Friday, April 26, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! SoHo Urban Artist Professional Colored Pencils Tin Set of 12

Product Info:NEW! SoHo worked with artists when developing their new line of Professional Colored Pencils, to ensure that every demand of colored pencil artists was either met or exceeded. The result is a range of high quality, fine art grade colored pencils with superior light resistance, smooth consistency, minimal hazing, vibrant color selection, and excellent construction. The 3.8mm leads are securely glued into the basswood barrel for easy sharpening, and multiple layers can be laid down without risk of hazing.  Set of 12 balanced color selections in portable hinged tin with insert tray, great for both storage and travel. (This is also known as Jerry's Artarama's Colored Pencil Brand)

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Q: What do you sit on when you paint/draw
and would you recommend it?




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110 comments:

  1. I don't have a fancy chair. There's a metal folding chair at my desk, sometimes I sit in my comfy chair in the living room, and then there are the chairs at the dining-room table. I wouldn't necessarily recommend any of them but I can't really swing a better chair right now.

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  2. I work better standing so no chair needed.

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  3. I set at a bar stool at my butcher block table. it is comfortable for me at that height. I also have a stool under the table to put my feet up, so they are not dangling. And In the summer time I like to set out side on my swing and draw.

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  4. I don't use a chair - I sit cross legged on the floor and use my kids travel table to set up my portable easel. I personally don't like the easel so I usually do a board on my knees. Would I recommend it? No (because your back gets stiff) but it works for me :)

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  5. I use a nice, soft computer chair at my dining table. It works for me, much better than sitting on the hard wooden dining chairs...once I get into drawing, hours fly by without me noticing, and I'd end up with a very numb bum. :)

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  6. I use a swivel chair, a typical computer chair but with an extra cushion. I use those so then I can slide from one side to another to get pencils or any other tool I need.

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  7. I usually draw at my desk in a regular office chair. Would I recommend it? It's nothing special, but I do like the chocolate brown color. :)

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  8. Any chair with a comfy pillow, but I usually find myself on the floor hunched over lol. I like bar stool type chairs because they fit perfectly with my art table. I would highly recommend a chair... drawing and painting on the floor have taken a small toll on my back!

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  9. I actually sit in my old comfy dilapidated overstuffed chair in the livingroom..I find when I am cozy, the ideas flow more smoothly ;) I say choose the chair that suits you best! There are no rules ;)

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  10. I use a old soft computer chair that I reupholstered and I sit a huge old dining room table that I have in my art studio. I also use the computer chair some when I paint at my easel

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  11. I do not have a particular chair so I tend to pick one that's appealing in terms of comfort for that time something that's preferably supportive structurely yet cushioned for stationary indoor purposes and a nice foldable beach chair for travel to beaches parks and etc or I find a nice bench.

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  12. I like my recliner with my legs up. Best to be relaxed and comfy! :)

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  13. I have a folding chair set up at my drawing table but the trouble is I don't use it enough. I sit hunched over on the floor when I draw then wonder why my back hurts!:)
    Lisa Sokolowski
    sokolowski_l@yahoo.ca

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  14. Usually whatever is close by and looks comfortable. Most of the time it will be located in a quieter atmosphere which makes the seating all the more easier to be creative while sitting.

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  15. I'm weird and I often find myself on the floor as it gives me space to spread out. Chairs I would not recommend would be a hard wood chair. I've spent many an hour sitting at our kitchen table on some old Slovak bentwood chairs and those become a bit uncomfortable for the rear after around 30min. ;)

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  16. I use a swivel office chair. It provide proper posture support for my old bones and allows me 360 degree access to my U shaped work area and all of the material there about.

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  17. Just realized I commented w/google. I'm Rebecca Marino on FB.

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  18. I have just a simple chair for drawing. Sometimes I draw in bed haha :D When I am in ispiration I can draw everywhere :)

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  19. I found an office chair that I use now. My art desk came with a stool, but it kills my back to use it.

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  20. I mostly draw miniatures at my desk, so I use a comfy office chair. When I paint, I stand up.
    Sandrine Mathern Curtiss

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  21. my computer chair, nothing special, would love to draw bigger and don't use a chair at all, but thats out of my comfy zone right now ;)

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  22. I have a very old computer chair..when I say old I mean old. It's ripped, stained and the material in the front edge of the seat gave way. The sponge that WAS in there is now dust. So I use an old pillow under my but and wheel it up to my desk. I would NOT recommend it! But sometimes you have to make good with what you have.

