Congratulations to Tamz – winner of the items pictured above!

Tamz, I’ll try to contact you on Instagram, too.

I’m so excited for you and hope you love love love each of the items.

In other news – I’ve been away all week – a short vacation to Mendocino County, California. Oh my goodness, it was perfect and I even managed to get some time to play with pens and ink. You can see all of my pictures over on Instagram.

What are your weekend plans? We’re picking the dogs up from boarding today (w00f!) and have a whole lot of nothing planned.


GIVEAWAY: Dreamer Journal from Brush Dance

Always Journey Journal from Brush Dance

First, a disclaimer: ¬†I’m the President of Brush Dance and Brush Dance supplied the Journal for this giveaway.

Second, I love this Journal. ¬†It’s really more like a notebook in that it’s super-portable (5″ x 7″) and can used for so many purposes. At 120gsm, it’s great for fountain pens and even pretty darn good for Sharpies. ¬†Wire-O binding, elastic band to help you keep your stuff together, and a great stay-clean cover that’s silky smooth to the touch.

Features the art of Sugarshot Studio

You want one of these. And, conveniently, I have one to give away.


Just leave a comment under this post by this time next week (Tuesday, November 5) and I’ll choose one person to receive this lovely.

Oh, the places I want to go

I understand that you want your anonymity – but you can’t have that and this great Journal. Please leave your name with your post and tell me how to find you, ok?

an inside look

To summarize….

…leave a comment below to be entered to win this gorgeous Brush Dance Journal
…do it before next Tuesday, November 5
…US shipping addresses only (so sorry)
…Brush Dance is my wonderful employer. They supplied the Journal. You’ll love it.

Oh..and here’s a link to the Brush Dance site and to the Journal in question. Free shipping with purchases totaling $25 – not like that crazy Amazon place that just raised their minimum purchase.

GIVEAWAY: Winner’s List!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win a Brush Dance Journal. ¬†I was so happy to see so many people enter. ¬†In fact, we had so many entries that I’ll be able to give away four of these amazing Journals. ¬†So excited!

Kathryn – Collage Diva

Nancy – from St. Petersburg, Florida



Unfortunately, the only person I can find a way to contact is Kathryn. I’m hoping the others see their names and get in touch with me. The deadline for doing so September 15, 2013. ¬†If I don’t hear from the winners, I’ll recycle the prezzies and add them to a future giveaway.

Thank you again for entering. It was fun!

GIVEAWAY: Last Day to Enter

Today is the last day to enter to win a Brush Dance Journal.

Brush Dance supplied the Journals, I’m the President of Brush Dance, I’m biased, these Journals are AMAZING.

Comment below to be entered to win one of these pretties. ¬†Winner will be chosen randomly from all who enter. We’re giving away one Journal for every ten entries – up to ten winners!

GIVEAWAY: Brush Dance Journals

Last week, Brush Dance (how I make money to fund my pen/ink/paper addictions) announced the release of eleven beautiful new Dreamer Journals. While we’re calling them Journals, they can also be used as a handy everyday notebook.

I am thrilled to have a bunch of these to hand out as prezzies – keep reading to see how you can get in on the action. Full disclosure . . . Brush Dance supplied the Journals for this giveaway, I had a hand in the design, I am biased, but really – they are pretty incredible and I know you’re going to love love love them.

You probably can’t read the teeny tiny text above in that top image, so let me tell you what it says….

Dreamer Journals from Brush Dance combine eye-catching modern designs with incredible functionality. Use as an everyday Journal or as a perfectly-sized notebook that will fit easily in most handbags.


But wait…there’s more!

..136 lined pages
..high-quality 120 gsm interior paper
..wire-o binding 
..stay-clean cover
..elastic band
..5″ x 7″
..Retail $11.95

Seriously, the only way you’re going to be disappointed is if you don’t win one of these pretties. Even then, you can go to the Brush Dance website and get one of your own for just under $12 – even less if you hurry because they are on sale as of this writing.

Here are some detailed pictures of some of the covers.

The interior pages are lined in a color that coordinates with the rest of the book – no basic black here.

Always Journey

Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

Paul Bond Art

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Renee Locks

I have up to ten of these great books to give away. For every ten people who leave a comment here, I will give away one Journal, but the maximum number of Journals I have is ten. In other words – if 50 people leave messages, I’ll send Journals to five lucky people. If 10,000 people leave comments (yikes!), I will send Journals to ten lucky people. Makes sense, yes? Winners will be chosen randomly, of course.

Because my blog is a tiny hobby and I’m convinced that only Mr. Pentulant reads it – I’ll leave the comments and contest open until Tuesday, August 31. Please only enter once – and, Mr. P., you are not eligible to win.

Leave a comment – be entered to win! Yippy!