January 9, 2013

January rain?! and book drawing


Today got off to a rough start. I woke up to find it raining — which is just gross because it melts parts of the snowpack and makes things all puddley and dirtymuckyslushy. Then I drank way too much caffeine this morning and ended up poking myself in the eye with the mascara brush. Mascara on your eyeball does not feel fun, FYI.

But things improved. I got some work done and met a good friend for lunch. She knows how to make really amazing chocolates (it's so much more complicated than I'd ever imagined - it's all about keeping the temperatures exact) and is an avid runner.

I also created this little 'reading girl' sketch (drawing at top of post). My daughter asked "Is that supposed to be you? 'Cause it looks just like you." So I guess I must spend more time with a blanket and a book than I thought. Decades ago I used to draw little people like this all the time. Then I quit. But as part of my new year of being courageous I am resurrecting them and putting them out into the world.

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Now for the book drawing. I've got all the names in a hat (well in an empty cracker box really because I was too lazy to go get an actual hat) and I'm going to fish out two names.

The winners are:

Rebecca for The Forgotten Garden
Jean for We Are All Welcome Here

Congratulations! Thanks for playing everyone. This was really fun for me. I think I'm going to do another book giveaway soon.

16 comments:

  1. WooHoo I'm so excited!! I haven't had anything good to read for awhile now and I've been trying to save pennies by not buying books-I'm always so tempted. I'll email my address :)

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    1. Yay! Yes, please email me your address pronto and I'll get this guy in the mail ASAP.

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    1. Oh dear . . . can you not see the drawing? It should be at the top of this post. Arrg - I hope I didn't break Blogger

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  3. I can't see your drawing! All I can see is a blank picture.

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  5. I cant see the drawing but I'm sure its amazing! A book and a blanket sounds like me too

    ~Sharon B.

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  6. More drawings please Jenny - this is cute xo

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    1. Thank you. I hope the artsy vibe sticks with me and I have more to show off. :)

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  7. Oh boy! I am thrilled! Thank you Jenny! Shall I see you at church or how do you want to do the exchange?

    This is Jean writing by the way. Mobile phone is not cooperating with the sign in process!

    I can see the drawing! I spy a children's book in your future.... She reminds me of a female version of le petit prince!

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    1. Hi Jean! Yes, I will deliver it to you!

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  8. I would ALWAYS recommend homemade chocolates after a mascara-in-the-eye incident. Or any incident. :) LOVE your drawing and I'm looking forward to more of them! Oh, and keep a few caffeine free DC's on hand. xo

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    1. Yes, I definitely need to keep some caff free DC's on hand (and not drink them in conjunction with coffee).

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  9. Well if that is you...you are cute with your blanket and book! Nice sketch! Lucky girls to win some great books!

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