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The Artful Parent Book is named a 2013 Family Choice Award Winner and made the Amazon Best of the Year List!

I’ve just been informed by my agent that The Artful Parent book made the 2013 Amazon Best of the Year list

…AND by my publisher that it is a 2013 Family Choice Award Winner!

Woohoo! I’m flying high right now! And it’s all thanks to you!

So, THANK YOU!

Without readers a book is just a bundle of words between covers. An author may write a book, but it’s readers who breathe life into it.

Thank you so much for giving my book life.

Thank you for reading it, buying it, sharing it, reviewing it, checking it out from the library, dog earing the pages (hopefully not on the library copy), and above all, using the ideas and information with your families!

I so appreciate your support along this journey and your shared enthusiasm for kids art and creativity.

As a thank you and as a bit of a celebration, I’d like to give away 10 copies of my book. (If you already own the book, feel free to enter to win a copy to give to a friend or sister…)

The Artful Parent Book Giveaway

Win one of 10 copies of The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity… To enter the giveaway, leave a comment to this post by Wednesday, November 13 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Thursday (I will also e-mail the winners). This giveaway is open to readers anywhere and everywhere! 

Good luck!

Giveaway now closed.

The random number generator gave me numbers 30, 69, 126, 137, 194, 219, 250, 382, 585, and 737, so the following folks win copies of my book (I will e-mail you…):

María Cortés said…

Congratulations!!! I ‘ll love to win one of those book!!!Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

Komal said…

I would love to win your book as I myself enjoy art a lot and so do my three kids
Who are 7,5 and 3 years old . I would love to get more 
Ideas and activities as I want them to learn new stuff and use their own creativity along
With it by the way congratulations to u wish u success in every step if life :)

[email protected] said…

Congrats!! I would love a copy as well! I have 2 little ones, and your amazingly creative crafts are perfect for my budding artists! Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas :)

Mahira said…

Such a great book! I borrowed it from the library. Would love to have a copy!

Priscilla said…

How exciting, congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)

andrea said…

Love your ideas. Thank you.

jen589 said…

Congratulations. What a wonderful achievement. Obviously a topic that so many people are interested in and more importantly presented in a way that is enticing and inspirational. Well done!

Lara Novak said…

That is fabulous news! 
Thanks for the giveaway. We would love our own copy!

Heidi Anderson said…

Congratulations! Your book definitely deserves the honor. Thank you for this chance to win a copy. I love your blog and appreciate all the creative ideas you share with all of us!

brooke said…

congrats! that is very exciting! I would love a chance to win your stellar book. for some reason my creativity with my kiddos gets thwarted before it even begins. fear of messes I guess. but having some inspiration might be just the ticket! thank you for your generous offer! happy holidays!

Update: One winner did not provide an email address and I was unable to contact her. I redrew one number, and random.org gave me #149, so Jill wins a copy as well.

Jill said…

SO happy for you!!! Finally,some great,down-to-earth people get acclimation!
Congrats and keep up the (much appreciated) great work!!!

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  1. April says

    I would love to win a copy of your book. It looks fantastic. I have 3 budding artists but a single mama budget. Love your Blog!

  2. Renai says

    I would love to win a copy of your book. I am always trying new art activities with my two little boys. Thanks for all the creative ideas you share,

  3. Jennifer says

    Thank you for the chance and congratulations on all the recognition! this would be a wonderful resource for our homeschooling library!!

  4. Stacey says

    Congratulations!
    After purchasing your other books, I know this would be great to add to the collection!

  5. natali says

    Congratulations Jean, I’m happy your book is doing so well! We would love to win a copy, we moved from the USA to Belgium just before it came out, so we weren’t able to buy it before we left :( and would love to read it. Fingers crossed that we can get our hands on a copy this way!

  6. Evonne Ho says

    I would love to win a copy of The Artful Parent book! I’m looking for ways to incorporate creativity into my kids’ lives (ages 2-3), and this would be perfect!

  7. L van Foreest says

    Your blog is so inspiring and I imagine the book is too. Engaging in art and crafts is incredibly important in this iPad age. Congratulations!

  8. says

    Congratulations on the success of your book. I have added it to our wish list. Getting stuck into creative projects is one of my favourite ways to have some quality time with my three boys aged 4 (twins) and 7.
    Kind regards
    Alicia O’Neill

  9. Melinda says

    I love your nice, clear style… it is a pleasure to work from your books! so I would be happy to add this book in our personal collection!
    P.S. You are so generous keep doing so! THANK YOU SO MUCH

  10. Nicole O. says

    Thank you for giving me the inspiration to be creative with my little one. and of course for the awesome giveaway (fingers crossed).

  11. Gen Sagum says

    Thank you for all the ideas that you share in your blog. It would be awesome to have a copy of your book.

  12. Mary Jane Rainey says

    I found several things for my 4 year old Granddaughter to do and I can’t wait to find more. She was so excited!

  13. María Cortés says

    Congratulations!!! I ‘ll love to win one of those book!!!Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

  14. [email protected] says

    I have visited your blog many times and found so much inspiration! Congrats!!!

  15. says

    With baby three here now, I’m keen to fill up on new ideas – to keep the big sibs creative together and to store up for the happy day when the baby can grip that first crayon. I’d be delighted to get my hands on a copy of this book. Thanks for all the super ideas!

  16. Sadie P says

    Congratulations! I would love to win a copy of your book–mom to 2 little men who love to create. Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Mary says

    Congratulations on your successes, mama!! Fingers crossed that we win a copy of that delicious book!

  18. Valerie Cruz says

    I’m always in search of new ideas to keep my kiddies busy and for us to have fun together. Would love to win this book!

  19. says

    This is such a wonderful book. I have my own copy and have given 3 away as gifts. I’d love to send one to my sister-in-law. Keep these clever ideas coming. Clearly we all could use a little creativity in our life.

  20. Kayla Burke says

    I would love to win a copy of your book for my coloring crazy 18 month old and artist at heart 5 year old. Thank you for the chance

  21. Molly says

    Congrats Jean. You deserve every bit if recognition and praise – you worked so hard to make a great resource! xo

  22. Andrea helfer says

    I love all your beautiful ideas. They have added many fun acTivities and great memories for our family! I. Would love your book.

  23. Sam Preston says

    Congrats on your success. I’ve only just found you on Facebook and didn’t know you had published a book. I’d love to read it!

  24. Audrey says

    I’ve always liked your FB page. And I’m adding your book to my Amazon wishlist. If I get the free giveaway. I’ll send the extra one to a good friend that loves art too.

  25. Melissa says

    Congratulations! I’d love to win a copy for our home. My little one is still a bit young for art projects, but I’m hoping there will be a lot of creativity in our future. :)

  26. Ana Guerreiro says

    You should be so proud of yourself!!!!!!
    Congrats are ir order!!!
    Well done!
    Wishing you all the success in the world!
    Cheers

  27. Marin Muncaster says

    Even though the title says Artful Parent, I teach 20 four year olds whom I consider to be just like my own grandchildren. I’m just lucky enough to get to see them everyday! My grandbabies live too far to see them as often as I would like. So, my class is my family…for 33years now. I hope I win!

