Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Pass The Book: The Tenth

It's Pass The Book day today. I have a brand new, just published one for you and I love it:


Just look at the inside:


It's Painted Pages by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare and anyone with even a passing interest in creating a sketchbook or a mixed media journal will find something to enjoy in here. My favourite chapter was "Write it Out" - a guide to using dictionary pages, poems, the written word, as a starting point for journal pages. But there is something to catch your eye on every page, really.

So, same as always. Leave a comment if you would like to be included in the draw for this one; and remember that you can always check its progress on the information page here if it doesn't come to you this time. A quick look there today, for example, would reveal that Beverly from BE Glorious is currently passing on Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life. So take a look here to put your name down for that one. It's worth a read too.

And, finally, last but definitely not least for today - I am delighted to be able to tell you that after July, when Pass The Book will be a year old, the brilliant, book-loving Melissa from Daily Life - Bits and Pieces will be taking over. She volunteered and I said yes, please! I can't wait to see what she comes up with. That will be from August, but you could jump over there and say hello now. She would be delighted to meet you!

32 comments:

Amy said...

Well, that is just lovely and very thoughtful of Melissa to continue the tradition! I have thoroughly enjoyed this initiative Sian and I certainly appreciate your generosity ... I suppose they will start to make their way home soon?

S said...

10 already, and this one looks like a beauty too. I'm sure Melissa will carry on the tradition in grand style as well. Thanks, Sian for getting us started!

Jimjams said...

Gosh nearly a year of passing on - and what a success it's been! Please don't add me to the draw though - my "to be read" pile is just too big at the moment!

Cheri said...

Oh Sian - this books just SCREAMS me! I would so LOVE a chance at it... in fact, if we weren't on a total spending freeze (with Jay having zero prospects right now for employment) I'd probably be on Amazon buying it!

Thanks so much for all your work in Pass the Book! I've actually gotten one of the books in the past year and Blogging for Bliss (my round robin) is still circulating. And kudos to Melissa for giving you a break going forward.

jennifer said...

Oooh, another fabulous book choice Sian! Put me in the draw please! Pass the book is such a fabulous idea, and how good of Melissa to be taking it on from August. It's good to know it's not over yet! x

Kelli said...

oooh prettiness :) I love.

Sandra said...

I've never really tried mixed media, but I'm putting it on my to do list, no need to add me into the draw, I'm just catching up :)

cate said...

another fabulous book to add to the growing list of books I "need" on my shelves!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) It's "Pass the Book" day around the planet, Sian! I just put my book up for grabs on my blog today as well. Thanks so much for sponsoring this lovely tradition. It's been so much fun receiving and passing these books!

Becky said...

This has been such fun Sian and I have enjoyed reading about the books as they have gone around the globe. I have not got into art journals yet, but this book looks really interesting, so please count me in! Thank you :)

furrypig said...

wow the year of passing it on has gone by fast! I need to pass my book on so will be posting about it by the end of the month. Thanks for all you have put into thi Sian it has been a joy to watch the books travelling the globe xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my - this one is definitely calling to me! Deb is passing on her book today, too, and I'm getting close to the end of Still Missing. This has been a great blog project. Off to check out the new blog.
Rinda

Carmen said...

Nearly a year already. doesn't seem possible does it? What a great scheme you started Sian :D

I'd love to put my name in the hat for this one. You had me at PAINT! :D

scrappyjacky said...

This looks a great one,Sian....yet another brilliant 'pick' you've made.

Kirsty.a said...

This looks exactly what i need to get into AJing properly. nclude me in, please

humel said...

I'd love to take a closer peek at this book, it looks amazing :) Yay to Melissa for continuing on after the first year! And yay to you, Sian, for starting it all off in the first place xx

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh how excited a new adoptee for the pass the book game. lovely to see someone taking over for u. i love the sound of this book and can see the paint is out for fun and frolicks,
jo xxx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Who knew what a success 'Pass The Book' would turn out to be!! I am proud to have been the first adoptee & often wonder just where that gorgeous book is 'at' right now?!!!! :)

JulieJ said...

Pass the book s such a wonderful idea. My daughter is always wanting to paint with me and I never know what to do, so I'm leaving a comment and keeping my fingers crossed.

Miss Smith said...

Oooh, I'd love a look at this one, it looks beautiful.

alexa said...

What stunning pages, and you've chosen beautifully again! Melissa's offer is a lovely one, and how kind to offer to keep it going for a while ... Thank-you both! PS And that's a yes, please count me in. :)

Beverly said...

I'd love to be selfish and have 2 books passed to me in one year ;) Thank you so much for starting this, you expose me to books I would never hear about. I'm so happy to hear that Melissa will be carrying on in your place. I edited my post for today to link to both you and Deb ;)

Sandie said...

Oh this looks right up my street! I have said I will finally make a start on my art journal by 10th of the nect month so this would inspire me. Would love a chance to pass this book on. Thanks again for your generosity, Sian, and how lovely that Melissa will continue.

Melissa said...

Another great looking book Sian, as always! I'm really exciting about keeping the fun going starting in August and am already screening a few books, so don't put me in the draw for this one! I'll be watching to see where it goes though and might catch it in a few months! :>)

Karen said...

This book looks like one that would push me over the edge and into some mixed media work! I'm another one who appreciates all you've put into this endeavor, and thank Melissa for taking it on for another year!

Jo.C said...

You've started an excellent tradition - looks a fascinating book. TFS

angelfish said...

Another great book choice Sian:) I would love to be in with a chance to take a closer look at this one.

Ginger said...

Hi Sian! I love this choice and would like to be in the draw!

Thanks so much for Pass the Book and all that you have done to keep it going! As you are aware I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to receive one of your picks which gave me my own inspirations! I look forward to Melissa's picks-she does so well with her book reviews she is sure to have some interesting choices!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sian!! An unrelated comment here. I just took a peek at your Embellished Doily project inspired by Christine Middleton. It is so beautiful and you did such a great job of it! My sister and I have just found this project and are so excited to start working on it together. Now I have the fun of looking at the creations of you ladies last year!! Thanks for some more inspiration! Hope you had a few more chances to use the word "spiffy" today! ;)

Ifa said...

I totally missed this great idea and it has been going on a year already. I remember our own book swap and what a great idea it was. Just the sort of thing a librarian would come up with. Yes please, can I play ?

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks like a wonderful book (don't put me in the list though) but I just wanted to say how great your photos are looking with the staging etc - really lovely.

Lizzie said...

Gosh, almost a year already...

And yes, please, Sian! I would really love a look at this great book!

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