19 Jul 2010

Giveaway Celebration


To celebrate having moved house, having over 400 fans on twitter, having completed building my new website www.sandradieckmann.com and because I haven't done one before and I really want to treat you I'm having a Giveaway celebration here on my blog until the end of the month!

I have been thinking about what you would like and rather than giving away an image that is already known I think you should leave a comment and tell me what you would like me to draw for you! A title, an idea, an animal, you maybe ?!? Your own custom drawing! Unless you really want something you know already of course. The image will be posted to the winner in a nice frame as well!

Additionally I would like to find you a little gift in a charity shop. I'm always in there and love finding special little treasures. Tell me what you love or what you are into. Tell me anything!

The winner will be chosen randomly and there will be a bit for the runner up as well ;D

Now leave your comments and good luck! I'm excited to hear from you!

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43 comments:

elvia montemayor said...

This is great that you are having a giveaway!!
I would love a portrait of me.
And I love stickers to paste in my sketchbook!

Siddartha Babbii said...

Perhaps " La maravillosa historia del niño jirafa que quería volar como un ave, así que dibujo unas alas en sus sueños y transformado en angel logro llegar a luna"... Sorry but i don´t know how to write it correctly in english.Hope you like it!

Selina said...

Cooool idea!! I'd love an illustration of me and my turtle ^_^ with peacocks! Sailing on a boat.. *sigh.. one day!

Siddartha Babbii said...

Ok this could be the translation " The marvelous story of the giraffe boy who wondered to fly like a bird, that´s why he draw a pair of wings in his dreams and become an angel who flew to the moon"... I hope :P I could be the boy of course! ,)

Pirichi said...

if I win I would love an illustration about rhinos or sea horses... they are my favorites animals! :)
and I collect all kind of stickers and papers around the world...

Carla Sonheim said...

I love, love, love your work!! I would be happy with anything-- but especially an animal/human (like your girl/tiger)... I love elephants especially, but also birds, fish, horses, rabbits, dogs and cats! Ooooh! And rhinos and hippos.

anxietydecending said...

It would be cool to see your take on the little characters I draw, throw in some kittens for good measure though. Grats on reaching 400, you seemed to stick on 390something for ages then go way over the mark. People must have been trying for the 400 eh?

Yvonne Stewart said...

Lovely giveaway. My favourite animals are sausage dogs and penguins, I'd love me to be one of these. I like charity shopping for old ladybird books and brooches.

grthink said...

Crikey, I have enough trouble figuring out what I want to draw myself, let alone passing ideas to you...

How about... the ghost of a friendly bear hugging a real0life evil bear to stop it from stealing food from some Romany Gypsies?

Rosa Blu said...

This is such a wonderful idea, a customized giveaway, YAY!

I would love to have my own cat illustration, or a teapot/coffeepot for in my kitchen. Or maybe even a vintage camera, like my Ricoh...

And when I'm in a thrift shop or at a flea market I always search for nice little treasures in sparkling colours, vintage china (with cute little flowers!) or anything else that would make our home a little more 'groovy'!

Have a lovely day, Sandra! (and stay cool!)

Ea Ejersbo said...

Congrats on your new place - hope you're happy there. The new site is looking good!

I'll put my name in the ballot and wish for a header for my cooking blog :) As to things
I'm into - I like sketchbooks and tea (and all the trappings).

Anonymous said...

I would like a drawing of a comedy cat,and a charity shop item thats cat based also,book,figurine,soft toy,t-shirt with cat print,or a cushion with cat on. I love cats

truity said...

Hope you have a great time in your new house - love to have a drawing of it with animals around.

Jamie Mills said...

If I were to win this rather excellent giveaway I would be very pleased with myself. I would also be very pleased of the drawing with the title - 'This is un-BEAR-able' - that would be heading my way :)

As far as what I am into goes - I am quite fond of things that are adorable to the point at which they become vomit-inducing.

Yay! Everything looks excellent as always!

Piktografika said...

Congrats on your new place! And your shiny new site!
If I somehow would win this giveaway I would like a drawing of Nikola Tesla and his electrical penguins. I don't know what that look like but I'm sure you do.
When I'm in charity shops I simply look for nice old postcards and old vinyl albums and singles.

stefania said...

I really want to win!! I would love an english bulldog illustration!! this could make want to cry! i love them so much :)

Anyway congrats for the new site and the 400 fans on twitter!!
I love your stile!!

sorry for my english......

stefania

Sanna Dyker said...

Great idea for a giveaway! Love your work, and the new site is looking great!
I adore ragdoll cats. I love how their name comes from the fact that the original descendants would go limp like a doll when picked up. Such chilled out kitties, and i'd love to get one someday. :)

Louise Norman said...

Great giveaway and love your work! How about a map of animals? I love maps and dots and circles and music and cake and....

danielleyc said...

Super giveaway.
If I win I'd like a drawing with nice hedgehogs and nice shapes :)
And I like anything vintage looking, purses, scarves jewellery, lunch boxes, cameras, any bits and bobs really :)

Embletree said...

Wow, what a brilliant giveaway....If I did win I would love a drawing of a forest scene, with some trees and all the animals that might live in there...i'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Kayleigh Bluck said...

Wow what a fab giveaway!
I would love any of your animal illustrations, like the pandas that were the banner for your website - gorgeous <3
I'm also into fab charity shop finds and trust your judgement for something sweet and feminine.
Hope I win! :)

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June Chanpoomidole said...

Aww hope you are all settled into your new home.
I would love a drawing of nautical mermaid, with possibly narwhal and sunglasses wearing turtles. I trust your interpretation. Ohh charity shops! I like anything vintage looking and sweet and june looking hehe.
Good luck to everyone! Anyone who wins!

mark said...

