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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

contest, contest!

contest
So, it's well past New Year's Day but I've been meaning to have a contest for over a week now. Where are you?! I think everyone went on holiday and forgot to come back. Or is it that we're all just super busy getting back to the day-to-day? Leave a comment by midnight Thursday (01/12) and tell me what you've been up to to be entered in the contest. :) The winner will recieve a package with all kinds of mixed media/collage/craft art items. It's a surprise!

37 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joleen! I've been busy making my Vintage Valentine pages, that's where I've been! Oh, and starting a new job too. And trying to get my website up. Funny how one can do so much at once! Happy New Year! Erin from erin elizabeth jewelry...

7:36 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

I'm here, I'm here. :o) Actually, I have to be honest...I have been away from the blogging community. I started school again this week. I think this is going to be one great semester. I also did my Vintage valentine page but I still have to work on printing it out for everyone else. Anyway, I hope you are well...I'll be around more often now.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

hmm, what have i been up to lately? trying to find homes for the kids' new toys, anticipating the arrival of spring, sewing clothes for my daughters' dolls, trying to get myself out of a funk and back into a creative groove, seeking time and energy to update my website, reading The Artist's Way, art journaling, among a thousand or so other things...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I've been looking for my muse, have you seen her?

8:32 PM  
Blogger Misty Mawn said...

...where have I been? I have been wondering that myself...somewhere between motherhood (fulltime) and trying to find my balance...I have added more to my "to-do" list this month than I ever could have imagined....but I am enjoying it...looks like you have a lot going on too!!! ;-)

love this idea!!!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Maitreya said...

Oh, I want to play. I've been updating my websites and plotting a baby quilt.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

Hi !! Well if I should explain what I've been up these last few weeks I would tell that I was thinking how great and huge things happened these past few months in my life thanks to the blogger's world ! Yep ! I met incredible people, share so inspiration ideas, made great friends and feel so deeply happy that I found again the real "taste" of making crafty things. "Taste" that I losted so much years ago. It was grey and now there's a rainbow that bring me each day a new idea to create by myself and give me the feeling of excitement !!! ;o) So I've been up to make the bigger list of crafty things to make for the decades to come !!!!! LOL and Oups I forgot : (in secret) I've been up too to think about making another baby during this 2006 new year !!! Smooches !

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Chantal said...

Hi Joleen,

I'm here, I'm here and have been reading your blog and working on my Vintage Valentine pages. Like you, I'm feeling full of creative energy and can't stop having ideas I just HAVE to work on. I've committed to Daily Devotions for 2006, which involves doing an art/creative project a day, no matter how small. Right now I'm making zany Valentine cards and am loving it. I also decided to host an ATC Swap on the Sacred Feminine (just completed a zine on that theme). If anyone here wants to play, just let me know :-) Anyone looking for me will find me in my art room, when I'm not at work of course...

Blessings and a mega creative year to all.

1:22 AM  
Anonymous emma said...

I haven't really been away. In fact during the holidays, I have been updating my blog much more regularly. Let's see if I can keep that up ;)

I've also been drawing a lot, which I really need to get back to, in addition to the collage work. And I've been learning a bit flash animation and action scripting (!) Some day there will be animated birds and other creatures!

What else: the biggest love in my life is ballet, and I've been dancing everyday. It's been a great holiday :)

2:56 AM  
Anonymous miriam said...

i'm still here! =)
happy new year, dear!


miriam

4:29 AM  
Blogger Chrissie Grace said...

I've been growing a baby girl in my belly, writing my book, starting 52 figments, doing homework every night (??) with my kindergartener, reading to my 1 1/2 year old, teaching elementary art all day, and joining yahoo altered art groups. I love this idea! Thanks!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I have been busy packing :( but in good news I have been doing some crafts with my daughter for Valentine's Day, working, enjoying simple things and loving my hubby and daughter. I am so excited! :DD

6:50 AM  
Anonymous katie said...

since it's been so grey in the midwest, I feel like I've been mostly hibernating (sleeping too much), but other than that. . . working on my vintage valentine page, making some mix CD covers, reading Anais Nin and the inspiring "Artist Journals and Sketchbooks" by Lynne Perrella.

(& I love your new look by the way!!)

7:51 AM  
Blogger African Kelli said...

I have been busy knitting, writing and painting. I've been reading your site regularly, but I rarely comment. I enjoy reading about your crafty paper projects! It is nice to have a source of inspiration.

Cheers!
Kelli

7:59 AM  
Blogger vicci said...

Hi Joleen...What a great idea this is!!! I've been making ART!!! I keep pretty busy in the art room...just finished a valentine swap...and altering some postcards now. At this very second I am getting ready to go to the store...I need to get some mushrooms because I decided to make spaghetti today! It is raining outside! I'm also busy reading a book called "1906" about the San Francisco earthquake...I love to read! That's about it...oh! and I play with my dog and cat alot....Vicci

8:42 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

i'm here...see me waving?
i'm over here, with the diet coke...
i'm reading blogs for inspiration
and trying to keep my head as the
insanity of providing childcare for a
pair of screamers continues...
i'm doing the artist way blog
and reading simple abundance.
i'm trying to work up the nerve to get
past memories of a failed home ec class in order
to try to figure out how to use my xmas present-sewing machine.
and i'm trying even harder to win a contest, tee hee...

9:02 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

How fun!! I've been up to being sick with my 2 sick kids, actually we are on the way to operfect health now. I've been changing diapers and wiping runny noses. fun huh?