  28. says

    Congratulations! How very exciting! And thank you for the opportunity to win your book…with 6 creative kiddos in our home, I’m sure we could put it to very good use. :)

  29. Amy says

    Great news! Congrats…and thank you so much for taking the time to share your creativity with us!

  30. says

    As a former art teacher and mom of 2 preschoolers, I love love this book.
    I recently checked it out from our local library and I was impressed with the range of thoughtful projects
    that engage exploration and creativity. I would definitely love a free copy for our library. Regardless if I win or not, this book is on my Christmas list. Congratulations for this wonderful honor!

  31. Bryony Gluch says

    I have adored your activities and passion for children engaged in imagination and creativity! <3
    I’m thrilled this is a worldwide competition!! (I’m in Australia :))
    Thank you for your work!
    Love Bryony!
    xxxxxxx

  32. Komal says

    I would love to win your book as I myself enjoy art a lot and so do my three kids
    Who are 7,5 and 3 years old . I would love to get more
    Ideas and activities as I want them to learn new stuff and use their own creativity along
    With it by the way congratulations to u wish u success in every step if life :)

  33. says

    Congratulations from another Artful Parent. You book would be a great help to make my kids life more joyful. I would be happy if I could win it for my lil one.

  34. Claire says

    Congratulations! I love your blog – so many fabulous ideas!! I would love to win a copy of your book.

  35. Audrey says

    We would love to win a copy of your book! I just downloaded your ebooks last night & can’t wait to go through them. Thank you for sharing your inspiring ideas!

  36. eve malster says

    I find your ideas so fun and clever and am always looking for new inspiration as I work with children of all ages.

  37. Erin says

    Your book is on my Christmas list, but I’d love it earlier! I also plan to give it to my sister-in-law. And thanks for your ebook sale this week!

  38. hilary says

    Woo hoo! Congratulations, you! This book has been on my wish list for some time — I sure would love to win it.

  39. Lindsay Nie says

    Congratulations I am so happy for you. I have been a reader of your blog for years! I would love a copy of your book :-)

  40. Rachal Gasaway says

    I would love to receive a copy of your book! I have a 2 year old that’s starting to peek interest in arts and crafts. I think this would make a great introduction in helping to spark her creativity. Thank you so much! If I don’t win a copy, I’ll definitely be purchasing a copy for my kindle. :)

  41. says

    My library copy is soooooo overdue right now and I can’t renew it because it has a waiting list. I would LOVE to own my own copy!

  42. Rebecca says

    Congratulations! I would love to win a copy! I struggle to get my boys involved in art and crafting and maybe this would help.

  43. says

    I think just the review of your book got me inspired! FANTASTIC! This looks sensational! Every mother needs this kind of inspiration – thank you for inspiring me! I would love to win a free copy but if I don’t I might just buy one anyway! lol! cheers!

  44. Heather says

    Congrats! I am a stay-at-home military mom, and your ideas have really helped me keep my 3 year old boy interested in art and creating. I can see his attention span growing when we do things together. :) I’d love to have a copy of your book!

  45. Verniesa says

    Great news! Great blog too. My son and I really enjoy it. We would love a copy of the book!

  46. Dianalis says

    I have your book on my wish list on amazon for a couple of months but we can afforded yet so it would be awesome to win one!!! Congratulations!! I love your page!!

  47. Nicky Wesson says

    Hi! Would love to win a copy of this book!! I am a homeschool mom who is always looking for new ideas!! :)

  48. says

    Hi ! Thank you very much for making this possible; to get great ideas from your lovely book. I have a friend who will soon start her teacher training and I think she would love to get this as a present! It would be such a super start for her! Thank you !

  49. Elizabeth says

    I’d love to win a copy of your book so I can return the one I borrowed and keep rechecking out. I totally forgot that I don’t own that copy! My kids have loved the projects we’ve tried and I just love how you understand modern parents (my favorite part of the book is how you describe a typical day without planning and then redo that day with a little forethought and planning….made me realize I could be an artful parent too.) Thanks for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies and congratulations!!

  50. Sarah says

    I would love a copy of your book – as an art teacher and mommy of two it would be well used. I often refer my families to your blog and resources!

  51. Mandy Ferguson says

    Congratulations! It is wonderful to know you are making a difference in the lives of so many families. Crossing my fingers, as I would looooove a copy for my children and I to enjoy.

  52. Lisa says

    I just found your blog a couple of months ago and I love it! My 3 year old daughter adores art, but is super allergic to loads of things. She can’t go to preschool or be around too many kids, so I’ve been using your blog as a guide to do some fun art everyday. I would love to have the book, too!

  53. Rebecca Rouse says

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing your wonderful (and simple for us non arty folk) creative ideas. My 2 and 4 year old’s lives are richer with your help : )

  54. says

    I’m a K-8 art teacher, and not yet a mother, but I love the way you encourage exploratory art. It is a form of advocacy in itself. Really hoping to check out the book.

  55. Margo says

    I would love to win a copy of this book – less time looking for ideas on the computer and more time creating with my 5 year old daughter. She loves the process of creating!

  56. Jill W says

    Congratulations! My 4-year-old twin sons and I would love to win a copy of your book! And if we don’t, I’ll get my hands on a copy some other way :)

  57. peggi barnicle says

    as a nanna of five artists, ages 5 to nine, we,ve made a number of crafts from your site. their always a hit. being on a fixed income i would love to win this book and share even more fun with them !! thank you

  58. neala johnson says

    Thank you, Jean for all of your wonderful ideas for our little dears! It is hard to beat the sparkle in a child’s eyes when they complete their masterpiece! Art has transformed my children into confident creators, and I am ever grateful for the inspiration you provide! Congratulations on reaching so many smiling faces! Best of luck to you in the future!

  59. says

    AS an Artist I always look at ways to enhance my life and the life of the family, I have considered punishing the book many times. It looks like the reviews are in and I need one! Im sure there have been many cerebration in your home from this wonderful news, blessings.

  60. Julie Ross says

    We would love to win a copy, we have used your ideas and inspiration so much in our house.

  61. Charli Babb says

    I would be SOOO greatful if I received a copy of this book! If not I may buy it! Sounds fun and my daughter loves to do things like this! Good luck to all!

  62. Mary says

    I have used so many of your ideas in my classroom,,I would love a 2nd copy to share with a friend:)

  63. [email protected] says

    Congrats!! I would love a copy as well! I have 2 little ones, and your amazingly creative crafts are perfect for my budding artists! Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas :)

  64. Lizz Puckett says

    Congrats!! I would love a copy as well! I have 2 little ones, and your amazingly creative crafts are perfect for my budding artists! Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas :)

  65. Nicole says

    I would love a copy! As a mother of a creative little lady (and another on the way) your book would be priceless. (checked it out of the library multiple times already!)

  66. [email protected] says

    My girls and I would love to win a copy of your book. What inspirational posts you do. It keeps us excited about seeing what’s next. Thanks for being such a great, creative Mom! :)

  67. Vicki Sigston says

    This looks like a wonderful book, would love a copy, if not through this comp then adding to my Christmas list ;-)
    Congratulations

  68. Yasmin says

    I live reading your inspirational blog, but having a copy of your book would be even better! Congratulations on all of your success!!!

