Monday, July 02, 2012

Rhythm


I hope you have been following the Sketchbook Challenge blog hop for a chance to win one of the generous prizes being offered by the sponsors. I am delighted to be a contributor to the book which is packed with information and resources; a small thing but important, is that it feels so nice in the hand, with its clever rounded corners, like a little sketchbook itself.
My theme was rhythm which I did not at first find easy; you will have to read the book to see how I coped with it. I found it interesting to reads everyone’s first impressions of the given theme: their honest accounts of how they dealt with the theme,how they worked their way into a sketchbook and eventually to a finished piece of work.



My give away will be:
From The Thread Studio a package of machine embroidery threads:

On the 5th July  I will choose a winner from comments left on this post .

The generous  sponsors include :


ArtPlantae Today http://artplantaetoday.com/



Sue Pelland Designs http://suepellanddesigns.com/




The Artist Cellar http://artistcellar.com/



‘Sketchbook Challenge’ the book can be found at:



ArtPlantae: http://www.artplantaebooks.com/book/9780307796554

Comments are now closed 5th July 5.20pm UK

115 comments:

  1. Always love to enter a give away, not sure if I had to comment on the 5th or at any time! Love the Thread Studio stuff.

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  2. I love your colour combination. That seems a step further on from what you have done before. Well done.

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  3. Always interesting to see what you are doing on your blog. Great inspiration. Love what you do. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great threads.

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  4. I can't wait for the book to be published here and look forward to seeing your work and everyone else's. Such a brilliant idea!

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  5. Enjoying checking out your blog. Hoping to find more ideas for my art journal

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  6. Jackie, I am intrigued with your interpretation of 'Rhythm'. It is a thoughtful and delightful piece which I would love to see for real. All the best with your future textile art.

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  7. I always marvel at people who can keep an art journal. I've had many a start on one but fail to keep it up. Still I do enjoy seeing what others do - maybe one day...

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  8. The book sounds so interesting I wish Amazon would get a move on with my copy. I look forward to reading about your work your sample here looks cheerful and bright but I'm sure there's a lot more to it.

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  9. I've never tried stitching in a sketchbook although I would love to try it sometime soon.

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  10. I have been following and purchasing a few items from the Thread Studio over the years. Always love the chance to enter a give a way! -- Sharon

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  11. I just received my book this week and LOVE all of the creative and wonderful ideas to read, read, read. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  12. Good morning, it is fun meeting the group of you involved in the book

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  13. Good morning, it is fun meeting the group of you involved in the book

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  14. LOVE your Rhythm piece and the so specific "movement". Thanks for this opportunity to enter the comments response for a chance to share in the terrific products shared by the many sponsors. Thanks to each of them for sure.
    Bethany

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  15. I only used threads made in Hungary, but would love to try something else.

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  16. hi Jackie, cant wait to get the book, your part sound interesting,,I love fibers any kind, I do alot of sewing quilts would really love to win the thread, love to thread paint also..thanks for sharing.

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  17. The great thing about this blog hop is the opportunity to see wonderful work...lots of inspiration from reading and looking.

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  18. wow! I love your work! the best part of this kind of blog give away when alot of bloggers participate is getting to see all these new artist's work that I wouldn't have found otherwise. yours is unique and beautiful

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  19. Thanks for your giveaway. I'm hoping to start a sketchbook habit when we take off on a camping vacation this summer. Wish me luck.

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  20. I have the book on order. Now I would love to win some threads.

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  21. Still waiting for my copy of book. It looks sooooooooo interesting.
    This blog hop is good fun too.

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  22. Still waiting for my copy of book. It looks sooooooooo interesting.
    This blog hop is good fun too.

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  23. Haven't been to your blog before - love your work! Also love give aways!

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  24. I love your blog and I'm happy I found it thru the Sketchbook Challenge!! I'll be back and thnx for the chance to win!! I am a spinner and love to play with fabrics, not only in my spinning, but in my journals and mixed media art as well!!

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  25. Thanks for a game to play with my morning coffee! Lori W at Art Camp for Women

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  26. Blog hops are always so much fun! The pictures you posted of your piece from the book are so intriguing. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  27. I love your work. I plan to explore even more today. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  28. I've recently renewed my energy for my sketchbook! And it's been a real Treat! Thanks for the giveaway, looking forward to the book, and more!

