Thursday, November 4, 2010

How to Pick One~ Road Kill Art Supplies & Giveaway Winner

First you pull the dead porcupine over to the side of the road.

It helps to run cloth against the quills.

Easy pickin' now.

I think I can put these to good use.

Here I used some in my first encaustic work.

On our long ride home for Anchorage a few weeks ago I spied this dead porcupine in the road. We turned back quickly to retrieve some free art supplies for the taking... (Thank you Mr. Porcupine)

I would like to announce the winner of my first blogversary giveaway by using a random number generator that I found online. Thank you all for your comments and for checking in on my blog from time to time. I sure do appreciate your input and blog friendships.

And  I'm happy to announce that the winner is an Alaskan artist Tam from Tam Johannes Designs  who I have known over the years for her fused glass work. Congratulations Tam! and please contact me with your mailing address.


  1. oh darn I missed it, That will teach me to check my blog more often, Well congrats you the lucky winner and best of luck in mine!

  2. I love the way you used these quills Kim - they look amazing! I'm sorry to have missed your giveaway too. Pen x

  3. Congrats to Tam. Sorry for Mr. Porcupine, but the quillls will be interesting in future stuff I am sure. xox Corrine

  4. poor porcupine but good to know his quills will be part of a bigger picture it were ...xx

  5. Yeah! Thank you Kim!! I'm so excited. -I've never won anything on-line before.
    I'm so inspired by the found quill art. Take care. Tam :)

  6. oor Porcupine - first glance I thought it was a cat. I'm forever picking up feathers but hardly ever use them !

  7. Very good idea for those quills;
    this amazing encaustic!

    And Tam, congratulations. He had a good luck!

  8. It is the second time I came by chance to your blog. Well well ! No hazard in life. I allready taught the story of my love of beads.
    As I succeed in making * liens* on the right hand side colonne on one of my blogs, you can see there a little story about beads.

    Best Regards from Switzerland.

  9. Oh, man, I missed it too! I had limited time on my parents pc while visiting, oh well. I'm coming up to a year end of this month!

    Your encaustic 'experiments' (they're beautiful!) are fab. I've always been put off trying as I haven't got a thermo controled heating pot, reading your escapades I'm glad! Please be careful with yourself!!!!

    I still have my childhood porcupine quill, a tail one - so envious of those little quills ;)

    using my other 'wrist' today!

  10. Ahhhhh... sad to see animals killed on the we have taken over so much of their habitat...


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