The Artful Parent Book Birthday & Giveaway Celebration

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The Artful Parent Book Birthday Celebration and GiveawayMy baby is one!

It’s been a year since The Artful Parent book was released into the world… And, since I try not to miss a chance for a celebration, I am baking a cherry pie in honor of the occasion and am running a big book giveaway!

I also wanted to thank you again for making the book what it is.

I’ve said this before, but without readers a book is simply some printed words between covers. But, thanks to you, The Artful Parent book has been given life. It’s been read, used, loved, dog-eared, and passed along. It’s also been awarded and blogged about.

I treasure the e-mails I receive saying that my book has transformed how a family creates together. And I love the reviews left on Amazon. (Thank you so much for helping me pass 100 reviews!)

As a thank you, I am partnering with my publisher, Roost Books, to to offer 10 copies of The Artful Parent book.

And if you already own the book, feel free to enter the giveaway anyway… You can always give the extra copy as a mother’s day gift or teacher gift!

Giveaway

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity

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To enter for a chance to win one of 10 copies of The Artful Parent book, please leave a comment by Tuesday, April 15th at 11:59pm EST to this post then tell the rafflecopter widget that you would like to enter the giveaway. Giveaway open to readers everywhere.

Good luck!

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  1. Miranda says

    Congrats on your book being a whole year old! I think your blog is just wonderful. You have inspired me so much! :)

  2. Cassandra says

    Happy Birthday to The Artful Parent! I am sure there will be more celebrations to come!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.. It would be great to share your book with my kids!

  3. Janet says

    Thanks for your flow of inspiration every day. When my son is ready for something to do, I think more about how we can create something than we used to!

  4. Susan Jacobsen says

    I love your ideas! I am a Mom of a very active 5 year old boy and an Art Therapist. We are always looking for new art ideas.

  5. Kirsten says

    Happy birthday! I truly love this book so much! I have used it so much as a parent and a teacher. I especially love the section on making your own art supplies. I just tried out the finger paints and was super happy with the results.
    I have so many crafty and creative mamas in my life that I would love to gift this book to as I know they would love it as much as me!

  6. says

    Happy Book Birthday! I love your book and even though it already graces my shelves I know PLENTY of people I could gift one to, who would love it just as much as I do. :)
    Sarah M

  7. Danielle Carpenter says

    How exciting, congrats on your book! We love art in this house and love new ideas. :) I look forward to getting my hands on this book, one way or another! ;)

  8. says

    Happy Birthday Jean. I would love to win your book. I am planning to do a Comunity Art project with mothers and their children who are in refuge. I think your book would be just perfect for this. Thank you for Al the great ideas. Mary

  9. Joanita says

    Happy birthday to your book Jean. we love your ideas and your site is normally my go to place for ideas and inspiration. Congratulations!

  10. Zoe says

    Happy Book Birthday! I checked your book out from the library and have to return it soon (can’t renew because there’s a list of people waiting for it). I’d love to win a copy of my own. It would definitely get a lot of love in our house!

  11. Sharon says

    Happy 1st birthday. Wishing your book a long life of sharing such wonderful ideas.
    I don’t have a copy yet and would love to win

  12. Janet B. says

    Happy Birthday, book! How fun!! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome art you share with us!!

  13. Gemma Phipps says

    Love your blog, buy something every time you post, marbling is our recent discovery but dead excited to try water beads when they arrive! Would love to have a copy of your book, Happy birthday! Xxxx

  14. Stacy Switzer says

    Hi there! Our family loves your site & newsletters. We’ve tried lots of your projects — one of our favorites most recently is the Cherry Hand Pies from Valentine’s Day. We’d love to win a copy of your book!

  15. Lyn Zalk says

    While my daughters are long grown and passed this age bracket, I now have grandchildren who would totally enjoy working on some of these projects when they come to visit their Noni~

  16. Michelle K says

    Happy Birthday! I love your book & would love to win a copy to give as a Mother’s Day gift to a friend!

  17. Karen says

    Congratulations! I got your book from the library and thought it was wonderful, and I’d be thrilled to win my own copy!

  18. mandy drake says

    i love your site … my son loves art so much and doing different projects. you have gives us so many wonderful ideas and instructions. thank you so much

  19. says

    I love you and your website and your book and e-books, Jean. Congratulations on the first birthday of your book! We already own a copy, but I would love to pass a copy along to one of my sisters or kids’ teachers.

  20. Zeel Ambekar says

    I recently discovered your blog, wish I had found it earlier for my 5 year old son who loves to sketch and color.
    Get inspired every day seeing your posts. Would love to get this book too.

