Thursday, June 21, 2012



 i'd like to give away a new 4" x 6" stillman and birn sketchbook.   it's a 'gamma', which means that it has 100#  ivory paper suitable for just about anything in it.  i've happily used watercolors, casein paint, gouache, ink, and colored pencils in mine.

to enter your name in the draw, just leave a comment, and international readers do not be shy about leaving your name!  this'll fit in a small flat rate box that i can send right off to you!


 here are some recent pages in my daily book, which is also a gamma.  i adore these books! 


i think everything here was painted with albrecht durer watercolor pencils.  i love them too!






the inside front cover - for a long time now i've left the inside front and back covers as a place to add miscellaneous bits as i go along. 

inside back cover

when i look back at the books later, these pages somehow tell more about me at the time than the rest of the pages put together...   and somehow they always get covered completely by the time i'm finished with the book.


my daily book and the new gamma...  i've taken the centerfolds out of two signatures in my book to help accomodate the bulk of so many pogo prints.  


this is where i go when i tell my dh i'm going to my office...   i was working this morning. ; )

i'll draw a name sometime within the next week; please feel free to ask questions!

edited to add:  wow!  i usually reply to comments via e-mail, but i'm going to just say one big thank you here!   

re: where to buy stillman and birn journals...  here's a list of both online and retail (brick and mortar) sources.  

all other questions i'll answer in the comments section so that everyone can see the answer.

XO

83 comments:

  1. Lynne,
    You are so generous!

    I would love to be considered for your draw. I am always looking for my next Journal that will stand up to water colors and collage. I love seeing how you use yours too.

    Happy Summer Solstice
    Patti

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  2. There's so much i don't know about journals... i've never heard of gamma, but if your book is any indication of how beautiful the pages can be, i'm in! :-) I've been following your blog for a while now. I am in AWE of your work and style. Oh, and btw, i love your office. ;-) Thank you for having this giveaway. xoxo
    ps: I'm thinking of having my own little giveaway soon (artwork) but i'm not sure how to go about picking the name... do you do it electronically or just pick out of a hat?

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  3. oh my gosh, i adore your office! It's perfect!
    I have finally started to work in my art journal. i have made every excuse, not enough time, the pages are too thin( it's a cheapy journal), but in the end, I had the yearning and nothing done. So I dove in, both feet. I have your tutorial printed to refer to and am on my way. Would LOVE an opportunity to win this journal. I can hear myself saying I have a journal like Lynne Hoppe. : )
    Your pogo and pages are mesmerizing. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. XO Sandy

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  4. Hip, hip... hooray!! Count me in. :]
    Thank you for this opportunity, I would love to win such a gift.
    I agree, our art journals tell such a story.
    I plan on leaving mine behind for, my 4 children.
    They are always so interested in my artful journey, I figure this will give them a chance to understand me, my passion for art, and why I create.
    *GOOD LUCK TO ALL*

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  5. What a great giveaway!! I love how you combine your paintings with your pogo prints - very inspirational!

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  6. Love your paintings, as you know. (I'm (one of?) the person who tried painting a face from your tutorial. It wasn't great but I was pleased enough to keep it lol) And I'd love to win that neat little journal. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Lynne, your office looks like pure heaven to me. I'd love to sit there with you- all I'd need is something to prop my ankle on! If I win the book, can I have that one in the pictures that's already finished? LOL
    Thank you for your generosity, and for being you! xox

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  8. What a beautiful generous guesture Lynne. I have never had a journal. Guess I've always thought my life too boring to warrant it. But I've come to realise that even in the seemingly mundane, simply stunning experiences can arise. So please include me in the draw. Love your outdoor office! Thankyou, Marg ox

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  9. oh wow Lynne this is a little treasure u are so kind to have this giveaway , i always admire your journal love how u set it out and this book has vellum wow that is a treat ... ok im in the draw so good luck to all and thanks Lynne for including international woohooo

    hugz bev

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  10. okay maybe if it came from you I'd actually use an art journal on a regular basis! I'd be surfing along on your wonderful energy. So yes I'd love to have a chance at that.