  69. Maria says

    As an artful parent of two creative girls, I was so relieved to discover your book.
    So much resonated with me (reading it from the library). I have always hoped to one day create a kids art group and these ideas would be the inspiration I need to make it happen!
    Thanks for sharing:)

  70. Sadie says

    Great to see you getting recognition for your beautiful work and ideas. Would love to get a copy of this book to share with my three creative boys and my OT clients in the UK. Well done once again! xx

  71. M. Jacot says

    I just downloaded the artful parent 4 season books, and read through all of them. I can’t wait to do All the projects in them. I love your projects and would love to have a physical book in hand for the kids to look at.

  72. Jill says

    Congratulations Jean! I’ve been reading your blog since Maya was little, and still have one of your little bird’s nest freezer stenciled shirts and sculpey necklace pendants. I’m also a preschool teacher, and love your approach to art and family life. Warm wishes!

  73. Andrea says

    Congratulations! We love your book so much, and I’d love to have a copy to pass on to an artful friend (the one who introduced me to your blog)!

  74. Crystal says

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of your book! We’ve checked it out of the library already, reluctantly returned it after using up all of our renewals, and are patiently waiting for it to get back to our spot on the waiting list again. It’s also in my amazon shopping cart, and will be one of the first things I’m treating myself to whenever our financial situation ever improves.

  75. Kerri says

    A HUGE congratulations on the awards! I love your book and am so happy for you. If I win a copy I will be donating it to my town’s Early Childhood center which provides playgroups and other resources for under-privileged families.
    Thanks for offering this!

  76. Catherine says

    Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed your autumn e-book and am sure this book is just as inspiring!

  77. Jill says

    SO happy for you!!! Finally,some great,down-to-earth people get acclimation!
    Congrats and keep up the (much appreciated) great work!!!

  78. Lindsey says

    Congratulations on all the accolades…they are well-deserved! I love your site & would love to win the book. Always looking for ways to incorporate more art into my family’s life!

  79. Lisa says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I stumbled upon your book at the library. I am a writer and cook who is really super new to adding crafting into my world. It really became a thing for me when I had a child. Something about making things with my hands clicked. Your book has been a great guide to bringing out a part of me and to foster my daughter creative abilities! She really has a natural talent and I love to see the joy art brings into her life. I would love to have a copy of this book to add to my growing collection of creative crafting books!

  80. Annette says

    Congratulations! Your book is beautiful, and I’ve gotten out of my slump and done a couple of art projects with the kids this week. I checked it out from the library this week, but I’d love to have my own copy.

  81. Dagmar B says

    I requested our local library get your book…and the ordered it! Already checked it out, but would love to have my own copy :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Lora says

    My boys and I love doing art projects together. We would love to win your book.
    I love seeing my boys get creative.

  83. Anna Chavez says

    The artful parent is such an inspiring resource filled with great ideas. Thank you for always being my go to when my daughter and I need a craft of any kind!!(:

  84. Haruna says

    congratulations! Thank you so much for this oppotunity. I am a Japanese mother who has 3 year old Japanese daughter living in Japan. I happened to know you through pintarest and I have been getting wonderful ideas of art project for my little daughter from you! I feel that we don’t have as much artful time, ideas nor materials in Japan. It is super expensive to go to art lessons, too. so I am trying to get ideas from the internet and trying to do what we can seem to try. I am so glad that I can enjoy seasons and life with my little one more with art and crafts. I am glad that this give away is opened to anyone in anywhere! I loved art classes when I was a child but I have never experienced such artful life when I was little and do not have much ideas, so if I could get the copy, that will be wonderful for me and for my daughter I thought. I will keep visiting your blog and get more ideas hoping my daughter would enjoy! Thank you!

  85. Carly says

    I’ve been reading your blog for four years and have three little artists at my house. I’d love to own my own copy!!

  86. Katrina says

    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas that you share. My son and I have a blast creating and learning together. Today we will be outside collecting leaves so we can make “silly leaf people”. Thank you for an opportunity to win your book!

  87. Jennifer Pride says

    Thanks Jean, my hat is tipped to you! Great stuff. Not only do I I refer to your projects for fun with friend and family, but also in the classroom. Hopefully I’m one of those lucky ten, but if not, I plan to make The Artful Parent a staple in my book collection.

  88. grace says

    Congratulations! I would love to win a copy of this wonderful book – don’t want to miss out all your great ideas. Thanks for the chance :-)

  89. Reagan says

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your great ideas and helping us inspire creativity in our kids.

  90. Ashley says

    I would love, love a copy of your book! My 7 year old is such an amazing little artist, and my other girls love art as well!

  91. Sandra M. says

    Congratulations! Both awards are well deserved! And thank you for this wonderful opportunity :)

  92. Lilly Sanovia says

    I’m not an artful parent but I’d like to learn to be for the sake of my children. I’m a scientist, but I believe the arts are just as important to a child’s development as reading or math.

  93. Adriana says

    Jean, you were one of te first blogs I started following… Thank you for all the inspiration for over 5 or 6 years I think…

  94. Rebecca Feucht says

    Congrats on your budding success and thanks for the generous giveaway. I just recently found your blog and I love all the ideas you post on FB. I have a 3.5 yo who has, no joke, carried a notebook and crayon everyday for almost 1.5 years. He doodles and handwriting will be better than mine by the time he reaches Kindergarten. Art is sooo important to him so it has become important to the whole family.
    Your layout and instructions are very well done and inspiring.

  95. michele says

    This looks like a great book for my family and students at school. Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Shanna Jarrett says

    I visit your blog regularly and have two of your Artful Year books. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and for your generosity!

  97. Kama Clark says

    I would love a copy of your book. I’m just finding I’m needing to ‘step up’ the activities that will keep my little boy entertained and you have so many awesome ideas!

  98. Inbal B says

    Congrats, you truly deserve the attention your book is getting!
    Keep up thr creative work, we love it!

  99. Anya Perreault says

    I love following you on Pinterest and I imagine having a copy of this book would be even more of a treat!

  100. Kathleen says

    Congrats!!! You did an amazing job and keep on inspiring many families! Art is so so so important in ones life! What you did here as well is making a tool to bonding in a family :-) Thanks for your talents!!

  101. Kat Freeman says

    I’m a preschool and kindergarten art teacher and I recommend your book to all the parents! I’d love another copy to give as a baby gift!

  102. Julia says

    Hello! I came across your blog earlier this year and have started to get re-acquainted with my artsy side since having my son. Since I started reading posts here we have made a craft area for my 2.5 year old and have tried lots of new crafts and activities together! He loves to use his plaster of paris marker holder, too! Would love to win a copy of your book!

  103. Susanna says

    My local library would be grateful if I got my own copy of your book finally, so their copy would be available to someone else and safe from our paint splatters :)

  104. tammy cordery says

    I am so happy your book is doing so good It looks like a good book. I would love to win this to do some crafts with my kids.

  105. says

    Congratulations, you deserve it!! You have definitely changed the way I see childrens art, thank you for all your inspiration!

  106. Diane Vincent says

    It must be so great to see everyone who loves and is blessed by what you do. Thanks for giving me inspiration as a working mom to find spaces for art and exploration in our home without making it a huge hassle. I’d love to pass on a copy of the book to a friend.

