Saturday, September 08, 2007

Grabbags & a Give-a-way!

First, let me thank everyone for your well wishes for our sick family! Thanks to all the positive energy out there, everyone is physically doing much better, and Mommy is feeling mentally much better as well!

And next, I know that I said I'd talk about the advance copy of my book I received in my next post, but I decided to do something a little more fun instead! I spent several hours yesterday and today doing a massive studio cleanout. And I ended up with a pretty big pile of stuff that is pretty cool stuff, but stuff that is really not living up to its potential just sitting in the drawers and closets of my house!

So I've loaded up 24 9x12 padded envelopes with all this stuff (I said there was a lot!) and have decided to sell them for $15 each, shipping included (and they're kind of heavy!). Although I guarantee the contents are more than $15 worth, if bought separately. The photos here are a sample of what is in one of the packets.


Let me tell you what sort of stuff is in them. They each have most of these items, if not all of these items: vintage ledger pages, vintage flashcards, human anatomy book illustrations, vintage photos, vintage postcards, photocopies of vintage photos, german foil items, vintage game pieces, various metal and other three-dimensional items- filagree, numbers, stencils, and lots, lots more miscellaneous stuff. I tried really hard to make them all comparable, so certain ones aren't much cooler than others. And they really are full of cool stuff- these are all items that I bought at some point because I planned to use it in my own collage. But, alas, it never got used, and I just needed/wanted to do some paring down.

So, if you'd like to buy a pack, send me an email at appendageassemblage at hotmail dot com. I can take Paypal or check. I will list them on Etsy sometime next week if there are any left, but you can get them directly from me this way.


And, to add to the fun, I've decided to give away one pack as well! I've never done a give-a-way on my blog before, so I thought it was about time. You guys are so good to me with your comments that I owe you that! Here are the rules for the give-a-way. Leave me a comment between now and next Saturday (Sept. 15th) telling me what your favorite word is, and I will randomly choose a winner. It will be fun to read what people's favorite words are!

Good luck, let me know if you'd like to buy a pack, and I'll write again soon!

26 comments:

Rosa said...

Oh how fun! I can't wait to see these goodies on your etsy site. And a giveaway. Favorite word. That's tough. I'll have to go with Lovebug. I remember hearing it from a dear older lady. I know call my hub and children it. It's just so endearing, I think.

Rox said...

Hi Corey, I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I just love it. I have checked it everyday. I love your work and the frames are just darling.
I suppose my favorite word would have to be wretched. it just seems to describe something bad perfectly. I love the way it just rolls off the tongue! :) Thanks for putting my name in the hat for your cool give-away !

Sweet Petunia said...

I love a give away...one of my favorite words is chance...appropriate for this post I think. Please do enter me in your drawing.

Lilli said...

WOMBAT! I love this word mostly because of how it sounds, and it doesn't hurt that wombat are cute and cuddly :)

tricia stirling said...

my favorite word is vagabond! thank you so much for visiting my blog. my little guy is all better too, although i still can't brush his teeth without blood pouring out from his gums! : (
i'm so glad you are all feeling better too!

jet1960 said...

You have a lovely blog! The first word that came to my mind was possibility. That is what I am thinking about this morning. How if we can all see our possibilities instead of what we can't do and if we pursued that with all our heart, what an awesome difference it would make in our lives and in the lives of others.

Hanna said...

Wow, that is a lot of cleaning you've made! Here is my favorite word (one of many): serendipity! :-)

take care!

Judy Wise said...

My favorite word is sacapunto. I learned it in Spanish class. It means pencil sharpener. I like it because it's fun to say with a big accent. Like SACK-a-POOOON-toe!!!

Tara Ross Studios said...

Hi Corey,

My favorite word is bubblegumbalony! It's a word I share with my son and we've shared it since he was 4 or 5.

A bird in the hand said...

This is very fun! I have lots of favorite words, but I'll give you just one: MOXIE. It conjures up the 1940s and all those noir movies.

donnaj said...

My favorite word of late-as they can change, is "wicked" Ever since i heard "Ron Weasley" say it on Oprah, i thought it was just a fun word...
hope you're all doing much better!

Erika Tysse said...

One of my favorite words is Cosmic. I have lots of others but you only said one. ;)So glad the family is back to normal and you are creating again!

lindaharre said...

That is a simple one......juxtaposed! I love the way it feels rolling over my tongue.....love the meaning and use it often. Such a great ART WORD!

Judy said...

Ahh for me the word is "INTEGRITY".
I seem to have come across many instances of the lack of it in the last little while. Your packs looks interesting Corey, some of the items are looking very favourable to me - must check out your site.

Rosa said...

Oh dear, I forgot to congratulate you on your book! Congrats!!! WOW!!

marilyn said...

I will have to go a with a fictitious name a friend's daughter made up,(for her stuffed animal). It's "foosh-a-lala".
love,marilyn

tina in seattle said...

Oh, I looove words. The way they sound, the way they look, the way they feel on my tongue sometimes sharp a pointy or smooth an round. Today my favorite word is droplet. It sounds and feels so fun. It conures an image of magic.
Thanks for this opportunity to think about words.

ArtsyMama said...

What fun packs and a giveaway! Can't get much better than that. My favorite word is BLISS!
Kari

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Jamie said...

My favorite word right now is dilarious. James says, "Isn't that dilarious Momma?". Oh yes it is! Awesome give away sweetie!

Michele said...

Way too many words I love so instead I'll give you a word I hate - stagnant. I hate how it sounds and I hate what it means! Your book looks lovely - can't wait to see the whole thing! Thanks for sharing!

Caty said...

I am here. My favorite word is "Agua" (water).

I could send you some papers and ephimeras as well if you like!

sietededosdefrente@yahoo.com

Holly said...

oh well... I love the word "GORGEOUS".....I love saying that to my male-friends and my girl-friends.....it just sums up someone looking utterly ...gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

How fun Corey. My word is the combination of three words but used together forms one sentiment so I'm going to hyphenate it. And it's not even English. Does that disqualify me? Joie-de-vivre! Isn't it beautiful! Do you speak French? That word encompasses so much emotion for me that I could never appropriately convey in the English language... joy of life... just doesn't sound the same without the caressing tongue of French. Thank you for the constant source of inspiration of your blog. -Alisa

Lynn said...

I just found your blog through a friend who told me about your book, I just have to have it :)
This is a great idea for a giveaway and I would have to say my favorite word is "AMAZING" I say it a lot when I see art work, items people have created when I really love something :)
Thanks and hope to visit again soon.
Lynn

Sherry said...

What a wonderful, generous giveaway. I was "introduced" to you by a friend and I'd have to say my favourite word right now is "grace". It's something that I am seeking in life and in my art.

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