Wednesday, September 15, 2010

love affairs & a giveaway: with tanis alexis

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read on to see how you can WIN a tanis alexis laird $75 gift certificate! woohoo!

but first... it's my great pleasure to welcome the lovely + talented tanis alexis laird to the rikrak studio. one of the first artists i came to admire + have had the pleasure of getting-to-know thru etsy, tanis is an amazing leader, teacher + mentor in the handmade art world.  i've long been inspired by her wonderwoman-esque commitment to *making*, and things eco-forward. and perhaps best of all... she's a dear and thoughtful friend. doesn't get much better than that, does it!? it's a delight to have tanis join us in her new guest blogger series: love affairs. let's get to know her a bit better by starting off with some of her current loves!

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hello there,
and welcome to my little corner..it's really great to be here.
can I share something with you?

Often there are moments in my life when I become completely smitten by one particular thing or another.

In these moments, I create my own little love-world around this 'thing' and it lasts until I have maintained some degree of obsession with it;learning how it's made, or it's history so I may even further appreciate and love it.

Sometimes the love lasts a decade or more, other times my 'thing' love-affair is fufilled in a few weeks, to the extent that I am good with an amicable departure (sort of like a healthy break-up.)
perhaps we'll meet up again, somewhere down the road, and we'll share some feel-good nostalgia.
ah, those were good times.

Perhaps you can relate to this, you've had moments of love and obsession over a certain material object and it fueled some inspiration & some happiness in your world....that is, until the next thing comes around...;) 

so let me stop here and share with you, a few of my current happy love affairs with some great things.

please,
follow me...
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sugar cane soda pop-
Let me confess now that I am the owner of a sweet tooth!

Now, don't get me wrong, I try my hardest to tame my sweet tooth inclinations by eating as healthy as I can, keeping our family meals well-rounded and eating as much local farm fresh goodies when the chance arises, but, BUT!!! I still have a big weakness for the sugary goodness that comes at dessert time.

I am more conscious of the types of sugars I consume now, and know that the health factors associated with such "franken-foods" as fructose glucose corn syrups is scary. so when I do head for sweets, I check the ingredients for sweeteners that are more natural.

Molasses, honey and barley malts are all good choices, and because I do love a good refreshing beverage, there's cane sugar which is more natural than the other mass-produced options. Plus all the pretty colours in glass bottles, and super neat flavours like pineapple, strawberry or passion fruit! Look for some in your local market.

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painted enamelware dishes-
Oh what's not to love about the fun colours and designs of painted enamelware? they're not only a great way to add a splash of fun colour to your table, but unbreakable! which for me is a bonus when feeding my sweet little girl who sometimes prefers her dinner on the floor rather than in her mouth! just remember that these beauties cannot go into the dishwasher and will have a happier & longer life if they're washed by hand and non-metalic utensils are used with them. They can be found at our local thrift shop, flea market or favourite vintage shop. Check out this flickr group called I Love Enamelware! 

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vintage wooden toys
- Wooden toys! Being a mama to an almost 1 year old girl, I get to have fun and play like a big kid too! Some of my fave finds and picks for my little one are wooden toys, which are non-toxic if she decides to give them a chew. What's better than that? Vintage wooden toys! SO many neat designs, games, colours and fun playthings for a little one. Be sure to keep painted toys away from little ones who still chew. So much fun, and so much variety out there.

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pupusas-
a salvadorean dish that, to me, is oh so yummy. Handmade with masa harina (corn flour) and stuffed with such things like, cheese, beans, meat, or even a special type of flower vine (locarno), these yummy treats are hard to find here in Vancouver. There are restaurants that are famous for their pupusas, but since most stick to the tradition of making them to order, expect a line-up and a wait for them, but oh boy! to me, it's so worth the wait. There is even a National Pupusa Day in El Salvador on Novermber 13th! Yay! let's all go!!
Traditionally served with hot sauce and pickled coleslaw they are one of my fave yummy treats. If you are brave, and ready for a bit of mess, try making them at home. here's a recipe: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:Pupusa

