Monday, January 10, 2011

January Giveaway from Cynthia Mooney

January's Portland Art Collective giveaway is a fabric journal made by Cynthia Mooney. The cover ties together and is held by a red button.

Scraps of colorful fabrics are sewn together in quilt-fashion with additional fabric appliques. All are free-motion stitched in place.

The inside cover is just as pretty with Lenox printer's paper signatures. The giveaway includes one of her mini-palettes full of watercolor paints.

Those interested in keeping a journal may want to take one of Cynthia's journal making classes. She also teaches journaling techniques. You can see more of her work on her blog Here. To win this beautiful journal, comment on this post. Winners will be notified the end of January.

34 comments:

LaurieJay said...

This journal is so dreamy with its soft colors and soft cover. I need it!!!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Luanne said...

A sweet little journal and artist's pallette of colors...what more could a girl ask for. Please put my name in the hat.

I so loved meeting several of you from the PAC at your Open Doors Show last month. Your talent, individually and combined, is awesome and inspiring!

Luanne

celeste said...

I love the journal, and especially am loving the handcrafted pallette of watercolour paints. brilliant.
here's hoping my number is chosen!

Bobbie said...

I love this journal that you have created!! My home would love to have her!! And now I am off - over to check out your blog :)

lynda Howells said...

oh my goodness....gorgeousx Such amazing colours, textures and oh my Art room and students so need this journal!xx And the watercolour set ..well..who could resist them. Please put me in the draw and good luck to all who enterxxx You all do amazing Art in this Collective that l so look forward to looking at all your blogsxxlynda waving from a very cold and wet London!xx

Dayna Collins said...

Someone is going to be very lucky (and very happy) to win this gem of a journal!

C Pohl said...

Very Cool!!
c

Herm said...

This journal reminds me of a garden with some lavander borders! it's so pretty.

Denise S. said...

This is just so special and beautiful. I also went and read some of her blog posts. What an interesting life she has.

bstaple117 said...

I'd be thrilled to win that creative journal. Thanks for the chance.

djwilson27 said...

I love love love journaling! I'm seriously thinking I will take this class as I love using fabric....sigh so much to learn....my two favorite things fabric and watercolor..... a big thanks for an opportunity to win the journal and watercolors and at least it will go to someone who appreciates the craftmanship, time and effort!

sophiedc said...

me me meeeeeee, I want you. You are so so beautiful, lovely and charming. My fingers so are itchy and would love to have you in my hands ....
sophie

Mrs. Jan PT said...

My fingers are itching to put the journal to good use.

Anonymous said...

lovely,lovely, lovely.....

Theresa Merkling said...

Love the attention to detailing on the journal - how very beautifully done. Did you use Fimo for the watercolor wells? Cute idea!

Home of the Fairy Smasher said...

What a gorgeous journal! Love the little tin of watercolours. Good luck to everyone!
Big squishy hugs!

wilcoxdesigns said...

Beautiful journal... makes me think of spring flowers. What a neat bonus of the watercolor tin. I would love to win this one!

Anonymous said...

The journal is absolutely stunning...it makes a non-journaler like myself WANT to journal - and to have it sitting out to look at. What creative genius!

Denise Svendsen (Dayna's Sister!)

suesueb said...

Beautiful! The lavender fabric looks watercolored!! Thanks for the chance!

Deb Warnat said...

Add brush, will travel. Now there are no excuses not to create, everything is there at your fingertips, and beautifully, I might add! If only you could wear it on a chain.

nkjohnston said...

Beautiful! And really like the idea of the little paint kit.

Thanks for the chance.

brenda bliss said...

This is so yummy!

Artfully yours, Linda said...

I love your journal - it's to plush. I would love to own it.

Marcy said...

I LOVE this book. Cynthia's classes are super ,.......she is a wonderful teacher! Marcy

Irene said...

Great color combinations...

Irene

Joyce said...

ooooo! What a fun little journal with some of my favorite Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I loved the journal we made in your Art and Soul workshop several years ago and wish you would instruct there again! Now you have branched out into fabric. It really sounds like your Portland art group is a very fine experience.

Pamela Jane said...

Delicious fabric journal and clever w/c tin -- cool!

jlwilson94 said...

Wow, beautiful book with water color set - would love to win! Great colors of fabric n button.
Thanks,

radiantcrust said...

The book looks wonderful and who wouldn't want to win it? But what really caught my eye was the watercolour tin ... what's the stuff in the bottom and how can I make one? Both inspiring!

sally.wilson said...

Beautiful art book and fun mini paint set - would love to use it! Thanks!

Sandy said...

It's a beautiful journal.

Dale Parker said...

Two things I love to include in my art work is texture and color.... this journal fits the bill perfectly. The travel paintbox is so clever! I have just begun to journal and would love to do some painting and writing in this one.

donna said...

Yes, it is so clever. I MUST have. (grin) Pick me, pick me, please. :)

Marilyn said...

It's my Birthday and I want to win this beautiful journal.