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  23. I sit on an adjustable office chair, with a pillow to support my back. It could be more comfortable!

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  24. Donna Conrad RoskampApril 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Just an ordinary chair. I wouldn't mind a cushioned one though. Donna Roskamp

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  26. I'm a college student so most of the time I'm in a rolling chair or stool at my desk in my dorm or at our schools studio. Sometimes I'll travel over to a couch or sit in my bed, but mainly a chair. Roller chairs all the way! Richelle Sanders

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  27. I sit on the couch with a fold up lap table over my legs.

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  28. I sit in a cushioned, swivel-type office chair. It works well for me since it is well padded and I can adjust the height to avoid back strain. Now if it could only help me avoid eye-strain ....

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  29. A hard kitchen table chair. Makes me get up and walk around, then come back with fresh eyes!

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  30. I use an old squarish wooden chair with arm rests. It has a leather back and seat and its nice to curl up in when I draw :)

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  31. I love to work anywhere that is comfortable; it's about where I become inspired, it could be the couch, a dining-room chair, my computer-desk chair, a deck chair, a coffee shop chair, a park bench, an airport chair, there are so many chairs in so many places where cupids arrow could flame this passionate love of drawing. Oh yes, I would recommend drawing where-ever your heart sees a picture.

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  32. I usually do my drawing on the sofa, but I also use a stool, dining room chair and have even sat on my bed...although my cat likes to help me in her own way when I am on the bed :)

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  33. I use an old office chair that I got from a garage sale 10 years ago it works and is comfortable

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  34. I sit, wherever I can.

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  35. I sit on a dining room chair, I hate it cause it makes my bum go numb :D so I have a foam pillow that I use which helps. I will buy a proper chair when we move countries again end of this year. Until then, the numb bum continues hahaha

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  36. Usually I sit on what ever is handy, when I sit. I like to move around and back up to see what i am doing better. When I do take something to sit on, plein air, I have a chair that folds into a tube. Light weight, in a sack that I can carry like a shoulder bag. But again, I am usually standing and the chair becomes my work table. Works for me.

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  37. I'm not that fussy about chairs, though I usually don't want armrests on it. Right now I have a (tilting) studio desk and (swivel) chair set that I like.

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  38. I use a cheap swivel computer chair with arm rests.

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  39. When I paint outside I sit on a foldable camping chair which is light and can be carried around easily. Sometimes I sit on it, sometimes I prefer using it as a table for my colours. I would strongly recommend it for outdoor painting or drawing.
    Andrea

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  40. A stool that came with my art desk, would reccomend as it is padded on top and comfortable. I'm not keen on chairs with back rests when doing artwork as it makes me loose concentration when drawing.

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  41. I use my wheelchair and trust me, I get paint all over it. :)

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  42. A 30 year old Wooden chair that is part of a student desk set.

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  43. I am sittig on an uncomfortable office chair when am drawing.... :D

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  44. I tend to sit on the floor, depending on what I'm drawing, of course :) But I do prefer to sit on the floor because it gives me lots of room to shift about or spread out my materials.

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  45. I sit on the sofa. Comfy and warm at home.
    Malc Wallington

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  46. Ariadne Stinghen BarzApril 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Normaly I sit on a plastic chair in front of my computer table, but I like to sit on my bed too. I used to sit on a tree to draw, it was good because its a really calm place and full of nature, birds, insects and plants.
    If I would recomend it? I don't know really, its awesome place, but it may make your back hurt depending on the position you sit hehehe =)

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  47. Most of the time I sit on the floor, generally laying on my stomach while drawing. I have a drawing table, but the stool is not stable enough and I've not yet replaced it. I like the floor because it is a solid platform and I can brace my arms easier, but it does make my back ache after a while! Since doing more yoga, laying on the floor to draw has become much more comfortable for longer periods of time.

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  48. I sit on a very nice tall drafting chair with adjustable footring and no arms...arm rests get in the way. I would definitley recommend my seat. Just bought it after landing on my behind when the last one broke..caused me to ruin a graphite piece i was working on :( its made by Alera and has the thickest padded seat and back with a faux vynal cover....ohhhh so nice on the tushy when sitting for several hours creating art

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  49. I sit at a table my husband made for me. It's 10x4, this way I can spread out. Most important, my cat also has a spot to sit and watch me. (facebook as Mary Helene)

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  50. I sit at a glass-topped desk with an office chair that has retractable arms and adjustable height, sometimes using a desk-top easel, other times just drawing on the table top. Nothing fancy, but it does the job, especially when I forget the time and don't take a break every hour.

