Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Tour - Week #5 - The Kathryn Wheel

We have a winner for the original art, picked by the Random Number Generator.........it is Paper Pumpkin!!!  Yippeee, come back next week for a new contest.
Ok I will admit it. I am a lurker.
On other people's blogs, that is. The Kathryn Wheel is one of my fave spots; it is written by Kate, who lives in the north of England, UK. I first noticed her because of the adorable calendars and then I became a regular reader. Since she lives in England, I always read her blog with a British accent (in my head of course).

She is an avid art journaler and likes to include many different mediums in her work especially acrylic paint and ink sprays. She has had her journals published by Somerset Art Journaling and Somerset Apprentice. Back home in England she contributes to Craft Stamper magazine (www.craftstamper.com) every month. She is on a couple of design teams – Dylusions (Art from the Heart, UK) (www.afth.co.uk)  and also Stampotique Originals (www.stampotique.com). Plus......she teaches craft classes in her home town and also teaches art journaling techniques at Art from the Heart (UK) (www.afth.co.uk)  and Sam Taylors (UK) (www.clickoncrafts.co.uk). Whew, she is one talented,  not to mention b-u-s-y girl. 

But back to that Dylusions gig. You probably skipped right over it. Dylusions are paints. Matte paints that you can write over top. Like in journaling. No special pens needed. Naturally they are sold only in the UK. Which makes me crazy with desire for them, you know how that goes. Geez.....not fair.....come on, Dylusions people, let us get them too. Will it work if I whine? Hmmm, I thought not.

Ok, back to Kate. I asked her if she would allow my book to visit her on the Book Tour. And she said YES!! Yippee!!

So, today, I feature some of Kate's work here on my blog. Is it not awesome? Seriously.....

And you probably figured out by now, that we are doing another give away! Yep, it's true. A book AND a piece of original art made by me. You enter a comment here on my blog for the art, and then pop over to The Kathryn Wheel to enter a comment for the book.

79 comments:

  1. Good evening Mary Beth! I was just looking around online so I could see more of your work after I met you for the first time at the Rock Paper Scissors class! I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by you. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  2. Great pieces of art by Kate, as always. I love the layers of colour. The book looks very intriguing and would be a great addition to anyone's craft collection. Tracy Evans x

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful workshop Saturday! It was great to try the processes in your book! Hoping to blog about the experience today. :)

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  4. Hi Mary Beth, I got to have a look at your book a couple of weeks ago when Kate brought it into a workshop at AFTH. Fabulous book, just waiting to get hold of my own copy

    Clare

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  5. Love your piece of art, please give me a chance to win it!!! And I agree with you: 'Kate's art is super!

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  6. i would love to win something you made! thanks for the chance!

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  7. Love the Kathryn Wheel blog as well and you know I've got to enter any contest offering up your beautiful work!

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  8. Looks like a fantastic book...and a piece of original art.. fantastic!

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  9. Like you have been lurking on Kate's blog for weeks now and she is truly an inspiration to me. I have not actually done any art journaling before, but have been gathering all my paints papers and inks so I can start. Your book looks amazing and is on the top of my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win a copy over on Kate's blog and a mega thank you for the chance to win a piece of your artwork - Amazing!!
    Joy x UK

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  10. What a great give away.
    :)

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  11. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on your book! I'm also enjoying your book blog tour and finding new blogs to check out.

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  12. would love the opportunity to win a piece of your art ....have just come from kathryn wheel ...x

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  13. oh boy i hope i win your book, i just love kathryn wheel, just amasing. thanks for the chance to win jude

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  14. I love Kathryn Wheel and left her a comment on her beautiful mixed media art! I'd love to win a copy of your book, Mary Beth! Wishing you lots of success! Linda, MidwestieLady on Etsy and ArtFire

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  15. Hi there, just popped over from Kathrn's blog. I'd love to be in with a chance to win a piece of your art! It's great. Thanks from another UK puppy!

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  16. Your book looks so inspiring

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  17. Just popped over from Kate's blog and am so happy that I did. Don't you just LOVE her work!?!? I'm such a fan!!! And I'm so happy that I stopped by today! Hugs, Terri

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  18. oh, how funny- I follow Kate also (and am participating in the calendar challenge) and just received your book (great, by the way, you have to see me reading it.....trying to savor it (pun intended) by not rushing through it yet periodically sneaking peeks to see what's ahead) anyhoo, I decided to look up your blog and found this post! Back to the book (I think I'm writing one here)-I have every book imaginable on mixed media and art (and jewelry, fiber, paint, etc.etc.) and what I absolutely love about your book is the step by step tutorials inspired by the artists! Did the triad color theory page and am making an organic collage today.

