Saturday, March 1, 2014

Inner Hero: Giveaway

Quinn McDonald - artist, creativity coach and author of Raw Art Journaling - has just released her newest book The Inner Hero Creative Art Journal: Mixed Media Messages to Silence Your Inner Critic published by North Light Books.


In this book, Quinn offers the perfect combination of her talents in both art making and coaching.
Inner Hero shows you step-by-step how to create your own unique journal, made from a series of loose-leaf cards, that will help you to overcome negative self talk, illuminate your best self, and spotlight your own inner hero. Journal prompts, personal exercises, side bar tips, and worksheets are included to help you combat your critic and find your hero.

Quinn guides the reader through a series of unique mixed-media techniques and approaches to writing that each lead to a different card within your journal. Step-out instructions and photographs are provided so the reader can create their own personal pages. Techniques include abstract ink art, photo mosaics, fabric collage, paper sewing, eggshell writing, soy silk paper art, and more. Quinn also describes a number of different ways to use and store the journal cards.

Quinn invited a group of 10 artists to contribute their own journal cards based on the techniques from the book. I am so happy to be a part of that group and to have been able to create Discover Within, a two-sided journal card shown below.



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GIVEAWAY 

Quinn provided me with a signed copy of her book to offer as a giveaway on my blog. One lucky reader will soon have this book in their hands. To be eligible for the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. Comments will close end of day on Monday 3/3 and the winner will be contacted by email -- so be sure to leave your email address. Good luck!

Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Kathryn Dyche Dechairo who won the book!

92 comments:

Sue in the Wood said...

Looks like a wonderful book, and I would love to win it!

MegWeaves said...

I see, one must have a lovely outlook like Sue and not think like... "Well I never win anything so..." So yes, I'd love to be in the draw! LOL.

Heather Sebastian said...

I'd love to win this inspiration little journal! Thanks :)
heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Christi Conley said...

I need all the help I can get with journalling - this looks like I could certainly use it :)
StampinDiva (at) yahoo dot com

Gill said...

I'd love to win a copy of Quinn's book - it looks fabulous!

Sharon W. said...

Hey Seth......look over here! My inner critic tells me I don't need that book, but you and I know different, eh?

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I think that I'd like to journal, but somehow never do, outside of the blog. Art cards might be the answer and they might replace the piles of sticky notes!

My heart is here said...

This book sounds interesting and I like the cover! Hope I win it :)
mmyheartishere@gmail.com

joy said...

Art journaling is something I dabble in; need some help with the basics, for sure! Your page looks fabulous, Seth and I would love to own this book! Thanks for the chance.

cindy lee fearon said...

This book looks to be exactly what I need to help quiet my inner critic! Thank you for the opportunity. I'm also placing it on my Amazon wishlist, just in case! :)

cindy :)
meecindy@aol.com

Marcia Beckett said...

I'd love to be a winner! Thanks for the chance.

Jorin said...

This book must be wonderful like the first one, so I'd love to win a copy.
Jorin (jorin (at) rundwelt dot de

Kathryn said...

What a great giveaway on congratulations on having your work featured. Love what you created.

Anonymous said...

thank you for offering this giveaway. I would love the chance to learn more on art journaling

melia.hartley@gmail.com

Frank + Margie said...

This looks like just what I need! Thanks for the giveaway! Frankplusmargie@gmail.com

Roberta said...

Count me in! I love Quinn!

Maureen said...

Wonderful giveaway.

Beanie Mouse said...

I'd love a chance to win this!! I'm on lostfound_art (at) yahoo dot co dot uk

Vicki Johnson said...

I love the concept of inner hero and of course silencing the inner critic. This book sounds like a must have.

Rachel Evans-White said...

looks brilliant :-)

magpie said...

cool concept. I'm wrestling ith my inner critic who doesn't want me to comment. she says I never win anything. I'm not worthy....

Ruth L said...

I loved your pages Seth, discovering and letting it go, why not?...

Barbara B said...

Beautiful and I love this!

Irma said...

I would love to learn from this book! Thanks for the chance Seth!
irma0408-----yahoo-------com

Jo Murray said...

Who doesn't need some incentive? Great book, great giveaway Seth. Good luck to all (me too)

Katherine Regier said...

I have followed Quinn across chat groups, magazines, and social media. Her work is amazing and her coaching is spot on. I would love to have her book!

Kimberly Dawn said...

I love you site, so inspiring. Thank you sharing it with us.

Kimberlysdawn@gmail.com

Artsmarts said...

Hi Seth, I'm already looking forward to your visit to Cleveland ,OH in November--I wish it was NOW to have something to get me through all the snow here! That book looks great...I know exactly who needs it most-my mom!
My best,
Melissa
flanrad@gmail.com

Liz said...

I've got this on my wish list at Amazon, but I'd love to win a copy!

Hester said...

I'm in. Love to have a copy.

tgarrett said...

Throwing my hat in- I have her first book- this one looks good as well!

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting book.
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Natalie said...

Love your art and the book looks fantastic!

Frances said...

Looks like a fantastic practical read! Thanks for the chance to win. peetsf@yahoo.com

Joni said...

Looks like an incredible book.

Thomas LaBadia said...

This looks amazing! Would love this.
tomlabadia@gmail.com

patc said...

Looks like a great book to have, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Lynn Cohen said...

Looks like a cool book any journal artist would love to have.

Jean/www.adventures-of-a-mixed-media-salvage-artist.com said...

Seth, you are so supportive of all Artists, thanks for sharing this. I'd love to learn some art journaling techniques.

Carrie said...

I would love to win this book! I think it would help me jump start my sagging art mind right now.

hawker9999 said...

Thank you, Seth, for the opportunity to win what looks like a great book! Thanks, to Quinn too! hawker9999@gmail.com

Bill said...

