Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FUN GIVEAWAY! 5 Strathmore Artist Trading Card Set

Item Description: Five Strathmore  2.5x3.5" ATC Set including, 10 sheets of Black Board, 5 sheets of Illustration Board, 10 sheets of Watercolor Paper, 20 sheets of Bristol Paper, 10 sheets of textured Bamboo paper.

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Q: What are the top 5 things you are thankful for this year? 

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Janice Marie Rochford
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to claim your prize!


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  1. Top 5 would be my Mom, boyfriend Joe, amazing teachers, our new apartment, and our new kitty Milo

  2. Top 5, My Parents, Boyfriend, Good friend, Paper (I draw on them :P ), and Colored pencil.. I just love to be an artist, and i'm thankful i can do this, and hope for a long time

  3. My family, my art instructor, the gals in my art class, novels, and the opportunity to interview some really fascinating people!

  4. Top 5, my husband, my sweet cats, having creativity, my health, not having to use crutches anymore (had surgery earlier this year).

  5. My top 5 include my husband, friends, the roof over my head, being alive and the ability to still hold a pencil and draw!

  6. My Family, my health, being able to create art, my lovable lab, and fantastic friends

  7. Family
    Close to Retirement

  8. Thankful for my son & husband 2.talent 3.Ability to do hardwork 3. My family's support 5. My education

  9. My family, surviving cancer again, people that make me laugh,my pets, and.a chance to complete my education.

  10. 5 things to be Thankful For.
    1.) To be Alive 2.) My Incredible Family 3.) I can still draw & Share it with the world. 4.) All the support and love I get as an Artist 5.) My 2 page feature in Colored Pencil Magazine's December issue. (Check out Page 8. Never Give up!
    Thank you Everyone!

  11. I am Grateful for the ability to share my art journey with many students, family and friends
    I am grateful for the support and love I receive from my family and friends
    I am grateful for my art network as it grows bigger everyday and I have met so many talented inspirations!
    I am grateful to live in a time and location where inspiration for my art is all around me!
    I am forever grateful for the ability to create.

    1. oops I got caught up and put grateful but also meant Thankful for each one above!!! LOL!

  12. i am thankful for my beautiful 10 month old little girl.
    i am thankful for my loving soon to be wife. and family.
    i am thankful to have god in my life and the blessing i receive everyday.
    i am thankful to be able to have good food and close relatives this time of year.
    i am thankful for Strathmore Bristol paper for being the canvas to my dreams imagination and creativity.

  13. I'm thankful that I'm alive despite iatrogenic illness
    I'm thankful for my kids
    I'm thankful for my house
    I'm thankful for my food
    I'm thankful for my husband

  14. I am thankful for everyone that is a part of my life.
    I am thankful for having fifteen wonderful years with my dog, Spanky. He passed away in October.
    I am thanfull for my doctors.
    I am thankful for my pets.
    I am thankful for every moment I am alive because I can create art and through that express myself.

  15. My top 5 are my dad, mom-always will be, my hubby, my son-always will be and colors that help me look at this beautiful world and enjoy every bit of it

  16. good quality paper. time to be inspired by a muse. for the gift of sight, a house to work in. and lastly for my wife.

  17. My family, everybody is healthy, a house to live in, food to eat, and a job that leaves me time to make art.

  18. I am thankful for my husband, our 6 furry kids, that we both have jobs, my friends, and my family.

  19. I am thankful for my 16 month old son, my husband, my family, being creative, and for my health.

  20. My husband, 2 daughters, my family, & love.

  21. I am thankful for my wife, children, both sets of parents, health and happiness.

  22. I am thankful for my family, the opportunity I've taken to study art at Arizona State University, my/my family's health, living in a place where I can become who ever I want, and life in general.

  23. Always thankful for my grandson (who had a genetic condition and is doing fab!) and my granddaughter who was born early but also is doing fab at three, for the heat being on my toes, for fresh jars of peanut butter and for naps...the kind that are uninterrupted by crazy dogs wanting to pee.

  24. ♥ I'm thankful for my Family!
    ♥ I'm thankful that we have all we need (a roof and food)!
    ♥ I'm thankful for my Friends!
    ♥ I'm thankful for the love and support I get for my Drawings!
    ♥ I'm thankful for our health!

  25. I am thankful for my husband, my dogs, my home, my wonderful life and my gift and love of pencil illustration! KarenC

  26. It´s definitely my mom, new artistic supplies I was able to buy this year, for a chance to study on University, my friends and HEALTH ;)

  27. paper, pencils, pens, color, pets

  28. I am thankful that nothing bad happened this year like the years before and that i am feeling happy right know :)

  29. Nadine Abou-Khalil (On facebook) :
    I am thankful for my Family and friends that are always supporting me even in the most difficult challenges of life.
    I am thankful for having the best friends in life, they are nice, funny (sometimes crazy ;) ), I can tell them anything and I know they will keep my secret !
    I am thankful for this amazing year and the wonderful opportunities I had !! :D <3 :')
    I am thankful for having the best teachers in the world, they support me and teach very well !
    I am thankful that everyone I love is healthy

  30. Top 5:
    1) my home mortgage was restructured so I could stay in it
    2) my student loan was restructured so I wouldn't default on it
    3) I am busier this year with more commissions that I ever have had before
    4) I got a job promotion
    5) And best of all - the good health, love, and support of my family, friends, and pets

    1. Love your optimistic attitude!! Wishing you the best for 2014!

  31. Health, youth, art, holiday and family

  32. I am thankful for still being here and being able to walk , I'm thankful for my wonderful family and the support they give me , I'm thankful for my friends that haven't forgotten me, I'm thankful for all my animals that I love and adore, and last but not least, I'm thankful that God has given me everything that I need and has not given up on me.

