Tuesday, January 06, 2009

in my mind i still need a place to go

I've been doing a bit of enforced decluttering recently. I was throwing out my 2008 Moleskine diary when I remembered the drawing (above) was in the back. So I thought I'd do a little giveaway thingamajig, as I haven't done one for ages. So, if you'd like to get your hands on this unusual piece (basically, an empty Moleskine with nothing but this drawing inside) just leave a comment and, in a few days, I'll do that Randomiser thing to choose a winner - that's if I can work out how to do it. Failing that, I'll put all your names in a hat and pick one out. Much more my style.

Happy 2009, lovely peeps.

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Blogger Hillary said...

Hi Andrea, I would like to hold a molskin journal but even more have the opportunity to see one of your actual drawings. Please count me in the draw. Many thanks Hillary
(amazed at my nerve)

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Happy Painter said...

Count me in the draw, too! Love your post. I'm sure 2009 will be an interesting year.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Doda said...

Please count me in too! Thanks for the opportunity!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous chris hack said...

please count me in the draw andrea. love your work and blog. very inspirational as i plug away on mine. keep up the brilliant work.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Please count me in too! It's always a treat to see your drawings, and I have to agree with Hillary that to see/hold one live would be very special.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Ameeface said...

I love the first piece, it's got a lot going on but I think it just reflects how haphazard and chaotic rain can be.

I'd love to be counted in on the draw as well ^^

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Drawings are always a fun way to get rid of that drawing you don't like, BUT the rest of us do!:>)
Love the first drawing alot. The umbrella and rain can symbolize alot of things for people....

4:12 PM  
Blogger Susan's Scribbles said...

Wow! A chance to have one of your originals!!! Count me in for sure! What a treat that would be. It would make my whole year!!!!!
Thanks for all the inspiration you provide for us.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Louisa said...

Count me in please (not sure if I've done this twice - forgive me if I have, it just didn't seem to work)
Love your stuff,

4:24 PM  
Anonymous trish said...

I would love to win:) I really love your drawings, all of them!!
This is one of my favorite places to come when I need some inspiration and motivation to keep going-thanks

4:38 PM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Put my name in! I am loving the top drawing - there is life in it! Thanks for posting it :o)

4:41 PM  
Blogger jayfish said...

pick me! pick me! :)

4:56 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Hi Andrea, please count me in the draw.

love how you started this years, love your new sketch.


5:01 PM  
Anonymous vickylw said...

I would absolutely LOVE to win this gorgeous piece of your work!

I bind my own watercolor paper into blocks to insert into old Moleskine calendar books when they are "history".

5:22 PM  
Blogger Genine said...

please toss my name in the hat too Andrea.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Well, how could I resist such an opportunity?? That would be a most lovely New Years pressie, I would just LOVE to have that Moleskin! But I have no idea why you are giving it away instead of using it!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger ruthdickson said...

Count me in I love your stuff. =]

6:13 PM  
Anonymous danielle said...

Please count me in, too! And Happy New Year!

6:23 PM  
Blogger purplepaint said...

Anrea - Count me in too! I'd love to have one of your originals! I love the top drawing, I don't think it's too busy... :) Marva

6:46 PM  
Blogger Parrish70 said...

Oh! I can not resist the urge to enter this drawing! I would love to have an original Andrea Joseph! Thanks for the opportunity. =) You are the one who inspired me to start sketching with a ball point pen and it has opened up a whole new art world for me. Thanks again! =)

6:55 PM  
Blogger no way said...

Toss my name in too, if you don't mind!

7:18 PM  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

I just recently became aware of your artwork..and I'm in awe...I think you are one very talented lady and a chance to own a piece of your work would be wonderful.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hi Andrea, Please count me in. I enjoy your drawings so much. Happy New Year.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Marcel said...

Hi, please include me, too. There never are enough Moleskines!

Happy new year....

8:03 PM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

There is a lot going on in the drawing but in a different way to so many of your pieces! It has a lot of feeling to it.. if that makes sense. I think it's great!

I'd love to be entered for the chance to see some of your work first hand! I hope 2009 is a good year for you.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Patricia said...

I'd love to have one of your wonderful drawings!

8:28 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Bloody hell!! Wasn't expecting that kind of response. I'll have to do this more often! Cheers, guys. You're all in.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Kunya said...

Yes, count me in.
I really love your drawings.
And I'm so humbled to see you left a comment on my blog. Thanks for that.

9:02 PM  
Blogger allisonwilson said...

count me in. ...number ? dang twenty-nine!
Is this the most comments you've gotten on one post or what?!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Mark Hill said...

Count me in if it's not too late.

I personally think you are FAR too hard on yourself in regards to your art. I find it consistently....well...stunning and inspiring.

Happy New Year to you, too!

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, I love your drawings, please add me to your draw! What a treat for the lucky winner...

