Saturday, November 13, 2010

November Giveaway from Jan Harris


I love a good book or journal in the winter time...don't you? So when I decided to do a giveaway, I knew it would be one of my one-of-a-kind books. This book is a single stitch coptic binding with a collaged cover measuring 4" by 5". The two insets in the front cover feature a repousse pewter heart and turquoise scarab beetle. There are 12 signatures of sturdy paper that should withstand light water media or collage.
Be sure to leave a comment with your name and email addy to enter the giveaway. If you are unfamiliar with leaving a comment, the instructions are in the sidebar. Good luck!!!!

59 comments:

Els said...

I wasn't familiar with your work, and what a lovely treat to have such a pleasurable reason to discover another wonderful artist! Just terrific - I'll have to watch for you work, and perhaps even encounter you f2f in the future.

Gwen said...

I love this book, Jan! I would love to win it!

Luanne said...

Such a beautiful journal! I am really looking forward to visiting your collective's Open Doors Show next month. So many talented women.

Dayna Collins said...

I know I don't qualify to win, but I'm excited for whoever is lucky enough to receive this beautiful journal.

Deborah said...

Beautiful, beautiful book, Jan! Hope I win. I am also thrilled with the art collective; it's an inspiration.
Thanks,
glisteninthesunshine.blogspot.com

Socrates said...

Your book is absolutely gorgeous. I love the idea of adding a piece of jewelry-like decoration to the front of this small book. A stroke of genius.

Marie said...

Thanks for the email that led me to this site. There's great eye-candy here. I wish I could come to the Open Doors Show - looks like there are going to be some amazing art. Your journal is gorgeous...I'd love to win.
2marie@comcast.net

Cheryl F. said...

What a gorgeous little book! I would love to win it. Do I feel lucky? You bet!

jlwilson94@yahoo.com said...

Hi Jan,
You taught my encaustic art class in Las Vegas last Feb. It was great, and I would LOVE to win this gem - literally! I think I love the little scarab beetle best - along with the medieval looking animals. The heart is lovely - its a beautiful book. I would love to journal in that. Also, I'm happy to see the date of your art show for the group - my mom and I will definitely come over. That is right near my grandmother's house - and we love visiting Multnomah village. The groups' work looks fantastic. Thanks Jan!
-Janet Wilson

Debbie said...

I love journaling thoughout the seasons and especially love finding unique journals to fill up !

pippiedream@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love this book. I have taken many book class at Art and Soul, and I love them. Artwork with this group of artists is off the chart good. Have become a fan and look forward to seeing more of yalls work. Julie Armstrong charmingyounow@yahoo.com

Karen said...

I have recently been introduced to art and soul in Portland and to journal making. Absolutely gorgeous work!

akbarrjeff@msn.com

Crystal said...

Jan you are so multi-talented! I love the book and would love to be in the drawing. I'm already picturing the collage's I can create on it's pages!
~Crystal

crystal_opf@comcast.net

Kathy said...

I love the collage effects of your book. Enter me in your contest please!
Kathy

Eunice said...

The journal is absolutely beautiful, and I would be thrilled to win it.

~*~Patty S said...

What a treat to find your blog.
Thank you so much for a chance to win that splendid book!
oxo

Mary Dean Carter said...

This is a real beauty! I do love journals of this kind, and would be absolutely thrilled to win it! I am a mixed media art journaler and this would be awesome, Jan. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Cartermaryd@hotmail.com

LaurieJay said...

What a gorgeous piece of art, especially to me because hearts are one of my very favorite motifs. How generous of you to offer such a work as a giveaway.

Home of the Fairy Smasher said...

Thanks so much for sharing your blog! You work is amazing! Just curious...how long does it take you to make and bind the books? They are beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful book!! It would make a wonderful Christmas gift (for me, of course). Thanks for the chance to win. janemrhoades@hotmail.com

JackieW said...

Wow! YOu are so generous!
I would love to win one of your handmade books!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful journal!

purple bird art said...

Thanks to you all for your wonderful comments. I love getting feedback on my work and how it is seen by others. To answer your question, Fairy Smasher, I usually have anywhere from 8 to 40 hours in each book, depending on how much I put into creating the covers. All a labor of love.

Dana said...

What a great little book. Perfect as a little art journal. I would love to win a piece of your art.

Carol said...

How do you say "pick me, pick me" and still sound like a grownup? What a lovely art book! "Pick Me!" BusCarol@aol.com

Ruth said...

Paula M sent us over from her blog. Your book is lovely. I wish I could come to Portland for the show!

Dale Anne Potter said...

