Thursday, August 6, 2009

greatest hits & a GIVEAWAY: with pomlove


what inspires you artistically & creatively? what would those inspirations look like visually? in this fun series, (please see the others here) ... i’ve invited some wonderful artists to share with us 4 images of inspiration in their artistic life, something of an interview in images! the guidelines were basically this: choose 4 visuals (something like your creative-stimuli *greatest hits!*) that you feel most inspires & expresses your art or craft today. for some, it might be a person, place or thing; a material; a pattern; a colour; a sound or song, etc. it might be a photograph, a drawing, a scan, etc. i’ve tried to leave it a bit open-ended so that we might better glimpse into these artists' motivations and their amazing, raw talent! today i’m delighted to present the next in the series : greatest hits! with kirsten of PomLove!

i'm in love.
with warm summer nights.
with light & colour-play.
and with the delightful charm that is ethereal, floating, whimsical PomLove.

i just adore this shop.
the byline sums it up: " happy. floating. paper."

filled with handmade poms in every colour, and for every occassion (although no -occassion needed, by the way!),
i can think of 1001 wonderful spots that would be lightened, delighted and brightened by one of these gorgeous handmade PomLove paper poms!

a walk thru the shop helps me to breathe deeper, smile and day-dream!
wouldn't one be a perfect addition to any nursery, party, wedding, backyard, etc?
i think yes!

so i asked the creative wonderwoman behind PomLove to share with us 4 images that inspire her work! AND ... read on for how to enter the rikrak studio PomLove GIVEAWAY! yes - you can be the lucky soul who wins a set of 7 beautiful poms for your very own!! woohoo!


here are kirsten's images, and her own words, on what inspires her...

1. zinnias:
"because they are my favorite blooming thing,
and they gave me the inspiration for my pom work.
(zinnia photograph by"

2. music:
"because without my playlist i would be tortured by monotony.
coldplay's viva la vida is one of my favorites."

3. my babies:
"because they are my entire life. i love you, zoe, neve & ewan."

4. laughter:
" because it makes me feel lighter, and thank god, because i hate diets.
(dog pops the question by "


thanks so much, kirsten!
and now... PomLove is offering one lucky reader an amazing
7 piece PomLove pom kit prizepack!
in your choice of colours!

here's how to enter the giveaway!

1. go visit the lovely PomLove's shop
... take a look around ... come back here and leave a comment in this post about your favourite goodie from her shop & what you can imagine decorating with it.= 1 entry

2. go visit PomLove's shop again!

... and come back here and tell us which colour of pom, or colour-combo, is your fave from her shop, and why. = 1 entry

3. visit PomLove's lovely new blog
and leave her a comment on a post.
... then come back here and tell us about it. = 1 entry.

3. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here. = 1 more possible entry.

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

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

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


:: 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) the winner of the PomLove giveaway will be chosen via on
friday, august 14th @ 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.

e) thanks so much, everyone! happy whimsical summer to you!


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  1. I want to decorate my daughter's new room with them!! They are so fabulous!!

  2. I don't know that I would use this color in my daughter's room, but I love the GRay Area-I am loving gray!!

  3. I am a subscriber on Google Reader

  4. Hi. I'm already a follower of your blog, of course, and I am HUGE fan of Pom's shop.
    I'm gonna just go ramble over and pick my favorites, which will be incredibly hard to narrow down!

  5. I always dream of the wonderful shop that I would love to one day own. In my dreams it has HUGE display windows in the front, and I can absolutely imagine these hanging there to liven up the space:

  6. This pom though, is my favorite in terms of colour combinations:
    Sorbet is a perfectly fitting name for this pretty little pom.

  7. And finally... I just visited pom's lovely shop, and commented on her latest post.

  8. Someday I will have my own room to draw and create in and it will have Kirsten's Poms in it for sure!

  9. 2nd Visit....My favorite is purple, but I would like a variety of colors. I also like the wire stemmed baby poms and think they'd be fun to plant!

  10. Love the Envy 7 Piece Pom Kit, would be awesome to decor my wedding with!

  11. I love the Fresh Melon 1 Piece Pomegran-it. So funky! I'd hang it from my ceiling ;]


  12. The color combo I like is Warm Spice 3 Piece Pom reminds me of fall.


  13. I'm a follower.


  14. I like the 5 Wire Stemmed Baby Poms, They would look great in a vase in my home office!

  15. The Afoat 5 Piece Pom Kit contains my favorite color combination - I really like the mix of pale pink, yellow, cream, and brown.

  16. I just LOVE all of the colors in her shop! I think my favorite might be the various greens!! I'd love to win/

  17. I subscribe to your blog, Rik Rak!

  18. I adore the mobiles and would love to float one above a changing table in a nursery.

  19. I'm digging the Mixed Up Orange combo today--something about the multiple shades of orange all grouped together is so soothing and cheerful!

  20. I like the 20 piece sets - I can just imagine decorating a hall (or tent) with these for a wedding.

  21. colour was hard to choose... i love the bright colours of these zinnias:

    but i really, really like this cocoa-nut combo - neutral with an awesome burst of colour:

  22. i follow rikrak's blog (and love it). :D

  23. i adore the "gray area" pomegran-it. it's simple and lovely! i would hang it in my bedroom.

  24. the "GingerRoot" collection of colors is the best! it would perfectly match my bedroom, which has a tan/dark brown/red color scheme.

  25. checked out and commented on the blog - beautiful new adventure! hope it goes well.

  26. I love the fresh melon! Gorgeous. I want one for every room!

  27. I love the pom poms , I want to fill a porcelain bowl with them and have them on display to enjoy everyday.

    I love your blog rikrak, and I've been a fan for awhile now.

  28. I love the Pomegran-its!! I would love one to decorate my brand-new and first ever apartment!!

  29. The warm spice combo is my favorite color combination, because each colors is so different from the others, but they all go together so well!! Such an unexpected combination!

  30. Just left a comment on Pomlove's wonderful blog!

  31. And now I follow this one!


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