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Wow. I’m really excited about the review I received over at www.bookfetish.org today. The reviewer really “gets” what I’m trying to do with “The Art of Silliness,” which expands beyond the book into my online classes and what I hope to offer in general with regards to drawing, art, and creativity. Thanks, BookFetish!
To celebrate, I’d love to give away a copy of “The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone” right here!
If you’d like a chance to win, please leave your comment on this post by midnight Friday, November 9th. I will pick a winner randomly on Saturday. The winner, #29 randomly picked, is juttamariamueller!
Thanks for being here!
Jeane Walker Sliney said:
Carla – have always loved your work and would love to have your new book.
Keep up the silliness – it’s good for everyone!
Gotta love silliness – makes me smile (-: Thanks Carla!
LOL, love the vote hairdos! Yay for great reviews!
Tea Silvestre, author of "Attract and Feed a Hungry Crowd" said:
That IS a great review. Congrats! I’d be thrilled to win a copy of your book.
Pick me! Pick me! Oh pretty-pretty-pretty-please, pretty-please pick me!
Andrea thompson said:
Thanks for aNother chance to win! Saw your book at barnes and noble today and added it to my christmas list in case I don’t win!
I love your online classes and your books. And of course, I would love to win this one! Thanks!
Brenda Livermore said:
‘The Art of Silliness’ sounds like a breath of fresh air. A little silliness is good for the soul!
Love your vote people!! I voted absentee a couple of weeks ago. And, I would love to win a copy of Art of Silliness 🙂
Me! Pick me! 🙂 Now for a little “serious” — I have a 9 1/2 year old granddaughter who is quite artistic and perceptive (yeah, don’t we all have smart kids…) and she loves your books. She “gets it” and even took my camera to take her own sidewalk crack shots over the week-end. Thank you for sharing all of your talents.
Holly Herick said:
I love Carla’s books. Inspiring.
Silliness is always a good thing. I’d love a copy of your book.
I really love your approach to creativity Carla!
Lois M said:
Vote People are great! Love your sense of fun and can’t wait to see the new book! Keep them coming, please.
Shirley Dougan said:
I’d love love love your book to bits and beyond! No, really I would. I love getting your emails as they bring a smile to my face every time (mind you, I do smile a lot anyway). hugs – Shirley
Congratulations on your wonderful review!
Your book sounds awesome. Thank you for a chance to win.
I really want a copy of this book-love everything you do. I too smile when receiving your posts. Hope you are feeling great now.
J. T. Wherry said:
Congrats, Carla!! Would love to win your latest book.
Cynthia H said:
My grandson and I would love to learn the art of silliness!! Oh, and I love the Vote people you’ve drawn 😉
Judy Tillson said:
Great review, congratulations. Also I really liked your “Vote” reminder.
Line Katrin said:
Hoorah! I love your work. Actually I have made some birds inspired by you. I have made some circles that ended up as birds. You can see them on my blog and I wrote some words about you on the 30 th of October. Thanks for sharing your fun way of creating. Big smile!
Peggy Houser said:
Carla, I love your books. I teach middle school art & my students love your work as well!
Hi Carla Can’t wait to see this book! I loved your online class and as a teacher still use some of the activities with my students! Thanks for the chance to in a copy.
oops the ‘w’ on my keyboard sticks! *win a copy!
What a great review. I loved the two classes I took from you and have added your book to my Christmas list. Winning it would be a bonus
Never miss your blog or yor facebook posts, this would be a great book to have fun over the holidays
Sandy Ward said:
I congratulate you on the super review!
I so enjoy your posts. Have not been brave enough yet to tackle the blind contour drawings, but you encouraged me to pick the first thing I saw on my dining room table – a rotund salt shaker – and I turned it into a buxom, bejeweled lady wearing high heels and carrying a QEII-type purse. I had such fun! Thank you –
Peggy Wilkinson said:
Would love to win your book. I’ve enjoyed your other books and I enjoy that you make art so approachable!
debra valoff said:
Congrats!!!! Keep them coming~ LOVE your work!
Fredi Alt said:
Carla, you, through your books, blogs, Facebook, etc, have given me permission and freedom to draw the way I want to. I can’t draw perfect, but now I can with silliness and imagination. Thank you and I’d love to win your book!!!
Meg in Nelson said:
I would love to win your book!
Anne Morrison said:
I loved your first book and can’t wait to get this one.
I have your two other books and I would so love this one too. Thank you for the opportunity. It’s been on my wishlist since you announced it’s publication.
