Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Giveaway!!!


I am excited to announce that my talented friend, Carla Sonheim, has another book out. It is called Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals and Carla is giving away a signed copy of this book right here! How cool is THAT? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. On Saturday, I will choose a random comment from this blog and give the winning name and address to Carla, who will mail the book out to one of you. You should also hop over to her blog, since she is having a TWO WEEK blog celebration with more giveaways to come.

One of my jackrabbit paintings is happy to have made an appearance in this fabulous book. Carla and I have known each other for many years. She was one of the artists I represented when I had my gallery, Cool Mountain Art, in Salida Colorado. She is a talented artist, a gifted teacher and a dear friend. Whenever I see her art, I think, "Carla is one of the most creative people I know!" I am always honored to be a part of her endeavors, so when she asked me if I would like to have a spot in this book, of course I jumped at the chance. I have taken a class from her, and I would recommend her classes highly to anyone who wants to grow creatively. I will also mention that this is her second book, and if it is anything like her first book, Drawing Lab for the Mixed Media Artist, it is well worth adding to your library.

"Badass Jack." Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches. ©2011 Karine Swenson (This is the rabbit.)

What if you don't want to wait for a chance at a giveaway? If you already know you want this new book, all you have to do is click on one of these links:
amazon.com
Barnes and Noble
Q Bookshop
Independent Bookstores

Easy.


Don't be shy. Leave your comments right here!

91 comments:

Mindy Hardwick said...

I would love to win a copy of Carla's book. I took her Wretched Girl Journaling class at Art Fest a couple years ago. So fun! Thanks for hosting this! It's nice to get to meet some of the artists in the book.

Birdie said...

But who can resist a giveaway?! I certainly can't and I was delighted to discover your blog and work via Carla's . Your jack rabbits (are they the same as hares? Or another animal?) are wonderful and I've also been enjoying your abstract paintings.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh Wow, your jackrabbit is beautiful. As is Carla. This book is on my Christmas list!

Birthe Lindhardt said...

So cool that the book is out. Not so cool that it is not out in Europe yet. So I'll try this way to get a copy.
Birthe

Anonymous said...

Hi Karine
I am The Year of the Rabbit. I love your sweet and your bad ass bunnies!! Your art inspires me. What a wonderful group of models you have to paint..........

Jayme

carolwc15 said...

Hi Karine,

I just learned of your paintings through Carla's blog. I love your rabbits and your ink and feather sketches are wonderful! I have learned so much from Carla since I "found" her last December.

kamiguen said...

Found my way here from Carla's blog. I'm loving your rabbits!
This book is definitely on my wishlist - I found her other one so amazing and helpful and fun too!

Thanks for this opportunity

terarla1 said...

Thanks for the chance to win Carla's new book.

Corinne Loomer said...

Love your blog! Right now I'm into watercolors so I enjoyed all your old posts about wc. Can't wait to see your part in the book!

Kristin said...

I love your rabbits! I also love Carla's work so it would be great to win this book.

Anoeska said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win a copy of this book! I think Carla is a great artist! (And so are you, I discover your blog through Carla's and I just love your rabbits!!!)

Gracie O'Tripp said...

I love Carla's books and drawing suggestions and would absolutely love to win her new book. I looked at all your rabbit examples, they are wonderful. I agree with your comment about wild animals "our contacts with them are so fleeting." '10Badass Jack' is great, pure attitude.

Pam said...

Also found my way here from Carla's blog - i'm getting a whole new perspective of the "pest" who keeps eating away at my flowers. Thanks for the opportunity to win Carla's book.

Denny1600 said...

Great! Great! I'd love to win this book. I love your art and Carla's art so much. Different and pleasing all at the same time. I enjoy your blog and read it regularly.

Stephanie said...

I found you through Carla's blog. I love your jackrabbit paintings! Thank you for the opportunity to win Carla's new book.

Natalie Ward said...

Beautiful work! Would love to win this one.

Antoinette V said...

I would love to win an copy of Carla's book, I think she's wonderful. Hope to someday take a class in person with her.

Your rabbits are beautiful! I love the pen and inks featured on Carla's blog.

Becki said...

Your Jack looks ready for anything! Love the rainbow dancing on his fur too.

