Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art Books Giveaway and Rachel Hazell's PaperLove E-Course

 Congratulations to britthebeau, winner of the books!

Because I often review paper art and craft books, publishers send me titles they think will be of interest. The problem - truly a small one - is that my bookshelves are filling up fast. To remedy the situation, as well as share a bit of joy from my corner of the frozen tundra, I will be sending all four of these new and pristine titles to one lucky person!

More about the giveaway in a sec... first, let me introduce the books.

#artbooksgiveaway

Paul Rand, a designer of iconic logos, penned Thoughts on Design in 1947. The respected book was revised in 1970, but has been out of print for decades. Its recent re-release by Chronicle Books with a new foreword by graphic designer and design critic Michael Bierut finally gives present day creatives the opportunity to read Paul's reflections on good design.

Thoughts on Design and Pop-Up Designs Giveaway

Another well-known Paul - Paul Jackson - wrote Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs for those interested in fueling their paper crafting skills. It is the third of a series (I previously reviewed this title here and another Cut and Fold book here) and to date has received solid five stars on Amazon.

Art Before Breakfast Giveaway

Danny Gregory's Art Before Breakfast is a quick and fun read especially suited for busy people who love to draw and paint. It contains a wealth of simple ideas for finding just a few minutes each day to pursue your art.

Cat Postcards Giveaway

Lastly, this tablet of illustrated Cat Postcards from publisher Laurence King arrived out of the blue one day - well hey, they are paper and nice quality at that. Each tear-out postcard features a different feline... keep them for yourself or make a cat lover's day.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post

and/or  

Like the giveaway photo on Instagram 

through Sunday, February 22.

#artbooksgiveaway

To earn extra Instagram entries: 

Follow @allthingspaper

and/or

Regram the giveaway photo or click and save the photo above. Either way, share it with the hashtag #artbooksgiveaway

and/or

Tag your friend(s) in a comment on the giveaway photo.

A winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced here and on Instagram as soon as she or he has been contacted.

One more nice thing to highlight today...

Paper Collage Heart

Rachel Hazell, a paper artist and bookbinder in Edinburgh, Scotland, contacted me to introduce her five-week e-course, PaperLove. It begins on March 23 and is a combination of video tutorials, downloadable PDF instructions, and step-by-step photographs that lead participants on an enjoyable exploration of paper, collage, word, book, and mail. Structured like a blog, a new post is revealed each day and a video launches each week's main project.

PaperLove E-Course Kit
optional materials kit

Rachel sent over sampler of several projects. I think the course would be ideal for those who are looking to jump-start their creativity, as well as meet others who share a love of paper. She has led the course previously in person and online, and each time creates a private Facebook group where participants share in-progress photos, finished creations, ideas, and encouragement.


PaperLove: The ecourse from Rachel Hazell Paper Artist on Vimeo.

I was impressed with Rachel's friendly, conversational writing style in the project sampler, as well as her obvious heartfelt enthusiasm for paper as a creative medium.Take a minute to watch the video and I think you'll agree.


74 comments:

Cheryl S Miles said...

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! Your blog always provides some wonderful inspiration...I just need to find the motivation to follow it through - maybe that paper course is for me. :)

LilyH said...

Your blog provides so much inspiration for me - so many new ideas that I would never have seen otherwise. Now -- a giveaway? Wow!

ElaineB said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. Your blog always has such great information, and now a chance at some really good books, too. Thank you!

Amber Shakil said...

oh that a great idea...!! i must say that the one who will recieve these books will be really lucky!! :-)

sheworeblue said...

Hiya! Love, love, love your blog. Thank you for sharing your abundance of treasure with us. Rachel Hazell is definitely a kindred spirit and her class would be an absolute dream!

Jacquilynne said...

Those books all sound interesting -- especially the one on pop-ups!

Maureen said...

All Things Paper always has great giveaways.

Sandy said...

These are fantastic! Thanks.

LMV said...

I need Danny Gregory's book in my life!!! x

paperlilly.com

slb3334 said...

what a great book.

Kristen said...

I'm falling more in love with "All Things Paper" every time I hear a new mail *ding* Thank you for bringing light to such artists and art forms that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. The books are just a plus!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

The cat postcards caught my attention, but I really need that book on how to be creative! Sounds so good! I also liked photo on Instagram as @Cezovski9
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I also tagged two friends on the Instagram photo
@Cezovski9
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Sharon Hermens said...

I love paper cutting, folding, and anything paper. Looks like lots of fun things to do with this giveaway.

KatheD said...

Wow - I found you by a link to your article about Sena Runa's quilling and clicked through to read this, too - so glad I did! I'll be adding All Things Paper to my feed reader :) and would LOVE to win these books! Thanks for the chance.

D Eicher said...

pop-ups, cats and creativity, all rolled into one! can't beat it ... thanks for a chance to win. deicher@pdidesign.com

Anonymous said...

wow wintertime antidotes and a jumpstart for creative juices. skyview at countryspeed.com

Connie Schulz said...

Love the books. Anything paper goes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura H said...

What a great giveaway. I love paper crafts, and the cat postcards look so fun too

Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I sure could use these books.
Michele.kay@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I could put these books to use. ~ Leanne S
jolea.1994@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Even if I am not chosen (please, please pick me :) your blog is always a treat for the creative senses. Miss J - divalovesbooks at gmail.com

sudukc said...

Thank you for the opportunity to receive a new book...love a couple so I even wrote down the titles to order if I do not win one Thanks

CC said...

Wonderful post! Lovely books...

