I want to say a big thank you to all of you lovely folks who come by this space, read what I have to say, ask and answer questions, try out the arts and crafts projects that I write about, and inspire me with your own ideas and projects.
I am terribly lucky to have you and this community. You keep me inspired and excited, not just about children's art, seasonal crafts, and family fun, but also about life in general. I love blogging and love art and feel so lucky that I get to do this with you.
I also want to thank and honor MaryAnn F. Kohl today. Her kids' art books and ideas about process-oriented children's art were instrumental in getting me started down this artful parent path. Her unflagging enthusiasm regarding children's art, her positive nature, and her warm accessibility and friendship have sustained me throughout the past few years.
THANK YOU, MARYANN!
I am lucky to have you in my life. Indeed, we are ALL lucky to have you. You have influenced so many parents, teachers, and children throughout your career as a teacher and author. I'm sure the ripples of your influence will continue to spread in the years ahead as well.
Children's Art Book Giveaway!
When I asked MaryAnn if she might be interested in offering a couple of her books as a giveaway today, she floored me by offering 9 books!! (It's her birthday, too—January 23rd—so it's a double celebration!) All eight of her Bright Ring Publishing titles are included in this giveaway, plus First Art because it was the first one I read. There will be three winners with each receiving one of the following sets of three books:
Giveaway: Set One
Giveaway: Set Two
Giveaway: Set Three
How to Enter
Readers who leave a comment to this post by 11:49 pm EST on Tuesday, January 24th will be entered into the giveaway for MaryAnn F. Kohl's books. The three winners will be picked by random number generator and will be announced on this post on Wednesday morning (I also e-mail the winners directly). This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. Good luck! Giveaway now closed.
The random number generator gave me 59, 160, and 263 so the winners are Erin (book set 1), Rashmi (book set 2), and Jenn (book set 3). Congrats!
Update: Because of a bad e-mail address, I wasn't able to reach Rashmi, so had to get a new number from Random.Org. #248 means the winner for book set 2 is now Sally.
I love your blog!
Wow four years!! Congrats. Happy birthday to Mary ann Kohl too. Hope we win her books
Fantastic! Happy blogiversary!
Congrats on your 4 year Anniversary!! What a great giveaway! Thank you for your daily inspirations!
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