Wednesday, October 28, 2009

playlist and a giveaway: with michele maule

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gosh.
i just adore michele maule's artwork.

the modern nostalgia.
the colour palette. the fusing of text with various media in such an artful, artful ways.
*sigh!*
and i have the hunch you might just love it, too!

{and now you can WIN a print for yourself! read on!}


& here's an interesting little tidbit for you: not only does our family own a michele maule original artwork (that we love!) but heavens to betsy, it's such a glorious feeling walking into someone's home and seeing original artwork by an artist you love, isn't it? and now that has delightfully happened to us twice. i love it!
i guess that's the power of an amazing artist! to reach admirers far + wide in such a beloved way.

so i hope you'll visit michele's beautiful shop, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you peruse her insightful blog, that's filled with glorious insights into her process and her works in progress. and sit back and listen to the playlist that inspires her art!






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dj: michele maule

playlist theme: Songs to Paint to!



1. Karen O and the Kids - Igloo

2. Tender Forever - My Love

3. Michael Cera and Ellen Page - anyone else but you

4. Mates of State - My Only Offer

5. PJ Harvey - You Said Something

6. Cocorosie - By Your Side

7. The White Stripes - We're Gonna Be Friends

8. The Clash - Lost in the Super Market

9. The Blow - Parentheses

10. Death Can for Cutie - Diamond and a Tether

in michele's own words: "I love music. It's a huge part of my process and my work. So many bands and musicians influence me and inspire me, and making art would be much harder for me if I didn't have music to listen to. These are just some of the bands that I listen to daily. There are so many more, and it's hard for me to just pick ten! I hope you enjoy it."

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i love it, michele! your playlist is as wonderfully eclectic as your work! and now, while you're checking out these great tunes, see what michele is offering one lucky rikrak studio reader....

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the michele maule giveaway!
one lucky reader will win

a gorgeous print of the work: I hope it's okay


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here's how to enter the giveaway!
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1. go visit the lovely michele maule shop
... take a look around ... come back here and leave a comment in this post about your favourite inspiring goodie from her shop & why.= 1 entry

2.
leave us a comment on YOUR FAVE eclectic song you love to craft or make art to!

... = 1 entry

3. visit the how to draw a cup of coffee blog and leave her a comment on a post
... then come back here and tell us about it. = 1 entry.

4. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here. please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :) = 1 more possible entry.


5. blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here.= 1 more possible entry

6. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 1 more possible entry.

7. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.. thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 6 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the michele maule giveaway will be chosen on
tuesday november 3rd @ 9pm EST.
d) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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be inspired, cuties! {and don't forget: still time to enter the sponsor's shopping spree giveaway + i hope to see you tomorrow (thurs.) LIVE for my little workshop in the Etsy Virtual Labs! woohoo!}

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102 comments:

  1. I love this little green typewriter print http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32960248 - because it's so sweet, and also because I have a typewriter just like it!

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  2. I commented on michelle's blog here: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8594913121104990120&postID=6953018206560382025&page=1

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  3. and, I've tweeted :) http://twitter.com/littlereddoor/status/5231793041

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  4. I really love the Little Red Coat print! It's perfect and makes me so happy! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31564922

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  5. Have you heard Honey Honey's Little Toy Gun? It's a totally fun song and totally inspires me!

    Oh...and, Lost in the Supermarket may be one of the greatest songs EVER!

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  6. I left a comment on her blog!

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  7. ohhh i love her stuff so much... i love that she likes death cab and karen o - two of my FAVES.

    I've been listening to the new tegan and sara song hell! is awesome

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  8. love this reproduction print. why? my daughter wore a similar little red coat when she was about 6 months old. adorable!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31564922

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  9. love the blues.

    slim harpo's "i'm a king bee" is one of my favs.

    http://www.amazon.com/Best-Slim-Harpo/dp/B000005KPX

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  10. visited michelle's blog and left her a comment here...

    http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/days-are-getting-shorter.html

    *heart* SENDAK and of course his most famous book... "where the wild things are".

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  11. tweet, tweet!

    http://twitter.com/candicemclean/status/5233550069

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  12. ooh, i have had my eye on michele maule for awhile now! I LOVE the colors and forms in the 3 water towers print. So pretty!

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  13. my favorite song for crafting is 'The Glitter' by Jessie Baylin. We saw her open for Marc Broussard a about a year ago and she's terrific :)

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  14. Oh! Talk about hard to choose!

