measurements... lets see, I'll give you an approximate... 50 cm x 25 cm more or less, including paper..... it's a six colour reduction print and I only got quite few prints, under 10......so don't miss the chance.....
I know, the subject matter is a tad...well....cruel....but that's life isn't it.... I could never watch nature programs, you know the kind, cute baby zebra, grazing, suckling....so cuuuute and then WHAM ...eaten by a lion.... no thanks!! it happens but hey, does that mean I want to watch it??? So what happens here you ask.... for the insect being eaten, is it not as tragic..... hmm, this requires wine, tapas and nice place to sit, let's mull it over all of us and tell me what you think!!
Look forward to hearing from you!
Very very sunny greetings from Southern Spain!

36 comments:

  1. Those birds look very cheery - but why wouldn't they, with all those tasty morsels so handy?

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  2. I think that the birds run the risk of becoming overweight, if they eat all those lucious insects you've provided - a real Birdy Banquet! So perhaps they may leave some to wriggle away and tell the tale of how they narrowly escaped being Birdy Breakfast!

    I love the lino reduction technique. I'm just working with little round plates, that I cut and print with water-based inks. I'm having such a lovely time and now have a little boxful of hand-cut stamps, which I'm quite proud of.

    I would love to win your giveaway - thank you for giving us the chance to own something so lovely!

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  3. Lovely, I love the eager expressions on those birds' faces. (And it reminds me of this afternoon - my daughter and I spent some time lying face down looking at the beasties in the grass too....).

    Would love to win!

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  4. http://meyerprints-merianbulbflowers.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi all of you..... glad to hear from you!!
    :o) Mariann

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  6. hi Mariann I adore this print,i still havent done any reduction linocut print i am thinking i will leave it to people who know what they are doing !
    hope you are keeping well
    kindest regards
    Narelle x

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  7. That's a really cool print! The creepycrawlies look very...crawly. The birds look like they are discussing which ones to eat first!

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  8. Hi Mariann, so you're still in Spain. Good to know. I'm off for the Summer and hope to see you somewhere in August. Lovely print, as always....:)Take care!

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  9. Hello, This is a sweet print, looks a lot like the view out of my window. I have a million birds eating out there right now. If I was lucky enough to win this giveaway I would put your print somewhere near here so I could see it and the real birds at the same time. I wold swear I was already a follower but I just checked and I guess I'm not. At least I wasn't, I'll fix that now. Hope your doggies are doing okay without you.

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  10. Better the birds eat the scary bugs than my freshly planted seeds.

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  11. How fun to her from all of you, am so glad you have signed up for the give away..... have a new look on my blog!! Have a great weekend all of you!! Mariann

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  12. Ok missy, I'm in! LOVE the new prints...I want to come join you so bad, but if I can't do that I'd like to win one of them there beauties!

    The talking Nancy is TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!

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  13. Posting one comment to get me in the draw!
    Still nothing witty coming to mind, but the sunshine that you sent has arrived and it is a beautiful winters day here in Perth. Chirpie chirpie
    Moira :0)

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  14. Love your print - Think these birdies might be arguing over their dinner! Like how the birds are really 'sweet' looking - though i wouldn't like to come across some of those insects :)
    Hope all's well in sunny Spain :) Alison

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  15. Terry of Puddypress ImagesJune 13, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    Ah,the early bird gets the... wait a minute! He already got it. That must "bug" the rest of them.
    Nice work you (and the early bird too!)
    Thank you for your informative videos on reduction cuts etc.

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  16. A bird buffet, I wonder what they would eat for hors d'oeuvres? Either way it looks like they are having fun! Thanks for alerting me to your blog post, love to see what you're up to and am happy to enter into this contest!

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  17. I love birds, and the fact that they eat bugs, well, as you say (or was is John Prine?), that's the way the world goes 'round. It's a wonderful print and I have just the place for it!

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  18. As they say 'the early bird gets the worm' or in this case, alot of creepy crawlies as well. This is lovely and my 2 girls LOVE bugs so would enjoy this. The youngest especially is always drawing pictures of caterpillars which makes a change from fairy's and pricesses. Already at 3 and 5 their drawings are better than mine. Love to win this in your competition.

    Ellen [Room to Read volunteer]

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  19. The bugs look delicious! As does your linocut - you are the queen of reduction linos. ;-D

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  20. thanks for inviting me to join your giveaway! i would love to win this!

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  21. Ready steady GO!
    They can eat all the bugs they want.
    Please put me in the draw, I wont say NO!

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  22. Hi Mariann! How could I have ALMOST missed an opportunity to win this charming (and funny!) print! Go birdies!! PLEASE put my name in the pot - I love it! And did I read correctly? You WON a trip to Malaga? I have now turned a lovely shade of green. ;) Can I post your giveaway on my blog? Just let me know! xoxo Pam

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  23. Found your post visiting yoborobo's blog.
    Very cool print!

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  24. Hi Mariann....
    So happy to have found you. I came over from Pam's Blog (yoborobo). Your giveaway looked so inviting. Being a bird lover, I couldn't pass up the chance. Please enter me.
    I read some back posts and it looks like you lead a very exciting life. I've become a follower now so I can keep up with the excitement and your beautiful art.
    ♥ audrey

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  25. Hey, I love the birds! I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! The poor bugs becoming a tasty buffet does not bother me at all.

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  26. Big thanks to Pam, for posting my give away! and hello to all new friends...you are so welcome, and mountain girl... that's my thinking....
    and Audrey.... yes, exciting, looking forward to a peaceful summer in my studio, getting back blogging and making art!

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  27. I love your print! I love birds and bugs! Well, I wasn't too fond of the crows when they took the eggs from a mallard's nest near my front door last week. But they make nice subject for prints! Sign me up if it isn't too late!

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  28. I adore this print and love your dogs on the beach one too. you have a born talent

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  29. I am so happy to see so many of you joining in my give away! It'll be fun fun draw....

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  30. I would love to be included in this draw! Love the prints! Your blog is so gorgeous. Sam

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  31. NEAT Giveaway!! If it is still open, I would love to be added into the fun! Hope you are well!! :-)

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  32. I might be too late, but here I am anyway. Love the birds, but those poor little bugs! At least they are forever uneaten in this lovely print!

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  33. This is me entering Lynne in the draw, do you know someone you think you should enter, someone who has done something really nice and should be rewarded?

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  34. What an adorable print! My kids wold especially love this! I am working up the nerve to try a reduction lino print... I'll get there eventually!

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  35. Lovely! Just found your blog AND squeaking under the wire for a giveaway? Sweet!

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  36. Getting ready to do the draaaaaaaaawwwww!!!!

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