  107. Natalia says

    Congratulations on your recognition! Your blog is truly inspiring. I have a 7 month old and your blog has helped me create toys and get ideas for things to do with her later on. Keep up the good work!

  108. [email protected] says

    All I want for Christmas is Simple Ways to Fill My Family with Art & Creativity!!!

  109. Kathleen says

    Congratulations Jean! I have been enjoying and using your ideas for years now. This is one of my favorite blogs. All the best.

  110. Tana says

    Congrats! I follow you on Pinterest and love all the great ideas. Thanks for sharing! It would be great to win a copy of your book!

  111. lipi says

    Hey it’s a great giveaway. I wish I win this –
    so that we can also start our art group.
    so that v can also instill creativity in our kids.
    so that we can also be come artfulparent.

  112. courtney says

    Congratulations Jean, how wonderful! We would love to win this generous copy of your inspiring book.

  113. Y. says

    It would be great to win a copy of your book :-)! Congratulations and thank you for making this possible!

  114. Tauna W. says

    Congratulations!!! I just love this blog and we have learned so much from it. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thank you!!

  115. Elsa says

    We tried your salty watercolours activity today as seen in The Green Parent magazine and loved it!

  116. Sammie says

    Congrats! It sounds like an amazing book. I keep trying to take it out from the library…or buy it but I always seem to be too late. I have tried at 7 different libraries and 7 different towns to take it out but they are all wait listed until february 2014! Would love to get my hands on a copy of your book!

  117. Bonnie Halliday says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your fantastic books!! I’ve heard So many wonderful reviews about them but simply Haven’t had a chance to go out and get myself a copy with three kids in tow… So winning a copy would be very very helpful!! Xxxx Thanks!! :-)

  118. says

    Congratulations! I had this book planned for my birthday this month, looking forward to reading it and putting ih practice

  119. lynn says

    congratulations! i’m a daily blog reader and i appreciated all of your great ideas. we’ve been inspired by many many of your ideas and my son and i thank you!

  120. says

    Congratulations. What a wonderful achievement. Obviously a topic that so many people are interested in and more importantly presented in a way that is enticing and inspirational. Well done!

  121. Bethany says

    I would love to win a copy of your book, and if I don’t win, it’s going on my Christmas wishlist. :)

  122. Patricia says

    Would love, love, love a copy of your beautiful book. Am inspired by your ideas on a continual basis and have such fun with my little one, and my preschoolers I teach, sharing the joys inspired by your creativity!

  123. Carla Nourish says

    I would LOVE to win a copy. I have reborrowed the library copy 3 times and have to take it back in a few days. Its a wonderful book. Thank you Carla.

  124. Amy-Leigh Karban says

    I was lucky enough to get some of your books from the pay what you can sale and I have to say I was so moved by your gesture of generosity and it’s people like you that will keep this world turning! Thank you again for sharing your books with us all :)

  125. Kenzie says

    This would be so helpful in my preschool classroom, and in my work with kids of all ages at a community center. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful and inspiring projects!

  126. Michaela says

    Hi! would love to win a copy of this book!my daughter loves doing crafts together…:)thank you!

  127. kaye says

    I am a new teacher and get plenty of wonderful ideas from you! I would love to win a copy of your new book.

  128. Christine M says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I believe in the value of art and creativity with all my heart, so I’m not surprised you have a best seller/family friendly book!

  129. D.Mac says

    I teach Middle School art. My little one is only 4 years old and loves to, no needs to, create art everyday. I often lose sight of all the wonderful little kid projects I can do with her since I am so use to teaching the older grades. My daughter is a true artist and creating art can actually influence her moods. I need this book for her, to nurture her creative spirit and let her become the true artist she was meant to be.

  130. Adelle F. says

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations to you! Love your blog and would love a copy of the book!

  131. says

    How exciting! My favorite part of my SAHM job is to craft, create, and learn with my kids and their friends. I cherish the inspiration I find through all your posts! I’d LOVE one of the books! What great holiday gift for all my mom friends as well!

  132. Christa says

    Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog and would love to win a copy of your book. Keep up the beautiful work

  133. Laura Shuster says

    I have enjoyed many of the activities in this book with my children. I have to return it to he library now… I will miss it, but I have had it put for 3 months!! My kids especially loved making the rolls and playing with the dough :)

  134. Jodi says

    Great to be reminded as a parent that kids can be so creative, and that you can join in as a parent too!

  135. Elizabeth says

    I would love to share this book with my two daughters. We love to create, and we love to explore new art ideas.

  136. Mary says

    I would love to try some of these artful projects with my grandkidlets! Fingers crossed I will win a copy.

  137. says

    What wonderful news, and a great indicator of the fabulous work you’re doing. Congratulations. I have thumbed through a friend’s copy of your book and have it on my own list … would certainly be thrilled to win a copy :)

  138. Josie Salas says

    Hi Jean,
    I bought your book and love it! I’d love to get one for my daughter-in-law, so she can help my grandbaby explore creativity!

  139. Heather says

    We actually did buy your book at Barnes and noble a few weeks go, and I never buy books!:) we are loving it! However I would be really happy to win one to give to by best friend as a gift .

  140. says

    congrats!

  141. Peyton says

    I would love to win your book! Congratulations on winning this award, & Thank You for the giveaway opportunity!

  142. [email protected] says

    I would love to win a copy of your book. It’s been on my Amazon wish list before it was even released. My daughter will love doing the activities with me. Congrats and thanks for offering this contest.

  143. Angela says

    We’re expecting our first baby (a girl!) any day now, and I would love to share your projects with her as she grows! Creativity is so important to our family, and we love your blog! We would be so grateful to have your book as a reference, too! Thanks!

  144. Ronnie says

    Entering for a friend as I finally ordered a copy for myself last week, Should arrive this week – very excited to breath some life back into my children’s creative sphere as its mostly drawing at the moment

  145. Anje says

    Congratulations! On a rainy day I often have a look at your blog for a new idea. So we would love to have a copy. Thanks a lot.

  146. gita says

    Congratulations! You share so much joy, and it must be a very happy feeling to have your book make some Best Of lists! I would love a copy of the book. Thanks for the giveaway and for all of the inspiration you create in the world.

  147. Allison says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So well deserved! I would love a copy of your book. It’s on my Christmas list.

  148. Eleanor says

    Between my 3 children, my Girl Scout troop, and my preschool classroom, I know I would use this book a lot!

  149. Mel says

    Congrats! this is by far my favorite parenting site to follow and I would love a chance to own one of your books.

  150. Nancy says

    Thank you for writing such a great book. Hope I win! I’m always looking for ways to inspire my little ones.

  151. Mallette says

    Congrats!
    I would be honored to add your book to my collection of books. As a professional career nanny doing art projects has and continues to be a favorite activity.

  152. Shanelle says

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing all your creative and fun activities. Its so fun to watch mg daughter embraced her creativity.

  153. Amanda says

    Wow! What great news! I recently checked your book out fro the library and it took all I had to not dog ear the pages! I would love to own my copy!

