Monday, March 29, 2010

Sakura Pen Giveaway!

Now this is fun! Sakura recently sent me some of their products to try out and for a blog giveaway!
Yeah, somebody has to try out these products, why not me and one of you? You may remember this post or this one if you need more inspiration.

The Koi Watercolor set is really lovely. Lush, vivid colors that take well to mixing. The 12 pan set is about $20 (bang-for-buck). The set includes a waterbrush and a mixing tray. Very nice for field work and classes. I've been using mine (it looked alot cleaner when it came) and wish I'd known about it when I wrote Journal Spilling.
Here's a little Punkin' Eater house

and the YouTube video

Leave a comment by April 5 to win these lovely pens pictured above. I've included a small package of Stonehenge paper for you to try out as well. Thanks Sakura!
April 2: Update
Comments are now closed! 
I'll announce the lucky winner on April 5. Good luck!

145 comments:

Jan said...

I'd love to try those pens out! Love that music on the YouTube video. I've been messing with watercolor paints ever since I got your book last week so the gel pens would be a great addition to my tools. Please put my name in the hat for your giveaway! Thanks.
Jan

marj44 said...

What a cool selection, I'd just close my eyes and pick one since all would be fun to experiment with. Thanks for sharing the opportunity.

Laura said...

Wow! what a great offer. I have worked with Sakura pens a little but I have yet to experiment with the Stonehenge paper. Cool. Thanks, even if I don't get picked, I have to try out that paper.

Cybelemoon said...

I love trying out different pens and paints. I'm a junkie when it comes to supplies. I love the painting you posted on Youtube too! I've never used Sakura pens but I'm sure I'd love them! :D

m.o.M. said...

I am just starting out on my journaling adventure! Right now I'm waiting for your book to come in...can't wait! These pens would be lovely!

Phoenix Peacock said...

ooo, yes please! I would love to give the Sakura products a go.

Dale Anne said...

OH - I LOVE Sakura pens!!!
LOL - "In The Mood" is one of my favourites!!!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

How serendipidous! I *just* bought two white gel pens by Sakura yesterday because I wanted to experiement with white outlining in my mixed media work. The pens are hard to come by here! (Canada)

I plan to use them in my Remains of the Day Journal I just made. I'd *love* to have some more!! I know i'd use them.

Teesha has a video set about art journalling and ever since I saw her box of art pens, markers, pencils, etc. I've wanted to build myself a box o'colour like she has! So that's why I am buying pens little by little-to make a collection of writing/drawing/colouring tools I can use in my journals.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Diana,

I would love to win the Sakura pens and the water color set along with the Stonehenge paper...Wow!! I have started Spilling since I bought your book and could really use these wonderful additions to further inhance my creative soul!!
Count me in and Thanks so much!
Cheers, Susan

Cat said...

I'm always itching to try out new pens! Sakura's usually are so awesome and I use the Koi watercolors and love them!

Oh please add my name to your drawing I would love to give them a good home!

Love your book too btw!! I keep it right on my desk all the time!

Apple said...

Cool!! I would love to try out these pens! :)

Pat said...

I'll take any opportunity to try some new art supplies and these look like fun. Thanks for sharing!

elle said...

I, too have just gotten your book. It looks very do-able and this is something I've wanted to try. I'm trying to get supplies and the previous commenter, Lelainia, has supplied a clue: hard to find in Canada! 8^( But perhaps I can win! Nothing ventured, nothing gained! 8^)

~Barb~ said...

Every Sakura pen I've had the pleasure of trying has been awesome. I am always up for trying some new ones so please, count me in.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~
craft4therapy@gmail.com

Marilyn said...

I haven't been able to find those pens locally so I would love to try them. Just finished a flag book from your tutorial. Thanks

Jeannie said...

Tapping my feet and singing along! What a wonderful giveaway. Where does one find sakura products? I'd love to win the giveaway, but heck, I really want the pens and paints!LOL! Off to do a little research. You really can't be grumpy listening to big band music. Have a great week. Cheers

Eveline said...

Oh wow that is amazing. I'd love to try those pens out as I don't think you can get them in the UK. Will be keeping my fingers crossed!

Joanne said...

WOW...this is a great giveaway - I would love to try the pens out! Thanks for the opportunity....going to watch the video NOW!!!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

I certainly would be happy to win these. By the way, I think your watercolor set looks great, much better than a pristine set. And, I loved the Glen Miller.

*jean* said...

how wonderful! please count me in!!
...and thanks!

jean

fromthepines said...

looks perfect!

Cheryl

mountainweaver said...

How wonderful of you to offer this pen giveaway! I would love to experiment with them in my nature sketchbook. I have a set of Koi watercolors and they are really great. That waterbrush that comes with the set is the coolest thing too. Thanks! I sure hope I win
Kathy

jet1960 said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

TM said...