Laureen van Lierop said:
I have just recently found your site and have passed it along to a friend and her very creative 16 year old. We’d all love to see a book in realtime.
marijke owen said:
if it is anything like your previous books, than all who buy it will be in for a real treat. The light hearted approach for loosening up is delightfull in the other books, so I except no different here, cheers marijke
Congrats on the release of your new book! It looks like it is filled with lots of fun stuff. I want to buy a copy for myself & will likely get some to gift for Christmas:-)
Corinne Bekker said:
Congrats with that wonderful review. So true and well said by the reviewer: indeed you are very good at getting the right part of the brain going (like Betty Edwards is promoting). But you bring a rare talent to all this: being able to bring out the silliness in us , the Squeenstuff and all that is what is freeing and inspiring.
Hurray for you as a teacher.
I’d love to win the book.
Beth MacKinney said:
This book is already on my Christmas list, but please sign me up anyway! I love your books!
Silliness is so good for the right brain. Left brain, will you please step aside!
Thanks for the giveaway book!
Regina Hart said:
Bookfetish, eh? As a librarian, I approve! Great review, by the way. Thanks for the give away opportunity!
Jane Thomas said:
That is a cute VOTE picture. I bought one of your books and love it so would love to win this one. 🙂
You have a wonderful ability Carla, to bring out the fun in everyone.
Keep focused on the silliness 🙂
Carla, you must be silly with happiness about the reactions to your book! I would do a very silly dance of joy if I won your book:) – Heidi
Congratulations on your latest book! I just received “Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals” the other day – can’t wait to try stuff! I can’t wait to get “The Art of Silliness” and do all the exercises! I always enjoyed participating in the Silliness on line!
Congrats on the great review. Well deserved! Madi and I would love to win your book.
I’d love a chance to win!
Thank Carla for a chance to win your wonderful book!!!!!!!!!:)
Marjanne Straatman said:
Carla, congratulations with the positive reviews! This book really looks fun.
And by the way, I saw that your first book (Drawing lab) is translated in Dutch now, congrats to that too!
Congratulations on all the positive reviews – your books really do take the pressure off any drawing exercise!
Bookfetish’s review is absolutely glowing – I can’t wait to check it out! Congrats on your new book!
What a great review on Bookfetish. I really enjoyed reading it and it made me want to get the book even more. Congratulations!
Hooray for you, Carla!
Carla, thanks to you I have a file folder full of faces, a subdirectory stuffed with sidewalk shots, and a drawing pad decked with dozens of doodles. Loved meeting you at 3rdPB/Ravenna and hope to complete my ‘Carla library’ with your latest tome soon. Congrats!
So excited for a chance to win, what a great book to spark creativity.
Bette Abdu said:
Congrats on the reviews. I could use a little silliness!
Hi Carla, have tried the blind contour and blob pics with my kids – loved loved this approach – would love a chance to win your book! Keep up your inspiring work 🙂
Ethan Moreley said:
Great meeting you at Third Place books several weeks. I enjoy all the free tips and tutorials you have shared over the past weeks.
Oh I’d love to win a copy of your book! That’s a great review…. Congratulation! I have always loved your online classes, and this book sounds just as wonderful!
Whats the next best thing to a silly class? Why a silly book of course! Or viceversa! : )
Sould I buy or should i win the book. I love to have one for my own. I love your work and oneline classes. Congrats to this great review.
What a great review. So cool, all this buzz about your book. 😉
Eva Ucgatwork said:
Congatulations Carla. I love the “Imaginary Animals” book. Can’t wait to get my greedy hands on this new “silly” book.
I really do enjoy doing the Drawing Lab Projects so much- to get the new book would be great!
Congratulations for your new book !
Can’t wait to win a copy … ( or put it on my Christmas list ! )
Love the vote people .
An excellent review and having done your Art of Silliness class I know how accurate it is.
Lisa T (@LisaSivart) said:
The new book looks great! With winter coming on, I’ll be spending a lot more time in my studio and would love to have some additional inspiration, in the form of this book
Kelly Aubert said:
Congrats! Your work is so special and adorable! I can’t wait to see your book in person and I love your online classes as well! Big, big hugs!!!
Hello, Congrat to you! thankyou for the giveaway!
Janelle Marks said:
Congratulations on your great review and thank you for the giveaway.
congratulations on your new book. I think I have been doing your “art exercises” for years without even knowing it … a doodler at heart!
carla congrats on your two new books — I love your inspiration — I love your easy way of talking and demonstrating on your videos — I have taken several of your online classes – junk mail book, flower crazy, and two silly classes — I have enjoyed all of them and am looking forward to your new online classes next year — I also love when you share pics of little liam — would love to meet you in person — any plans to come to north carolina the raleigh area — :0)
Euphemia Roecker said:
Thank you for the opportunity to win this! I took your Imaginary Animals class and loved it. Helps me a lot with the grandchildren!
you rock, Carla!! great review, too!! definitely the reviewer “gets” you. shine on and love your vote peeps!!
