just monkeying around…
February
2nd

by RaShell on 2009-02-02

… for doodles, and other things too!

Hey, this is Doodlage’s post #200!!! Now, for this happy occasion, I thought of a really great contest we can have.

Here are Three Ts for the rules and something for you to think about while I’m working on the prize list:

Theme
: With all this Hallmark-sponsored-vomit-inducing-pink-redness all around us, why don’t we create some alternative unorthodox ways to display our LOVE? So, here’s the thing, doodle, draw, scribble anything that makes you think LOVE. First thing that comes to mind, which makes your heart race faster and your sight go blurry. Use the word LOVE in your creation, or explain to us in a few words why what you drew means LOVE to you.

Technicalities
: Materials used, surface, even size doesn’t matter! You do have to scan or photograph your work (if it’s not digital to begin with) in decent print resolution (300dpi) and upload it to our Flickr group with a tag LOVE. You can use the description area under the image for an explanation (if needed). You can have up to 5 entries (more entries give you more chances of winning).

Time: Submissions should be posted on Flickr (or, in case you don’t have an account and refuse to get one – emailed to rashell (at) doodlage (dot) com) before February 24th (that’s how anti-oficial-valentine we are) This gives you exactly 22 days to express your feelings, we think that should be enough time.

You can use this post to notify us of your submissions if you’d like. I will be checking the Flickr group and post some here as well, as we go. Spread the word – email, post in your blogs, stumble, twit, blabber all around you, this is going to be a fun one! As far as the prizes go, to give you a sneak peak, one of the main winners will get his/her submission printed (on a totally fun and unexpected media) and shipped directly to them! And there will be more prizes, to which I will dedicate an entire post.

And speaking of LOVE and extra-un-ordinary one-of-a-kind handmade Valentines… Check out the Spread the Love sale at Doodlage.Etsy.com. Search for the word LOVE within the shop and get $5 off anything and everything that comes up. Hurry you don’t have much time left until your carriage will turn into a pumpkin (romantically speaking ;))!!!

xoxo,
LeO and RaShell

February 2nd, 2009 at 8:39 pm
20 Responses to “Sharing the LOVE…”
  1. 1

    oooh i love this idea. what fun!

  2. 2
    RaShell Says:

    Yes, yes, yes! It will be fun! And the prizes will be spectacular this time around!!! So, the more entries you have the more chances to win something really cool!

    Please, help me to spread the word! The more doodlers, the merrier the contest πŸ˜‰

  3. 3

    Oh we love this idea!! We are in!!
    Your FL furiends,

  4. 4
    Sue Says:

    What a wonderful Idea, I’ll be adding this “doodle contest” to our website.
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Sue

  5. 5
    RaShell Says:

    Whoo-Hoo!!! Welcome aboard, FL furiends :)

  6. 6
    RaShell Says:

    Thanks again, Sue. And feel free to doodle yourself. It’s really fun and creativity-provoking πŸ˜‰

  7. 7

    […] LOVE This….the un-Valentine Love Contest from Doodlage! Where professing “Love” should be the done in the most unusual way! Read what […]

  8. 8
    Steve Says:

    Great idea! I have posted my entry on the Flickr page. I think it might be self-explanatory.

  9. 9

    […] the Love… Posted on February 6, 2009 by Steve Doodlage is holding a (what else) doodling contest. It is sort-of in honor of Valentine’s Day, or […]

  10. 10
    Chris Says:

    I’m in!

  11. 11
    Chris Says:

    Oh, but I haven’t made anything yet. Should I not post here until I make something?

  12. 12
    Chris Says:

    Okay, well, I’ll just make something and then post here again. That’s what I’ll do. yay!

  13. 13
    Carrie Says:

    Hey, I can’t find but one recent “love” tagged doodle in that Flickr group. Am I looking it up wrong?

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    RaShell Says:

    Cris, very cool, glad to have you “aboard” :) And btw, you got it, the best thing to do is to post your entry(ies) in the Flickr pool and then let me know when they’re up by posting here.

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    RaShell Says:

    Carrie, don’t be shy, post your entries. I’m guessing people are just waiting for the “due date” πŸ˜‰ A lot of doodlers expressed interest, the entries are just not there yet (except for a few that you saw)
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with :)

    RaShell

  16. 16

    I just found your site and I love it! I posted my doodle in the flikr group pool! Such awesome doodles there!

  17. 17
    RaShell Says:

    Hi Amy and welcome to Doodlage!!!
    It’s great to see new doodlers join in the fun! Keep coming back for more doodling inspiration and for updates on the contest :)

  18. 18
    Carrie Says:

    I did it! Despite everyone in my house being sick, including me, I finished my one supreme doodle for this event. I hope people like it. I hope I did it right. I like it.

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    RaShell Says:

    Hi Carrie!!! Wow, what a detailed piece of doodle-art!!! So glad you took part in our Contest!!! Hope everybody’s feeling better now :)
    p.s. I saw your doodle-coloring book, very neat! I’ve been playing with the idea as well πŸ˜‰

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    Carrie Says:

    Thanks, Rashell, for the compliment, I appreciate the encouragement. Unfortunatley everyone is still sick here, but at least I accomplished something! Now I can crash and snooze. :)