Monday, October 29, 2012

A Giveaway!

The response to Mail Me Some Art has been so wonderful, it's time for a little giveaway to thank all you swappers!

I've loved these books for a long time:

 The first book in the series, Griffin & Sabine, was published in 1991.  It tells a haunting love story through illustrated correspondence.  Nick Bantock's art is extraordinary, and the story telling is clever and engaging.  The pages feature the fronts and backs of the postcards sent between the title characters.
  Some of the pages even have envelopes with letters that you pull out and read.
 

Bantock went on to write five more books in this style, each continuing Griffin and Sabine's adventures.
When I found five of the six books at the library book sale for a pittance, I knew I had to buy them, even though I already own them. I knew I'd find the right person to give them to.

That's where you come in.
I can't think of anyone who would appreciate these books more than this group of art and mail lovers.  Sadly, there will only be one winner.

So what do you need to do to win these fabulous books?
1.  Participate in any of the swaps I hosted in 2012 (past, present, or future)
2.  leave your name here in the comment section of this post.

What's that you say?  You've been lurking and haven't joined a swap yet?
It's not too late!
There are three more open swaps this year:  bookmarks, postcard and gift tags.
No time like the present - jump right in.

And spread the word.  Anyone who swaps in 2012 and leaves a comment on this post is eligible to win.
I will draw the winner December 1st. 

edit:  if you are having trouble commenting, send me an email to iamrushmore@gmail.com.  Blogger can be really weird about comments from non-bloggers.  some people can post anonymously, some can't.  I'm never sure why that is.  If you're unable to comment but have participated in swaps and want to be in the drawing, let me know. 

33 comments:

  1. I LOVE these books! It would be so great to have the whole set.

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  2. I would love to win this book , how sweet of you to do this. I just joined mail me some art a couple of weeks ago and have never been involved in anything like this but some how I found this sight so now I can have fun and meet new people, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity for my art to be a purpose.
    Robin Allen

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  3. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for all of your work hosting the swaps. I took part in the black and white postacrd swap and recently sent a duct tape journal. :)

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  4. Fab idea for a giveaway - I read Griffin and Sabine years ago (really, it was '91?!!) but the others are new to me. My fingers are crossed!

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  5. Haha, I've totally been a lurker! Sorry! I'm kind of intimidated by how awesome everyone's art is!

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    1. please, please, please don't be intimidated! take a deep breath and swap - you won't regret it.

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    2. I will dive in one of these days--I promise! There have been a couple I've started and then backed out of, but I'll follow through on one soon!

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    3. Go Cindy! Just try one. It won't hurt, and you'll probably have so much fun once you get started, that you have a hard tome stopping (... :D, speaking from experience!)! Sending good MailArt Fun vibes!!

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    4. Thanks for the encouragement! Now I'll definitely have to give it a try :)

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  6. I have never seen these before but would love a better look. Hint.hint. I am having the best time swelling and thank you tor all your hard work.

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    1. That was supposed to be swapping not swelling. Stupid kindle.

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    2. glad the swaps aren't making you swell!

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  7. I love swapping, and I would love to win, so put my name in the hat

    lee

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  8. Oh yeah..put me in the hat, please!
    I got my papers to day and they are wonderful! Thank you!
    Hee hee..Katie...swelling... :)

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  9. I've seen these books - they're so interesting. I picked one up visiting a friend and couldn't for the life of me figure it out at first, but I also couldn't put it down. Such a great give away! But the swaps are the prize THanks for all the organization!

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  10. I got my painted papers today and they are fabulous. Thank you, thank you and thank you. These books look amazing and I would love to be the winner. Crossing my fingers.

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  11. I've read a couple of these but the later ones so it would be fabulous to see how it all began. thanks for offering such great prizes! and for all the wonderful work you do organizing these swaps. xx

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  12. I'm really enjoying the swaps. Each brings a new challenge for me, and a new magical piece of mail. Thanks for all the work! BTW, Would love to win these books.

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  13. Love Nick Bantock's work! Ordered some prints of his work for my home, and he sent me a handwritten note with them. Big thrill! Thanks for a chance to win his books! -CAL

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  14. you just keep on amazing me!

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  15. on behalf of Sam, who is having trouble commenting: "Oh wow! I'd never heard of these books before & he's a British artist...shame on me! They sound fab the perfect books for people who love art and love to send letters and have you read his profile
    http://www.nickbantock.com/profile.php
    I am totally in!"
    Sam (UK)

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  16. I want this. If you're giving more than one, I'll take them all. It's not because I"m greedy, but I just want as much as I can get.

    xoxoxoxox infinity.

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  17. Love those books. The art is wonderful and the story charming. I have the first two so if I win, I'll gift them along to someone else. Thanks!

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  18. Pick me! Pick me! :D. I've seen G & S before, but not the others - they all sound absolutely fabulous, just like YOU!

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  19. Oo, Oo, i have wanted to read the follow-ups!! but haven't taken the plunge to purchase, there's always something else with a higher priority....

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  20. I joined the gift tag swap! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  21. That's an awesome giveaway Karen...lucky winner. Maybe it'll be me.

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  22. oh i just got my journal from the trade and am so happy, even my cynical boys got excited when the big envelope appeared in the mailbox! i've already started in on it...thanks karen and thanks terrie! i also heard from corrine who received my journal...ahhh,
    it's all very satifying.
    carroll

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  23. A great giveaway! Thanks for hosting all the wonderful swaps, it has facilitated to get the creative juices flowing when I am swamped with chasing after the kids all day. I really appreciate the wonderful atmosphere that you have created. THANKS!!

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  24. I had such fun with the duct tape journal swap -cant wait for the next one!

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  25. Sherry from IllinoisNovember 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I am so glad to have found mailmesomeart! I love the swaps and have met some wonderful mail pals! Thank you Karen for all of your hard work! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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  26. I just saw my bookmarks on the blog, am excited about getting bookmarks in the mail. The giveaway journals look great!

    Cheers,
    Polly

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