Is it really here already? That last holiday weekend of summer? That last chance for family getaways before school starts, the last chance to wear white (is that even a rule any more? I'm too much of a klutz to wear white so I have no idea) ummm . . . what else? Well, it's my last chance for the little giveaway I'd sort of planned on doing - um, well (shuffles feet, mumbles) around the Fourth of July, and still get away with calling it a summer thing.
So here we go . . . let's have a giveaway, shall we?
You've seen my American Beauty fabric group. You've heard me talking about it. It's been around all year already - maybe you've even made something with it (if so I'd love to see pictures and share them in the gallery!). It's been around long enough already that I just wrapped up final details on designs for a follow-up group. Wait, what?! That's a secret! Sshhh, don't tell anyone yet! I'll share more about this later, when it's official and details are available - but for now, this one's between me and you, ok?
So anyway, American Beauty has been on my mind again a little bit lately hah, who am I kidding, it's all I've thought about for weeks. True story: I was out this past weekend seeing friends I haven't seen in months (it happens, not often - but it does). When asked "so what have you been up to lately?" I stood there with a blank look on my face and said, "I've been drawing paisley." Because honestly, that's all I could remember doing, ever. Just. Drawing. Paisley.
Anyway, before I go and give away any more secrets about things no one is supposed to know yet, let's get back to this:
Here are some of my original watercolor and colored-pencil drawings I created last year, next to the actual fabric.
It's fascinating to me how my art translates to screen-printed cotton.
They do a beautiful job, don't they?
Um? Get to it Beth, you mentioned a giveaway?
Oh yeah, that's what I'm doing here. Something shiny always catches my eye...
So how would you like an extra-bonus fat quarter-bundle of American Beauty?* "Extra-bonus" because it not only includes all 18 coordinates, but 2 24-inch panels as well.
Oh what fun you could have making stuff with this!
To enter the drawing for this bundle, just leave a comment on this post, and tell me what your favorite thing has been about this summer. That's it!*
You have until Saturday night to enter, and I'll draw a name on Sunday morning.*
In the meantime, can we just discuss once again how long paisley takes to draw? Humor me. As if I hadn't mentioned it before.
Like, a really, really long time. Really it does. But I'll admit: I sort of really, really love doing it. There's something so peaceful and meditative about obsessing over this kind of creative detail. I'm all about that. Just don't try to make light, friendly, easy (or at all interesting) conversation with me afterward, or you'll be sorry you did.
Ok, I'll stop now - leave a comment, enter the drawing*, and enjoy your holiday weekend everyone!
* for this giveaway I can ship to US addresses only please! Thank you!