Tuesday, April 24, 2018

1000th POST ♥ The Kindness of strangers = A Blog giveaway!

This is my 1000th post!! I can't believe I've got to that milestone. I still love blogging although I know that blogs are a bit "old school" in some people's eyes. It's a really lovely way to keep a record of my process for myself and also to share my creative journey to hopefully to inspire others along the way. I live in New Zealand and I'm so lucky that I've met some awesome people around the world as a result of my blogging and online participation in classes.
Earlier this year I was contacted by a lovely woman who was wanting to downsize some of her books and mixed media items. She had met me at a craft fair, and continues to see what I'm up to on this blog and very generously gave me some beautiful items. I was very excited to receive some books that I have borrowed from the library in the past that now can live happily on my own bookshelf and am sooooo happy that I will be able to make use of these gorgeous indian printing blocks
There were some books that I was able to gift on to friends, but I thought it might be nice to share one on the blog as a giveaway for my New Zealand readers to celebrate this blog milestone. I am sorry I can't share this with my overseas followers as well, but the cost of postage is just so expensive - it might end up to be worth more than the book! Please know that I appreciate your visits, and if you leave a comment, that's an especially happy day for me ♥
I already own this book and it is by one of my favourite artists. Take a peek inside via Amazon HERE. Although published a while ago, it remains a regular source of inspiration and if you are new to mixed media or it's just missed your radar, I highly recommend it.
Beryl Taylor inspired my Indian Wall Hanging. If you click on that link it links in turn to all my blogposts about the techniques used to make this.
It remains one of my favourite projects. The book is in almost-new condition. I hope someone would like to have it. If you've got a New Zealand address, please leave a comment here OR on my FB Artist page telling me why you'd like to win and I'll do a random draw a week from now - next Tuesday night (New Zealand time).
I look forward to sharing the love. Good luck.
Congratulations to Cally who left a comment on my FB artist page. She's going to share the book with a friend when they have play days ♥


  1. Congrats on hitting the 1,000 blog post, Lynette, that’s quite a feat. As you say, a great record for yourself, but very interest8ng for your followers too.

  2. Your wallhanging is beautiful- I'm off to read up on it. Nice to share your books- quite understand that it needs to stay local due to postage. I'm like you- still blogging and ejoy it. But it seems as if lots go to Instagram. I have an account, but don't use it much. Still prefer the documentation of the blog.

  3. Hi, I am a Rose City quilter, not a mixed media artist, so you can leave me out of the draw but I wanted to let you know of something I saw that might interest you at a second hand shop. The place on Russel St has batik tools and some stamps, metal and wooden. Not many, but good quality. That place is like a museum, so is worth freeing up some time since it is school holidays to go have a look see. And congratulations on your thousand post anniversary!

  4. I'm glad you still visit, Marina. Hoping to start another quilt soon :-)

  5. Thanks Nancy - With both Instagram and FB, I don't feel it gives me enough room to tell the whole story! I know I scroll back through the blog when I want to remember how I did something so for that alone it's valuable. So very cool to get the comments from you and know that someone else is enjoying it too 😊

  6. Tawa - thanks so much for the tip. I might have to go for a wee visit tomorrow ♥


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