Monday, July 09, 2012

The Sketchbook Challenge and Giveaway

I am so pleased to share with you a wonderful new book
The Sketchbook Challenge
Techniques, Prompts, and Inspiration for Achieving Your Creative Goals
In The Sketchbook Challenge, talented artist, Sue Bleiweiss, invited other sketchbook artists to help her inspire readers to make the most of their own sketchbooks through exploration of different themes and  how the visual concepts brainstormed on the page can, in turn, become finished works of art.
I was so honored to be part of this very talented group asked to share their own pages. Below are two sketchbook pages I created using artist's pastels for my theme, Treasures.


From my illustrations, I constructed a mixed media artwork that is a poignant ode to Anne Morrow Lindbergh's, Gifts From The Sea. 


I know you will love this book! 
And can purchase your copy at any of the following book distributors...
In celebration of the book's release the following prize will go to a lucky commenter!
 From Mistyfuse, a 10yd combination package of Mistyfuse that includes 6 yards of White and 2 yards each of Black and Ultraviolet and a Goddess Sheet.
Just leave a comment on or before July 11th! 
And be sure read the other reviews shared and leave a comment. There are prizes being given away on every blog!


June 26: Jill Berry  and Sue Bleiweiss


June 27: Violette Clark and Kathyanne White


June 28: Kathy Sperino and Leslie Tucker Jenison


June 29: Jamie Fingal and Lynn Krawczyk


July 2: Jackie Bowcutt  and Lyric Kinard


July 3: Jane Davies and Kim Rae Nugent 


July 5: Carla Sonheim and Carol Sloan


July 6: Susan Brubaker Knapp and Diana Trout


July 9: Tracie Lyn Huskamp  and  Judi Hurwitt


July 10: Jane LaFazio and Kelli Nina Perkins


and many thanks to the sponsors for the giveaway!
Mistyfuse
My Creative Classroom
ArtPlantae Today 
Gelli Arts 
Joggles
Sue Pelland Designs
ProChemical and Dye
The Thread Studio
Blue Twig Studio
ArtistCellar

123 comments:

Brendafab said...

This has been such a great way to discover new blogs. Thanks, enjoying your work

Kathleen said...

Pleasant blog. Thanks for the chance.

Peggy Mascher said...

Love your use of image and writing to communicate profound truths! Just beautiful.

Gayle Dowell said...

Beautiful artwork! I loved seeing a finished piece come together from two of your sketches. It makes keeping a sketchbook worthwhile when you know you can look back later and get inspiration for a finished piece!

sewbeit said...

Looking forward to receiving my copy but Amazon is a bit behind in Britain. Have enjoyed following the challenge. Would love to win. Best wishes.

HollyM said...

I have seen the book; it's on my wish list. Your pages are sweet. I love the soft beachy colors along with the collaged addition of the tulle and other fabrics/paper.

Lee said...

That looks amazing. My dream is to be asked to participate in a group projest like that someday. When I did Somerset in Love, I was still early in my art journey- and my style has changed so much since then. I got very little covereage in it.

artistintraining37 said...

Enjoying the variety of participants to the this Sketchbook and looking forward to the opportunity to win! - Sharon

Sketch Gurl said...

Through the Blog Hop, I am so glad to have come by your blog.

janice said...

Do not know if my comment registered if it did delete this one. I am enjoying the trip along these blogs and lots of inspiration/

Janny said...

Your artwork looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

Janelle said...

I would love to win some Mistyfuse. I really am looking forward to reading this book also. Thanks for participating.

Eileen Lockard said...

Your birds and butterflies are so beautiful. You have a wonderful sight.

Eileen Lockard said...

Iadore your blog with all the birds and buttterflies.

Carol Everett said...

The book looks very inspirational, can't wait to look inside it!

Carol Everett said...

Can't wait to look inside the covers of the book.

Hilda said...

Would love to win the Mistyfuse! Enjoying your blog.

Unknown said...

Your starfish is just amazing - I had to look closely at the photos in the book(until I read your commentary)to see that it was actually drawn (and not an object).

Valerie Brown

Kathleen Chrisman said...

I love the beach theme. I grew up in Cape Cod, MA...so beaches remind me of home!

cbrothman said...

Beautiful work, love your birdhouses and flowers Thanks for being apart of the give away

Mary Corcoran said...

I have really enjoyed discovering your blog! Thanks for the opportunity.

Ronni Hunter said...

I really enjoyed looking through your blog. This has been a fun blog hop.

Ronni Hunter said...

I really enjoyed looking through your blog. This has been a fun blog hop.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so much enjoying seeing all the posts on the hop! It's fun to discover new to me artists too. Thanks!

primdollie said...

What beautiful pages you created and your mixed media piece is wonderful!! I wish I were near the sea again!! I hope you have recovered from your fall too and are as good as new!!!Thnx for a chance to win!! I can't wait to get the book!!

tesuque said...

That starfish caught my eye, too --looked so three-dimensional on the sketchbook page.

