Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway 17


Open Internationally.

To Enter: Giveaway is over! I want to thank every one for their comments. I have so much fun reading them!

Answer the question below at this blog post (answers on Facebook & Instagram don’t count as an entry)

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you would ride a mechanical Bull if you had the chance. (Not me, uh uh!)

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one tin of Hahnemühle YouTangle tiles
  • one six-pack of Zebra Zensations Technical pens
  • Cat Pencil Pen Bag Pouch 

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the YouTangle is and to ZebraPenUS for the pack of Technical Pens. The cat pen case is from me (and yes – there were two pen cases but I’m keeping one for myself!)

This Giveaway Ends Monday, May 27 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Last week’s winner was:

Julie K. says:May 18, 2019 at 10:05

I haven’t actually done a lot with metallic pens, but I sure do think they’re cool!

The winner has until Friday May 24, at 11:59 PM PDT to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

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 awesome Hahnemühle YouTangle Tiles (review).

Zensations Technical pens (review)

Cat Pencil Pen Bag Pouch 

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #16


Open Internationally, except where prohibited by law and/or under unstable/strict policy conditions

To Enter: This giveaway is OVER! Thank you to everyone that entered. I very much enjoy reading your comments.

Answer the question below by commenting on this blog post. Responses on Facebook or Instagram will not count as an entry.

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you like drawing with metallic pens or paints.

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle Black Book – approx 6 x 8 inch size
  • one 7-pack of Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens
  • one 6-pack of Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended Super Fine
  • one box of 30 pig-shaped Midori D-Clips Paper Clips

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Black Book and to ZebraPenUS for the packs of Metallic and Color Brush pens.

This Giveaway Ends Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner will be announced in next week’s giveaway post.

Last week’s winner was …


Jean Chaney says:
May 8, 2019 at 12:00 Edit
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a picnic with Karen Campbell from Awesome Art School? Or, maybe Jane Davenport. I prefer people who enjoy art for fun rather than serious or famous ones, I suppose.

The winner has until Friday , May 17, 11:59 PM PDT to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

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 awesome Hahnemühle Black book – Rochester Art Supply FineArtStore 

The wonderful Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens & Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended

Those cute l’il Midori D-Clips Paper Clips – Original Series – Pig – Box of 30

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway 15


Open Internationally.

To Enter: GIVEAWAY IS OVER

Answer the question below, at the Life Imitates Doodles blog Giveaway post (answers on Facebook & Instagram don’t count as an entry.)

Leave a comment on this post telling me what artist you would love to have a picnic with (can be living or dead, famous or a personal hero).

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle Cappucchino Book
  • one 24-pk of Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencil
  • one 3-pk of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens
  • one copy of the Sketching Stuff Activity Book by Charlie O’Shields

This Giveaway Ends Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Last week’s winner was

Melody says: May 1, 2019 at 06:42

Maybe in a dream but when I wake up I want my feet o our earth.

The winner has until Friday, May 10, 2019 11:59 PDT to send mailing information to the email listed in on the right sidebar.

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!

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Cappuccino Book and to ZebraPenUS for the 24 pack of colored pencils. The technical pens and Sketching Stuff Activity Book are from me!

Want to buy some of this stuff RIGHT now?

The fabulous Sketching Stuff Activity Book (review)

The wonderful Zensations Technical pens (review)

and the Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils 24Pk

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #14


Open Internationally.

This giveaway is over!

Leave a comment telling me whether you’d travel in a spaceship if you were offered the chance. (I would. I think.)

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle Grey Book
  • one 24-pk of Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencil
  • one 3-pk of Zebra Zensations Technical Pens
  • Cinque Terre – an original work of colored pencil art by me
Cinque Terre by Sandra Strait

This Giveaway Ends Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.

Last week’s winner was

wendy mcgowen says:April 24, 2019 at 06:52

Dogs! I can’t imagine my house without a dog in it.

The winner has until Friday, May 3,, 11:59 PM PST to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

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!

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Grey Book and to ZebraPenUS for the 24 pack of colored pencils. The technical pens and artwork are from me!

Want to buy some of this stuff RIGHT now?

The awesome Hahnemühle Grey Book

Not listed online, you must ask about it

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

and the Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils 24Pk

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #13


Open Internationally.

To Enter: This giveaway is over
Leave a comment here on this blog post telling me what your favorite animal is.

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle A6 Nostalgie sketchbook
  • one six-pack of Zebra Pen Color Brush pens
  • one Yookat Vintage Canvas Student Pen Pencil Case
  • one Uniball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Nostalgie sketchbook and to ZebraPenUS for the pack of Color Brush pens.

This Giveaway Ends Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

Last week’s winner is:

Lorraine says:April 17, 2019 at 20:48
I’ve only tried working on black paper a few times and have loved the way the ink pops against it.

The winner has until Friday April 26, 11:59 PM PST to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

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

The wonderful Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended

The amazing white Uniball Signo Gel Pens?

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #12


Open Internationally, except where prohibited by law and/or under unstable/strict policy conditions

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you like drawing on black paper.

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one Hahnemühle Black Book – A6 (4.13 ×5.83 inches) size
  • one 7-pack of Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens
  • one 6-pack of Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended Super Fine
  • one box of 30 pig-shaped Midori D-Clips Paper Clips

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the Black Book and to ZebraPenUS for the packs of Metallic and Color Brush pens.

This Giveaway Ends Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be announced in next week’s giveaway post.

Last week’s winner was …

Jackie says:April 10, 2019 at 09:18

All I can say is that I almost fell off my unicorn today…

The winner has until Friday , April 19, 11:59 PM PST to send mailing information to the email list in the right sidebar.

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 awesome Hahnemühle Black book – Rochester Art Supply FineArtStore 

The wonderful Zebra Pen Metallic Brush Pens & Zebra Pen Funwari Brush Pen Single Ended

Those cute l’il Midori D-Clips Paper Clips – Original Series – Pig – Box of 30

Closed-Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #11


Open Internationally.

To Enter: (Giveaway over. See Giveaway #12 for winner announcement.

Leave a comment on this blog post (not on Facebook or Instagram) telling me if Unicorns are real.

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

  • one 5 x 5 inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Book
  • one 24 pack of Zebra Zensations Fineliner pens
  • one E4GO Pencil Case Pencil Pouch Large Capacity 

Thank you to Hahnemühle_USA for the ZigZag Book and to ZebraPenUS for the pack of Fineliners.

This Giveaway Ends Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

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 wonderful Zensations Fineliner Pen 0.8mm Assorted 24Pk

The cool E4GO Pencil Case Pencil Pouch Large Capacity