Contest time! Win an illustration!

So today my blog is officially one year old! Whee! I think its heading towards a really good direction, and I've enjoyed writing in it a whole lot along the way.

I've been thinking real hard on how to improve this little blog for 2009, and also trying to figure out ways I can give more to my readers… So, why not have a CONTEST!

Prize:The winner will receive an original illustration by me ! in the theme of San Francisco <3 (mailed to their home with a letter from me during my upcoming SF trip!)

Rules: Answer the questions below in a comment. Out of all the comments, I will use a random generator to pick 1 winner. I will announce who won on Wednesday, February 4th, and email them for their information! Fun times!

Question time!

  1. Name and blog?

  2. Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!

  3. What are your favorite blogs?

  4. What do you like most about this blog?

  5. Any suggestions on what you'd like to see here?

  6. Comments! Whateverness! <3

And just for fun, another peek at some Valentine's day give aways I'm thinking about! Featuring Ms. No-pants-party - I'm really excited about this.

 

19 thoughts on “Contest time! Win an illustration!

  1. 1.Name and blog?
    Kris Brannock
    http://colorfultrash.blogspot.com/
    2.Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    I’m a 23yo artist, who likes to spend her free time doodling and drinking coffee. When I get the money, I like to travel! Uh, you can see photos of me on my facebook :-p
    3.What are your favorite blogs?
    I don’t have one yet, I just got into the blog thing. I only have two blogs I follow right now. I do like this one though 😀
    4.What do you like most about this blog?
    The doodles.
    5.Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    more doodles? I don’t know, I like the content it has now.
    6.Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    Keep up the great work!

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  2. Question time!
    Name and blog?: My name is Ami Spangler; no blog yet but I’ve been dreaming one up for a while and will happily let you know when it’s up
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!: I enjoy, cooking, knitting, riding my bike, reading, painting, photography……..
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://bikerubbish.com/ (this was one of my favs but he’s recently taken it down:)
    http://www.101cookbooks.com/index.html
    http://blog.littleredbikecafe.com/
    http://www.kombuchachic.com/
    http://urbanvegan.net/
    http://www.soulemama.typepad.com/
    http://moroccanmaryam.typepad.com/my_marrakesh/
    http://www.africankelli.com/
    http://girlsandbicycles.blogspot.com/
    http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/
    http://merisi.blogspot.com/
    http://buellerskitchen.com/
    http://rawmodelcom.blogspot.com/
    This list is getting long so I’ll stop here 🙂
    What do you like most about this blog?: I very much enjoy your doodles and art. “Things I love Thursday” is great. Recently I’ve enjoyed your posts about the hula hoop and your previous bicycle posts are what made me bookmark your blog.
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?: Hmmm not sure about this one.
    Comments! Whateverness!: Your blog is great, keep it up!

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  3. Name and blog?
    Carolina Iegami
    http://toptres.wordpress.com/
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    I´m Brazilian… My grandparents are Japanese… I was born in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, which is located in the middle of the Amazon Forest… But I don´t live there anymore. I live in Sao Paulo. I´m 25 years old, and clicking from blog to blog, I found yours. And I really liked it!
    I love to travel and meet new people.
    My blog is in portuguese, so I don´t think it´s going to be easy for you to understand it…
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://viajeaqui.abril.com.br/indices/conteudo/blog/viaje-na-viagem.shtml – it´s a travel blog
    http://www.efetividade.net/ – it´s a blog about organization
    http://minhapeleemelhorqueasua.blogspot.com/ – it´s a blog about skin care
    Your blog!!!
    What do you like most about this blog?
    I love the photos, the art…
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    More photos! Since I can´t travel much, I like to see where other people go to through pictures…
    More doodles!
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    Pick me!! Pick me!!! 🙂

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  4. Name and blog?
    Tiffany Carter
    http://tiffamochalatte.blogspot.com/
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    I’m not sure how to put a photo up here, so I will tell you a little about myself. I am a 23 year old accountant, but I dream of art so I’ll be going back to school for art and web design. I love traveling and I’m great at meeting new people in the most unlikely of places.
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://green-canary.blogspot.com/ – I love the way she writes.
    http://supasolsista.blogspot.com/ – She describes how she went all Raw with food with pictures included. I’ve been thinking about a new way of eating so her blog has helped.
    http://zupoz.blogspot.com/ – I love her fashion ideas
    I recently found your blog and thoroughly enjoy it. I follow quite a few people.
    What do you like most about this blog?
    I love the “Things I love Thursday” category. Your art work and pictures are great.
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here? I think your blog is wonderful as is.
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    Thanks for blogging! You are a natural at it.

