It's one whole year since my first blog post! In this time, I have met so many wonderful people, discovered so many other brilliant blogs, and found such inspiration and support. I have enjoyed every minute of it, and so, in celebration, and in thanks, I am going to hold a draw for this little monochromatic, mixed media sketch of a hare. It's an original, measures about 6 x 8 inches, and is on watercolour board.
So, what do you have to do? Just leave a comment after this post. If it's an anonymous comment, then make sure you leave me a contact email. I will close the comments a week from now, next Wednesday, and draw the winner at random. So, if you want to win a Hare, get commenting! Open to everyone - existing customers, blogreaders, friends, random passers-by, don't be shy!
I am also going to have a celebratory SALE in my Etsy shop, lasting from now until Wednesday next week ( 29th April). All prints in my shop (Any size, includes ACEOs) will have 40% off to all blog readers. To make sure you get this, just convo me after your purchase for a revised invoice, asking for the blog anniversary discount!
And now, I thought I'd better explain the 'nettle thing' from the last post! It all began over an extended family supper at the weekend. We were discussing nettle soup, and all the children promptly went "yeeeuk, you can't eat nettles!", and all the adults said " Oh yes you can, they're delicious!". So, in an effort to prove this I have been trying to cook this week with nettles as a major ingredient. It's been pretty good fun, although they are not all converted yet. Tonight's offering was chholle with nettles ( spicy, sour chickpeas with nettles). A favourite of mine, although my husband felt it was a bit too worthy and good for you. I'll post the recipes if anyone is interested, and likewise, if you have any good recipes using nettles yourselves, do let me know. I might even give away a print for the best recipe!