    I do love the socks & shoes in this one; http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22863531

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  15. It is so hard to narrow down my music choices to just one song! As for eclectic, I've been playing the Juno soundtrack ragged since I got it so I'm going to have to pick something from there...


    Ugh! So hard!

    "A Well Respected Man" - The Kinks.

    There!

    I chose!

    I hope you're happy!

    ;)

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  16. Commented on Michele's blog! (...and happily so might I add!)

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  17. I am absolutely in love with the It Will Be Ok original artwork. I am a seamstress and the images of the thread spool are so endearing. I am also a teacher and an oddball in my own way and absolutely understand how that little spool of white thread feels...and I also believe it will be ok. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  18. This is so ridiculous; I don't listen to music on purpose--I am hard of hearing so I never cultivated an appreciated for it; but what I do love is the sound of people screaming as they fight zombies. My absolutely favorite thing to do is watch zombie movies while I sew! Freak!

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  19. Because water towers are part of a lost cultural image in Chicago... I have always admired Michelle's work that features these obsolete, yet beautiful structures.... "Glisan Street Water Tower"...

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  20. I love this!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32789813
    Great shop!

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  21. Creating to the works of Norwegian band "a-ha" has been a constant for me for 25 years... "Hunting High and Low", with it's sweeping orchestral arrangement brings out my creativity.

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  22. wow... I am on ...#3. visit the how to draw a cup of coffee blog and leave her a comment on a post
    ... then come back here and tell us about it. = 1 entry.


    made a comment that I was excited to enter to win on this blog :)

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  23. #4.... newly subscribed!

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  24. Lovely giveaway I love the reproduction 8 by 10 print it's lovely.Thanks for the giveaway.Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  25. I like the Not So Much...Original Mixed Media Painting. It will remind me that there is no place like home!

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  26. oo i love the tea print- tea is probably my favorite beverage ever.
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  27. i love to listen to pretty much any arcade fire song when i am making things, but especially neighborhood #1 (tunnels).
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  28. i commented on this post:
    http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/sleepy-time.html
    Lmhoot@flash.net

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  29. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16446835

    I just love the color red. It pops, it rocks, and combined with the artist's talent... woohoo! favorite!

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  30. I don't know about eclectic, but I'd love to see something inspired from Seawolf's 'you're a wolf'

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  31. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/littlesev/statuses/5250300714

    p.s. i looove that version of 'anyone else but you' :))

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  32. i love the tea print i think i might buy one!
    thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com in case you need that

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  33. song to listen to while crafting hmm
    the new beck song dont know what its called lol

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  34. My fave item, because it fits my everyday morning-
    I Heart Coffee...5x7 Reproduction Print

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  35. My fave song right now on my ipod-
    This is not a test by: She & Him

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  36. I left some comment love on
    "The Days are Getting Shorter"

    ashley
    jepeux.blogspot.com
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  37. I love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31564922

    Regards from Barcelona

    laiafortuny(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I also own a Michele Maule original and love it! (http://bit.ly/3mrFJh) I'm a fan of any of her works with bicycles or vintage typewriters, because I'm a sucker for those babies, obviously.

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  39. Oh, and I commented on Michele's blog!

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  40. I love crafting to The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" particularly because it covers my love of Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie and my love of anything mentioning freckles. :)

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  41. ...And I already follow your lovely little blog. :)

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  42. I tweeted about this! http://twitter.com/craftgasm/status/5254491124

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  43. I was lucky enough to go to a local gallery and see some of her pieces in person, and I fell in love with a lot of them, but looking through her Etsy site, I found this beauty
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32754165

    Im a big coffee drinker, and even as I post this I have a cup sitting by me.

    to see Art that shows another persons love for the same thing is an amazing feeling knowing that we share a common bond.

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  44. Music is a big influence to my art, there is something about music that allows me to drop everything that worries me, and allows me to just work.

    one of my favorite songs to listen to is Fireflies by OwlCity, it is a soothing song that allows me to just work.

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  45. Left a Comment on her blog http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/sleepy-time.html?showComment=1256812094275#c2346936131783597995

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  46. My Tweet on Twitter
    http://twitter.com/WesOxford/status/5255653017

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  47. I love the tea print because it's so soothing!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33451316

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  48. My fave eclectic song to craft to is anything by The Weepies!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  49. I'm a subscriber!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  50. I like the spool print because it reminds me of sewing as a kid.

    Cheryl

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  51. I am loving songs by Eilen Jewell!

