Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A BOOK Giveaway!

   Hello sweet people.  I have resurfaced!  Now that the show is over I can focus ALL of my energies on PAINTING (and writing) again and I cannot wait to get into the studio this morning...  This past weekend, I also had my nose in a book, the kind that keeps it there no matter what is going on.  I was sure I had already purchased it...I looked in my bookcase but could not find it. I think I was just meant to share this one because I now have TWO copies!  So, if you're in the mood to read about a woman in the 1400's who was a painter and unable to paint BECAUSE she was a woman... A book that has been written by a woman who "writes like a painter and thinks like a philosopher..."  A historical fictional novel that makes you feel Florence in your bones...  A heartbreaking love story...  ♥ ... A novel that will make you appreciate just how lucky we are to be women painting in our studios in 2011, then THIS book is for you!

This time of year I seem to have a resurgence of LOVE for reading.  I lose myself in the world of the written word and it feels AMAZING.  I would LOVE to hear about the latest book you have lost yourself in so I can add it to my running list.  Just tell me about your latest favorite read to be entered for a chance to win your very own NEW copy of this book!  Winner will be chosen Friday!

Also, in the spirit of giving, I have created another FREE blog button
  you are welcome to share on your blog.

I hope you are having a good week so far.  
I know mine is about to get alot better as soon 
as I step into my studio and get painting...
À la prochaine,


  1. Hi Danielle! I love to read also and spent my entire weekend finishing "Unbroken", a true story about a WWII vet and his amazing survival. The story is close to my heart as he is from the city I live in, plus I have heard him speak several times and he is the sweetest man. In addition to that, members of my father's family were kept as POWs in Japan. If it is not the story for you, your husband would love it! (father's day??)

  2. I love your work!! Your owls are soooo sweet!

    My most recent read is "The Moonlight Chronicles" by D. Price, but my 'deserted island' book has ALWAYS been "Lonesome Dove" by L McMurtry!! Could read it every month!!

  3. what a fabulous button you've created! can't wait to bless my page with it! :o)

    i'm reading Poemcrazy by Susan Wooldridge, gifted to me through the fabulous blog Blood Sugar Witch. for someone who does not consider herself a writer, and esp. not a poet, i LUUUUV this book!

    happy summer! we finally have sunshine over here in no. california! weirdest. spring/summer. ever.


  4. Well....don't hate me (my brain has required gentle fluff lately that requires me to not think but just rest while reading...;))...BUT my latest read is *whispers*...The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton by Catherine Alliott.....*ducks for cover*....ahem, cough, cough!

    I have started to teach myself tourist french though, so there. ;-p
    Until the next time...

  5. I read this book 2 years ago and loved it as well. Lovely of you to give away your 2nd copy:D

  6. my most recent fave is "cutting for stone" by abraham verghese. laughed, cried and did a lot of thinking....SOOOOO good!!

  7. Hi Danielle! Glad to hear you're up and creating again, the book sounds both interesting and delicious - yumm! My recent read has been a book called, 'The Brightest Star in the Sky'. It's about the occupants of an apartment building in Ireland, their stories - joys and sorrows and how they lean to love and be loved in spite of them. The writing is bubbly and funny and there's a behind the scenes story that's spiritual yet funny at the same time.

  8. What a great gift!! Best wishes to the lucky winner. canadian art rocks!

  9. oh, don't you just love it when you find a book that you love!

  10. I love reading about artist. I am reading the Passion of Artemsia right now! I loved the autobiography of Georgia O'keefe too! I want this book!!


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