  154. Kate says

    This is so delightful! I’ve been enjoying the copy of this very book I checked out of the library (and is currently overdue by 9 days because I’ve yet to relinquish it and there’s a waitlist…oops). What serendipity that I decided to check out your website on my way to ordering this very book on amazon! I’d be so happy to win. Thanks for the chance, and a big congratulations. I can readily understand the praise your book has garnered from the bigwigs:0)

  155. Amanda says

    I have followed your blog for awhile now looking for ideas for my 4 year old. I would love a copy of the book!

  156. Tiffany says

    Thank you for all the ideas you share on your blog and for offering the giveaway. Your girls are so blessed to have such a creative and inspiring mama! My kids aren’t quite so fortunate in the artistic mama category, but I’m trying! Thanks for helping me be more creative with all your great ideas!!

  157. Monika Kopacz says

    I love your blog, I am a mother of 4 yerars old Tosia and 8 months old Ignacy, from Poland-Europe:) We make a lot of your artful ideas, if we could get your book as a present it would be awesome for us:)
    Thank you

  158. Amy says

    So many wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing your ideas and experiences in so many ways for the rest of us. Your work is appreciated (even though we know you’re having way too much fun).

  159. Jessica says

    Congratulations! I can think of so many people this would make a great Christmas present for. Well done:)

  160. Kate says

    Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with the world…we appreciate you! Thank you for your generosity with the book giveaway as well; you are inspiring.

  161. Rachel says

    Oh, exciting! I just put this book on hold at the library, so I could flip through it and decide whether or not to add this to our permanent collection. Found the website completely by accident, and would love a copy of the book!

  162. katie says

    wow- what another awesome opportunity!!! we’re always looing for new ideas (and revisiting old favorites)

  163. says

    Congratulations:) We’ve just revamped our art space and the kids have been creating projects every day. We’d love to put your book to good use:)

  164. Rose says

    Congratulations! I love your blog but have yet to see the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  165. Sandra Yeong says

    I am homeschooling my 4 years old after he beat by his school teacher. I would like to have more idea from your book. Thank you!

  166. Danielle says

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news for you. I am a huge fan!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  167. Danielle says

    Congratulations!! What wonderful news for you. I am a huge fan! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!

  168. Martha Miller says

    Your blog is inspiration for planning activities with my two and half year old granddaughter. We recently made your sun catchers with paper plates and flower petals … big success! Your book would be great to have for even more ideas!

  169. Kizinha says

    Yes! Here’s to the sweet success of all that you do! May it continue to expand! Thank you for helping inspire so many artful family households!
    One love!

  170. Royall Harker says

    I’ve checked this book out from the library and used some of the fantastic activities with my three year old. I’d love to own a copy!

  171. Kira says

    Congrats! I am enjoying reading and sharing your blog! With cold winter days right around the corner, we would love a copy of your book to fuel our creative fire.

  172. Julia B says

    That’s great news, but I’m not surprised! I already have your wonderful book, but I keep wishing I had an extra to share with friends….

  173. says

    My daughter’s little family is just starting out, and like most new families, they have very little money for extras. I would so love to give them this book to create fun at home!
    They are artistic, and how fun would it be to make art a family tradition? An everyday event? It would be wonderful!

  174. jen says

    Congratulations! I love your books – they are full of creative ideas to do with my children and always make our holidays more festive. We would love to win a copy of your book!

  175. Delphine says

    I just discovered your site/blog and I’m loving it! Simple, easy to find my way, original and most of all: really fun things to do with the kids. It doesn’t surprise me that your book is in the top 10…

  176. Luciana Pereira says

    Hi! Thank you for sharing this entire imaginary World…
    I would love to have the book and I am sure that I will spend magic moments with my daughters trying this that you present…

  177. says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. I am a family day care educator in Australia, and Early education student. I find your ideas so inspiring and share your passion for children’s art and craft. This would be a great addition to my library.

  178. Núria says

    Thanks for that incredile giveaway!! I’m so happy if i had one of this!! i’m sure that my family will do a lot of things with that!!!

  179. MommyT says

    I already own your book, so I’m not entering, but it is AWESOME to see you get the recognition you deserve. When we are working through a project you describe in the book I am able to connect with my child on a level I didn’t think possible. I would LOVE to see you write another print book (or collect your e-books for print publication, perhaps divided by season, the way you do now?), if only to selfishly spend more quality time with my kid. Thanks again!

  180. Sarah Ware says

    Yippee! Just found your site, but excited to dig in with my gang of little boys. Would love a copy :)

  181. Sandra says

    I would love a copy of this book to use with my children at home and with other students at school.

  182. Melinda says

    As someone who broke out in hives during at class when I was a child, I am desperate to not pass that on to my children! Your book looks like an excellent way to bring out the artist is all of us! Thank you for sharing!

  183. Julie Bear Don't Walk says

    Our family has found creativity to be the most healing way to rectify generations of cultural trauma. We are trying to instill in our daughter and ourselves that life is a creative practice, to be cultivated every day. We would love to use your book to help nurture and grow our life and creativity.

  184. Anne Boudewyn says

    I use your wonderful ideas all the time in my preschool! I need your book to share and inspire my coworkers who ‘just dont get it’
    When it comes to creative art for children!
    Congratulations! You deserve this award!!

  185. Anne-Marie says

    Great blog & FB page – I love reading all of your great ideas for inspiration with my little boy! I would looooooove a copy of your book! xx

  186. Jes cook says

    I am always looking for ways for children to express their creativity and individuality. I’m sure this book round help in doing just that! Congratulations on being recognised as a best seller

  187. Jarah says

    C o n g r a t u l a t I o n s ! Thanks for spreading a little more light & color into the lives of children!

  188. says

    Congratulations! Love what you do and would be great to add a copy of your book in our collection. Thanks!

  189. Ericka Strange says

    Would love to win your book and find some more ways to bring art into the lives of my girls. Thanks.

  190. Michelle DeBrett-Watson says

    Great idea to have a draw to give one of your books away- it has certainly raised my interest and if I don’t win, I might just buy one anyway!

  191. deanna says

    I would love a copy of that book. My son and I share the love of crafting together and would love some new inspiration.

  192. Vanessa Moore says

    Hi, thanks for having a drawing.!! I could use this as a door prize for our daycare support group. ;) But will keep for myself first.

  193. Tammy Butterworth says

    We have two little ones at home who we are trying to give a lovely range of experiences to in order to help them grow- this would be a great source of inspiration!

  194. [email protected] says

    Love it

  195. [email protected] says

    Congrats on winning!! I would love a copy as art plays such an important part in children’s lives, through art integration into other subject matter, you can make it so much fun for the child to learn! Cheers Hanna

  196. signe says

    Love your site. One of the first I look at each day for inspiration. Such do-able projects! Would love the book!

  197. Bridgette says

    Hi Jean! I’ve used lots of your art ideas in my work as a nanny to 4 children. We’ve had tremendous fun and would love this book to continue the fun! Congratulations on your success!

  198. Millie Gagliano says

    Great prize to win for sure. My daughter loves to be very crafty and and create things. We would love to win this book.

  199. Barbara De Jesus says

    Congrats on the much deserved success of your book!!! We love your blog. You have greatly inspired me to be artful with my three little ones. Thank you, thank you! :)

  200. says

    you blog/facebook rocks so looking forward to reading the book!
    Good luck xx

  201. Lori E. says

    Always looking for ways to be creative and can’t wait to pass it on to my young daughter. Would love to check out your book.

