Win a $10 Gift Certificate to GardenDelightsArts on Etsy!

Hey there! How's things?

Wondering who won this morning's random drawing for the mosaic box? Click Here

If you're looking for the latest Thursday Giveaway & Artist Feature, you've come to the right place. Mixing things up a wee bit today. Had a scheduling kerfluffle, so today's originally scheduled artist will be seen in 2010.

But thanks to Melange teammates (& Etsy artists) Heidi Rand of GardenDelightsArts and Brenda Lynn of ManicMenagerie the show will go on!! Thanks guys!

I know I've mentioned the Etsy Melange Team before, usually when I enter their online art challenges. For anyone not "in the know", Etsy sellers can join various teams for camaraderie & promotion. One of my favorites is the Melange Team. This supportive group of mixed media artists also has a blog, MelangeOnEtsy. There you can find art challenges every other Wednesday (open to anyone working in mixed media, the current prompt is Black & White-click here to enter or view entries in the comments), tutorials, book reviews, and Team Member Interviews.

December's team interview was written by Brenda Lynn & the Guest Artist is Heidi Rand. Since I don't have a new featured artist today, I'd like to direct you to that blog post. So Click Here for an in depth interview with artist Heidi Rand of GardenDelightsArts.

Now About The New Prize

Next Thursday I'll randomly pick 1 winner from comments left on my blog. That lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate to Heidi's Etsy Shop, GardenDelightsArts.etsy.com plus free shipping. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on 12/18. This random drawing is open worldwide.....See, its easy peasy.

Heidi has a variety of fascinating items in her etsy shop. You can click on any photo in this post for more info on the item. From Heidi's Etsy profile:

HR: I am a nature photographer. I print my original photos on fabric to create vases, purses, scarves, sachets, pillows, and much more. I also use transfer techniques for my mixed media creations, and to adorn wooden treasure boxes, tiles, etc. I revel in exploring innovative processes for printing and creating art. I teach art workshops in the East Bay of the San Francisco bay area.

Heidi also designs her own fabric patterns. She has printed some of her fabric designs through Spoonflower.com.

She also has an E-book available, A Step By Step Guide to Printing on Fabric With An Inkjet Printer

E-book by Heidi Rand

Heidi recently teamed up with clothing designer Michele Batisse of Dress Maker In A Box, providing Michelle with original patterned fabric for her winter line. You can read more about this and other aspects of Heidi's artistic life in the December Melange Team Artist Profile.

You can also find Heidi online at gardendelightsarts.com where she has links to her art, online shops and blog, as well as information on the Art Workshops that she teaches.


  1. ooooo, am I allowed to enter, or is it like those "employees of . . ." type things? lol

    I think Heidi's got grand things in store for her. She's one talented lady!

  2. Bren, you are always welcome here :D Great piece you wrote with Heidi, by the way!

  3. GREAT blog! I love meeting fellow artists! :) Beautiful Giveaway! Stop by my blog, Till death do us art, to meet some more wonderful artists. :) Im doing a couple of giveaway's right now too!

    Take Care!

    Iris :)

  4. Ooh!! I love Heidi's work (featured her 'Takeoff (Egret Flying)' in my recent Etsy treasury). It would be so easy to spend the $10 in her store, her work is so beautiful!
    Enjoying reading thru' your excellent blog!
    Best wishes,
    Ann (aka TheSunflowerGallery).

  5. I am in awe of these items...I especially love the Hummingbird Mother on Nest - Original Fine Art Photograph...Wow! To show respect fro, and then be trusted by the little bird, is wonderful...shows what a darling artist Heidi is!


  6. ruthsartsandletters.etsy.com9:28 AM, December 11, 2009

    Those designs are amazing. I love the vivid colors. Just beautiful!

  7. Please enter me! The shop looks so vibrant and interesting

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  8. I would love to be entered. I love the switch plate.


  9. Nice giveaway! Pretty products.


    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

  10. I am so gad I discovered this blog through Heidi (through Etsy group). Her store is beautiful and inspiring and this blog is exciting to read!

    Only success to both of you for 2010!

  11. All of the items are beautiful...but I love the Monarch earrings! What a wonderful shop!

  12. please enter me!



  13. Beautiful stuff! Thanks for this contest!


  14. Beautiful work Heidi!!!

  15. please do enter my...im moving into a new home and will be stocking up!

  16. Wow her work is amazing, I am loving the butterfly earrings!

  17. I LOVE the monarch butterfly earrings! They are gorgeous!


  18. Simply amazing...

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Very beautiful and one of a kind stuff. ambrerose@aol.com

  20. great blog! I love those butterfly wing earrings, thanks for featuring such unique items. jennifer

  21. what gorgeous colors, love the light and switch plates like the Golden butterfly light switch plate, so pretty!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  22. The swallowtail earrings are amazing (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25456398) I've never seen something so pretty - wow!

    vaverine at yahoo dot com

  23. So many beautiful choices...hard to pick one!

  24. This would be soooo neat.
    Please enter me.