Monday, 2 July 2012

dropcloth artwork launch + giveaway

last month i changed the cotton canvas drop cloth on my printing table and sat staring at the lovely array of overlapping colours and patterns, amazing combinations and overprints that you could never plan or duplicate if you tried. i have been loving the dropcloth artwork that i created for our living room with the last cloth i changed, it's just endlessly good to stare at and notice new little bits. so i got to thinking about how i could offer this latest cloth as artwork, easily for everyone and without the postage costing an absolute fortune. stretching them on a frame or canvas would look great but be bulky, delicate and costly to ship so i came up with this: little chunks of abstract art, mounted on 270gsm (300lb) textured watercolour paper and made extra secure with a sewn line around the border. stamped and numbered by hand, ready to add a bit of colour to some else's wall or shelf or pinboard. this first round is an edition of 18,  twelve larger A3 (11x17ish) prints and six A4 (8.5x11ish) prints, one of which i'm giving away here to celebrate their launch:

1/18 dropcloth artwork
1/18 dropcloth artwork

simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like this little piece of my printing table for yourself, i'll draw a recipient on friday, july 6th (open to anyone worldwide). 

here are a couple of my favourites of the bunch,  you can see the full edition in my etsy shop.
16/18 dropcloth artwork
10/18 dropcloth artwork
7/18 dropcloth artwork

thanks so much to everyone who entered, this giveaway is now closed. the lovely kate of captain kk was deemed the winner by ye olde random number generator. since kate lives about 3 minutes away from me, i'll hopefully be able to see it in situ in its new home so i'm a bit of a winner, too : )

59 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea! Love the individuality of the prints. :)

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  2. Lovely. I adore these!

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  3. these are really striking and fun! i love them ~ each is so unique.

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  4. Such a simple and clever concept! Beautiful

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  5. Wow I love these! How wonderfully random!

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  6. I would love one of these to go with my beautiful panels that arrived today! They are gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous - I love these. You have a real talent!! The feathers are fabulous!

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  8. they're gorgeous leslie.

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  9. Oh yes please! I love how they are fading and abstract but have a little story to tell.

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  10. I rarely enter competitions but this one I REALLY REALLY want to win!

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  11. would love to win! though i'm mostly happy that the one i wanted wasn't snapped up already :)

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  12. The walls of my studio are mostly bare and it was my goal this summer to change that. I LOVE these and would be thrilled to win one!

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  13. oh my gosh. i am in LOVE with them. you are full of great ideas.

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  14. Love, love, love these! I would be so happy to display one of these in my home.

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  15. What a fabulous idea! And you're right, I could just stare at them all day - not necessarily great for productivity but a great deal of fun!

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  16. Oh, I would love to bring your art to my home. I have bookmarked your etsy shop and know I'll be window-shopping there often.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  17. What a lovely idea. I so admired your one, would be gabby to have a wee one for our house. Jx

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  18. Wow, they look great. I especially love the feathers

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  19. They are lovely!! Love the randomness and mix of colours.

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  20. Those are fantastic. I found you through imagine gnats. The feathers and those yellow hash marks I love.

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  21. What a cool way to use the bits everyone else forgets! They look awesome!!!

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  22. Fab idea I'd love to hang one on my wall

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  23. They are just magnificent - I love them! In fact I've just bought one :) It would be heaven to win the lucky draw too but I just couldn't resist making sure I have at least one ;) Thanks for this. Kx

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  24. It's so hard to pick a favorite.. they're all so pretty!

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  25. gorgeous! and my birthday is july 6th, so it'd be a lovely bday present. :)

    acguevre at yahoo dot ca

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  26. What a fabulous idea, such a fun piece of art, I love it...

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  27. These are gorgeous Leslie!! So whimsical with all your designs pepping through..

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  28. Wow.... Love it!! It's amazing how randomly gorgeous they are Leslie :)

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  29. LOVE them Leslie! Been looking for something to put above the 'new' fireplace! x AA

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  30. Art that started its life as something else. So lovely. Thank you.

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  31. These are all so lovely! I love all of the layers. One would look so nice hanging in my studio---or the living room in our new house! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Isn't it great when the happenstance becomes something so gorgeous, different, unique, and such a worthy piece of art all of it's own? And what a great thing you noticed! I'd love one!

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  33. Ohh love love love. I can't choose so I'm going to enter and keep my fingers & toes crossed :)

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  34. you are a great artist, they look fantastic!!!

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  35. They look awesom Leslie, as usual!!

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  36. Leslie, what a fabulous idea! I'd love some to add to my growing collection of maze & vale fabric (too sucky?). oxo

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  37. Belinda9:46 pm

    Very nice! I really love that they are all unique!

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  38. Great idea Leslie! Love the effect.

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  39. Found you through a link from a pinterest post. Love your work.

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  40. Anonymous5:45 am

    Ooooh soo lovely! As always amazing stuff! Love love :) Beks

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  41. What a great piece of art. I would love to hang this in my home. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

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  42. Karen R3:39 pm

    These are just beautiful - thanks for such a lovely giveaway opportunity... a delight!

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  43. Anonymous10:19 pm

    love them.

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  44. Love the colours, they are all so pretty.

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  45. sallyd9:14 am

    these are lovely leslie. am sure the results give you new ideas of new combinations of prints that you may not have thought of..

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  46. Such a great idea ... I love the colors and the feather pattern. Very inspiring ! Thank you.

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  47. what lovely happy incidental pieces =)
    beautiful!

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  48. well now, what a great idea! i would love to have a bit of your graphic art on our walls - for it's prettiness, but also to cover up all the peeling paintwork!!!!

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  49. Love love love this...I always thought the drop sheet in the printing room was inspiring x

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  50. Love love love this...I always thought the drop sheet in the printing room was inspiring x

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  51. Yes please - reminds me of the little pin cushions Treefall used to make with selvege edges of fabric - something beautiful from somewhere unexpected!

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  52. pattie2:31 pm

    they look wonderful and so original - would look fantastic in our family room :)

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  53. What a fabulous idea!! They look fantastic.. Well done! :)

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  54. Love what you are doing here. I dye some fabrics, but yours are awesome.

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  55. hey
    I'd like to peer extra posts like this, I like wise thinking. This is a very good website
    Thanks a lot

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