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Wednesday
Jul312013

Giveaway: Craft-A-Doodle Book

Guess what? Last year, I was asked to contribute to a book called Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists. Of course I was happy to do it. Basically, the idea was that 18 creative types like myself were to contribute idea prompts, to inspire the reader to get moving, creatively speaking. 

So, I did it! And now, a year later, the book is out! Hooray! You'll find some great creative prompts by myself, and other talented people. It was all put together by the lovely Jenny Doh.

So, I'll bet you're pretty interested in the book, yes? Want to win a copy?

OK! Let's do a giveaway, right here, right now. How do you enter? It's so easy.

To enter: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (comment moderation is enabled, so if it does not pop up right away, don't panic) saying what gets YOU inspired. Is it dancing in your living room? Drawing stars on notebook paper? Drunk-texting ex boyfriends? (Wait...) Whatever it is that gets you inspired, get the rest of us inspired by letting us know! 

I'll choose a winner at random one week from today, on August 7, at 5pm PST, and announce it shortly thereafter. Because the publisher will be sending the book directly from their US warehouse, they have asked that only US entrants be eligible. Good luck!

Meantime, buy the book here: Craft-a-Doodle: 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists

Reader Comments (24)

My cousin Kim's creations!
July 31 | Unregistered Commenterkerry
Oooh it looks amazing! I'd la la LOVE to win!
July 31 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S
I like to take walks in nature and then sit quietly and listen to nature sounds. Thanks for the giveaway!
July 31 | Unregistered Commenterjanet
Well really.... i like kneading the dough of my fresh bread, yeah sure its crazy but it lets the feelings out. (And you get some good bread!)
July 31 | Unregistered Commenterjosiann zayas
I get inspired by this blog every week!
July 31 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Going outside and looking at lots of beautiful trees and flowers
August 1 | Unregistered Commentersara
little, found "pieces" inspire me. Like if you're walking down the street and you find a Girl Scout pin discarded there, you should probably go home and stick that little pin on a piece of art. At least, that's how my brain thinks. :)
August 1 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
little, found "pieces" inspire me. Like if you're walking down the street and you find a Girl Scout pin discarded there, you should probably go home and stick that little pin on a piece of art. At least, that's how my brain thinks. :)
August 1 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I get inspired by hanging out with my nephews.
August 1 | Unregistered CommenterPam H
eating a good meal at a new restaurant
August 1 | Unregistered Commentertk
This book looks wonderful. I received an Amazon pre-release notification for this book about a week ago. I am always interested in learning creativity techniques from other artists so I would love to win this!
August 2 | Unregistered CommenterLisaT
I get inspired by the opportunity to make a difference. I'm also a fan of Flora Chang's art and thi book in particular fits my creative needs for a quick art project prompt whenever I find myself unexpectedly with free time, sans kids!
August 3 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
Great music inspires me! Especially live!
August 5 | Unregistered CommenterKarly K
Color inspires me! I put swatches next to each other and walk by several times a day, adding and subtracting as the mood strikes until "WHALAA!, there it is!!!" It's sort of like massaging color and texture until you can "see" the emerging design. It's fun to create!
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterGlenda
When I need encouragement to get up & about I play one, or all, of the following: Rammstein, Loreena McKennet, Dvorak New World, Holz' The Planets.

When I need inspiration I skim colors (floss, fibers, cloth) or catalogs featuring the names & description of Bearded Iris &/or Roses, keeping a sketch pad or notebook at my side.
August 6 | Unregistered Commenterjonquil
Culture inspires me and living in NYC, I find a lot of culture! I like to walk around and soak it all up. Look at all the architecture and old buildings and imagine how life was there years ago. And definitely listening to music during all this too!
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterLisa M
This book looks so cute! I'm inspired by vintage fabrics, old toys, and kitschy objects from a by-gone era. I also am constantly inspired by nature and all its critters.
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterAmie
dreaming in color
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I find textures really inspiring! When I'm at a loss for new ideas, sometimes I'll just begin texturing metal, with hammers or a roller, then study the results and wait for something to speak to me.
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
can't wait to see the new book! wonderful stuff!!
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Maddock
I get inspired by images, so I like to go on Pinterest, Etsy, etc. to get inspired. Music and going for a run also helps me get inspired!
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
My daughters inspire me always.
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterTraci
Listening to the birds outside as they chirp along on their busy day. They don't know lazy.
August 6 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie
I get inspired by music!
August 7 | Unregistered Commenternatasha
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