  33. I am thankful for good health
    my partner of 32 years
    my family (one brother)
    my wonderful dogs
    a safe place to call home with all the above with me

  34. I am thankful for my family, my fur kids, a job that I love, the life I have been given, and the knowledge that no matter what happens everything will be okay,

  35. I am thankful for my incredible husband who put up with my art projects all over the place :)
    I am thankful for each one of my kids (the bonus is that they are all creative in their own way)
    I am thankful for the chance i was given to be a foster kid to a awesome family.
    I am thankful for the internet for finding art supplies and special places to see art techniques
    I am thankful for having a gift to bless other with :)

    1. Love your list and remembering to be thankful for things long ago that shape our wonderful nows!

  36. I am thankful for my whole family and all their support. I am thankful that I have a job in this weak economy. I am thankful for my dog, Sophie. I am thankful for my home and car. I am thankful for God.

  37. I am thankful for the wonderful life God has granted me and the gift of creativity. I am thankful for my family and friends. Thankful everyday that I can wake up and work on my art projects. I am thankful for better health.I am very thankful that I can share with children, adults and special needs students by teaching them the way an artist sees,so they can make art as well....

  38. My Family, our health, my friends, the entirety of aesthetics and the ability to create. This pretty much sums up my world.

  39. I am very thankful for the return of my health after countless years and this has enabled me to be an artist again <3 , I am very thankful for my ever loving and compassionate husband who cared for me daily and supported us through these difficult times, I am thankful for my wonderful son who has shone despite everything, my two constant companions - my dogs :) , I am very thankful for my ever deepening faith. Seasons Greetings to All - and may you enjoy good health, loving relationships, creativity, financial abundance, PEACE...

  40. My top 5: 1) My family, kids, grandkids and 1 great granddaughter 2) My Health, which I wouldn't have without my family 3) my cat, that stays by my side whenever I need her to 4) My brother and sister, my oldest friends and 5) my creativity without which I wouldn't be able to think outside all the boxes.

  41. 1) I am thankful for my parents
    2) I am thankful for my children & grandchildren
    3) I am thankful for my husband
    4) I am thankful for the roof over my head.
    5) I am thankful for my health.

  42. 1. I am thankful for my re-entry to art making in 2013
    2. I am thankful for my awesome family, friends and colleagues
    3. I am thankful that I took a risk and stepped out on faith several times this year, with good results
    4. I am thankful for having a shelter, running water indoor toilet, food, and a great cat friend-Cooper
    5. I am thankful that I have been able to tap into the colored pencil and other creative families via Facebook. This has opened my eyes, heart and mind and nurtured my creativity in an authentic manner.

  43. Thankful for my faith in God
    Thankful for my family
    Thankful for memories of family no longer with us
    Thankful for talent of art
    thankful for health

  44. 1. I am thankful for my family and friends
    2. I am thankful for my doggy friend
    3. I am thankful for my good health so that I can go out and walk in beautiful places and that I can see to draw
    4. I am thankful to have been born into a generation where there are so many new and interesting things and the opportunity to be able to communicate across the world
    5. I am thankful that I have a home

    Judith Crown

  45. Thankful for my family
    Thankful for my good friends
    Thankful for my God-given talents
    Thankful for my wonderful grandson
    Thankful for the freedoms I have where I live

  46. My wonderful friends,
    my health
    my sweet cat and much much more

  47. 1. Being alive and healthy
    2. Family and loved ones (furry ones, too)
    3. Art: creating, seeing, appreciating, healing
    4. Nature & our Earth: Life Art
    5. and most important, LOVE!

  48. 1. My husband - He'd been a tower of strength this year.
    2. My cat - He always knows when I need a cuddle
    3. My art - I've made so many new friends through exploring mail art and new processes
    4. My network of wonderful friends from all over the world
    5.My giant stash of art supplies so that when i want to do something I can!

    1. You are our random winner, please send your shipping address to by 12/10/13

      to claim your prize!

  49. There are sooo many things... Top Five:
    1. my health
    2. my husband (and he's healthy)
    3. our daughters
    4. our grandchildren
    5. having almost completed our dream home

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  51. I am most thankful for the love and support of my husband. He is my strength and inspiration. I am thankful for my son and the light he brings into my life. I am thankful that my health has not taken another downhill turn and am thankful that I still have art in my life. I am thankful for my life as I feel I am blessed.

  52. I´m thankful for:
    1.- Can huge with big love to my doughter
    2.- Living in a world with amazing friends
    3.- Found love in everything
    4.- Can paint more hours.
    5.- Meet amazing people. For example: Me-

  53. #1: My teenage son - even though he drives me crazy!
    #2: My artistic talent - which is my therapy for the crazies I feel from #1 :)
    #3: My faith - which provided me with #1 and #2, and all I have in my life!
    #4: My health and my job!
    #5: My family!

    1. I can relate with everything on this list - it is hard to be thankful for teenagers but they are a gift and makes us need #3!

  54. 1. Health
    2. Job
    3. Family
    4. Friends

  55. 1. I'm thankful that my grandson Kevin lives with us. He has Down syndrome and blessing to this house
    2. I'm thankful my husband is healing from a wound and will soon return to work
    3. I'm thankful for my adult children who grew strong and healthy
    4. I'm thankful for my art talents which came from a beloved uncle
    5. I'm thankful for my two cats who make me laugh daily

  56. Janice Marie Rochford
    is our random winner, please send your shipping address to by 12/10/13
    to claim your prize!

  57. 5, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    1. God
    2. husband
    3. my kids
    4. job with health insurance
    5. my art talents