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This next giveaway came to us as a nursery-themed giveaway, but personally we think Numsi‘s uniquely mod art is suitable for walls of any age. Their contemporary patterns (or custom text) is printed on canvas and then mounted on a 2″ deep birch museum frame to give it some modern dimension and bring some pop to you art collection.
Plus, since the deep birch plywood cradle makes these blocks of art so sturdy, they can hang on the wall, sit on a shelf or anchor your latest mantlescape. So have some fun browsing their collection of animals and vehicles or patterns and text, because one of you is taking away a $100 credit towards anything on Numsi’s site this week (and the rest of you are taking away a sweet discount).
Here’s how to enter this week:
- PRIZE: $100 towards anything from Numsi.
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “BLOCK ME” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: … since we’re referencing writer’s block, why not share a tip that you use to overcome any creativity or productivity block. Do you go someplace special to help you focus? Got an mental exercise to get your juice flowing again? Or do just go do something else and hope the motivation finds you again later.
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 19th at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: Worldwide
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!
Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Numsi.
I love to go for a walk in our local arboretum. It’s very inspiring!
I find that going for a drive or taking a nice long shower helps me to clear my mind and get a fresh start.
I go and grab a venti latte and go for a walk. Usually things start moving then!
When I have writer’s block, I usually end up procrastinating by looking at your blog ;)
Sara @ It's Good to be Queen says
BLOCK ME! i love these!
I find that I can often solve my creativity blocks by going for a run.
Regular exercise helps keep creative and productive energies flowing.
Block me!!! I am a designer- so I go to blogs such as this one to inspire me- and of course shopping!!
If I have trouble thinking or writing, I usually put on music, relax, and then the words arrive…
Thanks for the giveaway!
liz @ bon temps beignet says
My sophomore English teacher taught us to just put your pen to the paper & start writing…anything… even if it’s just scribbles. Eventually your brain will catch up with your fingers. Surprisingly it worked for me.
BLOCK ME! A glass of red wine.
BLOCK ME! :) please
Playing with my fur babies always relaxes me and then when I get back to the computer, the creative juices just flow all on their own! usually.
Gotta love those puppies.
I play with my 2 year old daughter. (I actually use any excuse I can think of to play with her, especially on the swings!) Being with her makes me forget whatever was blocking or bothering me and helps me relax and start fresh.
I usually go for a run to clear my thoughts and start fresh!
I play video games or in other words shut off my brain
I’m a ‘walk away come back in a minute’. Even if that is just long enough to get a cup of tea, or a glass of water, or long enough to do the dishes. I stay hydrated and the house stays clean when I hit a creative block.
Taking a walk or a jog helps to get my creative juices flowing.
Amanda L. says
I work on other things until i get inspired and it comes to me.
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Sarah E. says
Sometimes I just make a quick cup of green tea, walk around the house, then I’m good to go. :)
Lindsay T says
I have a playlist of all instrumental music that I like to put on when I’m working, whether it be on writing, reading, or art. The music gets me in the groove, but there aren’t any words to distract me even subconsciously. It’s a win-win!
BLOCK ME, BLOCK ME, BLOCK ME please!
These are fantastic!
a good hard workout will generally get my juices flowing again!
Law & Order does wonders for my concentration!
when I lack creativity, I try something new I’ve never done before. this gets my brain revving on a different track, and ideas flow!
Michelle H says
Hmmm….well, time and inspiration rarely go together for me now that I have kids. But, when it comes I try to take full advantage.
aimee jones says
running always gets my creative juices flowing!
I like to go on a walk or just be outdoors. That always seems to get my brain juices flowing!
Claire P. says
Block Me! I usually like to chat with friends or my husband to get over any writers block!
Block me! Going through old magazines usually gives me an idea.
BLOCK ME :)
Dirty secret, but I love to eavesdrop on conversations in public. I’m always inspired to write!
Hang out with my kids. They’re full of imagination, and it’s contagious (:
Dee in BC says
Mrs. S says
I usually do something that I like first and just relax to overcome productivity block.
I look at webpages, watch tv, talk with co-workers. Get my mind focused on something else and then inspiration strikes…hopefully!
Weirdly enough, I uusally take a shower – I guess the relaxation of the water is enough to usually give me the inspiration I need!!
It’s all about location for me. Sometimes things are too quiet and I need to switch to someplace more interesting, like a coffee shop, to get things done. At other times I need total silence and I’ll travel far to get it. In college I would sometimes wander from building to building until I found the perfect spot to work. Kinda sounds like a form of procrastination but it was just pickiness.
When I have a blog-block it usually helps if I find something funny. Cakewrecks, Seinfeld, 30 Rock . . . whatever. I must laugh to let myself get back in the saddle :-) !
I love this advice a prof once gave me: stop when you’re on a roll. You’ll always be itching to get back to it.
BLOCK ME! :)
usually if i come back to something the next day, i can kick it out in minutes even if the day before it was more like HOURS.
These are beautiful!
Amanda L. says
I always have writers block. I just start typing whatever is in my head and edit down most of it to sound ok. If I can’t start writing at all, I will try exercise or taking the laptop outside.
Caitlin in MD says