Abigail said...

the more I hear bout this book, the more excited I am to get my hands on a copy!

Therese said...

Karine, your ink and feather drawings of rabbits are over the top beautiful! They make my heart flutter! I am truly "drawn" to them!(and Yes, I'm gushing right now)=)
I would love to win Carla's book! It looks so fun and filled with imagination! It would be a kick to teach my grandson how to make animals out of his squiggles! =)
Thank you for sharing your drawings!

Vee said...

I love the look on the jackrabbit's face!

I am such a fan of Carla and loved her first book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Jeanette said...

You are absolutely right, gonna end up buying this book anyway 'coz I love Carla's work but winning one would be awesome! :D Love your work too and can't wait to see the one that made it in the book.

Welcome! said...

Your Jackrabbit is so lifelike, it reminds me of the ones at my uncle's camp.

I am an art teacher in NH and after taking Carla's Silly 5 course (which was amazing!)I started incorporating some of the activities into my classes... to "switch it up a bit". My students love it. I can't wait to introduce them to her animals..

Unknown said...

Hopped over here from Carla's blog, loving the rabbits! Would also love a new Carla book!

Heidi Medhurst said...

I love the sketches that you have done with ink and feather of the rabbits! I would so much like to win Carla's book, she is a wonderful inspiration :) Thanks for the opportunity. - Heidi

peggyh said...

Your rabbits are awesome. I love realism, and I adore Carla's work. I so want one of her books.

Sadelle said...

I love Carla's books... and I LOVE your jackrabbit sketches and paintings! All this is encouraging me to draw my greyhound more!

Lizzes Beautiful Art said...

I love your Jack Rabbit, I love painting hares and rabbits and giving them extra long ears and feet to give them more character. I would love to win a copy of the book and see the characters and animals as its not out in the UK until mid Nov and I don't think I can wait that long!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I love your animal paintings! So beautiful!! I'd also LOVE to win a copy of Carla's book. I took her animal painting ecourse and loved it! Thank you for offering this giveaway!!

Erin Fish said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I have the Drawing Lab and love it. This would be a great addition.

Snap said...

Love your rabbits! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Carla's book!

Leap Year Baby said...

I am so impressed I'm just starting to teach myself to sketch faces and love it but it doesn't come naturally. I love the free form of your animals. Just love it. Congratulations on your new book.

bwheather said...

Would love to win a copy of the book, too. Hope it's on offer to international readers, though. ;-)

nadine ramey said...

i would love to win a copy of the book..i get ideas just looking at the pictures this is amazing

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love your rabbitttts and this is really one badass for sure:) of course I would love to be the lucky one to receive Carla´s book.....her work makes me smile. Have a super Wednesday!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled to be introduced to your work through Carla!
I LOVE the ink sketches done with a feather!!! Oh my, I have to find a feather TODAY. Having just spent 5 years in Arizona, your incredible jack rabbits really move me (and remind me of Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson's underpaintings). I've been all over the West and really miss the mind-blowing inspiration it offers up in the diverse geography and wonderful creatures. I'm working with Carla on this giveaway also....it is keeping me sane and making me happy. Wonderful stuff, Karine! Best regards, Savannah Dawn O'Brien

copperblue said...

Hello! So glad Carla has introduced you to us as I love your work. Love Carla's too and would love to win a copy of her book.

pugfish said...

Karine,
I understand your comment about drawing wildlife especially the comment 'a gift'. I love your portraits of the rabbits. You must know them quite well to have such detail.
I would love to win Carla's book because it makes me smile.

Barbara Moore said...

I know this book is fabulous just because of the who the author is. What a wonderful book to get your hands on. I hope I win.

Gill said...

I would love to win a copy of Carla's book!
I love your 'Badass Jack'!!

Lisa said...

I love Carla's work! She is so imaginative and encouraging to everyone to be creative!

Simone Maschler said...

Your book is encouraging and makes being creative easy. It's the perfect kick up the bum for someone like me who tends to procrastinate. Please share your world with me.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

I love her first book and am really hoping to get my hands on a copy of this new one. If I don't win it is totally going on my Christmas list.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love your whimsical, expressive rabbits, and eagerly look forward to visiting them in Carla's new book! Your incredible work reminds me of the rabbits drawn and painted by master artist, Albrecht Durer, (see his “Young Hare I”), but much more playful. Thanks to Carla for directing me to your site. I’m excited about adding your Blog to my list of wonderful artists I want to follow in developing my artistic creativity and career. YES - Please enter me into the drawing to win Carla’s latest book. Thank you.