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watercolours- Since becoming a mama, my first creative love of wet-felting has had to take a bit of a back burner. Not only does it take up heaps of space we don't have, but it takes a big lot of time, and not the sort of project you can just roll up and put away when the baby wakes up from her nap. I plan on so much more wet felting in the near future though, but in the meantime, I had to satisfy my creative urges somehow. and that is when I re-discovered watercolours! I can paint little paintings and they are dry in time to put away or to run off and rescue my daughter from her latest escapade of getting caught under some furniture or stuck in a cupboard. lol! I know I can leave the painting I've done without worrying, when I get a chance I can pick it back up, re-wet my brush and continue the flow. The other great part is that watercolour paints are fantastic for travel! And once my wee lady is grown enough not to eat the paints, we can paint together. Hip, hip hooray!!
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avocados- This is my wee lady's vote. One of my all-time favourite fruits, and loaded with good nutrition. I was that kid in High School who would show up with an avocado, a packet of salt, half a lemon and a portuguese bun for lunch. At the time, people thought I was strange, but it's still my favourite thing to eat. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that can help to lower cholesterol. They have loads of potassium and over 20 other vitamins and minerals including a good dose of Vitamin K, potassium, B6, folate, Vitamin C and carotenoid lutein, which helps to maintain healthy eyes. So grab yourself an avocado for yourself and your sweet babe, mash it up with some sea salt and lemon or lime juice and enjoy! they would pair nicely with a plate of pupusas wouldn't they?
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vintage ceramic deer
- what can I say? I have a weakness for vintage & a weakness for deer imagery, put the two together and you have the beginning of a new collection being built. I like to tell myself I am collecting them for my daughters room, but really, who am I kidding?

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tillandsias (air plants)
- these gorgeous plants have had quite a spotlight on the internet and in style magazines and for good reason! you can plant airplants just about anywhere, which gives so many fun options for decorating. they're so tropical and exotic looking with so many varieties available, plus!! my favourite part? they're fabulously EASY to care for! oh yes!!

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farmers markets - we're coming to the end of summertime and that means harvest season is upon us. delicious, local produce grown by farmers can be some of the most satisfying eats I know of. I don't have the space this year to do too much canning or preserving but if you do, please try! you'll be thankful for those tasty treats when it's the dead of winter and all the local grocery store can offer is tomatoes that taste like cardboard. nothing compared to a freshly grown peach, tomato, or squash. please enjoy this bounty while we can. plus supporting local farmers means they can grow more veggies and fruits for all to enjoy, and isn't that a beautiful thing?
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wild weedsnot for the faint hearted and certainly not for someone with an untrained eye, but with practice and some good knowledge under your belt you can successfully find wholesome plants that grow in the wild for your belly. Not only is this a fun thing to do with your family, but it's also a superb addition to the diet (not to mention the fresh air and excercise you can get while foraging outdoors!) A lot of foraged weeds and plants that we so often ignore (or worse! pull out of our veggie gardens!) actually contain more nutrients than their store-bought counterparts. it's incredible how much Mother Nature offers us if we just look in the right places. Check out Wildman Steve Brill out on the East Coast for his excellent take on foraging for edibles. http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/

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about tanis: Raised and educated in creative environments, Tanis Alexis Laird is an inspirational artist, teacher and collaborator.  Finding no interesting distinction between "art" and "craft," she embraces the term "artisan" - meaning a person who is vested in the creative realm. Tanis’ work has been shown locally in Vancouver, Canada and has been sold to patrons throughout the U.S, Europe and Asia


wonderful, thanks so much dear tanis!
be sure to visit tanis around the web for lots of gorgeous eco-friendly art!

tanis alexis laird
etsy  |  blog  |  twitter  flickr

and now... 
one lucky LUCKY rikrak studio reader will 
::::::win an amazing $75 shopping spree :::::: 
in the tanis alexis laird shop! 



