Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog Book Tour Week #10

I hope you guys aren't tired of hearing me talk about my book. You might have noticed that I try to make it more palatable by offering the Give-aways each week (there is a method to my madness).

This week I would like to introduce Laura Lein-Svencner. We first met years ago when we were both part of an online group of mixed media artists. Then I was lucky enough to meet her in person a couple times as our paths crossed on the art fair circuit doing shows in the Chicago area. Of course I instantly liked her and I was quite wow-ed with her work. Naturally I was pleased when she agreed to participate in my book.

Mixed Media Collage by Laura Lein-Svencner
She recently surprised me with an art gift, one of her pieces, that I really love. Ok, truth be known, I like it so much I was dancing around the house after I opened it. And isn't it wonderful? My favorite part is the upper left where she has stitched the fiber onto her piece. The composition is so very impeccable and the neutrality of this piece really appeals to me. I seem to have an inability to make neutral work. Ahem. But I digress.

Laura is teaching at Dillman's, this year. That is where some big-time teachers like Gerald Brommer and Bob Burridge teach, so woo hoo, Laura!! And guess what? There is still time to register for her 4-day class. The class involves painting papers and then learning to collage with a tacking iron, a la Talbot. I can only imagine the fabulous papers that will result!! I really wish I could go but the date conflicts with an art fair, actually the only art fair I am doing this year - Springfield Old Capitol, in Springfield, IL - I'll talk more about that later.

So......without further ado, may I announce that I am giving away a book this week. You need to go to Laura's Blog to enter, so scurry on now.


  1. Love Laura ! She recently bought a whole bunch of my rocks to put in a gorgeous bowl in her house and has shared the inspiration she gets from them. I love that !
    Gorgeous piece of art you have there, Lucky One.
    Signed up for the giveaway (love that stencil!!!.
    Keeping on singing your sweet song, Mary Beth !
    Hugs !

  2. Your book arrived yesterday and I was so excited! I opened the packaged and sat down with it (under a warm fuzzy blanket) and couldn't put it down! It's wonderful and I am getting full of inspiration and ideas that I can't wait to try out. Thank you! Thank you! ~kathy


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