I've so excited to talk about this little give away I'm offering today and I'll let the giveaway go until Thursday so I can mail it out Friday. It's not a huge deal or anything but I've been trying to purge lately and get rid of things that I don't use any more just to try to make my life a little simpler. Hah!
I'm calling this giveaway "Sisterhood of the Traveling Book"... so here we have a book called "Making room for making art" "A thoughtful and practical guide to bringing the pleasure of artistic expression back into your life." By Sally Warner. It has pictures (black and white) and is an easy read. It has 208 pages not including the appendixes and notes.
Here's what Sally has written on the back:
"I hope that this book will help break through some of the isolation every artist faces by exploring how we as artists discover our art, how we continue to discover it, and how we keep making that art, in spite of everything. Artist momentum can be regained and vision sustained."
So no fancy rules, you don't even have to follow me, but just like OWOH, please have a blog. Just comment here that you indeed want the book and have intentions of reading it. You don't need to pour your heart out here, just post something. I plan to use a random generator so it doesn't care how much you need it or want it right now. I do ask for one thing though... pay it forward with this book. Have your own giveaway with this very book when you're done with it. This book is interesting but not something that you need for reference and I don't have the desire to read it again and I think most who read it will agree. I got out of it what I needed, so it's ready to inspire someone else :)
I will probably write a tiny bit in it and doodle or send along a doodle with it, I think it would be cool if everyone who receives this book included a little piece of themselves with it, that is a piece of their art. Nothing extravagant. Just a note of encouragement or a favorite quote, poem, maybe a tiny sketch or something like that. Insert a loose page if you need or want. Try not to disfigure the book or tear pages out of it or paint over the writing. I want people to be able to read it. But the blank area is up for grabs! Please know this book is geared towards artists and re-kindling your muse so to speak, so if you don't create any "art" you might not find this book interesting. But you don't have to be a painter or illustrator to get something out of this book, just a creative type and a want to poke the muse bear. If you just want to say "hey Jaime this is a great idea, but I don't want the book" please don't. I love to read your comments but to keep it easier for me to pick the winner don't post here. Feel free to email me with your comment or leave that comment on another post. :)
As I write this, it just came to me that how neat it would be to track the book. Maybe whoever gets the book could let the previous owners know with an email? I don't know, some may not like that but I think it's kinda cool. I'll include my info and I want to be contacted if you decide to go to the trouble.
Like that movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Where four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly. Ok, so this isn't a pair of jeans but the concept is kinda the same. We pass this book onto one another along with a thought, doodle, whatever... alright I may be reaching here. Do what you want, if you want to leave your email or blog in the book for others to contact you do it, if you don't want that then don't. There. Easy peasy. I hope people will do this, I wish that I could see the book as it goes through all the creative people and I hope that I will see it in your blogs and webpages. Kinda like when you take a picture of your sketch book and post it, same thing. If I am contacted with additions to the book I plan to add a tab to my blog linking to each and every post and hopeful add pictures of some of the stuff that's been added. I am so excited to think what this could turn into!!! So please don't rain on my parade. ;)
This has turned out waaaayy longer than I intended, I'm sorry. This is world wide giveaway, but please know it's written in English. :)
Let it begin.