(Update January 27: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Draw Groovy

The giveaway has ended.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Congrats to our winners:

Joanie Pittman


Brenda Stetler!!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Draw Groovy


a 64-page book by Thaneeya McArdle (yeah that's me)! This fun book is filled with easy step-by-step lessons that show you how to draw colorful whimsical art such as owls, cats, mandalas, paisley, butterflies and more!

Draw Groovy was written with kids in mind, so it would be a perfect gift for a budding young artist! Teens and adults might enjoy the book too, particularly beginning artists who want to learn to draw cute colorful art filled with shapes and patterns.

For a detailed look at Draw Groovy, I encourage you to check out my overview of Draw Groovy on Art-is-Fun.com, where you will find images of the lessons in this book, and learn more about what this inspiring book contains.

For this giveaway, we have TWO free copies to give away to TWO lucky winners!

How to Participate:

To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is reply to this discussion by telling us:

"Why would you like to win this book?"


"What would you use the info in this book to create?"

Please type your response in the "Reply to Discussion" box at the bottom of this page.


You can reply to this discussion as many times as you want, (as we would like to encourage interaction), but your name will only be entered into the drawing once. Everyone who answers this question will be assigned a number. At the end of the giveaway, a number will be randomly selected and whoever was assigned that number will be the winner. Conversation is encouraged, but people who respond in this thread without answering either question will not be entered into the giveaway.

The giveaway ends on January 26, 2014 at midnight PST. The 2 winners will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winners must provide their names and mailing addresses in order to receive the prize. If a winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

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 F+W Media, publisher of high-quality art instruction books. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from F+W Media.

Here are a few images from Draw Groovy to give you an idea of the lessons involved:

Click here for a free lesson from Draw Groovy: How to Draw an Owl

Click here for a free lesson from Draw Groovy: How to Draw Paisley

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I would like to win this book because I feel that we're somewhat related here Thaneeya...I know that made you smile..lol....I would like to try your style.

Love your designs, Thaneeya. Proud of you for publishing your book! I would like to win this book so I can be groovy with my grandchildren...they love being artsy at my house . Thank you,
Mary Margaret

Hi, I would use this book to help the children create a frieze running around the entire corridors and staircases of the school I work in! Thanks for all your lovely ideas and hard work. Jane. x.

Mary Margaret Hickman said:

Love your designs, Thaneeya. Proud of you for publishing your book! I would like to win this book so I can be groovy with my grandchildren...they love being artsy at my house . Thank you,
Mary Margaret

Good morning!  What a fabulous book and give away!  I Zentangle and Art Journal and my 10 year old daughter has gotten into the groove as well!  I would love to win because I think this would be a fabulous book that we could share in creating in our art journaling together!  Such a cute, cute book!  Thanks for the opportunity!

This book would be just perfect for when my older grandchildren visit! My grandson just loves to draw, and my grand daughter loves the whimsical, pretty things to draw!  I would also enjoy this book!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

i just love this book and it would be perfect for me as i have 11 grandchildren and we often have "art days" - i teach them different mediums and this would be such fun from the youngest to the eldest!!!! i would also definitely use it as i refurbish and decorate furniture and crafted items. thank you for the opportunity of winning your book :)

I have recently gotten addicted to zentangles and I am always looking for a way to make them more interesting and whimsical. By looking at the book cover, it looks like it would have lots of fun, whimsical and interesting inspirations for me to try adding to my new found love of zentangles and doodles! I am crossing my fingers!!! I would love to win a copy of your new book! Thanks for giving several away and sharing your talent!

I LOVE your work! My grandmother was an artist and had just began teaching some things to me when she passed away...that was 23 years ago. Unfortunately, my mom didn't inherit the flair for art and because of devastation, my aunt laid down her pencils and brushes, never to pick them up again. I'm very artsy, but have always had this "block" in my mind, thinking I needed a teacher. We live in such a remote area, there's very little in the way of purchasing lessons. After all of this time and holding on to this desire, I FINALLY decided that some how, some way, I am going to be an artist. I've purchased the "Let's Draw" class, I've gone through all of the tutorials on "Art is Fun", I have done some other tutorials on other sites, and I'm soaking everything in. I would love to have your book because it would be another step in learning to draw and "create". I'm exploring all types of art and several mediums. I love the whimsical pieces you do and I know I want to incorporate that type of art into my work. (:

Thank you for ALL you do!


Looks great ! I would like to win this book because I am teaching a free art class at a community outreach center (Google Kingsway, Hamilton Ontario !). We feed the hungry, clothe the poor and offer free classes on varied topics, including addictions, life skills and now we are beginning Self Awareness Through Art ! Our clientele are street people - homeless, poor and often uneducated. A book for beginners would be perfect. Our center is funded through private donations, so any class I teach, I personally provide the materials that are used. Thanks for considering me !

Congratulations Thaneeya! I saw your book posted on Amazon.com. How exciting and well deserved. I would love to own a copy of your book( autographed ?) because I am a huge fan of your work. I would love to share your book with the kids I work with. I would have loved for someone to teach me how to draw like this when I was a child, to embrace the whimsey!Thanks Thaneeya!

Love the whimsy! Looks like fun. I'd love to share with my 7 year old grandson!

I would love to win this because I have a strong hope to make art as important to my stepdaughter as it has always been to me.  :)

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