Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Magic notebook which could be yours..

Looking around it seems that Spring has arrived. The snowdrops are going over and the primroses are appearing.
Up in the top fields the lambs have arrived too.
Yesterday I went to photograph them but it was so so cold, much colder even than Iceland. I felt sorry for the lambs as they were laid down sheltering from the cold winds. The Spring sun should have been shining warm down on their new limbs so that they can dance in the sunlight. I do hope it warms up soon. The March breezes are indeed loud and shrill, it's so windy out  that it sounds as if the Atlantic ocean  is just outside the back door.
I've been busy here finishing the last of the wintry paintings and other bits that needed completing, I've been planning and thinking quietly, hmm probably too much thinking.......
                                                  Last wintry painting before it's finishing touches..

                                                                Five Foxes ( Acrylic on wood)

Sometimes I have been graced with the feathered company here.


The other afternoon I played around customising some small moleskine notebooks.
I love these small moleskines they are just right for keeping in your bag or even your pocket when you go for a walk to the woods. They are perfect for writing or sketching thoughts down whenever you feel like it or kept for recording dreams and magical moments.  Two have gone into my Etsy shop but this third one below is up for grabs as a giveaway prize. Yes! for you my lovely bloggy friends! ;)

At the end of last month this blog had an anniversary. It was 5!  It's hard to believe how quickly the years have passed.  Anyway, I've  been meaning to do a little giveaway as it's been sometime since I last did one. So, if you would like a chance of winning this little notebook above, all you have to do is be a follower of this blog and leave me a comment below. This is specifically a 'blog' giveaway so only comments posted here will be entered into the draw.
Good luck and a happy Mad March to you! :)x

P.S ~ Draw will take place in about a week. x


98 comments:

  1. I love your blog and I love your work, I love the way you see nature and I hope I win the notebook. :) Thank you for your existence!

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  2. I saw your blog for the first time today and it is enchanting!

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  3. Lovely blog, lovely music, lovely giveaway. Thank you. :)

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  4. Ditto! - Gorgeous work - so atmospheric.

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  5. Spring is slowly making its way over here, too. Such gorgeous images you've shared here. Big congrats on your anniversary! Here's to another 5! Thank you for sharing your art and life here with all of us. And thank you for a wondrous giveaway!

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  6. The enchanted world of Moonlight And Hares, entered with a happy eye and an open heart. Feelgood Factor 10/10 x

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  7. First visit to your blog today :) I love it when one of your favourite artists, or indeed, creators, is a writer too! I love to read about the journey of the person behind a creation xx

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  8. Congrats on the anniversary! You have a most lovely, enchanting place to visit. I try to come as often as I can. :0) Please enter me into your giveaway!

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  9. Your work is ever so enchanting, it draws you in and welcomes you in it's embrace..........

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  10. I use the moon and hares a lot in my writing (it was how I discovered you). I'd love the notebook for further jottings. Gorgeous work.

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  11. Hello Karen,

    I love your work, it is really enchanting. I would like to win this notebook, however I don't know what would I write in it because I wouldn't want to spoil it by writing only everyday thoughts in it. :)

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  12. I do love your work, and I shall endevour to share this on Facebook to give some of my friends a chance to see you, and enter too! Happy Anniversary! Deborah C♥

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  13. i love your paintings and blogs. your work is truly amazing.

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  14. I looked out the window last evening an a tree on the neighbors lawn was glowing...my first thought was "Snow!" it was that cold but, no, they are blossoms..dogwood I think. Happy Anniversary!

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  15. Always a pleasure to visit here. Congratulations on celebrating 5 years of blogging, isn't amazing how the time flies. Love the new pieces too, the hare is gorgeous and I just love those five foxes.

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  16. Hello Karen, I really love all your pictures and follow you for a while time.
    I also love to paint and draw a lot!
    I don't let this opportunity slip away!
    Many wishes for your blog anniversarie!
    Greetings from Italy! ♥

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  17. Happy Blog-versary! I think I can just hear the earth singing but it sounds as cold as I feel right now!

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  18. Glorious wintry painting!!
    That little lamb is so cute, I hate to think of it being so cold.
    Congrats on your 5th blog anniversary!! Your blog is always a breath of Nature and inspiration!
    How did you know I wanted a moleskin magick notebook?? (giggle). Please enter me into your artful giveaway!

