Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Giveaway of the Year

Calling all bloggers, facebook fans and twitter folks, here is my first giveaway of the year and what would be better to receive than an Artbeads gift certificate....So without further adieu..

Leave a comment telling me what inspires you. What makes you move mountains, what makes you stay up until the wee hours working, what pulls you into that cyclone of creativity....or what calls you from that warm bed in the morning.

A random name will be drawn on Monday Jan.11th for the Artbeads $25 gift certificate and another name will be drawn to win a goodie bag of beads from me. Good luck everyone!

Disclosure: The above mentioned gift certificate from Artbeads.com were kindly provided free-of-charge by Artbeads.com, within the frames of Artbeads.com blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company.

33 comments:

  1. My family inspires me! Happy new year!!!

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  2. Oh, I do love a give-away! Inspiration, ummm, well, fabric is what inspires me. I love all of the texture, patterns, and colour in fabric.

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  3. All of my world revolves around "Mis Amores" (My children, husband and my best friend (and brother).

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  4. Wow, Judy what a great giveaway!

    In the summer I am inspired by the sound of morning, the birds singing...get me right up and into my work studio.

    Winter is a bit harder. Looking thru books and jewelry magazines helps to get the creative juices flowing.

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  5. Honestly, other artists inspire me! I get so much inspiration from following others' blogs and seeing what color combinations or techniques they are using. I use other artists' creations as a springboard for my imagination, and before I know it, my mind is going a mile a minute with my own ideas. It does not have to be jewelry related...any artist inspires me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway...I could ALWAYS use more goodies from Artbeads...Or a goodie bag of beads :)

    Lisa

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  6. Hi Judy....I have to agree with Lisa about being inspired by others! I am inspired by my friends and their beautiful jewelry and blogs...always makes me want to get out there and create too! :-)

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  7. I love looking at patterns and ideas online --- or a quick trip to our local Michaels or Joanns always inspires me.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  8. I have to agree with Lisa. There are so many great artists out there (you included) that blow my mind. I strive to try new techniques when I see the works of art they have made. I'd love to enter the giveaway. What a sweet prize!

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  9. Great question Judy!
    I am inspired by EVERYTHING! That is probably why I don't get much sleep. There are too many things to be inspired by.
    Recently I went to the movie Sherlock Holmes and couldn't wait to start sketching ideas for jewelry. But lately it is mostly the beads that are speaking to me.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  10. The city inspires me or the countryside, wherever I am! I find that I bead cooler colors when I am in the city (sometimes monochromatic) and warmer when I am in the desert.

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  11. Many things inspire me. Sometimes it comes from a photo in a magazine, or a pattern on a blouse, or a word I hear, or the view out my kitchen window, or my daughter laughing.

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  12. My husband and children inspire me as well as the colors of nature and other creative people.
    spin_jbc[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. Madwoman-doing-cartwheelsJanuary 7, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Color inspires me and texture and the feel of czech firepolish or the slick coolness of gemstones. Some beads and stones I hoard for years until they tell me they are ready to become part of a memorable piece.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  14. I am quite difficult person to be inspired.:-) maybe it is caused by my loneliness. generally my senses inspire me... what i see (in the nature - wilderness, forest, sky, all untouched by people, shapes, colors, then museums, galleries, arts) and what I hear (melody, color of music and human voices, sounds in the nature).
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  15. The Unknown....Life changes...Growth in familY & friends!Faith.... Entepreneurs discovering their strengths and remaining Confident! Cures for terminal diseases!Positive People! Plain & Simple "LIFE" That is it in a Nutshell!! Thanks, Keleka

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  16. This is such a great giveaway :)

    I also love nature-serenity, beauty, storms-every aspect of nature.

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  17. Music inspires me -- I love trying to translate beautiful sounds into tangible art :)

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

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  18. My family, friends, pets, and my volunteer work inspire me. I love making a positive difference in my community.

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  19. realitybbq*AT*gmail*DOT*com

    My daughter inspires me!

    Thank you!

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  20. My husband and 2 dogs -Ginger bug and Vinny. A beautiful day inspires me too! Thanks!jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  21. I try to be inspired by anything around me--I once heard/read/saw somewhere some quote along the lines of, if you can't find inspiration in anything, you're not looking hard enough!
    But, mostly I'm inspired by nature, people-watching, and other people's amazing creations!

    xashxnightx@gmail.com

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  22. I usually find inspiration in music (especially when I'm stuck trying to decide on a design concept). The kind of inspiration that gets me out of bed in the morning is my daughter and my family. I like the little inspirations too; the ones that bite you like fleas. (hotpepper71 at bellsouth dot net)

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  23. Oh, wow - a lot of things but I think mostly nature - shapes, colors - so much out there to draw from. Thanks for the chance at your great give away. A successful New Year to you.

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  24. My family and my church inspire me. I don't feel very talented when it comes to crafts. but I like to read & I write children's stories.
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  25. I wish I knew what inspires me because I'd do it more often!! SEriously, the need to create is what inspires me. I just feel a need to make something - anything - and that usually leads me to experimenting with different things. My creativity is what keeps me sane. :)

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  26. When I find a new book with some art form I haven't tried yet, I get all excited and can't wait to throw myself into that challenge. Always and fun uplifting experience.

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  27. Nature inspires me--sometimes I see the combination of flowers, greens blues and I have to capture it--sometimes I'm up all night trying to capture the right colors. Happy New Year!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  28. I often am inspired in those moments between awake and sleep when something will just pop into my head to inspire me.

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  29. Life inspires me! My kids, my family, friends, nature - cannot draw inspiration from one area alone.

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  30. Seeing what other people have done inspires me. It makes me feel like I can and should accomplish more.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  31. There's so much inspiration everywhere, but I would say that fashion inspires me the most. SOmetimes I will flip through a catalog or browse online to find an amazing pattern or idea!
    northssclub at yahoo dot com

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  32. oh! LIFE inspires me....from the smallest creatures to the highest mountains, colours and textures, love and compassion, family and friends......that's what inspires me! ;o)

    hello gorgeous xxx

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