Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas Giveaway WINNERS!

I'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to enter the Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway. I wanted to do this giveaway just to spread a little happiness during what has been a long and trying year for all of us. I've enjoyed reading your heartwarming, funny, and touching comments throughout the week, especially your insights into what you've learned this past year about life, patience, and what's really important. I wish I could know each of you personally, as you already know me through my writings here on my blog. 

And now, it's finally time to reveal the lucky winners! 

(Winners, please email me with your mailing address.)

Day 1 Winner: Laura
Stillman & Birn Beta Series sketchbook, Staedtler Pigment Liner pen set, Princeton Aqua Elite brush


Day 2 Winner: Kim deAndrade
Sketchbook Journeys: Ireland book, American Journey sketchbook, Pitt Artist Pen


Day 3 Winner: Vivian Turner
Joe Miller's Travel Painter sketch kit


Day 4 Winner: Angela Carver 
Stillman & Birn sketchbook, Pitt Artist Pen, Pigma Micron pen


Day 5 Winner: Susan Alverson 

QoR watercolor set, Kilimanjaro watercolor journal


Day 6 Winner: Rebecca 
Khadi sketchbook, Escoda Reserva travel brush set


Day 7 Winner:  Simply Sara Stampin'
Kilimanjaro watercolor journal, American Journey watercolor palette set, Princeton Aqua Elite travel brush

I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and may the new year bring brighter, happier days for all of us!

~ Leslie



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 7

Welcome to the final day of the Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway! It's been quite a week, and I've had so much fun reading all of your comments. Tomorrow is the big day, when I'll be announcing all seven of our prizewinners. Be sure to check tomorrow's post, and see if your name is among them. Keep your fingers crossed! :)  

Today I'm giving away a prize package worth almost $200.00! It includes a set of watercolors plus one of my favorite sketchbooks and a travel brush that has become my staple for travel sketching. 

The sketchbook is a wirebound 12" x 9" Kilimanjaro Paintbook that holds bright white 140-lb. rag watercolor paper interleaved with a lighter-weight bond paper that's handy for making thumbnail sketches or taking notes. 


The American Journey Voyager metal palette is filled with 18 luscious American Journey professional quality watercolors. I use American Journey watercolors all the time and find the colors to be rich and vibrant, with quality equal to or exceeding name brands such as Daniel Smith and Holbein. And the price point can't be beat! The set I'm giving away comes with a size 6 round American Journey synthetic brush that fits handily inside the palette.
 

The Princeton Aqua Elite brushes have been my favorite paint brushes since I discovered them about a year ago. I have the entire line of short-handled brushes, and I never travel without my set of Aqua Elite travel brushes. They hold plenty of water and have just the right amount of springiness to suit me. I love them! That's why I wanted to include this #8 travel round in today's prize package.


To enter this final Christmas giveaway, please leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog. If you like, answer this final question...

What positive thing has the past year taught you, 

and what are you hoping for in 2021? 


Today's prize includes: 

  • An American Journey Voyager 18-color Mixed Pan Set (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $144.99)
  • Princeton Series 4850 Aqua Elite Synthetic Kolinsky Travel Round, size 8 (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $23.35)
  • A 12" x 9" Kilimanjaro Bright White Watercolor Paintbook (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $26.59)

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment.
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the Everyday Artist Christmas giveaway! Today's *FABULOUS* prize package includes a handmade Khadi sketchbook and a set of Escoda sable travel brushes. The value of this prize, donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, totals $375.00! Joe may be cheap, but he's also incredibly generous. :) (Love you, Joe!)


The distinctive paper in the Khadi sketchbook has a deckled foredge and medium-rough texture that makes it great for drybrush techniques. It has both internal and external sizing and handles paint beautifully. (See this post for examples of sketches painted in a Khadi sketchbook.) On top of that, the paper is 100% cotton rag. 


The beautiful set of Escoda Reserva Tajmyr-Kolinsky Sable Series 1214 Travel Brushes features Kolinsky red sable and a triple-crimped nickel-plated ferrule attached to a lacquered wood handle. The brushes point perfectly and have a huge capacity for holding paint. Escoda says, "Each and every brush receives a special curing treatment to ensure that the brush tuft keeps its shape, increasing its spring and recovery." Cool! These are brushes to swoon over. They feature a brass extender/cap to protect bristles when packed in your sketch kit. Round brushes in sizes #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, and #12 are included in the set.

Which lucky sketcher will win this excellent prize????? To enter the giveaway today, just leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog, and answer the following question....

What is your favorite Christmas carol or seasonal song?