I need a hero to battle my inner critic. It sounds like a good way to get rid of it once and for all!

thalia martin said...

I'm so curious about the techniques my inner critic needs a muzzle!! Hope I snag your copy!!!

Karen Schroeder said...

Looks like it has many phenomenal ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy Doht, Business In Order LLC said...

Any book that provides guidance on quieting my inner gremlins would be very helpful. Your card is fabulous. crdoht@mac.com

Hue and Me Art said...

I definitely need a kick start for journaling again. Kind of got out of the habit of it. This book just might do it. Thanks Seth for the chance to win.

Candice Thomas said...

Looks I
Positively inspirational!
Would love it!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Looks like a wonderfully inspiring book! Love the journal card you created and contributed!
Thank you for the chance to win.

queenb2u said...

Love the book. Count me in as the winner.

NM_Creatrix said...

Oh I want this book please!

bettywisse said...
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bettywisse said...

Such a wonderful looking book.

Darlene K Campbell said...

It is magic when you let the critic go and simply create for the pure joy of discovery...and I've found self discovery and new ideas along the way when I do let go. Your piece is great and I think I'll work through the "critic haunts" with art cards. Love a stack of painted cards. Put me in for a chance to win Quinn's book. Thanks Seth!

Saranne Valentine said...

What an awesome book! Love art journaling!

christine o said...

Look like a
Great. Book

Rose Curtis said...

Great giveaway! Love journal cards!

Anna H said...

Definitely something I could use, thanks for the chance!

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Kindly add me to the draw?

Tricia Michael said...

I would love to win ;)

Anonymous said...

Very cool book! Lissag123@verizon.net

annisikarts said...

I've looked inside the book on Amazon UK and would love to win this book. I'd love to win anything. Well, almost anything - I don't have room for a hippopotamus in my garden. :)

Ann

annisikarts said...

I've looked inside the book on Amazon UK and would love to win this book. I'd love to win anything. Well, almost anything - I don't have room for a hippopotamus in my garden. :)

Ann

annisikarts said...

I'm sorry, but my comment appeared twice. I don't know why. I'm not trying to win the book deceitfully!

Andrea said...

Would love this book!
Andreasavee@ca.rr.com

Quinn said...

Love the comments, and am so pleased that you agreed to contribute to the book! It as so delightful to have you at the book launch at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association in Anaheim)--I loved hearing people squealing when they saw you!

lynda said...

oooh- pick me, pick me!

Pnina gold said...

Such a great oppertunity to win a wonderful book!!! I hope it's me ☺️

Jody said...

I would love to win this wonderful book!

Julie B said...
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Julie B said...

This books looks wonderful, I love Quinn's work.

Try again - forget to leave my email

okami0731[at]verizon[dot]net

yælæd said...

Sounds very inspirational and helpful! :)

Anonymous said...

Keeping my fingers crossed... maybe this time I will win a book? Cindy (cindygroet(at)gmail(dot)com)

Anonymous said...

Keeping my fingers crossed.... hopefully I can win this book this time? Greetings, Cindy (cindygroet(at)gmail(dot)com)

cecile graven said...

would love to win this book.

Elena said...

I've been looking forward to seeing this book. I'd love to win a copy!

Lynne Sward said...

Hi Seth,
The simple and soulful journal card you created definitely "speaks" to me. I'm grateful for the chance to win a copy of this new book.
Lynne Sward

funkycrafter said...

always enjoy your blog. thank you for the chance to win the book

Barbara I. said...

Hi Seth, I've read quite a few reviews of Quinn's book on artists' blogs and it looks like such an interesting book. I would love to read this book as it sounds like it is filled to the brim with goodness! I am at bkisrael@gmail.com. Thanks to you for the giveaway and to Quinn for writing and providing the book.

Renata said...

I would love to win this book, please!

Anya said...

Thanks for the chance to win this signed copy of Quinn's book. It sounds fun, inspiring and helpful! Your journal card contribution is awesome, Seth!

Amy Mcdonald said...

okay look, do you need a best friend? because i will be your best friend. fire your current one - and let's do this: you give me that book and i'll be the new best friend.
i am a superior best friend and you won't regret ditching your old one.
okay?
so give me that fucken book and let's seal this deal.
tout et vous,
pamplemousse

(just kidding. my name is amy. but you can call me pamplemousse if you wanna)

amymcdonald_xo@hotmail.com

(just in case.)

Raster to Vector said...

I have reviewed your blog post on "Giveaway" & it was fantastic job. good post. will back to see more post.

Sharon Walker said...

Hi Seth, WOW! I love your journal card. The patchwork of the silhouette is really striking but the words are so meaningful and true. Could I ask please, what did you use to create the lettering on the pages? I love the way 'discover' looks scripted but I also love the random lettering of the other side. Thank you xx

Rebecca said...

Quinn is such a lovely writer, a copy of the book would be fabulous.

Erica said...

My inner critic is really awful. Thank you for giving me a chance to win this book.

http://star-stuff.net

Amber K said...

Wow, this sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for the chance to win!

jinxxxygirl said...

Wow!! Quinn's book looks great! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hugs! deb
nuleaf at comcast dot net

Styx and Stones said...

I love Quinn McDonald's work.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Sharon Lynn Payne, CZT
slynnpayne@aol.com

artfighter said...

I tried to leave a comment. I'd love to win this book. I've been fighting my inner critic all of my life. Thanks, Cindy Sikes. Cindycs12003@yahooCom

Christine Kiehl said...

Very nice book to win. Thank you for the opportunity; once again.

KellyCreates said...

Oh, this book looks like a treasure! Thanks for the chance to win it…. my art journaling is still in its infancy, but I'm loving how I can lose myself creating the pages :)

ev said...

Looks like an awesome book.