I keep hinting around at it and it’s finally here! The time where we actually discuss fun prizes for March Madness!
I did promise shitty but awesome prizes and I mean to deliver. All you’ve gotta do is comment–periodically throughout the rest of the tournament (and no less than three times), I will be naming winners of said shitty-but-awesome prizes. I may try to run a contest or something and award them that way, but more likely it’ll be according to my whims–new commenters, frequent commenters, commenters that make me laugh or contribute something thoughtful and/or awesome … I am very given to flights of fancy, as I think you all know by now. And I am well aware that there are roughly a zillion people reading a day (give or take), and I KNOW not all of you are commenting. Time to crawl out of the woodwork! If this doesn’t get your comment blood a-pumpin’, I honestly don’t know what will.
So the prizes, right? The prizes are … specially made by SB, name your own arts and craft prizes! That’s right, I will hand make something specifically for you based on what you tell me you want and I will send it to you, and you will get it in the honest to god mail. AMAZING! The only rules are that it has to be small to mail, because I am both broke and really fucking cheap, and that if I can’t do it, I will tell you and you’ve gotta work with me. Cool? The good news is that I am actually pretty crafty (and yes, this is why I’ve been posting so many pics of my arts and crafts lately on Twitter), and I can probably figure out some way to get you more or less what you want, as long as you don’t expect it to be made by Da Vinci or some bullshit. Also, I would prefer for reasons of THIS IS A TV BLOG AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TV that the craft that you request is actually be about TV. Somehow.
Okay, so that’s what’s up with prizes. Like I said, this will be continuing throughout the tournament and I’ll occasionally give you heads up, or just randomly pick someone based on whatever mood I’m in when I decide we need some, duh, winning in our lives. Sound good? Awesome. Keep reading if you want to know what kinds of stuff I’m good at.
Alright, I do have a multitude of craft supplies in my house. I have a lot of clay to make little sculptures/Christmas ornaments, I have paint, markers, basically all sorts of drawing supplies, I can needle felt, sew, make collages, I own a button making set (two inches round), I can crochet, decorate t-shirts* in a somewhat pleasing way, ummmm … oh, I can do simple wire sculptures, do macrame and make simple beaded jewelry … basically, I’m pretty good at a lot of different stuff.
*A note on t-shirts: Yes, I will make you one if you so desire but unless you want to send me your own t-shirt, I am going to get one from the Goodwill. See previous about broke and really fucking cheap. But I’ll make sure it’s a NICE Goodwill shirt. As nice as those are.
Just so you understand, my drawing skills are limited. In real life, I am pretty good at drawing but in art school life, I’m very, very average. Bottom line: you would want me on your team at Win, Lose, or Draw, but I WILL NOT even attempt a realistic human face. I’m good at recreating things like logos, silhouettes, lettering, etc. but drawing may be an area you have to work with me on.
That said, I think things like buttons, note cards, bookmarks, signs, etc. are really fun and I recommend those. Other things I’m good at–Christmas ornaments, things that must be sewn with straight lines and no patterns (i.e. pillows/pillowcases/phone cases etc.), and I am willing to take a crack at wood burning. Just saying.
And if you have any other ideas, I’m open! Maybe you’ve always wished you had a crafty sister who could make you the set of Buffy quote greeting cards that you’ve always wanted, and I can be that sister! Maybe your dream is a Biggest Loser pillow cinched around the middle to make it look skinny! I can do that! Or possibly you want a button for your jean jacket that tells the world what a huge fan of Troy and Abed in the morning you are. Let me make it for you!
All you have to do is comment. Comment like a motherfucker! Comment like a damn fool! Comment like your life depends on it! Comment comment comment! And start day dreaming about your prize because baby, it could be you.
And feel free to start the commenting now! If you have questions about my craftiness and what I can and can’t make, just ask. Let’s get this party started!
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