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Superlative Etsy Finds #2: Jesus Collages, Colorful Chameleons & Orphaned Robots

Jesus Saves the Sea Creatures

You have art on your walls, right? Knick-knacks on your shelves? Do you actually like it, or is it there because 1) you bought it in college at the poster sale and just haven’t gotten rid of it yet, or B) you have to have something decorative around your place, and even though that ceramic dog your aunt gave you is hideous, it is Art (mostly) and can fill space on a shelf? If you do not have art that you actually like, don’t worry–there’s plenty out there to enrich the spaces you live in. And a good place to start in our internet age is Etsy, which features thousands of independent artists making amazing work.

So here we are. Each week I’m going to stop in and share some things that caught my eye.

Unusual Cards is our first pick this week, and even before you see her work, you know you’re in good hands when you read the beginning of her artist’s profile: “Born in the Arctic tundra in 1952, artist Francesca Berrini was raised by polar bears until the age of seven. Her interest in art began to develop immediately after being captured by an an oil exploration team. Unable to speak or read, she proved adept at creating humorous sculptures out of seal carcasses and beer cans.” Francesca’s collages, hand-cut from vintage illustrations, are exquisitely wrong in all the right ways, and the recurring theme of Jesus hanging with dinosaurs in her prints warms our Creation Museum-loving hearts.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:36+00:00 May 27th, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

Superlative Etsy Finds #1: Fighting Pods, Vacationing Animals & Comfy Pillows

As an artist and craftsperson myself, I find Etsy to be a remarkable marketplace because there is not only something for everyone to be found there, but also the widest range of artistic endeavors, from beautiful creations that would be at home in a grand palace to things that would scare my dog. If you’re interested in the latter, Regretsy is an excellent resource for the WTF items found there. Always excited about good art, however, I prefer looking at the amazing-in-a-good-way items. There’s just a ton of good art and craft out there, and it should be shared and enjoyed.

So here we are. Each week I’m going to stop in and share some things that caught my eye.

This week’s first pick is from an artist who lives in Germany, near an area where Grimm’s Seven Dwarves apparently resided (which is pretty cool). The Curious Printery specializes in Victorian-era images printed onto pages from antique books. They have many mind-boggling collaged images, but this was the one that first caught my eye: Lady vs. Octopus Kraken. I’m a sucker for antique and vintage items to begin with, but the subject matter of this collage is just fabulous. Not only is our very proper heroine going up against a giant octopus (who inexplicably is not located in any body of water), but she’s about to face it with a bow and arrow. Perhaps she was Hawkeye’s great-grandmother. Whatever her background, I’m betting she’ll win this battle.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:52+00:00 May 20th, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

The Bark of Victory!

Dog With Ribbons

According to Jim Season 4 goes to Travis Klinger of Pennsylvania, Patrick Denson of South Carolina, and Cathy Espinoza of California.

Lifetime Original: Gone will be going to Tiffany Covarrubias of Indiana.

Willie Heckman of Nebraska is off to see the wizard with Yellowbrickroad.

Wayne Lindquist of California, Vanessa Pride of Ontario and Samuel Fried of Virginia will be consulting The Lincoln Lawyer shortly.

Horatio Hornblower will be soon appearing on the horizons of Thomas Cano of Oklahoma.

Goblin will be darkening the door of Laura Marinelli of Georgia, Victor Perrin of Michigan and Richard Lorenc of Florida.

Zin Zin Zin a Violin will be playing the heartstrings of Marvin Eidson of Missouri, Dorothy Middleton of Illinois and Cheryl Steinmann of Wisconsin.

The Thomas Hardy Collection will be collected shortly by Toni O’Connell of Arizona

Way of the West will be heading in multiple directions, to see Karen Beckham of New Hampshire, Bryan Wheels of Wyoming, and Matthew Tyler of Nevada.

And Storage Wars Season 1 is going to get stored at the domicile of Todd Vella of New York.

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:36:26+00:00 October 18th, 2011|Contests|3 Comments

Our Winners Outwin Everything… Including Three Dogs and an Awesome Hat

Three dogs and awesome hat!

Jose Lopez of Michigan can wear the dashing Space Invaders Strike Back t-shirt.

Empire of Assassins can teach Hannah Benson of Alabama, Steve Blankenbaker of Idaho, and Kyra Troyan of California some new moves.

Doug Hall of Rhode Island and Albert Baker of Delaware can borrow a cup of sugar from Girls Next Door Season 6.

Kenneth George of Delaware, Stephen Wilson of Ontario, Joe Mueller of Wisconsin can rock out with Roxette Greatest Hits.

