Monday, October 17, 2011

Butterfly Book Winner!

Well my dear blogsy people, here's the moment you've all been waiting for, well a lot of you anyway. It's time to pick the winner of my Butterfly Book of Questions! I was overwhelmed with the response to this giveaway and I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind comments on my book. Here's one more look at what the winner will be getting:

The winner will also get a pitt brush pen.

I had over 70 comments, but there were one or two doubles in there, so I wrote every single name on a piece of paper, so every wannabe butterfly book owner could only enter once. Here's all of your names:

There were 68 contestants in total. Wow! I cut up the pieces of paper to make a little ticket for every name. Then I needed something to put them in and I couldn't find anything, so I emptied a little basked that I usually store some pens and rulers in and put all the names in there:

I know, the white's just a tad overexposed, ahem...
I closed my eyes and started rummaging through the papers with my right hand. You'll just have to take my word for that. I didn't peek or anything, promise.

And here's the lucky winner:

Even with this unfocused picture (I just couldn't get the camera to focus on the little piece of paper) you can see the winner is Janet Plant! Congratulations Janet! I hope you will enjoy this book very much. I will try to contact you, but feel free to contact me first on c.m.j.winkelman[at] with your snail mail addy.

For the rest of you: thanks for playing. Maybe next time you will be the lucky one!

I want to finish this post with something completely different. Past Saturday was another Sketchcrawl day and I was lucky enough to attend the Sketchcraw in the city of Gouda, which is in the center of the Netherlands. It is beautiful there. I took a lot of photographs and I filled ten pages in my sketchbook. I still have to go through the pictures though and scan my sketches, so I have nothing to show you right now, but it will be coming some time this week, I promise.

However, my friend Monk and her friend Loes were the organizers of this sketchcrawl and they put up plenty of pictures over here and here and there's a flickr group too over here. Enjoy!

For now I wish all of you a wonderful and artsy week!