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  19. Love your art <3
    Greetings from Germany

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  20. Hello Karen and happy anniversary. I do enjoy your blog, such lovely paintings. I have one of your little hare pendants and I love it so much it hangs from the shelf by my bed when I'm not wearing it. Jodie x

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  21. The lambs here are cold too, but spring is creeping onwards. The white blanket can't keep it back. Winter's bitter nights will soon be numbered and the old North Wind can stop pursing his lips.
    Happy Birthday to your Beautiful log.
    xx

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  22. I do I do I do :) I love your work!!!

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  23. Dear Karen.......~Seeker of Magic. YOUR blog was one of the first blogs along with 'Sea Angels that I ever fell upon on here....Whilst I was nursing my dear Mum through a very long journey with Alzheimers
    ......YOU kept me company. I would steal a few moments escape into your enchanting world....Spring has sprung but Winter still has us very much in her clutches, my friend.The photograph of the baby lamb is just adorable......I always want to bring these home to live with me (safe and sound from harm).....The kindest best wishes ******* for your wonderful blog anniversary. Yes I have reading your post for 5 years......Please don't enter me though as I was lucky enough to be able to purchase your beautiful cards at Christmas time.....~ Take time to dream~ Love Maria x

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  24. Just love your work, and I *need* a notebook. :)
    Thank you!

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  25. Oh my! I'd love to be entered into your give-away. Thank you.

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  26. Hope all is well with you and yours? Lovely post and pictures as usual, yes please to be entered in the giveaway.
    Lv
    Maura

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  27. Your art, as always, is wonderful to see!
    Love the sweet little moleskin notebook! ..fingers crossed. :)))

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  28. How lovely, I would like to go in the hat for your giveaway please. I love your work. Betty

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  29. Lovely blog. Deb shared. And I'm glad she did

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  30. Happy Blogiversary!! Thank you for sharing your magical world with us all :)

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  31. So lovely moleskine work!
    great artist^^

    Artemisia
    fatedilana.blogspot.com

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  32. Your pictures made wish so much for spring but I am watching the snow melt on a day that feels very much like winter. The howling wind has blown it's self out thankfully. Here is hoping that snow is stays away until winter returns at the end of the year.

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  34. Five years already! Where does the time go?! I love these new winter paintings and I do hope to win one of your gorgeous notebooks, shall I make a wish on your enchanted woodlands in your painting? :)xx

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  35. I love your new Foxes piece! I keep finding my favourite piece of your work, and then you do something new and I change my mind all over again! Happy 5 year anniversary to you and your blog, what a milestone. Xx

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  36. 5 years blogging and you're still going, I always have moments of blogging followed by gaps...
    I would love to enter your giveaway, think your art is fab, when I finally move I might just treat myself to some more pictures!Still need a decent frame for the last picture I brought.

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  37. What an adorable lamb, I want to reach out and feel that curly, little head! How I'd love the little notebook. I got the Earthlight datebook last year, and really enjoyed your art in there and carrying it around with me. Happy almost spring!

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  38. Seeing your site makes me wish I had a crumb of artistic ability. Love to see all of it. It inspires me

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  39. I love the quotation on the notebook.
    Beautiful, beautiful pics, your posts literally warm my heart and soul.

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  40. Beautiful work that always speaks to my soul. Thanks for the lovelies! Good luck all! I heart your rabbits!

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  41. I love your work . . . . and particularly love your view of nature. I would love this little notebook as a daily reminder to look more carefully.

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  42. I love your blog, looking at your art always fills me with a sense of peace. The notebook is truly beautiful.

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  43. such a beautiful journal!!!
    have a great week
    Lisa

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  44. Thank you for your delicate and powerful inspiration. Your artwork helps me through my days; the narwhales in my sea-themed hall and seagirl on my bedroom (and facebook) wall belp me find my feet and my own watery path. I'm starting a book on the migration of the grey whales from south to north and on overcoming challenges as a single mum. I want to spread the beauty in any way I can and I would love to write the first words in this magic little journal to help my writing journey begin. Happy mad March all x

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  45. Lovely stuff.. The notebook is calmness and tranquillity.. beautiful.

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  46. Oh the sweet little lamb, how dear they are.
    As always your words, music, photography and beautiful creations are full of magic.
    I would love to be entered in the draw for this lovely notebook. The hare being my patronus charm ;)

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  47. Found you today via Twitter, seems I need a few days to browse through all your lovely art!

