Saturday, August 13, 2011

A NATURE INSPIRED GIVEAWAY!!!


Today is my day!

I am the fourth artist in A hot! Hot! HOT! Summer Giveaway.

Leave a comment explaining your favorite season for a chance to WIN!
a copy of my book, Nature Inspired: Mixed Media Techniques and
one of my NEW! 2012 Wall Calendars: Nature Inspired Birds.


I will pick a winner randomly on Friday, August 19th, the last day of this
giveaway hop.

And be sure not to miss signing-up for the remaining giveaways. (There
will be 10 total!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and I invite you back to follow
along on my artistic journey through nature!


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Mandihy said...

It is difficult to choose a season because they have all their different beauties. But the spring is my preferred because I like seeing reborn buds on trees, hearing the laments of love of birds, seeing born again the life... Bravo for so many talents and thank you for this giveaway.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

My favorite season is definitely AUTUMN.....all the colors of Autumn...the coolness after the hot summer,,,pumpkin carving,,,,a wonderful time of the year. I would love a copy of your book!

Bilko said...

you just inspired me to comment on your super blog.My favourite season here in Spain is Winter we have oranges lemons all around us and everything is so green & lush compared to the Sunner months.

Bilko said...

you have just inspired me to leave a comment on your super blog.... Winter is my favourite time here in Spain we are surrounded by oranges & lemons and everything is green & lush. So different to the Summer months.

Alison said...

This book looks absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to go in the draw. I have been silently following your blog for quite some time now, Ali

Sequana said...

Well, that's easy. Here in Chicago where summer is hot and humid, spring is barely noticeable and winter is COLD and windy.......let's talk about autumn. *S*

Trees turning colors, humidity gone, blue skies - a whole new energy arrives.

upstateLisa said...

My favorite season... early autumn, when the colors are vivid, the days are warm, the nights cool.

Ruth Slater said...

I found your blog via Carla Sonheim and was sorry to read I had missed your calendar which sounds beautiful.I would love to win a copy and will be signing up for your blogs to see what other stunning work you produce.

toadinaboat.com said...

What a beautiful calendar and book! I normally love the long hot days of summer. Picnics, bike rides, and sunshine until almost 8:00pm! Only this year it has been TOO hot in Louisiana and we haven't been able to do anything outdoors.

Beth said...

Hi, well I love Autumn. Here in Australia the summer takes its toll on both humans and nature. Autumn brings coolness and the promise of rain. Our energy is starting to return. The hot winds have gone and the deciduous trees are turning beautiful amber colours. Lovely! Bethx

kass hall said...

ahhh I have this on my wishlist on Amazon so I'll cross my fingers....

My favourite season is Autumn. There is still warmth but not the heat of summer. The colours of the leaves inspires me all year long. Here in Australia in our capital city, Canberra, the autumn is spectacular, but last year I went to NY and Central Park with all the leaves was breathtaking. There is nothing like it!

peghoward said...

Spring! Spring! Spring--nothing like it in the south..

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

We have only two seasons in the Philippines- rainy season and dry. I prefer rainy because it's cool, but we get to go to the beach when it's hot. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sandy B said...

At this time of year winter my favourite time of year would have to be spring. This winter has been so cold we are looking forward to some warmth and the flowering of our bulbs. The lovely winter flowering yellow wattle is out already, enticing us into spring and we wait impatiently for those days of bright Australian sunshine with gentle winds. Our guild has your book and it is so popular it is hard to borrow. I would love my own personal copy. Thank you for this offer.

Carol C said...

My favorite season is Fall. I love the colors and the cool air that makes me want to pull out my sweaters. Thanks for the chance to receive your book.

The White Bench said...

Hi Tracie,
thanks for this amazing opportunity to win. I've been a silent reader of your blog for a while now... If I have to choose one Season only, I'd definitely pick Autumn for its wondrous colors, for the sense of warmth and 'home' and 'nesting' it inspires, for its bountiful harvest and because it is the prelude to Christmas and all the projects for the festivities, filled with new energy and anticipation. But each and every Season has something wonderful to offer... we just have to open our eyes!
Monica.

:Diane said...

Don't blink when you're in Texas or you'll miss Spring! The very best part of the year. Thanks for the opportunity - hope I am the lucky one.

:Diane

pottsio said...

Most certainly my favorite season is Fall. It energizes me and excites my senses. I love fall colors all year round... I wear them, decorate with them and I art with fall colors. Fall is my comfort zone in full bloom !
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I adore your art work and thank you for sharing it with the world.
Would of course love to own your book.

Nancy said...

I'm a big fan of summer. The book looks very inviting, and the calendar, too!

dzoellmer said...

I love living in Michigan where each season is unique. Winter is my favorite though.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!

hawkes said...

My favorite month of the year is May. I hear the wonderful song from Camelot about "the lusty month of May" all month long. But that being said, I love Fall - not too hot, gorgeous colours, lots of movement (geese and ducks flying) and even with the falling leaves, the promise of spring.