  21. Sarah Morrison says

    Would love to win this! I have your year books. It’s been in my want list for a while. I have 2 young girls & am a nursery school teacher so it would be well used!!! Happy Birthday.

  22. Kasi says

    Congratulations on the one year birthday if your book! I would love to win and thank you for the opportunity to do so!

  23. Alison says

    Ooooh… I’d love to win your book. My local bookshop in NH carried your book but they are all out! But it was fun to see your book in the store as I’ve been following your blog for years. Happy Birthday! It is always delightful to watch the fun stuff you and your girls are doing.

  24. Nicole says

    Hi! I’m not a very artistic / creative person (despite being an Aries, haha) I really love to expose my children to a lot more art than I have been. Looking forward to learning more about being an Artful parent! Thks!

  25. Beata springer says

    I would love your book:-) even though I do follow you on fb I’m quite traditional so would love the hard copy please:-) xxx

  26. Kara says

    Yay! Your blog inspires me with so many ideas to encourage creativity in my children and to brighten up our home!

  27. says

    Congrats on a year! Wow! Your book looks amazing….I have meant to find a copy to preview and buy…but life gets in the way sometimes. Congrats again!

  28. Monica says

    Happy Birthday! As a grandmother of three(soon to be four) wonderful little girls who all love crafting, I would love to have a copy of your book. Thanks!

  29. Diana Cote says

    Happy Birthday book! I would love a copy of the book for my daughter, she loves arts and crafts. Thank you for the chance! :)

  30. Sarah says

    I love all the wonderful and inspired ideas you share! I have earmarked do many you’ve posted about, but having a collection in an actual book would be lovely– thank you for the chance to win a copy. Happy book birthday to you, coincidentally it’s my daughter’a first birthday, too (well, on Sunday)! Take care.

  31. Sarah-Jane says

    Your blog is such a source of inspiration! I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance xx

  32. says

    I have been following your blog since the beginning and own a copy of the book. I would love to give my new neighbour a copy as a house warming gift. I know she struggles with making the crafting happen and your book spells it out so easily with everyday ideas!

  33. says

    Oh, wow. I just checked this book out from my library yesterday. I like it so much that I decided I want my own copy. Visited your website (first time!) and you have a book giveaway. Love the ideas in the book!

  34. Vanessa Arboleda says

    Thank you for all the amazing ideas you throw my way =) crossing my fingers I win a copy of the book!

  35. mel says

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Thank you for sharing your passion, your ideas and for being an inspiration xx

  36. Rose says

    I love reading your ideas and resources and would sure love a copy of your book thanks for the opportunity!

  37. Colleen says

    I would absolutely LOVE to win a copy! My almost 4 year old daughter and I love your creative, fun, and easy ideas! I would be thrilled to own a copy. And a big “Happy Birthday!” to you! Xo

  38. Agata Marc says

    Such a great book, I’d love to have one, too… Thanks for the chnce to win a copy! Oh, and Happy Birthday ;)

  39. Vicky miller says

    Happy first birthday! Thank you for sharing your tips, tricks, thoughts on being an artful parent, it has certainly helped me stop and have fun with my children :)

  40. Julia says

    Happy book birthday! I enjoy your book and blog – both have helped with ideas for creating art with my two-year old!

  41. Mindi says

    Congratulations on the success of your book! I love all the projects you create with your kids. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  42. Alejandra Ayala says

    Congratulations on your new book! I would like a copy of your book. Art has always been a huge part of our family fun activities.

  43. Leah says

    I recommend your blog all the time to parents and would love to win a copy of your book! I love your ideas.

  44. ami van dine says

    We are so inspired by your daily FB posts! You have changed my little ladies’ life;
    they are more inquisitive and happy these days! Happy Birthday :)

  45. Kameron says

    Happy one year anniversary!! I love your blog so much and have used so many of your ideas to make our home an artful one. A copy of your book would be well loved!

  46. Anna says

    i’ve been dreaming about having + reading + creating with your book for the whole year. Happy Birthday! and hope you’ll write and publish more books!

  47. says

    Hi there! Happy birthday! I’ve read a lot about your book lately, and it’s on top of my wishlist :-) I just love crafting with my boys and luckily they love it too. They’re 2 years old and curious about everything I do, whether it’s drawing pictures with them, or baking, or sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Megan says

    Hi! I’ve tried emailing you a few times but didn’t get a response. A month or two ago I won a copy of your book as well as an apron but never received anything (other than the ebook bundle in the initial email)…..

