Saturday, August 14, 2010

August Giveaway by Dayna Collins


The August Giveaway is a Paper Remnant Journal created and donated by Dayna Collins of Alley Art Studio. Dayna created this journal using found papers and ephemera. You can read more about the creation of these journals by clicking here. The journals hold a whopping 50 pages and are designed so you can write on the pages, glue in photographs, add more pages, or insert your own ephemera into the pockets and envelopes.This is the journal being given away:




In case you would like a better idea of how this journal can be used, here are a few photos of what I did with mine during a three-week stay at the Portland Waterfront (that's the front of my completed journal at the top of this post).




Dayna is a lover of bright, vibrant colors, especially orange, red, and turquoise. She loves texture, whimsy, and making a mess. She is a self-taught artist who delights in taking art classes throughout the Northwest. She is willing to try almost anything, but her favorite mediums are mixed media and assemblage and her favorite tool is using her hands. Dayna facilitates expressive arts workshops in Salem and Portland and for the past few years has successfully guided women through 12-week creative recovery sessions using The Artist’s Way. When not making art, she is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and presents workshops on wellness and communication.

Portland Art Collective members are not eligible for this giveaway, but everyone else who leaves a comment on this post is eligible to win this journal. The lucky winner will be chosen around September 1st. Please be sure and leave your contact information with your comment so we can get in touch with you. Good luck!

28 comments:

Erin Kenepp said...

This is absolutely divine...

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shelby said...

Dayna's work is magical, whimsical and just plain fun! I adore this piece!

Patti said...

Deliciously intriguing journals! Thanks for including me in the drawing.
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Destree said...

Lovely Lady, Lovely work!

lynda Howells said...

l LOVE your work and would so love a piece of it. I have tried to obtain on of your giveaways often..so fingers crossed on this pone. Actually, l would be pleased who ever wins it but even happier if it was me!hax. keep on making amazing art my friend. Lynda from Londonx

Sherry said...

oh, pick me, pick me!!!
beautiful journal
now to go see how she does it

Bobbie said...

I'm in love with these!! It would fit really great in my suitcase to Paris!

Lynn said...

Dayna is one of my creative heroines. But it's also cool to see what she's up to in general, because she knows how to have fun!

radiantcrust said...

This looks like it would be so much fun to play with and to add to - really inspiring! - Penelope

Lesley said...

What a beautiful, fabulous journal!

Lesley

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this journal to give to my friend Darlene for her birthday! Sign me up -- Denise
You can contact me through Dayna (I'm her sister!)

lilylovekin said...

What a great give away. Sign me up!

Gill M said...

Danya, having seen a glimpse inside your Portland Waterfront journal I am totally inspired. Thank you for the giveaway offer.

Dale Anne Potter said...

Its a GORGEOUS Journal!
THANKS for the chance to win.

Jo Grishman said...

Dayna as you know I LOVE LOVE your work. I own the great 100th Monkey Piece "Aspire" and would love to be lucky enough to own one of your amazing hand created journals. Your work is so rich and deeply layered and filled with heart!! How generous of you to offer another giveaway!

Carole Kurth said...

Dayna!
I've missed you this summer...i tuned into your blog to check on you, and guess what?! Here I am hoping I'll be the lucky one who wins your incredible journal. How much fun to group and consider stringing 'inconsequential' things into ART! It fills me w/ happiness.

Seth said...

What a generous giveaway. Please add me to the list of hopefuls!

Gwen said...

A beautiful journal! Sign me up, also, I love this journal, PAC has had some wonderful giveaways!

HeartFire said...

What a wonderful book, looks so packed with fun stuff! Please sign me up, would love to win it!

Herm said...

Great journal pages, love Dayna's art especially her choice of colors.

Rachael said...

wow i love this journal its so cool.

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helen salo said...

Inspiring, wonderful, useful, creative, green, and a great addition to my collection of unconventional artists I have come to "know" through the internet. A place to record my own ideas for creations, etc. Therefore, it is wonderful to win this book. Thank you. (this is positive thinking in play) rzhs@intouchmi.com (no blog)

bstaple117 said...

I love Dayna's work and enjoy visiting her blog regularly. It would be fantastic to win this book.

lyle baxter said...

there is something in the air where you live! I have seen such delightful creations from your area! please pull my name out of the hat !

Carina said...

Did not see a winner yet. Just found the give away, so I threw my name in the hat.

Dianne said...

Love this journal! Hope I'm not
too late for the drawing.

Joe Hill said...

Having seen your PDX waterfront journal in progress, I don't have to just imagine what I would do with such a piece of work.
It's fun to watch you switch gears and flow from one concept to another. The world is so much more colorful for having you as a visitor.