 
1. visit the lovely tanis alexis laird shop.
...  tell us about your favourite goodie & why you love it!
=   1 entry

2.  follow/subscribe to tanis' blog
... & tell us.
=   1 entry

3. follow BOTH tanis (she's http://twitter.com/tanisalexis ) & the rikrak shop (that's me! twitter.com/therikrakshopon twitter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry

4.  follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
... & tell us.
= 1 entry

5. tweet on twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! 
= 1 entry

6. tell us about something fun you're having a love affair with today!
= 1 entry

7. blog about this giveaway
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

8. friend tanis on facebook
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry
9. grab one of my NEW rikrak studio buttons,
like this one from the left hand sidebar, for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }


10. :: 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 9 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 tanis alexis giveaway will be chosen on friday september 24th @ 11pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) 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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199 comments:

  1. what a great shop! love the we shall live here no.10 - mixed media canvas.. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Follow you both on twitter @ohmydarlingblog

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  3. we keep making dreams for ourselves - original mixed media canvas art - I love this because it's so cute and would look great in my hall way

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  4. I am having a love affair with my new house today - getting it all cleaned and ready for us this weekend to move into :)

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  5. love the love affairs post! i also love we shall live here no. 14. funky, whimsical, colorful and lots of other adjectives all make this a fave of mine.

    3squares@live.com

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  6. i follow the rik rak blog.

    3squares@live.com

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  7. i follow tanis and rik rak on twitter.

    3squares@live.com

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  8. i like tanis on FB.

    3squares@live.com

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  9. tweeted up the giveaway!

    3squares@live.com

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  10. subscribed to the Blog (Tanis I can't believe I wasn't already!)

    =done!

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  11. I love the 'we shall live here #10' because in England the famous #10 house looks nothing like this. This #10 is oh so much nicer.

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  12. I subscribe to the rikrak studio blog

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  13. She has a great shop! I love the "We Shall Live Here no. 5" So cute.

    heatherlw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I follow your blog.

    heatherlw(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I'm a friend of tanis on facebook

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  16. Today I am having a love affair with Bento. I have made 28 bento boxes to take into work tomorrow, it's been exhausting but fun, especially the charaben.

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  17. My favorite has been "we keep making dreams for ourselves" for the longest of times. I love the colors, and buttons, but the message cinches it for me :D

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  18. following tanis' blog - love all the juicy photos!

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  19. following your wonderful blog and really looking forward to reading more of your posts :)

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  20. Today, I'm having a love affair with some new fabric! I'm getting ready to attempt a queen size quilt for the first time over on the quilt as you go blog, and having a hard time choosing. Thank goodness it's a log cabin quilt, and I can include as many of my lovers {wink} as I want!

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  21. I LOVE the cells fet wall hanging. It's science, felt, handmade, all of which I love. I also love the color purple.

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  22. I like "we shall live here" no. 14. because it reminds me of San Francisco.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  23. I Love the molecule. hand felted pillow. I love pillows – this one is very unique!
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. I subscribe to tanis’ blog!
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. I follow you both on twitter!
    Username – r_j_f
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. I subscribe to the rikrak studio blog!
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  27. The lookin' out for love - mixed media is my favorite goodie!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurder4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I follow both of you on Twitter - my Twitter ID is @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurder4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I follow the rikrak studio blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurder4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I'm having a love affair with bison meat! I had some delicious medium rare for dinner
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurder4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I like tanis alexis on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurder4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17891217/sale-lookin-out-for-love-mixed-media

    belgd at live dot com

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  33. I follow both twitters! belgd at live dot com

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  34. I tweeted. belgd at live dot com

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  35. I'm having a "love affair" with my camera. haha.. everyday.

    belgd at live dot com

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  36. ooh- the cityscape blues- beautiful. love the felt.
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  37. i subscribe to her blog
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  38. i follow you on twitter (mamipdx)
    shen
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  39. i follow her on twitter (mamipdx)
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  40. i liked her on facebook (wren nelson)
    shen
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  41. love affair with my toddler- loving her sweet and sassy ways.
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  42. http://www.etsy.com/listing/38651908/medallion-of-growth-handpainted-and

    This is the link to one of my (so far) most favorite Tanis' creations.

