Giveaway – President’s Day edition

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

This has been Hard North Dakota Winter #3. Cold again. Snow in the forecast. Ugh. I try to live in the moment, take each day as it comes, and not be too concerned with the weather. Plus, Yay Light!  It is not dark at 4:00 PM!

Still, come the end of February the cabin fever hits. Real Cabin Fever. The kind that can only be cured by traveling 500 miles or more from my point of residence.

Not that this little town is a bad place to live. It is rather unvarying. Willie Nelson describes the culture in his hometown of Abbott, Texas as having “two kinds of culture – agriculture and yogurt” – Bowman is kind of like that.

Not a terrible thing. Here’s Main street in 1910ish(?). Sigh… there used the be a Bakery. Alas, no more. The only bread available comes in on a truck. And what *are* the piles in the front of the building?

Here is our town circa 2009 taken from the top of one of the buttes. And we are in one of the parts of North Dakota that isn’t so flat…

If I’m stuck here for a bit, let my artwork go somewhere else. So a giveaway. How about this smoke-fired mask:

This is a large whippet/small greyhound sized mask hand built by me. Smoke fired with all sort of goodies like copper wire, plants from my backyard, cheap dog food, etc – that with the fire gives it a funky mottled surface. Totally one of a kind. Has a copper wire hanger if you’d like to hang it on a wall.

To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post or in the comments or comment on this post on my studio’s page on facebook.

“If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?”

Please, one entry per person. No entries after 9:00 pm Pacific Time Monday, February 21. Winner will be chosen at random. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday morning.


  1. Lisa
    February 21, 2011

    anywhere I haven”t been before in the world, and bonus points if I can do a triathlon while visiting. some possibilities fitting both requirements and high on my list: Thailand, Hawaii, Brazil

  2. Terry Thomas
    February 21, 2011

    I”ve always wanted to travel to the Ibizan region of Spain to watch native Ibizan Hounds hunt.

  3. And the winner is…
    February 22, 2011

    […] you to everyone who commented on the blog and on the studio page on facebook! I added the number of blog comments (50!) to the facebook […]


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