Win Three Pre-Raphaelite Blank Journals Designed by Brigid Ashwood


It’s my first giveaway!  And what a giveaway it is!  One lucky reader will receive these three gorgeous blank journals.  Designed by Brigid Ashwood, each journal is a 6X9 paperback with 200 pages.  Pages are lined on one side, blank on the other. Journals are available for purchase here.

To enter, simply post a comment below.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate, a nice “I want these journals!” or “I like your blog” will do. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday.  Good luck, I know you are going to love these!

133 Replies to “Win Three Pre-Raphaelite Blank Journals Designed by Brigid Ashwood”

  1. Dear Stephanie
    Please enter me for your lovely giveaway – Burne-Jones and Waterhouse images, yes please! I have been immersing myself in the Pre-Raphaelites recently – buying various books and a wombat, so that I can occasionally join in with Wombat Friday. I have just finished the book ‘A Profound Secret’ by Josceline Dimbleby about her family, the Gaskells, and the relationship between May Gaskell and Edward Burne-Jones. The book then follows May’s daughters, Amy and Daphne, concentrating on Amy who had her portrait painted by Burne-Jones when she was 19 and it is a haunting image. The whole of her story was fascinating and this book kept me gripped. Amy still remains enigmatic to the end. Sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be such an essay – I think the Pre-Raphaelites have become a bit of an obsession…
    Best wishes

  2. Wonderful blog and I’d really like a journal to brighten up my desk in this very grey staff room xxx

  3. I really love John William Waterhouse!!!!! Especially his portrayal of Siren (or Mermaid?)
    Hopefully I could be entered!! Finger crossed!

  4. Pre-Raphaelite art is so lovely–I adore Waterhouse and Godward. Having some of this art on journals is a great idea. I love it. I would love one of these journals.

  5. I collect Pre raphelite art, especially John William Warehouse & I would love to own these Journals 🙂

  6. I keep a daily food and exercise journal to keep me on track. These journals would really help inspire me to stay fit and healthy!

  7. Ciao, I’m italian and i like so much Preraphaelites. I like very much Swinburne poems and the arts and crafts of the engravers of thi period.
    Thank a lot.


  8. All that beauty for free? Yes please! 😀 I should by studying right now, but who can ignore the PRB…

  9. I love your blog and these journal designs! It’d be great if I won. Thanks for putting the competition/giveaway up.

  10. I’d love to win these journals – I’d use them to keep a journal of my baby daughter’s first years and to show her how wondrous Pre-Raphaelite art is 🙂 Love your blog and FB page – thanks and good luck everyone! x

  11. The Pre-Raphaelites are so important and bring such beauty to the world as well as an important perspective that includes a love of women , nature and magic. I would love to have the journals , to give one to my daughter and one to my granddaughter , to ensure that appreciation continues to another generation ! Thank you for providing them!

  12. I adore the Pre-Raphaelites and the artists associated with them, particularly Waterhouse, and as a writer it would be wonderful to have these notebooks with such inspirational paintings on the covers.

  13. I love the Pre-Raphaelites AND the journals AND this blog! I’ve been visiting my beloved PRB via the Tate’s Avante Garde exhibition currently at the National Gallery here in Washington DC. <3

  14. I use journals like this at work to jot down jobs to do, things to remember etc. Having a Pre-Raphaelite painting or similar on the front allows me to dream sometimes when it all gets too much!

  15. I’ve been in love with the Pre-Raphaelites since I studied Hamlet at school in the early 1970s, and discovered Ophelia by Millais.

  16. My soul would be blessed and blissful to both write and draw in this magnificent journals. Thank you.

  17. No idea if I can win this beautiful notebooks because I live in the Netherlands, but I want to give it a try anyway!

  18. I could really use these gorgeous journals as I’m going to England in a few weeks to study demantia care.

  19. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing the lovely images. It adds beauty and art to my day. It would also be a joy to add these beautiful journals to my library of journals =)

  20. I love your Facebook page and your blog :). Winning one of theses journals, never mind three, would be fab!

  21. These would be so fabulous to record my travel museum and art gallery visits. Thank you for the opportunity to own these.

  22. i’ve been enraptured by the pre raphaelites since i was a child, and would love to celebrate them daily with these journals (and i read your blog – it’s wonderful)

  23. These journals are beautiful and I would love to have one. Love the blog as well…thank you for the cool give-a-way!

  24. Hi, I’m Portuguese and I’m currently writing a M.A. thesis on the PR women and I would absolutely LOVE one of those journals to write all my notes! 🙂

  25. Would so love to win these beautiful journals and share with my also-beautiful journal-filling daughter! 🙂

  26. These would just be perfect for me. I am about to start 2 new hobbies. One is watercolour painting and the other is writing a novel (or trying to!). So I can put ideas on one side and sketches on the other.

  27. Mythical and exquist pre- raphaelite art
    Every detailed image melts my heart
    It really makes my mind sing
    Of romantic and wondrous things
    JW Waterhouse & the pre- raphaelite brotherhood
    Are my daily source of spiritual food
    I would love to be the excited winner
    Ill have somewhere to write thoughts after dinner! 🙂

  28. I’m glad we don’t have to write anything particularly clever for this, so I can just say that the journals are very pretty.

  29. Read site info: awesome, elegant…, intriguing, blows my mind! Love to have this collection; gift for a librarian ,artist friend who would enjoy and treasure.

  30. *Swoon* I love John William Waterhouse, he is one of my favorite artists. <3 These journals are begging to be drawn in, all kinds of secret, pondersome, wonderful things… whoever wins is lucky indeed!

  31. As a fan of the Pre-Raphaelites – and therefore this blog – how could I not be attracted to these Brigid Ashwood journals? It also helps that I love attractive notebooks, journals and writing pads which I fill with my ramblings and witterings! 😉

  32. Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
    Little breezes dusk and shiver
    Thro’ the wave that runs forever
    By the island in the river
    Flowing down to Camelot.
    Four grey walls, and for grey towers,
    Overlook a space of flowers,
    And the silent isle imbowers
    The Lady of Shallot.

  33. This journals are definitely worth learning to write calligraphycally… Or at trying to stop scribbling.

  34. These are very bonny indeed. Maybe if I owned notebooks this lovely, I would be more inclined to get my finger out and write down my creative inspirations instead of trying to store them all in my head! (hint, hint, hint…) ;p

  35. I would like to win these as a gift for my daughter who has a passion for all things Pre-Raphaelite, especially Burne-Jones, Millais & Waterhouse. The Lady of Shalott is one of her favourite paintings. We went to see the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Birmingham Museum last year, it was just amazing.

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