Monday, December 22, 2008

Give-aways on my blog

Hope everyone is having a peaceful lovely holiday!
I've posted some give-away offers on my blog
as well as a posting on Play and Relaxation with lots of great links:
Remember to always create time for play and relaxation! Especially during the holiday season!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Phrases for Shrinky Dink charms

Collage by Lani, "YOU are the gift"

This came from Gioia:
The faculty at GW art therapy program is
getting together for a potluck/ jewelry making, and last year I had
whipped some simple necklaces I gave out--some cool "art heals"
charms would be nice....what are other cool sayings I could say..I
should use you all's tag lines under your signatures...they are
always fun...let's see..

draw from within
play more
art heals
art is life
make art, not war
discover yourself, create more art!
create joy
be grateful
be still
appricate life
Graditude Rocks!
we are all artists

anyone got more short and sweet sayings to fit on my shrinky-dink

Jan replied:
Your event sounds so nice to share your art too! A few short words I like:

Be Gentle With Yourself
Expect Miracles
Miracles Happen
Hear the Music
Dance Everyday
Dreams Are
Be Real
Remember Before
Maria had this thought:
Gioia and Jan, I love your "words" and wouldn't it be great to use them for art or art journaling or even activities to get a group going? An artist friend of mine made me an altered book as a thank you gift that is hollowed-out in the center. She filled it with many different sayings and told me to use it with clients/students to start conversations, art inspirations, etc. I just love it and "words" reminds me of this.

Gives a person ideas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

'Tis the season for giving gifts

I loved exploring links from Chrysti's blog and what I have discovered is there's some wonderful generosity out there. Here's the first one:
Susan Tuttle's long awaited (by me anyway) new book, Exhibition 36: Mixed-Media Demonstrations + Explorations has just been released and the exciting, generous news is that she will be giving away a copy to a lucky, lucky person. There will be a drawing on Tuesday, December 16th at noon. If you want to be a part of the drawing, it's easy:

Just mention Susan's book in a post on your blog and include the Amazon link:
Then mention the contest and include a link to it in your post:
Then leave Susan a comment for this post that includes your contact info, so I know how to find you if you win.
She also says "Feel free to grab the .jpg image of the book cover to use in your post (not required)."

Another beautiful giveaway in going on over at Kelly Rae's blog. Donate $5 to the building of a new house for Esteria a friend of Jen Lemen's who is a friend of Kelly Rae and a person I admire hugely! It all has to do with a trip to Africa which you can read about here. Kelly will pick a lucky donor to win one of her paintings.

There's also a giveaway going on at Nancye's Art and Beautiful Junk blog. She's a part of the 29 day giving challenge community, so she will be giving away one of her new booklets on making folk art polymer clay dolls.

And of course because Chrysti's giveaway is for 29 days, you can keep checking in with her. She's got a lovely one today of a beautiful calendar. Take a look and join in the fun!

Isn't all of this generosity just about the best thing going?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Do you know Chrysti Hydeck?

Image from Chrysti's email. (TtV and crayons)

There are happy times going on over at Chrysti's blog. She's gotten hooked by the 29 Days of Giving project and it seems to me that all her blog visitors will benefit. Even if we don't benefit by all of the amazing give-aways, we will surely see the happiness that this generosity will create for Chrysti and all her friends! Quick, go visit her blog and get happy!