  202. Bethany says

    I love following your blog and am so inspired by all the art you do with your children! Would love a copy of your book :)

  203. Carol Agnew says

    I would love to see the smiles – in the ones creating & then the ones benefitting from the creations! So delighted to have come across your work!

  204. [email protected] says

    Wow! Congratulations thats amazing news! I love doing Arts and Crafts with my kids too. You are an inspiration. :)

  205. Rose says

    Not trying to get double-counted here, but it doesn’t look like my first comment “took” so I’m trying again. Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful book!

  206. Elizabeth says

    So happy for the well-deserved success of the book and would love a copy for our home. Thank you for the give away!

  207. [email protected] says

    A lovely and brilliant blog, I would love a copy of your book to share with my two creative little artists!

  208. Kylie Renicks says

    Congratulations on the book doing so well and what a generous prize to give away. I have 3 sons (2,4and 7 )who love to be creative and crafty but I sometimes get stuck for ideas so would love to win. Thank you

  209. says

    Hi
    Love your book.Congratulations!
    You must be thrilled to hold your book in your hands!
    As a person you share so much of yourself with your readers
    I am not surprised your book has done so well
    The craft ideas are truly a blessing to Kindergarten teachers living in Perth Western Australia
    Well done!

  210. [email protected] says

    Hi
    Love your book.Congratulations!
    You must be thrilled to hold your book in your hands!
    As a person you share so much of yourself with your readers
    I am not surprised your book has done so well
    The craft ideas are truly a blessing to Kindergarten teachers living in Perth Western Australia
    Well done!

  211. Patti Dappen says

    My four year old and I would love a copy of your book. Thanks so much for your consideration! -Patti

  212. says

    Hi, would love a copy of this for our free workshops we run, using the recycled materials from USS (Ulverston Scrap Store. Congratulations on the success of your book.
    Corrin x

  213. Diana M. says

    I would love to win your book. I am always looking for ideas and inspiration for crafts to do with my little one.

  214. Michelle says

    I am just starting to discover more art an craft with my kids and would love a copy of your book. It sounds amazing! Congratulations in the success.

  215. Gina says

    Congratulations! It’s wonderful to have resources like yours available to help connect our kids with art and creativity.

  216. Monique Pettigrew says

    Congratulations on the success of your lovely book! I would love a copy to use with my family, helping to ensure we have an artful home and creative outlook.

  217. Cristina Pinheiro says

    Congratulations for your wonderful work.
    Even being in Portugal I feel close to you through your posts. They help me daily in my school pratice.
    Thank you for being an inspiration and hope you keep doing such a good work! :)

  218. Emily tyrie says

    We are working on incorporating more craft into our lives. Look forward to reading your book, be it a free or bought copy ;-)

  219. says

    Congratulations! I love art & craft activity with my 5 years old son but now I really need such a book for my another son who is not into arty activity yet. he and I am looking forward to be inspired by your book!

  220. [email protected] says

    Congratulations! I would love to have a copy of my very own. :)

  221. Zoe walker says

    I’m not a creative person at all, so winning a copy of your book will come very handy in thinking up ideas of arts to do with my 2.5 year old and 7 months old. Thanks

  222. M. Hunt says

    Congratulations! I could use a copy of your book as a homeschool mom who sometimes struggles with creativity and that’s especially hard when you have a child who is all about the art!!!!! Thanks

  223. Natalie says

    Congratulations!
    Your book looks fantastic – I would love a copy for our homeschool. Thank you for this opportunity.

  224. says

    Thank you for this opportunity! I love your blog. Definitely your book would brighten up and inspire my life with my 5 years old and 3 years old sons.

  225. Patricia says

    Congrats! I would love a copy of your book. My kids love art projects and I often come to your blog for ideas.

  226. Marie McCumber says

    Congratulations! Your book was on my Wishlist for Christmas hoping someone will get it for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  227. Noris says

    Hello The Artful parent,
    We( Me, husband and my sons) love your Art ideas! Thank you for giving us great and happy life through your magical touch.

  228. Jiasong says

    Would love a copy! I have a 15month old cherub boy who lies colors and exploring different materials I bring to him. We moved from Singapore to Bangalore where there is limited outdoor activities, crafts are out favorite to do especially since I started readi and getting inspired by all the talented moms like you. Congrats again in your book! Cheers.

  229. Kate says

    I borrowed your book from the library and love it! My children thank you for your wonderful ideas. :)

  230. Christina says

    Thanks for having this giveaway! I have 2 boys and as we live in an isolated community, we do tons of crafts and projects at home. I am always looking for new ideas!

  231. erica says

    I can’t believe I haven’t bought a copy of your book yet! If I don’t win one I’m off to buy one for sure:)

  232. Brandee Green says

    We are always in search of new projects and activities. My kids range from 6 months to almost 6 years, so we need variety. I definitely need to read this book!

  233. Moira Lynch says

    I would love, love, love a copy of your book. My daughter would love, love, love me to have a copy of your book!

  234. Moira Lynch says

    I would love, love, love a copy of your book. My daughter would love, love, love me to have a copy of your book!

  235. says

    I love to win a copy of your book too! We’re from Thailand and I have a li’l girl who loves doing arts & crafts but I’m not that artsy so I’ll be needing a li’l inspiration. Thank you…

  236. Dee-Snne Hoving says

    Yes please, my dry mind would love some refreshing from your book. (my children would love that too!)

  237. [email protected] says

    Great book! Would love to have a copy for me and my kids

  238. Chris says

    My children love hands on artist & carts, I would love a copy of your book. M sure it’s filled with new to us crafts!

  239. devika says

    I would love to win a copy and maybe get an autographed copy if I am lucky ….as moms we can use all the help we can get.

  240. says

    Beautiful, accessible, and inspirational! It’s no surprise this book is so much loved and appreciated. My daughters (aged 3 and 5) love art and we would be so grateful for a copy. Congratulations… I can’t wait to see what you’ll create next!

  241. kaci says

    Congrats. I would love a copy of your book. Its full of great. Ideas at your finger tips. Thank you. For all your hard work and a rrsource for many.

  242. Monique says

    Wow what a nice book. I really would like to have a good look inside. With three little ones I can use some extra creative ideas.

  243. Michal Finkelstein says

    Wonderful that you came out with another book!
    Thanks for the peek into your creative family life.

  244. Christy Qualin says

    Have this book on my amazon wish list so would be fabulous to win! Love the ideas and energy you bring to early learning.

  245. Sumreen Wasiq says

    Wow! That’s great news. Being a mommy of three, I would simply love to win a copy of your book :)

  246. Bianca Ramos says

    This book sounds amazing! What Mom couldn’t use a collection of activities and ideas to fill their children’s lives with art? Hoping to win a copy!

  247. Jess says

    I’ve only recently started following tinkerlab but I’m so glad I have done or I would never have known about this book. With two girls and a hectic life creativity sometimes gets forgotten in our house so any ideas of how to rekindle the artist in me and begin two little new artists are so appreciated.