9:37 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Please count me in if I'm not too late, I love your work. It's been great to see it all develop and evolve. Keep it up!


9:48 PM  
Anonymous Karen Blados said...

You are way to hard on yourself because that's one stunner of a drawing. You always amaze me with what you can do with a pen.

Please count me in the draw and I'll get busy crossing my fingers, toes and eyes in hopes that I end up with a Andrea Joseph original.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Leiah said...

that drawing is wonderful! i'd love to have a new journal with that as my inspiration! ;)

10:12 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

sign me up for the thingamajiggy!! It's awesome!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Paperback Writer said...

Free moleskine + amazing drawing? Yes please!

10:39 PM  
Blogger altermyworld said...

WOW i would love the chance to win this, your art is truly inspirational.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Crousie said...

Count me in Andrea! Thanks so much for the opportunity, I love your work!


11:44 PM  
Blogger bubblemunch said...

Hi Andrea,
Maybe I'm being selfish hoping for the opportunity of owning two AJs as your print already adorns my wall.

Really get the impression of people being windswept outside and I love the light touch of the scarf on the chair.

Always something good to say!

12:11 AM  
Blogger RetRomantic said...

You are giving away this treasure!!! I can't beleive ..so I had to read ypur post twice. I love all of your work. You are such an inspiration for someone who wants to persist in art every single day. Please count me in.

12:52 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Whoa!!! 40 comments all ready!!! the odds are against me - Drat - but true fan that I am - Please enter my name into the hat- Someone is going to be extremely lucky - What fun & thanks for the opportunity -

1:24 AM  
Blogger glaucia said...

woow! what a treat! I hope I'm the winner of this grand drawing. The moleskine will just be a nice addition! Have been going thru your sepia drawings again, slowly! They are amazing to behold.
Count me in as well!

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Please count me into the draw?!
I love your work...it's beautiful, and so inspirational.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Witness said...

Put me in!!!!!!!!! I'll put it on a pedestal, put candles around it and hope it rubs off on me a bit...

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Gina said...

I'm a huge fan -- I can't imagine having an ORIGINAL in my hands! But a girl can dream, can't she?

3:07 AM  
Blogger bigbloggyblogthingbloke said...

Ooo, count me in please

3:48 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

Hi Andrea, I really enjoy seeing your work on Flickr. I just found your blog today and have spent way too much time reading through it. You are inspiring and incredibly talented. I would love a chance for the moleskin. Thanks, Kari

4:10 AM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Jeepers! If you didn't close it off ages ago I'd like my name in the hat, too,please.
(And I'm working on that sodding school desk again!)

5:21 AM  
Anonymous Tine said...

Oh, please count me in too! I hope I´m not too late!

8:10 AM  
Blogger Joan Y said...

Holy crapolla, am I too late? Am I late???? Dang! Hope not cuz I'd give my left arm for one of your drawings! (I can't give you my right cuz that's my drawing arm). Love to you Andrea. You are too sweet for parting with one of your treasures. But if it's not too late, please count me in. And you can bet that I will have all of my fingers crossed (at least all of those on my right! : )

9:07 AM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

Wow Andrea. You should run for some kind of office. Look how popular you are.

11:21 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW. Ok, this is a surprise.

Firstly, I probabaly didn't explain it very well. I have taken all the pages out of the Moleskine. Actually removed them. It is empty, completely, apart from the drawing. It was last years diary, there is no way I want anyone to see what nonsense goes through my mind - although, visitors to this blog probably have a good idea already!

So basically, it's a drawing within a Moleskine cover. Might throw some little bits and pieces in too. Cheers, guys. I'll get my hat out soon!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

If I'm not too late, please toss my name in the hat too, on top please :-)
I'd love to see an original from you...so the empty moleskine is of little or no interest... it's your drawing I want.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Barbara Weeks said...

Count me in! I'd be thrilled to come out of my drawing funk even half as well as you!

1:52 PM  
Blogger MILLY said...

I am supposed to be decluttering too. I would risk adding more to my clutter if I won. Can I join the excitement and be in the draw. Thanks. Eileen

1:58 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Happy New Year. I'd love to help you declutter by taking the moleskine off of your hands. I'm in. Best wishes for lots of visits from the creativity bug this year.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

Count me in, too, if I'm not too late! You are an inspiration and a great talent, lady!! Way too hard on yourself. Are you really sure you should part with it? :):)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

I still love my bit of Andrea art that I purchased. I recommend to all interested parties that you purchase one before Andrea becomes famous and none of us will be able to afford her work.

Put my name in the hat. Somewhere in the middle about half way down. I think that will increase my chances of winning the skinned mole.

Poor mole. It must have hurt.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Irit said...

I would love to win this moleskin! Your drawing is amazing.

iritca [at] gmail [dot] com

5:22 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

What a great idea! Please rendomize me!

6:52 PM  
Blogger SeaWyf said...

