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Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway.  We have two winners – Melissa wins the grand prize, and Ellen wins the runners-up prize!  As a way of saying thanks to everyone who threw their names in the hat, I’d like to send you a little something, so send me your address to enigmachck@gmail.com.  I’ll be getting in touch with everyone shortly!  I’ll let you know what they’ve won after they get their packages – I don’t want to ruin the surprise!

and the winner is...

and the winner is...

We went on an art adventure today, to a town in the middle of nowhere, Arizona called Tubac.  I’m not sure how it’s pronounced – it seems to differ depending on who you talk to.  It has a great history – it was the first European settlement in Arizona and was originally a fort of some sort.  If you look, it’s really quite close to Mexico.  It was a stop on the trail between the sea of Cortez and San Francisco.  Sure, there’s some pretty country in those parts.

Tubac, AZ

Tubac, AZ

The whole town used to be a bunch of awesome houses all stacked together with little courtyards and sidestreets, arranged sort of haphazardly, but they’ve now turned them into art galleries and shops where wares are proudly displayed on kitchen counters.  There’s a lot of your run of the mill touristy stuff, but there were also some really good things.  Like this steel dinosaur, for instance.  Yeah, I’m a geek  – I like dinosaurs.  I’ll admit it.

T-Rex Lives!

T-Rex Lives!

A very cool place to go if you’re ever in Southern Arizona.  We went to Tucson after that – no trip out of town is complete without a trip to In-N-Out.  I’ve never liked fast food burgers, but I’m pretty sure that I can blame at least 10 pounds of weight gain on the fact that we live close enough to drive to one.

When we were wandering around town, we discovered – a carnival!  One of the ones that moves around town on the back of semi trucks.  I’m terrified of them – I like to think that I’m of an adventerous sort, but I think that risking your life on something that is so easily transported is a seriously bad idea.  I do, however, love all the lights and such, so I got some great pictures.  Here’s a few of them (poladroided, of course)!

Carousel

Carousel

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

Zip

Zip

Tomorrow I’ve got a great interview with Miss Tiffany Teske that I’m pretty excited about –  I hope you are too!

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It’s that time of the week again! I’m pretty sure that I waste WAY too much time every week looking at all of the fabulous things there are to find on Etsy, and I can at least make myself feel a little better about spending all of that time if I can share my favorites here!

First off is Stacey Winters. Her photography is fun, playful and colorful, and involves lots of cute kitschy little creatures, and tons of different little deer! She has a great aesthetic and tons of different cards so you’re sure to find something that will fit your stationary needs.

Then we have Carnival. I bought some of her stuff earlier this year, caramel nut crammers, or something like that. Let me tell you, that was some of the best sweet stuff I’ve ever had! I don’t like chocolate much so it’s hard for me to find sweets that I will eat, but these were great. She’s got stuff for just about every taste, fast shipping, and generous portions.

I can’t say enough good things about chewingthecud. The shop has a great aesthetic (and a gorgeous banner) and all sorts of paper goodies. Would be good for the hipster or the minimalist in your life!

Last we have Swallowfield. She has some outstanding artwork. It’s truly rare to find such a talent, let alone have the opportunity to own such amazing work for such a fair price. She’s had tons of sales so far, and I’m sure that she’ll keep it up with the quality of work she’s been presenting. One of her prints might have to be the next thing I buy.

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