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  5. hi, i just found your blog through stumbling on your illustrations on flickr, and i’ve just gotta say – LOVE YOUR WORK! You are truly talented 🙂

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  6. Name and blog?
    Hi! My name is Lynn. My blog, which I share with my friend Lisa is:
    http://lisaandlynn.blogspot.com
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    I knit obsessively. I love to read everything, but mostly non-fiction. I have a small, but growing collection of childrens illustration and small run prints.
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://neatorama.com
    http://boingboing.net
    http://omgposters.com
    http://superpunch.blogspot.com
    What do you like most about this blog?
    Your illustrations are adorable.
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    More art, please!

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  7. 1] Jem / Blog : http://www.jemibook.com
    2]
    3] Here are some of my newer favorite blogs:
    . http://imboycrazy.com/
    . http://keikolynn.blogspot.com/
    . http://mooseproject-ashleybilodeau.blogspot.com/
    . http://offbeatbride.com/
    . http://pointclickenjoy.blogspot.com/
    4] You of course darling, I have been a fan of yours since way back in the days where I probably found you on the pinkhair livejournal community, I pretty much love all you do, and believe you can do no wrong whether it comes to your creative endeavors, your outfits/hair/costumes, fun recreational activities, pika, chris, your sexy new computer, treeson love, fun trips, your favorite things…etc.etc.
    5] I would love to see some video’s of you talking, maybe some tutorials on how you make things?
    6] Keep it up, when you can, blogs are hardwork.

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  8. 1. Melissa – I have no blog nor plans for any as of yet. Just my facebook, twitter and a livejournal that I use to browse certain communities. 🙂 It’s enough to keep up with for now!
    2. I’m a college student in Colorado but probably transferring next year as I am not a fan of snow. I’m thinking someplace warm and on the east coast would be nice. I’m big on journaling and organization (my planner is my bff).
    3. http://listaddicts.blogspot.com/
    http://1000awesomethings.com/
    http://www.happiness-project.com
    http://thedairiburger.wordpress.com/
    http://whatclaudiawore.blogspot.com/
    http://whitebrookfarm.blogspot.com/
    http://galadarling.com/
    http://www.worklovelife.com/
    http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/
    http://postsecret.blogspot.com
    Can you tell I have a secret love for old-school young adult books? 🙂
    4. The journal pages – I especially loved the visual lists from New Years, so inspiring! Also, things I love Thursday is always good. Love getting new ideas. 🙂
    5. More of the above, I love seeing how other people work their thoughts into journal entries.
    6. I just found your blog a month or two ago, and I’ve loved it so far… all the work and illustrations you do are absolutely wonderful!

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  9. 1. Jenifer- Jenifer has no blog at this time, though San is the perfect inspiration for blog creation! however, I do have a portfolio site http://www.jenillustrated.com
    2. This is a rather long link to a pic on my myspace thingy..San, I’m sure you’ve already seen this picture of me, but its my fav because it combines many things that I love ❤ finger mustaches, goofy faces, word puzzles, and mr. budowick 🙂
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=25316589&albumID=230139&imageID=34721766#
    3. I ❤ San Smith's blog and http://www.pixel-pimp.com (it's funny)
    4. My favorite part is that it is like a colorful, fun journal that reminds me of my sketchbook. I always write and tape weird/random things in it along with my doodles and scribbles…it makes me happy, and so does your blog 🙂
    5. I would like to see, hmmmmm….i don't really know, it's just great as it is. Maybe more pics of your travels, like a day by day or something?!
    6. Comments! Whateverness!– We MUST get together soon! for just random togetherness as well as our super brilliant saturday art happening!!! ❤

