Wednesday, January 30, 2008

winter art

When I saw this little etching at Merlinprincesse's Etsy shop I had to have it. But wait! If you like it, there are more, each of a slightly different colour and character. Just scroll down. Helene, who I met a year ago last summer, is from Quebec City so she knows what a real Canadian winter is. Maybe not as harsh as an Arctic winter, like in the etching, but definitely harsher than the one we wet coast wimps, complaining bitterly over the snowfall of the last few days, have to suffer.

I just received notification that Imagekind is offering free shipping on orders over $15 until February 7th (promo code: LOVE2008). Maybe a Valentine's Day print for a loved one? According to the people of the plains and plateau the elk is the traditional symbol for love. You can order it framed or unframed here, mounted on a 6" cradled panel here or even as a card here. The 8" x 8" original is for sale at artstream; just email Susan for details.

You may now return to your regularly-scheduled programme.


Blogger dinahmow said...

What a charming little print! And just below it is another!But with some vet. bills looming (feline hysterectomies, remember?)I'll have to pass for now.
I guess I'd better return to my scheduled programme of getting that damn' ink dry...

30/1/08 6:55 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

OHHHH!! Thanks you for showing my Inuits! :) That feels strange to see my etching on another blog! :) I'm really honoured! :))))

30/1/08 7:44 p.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

What a gorgeous merlinprincesse print!

And gorgeous elk too of course.

31/1/08 1:14 a.m.  
Blogger Alda said...

wet coast wimps? - lol

31/1/08 2:28 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Love that etching. I didn't know she did that. Will have to check it out.

Don still loves his elk and heart I got last year. It proudly hangs in his lodge room. Best gift I ever got him.

31/1/08 5:46 a.m.  
Blogger Paula said...

I've been thinking I might start using Imagekind. Do you? What has been your experience?

Love the print.

31/1/08 6:23 a.m.  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I fell in love with printmaking when I took a class in college. Love the simplicity in the etching.

31/1/08 8:56 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Dinah: They are so much better in person, of course.

Helene: Well-deserved of course!

Caroline: Thanks from both us us. :)

Alda: I'm glad I know a little about Iceland's weatehr now. So much more manageable than the Canadian prairies.

Toni: Nothing like trying a favourite theme in a different medium!

Paula: I'm afraid I've neglected it so I don't have any real feedback yet.

Jan: It has so much character in such a simple image, doesn't it?

31/1/08 12:13 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm - I never thought about elk as a romantic symbol but I kind of like it.

I've moved.

31/1/08 6:35 p.m.  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Uber kewl..great colours.
Is it PC to say Elk or are we supposed to call them Wapiti?
I can't keep up.

One of the most horrible things that I have EVER seen was a documentary clip of two massive bull 'Elks' fighting (during the rut) in a children's playground in Banff.

One them gets his leg caught in a swing and breaks it. The other one instantly recognised his opponent's blunder and starts goring his helpless opponent to death.

This brutal scene certainly revealed the darker side of this symbol of love...

and not one 'horny and in a rut' joke.

1/2/08 6:42 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Citizen: Not elk but WAPITI (see HE's response) :)

HE: But there's always a darker side to love, isn't there? (she said in her black clothes, sad jazz music in the background, with an espresso in one hand and a whisky in the other, contemplating a very sharp knife...)

1/2/08 9:06 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

This is a wonderful print!

I know I shouldn't complain about winter here in Colorado - I'm sure it's worse up north in Canada...

3/2/08 8:30 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Cynthia: I'm sure it is in most parts but I guess you're not familiar with climatic zones (north does not necessarily = cold) as Colorado's winters are usually much worse than anything we get on Canada's west coast -- unless you consider rain a terrible hardship of course! :)

3/2/08 8:52 a.m.  
Blogger Tori said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

5/2/08 12:57 p.m.  
Blogger Diane said...

you're introducing me to some very interesting -- very -- artwork. Wow, elk as a symbol for love eh? We have grown to hate the elk living where we do. They are destructive, very dangerous, and kill dogs and horses up here. but I do like that mythmaking idea anyway :)

You have a great writing style!

6/1/09 10:02 a.m.  

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