Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx with artgoodies and a giveaway!

For this Wednesday’s edition of Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx I am doing something a little different…I’m having a contest. I know fun, right? And, it’s a goodie too.

My interview is with Lisa Price from artgoodies and Lisa has generously donated three of her lovely block printed tea towels for a giveaway.

Three lucky winners will win one of the three designs pictured below.


To enter: leave a comment on this post with your plans for your tea towel should you win. Would you keep it for yourself or gift it, remember Mother’s Day is coming up after all.Ā  This giveaway will end Friday, April 17th at 11:59 pm EST. I will choose three random commenters and each will win one towel each. Open to international entrants.

Now on to my interview with Lisa.


1. What’s the name of your shop and what do you make?

The name of my shop is artgoodies. I make block printed housewares such as tea towels, aprons, and mini pillows.
Each item is hand printed with one of my original linocut block prints and the aprons and stuffies are sewn together with vintage fabric.

2. What’s your favorite thing about your studio or work space? Your least favorite?

My favorite is that it’s just down the steps into my basement so it’s a great commute! The studio is quite organized and very functional. The towel drying racks are awesome and can fold down flat to the wall making more room. I have it separated into work stations so you can usually find what you need and work very efficiently.

My least favorite thing is it gets real real cold in the winter. I am planning on getting another electrical box installed for baseboard heaters.


3. What do you listen to or watch while you work?

Lots of Cd’s generally, especially The Lucksmiths. I also frequently listen to NPR. I like all sorts of music, so you can hear a dollop of this and a pinch of that coming from my studio. Sometimes, I just sit quietly and work too.

4. What are some of your inspirations?

Vintage fabric of course! Nature, old plant, biology, and bird books, designs and colors of the fifties specifically vintage housewares. I actually have a vintage shop on etsy too, vintagegoodies. I just can’t resist vintage.


5. Anything you want to share? Doing any craft shows this season, have some new products coming out, or get a really big write-up in a national publication?

The latest news: A couple of my towels were featured in Home Beautiful Australia in the September issue. And some of my cupcake products will be in a movie that is currently being filmed!

6. What’s your favorite book from your childhood?

My favorite book was this little book called The Dollhouse. I used to stare at the little pictures looking at all the details of the house. It was so cute with it’s pinks, blues, and yellows. I guess I have always been a housewares kinda girl!


65 thoughts on “Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx with artgoodies and a giveaway!

  • April 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    congrats to Elizabeth, Ashley and Gayle who all won an artgoodies tea towel.

  • April 17, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Gorgeous! I’d love to keep one for myself, but I’d probably put it in my gift closet and then give it as a housewarming gift, wrapped around a pretty bowl filled with fruit or cookie mix or some such. Sweet giveaway!

  • April 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    It think I would keep it. šŸ™‚

  • April 17, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Pure selfishness: I’d keep it for myself and either turn it into a pillow or a pretty wall hanging. I wouldn’t want to risk getting it dirty in the kitchen!

  • April 17, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful designs! I’d love to keep a towel for myself, but my grandmother really needs cheering up and she absolutely loves butterflies. She’s stuck at home after a recent accident. I know having a pretty towel will make her smile.

  • April 17, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I’m going to be a bit selfish (I’m allowed to today! It’s my birthday…) and say I would keep the tea towel for myself. I would hang it on this hook in my kitchen that I hang aprons and an old fashioned colander. It is just too pretty to use!

  • April 17, 2009 at 12:36 am

    I don’t know if I could give it away!
    I love the bright clean colours of these towels. They are gorgeous and I want one in every design, and then I could give away a few šŸ™‚

  • April 17, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I would wrap baked goods in mine or make an apron.

  • April 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I think I will make a little girl’s skirt with it or part of an apron for myself!

  • April 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    They’re gorgeous! I would have to keep it. They are all perfect colors for my kitchen and remind me a bit of Chinese papercuts.

  • April 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Absolutely beautiful in their simplicity. Would love to add one to my collection! Love the butterflies.

  • April 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    These are really pretty. Though since I live in a dorm and don’t really have much use for a kitchen towel, I would give it to my mother, who would absolutely love it!

  • April 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I could lie and say I would give the tea towel as a gift if I won it, but I wouldn’t. I’d keep it for me! We all need pretty things in our kitchens. šŸ™‚


  • April 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Simply Gorgeous! Tea Towels can be sadly under-rated as an instant pick me up to any kitchen.
    I know i would give one to my mum (or turn it into an apron if i was feeling creative)

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:58 am

    These are great!

