I have never done a giveaway on still life 365, but I thought that this might be a great way to celebrate 300 posts, or 265 days of still life 365, or 100 days left, whichever milestone you like best. This year has been an amazing, heartbreaking, moving showcase of art, writing, music and craft exploring grief. This space is much more than I could imagine, and I know many people love this space as much as I do. So, in that spirit, I am giving away some shizzle to make you sizzle. This first giveaway, which I guess is the Grand Prize, was donated by my beautiful sister, Kellyann, who sells her sewn objects (purses, hangings, etc.) on Etsy. She is a sewing goddess and initially created this upcycled tool roll so I could travel with my watercolors and paintbrushes. These represent things I love dahlias and I love the color purple, which I always associate with my daughter Lucia. This morning, while having coffee with my sister, I mentioned wanting to do a giveaway, she immediately thought of this roll she had just finished, because it is great for carrying any tools. I really wanted to do a giveaway that would help inspire you to do some crafting, arting, knitting, or loving. This roll really would be great for knitters, painters, and crafters alike. The dimensions are 24" x 11" wide, and the fabric was from a sample book of an old furniture upholstery book, which is really cool. I photographed it with my paintbrushes, and put a pair of scissors in there, so you can see how big it is.
First you add your tools, the pockets could fit pencils, paintbrushes, knitting needles, or other things.
Then you roll to reveal the gorgeous Dahlia fabric on the outside, which has velvet-y accents, so it also has pleasing tactility.
Tie it up, and eh, voila! All rolled-up and ready to go.
The second item I am giving away is an original, one of a kind still life 365 bookmark. It is a prototype, so I'd love your feedback. I really love the Community Poems, so I am thinking of doing some projects with the community poetry. Anyway, this one is a bookmark of the very first post on still life 365, which is Community Poem I: one word. The front is the poem, and the back is an explanation of what the poem is and how it was written. And there is a sock yarn tassle that I created.
Hope you like these giveaways and what we are doing here on still life 365. The only thing you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this posting telling me your favorite feature of still life 365, or how you found still life 365 or what still life 365 means to you. This isn't a contest, I am just interested in those three things and you can pick any one of those things to talk about, or all three. Make sure you have an email address somewhere so I can get in touch with you if you win. I am asking for only one comment per person. I will do the random dot org thing and the first person will get the Tool Roll and the second will get the bookmark. It does not matter if you are overseas. Everyone is welcome to join this giveaway.
I will be drawing on September 22nd, so comments will be closed on September 21st at some point. I will also link this on Twitter (where you can follow me @stilllifeangie. [I also tweet the daily post everyday and give my love]), Facebook (where you can "like" still life 365 (I update with photos and status updates on work I am doing behind the scenes of still life 365) and I will have a link to this post on the sidebar, if you mean to come back at some point in the future and can't find it.