Hey, don't you love a blog giveaway? I know I do. This time the yummy prize is Mary Beth Shaw's new book (which I am featured in) titled, Flavor for Mixed Media. I sat down a few days ago and read the book from cover to cover and the instructions and recipes really got me inspired.
One of my favorite recipes was submitted by Misty Mawn. Vegetarian Reuben Sandwiches - wow. She made them for us last year and they are incredibly delicious. The book includes step by step instructions for many great mixed media projects, recipes from all the artists and features some new products that I am itching to try.
One of the products is wood icing which is shown above. Here I'm comparing it to joint compound. I don't have a definitive decision on which product I like better as there are so many different joint compound formulations on the market and so far I've only tried this one. But I do know I love wood icing. Stay tuned for more experiments.
To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment saying what your favorite flavor of mixed media is. For example, I love the painting part. And the glueing part. And the looking at it later part. Just a simple sentence or two. The drawing closes at 8pm Pacific Standard Time on Sunday so that will give everyone time to comment.
Mary Beth is preparing a sister post to this on her blog today so be sure to stop in over there as well. She will be mailing out the book to you so you can thank her while you're there. :-D
Meanwhile a lot is going on over here. Sometimes I get confused with so many choices.
I've been writing and pasting of course. Slopping the paint around and thinking noble thoughts.
I've started a new plaster book using a lace tablecloth as the page substrate. I leave the lace between the pages unplastered so the signatures will bend for stitching.
Here are some of the pages laid out to harden.
Back to the studio now. There are messes to be made and things to stare at.
And talk to me. Tell me what you love that's waiting for you in your studio. And then go and make something!
PS. Eek! I forgot 2 things. First off, sister Mary Beth is giving away a beautiful piece of her art on her blog too so you have a chance to win that along with the book. Holy cow, how did I miss that when I wrote this post? It is a gorgeous piece; go look and see!
Secondly, we'll be drawing the winning name on April 4th when we get together. So wow, what fun. Big happy smiles over here. xo