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Monday, June 24, 2013

Giveaway-Art Lessons

To celebrate the fact that I have written a promotional blurb about Art Lessons that actually sounds like I want to sell the book, I'm having a giveaway here on the blog. A copy of the book will be given to 2 randomly chosen people who post a comment to this post. Please remember to add your email (you can write out the at in the middle to avoid spam) so I can contact you if you are chosen.

Here's the blurb:

Do you struggle with perfection, want to call yourself an artist but are afraid to, hesitate to give yourself the time and freedom to pursue your creative dreams and desires? If any of these apply, Art Lessons, Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's little book of inspiration and insight, is for you. As one reader wrote, "it reads like a letter from a friend or like a record of treasured conversations rather than a tome of wisdom from a teacher." Part personal story and part reflection, the book contains seven essays which begin with hand-lettered quotes. Each contains hard-won truths that apply to all the arts and life itself.

To Art Lessons, Susan brings her skills in writing, calligraphy, and book design, as well as her years of experience in the field of artists' books and her love of the book as an object in and of itself. The book is designed for an intimate reading experience—the voice is open and warm and the size is small—a perfect fit in the hand for reading or a large pocket or small purse for carrying. Each copy of the book is printed by Paige M. Gutenborg, the book-making robot at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA. 


More info about Art Lessons.


34 comments:

Lilyweeds at Augusta Kent Studio said...

Hi Susan! This looks like a wonderful book. Looking forward to reading it and seeing the photographs, too. Love your work.
~diana (welte*maysvilleky.net)

Lana Bobele said...

I have followed your work for years and you have been a great inspiration to me. I look forward to reading your new book.
Lana

Alex Appella said...

So glad to have a book I can relate to so well on my shelf. I look forward to giving more copies to other artists! Good morning Susan!

shirley said...

Would love a copy of the book. My big project this year is bookbinding and then I really want to combine watercolor and calligraphy in an artist book for my grandchildren.

shirleyATquesoPERIODcom

Lani Gerity said...

Oh, this is wonderful. I love your work!

susannais said...

Deep gratitude for all you've shared over the years...can't tell you how many hotdog books I've made with kids and grownups over the years! And plenty more to come.
You've spurred me on to make spirit books after your delightfully contemplative sculptural books from natural materials. Thanks for your generosity.
And I've tried, really tried, to learn a little about calligraphy from you too. At best, I've improved my approach to hand lettering, so thanks again.
So thanks. An autographed copy of your book will be a happy addition to my bookshelf. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Oh...
did I say thanks?

Linda said...

As I continue to rebuild my life, I've been finding that books about the artistic process have been inspirational both inside and outside the studio, and I'm sure yours would be one I'd refer to often.

Cheers
Linda

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

PLEASE don't forget your email if you want to be entered into the giveaway!

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Susan, so glad you put together this book. Your work has been an inspiration to me & I have shared your expertise with many!
My email address is: Patricia.a.mcgoldrick@gmail.com

Ms Barbara said...

wow !! Susan this looks like a very interesting book just to chill for summer reading. Love your books and have done plenty of then in my year as a teaching artist. This year I have done doll like Native American Dolls for social studies classes, animation puppets and christmas dolls and recycle shoeboxes with sock puppets. No books this year that makes me a little bit sad but then I think how much the kids enjoyed the projects so it evened itself out. Maybe I have to chance up for the year. Ok so I need two great book projects for next school year. Please email me on your new books or some great projects for kids. And hope I'm one of the ones that can enjoy reading this book for the summer. Thanks Ms Barbara !! If anybody would like to see my Blog it's at (http://ms-barbara.blogspot.com) Thanks again !!

Trish J said...

You've inspired me--and probably thousands of others--over the years. Long may you continue!
THANKS

Trish J said...

Oops--yes I do want to be included in the giveaway: studiostarlight@att.net

Valerie said...

I very much enjoy reading all your posts. You seemed to have approached art as i have. Would love to read your book!Valerie wood.valerie.valerie at gmail

Anonymous said...

Would love to have this book. I teach summer camps with kids and have made many books with them using your directions. I need to find the time to do more art inspired work on my own. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

Pauline
fiberlooney(at)yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Susan, it sounds like you have written a book that will speak to so many of us, as artists, as readers, as human beings. Best wishes for great success!

Nancy
nakerly@charter.net

Marietta Nilson said...

The look of your work appeals to my sensibilities. I think if we ran into each other on Cape Cod, we'd be instant friends. In the meantime, there's this book, "Art Lessons."
mariettaATcapebuyerbroker.com

Rachel said...

I am intrigued by the Coop Bookmaking Robot, and love the idea of having some of your thoughts in one book. Sign me up please rakopelatjuno.com

Leslie said...

Congratulations on getting your book out there and many thanks for all you share here.
cervidae@hotmail.com

randee said...

So glad you've written a blurb for your book - good for you! Can't wait to read it, thank you for sharing it with us! ~Randee (randee_k at charter dot net)

Anonymous said...

Dear Susan,

Thank you so much for all you have shared with us all out here. I have followed you for a few years now and loved what you have sent out...you've inspired me to pick up my nibs and put letter and thoughts to journal, book and gift card alike. I so look forward to reading your book...it's rare that a book in this manner is written for artists.....can't wait! May much success be yours, Melody Robichaud melody@gorge.net

Diane said...

I enjoy your blog and have tried a couple of your made for children books. Your book sounds like something I would love to read.
mutmanskyd at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Susan,
I came across your blog randomly (well, not exactly...) this morning and am so glad to learn about you and your book, and to see examples of your work, which touches an inner chord, since I see in it echoes of my own. I would love to be entered into the drawing for your book: barbara_bachtell@yahoo.com.

Rosann said...

Susan, I would love a copy of your book! I've always enjoyed your blog, bookmaking and your spirit books in particular. Thanks for all the great inspiration over the years!
Rosann (rm21c@hotmail.com)

Marge said...

I'm intrigued by your book, Art Lessons. Years ago, I took a workshop with you for ideas as an elementary school librarian. I came away with so much inspiration for my own pleasure. Thank you for all of the sharing that you do! Marge

Ms Barbara said...

This Is Ms. barbara Again I for got to leave you my email which is Bsolony@aol.com

PoetNessa said...

Ahhhh, just a little bit of time on your blog leaves me refreshed and eager to try to find some time again to create a book. Thank you for all that you share! You do such wonderful projects and I, too, would love to be entered into the drawing for the new book.

with poetic care,
Nessa McCasey

PoetNessa said...

Oops, here is my email address: poetnessa@gmail.com (Nessa McCasey)

Susan said...

Wow! The opening sentences are me! Thank you for all your inspiration over the years.
susan
spangmarshatcomcast.net

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Mahalo for the op to win your book, full of inspiration and encouragement. tusitala_brenda hotmail

adele said...

Hi Susan, i'm just in the middle of my artistic consciousness :-) hope to be one of the lucky twos ;-) adele.cammarataATgmail.com

Susan Boyes, MA, ATR-BC, LPC said...

Gorgeous new book! Well done!
Susan Boyes: subeth(at)artistrees.com
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Iggy said...

Your blog, as well as your work is great and inspirative, too. I really like it!

Beth said...

Your book looks terrific, Susan. I always relate to your posts as one who also came to bookbinding via calligraphy. Alphabeth at Mail.com

Miriam said...

Great blog. Hope to win. Maschultz@mac.com

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