Saturday, September 6, 2008

how do you doodle? a buenos burritos giveaway!

She's done it again. Yesterday morning I was minding my own business, meandering aimlessly around the blogosphere, and landed (as I often do) on Bossy's site. I read her post, then the Guess and Press, and then finally moved on to her Favorite Things section, where she talks about...you guessed it: her favorite things.

In the recent past, these favorite things of Ms. Bossy's have included deflated basketballs, Converse sneakers, subways and cinnamon, to name a few. Many of these things we have in common. (Except maybe the subways...I spent way too much time on the IRT during high school) Anyway, yesterday's Favorite Things were little pocket-sized notebooks.


And that brings us back to what the heck it is that she's done again: she's inspired me! I'm a crazy note-taker, jotter and doodler myself, and I've gone through many, many, many little notebooks over the years. So it got me thinking and wondering how many other creative geniuses are out there, doodling away, just pages away from the next Big Idea.



Here's my Big Idea: send me a photo of your notebook(s), and don't forget to include a peek at the inside! The winner will be chosen by our team of impartial judges here at Camp Cactus (see photo below)



Deadline for submission is Thursday, September 11th. I'll post the best ones a week from today, Saturday, September 13th.

The winner will receive this beautiful, hand bound leather notebook, dimensions:4" x 5.5", (unsullied by my crazy doodles) to help you come up with your next Big Idea.



So, I'll be looking forward to seeing your doodles, lists, clippings, and inspiration. Just email your submissions to me at cactuspetunia {at} yahoo {dot} com

And thanks again for the inspiration, Bossy!

6 comments:

ric seaberg said...

hi jane, saw your name on some art site and followed my nose. just read a bunch of your blog. totally enjoyed some of the photos of your house and grounds, and your studio, where i saw those yardsticks still attached to the garage work bench. i could die of melancholy. blog's great, site's great, the house is great, really fun! regards to dave, ric seaberg

Magpie said...

I can't photograph it, it just won't work. But my current favorite little note book is from India (I think) and covered with a textured black paper. Over time, the paper has gotten softer and fuzzier and softer and softer. I love picking it up. But it's a tactile thing, not visual...

g said...

Is that funny!! I used to keep notebooks and journals, but for the last 20+ years not at all....

And I love paper, and pens, and books, and....

I wonder why I don't do it anymore?

But it's great you've made me think of it.

San Diego Momma said...

Cool giveaway!

Let me get on that!

foolery said...

I love OTHER people's notebooks. Every time I have tried to use one I am reminded how freakish my handwriting is, and how I am ruining such a perfect, beautiful little book by writing in it.

Epic fail, sorry. My computer is now my (untactile, unlovely) notebook.

Suburban Kamikaze said...

This is a great idea for a photo essay. You must try it again. Of course you must take all the photos yourself somehow...

Your work is lovely.

SK