What a FABULOUS journal!
THANK YOU for this chance to win.

nkjohnston said...

OMG. How pretty! I've been wanting to try a coptic binding for ages, but always more projects than I have oomph for.

Thanks for the opportunity

Butterfly Works said...

What a great journal.....
Thanks for the generous giftaway.....
BUNANNIE@Prodigy.net

Artfully yours, Linda said...

I love journals. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful ones.

Herm said...

Jan, this is a beautiful journal, love that coptic binding!

HeartFire said...

Jan, What a fabulous little book for drawing and journaling... I'd love to win it!
Delorse

wilcoxdesigns said...

I made my very first journal at Art & Soul this year and would love to win this beautiful example. I hope to make it to the Open Doors show and see all the wonderful art.

Lucy said...

I had the pleasure meeting Jan in Australia this year & so love her art.
I would love to have her beautiful journal in my hands!
Regards Lucy

The Backporch Artessa said...

Love it Jan! You've been a busy girl since A & S in February! This is just gorgeous! I would give it such a good and loving home!

Hugs,
Kari
karimcknightholbrook@yahoo.com

Kasha Rolley said...

This is a gorgeous journal. Well done.

Jen Crossley said...

I would be honoured to even have a chance to win something Jan Harris has made she is an amazing artist and lady,I admire very much
Jen Crossley

Suzanne said...

I don't know HOW you can give away such a beautiful journal! It's very generous of you!
I'm putting my name in the pot, just in case.
Suzanne

Maidi said...

Sighhh!What a beautiful book. Must be even more beautiful in reality.... If only Maidi

Celeste said...

Your bound book looks great. Would love a chance to win, thanks.

Jacky said...

I would love the chance to win this gorgeous journal...the cover is amazing (love that turqoise).

What a treat it would be to work in this journal.

Jacky

Sue Thiel said...

Hi Jan, It was wonderful to be in your class in Oz this year. You are such a generous artist - and of course I would love to win your Journal!!! Cheers, Sue

artymarty said...

Yes please Jan. I love your work as you know and it would be lovely to give your journal a home

Phix said...

Love it! ...WOW Jan ...Thanks for the opportunity to see your latest creative endeavour. I love your book and enjoy seeing your work...meaning so much more after meeting you earlier this year. You are so generous with your work and your knowledge. Great to look around this blog as well. Hope to see you in Oz again soon.
Hugs Pam
phicks92@yahoo.com.au

Maryse said...

Hi Jan, Gorgeous, gorgeous book!! I so wish I had done your journaling class in OZ, but my Big Girls' doll is reminder enough of the fun times and your lovely generous personality :) Looking forward to you coming back, take care, Maryse
maryse_a@live.com

Glenda said...

HI Jan
I would be honoured to own one of your journals. Love the cover. I am looking forward to when you come to Aus again. I missed last retreat because of work commitments but I'm booked already for your next trip:-)

lindacreates said...

Jan, what a gorgeous book! Oh, to have the possibility of winning it! I am going to be in Portland the 29th through the 2nd or 3rd for my husband's heart procedure and cancer surgery consult. We are going to OHSU and staying at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Oswego. If at all possible I would love to get together. Linda

Createology said...

Your work is wonderful. I am entranced with all that Portland Art Collective is doing. A warm and plentiful Thanksgiving to all...

Pamitha said...

I love the artsy feel of Portland. Can hardly wait until the next time I visit. This is a nice site!

deanna7trees said...

just love the binding on your journal. would love to learn how to make one someday.

Jan said...

Hi, I just discovered this giveaway through links from Robin Olsen's blog. Thanks for entering me into the giveaway, I would be thrilled to win this book, it is so gorgeous. If I don't win, I shall just have to learn to do that coptic stitch myself and make one. Thanks!

Edna's Art and Moves said...

Jan, you always amaze me with whatever you do! I'm throwing my hat into the ring with crossed fingers!

Hugs,
Cindi

magpie said...

a stunning journal
would i dare to make a mark
if i should win it?

sweetheart said...

yum, i love a good blank journal!

missmiss said...

Wonderful work Jan! Whoever wins is lucky indeed. :)

bittersweet said...

Gorgeous!

oldladyacre said...

beautiful book, love all of your work. I wish all of us great luck in winning this book of yours.

Lady Di said...

It was great to meet you earlier this year and I absolutely love the journal. Am hoping to be in Melbourne in October next year for this workshop. Hope you're well, Diana.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I hope I'm not too late for the draw. I think your site and the little book are both wonderful. It took me a while to find this post, but the eye candy is spectacular.

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