Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Brain on a holiday

Hi friends. I'm feeling a little uninteresting this week, but I wanted to get back to my regularly scheduled posting - even if it is just to say hello. There hasn't been much time for creativity (in the 2D sense) over the past two weeks - so I dove into my sketchbook for a little something to share with you. It is just a random doodle I found from a few years back - but it kind of describes how I am feeling these days: full of ideas and also half asleep. Hmmm, maybe this Red Velvet Cupcake I am eating will help. Or maybe I should just go to bed.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jing a Ling

Happy Christmas Pixel & Post readers! We've been doing the holiday thing for a week already now. Just thought you might like a little holiday polka from Bobby and Linda. Those outfits...wow. Looks like they got into a fight with a box of discount mauve ribbon.

Hope your holiday is a lovely one!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And the winner is....

PollyB! You'll be receiving a set of 10 Santa Beard notecards just in time for the holidays!

Thanks everyone for playing (and for signing up for my newsletter), and I look forward to announcing the January giveaway soon.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Last Day!

Hi all. Just a reminder that it is the last day to join my mailing list in time for this month's giveaway of 10 Beardy Santa cards! I'll be drawing a lucky winner out of a hat tomorrow, so if you want a chance to win...sign up here! Or by clicking the link on my sidebar.

And, just to fancy up this post a bit, here is a little Monday Musical inspiration from Seattle based Fresh Espresso. Pretty much the most catchy re-sampling of the Bee Gees, ever...
now, dance!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Back in time...

If there is any one song that can bring back my childhood to me full-force it is this song by Chuck Mangione. One of my earliest memories is dancing to this in the mall as it blared over the mall muzak system, when I was about 3. It is a cheesy song to have as your childhood soundtrack...but hey, it was the '70s. What song brings back your childhood memories?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: Crunchy

Here's a little something for Illustration Friday: Crunchy. A nice Dill pickle spear. Yum! For me there is only one kind of pickle: dill. I used to be a sweet pickle girl, but an unfortunate night that included too many sweet pickles and lemon meringue pie ended that love affair pretty darn quick.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Pixel & Post's first giveaway!

That's right folks! I'm hostessing my first giveaway on this here bloggy blog.
All you need to do is follow this link to sign up for my monthly newsletter, and you'll be entered to win a pack of these exceedingly cute, earth friendly Santa beard notecards - perfect for a holiday thank you, or just a friendly "Ho Ho Ho".

I'm super excited about my new email newsletter. Probably more excited than I should be (nerd alert)! I have been using word of mouth, old fashioned email, and facebook to let my friends and fans know what's up with Pixel & Post for the last year or so. And, it is just getting too complicated. I figured it was time to go BIG and do an official, fancy, email newsletter with pictures and stuff!

The best thing about it is that it is easy to subscribe and unsubscribe and you can do it all with a click of a button.
And, to reward you for your friendship & fanship I'll be giving away free Pixel & Post swag on a monthly basis. Yipee!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Illustration Friday: Entangled

I'm not sure it is all the cold medicine I've taken in the past week or what, but this is how I'm answering this week's Illustration Friday challenge.

In the 5th grade I stared a sketchbook dedicated to a cast of characters I invented. One of the main characters was named Agnes. She had an impossibly huge beehive hairdo, was terribly grouchy, a nose like a hot dog, eyes like
Gene Wilder, and smoked lots of cigarettes. I was obsessed with drawing beehive hairdos - I think I still kind of am. I'm thinking of this lady as an evolution of Agnes, post nose-job and with a lot of crap entangled in her 'do.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just because...

We are all sick and grumpy at my house this week, so I don't have too much to say. There is nothing like a little vintage Welk to cheer me! A bearded lady in a blue sequined dress, that rocks out on a pink piano? Come on!