PamB said...

Glad to find your endearing rabbits through Carla's link and hope to see more of your work. Please enter me into the drawing for IMAGINARY ANIMALS. Love it.

Joanne said...

I have been a big fan of carla's since I took one of her silly classes a year or so ago -- since then I have purchased her first book which I am enjoying with my granddaughter and have taken two of her online workshops -- I would love to meet her in person someday,but I am on the east coast -- I would love to win the book, but I know if I don't I will be buying it -- I am also happy to meet you and have added your blog to my list of blogs -- thanks for the chance to win --

Caterina said...

I love all your works !!! CIAO from Italy

Jorin said...

I love your rabbits very much (and I didn't knew that there are rabbits with big ears like that!), thanks for sharing! And I like Carla's work so I would be very happy to win her book.
Love
Jorin

Jan from Wyoming said...

Hello, I too discovered your blog via Carla's blog. I have spent much of my life in Wyoming, and have always loved to see jack rabbits. They always seem kind of magical to me.

I would love to win Carla's book. I took an online class from her several years ago. She is such a wonderful spirit, and I'm always glad when I get her newsletter in my IN box. I know that I am going to have fun!

Thank you for sharing your rabbits on Carla's blog and thanks to Carla for doing a giveaway of her new book on your blog.

Meg in Nelson said...

I love Carla!

oSoFine said...

I am dying to get my grubby little hands on Carla's new book! :> Seriously, she is such an inspiration and her first book is one of my all time favorites. I'm so glad that she featured you on her blog so I can see more of your beautiful work! I look forward to making my way (backwards, in the time-distorted manner of "new" blogs) through your blog. Best wishes!

serendipity said...

wow thanx for offering the possibility to win Carla's fabulous book....woule love to add this to my collection of art books
ciao joan in italy

Paige said...

I LOVE animals! I LOVE animals in art!! I LOVE that you and Carla are sharing your talents with the world - thank you!!

knitty said...

Oooh, very clever Badas* Jack. And (*sigh*) Carla's book. Two great tastes that work great together!

Su said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Gaby said...

It is always a treat to discover a new inspirational artist and I'm very grateful for Carla making me aware of your blog.
Gabyschrott@me.com

Carolt said...

Carla's not only introducing her new book to us, but new artists as well. Can't get any better than that!

pipers1mom said...

I love your jack rabbit sketches. I lived in AZ for a while and enjoyed seeing them in the wild.
I would love to win Carla's book

Sherri D said...

I was hooked when I saw the little birdie on the cover. What an innocent sinister thing he is! I would love to win this book too! Thank you for the chance to!

Lynn said...

I'm so happy to be introduced to your rabbits by Carla. Would love to win her book because her work inspires me. Thank you for the opportunity!

kk said...

I have a special place in my heart for rabbits. My oldest son was 11 when his younger brother received a baby bunny for his 9th birthday. I was a struggling single mom and my son had been diagnosed with developmental challenges at 7, long before the term high functioning autistic was used. My sweet son struggled with everything but most especially he could not understand why his younger brother and I were so upset when our dear 18 year old terrier died the year before, he could not cry or grieve, he was always so frustrated with life. One day he said he wished he could have a special, cuddly rabbit friend like his brother. He didn't have any friends, was never invited to birthday parties, always alone because he was different. I found a domesticated rabbit rescue organization in our city and we found Fred, a beautiful 2 year old fawn and white spotted lop. Fred jumped into my sons arms like he knew where he was needed, my son let him snuggle in and smiled. Soon we were asked to open our home to 2 more rabbits in need, and for the next 10 years we worked with injured and disabled bunnies in our home. We learned many things through our rabbits but a wonderful unexpected benefit was how much my beautiful son blossomed. He learned compassion, patience and how to cry. He sobbed uncontrollably when a new rabbit was injured by another territorial female rabbit. It was a break in his veneer that changed everything. He opened up to the world and began to grow. My sweet son is 28 now, married and daddy to a 2 year old son. I thank mother-father god for all animals but especially for rabbits, they saved my son. Thank you for letting me share, your beautiful images brought all our dear bunnies friends flooding back into my heart.