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  10. I must have missed your previous journal entry regarding the contest, otherwise I would’ve entered sooner!
    Here are my answers:
    1) Daniel Reneau – http://danielbdemented.livejournal.com/
    2) Here is a photo that was originally intended to be used for a school project, but I ended up using a different one.
    3) Well, the only blogs I really make a point to read are my LJ friends, so that means you! (I’m not sucking up, really!) ;P
    4) I think what I like best about your blog is that although we’ve never met in person, your blog seems very genuine and down-to-Earth. I always feel like each of your posts show a true side of your personality and your life. Always fun to read! That, and I’ve been one of your LJ friends for so long (since….2002 I think), it’s incredible to see just how much you’ve changed and how some things about you have stayed the same.
    5) Well, you post a lot of art, which I always get a kick out of. So…..I dunno….more goofy San faces?
    6) BEEP!

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  11. 1) :: smo :: – aka: Thomas Sebastian Smolenski – aka: Tommy Rocket – aka: Sebastian Crump. http://rockitpack.blogspot.com
    2) http://twitpic.com/197o3 – sometimes i like to wear fake glasses to help me pretend i’m garth algar. i make cartoons, i ride my bike, i don’t like sitting still for very long so it makes making cartoons really difficult. adventure and fun are awesome things.
    3) i’m a cartoon nerd and i really enjoy http://www.cartoonbrew.com and http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com though recently i’ve been pretty into http://hautemacabre.wordpress.com/ which i consider sort of a guilty pleasure.
    4) i like that it’s your blog! i think i met you on flickr of all places? a few years ago now! though i don’t get to talk to you much at all! so it’s really cool to see what you’re up to! plus it gets me amped to see other people up and doing things! i’ve been working hard to get myself back in action!
    5) i’m really a fan of process. a lot of my friends post drawings on their blogs or say they’re posting a sketchbook page, but the stuff always looks so polished i know they’re totally faking! haha! i really like roughs, and processes on projects, it makes it so much more fun to finally see the final! and the process and heart that goes into making something totally makes me dig stuff more. i have no idea if that applies at all to this question haha.
    6) hieee!!! i’m driving to alabama soon. long story. maybe i can stop in or near atlanta and we can hang out!!

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  12. Name and blog?
    Jasen Johns
    http://osanyin.tumblr.com/
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    I’ve stalked you for ages, you purdy young thang, you.
    What are your favorite blogs?
    Mainstream:
    http://www.notcot.org/
    http://io9.com/
    http://weburbanist.com/
    Lil’creeks:
    http://www.achewood.com/
    http://www.scarygoround.com/
    http://xkcd.com/
    Trickles:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/
    http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein
    http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/
    What do you like most about this blog?
    The pr0n, mostly.
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    More pictures of Chris topless.
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    Make Chris wear pasties with swooshie danglies.

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  13. Name and blog?
    Sarah at http://bennyvillelove.blogspot.com/
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicsarah/2708635275/ taken over the summer – I like that hat and my boyfriend says I should stop hiding my freckles. I like sunny days, cooking, and reading.
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://rareredbird.blogspot.com/
    http://funnycute.blogspot.com/
    http://noimpactman.typepad.com/
    and yours of course :3
    What do you like most about this blog?
    Photos, doodle scans, Things I love Thursday!!
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    more fun randomness 🙂 Maybe a tour of your art room?
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    San! Your blog is really inspirational! I always look forward to reading it. Someone else on here said it best, you really are a natural at blogging 🙂

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  14. #
    Kelly Loija, http://kellyrelish.blogspot.com/
    #
    currently i’m really into muted tones. vintage, old and worn items. i’m trying to push myself into working with silver more but we are so busy with moving and i really can’t stop knitting.
    #
    i have many favorite blogs, i have them all plugged into GoogleReader. lately they revolve around house decoration, homemade clothing, modern design (jewelry and such), and local artists.
    recent favorites:
    http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/
    http://www.hel-looks.com/
    http://www.smosch.com/
    http://www.purlbee.com/
    http://uniform-studio.com/
    http://nedroidcomics.livejournal.com/
    http://www.clevernettle.com/
    http://www.doorsixteen.com/
    http://www.princesslasertron.com/
    http://wikstenmade.blogspot.com/
    http://silvercocoon-handmade.blogspot.com/
    #
    i like reading your journal to know what you are up to! it’s fun to see what you are learning, experiencing, growing, and creating.
    #
    i like to see lists. it maybe because i am visually oriented and if i can take a quick peek and be able to absorb it all, being visually stimulated with all the pretty colors and lights (hehe). i like seeing your doodles.
    #
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤

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  15. Name and blog?
    connie
    i don’t have a blog, but here is my marching band’s myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/atlantaseditionorchestra
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    here is a picture of me in a dress and pink tights (kinda hard to see, but that’s ok): http://twitpic.com/1bjn9
    What are your favorite blogs?
    every day without fail i read:
    http://jezebel.com
    http://lifehacker.com
    http://gizmodo.com
    http://blog.makezine.com
    and then there are nerdy bicycle blogs:
    http://www.swobo.com/htatbl
    http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/
    http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/
    http://bicycledesign.blogspot.com/
    http://bikehugger.com/
    What do you like most about this blog?
    i like your pictures and drawings! and pictures of drawings!
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    more pictures of pika
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    saaaaaaaan i miss being your roommate! (that probably excludes me from the contest now, doesn't it?)

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  16. Name and blog?
    Alexandra and i don’t have a blog, yet.
    Share a photo of you, or tell me a little about yourself!
    picture of me:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29817599@N05/2789566161/
    What are your favorite blogs?
    http://galadarling.com/
    http://1000awesomethings.com/
    http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
    What do you like most about this blog?
    I like all your posts with your art. I love art and i’m an aspiring graphic designer so i love looking at your stuff.
    Any suggestions on what you’d like to see here?
    I would love to see more of your artwork.
    Comments! Whateverness! ❤
    I found your blog randomly when i was searching on flickr and i loved what i saw.

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  17. (1) Lillian. I don’t have a blog because I’m too busy reading them all the time. I update the store’s Twitter frequently. That’s about the extent of my blogging.
    (2a) Photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84166326@N00/2510403390/
    (2b) Bonus little: I read today that, for the movie Coraline, the filmmakers found a miniature knitter to knit some of her clothes. Miniature knitter!!! That’s a job!!! I am adding that to my list of jobs to aspire to.
    (3) Here are just a few random picks from the fave blog list:
    * http://www.designspongeonline.com/ — Lots of house and interiors ideas here, among other things.
    * http://www.wrensnestonline.com/blog/ — I enjoy their writing a lot (I want to be their friend!), although I have yet to visit the house museum in person.
    * http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/ — This is probably what lead me to your blog. I envy the bike culture over there, but I’m inspired to make the most of life on my bicycle.
    * http://www.smosch.com/ — Aaah, Scandinavia. More pretty pictures.
    * http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm — Words are fun!
    * http://bookshelvesofdoom.blogs.com/ — Have a soft spot for YA fiction. Plus, the blog’s name can’t be beat.
    I used to read BoingBoing and Wooster a lot, but less so now since I read everything in Google reader and it’s easier just to skip over stuff (I wonder if anyone else has this problem. I feel like I’m missing out on fun stuff, but I can’t be bothered to change my habits. Sigh.) And like most people (everyone in the universe?), I check in with CuteOverload.com frequently for a fix.
    (4) The sneak peek into your creative mind!
    (5) I love the doodles, but I’d love to see even more of your artistic process. Am I being greedy? I like to see the beginnings and middles of things, how a line becomes a drawing. Like that illustration of what you wore one day (http://www.san-smith.com/2009/01/what-i-wore-today.html), I guess I’m a bit naive, but I was surprised that you scanned and colored on the computer. And then I started wondering how you did the border and…wheee, magic! I find it all fascinating because I can’t do it. 😉 Oh, and more “what I wore today” posts please. Cute cute.
    (6) This is my favorite recent post of yours: http://www.san-smith.com/2008/12/making-visual-lists-journals-and-goals-for-09.html
    Lots of inspiration and motivation and all things good. I love your blog, but I absolutely lurrrrrved this particular post.

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