Friday, February 3, 2012

My first giveaway: London A-Z

In dire need of a way to take my mind off the home purchase induced hyperventilating, I decided to host my first blog giveaway! Two supporting reasons:

1. If I actually am successful in buying a house, I will need to move and therefore clean out a lot of stuff;
2. Blogger told me I'm up to 49 followers (love you guys!) and I'd love to add one more special person to our Bloody Brilliant crew and make us 50 strong.

What's in it for you, you ask? Why, the chance to win a limited edition, signed screenprint by yours truly featuring 26 iconic symbols of London (pictured above)! You may remember I took a screenprinting course last year, and this was the output – I have 2 more left, one on pink paper and one on cream, so your choice if you win! It's A4 size and will fit perfectly in an Ikea frame.

So here are the rules:

1. Be a follower of Bloody Brilliant (click on the Google Friend connect widget on the right side of the page if you're not already part of the action)
2. In the comments, tell us all the one thing that symbolizes London for you

The winner will be randomly selected through a highly scientific method (paper slips in a bag, The Irishman will do a blind draw) on Monday night and I'll announce the winner Tuesday. That gives all of you procrastinators (my homies) all weekend to think of your truly iconic London symbol. It's not like you'll have anything better to do – we'll all be snowed in!

Good luck and happy snowy weekend!


  1. And I make #50! (I already follow you in my Google Reader too, which tells me you have 93 subscribers. Woohoo!)

    A London symbol I'll remember is the river itself, probably b/c my home town in the States (Richmond, VA) is named as such b/c the James River looks just like the Thames down in Richmond.

  2. I'd LIKE to say Stamford Bridge, but instead I'll say the Tate Modern as the execution site of Operation Penguin.

  3. I follow on google reader and when i think london, i think old man pub that serves thai food. :)

  4. One thing that symbolizes London for me are the pubs! There's nothing like them in Michigan!

  5. I'm a new follower via GFC (toledomama88)!

    When I think of london I think of the fashion trends they set...and of course the men's cute accents (hehe) and I can't wait to visit there this summer ;)
    Cool giveaway


  6. London is my second family. also, it's FREAKING COLD RIGHT NOW. so at the moment, when I think of London I think of hot water bottles, tea, and inadequate home heating. argh.

  7. Westminster Abbey, and of course, my lovely husband!

  8. A music note. London has a great music scene that has been the birth to many great bands. It hosts great concerts and its just a lovely place to go!

  9. "Variety" is the word that symbolises London. I have lived here most of my life but when I walk or cycle around it I am constantly amazed at how much there is to see, and how many different faces the city has. Also, I love your prints and I hope I win!

    Do you want to check my blog out,too? I am based in London and write quite a lot about it, but since I am also lucky enough to get work as a travel writer, I often go to interesting places as part of my work.

  10. Big Ben screams London! When I saw it for the first time I knew I really wasn't just in any 'ole city.