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  19. I was following Kate's blog for a while already (of course I left a comment hoping to win a copy of your book!) and now hopped on over to your blog..and will continue reading probably for the rest of the afternoon! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  20. Had a fabulous play date with Kate when she came on holiday to Spain last year and she left hubby and kids on the beach for the day. She is sooo lovely and very talented but also works in a school as a teacher too. One busy lady.
    Would love to win some of your artwork pretty please
    Hugs Sue xx

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  21. I'm really looking forward to your new book.

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  22. I just followed a link from the kathyrn wheel blog over here and can see i'll be back often. thanks for a chance in your drawing :)

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  23. I love Kate too. And I love the look of those Dylusions paints and inks !!! Covet, covet, covet !
    Thanks for the extra incentive to go for a visit.
    Happy Monday, Lovely Mary-Beth !

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  24. Congratulations on an amazing book, I can't wait to get my copy! Your artwork is inspiring, I really love it.

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  25. Hello Mary Beth!
    Love your art! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. [Read in an English Accent]
    Hi, love the look of the book, cant wait to get my hands on a copy.
    Kate is amazing and her classes are so much fun, especially when she goes into school marm mode :o)
    Hope you get Dyan's paints soon, they are incredible

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  27. Hi Mary Beth ~
    I would be honored and thrilled to own a piece of your amazing art. Thank you for sharing your talent...my fingers are crossed.

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  28. Well it makes a change for us to have something here that you want, its normally the other way around,LOL. I have ordered a set of the paints and am hoping to get them this week, cant wait to play with them, and as for Kates work I love it and she is so nice and generous with her talent as have been trying to emulate her style and she always leaves such lovely comments. Your book looks amazing, hope I get lucky. x's from the good old UK

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  29. omg..i was JUST looking at this book at the craft store today! and how could you not love kate's art. it's awesome!

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  30. I am just sure I'm going to win this time, Mary Beth :) And I have to go visit her blog now - what cool artwork!

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  31. Having popped over from Kate's blog, I would love to be in with a chance to win one of your amazing art pieces, the book looks fab, great step by step instructions, oh how I would love to create a piece with such depth and layering. I use the paints from Dylusions ... and oh my I am so in love with them.

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  32. thank you for the chance to win a piece of your wonderfull artwork. I'm a beginner from Germany and very interested for step by step

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  33. Wonderful book and a great chance to win it plus a unique piece of art too. Thank you...
    JoZarty x

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  34. I would really treasure a piece of your artwork Mary Beth. Great book too. Totally inspirational !!

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  35. Hi Mary Beth - Just hot footing over from Kate's bloggy - She is very inspirational and I too am a fan of Dylusions paints and inks -also love a new inspiational bloggy to follow and gleem tips from.
    Would love the chance to win a piece of art - thanks for the chance.

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  36. Kate is SOOOOOO very talented. I am a follower of her blog and have been for a while as like you say, she is so talented. Love your work, the book looks amazing. Has to be a must have for all of us who like experimenting and using a multitude of mediums. Sue x

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  37. I'd love to win, thanks for the chance xx

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  38. How interesting - thanks so much for sharing the link! And of course for the chance to win! :-)

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  39. How interesting - thanks so much for sharing the link! And of course for the chance to win :-)

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  40. Not sure if my last comment worked so I will try again. Found you via Kate's blog which I have followed for a while now. She certainly is very talented. Sure your book will be a massive success. It is certainly one I will be adding to my collection!

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  41. Your art is fabulous - thanks for the chance to win. The book looks wonderful too.

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  42. I can't wait to get this book! And I'd love to win a bit of your art :)

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  43. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Oh, Oh, OH (that is me raising my hand and gasping to be chosen!) I would just die a piece of your art...okay maybe not die, but I would give up chocolate for a week and that is like dying to me- LOL!

    Love Kate's blog...thanks for turning me on to her.

    Geri Lynn

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  44. Ms. Kathryn Wheel has some great stuff!

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  45. I love Kate's art - you were smart to choose her to support your new book venture Mary Beth!

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  46. Found you via Kate - I'm lucky enough to have her close by in Yorkshire! Love your artwork - v. inpiring for a novice like me!