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  51. I have a computer chair, one that swivels without arms...and its kinda broke...so yea its uncomfortable and hard to sit in so no I wouldn't recommend one...they don't have enough padding and they break easily.

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  52. I use a adjustable office chair with a pillow or two for support while working.
    Courtney Beeman

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  53. I sit at a art desk in my office chair

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  54. As I have back problems I endulged in a computer chair that has back & seat tilts & can highly recommend it to others.

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  55. I sit on a nice comfortable straight chair to prevent slouching, and yes I would recommend it!

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  56. I sit on an ergonomically designed hydraulic chair. I love it because I usually draw at my jeweler's bench so I can adjust the chair to a comfortable level and draw away. It's nice that the back of the chair fits perfectly on my lower back. I would recommend it!

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  57. i sit on my husband desk, lyin on bed, or on the floor with my kids.. and i recommend the floor!

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  58. Just regular chair....nothing fancy, but has to be a chair or a stool, can't seem to draw on a couch :)

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  59. Drawing: On the bed, leaning back against the headboard.

    Facebook: Jelaine McCamish

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  60. I like to lie back on a big stack of pillows with my coffee and breakfast beside me. This make for a most enjoyable morning. Thanks Metzinger Jon

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  61. I can't think of a better place to sit while I am drawing other than my butt. It's the best cushion I have in my possession and never fails to support me through all of my drawing endeavors.

    Kathryn Ann Metzger

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  62. I'm sitting on a usual chair... no, I can't recommend it but it's fine.

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  63. I sit on my bottom ;)
    but seriously... I use a gaslift swivel chair so I can easily spin and turn around to reach the desk behind me for additional supplies I might need. Sometimes I spin around in circles on the chair - just because art makes me happy!

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  64. Something well cushioned. I like my over stuffed chair.

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  65. I use a tall high back swivel drafting chair. I like being up higher.

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  66. I stand when I am at home, and when I am in class, a regular straight back wooden chair.

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  67. I sit in a pleather office chair that rolls. i also have a tall lawn chair i use at the higher art desk. i like both.

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  68. I use your standard cushioned desk chair with wheels to move around my table. I sometimes add a pillow

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  69. That depends on where I'm at when I'm drawing. At home it could be the futon, the bed, or a kitchen chair. At work, it is an office chair or drafting chair. To me it's what is providing the inspiration to draw that is more important than what you sit on. However, my chiropractor probably wouldn't agree with that statement.

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  70. I have two office type chairs that roll and swival. One goes lower than the other, both have good back support. I get one and the cat gets the one I'm not using!

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  71. I sit on my leg, in my chair. Would I recommend it no. I get in trouble every time I go to the chiropractor and he has to re-align my hips! OUCH!

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  72. I sit on the edge of my bed & work on a small fold away table. I certainly DO NOT recommend this. Bad for the back & neck.I live in a very small efficiency & cannot fit a drawing table or chair. BOO HOO!!! Wish I could but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, ya know!!!

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  73. I sit on the carpet at the coffee table. It's very cozy and I'm not cut off from everything that goes on around the family.

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  74. I sit at my kitchen table on a wooden chair, its very hard to sit on for long period of time so I place a pillow if I plan to paint or draw for many hours, I do recommend sitting while painting or drawing so your legs want give out from standing but make sure your comfortable.

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  75. I sit wherever there's room. Right now, it seems to be on the floor a lot because I can spread my work and materials out. I would not recommend because my back and legs get stiff after awhile and really start to ache.

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  76. I sit on a upholstered wooden kitchen chair. I usually draw at my kitchen table with my drawing board angled slightly on an easel.

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  77. In my studio I have a typical office chair that I found on sale a long time ago. I'm actually thinking of replacing it. A friend showed me her 'bungee' chairs that she got at the container store.

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  78. I usually use a high stool with a back support but right now i am using an old chest of drawers! It's only temporary but it does the job until my new chair comes :)

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  79. I sit on my bottom. I plant that wherever the light is good, at my kitchen table, in the living room in an easy chair, in an old car awaiting sale or on the grass in a field. It's a one-sized fits me, and easy to move at will. LOL. I hope whomever wins the colored pencils has a lovely time with them. May they work well and you have lots of enjoyment. Blessings to all!