  248. Marina says

    HI Jean! Love your blog and your incredible ideas! Me and my DD would love to have a copy of your beautiful book:-) Thanks for this opportunity! xxx

  249. [email protected] says

    Would love a copy for my little artists – I subscribed to you on FB to help me with ideas on fun ways to bring art alive to them. Thanks!

  250. Emily says

    A copy of your book would be both loved and appreciated. Congratulations on your achievement and recognition! And thank you for this opportunity!

  251. Rebecca says

    Hello! I love your blog and would love your book. You’ve inspired me to do so many fun activities with my children. Thank you!

  252. Amy says

    Congratulations! I saw your book in the gift shop of the Phoenix Children’s Museum in Arizona and ever since then, I’ve been an avid blog follower. I cannot wait to purchase your book and use it with my almost 4-year-old…I might even make it a birthday present for him. So thankful that you have written such a wonderfully well-received book!

  253. Leah Hanson says

    What happy news! You deserve it. I love your blog and would love to have a copy of your book in had for the work I do as a teacher at an art museum. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  254. Erica says

    Congrats on all the awards! I’d love a copy to see what all the buzz is about! ; )
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  255. Cathy says

    Congratulations on the well-deserved success of your book! Your blog is full of many ideas that I use in my preschool classroom.

  256. jennifer says

    oops. I almost forgot to enter this! this new blog reader thing takes some adjustments. : ) thanks for the giveaway. i’m so happy for your and your work. you deserve it, jean!

  257. Deborah Moorhouse says

    Looks like a great book and with a 2 1/2 year old and three month old would be very handy! Congratulations on making the list.

  258. Heidi Anderson says

    Congratulations! Your book definitely deserves the honor. Thank you for this chance to win a copy. I love your blog and appreciate all the creative ideas you share with all of us!

  259. Kristie hixon says

  260. says

    Here’s to all the artful moms & dads, grandmas & grandpas….and to future generations that thrive within the creative process! Your work is awesome!
    Thanks for all you do & share.

  261. Pauline says

    I would love to win a copy of your new book. I am always looking for creative things to do with my daughter since she loves art and crafts so much, but I don’t think I am too well versed with it, and would love some great ideas.

  262. says

    A friend just introduced me to your blog today– I’m excited to explore it. Congrats on the book success- it looks very interesting!

  263. Christine says

    I have already purchased three copies of your book – one for myself, and two for gifts. I’d love another to gift this holiday season as the two I’ve given out have been great hits.

  264. Becky says

    I would love to win. I’m not a very “arty” person but my husband is so I would love to bring art into the lives of our boys.

  265. Allison S. says

    We love all of your art projects and I am always recommending your website to parents wishing to add more art in their life! So happy to support you and your mission!

  266. [email protected] says

    I would love to win and get some new ideas for art with my three kids
    Regard Rachael

  267. Hope says

    I love your book! As a former art teacher and stay at home mom, I find it to be a beautiful, well-structured resource! I would love to gift to a dear creative mama friend of mine!

  268. Giedre Kudlaite says

    Congratulations!
    I love your blog andyour ideas. I would love to win a copy of this book and try new ideas in pre school with children!

  269. [email protected] says

    I love your blog and would love a copy of your book!

  270. Amy mock says

    Would love to win – definitely want my girls creatively challenged and this would be a great tool!

  271. Jessica Birthisel says

    This book looks like just the thing I need for my long holiday break home with the kids next month.

  272. says

    I love seeing people’s dreams come true. Congratulations on not only the book, but the success of it. And thank you for sharing your talents with us. I would be so happy if I won a copy! :)

  273. says

    What a generous offer! My family is moving off grid in 2 weeks. We will be living in a 29ft 5th wheel for a few months until our cabin is ready. This book would SURE make those months go a bit better!

  274. [email protected] says

    I love all your art ideas! We are enjoying them in my home! So thankful!

  275. Pavana says

    Congratulations!! I would so love to have a copy of your book for my 3 yr old daughter, thank you so much for this awesome giveaway :))

  276. Heather A says

    I would love a copy of your book. I home school my 6 yr old dd and use your blog all the time for ideas for our art program. This book would be a core book in our home school curriculum for sure!
    Thank you!

  277. says

    Thank YOU for sharing so many wonderful ideas with families across the world. Love your concept & the book! This is a great idea for a gift too!

  278. says

    I would love a copy of your book! I am always searching for ways to be more creative with my boys. Thank you for your generous giveaway!

  279. Mary says

    What a wonderful opportunity! I’ve already checked this book out from the library three times. Would be so great to own a copy!

  280. says

    My daughter is quite the little budding artist. She asks to do crafts every night after dinner and will often cut and glow things together all on her own, even at age 4. Would so love this for her!

  281. Jan says

    Thanks for sharing all of your projects and ideas. Your work is inspiring to mothers, fathers and teachers! Thank you!

  282. [email protected] says

    I would love to have your book to have more ideas if things to do with my little girl! Thanks for serving as an inspiration!

  283. andrea McGuinness says

    I love your blog and I would love to win this book. If I don’t win–I’m hoping it will show up under my Christmas tree.

  284. Lisa huffman says

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your success:). Keep flying and floating bc you deserve it for sharing your gift with so many!:).

  285. Jasmine says

    Hi! I came across your book in the library and fell in love! I love the way you allow the children to explore and experiment through the creation of art. I’ve been sharing your ideas with my family and students, and it has made a difference. Thank you!

  286. says

    Congrats! I would love to win a copy of your book as it will give me plenty of ideas to inject creativity to my child’s life.

  287. Carrie says

    That is wonderful! I know our family has enjoyed doing your projects! We would love having your book. I love doing art with the kids. Blessings, Carrie

  288. Courtney Shogran says

    I am not artsy at all and I would love some fun ideas that I can do with the kiddos, it about the process after all.

  289. [email protected] says

    Would love this book for my son and I! Thank you! :)

  290. says

    The one area i’d like to ameliorate in my parenting arsenal is my creative interaction with my children. And an arsenal needs weapons–this book would be perfect.

  291. Kerry says

    Congratulations. we are new to your blog. already feeling so inspired. Love doing art with my 4 and 2 year olds and i am sure they would love this book. Congratulations too x x

  292. Alison says

    Hi, I have just recently found your blog and think it’s great, I’m loving the inspiration about materials to buy to help my young toddler get creative!

  293. Carla says

    Art with my kids is such a great time for us all to tune into our imaginations…I look to your website for ideas and would love a chance to win a copy of your book!

  294. Laura says

    I borrowed a copy of your book from the library and it was fantastic, would love the chance to have my own copy! Thanks!

  295. Anita says

    I have 3 sons and 1 daughter who love nothing more than being messy and creative. This book would be a welcome addition to provide them with continued ideas for hours of fun xx thank you xx

  296. Jennifer Ritter says

    Congrats! I would love this book. I think it would be great for my 8yo to pick out what she would like to do.

  297. Frances says

    I’m hoping to work more creatively with my little girl, having spent more of my time developing my son’s skills.

  298. says

    There’s nothing like a tangible book like this one for inspiration to keep my family’s hands covered in glue, paint and glitter (even more than we already are!). Nap time for one = craft time for the other! Would LOVE a copy!! Thank you.