  49. Sasha goodall says

    Oh what a pleasure it would be for my toddler to experience so much creativity in one place. Lucky we would be :-)

  50. Siobhan says

    I would so love to have this book to enjoy with my lovely creative wee monkeys! Thanks for the opportunity!

  51. laura says

    Oh how I have been hinting that I would like your book to show up in my Easter basket. We just love your e-books over here. Looking forward to this book! Happy Birthday!

  52. Sarah says

    I love the simplicity in your ideas and the possibilities of leaning through using many mediums found in everyday life. I would love to win a copy of this book! Congratulations and happy birthday!

  53. Lauri Bogart says

    Happy birthday and congrats on the first year. I’d love to win a copy of this book. Any plans for a second book?

  54. Marianne says

    Oh My Goodness! I’ve never been as inspired as now, just because of you and your wonderfull ideas. I’m a mother, but I also give art classes and I hope one day my stories will get published. Your work and shares are for me a way to keep my smile every day and my creativity alive. Thanks! I’m so happy I’ve discovered you!! Happy birthday from Quebec and I cross my fingers so hard to win one of your books… Cheers!

  55. says

    Happy 1St birthday to your book! I love your blog and would just love to win a copy of your boom to use in our Homeschool! Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Kimberly Schotz says

    Happy Birthday. I would enjoy this book. I am always looking for creative ideas for the grand kids.

  57. Julie R. says

    Would love to have a copy of your book!!! Love your blog and so many of your ideas are so much fun with my little girl!!!

  58. Sabine Wholaver says

    Hello ,I am a Artful Parent follower on FB ! I love the inspiration I get thru your creative posts ! I am raising a 4year old boy who is already well rounded! But to stay artistic and creative it is such a helpful tool to get motivated with new projects from your blog! I have become a Children book direct seller and a daycare/preschool caregiver and would love to share your creativity with my class ! There for I really hope I am going to be lucky enough to win a copy of your Birthday baby:)
    keep on inspiring!

  59. Lynn Horn says

    Love Artful Parent – gives me inspirational ideas to use at work. Would love a copy to share with my work colleagues x

  60. Anne Boudewyn says

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
    You have so many great ideas that we use at my preschool! Thankyou for sharing your ideas with the rest of us!!

  61. Amy says

    Happy one year birthday! My daughters and I have enjoyed so many fun activities inspired by your blog. We’d love to have a copy of your book!

  62. Kelly says

    I own this book and would love a copy to give to a new mom. It has truly helped me offer my kids new opportunities for art!

  63. says

    Would love to win this! I have it checked out from my library but would really like to have my own copy, thanks for this chance to win one :)

  64. Alisha says

    Can I just say, I read “My baby is one year old,” and I thought…”She has ANOTHER baby??? Does she keep him in a closet??”

    Anyway, I would give this baby a good home.

  65. Marie says

    Congratulations! I always find great ideas for myself and my 3 years old daughter on your website and would be happy to win the book:).

  66. Lisa Crail says

    Creativity is so important to nurture in children and in adults too! Would love to win your book – happy birthday!

  67. Jenn says

    Congratulations!! Would love to have your book to inspire further creativity with my family. Thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog too!

  68. Cathy says

    Thank you for sharing so much wonderful art through your blog and your book. I have used your book frequently for ideas with my class of preschoolers, and would love a copy to share with my daughter for her children!

  69. Elly says

    I recently discovered your blog (the starry night resist project, which got me to finally buy liquid watercolours and given us a project that is our current go to for birthday cards, so thanks!) I didn’t even realise you had a book! I’d love to win this, but I’m heading straight to amazon in case I don’t!

  70. Becca W. says

    We love to create art in our home. It’s one of my favorite bonding times with my children. I would be honored to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Leslie says

    Wonderful! Love the work you do with kids and art. I would love to see your book in person. Happy Book Birthday. Cheers!

  72. Meet urged says

    Congratulations on making it to one. I love your book and would be thrilled to win a copy. I could use the help to keep up with my girls!

  73. Brandi says

    Love your blog! I’ve already gotten so many ideas for toddler art projects. I will be following for many years to come!

  74. Amanda says

    Happy Birthday! Can’t wait to start doing art and craft projects with my little one now he’s finally old enough.

  75. says

    Would love a copy, thanks for the chance to win. I lead a toddler art group here in Asheville, would love to share more ideas with them :)

  76. Tanya says

    Hi Jean, Happy birthday to your book! I am crossing fingers and toes for this book. I live in Africa a remote area with my two toddlers and would love to add more of your amazing ideas to our homeschool program! Love your blog and ideas thank you, you are already a blessing in our lives!

