12 March 2012

day-to-day + give-a-way

week 2:: 3:5 -3 : 11

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 [2012], 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.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS for sharing week 2 of your drawings. It is FUN for me, too, to see your 'quick little ditties.' I look forward to seeing more in the weeks to come!

CONGRATS on being an 'artist of the month.' Sounds like you make very good use of their products!

Anonymous said...

ooh
I want the Japanese food erasers and the elephant tape dispenser!
-kelly p
(I'll email you with my contact. hope I win!!)

jenna said...

many congrats on being featured on their site! it is definitely a kid-in-candy-store kind of experience browsing around there.

i think i would pick the "Stad WK'Zool Multi Wooden & Color Pencil Sharpener" - we break pencil points like crazy around here.

Julie said...

I am currently itching to try that Tombow eraser! When I sketch letters, I end up with so many little lines in tricky places. This would be a lifesaver!

(P.S. I just noticed that the link in the article to lisasolomon.com is misspelled. Both on the website and the URL link itself, so it doesn't direct to you.)

MrDisco said...

I would use the $5 towards a
Lamy Fountain Pen - Safari Model - Extra Fine Nib - Charcoal Black Body & Black Clip

http://www.jetpens.com/Lamy-Fountain-Pen-Safari-Model-Extra-Fine-Nib-Charcoal-Black-Body-Black-Clip/pd/1937

Michael G. said...

I really want a Uniball Shift Pipe Lock drafting pencil - in black please! :)

Grasshopper31 said...

I would use the money towards a Pelle leather journal!!

Jesse Lu Bain said...

are those pink little flowers in a science bottle from SCRAP? If they are, that makes me sooooo happy. Those bottles show up everywhere in blogo land and I have them all over the house. I've been having major SCRAP withdrawal in Albuquerque.

bugheart said...

awesome...

hooray for
the artist of
the month!

hmmm....
coveting this right now:
http://www.jetpens.com/Sun-Star-Paper-Stitch-Lock-Stand-Staple-Less-Stapler-Mineral-Blue/pd/8346
but it's more than $5...
and this:
http://www.jetpens.com/Kuretake-Handmade-Mini-Envelope-Template/pd/4947
but it's 75 cents over...
so this:
Kuretake Tegami Refillable Letter Pen Refill - Super Fine Lettering Tip - Black...

god that site
kills me.
i want it all!
;)

bugheart said...

ps how did that wall adhesive work?

Eireann said...

I would get some refills for my hi-tec c .4 and .25 pens. You know it. :)