    That lamb is adorable, the spinner in me would like to know which breed? :)

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  48. I love the deer I bought from you but I really really want a hare! This would be perfect! :)

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  49. Wow would love to win one of your works. Saw your lovely new items on FB today x

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  50. Your work has always inspired me so much. Hope your wind stops howling soon and the sun warms you and the little lambs too.

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  51. oh how gorgeous!
    that little lamb is so sweet...i have been worried about the ponies, cows and donkeys here in the forest...i know they are okkay but i do worry!

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  52. Lovely post Karen. I have to say I do love that particular image of the hare. We should sit still and listen more often

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  53. Hello Karen
    Congratulations on your anniversary..your work is so very special
    Yes it has turned so cold, the poor little lambs must be so chilly, poor things..
    So yes please I would love to join in your giveaway
    Springtime wishes
    Thea x

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  54. Karen, happy anniversary! (My blog is only a year old). I was drawn to your blog by its name - moonlight and hares are two of my most beloved things - and love the way you share your creativity. Today your primroses and tender lamb touched my heart, and I wanted to comment and say so even before I read of your giveaway! Blessings...

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  55. Congratulations and so many thanks - your blog is always so beautiful! Love and light to you - Fenella x

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  56. I love your magical creations.
    Yes... I hope it warms up too. It is so cold isn't it!
    This giveaway is lovely.xxx

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  57. Happy anniversary - I love visiting your magical, dreamy world. Thanks for the lovely chance of being part of your giveaway.

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  58. what a beautiful notebook! congratulations on 5 years of blogging, your work is beautiful and so full of magic. thank you for doing a giveaway x

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  59. Congratulations!!!! Your work is fantastic and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! susand1408 at gmail dot com

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  60. Though I am quite done with winter, I just can not get enough of all your beautiful winter pieces.

    Thanks so much for doing such a cute giveaway. Those new notebooks are very pretty!

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  61. Gorgeous. I do love your work so much and please enter me into the giveaway.x

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  62. Oh, it's so lovely! I've been a follower of your blog for several years. It's magical!
    Thanks!

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  63. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I have your blog on FeedDemon and just love every one of your magical posts.
    We are heading into autumn here in NZ so it was lovely to see those wee primroses and lambs...spring is so exciting.
    Thanks
    Daisies-doiliesand donkeys blog

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  64. Happy 5th birthday dear blog :)) For me Karen, your lovely blog is always a haven of thoughtfulness, beauty, enchantment and hares, in the chaos that is the internet nowadays. I love to go on these countryside walks with you.Thank you for sharing these magical moments and your sensitive and wonderful art :)) May the next 5 years be as full of wonder :)

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  65. Such beautiful work. I always enjoy looking.

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  66. Visitting your blog is like a sweet bit of peace in the midst of busy day to day life. Contests on 5 yrs! ~*~*~

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  67. I have enjoyed every one of those 5 years of posts. Very cold too in Sussex with the most snow of the winter falling last night. I would love to be entered for your giveaway please. Karen x

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  68. You make many happy with your words, art and pictures and that is a gift to each and every one of us.I thank you.
    I sleep beneath one of your prints.
    I do envy you your primroses and spring flowers. Here in Maine Spring is just awakening. Snow and ice are moving away way too slowly.

    May each day bring you magic and may you celebrate many more anniversaries!

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  69. Oh truly, my heart leapt at your work called Five Foxes, I adore it ! I have an affinity for foxes, and magical forrests. Of course I have enjoyed all your work very much in these first few months of following blogs.I realized I recently realized I had been on far too long a hiatus from my own sketching ( just my own little moments of happiness doodling) so on my post today I joined a warm up session.
    It is illustration blogs, such as yours, that have inspired me to sketch again.

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  70. tea party
    mad hatter
    march winds blow

    i too feel sorry for the little lambs and other's cold from hard winter.

    lovely photos....

    please throw my hat in the ring.

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  71. I love your work. We all need a little magic to make our day perfect.

