Tuesday, February 28

"Cabin" Sneak Peek

How is everyone coming along, presenting their "cabin" for the next Scribble Picnic? Wednesday's the big day so there's still time to put the finishing touches on your piece or even start it! For me that entails deciding how to colour this composition. As it's inked on watercolour paper, I probably will first try my hand at painting it and seeing how that goes, rather than going straight to digital. (In fact, paints are laid out and will jump in right after posting this.)

Thanks for playing along and good luck. Hampers to the ready! :)

Friday, February 24

And the Winners are...

All rights reserved and all artwork copyrighted by each artist. Examples (from left to right, column by column):

What a fabulous array for our very first Scribble Picnic! Over 20 appetizing finds to feast your eyes upon. We have everything from part time doodlers, to artists to even a professional baker! Before announcing who won the fabulous giveaway, if you haven't seen everything yet, here's all the submissions. (As you'll note from the "@" symbol, there were several Instagram offerings too. In fact, some of you submitted both to the blog sign up and social media so in that case, I went with the blog name. BTW, I understand that we'll each stick with our preferred platform when visiting others and that's entirely expected, but thought it would be fun for you to see a glimpse everything here.) How fun and varied they all are. As with any art collective, it's only as successful and engaging as each of us make it. I'd say then, we're off to a great start! How about you?

For the giveaway drawing, I counted up the number of times each participant qualified for an entry and added your names as many times to a random name picker. Rather than spoil the fun, announcing who won here, you can simply congratulate the winner* yourself! :D

In case you didn't catch it, the next Scribble Picnic theme is centered around a CABIN! (All future themes and due dates will be listed on the side bar, btw.) If you're ready to start loading up your creative hamper with possibilities, maybe this Pinterest board will help add a little relish? Happy Pickings! Oh, and finally, one more thing: I'm doing a giveaway each month, continuing the picnic celebration for a while. And, I'm thinking it would be exciting to shop around for one grand bundle end of year holiday prize, open to all of you who participate at least once a month! How fun is that?! I do love butlering, after all! :)

*Winner, do be sure to contact me or private message on Instagram so I can send the picnic winnings to you right away. And, if for some reason, you choose to pass, that's fine too, it will then go to the runner-up, Christine.

Wednesday, February 22

Scribble Picnic: Octopus!

Welcome to our very first Picnic! I'm super excited who joins in here and who else might prefer to post to Instagram or Twitter (using #scribblepicnic and tagging me @dotty_hill).

Here's my entry above. This lil' octo is pleasantly and bewilderingly surprised to have popped out of the water, finding a rubber ducky atop his head. Will it become his water born "teddy-bear" of sorts? Will they go on lots of adventures together? Will someone on that ship afar take a photo of this most extraordinary scene? Ooh, the possibilities are endless.

Thanks for joining in and do please leave a comment if you've entered for the giveaway, letting me know exactly which ways you've helped promote this new art collective so I can be sure to enter you the correct number of times. Someone is going to have their very own little picnic with these fabulous offerings (and I might even throw in a few freebie art pieces too). I will be sure to post back here in a few days to let you know the lucky winner and before then, visiting each of you. :)


Tuesday, February 21

Scribble Picnic Kickoff!
"Octopus" due Wednesday with Blogger Sign up.

Scribble Picnic, the new art co-op for doodlers and artists alike, is taking off! Today is the official kick-off. Time to pull out your sketchbooks, pencils, markers, i-Pads or what have you. We've got exactly one week to come up with something fun for our first theme, Octopus!

Please post your work and sign up here on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. The sign up will be under my completed art piece posted then. (And of course, if you prefer to simply post to social media, just use #scribblepicnic and be sure to tag me @dotty_hill so I and others can find your creative dish on Instagram or Twitter.)

I hope you're excited to join the picnic and meet some others along the way. I know I am! As you can see here, I've already started creatively exploring just how to depict this theme. Hmm.. well, what can I say? Dealing with eight legs can get quite interesting, to say the least!

P.S. Be sure to let me know just what options you took from my giveaway promo challenge so I can enter you into the drawing the correct number of times. Thank you for playing along and good luck!

Friday, February 10

Introducing Scribble Picnic: A Brand New Art Co-Op!

Exciting News
I'm starting a NEW art co-op* and am asking you to please join in, promote it and build it with me!  This will be a great way to gain exposure and gives us all a chance to creatively explore a weekly theme with others all on the same page.

Join in and WIN!
To help launch it, I'm offering this fabulous giveaway below (open to everyone). Here are a number of ways to enter:
  • Join the FIRST Scribble Picnic. Sign up your art on the post for Wednesday Feb 22nd.
    (See sidebar for current weekly theme and due dates.)
  • Add this icon to your side bar with a link back to the "Join Scribble Picnic" page.
  • Promote the weekly picnic and giveaway with your own post.
  • Post to social media, add #scribblepicnic and let me know where. 
  • Leave a comment below.
Each option gives you an extra entry into the drawing to WIN! The winner will be picked Thursday, Feb. 23rd. So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves, tuck in, read the guidelines and join the fun!

* Seasons change and with it, Creative Tuesdays is being retired. It was a good run whilst it lasted. Thank you to everyone who played along and here's hoping you and others will find time to load up your basket with ideas and join us all here on this new venture!

Tuesday, February 7

Creative Tuesdays: Bubblegum Machine


It's a "pop art" kind of piece for this CT's Bubblegum Machine challenge. And, just happens to fit in nicely for Valentine's too. You know me, always liking to challenge myself and mixing things up, I decided to make this have that 1960's sort of feel. Bubble gum machines are, after all, getting kind of retro too. :)

I had a fair bit of fun with this and hope you did too? Time to find out what you guys did.... I'll be visiting everyone who signs up tonight and again tomorrow.  See you then.