    I am getting married next month, and with everything that we are paying for, I’m afraid that I won’t have the extra cash to get something for my Maid of Honor. She is also getting married in August, and they are moving into their new house right after the wedding. I think this would be a great addition to her new kitchen! We are both graphic design artists, and I know she would appreciate these so much!

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

    They’re so cute. They look great for pressing water out of tofu šŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Love this post and love the tea towels! I enjoy the blue whale print that I came across while poking around artgoodies etsy shop. I would save the tea towel, maybe wrap it or put it in a little box, and give it to myself as a housewarming gift when I move!

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:46 am

    well. i would keep it for me, of course. and it would hang lazily on my stainless steel stove accenting my kitchen. I would also despeately try to keep my husband, the chef, fraom wiping his mid-cooking hands on it, instead continuing to beseach him to use it WITH CLEAN HANDS ONLY. But you never know. It may have to see bleach one day.

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    i love, love these towels…her stuff is all REALLY great! i think if i won a towel i would have to keep it for myself…who could part with such a treasure?

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I plan on using the tea towel to make an apron for my niece, Kaitie. She’s been bitten by the cooking bug šŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Call me greedy, but I’d keep it for myself! I absolutely love butterflies and these tea towels are beautiful. Living with 3 boys in the house, I have to sneak in the occasional pretty item to remind myself that I live there too! Plus it inspires me to have handmade items around and motivates me to create my own things.

  • April 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I would give it to my mother for mother’s day. Then I would make her tea. Those prints are so cute!

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I adore tea towels because of their heavenly soft texture and the fun prints. They make splendid face towels too — again, because of the amazingly soft texture. This would make a lovely gift for Mother’s day!

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:31 am

    So pretty. I would keep it for myself and display it in my kitchen!

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Whenever I go to my friend Andrea’s she NEVER has any towels. Since her birthday is coming up I would send one to her! Thanks! Beautiful items.

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness. I love that heart tea towel. It reminds me of a Brothers Grimm Fairytale somehow. I think if I won I would have to keep it for myself. Maybe I’ll put up a special hook of honour to hang it in my kitchen where everyone can enjoy its loveliness šŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Oh what a fun giveaway! If I should win, I would use this to either make an apron for my daughter or keep for myself! šŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I would *try* to give it to my sister for her new place. it would be hard, they’re all so pretty!

  • April 16, 2009 at 8:45 am

    oh, I love these towels. the prints are adorable! I think I would give the heart to my boyfriend. that his new appartment gets a cosy touch! šŸ˜€

  • April 16, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I’m living in Athens, Greece…far far away from my precious mother. It’s difficult for both of us to be so far away from each other, so I try to surround her with special gifts to remind her of how much I love her. Could I at least win the pity prize?

  • April 16, 2009 at 4:49 am

    This will be my first M-Day without my mom. So instead of her, I would give it to my father/sister – they still live in the same household – and I would buy one for myself, so we would have the same šŸ™‚
    BTW, we have the simplest IKEA kitchen towel, and I would be so happy to have something very different šŸ™‚

  • April 16, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Iā€™d love to win one for myself šŸ™‚
    The blue butterfly is my favorite ā€¦

  • April 16, 2009 at 2:20 am

    The towels are so fun! I think I would be tempted to keep it, but would probably give it away as a gift. My mom is moving, so maybe a nice housewarming gift?

  • April 16, 2009 at 1:53 am

    I live in a house with two boys…I need as much girlie cute stuff as I can get!! help me out!!!!

    <3 ~k

  • April 16, 2009 at 1:42 am

    My mom would thrilled to own the heart print, she’s always be the girly girl all her life and I don’t know how many pink/red/heart stuff she collected, even her house always smells like strawberries.

  • April 16, 2009 at 1:08 am

    In all of my friend and family group – nobody has as pure a love for the tea towel as I. This is why I would absolutely keep the lovely art goodie for myself if I were to win. Besides, I’ve already got a great gift for my mother & sent something lovely to my sister as well….

  • April 16, 2009 at 12:43 am

    If I win, I will give the tea towel to my mom. I already made her Mother’s Day gift, but she does seem to have a shortage of cute kitchen towels.

  • April 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

    beautifully printed! i would gift the sweet towel as a little hostess gift- i have a good friend that would adore the butterflies, and i just thought of who i would gift the heart towel to… šŸ˜‰ thanks a bunch!

  • April 16, 2009 at 12:18 am

    i would love to keep it for myself, but my mother-in-law is coming to visit the week of mothers day and i’m a starving student right now – this would be perfect for her!

