Alternate winners for Winner Wonderland

alternate winners besotted blog

Well, well here we are yet again with a whole bunch of unclaimed prizes. I am always befuddled by prizes that have gone unclaimed, any ideas for how to make it easier for people to know that they won? We have tried several ways, announcing winners in a post, then again mentioning said winners via social media Instagram + Twitter, emailing winners, etc. but sometimes we just come up empty. Rats!  Lucky for these folks, we are choosing a new set of winners!  Whatever prizes don’t get claimed from this list we will be giving away to one lucky individual, so stay tuned for that.

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Find any font from a photo!

find any font with a photo

Well , hello fine friends! As some of you may have encountered we had a bit of a botched code/design last week. Yes, there was panic involved and quite a lot of nail biting and the conclusion that we needed to switch back to our previous design pronto, which we have but have done some damage to our code. No worries, we are taking this in stride and although a little trigger shy we plan to try again soon (glutton’s for punishment?  Perhaps). Instead of waiting for the mystical, magical day to put up posts with our beautiful new look, we decided to put up a post (and an awesome) resource for you, we hope you like!

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What better time for a fresh new look than the beginning of the new year? Tristan and I have been planning and plotting better ways to fulfill the mission of this blog, which is to inspire you, openly share first-hand experiences (both ours and those of other artists), and to supply you with a steady stream of top quality creative resources.

Besotted will remain the approachable resource you’ve come to know (and we hope love!), but will be improved upon with a wider range of content that we hope leaves you inspired, ready to take action, or at the very least, comforted by the fact that we all have victories and losses, celebrations and struggles.

So what differences will you notice next week (besides the new design of course)? More interviews for one! We adore the calligrapher interviews (you should have heard us cheer when Betsy Dunlap agreed to an interview), so we’ve decided to expand our interviews to include other creative fields as well (think illustrators, art directors, designers, painters, gallery owners….and more!).  We also want to explore tried and true ways to reach creative goals. How many of you have ever wanted to do something, but didn’t know the first step to take? It happens to us all of the time (…publish a book, get into a gallery, find clients for freelance work…etc. etc.). We are going to do our best to shed some light on the process!

Do you have any ideas for the new Besotted? Who would you like to hear from? What would you like to see?

Author / Miss Michelle P.

Miss Michelle P. is a photographer, and the co-creator of Foto Rx Premium Photoshop Actions. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her muse is light.



david bowie tribute

I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.

I woke up this morning to the sad news that David Bowie had passed. My heart was heavy, as I suppose anyone’s heart would be after hearing about the passing of someone that has left too early. I think the thought might be he wasn’t someone you knew personally, so why let it bother you? But music was such a huge part of the fabric of my life growing up, one of my only solaces (that and books) and David Bowie crooning into my Walkman earphones on repeat got me through many a dreaded long bus ride to and from school. I am so sorry for his family, for the loss to those like me that held a spot in their heart for him. R.I.P. Davey Jones.

Winner Wonderland Winners!

Winner annoucement via besotted blog

What a delightful way to start the New Year–as a WINNER! As always we wish we could give everyone a prize, we truly do, we loved all your answers it’s always fun to read them and get to know you all a little bit better, so without further ado…

Day 01 | Classic Cookies with a Modern Twist | Winner : Ellen F.

Day 02 | Smashbox Photo Primer | Winner : Katie E.

Day 03 | Foto Rx Full Suite | Winner : Noor

Day 04 | Angie Makes Snowberry Font | Winner : Dee

Day 05 | Belle Calligraphy Set | Winner : Nina (Morocco)

Day 06 | The Hive Studio Calligraphy Tea Towel Set | Winner : Kelly L.

Day 07 | Sofia Kaman 14k + diamond Arrow Ring | Winner : Heidi Lau

Day 08 |Roost Tribe One Year Membership | Winner : Terri

Day 09 |The Hands-on Home Book | Winner : Shasta Bell

Day 10 | Written Word Calligraphy Wax Seal Set | Winner : Gabrielle

Day 11 | Magpie Paper Works Saissant Font | Winner : Laura

Day 12 | Hester & Cook Pencil Sets | Winner : Monica of Monnah

P.S. We will give you ONE week to claim your prize, if you do not we will bestow it to another individual. Just click on our ‘contact’ tab and email us with your mailing address!

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.