Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blog Give Away!



I have decided that every few weeks we're going to have a book giveaway here on the blog. My bookshelves are packed with art books, business books, art/business books and jewelry books. I hope these books can inspire you the way they have inspired me.

In the comment section under this blog post please tell me who your favorite artist is (dead or alive) and what your favorite piece of artwork is by that artist. It can be in any field of art. I want to know what you love! And if you are so moved even explain how that piece of art inspires you.

Make sure you follow the blog and tell others who may want to enter to win this weeks book, Making a Living in Crafts by Donald A. Clark. To Follow the blog you can go to the right side of the page and click on 'join this site' or below that you can follow through Facebook.

The winner will be drawn and announced next Wednesday night.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I am still trying to figure out a favorite artist. There are so many out there that inspire me. You truly inspire me too!

Valerie A. Heck Esmont said...

Thanks Melissa! You inspire me too!

J said...

I have to agree with Melissa, but if I had to chose one, I love Van Gogh's "starry night". I think the inspiration shows through in my work with lots of distinctive pieces making a larger, unified whole.

Kelly Heck said...

An image that cannot escape me is one by Joel Peter Witkin (this is not for the weak stomachs out there), this image: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=joel+peter+witkin&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1113&bih=865&tbm=isch&tbnid=KWu-KAuGbLbxcM:&imgrefurl=https://metadiary.wordpress.com/tag/joel-peter-witkin/&docid=CgpDVlE14iL7SM&w=900&h=908&ei=oSlBToDXMeX30gGojuncCQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=358&page=1&tbnh=141&tbnw=130&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0&tx=79&ty=76

It's so different from others, and even though the man is deceased, his expression is so at peace, like he was ready to go on this last journey home. mmm... just love it.

Also a big fan of Jill Greenberg (www.jillgreenberg.com). Her animal portraits are incredible, as if they were people!

*I don't think I qualify in this giveaway, but wanted to give my input. :D

Francis from Europe Casino said...

I too honestly

Valerie A. Heck Esmont said...

Thanks!