UPDATE: Random.org drew #18, and after I counted everything up, that turned out to be Small Footprints. Congrats! The bowl is on its way.
There are now over 100 posts in this blog. I’m amazed, too. Oh, not all of them are good. Some of the early ones, the ones when I had started this blog at my boss’s desire for more links for our client, are astoundingly lame. Don’t read them. But I rather like some of the others. If you’ve only recently started to read my blog, you may have missed earlier musings, such as:
- Can good intentions save the planet?
- Why I care.
- Cats, Vegetarian Diets, and Paying the Price of Admission
- Why Shorter Showers Matter
- Unsociability: a low impact lifestyle
Anyway, I want to thank you very much for visiting, reading, and commenting. I never expected to have a readership, and I sincerely appreciate your support and friendship. In celebration of this landmark, I’ve decided to offer a giveaway. It’s not especially green, though no one was exploited in its making. It is handmade. In fact, I made it.
A lot of you know I’m a novice potter. I’ve now been at it for about eight months, and I love it so much that I don’t know how I went my whole life without a smooth knob of clay turning under my fingers.
This bowl just came out of the kiln. I made it for you. It’s a simple wheel thrown bowl about 5″ in diameter. Stoneware with matte white glaze, a glossy navy blue rim with some drips and color variations, and a slight flare to the lip. It’s not perfect — my trimming knife skittered a little across the surface, and I could have taken just a little more clay off the bottom — but it’s good. I wouldn’t be offering it if it weren’t. It feels just right in cupped hands and would love to be filled with warm soup, porridge, pretty river rocks, or anything else you want to put in it. It is completely food, microwave, and dishwasher safe, and I will package it lovingly in reused materials and walk it down to the post office for you.
Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to readers in the US and Canada. My apologies.
Want to win it? To enter, you must subscribe to my blog (or be a subscriber) by email, RSS, or reader. Leave a comment telling me which.
Extra entries (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on Twitter and leave me your Twitter username.
2. If you have previously left a comment on this blog, tell me so in a comment.
3. Add me to your blogroll and leave me a link.
That’s a total of four possible entries. I will choose a winner using Random.org on Tuesday, March 22, at 9pm PST (or thereabouts). Good luck!