PJs Season 2 will be inviting Pierre Martin of Calfornia, Dani Thomas of Arkansas, and Amy Taylor of Tennessee to the party.

Three great tastes that taste great together! The Guns, Germs, & Steel Audiobook goes to Herb Andrews of South Carolina.

Mitch Berne of Pennsylvania, Marty Costa of Massachusetts, and Robert Turney of Texas can ask a favor of The Last Godfather.

Robert Miller of North Carolina gets the Nerdcore tee.

Marla Levi of New Jersey, Eric Ivins of Georgia, and Brian Kautz of Michigan will be battling evil with Witchville .

The Maine Audiobook goes to Jolie Masterson of Tennessee.

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

By | 2017-09-24T22:36:32+00:00 October 13th, 2011|Contests|2 Comments

Our Winners Hit the Kill Screen!

Pac-Man kill screen

Jackboots on Whitehall will be goose-stepping over to Laura Smoot of Mississippi, Alex Rich of New York, and Jerry Bottoms of Kentucky

Madison Roland of Kentucky, Paula Anderson of New Jersey and Lonnie Mahurin of Oklahoma should dig out some perfume or light a candle: because the DVD title is a warning, after all. They’ve won I’m Dirty & I Stink.

Christopher Baker of Tennessee and Eileen Lammers of Missouri have clear skies ahead despite the fact they’ve won Turbulent Skies.

House of Payne Volume 8 will be welcoming a new neighbor, namely Jack Beatty of Massachusetts.

We hope Marty Carter of Missouri and Ann Marie Brown of Alberta like their DVDs Medium Raw…because that’s what they just won.

Johnny Strait of Oregon has a date with American history and America: The Story of Us.

The Scream of the Banshee will be keeping Ronald Richards of Florida, Nikki Bennett of South Dakota and Sherry Fitzpatrick of Michigan awake.

The Robopocalypse will be witnessed by Regina Lemmons of Virginia.

And Jim Corham of Hawaii, Paula Tavernie of Alabama and Mary Lake of South Dakota will be undertaking The Task.

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

By | 2017-09-24T22:36:37+00:00 October 11th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners Are Walking on Air!

Walking on Air

Jeremy Fulcher of South Carolina, Gregory Lunsford of Kansas, and Rosa Wilford of Ontario will be waking up with Dr. Who: The Awakening

Arthur Treat of Utah will be feeling no guilt with Guilty Hearts

The CTI Records prize pack will be soaring towards Daniel Wiles of Maryland

The Cthulhu Tequila T-Shirt will be slithering over to Catherine Copeland of Georgia

Take Me Home Tonight will be going home with Harry Creel of Ohio, Steve DeMare of New York, and Joanne Ritter of Ohio

Kristina Sauer of Indiana will be kicking butt with Tekken

Good Night Gorilla will be cuddling under the covers with Megan Jorge of California, John MacArthur of Minnesota, and G. Renier of Wisconsin

Charles Conover of Oklahoma, Susan Sheppard of Georgia, and Randal Winters of Florida will be fighting monsters with Dylan Dog

Veronica Gooden of Louisiana wins the Lifetime Original prize pack

Judy Deboer of Florida, Matthew Smithers of Virginia, and Richard Hinson of Alabama can have stop-motion fun with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 3

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:01+00:00 October 6th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Our Winners Are Ready for Sweater Weather!

sheep

Courtney Hedden of California, Ruth Vick of Ohio, and George Barksdale of New Hampshire will be living the life with Sweet Life on DVD

Dog the Bounty Hunter: Family will be busting in on Terry Seward of British Columbia

Henry Rummel of North Dakota will be swimming around with Underwater Universe: Season 1

Blood Night: Legend of Mary Hatchet will be going to Robyn Conrad of Pennsylvania

Billy the Exterminator Season 3 can smush some vermin with Scott Sasaki of Texas

Eric Carlson of Wisconsin can show pride for the Doc with the Real McCoy T-Shirt

Wild Cherry will be getting crazy with Tom Kaplan of Indiana and Regina Schoen of Michigan

Lena Cofer of Arizona will reign supreme with Dinocroc vs. Supergator

Move over, Mayor McCheese–Mayor Cupcake goes to Lane Hall of Oklahoma, Clark Franks of Mississippi, Alex Liang of New York, Jason Hines of Kentucky, and Cindy Thurman of Arkansas

It’s getting chilly for Olivia Leland of New Jersey, who has won Cold Day in Hell

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:03+00:00 October 5th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Now Is The Time…to Win Stuff!

