Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway 8

Open Internationally.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do in an Accordion Style watercolor book.

Not sure what an Accordion Style watercolor book is? See my review of the new Hahnemühle ZigZag book here.

Over! The winner of this Prize Package is Margret Ingibergsson

  • one Hahnemühle 2 x 2 inch ZigZag Book
  • one Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book
  • one 6-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens
  • one Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

To give you a better idea of what the ZigZag book is like …. it fits in the palm of your hand!

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Cappuccino Book and ZebraPenUS for the pack of Technical Pens. I bought both the ZigZag book and the Signo white gel pen.

This Giveaway Ends Monday March 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. 

(Because the cable company will be working in our area, I’m extending the giveaway until they are supposed to be done, in case they take our connection down)

I’ll announce the winner in a post at this blog on Tuesday March 26.

There is a giveaway here each Wednesday. You don’t have to follow my blog to enter, but it will help you to remember to do it!

Want to buy some of this stuff RIGHT now?

The fantastic new Hahnemühle ZigZag Book (you can find my review here).

The awesome Hahnemühle Cappuccino Book (you can find my review here).

The wonderful Zensations Technical pens?(you can find my review here)

The amazing white Uniball Signo Gel Pens?

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

103 thoughts on “Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway 8

    1. Yeah same! And I would also love to start a sort of drawing journal where I could draw different things then I would normally have

  1. I almost bought one of these after reading your review. I know on one side I would like to do a loose cityscape maybe in ink and watercolor. The other side I’m thinking of something to do with silly birds, cartoonish like, maybe with stamps and color pencils. This is all in my head right now, maybe have to do some sketches. Too much info???

  2. Hard to say what I would put in an accordion book as I write this morning but I’m sure it would fill nicely once the first mark goes in!

  3. I have been thinking of doing some loose, wash & line paintings of trips my husband and I made together (Italy, NYC, cruises, etc) This would be perfect!!
    Thanks for another incredible opportunity!!

  4. I would put those pens to use in the Hahnemühle ZigZag Book, during our trip in Mexico…

  5. I think if I had an accordion book I’d like to do a series of portraits. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Definitely some kind of ongoing Zentangle piece – I’m thinking blocks of colour here and there and then tangles surrounding them in black and white – frames that cross the pages, windows, arches. Who knows but I’m excited already!
    Thanks for another great prize!

  7. I think it would be great for one of the zentangle challenges like Zenuari or 15MinuteMagic

  8. Loved your review, especially watching you work in the video. I think I would try a multi-media piece, a la scrapbook/journal style. What fun!!

  9. I always liked these accordion books because it allows for a “longer story”. I saw artist Paul Heaston record the entire Main Street in Bose, Montana, and thought one day I should do something similar in my little town, sketching entire streets at a time. Although Paul used a standard sketchbook for his project, I think the accordion book would be more suitable for such a panoramic sketch. So far I know of the Moleskine Japanese sketchbook, which is accordion style, but the paper leaves to be desired, too thin. Sennelier makes one with better (but not exactly good!) paper, but the only size is a 4×6. The larger size (8×5) is impossible to find in the USA. So when Hahnemühle announced these zig-zag books, I started hyperventilating, thinking the project can finally start! Thank you for the give way opportunity and all the reviews! They are very useful and entertaining!!!

  10. I have a story I have been writing, children’s book, called Magic, she is a small dragon, invisible of course. Anyway I’d try to sketch, draw and paint her journeys.
    Mary Hillebrand

  11. I think I’d like to a little sketchbook history of some of the memorable moments my wonderful hubby and I have shared so far (and maybe add a few more books in the future to continue the story…) 🙂

  12. I would use it to tangle my impressions of an upcoming cruise through the Panama Canal. Thank you for the opportunity!

  13. With pen in hand & openness to what will happen, I would start a continuous line drawing ….. The story which will appear will BEG for watercolors to bring it to life. And that’s what will happen, a story with life about Life, connecting from the eyes to the soul.

  14. Oh, if I had one I would tell a ‘tangleing’ story. Or keep it for the InkTober or use it for all the ideas I have.
    Thank you for such a great giveaway❣❣❣

  15. I would love to paint an entire panoramic scene of a school setting, as I find so many intricate details in such a dynamic place.

  16. I would make a swamp landscape illustration. ^–^ I think that would be a whole lot of fun to create on this type of sketchbook.

  17. I would fill it with different characters each one different color but all of them holding hands to show respect for every color, ethnicity, and community.

  18. Oh Sandra, I have SO MANY ideas! I want to do a quote for sure on one of the 2×2’s. I’d love to do something like what you did but I can’t imagine writing a story and illustrating it. I can definitely see myself doing fruit, lol. Your story is awesome, I can’t get over your creativity. Gorgeous. You SHOULD write children’s books, kids would LOVE all the color, you’re awesome.

  19. If I won this, I would fill it with watercolored flowers in honor of the first day of spring 🌷🌼🌺🌻♥️💙💜

  20. I would use an accordion style watercolour book for my new foray into pen and wash. In particular the accordian style book would be magnificent to paint a panorama landscape of an Esperance beach in Western Australia, home of the whitest sand beaches in the world.

