day-to-day + give-a-way
week 2 of the day-to-day sketch book project. it is really nice to be doing this. life feels super insane right now and this makes me pause for a few minutes and just observe something. day 4 is a solo plastic cup i use for water in my studio. for some reason that one strikes me as really really funny. it was also the funnest to do. not at all what i would normally attempt to draw - and i did it BIG... relatively.
but really - i promised a give-a-way - and you shall have one.... the above are blackwing pencils. i got to try one out courtesy of jet pens. they are as lovely to use as they are to look at. i posted about some goodies i got from them not too long ago... and i have seriously spent hours just looking at the supplies they have on their site. if you can't make it to japan to peruse a stationery store - it's the next best thing.
well - they kindly kindly asked to feature me as their March Artist of the Month - and i have to say i was a bit surprised as my work is really rather different than many of the other artists they've featured. surprised, but flattered none the less. they had me make a list of what jet pens products i've tried/used and ahem - it was rather long. i happen to have a gift certificate to spend - so let's spread some love. here's the deal. comment on this post with what jet pen product [s] you want to try out. you've got $5 to spend - anything on the site [you can start with my list if you are curious - but not necessary]. one entry not enough? follow and tweet to jet pens [and tweet to me too so i know you did it] for another entry. contest closes monday march 19th , 5pm pacific time. be sure your comment links to a way i can get ahold of you to let you know you've won !
and now i will get back to grading. before i collapse into bed. day-light savings - i adore you, but the first few days are a bit brutal. i want my hour back.