Thursday, December 6, 2012

An Alternative Giveaway


North Light Books has provided me with a review copy of Alternative Art Journals: Explore Innovative Approaches to Collecting Your Creativitywritten by Margaret Peot and released this past September. There have been many books focused on journaling but, as the subtitle for this book suggests, Alternative Art Journals looks at this hot topic from a fresh perspective.


The book is divided into 8 chapters and also includes a gallery section and a short list of additional sources on art journaling. Chapter 1 focuses on journaling in the traditional book format and includes some interesting step-by-step tutorials to create textured and distressed backgrounds. The remaining 7 chapters introduce alternative approaches to art journaling and combine step-by-step instructions and diagrams/photos with completed samples. Just some of the non-traditional formats include envelope journals, card set journals, scroll journals, Tibetan work structures, accordion journals, correspondence journals, box journals, photo album journals, tag journals, and charm journals.

The main focus of this book is on creating these innovative journal structures but more is included as well. Sidebars throughout the book introduce tips, ideas, historical information, prompts, and other bits and pieces of info to help you think outside the box when it comes to journal making. The gallery includes some beautiful examples of journals, all of which were created by the author.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky reader will win a copy of Alternative Art Journals. For a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by end of day December 14th and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you. The winner will be chosen randomly. Good luck!

85 comments:

Jacky said...

Great giveaway, I love journalling ... sounds really interesting. Please put my name in the draw Seth.

Jacky xox

liberal sprinkles said...

sounds like an interesting book. thanks for the chance to win.
grace

Lynn Cohen said...

What a great looking book. Looks inspiring, full of ideas and good looking art, would be fun to own, through winning or purchasing!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Looks like a really interesting book. I like the idea of alternative art journals and expanding the concept. Thanks for the opportunity to enter into a draw to win :) Px

Annie said...

Hello Seth. Please can my name go into the hat for the giveaway? I've had it in mind to bring text and images into play together in my journals for some time, and still wonder if it will ever happen. Such a book might help me get going!! Thanks.

Kathryn said...

I'm hoping to do mort art inspired journaling this coming year, great giveaway.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sounds like a great book. Would love to receive one. Thanks for the chance.

Roberta said...

Would love to enter to win! Looks like a great book.

Gill said...

This sounds a great book!
I would love to win a copy

queenb2u said...

Interested in techniques out of the box. Count me in. I'd love to win. Thanks. Beth

elle said...

I just discovered Margaret Peot and I do like what she does and how she explains things. Here is hoping! Thanks Seth for the chance.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Wow Seth, you are in a giving mood! I would like to give this book a home on my shelf! :)

audrey said...

It sounds like this book could be very helpful. Thank you for yet another opportunity to win one of your great giveaways.
audrey

Karoda said...

I have a small group of friends that I pose your questions to from The Pulse of Mixed Media. Answering them for myself was thought provoking and fun.

bettyfromtexas said...

Looks delicious!! Thank you, Seth!!

Margaret Brampton said...

I'm a potter who finds it essential to keep a sketch book to inspire ideas and work from. This is a new idea to me sounds wonderful.
sgraffito2003@yahoo.co.uk

Janet Ghio said...

looks like an interesting book. Would love a chance to win it!

bockel24 said...

This seems to be a very interesting book, and I think it would be hard to get here in Europe, so please put my name in your drawing!

cHim-prints said...

That review makes me really want that book! Thanks for the chance to do just that.

Cheryl Connell said...

Thanks Seth! I hadnt heard of this book yet and it is right up my alley. cc6792@gmail.com

Cheryl

deb said...

I love giveaways - even if I never win - maybe this time I will be lucky!!

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Another great offer, Seth. Would LOVE to have this book. And as always, I enjoy your posts.l Thank you!

donnaj said...

book sounds interesting~count me in too

carlanda brown williamson said...

i would love to win this book seth! thank you for the opportunity. carlanda lollie.lucy@hotmail.com

johanna said...

fantastic chance - thanks for the opportunity! my email is on my blog.

Erna said...

I have had a look at the book on Amazon, and it sure is a great book! (ewade@absamail.co.za)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am very curious about this book and
if I do not win it then I'll have to buy-lol!


xxx Susi

Myra said...

Hi Seth! I'm just about to offer an art journalling workshop here in my hometown so I could use all the collateral and books I can get my hands on, and, or course, funds are limited! Thanks for the oppty!

Jo Murray said...

Yay! A VERY interesting and generous giveaway. One can't have too many books on creativity... it's so inspiring.

Count me in Seth...
jo.murray.art@gmail.com

Dorcas Midkiff said...

Thank you for yet another opportunity to win one of your great giveaways.

dagmidkiff@gmail.com

Terrie Purkey said...

An art book - Yay! Everyone needs a new art book now and then - looks like it would be a great addition - toss my name in the hat!

tpurk@earthlink.net

Tanya said...

I love journaling. its helping me grieve and helping me heal in ways I didnt know were possible. thanks for a chance to see this neww book. tmac1999@gmail.com

akartisan said...