Count me in the draw as well, I am one of youe flickr fans. I love ballpoint drawings and I've never seen anybody do it as well as you do.

7:11 PM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

What you don't understand Andrea is that we all want the drawing no matter if it is the only thing in the book. You could have drawn on a napkin and we would have still begged to be on the list.

1:20 AM  
Anonymous brendan said...

hi andrea
'in my mind i still need a place to go'. is this in reference to how you feel when you draw or is it more like when you do 'things' you can use those 'things' to draw from, or is it something else entirely.

please DONT include me in the draw, i am just happy with an answer to this question.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Vicki Robison said...

Hi, your drawings are inspirational and the values, details and textures are fantastic.

1:40 AM  
Blogger DinDin said...

Please count me in! I would love to see one of your actual drawing!
Thanks for offering this opportunity to us!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Me too, if I'm not too late. Your work is amazing!

2:04 AM  
Blogger Melissa Sabin said...

I would love to have a moleskine with your original work in it! I have one of your prints and find it simply amazing

2:07 AM  
Blogger Melissa Muirhead said...

Please count me in too. I love your work and I am always so pleased when I see a new entry from you on my Google reader

2:29 AM  
Blogger unfortunatelyme said...

One thing I haven't learn is how to let go of my artwork. I feel so attatch to them because I spent time on them. I think it is so brave of you to be willing to give out the moleskine for your admirers. Maybe one day i'll learn to let go too.

I'm glad i check your blog everyday hoping for something beautiful to look at. I surely would love my hands on that moleskine sketch book.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Stephen Hall said...

That must be a record for posts! I think it proves a point - you work is in demand! I'm very proud of my original 'little pen' drawing :-)All the best for 2009!

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Rachel H said...

Typical! Every time I come in here Steve has beaten me to it. :-)

That line is in a Nick Cave song isn't it? (Helpless) although of course it may well be a cover (just googled - it appears to be a Crosby Stills and Nash covered by half the world and his dog). It's a nice poignant title anyway and of course a beautiful drawing. As always.

This must have set some kind of record for the most comments on a single post! Everyone's desperate to get their hands on an original Joseph. :-)

12:45 PM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

Oh yes ... an empty moleskine touched by you would be MOST fab!

You lovely person you! Your card came in the post this morning (confused me somewhat as the ink stamp thing said "17 JAN" ... OMG! I had shot lost 10 days in 2009!)

You have the MOST GORGEOUS handwriting ... if only I could afford to hire you to hand-address all our wedding invites ...

Have a great 2009 - wish you a fabulous and creative year!

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh gosh !I can only DREAM of actually holding one of your stunning works in my awed and trembling hands :) ! Pleeeeeaze count me in for the draw - I'll Paypal you the postage if by some mighty stroke of good fortune I do end up being the lucky winner...now I'm off to go sacrifice a few virgins to the god of moleskine to better my chances ;)

South Africa

4:49 PM  
Blogger fromthepines said...

Are you kidding me? A drawing by you and a moleskine? OH YES.


4:51 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Oh boy! Sometimes the best gifts come after Christmas!!!

5:36 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Oooh! I'd treasure this if I'm the lucky winner. My new lucky number is 76 (I hope!)

9:37 PM  
Blogger brian nelson said...

I hope it is not too late! It would be an honor to take it off your hands!

10:42 PM  
Blogger 0xcc said...

I would be honoured to be able to add that moleskine to my very small collection of moleskines

3:02 AM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

what a fun giveaway...thanks for your generosity! :)

3:54 AM  
Blogger paolability said...

I love the top drawing too. What would you change if you could?

(+ me too)

4:08 AM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

Wholly moley....I've never seen so many comments on one post!!!! I think it's because you included your booty in the umbrella drawing :)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I would LOVE to have your moly. Im new to blogger so feel free to check out my blog if you like.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

me too, me too please.

10:15 PM  
Blogger lee said...

count me in your draw. I love your work

5:36 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you ALL! Wow. What a response. I'm going to draw it now (ooh, that was an unintentional but awful pun).

Brendan, I think that it's kind of a mixture of those things, but mostly it is how I feel about drawing. There's a place I go when I'm drawing that is unlike any other. It's my favourite place, and I can find some sort of peace there. Thanks for asking.

Rachel, it is indeed the Niel Young (CSNY) version. That's another tune that gives me goose bumps when I hear the opening. Ah, going to have to put it on now.

And, once again, there is NOTHING, no pages, in the Moleskine apart from the drawing! I hope you are not disappointed.

Cheers, everyone.

1:31 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

The winner is (drum roll, please) Karen Blados!! And, I thought after such a great response I'd do a second prize (my print) which goes to JeanneG.

Thanks for taking part everybody.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous janey said...

I've been gone so long I missed the freebee. And what a freebee. Serves me right.

ps - I'm still trying to figure out how you can be so talented. I'll figure it out someday:D

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you give it to someone already? aww

4:05 PM  
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