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  29. It's a wonderful book and blog hop. Thanks for doing it.

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  30. Add me to the queue, please, Jackie!

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  31. Can't wait to buy the book and start a sketchbook. Love the blog

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  32. I love hand embroidery although have been away from doing much of any in the past few years (have found knitting a bit easier and portable with young kids). Thanks for opportunity with the lovely giveaway.

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  33. I love the piece you're using for your header! I'm also looking forward to getting a copy of the book so I can see everyone's contributions for myself. Cheers!

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  34. I would love to have this book for inspriation!

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  35. can't wait to see your contribution in the book; mine is on order. thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  36. Waiting to buy the book in hope that I win it, but even if I don't - It's great getting to know all the wonderful artists that contributed to it. Thanks!

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  37. Wonderful work. Good point about remembering rhythm when working.

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  38. This is really a super idea having professional artists sharing with and encouraging other artists where ever we may be.

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  39. The book looks very interesting. Thanks for the give a way

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  40. I think this idea is wonderful ..I am getting to know so many artists! I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to B picked for the thread and would feel blessed to use it! good luck in your future, hugs,Lynda

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  41. Thanks to you and the sponsors for the many prizes. Your blog is inspiring.

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  42. I think this idea is a great way to expose us to new artists AND encourage us to buy 'another' BOOK LOL!

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  43. This blog hop is such a fun idea! Winning a prize from the Thread Studio would make it even better!

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  44. thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. I started my first sketchbook entries last week. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  46. Wonderful interpretation of the theme, lots of movement in your piece.

    Debbie

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  47. I just got my book today. I can't wait to look into it.

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  48. What beautiful colours! So excited to see the book!
    Erin

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  49. Can't wait to read the book - and be inspired!

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  50. Just came over from Sue's blog to check you out and boy am I glad I did. I love your work. What great inspirations everyone provides and the talent is unbelieveable. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway

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  51. thank you for sharing your blog... love embroidery. vivianhelena@sti.net

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  52. I'm enjoying my copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Great book and Great blog hop. Thanks so much for including hand work. Something I've been adding to my art quilts. Love the inspiration you've given me.

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  54. My book arrived in the mail over the weekend, and I am just beginning to look it over. What I see looks great! Thanks for offering a giveaway! By the way, your post says folks have to comment on the 5th, but Sue's post says today--not sure which date is the right one, but as you can see, you already have a lot of comments. :-)

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  55. I would love your giveaway. I enjoyed your workshop on Stitched!

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  56. Thanks so much for taking part in the sketchbook challenge! It's been a great learning experience for me...inspiring me to draw things that I wouldn't ordinarily attempt to do!

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  57. Lovely blog; great topic for a book; thanks for offering the giveaway! ~Denise

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  58. We all need Rhythm in our lives! The color combination is beautiful! Congratulations. I am waiting for the book to arrive, very anxious to have it in my hands.
    Thanks for the giveaway, the threads are gorgeous, I'd be so thrilled if I won. Hugs

    Sandra

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  59. As I hop thru the blogs about the book contents, I am impressed by the diversity!

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  60. Every blog that I read makes the book sound more interesting. Sure would love the win the drawing, especially as the 5th is my 71st birthday

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  61. This giveaway sounds interesting. May the lucky one win!

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  62. I did leave a comment for the drawing, but forgot to tell you that I am inspired by your header. If that comment didn't get posted, I have to tell you that I am very excitied about the book. I would love to win on the 5th as that is my 71st. birthday. My two granddaughters are road bike racers with the oldest, just about 15, heading to Canada for her first international bike race after competing here in the American National race where she did very well. I may have to get a good picture and try what you did. Thanks. Gjeneve

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  63. Your contribution is quite lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing a copy of the book.

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  64. Thanks for entering me in the give away

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  66. Your work is inspiring! Can't wait to get the book!

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  67. Love the movement and color choices.

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  68. Enjoying checking out the blogs and seeing everyone's wonderful work.

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  69. Such a fun blog hop! thanks for offering the threads as a giveaway! ~Denise

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  70. The book looks interesting, I will go to Amazon to check it out.

