Thursday, July 5, 2012

The "Sketchbook Challenge" Blog Hop Give Away!

Sue Bleiweiss is at it again!

She has written a fantastic book about the crazy popular "Sketchbook Challenge" blog that she created in the late days of 2009.
I'm so excited to be a part of this project as well as the original blog.


Sue invited a handful of artists (21) to create projects from prompts that she came up with.
These prompts/themes were different from the "Sketchbook Challenge" blog themes at the time of publication.
She also invited seven artists to submit artwork for the book.


Here's a peek at the projects that I submitted -
(all photography by Sue Bleiweiss)














I created two different books and one mixed media fiber wall hanging for the two different themes that I participated in.

And I love the actual physical format of the book!
It's a smaller size (7.4 inches x 9 inches) with rounded corners.
It really fits into my backpack so much better.


Well, here's a photo of the book -


(see those nice rounded corners? Great for decreasing the wear on book edges while being carried in your book bag)

I'll be taking comments through Sunday July 8 and announcing a winner (via random number generator) that evening.

I'll be giving away a 10yd combination package of Mistyfuse that includes 6 yards of White and 2 yards each of Black and Ultraviolet and a Goddess Sheet.  Total retail value: $48!

Order your copy of the book here -
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
ArtPlantae


Hop on over to Carla Sonheim's blog today for a different giveaway.

Check out tomorrow's post from these artists -
Susan Brubaker Knapp
Diana Trout

The giveaways will be going on until July 10.

114 comments:

Teresa R said...

Love your pages; can't wait to own a copy of this book

Meg Fowler said...

Carol ... knowing you, I'm not at all surprised that your sketchbooks are things of beauty! Bring them next time we get together!!! I want to touch!!!

Lynn said...

Love the way fabric and stitching looks with journal pages.I'd love a chance to win the MistyFuse- I've been curious about it but never tried it before.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Fun to come by with my tea and visit your blog. You have done a great job promoting you new book. Cheers.

cath said...

Hi Carol! I have my iPad copy of the book, and it also carries in a purse very well. :D I am amazed at the amount of talent in that book, and thoroughly enjoying it. Congratulations to Sue and all of you talented artists!

dwright33055 said...

Thanks for all the sharing, I really love your work. and would really love to win....thanks again

Janny said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kira said...

I love your sketchbook - it's cute in itself :)

Christina Aiton said...

Beautiful handmade books - you are inspiring me. thanks for the chance to win

dolores said...

Yep...can't wait for it to arrive....rounded corners....bonus!:)

Roxanne said...

It's a really cool book. Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathy said...

Never have kept a sketchbook, but this shows me why it might be a good idea to start!

Quilt Rat said...

This blog hop is fantastic......INSPIRATION everywhere......Sue's book looks great.....think I am gonna have to start a sketchbook.
Congrats on your participation in this work

Pamela said...

I'm so pleased to find you in the Sketch Book Challenge. Great to discover your wonderful works.

pfstuff said...

I really like the looks of this one-your sketches are very nice-hope to win some misty-fuse-lots of ideas for that.

Debra B. said...

I love the pieces shown on your blog! The book sounds wonderful. Thanks!

Janelle said...

Your books are lovely. The sketchbook challenge book looks like it will be very inspiring. I would love a chance to try out Mistyfuse. Thanks to you and all the sponsors.

Sandy B said...

Joan your flowers are so beautiful this book i would so enjoy.

Sketch Gurl said...

Very creative pages - well done!

sewbeit said...

Love the sketchbook. The sketchbook challenge book looks awesome too, looking forward to my copy. Thanks for joining in with the blog hop , it has been fun and has introduced me to many new artists.

Melisa said...

Wonderful pages! I've never used Mistyfuse so it would be fun to win some to play with.

kamiguen said...

Have really enjoyed following along with the different sketchbook themes and seeing all the interpretations.
Thanks for being part of it!

Lori Wostl said...

What I really need is to be snowed in with this book! Maybe by Christmas. Love love love your art.

TinaW said...

I'm looking forward to trying some mistyfuse. Plus, it's been so much fun to check out the different blogs each day.

cbrothman said...

