When I found a couple of hand printed Gocco prints from artist 16--Jess Gonacha I knew that I wanted them for the project, they are perfectly in line with the idea of making someone's day brighter, the colors, the typography, the statements they are just what the bright side doctor ordered. BUT Miss Jess was not content with just little ditties of her prints, she went and made a larger digital version of one of the prints (re-creating the happy surprises you get in a hand print) and I was not above begging to be able to present it to you. Luckily Jess Gonacha is as sweet as the rich sweetness (ganache) her surname reminds me of and agreed.
Jess Gonacha is a freelance artist and pattern designer in Atlanta, Georgia. a passionate maker of things, from paintings and gocco prints to patterns for surface design applications and illustrations. "Color makes my world go round, and my work revolves around combining colors in interesting ways" says Gonacha. You can see more of her impressive work and learn more about her in several places, her site, her blog and her flickr it's so worth the clicking, artist 16 is a very busy lil' lady...
The question to answer to take home these great prints is:
What is the most embarrassing thing you or you've seen somebody do in public? (tripping over a curb and falling down flat? pants tearing? there's got to be something!)
We will announce the winner of the print next Tuesday 02.24.09. Please check for your name under the 'Bright Side Winners' in the upper right hand side bar, email me immediately with your address and I will make sure a little bit of sunshine is sent your way stat.
Thank you Miss Jess! AND of course I can not forget to neglect the following pretties for the mention:
Mrs. French you rock!
Ship of two, great blog name, no?