Dana said...

Spectacular work Tracie! Thanks for the chance to win.

Doreen K. said...

Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. Enjoying your blog.

KAM said...

I have been following the posts about this book...just ordered it from Amazon. I love, love, simply love Misty Fuse...it is always my choice when working with fusibles. Glad to put my name in the drawing.

Kristin
rockymountainbirder at google dot com

Pamela said...

I'm thrilled to discover new blogs/talent through A Sketchbook Challenge and Giveaway. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I enjoyed your blog, and I'm enjoying the new book.

Sandy said...

What a fun blog hop. Here's to find new artists.

Meg Fowler said...

I am enjoying this blog hop soooo much ... being introduced to a few new artists has been a joy! I've admired your work since I first saw it long ago, especially your birds.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas.

liberal sprinkles said...

Your pieces are stunning; I love the beach theme and the compositions really bring that out.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Grace

Twyla Marti said...

Love your Blog - gonna have to snag this book! Thanks for the recommendation.

Connie Rose said...

Thanks for all!

TinaW said...

I love finding new blogs each week. Your work is especially lovely.

Allie said...

Love your use of color.

Judy Applegarth said...

I love you starfish...thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway.

Christy said...

So excited. I love your work. So glad I found you.

Alison said...

I have found so many different blogs - just love your pieces from your sketchbook

Alison said...

I have found so many different blogs - just love your pieces from your sketchbook

Leigh said...

Your starfish piece is beautiful. Would love to try the misty fuse.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Hi, I am definitely going to get this book. Your illustration is absolutely beautiful. The one element I love of your work is its softness. It just speaks to me.

Glenda

terarla1 said...

Love your blog. I need to buy the book. It looks fab.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I have this book in my shopping cart right now! Thanks for the sneak peak and recommendation!!! And chance to win a fabulous prize!!!
Blessings!!!

Hovawart said...

Your work is beautiful.

Susan said...

Your work is wonderful! and I will agree with Brenda, this has been a wonderful way to discover new blogs. I will keep my fingers crossed on a chance of winning!!

Jeannie said...

One of my favorite books is Gifts from the Sea. I take it on each trip to the Oregon Coast and relive each page. Your artwork is a beautiful tribute to this book. (I hope you are healing and feeling better.)

Mommidwest said...

This would be a great book for Kaitlyn to see! Sometimes artand talent is defined a different way to kids! I am so happy you had the courage to go after your true passion!!! I started classes on 6/3 towards mine!!! Sure miss you!!!

Mommidwest said...

Should be a great book for Kaitlyn to see! She loves drawing and sketching. We recently added a chalkboard wall to her room. I am so happy that you pursued your passion and are being so successful!!! Sure miss you!
Tracey

Mommidwest said...

This would be a great book for Kaitlyn to see! Sometimes artand talent is defined a different way to kids! I am so happy you had the courage to go after your true passion!!! I started classes on 6/3 towards mine!!! Sure miss you!!!

Marcia W. said...

Your artwork is lovely - I like the flowers and bird from your "accident" project. Thanks for the giveaway as know that I will use the Mistyfuse products. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from the cuts, bruises, and muscle pain. Please check with an M.D. that nothing is broken -- some fractures take a while to show up so suggest a digital orthopaedic x-ray set. I learned this the hard way.

Marcia W. said...

Your artwork is lovely - I like the flowers and bird from your "accident" project. Thanks for the giveaway as know that I will use the Mistyfuse products. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from the cuts, bruises, and muscle pain. Please check with an M.D. that nothing is broken -- some fractures take a while to show up so suggest a digital orthopaedic x-ray set. I learned this the hard way.

Susansews said...

I love your sand dollars!
Without this hop I never would have thought to buy this book.
Thanks all

Sharry Miller said...

Love the book, and your part in it. I'm looking forward to using it for inspiration!

Roxanne said...

I bought this cool book and love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah said...

Your work is wonderful! I'll be looking for this book, as I've just begun to keep a sketchbook!

charli said...

love your pages!

Tonya Littmann said...

I've really enjoyed checking out all the new blogs. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

Steph said...

This has been a wonderful opportunity to check out all the great blogs. Such amazing artists out there! Hope you heal very soon from your "accident." I really enjoyed perusing your blog and wonderful drawings and sketchings. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Peggy said...

I love Gifts from the Sea. My mother introduced me to it when I was a teenager. Didn't really make sense to me until I married and had children. Now I reread it every summer.

Ellen Johnson said...

I love the starfish artwork. It reminded me of finding sand dollars on the beach when I was a kid.

Unknown said...

Your starfish are great...I really appreciate anything with a beachy theme. And I wouldn't mind winning some Mistyfuse.

Quilter422 said...

loving the book - thanks for the opportunity

Heather said...

Thanks for all the Hopping, Have found some amazing blogs and enjoyed all the hopping. Wonderful prizes, thanks to the sponsors
Heather B
Cape Town South Africa

iHanna said...

