Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winners, Fun, and Inspirational Book Making

Well, let's see... we have winners to announce!

First place on the Troast-y Goodness Giveaway, my lovely friend Serena wins the 3 CD set and she's so excited she can barely wait!!! Yeah, Jon, you have a new fan in Brooklyn!!! If you haven't checked this guy out yet you are truly missing something! Have a listen, I'm sure you'll fall in love, too!

Runner's up are Alison and Val... they will each receive a lovely prize in the mail... snail mail that is... :)

SO, we have been having this always fun and exciting "emergency renovation" here in Herrmann-ville (a.k.a HeArt Studios!)

My baby brother (and his crazy dog - check flickr for more on that one!) The General Contractor has been here all week thru sleet and snow and dark of night trying to get my house put back together in time for Christmas! Its the coldest Winter that I have ever experienced in CA and we've had heaters off and windows and doors open trying to allow for all of the craziness to occur as quickly as possible... in fact, I'm typing this from my husband's down-down stair office with a space heater on and a puffy coat and my fingers and nose are STILL frozen! Brrrrr... Oh, and did I ever mention that I am 100% NOT a snow girl??? Well, I'm not. I'm more of a margarita in one hand soldering iron in the other hand girl...

just sayin'!

So, while watching the Liquid Nails dry I've been cruisin' the blog-o-sphere and have come across a few places o' mention... check this guy out!
His art journals are to DYE for (pun inteneded - sorry) totally inspirational, if you're asking me.

And speaking of really amazing books have a peek at these OMG I'm in LOVE with this process and am definitely going to be taking Gina Gabrielle's class!

And just to bring this post full circle, I would LOVE to direct you to my friend Chrysti's blog. She has a giveaway going on currently - associated with the 29Day Give that I blogged about earlier this fall. She has a great interview with Jon Troast which just reveals what a great guy he really and truly is! Enjoy!



  1. YEEEESSSS!!! Woo-hoo!! I'm so happy! Now, what is that interesting looking book in the first pic? And WHAT HAPPENED to your house???? I am up way too later right now. I want to click on your links and go check out the Flicr photos and see that guys journals, but I'll have to come back tomorrow. I was just soooo thrilled about the Jon Troast CDs. Thanks for letting me know what I'd been missin'!

  2. Wow! Two of my favourite artists mentioned in the one post. Heavenly! Seth (from The Altered Page) and Chrysti are both very talented and very, very generous people. Good luck getting your house back in order. Love you solderd charms on Flickr too.

  3. Thank you so much for spotlighting my journal and linking to my blog. It is so very mich appreciated!

  4. Thank you so much for spotlighting my journal and linking to my blog. It is so very much appreciated!


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