Love you pages, thanks for sharing your talents Inspiring

Gina Sismilich said...

just beautiful work - thank you for taking the time to share the process.

landscapelady said...

What a great book and blog! Thank you for sharing:-)

Eileen Lockard said...

I love the work you submitted and can't wait to see more work in your archives.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

So fun to see inside everyone's sketchbooks! I love it.
Erin

Ronni Hunter said...

I just love your sketchbook drawings! You make me want to draw. I can't wait to see the Sketchbook Challenge book.

Jean said...

I'm enjoying the challenge of the Sketchbook Challenge! Thanks for the inspiration! The book looks great!

Mary Corcoran said...

I am looking forward to the book. Your pages are very inspiring.

Jo Drueke said...

I especially love the covers of your books!

Fibreartist said...

Carol, love your sample books, I will order Sue's book asap, its available in Canada at Indigo.com

Deanna Hogan said...

I've really enjoyed looking at your pages. I'd love to try something like this.

Deanna

Leigh said...

Great book. Would love to win the mistyfuse package.

Connie Rose said...

I love your books, Carol!

Connie Rose said...

I love your books, Carol!

Unknown said...

Great papers. Will have to check the book out.

Jan said...

Love your books!

terip said...

Love your projects. This book looks great

Unknown said...

I just bought the book for my Nook and am looking forward to hours of fun.

Vivian Helena said...

thank you for sharing your ideas, and for participating in this blog give away. vivianhelena@sti.net

Alison said...

Love your sketchbook - I would love to have a go!

Art and Light said...

so when you look at my sketchbook the question is did the sketchbook come with rounded corners or did they "become" rounded.

Anne-Marie said...

Your books are beautiful! Thanks for this giveaway

Dana said...

I've been following the challenge for over a year! Your work is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara L. said...

Great book, great project.

Sandy said...

Love the book you made.

Lisa Chin said...

This has been a great blog hop. Getting to know so many new artists!

Catherine said...

I'm overwhelmed by all the wonderful artists I'm being introduced to by way of the Sketchbook Challenge blog hop - Thanks!

Dotti said...

I'm really happy to see you included in this book. Have followed you for awhile now and love your style!

Cheryl Gebhart said...

The book looks great and what generous sponsors!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Here i am, a devoted fan of Sue's... and love what you all have posted so far about this book. Amazon wish list, here we come! Thanks for the giveaway of Misty Fuse products - i love them, too.

Sharon said...

First I read about me and thought you were talking about me. I also carried my treasures from nature in my little paper bag. Still do! I love what you submitted for the book. What a treasure this book will be to get. I am now a follower too.

Edie said...

I am looking forward to reading and playing. Especially with some Mistyfuse!

Edie

Patti said...

I'm new, too, and am enjoying seeing everyone's work. Congrats on the book! Can't wait to see it.

primdollie said...

Love your work you created for the book!! I have the book on my wishlist (soon!!) Thnx for a chance to win!! this blog hop has been fabulous!

kathleen codyrachel said...

I love both the blog & the book - thank you Sue & everyone who is involved in either or both

Victoria said...

Love your work. Can't wait to see it in the book.

Linda said...

Love your book especailly! I won't have Sue's new book in my hands fast enough.Thanks so much for the chance to win the Misty Fuse-I'm dying to try it out!

Judy Nolan said...

Love the book you created to hold your drawings! Thanks for offering a giveaway. I have Sue's book and am starting to read it. Great stuff!

Danielle said...

Would love to win. Hand in a cast right now, but itching to do something artsy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so much enjoying this blog hop - it's such fun to discover new (to me) artists and the little peeks into what's in the book give me added incentive to get a copy! Thanks!

Susan said...

Wow! The more I look at the blogs about this book, the more I want to get it. I will also love to be included in your giveaway.

Love your work.

carol said...

looking forward to seeing your pages in the book!

Marcia W. said...

Your sketchbooks are absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed your explanation of the process. Small books are great for totes. Thanks for a chance to win some mistyfuse products too.

Sandy said...

What a great blog-hop - can't wait to see the book. Love your 'rough-hewn' books; beautiful. Thanks!