  21. I would paint one side an continue onto the other side with special memories that my son an daughter experience together up to the time they finished High School. Have lots of reference photo’s of some really funny events an serious ones, so it would be a watercolour collage so they’ll have something to enjoy once again together.

  22. My first message didn’t post. Here it is again. I walk through an Arboretum frequently, and I would paint all of the spring flowers blooming now.

  23. I would use it to sketch, paint and doodle all the flowers in my garden. Of course, all the snow and ice will have to melt before that can happen! Can you tell I’m ready for Spring?!

  24. That looks awesome, I could tangle a story book for my grand kids, including pictures of vacation memories.

  25. I love accordion books, I like to draw progression images; puppies to dogs or bud to roses, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I’m still thinking about the details given the size, but I’d like to illustrate a friend’s song about aging and decision making using some of the events in the verses and winding along a road, so it looks good both as pages and as the whole long scene.

  27. Oh my, fantastic giveaway! As for the zig-zag, the sky is the limit! I’d really like to create something using the four seasons. My mind floats as I see endless possibilities!

  28. Oh how sweet it would be to use to sketch the flowers as they bloom this late spring! Tulips are two weeks late, according to the news. Every pop of color is welcome here!

  29. I would love to sketch my garden this summer and use a page per plant as well as one page showing plant locations as a visual reminder of my gardens for 2019. That would be lovely to refer to during the long winter months, and remind me of the beauty to come once the snow, ice and cold have departed. Thanks for the chance.

  30. I would use this book for daily pen & ink sketches, whether in my garden or capturing my adorable dog doing something amusing! This would be especially nice now that the weather is improving and it’s nicer to be outside sketching. I’ve done that before with this type of sketchbook and it’s just perfect; I would love to try the new Hahnemuhle brand books!!!!!! Thanks for giving me a chance to do so!

  31. Firstly, I would just stare at it, since I would be scared of doing anything – wHAt iF I rUIn iT??? Then, few hours/days/months/years/centuries later I would finally start to draw a panorama of Prague. I live there and every day I go to school I see the same scenary of an old town with 100 spires, 2 majestic castles and tons of buildings from gothic, romantic or baroque eras. I’ve always wanted to draw it, but Prague is kinda big and even A2 isn’t good enough – besides, carrying A2 is, well, not really handy :’D

  32. I really like the size of this journal because I can fit it in my purse. I always take along a sketchbook and accordions are my favorite!

  33. I would have a blast tangling a continuous progressive bunch of tangles in the Hannemuhle Zig Zag book! It looks awesome! Thank you for the opportunity to win it along with the other items! 🤞🤞🤞🤞

  34. I would use it as a journal specifically about my journey of learning watercolor to capture the “flow” of my progress. I’d make a long continual image of shifting landscapes.

  35. I would paint a summary of my life journey as a keepsake for my children. Yeah, that’s what I would do. Definitely, a challenge.

  36. I love your work – you have a wonderfully unique style. Fun, fun, fun!

    I would use the ZigZag book to document the contents of my Bourbon Infinity Bottle. Not only listing the additions, amounts, and dates, but also doodles and drawings throughout.

    Thank you for the opportunity 🙂


  37. I would use the ZigZag book to document the first six months of my granddaughter’s life.

  38. I think that little zig zag book would be a great place for my zentangle pattern collection. You always provide such fun tangles every week it would be nice to have a place to record them.

  39. wow….looks like the perfect set of tools to inspire and make the creative spirits stand up and be seen (while avoiding work, house work, and any of life’s mundane tasks)

  40. I would try to draw and paint my garden like a 360 degree panorama. It’s long and thin so I would just sit at one point in the middle and just include as much as I could. Brilliant giveaways. Thanks to everyone.

  41. Hoping to get a try on this lovely Accordion Style Watercolor notebook.
    I would love to paint anything that makes me happy and uplifted, art has been very therapeutic for me. Flowers and botanicals and everyday mundane things would be awesome to paint.

  42. The spring flowers here in the California Bay Area are blooming! I would love to do a continual picture of the blooming flowers here in the hills!

  43. On one side I would do a view of the lake and fields that we see from our house. On the other side, maybe flowers.

  44. I would use it for a travel sketch diary for my upcoming trip to Gettysburg with our 6th grade class. They too would think it’s so cool!

  45. I would love to use the accordion watercolor book to make a continuous Zentangle picture flow from one page to the other! Thanks for offering these fun tools!

  46. So fun, I would fill it with sketches from the garden and garden quotes flowing across the pages.

  47. I know the giveaway is over but I have been unwell and missed logging in to Doodlewash. I just wanted to say how stunningl your book was.
    I am rapidly loosing my sight but while I can put paint on a brush and make a mark I will plus I love writing So. I have been making little story books for my grandchildren for quite awhile but I have never come across this wonderful accordion book.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful illustrations and also your thoughts. When I finish my first one I will post it for review. You are such an inspiration,
    L x

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