  77. Jannie says

    I would love this book! I am a teacher at a Montessorischool in the Netherlands with 2 and 3 years old kids. I follow your website about 2 years, I think. It is one of my favorites.

  78. Bonnie says

    Would LOVE to have a copy of this book! I teach art to preschoolers & a mom to a busy boy & another on the way. Congrats on the book anniversary!

  79. Vickey White says

    Happy Birthday!! I am so glad to have found your website today! I found a pin on pinterest and thought I would check you out.
    I am a grandma that loves crafting and will craft with kids all the time.
    thank you for your site!

  80. Isabel says

    I used to love doing art with my first born, it was a wonderful bonding time and now she does art theory and practice in high school. But somewhere along the way that creative bonding went away and my other kids haven’t experienced it. I didn’t even realize this had happened. When I saw you recently on pinterest, it made me remember and I’ve started to remind myself of make time for the kids to express themselves and spend time together. It somehow seems so much more awkward than before so I appreciate all the hints and inspiration. God Bless, all the way from Western Australia.

  81. Sara says

    Happy Birthday!
    Im a mom of 3 little ones who is always looking for ways to pass the days. Your blog is very inspirational, im sure the book will be the same!

  82. Sasha says

    Happy Birthday!
    I love receiving your weekly ARTletter , your book would be a wonderful treat to add to my growing collection of resource books for my program planning!!

    Have a wonderful week!

  83. Tana says

    Congrats on the book turning one! I have been following you on Pinterest the whole time and absolutely love all the fun and creative ideas you share. Hoping to win the giveaway!

  84. Joette says

    I absolutely love each & every activity you post! As a Pre-K Teacher, I can’t tell you just how many I’ve incorporated into my lesson plans!!! As the director of this preschool program,, I would love to share this book with my staff and families to instill the excitement of art with them as well!!!!

  85. Shannon C. says

    Thank you so much for your inspiring and creative ideas! My kids and I are so glad you do what you do. :)

  86. grace says

    Happy Birthday … and thank you for being so generous …hope to win your book, I follow your blog and always enjoy reading your creative articles! :-)

  87. nashawna says

    Summer is near and I have a 5 and 3yr old so I want to make this summer a a creative one so this book would be a great resource. ;-)

  88. Cindy McElwee says

    First of all ~ for children play is serious learning & I truly understand why your book ~ The Artful Parent is having its Birthday ~ would love to win this for my grand daughter ♥

  89. Sarah Montgomery says

    I love to see your newsletter, along with the beautiful imperfections and wholesome goodness of creating. Life and art is messy = true inspiration. thanks

  90. Carra says

    Haven’t gotten my hands on your book yet, but I’m continually inspired by your blog. Thanks for being awesome!

  91. Kym M says

    Congratulations. I am continually inspired by your blog and Facebook page and often share your ideas with friends. I would love to win a copy of your book for myself and my three young children. It looks like it would be a wonderful resource.

  92. Kathleen Lester says

    Happy birthday! Thank you for the chance, I got this out of the library and would love a copy of my own :)

  93. says

    I teach art to kids. This book probably has some great ideas for the little ones I have a harder time coming up with lessons for. Plus trying to conceive and I would love to have this as inspiration if I have my own little bundle of joy!
    Thanks!

  94. michelle says

    Happy Birthday!!! You inspire me weekly. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents with all of us and thank you for this lovely opportunity to win a copy of your delightful book.

  95. Hilary Cumberton says

    Found you on Facebook just a few weeks ago – and what a treasure! We’ve been having fun adding lots of your fun ideas into our days. Thanks!

  96. Debbie Garrett says

    Congrats on your book anniversary! I’ve loved learning so m any great activities from your posts. I’d be thrilled to have the book, and so would my daughter!

  97. Linda S says

    Happy book birthday! Congrats! Such a wonderful book, I’d love to own a copy. I’ve taken it out of the library twice already! :). Thank you!

  98. Nadia says

    I`ve used some ideas from your website with my 11mo and would love to have a copy of the book for more fun activities with my girl.

  99. Amanda C says

    Congrats! Your book is a huge accomplishment that very few can say they have ever done – and looking at the reviews and knowing your ideas from your blog, you have done it well! I appreciate the chance to possibly win a copy of your book as I know my girls and I would love to explore it together. I have appreciated all your advice over the years from your blog that has given me the encouragement to not have such a tight hold on “doing art” – to just give my girls the right environment and letting them go to express art in their terms with “guidance” rather than “directions”.

  100. Tara says

    I have been enjoying your posts so much, and would love to snuggle on the couch with your book, flipping pages and getting inspired for my two boys.