Today's prize includes:

  • An 8" x 10" Hardbound Khadi Sketchbook filled with rough140 lb. soft white hot-pressed 100% rag paper in a soft white hue (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $37.79)
  • A set of six Escoda Reserva Kolinsky Sable Travel Brushes with leather case (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $337.29)

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment.
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 5

Another day - another GIVEAWAY! Today is Day 5 of Christmas Giveaway Week, and just look at the special prize package I've put together for you. It includes a set of QoR High Chroma tube watercolors plus a Kilimanjaro watercolor journal. 


The Kilimanjaro Travel Watercolor Journal contains 25 sheets of cold-press 100% cotton rag paper in a spiral binding. The paper is a natural white color, and it handles watercolor beautifully. I've used this type of sketchbook for several of my travel journals, and I love having high-quality real watercolor paper for my sketches. 


The brilliant colors in this set are sure to make your watercolors pop. It includes Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Pyrrole Orange, Quinacridone Magenta, and Dioxazine Purple in 5 ml tubes. I've become a fan of QoR watercolors, because I LOVE their rich colors and the way they combine on the paper. This six-tube set is a great way to give them a try!

To enter the drawing today, simply leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog. Just for fun, in your comment...

Tell us about the most unusual place you ever spent Christmas.

Today's prize includes :

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment.
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 4

We have three happy winners so far, and I'm ready to make one more blog reader's day with this prize package that includes a 7" x 10" Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook, a Pitt Artist Pen, a Pigma Micron pen, and a MOO eraser. To enter the giveaway for Day 4, just leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog. Be sure to include your name (at least first name and last initial).

Let's mix things up a bit with the comments. Think about Christmases past and the stories that are told in your family each year about crazy things that happened on Christmas. Did a cat knock over a fully decorated Christmas tree? Did the oven break while the turkey was roasting? Did a blizzard knock out the electricity?

In your comment, tell us a about a family Christmas disaster.

Today's prize includes:

  • A wirebound 10" x 7" Stillman and Birn Alpha Series Mixed Media Sketchbook (Donated by Stillman and Birn, value: $24.99)
  • A black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen with Superfine Nib (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $3.70)
  • A Sakura Pigma Micron Pen, size 01 (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $2.99)

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment.
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 3

I've been having so much fun reading all your comments from days 1 & 2. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your heartwarming stories and memories of Christmases past. I've laughed, smiled, and cried over your sweet remembrances.

Today is Day 3 of the Christmas giveaway! The prize for today is a really cool leather travel sketch kit from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff. Isn't it cute?


It's "Joe Miller's Travel Painter", and it comes complete with a carrying strap, a travel-size 12-pan palette, two stainless steel water flasks,


 two collapsible stainless steel cups, 


and a paint brush. 


The case also has empty pockets to hold pencils, pens, and extra brushes. It's compact and functional, and gets rave reviews on the Cheap Joe's website.

To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog. To make this more fun, in your comment today, answer the question...

What is your favorite holiday food, something that you don't have any other time during the year? (If it's hard to choose just one, go ahead and name a couple.)

GOOD LUCK!

Today's prize includes:

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment.
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas Giveaway Week - DAY 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Christmas giveaway! Today I'm giving away one of my favorite sketchbooks, along with a pen that's a real workhorse. The lucky winner will also receive a signed copy of my Ireland travel journal. 

To enter, just leave a comment here on the Everyday Artist blog. 

To make this more fun, in your comment today, answer the question...

What was the biggest surprise you ever got on Christmas?

Today's prize includes:

  • A 12" x 9" American Journey Journaling Sketchbook filled with 140 lb. soft white hot-pressed 100% rag paper in a soft white hue (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $27.99)
  • One copy of my own Sketchbook Journeys: Ireland book (Value: $30.00)
  • A black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen with Superfine Nib (Donated by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, value: $3.70)

Giveaway rules:

  • The Everyday Artist Christmas Giveaway week starts December 16 and ends December 22, 2020.
  • To enter the drawing each day, leave a comment on that day's giveaway post. It can be a simple "Please enter me in the giveaway" or (preferred) answer the question of the day with a personal comment. 
  • Please include your name in your comment, so I can be sure to identify the winning entrant. (First name and last initial is okay.)
  • NOTE: All comments must be approved before they are published, so there may be a delay between the time you write/post a comment and it shows up here. 
  • One entry per person for each daily giveaway.
  • US addresses only.
  • Winning name will be drawn at the end of each day using a random number generator.
  • All winners will be announced at the end of Giveaway Week.
  • For more detailed rules, click here.
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