Carol Kunnerup said...

I can't choose a season. They each have their beauty. Although i must confess that summer and fall do keep me much warmer than spring and winter, and that is a good thing. I love mix media but I am hard on myself about my finished products....so your book would come in handy. the beautiful colors of fall here on the farm are calling me to create something new today.

Linda Branch Dunn said...

Spring and Fall, each in its turn. The changing colors, the fresh air: one with its sense of potential, the other of both fulfillment and loss. Plus I get to wear sweaters again.

creative arts from my heart said...

Wow I love nature and all its glory. There is so much around us we all need to stop and look and breathe for the moment. I love your blog and would be honored to win a copy. Thank you

Dion Dior said...

Spring inspires me the most, I love the burst of new life. But summer is my favorite season for sure. Loving this blog hop, I'm getting to see blogs I've not visited before. xx

creative arts from my heart said...

I love your blog and your book. I would be honored to win a copy. Nature is all around us I love taking walks and just looking all around it is everywhere. You are so inspiring!!!!!! thank you

mjl said...

SUMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEERR!!!!!! Long days, fresh vegetables and fruit,
flowers, swimming, cami shirts and flip-flops, etc etc......

ixentrik said...

SPRING is definitely my favorite season. I used to have a hard time choosing, but lately Spring has definitely been winning. New life, little green sprouts, thawing, warming, fresh crisp mornings. Yep, Spring. I would LOVE to win a copy of your book!

ixentrik said...

SPRING is definitely my favorite! Growth, life, green, sprouts, warmth, thaw, love it. Thanks for offering the chance to win your book! How exciting!

Ariel said...

I think all seasons are unique. But, I think my favorite (I've 2 favorites:))seasons are autumn and winter.I'm from India and has been in the US for the last 3years. Back home we don't have these 2 seasons. The red, golden, brown shades of autumn are just sooo beautiful.Winter has its share of magic too with all the snow and bare trees:)

Janet said...

I love the autumn. I am a 4th grade teacher and I love the anticipation of meeting new students. I love the smell of new school supplies and the shiny happy faces of students coming back to school. Of course I also love the cool nights and warm days, the changing colors of the trees and the smell of the air.

Genevieve said...

I love fall, especially because of the colour palette - all those rich warm colours.

Successful Career Management with ADD/ADHD said...

☆¨(◕‿-✿) ❀♫❤ ☼ ☯ Spring - renewed energy, rebirth, planting seeds, tending to our wild hearts, celebrating season of change... finding our soul's code in the seeds within, those first tender green shoots of life... ☯☼❤♫❀ (✿-‿ ◕)¨☆

Creative Soul Juice said...

☆¨(◕‿-✿)❀♫❤ ☼ ☯ SPRING! The season of rebirth, of planting, tending to our wild hearts, finding our soul's code written in the seeds within, burst of tender green shoots, opening of flowers, warm breezes, sweet rain, and chirping of young birds... Hope to connect with you in art & creative expression! ~Hobby ☯☼❤♫❀(✿-‿ ◕)¨☆

ellen gets crafty said...

Living in Southern California, I love all of the seasons but Spring is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Carol C said...

My favorite season seems to be the one coming up! Maybe that's a grass-is-greener approach, but I love them all. I love fall for the colors and the onset of cooler weather and rain (I live in the Pacific NW) after relatively warm and dry weather. I love winter as the temps get colder. I even love the snow we sometimes get as long as I don't have to go anywhere in it! And then comes spring with the new growth and summer brings return of some of the song birds, gardening, and warmer weather.....Hard to choose!

Jennifer said...

Favorite season? Easy. I love autumn. In fact, I purposely got married in fall so that I could enjoy the cool weather and the colors.

Dana said...

Spring! May in New England is glorious... everything's green and the bird's are singing!

Thanks for this giveaway!

Dana said...

Spring! May in New England is glorious... everything is green and the birds are singing!

Thanks for this giveaway!

Tweetybirds said...

Fall, fall, fall - I love the colors the crisp fall air, the sound of the crunching leaves - definitely fall. Pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin lattes . . . I can't tell you how many times I looked at your book - so inspiring!

Lori Wostl said...

I have to say I am completely fickle. Up to 2 years ago I hated winter, then I discovered snowshoeing and that no one expects you to do anything so evenings are open to listen to books and make journals and paint so now I'm wavering. Summer in Colorado has always just been way too hot and dry, but this year I started hiking in the mountains at least once a week and guess what - this is something that fills my soul - so now I'm wavering again. Spring is my most productive time and I love, love, love the long days...oh well guess I'll pick autumn. Because of the colors. Yep that's it Autumn.

liniecat said...

What a great Giveaway to offer to us, thank you so much.
I think Autumn speaks to me most with its amazing berries and leaf colours.
Theres no doubt though that the promises Spring brings with it, is a delight for both the eye and spirit!

brigitte said...

your book and calendar look wonderful. it is difficult for me to choose my favorite season. it is between spring and summer. they bring flowers, butterflies and different birds to us. i would be happy to live in an area that had spring and summer all year long.

susan in seattle said...