Andrea Doty said:
Congratulations, Carla! The wonderful review is spot-on. I love following your blog and plan to take one of your online classes as soon as my schedule allows. You inspire me constantly and I always look forward to receiving your email updates. Best of luck on your latest book sales and I can’t wait to add a copy to my art-inspiration book collection and to further explore my looser silly side!
Melva Bates said:
Thankyou so much for another generous giveaway and our chance to win one of your great books. Congrats on the super review.
nadine ramey said:
i want to win, i love your work thanks for the chance. nadine
I would love to win – loosening up is good for everyone!
I could use some silly! What fun it would be to win a copy of your book.
Your inspiration is so refreshing. I’ve really enjoyed your other books, and looking forward to your new one. More fun to be had! yea.
Great review, loved the online class.
Shannon R said:
I have loved your Drawing Lab mixed media book and have been following your blog since purchasing. I have put your new book on my Christmas list…fingers crossed!
Carla Dixon said:
I love your books, your classes, your newsletters, sidewalk cracks and all your imaginary animals. I hope to win your new book.
Monica B said:
Wow. What a great book review. To be put in the same league with Betty Edwards is really something. You totally deserve the recognition. I own Drawing Lab and return to it time and time again when I find myself forgetting to have fun with art and it all becomes serious and heavy. Thank you Carla.
Hi from the Netherlands.
Having an offday I save your mails unopened…..till that day.
Thanks for that
Dana Tanasa said:
Thank you, Carla, for such an opportunity! I love your art!
Susan Hartl said:
I am so happy for you! It is great that you have had two books published and released almost back to back. I hope to win a copy of this one. I have your other two books and winning a copy would be like the icing on a cake!
Dotti C said:
Drawing Lab was a kick, as were all the onl-line classes I have taken from you! I have this book on my Amazon list…would be great to win a copy!
La Alicia said:
There need to be more silliness in the world — would love to get started on that by winning your book! 😉
Congratulations on the book, Carla! And on the great review. I’ve taken a couple of your online Silly classes (and Steve’s Photo Silly) and loved them. I’m always glad for the opportunity to experience even more silliness!
wendy connolly said:
I am commenting & I am SILLY!
And……..I’d LOVE a copy of your book! 🙂
So excited to see the book out! And, just in time for Christmas shopping.
I would love a copy of your book as a Christmas gift to myself!
Carol Tamasiunas said:
Thanks for helping us to relax & enjoy being creative.
Kathryn Taiaroa said:
Just discovered you and your books on line at good old Amazon.I enjoyed the mental picture you searching and drawing from random shapes around you. Feels almost like a meditation. A wonderful and creative way to start. I have wishlisted your books. :-)They seem very practical as well as inspiring creativity. Every best KAT
Nancy Williams said:
I love your books! I’m happy to report my students love your ideas too. We’re starting a “Crack of the Month Club” this month.
Thanks for sharing your talents with the world.
Mona Baroody said:
I would love to have a copy of your book! As a teacher I often do “silly” exercises to open my students’ minds and bodies to learning.
Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said:
I’m a huge fan Carla and would love a copy of your latest book. Congratulations on #3!!
LC Caldwell said:
I have LOVED your classes that I have taken on-line and would even LOVE more to have a copy of your book….and I too LOVE silliness it’s always in fashion.
I love your silly classes. Thanks for the chance to win the book!
I Have already spread the word that I want your other books for Xmas. To win this one would be FABULOUS and definitely a much-needed mood lift. Thanks for the chance to win!
Yea! for a giveaway of your book!!!
I love your fun and whimsical approach to art! I would love to win a copy of your book: the art of silliness: a book for everyone
John Smith said:
I’m really glad I stumbled across your blog and book, Carla:) As someone who works with creativity, I am always looking for fresh and engaging voices … and that’s exactly what I have found:).
I love your use of visual stimulation to open our minds and our hearts. Look forward to reading your book real soon.
My daughter and I have enjoyed your other books 😉 We’d love a chance to win!
donna joy said:
would love a chance to win! 🙂
Laura Reich said:
Hi. I am new to your books and blog … but our art group tried a picasso dog exercise, and it was great!
Hi Laura, thank you for your comment, and I’m glad you liked that exercise… it’s one of my favorites, too!