  299. Jasena says

    We love your site and use your ideas for creative playing. It would be really cool to have your book too,

  300. Rebecca Feucht says

    In case my last comment was not received (I don’t see it here), I would love to win a copy of your book! Crafting is the BEST way to teach my natural born artist son and I love your ideas and layout. Thank you for the generous giveaway and congrats on your success!

  301. says

    Congratulations! Your blog has inspired many artful journeys with my 4-year-old girl. I’m sure your book will be well loved and used a lot for creative inspiration in our home.

  302. Wendi Weber says

    Oh how I need this book to add to my life saving resources! I am fairly new to this career of Stay At Home Mommy….and often feel a big fail when I run out of things to do.

  303. Lindsay says

    Good work!! I would love a copy of the book! I am so excited to immerse my daughter (now 6months old) in a world of creativity!

  304. Cybil Whittamore says

    I’ve just found your site, and love it! I have three lil ones who love art. I would really like a copy of your book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  305. amanda says

    Your book looks and sounds amazing. I would love to share these ideas with my daughter and my niece

  306. kristy says

    I just started following your site and I LOVE IT. Mother of twin toddlers and another on the way, also a former children’s art instructor. Your site has breathed new life in our play! I will probably buy myself this book anyway as an early christmas gift! Thanks Jean for your passion and gentleness.

  307. Catherine Servantr says

    Congratulations. I work in a preschool so would love to win a copy. I’m sure my own daughter would enjoy some ideas too.:-)

  308. [email protected] says

    So happy I found your blog! I have four young ones and having creativity in our daily lives is essential. I’d love you win your book! And congratulations on all your hard work, and for following your heart in what you do.

  309. [email protected] says

    Congrats on your success!

  310. Renee says

    It looks like there are so many ideas to have fun with kids! As a mom of 4 little ones 5 and under, I am sure this book would be put to great use in our house! Thank you so much for making this giveaway possible!

  311. [email protected] says

    The book looks fantastic! We could definitely use some new ideas around here. If my daughter had it her way, we’d do art projects all day long. Congrats!

  312. Michele says

    Whether I win a book or not, you are an inspiration for our artful life and, now that we’re starting our homeschooling journey, you will continue to inspire and encourage us by sharing your own art filled lives! Thanks so much for that. :)

  313. Danielle Ciullo says

    My daughter is just beginning to show interest as she watches me create. I would love a copy of your book to let her explore more with art!

  314. Carrie says

    Wow, would love a copy of your book!! I have looked at it a few times in Hobby Lobby!! Want to get it!! I have two children and we love doing crafts!!! This is exciting! Thank you!

  315. Alana says

    Would love to get my hands on your book for new ways to inspire my two little boys. They love painting and drawing but would be great to change it up a bit with some fresh ideas!

  316. Melanie says

    We loved your ebooks so much and would love to receive a copy of your art book you have inspired me thank you

  317. Kim says

    I would love a copy of your book. My boys love crafts and we’ve enjoyed everything we’ve tried from your blog and ebooks! :)

  318. Sarah says

    Many congratulations on your new book. if I don’t win a copy I will certainly be putting this on my wish list for Xmas! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  319. heidi louise smith says

    Congratulations!, I would love to win a copy, always exploring art in whatever form with my 3 girls xx

  320. Elvira says

    By hook or by crook, I hope I make it! What a stunning, beautiful and practical book. You simply will not find a book of this quality in South Africa and it would be an honour to have this “collectors item” on our bookshelf to use as part of the program to our homeschooling kids!

  321. brooke says

    congrats! that is very exciting! I would love a chance to win your stellar book. for some reason my creativity with my kiddos gets thwarted before it even begins. fear of messes I guess. but having some inspiration might be just the ticket! thank you for your generous offer! happy holidays!

  322. Tricia DePue says

    Thank you for your inspiring work. Congratulations on your award. I am a busy mother who appreciates any help I can get to be an artful parent and raise an artful child.

  323. [email protected] says

    Congratulations.I would love to win a copy of your book.

  324. Julia says

    Hi! I love the book and would love having a copy of my own! It has gotten me started with crafts with my 2.5 year old son. I just ordered some liquid watercolors to try out yesterday!

  325. M Hansen says

    I’m a not so artsy momma raising a wonderfully artsy little guy. It would be amazing to have all of these creative ideas in one convenient book!

  326. Jennifer F says

    Congratulations – I’ve seen this book in the my library and immediately picked it up, though I had not seen your blog yet. I loved it! Thank you for putting it together!

  327. Olivia Walpole says

    Hi, I love your webpage and have used so many of your ideas. I have been looking forward to your book and getting a copy I would love to enter your competition.
    Thanks

  328. [email protected] says

    Love your stuff!!!

  329. Tanya says

    Can’t wait to sit down to explore the endless possibilities with my girls. Now I will need more storage space!!

  330. Naomi Piehl says

    It would be a be such a privilege to win this book. I can only imagine how much more art my family would do with these ideas. We currently reproduce many of your FB page ideas, and would love to learn and do more. Thank you for the opportunity.

  331. Ros. says

    Oh it’s still the 13th in your corner of the world :-) I’m studying to work with kids in the age group your book is targeting & believe me I need all the help I can get with art :-)

  332. Jane says

    Congratulations!! What awesome news – so glad this gem of a book is reaching so many people. You are giving SO many such a wonderful gift for their families and their kids! Thanks too for the chance to win a copy with your giveaway. :)

  333. Amy says

    I’m from the wonderful land of oz and would love to use this book in classrooms wherever I go! Through my degree I’ve learnt so much about art and development! Fingers crossed I win!

  334. [email protected] says

    Congratulation, what an accomplishment! I’d love a copy for my family :)

  335. Werbie says

    A working mom always looking for fun weekend activities for my little guy! Thanks for such a fun giveaway and congratulations on your accolades!!

  336. Amy says

    Your blog is full of such great ideas and pictures. I would love to read the book too. Congratulations on your recent awards.

  337. Laura says

    Congratulations to you!!! What a wonderful gift you’ve given to the world! I am an elementary art teacher in Michigan and my first child is just 16 mo. old. We paint and doodle and look for beauty all around. I would love a copy of your book to enrich the lives of my students and my own children. Happy artmaking!

  338. says

    This book looks amazing!! I try to incorporate art into mine and my kids day as much as possible :). I would love to see what is in there!

  339. Shannon says

    Love it! Just saw it today on the shelf & had my son not been dragging me out if the shop I would be reading it now. Here’s hoping I don’t have to head back to the store! Congrats!

  340. says

    Nothing like an early Christmas gift! I would love to win your book. Although if I don’t, I’m definitely putting it on my Christmas wish list.

  341. Samantha Riley says

    I forgot if I commented. All my children want to do is ‘make something’ and I get stuck trying to think of things.

  342. bernard says

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I really appreciate your work, nice> projects with kids…. I would love to win a copy for my home libary§> Thank YOU!

  343. izabella says

    Congratulations! I love your craft ideas! I really want to win your book! Thanks for this givaway?

  344. Loreen P says

    Sometimes Inspiration or organisation is the toughest element of creation. I may have an idea (or the children), but not the resources for it – or vice versa. The blog is lovely, as it deals with both so well, but my kids and I are book kinda people, so to win a copy would be tremendous.