I love to be warm and in the Pacific NW that means summer is my favorite season, although this year most of the warmth has passed us by. At least it's not raining! I think your book looks great - hope I win!

Joanne said...

would love to wind your book -- I am new to mixed media and you are quite an inspiration --

Joanne said...

I am new to mixed media and would love to win your inspiring book -- love your website -- thanks for the opportunity

Linda's Art Quilts said...

Ah, Spring, sweet Spring, has to be my favorite. Winter projects are wrapped up, the windows are flung open and out of doors beckons me outside to revel in nature's rebirth.

Linda's Art Quilts said...

Ah, Spring, sweet Spring has to be my favorite time of year. Windows are flung open and the out of doors beckons with the promise of nature's rebirth.

Bonita said...

Living in Southern Arizona I love most of the seasons, but my favorite is Monsoon. When the rains come and pound down in huge drops and the desert comes to life with glorious colors, I stand outside and marvel.

LieselPaula said...

Living in the AZ desert I'd have to choose "autumn" since that's when the heat gives way to cooler days and nights. We have flowers most all year.

Beverley Baird said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would so love acopy of your book and calrndar!
My favourite season is fall - as a teacher, it is always a new start. I love the colours, the cooler weather, the changes.
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway

PrairieJill said...

I love spring. Seeing the tiny green buds on the trees, flowers starting to bloom,and feeling the temperatures warming up (but not too hot!) is such a a treat after long, dreary winters.

Queen of 'arts said...

Gotta go with fall and smell of new crayons! Thanks for this fun and generous giveaway.

Glenda said...

My Favorite season is Autumn the are is fresh, especially in the mornings. The night sky is crystal clear and thousands of starts blank the sky. I lived in Michigan for 57 years and now I live in Nevada, the feeling of Autumn has not changed. The colors of the leaves slowly moving from bright green to vivid oranges and reds......all calling me to create.

Dale Anne Potter said...

My favourite season is AUTUMN with spring a close second.
I LOVE all colours of fall, the smell of the harvest and the clearer colour of the sky.
And, I have had this book on my want list for awhile.
THANKS for this opportunity!

Kwiltsfl said...

My favorite season is winter, because here in south Florida it is mild and beautiful outside - the best time to be in nature! Thank you for your generous give-away! ~ Karen

bettyfromtexas said...

My favorite season is often the one I am looking forward to . . . right now, autumn, when we will hopefully get some desperately needed rain!

Thank you for this opportunity :-)

Stevie said...

Spring - and the promise of renewal held by each bud, blade of grass and baby bird ...

Merrie Jo said...

My favorite season is Spring...a new beginning, renewed hope.

The Wilburns said...

Fall is my favorite! I love the cool temperatures and the bright sunshine! Not to mention to fabulous colors!

terarla1 said...

My favorite season is Autumn. My favorite colors appear with the changing of the leaves. I would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Stephanie Gentry said...

I just can't choose one - I love them all! I'm so happy to live in an area that experiences four distinct seasons - each bringing it's own delights.

iamrushmore said...

right now is my favorite season. here in new england we are finally hitting the bounty of fresh local food. the days are hot, but we're getting the first hints of fall with cool evenings. back-to-school beckons with it's promise of new beginnings, but we have a few more long lazy corn-on-the-cob and tomatoes-on-the-vine weeks ahead. And while our part of the Atlantic never gets warm, it's as warm as it's going to get. off to swim!

Patricia's dreams said...

I love spring time with its promise of renewal, thank you for the great
opportunity

Mary Jo Bowers said...

Wish I had seen your website earlier - would have loved to own the daily calendar. Mid-August thru mid-Octob er is my best season - it wakes me up to the spirit of working -crisp, cool at night, warm during the day.

Sharon said...

I truly find beauty in all seasons. But if I had to choose I guess I'd pick Autumn. The trees become dramatic with their magnificent colors and the flowers that worked tirelessly are on their last big show before they snooze. The air has a wonderful scent and all seems like an artist palette. Your book and calendar would be a wonderful treat.
Thanks for the chance to win.

wilcoxdesigns said...

My favorite season is Fall. I love the colors and the weather.

Michelle said...

I think I am an autumn person...early autumn when the warmth of summer still lingers and the craze of the holidays hasn't quite hit...love that time of year & it's almost here! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely giveaway!

Jane S. said...

My favorite season is autumn. I love the cold evenings and the hot days, the colors of the leaves turning. It smells so good too, like cinnamon and moss and earth. My kids make fun of me because I'm always saying the the hills are shrouded in mist, but they really are! I even love the rain. After a hot dry summer I always look forward to the return of the rain.

coolquilter said...

I love summer best since where I live it provides great relief from our -30 degree winters! And it is great for sunprinting....
I would love to win your book.

Danielle said...

