Earlier this year I decided it was time to spruce up my master bedroom. I cannot believe I am showing you a picture of my unmade bed, but I want to save the finished product for a real blog post… so consider this a sneak peek.
The painting above my bed is by an artist out of San Francisco, Clare Elsaesser. I discovered Clare’s work one day while surfing the WWW and fell in love. I contacted her about a commissioned piece for my bedroom and the entire process was absolutely delightful. Since finding sweet Clare, we have commissioned a few paintings for other projects as well. You may recall seeing her work above a bed in a blog post about our current out of town projects from a couple of weeks ago (HERE). Clare sells her work on etsy as “Tastes Orangey“. Her sewn prints are not only charming and gorgeous, but also reasonably priced. I have a collection started and am hoping Santa brings me a couple more.
Clare has graciously offered our readers 5 of her sewn prints. (We will pick 5 winners.) All images are printed on matte paper, which are sewn with thread onto an 8 x 10 piece of textured watercolor paper giving the prints a very substantial feel.
To win… in the comment section below let us know… what’s your nickname? Or your children’s nicknames?
Allison: “Scoot” (Not sure why, but it might have something to do with her mobility as a baby)
Lauren: “Porridge” and “#16″ (Porridge comes from her brother and it’s origin is unknown. #16, because she is the 16th grandchild.)
Paula: “Honey Bunny” and “Paula Pooh” (Her three year old granddaughter insisted that she be “Honey Bunny”, because the granddaughter wanted to be “Honey”, without the Bunny).
Joan: “Boney Joaney” and “Joaney is full of Bologna” (People said if she turned sideways and stuck out her tongue she’d look like a zipper… she was boney.)
Me: “Brookey”, “EZE”, “Help Wad”, “Skeeter” (Brooke is my middle name, so all of my family calls me “Brookey”. “Help Wad” comes from Darby and is just a bizarre cell phone typo. “EZE” comes from high school… a friend showed up at a field hockey game with a sign that said “Go EZE! Go D-Bone!”, to cheer me and Darby on… it unfortunately stuck and those names followed us to college. “Skeeter” the origin is unknown.)