    I wear it all the time! People ask what it means, I say: "Dare to be Original!"

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  43. I am hooked on her stickers. They are an every day reminder (I have them in my year agenda) that I am not alone in my uniqueness, weirdness, silliness..

    Sticky Fan

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  44. I really love cellular. a hand-felted wall hanging or table top art piece.It's so unique!!!
    Thanks!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  45. Follow on GFC!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  46. Hi! I love "We keep making dreams for ourselves - original mixed media canvas art"!!!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I like the "custom hand felted and stenciled rug (or wall) art "

    Contact: aljna@hotmail.it

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  48. Tanis' blog mail subscriber!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Rikrak studio blog follower!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I Like tanis on facebook!
    (oksana vladimirovna)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Tanis is a girl after my own heart when it comes to avacados! Imagine I had never eaten them until just a few years ago...(as a kid I thought they were yuck without even tasting it) Now they are yum yum yummy! with s/p and lemon juice.

    In the shop I liked the boxcar neck wrap. One of my daughters is a scarf hound, so I know she would love that unique piece. I like the cellular wallhanging...just the perfect color to hang in my sewing room.

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  52. My love affair today is waiting for grandbaby number 10 to be born. They'll be calling me anyday to babysit older brother when the time comes...got my back packed!

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  53. I'm in love with the "we shall live here no. 15 mixed media canvas art"



    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I really like the we shall live here pieces - the colors are brilliant and I like the mixed mediums.
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  55. What a fantastic shop! Not easy to pick a fave, but I do love the color & look of "Bullseye" http://www.etsy.com/listing/39358977/bullseye-a-handfelted-stitched-wall

    tiltcreations at gmail dot com

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  56. follow both of you on Twitter

    @tiltcreations

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  57. I tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/tiltcreations/status/24659699065

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  58. I subscribe to Tanis' blog via email

    tiltcreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I follow RikRak's blog :)
    tiltcreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I 'liked' Tanis' facebook
    me on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/theresa.tilt

    tiltcreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I really love the We shall Live Here #14! The entire series is wonderful!

    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  62. I follow you both on Twitter!

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  63. I am totally loving a pair of vintage style shoes that I saw at the thrift shop yesterday!

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  64. I love the Lookin Out for Love mixed media piece.

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  65. My favorite piece:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/17047177/custom-mixed-media-canvas

    That's so cool!

    doniree at gmail dot com

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  66. My current love affair? French cafe music!
    doniree at gmail dot com

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  67. I am enamored of the "cellular" felt hanging. The colors are very serene and the pattern is fun. Great combo!

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  68. I am currently in love with the smell of fall in Colorado. Each day I fall into a state of dejavu that takes me back to my happy childhood!

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  69. I love the We Shall Live Here mixed media canvas series! I'd happily live in no. 15! :)

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  70. I already follow you both on twitter!

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  71. I follow your lovely blog as well! :)

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  72. I'm having a love affair with all things French right now, thanks to an impending trip to Quebec and our first bébé on the way! :)

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  73. I love "We Shall Live Here no. 15"

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  74. Subscribed to Tanis' blog (my childhood bestfriend's name is Tanis' btw, great name)

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  75. I follow rikrak

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  76. I follow Tanis on twitter (everybodyelse01)

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  77. Following rikrak on twitter

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  78. Today my love affair is with the hair salon!

    Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com

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  79. Melody . DuVal [@] gmail [dot] com


    Tweeted

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  80. SALE-lookin' out for love - mixed media. is my favorite.

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  81. This is a cute piece; http://www.etsy.com/listing/11287463/sale-we-keep-making-dreams-for-ourselves

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  82. I love our 2 adopted kitties today and every day! :)

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  83. What a beautiful shop!

    This is my favorite from her shop and she has a great name for it too :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/24270362/we-shall-live-here-no-15-mixed-media

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  84. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    i love this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/17410067/sale-blue-seas-skinny-nuno

    It's so versatile!