I was born in October so I love the fall!!! The falling leaves and warm scarves. I just can't wait! Thank you so much for this change to win your book!

leslieb said...

I love fall - cool days, brilliant colors and fresh apples to pick!
Thank you for the giveaway.

Judy Whaites said...

Summer for me, to feel the heat warming your soul then to dive into the blue rolling surf and surface refreshed with saltwater dripping down your face.

Anna said...

I love summer cuz it's so hot, hot, hot.
In summer the sun shines bright,
but every other season it does not, not, not.
I love the warmth, the brightness, the flower,
they give me so much power!

Wild Ginger Designs said...

There are so many reasons to love each season, but I would have to say that Autumn is my favorite. It is the time when nature seems to relax a bit after the flurry of growth and excitement brought by spring and summer. It is a time to settle in and get comfortable before the beautiful winter comes with crystals of ice and snow. Autumn is natures splendid sigh of a job well done. Liana B

Sally said...

Definately summer. Here in Kodiak there is months of bleak gray days, but when summer comes around, everything turns greeen overnight. You have never seen so many different greens.

Meghan Thimjon said...

Gosh I really have to think about that! Each season has so many good things about each. I guess I would have to say I like spring. The weather is cool, the birds are happy and my beautiful hydrangeas are blooming! Thanks for a chance to win.

LindaSchiffer said...

When it is spring in Maryland, I think spring is my favorite season .. and when it is autumn, I think fall is. :) Summer would be third on my list and winter last.

:) Linda

PS What a beautiful book!!!

Donna Stewart said...

Your book has been on my wish list for a while now. Arkansas has lots of rural areas that provide inspiration. Many evenings raccoons and opossums wander through my yard, while deer come through and eat rosebuds.

Jeannie said...

It really is a toss up between fall and spring, but I lean towards spring. After a long, cold, beige winter in the desert, the spring bulbs are greeted with glee. The birds migrating in a dance - Juncos, Thrushes, &warblers move to the mountains and the hummers, & orioles take their place. Winter is ok for about 6 weeks, and summer is fine until it gets too hot, I could live in spring and fall forever.

kliaksa said...

What a beautiful calendar and book!
My favorite season is Fall for its colors, usually good weather and all the strength we got from summer days!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Tracie I'd LOVE to win your book!! Thanks for offering it! My best to you.

Sunny -- aka Matriarch said...

My favorite season is Autumn. The colors vibrate through cool air; harvest has provided a bounty. And my favorite little travelers have flown back into the trees of my yard. Bright flocks of Evening Grosbeaks, chickadees, flycatchers, waxwings and tanagers ... all following the changing light and prevailing winds. Thank you for letting me vie for your incredible book. I love your work and would love to have the book.

Sandy said...

It looks like a wonderful Book. I love all things nature.

jeannie said...

I love fall because it is perfect temp for walking, and I love the colors.

jeannie said...

I love fall because it is perfect temp for walking and I love the colors.

Tonya Littmann said...

oh that's easy. I love fall. the coolness after summer heat and the beautiful color.

Normajean said...

Sping is nice,
and winter's cool.
Summer's too hot,
if you don't have a pool.
The season I like best of all,
is, yup you guessed it...
Fall, Fall, Fall!

Joyfulploys said...

My favorite season is spring...new beginnings always inspire me! Thanks for offering two great gifts!!!
Mary

NatashaMay said...

This is a great book. Would love to own it. Thanks for the chance. :)

NatashaMay said...

Darn, I forgot to tell you my fav season. :) It's spring. Not too cold, not too hot. Just right and everything is green and blooming. Love it!

reka85 said...

That's a tough one. My favorite season would have to be autumn because the weather is cool and the leaves are colored in hues of red, yellow, and orange. I like coo weather, but not hot and not cold. Somewhere in between.

dh said...

Favorite Season? Definitely Fall. It's such a pleasant time, after a long and usually hot summer. Plus I can see the landscape without the leaves.

dh said...

Definitely Fall. The temp finally cools off & I can see the landscape again. Those leaves really block my view.

Justine said...

Summer of course! Love the long days of sunlight and watching the birds in my yard. Justine

laurak said...

Summer is my favorite - probably not a popular response. I love having the kids home from school, love the carefree days, my birthday is in summer, and of course, it never snows! Thanks for offering such a great gift - love the Art Spark group, you all are amazingly talented!

laurak said...

Summer is my favorite - probably not a popular answer! I love having the kids home from school, love the carefree days, my birthday is in summer, and of course, it never snows! Love your gifts, and your blog. The ArtSpark group is amazing, such talent! Thanks!

jkroznos said...

I like the fall the best-here in Southern California the days are hot but the evenings are cool and the sky is clear. The colours of yard is brilliant and beautiful!

Robin said...

Oooh!! It's so hard to pick one season but I guess it would have to be fall!! I love love love the colors!!! And I love the brisk, breezy weather---gives me energy!! And I love remembering my school days when fall meant wearing sweaters and corduroys!!! And getting new plaid wool skirts!! Also love the smell of fall!!!