I think it would be good to see you do something non animal related. Maybe something architectural or scientific. Not because i don't like your animal stuff (its great) but because its good sometimes to make yourself do something different. :)

HannahB said...

Hi Sandra- Wow I love your new website. Just had a flick through and its very inspiring!

f I won I would love a drawing of me with my mister I think. Is that cheesy as hell? oh well.

Jenny said...

Hello lovely, congrats on all the good news! If I won I would love one of your pandas. Wearing a red spotty neckerchief. Yay!

kohsamui14 said...

Guinea fowl on the African plain being chased by a fair haired toddler. But all they do is stare at the child as the sun sets and the shadows lengthen. Could I have flamingoes standing in a lake in the background a sort os cacophany of pink.

AnnaDenise said...

I think I would love you to draw a tree with all kinds of weird birds and animals in it! With little tree houses! Like little camp sites all over the tree. I can totally see it already!

As for shopping, I am totally into pretty ceramics, plastic necklaces and clothes (duh!) :-)

Waaah! I hope I win!!!! <3

Luis Ouriach said...

I really love the Radiohead song 'Where I end and you begin', there's tonnes of stories that could come from there!

Gerlin said...

Right now I am totally, completely obsessed with the band Beach House. I love their new album Teen Dream but I also love their former album Devotion. On that album there's a song called 'Heart of Chambers' and it's really really beautiful and I think it's an interesting title to make a work of art out of. You can always add some exotic animals too if you like :-)

A lot of stuff from charity shops is good, really. I always seem to find nice, cheap bags there. Or just colourful bits and bobs to cheer up my room - all good.

This is a great idea Sandra!

Emma Cowley said...

Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I'd love a drawing of a bear as you do them so well... or perhaps a fox or wolf :) your work is so lovely I'm sure it would look good whatever the subject was!

Charity shops are the biz. I like vintage jewellry and homeware... bit of a crockery fiend! Keeping my fingers crossed!

● Sandra Dieckmann ● said...

30 Comments! Wow! I'm honored!
I'm also glad the winner is being chosen randomly...hehehe!
I wouldn't know where to start deciding between all these amazing ideas.Peacocks sailing on a boat, narwhal and sunglasses wearing turtles, pandas wearing red spotty neckerchief ;P
I'm loving this!I'm having fun ;)

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

I would love love love a pic of me and my boyfriend as cats :) maybe wearing wooly jumpers :) I just love your work! Fingers crossed! Xo

erd said...

I rather like that movie, with err... Danny De Vito. NOT JUNIOR. The other one.

Helen Birch said...

peacocks, lapwings, cockerels, crested grebes, waxwings......any bird with a bit of a head dress going on, just does me fine .... and as a drawing? well, how double, triple fabulous would that be?

Tor Emms said...

What a very vivid and refreshing and cobweb blowing away idea!

I would give you a random little paragraph in the hope that it would inspire, and see what you come up with...

"Mr Beastly's charming wonky legs and frightful mane put some poeple off even looking, but for those that did, his tender love for complimentary colours and collection of tweed and flowering moments made his character shine above and beyond the material goods of his little content world."

Good luck with the new place and 400 followers and life's pretty aesthetics. Would love to meet Mr Beastly,x

Julia said...

Hi Sandra - big fat congrats on your new website and brilliant that you are having a giveaway. I love your illustration style and my dream would be to have an illustration of the (attic) office where I work (which overlooks the moors around Todmorden) to use on my website (yet to be set up - but coming soon!). Good luck in the next phase of your work - and enjoy your giveaway! x Julia (juliabrown[dot]co[dot]uk).

halkerstone said...

I love your elephants and panda. A drawing of my daughter's cat as a gift for her would be a great prize.

sine skau said...

All your stuff looks great, I like your Ape on the Moon and Other Illustrations. You are a great illustrator/artist. If I won I would like an illustration of frogs/pinguins because I love the sentence "Frogs and Penguins". I think that would be a fun world to live in. If you havn't got the time for that I am into bangles and love all kinds all colours. Especially the Charity ones! Thanks and good luck to everybody.

Maria Bogade said...

Hi Sandra, great your giveaway "party" ^___^.
So jetzt aber in deutsch, sonst komme ich mir ja noch blöd vor.
Ich finde deine Arbeiten sehr schön! Wenn ich gewinnen sollte, hmmmm...lass mal nachdenken....dann hätte ich gerne einen Tiger der mit pinguienen Tauziehen macht. Wobei ich natürlich total verliebt in deine Pandas bin, aber immer mal was anderes!
See you soon!

Sandra said...

Hi Sandra, would love an illustration of my name (also Sandra) surrounded by some lovely bears! I love buttons and cool retro fabric.
Love the website. x

Oh Yeah.You Wish said...

Hello Sandra - is this giveaway still on??
If so.. I would LOVE a drawing of a horse in a colourful rain storm from you.

Thanks ! xx

Rach Watson said...

Oooo well done on all youve achieved... Id love a drawing of a fieldmouse :-) x

● Sandra Dieckmann ● said...

Thank you everyone for taking part in my little giveaway! I'm so happy about all the amazing comments received! Big Smiles on my side.
Here is the result of the random draw:

And the winner is...

Helen Birch!
You will be receiving your own personal illustration of a fantabulous bird with a lovely head dress of course!
and:
A prezzie from the charity shop treasure hunt!
You still have to tell me what you love otherwise I will just have to surprise you or find something bird related ;D

And the runners up are (yes there are two because I love giving too much..hehehe)...
Ea Ejersbo and Sanna Dyker ... I'm sure something can be done about that cooking blog and that ragdoll cat love!

send me your addresses so I can post the goodies!
Yey! Thank you all so much!