  101. says

    Congratulations on your book’s first birthday. Judging by the number of comments listed above your book has been very well received. Thanks for making life a little more artistic!

  102. Liza says

    Where can I buy a copy of your book. I am living in South Africa and can’t think of a better bday idea for my wonderful mommy friend?

  103. Jeannine says

    This is hands down my favourite book on the topic. I already own a copy obviously, but have already given copies to friends as gifts and will continue to do so.

  104. Jennifer lynn says

    Happy birthday and thank you so much for all that you do. It literally is the only thing that keeps me on Facebook <3

  105. Laura Morley says

    This book is such an inspiration! As a fellow artist myself, you have inspired me to do more activities like these with my boys. :)

  106. Megan says

    Yay we love your blog and all you do to keep families creative! I ordered your book already and bought the ebooks, but I would use an extra copy as a gift most definitely!

  107. Rebecca Feucht says

    Wonderful! Thanks again for another chance at your book. I’m always so excited to see your clever, beautiful posts on FB. Your book is definately on my wishlist for us and for gifts.

  108. says

    Having three sons of my own I would use this book as often as I could. I’d love to have a copy!
    Btw happy birthday for your baby :)

  109. Yamini Ohol says

    Happy birthday to your book! I always look forward to seeing your beautiful and creative ideas and would love your book for my son (now 16 months old). Thank you, Yamini

  110. Gaby says

    I am not a very artsy person but have always wanted to be, I try to submerse my little one in art activities but would love any an all guidance i can get. I love the open minded energy and creativity Art provides her and me …

  111. Ronda Duluoz says

    Happy birthday to your book! I am a first-year preschool teacher and am always struggling to find new projects for my classes. I often refer to your website, but would love a copy of your book!

  112. Shannon Blaney says

    I’m an Arts chairperson and regularly volunteer teaching art at an elementary school in my neighborhood. I’m always looking for new and innovative ideas to light up kids minds. I love your posts and ideas. I’d love to put them to use in the classrooms.

  113. Darla Krause says

    I wish I was your child!!!Did art with mine and now wish I was closer to my grandchildren to do art with them but can still encourage their parents to take the time…

  114. Sarah says

    Thanks, would be great to win a copy of the book to bring current life will a strong willed toddler back into harmony. Good luck everyone

  115. says

    I have your ebooks and love them and can’t recommend them to others enough :) I have a perfect person to give this to if I were to win. She can’t afford to but it but would absolutely LoVe it!

  116. Caroline says

    Congratulations!!
    I cherish all the wonderful art ideas you share and so does my son. As a teacher and parent, many of the bonding moments we have is with art or cooking.
    Often my mind is blank and your book gives me all the inspiration I need to keep going.
    We have our fingers crossed hoping we get a copy of your book. And all the way from Singapore- thank you for helping me be an artful parent too. Hastalavista baby!!

  117. Kelli Brannon says

    I love all your cool art ideas for kids! I have tried a few with my daughter and look forward to trying more in the future.

  118. Jennifer says

    I just purchased the Artful Year series, and this one came highly recommended! Here’s hoping for a copy…

  119. Megan says

    Happy Book Birthday! I’d love to win a copy, I think it would give me some great ideas for crafts with my almost 2 year old!

  120. Janel says

    i would absolutely love a copy of your book. i’m so glad to have stumbled upon you on facebook — The Artful Parent is for sure my new favorite idea source! :)

  121. Valerie White says

    I love your facebook updates. I can only imagine how much your book would inspire me. My children run to their art table first thing in the morning. It brings such happiness to our lives. I would love to have a copy of your book on my nightstand. : )

  122. Sherah says

    Thank you for the giveaway! And thank you for your posts! I always enjoy what you share :)
    Happy Birthday!! :)

  123. Chrysteana says

    Congrats! And Thanks for the giveaway best of luck to everyone, I know the ideas would get used at our home!

  124. Min says

    Happy birthday! I would love to win a copy. I have borrowed your book from our local library and kept renewing it

  125. Victoria johnston says

    With no3 on the way I’d love to spend less time on the internet searching for arty ideas to help with our home educated kids and just be able to grab your book for inpsitation. Please let it be me!! ;-) Happy 1st birthday. You should be very proud. :-)

  126. Lyn says

    Happy Birthday and congrats to this publication. Your blog has been an inspiration to us. keep exploring!
    Would love to have a chance to win this copy. Thank you for the opportunity!

  127. Laura says

    Happy birthday! I’ve been a reader for years and would love to win a copy of the book to share with my infant son as he grows :)

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