9:07 AM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

Wow, have a contest and you are sure to find everyone :) I will be honest, I have been lazy......Lots of time and I don't want to do anything. Is that bad or what?

9:12 AM  
Blogger Rosemary Travale said...

Hello Joleen! I've spent the beginning of this year finishing my website and launching it! http://www.rosemarytravale.com
I'm so glad it's finally up! I've also been trying to create at least one piece of art every day. Not all of it is stellar work, but it's nice to do something creative on a daily basis.
And I went back to my illustration course at college this week. I'm glad to be back there.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Joleen's Mom said...

Let's see, since Christmas I have been to Las Vegas, gone back to work, got Sarah back to school, dug up my sideyard and planted sod, took down Christmas decs, held stamp club, designed cards and projects for stamp-a-stack class that I'm holding this Sunday, worked on designing my piece for the valentine vintage chunky book, joined a ladies gym, booked a trip for Brad to Seattle, read a book, and started a daily devotional. Whew! I'm tired.... Did I win? :)

10:46 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

Hi there! I need to do something like this on my blog!!! I have been finishing up some crochet patterns that I have been testing for a friend. Also, I have been doing a purge of my clutter!Also working on a "Love Hurts" 3x5 cards for a yahoo group called "TravelersHart"...

10:50 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

super busy. i work for a university (in the bursar's office) and with the new semester starting we can hardly breathe around here. by the time i get home i'm dead tired!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

I'd say that I was back, except that I just found your blog a few weeks ago. hehe Since the beginning of the year I've been fighting off a cold and making more things to sell in my boutique. It's been a struggle because I feel like after all the crafty craziness of Christmas is over I'm a little drained creatively. But it's coming back, hooray! :)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Life Aboard said...

I love contests! I've been busy looking after my 13 mth old little boy who is sick with the flu :( Other than that, I am planning some thank you cards that I need to make and some new polymer clay doodads!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Hello from TEXAS!! :D

We just moved into a new *old* house. So we have been doing all the things associated with moving!! Packing, unpacking, getting ready for Christmas and we even had people over for the holidays.

*pick me* lol!! it's my birthday!!! :D

2:18 PM  
Anonymous amy said...

Hi joleen,
I am busy trying to open myself up this year. Started out rough, but it's turning around! Jan. 1-got the flu, Jan. 2-sliced finger with the xacto (good enough for a trip to the ER and a tetanus shot.)Now back to creating, designing, printing and production! 2006 inspirato: DSQ book, Sabrina Ward Harrison journal book and blog reading!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Oh Joleen, where do I begin?! It's been a whirlwind with kids going back to school (yay!), setting up the studio (yay!) and finally getting ready to redo the website!

I also just finished "A Million Little Pieces", and, oh my. Must digest that for a bit, you know? Hope all is well, and thanks again for the blog help! :D

8:06 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

okay, i'm adding this comment that was sent via email:

Yep I think we all have been busy. For me, I have been creating. Sewing and sewing, I made curtains for our new to us home. I am also working on making my own stamps and printing on canvas (think lotta jansdotter-just way not as cool as her) I am also working on illustration using cut paper. I have been faithfully reading your blog, and loving how you change the look so much. It is strange how much more involved and evolved one can become in just less than a year!
Cheers
Michelle
www.buggabu.blogspot.com

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I lurk on your blog quite a bit! :) Love all the crafty dabbling you do! As for what *I've* been up to...I just applied for a scrapbook design team...doubt I'll get it but it was something I've always wanted to try! One goal down for 2006! YEAH!!!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Steph (Khya) said...

Hello Joleen, well.... what have I been up to? I just spent 3 wonderful but very exhausting weeks in Cambodia. It was 3 weeks of adventure and discoveries. I met some very nice people, discovered a wonderful culture and now I'm back home, wish I could have stayed longer! And now, well, now I'm going to send you an e-mail to know if you are still in need of participants for you White chunky book, I hope so, because I had a package waiting for me when I got home, my skinny fat book is just sooooooo wonderful, I love it, thank you!!. Ok, I'll stop here, don't want you to get bored to death ;-)

Take care!

11:59 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Hey Joleen -

Instead on commenting for some reason I sent you an e-mail -- e blogger always confusing me but thats par for the course. Anyway, haven't visited many sites lately while I await my much promised super computer installation. But today I decided I needed to visit a few of my favorite blogs and ended up here! Love all your artwork and creations - you are so talented! And I'm also getting into those Blythe dolls of yours too!

6:04 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I've been around and in and out... but busy with work and working on my Etsy shop items when not at work!

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Ky said...

hey sweet thing =)

i think i am past the deadline, but wanted to post nonetheless to say that i am still checking in with you (almost) everyday =) life has been extreeeeeeeeeemely busy, but all is well =) i hope you are enjoying 2006 thus far - was glad to hear about your inspiration overload!

12:22 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Yep I think we all have been busy. For me, I have been creating.Sewing and sewing, I made curtains for our new to us home. I am also working on making my own stamps and printing on canvas (think lottajansdotter-just way not as cool as her) I am also working on illustration using cut paper. I have been faithfully reading your blog, and loving how you change the look so much. It is strange how much more involved and evolved one can become in just less than a year!

Cheers

Michelle
(reposted from email)

5:30 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

oh, thanks Joleen, I see you already re-posted for me-you're the greatest!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous MarilynH said...

LOL look at all your comments! My, how people come out of the woodwork at the mention of free goddies!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

hrm...

number one, love LOVE the new lookie look.

Number two... what have I been up to? Kitten's, Poly-fiber-cotton green scrubs, and lot's of learning.

12:11 AM  

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