Second Contest of 2011!

It occurred to me that I promised to have another contest in April.  Seeing as I only have a few hours of April left, I’d better get on it!


block printed cards

Up for grabs this time is another item made by yours truly: a set of 5 note cards printed with insect block prints.  They’ll arrived bundled together with envelopes and a set of 6 hand printed bee stickers to act as seals.  The winner can choose 5 images they’d like from those in my collection of insect linoleum blocks (damselfly, ground beetle, tiger beetle, scarab, ant, dragonfly, giant water bug, predaceous diving beetle, or wasp – and I’m working on some new ones too!).  The image to the left is a set of cards I made for a grad student who let me stay in her house when I was doing some research in another city and are an example of what the cards will look like and the style of the prints.

Want a shot at winning these?  There are three ways to enter, so you can enter up to three times if you wish:

  • Method 1) Leave a comment below with the answer to this question: if you were to eat an insect, which one would it be?  (Or if you’ve already eaten insects, tell me which one was your favorite!)
  • Method 2) Follow me on Twitter (I’m @dragonflywoman2), then leave a comment below to let me know you are a follower.  I use Twitter to share news about insects, aquatic biology (including some marine), and other interesting bits of biology.  News about bats creeps in from time to time too because I love bats and I can’t help myself.  I tweet about 15 times a day on weekdays, less on weekend.
  • Method 3) “Like” my Dragonfly Woman page on Facebook, then leave a comment below to let me know you’ve done so (or that you already “like” me).  I created the page so that I could post notices about new blog posts, the occasional interesting news tidbit, and photos related to my blog separately from my regular Facebook account.  I promise to resist the urge to bombard you with status updates and other things that will clog your Facebook news feed.

I’ll accept entries for one week, then I’ll write all the entries on slips of paper and have my husband draw one.  I’ll announce the winner here and contact him/her by e-mail to make arrangements for shipping the cards.  Easy, right?  Just make sure you send me a valid e-mail address or I won’t be able to notify you if you win!

Good luck!


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