Feeling Lucky? Last chance to enter Jan 1st Inspiration-themed random drawing!

Kick off the New Year with some creative inspiration!

If it is still 2014 (EST), there is still time to enter this January 1st random drawing for artsy goodies! One Lucky winner takes home 3 imagination-inducing prizes, including a copy of Leslie Riley's new book Inspirational Quotes Illustrated! Over 100 artists illustrated more than 130 quotes for this colorful compendium. (I am thrilled to be one of them). Click here for more info on this fun book and a peek at my contributions. 

The winner also will receive a $10 Gift Card to Michaels Craft stores. Click here for store locations or the online shop.

And to top off the package... cute wire words to encourage your imagination in 2015!

Why not start the year with a brilliant boost of inspiration?! If you comment on this post before the ball drops on 2014 there is still time to enter! Actually, you have until 1 a.m. EST on 1/1/15. I had to leave you time for those midnight kisses. 

All who have commented on the blog since Nov.28th will be entered into this random drawing. However, I've been partying instead of promoting since then, so comments are light (making some pretty good odds). The winner will be announced tomorrow. 

Best wishes to all for a wonderful end to 2014. Have fun! Be Safe! See you next year!


Enter to win Inspirational Quotes Illustrated book + $10 craft store gift card- Ends Jan.1

Ooh - I have some exciting news! A couple of weeks ago I found these beauties in my mailbox! Inspirational Quotes Illustrated  features "more than 100 artists and 130 quotes" is edited by Lesley Riley and published by Northern Light Books. 

I feel fortunate to have two pieces in this wonder-filled book. It is great fun to share pages with some of my favorite contemporary artists, including Seth Apter and Pam Carriker (featured here back in 2009).  

This colorful compendium is available in paperback (as well as for Kindle) through Amazon. Feeling lucky? Enter to win a free copy! Leave a comment on my blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on January 1st to be entered in a New Year's Day random drawing. The winner will also receive a $10 gift card to Michaels Craft Stores. Click here to find a Michaels near you. You can also use the card in their online shop.

As mentioned in my last blogpost, folks who entered the gift card drawing on 12/11 will be automatically entered in this new random drawing. Everybody else.... get scribbling! Any ole comment will do - just be sure to include your email address if it is not already in your profile. 

On the aside, the family has decided to unplug this week. As a result, this giveaway will not be getting much promotion. (Chances are this will make your odds even better.). I will pop back around the 27th or 28th to add a little something extra to sweeten the prize, so be sure to check back and check out the additional goodies.

Until then - Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! And Happy Holidays to all! Best wishes for a creative week!!


Thursday Giveaway: Winner of Michaels Crafts giftcard

Woo Hoo! We have a winner! 

With help from random.org, today's winner of the $10 Michaels Craft Store gift card is....

Cathy Kennedy from CuriousAsACathy.com

Congratulations, Cathy! I will contact you with instructions for claiming your prize.

Many thanks to all of the crafty folks who entered this random drawing. While you didn't win today....

Guess what?! You are still in luck! 

I am about to announce a new giveaway for one more $10 Michael's Gift Card.... And you will all be automatically entered in this new random drawing happening on January 1st! I will also be adding a few more prizes to the January 1st drawing, so be sure to pop back over the next couple of weeks to check those out as well.


Monday Music - Christmas....Star Trek Style

I'm a bit late to the MM party today. Sharing a little holiday spirit for the Trekkies - tho' it has been around a while & they have probably enjoyed before. (Of course if a true Trekkie they will enjoy it again.) 


For a more traditional Christmassy tunes pop over to XmasDolly's & check out her Musical Monday blog hop. There is always something fun playing over on Dolly's jukebox.


By the way, if it is not yet 12/11, any comment left enters the writer in a random drawing for a $10 gift card to Michaels Craft Stores. And who doesn't need some last minute holiday cheer or extra glitter? For details, click here.


Illustration Friday - Light

Veiled Dreamer ATC
Sharing an old art trading card for today's Illustration Friday prompt, Light. This 2.5" x 3.5" doodle was made with ink, markers & watercolor. She's from a 2009 series of ATC scribbles, Fever Dreams.

Do you feel inspired by this challenge? If so, share your take on Light and link up over at IllustrationFriday.com

By the way, if you are visiting before 12/11/14 be sure to leave a comment here. You will be entered into my latest random drawing for a $10 Michaels craft stores gift card. On Dec. 11 one winner will be selected from all who left blog commented since 11/28. Click here for additional info.


Musical Monday - Dropkick Murphys "The Season's Upon Us"

Hop aboard the Monday Music train! Our conductor, Xmas Dolly is suggesting "Christmas songs and/or anything pertaining to Christmas." I'm not quite ready for a bajillion hours of Frosty and Rudolf  just yet, so the Dropkick Murphys are my ticket to ride today.


All aboard! Share your holiday tunes and link up over at Xmas Dolly's latest blog hop.  While you are there, check out what everyone else is listening to while they are cyber-shopping. 


By the way, if you haven't entered the new Thursday Giveaway yet be sure to comment here. Everyone who leaves a note on my blog before 12/11 will be entered in a random drawing for one $10 gift card to Michael's Craft Stores.  Click here for details.