Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Great Book Giveaway, Part II, Begins!

A big thank-you to everyone who signed up for the Great Book Giveaway, Part I!

The spring cleaning continues, and I am discovering powers I never knew I had.

Powers to carefully cull my enormous craft/art book library, to create space in the studio. I never thought I would willingly part with any of my books, but I have so many that I am not able to use any of them to their full potential, or even peruse them for inspiration and eye candy as often as they deserve.

It's actually almost embarrassing how many craft/art books I have. I think others may put them to better use, and thus, I offer them up for the winning. I can't say the book-giving-away is easy, but it's fun, and it makes me happy to think of these books finding new people to love them.

And thus begins the Great Book Giveaway, Part II. This batch includes three more books:

Feeling at Home by Alexandra Stoddard, a fine living genius, and a lovely person, as well. This book is mostly text, so I have only a photo of the cover to show.

Two-Hour Scrap Crafts by Anita Louise Crane. I would call the project examples a cross between Victorian and Shabby Chic, but the ideas are flexible enough to be useful inspiration for any style of decorating.

And finally, The Art of Paper Collage by Susan Pickering Rothanel.

The author's work is lovely (I especially love this ethereal rainbow collage)...

...but the book also has a gallery in the back, featuring a terrific variety of collage work from other artists.

This giveaway I am going to leave open for two weeks, until April 22. To enter, just leave a comment below, including your email address so I can reach you if you are the winner (unless you'd prefer to send your email address to my gmail account (paintandink), in which case, please do still leave a comment). Again, sadly, my budget is such and postage of heavy objects is such that I must limit the giveaway to entrants in the U.S. But even if you live on Mars, I still love you.

Thanks for playing, everyone!


m debello said...

I thought I would wait and see and let others have a chance, but I guess I'm finished waiting :) The paper collage book looks great. The books arrived from the last give away and several of my juniors have eyed the print magic book. Kids are great, whatever is new is cool.

Marissa said...

I think I have too many books as well, but a few more couldn't hurt :) I'm not a very crafty person, so maybe these would help me out a bit. Thanks for having this contest!

maraco36 AT yahoo DOT com

becky n said...

What a nifty idea! I do take used clothes from a friend of mine, then pass on ones that I'm done with - I could do that with books, too! I mean I do give them away anyway, but how much more fun this way.