Show and Share and a Giveaway!

by Chris on September 30, 2011

I’ve called in sick three days this week (the most since maternity leave), been through 4 whole boxes of tissue, and downed an entire package of Nyquil. However, I’m to the point where I don’t think I’m going to die anymore. That’s a bonus.

I easily could have skipped SaS Day this week (‘cause I know you would understand), but I have the mother of all giveaways for you. I just couldn’t let it go.

Casey Childs contacted me recently and asked if my readers would be interested in a commissioned piece of original artwork. Hello! I don’t have a commissioned piece of anything! You send him the picture, and he sketches it for you. By hand. No machinery here, folks.


“Spud” (below) is my absolute favorite. I love how he captured so many of the details from the original photograph—including the smirk/not quite a smile that he’s giving.


You readers love your dogs! Given my relationship with the Nemesis, I don’t know that I would have him sketched, but you just can’t beat the quality of this piece. I like it better than the photograph!


There’s obviously no denying that Casey is a talented artist, and I am so happy that he’s giving an original piece of art (an $875 value!!) to you.

Right now, Casey is running a special promotion on his site. It ends Monday, so you don’t want to wait. You can purchase an original 11×14 piece of framed art for only $249 ($275 internationally). In addition, Just a Girl readers will receive another 5% off! Shut the front door. Seriously. Shut it. Enter code “JUSTAGIRL” for your extra discount.

Alright…how do you win?

  1. Link up!
  2. For an extra entry, visit Casey at Limited Sketch and leave a comment telling him what you would like to have sketched.
  3. Facebook it! Spread the word about the giveaway and Casey’s talent.



Kelly T September 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Such amazing talent! I would love a sketch of my two-year-old “baby” boy!

alissa@33shadesofgreen September 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Wow Chris – Amazing giveaway! His drawings are amazing. Hope you feel better soon – there is so much stuff going around right now. My office is like a perti dish. Yuck!

Kelli September 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I hope you get to recover over the weekend and make it back to work on Monday! Thanks for hosting and for the awesome giveaway!

HouseTalkN September 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

YIKES! I so relate! I teach kindergarteners and it is one big ole germ-fest! Hope you feel better soon!
Thank you for hosting even amidst the YUK!
Kerry at

Emily @ On the V Side September 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

What a great giveaway – Thanks!

And I so hope you feel better soon.. getting sick is super sucktastic. Nyquil cheers to a speedy recovery!


Sandy September 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

So glad to hear your almost over the bug!
Take care and thanks for hosting this week!

Crafty Mischief September 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Wow! Those drawings are amazing! Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for hosting Chris! I hope you’ll be back to your healthy, crafty self soon!

Jill September 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm

He is amazingly talented – what a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting the party and hope you feel better soon!

Tara September 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Spud is a great picture!
Get better soon!

Amanda Smith September 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

This is such an incredible giveaway I would love to get a piece commissioned of my god-daughter LOLA. My husband and I have not been able to have kids so far, so for now LOLA gets all my spoiling. I hope I win!

Amanda Smith

katie@impatientlyprayingforpatience September 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I would love to have a sketch of my dad who has passed away. My favorite picture of us is our my wedding day where we are waiting to walk down the aisle and he kissed me on the cheek. I honestly would cry if I could get this giveaway.

Veronica September 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Hope you feel better…thanks for hosting!

Virginia September 30, 2011 at 6:14 pm

That is a fantastic giveaway!!! Casey is so talented!
Sorry you’ve been sick. Thanks for hosting the party!

whitkae September 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

wow those are amazing. I would love for him to sketch a photo of my grandma who passed away last year. It would be the most wonderful gift for my Mom this Christmas.

Jen September 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Hope you feel better soon! This is an amazing giveaway too! I’d love to have him draw a picture of my daughter, Penelope!

Kristen @ High Heels and a Hammer September 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

What a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for hosting and I hope you feel better soon!

Hollie October 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

Unbelievable giveaway, beautiful drawings! Thanks for hosting.

Lisa October 1, 2011 at 10:33 am

Great giveaway, I would love to have my dog sketched. Thanks for hosting and glad your on the mend!

Ann October 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

Great giveaway I would love to have my dog sketched!

ang October 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

I have had my horse for 20 years, since he was 6 and fresh off the track and I was a new college grad. He retired 3 years ago and I miss riding him so much… but still enjoy going ot see him and feeding him carrot muffins for his birthday or our ‘anniversary’. To have a portrait of him would be awesome!

Lolly Jane October 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Love this week’s SaS- tons of inspiration! I linked up our pumpkin trio. Thanks for hosting Chris!

Lolly Jane October 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

To enter the giveaway (after linking up) I left a comment on Limited Sketch’s site telling him I would love to win a sketch for my son’s birthmom :) Fingers crossed!!!

Lolly Jane October 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Lastly I did a shout out on my FB about the giveaway but told them not to enter so I can win- ha ha! ;) Thanks for the chance, Chris!

Happy weekend :)

Bernadette @b3hd October 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

What amazingly fantastic talent. I would totally get a sketch of Ashley, the best puppy dog ever. We had to let her go yesterday (Friday) even though she was so young (18 months). I left a comment at Casey’s site.

Bernadette @b3hd October 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I also posted about this giveaway on Twitter (B3HDtheBlog) and on our facebook page (B3HD).
Awesome giveaway.


Laura October 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

I would love to have a sketch of my dad, who recently passed away.

Laura October 2, 2011 at 9:36 am

I posted about Casey and this giveaway on FB

Melissa Miller October 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

Oh no! Feel better soon Chris. :)

Erin @ How to Nest for Less October 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm

So glad to hear you’re feeling somewhat better!! So glad you got to have your link party cause Casey’s site is AMAZING! I linked up two new projects :)

Erin @ How to Nest for Less October 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Left a comment on Casey’s site. Truly amazing artist!

Erin @ How to Nest for Less October 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Facebook’d about the giveaway.

Laura October 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

I hope you are feeling better!

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