Here Ya Go. The Winning Doodle!

10. ta daaLast week, the lovely and talented Jo Robinson was the winner of The Official Semi-Annual Mike Allegra Win a Doodle Contest. Her prize was a custom made doodle of anything she wanted!

What she wanted was a flock of birds:

“Can you do a doodle of my birds, please? I have four of them — two nanday conures (a male called Beep Beep and a female called Beany), and two masked weaver bird boys called Jelly and Button. I call them my feathered horde… They fell out of their nests up in Zimbabwe (lived there for 18 years until we had to leave a couple of years ago) and have been my babies ever since.”

Well, Jo, your wish is my command:

Pictured from left:
Pictured from left: Beany, Beep Beep, Button, and Jelly (I assume).

But that’s not all! Jo also won a Mike Allegra-penned story featuring five words of her choice. Those words are:

Weatherwax
Jelly
Books
Nuts
Zimbabwe

So far I’m stumped, but I’m sure I’ll come up with a story by next week. Stay tuned.

Here’s The Winning Doodle! (I Have More Doodle News, Too!)

She's Norwegian!
She’s Norwegian!

Last week the lovely and talented Alicia Jamtaas was the big winner of the Mike Allegra Win A Doodle Contest. Her prize was a custom made doodle of anything she wanted.

What she wanted was raven shape-shifter.

I had never heard of a raven shape-shifter before. Fortunately, Alicia clarified things:

“A raven shape-shifter is a woman who is able to shape shift into a raven. Like a selkie – woman to seal.”

“Ah!” I replied. (I decided not to mention that I had never heard of a selkie, either.)

Fantasy stuff is not really in my wheelhouse, but I figured I’d come up with something. I visited Google Images. There I discovered that no one on earth seems to agree on what a raven shape-shifter looks like.

So I winged it (so to speak).

Here’s your doodle, Alicia! I hope you like it.

This is the only time I ever see ravens.
Do forgive me. (Click to enlarge.)

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This is my last post before shutting down the blog for the summer. Before I go, however, I wanted to give you one last bit of doodle-related news:

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, I AM NOW ACCEPTING DOODLE COMMISSIONS!

That’s right! You no longer have to win a contest to get your very own doodle. You just need to pay me. Click on the Hire Me! menu above for rates and details.

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Have a great summer everyone! I’m going to miss you!

Here, lemme give you a big hug.

You deserve it!
You deserve it! (Click to enlarge.)

See you in September!