Oh my gosh! 50 followers!
I still remember the day when I first started my blog and was so sad everyday I checked it that I didn't have any followers. I had resigned to thinking I would never have any... Then little by little, people found me and I started to blog a little better (stopped trying to use my blog as an advertising post!).
I'm still working on blogging better. I'm not a very social person, difficult for me to carry on a conversation. If we've emailed, you have probably noticed ;).
I can't Tell you all how happy I am that you like my minis enough to look at my blog every now and again! I have tried to keep up with all of you and follow your blogs too, but I know I have missed a couple. If I'm not already following your blog, please comment and tell me what it is and I'll go check it out!
Okay, now to the goods! I know you've been waiting for this since you saw the title of this post... Let's do a GIVEAWAY! This will be my first one, so go easy on me :) Oh, and I'm not going to go easy on you! :).
I always need ideas for what to make next, but I'm scared to death of copyright infringement so I like to mimic real life items, especially magical and spooky things (does that count as real life? do movie items count as real life? I love movie items!). I also have to be able to see a picture of what I'm making, it comes out really bad and cartoony if I don't have a reference :(. Sometimes I collage things from several references and end up with a sort of hybrid or new creation, basically a different take on the item. So tell me your favorite magical or spooky thing that I can easily find pictures of (or find a picture of something close to it) and what you like about it. I will look over the entries and select the top 10 that I think I can do, then I'll throw them all in a hat and pick one. If yours gets selected I will send you your idea sculpted in mini form and maybe some extra stuff too depending on what the idea was.
I know this is a crazy and convoluted giveaway, but I don't want to give you something I just have laying around, and I want to give you something that you will like :). So, to get into the top 10... if you have read my blog, you might have noticed the kind of things I like and the kinds of things I can make (I'm not a master sculptor, please think simple!). I also absolutely go crazy over anything Tim Burton-ish! And steampunk stuff, even though I haven't created anything like that myself (can't seem to find the right inspiration and I don't want to copy anyone). My favorite inspirational movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Igor, and Coraline (but I am open to others!).
This giveaway is open to anyone that doesn't mind it's madness (Michelle is your madness contagious? he, he, he) New followers as well. And I won't be at all offended if you want no part of this, everyone has time constraints and brain farts XD. It's Saturday where I am right now so let's give it until next Saturday, I'll announce the winner on the following Monday (Sunday would be Father's day here).
Happy thinking everyone!
(Don't forget to tell me your blog if I'm not already following it!)