Friday, June 11, 2010

Great mouse giveaway - another contest to celebrate my 100th blog post! 2 ways to win 'Name that Turtle-and that one, and that one too'...

There you have it, I've been blathering on for 100 posts!
So I thought I'd have another contest and give away a mouse.
But wait, there's more!
I'm going to give away two mice.

So there's 2 ways you can win...
One normal way anyone can try, and another way you can try if you have a blog.
So if you have a blog, you can try both!

First way to win...

I've just had my new mid sized turtles finished and photographed.

But they don't have any names.

So, whoever comes up with the trio of names for these turtles I like best wins a mouse (the winner can pick any mouse from Sprightly, Nosey and Chubby).
You have to post your names as a comment, or email them if you have trouble with the comment thing working (put 'name that turtle' in the subject line).

They can be any kind of names you like. Descriptive names, like my mice, or actual names, like my tiny bunnies.

As you can see, one turtle is minding its own business, one is quite bold, and one a bit shy.

If, by some strange coincidence someone comes up with the same names as someone else, the earlier poster wins.
If I pick 3 names from 2 or more posts, I'll give it to the person with 2 names I picked, or roll a dice for the winner if it's a name each from three posters.
If it's 3 names in one later post, all of which were posted earlier by separate people, the all in one gets it.
You can have 2 tries each, 3 names per try. So you can have an early go, and hold off for a bit for a second go.
If some other permutation of unforseen strangeness prevails requiring a judging decision, I'll decide as fairly as I can and my decision will be final (hey, it's my blog after all!).

So what are you waiting for!
Name that turtle (and that one, and that one...)!
Deadline is my next post, when I'll announce the winners.

Second way to win...
If you have a blog (it must have existed before today!), you can enter by posting an announcement of this contest with a link to this post on your blog.
Let me know by commenting on this post, or email me ('blog entry' in the subject line) and you'll be in the blog draw for a mouse of your choice (from Nosey, Sprightly and Chubby).

Any bloggers who enter before the end of this weekend (before June 14) gets a double entry - their name goes in the hat twice!

So there you go! Have fun and good luck!
I'm looking forward to naming my turtles next week (deadline is my next post, when I'll announce the winners).
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Oh, it was a tiger salamander in last week's post, lurking under the water at the garden place. Looked about a foot long, and was quite lively.


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58 comments:

beckielboo said...

I'll try,

Uno, Pesky & Snapdragon

Beckie

K. Henderson Art said...

My favorite turtle:Tooter Turtle

"Trizzle Trazzle, Trazzle Trum, it's time for this one to come home"

K. Henderson Art said...

I haven't blogged this yet but i put it on facebook. Does that count?

Diane said...

Eeany, Meany, Miney, Of course there's also Moe, Larry and Curley.

Diane

Steve sculpts critters said...

I hadn't thought of that.
Maybe I'll do a third mouse for people who post on fb if I can monitor it. My next contest will have to be 'three ways to win' for sure, if after posting on fb people could send me a link so I can confirm it. Is that even possible? I'm not sure.
Cool idea though, thanks!

Micah said...

OK Steve, got you blogged :) I was tempted to go with Larry , Darryl and Darryl LOL....but let's go with
"Halvar, Ludde and Petter" they look swedish to me LOL.

NAdducci said...

They look like painted turtles, which remind me of ponds. And since I'm currently in the south they look like a trio of Ted, Herman, and Evanrude (bold one, shy one, & minding own business)

or females, in which case they look like: Sandy, Gene, and Eureka (minding own business, shy one, bold one)

angelameredith said...

To me, they look like Kant, Kierkegaard, and Nietzche. Kant is the shy, introspective one, Kierkegaard is the friendly, curious one, and Nietzche is the bold, independent one.

spluckygirlart said...

Name those turtles: Okay, for some reason we love our spanish names. They always make us smile, for the independent one, Salvador, Ceasar and the shy one Esperanza. I also posted this on my blog:) http://spluckygirlart.wordpress.com/ gracias, haha. Amy

Bonnie Heather said...

My choices for names are: Curious, Cautious and Calmly. Thanks for the fun.

Bonnie Heather said...

I blogged it now as well!!

K. Henderson Art said...

I'll try to get it on my blog this evening. In the mean time you can see my post on FB
http://www.facebook.com/KHendersonArtist

I think I have my settings for everyone to see my posts, not just friends

K. Henderson Art said...

Done. http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2010/06/steve-worthington-bronze-mice-contest.html

Kim Ensch said...

The bit shy turtle... "Pivot"
The bold one... "Stretch"
The mind own business... "Reach"

Posting on my blog...
http://www.kimenschfineart.com/

B4painter said...
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B4painter said...

Hi there, I wanted to name these little creatures...Wanta smooch, Justa smoocher, and Totally smooched

also added your site to my site at Justgottapaint.webs.com

Have a great weekend everyone!

Keith said...

I'm going with Engelbert, Schoop and Scold.

Keith said...

Added you as a link on my blog too now.

RUDHI - Chance said...

COSY, BITCH 'nd TIN

Cedar Knoll Farm said...

I would like to see you name them after Peter Rabbit and two of his siblings, Flopsy and Mopsy. So, Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter.

BLK said...

Arthur, Stanley & Norman

Art Wench said...

