Friday, February 1, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! Derwent Battery-Operated Pencil Sharpener

Product Description: Sharpen 5 different pencil diameters with ease. The durable blades assure perfect points. A clear cover makes it easy to see when the shavings reservoir is full, and slides out for easy cleaning. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included) for operation.

Answer the question below by leaving your comment on this blog entry for your chance to win.
We will choose a random winner Friday 2/08/12  AT 4 pm EST.  



Q:  What do your friends, family, or significant other
think about your art/interest in art? 


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  • Winner will be announced here so check back!
  • You have 7 days to claim your prize.  
  • Submitted answers may appear in our publications

    Our Random winner is:
    LISA GIBSON
     
    Please contact us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com
    with your shipping address before 2/15/2013 to claim your prize.


70 comments:

  1. I've been very lucky here as my family and friends have always been supportive and liked my work and me working in art.

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  2. My family is the reason I got back into art. I had children and kinda lost my time and intrest for art. They guided me back with loving support. Now I am sharing my love of art with my girls.

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  3. My family are very supportive of my art, they would also be supportive of anything that I chose to do which sometimes makes it difficult.

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  4. I gave my art up for a long time due to no me time ( was raising a family). I just recently started finding my art again and have found much comfort and much joy.My family really surprised me by all the support they have showed me.I am a lucky girl!

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  5. They like my art and sometimes Give me new ideas to draw
    Nadia

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  6. My wife loves me bieng an artist. She has asked me to owrk at it full time so that I can eventually do it professionaly.

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  7. My hubby is my biggest supporter! He actually takes on additional household chores and encourages me to go to my studio and draw! He's a busy executive, so I find it amazing to meet business associates for the first time and have them ask about my artwork -- he's told them all about it! He's a keeper!!

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  8. My friends think I do a wonderful job with "colors" whether on paper or in the classroom. I like lots of bright colors everywhere. They make me feel "good." Thanks for this offer.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  9. My family and friends are very supportive. They like my drawings but they also give critique if needed!

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  10. My family Is full of artist stretching from my great grandparents, Further on and down to me.They encourage me undoubtedly to master my art and confirm success ,as the province of my art Is Inspired by my families unity as every single one of them encourages me when they share With me they're view of my art and tell me that I can accomplish beautiful things.The pride and overcoming of struggle that runs in our blood to Keep us strong Is passed down to me when they tell me of my family history and supports me With those very facts to show me how much they believe In my skills and support me.

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  11. When I started using colored pencils I knew right then and there that this was the medium for me. Friends and Family would ask what I do with my time now that I'm retired and I'd say "Oh draw using colored pencils" and the reply would be "oh, that's nice". I had my family and friends over during the Christmas season and had some of my art framed and hanging. My husband would show them the colored pencil drawings and they would say "What? That's colored pencil?"...and "Linda did that?". It gave me chills of excitement! I am addicted to this medium!

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  12. After a lot of years of unsatisfaction, I finally found my "dimension". I'm happy now, I'm...truly me. My family and friends are very glad and proud for it!
    https://www.facebook.com/erika.azzarello

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  13. My friends, family and significant other are all supportive of my addiction to art supplies..... Especially my husband, I am quite lucky!

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  14. My daughter is my most fervent supporter...always encouraging me to work on my art.

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  15. My husband is the most supportive and understanding man alive! After 25 years of doing art for myself, he encouraged me into doing commission work and shows. And that support is paying off!!

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  16. What di my friends, family, and significant other think. My friends have always supported my art all my life, most of them have one or two of my drawings haning up in there homes, it means a gteat deal to me that I have such wonderful friends who appreciate my art.
    My family is very proud of me, I made my mother cry the first time I was published. My family has a colection of published art that they show everyone who visits, despite me being very shy. I come from a very artist family so ive always had support there, but it wasnt till recently that they started to get as excited as I am about my art.
    My signifigant other is by far my greatest support. He promotes my art as if it was his own and incurages me to create new pieces. In a way you could very well call him my muse. His amazing personality and energy has always modivated me. Im am very blessed to have such amazing people as fans of my work and my goal is to attract more...wish me luck.

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  17. My family has always been so supportive of my art. I on the other hand am my worst critic. :) I just love the look and feel of colored drawing pencils. It can be so amazing, the results with then too...as you have shown in your magazine and on the Facebook page. Thank you for highlighting such wonderful artists!

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  18. Good question. My husband can be more critical than other family members and friends. I think because he sees my art from start to finish and sees where I could have done better but gives me praise when he sees I've taken a lot of time and effort. He helps me to correct some of the mistakes I don't see. Other family members have been nothing but helpful and incouraging. My friends are fabulous with the praise they give me.