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  80. And yes, I heartily recommend it. ;)

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  81. I do all of my work on a computer desk (multi uses) so I just have your average computer desk chair with arms and a high back. I like the fact that I can make my chair go up and down if need be. Also being able to sit back an lean on the back of the chair is nice to have. relaxes my back while I am reevaluating my perspective of what I'm working on!

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  82. I sit in my old used broken in office chair. I've had it for years and it is part of me. I sit in that chair more than any other place.

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  83. I sit On The sofa verry comfortabel
    Nadia

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  84. I usually sit in the garden under a tree, it serves the dual purpose of providing me comfort and inspiration. I'd highly recommend it to anyone:) i'm a facebook fan: Shake Maj

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  85. I sit on an old iron Victorian style chair I found in a shack on the outskirts of Idaho ghost town Silver City. Before I moved it was in front of my giant makeshift table out of an old headboard held up on cinder blocks. Awesome set.

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  86. I use a desk chair for drawing...it's comfortable and I would recommend it.

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  87. I use the recliner and I would recommend it as I can draw for hours without getting back pain. :)

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  88. When I draw, I sit in a comfortable office chair in front of my computer, with a drawing board resting at one end on the extended keyboard, and the other end on the arms of the chair. This creates a nice, comfortable angle which is easy to manually adjust to either a higher or lower position, as needed. Then, I turn on a documentary that I can listen to while drawing, or watch when I want to take a break.

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  89. I'm often working in a cafe or restaurant. Either in a booth, bench or bar stool. It would be nice to be in a stable enough place in life to keep a regular work environment.

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  90. I sit at the dining room table which has great light and the chairs are padded so they are comfy :) I'd recommend them but then you'd have to buy the whole dining set!

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  91. I’m entering to win these for my daughter who is the artist in this family, and she sits in numerous places: the dining room table in straight back chairs, the drafting table with lighted tables, the big comfy chair where she can fold herself into her most comfortable position. It all depends on what phase of drawing she is in and what the project is on which she is working.

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  92. When I'm at home I work standing up. When I'm outside I use a small folding stool. The stool isn't good for my back but it is lightweight and easy to carry.

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  93. I sit on my dining room chair with a pillow for extra cushion. Right now my dining room table is my desk. :)

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  94. I curl up on the sofa (lengthwise), put my pad on my knees and draw. I do this because I have problems with my feet and this is my "rest" period, so I try to make use of it!!

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  95. Have two very comfy "ergo" chairs. Take little breaks often. And, I watch my posture!

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  96. I sit on my behind. lol I sit in either my comfy desk chair in my art lair or in my wheelchair when I'm out somewhere. I have pain and walking issues, so those two are almost all I ever use anymore.

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    1. I would recommend sitting on your behind for sure. Sitting on your head for any length of time could be dangerous...

      Sorry. Humor keeps me sane. Seriously though, I recommend sitting in whatever makes YOU comfortable. I like my wheelchair best myself, but I know for many others it would be terribly uncomfortable.

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  97. I have a chair which is specifically made for sitting for long hours and has good cushion throughout ,hand rests, wheels and leans back when I feel tired or would like to just sip coffee.

    I would highly recommend it to others as this is really very comfortable for long hours.

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  98. I am fortunate enough to have an excellent desk with a great chair. It has a back, which I love to sit back and look at my piece!

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  99. I sit on whatever is available-usually a recliner or sofa, sometimes a kitchen chair. I wish I had a better chair but I'm not sure where I'd put it!

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  100. If I have my coloredpencils, I can sit anywhere :)

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  101. An Exercise ball !!! It's FUN and works the Core ! Yes I would highly recommend this =)
    Facebook : Sherill Eyestone

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  102. A cast off office chair from my dad's oil company days, mostly I have to share it with my cat, so I usually only get the edge!

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  103. Just a small cheap office chair with good cushioning.

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  104. I have a rolling chair but at its lowest its too high for one of my tables and the foot rest at the bottom isn't well adjusted for my feet and legs since I'm short. Its also not easily adjusted for the seat portion or the foot rest. Its serviceable but after long periods my legs hurt and my lower back.

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  105. I sit on my dining table chair and my back kills me when I'm done but I get sooo involved in the drawing that I completely forget about it. Instead I regret after I finish. I would not recommend this to anyone. It definitely kills one's back!

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  106. Our Random winner is:
    Sandra Strait

    Please contact us at admin@coloredpencilmag.com
    with your shipping address before 5/3/2013 to claim your prize.

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  107. my best place to paint is the living room couch, with all the material around it. Not recommended for large formats.

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