Janet said...

I love the fall. All my children were born in the autumn, and my anniversary is in October. Plus, it just feels great after a long, hot summer.

Normies said...

My favorite Season is the Spring. I live in West Michigan where there are 4 very distinctive seasons. The winters are the most brutal thanks to the Great lakes, but it is the Spring that gives us HOPE that a new day is coming. The weather is perfect, the trees start blooming, the Apple Trees look amazing as do the DogWood tress and the millions of different species that exists in Michigan. We also see how clear, crisp and beaitful the blues of the Great Lakes radiate. It raises our spirits and fills my heart with joy. Spring is my favorite season of the year!
Found you through Alisa Burke. Love your blog BTW!

amber heagerty said...

Each season has something beautiful to offer...but I guess I will pick Spring because of all the new growth and blooming flowers!
Love your beautiful art...Congratulations on your book!

Kimber said...

Fall is my favorite season. The crispness in the air and the amazing colors of the trees. Leaves are one of my favorite things and never as glorius as they are in autumn.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Susan said...

My favorite season would be autumn, because of the rich colors and the cool weather. My second favorite would be spring, because of the brightness, and the colors starting to reappear. Last is summer. Love the sounds, love the growing season, but I hate the heat.

I would love to win the copy of your book. Fingers are crossed.

susan said...

my favorite season is spring. I love seeing the trees turn from gray brown to brown green, and then all of a sudden there are the leaves! And I love the sound of birds, and seeing them busy to build their nests. One of my favorite birdsongs is that of the robin looking for a mate. So beautiful, and then afterwards a different song is sung. Your calendar of birds looks marvelous! Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

Rita alias alatvian said...

I love actually all of them, when weather is great! :)

Hope to win a copy of your book! :)

JillAnn2004 said...

Fall is my favorite. Crisp air, beautiful colors, and harvesting from the orchards and vines.

71square said...

For some reason I really enjoy winter. Yes, it can be cold, but I live in the deep south so bitter cold only comes in spells. We need the break from the heat anyway! Though I am obsessed with leaves, bare trees have their own special kind of beauty, especially for sketching. The holidays are another reason for loving winter (though I do realize Thanksgiving IS in the fall). Its also a nice time to snuggle up with a book and learn some new techniques and a great time for quilting!

Kim

young by design said...

Even though I now live in hot and sunny Texas, my favorite season is winter . . . snowy winters, stark white, bare trees, peaceful, quiet winter. Thanks for the chance to win.

Penny said...

I love autumn, here in Oz it is a time to renew after a normally hot and dry summer which seems to go on for ever, the cooler days, fruit in the orchard, the birds seem to revel in the cooler, damper weather. Love it and would love to win your book. Thank you for offering a give away.

susannasays said...

Autumn would be my favourite season. I live on the shores of Georgian Bay just under the Niagara Escarpment (Owen Sound, Ontario) and here the fall is so glorious! Of course, it also precedes a very long, cold, snowy season some call winter ... we call it the sit by the fire and spin time. I have long desired to own a copy of your book "Nature Inspired" because both my husband and i are artists (sadly "starving") but living where we live is heavenly. We feel that we need to capture the wondrous sights, sounds, and smells of this wonderful place ... because even the people who live here aren't very aware of the marvels that surround us!

Kristin said...

My favorite season is fall.I love the colors, kids back in school and the cooler temps.

2ne said...

My season is spring when the weather get warmer - the sun shine - the garden start growing - and you look forward to longer days sitting outdors :-)
Great give away.

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

My favorite season is Spring the time where temperature is just right and no bugies.
thank for the giveaway!


confuzzleddesigns(at)gmail(com)

Martha said...

Tracie, my favorite season has to be fall because it is such a welcome change from the heat and humidity of summer. When the leaves on the black gum trees begin to turn bright red I know the rest of the fall color is on its way.
Martha

Lois said...

I adore winter, because then it is so easy to stay home and work on quilting and sewing and crafty projects ! Thank you for a chance to win your book :)

Lesa said...

I love them all, but I think fall is my favorite. I live on the California coast and fall is so beautiful here. The fog goes away and the view of the water returns, the sky is clear and amazingly blue. Yep, fall...

Dotti said...

I love summer. Iknow I know, it is hot hot hot. But this is when the flowerbeds and the vegetable gardens show thier bounty!

Kerry said...

my favorite season is Autumn...warm days...cool nights...gorgeous colors of the changing leaves against high blue skies...what is NOT to love...oh and I was born in October...lol...go figure ;}

Margo said...

My favorite season is fall, the changing color of the leaves, the crispness to the morning air a dissipation of the summer heat (after 2 months above 103 I'm really ready for that!) pumpkin pie and my favorite food holiday of all Thanksgiving. Lovely of you to give a copy of your book as a gift.

SpringSunshine said...

