Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blog Birthday Watercolour Giveaway


Corso Italia, Castiglion Fiorentino 17 x 24cm

I was out bright and early this morning to make my contribution to today's Worldwide SketchCrawl. This is the main street in our little Tuscan hilltop town.

Actually I thought today was the 5th birthday of my blog but checking back I see there was a short experimental post on July 8, 2005. Anyway I thought I would celebrate five years of blogging by offering this little pen and watercolour sketch to someone who comments on my birthday post.

I was going to ask Dermott to draw the winner but he really can't be trusted so instead I will use a random number generator.

There have been a lot of blog birthday celebrations lately and it's not surprising that people do want to mark the event. I have made so many true friends and received so much support and encouragement from you all. This is my way of saying I'm truly grateful.

Your comment does not have to be fulsome in praise, just say you were here. Do comment before August 8. If your number comes up I will contact you for a postal address to mail off the painting.

36 comments:

"JeanneG" said...

Oh Robyn I would be blessed to win one of your pieces. And a very happy Blog Anniversary to you. Give Dermott a pat on the head from me.

Casey Klahn said...

I warm happy birthday. You are a blog master, IMHO.

Alissa said...

Happy birthday blog and may there be may more as I love to follow your adventures.

Charlene Brown said...

As my lottery investments don't seem to be getting me any closer to this marvelous place you've found, I'll try my luck here... This is a worthy addition to the delightful collection of paintings, prints and, of course, stories we have enjoyed over the years -- Congratulations!

Shirley said...

I would be thrilled to have an original Robin Sinclair Tuscan painting and keep hoping that this will be the year that we will return to Italy and I can sketch with you!
Shirley

dominique eichi said...

Great sketch and happy anniversary !

Candy said...

Oh, shoot! If Dermott were the one doing the drawing, I might have an "in". I think he would do anything to get on Rosie's good side.

I love your blog and your art, Robyn. Here's to many more years of reading about your lovely life in Italy and looking at your wonderful art.

Rose Welty said...

Both you and your blog are loved round the world Robyn! Five years - no small feat, you must have been an early adopter and have really stuck to it, to our benefit. :D

A Brush with Color said...

Happpiest of "blog-iversaries," Robyn! I always enjoy visiting here. (After all, my email address is "loveitaly@...")

Wonderful painting of your adopted home.

Sherrie Y said...

I'm raising a glass to you, Robyn, and to the great accomplishment that is 5 years of blog-writing, story-sharing, and art-inspiring. I love that you are one of my friends-not-yet-seen, but certainly admired and appreciated. Ching ching...

Penny said...

happy blog birthday. I think I missed mine again. Love your stuff, and would really love this sketch, but dont have much luck wth these give aways!Still have tobe in to win as they say.

Anonymous said...

Buon compleanno. Great blog!

Judith in Umbria said...

I'll line up for that.
Too bad it isn't the Boofhead, because him I could maybe plead, "Pick me! Pick me!" He can be influenced with food. I gave him cake once.

Dermott said...

You might like to check the definition of "fulsome" in a handy dictionary and amend the post accordingly.

Felicity said...

Happy 5th Anniversary Robyn! I hope you have many more!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Hi Robyn - I love the contrast of the colour and tonal values on this one

Cosmo says he has a frame ready and waiting......

Many Happy Returns on your Blog Birthday - your blog is older than mine. I didn't get my experimental post up for Making A Mark until Decmber 2005!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday. I think there were a number of us who met on WC and probably started blogs around a similar time.

Yours is always a treat to read and is my way of living vicariously through you in Italy. :)

Cathy Gatland said...

Happy happy blog birthday Robyn - and Snap!(though mine still a puppy at 3 years). You've been an inspiration and a joy - strength to your painting and writing elbow for many more!

Lakrime' Creations said...

"Dermott" up there is a bit of a nit picker isn't he?! I would love to win the birthday giveaway....considering it's my birthday too (thurs.)!! Great work and say hi to Dermit xxx

Leslie said...

Happy blog birthday, Robyn! I love checking into what's going on in your part of the world, and seeing your lovely sketches. May you have another wonderful 5 years of blogging!

Sanet said...

What a wonderful opportunity to live in Italy and be able to do this kind of drawings and paintings. Enjoy your environment and creativity!
Sanet

Carole Buschmann said...

Congratulations on your long blog run! I am new to your blog but have been enjoying it mightily.

Julian said...

Congratulations on your Birthday Blog, Robyn (sounds painful when you put it like that)!!

We hope you and Graeme are well. We're still trying to recreate Graeme's zuppa di pomodoro con ceci (Tomato soup) and torta di mele (Apple cake). Someday!

Ci vediamo
Julian, Anna, Patrick and Grace

Anonymous said...

Blogger ate my comment!

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I enjoy your writing and little slice of Italian life. And you know I love your art!
Here's to you! Long may you blog (even if you must suffer a canine proof reader;-))

Di from MIT

Cath Chapman said...

Robyn - it's beautiful! Happy Birthday to you.

Love Cath xx

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Delightful sunny Italy study - and to give away too. Happy anniversary. Looks a lovely little village on that hill top. Lucky you living there.

vivien said...

it may not need to be fulsome in praise - but this is a really delightful painting, very atmospheric :>)

Stacy said...

Robyn, Happy Blog Birthday!! You know I love your watercolors - sketches and paintings both - so I'd be honored to win this. And I so enjoy coming here and seeing tidbits of your life in Italy. Your part of the world is definitely on my list of places to visit someday. Congrats on 5 years of blogging! I'm looking forward to many more.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

This is such a beautiful piece and I'm probably too late in my comment to make my claim...when will I start being present again, so as not to miss out on such wonderful opportunities. I tell you...winning this would beat our lotto!! H he.
ronell

Susan said...

A very happy Blog Anniversary...I just found your blog through Bleeding Espresso and you are so very talented. I would kill to live in your little hilltop town in Tuscany!
Thanks for starting my day off with a smile!

Casey said...

Happy blog birthday, Robyn! Your blog is one of those that constantly inspires and keeps me (and others, I'm sure) going. I love the watercolor - and, having seen your work in person, I know that the happy winner will be thrilled.

Pat said...

Happy Blog 5 years! Put me on the list. I have been trying to win something maybe this will be the winning number we have been looking for to add to our lotto ticket.
Hugs
pat

alison staite said...

Hi Robyn
I thoroughly ditto everyone else's appreciation! It is always enjoyable seeing a slice of Italy through your eyes. Long may it continue.

alison

PS You are a saint putting up with Dermott, so rude - hasn't got the manners of a pukka English sheepdog at all.... :o)

Beth Parker said...

Robyn, I found my way here from Oklahoma by way of Joan's blog. I understand you got to paint together! That is so cool! I love the painting and it must be wonderful living in such a lovely place!

chelsea said...

Love this! Makes me homesick for Castiglion! So happy to have found your blog in the internet world Robyn! Missing hanging out in Rick's studio and seeing you there :)

Robyn Sinclair said...

I hope it's not too long until we see you back here, Chelsea.

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