    My favourite part is your office!! I don't think it get's any better! Happy office days!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your faces! :)
    ktmcd@yahoo.com

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  12. I always love looking inside your books, Lynne. Please do put my name in you Hat for the Gamma - I would love to try that smaller size! xxoo, sus

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  13. I love your office Lynne! fab dressed in shadows and light.

    how wonderful that you are giving this book away. I have been so curious about them ever since you have been sharing these books. Loved seeing your artful pages!

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  14. I love your office! I really like your journal. Having a POGO camera looks like so much fun. I have digital cameras but usually don't get anything printed. I really like the idea of having an instant printout to stick in a journal! My grand daughter would love this journal and a camera. Who wouldnt?

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  15. Happy Solstice.
    You are an angel and I am so curious to see a history of those inside covers.

    gxx

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  16. Love your work and would love the opportunity to win. I've not used this particular type of journal.

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  17. This is a lovely generous gesture and I have been wanting to try one of these since reading about them on your blog! Thank you Lynne :)

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  18. What a great opportunity! I'm totally a journal addict! Been looking out for a new watercolour / mixed media journal ...

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  19. I love little books like these. I have a similarly sized one that I love to use. Yours looks so lovely, I'd love to have a look through them!
    Jess xx

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  20. Oh Lynne - how generous! It would be so fun to start a new journal at my new house! Yours are always such an inspiration -- and surely the journal would come infused with your beautiful spirit!
    xxoo

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  21. Oh what a beautiful place to work!

    I love little books like this and the work you post here on your blog has inspired me to start working in my sketchbook more often. Love the pogo prints too, they're a brilliant idea for getting photos into your sketchbook!

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  22. What an office you have !!! Love that !

    The gamma looks wonderful. New places to spill myself are always appreciated and such a high quality one would be lovely !
    Thanks for the chance, Beautiful !

    Enjoy your workplace today, my amazing Friend.

    ps - the mermaid on the inside back cover blows me away. Love love love it. Maybe a little colored copy print for me in the mail ? I will find a Kim tidbit to send you in exchange. ;-)No pressure !

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  23. i see you have the perfect office...no phones, computers or intruders - well maybe a few with wings and other magical things. i think your real art is in you daily pages - that after all is where you spend you time...magical and probably cool - no a.c. needed. cheers

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  24. The book and especailly what you have put inside of yours, are wonderful inspriation!
    xx
    julie

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  25. Never met a journal I didn't like.....sure I would LOVE this one. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  26. Thank you so much for this fun giveaway! Your pages are lovely!

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  27. Oh I'm so glad to have discovered your blog! What a treat! I have been itching to try any of the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks so please count me in!

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  28. I LOVE sketch books! I only have big ones and they tend to be bulky to carry on the go. And when I go places I like to bring something to draw in if I see something that catches my eye,this would be awesome! And it would fit great in my purse! :D

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  29. How generous of you! But I'm not commenting to enter to win the book. :0) It just struck me that you said the book you're giving away has ivory pages. So, of course, I had to look at your finished pages (even more!) closely to see if you always use ivory paper, instead of white. :0) It's hard to tell in the photos, but I suspect the ivory might be what helps your images have that luscious dreamy quality. That, and your special Lynne H touch, that is!

    Your office looks heavenly, too, by the way!
    xoxoxo

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  30. I love your sketch books!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. Hi Lynne! I so need to get a pogo, I've been wanting one for a long time. And I want to try the Stillman and Burn paper (I've heard they were good). Crossing my fingers...
    Karen

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  32. I LOVE the S&B gamma books, and would truly appreciate being a winner (for once).
    Raye

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  33. Your pages are beautifully done. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  34. One can never fill enough journals. :) Happy weekend!

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  35. Loving the office almost as mich as your work.

    Very kind of you to do this giveaway.
    Michael from S&B sent me some samples and I was blown away but can't get hold of any books here in the UK.

    All the best,
    Tas.

