New Year, New Sketchbook: Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the sketchbook giveaway! I really enjoyed reading all your inspiring New Year’s Resolutions, so I thought I’d share a few of my own.

Last year I started a daily photo project, but I only made it to August. I thought about doing a similar daily creative challenge, and in a way I suppose I’m doing one, but it’s less specific: everyday I’m doing SOMETHING to make progress toward my creative goals. The first few days of the year found me doing a major clean up and overhaul of the studio. Now that I have a beautiful space to work in, I’ve been sketching everyday since then. A few creative goals I have are to create more patterns and make at least one large scale painting or drawing. I have a big 3′ x 4′ canvas waiting for me, as well as a huge 4′ wide roll of cotton paper. I also want to get more familiar with Corel Painter, which is a powerful program that I’ve only fumbled around with a few times.

My web design goals are to learn more about javascript so I can write my own code, at least for simple functions, and to make more websites! My health goals are to be able to do at least one “real” push up, and to continue eating healthfully (no more sugar or flour for me!).

Those are the basics of my resolutions for the year. I plan to keep the momentum going throughout the year, that I’ve already built up in these first few days of January, and continue to make progress and have fun with it all!

Ok, ok, so enough about me, and on to the good part. 😉

sketchbooks for giveaway!

Chosen by random number generator, the winners of the sketchbooks are:

Pink Sketchbook: Azizah A. (@GourmetPens)
Blue Sketchbook: Sarah – The Second Magpie
Purple Sketchbook: Maggie

If you’ve won, please contact me with your address by next Wednesday January 18. If I don’t hear from you by then, I’ll choose another winner.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and shared their resolutions for 2012. Here’s to a prosperous and productive year for all!

New Year, New Sketchbook: a giveaway!

While I was out shopping for Christmas presents this year, I found it hard to avoid temptation to pick up a fun item or two for myself. Especially when I went to IKEA, because I discovered that they had brand new sketchbooks! I was so excited that not only did I pick up a few for myself, I also got one of each color to giveaway to 3 of my blog readers!

sketchbooks for giveaway!

That’s right! I’m giving away 3 sketchbooks! I’ll give 1 pink, 1 purple, or 1 blue sketchbook to 3 lucky winners.

I made a quick video to give you a better idea of what they are like.

Please note: I don’t usually pronounce pink as “peenk”. Not sure where that came from. Also, when I say the purple is more purple, I meant that it’s more of a warm purple, not as blue as it looks on the video!

As you can tell from the video, they are filled with blank paper, but they have a nifty ruled plastic insert page too.

filled with blank paper

plastic ruled insert

I love the size of the book–feels very comfortable to hold on my lap and sketch. Truthfully, it’s not the best quality paper in the world, but it’s perfect for basic sketching.

sketchbooks for giveaway!

If you’d like to start off this new year with a new sketchbook, then leave a comment that tells me which is your favorite color of the 3 choices (I’ll do my best to give the winners their favorite, but I can’t make any promises!), and let me know what your New Year’s resolution is if you have one!

I’ll pick the winners at random. Comments for this giveaway will close in 1 week–Next Sunday January 8th (at midnight!) with the winners announced Monday January 9th.

Good luck!