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  19. Most of them are okay with it, but my hubby is my biggest fan. My daughter is also my fan, probably because she's an artist herself!

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  20. Most of my family love it. Hubby doesn't pay much attention to it. When I ask him what he thinks, his reply is usually 'pretty fancy'.

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  21. Everyone is extremely supportive and proud of me.

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  22. My family and friends have always provided honest and positive comments on my work and they all have at least one image created by me on their request. But if something isn't quiet right, I can always trust them to give me their honest views regarding where it isn't working which helps me develop further in my passion for developing the perfect image which is something I always strive for.

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  23. My friends and family are very supportive, everyone always asks me to make something for them! Plus, I think it keeps me out of their hair while they watch sports.

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  24. I've always had an eye for details, uniqueness and appreciation of visuals that capture these qualities. Because to me art is not only a way of appreciating aesthetics but also one's own boundary and capacity for creativity and exploration.
    So my family and friends think my interest in art is awesome to get nurture my creativity, open up nerve paths to see and take things at more than face value and be an insightful person:)

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  25. My family think it ok, that I love to draw. I just want more time to draw.
    regards
    Jette Nielsen
    palmmarshall@gmail.com

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  26. My sisters love my art, my son is ambivalent, my friends love it!

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  27. My daughter is my biggest fan (she's 4, so it's naturally ;) ) and my significant other is my biggest critic, but I have to admit he's often right and gives me praise when he really likes it. The other family members think I could have spent my time more efficiently and that I've already got enough pencils for all my life. I on the other hand think there is no such thing as too many coloured pencils :) I made an attempt to talk about my passion for drawing with my mum when I won one of the Art Challenges, but the only response I got was: "And what's the benefit for you?". I gave up the hope for more understanding or even support, but I just love to draw and I don't intend to give it up no matter what all the others think. My benefit is the feeling when someone from the artists I really admire likes what I've done...

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  29. As mentioned above, my husband has become not only my biggest critic but also my biggest fan. In a short period of time he has convinced me to give up my day job so that I can focus pretty much full time on my art. It is amazing having someone so intelligent have confidence in what you do. Even his family are amazed that I can actually draw. I think we take for granted sometimes that we can be in touch with our creativity but take it for granted. It takes those close to us to remind that we have a gift & we should both use it & share it with as many as we can.

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  30. they love that i can express myself through art!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  31. I think my family and friends like that I enjoy drawing and such! My family is encouraging me to go into art in college! :) Beth H.

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  32. I'm lucky to be blessed with family and friends who love and support my art every step of the way :)

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  33. My family is extremely supportive and enthusiastic about my intrest in drawing. so much so my sweet sweet husband walked across Penn State campus on a friged day to sign me up for a class I wanted to take. He now drives me every week so I don't have to look for a parking spot and then comes home and helps with the dinner & boys. Just so I can "enjoy my time and not worry about a thing!" and I do enjoy my drawing more than ever!

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  34. They are very supportive and want me to spend more time making art

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  35. My husband is the one who encouraged me to take up drawing and he is my biggest help and cheerleader. My other friends and other family are all very supportive, at times telling me I am better than I really am which is great for the boost but not very helpful for growing! :)

    Lisa Gibson
    2296gibson@live.com

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  36. My spouse thinks I am talented but doing it professionally its a waste of time :/
    My mother wants me to make a living doing art and acts as my manager and my dad just wants to draw everything he thinks up! Swamped I tell you :D

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  37. It's got to the point my family are now demanding my artwork for birthdays and Christmas pressies!! They try to help out by buying all sorts if art products for my presents too... They love it!!

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  38. My Family totally understands my passion as they are equally involved in Music! I have my Art Studio and my Husband and Daughter have their Recording Studio. What could be better.

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  39. My friends and family like that I'm in to art. I like drawing pictures for them.

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  40. They say " that is nice". They are not quite sure how to be supportive I guess. I think that's the best support. I would rather it be "its nice", then for them to be negative. I will take it for what it is worth. lol

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  41. I don't think hubby thinks about much of anything I do. Other than the mess it creates. No one else is interested other than son in law who asked if I sold the items I made. Because he has some ideas for the money and would invest it for me. No wonder I am a loner!

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  42. My family is very supportive. Hubby displays several at work and gives it those who may need a lift for the day. He's very supportive and even makes things I need to help me out. I'm very blessed to have my family.

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  43. My family know that doing art is like "air to breathe" to me. Without art and drawing I would suffocate!

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  44. I know that I'm still a student, but my mom and friends all encourage my interest in art as if I were the next Picasso lol.