    Cheryl

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  52. I love the "Not So Much...Original Mixed Media Painting"

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  53. Posted on Michelle's blog here: http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/enter.html

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  54. I love working while listening to anything by Soda Stereo.

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  55. Not So Much - Mixed Media Painting is my favorite!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. My favorite eclectic song to craft to is Wine Red by The Hush Sound!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I love the "Three Water Towers" ptint because of the fluidity of the colors and wonderful composition.

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  58. "Start Wearing Purple" song is so awesome! It's by this cool punk/rock/gypsy band called Gogol Bordello. I actually named one of my mixed media art pieces "Purple Gogol" because of that song.

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  59. I love I Heart My Bike...8x10 Print http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31564905 it's so purdy!

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  60. My fave ong right now is 'You're Not Coming Home Tonight' by First Aid Kit. Those girls sure can sing!!

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  61. I tweeted :D https://twitter.com/zomoandbara

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  62. I love the I love Coffee print - so awesome!!

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  63. I love listening to Fake Palindromes by Andrew Bird to start a soaping session - it boosts all those creative energies and wakes me up to boot!

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  64. I commented here: http://how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/10/enter.html :)

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  65. alternate modes of transportation...Original mixed media collage painting

    is lovely and funny!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  66. follow you!!!
    cal-rubies at yahoo dot es

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  67. I love this print!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32754165

    me: vadjutka at gmail dot com

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  68. Tweeted about the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/vadjutka/status/5284010172

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  69. My fav is the Steel Bridge...8x10 Reproduction Print because I love the portland bridges. Seeing them makes me happy.

    mosier at gmail dot com

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  70. i love the typewrite one. we could put it in our new office with our vintage fan and typewriter!
    thank you!
    maria.dalessandro@gmail.com

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  71. My fav. print is the Hive!:)

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  72. A good song to craft to is "Crayon" by Manitoba:)

    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  73. Left a comment on her blog:)


    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  74. Following this blog as well:)


    xx
    Rossi
    youmey0u@yahoo.com

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  75. I love the Steel Bridge print - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33186946.

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  76. I subscribe to the Rikrak blog.

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  77. love the work- the layering and color etc...
    little red coat (reminds me of a song my mommom used to sing to me)
    tea
    the water towers, power lines series
    (love the typewriters too)
    sorry, couldn't pick just one:)

    www.kimberlystemler.etsy.com

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  78. I love the Green Lightning....It reminds me of riding my bike which makes me happy! :) I know it's simple, but I love feeling the wind in my face when I'm cruising on my bike!

    savingforhome at gmail dot com

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  79. I love number 14 http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26709391. It looks so innocent, yet sneaky (someone could just pull that chair right out from under you). Beautiful work all round.

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  80. Tweeted:) http://twitter.com/PrettyModern

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  81. I love the Float on Seeds....5x7 Reproduction Print. I just really like the palette chosen and the calming feeling it evokes.

    hello@balancedcrafts.com

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  82. I adore her "Still" print because I collect doggy art AND we had a couple of Boston terriers when I was a kid.

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  83. My blue Boots and The Wait are my absolute favorites... which I will purchase at some point soon... love love love all of Michele's work. sweet sweet talent.

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  84. My favorite songs to sew to are Buffy musical soundtrack or the soundtrack to Dr Horrible... love love love

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  85. Wow! Such great stuff! My favorite item of michele maule's is the Now That You Feel... print at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29462345. It represents so well how I'm feeling these days - tipped over and down, but sending up a happy balloon because I'm determined my spirits won't stay down for long!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    betscontest@gmail.com

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  86. i don't have a favorite song, but I have a favorite group to craft to - Anonymous 4. These women make the most beautiful harmonies I've ever heard! I just get lost.

    betscontest@gmail.com

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  87. I am inspired by three water towers. Since there are no water towers where I live, it reminds me of my love of travel.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22278366

    samoore*at*gmail(dot)com

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  88. Following this blog!

    samoore(at)gmail&dot&com

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  89. I like the Please Stay... Painting. I like the girl sitting there-It struck me as slightly sad

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  90. favorite: little yellow etching.
    love.

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  91. i already follow you :) blog & twitter!

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  92. chirp, chirp- tweeted here: http://twitter.com/quiltish/status/5405555437

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  93. ::::::::::::::::::

    thanks so much for all of your wonderful entries, nicies!

    this contest is now closed!

    i will announce the winner tomorrow!
    thanks
    k.
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  94. Cool blog you got here. It would be great to read a bit more concerning this topic.
    By the way look at the design I've made myself Young escorts

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!