  • April 16, 2009 at 12:07 am

    My mom would never use them, so I would keep them as a Mother’s Day gift to myself. I’m a single mom and my son isn’t quite ready to pick a gift out himself. This would get him off the hook! And they are exactly what I’ve been looking for.

    These are absolutely lovely designs. I adore the blue butterfly and owl.

  • April 15, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    I would keep these for me. I love tea towels and I love tea and tea parties. These would be absolutely perfect.

  • April 15, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Lisa Price’s tea towels are beautiful. I would love to win either of the tea towels with the butterfly on it. I would use the tea towel Mother’s Day weekend as my Mom, my sweetie’s and his aunts are coming over for lunch, dessert and tea!

  • April 15, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I’d wrap a loaf of homemade bread in it and give to my aunt for her birthday.

  • April 15, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I think I would keep it, as my mother would probably not appreciate a tea towel as a mother’s day gift. šŸ™‚

  • April 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    oh and my favorite one is the blue one ! šŸ˜‰

  • April 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    i would keep it for myself, they are too beautiful to separate them from me !! šŸ™‚

    i would use them for my monthly tea parties with my friends ..!

  • April 15, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    So this may sound totally selfish, but I would keep it all for myself and use it everytime I needed to dry a dish because it is so pretty and I couldn’t bring myself to part with it.

  • April 15, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Oh! I’d make a cover for my sewing machine out of these towels. Too cute.

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Hopefully this doesn’t affect my shot at winning but I would keep the towel for myself – the mother’s day gift is a good idea, but my mom is too old school when it comes to decorating! And I heart having a beautiful tea towel hanging on my kitchen island on wheels!

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Oh these are so nice! My best friend has a “Fiesta” kitchen all decorated in Fiestaware colors and pieces. One of these would be perfect for her and her birthday is coming up! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    As much as I don’t want to be selfish, I would keep the towel for myself because I am a complete and total tea lover. I know it would get lot’s of use and care!

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Well… normally I would totally give this to my mum for Mothers Day… but there are three good reasons as to why I won’t this year!

    1.My mum promised to give me a bunch of tea towels months ago that she had purchased in a “Value” pack… and I still haven’t seen them to this day.

    2.I am in need of some nice tea towels…I don’t think we’ve purchased any new ones since we bought our house 5 years ago (Ewww)

    3.I know for a fact that my mum would love to dry the dishes with this cloth when she comes over to my house šŸ™‚

    So I guess my plans for the tea towel would be to keep it all for myself… cause Gosh darn it! I deserve it!!!

    ps- I really love the butterfly ones cause my name (Vanessa) means butterfly.

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I would give the towel to my step-sister for her birthday. She LOVES butterflies!

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    If I win I will share the love with some of my favorite moms and of course keep one for myself šŸ™‚

  • April 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hey, I love your stuff. I would sooo use the towel and sew it into a pillow for my couch! well Hope all is well!!!

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Love the bright colors of the prints. So fun and Springy.

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I think these are so fun, that I would have to keep it all for myself!!! Love these!!

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    oooh, the tea towels are GORGEOUS! i love everything shown, the cupcakes are fabulous too.

    it would definitely depend on which tea towel i won. if it was the heart, it’s MINE! i love the design and the rich red!

    but if it was one of the butterflies, i’d put it in the totebag i made my mom for mother’s day. i’m not sure if she’d want to keep it as a tea towel, since my dad is notoriously bad at ruining light coloured towels. it would be really pretty as the centre of a pillow too, so i’d offer to make her that if she wanted! the middle one looks like it’s a dark teal, which would match their living room perfectly!

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I would definitely send it to my mother for Mom’s Day. But then once I got it I might keep it for myself. She would understand.

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I will most definitely give it to my best friend, who just moved into a new place after a really hard 2008 (including the closing of her amazing candy store). šŸ™‚


  • April 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I would use my tea towel for an excuse to have some girlfriends over for coffee and yummy baked goods!

    Btw, I’m loving those little stuffed critters too!

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    loving the cupcake tea towel

  • April 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    absolutely gorgeous tea towels, and what an amazing photo pouring the tea towel hehe!

    My plans for them?
    Just moved out of home and I have ONE tea towel on rotation at the moment. Yes, it is terrible and I am doing way to much washing as a result!

    The blue one is actually a perfect match for the colours in my kitchen! heheh

    Thanks, lovely work
    and lovely blog!

  • April 15, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    These are fabulous!! I would love to hang one on my stove handle. I’d give one to my mother and the other one to a friend whose husband is going through some health issues!

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