Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Reviews and Giveaway

My 2 friends and I would like to introduce you to 2 new titles from Laurence King Publishing, graciously provided by my friends at Raincoast books.





"My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion" by Nina Chakrabarti,  is great for all those future Project Runway candidates.









Soft cover and over 200 pages of prompts to get you drawing and designing your next "fashionista" collection.






"Let's Make Some Great Art" by Marion Deuchars is also soft cover and full of prompts, techniques and art history.  Lots of art projects in the making here.










I really enjoyed the artist profiles and accompanying projects.







So if you are interested in winning both of these books please leave me a comment on this post, an email  (thatartistwoman@shaw.ca ), or a like/comment on Facebook.

You have until Wednesday 11:59pm and the results will be posted Thursday.  U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Good Luck everyone!



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64 comments:

  1. Great books! I would like to win:))!

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  2. Both books sound very interesting!! Thanks for doing this give away.

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  3. These look amazing! My kids would have a lot of fun with both of these books.

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  4. Both of these books look interesting. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  5. Great books! I really like seeing these reviews and I might not ever have found these books without your blog. Please enter me in the draw.

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  6. I live in Chicago, home of a lot of great art! The second book is particularly appealing to me.

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  7. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

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  8. I love your blog. I teach 5th grade & have used several of your projects with my class.

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  9. Oh dear. By commenting second, I am almost guaranteed to lose, but I'll do it anyway. I would love to win those books!

    claire.negus@gmail.com

    Claire

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  10. ooh! I would love to win either of these! marcia

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  11. Wowie kazowie! Pick me! Pick me!

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  12. Oooh! I'm drooling over these books! I would use them with my 3 daughters!!!

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  13. Oh my goodness...
    you have the greatest giveaways! I would love to have these books...thanks for the chance <3

    emarci at hot mail dot com

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  14. Big Project Runway and art fan here! Both of these books look like they would have lots of inspirational ideas. I'd love to win them!

    Tina

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  15. Let's Make Some Great Art looks fabulous! I'd love them both. Hoping to win!

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  16. Fantastic books! I would love to be entered!

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  17. Fantastic giveaway! I would be delighted to win.

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  18. That Looks Awesome, I love art and I love books. So I would Love to have those books!

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  19. Wow - I lovethe second book but my girls would love the first :)
    Thanks for the chance,
    Sherry

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  20. Those look like fantastic books - they make me want to draw! Plus I think my kids would like them too!!

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  21. I would like to win:)

    selin c.

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  22. I agree with the previous commenter! I would love the second book but my girls would love the first one! Great giveaway. Thanks!

    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

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  23. I would love to win these books, they look awsome!

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  24. Those books look great! My daughter would love them! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  25. These would be great resources for my art classes!
    artteajannell.blogspot.com

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  26. You have the greatest friends to give you books to give away~ tell them Thanks!

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  27. Domestic ScribblesOctober 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Always hopeful to win, but will add them to my wish list if it's someone else's lucky day.

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  28. What great books! If I am the lucky winner I'll be giving these books to my girls. They're both artists and love to have reference materials.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  29. You always review the best books! If I don't win, I'm going to buy these for my 7 year old son. We made the leaf in plaster project & they turned out beautiful! Thank you for your blog. Tam

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  30. Great books and I agree - let's make art!!

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  31. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  32. I would love to win. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

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  33. What a fantastic giveaway! Oh, how I'd love to win!! I know my son would love these books! He loves art project & is already a little designer. Of course we love watching "Project Runway" together!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!

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  34. What a fabulous giveaway!! These books look amazing. I know my son would love these books. Like your family, we also enjoy doing art projects together. He's already a little designer in the making. ;) We love watching "Project Runway" together too.

    Thanks so much for giving your readers the opportunity to win these books!

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  35. Oh my, great books! I would love these for my girls to explore (and myself as well!!)

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  36. Both of these books look awesome!! I'd love to win either :)

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  37. Oh boy!!! I saw Alexander Calder in there!!! How exciting it would be to be able to share these books with our students! Thanks for the chance! Love your blog! ~Cindy

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  38. You can never have enough books about art!!!

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  39. Fabulous books! Would love to own these.

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  40. Those look like great books! Here's hoping I win one!

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  41. Hi Gail, I'm not entering the giveaway since I don't live in North America, but I thought this might encourage you: http://exploreandexpress-sheila.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-blogiversary.html

    Have a great day!

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  42. These look like fun! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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  43. Fantastic giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.
    a1arttch@gmail.com

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  44. Gail...Thank you so much for your fantastic ideas and instructions! I have made the wool roving trees with my 3 kids and their friends,which were a HUGE success! Even more exciting is that we tried the batik squares!I did them with two 3rd grade classes, and even got the teachers to make a square, then i sewed the 8x8 squares into two large rectangles, had some framing donated, and they were auctioned off at our school's fundraiser. They were gorgeous, and raised $1400 all by themselves!In a very small school district, with even smaller bidgts, this was huge! Your blog is my go to inspiration place for my kids....THANK YOU! Long live art in the classrooms!
    Krista

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  45. These look like so much fun! Can't wait to see them (even if I don't win :-) )

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  46. These books look amazing! I love the pages of shoes ;-)

    leighad8448 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. Both books look fun. Thank you for the chance to win and for all your incredible art ideas.
    Erin

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  48. Love books like these!!! I use similar ones for my "free draw" station in my art classes. They are great for filling in extra time when students finish projects early!
    marycsaca at yahoo dot com

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  49. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  50. The books look great!! I would love to win. :)

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  51. Look like great selections. I love your site:):) Cheers!

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  52. These books look incredible! Thank you so much for sharing and I would love a chance to win!

    unsells(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Appreciate your blog!

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  53. Jennifer R. GarciaOctober 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Awesome Giveaway! The books look great! I work for a school for special needs students and teach all of the art classes. The second book looks great. I love the glimpses of the artists. My higher functioning students love to learn about new things in art and it's great to connect it to real artists/artwork. So glad I found your site. You have some wonderful ideas that I have been able to adapt to all the various levels I teach here!! Thank you for it all!!!

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  54. I would love these books and know my kids would too. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  55. These books look like so much fun!

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  56. What fun looking books! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  57. These books look great. My oldest daughter (and I too) would love them!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. These books look like they will take my mind far away to the land of "WOW let's Create".
    My new students would love them.

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  59. Those books look like fun, especially the second one! Thanks!

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  60. great books!! thanks for the opportunity!

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