Congratulations on being in such a cool book, I would love to read and look though it and be inspired by it...

:-)

Gill said...

This looks such a great book! It's on my Amazon wishlist!

Jean said...

Your starfish treasures are beautiful! I'm enjoying the Sketchbook challenge...thanks!

Patti said...

Your Ode to Anne Morrow Lindbergh is pretty and touching (that's one of my all-time favorite books). I am enjoying seeing everyone's blogs. :D

Kira said...

I love the your image of the starfish on the coloured circles. It's a beautiful, if a little surreal, page and makes me smile :)

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Looks like a great book - and so many generous sponsors!

Erin in Morro Bay said...

"Gift from the Sea" - one of my favourite books for over 40 years. Love your tribute.
Erin

marshaleith said...

thanks for the great giveaway. Love your starfish

Vivian Helena said...

thank you for sharing, this is a great blog hop.

Dotti said...

Not surprised you are in this book! Looking forward to seeing it fly onto my bookshelf!

Kathy said...

Another chance to win this great looking book! Hooray!

Fallingladies said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Fibreartist said...

Just love your art work! Can hardly wait to see your pages in the new book!

patricia.shotwell said...

I would love to receive your new book, thanks for the opportunity.

patricia.shotwell said...

I would love to receive your new book, thanks for the opportunity.

Fibreartist said...

Can't see my comment yet, so here is another. Love your art Traci!

patricia.shotwell said...

I would love to receive your new book, thanks for the opportunity.

Debbie said...

Thanks, Tracie! I need more Misty fuse and have never seen the ultraviolet. Your artwork is beautiful!

ale said...

I love Lindbergh's book, and the starfish is such a fitting treasure.

oSoFine said...

Great blog! I would love the chance to win the Mistyfuse! I've been wanting to try it for a long time!

oSoFine said...

I love your blog! I would be so happy to win the Mistyfuse! I've been wanting to try it for a long time! (I hope this isn't a double post - I wrote one and then was prompted to log into my Google account and then my comment section was blank... please delete any duplicate! Thanks!)

Betteem said...

I'd really get use out of the Sketchbook Challenge and the Misty Fuse. Thanks for offering prizes.

Betteem said...

I'd really get use out of the Sketchbook Challenge and the Misty Fuse. Thanks for offering prizes.

Myriam said...

A great idea!

Myriam said...

What a great idea!

Lynda said...

Great giveaway! Your artwork is beautiful!

Susan Jonsson said...

Great inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan

lindjoy said...

Love love love your artwork. You are the genuine thing for sure.

Karin said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

Wow this book is certainly filled with lots of talent. Please count me in.

elle said...

A gift from the sea! maybe not but the give away is lovely.

M. Austen said...

Congratulations on your contribution to the Sketchbook Challenge book, can't wait to read it!

M. Austen said...

Congratulations on your contribution to the Sketchbook Challenge book, I can't wait to read it.

Unknown said...

I have not visited your blog before. Very nice. Love Mistyfuse.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Melisa said...

Fun blog hop! I don't think I've been here before so I'm happy to find you.

Lisa said...

Tracie,
It is a wonderful book, bought it last week after seeing your name in the credits. Love it!!!
Lisa

Denny1600 said...

I love your sweet artwork!

The Feathered Nest said...

I can't wait to look through your new book!!! Congratulations!!! xxoo, Dawn

Linda said...

So pretty. I am off to buy the book. I need to learn how to direct myself.

Linda said...

so pretty. I must get this book so I can direct myself. THank you for sharing.

Mindy said...

Oh, what fun! Looks like another must have book!

Sue Andrus said...

The book looks great! I'd love a chance to win the Misty Fuse!

Szamóca said...

Oh, I do love sea-shells. Thanks for the opportunity,

dwright33055 said...

Thanks for sharing, really love all the prizes, and the book....

kimmysue said...

I want this book! It looks informative and inspiring. Thank you for the chance to win some really cool craft supplies!

RockingRetro said...

Great way to increase awareness of the fantastic developments in textile arts.

Linda Kittmer said...

I love the piece with the circles and starfish! Beautiful, bright colours.

purple bird art said...

Love all of your pieces, Traci - fabulous work!

Sarah West said...

Starfish, starfish, how you dance. On top of the waves, you giggle and prance. The mighty, roaring sea lifts you to new heights. With a tango and a waltz, you delight!

Sarah West said...

Starfish, starfish, how you dance. On top of the waves, you giggle and prance. The mighty, roaring sea lifts you to new heights. With a tango and a waltz, you delight!

Sarah West said...

Starfish, starfish, how you dance. On top of the waves, you giggle and prance. The mighty, roaring sea lifts you to new heights. With a tango and a waltz, you delight!

Michele Emma said...

Lovely blog. Lucky to find you.

Michele Emma said...

Lovely blog. Enjoy your work.

Edie said...

love the starfish collage. Your colorsense wows me!

Seth said...

I know I am too late for the giveaway. Just wanted to say how beautiful your artwork is!