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  72. Hello Karen,
    happy 5th birthday to your blog. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and get inspired by your art and work.
    I am a follower of your blog already and your blog is listed on my bloglist as I am always up to date with new posts on your blog. That's really a fine thing.
    The giveaway is a very nice idea and the notebooks are so beatiful.
    Unfortunately we haven't seen hares here yet but I hope that the spring will come soon so wthat we can watch the hares on the fields from our windows as every year. But it's still too cold...
    Best regard from Bavaria/Germany
    Susi

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  73. So this is March - when light and darkness, sun and rain, cold and warmth fight for our attention... Poor lambs - I hope they will survive!
    What a lovely notebook - perfect for keeping sweet moments, impressions, ideas! The one who will gain it, will be happy!
    Wishing you many inspiring moments in spring, Karen!:)

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  74. What a beautiful notebook! I'd love to add one to my field kit when I go out exploring the woods and fields. I can just imagine sitting atop the lovely Cainhoe Castle mound where I go to think and muse upon the wonders all around.

    Thank you for sharing your talent :)

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  75. Ooh - that is soooo lovely - but then again so is all your work. Have also loved your bit about Iceland - I visited about 5 years ago & loved it - just want to go back again :)
    Blessings

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  76. Beautiful pictures and paintings. What away !!!
    I use a Moleskin address book, very handy ; )
    This ne looks so beautiful.
    Have a great day.

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  77. I love your work in all its aspects - so beautiful - and I would love to win one of your little Moleskines. I follow your blog on Google Reader, by the way.

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  78. Ohhh... I'm wishing and hoping that I might win. Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway. It's such a special little thing, and I so love your work. Take Care, ~ Deb

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  79. Congrats to 5 wonderful years and wish for you many more filled with support, friendship and endlessly flowing ideas :)

    Please enter me into your fabulous drawing!

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  80. I just love the artwork on the notebook you're giving away! Rabbits are special to me. Please enter me in the contest as well. And thank you!

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  81. I love your art! I just wish I could see more of it. (The music is slowing the load time considerably. PLEASE tell me if there's a way around that). From what I've seen in this post alone, your artwork is very whimsical and I LOVE whimsical!

    I'm also a fan of rabbits by the way, so that caught my attention too. :p

    Kristin

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  82. That little moleskin notebook is wonderful and just perfect to carry in a handbag to sketch pics and make notes and of course I love hares. I so admire your amazing artwork.

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  83. Hi Karen! Such a wonderful post again, I always enjoy your blog, it's such a serene and magical place to reside :) Thank you for this fab giveaway! x

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  84. Karen, i'm happy that i discovered your blog. I feel at home here :) You're speaking my language - visually, spiritually. Spent my childhood in the orchards, met many hares, spoke to the Moon many times.You're art is very close to my heart. Keep creating! :) love, peace, hares! PS. I'm mostly the fox girl, so i especially love your painting of foxes.

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  85. I adore your artwork. It's magical...wondrous...lovely.
    I'd love the chance to enter your giveaway.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  86. Karen, I love your blog and your work and moonlight and hares and it would be nice to win such a wunderful notebook. Happy anniversary!!!

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  87. Love the painting of the foxes in the woods! Very magical and atmospheric. Your notebooks are lovely, what a great giveaway. Happy 5 year anniversary - I always enjoy visiting here
    x

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  88. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging, finding beautiful things to paint and stunning photos to show us.
    I especially love anything to do with hares; my sister knows that and bought me a gorgeous print of yours for my birthday.
    If I was lucky enough to win the lovely notebook, I would return the favour for her birthday in May.
    Here's to another fantastic 5 years.

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  89. Congratulations, you always take such wonderful photographs, along with your beautiful artworks, many more to come, I hope. Linda :)

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  90. Congratulations! I often come here to your blog just to enjoy the atmosphere and listen to the music, since we seem to have really similar musical taste. Would love to get that beautiful notebook, so with this comment I keep my fingers crossed. All the best and hugs from Finland!

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  91. Your works is so lovely. It reminds me of being young and free and inspired. It's just beautiful! A lovely notebook indeed! Fingers crossed :-)

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  92. Love the little notebook and rabbit on the cover. Perfect for spring. I have a larger notebook with a vinyl cover that I want to customize. Just trying to figure out what glue would hold. You have a lovely gentle style of art.

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  93. Love the photographs, particularly the lamb. Spring really is around the corner. I love to visit even if I don't generally comment. However, I could I pass up a chance of a notebook customized by you!

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  94. One of the downsides of living in the city, i didn't see any lambs jet.
    I would love to have the notebook. It's spring, time for a new start. And actually do all the things i wanted for so long.
    If i don't get it i should just make myself one i guess.

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  95. What a perfect combination - your beautiful gorgeous hare and a Moleskine notebook. Lovely!

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