I love Spring! It's always new, always refreshing, bring new Hope for new things and creations! The flowers are amazing, the scent lingering through the Spring breezes is my favorite perfume! Spring brings new life to my soul after a darkened winter and depressed emotions. Spring gives life to everything...always. Never a broken promise from Spring <3

Leanne Boughner said...

I love the fall, not too hot, not too cool, just right. The bright colours of the maple leaves in Ontario are just amazing. Add to that the colours of corn, sumacs and pumpkins, what can be better?!

Theresa Plas said...

Florida winters are the best! Would love to win a copy!

Renee Stien said...

without a doubt the best season is spring. after a minnesota winter nothing beats the budding trees of spring or the first blooms of the tulips and daffodils. you never remember how many wonderful shades of green exist until everything is cold and white for a few months. gotta love spring! great giveaway - thanks for a chance :)

Leeshy said...

I love summer. Fresh veggies, fruit, swinging on my hammic.
THE SUN.
Playing in the water, beaches, kayaking etc.
Summer.

quiltndj said...

I love fall. Fall brings cooler temps after the burning heat of summer. Energy is replenished and there is the anticipation of the Houston quilt show.

Sandy Guderyon said...

I do love them all, especially the sunny, warm ones! At the beginning of each season, that is a signal for me to stop a bit to take stock of the season just passed and peek in to see if I need to change anything. I plan for enjoying the season I'm currently in, and then take a look at the one ahead.In this way, I enjoy the year so much more than before, when I just thought of the year as quarters.
Sandy Guderyon

Suzanne said...

I love early fall when it's still nice and warm but a little slower and more quiet than summer. Your book looks wonderful!

Connie said...

I love spring, which comes early here in North Carolina. It's when all the plants start pushing out new growth, and the range of greens is totally amazing. And now that I'm learning to draw, I can actually do something with all that color! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your beautiful book and calendar.

Sue Young said...

My favorite season is FALLL...I love the cool brisk air,the slight smell of bonfires,and the amazing colors.
Thanks for the chance to win your book!

ileen said...

Hi Tracy, when I used to live in KS, I liked any season other than winter because driving and dealing with the ice was just too much for me--now that I live in sunny CA, I would pick summer because it is just beautiful and my schedule is less chaotic so I can do more art. I love that you are a KS girl and use some of that beautiful natural scenery as your inspiration.

Mia Bloom Designs said...

It's hard to decide what is my favorite season. I live in Southern California so there isn't a big change in seasons. Spring is such a season of rebirth....So Spring it is! I would love to win your book!

Denise said...

It is a toss up for me between spring and fall, but I lean toward spring because of the color. It's just a pain because it only seems to last about a week or two in northern Illinois! Your book looks wonderful - thanks for the opportunity to win. ~Denise

Mary Ann said...

Fall is my favorite season....because I have moved to the South West and cannot experience it anymore. We always miss what we use to take for granted. The Fall colors are my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to try for this wonderful giveaway. Mary Ann

Lydia said...

Spring would have to be my favorite, the return of green after the long gray of winter. The stellar jays returning to our backyard and their new family hopping about and learning to fly. Hummingbirds zipping about with their flashes of color. Please send your book so that I might know how to record it all.

Helen Campbell said...

My favorite season is late summer, when wonderful treasures come daily from the garden! Most of the "summer" birds are still around, and the "winter" birds begin to arrive.
And it's usually warm weather! We don't get a lot of heat here. In fact this year we've only had a couple of days over 80 degrees. O.o
Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!
Cheers!

printkat said...

Hi Tracie,
Thrilled to be part of this exciting giveaway. I love your nature art.... it is inspiring in so many ways1

Gwen Zierdt said...

My favorite season is Spring. Probably because my birthday is March 21.

Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Sarah Anderson said...

oooo, love the look of your calendar! I can't choose a favourite season I'm afraid, I love them all, especially as each is so different - daffodils, blossom, the colour of new leaves in Spring; warm sunny days, time to paddle on a beach, strong green coloured leaves, hydrangeas, roses in Summer; crisp, cooler air, coloured leaves, bonfires, nights drawing in in Autumn; cold, crisp days, frost, bare branched trees, being cosy inside in Winter :)

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I can never decide between spring or fall. Spring because everything is coming to life again or fall because of the beautiful autumn colors. kimstoys at gmail dot com

SewLindaAnn said...

My favorite season is Winter, even though we don't get a long or super cold one here in Georgia. I like the chance to sit back and think about things quietly and winter is the time to do it.

Joyce Wycoff said...

Spring, definitely spring for it's achingly innocent green, but maybe ...
Summer, golden days on the shimmering water ... but what about ...
Fall, crisp jean jackets, shimmering aspen, new beginnings, but what would I do without ...
Winter, clean, stripped bare and inviting something new ...
Oh, I do need a calendar that loves each one of them.

Unknown said...

I love summer the most. Sunshine gives me energy. I love to go outside and play in the pool with my girl. Have a outdoor tea party. Catch butterfly... nature walk...pick serviceberries. I hope that I can win! Beautiful work :)

happeningsonchaosranch said...

