i am so so so excited to announce a new giveaway!

my friend, paul michel, is a brilliant denver artist who has designed a collection of hand drawn greeting cards and illustrations, under the shop name mountain versus plains. his greeting cards are funny (omigod so so funny), irreverent, sometimes crass, quirky, and always so well-done. his illustrations of notable denver buildings are simple but spot-on and really capture the bones and personality of each place. i plan on commissioning him for a portrait of the powerdriver family in front of our little denver farmstead.

sifting through his collection had me laughing out loud to myself. i’m confident the same will happen to you. (p.s. please click through to his etsy site to get MUCH better photos of his awesome work. my diptich-ing does them no justice).

right now paul is doing a series of 33 cards in 33 days over at his facebook page and on his instagram feed (@mountainvsplains). it just started but these are two of my favorites:

paul has generously offered up three greeting cards AND a framed print (of winner’s choice!) to one lucky reader who comments on this post answering the question paul has for you all: suddenly the city of denver finds itself overrun by thousands of ravenous twenty-foot tall hamsters. what do you do? where do you go? (don’t worry if you’re not from denver; creativity and imagination are encouraged!)

this giveaway is running through july 31st and the randomly-picked winner will be announced in a blog post august 1.

BONUS!: extra entries can be obtained by liking mountain versus plains on facebook AND following his feed on instagram (@mountainvsplains) (which you won’t regret bc it makes for a daily chuckle). just leave an extra comment saying you’ve done so (and make sure to leave your instagram handle, please).

ADDITIONALLY!: paul is offering A Denver Home Companion readers 15% off in his mountain versus plains etsy shop through the duration of the giveaway. simply input promo code olliesvintage15 at checkout.


22 Responses to mountain versus plains [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

  1. Shauna says:

    I’d dress up like a 20 feet tall hamster and join their family. Obviously.

  2. Shauna says:

    Following on instagram – @shaunalott

  3. Shauna says:

    … And FB. Shauna Lott
    I like M vs. P. huge fan!

  4. Erica says:

    I’m not a fan of hamsters, so I’m thinking my plan would be to buy out all the rat poison I could find. Surround my house with it and wait them out!

  5. Amanda says:

    I would head straight into woods and begin my life as a mountain woman.

  6. Kristen says:

    When I run into situations of the giant hamster variety there are two things I always do. First I eat all the chocolate in the house (chocolate makes it all better). Then naturally I get my hamster saddle out of the shed and get lasso-ing. HeeHaw!

  7. Megan says:

    I am horrified by gerbils. I’d get my gun out and shoot those suckers down.

  8. melinda sue says:

    hide, i would hide. hamsters give me the heebs; they eat their babies.

  9. Kimmy says:

    eat or be eaten.

    LOVE Mountain vs Plains!!!!
    Go Paul Michel!

  10. Lynnie says:

    My first thought would be to go to some meat centric restaurant, like the buckhorn exchange, because I doubt the hamsters would find anything appetizing there. Call friends and family to meet up and make plans to head to the high country together inside a handmade human sized hamster ball. Having free range of the city the hamsters probably hate those confined toys and would avoid it like the plague. Also I’d be armed with a potato gun loaded with apples, the only hamster I ever had died from chocking on an apple.

    Love his stuff, liked on facebook 🙂

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  12. Bryan says:

    20 foot tall kitty cats, of course.

  13. Nikki Kelly says:

    Hmmm, I guess I would have to head to Park Meadows and buy one of those terrible pan flute cd’s to play as loudly from my car as possible. (south park anyone?) hamsters and guinea pigs are pretty closely related right?

    Nikki Kelly @ the ambitious procrastinator

  14. Nikki Kelly says:

    New instagram follower too!


  15. MEL says:

    First of all, I’d direct them to our backyard where they could gorge themselves on all the weeds and overgrown grass-shaped items growing back there. Of course, their green feast would be covered with a tryptophan like sedative to send them into a sleepy stupor of thanksgiving after their buffet. Then, as they’re sleeping, I’d a.) test them all for rabies/hauntavirus/bath salts/zombie blood/etc. and b.) place peaceful meditative chant recordings under their pillows to hypnotize them into kindness. And then, they’ll all wake up, ready to start their own summer of love, and they’ll run back into the Kansas plains where they will form a hamster commune and live happily ever after.

    Way to go, Mountain Versus Plains! I love your art! 🙂

  16. mld says:

    I’d wake up.

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