Suman Pandit said...

love everything paper, thanks for the giveaway !! sumanpandit@gmail.com

My heart is here said...

What a lovely giveaway with lovely books! :)

Anonymous said...

Found you from Pinterest and am glad I did. Books look like fun. Thanks for the chance.

dragonswing said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway. I love all the quilling designs you show---many ideas I could not find elsewhere.

Pamela Haskin said...

What fun books! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Rhymes With Magic said...

Love the books! They are ones I will look for at the library, too, in the meantime. :)

Kris Koch said...

Thanks for the chance to win. mrbeebles@charter.net

The Thunker said...

I love PaperLove! Thanks for the chance to win some inspiring books!

Bev said...

These book look amazing - would love to win them! bev dot frey at alaska dot edu

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great looking books!
tgrimmy at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

Paper Art is right up my alley - thanks for offering the books! Helen Pierce - helenpierce@ameritech.net

Anonymous said...

How nice of you to have this offer! Thanks for the source of constant inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love all of the ideas. Would love to have all four of the books. Lucky whom ever. Diane kuby1@hotmail.com

maramemories said...

Thank you for the giveaway contest! I think it would be fun to put quilling on one of the pop-up shapes.

B. Thurman said...

This site is like a paper labyrinth; I was lost and awed with all of the beautiful work. I almost forgot to comment on the book give away blog. The pop up cards are breath taking as is the quilled cello by Sena Runa. Irving Berlin pretty much sums how I feel about all of the creations covered in this blog, "Heaven, I'm in heaven."

MaryTX said...

These look great, thanks for the chance to win!

Anna B. said...

Ahh, that pop-up book looks amazing! I've enjoyed making pop-up cards since I was a kid...I basically discovered a book in the library and have loved it ever since! I'd love to show this book to the kids I work with!
Anna B. (lumpy_lump_in_my_oatmeal@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

always such original ideas on your site! i don't always have time to make them, but it's sure fun to dream! the books look wonderful and i will have to try the art before or during breakfast idea for sure! - lori from coventry, CT

rennbridy said...

Pop-ups and cats! What could be better! donnabridy@aol.com

Iliana Guzman said...

Oh my, how generous you are! Thank you for the give away, this would be a perfect anniversary gift!! as the first year is Paper :D
From each book to the paper e-course, completely amazing.
hello@ilianaguzman.com

NunesCreative said...

I adore art books like these and wish I had more to kickstart my creativity, thanks so much for the giveaway!

Cassies Gramma said...

Wonderful offerings in this give away. I could only hope to win. :-)

theresamartinart said...

Thanks for the chance to win some great books. I would love to use them in my classroom.

Wooded Solitude said...

The books look interesting...Thank you for the opportunity.

Cátia ViegaS said...

Thanks for the chance to win these awesome books and congrats on the cool blog

Kathy W said...

How kind of you to share your books with someone else.

Fern Spackman said...

What a lovely collection of books, and how kind of you to offer them as a give-away. Danny Gregory's book looks especially interesting. : )

kitblu said...

I love working with paper. I have made paper, papier mache and origami. I recently learned Iris Paper Folding; it is so much fun that I have not yet started to learn quilling. Working with paper makes junk mail more tolerable.

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a great present. For the ones (as I am) interested in Paper Arts it would wonderful having them!
Thank you very much
Lidia Davis
lidiaindec@yahoo.com.ar

Jan Castle said...

So enjoy your blog with highlights of all thing paper...so inspiring! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win these creative books...a fun read and resources I'm sure!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Anonymous said...

books, papers, design...
oh, my salts, please, my salts...
have a great weekend!
beatriz_souza
paper.and.metal@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Art Before Breakfast! That's me. Laurie C

Jennifer Reed said...

These books look great. I would love to browse all of them. I am especially excited to read the Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs by Paul Jackson.

Summer Spears said...

Thanks for the chance.

Sangita Pillai said...

Thanks for the giveaway. So generous of you to share your books :)

Lucydorothy said...

I think Paul Jackson is the bees knees!
Lucydorothy.com

Bob Crane said...

what a wonderful idea to share the books.....they would make a great addition to my library...

Bob

Anonymous said...

How lovely :) ...all these books look interesting to me, especially Paul Jackson's Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs.
katigal@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a "Book-of-a-Way to share ........volumes of pages with your followers and friends.

gwendi17@yahoo.com

bn100 said...

looks fun

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Ignacio said...

Incredible. I got it looking for the review of one of these books and I find this entry, is it a sign? I hope so!

Greetings from Chile.

Anonymous said...

I love those cat postcards and know who I'd end them to Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

blew415 said...

Very cool, my friend would like it

Melinda Stephens said...

My sister would love these! Thanks for the gift ideas.

Janet Boyanton said...

What a great giveaway. I would love to win this.

Michelle Tucker said...

I'd love to have the kitty book. I'd then gift the other art books to my niece who is an amazing artist. She's 19 and is planning to pursue art as her career in some fashion. I know she'd love them. Thanks so much for the chance. I liked the photo on instagram and follow via IG as well as michedt. :) michdtucker at gmail dot com

ChrisB said...

Thank you for having the giveaway! The Cats Postcards and Pop Up books caught my eye.:-)

Ann Martin said...

The giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who took the time to enter and especially for your nice comments.

Cindy O said...

I missed your giveaway, but thanks for mentioning the Art before Breakfast book - I had not heard of it before. It looks interesting and useful - and it's going onto my wish list!

Ann Martin said...

Hi Cindy, sure thing... it's a nice book. Here is an interview with the author you might find interesting: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/19/art-before-breakfast

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