I love autumn and spring both, but my favorite season is spring. I love to see the rebirth of our flowers and greenery -- especially the bluebonnets! They feed my eyes and soul each year.

Sharon

Lisa Calvert said...

I would have to say "Spring" when everything is new, the smells, the baby birds, no Mosquitos haha. Thanx for the opportunity to win your book :)

Jo said...

They look beautiful giveaways. My favourite season is spring because the days are getting longer the weather is warming up and everything looks beautiful

Katerina said...

Early Spring here on Crete when the first flowers start and winter gradually disappears

bockel24 said...

My favourite season is summer if i isn´t as cold as rainy as it is right now ... I just love birds and flowers, so summer and spring are my favourites. I already own your book and love it, so I´d love to have your calendar on my wall as a year long inspiration ... What a lovely giveaway, thank you!

Hanna said...

Favourite season: Autumn with its beautiful colors and crisp air is a winner.

Quiltbug said...

The only season I really enjoy is autumn. I was born in Autumn, married in Autumn. I love the colours, the relief from the summer heat and humidity, and the sound of the leaves falling.

Singtatter said...

We do not have different seasons here in Singapore, but i would think I like spring when everything comes back in full colours!

Leigh @ rubybarr.blogspot.com said...

I love autumn - respite after a blazing hot summer - especially here in Spain. Great book!

Cami said...

Just wondering if music inspires your work?
Cami
http://colorsmith.wordpress.com/

Sheri said...

I love Autumn. The air is crisp - the colors beautiful. A sweater, cup of tea and beauty - what more can you ask for????

JB said...

I love the warmth of spring after cold wintry days. The new leaves on the trees and the burst of flowers here and there raise my spirits.

nannyems said...

Well I love the fun of summer, but my favorite is autumn:)

Kara said...

I actually like summer. I know it can be too hot sometimes. But, summertime is the opportunity to have more laid back times with family and friends, enjoying the ripe summer fruits, celebrating freedom, and to site different shapes in the puffy white clouds. Summer is for me!

mamatkins said...

This book looks great! Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

pupton said...

I would pick spring as my favorite season because it is new and fresh and colorful and warmer. Thanks for asking and for your giveaway.

Selah Gay said...

Oh I have to say my favorite season is SPRING!!! I love watching the world around me awaken to warmer breezes! I love seeing the very first bits of bright green burst forth from the tree tops...not to mention the happy song nature celebrating new life! <3 ~Selah~

Dogwood07 said...

Each season brings its own beauty to nature and I love it all. Thank you for your inspiration and a chance to win your book.

cynthia said...

Oh, I love Summer! I like it hot, and love all the flowers in my garden. I just saw your calendar in the stores and was so delighted by it.

M said...

Hmmm... It's hard to pick between our 6 weeks of spring or our 6 of autumn in Phoenix. Spring is beautiful with the desert in bloom. Fall is a huge relief after months and months of heat.I can open doors and windows an hear the birds outside.
Marissa

kimmysue said...

I love summer. Maybe it's because my birthday is in July, or because of the whole summer vacation from school mindset left over from childhood, but the hot, lazy days (and nights) of summer have always been my favorite time of year.

Helen said...

I love summer because I live in Seattle. It's the most amazing time of year. :)

Unknown said...

I love Summer because I live in Seattle. It's just the best time of year here!

Vicki said...

Summer is my favorite season because I just retired on Aug. 10th and I don't like wearing coats, jackets, and long sleeves!! One of my goals, now that I'm not bound by a schedule, is to do more art and learn how to draw. I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks!!

Kathy Johnson said...

Spring for sure! The colors, the miracle of seeds sprouting and perennials coming back to life again. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy Johnson said...

Spring for sure - color, seeds sprouting, perennials coming back to life again. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy Johnson said...

Spring for sure - color, seeds sprouting, perennials coming back to life again. Thanks for the giveaway!

garden clippings said...

My favorite season is autumn.....hands down....it has to be autumn.

Kathi said...

I love Fall....the temperatures are more tolerable, the colors are beautiful. I don't have yard work to contend with.

Willa said...

mmm......favorites are so hard.

First off, my favorite is NOT summer!
Don't like the heat. Even with AC, it is hot everywhere.

Spring would be favorite but for allergy.

Fall seems like the start of the year to me.....maybe left over from school.

But I think winter just might be my favorite. Especially when there is snow.

Quilterin said...

Spring! Absolutely spring! The older I get, the more I NEED spring to arrive and winter to be over. Every year it seems to take longer.

martha brown said...

My favourite season is summer! I LOVE the heat. and the tomatoes and basil in my garden! your new calendar is so pretty!!!!

floatingink said...

I don't think I have a favorite season any more, but there is something that grabs me about the transitions from one to another. Summer into fall, especially--wow! Who doesn't feel that one?!

just a scrap of paper said...

having just moved toGeorgia from Alaska, I would have to say winter is my favorite time of year. I miss the crisp air and the clear sky with the mountains always in the background.

