Book Love. Inspiration. & Giveaway
By Jenny Doh
I have been given the immense pleasure of sharing this awesome book with all of you. I was delighted when I was asked to review this new book a few weeks back. It is one I had been keeping an eye on since I learned about it's up-coming release, so to be given a copy was a very sweet and early Christmas gift. I adore books. I adore them even more when they are an art book by someone whose talents I've admired for years.
Jenny gathered together a group of amazing artists; each with their own distinct style of visual journaling. The reader not only gets peeks into each of these artist's journals, but also are given a mini lesson in a technique these artist's generously share.
No matter what your creative passion, there is something for everyone in this book. The chapters have a beautiful flow to them. First, a brief but satisfying introduction to the featured artist; full color and gorgeous photos of their journal pages which leads to a technique to experiment with, side-bar style.
Each mini lesson shared, is accompanied with what you will need, awesome photos and detailed yet, not overwhelming instruction. The techniques range from simple, playful, messy fun to more complex and detailed instruction. From there you are given more personal journal peeks and delightful bits of wisdom and insight into the passions of these artists and their thoughts on the process of keeping a visual journal. This book is abundantly fulfilling but also packed with inspiration. In word, AWESOME.
I think one of my favorite aspects about this book is that I am familiar with so many of the represented artist's work. I've visited their blogs, many of them I have linked here on my 'favorite blogs list' and with good reason; they are inspiring and fantastic artists and more importantly are also honest, caring, real people who have lives that they share with the world. They are all creatively brave and share their hearts openly. I admire each of them.
These are artist's who are living their dreams and working hard to do it. Their willingness to share what they love to do with us is a true and real gift. And it is with that spirit that I am hosting a giveaway of this book here on my blog.
And there is more. I will be including a packet of journal goodies to help kick start your very own visual journal and I will also be including one of my hand bound journals created for this book release. I'm having a party here on my blog and I hope you will join me. The door is open. Come in!!!!
Here are the nitty, gritty details for your chances to win. Leave a comment with this post here on my blog and your name will be entered once.
Link this post to your blog; make sure you share the link with me and you will be entered twice.
I will announce the winner here on my blog next Friday at midnight CST so check back to see if you've won. I will be posting sneak peeks of the journal that will accompany the book here through out the week so stay tuned.