Charlene McD said...

I would love a chance to win a book, it would be a great addition to the art sections in the library.

Charlene McD said...

I would love to have a chance to win this book. It would be a great addition to the art section in the library.

Paula said...

I was blessed a few years ago with the chance to take a class with Carla...what an awesome teacher! I'd love to win her book.

Sarah said...

I took Carla's online silliness class and it was so much fun. I love your bunnies, always a treat to discover a new artist.

Carol said...

I love your rabbits and am so glad to learn of your work through Carla. I have been following her blog as I hope it will help me to loosen up in my own work. So winning a copy of her new book with one of your rabbits would be a great double win! thanks for so generously sharing!
Carol

Jeannie said...

Carla hooked me on your blog when she showed the jack rabbits - wonderful! My mother's name is Bunny, so rabbits of all sorts have lived in our home growing up.Thanks for the opportunity to have my name drawn. Carla's Drawing Lab book is a favorite and I know this one will be as well.

Estela said...

I would love to win Carla's book, thanks for the chance!

Shena Meadowcroft said...

I saw your sketches with ink and feather over at Carla's blog and had to come visit - love the idea and will be playing with same concept as soon as I am done here! Thank you for the idea~ I would love to win a copy of Carla's new book as she is, in my opinion, one of the best art teachers around and extremely talented in her approach to her work. I have her first book and have taken online classes with her. She's my inspiration!

Kathy said...

I just love Badass Jack,
so glad Carla introduced us to your work!

Lucy Chen said...

Hi Karine, thank you for the chance to win a copy of this fabulous book. Love your rabbits and I'm so happy to have found your blog.

Françoise said...

I'd love to win the book. Thanks.
Your work is beautiful. I'm off to visit the rest of your blog now.

wenndann said...

Carla's blog is an infinite inspiration to me. I absolutely love all her creative outcomes. I'm working a lot with children and oftenly introduce ideas to them i learned from Carla.
Stina

Marilyn said...

Your rabbits are wonderful, I can't wait to see on of them in Carla's new book

Melva said...

I would love to win this book. I love Carla's work. So pleased to have found your blog as well.

tutto a posto said...

I love your rabbits and forwarded them to a friend who has a couple of rabbits as housemates (pets). I would love a copy of this book.

Tammie Lee said...

how lovely to find you and your wonderful art! This book looks magically inspiring. How nice that you have your rabbit in it!

Corinne Bekker said...

I love your art (rabbits, abstract art and all) and your blog. I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but it didn't seem to work.
Would love to receive a copy of Carla's book as well.

Shelly Penko said...

I love Badass Jack! I see he is actually a really big painting, he must be so awesome in person. (I love BIG) So glad to have found your work!

nadia said...

I would love to win this awesome book! I'm a very bad draftsman but with Carla's technique every (failed) animal is a piece of art..... Love your big-eared rabbit!
Best wishes, Nadia from the Netherlands

Karine Swenson said...

This comment is for Sherrill Kahn

lemonade sandwich said...

I'm so looking forward to seeing all of the great artists Carla rounded up to put in her newest book! Hoping to get my own copy soon...

Melisa said...

I love your rabbit paintings! They have so much character.

inkytoes said...

i so enjoy her critters. liked the previous book and this one looks even better.

Suzanne said...

Here's to hoping I win! :o)
Thanks for the contest!

Are you curious about me? said...

Looks like it could be a great book to learn how to loosen up your style, I'd love to own it.. A treasure I'm sure.. ~ Julie.

sjor said...

Such lovely work, looking forward to seeing it in print. Siobhán

JaneT said...

Neat work you have shared with us. Thank you.

Myriam said...

Gorgeous bunnies! And I'd love to win the book, of course!

krgero said...

Just found your blog and look forward to exploring it more. Thanks for the chance to win Carla's new book.

Karine Swenson said...

Hi. I appreciate you all stopping by and leaving comments, but the winner has been chosen now. (click the header of the blog for the newer posts.)
Thank you!