I am IN THE MOOD to work in my journal, please add my name to the drawing!
Michele

Papper said...

Love checking out your blog ! I find new tools always add a new dimension or direction to my work and I would love to win a Sakura pen.Wendy

Jane LaFazio said...

sign me up. I'd especially like those pens, I'm not a pen junkie (like some people I know ;-) and would love to give them a try in my work.

kamiguen said...

pens, glorious pens, I know that I need them - well a girl can never have too many pens! Great giveway, thanks for the opportunity

kitty said...

Pick me, pick me!!! I love these pens!!!!

Herm said...

Thanks for the chance to win, would like to try the Sakura pens at least!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Seems so silly but can't resist the thought of actually winning something :). By the way, I recently got your Journal Spilling book and love, love it. thx!

Lisa said...

I love your Journal Spilling book and the Sakura pens that I have tried. I would like to have an opportunity to try some more!

I also want to try the watercolor set.

panzer said...

Love your pumpkin! How cute! I would love to try these pens out, I have never used Sakura pens and would even post on my blog about them and post a vid as well. Thank you!!! *hugs*

HollyM said...

Wow, I'd sure love all those supplies! I also love your pumpkin eater house.

brigitte said...

what rich colors and wonderful artwork. tfs! your book is on my wish list. i will be sure to get it before i take your classes in Oct. i am so looking forward to them!!! please add my name into the hat for the giveaway. thanks to you and Sakura for the opportunity!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Ooooo...the possibility of new pens for journaling? I'm in :) Thanks for the opportunity !!

paper-n-soul said...

Lovely art, nice giveaway. I've been looking to replenish my pen supply and need some new suggestions. Would love to try these!

kecia said...

these look fun - i'll test 'em for ya!

Elizabeth said...

How nice for them to send you product to share!!!!! i will be your test dummy!!!!! Looking forward to meeting you in hampton!
Elizabeth

Wabbit said...

I'd love to try out the pens, Diana. How nice of you to share! ;-))

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Wow! I'd love to try these out! Please count me in the giveaway draw. I LOVE Sakura pens, I just love that funky flow that they get. The watercolours look good too, I like the colour palette that is in it. Thanks for sharing your freebies with others! Leanne.

Myra Katz said...

Add my name to the pot.

Myra Katz

Pearl said...

I would love to be a pen tester. How fun!!!

-Cheryl

Els said...

Sakura's gel pens are the best of the genre, in my opinion. I've found most other brands clog and glop and are generally unreliable, but not so those from the Sakura brand.

Patricia Statzer said...

Love the video and music and really love Sakura pens. Would be so happy to be the winner. Thanks Pat s.

Linda said...

How fun...I'd love to try these. I just got back from Artfest and got your book...I can't wait to get started with it!

DonaB said...

I love the little house paintings - can we see more of them?

Jennifer B. said...

Love to try new things out.

Lisa said...

Oooo, pick me, pick me! :)

maria trujillo said...

It is a very happy painting...very effective use of your tools!

Iris Gonyea said...

oh, please enter me in the giveaway, i love sakura pens! i'm having fun working my way through your book, thanks for all your great ideas and techniques!

Indigo said...

Have never used Sakura Pens (haven't found them here in Israel as yet) but would love the chance to try them out ... and of course, the Stonehenge paper sampler would be awesome as well.

lizzie said...

I would love to try these pens I also need to go out and buy your book, looks great.

margie Phillips said...

Love to try the new pens. Thanks for giving us the chance.

Star said...

Oh wow! All that and a sample of stonehenge paper, too! What a treat!

rlowcrafts said...

Ohhhhh!!!!! I love Sakura pens they flow so well. Hope to win :-)

and love your blog

Jackie Wimberly said...

What a great giveaway!
I love the name of your BLOG!

susi said...

love the music and would love to win those pens, especially if they will draw like that!

Paula said...

I am such a pen addict, and I'm always looking to add some! I'd love to win these!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

I want to give the pens a work out try! Color and pens are my love!

snowbird42 said...

Ooh nice I'd love to win!

susan dryer said...

My journal is crying out for the Sakura pens to do some major spilling!

Caity said...

Yum yum - I would love a chance to play with these Sakura pens! Most of the time I'm flying blind with new stuff - the local shops are not very adventurous in their stock!

Debby Peot said...

OMG! I would give anything to find a good white gel pen that actually works and doesn't smear or skip or blob! I get so frustrated when finishing up on a project and it looks so crappy because of the white gel pen! Ohhhhh what a wonderful give away!

pupton said...

Diana, those pens look awesome! I would love to win them. My fingers etc are all crossed! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

This is great ..I would love to try this

Cheryl F. said...

I'd love to try out those pens! Hope I win.
Thanks,
Cheryl

dlien said...

Thank you for your book, your art, your blog, your giveaway....
Many blessings to you,
diane

Kim Mailhot said...

