Monday, July 26, 2010

Another giveaway! (Really? YES!)

It's been one of those blink-and-you'll-miss-it summers, hasn't it? Seems as though it was still snowing a few weeks ago and suddenly we're staring August in the face. What the heck happened?

Well, linos happened. And workshops happened. And contracts happened.

And books happened.

One of the books that happened this summer is "Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists" by my friend Carla Sonheim. Carla and her family lived here in Salida for several years, but are now enjoying the big city life in Seattle. Before they left, Carla honored me by asking if I would contribute to a book project she had in progress! I happily agreed to do an "assignment" for the book, which later expanded to a couple of the book's 52 fun exercises.

"Drawing Lab" was released at the beginning of July, and Carla has been hosting a book party all month at her blog, Snowball Journals. Book contributors like me were invited to join in, and Carla has graciously offered to give a copy of "Drawing Lab" away to one of Brush and Baren's readers! How cool is that? (Oh, you guys are getting so SPOILED!)

So here we go again! Leave a comment on this post between now and this Thursday, July 29. I'll pick a random winner on Friday and put that person in touch with Carla for book delivery.

I dunno why, but seeing a photo of a stack of my sketchbooks makes me really happy.



44 comments:

Margie Joy said...

Well, I'll bite (of course!) -- can't resist art books, you know -- especially when there's a friend involved.

Cheers,
Margie

Kannan said...

Oh I just can't help myself! The cover is too cute!

Marti Icenogle said...

I love the cover and the idea of exercises is great!!

brdpics said...

Excellent- Carla was lucky to land your contribution!!

Susan J Tweit said...

What a treat to see your work in another book, and such a fun one. I love Carla's layouts, too. (And no, I don't need a door prize, I'm just commenting with appreciation!. So feel free to leave me out of the picking.)

rebecca said...

I'm finding so many inspiring artists through Carla. Thanks for the giveaway- love your work!

AuntieAnnie said...

I'd love to win this book. The drawings and exercises look fun and whimsical. Thanks for having the drawing.

Mary Beth said...

Just what I need to jump start my creativity! Thanks for the opportunity

Marilyn said...

I would love this book - I really do need all the help I can get and this book looks so wonderful. many thanks.

Allison said...

Carla has been on my radar recently. I was excited to see her new book. Thanks for having the drawing.

Natasha said...

I would love this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Rachael said...

oh this book is so cool, it would really help me with my drawing skills. thanks for the opportunity to own it.
from Rachael

Denny1600 said...

I LOVE to be spoiled!! I'd also love to win this book. And now I'm loving your work, too. So much fun.

Thanks for doing this.

Denny1600@gmail.com

Justin said...

What a great idea for a book. Very cool that it is a local artist and author.

wes said...

Looks to be a very inspiring tome. Great stuff!

Marie aka Grams said...

I'm especially impressed with your website, with the linocuts and illustrations. What lovely craftswomanship you offer. And your features in the drawing lab are so professional. I'd love to win a book, too.

Sarah said...

Carla is pointing us to such a wonderful mix of talented artists. I am glad to have found your work!

Kimber said...

I love your art! I'm so glad Carla pointed me your way with her blog and book! I would love to win this book as I'm teachig myself to draw this summer...it would be a great help in that effort.
Thanks!

nancy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book because I want to improve my drawing skills and this book looks like a great help! So glad to have discovered your blog. Thanks!

just a scrap of paper said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. thanks for the giveaway.

Jane said...

Congratulations! Thank you for a chance to win this unique book!

Cynnie said...

Well aren´t we lucky that Carla directed us to your blog..I am hooked even if I don´t win the copy,,,which of course, I hope I dooooo ,,,,but I can only cross my colored pencils and hope like all the rest that leave a comment here
can´t I..............

Rdreamer said...

Gosh! I really woul like to get it. I loved the drawings and I need to learn more!!!

sunny said...

This book looks enticing! As a fellow artist, art teacher, and the mother of a budding young artist, this book is just calling to me! Thanks for your work.

emarci said...

I want this book! I want to learn how to draw and use my drawings in my cards!!!! Thanks so much! Your work is awesome!

Janeen said...

Wow - what a generous gesture!!! Thanks Sherrie and Carla for offering this opportunity:) The book looks amazing and I would love a copy! Good luck to all:)

Jennifer said...

I loved looking at your linocuts! I haven't seen anything like it. I love that Carla is sending us to see and learn about all the contributors of in her book. You all are so creative. I hope to absorb some of it along the way. Having that book would help too..:)

Margaret said...

Thanks for the opportunity! You guys are so generous! I would love to learn to draw better. I find the blank page so intimidating. Maybe this will help! Margaret

tammy said...

how exciting to see your things in a book. the book looks awesome with all the creative exercises, my drawing needs to loosen up.

Lisa DeYoung said...

Lovely giveaway. I'm so psyched for Carla that her book is finally published. Woohoo! Thanks for including me in your drawing. And I agree that summer has just flown by. I have not gotten enough of the warm...not not ready for winter again yet.

Julie said...

What a pleasure to discover you through Carla! I would love to learn from you both.

Jeff said...

Comment.

Beverly said...

Oh, what an inspirational little book...and it must be really good if you're a contributor!

LOVE your work, and thanks for the opportunity with the drawing!

Beverly

PS...my 'word verification' is "midicles" ...I'm not much of a gambler so I figure it will be a midicle if I win the drawing!

Syncronicity abounds!!!

iHanna said...

I would love to win this book. Your contribution looks great too, thanks for doing this!

Silverlily said...

It looks like it would be a fun book to learn from!

Lindy said...

With a book like this one I just might learn how to draw - a little anyway! I see the author is another person who left Salida. A tough thing to do. Thanks for hosting another drawing :)

Lindy

nakcus said...

I've seen this book and would love to learn new techniques.

PJ Howard said...

I need all the drawing help I can get! Pick me! Pick me!

KarlaRose said...

OK, Ok, I waffled for a long time, but now I guess I will go ahead and put my name in!

cHim-prints said...

I would loooove to have this book. Hope my name is pulled!

cheryl said...

Looks like I am just in time for the drawing ... The book looks wonderful & is on my "wish list"! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

morning-glories said...

Chances of winning are a lot better than the lottery ....
Actually I could really use some help with my drawing skills
Iris

stampjourney said...

Oooo, this book looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherrie Y said...

Hi everyone! Comments are now closed (Sorry, stampjourney, I already pulled the winner this morning!) Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and welcome to new followers!