Thanks to everyone who entered my very first JAX does design giveaway, and an extra thank you to everyone who helped spread the word :-) I had so much fun reading all your answers to the Rorschach test :-) Special props to Shannon at What’s Up Whimsy for being the first one to enter AND for seeing the same thing I see – a whale! More specifically, I see a killer whale in water surrounded by icebergs and glaciers in Alaska. And more special props to Paul at Kitchen and Residential Design for the most elaborate and creative answer:
I see an homage to Marc Chagall's "The Wrestling of Jacob and the Angel" but with a Canadian twist.
The scene unfolds on the surface of a glacier and there are mountains rising in the background. Chagall's angel is in mid-flight at the lower left side. To the angel's right, there's a snow goose stretching his neck in the direction of the angel and there's a cobalt blue butterfly perched on the snow goose's beak. To the right and above the snow goose, a flock of more snow geese fly in formation in the distance.
Does it mean that I’m as crazy as Paul if I say I can actually kind of see it?! ;-)
Anyway, on to the important part – choosing the winner!! With no further ado, the completely random and unbiased winner of Matt LeBlanc’s fantastic abstract painting is… before I announce the winner, I swear to you, the draw was totally and completely on the up-and-up 100% unbiased. Cross my heart and hope to die, I let random,org select the winner. The only thing I did was enter number range. That’s it. So I had nothing to do with the fact that for the third time out of four giveaways, a Matt LeBlanc painting is going to a new home right here in Ottawa. And random.org chose #4…
Maureen, you are on a roll! Enjoy your new painting!
And now, on to…
Giveaway #2 – Win a free blog design from Aqua Blue Sunrise!
Don’t be too bummed if you didn’t win, because here’s another great giveaway! Katie Lane at DreamUp Studios has kindly offered one JAX does design reader a free blog design from the newest DreamUp design store, Aqua Blue Sunrise!
Katie will create a blog design especially for you for either Blogger or WordPress. It’s a great opportunity to freshen up your existing blog, or to get started on a new blog (and you know who you are!)
Here are a few examples of Katie’s blog designs…
And of course, my favourite two Katie designs. DesignTies and JAX does design!
So how can you win? Easy – seeing as my advertising budget is tiny (OK, it’s $0.00), I need your help to spread the word about JAX does design. You can:
- Add JAX does design to your blog roll
- Tweet about JAX
- Blog about JAX
- Mention JAX on your Facebook page
- Any other way you can think of to get the word out!
Leave ONE comment for EACH WAY you spread the word about JAX. If you do five things, leave five comments. And the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Also, be sure to stop by DreamUp Studios and take a look at all of Katie’s great work – start planning for your own blog design!
The giveaway is open to everyone, but if don’t have a blog, make sure you leave your e-mail address or some way to contact you in your comment. Giveaway closes next Thursday, November 4th at 11:59PM and I’ll announce the winner next Friday.