Friday, October 19, 2012

A word about the side projects {and giveaway winner}

illustration by Lauren Merrick

Over the past little while I've teasingly* mentioned a few little side projects/ collaborations that i've been working on. One of them was the Kids Bedroom Giveaway that launched last week and another is an amazing giveaway 'for the home' that will be announced over the weekend.

I've also got a couple of other things in the pipeline.

As a Visual Arts teacher, I'm a fan of anything creative, especially creative people. I though it would be fun to try and incorporate some more Art into this space here so i've been putting together an 'Artists Series'. I've been in contact with a few of my favourite designers, illustrators and artists and have been working on some collaborations with them.

Over the coming months you will see a range of blog headers here at The Beetle Shack that have been crafted by true Creatives. It will be an opportunity for us to meet some great designers and learn more about their business, practice and passions**.

I for one am excited.

I'm also working on another little something that will be revealed in full in the next week or so.

But for now, why not head over here and see if you or someone you know won our massive Kids Room Giveaway. If it wasn't you, don't despair, we have another incredibly exciting package launching  on Sunday.

* i'm immature enough to still believe that having top secret information is seriously fun ;)

** if you're an artist, illustrator or designer (or know someone who is) and would like to be involved, i'd be delighted to hear from you.


  1. I love this idea...reminds me a bit of the changing Google front page...looking forward to seeing your blog headers!

  2. What a super idea... And I will second the notion of FUN top secret stuff. Anticipation and all that!

  3. I love the idea of an artist series. So clever.

  4. I would LOVE to be featured here…this is seriously one of my favourite blogs Em! I’m a graphic design student but my main love is photography. If you’re interested I’d love to chat more :) xo

  5. Sounds great Emily - looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us. x

  6. Secrets are the best. But only if they're good. Love your new space here. Very funky (yes, It's been a while since I last visited), but it feels so good to take my shoes off here for a bit. ;) xx

  7. Awesome - looking forward to seeing these blog headers! :)

  8. Already liked you & DTLL on Facebook! :) That part was easy, now off to share some of this Beetleshack Love!!!


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em