Crafty Moira said...

My favorite season is definitely spring! I love watching for the different flowers to come into bloom. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

GG said...

Summer, gardening time, is my favorite season, especially when it's not too hot. I love to see the green, rolling fields. Your book looks so inspiring!

bradchaelaleslie said...

My favorite season is Autumn and I would LOVE to win the giveaway. Autumn, for me has the most beautiful colors and though a lot of people think Spring is the renewal season...for me it is Autmn. Everything takes a little rest - getting ready to burst forth in Spring. Things don't look like they are dying to me, just gearing up for the rest they need to start again. I think people could take a clue from nature and slow down like Autumn. This much-harried world of today just wears me out...and I need an Autumn every year for my body's renewal and psyche. Good luck to all of us who enter the giveaway!

Josey said...

My favorite season is Autumn. I love the vibrant colors of fall and always look forward to hot apple cider and pots of comfort food simmering on the stove. I would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Josey said...

My favorite season is Autumn. I love the vibrant colors of autumn and look forward to hot apple cider and smelling yummy comfort food simmering on the stove top. I would love to win your book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

geni said...

Autumn is my favourite; for the trees turning colors, the misty mornings.
The earth is still warm from summer, but the air has a new crispy energy.

Lynn Hardin said...

Dear friend,
My favorite season is the Fall because this is when school begins and I go back to work. The cool air brings hope and freedom for our children. I am imagining that I will receive a gift from you! Thank you for your generosity and creative heart.

In creative partnership,
Lynn

Lynn Hardin said...

Dear friend,
My favorite season is the Fall because this is when school begins and I go back to work. The cool air brings hope and freedom for our children. I am imagining that I will receive a gift from you! Thank you for your generosity and creative heart.

In creative partnership,
Lynn

Bee said...

My favorite season is Autumn. I long for the first crisp cool days after our long brutal summers. I love the colors and scents of Fall. Your book and calendar look wonderful!! Thank you for the chance to win. I'll be back to visit your blog often.

elle said...

From black and white to brown, aqua, fresh greens and a touch of blue sky and a frothy cloud or two- it has to be spring

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Tracie,

Oh what a treat to win your gorgeous calendar...
and your wonderful book.

My favorite season has to be SPRING. I love all the new shoots of grasses and leaves and of course the spring flower bulbs peeking through the soil to see if it's time to say hello!!
Every season has it's grandeur but spring is for me a cycle of life that refreshes my soul.

I love your artistry and always happy to see the things that you create!

Thanks for the chance,

Susan
xxoo

Heather Mietz Egli said...

Fall, definitely. Although I live on the west coast, the change in season is poignant. The smell of wood burning stoves, change in temp from hot to chilly mornings...it's heaven!

PL said...

Wow, a favorite season... I live in New England and so all of our seasons are so distinctly different and wonderful on their own. I love the colors of autumn and the sense of reflection the season brings and in contrast, when all the flowers are in bloom 2 seasons later and there is so much hope and promise those displays of nature. Hmmm, maybe my favorite season is the season of color! That's what seems to move me in any season. :-) Thank you so much for the opportunity to win your book and calendar. They look LOVELY!

CATHY said...

What a loely book - thanks for the giveaway. Fall is my fav season. I love all the colors and the crisp cool days and we get to pull out the boots and scarves - my very favorite! cheers

usagypsy said...

Fall has always been my favorite season. I just love the changing leaves, wearing a cuddly sweater, picking apples and baking those fall treats. The smell of cinnamon and the freshness in the air. Nothing like it! Nancy

Janelle said...

Spring is my favorite season. Everything comes back to life and looks so beautiful. The spring bulbs are blooming and the trees are flowering. Nature art is one of my favorites.

Penney said...

I love all of the seasons now that I am living in the mountains rather than the desert! I absolutely love incorporating nature into my mixed media so I am hoping to win your fab book. Thank you for this opportunity!

Penney said...

I love ALL four seasons now that I live in the mountains rather than the desert! I love incorporating nature into my mixed media pieces so am hoping to win your fab book. Thank you for this opportunity!

lila said...

My favorite season is autumn, the weather makes me want to paint, draw, sew and create! It is also the time of year of my birthday and NO IRS to file!!!! LOL!

Sarah said...

Abolutely, 100% my favorite season is spring. Wet earth scent, dripping water, the first flowers...

Suzan said...

My favorite season is any in which I can garden - which here in south Texas seems to be just about 11 1/2 month a year. Although I am so tired of this 101 degree season that we are currently having.

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

bgood said...
While I love all the seasons for different reasons, my favorite has always been autumn. It is the fruition of all promise. With autumn's arrival come the final touches of the painting and feelings of deep gratitude

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Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Ann said...
Great idea to bring us new artists that we might not have found. My favourite season is Autumn as I love the orange, red, yellow & green colours. Thanks

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