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway. This is my first visit to your blog -- the motorcycle is wonderful. It's hard to think of rhythm in a visual medium -- I think of music and dance. I'm enjoying this blog hop as is out-of-the box for me.

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  72. I love thread from the Thread Studio! So color filled and fun. Thanks so much for tossing my name into the hat for this drawing and for being such an inspiration. Wishing you a beautiful week.

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  73. The book looks like a winner and the sponsors are very generous!

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  74. good to meet you on your blog!

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  75. I learn something new everywhere I go...would love to win.

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  76. Sketchbook Challenge jump-started my languishing sketching. Now it brought me to your blog. Beautiful and inspirational. I'll visit again and again.

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  77. Just discovered your blog from this blog hop, will have to keep checking out.

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  78. I would love to win this giveaway and can't wait to see the book!

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  79. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. Love your art! My book has been ordered and on its way. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  81. Congratulations on your contribution to the Sketchbook Challenge Book.

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  82. Your work is wonderful & the book sounds very interesting. I'd love to win the threads from The Thread Studio - love them!

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  83. I am looking forward to reading the book!

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  84. Rhythm...I guess I need to apply this element to regularly posting in my sketchbook. Ah...one can only aim, right? Anyway, I'm enjoying your blog and the Sketchbook Challenge, though I just came in a week or so ago.

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  85. Beautiful fabric art! Now to check out more of your blog!

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  86. WOW...love your work for the sketchbook Challenge and my copy is winging it's way to me today. Thanks to each of you for your art, your inspiration and the FUN of viewing your blogs!
    Bethany

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  87. I am really enjoying this blog hop. It's fun meeting new artists each morning and seeing their marvelous works. Such creativity! Can't wait for my book to get here!

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  88. Rhythm is in all we are. I enjoyed reading your concept and look forward to seeing your contribution in the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win some wonderful threads!

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  89. Love the colors in your pircr and the piece at the top of your blog.

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  90. Now I am impatiently waiting for my book...but enjoying the blog hop while I wait!

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  91. Hi there...just this minute i have discovered sketchbook and boy am i excited...i am off on a journey i think..i thankyou for the kind giveaway as well...xxx

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  92. Your creativity is such an inspiration! Can't wait for my copy of the book to arrive.
    Glad to find your blog on this hop.

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  93. love the blog hop...seeing alot of new people

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  94. waiting for my book to arrive. would love to win the threads

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  95. Your creativity is so inspiring. Love your blog.

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  96. Lovely work. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Terrific work - so fun to see everyone's projects.

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  98. Pursuit of prizes has taken me to blogs I've never visited before. It's a great journey.

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  99. Really like your work!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  100. I would love a chance to win. Thanks.

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  101. I'm enjoying reading through your blog; what a great bonus to a blog hop, discovering new artists! Thank you for offering this give-away.

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  102. Love your work! Thank you for the chance to win the thread too!!! I've just gotten into embroidery and it is fun!

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  103. Found your blog through the blog hop. I'll be back to view your work. Thanks for the opportunity to receive the embroidery threads!

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  104. Oh my...such yummy threads...love the colors!

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  105. I love to see stitching in a sketchbook I want to start a sketchbook that is art in itself soon hope to see more of your work.

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  106. This book looks really interesting, can't wait to check it out. Love the images of your work~

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  107. I enjoyed your post on how you approached your prompt, so now I have to get the book to find out the whole deal. :-)

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  108. wow the colors are so vibrant and the stitching fantastic!

    Grace
    liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

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  109. So thankful to have spotted your blog this morning! Lots of inspiration here. If there's still time I'd love to have a chance at the giveaway.

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  110. I bought the book for my iPad the first day the challenge was posted, and have been enjoying it since! I would have loved to have had the book, but my iPad goes everywhere I do and makes it much easier for me to keep up with the book. It is very well presented, and so easy to read and enjoy. A nice addition to my library of art books. :D

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  111. Beautiful creations - and thanks for the chance to win

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  112. Thanks for the chance to win

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  113. Just "found" your website and the Sketchbook Challenge, am looking forward to visiting again, and maybe winning a prize. Great concept!

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  114. oohh, thread! What's the proper name for a threadgatherer, anyway? I love thread!

    Edie

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