Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thank you everyone who entered the competition!

The random number has been generated and the winner is....

Mona C. from Georgia!

Congratulations Mona on your win! Enjoy your new Rabbit Tarot!

If time permits I should have one more giveaway before the end of the year. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Deluxe Tarot Giveaway!

Ok friends! I had so much fun with the last giveaway I am having another!

All of this is in preparation for my gallery show of the original art for the Rabbit Tarot, which opens November 14th in Seattle at City Trees Gallery in Ballard (more details soon, please visit my website Cindi of Cottontail Quilts will also be showing some of her fabulous tarot pouches and quilts. We have joined together to celebrate with this new giveaway! Anyone anywhere can enter, unless you are family, or have already won something from me in the last year.

What you can win:
The Deluxe Tarot set shown in the image above. This includes a deck of the Rabbit Tarot, a beautifully sewn Rabbit Tarot Pouch from Cottontail Quilts, a bunny pin back button and three Rabbit Tarot postcards. A $48. value!

How to Win:

******* Thank you but the giveaway is now closed, the winner will be announced on Saturday the 31st! *******

Bonus Entries:
Do any of the following; each * will count as one additional entry:

*Follow this blog (or mention you already follow it in the comments).
*Follow Cottontail Quilts blog (or mention you already follow in the comments)
*Follow us on twitter bluedogrose AND cottontailquilt AND Tweet (once) this phrase-

RT Win a FREE Rabbit Tarot Deck and Deluxe Tarot Pouch from @bluedogrose @cottontailquilt

Contest ends October 30th, and the winner will be selected by a random number generated by, and I will announce the winner on this blog on October 31st, 2009.

If you can't wait to get your hands on your own Tarot pouches visit Cottontail Quilts shop on Etsy here

To be up to date on my shows, giveaways and new work, you can add yourself to my mailing list at this link

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Rain

It has been a beautiful October here in the Pacific Northwest. I couldn't have asked for a better time to turn 40. It's the first birthday here in Seattle that I can remember it not being overcast and raining.

But, my birthday has come and gone, and so apparently has the sunny weather.

I started this painting then went out to play with the dogs in the rain, and to make sure our newly cleaned gutters were doing their job. Well, a gust of wind took out my already collapsing umbrella, and I finally had to admit it was done for. I have had this umbrella a long time, it's not that special, I don't think I paid more than $8 bucks for it new, but you know how you get attached to things you've had awhile.

So back inside, drying off, I started once again to work on the painting. Originally I envisioned the umbrella as a bright red one, but painting in the first layers of shadows it naturally took on the black and white stripes like the umbrella I just reluctantly threw away.

So there you have it, my little tribute to the loss of an umbrella and loss of the sunny weather. Sometimes it just happens that way.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rabbit Tarot Bags and Pouches

Ok, I have a confession. I cannot sew. Oh I can do a few whip stitches and throw a patch over the hole in my jeans, but straight lines with a sewing machine I never had the patients for. That's why I am thrilled with the talent Etsians who have created carrying bags that would be perfect for the Rabbit Tarot.

The first you may already recognize for her fabulous quilts of the Little White Rabbit. Cindi has made these darling rabbit pouches, and promises more to come.

Her shop is

The next is a seller I met through a Tarot Forum. She has found the perfect fabric for the Rabbit Tarot.

Her shop is

The next is a bag I stumbled upon browsing Etsy that would also be perfect for the Rabbit Tarot.

It and many other bags can be found at this shop

Friday, October 2, 2009


Thank you everyone who entered my contest, I wish I could give a prize to each and every one of you! Unfortunately, as they say on Highlander, there can be only one.

Thanks to a number generated by the winner is *drumroll*


Congrats Leslie! I hope you enjoy your art and tarot cards!

I had so much fun with this giveaway I will be having another REAL soon. It will be announced through my email newsletter, so be sure to sign up if you haven't already.