Ooo - what a fun video - those Kois have lovely pigment to them ! Thanks so much t=for the chance to win such juicy goodies. And thanks so much for all the journal inspiration ! Cheers !

sockamom13 said...

would love some sakura pens! Love your pumpkin house.

Lori said...

It all comes down to the little things in life...so thanks for sharing this pen giveaway with all of us pen junkies! I hope you sell a gazillion books--all autographed with Sakura Pens of course.
Lori

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buglady said...

Would love to win me some Sakura pens. I have been waiting for over 30 days for an order to come from Jo-Ann's with mine. Thanks for an opportunity to win some!
Aloha, Kate

Christine said...

SwEeT!! A gal can NEVER have too many art/journaling supplies!! I received your Spilling Journal book for a gift....it's awesome, very inspiring. THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US :)

elaine r said...

This would make such a nice giftset!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

wilcoxdesigns said...

I love pens... and watercolors. What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing

Trine said...

hi diana, what a cool giveaway!!! ;-)

I would love to try these pens, cause I think, I cant buy these here in germany...

xoxo trine

Diana said...

OMG... yes please! I love your work and would love to be included in your draw!

Julie said...

I'd love to try these pens out! I think their products are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maj said...

I read about Sakura pens all the time, but I haven't found any in Germany. I would love to journal with these!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

The pens look wonderful. I'd love a chance to win. I see you are from SE PA. I am too! I am going to look at your workshop schedule now.

sarah said...

i love sakura pens - yum! and the pumpkin eater house is just sweet!

Cindy said...

I loved ArtFest, and am excited to start drawing and journaling. Thanks for the giveaway.

BookGirl said...

I'd love to try Sakura pens. I've heard great things about them, but surprisingly, my local art store doesn't carry them. I'm keeping all fingers crossed... Thanks so much to you and Sakura for the giveaway!

Clara

Tami Roth said...

Wow-thanks Diana and Sakura!! I've never tried them but have heard great things. I still need to try that paste paper too :) Loved your video (thanks again). Hope my name pops out of the hat :)
Hugs,
Tami

donna said...

Great giveaway - I have been thinking that I need to go look for some new pens to try and these look great! I enjoyed your video - thanks!

Michelle said...

Oooh! What a cool giveaway! Thank you for the generous opportunity to win some awesome journaling goodies! Michelle

Hobby said...

Lucious! Just starting out in visual journaling, so I'm learning about all kinds of cool tools to use. Thx!

Marcy said...

ve-away! I AM in the mood to journal!

Marcy said...

OOOOPs..... not all my typing got on that post. GREAT give-away!!!

Artfully yours, Linda said...

I would love to win. Please add me to your list. Linda

the glitzy gypsy said...

What a yummy give-away!!! Love those pens! Happy Easter!

andizee said...

i love sakura products0---never have enuf....nothing like a fresh new marker/pen

Ariana said...

Thank the art gods for Sakura pens, right? They are the ONLY ones I've found that work consistently and write over EVERYTHING. Love them!

Cecilia Swatton said...

I'd love to try those pens and I think it's very generous of you to offer them in a free giveaway. Many thanks!

Cecilia
http://ceciliaswatton.blogspot.com

Jill Holmes said...

You're going to have a lot of comments to look though! Count me as one!

Annie Hooten - Art With Heart said...

How nice to share the love!! I'm home from Arfest now and still recovering from my shoulder surgery. I could use the pens for my rehab!! Thanks a bunch for making one of us a lucky winner.
Annie Hooten (yep....hootenannie!)

amanda said...

Yummy, Sakura pens. I have a couple and love the way they feel on paper. They have such a nice flow to them.

Melissa Melissa said...

I love the color and whimsy of the pumpkin eater.

KV Creative Designs said...

Your Art is Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win some pens!!

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

artcarheather said...

Please enter me for the pens. BTW I got your book right before ArtFest and it is helping me bridge between the ArtFest world and the everyday.

artcarheather@yahoo.com

Jennevieve said...

Saw you on the artfest blog, thanks for the giveaway-evryone loves a giveaway!

The Backporch Artessa said...

Oh my! How generous you are! Great eye candy to look at, as well as wonderful tips and information! I've drooled over your books and etsy site. Would love a chance to try out the new pens!

Kris said...

I would love the Sakura pens to share with the participants of a journal workshop I am presenting at the National Art Education Assocation conference in Baltimore in a couple of weeks! I would love to share your blog as well.

Kris said...

I would love the Sakura pens to share with the participants of a journal workshop I am presenting at the National Art Education Assocation conference in Baltimore in a couple of weeks! I would love to share your blog as well.

Lisa P said...

I would love to use these pens for a class I will be taking later in the month. I hope that I get that special message saying "You Won!"
Thanks,

Lisa P

Andria said...

Fun, fun, fun pens!

Anonymous said...

I'm always interested in trying new pens to see how I can work them in to my art. Sounds like a wonderful chance to expand those choices!

Elli said...

I so love pens. A new pen can get me motivated when nothing else can. (Or a new watercolor. Holy cow...watercolors. ::drooool::)

:)

Connie said...

nothing like new pens for inspiration and motivation! thank you for a great giveaway!

ellisonjames said...

This is my first time leaving a comment on a blog...hope I do it right. Esp. since I REALLY would like to win those free pens to try.
Thanks for the fun.
Ellison James

Kim said...

I would love to be able to try out those pens.

thank you for the opportunity,

Kim

Zura said...

Wow! Lots of comments. I certainly want in on this giveaway. All I use are sakura pens in my art journal, and would love to try some new types!

H.D. Campbell said...

ohh sweet! i have one of those pens in white love it very much and have been wanting to try others
fingers crossed!

Nanc said...

This would be great to get to try these pens out. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

Craphty said...

Great selection in the giveaway. Would love to have a go at watercolour with plenty of dripping paint. Thank you for the chance to win. Chris.

themixiepixie said...

Love your book, been using it daily lately. The pens would be great! Willput the paints on my shopping list. Thanks!

Celia said...

The pens look wonderful. I have some of the Sakura pens that I love. Any other pens would be wonderful. By the way, your book is great. Very inspiring.
I have used it when having trouble with a mixed media piece & it never fails me.
Celia

cindy said...

I recently bought your book "Journal Spilling". I would enjoy winning the
Sakura pens, so that I may use them while creating my first art journal.

Donna said...

I'd love to put my name in for the draw! Thanks, Donna

Lynnelise said...

Yay!! I love Sakura pens! and Yay again, for finding such a cool blog!!!
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juliet said...

Hi Diana,
i just watched a bunch of your videos the other day and you are great! it would be fun to try some of the pens!

Jo Anne O. said...

Love, love, LOVE your book and am thinking about Journalfest...would enjoy the chance to learn from you there!

It is nice of you to do this give away, never have used them before...they look great!!!

Barbara said...

Oh how heavenly. . .to win some Sakura pens. Thanks for the opportunity.

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

Those are some nice looking pens! I love the watercolor set too. Things that are miniaturized are super cute. kismtoys at gmail.com

Erin Butson said...

These look so yummy, I'd love to win them!

The Tattered Rose said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway! I would love to try the pens. Thanks, Trish G.

Tina said...

Ooh,what fun!

Pumpkin Delight said...

That watercolor box looks great. I am in need of a new one soon, so I might have to check it out.
Just received my Journal Spilling from Amazon. Can't wait to dive into it over spring break!

Miru said...

You can make so many pretty details with those pens :D I would love to try them out! Thanks!

Angie in AZ said...

Wow! What a cool give away! I'd love to win! They sound fun to experiment with! Thanks for a chance!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

I've heard about these pens, would love to have a chance to try them out. Thanks for sharing!

joyofstamping said...

I love your little houses. I have done a little playing with the Sakura pens but you inspire me to do more. Also many mixed media artists are now using the Stonehenge paper. Thank you for the chance to win these tools and sharing your creativity. Joyce

me again said...

Glad I found your blog! Would love to win :-)
Lennie
alphabetsoupstudio AT yahoo DOT com
http://alphabetsoupstudio.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Please add my name to the pot! I could try them out in your Flag Book class at Hampton!

Laurie
slowturnstudio dot gmail dot com

Chaotic Beauty said...

oh how fun!! I would LOVE to be entered to win this!!

Sandy said...

I love pens, pencils, markers. The 29th was my birthday too.

janealt said...

I love gel pens and sakura are the best!!! My journal longs for those pens! Jane

celeste said...

sakura gel pens...yummy! and paper too! excellent. just returned from Artfest and new pens and paper would be wonderful!!

becky @ misspriss said...

I've been hearing a lot about these pens recently, but have yet to try them.

Lis said...

yummy, yummy, yummy! thanks for sharing the sakura love :)

yhalos said...

OMG, this is really fantastic. I am a pen freak and this will just feed my frenzy...lol. Plus, I absolutely love Sakura. So here's to me...!!!!! thanks for the opportunity to win.

Christine said...

What a great giveaway, I would love to play with those pens. I have such a hard time finding pens that really work with my journal pages!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I have read about these pens but can't find them anywhere here (Canada) so winning some would be amazing!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Lisa

JoJo said...

I just bought your book and would love to win the watercolor set.

vanillarose said...

Hi! I have recently taken interest in watercolor painting and would looove to win the water pen. My school has them and they're just perfect :) i'm so tempted to just take them haha!But nahh. :) I got inspired when i came across a watercolor painting done by a little girl. I'm 17 btw hehe. Thank you!