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  45. I have a very supportive family for my art! They love it all, so I am always encouraged by them. I wish I could get my very talented daughter inspired.

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  46. My family is very supportive of my artwork. I love it when they are amazed and say, that was done with color pencils?

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  47. I am incredibly lucky to have a group of friends (a lot of whom are artists) who serve as a constant source of inspiration and support whilst I create drawings. My Mother and my sister are incredibly supportive and love (and buy :P) my work but my Dad isn't really in contact anymore. Among other reasons, I don't think he could really get his head around my decision to choose art as a serious career. It's a bit of a shame as I am doing what I truly love.

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  48. In my family there were some talented amatuor artists like my grandpa and my dad.
    As they dont do art anymore (my grandpa's eyes are so weak by now and my dad passed away a few years ago) I tried to find their talent in me. I just discovered how much it helps (drawing and painting, I mean) to make my life happier, and I learn a lot about myself as well. Try to improve my skills, and it makes me happy anyway. My family and friends are very supportive I am so lucky to have them. :)

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  49. Art is part of who I am, I teach art and I think many know and accept that most of my thoughts, conversations and dreams are all built on my love of art. My hope is that my passion for art is contagious and I can instill a love of art in my student's heARTs!

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  50. They are verry supportive and encourage me constantly. I am thankful for them.

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  51. Since they've always known to be into dance, they were never really surprised when I started drawing! In fact, they are more encouraging about that than they were about dance then, perhaps because they now simply know that's just who I am. ;)

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  52. When I was a child, I drew everything I could see. My parents were not supportive, they called it "scribbling" and said it was a waste of time. This didn't deter me, however, and I took art classes in college. After that, I raised a family and had a full time job and art fell by the wayside. In the past year, though, I've taken it up again and it's my passion. My husband likes it (but I suspect he also thinks it's a waste of time), but my kids are very supportive. My son is my best critic, he always gives me honest feedback. My two daughters also have a good eye and help me see things I didn't see, which makes me so much better!

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  53. How I was I could have one of this. This is a perfect gift for my kid. This is very useful for school.

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  54. "I don't get it... Oh.. I see now. I like how you did that. Very interesting and pretty" :P

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  55. "Why do you waste your time pouring yourself into something so unprofitable!"

    That's one of the reasons my hobby is very much my little secret.

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    1. I try not to reply to posts but this almost made me cry. I hope you find lots of support from other places, we are cheering you on!

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    2. It's not about profit. It's about the adventure you go on from the beginning to the end. Plus you get to inspire others through perseverance and get better with practice. In no time they'll be changing that to "whoaa .. how did you do that?? I wish I could do something like that." :)

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  56. I love to draw - I'm a teacher and artistic projects are probably my favorite part of teaching! Would LOVE a new pencil sharpener! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  57. I have been very lucky. My Husband and Daughter think it's wonderful that I have such a passion for Art as they have the same for Music. When my Friends visit, the first thing they do is look in my studio to see what I am currently working on. I work two days a week at a Dr's Office and the girls want to also see what I am working on so I take a pic with my phone before I leave my house.

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  58. For the most part, family and friends are supportive.

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  59. Myfamily has always been supporrive and encoiraging, they're my biggest fans!

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  60. My family has always been my biggest fan club. We all support each others talents. It hasn't always been easy to pursue my Passion but they have never let me quit. My wife is also a huge supporter of my artistic dreams. She encourages me to keep trying, even when a piece is not turning out the way I want. My mentor and past art teacher, Mr. Mason, always pushed me because he believed in me, even when I didn't believe in myself. Surrounded by love and support, I am one lucky artist!

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  61. All the important people in my life have appreciated and supported my artistic goals. Nice to have all of them behind me, particularly when things turn out differently than I expect.

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  62. My family, friends, and husband have always been very supportive of my art. They wish I would produce more work, and I wish I could, but with a 6 month old, finding the time is very, very, hard. That being said, I wish that I could make money with my drawings. One day, I will find a way!

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  63. They are wonderful and happy to see me perusing my passion again after many years. I had a near death experience in October after 2 weeks in the ICU and hospital I decided I needed to take the time to do what I love. Enjoy life to it fullest and here I am taking classes, exploring new products. Making time for me our children are gone and have their own family's. Time for grandma to start work on creation drawings of our grandchildren and see where it take me.

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  64. My husband, children and friends are very supportive of my art. Even when I sometimes loose faith in what I do they encourage and inspire me to carry on.

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  65. They are suppportive and encouraging

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  66. Our Random winner is:
    LISA GIBSON

    Please contact us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com
    with your shipping address before 2/15/2013 to claim your prize.

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  67. THANK YOU so much!!!

    Lisa Gibson

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