Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I am extremely jealous of all the people out there that know how to use photoshop. One day I will have to learn.
But for now, I can't stand the way it looks around here. My current header is blah....generic...hum drum.. you get the picture. I want a new header, but I haven't a clue how to make something original and fun.  So here's the contest:

Submit your designs to productofanillusion (at) gmail dot com
All designs should be emailed by midnight of the time zone of your choosing on Wednesday February 17, 2009.
And the winner will get a $50 gift certificate to a bookstore of their choice.
Contest rules: I will be the judge of the contest and the winner will be chosen upon my whims and fancies.

Here are some things to take into consideration when creating your design:
1. My favorite color is red.
2. I like things that are simple.
3. I write YA
4. I ice skate.

Now go and DESIGN! Or sit back and watch the mayhem ensue- which ever blows your skirt up.


  1. Great idea for a contest. Wish I could draw, though I'd probably end up doing an ice skate cleaving a book in half w/ blood dribbling from the pages... which I'm guessing might be a wee bit dark ;)

  2. I'll enter...but I won't use PhotoShop! Muahaha!
    Google may be my midnight lover, but is my creative therapist.

  3. Good idea Anita. I'm not techno savvy, but it will be fun to see the results of your contest. All the best.

  4. Ooh exciting. I might take a swing at this!

  5. Awesome, my contest tomorrow works much the same way, except I'm the creator. Totally entering yours!

  6. So glad you guys like the idea!
    Bane- Hmm... An ice skate cleaving a book in half, minus the blood, might be interesting :)

  7. Books! I'm going to try and enter this, Anita, if I have time. Hmm. I think I'll make time...

  8. I used to coach figure skating! I miss it (skating, not coaching!).

    Good luck with your contest! I'm anxious to see what they come up with!

  9. YA and Ice skate is fine, but red and simple, now that is a tall order.
    Is this open only for the scotish gents ?

  10. Good idea Anita. I'm not techno savvy, but it will be fun to see the results of your contest. All the best.

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