Friday, October 7, 2011

Presenting the Butterfly Book of Questions - a giveaway

Time to give something away to my blogreaders, may they be old faithful ones or new ones. ;-)

Later than I hoped, but sooner than I feared I have finished the Butterfly Book of Questions. If you want to know how this book came into existence you can check one of my what-are-you-up-to-posts from a few weeks ago. It kind of happened spontaneously just because I wanted to make some pretty papers! That's the cool thing about art: one thing can lead to another and before you know it you have something entirely different than you started out with.

Anyway, here's my latest baby: The Butterfly Book of Questions!

Isn't she a cutie? The cover is made of two different fabrics and both inside and outside cover are adorned with butterflies that were ironed on white cotton with transfer paper. The book closes with a beautiful ribbon and both top and bottom were made a litte romantic with lace.

The book holds three signatures of handpainted pages. All pages have a different color and are patterned with pattern rollers using gesso. Because I used watered down acrylics for the colors, the pages do not stick together.

Each page has a machine stitched border with zigzag stitches. There's 96 pages in total, so there's plenty of room to write, which is a good thing, because I did not call it the Butterfly Book of Questions for nothing!
Every page has a question on it to use as a prompt for journaling. These questions were all taken from The Complete Book of Questions by Garry Poole. That book is a great journal starter by the way even if it is originally meant to start conversations.

To give you an idea of how the spreads look, I'll show you a few samples. I would like to have taken a picture of every spread, but the torture of having to size down almost 50 photographs in Photoshop made me think otherwise. I'm sure you'll get an idea by looking at these:

The first and last page are for information about the (future) owner and the maker (me me me), but the rest is all prompts! That means 94 prompts to journal with. How cool is that?

So, now for the giveaway. The winner will receive this book of course and I will throw in a little extra by adding a pitt artists pen with brush point. This is because not every pen will like to write over the somewhat textured background. A brush pen will have no problems with it however, so to be sure you can write in the book I will give you one of those too!

If you want to win this book, all you have to do is comment on this post. That's all. I will pick a winner on Monday 17 October, so be sure to comment before then if you want to win this journal. Make sure there is a way to contact you, so I can let you know that you've won. I hope somebody will be very happy to receive this book! I want my baby to be adopted by a proud parent! ;-)

For now I wish all of you a very happy and artsy weekend!