Friday, 3 August 2007

Pay it Forward Giveaway

Look what I got in the post yesterday! No, not the daft looking dog, I had that already - the little mouse! I won a 'pay it forward' draw on Cat's blog, Raggy Rat, and this is what I got - isn't it sweet? I promise he is no longer at risk from the dog, he's sitting on the shelf above my computer desk along with the knitted broccoli!

So in the spirit of the above draw, I want to hold my own on this blog - I think it is a nice idea plus I really want to see how many of you visit and never normally say hello! So, I am offering not one prezzie but a choice of three! You can have....
....a little knitted scarlet macaw on his own wire swing. He is about three inches long and brighter than in the picture. Or you can have.........
...this silver and mother-of-pearl necklace, made by my own fair hands. I have one and wear it most of the time! Or you can have..........
This picture as detailed in a previous post. As I said at the time, I can't use it commercially as it is from a newspaper photo, but it would be a shame for it to sit in my portfolio without a home.

So all you have to do is say hello, tell me which of the above you would like to have and at the end of about a week (depends how many visitors I get - the draw will be cancelled if there are only two!!!!) I will put the names into a metaphorical hat (probably a cereal bowl...) and pick a winner. Good luck!

My Very First Illustration Job!
I got home from a day at the beach yesterday to find this had been left on my doorstep - I did this job about two years ago and it is finally in print. However, I can't show you any more than the cover as all the stories I illustrated are on a CD and I haven't worked out how to transfer them from there to anywhere else yet - I'm a bit of a clod when it comes to computers! If I manage it, then I'll show some pictures, but in the meantime this is it!

10 comments:

natural attrill said...

Great to see your first illustration job in print!

I'd like to join in with your present draw, and if I win, please my I have the necklace.
My fingers are crossed.

Penny.
x

natural attrill said...

Hope i win the macaw, it's sooo sweet!!
Toby.

Raggy Rat said...

oooh look - im the third - and i love the necklace too, my fave cardi has MOP buttons and i have quite a few vintage ones too ...

love your pic of my mouse with the dog, and the illustrations of expressions look good, i dont draw faces, too hard!

Pauline Jones said...

Hi Cak, love the necklace too! Your dog is sooooo cute, love the pics of your garden too. How great to have your illustrations in print. Just off to the beach myself . . . summer at last, yaaayyy!!
Pauline and Rhiannan

Caroline B said...

My American friend Eleni has tried (and failed) to leave her name on here, so I'll do it for her! She wanted the necklace, so consider her entered in the draw!

Bronwen said...

Congratulations on the book. i will have to chat to you about llustrating a childrens book for me. I would love to be involved in the pay it forward and solemly vow to pay it foward

fhiona galloway said...

hey! I left a comment yesterday and it hasn't gone on!! anyway I'd like that Macaw Caroline if I win!!!!

Caroline B said...

That's three comments that didn't get on - wonder what happened? If anyone else left a comment and it is not on here, please re-do it, it's not me being over-zealous moderating them!

Caroline B said...

This is to enter my friend Joy into the draw - she wants the horse. Joy is the only person I know who is more of a technophobe when it comes to computers than me!! Good luck Joy!

Caroline B said...

This is to enter Polly Tanner into the draw, a nice lady who has commissioned a painting from me. I'm sure the comments system on blogs should be made less intimidating!