Athos, Porthos & Aramis - the 3 Musketeers (and Ninja turtles). Porthos would, of course, be the one with his head stuck in his shell. :)

AutumnLeaves said...

I'll try too! Speedy, Andele, and Arriba!

Art Wench said...

My choice would be Winkin, Blinkin and Nod (Blinkin has his head in his shell, Nod would be the one with his neck sticking out.)

Yes, you are in the right place. said...

Fun thing to do on a Sunday morning while slurping first coffee.
Mo (short for dynamo) for the bold one.
Seeker for the curious one.
WD (pronounced dubyadee) for the timid one, WithDrawn into its shell.

Anonymous said...

Working on some names, meanwhile put it on my family blog.

Tim Marsh said...

Because you are an artist I think these three little guys should be named...Vince, Norm and Leo named after three very recognizable artists. And just because it rolls off the tongue!

Tim Marsh said...

I have posted on my blog with a link to yours. Love your work!

Alvin Richard said...

They are beautifully created, as are the mice. To me they look like- Gertrude, Maurice & Pierre.

Linda said...

Hi Steve, I posted a blog entry for you. :) Posted at http://lamgallery.com/cblog/

The Art of Scott L Hendrie said...

Hi Steve. Torto, Torta and
Torta-lean-ee (for the long necked turtle) Wonderful sculptures !!!

Scott L. Hendrie

Dana said...

Hi Steve, love your work! I just posted your Contest info on my blog.

steve_fanelli@yahoo.com said...

Zip, Zan and Zee. Three brothers I actually grew up with.
Steve

lantram said...

So adorable. Have been admiring your work through Jelaine's blog. Posted contest at http://lantramart.blogspot.com/

lantram said...

P.S. It is only 11:17 p.m. here. I'm on Pacific Daylight time like Jelaine.

Paulette said...

Hi, Saw info on your turtle giveaway on Bonnie Heather's Art Blog. Love your art! Recently had an encounter with a medium size beautiful tortise. Due to a lot of rain here lately our little creek has been very full, while my husband was out checking on things he came across this tortise who had the most beautiful orange spots and a honey colored shell. I was surprised that he was so assertive, I don't think he backed into his shell once while we visited with him. OKay, I'll get to the chase....Shy Violet, Nosey Nora and Couldn't be Bothered Celeste.

Ken said...

Posted on my blog...
http://blog.lunchisoptional.com/2010/06/win-mouse-sculpture.html

And my name entries...
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Lisa C. Ingle said...

See what you think about these :
The shy turtle - Petunia
The turtle walking - Creeping Jennie
The turtle with the extended neck - Trillium

puhpuhpurple said...

Tigwig, Skwidgit, and Tuck

Robert Jackson said...

Pokey, Slow Moe, and Dawdle - however I do find myself getting a snicker out of Pokey, Slow Moe, and Chuck.
PS. Heard of you from Neil Hollingsworth' Blog - really great work!

Amber said...

How about, Mr. Sniffy, Stretch, and Peek-A-Boo.

lazyArt Studio said...

Why not go for the obvious 3 musketeers...

Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
"tous pour un, un pour tous".
("all for one, one for all")

Ellen Gavin said...

I name the turtles.
Yes , No and Maybe

Judith Angell Meyer said...

My choices are:
Challenger, for the bold one.

Bashful, for the shy one.

Slowski, for the one minding his own business.

Judith Angell Meyer said...

Posted your contest on my blog too! http://fortmeyer.blogspot.com/

Really love Nosey!

Peg and David said...

Name one "David Seymour," who was my college roommate many years ago, and who is still one of my closest friends, and whose nickname is "Turtle."

Peg and David said...

Name the other two "Susan" and "Jenny," David Seymour's (aka, Turtle's) wife and daughter.

Lisa Greenstein said...

How about Gretyl, Diesel, and, Ameril?

Kim said...

Fun! I love them. Okay - how about: Katharine (as in Hepburn), Jimmy (as in Stewart) and Howard (as in Hughes)? I'll leave it to your interpretation who's who : )

Bookgenie said...

They have to be named:

Nekker
Screwge
Heigh-ho

swan said...

How about
1-HIDE(shy one)
2-GO(minding its own business)
3-SEEK(bold one)
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Gaylynn said...

Mug, Stout & Longneck

swan said...

my 2nd try is
1=Toot-Toot(minding his own)
2=Tootsie(bold one)
3=Goodbye(shy)
that was fun thanks
swans333atyahoo.com

Matt said...

How about Slomo, Solo, and Reech.

Chris Beck said...

Hey Steve -- just posted a blog entry about the contest -- my brain is fresh out of ideas for names unfortunately. I'll stop back if something comes to me!!

beckielboo said...

2nd entry at 11th hour:

Chulie
Drummer
Noodle

BTW, my blog post RE: your 100th blog contest was "MY 100th blog post"!

Beckie

Lisa said...

I think they should be named BP (BeePee) who is hiding in his shell, EPA (Epa) who is keeping a close eye on him, and NOAA (Noah) who is watching the oil spill get bigger and bigger and bigger...

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Luci Daniel on fb........
Judge
Perceive
Avoid
Three distinct personality types......
Of course....the shy could be "Where", extrovert "Here", the inquisitive "There"

good luck