Those of you who are following me on Twitter know that I was planning some giveaways for my birthday. Yes, I’m like that: I receive so I give back.
BUT I didn’t receive yet some of the awesome stuff I wanted to offer, that’s why I’m doing later than planned.
For this first giveaway, I chose the new book Dawn Devries Sokol called “Doodle Diary, Art journaling for girls“. It targets girls from 8 years old to…..
The size of the book is perfect to go in your handbag.
Each page is colourful and contains a doodling/writing prompt to get you started. I just love it !
Dawn created herself each and every single page of her book. You can see the texture, the brush strokes, her fabulous typo… It will definitely spark your creativity. And why not going out of the diary and take some of the ideas to work on your own art journal ?
You could think this book is only designed for young girls but trust me: it’s also awesome for adults and teens !
This page goes very well with my ritual of listing every night 5 things that made me happy during my day.
Sing your song, paste the picture of your favorite singer/band, write your favourite lyrics: whatever you want 😀
I think this spread is my favourite one in all the journal. I love the fact that not all of the pages contain a prompt, just having a painted background allows you to cover it in what you want, what it inspires you.
Forget the rule saying we shouldn’t write on a book: it’s made for writing, painting, decorating it !!!
So… do you want to win a copy of this fantastic book (if you already own it, I’m sure you’ll find someone to offer it to, won’t you ?) ?
Let me a comment here on the blog to tell me what excites you the most about doodling.
The contest will end on Tueday (September 28th) at Midnight pacific time. The winner will be chosen via random.org so you all have a chance to win !
Another giveaway will be poster next week ♥
Ok, so first commenter isn’t too lucky for random.org, but what the heck – why not try? I REALLY want a copy of this book and would love to win! (It’s on my Amazon list – hah!)
Oh doodling…where to start? It frees my mind from shoulds. It provides a great way to sketch free from expectations. It takes my mind off of stresses. It lets me use new pens, markers, etc. in a fun way. It generally leads to other deep thoughts…
You are just awesome Ms. Nolwenn!
This book is definitely on my list of “wants”, what an excellent and generous offer! I’ve always doodled as long as I can really remember, and used to pretty consistently get in trouble in elementary school for doodling on my homework and tests along the margins. Doodling is like a trance that my hands get in to often times without my brain present (hahaa, it’s true), and just feels like a meditative action much of the time. I used to watch my mother doodle in the corners of her papers whenever she was on the phone and wondered if I picked up the habit from her.
Okay, off to try out my first grtitude Friday-hugs!!
I love the fact that doodling helps me calm down my brain. It’s sort of a subconscious manifestation and relaxation time for me.
You are a very generous soul.
Doodling helps me center myself when I need to think through something or to make a decision.
Who doesn’t love to doodle? I like how it releases stress. Just mindless marks turning into beautiful works of art.
I’ve been wanting this book since I first read about it! Thanks for your generosity in hosting a giveaway!
I doodle in fits and starts. It relaxes me and frees me from judgment. Hmm, I should probably doodle more often then!
Great book. Love the idea of starting them young.
doodle*doodle…calms me down, when traveling anywhere outside of the home..it helps me connect to my mom..who’s been gone 17 yrs.. she use to doodle all the time, when she was on the phone..so, she taught me, albeit indirectly, about my 1st exposurs to art journaling.
Happy Birthday Nolween. My B’Day is coming up in a few weeks also!
…I would Love to have this Book, Not just for me. But, to share w/ my 4 Granddaughters 1-9yrs old who want to journal w/ me every time we visit!
Thank you for the Chance to WIN it! and…
Happy birthday. I just got 2 copies of this book for my 2 nieces. But I never got one for me! I would love to have a copy of it. You bet. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway.
What excites me the most about doodling is the unlimited possibilities! I love being able to put my marker to the paper and follow the line and my gut feel and see what creature or character or imaginary place I’ll doodle. This is more fun that years of trying to draw things I see in reality! On 9/28, I turn 35! I am excited Happy birthday to you too fellow Libra! Love, Jenny
Coucou, je croyais que tu ferais une traduction de ton message pour le Giveaway, mais voici ce qui m’excite le plus avec le Doodling (ou Gribouillage) c’est le fait de laisser aller mon imagination. C’est plutôt rare que je le fais, mais je réalise que je devrais le faire plus souvent car au final, c’est toujours impressionnant ce que l’on peut créer !
Oh dear Nolwenn, I love your work! What excites me about doodling is that it is a form of permission to myself to ”just do it”. I feel like a kid when I doodle. Free! I always doodle in my ccreative journal to illustrate my texts. I find it very powerful and so fun to read afterward!
Happy Birthday!! And I just discovered your site through Connie’s blog. Your work is awesome! Doodling makes me feel relaxed and playful, it’s like returning to childhood. It’s an imagination exercise too.
Happy Birthday! One of the things that I like best about doodling is the everybody can do it and how it all looks so cool. I love to see people’s individual style come through in their doodling. I am inspired by every doodle of someone else’s I see. I love looking at other peoples doodles!
Doodling for me is like pacing or playing Tetris — it helps me zone out and think. I can sneak up on my subconscious while my forebrain is busy doing something “constructive.” 🙂
What a great giveway! Hope you can come play on the playground with Dawn, me and 19 other artists on the “21 Secrets” playground! :o)
Here’s one more Happy Birthday from me. 🙂
I think doodling almost forces me to use a part of my brain that I normally dont. I have been a non-doodler. So just allowing myself to draw something until it becomes something bigger and better is amazing. Thanks for your sweet heart to share with all of us on your birthday 🙂 God bless!