Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book Arts Tuesday-Handmade Books For A Healthy Planet Giveaway

Teachers here in New England are savoring these last days of August before the school year starts. Teachers in other parts of the country are already back in the classroom. In honor of all the good work they do, here's a giveaway for Handmade Books for a Healthy Planet: Sixteen Earth-Friendly Projects From Around the World.

Handmade Books For A Healthy Planet is a how-to book with a purpose. With fascinating facts about the history of books and illustrated step-by-step directions, the sixteen earth-friendly projects, including a Wish Scroll from Ethiopia, a Medieval Book of Hours and a Book of Haiku from Japan, promote cultural understanding and environmental awareness.


Here's a Sampler of pages from Handmade Books For a Healthy Planet.

Leave a comment before midnight on Tuesday and be entered into a random drawing for a copy of the book. Make sure the comment contains your email address so that I can reach you.

To purchase a copy, go to Itasca Books.

24 comments:

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

I am savoring the last few days of summer but also looking forward to teaching crafts and a few new bookbinding units.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun book. Would love to win it and share it with the children I teach at a nature center.
Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

Prof Sepoc said...

I've been making books with kids most of the summer and would love a copy of your book! Jane in Minnesota profsepoc@scienceoutsidethebox.com

Peter Hoh said...

Long-time teacher, just starting to explore papercraft and book arts. (Okay, I've been making paper airplanes since I was a wee lad, but turns out you can do other things with paper. Who knew?) Anyway, I would love to win a copy of this book to help continue my exploration of bookmaking. Peter in Minnesota (and a friend of Jane Copes). peterhoh@yahoo.com

Mary said...

This looks great! I teach classes about sustainability and
make books so I would love to try these projects!

Betsy Damon said...

I would love a copy of your book as I get ready for the afterschool programs to start up again. Short break from the summer clubs that including making books and being Earthwise! bdteach3197@yahoo.com

Carol Sloan said...

Susan, I'd love to have my name added to the give-away! I've been making (and teaching) book making for a long while but would love to add this book and its ideas to my library (and classes). I've admired your books for a long time now and often turn to your website for inspiration for my own books. Thank you for sharing your spectacular art work!

Mo Crow said...

it's Wednesday here but I think it's still Tuesday there so I'll throw my hat in the ring too. Love your work and all you share!

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Mo. Actually meant to say Wednesday at midnight. Glad you put your name in.

Valerie said...

Your work fascinates me. i implement a fair amount of your ideas, both in my personal art and in working with my special needs Sunday school class and my own autistic young adult. i would savor every page if i won this book! Valerie, wood.valerie.valerie@gmail.com

akartisan said...

thanks for all that you do. I tell other teachers about you all the time and would love to win a copy of your book.
Sue

hkhunterarts@gmail.com said...

Susan, Thank you for your generous sharing of resources. I'm an art therapist in a children's hospital and love repurposing, upcycling and figuring out new uses for used objects that come as donations. Long live the giveaway! My work e-mail address is: hannah.hunter@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Leanne Vaughn said...

This night of the blue moon is a good a night as any for wishful thinking about a chance for this precious gift. I first found you searching for book format ideas for my students and I always like the surprise of opening your emails to see what you might inspire in me next. Thank you for your work.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

OMGosh school started in Hawai'i on August 5 & summer screeched to a halt. Classes begin visiting the library this week, ready to register for library cards, borrow books & listen to stories. What happened to our 3-month summer vacation of not-that-long-ago? Love to keep learning along w/ our keiki (children). Mahalo for the op to win.

Elizabeth Feinberg said...

I am savoring the last bits of summer, and thinking ahead to my new class. I love using so many of your ideas in my classroom --- we LOVE books! I would love a copy of your book to have for my own.

Thanks!

-Elizabeth

Debbie said...

Would love to win a copy of your book, its on my wishlist at Amazon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
It's always a pleasure to receive your inspiring words. I had a fulfilling time teaching a class about Matisse and his collages at NPL. Children ages 4-6 created collages after "The Snail." I found that origami paper was great for delicious saturated colors. Would love a copy of your book.
Melanie, coraggio6@aol.com

Paula MacGregor said...

Having discovered Susan's art work through her Spirit Book collection, I bought some of her innovative instruction books which I have used to teach book binding workshops to the local community.

Susan is a wonderfully kind and generous lady who is also a brilliant book artist and an amazing teacher too!

Alex Appella said...

I depend on this book for all workshops I give down here in Argentina. But more importantly, I depend on it as a source of inspiration, creativity and enthusiasm! Four major concepts (bookbinding, historical structures, recycling, different cultures) woven into one book that provides simple, straight forward projects. Amazing!

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

As an art therapist I use the technique of making books with my clients frequently. Your knowledge and sharing has made it a joy.

Sandie said...

This book would be great for my elementary art kiddos!!

Germaine said...

I consider myself fortunate to have attended your workshops. My students and I love your projects. It would be great fun to add this book to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity.

Suzanne said...

This loks like a great resource! Put my name in and I will put the book to good use this year in my classroom.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord said...

Thanks to all for the comments. I love that so many people are doing bookmaking in so many different contexts. Wonderful! The book goes to Melanie.

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