Friday, May 13, 2011

Winner and Trip to The American Art Museum

Well, this week has been a busy one to say the least! We have started packing and our apartment looks....well, bare and messy. I think we're up to 34 boxes packed. And even though it's a lot of work, I'm enjoying the process and am excited for summer to be underway. We'll head out to Minnesota to visit Karl's family and then to a music festival for about a month...But enough about that!

I am very excited to announce the winner of the giveaway: Moriah of Josiah's Nest! She will be winning this handcrafted flower necklace.

Recently, we took a trip to the American Art Museum in New Britain, CT. On Saturday mornings between 10-12 it's free and we were more than happy to take advantage of that. Set in a residential neighborhood, it's quite startling to see the modern building:

A large wall designed from disposable paper and plastic cups- each one separately secured on to the wall. (there was a tv showing slides of the mounting process)

A close up of the green section (my favorite color!)

I believe I am about 25 cups tall!

The museum also contained paintings....from the neck down it's female...

I loved this painting! The water in this picture looks like it's actually wet. I love the crest of the wave.

A marvelous glass works piece.

He looked SO real! 

Of course the museum had a lot of these patriotic themed ones, which I also love!

So that was our little trip! Quite fun for a rainy Saturday morning.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Birthday Giveaway!

To celebrate my 25th birthday, I'm doing my first giveaway! I'm hoping to get more followers and  business in my etsy shop (found here: FifteenevergreenOnEtsy). I had meant to post this on Monday, but haven't been able to find the time to actually take the pictures, load them and post them. My excuse is that we don't have internet in our apartment. (That's right, or any TV. Or text messaging on our phones. We save our money and buy Chipotle Burritos instead ;) )

Last week I spent some time making new products for my etsy shop. The giveaway necklace is one of them. Like it?

The grey flowers are made of a wool/felt blend, and the red flower (as well as the red centers) are merino wool from upcycled Banana Republic material.

All three flowers are mounted on a silver clasp chain.

So here's how to enter the giveaway: 
1. Follow this blog and leave a comment
For additional entries:
2. Tweet it
3. Share it with your friends on facebook
4. Share it with your readers on your blog

The giveaway starts today and ends in 1 week on Wednesday, May 11th at midnight. I'll select a winner using a random selector website and announce it on Friday, yes Friday May 13th. (something good should happen on that day!) Just make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Also, leave separate comments if you tweet, facebook or blog about it!

Let the fun begin!