September 30, 2011

Grimm With a Chance of Giveaway

A few weeks ago my big sis texted me to ask if I wanted to create a piece for another group show at Cella Gallery, the art gallery just down the street from where she and her husband live in North Hollywood. I hemmed and hawed a little...I've just got so much on my plate at the mo' (including finding random opportunities to slip British slang into my everyday dialogue)...but when she told me what the show was, I knew I wanted in: artwork inspired by, and actually created on the surface of copies of Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales.

Each artist chose a specific tale to use as their theme and went to work in his or her own style. I chose "The Goose Girl"...

...admittedly less out of devotion to the brief tale woven by Grimm 1 and Grimm 2 than to the much more expansive tale with Grimm roots as told by Shannon Hale, YA author extraordinaire ( I hope that's not cheating).
 The show opens October 8th so I need to get my finished tome mailed off tomorrow, but I wanted to share first. If any of you happen to be in the LA area, oh blogland beauties, I'm sure the show would be well worth attending, as any event at the Cella always is.

Aaand speaking of Grimm Brothers and their curiously grotesque charm, Halloween is fast approaching. Can you believe tomorrow is October 1st? It's almost time to start pulling the box of All Hallow's Eve decorations out of the garage. But first, I think we will have a little giveaway- a handmade Halloween decoration for you:

One lucky reader is going to win this hand-stenciled burlap flag bunting made by me (out of recycled materials, by the way- that burlap used to be sandbags).

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on twitter (@amberjunek) and send out this tweet to your tweeps:

Giveaway! Cute Halloween banner on @amberjunek's blog-!

2. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing is about fall. Be sure to include the link to your twitter account so I can see your tweet. 

That's it!
I will keep the comments open until Sunday evening at about 9pm (MST). Then I'll go through your comments, choose my favorite, and announce the winner here on Monday morning.

See you soon!



  1. Seriously. Cute. Banner. LOVE IT! I am following you on Twitter, and I also Tweeted.!/nomianca

    My favorite thing about fall is really hard to pin down. It is easily my favorite season. Hand down fave. Halloween is my favorite holiday. But I love the colors, the smells, the feel in the air. I love walking through piles of crunchy leaves and kicking them in the air. I just love fall.

  2. I have to say that I LOVE the Goose Girl books by Shannon Hale. She weaves magic with her words. Love your artwork! Looking forward to reading your blog!

  3. I like the many festivals, like Dussehra, Diwali, and the nip in the air, as winter approaches!
    My tweet is online:

  4. I am sooo excited for Fall! It's going to be 90 today, but I put on a Fall outfit this morn' because I am in denial and trying to force the chilly weather to get here sooner. I think I will give up and go change into my swimsuit in about an hour:) Pumpkins are my favorite!! I am making pumpkin bread later as well. and I twittle-de-tweet @wollypollyphoto. BOO!!!

  5. Nothing quite like the light in Autumn. That and thw cool nights are my favorite things about Fall.

  6. Breakfast al fresco today, a steaming cup of Mandarin Orange Spice tea and a freshly baked pumpkin muffin. Love the changing colors of fall, walking in crunchy leaves and the crisp, cool temps.

  7. I love it! I'm already picturing exactly where I'd hang it :)

    I follow you on Twitter (@giapatton) and tweeted:!/giapatton/status/120615998855446528

    What I love about is the crispness in the air, the smell of the fallen leaves and decorating for Halloween (most of all!) =)