Moment Sketchers, I can’t quite believe that this weekend will mark our twelfth and final sketching challenge of 2017.
It isn’t just the passing of time that feels so surreal (although I am indeed a bit unsure as to where the past twelve months have gone so quickly). What’s even more surreal for me is realizing how much our community has grown over the past year. In January and February, 24 artists took part in our first sketching challenges, from ten countries around the world — now, at the end of the year, our challenges regularly have 80 artists take part, in 20-25 countries each month.
All in all, more than 160 artists have been part of our challenges throughout 2017, sketching in over 40 countries and representing more than 20 nationalities. What a year it has been!
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The true breadth and depth of the Moment Sketchers tribe hit home for me earlier this week, as I updated our ever-growing community map. And as I thought about the number of people who have joined in our challenges over the course of 2017, a little idea popped into my head, to see just how many artists we can bring together at one time for our final sketching challenge of the year — and it’s an idea that I’m now excited to extend to you all as an invitation:
Friends, will you help us set a Moment Sketchers record?
I’d love to see just how many people we can gather together for one challenge, to take part in our final December sketching challenge this weekend — 90? 100? Dare I dream of 125?? 🙂
And because I’m a firm believer that giveaways make everything more fun, especially when one is attempting to set a record, I’ve even decided to give away a little something special…
A $100 E-Gift card to my favorite art supplies store and website, Blick Art Materials!
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To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is:
1. Take part in our December sketching challenge this weekend by creating a sketch and then uploading a photo of it to Instagram, tagging it with the hashtag #momentsketchers and the country where you’re sketching from (for example, #uruguay); alternatively, you can email me your sketch to [email protected] and I’ll also enter you into the giveaway.
2. Every artist who shares a sketch in our December challenge will be automatically entered into the giveaway. But there’s another way to increase your chances of winning — on the Instagram and Facebook posts I’ve shared today about the giveaway, if you tag a friend in that post, I’ll include your name in the drawing for the giveaway a second time. If there’s someone you’ve been thinking of telling about our Moment Sketchers challenges, now could be the perfect chance to do so.
3. I finally want to mention that this giveaway is open to residents all around the globe, so please don’t hesitate to take part in our final challenge and enter the giveaway, no matter where you call home in the world.
Moment Sketchers, I can’t wait to sketch with you all this weekend — and hopefully, even set a sketching challenge record while we’re at it!