Friday, 9 March 2012

At last, at last - I'm Passing The Book!

I received this lovely book via Deb right back at the beginning of December....


I'd finished happily reading through it, admiring the different projects and picking up snippets of inspiration by Christmas, but as I explained in my last post I decided to wait till after the busy festive season before I offered it to the next reader. This was partly to make things a bit easier for myself during a busy time, but also I figured that so many of you would also be busy that you might not have time to check many blogs and you might my post and hence also miss your chance to put your name in the hat!

And then my silly eyes started :(

So, rather later than I planned, hoped and expected, here at last is your chance to have a read of Sian's lovely book.... I'll tell you how in a minute!

First, though, here are the first two art journal pages that came together based on inspiration I gained from reading it myself.

This simple colour wheel page by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare herself eventually led to a colourful mish-mash of little pieces of paper cut from magazine pages:


And a featured doodly project by Jennifer Cooke created a train of thought in my mind that ended with me buying the cloud punch I've been coveting for some time, grabbing some paint sample charts from B&Q and putting together this rather pessimistic page:


Of course, usually I'm of a far more optimistic bent and would say that every cloud has a silver lining, but I wanted to play with that idea a bit!

So, would you like to be next in line to read this book? If so, please leave me a comment telling me whether you're naturally optimistic or pessimistic, and I'll pick a name at random as soon as possible after 5pm GMT next Thursday (15th March) - if I can get things turned around quickly enough I hope to then get the book in the post the following day :) Good luck everybody! Let's Pass The Book...

21 comments:

Lynn said...

I do have a tendancy to see the class half empty but I am working on it!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I'm a bit of an opportunist, but mostly a realist so even though I'd like a chance at the book, realistically it's probably best it not come my way. I'll take forever to pass it along. :)

Missus Wookie said...

Oh cool page, now that cloud punch is one I've been eyeing up. Interesting looking book!

Definitely an optimist, which considering I'm married to Wookie is a good thing.

Mary B said...

I tend to be a pessimist but one year I made my motto Every cloud has a silver lining and I try to find that silver lining every day.

scrappyjacky said...

I think I'm more of a pessimist...always worrying about what might go wrong....which is probably why I'm not a risk taker!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Please don't put my name in the draw, as I got the book for Christmas. But I do want to say (again) how happy I am to see you back in blogspace.
Rinda (who's naturally optimistic)

Jo.C said...

Probably half empty too - aren't we a happy bunch :0)
Good to see you back and this looks a great book.

Melissa said...

Looks like you found some nice inspiration in the book. I'm mostly an optimistic person, however don't include me in the draw this time as I've got several books & projects in the works right now.

Kirsty.a said...

The class half empty, Lynn?? Less marking!!
I'd like a look at this book, please Mel

Carrie Rosalind said...

Yay! Welcome back to blogging - we missed you! :) Would love to win this book, and I'm an optimist (most of the time)!

Fiona said...

Probably a pessimist! Would love to read the book.

Amy said...

I am a realistic person with an optimistic attitude!

alexa said...

Having already been the recipient of this lovely book, please don't include me in the draw: but for the record, I'm with Amy - realistic laced with optimism and hope.

Miriam said...

Optimist always, have to be, I married a pessimist.
I would love to look at the book Mel and I am thrilled to see you back and feeling so much better.

Lizzie said...

Luckily for me, I married a "half full" kind of chap...Let's just say, I'm improving!

Great little colour-collage. Not sure about the clouds - I like that they are all in shades of grey, but you seem to have missed the silver one...

But seriously, it looks as if you really enjoyed the book, so I'm glad!

And, yes please, I'd like a chance to have a turn at "Pass the Page"!

Alison said...

Love what you did, but please don't include me in the draw Mel
Alison xx

furrypig said...

Hi Mel sometimes I am optimistic but at other times I definitely find my glass half full! Thanks for the.chance to read this book love.the.cloud punch xxx

debs14 said...

As I was the passer of the book I don't need to be included in the draw but I just wanted to say how good it is to see you back in blogland again. I was always optimistic that you would return ;-)

Heather said...

Mel you're back hooray!! I loved your collage and clouds too and I would love to look through that book :)Thanks for the chance xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm catching up after a week of no internet connection...so a slightly belated 'Welcome Back'!! can't wait to 'meet' the new pets! Look after those eyes! Will we be seeing you over at Lord Tims very first online class later this month? :)

Karen said...

I'm naturally optimistic, 90% of the time, though there have been some times in my life when I let circumstances overwhelm me!