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  36. I'm a fan of art journaling. I generally us a fountain pen or brush but looking at your mixed media pages has inspired me to take a turn in the path I'm following artistically. Thank you.

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  37. Love the photos! I am new to your blog and will have to spend some time looking around. Would love to try one of these books too! Thanks for hosting the give away!

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  38. I found out about your blog through Stillman and Birn -- love it!
    And thank you for being so generous as to offer this fine little sketchbook -- I'm so excited about this new line of theirs.
    Keep up the good journaling work!
    Rosanne

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  39. How generous of you Lynne. Thank you for this draw. I have been wanting to start a daily sketchbook this summer. This will be a good kick in the bu... for me.

    Therese Arsenault

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  40. It would be nice to win a kind of journal I've never tried before. As always, I enjoy taking a peak into your sketch books.
    ~Dawn

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  41. Found your beautiful blog through Stillman and Birns facebook page. Your journals are stunning. I have been coveting a S&B sketchbook for some time! Thank you for the chance and I'll keep following your lovely website to be inspired by your artistic creations. :)

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  42. Lynne,, thank you so much for this giveaway. Your work is beautiful! Merry Solstice! - Serena Mira Asta

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  43. You have the best office Lynne! I would love a chance to win a journal just like the ones you work in. I've been curious about them for a while and so inspired by your pages.

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  44. Really sweet of you to offer a drawing like this, it was also really nice seeing your own drawings and thought processes. Thank you for sharing! I have to ask do you get your art supplies online? I'd love to know where to get one of these and I'm not sure my online canvas provider has one similar.

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  45. How fun, what a wonderful way to collect your inspirations in, might just be what I need for my jewelry designing.

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  46. How wonderful - I received some sample sheets from Stillman & Bern and would love to do some more experimenting.
    I think I need to find an office like yours too!

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  47. Whoa, I'd sure like to have an office like that!!! A dry grass carpet and sling chair? Add me to your list, baby, and I can dream about a perfect little book...
    Happy Summer!!!

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  48. Wow! Your work is so beautiful and you're generous too! Thanks for spreading good feelings and beauty!

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  49. This is lovely, count me in :-). xoxo

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  50. Oooooh I'm drooling over your beautiful pages! I'd love to have a Stillman & Birn, but we can't get them here in England.

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  51. I'm looking forward to the drawing, and I'm looking forward to drawing as well! I'f I thought jumping up and down and shouting "Pick me, Pick MEEEE" would help, I'd be doing that as well!! Thanks for your generosity!
    hap

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  52. I would like to be included in the drawing. I would love to try the Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

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  53. I admit to being a 'lurker' here, but check in often. Your sketchbook/journal is lovely! adore the combination of photos & drawings in a simple format...

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  54. Your journals are super,maybe the Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are too, hope I get to try it out!

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  55. Hi, I have never used one of these books and I adore you giving us a chance to win. Such fun to see your lovely pages. I love your outdoor workspace...I bet we're all going to set up a similar site now that you've inspired us. Always love visiting your blog.

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  56. Greetings Lynne, I am fortunate to have found your blog and art via a Pinterest post this evening! I appreciate art, artists, and lovers of art, however personally have not been blessed with the gift to create art. I have a niece who was enrolled at Goucher College, near Baltimore, to pursue a career in art, but unfortunately had to withdraw due to debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromylagia. She is now continuing studies near home at a state university. She has many paintings ready to have an art show, but lacks the energy and perhaps confidence. For her, I humbly submit this request to be considered for the "sketchbook giveaway". I can give you her address or it can be sent to me and I will forward to her. Love your blog! Thank you! -- Robin Stabekis--

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  57. Nice work. These are nice sketchbooks too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. Lynne, I just adore all of your work, esp. the faces and I still long to learn your method of painting. It all speaks to me and I find it oddly comforting. The sketchbooks are very nice and I would love to have one to actually do some painting in. Who knows, I might win something yet! Btw, I love your tutorials, thank you for showing how you go about doing the darling ghostly faces.

