Today, I’m kicking off one contest per week until Christmas, in honor of my fifth anniversary of quitting my day job and pursuing my dream of being an artist full-time!

For the first contest, I want you to show me your skies! Here’s how it works:

1. Between now and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, post a photograph you’ve taken that features gorgeous skies on my Facebook page wall. If you could include some info about it — where and when it was taken, any special methods or filters used, etc. — that would be ideal. Please only post photos that you took yourself.

2. On Thursday night, I’ll select my three favorites, and they’ll be posted on Friday for public vote.

3. Cast your vote for your favorite image by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

4. The winner will be posted on Sunday, Dec. 7. The winner receives a small original piece of art.

Good luck!