    Ali

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  47. Well, speaking strictly for myself, may I say that I LOVE lurkers. Thanks for this great opportunity. You have a new fan!

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  48. Hi! thank you for stopping by my blog- so nice of you. I was just reading in your book about how a mixed media artist is an artist that can't make up her mind and that so resonated with me- I love it ALL! and I am going to have to dig out my clayboard now...

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  49. OK, I won't be a lurker on your blog anymore!
    I would love to be entered in your hand-made art giveaway ;)
    Thanks much,
    Irma
    http://irmaperedne.blogspot.com/

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  50. I just discovered Kate's blog, and she is great, but then, so are you!!! LOL The new book looks terrific!! I'd love a chance to win a piece of your work!

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  51. I would love a piece of your art worK. The book looks great - if I dont win it I may just have to buy it!

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  52. Lovely book and gorgeous art. thanks for the chance to win. Although having a little peek I might have to order the book anyway it looks to good to own it by chance.

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  53. Wow this books look just like what I need. I love to art journal but always struggle finding new ideas. I was directed here from Kate's blog where I'm a regular visitor. I'll certainly be bookmarking your blog too.

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  54. I love Kate's blog too, she encourages me to start journaling. Love you blog too and your book looks like its a must have!

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  55. Hi Mary Beth I absolutley love books on mixed media and journalling and from what I've seen about your book it's going to be dropping through my letter box pretty soon! If I don't win one on Kate's challenge I will just have to buy it won't I. I love your work and I'm sure I will be inspired to continue my journey into Art. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be in the draw.

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  56. Beautiful work by both you and Kate. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bit of your art!

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  57. Oh my goodness! What a giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed as I missed having a look at Kates copy when she had it with her at AFTH but love your work....and a piece of original art?? Wow!!!

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  58. Found you by way of Kate! Great post about her work! Would love the chance to win your work...and your book!! Very generous of you.

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  59. I'm looking forward to reading your new book one way or another - some original art work from you - would be amazing...

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  60. Congratulations on your book. I would love to give some of your art a loving home!

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  61. Congratulations on your book. I would love to give some of your art a loving home!

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  62. Yes I love Kate's work and one day I hope to attend one of her workshops as it's not toooo far for me. Your book looks fantastic so I've left a comment on Kate's blog which I visit regularly. I've scrolled through some of your posts and your art is wonderful so I'm thrilled to be in with a chance to win. Thank you :-)
    Anne xx

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  63. Can't wait to see you new book, and both you work and Kate's is fantastic.

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  64. I love AFTH one of my fave stores and your book looks scrummy I hope I am lucky enough to win a copy.

    Love Dawn xx

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  65. Hi! I found you via Kates blog which like you I have long been an avid reader of. I love her colour combos and the multi layered effects.
    Your book looks fab, I love the step by step techniques.

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  66. Loving the sound of your book - I am an avid cook as well as an evolving art journaller, so even if I don't win, your book is going on my birthday wishlist - sonds like everything a girl could need! Good luck with the tour.

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  67. Original art and a book, what fabulous give-aways, thnx for the chance to win. (You need to read this in your best Queen of England dialect)
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  68. Oh stop having giveaways...it makes me want to win so very badly! I started working with wood icing and love it...making my own stencils and everything. Kate's art strikes a chord with me...I love journaling and layers and feel like I could have made these almost. Thanks MBS!

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  69. I've got to read your book, and I do love your art. Glad to have discovered both!! Congratulations! ~Kathy

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  70. I am so anxious to get my hands on a copy of your book, it sounds like exactly what I need to help me on a daily basis. Thanks for the opportunity to own a piece of your work, how exciting.

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  71. I'm so glad that I visited Kathryn Wheel today and found the link to your blog.What a great giveaway!Me please!!

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  72. Sooo excited, keeping my fingers crossed!
    Thank you for sharing your art journal page, clever idea cars with wings :]

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  73. thx for sharing your art!! I enjoy your blog very much. oh, i so hope i win the book!!
    THX!!
    Terri
    tejas7997@gmail.com

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  74. Your book looks fantastic and I LOVE Kate's blog, I'm totally a lurker, too!

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  75. I wish you could buy your book with bol.com. That is cheaper as amazone.com. Because the delivering is more expensive. I saw your book with Kathryn and i loved it.

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  76. Is it too late to enter? I love your work MB !

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  77. Love the layers!!!

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  78. I love your style and am a fan of Kathryn Wheel. I'd love to be in with a chance to win an original to inspire me each day.

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