Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Art of Whimsical Lettering :: Book Giveaway

I do believe you guys like words and text and letters just as much as I do, and boy do I have a fun book for you. Every once in a while I have a cool opportunity from a publisher to review a book and/or do a giveaway. You know–feed the buzzmill.  Sometimes the books are absolutely awesome like this one: The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe. I liked it so much when I saw it that I asked for an additional copy to give away to my readers.

"The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. Author Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork–whether it be a journal, canvas art, or other projects that use text."

You don't have to be an artist to play and learn from this super-fun book. Joanne has created amazing fonts and compositions to inspire your inner-artist. She makes artistic alphabets with ink, marker, and watercolor that will inspire you to dig right in and start creating. She also teaches basic collage and bookmaking techniques. Her imagery is very friendly even for a beginner. Listen, everyone can doodle!!!!

So leave a comment below and make sure you leave your email address if you aren't a blogger member. I'll pick a winner by June 10th. You can buy your own copy HERE.

THE WINNER IS ELNM! Comments are now closed. Thank you, guys!




36 comments:

Terry said...

Wow, this book is really exciting to me. I've never been able to think of myself as an artist, except when it comes to calligraphy/doodling. I WILL be buying this book (if I don't win it!) ;-) Thanks for the chance!!

Lisa Fogel said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

Gill said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book - it looks fabulous!

java diva said...

Ever since high school I have loved doodling words, but never liked my results. Thank you for the giveaway.
Also, Carrie, the link for your blog on Instagram in your profile doesn't work. It took me a while to find this. :)

Steph said...

As a graphic designer, I'm naturally drawn to this bright piece of goodness! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a really fun book. I'd love to win a copy!

Sharon Margiotta said...

letters, fonts, numbers, characters ... add in a splash of this color and that color .... its magical the way it draws us in ... the books looks awesome!

Laura Links said...

The book looks great! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Jenny said...

What a fun idea. Great looking book. Gonna check the library in case I don't win

Doreen Auger said...

That is one awesome book!!!! Am fascinated with her talent!!!!!

Tamie said...

What a cool book. I can see a sketchbook filled with ideas.

Lynda Anderson said...

This is so nifty! I love to doodle and this gives me some more ideas! I would be so stoked if I won!

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

I have to say that this book has been on my "want" list since it first came out. I'm glad to read your review. Thanks for the info as well as the opportunity!

ArtL8dY said...

On my "wish list" & would love to own it! ~Sharon

email is on my blog -
http://e14studio.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Love Joanne's stuff...thanks for the chance to win the book!

Vicky said...

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! I will buy it if I don't win it.:)

Erin said...

I love your blog! Thanks for offering up such a fabulous prize...hope I win!��

ELNM said...

This looks like a fabulous book - my teenage daughters would enjoy it as much as I would. Thanks for sharing with us!

susanj said...

oh me, me, me please please please.... I have to have this book, and my buy list is too long. Your book is preordered, and I can't wait for it or PAINT!!!!!

Chiska said...

What a cool looking book!

oceanquiltere said...

The doodles and lettering are stunning. Absolutely what I have been looking for. Sure would love to win this. cblanco46@gmail.com

DuAnne said...

This would make a great addition to my quilting library! It looks so fun! Thanks for this opportunity! How's the "creative" book you are working on? Do you have a release date yet?

Anonymous said...

This looks like such a fun book, and I know my artsy girls would love it too! Sarahbmeyer @gmail.com

KittyAnnArt said...

Ah, what a fun and useful book! Thank you for the giveaway! LOVE your designs! Ani

Cristy said...

I love this Carrie!! You inspire me so much!!

Sara said...

I've never seen a book like this! It is beautiful. Than you for the giveaway! sara.aoyama @ gmail.com

DARIA DESIGNS said...

What an awesome book on lettering!
Love it ��

lmbuckley said...

Oooo! This book is awesome.

Melody said...

This looks like a fun book.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

This book looks amazing! My life needs a creative boost. birdlakern@gmail.com

Christi said...

This is the coolest thing ever! I love every single part of the book! thanks...

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Jody M said...

Now here is, at least, a book that belongs in the librabry next to yours!!!!
jomellenthin@vassar.edu

Kathy said...

I love pretty lettering....it makes me feel inspired!

Lynn said...

This book looks like such fun! I love to experiment with lettering and the book will make it easier!!

Pat V. said...

These photos make me want to run to my desk and play! Thanks for the chance to win this inspiration.

Anonymous said...

My teens and I were just discussing fonts today" timely to find this gem of a giveaway.
Cathy at trahans dot net