I had seen your dvd at Joanne's the other day and had to wait until today to buy it - looking forward to it.

Aleta said...

I my - this looks awesome! put my name in the "hat" please!

dorit elisha said...

looks like a very cool book, and I am looking for new inspiration!

Marie aka Grams said...

I love Margaret's other books and would love to add this to my library. Thanks for the chance.
marie.grams at yahoo dot come

Kim Henkel said...

It does look like a great book. I would love to have a chance to win it. Thanks

Darlene K Campbell said...

HI Seth,
Give me anything and evrything to do with art journaling. It sounds like a very rewarding book. Would love to have a chance to win this. Thank you.

Louise said...

What a delicious giveaway! Of course I cannot resist entering. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

Emily Greco said...

I just love the way Margaret Peot looks at the world through her unique creative lens of "anything is possible!" I have found her previous "Inkblot" work so very inspiring. Looking forward so much to reading her newest contribution. Thanks!!

Janine Whitling said...

looks like a wonderful book, yes, please do put in the running for the giveaway. xo

Linda said...

I need inspiration. I'd love a copy of this book. Thank you!

Carol said...

I can't resist entering either, Seth. Another generous giveaway.

Nan G said...

Just what I need since I find working in a book format journal intimidating. Nan G froggydesigns3@yahoo.com

Shells said...

I'm just starting art journaling and the book looks great.

Fallingladies said...

I was just looking at this book to buy and now you are offering a giveaway! Love the coincidence!
-Andrea

Nydia Dominguez said...

Uuuu! I would love to win this giveaway! This book sounds very inspiring!!
nydia1@cox.net

Julie Shackson said...

Yes please! I took a look at the link and it does appear to have alternatives to the usual bunch of techniques. Nice to see something different!

lssphx said...

Would love to add this to my collection... thanks for the opportunity...

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fabulous book. I'd love to win it! I'm a longtime journaler, new art journaler. Need inspiration and instruction. thevioletgypsy@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I've been looking at her videos to purchase. Would love to win this book. Thanks.

Pam said...

Count me in Seth. Thanks for your creative efforts.
Pam

Kelly Lynn said...

Art journaling is my favorite thing in the whole world!!!!

By Way of Bittersweet Art Studio said...

Last night I looked through my many sketchbooks and realized how much I had journaled on there pages. Thinking of art journaling as a work of art is an exciting prospect.

Gina Sismilich said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win

NM_Creatrix said...

Looks like a great book...

Annie H. said...

The book sounds interesting with new things for me to learn. Include me in the drawing, please!

lifeofdeb said...

Oh I am in! You can never have too many books about journaling.

kai said...

Thanks for introducing yet another wonderful resource. Count ne in for the drawing.

Marcia said...

What a great concept. I am very ready for some unbound journaling alternatives. Thanks for the heads up. My email is fallcreekc@aol.com

Nadine Wong said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. It looks like it will have a wealth of information.

nadineannwong@gmail.com

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

would love to win this one too! The pages look intriguing. We can never have too many art related books. Thanks Seth for the chance.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great giveaway! Looks like a wonderful book to add to my collection!

Barbara Mason said...

Always looking for inspiration...Thanks for the opportunity Seth

paintwitch studio said...

an altered alternative...the book looks great and i'd love to be in the drawing. thanks!

jacquerose said...

This looks like a great book for art journalists and artists who like something different to try. Thank you for the opportunity to win it, Seth!

Lindarose said...

Can there be a better giveaway than an inspirational book? I think not. Hope its me!

Frances said...

This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance!

TinaW said...

I'd love to win this book!

Barbara I. said...

I saw this book at the book store and it looked very interesting. I am an art journaler so this book would give me a number of alternative ideas for journal structures. I appreciate this giveaway and the chance to win this book. Email address is: bkisrael@gmail.com.

Sandi said...

This book sounds terrific! I'd love a chance to win it!!!

MegWeaves said...

Wonderful!

Jo said...

Sounds intriging.

Daisy Jane said...

Great giveaway! I've been wanting to get this book for a while now, but haven't been able to, being on a fixed budget, so am so excited for a chance to win a copy!Will be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes I win..
Daisyjane23@yahoo.com

Melva said...

Wow, what a great book. Thanks for the chance of winning it??????

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away!!

stardust said...

Looks like a great book to have in my small collection.

Kristin said...

Looks like a wonderful book to get me going. thanks for the chance.

Cindy said...

That book looks very interesting and very helpful. I would love to win that one! Cindy, Holland
(cindygroet(at)gmail.com)

Parabolic Muse said...

I want it!

Diana Johnston said...

I always enjoy your blog. In addition to featuring beautiful pieces of artwork it is full of interesting ideas and useful information. This looks like a great book. Thanks for your blog, your book and the opportunity to be in this drawing.

Kimmer said...

This looks like a great book! I love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lura said...

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lurabrown@gmail.com

Jan said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mon_Cherie said...

Just found you and the giveaway is over, I'm sure. BUT I am still a winner-I found this!
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