Published Friday, October 02, 2015 by Michael with 7 comments

Picture this New Theme, due Oct 13th

Before getting into the new CT theme, let's take another look at all the wonderful pressies going to some lucky recipient.  Who is it? Well, as you can see from the screen capture, the random winner picked was no. 8. Check out last post's sign up to see what number you were.  (Will the winner please email me to claim your prize? Congratulations! Whee! There are a few additional surprises thrown in too btw, along with the fabulous HEYDAY stuff. Enjoy.)

Thank you to each of you who signed up and played along. I really relished seeing your entries and can't wait to mail this prize package to our lucky recipient. (Well deserving too.) Stay tuned, as I want to do another prize giveaway later, for the hols. In the meanwhile, it's time for me to buy a POSTAGE STAMP* and send this cox along its merry way.

*For some novel ideas, please check out the CT Pinterest board. As you can see, feel free to even make your art from actual stamps if that's more fun that drawing up your own — whatever works for you. Looking forward to seeing what creative ideas you come up with. Thank you.

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Published Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Michael with 19 comments

GIFTING sign up & surprize drawing

I'm encouraging anyone who has ever joined C.T. in the past to sign up this time or anyone who has always considered it before but never got around to joining. Now is your chance, made all the more sweet by the opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway full of lovely gifts from a very hip new place in our town called The HEY DAY Store (instagram: @theheydaystore)!

So, can any of you guess what that circular metal piece is? Let me tell you, it's fun and clever. On top of these, we'll no doubt add some Teatime goodies too.

Can't wait to see your entries and find out too who will win. It's going to be exciting. As mentioned earlier, entries for the drawing are only for those who follow the CT guidelines and create a piece specifically for this theme of GIFTING — giving a gift to someone.

How to enter the drawing: 
  • Participate in this Creative Tuesdays
  • Sign up with a link to your own art piece 
  • Cannot combine art co-ops (C.T. only)
  • Sign up by Tuesday evening (MDT), Sept 29th
  • EXTRA entry for anyone who brings someone else to sign up.
Winner will be announced Thursday, Oct 1st, giving you each time to visit the others entries. Just think, your odds are way better than any other drawing out there. At max, we'd be lucky if it even got to 15-1 odds. That's pretty good, and I may add a second place prize as well. I so want to recognize the holidays and this year of CT's so let's truly celebrate! Sign up when ready.See you back here Tuesday.

UPDATE: If we get MORE than 10 people signed up by tonight, there will be TWO winners! So, anyone out there who almost signed up, do it now! you can't beat the odds! A two in ten opp!

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Published Saturday, September 19, 2015 by Michael with 6 comments

New Theme, New SurPRIZE!

Illustration by Carey Sookocheff 

Isn't GIFTING something to someone so fun, bringing joy to the giver and the receiver? I think it's made all the more delightful when not expected, don't you? What a great way to tell someone that they matter, that you appreciate them uniquely and wanted to bless them.

It doesn't have to be big, it could be the smallest thing. And so it is here. I want to give you something. In fact, Alexandra and I both want to give you something, some surprise gift, a bundle of little things to mail directly to one of you. (If only it could be to everyone!) We want to show our appreciation and gratitude to those of you out there who support us in your own way.

Some of you I've known from afar a long time now, while others I've only recently discovered through your art here. In either case, so many of you have helped push us as artists and as individuals. Both Alex and I, independently of one another before our paths ever crossed, have each faced very lonely dark days. Creative expression and the online community that imbues it can offer one solace through such trying times and even a surprising delight in other times of refreshing.

So, in celebration of artistic expression, whimsy, and this kind of community from afar, let's do a fabulous giveaway! How do you enter?
  • Participate in the next Creative Tuesdays (C.T. guidelines)
  • Sign up with a link to your own art piece 
  • Must coincide with new theme: GIFTING
  • New piece of art (not previously done)
  • Cannot combine art co-ops (C.T. only)
  • Sign up opens here on Tuesday, Sept 22nd
  • EXTRA entry for anyone who brings someone else to sign up.
I'll be sure to post a photo or two next Tuesday of a few of the gift prizes, so do please check back in.

It's going to be a fun weekend shopping with you lot in mind. Who knows what we'll find? Can't wait! Good luck to everyone. I hope you each have time to sign up this go around. If you're new and have ever considered joining Creative Tuesdays, this is your chance! It will be worth it (and quite fun), I'm sure. And, hey, we might even throw in a 2nd, possibly 3rd prize, depending on the participation. Thanks again to each of you. Let the holiday season begin! :)

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