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  59. if you'll pardon the expression...i'm a bit of a notebook and journal whore. really. i am. i love them. i buy them...let them "steep" awhile in my life and then i start...some are just mental musings....pictures i see and like...photos....
    others...are still waiting.
    i'd love another one.....and yes,
    i have to agree with all the others about your office....loverly! i'd love to have one just like it!!!
    oh, by the way....Michelle "turned me on to" zentangle....i could practice on those pages, no?
    have a good weekend!!

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  60. Oh, I've been wanting to try one of these books so badly. I've read about them on several artists' blogs over the last few months. BTW, I love your office!
    melisa (at) toadinaboat (dot) com

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  61. Wow, what a fabulous journal - you're an inspiration! If I don't win this I will have to get out and hunt down one to buy! Thanks for shaing and for the giveaway.

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  62. Holy cow Miss Lynne! Comments flying in like comets I see! Well here's another comet from me; Will you direct it to the hat to be considered a chance for a win on this one? Thanks a lot, *smiles* Norma, xo
    p.s. talk about differing eyes on one face. Look what my hand drew today:
    http://www.thefairyyellowbugqueen.blogspot.ca/2012/06/drawing-challenge-who-am-i.html
    There's just no knowing when the non-dominant hand is in control hey?

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  63. Hi Lynne, I would love to win the journal, because of you I am now in love with S & B journals.

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  64. I would love to try these journals. I am always looking for one I like better than my moleskine. I wish I had an office space like that. Work would seem a lot more enjoyable. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!!

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  65. Lovely work in your journal, really like your style of mixing photos with art. I would love to try a Gamma, so hope I'm still in time. And thanks!
    cooper@swva.net

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  66. Your journals are beautiful and inspiring, if I won I would be thrilled and would love to fill up all the pages!

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  67. I've been interested in these journals since reading your blog. I enjoyed your tutorials and have tried your technique. Thanks so much for the information you share and for the chance to receive the journal. Jane S

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  68. am i too late to put my name in the very full hat?

    i hope not.

    xxa

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  69. Better late than never; she exclaimed delightfully as she entered the party...and thinking it would be awesome to be the lucky winner...crossing fingers, toes...arms...legs and now have become a close facsimile to a pretzel...:) xxoo

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  70. The perfect office, especially the part about no phones to interrupt. Wonderful journal. I am so sorry that the Pogo printer does not work with an iPhone...

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  71. Thanks for the where to buy info .... Looks like a wonderful journal that will go everywhere with me if I am the lucky one!

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  72. What a lovely give away.Thank you for the chance to enter.Joanne

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  73. I'm in Lynne - I've never seen these in the Uk - a generous give away - I must get another one together myself soon! Lovely lovely pages

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  74. Lynne, I enjoy looking at your work. Please toss my name into the hat. Interesting journal!

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  75. Yes, me, too! I would love to own one of these beauties! You could even sketch on a page or two before sending it and I would be over the moon!!! :-)

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  76. I would love to be the lucky one. a real feast for the senses starting my day with a cup of coffee looking at your beautiful blog. What an inspiration you are.

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  77. Lynne, it's really sweet of you to offer something so cool to one of us. I've loved your journal work and your faces, and anything you use that gets that kind of result, you send right on over to me!

    Oh, sure, the talent has to be there, too. So you can come on over as well!

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  78. am i too late? i know i'm too late. i always am too late. but here i am. i would love to have a new journal as i just finished my last on and am journaling on loose pages because i haven't had time to sew them together. i do stop by to see you and get oodles of inspiration, wherever you might take me. xo

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  79. Me too! I've been on vacation and am just catching up with my blog reading...who wouldn't love to have such a great journal?! What a generous giveaway!

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  80. I really appreciate how your share your experience with the journals you try. It is the most challenging part of keeping a sketchbook for me - that darn paper! I would love a chance to try this sketchbook out. Thanks for offering the draw.

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  81. I've never seen these sketchbooks, but would love to own one. As a matter of fact, I'd like to win one to start me on my sketchbook journey. Right now all ideas are on sticky notes! Boo, hoo...

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