Monday, July 27, 2009

Time For A GIveaway!
You may remember I featured Doug's super popular posters in the past - here are a couple of his best sellers based on Shakespearean quotes( that seem so relevant for the times we live in). Well Doug's been working on a sketch for another poster(see below) inspired by the all the hardworking gals that we feature here and the phenomenon of the "craft revolution". I think it's going to be a winner. Lucky for us Doug has agreed to partake in a giveaway here at the Cafe and the lucky winner will receive both of these posters - printed on lovely soft watercolour paper. Doug's posters are all based on famous quotes. So to win a couple of posters all you need to do is leave a comment below - if you like you can tell us your favourite quote but it's not neccessary. My friend Lori has a saying at the end of her emails that says "don't expect to be what you haven't worked to become," I love that quote - maybe it will end up on a poster some day! 

We'll leave this giveaway open until next Wednesday. Good luck - and thanks Doug!
Dougs posters are now also available at his Etsy Shop!!


Temps perdu said...

My favorite saying is:
"You shall thank your gods,
if they force you to go
where you have no footprints
to trust to."
It´s by swedish poet Karin Boye, translated to english by David McDuff.

Italo said...

Fiona, your posts with these pictures are super. Thank you :) Have a nice week.

Robin said...

Here is my quote!

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra


Tucker said...

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." -Lester Bangs.

Love your blog! I'm a newbie reader but I love everything I've seen so far- so inspirational! Thanks!

rori said...

"you can't unscramble scrambled eggs"- mom

although i'm sure she borrowed this from someone else, and i wouldn't use it as an email signature, but it has been used in many apropos situations.

Your blog is wonderful, so many great inspirations.

marzi said...

oh man, does this mean i can't enter? ;) i love his posters and would love to win! since you wrote my favorite above, i'll write another one that i love:

"he who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."

i think it's a chinese proverb.

(it fits me well because i love to do things other people say are impossible!)

Karly said...

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

Allison said...

You can learn something from anyone, even if it’s how not to be.

juliesuzanneart said...

"Think about it. Lots of things you can do with a stopwatch." -- Ianto Jones

Sean said...

Hi Fiona:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison
Seems like a quote fitting Doug's great hardworking gal character.
Best to you both...

Domino said...

I love his work - so clever!

fancylinda said...

This one suits me as a jewelry designer - "Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung." It's by William Morris.

sweetsweetlife said...

Beautiful posters! I adore them. My fave: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." --The Little Prince

Thank you, Fiona and Doug, for the give-away opportunity! xox.

ks said...

I love the posters and would love to win one.
Many of my favorite quotes are from John Gardner.
Here are two:

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
John W. Gardner

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner

carina said...

What a lovely giveaway, you two are quite the talented pair!

One of my favorite quotes is from Thoreau: "It is not what you look at, but what you see."

Cameron Blazer said...

Gah! I LOVE these. LOVE.

My favorite quote is deceptively simple: "Things change in a day." I'm sure it's been said by lots of people in lots of contexts, but I read it in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy in 1998 or so, and it has stuck with me ever since.

Candied Fabrics said...

My fave:
Everything changed the day she realized there was exactly enough time for the important things in life

Simple and true, I'm trying to follow it's advice right now!

amy said...

mine comes from the line of my favorite poems by my favorite poet, mary oliver
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

Maggie said...

One of my favorite quotes is "A good carpenter measures twice and cuts once." A little boring but so true.

Adrienne said...

I don't know who said it, but it's posted above my computer: "It's not how old you are, but how you are old."

Or this from Samuel Beckett:

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Tina Tarnoff said...

Favorite quote by Einstein: Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

Love those posters! And adore yoru blog!

Leanna said...

Love the posters.

Fave quote of the moment:

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

judith said...

Can't choose between these two:
"Life splits faster than scissors" from Peter Orlofsky and "Life without risk is no life at all" (I don't know where that one's from. Great posters!

Brittany Noel said...

I love these posters! The vintage feel with the contemporary relevancy... How I would love to hang these in my dining room. And his sketch for the next poster looks very promising, indeed!

I'm such a party pooper, but I can't think of any quotes, in their entirety on the spot... I love a lot of the things that Einstein said about imagination and creativity. I've also been reading a lot of Barbara Kingsolver lately and she has a lot of very inspiring and poignant things to say.

vantiani said...

"She look so much like her zine, only not square." - Taken from Brainscan Zine from Alex Wrekk

jasmine said...

i picked a really good day to find your blog! :)

one of my favorite quotes is:

to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

- oscar wilde

Jill said...

I am a newbie to your it and love the fact that you live in the Kootenays! One of the two best spots in canada!

Two of my favorite quotes are:

" where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." Leonardo da Vinci

"A nation is forged in the hearth"...seen on a building in Scotland

Jen Comer said...

Once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always. ~ The Velveteen Rabbit

Hope you're enjoying your holidays!

dahlhaus said...

No great quotes off the top of my head, but these posters sure are swell!

Karen Denson said...

One of my favorite quotes is.....
"Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle."
-walt whitman
Your posters are amazing and I would be honored if I were to win one of them.

Kelly said...

one joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb

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