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  85. I love the SALE-molecule. hand felted pillow.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  86. Follow you both on twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  87. Follow you on GFC

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  88. Whoa, I love Tanis' store!!! I come from a science background so the Cellular. a hand-felted wall hanging or table top art piece really catches my eye!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  89. I follow RikRak via GFC!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  90. I follow you both on Twitter as dspdavey.

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  91. I am currently having a love affair with hand dyed vintage doilies. Actually, I love all doilies, but have only just discovered dyed ones!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  92. I'd love to get hold of the "Looking Out For Love" Mixed Media Art Piece if I win. This sweet little creation would look really nice in my daughter's room. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  93. I subscribe to your blog via email, thank you.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  94. Loving their "We keep making dreams for ourselves - original mixed media canvas art" I love how the piece just begs to question what the children are truly thinking about.

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  95. Subscribed to the tanis alexis blog RSS feed.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  96. Following @therikrakshop and @tanisalexis via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  97. My love affair is with MYSELF! I'm focusing on my own well-being learning to contemplate beauty in this life.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  98. Friend of Tanis Alexis on Facebook!
    name:Erin M.
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  99. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  100. I love this!


    we keep making dreams for ourselves - original mixed media canvas art


    Thank you!

    SheilaC

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  101. Wonderful shop over at Tanis Alexis -- I especially love her instructional pdfs for wet felting ... I'd love to make a vessel and I'm itching to buy that one.

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  102. I used to check your blog about a year ago, rikrak. i remember how cheery and positive it always has been. Well, I'm back, a new follower.

    You're still cheery and positive!

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  103. Today I'm having a love affair with (blush) my dear old husband, because he's bought me a laptop and I'm able to get my Etsy shop and a brand new blog headed on the road to organization!

    And he just suggested we go out for ice cream. Love affair.

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  104. love the cityscape blues. handfelted wall hanging or table top piece --
    it would be a good reminder of city travels

    11newmom at gmail

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  105. follow both on twitter 9ziggy
    11newmom at gmail

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  106. email subscriber (rikrak)
    11newmom at gmail

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  107. subscribed to tanis on email
    11newmom at gmail

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  108. this is my favorite piece: cellular. a hand-felted wall hanging or table top art piece.

    It is really incredibly beautiful adn I love the colors.

    boswife @ gmail . com

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  109. I love we shall live here no. 15 mixed media canvas art. It reminds me of the houses in my neighborhood. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  110. Right now, I'm having a love affair with red and white vintage for my kitchen. Maybe because I'm spending too much time in it!

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  111. My favourite piece is the 'we shall live here no.10 - mixed media canvas.'

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  112. I'm following both of you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  113. I'm a fan of Tanis Alexis on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  114. I'm following rikrak via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  115. Today I'm having a love affair with bread, I made my first loaf and rolls today and I also made some great pizza bases!

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  116. Such awesome artwork!
    I like this one alot, we shall live here no. 5 -mixed media canvas art.


    Email: hi1234j@aol.com

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  117. Awesome shop! My favorite is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/11287463/sale-we-keep-making-dreams-for-ourselves

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  118. Subscribed to Tanis' blog with Omea Reader.

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  119. Subscribed to the rikrak studio with my Omea Reader. :)

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  120. Liked Tanis on facebook.

    Randi Moulton
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  121. Tanis, I'm in awe of your amazing talent. I've just visited your etsy shop and found it very hard to pick the one item that I liked the most. But if I were forced to choose, it would be 'cellular' the hand-felted wall hanging. I love the combination of blue and green (always have) - something very peacock-y(my fav bird!) about it. Simply beautiful.

    gourmetgirl101@gmail.com

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  122. I love, love the cityscape blues

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  123. I love this canvas: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17047177/custom-mixed-media-canvas it would look awesome in my apt!
    engh.katie at gmail dot com

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  124. I follow you on google reader!
    engh.katie at gmail dot com

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  125. I love the where we shall live print. no 15. beautiful.

