The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I love Swaps and a Giveaway

I do love a package arriving in the mail
Especially one as eagerly anticipated as this one

And inside a veritable cornucopia
of delights
So glad I mentioned to Jack Oudyn
when we were conversing
about the Xanthorrhoea resin
he had purchased from my Etsy shop
that I am always open to idea of an exchange

I could not be happier with my end of the bargain

and here they are in their new location on my inspiration wall

And now above there is a tantalising (I hope)
glimpse of a collaboration
I am entering into with Jack
Two little plaster books
about to go in the mail
for him to have a play with

It has also come to my attention
that I have passed 300 posts
and that I am fast approaching 60 000
page views here on the blog
and I know a few people visit
in fact one of my blog friends
popped into the studio yesterday

But anywho
to celebrate I think
a giveaway
is most defintiely in order
Not sure exactly what will be in it
But I do know that
the little book of teabags
seen in this blogpost
will be included
Leave a comment if you wish to be in the draw
which will happen hmmm
lets give you a bit of time
October 30th
P.S. the giveaway is growing looks like it will all be teabag related
I am making lots of tea bag samples
which will be included

x te


Dorie said...

I've been following you for a long time too, you're ceramic buttons are still in use. It's about time that you spread your wings and fly to Europe once. I still hope we will meet eachother once..

Trace Willans said...

Oh I plan to come over Dorie it is just a matter of when. I look forwrd to playing together sometime in the hopefully not too distant future. x te

Velma Bolyard said...

after playing with that magic potion at nature's colours, i've wondered about it...anyway, it's nifty to see what you two are up to.

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Trace - great swap outcome! I'll leave this comment in the hope that I might be considered for the giveaway draw! Hope all goes well...

gerfiles said...

Hello... I enjoy greatly what you're doing with tea bags (and other things...), not wasting one bit of my morning + afternoon tea myself...;) - so, yes, please count me in!! Greetings from Berlin, H.G.

Jill said...

I've enjoyed visiting your blog for some time now...I work with tea bags also and am intrigued by your book. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Most definitely a tantalising glimpse, will follow this with interest.

Mo Crow said...

Hi Trace, love what you are doing with your books & natural pigments.

jan b. said...

What a delightful and intriguing book you created with those teabags! How marvelous it would be to see and examine first hand.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to be entered into the 'give-away'!
Your blog has been tempting me to stick a toe into the realm of natural pigment painting..... eloniu 46

Marie said...

Hi Trace,
thanks for the resins, i hope to get to the grampians and do more than just collect yummy things to poaint with

Jo Murray said...

Have just been deconstructing teabags for my friend, sculptor, Kim Schoenberger and think I love them. I would certainly love a little teabag work of art.....particularly one of yours.

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Everything looks wonderful ... glad I dropped by for a visit right when you are planning a giveaway ... maybe I'll get lucky ... I have a boxed filled with teabags, emptied and flattened and bundled in piles ... it has been waiting for me for an awfully long time ... seeing yours makes me want to run upstairs and start doing something with them ... but, no, it's not yet time.

I wonder, after fifty years or more of drinking quite a bit of tea every day, why did I stop about two years ago?

cynthia said...

I've been saving teabags for a while and just waiting for the right moment to move forward with seeing your process. Please enter me in the giveaway!

Trace Willans said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Morna I don't drink tea but luckily my husband drinks vast quantities.

Cynthia, teabags a re such fun to play with as they are not supposedly precious at all.

Giving tea bags away JO!!! Not anymore I hope.

Marie, It would be wonderful to spend a week with you at the Gramps.

Trembling, once the toe goes in there is no going in back.

Am currently preparing for the big draw, thank you all for entering

x te