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:

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

    Cheers,
    Margie

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

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

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  4. Excellent- Carla was lucky to land your contribution!!

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  5. 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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. Looks to be a very inspiring tome. Great stuff!

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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

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

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  22. 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..............

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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:)

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  27. 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..:)

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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.

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

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  32. 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!!!

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

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

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  35. 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

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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.

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

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

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  43. 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!

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