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  126. This {Medallion of Love}
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38649096/medallion-of-love-handpainted-and-drawn

    Thanks! bekki1820cb at gmail

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  127. Grabbed button: http://2everythinginbetween.blogspot.com/
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  128. Subscriber to Tanis' blog. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  129. Follower of the blog. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  130. I like Tanis on FB: Bekki Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  131. I am having a LOVE AFFAIR with: Cloth Diapers and Wool Longies/Soakers!

    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  132. I love this mixed media piece:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/17802900/we-shall-live-here-no-5-mixed-media

    I have a soft spot for paintings :-)

    Robinleigh49@gmail.com

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  133. Following the Rikrak blog


    Robinleigh49 at gmail.com

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  134. Following the RikRak blog


    Robinleigh49 at gmail.com

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  135. My favorite goodie from Tanis' shop is "We Shall Live Here No. 5" It makes me think of my childhood house and I love it!

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  136. I'm following tanis alexis on twitter @ mrsfujimori

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  137. I'm following the rikrak studio on twitter @ Mrsfujimori !

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  138. I'm subscribed to Tanis Alexis' blog via e-mail madeforhisglory@yahoo.com but if I win please e-mail

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  139. I'm following the Rickrak Studio blog via GFC

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  140. I "liked" tanis alexis on FB!

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  141. I am having a love affair with Nutella today. It is absolutely amazing and I've been making chocolate paninnis!
    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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  142. So many beautiful items! I'm loving those cute medallions. The medallion of love is my favorite, so pretty!

    naomemandeflores@gmail.com

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  143. I really like the "we're all stars" - one of a kind neck wrap. It's unique and could be worn so many ways.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

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  144. I am loving this sweet bunny people mixed media piece for my daughter's room:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/11287463/sale-we-keep-making-dreams-for-ourselves

    The button detail is lovely and whimsical.
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  145. Following Tanis and RikRak studio on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  146. Email subscriber to Tanis' blog!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  147. New follower of your blog with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  148. I am loving cough drops and audiobooks today while I have a sick girl at home!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  149. Okay, we keep making dreams for ourselves is lovely! plumchels @ gmail.com

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  150. I love this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/17148040/sale-cells-felt-wall-hanging

    teapotofkarma@googlemail.com

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  151. I love her canvas's, and this is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/17802900/we-shall-live-here-no-5-mixed-media... it would add such nice color to my room.

    - Patricia
    fivefootsomething(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  152. Love the Mixed Media "We Live Here #13." Cool. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  153. follow your blog. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  154. I'm having a love affair with a book and the ensuite fireplace in the hotel room in which I'm staying. ;-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  155. I am having a love affair with tomatoes today. Specifically, I've been sun-drying them into sweet, tart, chewy little nuggets of sunshine. Fun, maybe not to everyone, but they will be awesome come this long Minnesota winter.

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  156. i love the we're all stars neck wrap

    isntthatwild(at)gmail(dot)com

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  157. i hearted the 3 squares shop on etsy

    isntthatwild(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. i follow 3 squares and tanis alexis on twitter


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  159. i follow the 3 squares studio blog

    isntthatwild(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. i'm a friend of 3 squares on facebook


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  161. i added your button to my blog at:

    http://isntthatwild.blogspot.com/

    isntthatwild(at)gmail(dot)com

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  162. i follow your blog :)

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  163. I love the Molecule pillow because it's so unique! and felt!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  164. i follow both you and tanis on twitter.

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  165. tweeted about the giveaway! (@anneriitta)

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  166. I'm having a love affair with candles of all different sizes and colours because they light up the ever-increasing darkness here in Finland!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  167. I love- http://www.etsy.com/listing/24003619/we-shall-live-here-no-13-mixed-media

    It's so unique. :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  168. I follow BOTH tanis & the rikrak shop on twitter.

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  169. I follow the rikrak studio blog

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  170. My green tea with lemon and I are having a love affair.

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  171. I friended tanis on facebook

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  172. Your button is on my blog- samyinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  173. I'm following this blog:)

    bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo [dot] come

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  174. Added your button to my blog!

    www.eggsovaryeasyplease.blogspot.com

    jenfujimori@gmail.com

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