Quilter422 said...

i particularly loved your large orange flowers! thanks for the opportunity.

Ellen Johnson said...

I wish I could touch these books!

M. Austen said...

Congratulations on your contribution to the book Carol. I love your work. I turn to the Sketchbook blog often for inspiration. Also, enjoying the blog hop!

Erin Fish said...

Just received my copy last week - and LOVE the book with all of it's wonderfully creative ideas.

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of Mistyfuse until I came across this contest. I've added it to my "art supply wish list"...another new product for me to try.

Susansews said...

I think I can I think I can. Looking at your pages, I know I can!

Serena Mira Asta said...

What gorgeous art books! Thank for sharing, Carol. And Thanks Sue! - Serena

Bren said...

Sounds like a great book! And a great give away, got my fingers crossed and hoping!

tink-ink said...

Your artwork is amazing - so inspiring!

Kathleen said...

You have a terrific blog - love looking at the array of work you have posted. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

I do so love flowers and nature! I would love to learn mixed media work. Your art is amazing.

Amy said...

Love the book! Very inspiring!

Anni C said...

Beautiful work on your circle book! I absolutely love it!

Gina said...

Love all that you created with your prompt! And great give-away; looking forward to seeing Sue's book in person!

Mel said...

this looks so fun, where do you learn to make books?

Gayle Dowell said...

So nice to meet you Carol. Your work is fabulous!

Barbara said...

Love the book and all the ideas. I would love the misty fuse too.

Debbi said...

Your work is beautiful! I can't wait to see the book!

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas

Jamie said...

Love your books!

Judith said...

Your sketchbook is a treasure. Thanks for sharing....Judith, Texas

Shu said...

Your artwork and thoughts you share are uplifting and inspiring. Thanks for your role in the Sketchbook Challenge and SkCh book.

ColourFly said...

I love your sketchbook... I now go and order the book!!!!

Lynda said...

Love your work! Wow! Gotta get that book.

Carol C said...

I love your work. It's absolutely beautiful.

Kathleen Chrisman said...

I love books as an art form. Your books are wonderful.

elle said...

An amazing book and an amazing give away!

Valerie Rollins said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your work is beautiful.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I'm enjoying the book,love your work

lifeofdeb said...

Your books are always fabulous. I love looking at them.

Sandy said...

These look great. I can't wait to see the book.

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Your art is inspiring.

Vicki said...

Love the pieces you did for the circles theme. Your work is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

ginigin said...

inspiring work and love rounded corners too. have never used mistyfuse but would love to check it out.

Arlene said...

This book looks like just the thing to get my creative juices flowing!
Thanks for being a part of the blog hop.

arlene_bauman@sil.org

Steph said...

Carol, have always loved your work and it was such a pleasure meeting you in person at Textile Evolution. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques and your processes. Truly inspiring.

FIBREARTS ALLIANCE, CANADA said...

What a terrific shetchbook you created. Love the format and the cover. Thanks for participating in this challenge and for the giveaway...great opportunity to visit all of your groups many blogs and choose a list to follow.
Bethany Garner

liberal sprinkles said...

Your books look great. It's wonder to see projects created with a range of materials and techniques.
thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

Grace

Theresa Merkling said...

Now I'm going to have to buy the book - want too know more about your first floral spreads you shared here... very nice!

Heather said...

Hi, Mistyfuse sounds like the mysterious needs to be experienced. Would llove to try it. Love the book need to download it soon.
Keep up the creativity,
Heather B Cape Town South Africa

Allie said...

Thanks for sharing our work. It's lovely and inspiring.

Sandy said...

What a great blog hop - I'm loving all the art, the ideas, and the suggestions and comments. And I can't wait to see the book.

Bee said...

Your art journals are gorgeous! I am eager to see the entire Sketchbook Challenge book. Thanks for a chance to win! Mistyfuse is an awesome product.

Valerie Brown said...

The book is great, and I loved your sketchbook pages and reading about your thought process throughout!

Myriam said...

What beautiful pages!

Joan S said...

How wonderful to discover your blog through this blog tour. Thanks so much for participating, and for your work in the project. Gorgeous.