Victory poster

Are we the only ones who wonder if they're sharing a single pair of legs...?

Boondock Saints will be going to Albert Creekmore of Maryland, Martin Sartin of Arizona, and Norman Traynor of Michigan

Becky Sites of Texas and Craig Gibbs of Ontario will be exploring Cyrus: The Mind of a Serial Killer

Cedar Rapids will be rushing down to Antonio Farkas of Tennessee, Shirley Boisvert of New York, and Kelly Skibbe of Illinois

It’s scary time with Nic Cage for Lisa Mattison of Ohio, William Halpern of Nevada, and Chad Feinberg of New Jersey, who have won Season of the Witch

Lynne DuGuay of New York will be seeing double with the Doppelganger Double Stout T-shirt

Tim & Eric Awesome Show Season 5 DVDs are going to the awesome Carrie Schuster of Georgia, Gina Leo of California, and Joseph Morton of North Carolina

Andrew Arrington of Florida, Adrienne Marinelli of Wyoming, and Sheila Cohen of Maryland will be Bending All the Rules

Golden Years: David Bowie vs. KCRW CDs go to Michael McLane of Pennsylvania and Shelley Frontiero of Massachusetts

Put your dancing shoes on- Kristin Peachey of Kansas, *Frank Guertin of Vermont, and Kay Lettner of Wisconsin have won Immigration Tango

Roy Treadwell of British Colombia can enjoy the Peter Tosh Legacy Editions CDs

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

By | 2017-09-24T22:37:35+00:00 September 20th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments
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Clear Seas Ahead for Our Winners!

The Tall Ships Races

It’s a Biutiful day in the neighborhood for Nicholas Capron of Delaware, Tamara Santos of California, and Mike Rogers of Missouri

Iain Bowers of Florida, Gene Kinney of Ontario, and Jeanette Iman of Alabama will be basking in Arizona Bay with American: The Bill Hicks Story

The True Grit big winner of the grilling prize pack is Kristy Radcliffe of Washington. Christopher Menard of Tennessee and Jose Searles of California will be getting Blu-rays of the film

Raymond Corum of Nebraska will be hanging backstage with The Band and their prize pack

Pros and Ex-Cons will be kicking some butt with Matthew Dorris of Indiana, Dawn Small of Ohio, and Michael Holmes Of New Jersey

Paul Gillingham of Newfoundland can make magic with the Make Believe prize pack

Squidbillies Vol. 4 will be slithering over to Misty Beatty of Kentucky, Aaron Flournoy of Iowa, and Rose Kell of Louisiana

Tami Rogers of Washington gets the Korova Milk Bar T-shirt

The Green Lantern USB prize pack goes to Kristen Davis of Ohio

John Payton of Nebraska, Sara Beranek of Wisconsin, and Philip Matthews of Florida can boogie down with EMI’s Now That’s What I Call Music 38 & Now That’s What I Call The 80s Hits CD set

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:39+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Back to School for Our Winners!

An unruly pupil's first day at school

Mr. Tumnus will be welcoming Anita Toney of New Mexico, Billy Benson of Pennsylvania, and Robert Warrick of Connecticut into Narnia with The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Rosa Turk of Georgia, Kay Waters of Nebraska, and Jeff Mcneil of North Carolina will be battling alien arachnids with Dr. Who: Planet of the Spiders

Emma Hawes of Missouri can catch some Lifetime bio-drama with William and Kate

The Madagascar Blu-rays go to Erika Trotter of Texas, Curtis Glidden of Oregon, and Wilma Horan of California

Kelley Schroeder of Missouri will be showing her pride for the Pods with a Miskatonic University T-Shirt

The Glades Season 1 will be sharing the sunshine with Jeanne Abbey of Ontario and Harry Shivers of Virginia

Burn Notice Season 4 and White Collar Season 2 can share their wacky hijinks with Judy Brainard of Illinois

Myra Strom of Colorado will be delving into the past with Ancient Aliens: Season 2

Catherine Bills of Florida, Michelle Marlow of New York, and Marion Watson of Indiana get the N-Secure DVDs

Company Men will be working with Juan Lacey of Louisiana

Congrats to all the winners. Don’t see your name up there? Don’t panic. There are plenty of chances to win. Just a reminder–you can enter up to once a day (but no more than once a day, please) per household. Find our contests here. Our become a fan of our contests on Facebook. And hey: subscribe to our contest feed so you don’t miss a single chance to enter — the day you miss entering might have been Your Day!

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:43+00:00 September 16th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments