7.16.2014

bits & pieces + an Italy giveaway! (closed)!

I really can't believe I have already been here a full month! Time is flying by and so are the pages in my sketchbook. Oofah...I'm scared to see how fast this next month and a half will go by too. Especially since I have some friends coming to visit. New adventures up the coast are coming! 

I also just remember that the 1 year birthday of Sketchy Notions is this week on the 19th. Pretty crazy that it has already been a year since I filed for a business license, started the trademarking adventures and turned my little hobby into a real, functioning business. A lot has happened in one year. In celebration of this, I'm going to giveaway one of my little watercolored postcard! You can find out more details at the end of this post after a peek at life in Italy during the past few weeks...

1. Girasole! Sunflowers! Feels like home when I see a giant field of sunflowers...
2. Sketching back in my favorite Tuscan town, Castiglion Fiorentino! 
3. I have an obsession with bikes, flower boxes and vintage Vespas...if you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen multiple examples of this obsession...
4. It has been raining off and on (mostly on to the point of thunder storms) for the past couple weeks. Which is actually lovely! Much cooler temperatures and less tourists...YAY!!!
5. A prime example of my Vespa obsession...




6. Found some Queen Anne's Lace growing alongside the walls the other day! 
7. The most perfect and lonely window. 
8. Yellow versus pink. A block divided...
9. Watching for rainbows outside of my window...
10. The prize! I just painted this little postcard and I'd love for it to find a lovely new home. I'll probably mail it from the states so I can include some other little Italy goodies and not risk it never reaching its new home!  Read below for details on how to enter...

You can enter by doing ANY or ALL of the following, just leave a comment after telling me you did it with an email to reach you at! Each form of entry must have a separate comment in order to be counted for multiple entries!
  1. Comment telling me somewhere you want to travel one day! 
  2. Follow my blog
  3. Follow along on Instagram
  4. Like on Facebook
  5. Follow on Twitter
  6. Heart my Etsy Shop
Already follow along on bloglovin', twitter etc? Awesome, just leave a comment telling me you do! You can do any or all of these to enter. Giveaway will be open until Saturday July 26th!  

The giveaway is CLOSED! The Random Number Generator picked: #2! Congratulations Susie!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I'm thinking about holding another giveaway when I launch my new collection so stay tuned! 

37 comments:

  1. totally follow you on bloglovin! :)

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  2. GAH it deleted my other comment!
    I can't believe you're there for 2 1/2 months.
    I am so jealous!!
    hmmm where to travel - I'm heading back to Ireland and Scotland next year, so maybe the Netherlands? that sounds lovely

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  3. totally follow on instagram too (also I just almost said "insta" what is wrong with me?!) @alove926

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  4. hearted your etsy (can't believe I hadn't already done that!)

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  5. I recently found you on Instagram and I've loved seeing your beautiful shots of Italy and artwork. As an artist and travel lover myself it's all very inspiring. Thanks for sharing! I'm headed to Bali for the first time this fall, but besides that I would love to go on an African safari. And so many other places as well! ryteljh@gmail.com

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  6. As I mentioned in my previous comment, I follow you on Instagram. ryteljh@gmail.com

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  7. I would love to go to Paris, France one day! (:

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  8. I follow via Instagram - breelovesfashion8

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  9. I liked on Facebook- Ashley Bree Perez

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  10. I follow you on bloglovin :) laura_hastings87@hotmail.com

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  11. I also follow you on Instagram! @rubygloom19 laura_hastings87@hotmail.com

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  12. I like your page on Facebook too! laura_hastings87@hotmail.com

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  13. And finally.. I would love to travel to Scotland and Ireland someday. My family is from there, and I think it would be a beautiful adventure. Thank you for sharing pieces of your life with us, Chelsea, it is wonderful to catch a glimpse of your adventures and the beautiful ways you express yourself along the way.
    laura_hastings87@hotmail.com

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  14. Lovely images. After watching last year's Tour de France, I want to travel to Corsica on day.

    happypulitzer at hotmail dot com

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  15. I follow your blog

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  16. I follow you on Instagram

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  17. I liked you on FB as 'Lika Deala'

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  18. I follow you on Twitter

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  19. Tried this earlier but it didn't post so here I go again. Would love to go back to Lucca (I went in 2001) or China, but Ireland would be my first choice new place.

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  20. I already follow you on instagram as barbaram933. Email: jokesterbm@gmail.com

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  21. Just liked you on Facebook as Barbara Murray. Email jokesterbm at gmail dot com

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  22. Following your blog jokesterbm at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow you on twitter jokesterbm at gmail dot com

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  24. And have now hearted your store on etsy jokesterbm at gmail dot com

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  25. Next year I'm backpacking Europe and I can't wait for Spain!!
    kayti.clayton@yahoo.com

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  26. I follow you on instagram!
    kayti.clayton@yahoo.com

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  27. Your pictures are incredible!

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  28. I follow you on instagram and twitter. Very beautiful and inspiring. I want to travel to Spain, Greece, Italy, and Ireland the most. ��

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