(Update Feb 23: The giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Artist Journal Workshop

The giveaway has ended.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Congrats to our winner:

Susan Schultz!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Artist Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures

- a 144-page book by Cathy Johnson. This beautifully inspiring book is filled with tips, techniques, and ideas on how to create and use your own journal, with examples and advice from 27 artists.

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The giveaway ends on February 22, 2014 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

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This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

This book was donated to the Art Colony as a giveaway prize by North Light Books, publisher of high-quality art instruction books and videos. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from North Light Books.

Here are some images from Artist's Journal Workshop, to give you an idea of what you'll find in this book:

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Next month, I'm teaching a group of seniors how to make their own journal, and this would be really helpful.

Thanks for the chance!

Yes, yes, yes - this book would fit in with the calligraphy classes I just took at the Canton Museum of Art where the Illuminated bible is on display through March 2.  If you haven't heard about this project look it up online - talk about art and journaling combined.  It's amazing!  As always thanks for the opportunity to WIN this amazing book and have a blessed day.

A journey  for me would be for my grandchildren to have for the future.  Have two grandchildren with artistic bent who love trips to museums and exhibits with me.  To give them something as personal as this would be a dream come true. 

I would like to win this book so I could give it to someone that really enjoys art journaling.

I recently have been looking at all the art journal ideas on Pinterest, but still don't really quite understand the whole concept.......I love to create art, plus I love to write, so I'm sure this book would inspire me in both of those areas!

I would love to win this book as I want to start journaling but dont know where to start. This would be a great help.

yes please, I need all the help I can get!!!

I would be thrilled to win this book as I believe that it will give me not just great ideas but will also help me to become inspired and motivated to create my own.

I would love to win Artist Journal Workshop:  Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures!  I have several art journals and am always on the look out for instructional books to help me fine tune my creativity!  I combine stories along with my art work and would love to see how the author suggests incorporating stories and art together to make a concise collection.  I do believe all art journals are unique to each artist, any instruction is welcome!  We should never stop learning and growing in our artistic, creative selves!  Good luck to all!


This book is just what I need to move forward in making my Art Journal.  I am new to journalling and could use help learning how to "loosen up" and not try to make a picture out of every page.  I am the full time care giver for my bed-ridden daughter, and I use much of my stuck-in-the-house time crafting and creating....I would like to incorporate some of my favorite inspirational quotes, art work, and some of my thoughts for my other children to read after I am gone and understand a bit of what my life is/was like.  I also am publishing some inspirational books on Amazon and want to illustrate them....I think this book would be very helpful and would love to add it to my library!

I would love to win this book. I viewed it at Amazon and found it quite interesting. I have played around with making "scrappy" journals for collecting vacation memories & photos and started a Zentangle journal. I want to DO an art journaling but I "freeze" looking at the blank pages.

It would be great to help me with ideas for my journal. I started one, but don't always know where to go from page to page. Lately I've hit an artist block.

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