Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pam Carriker Blog Tour

Two blog posts in one day?!
Two GIVEAWAYS in one day?!

Today is the last day of Pam Carriker's Blog tour in celebration of her new book Art at the Speed of Life.  During the tour Pam has graciously introduced each contributor in her new book.  I didn't realize today was my day...ergo the reason for two posts. :-)

I met Pam a number of years ago when we both served on a design team together.  I was drawn to Pam's
warm personality and her wonderful artwork.  As I got to know more about Pam I was also drawn to her capacity for setting goals and following through and her dedication to working hard to
reach her goal of being a working artist.  I think this book proves how dedicated Pam truly is.  When I asked Pam to come on board as a teacher at Creative Workshops, she jumped right in with her first ever video class.  I knew this was someone I could work with. I never worry about Pam not following through or not meeting deadlines.

Pam's book is a good demonstration of how Pam has managed to reach and maintain her goal of truly being a working artist.  It is filled with  demonstrations, techniques and time saving tips. Like Pam, it is warm and encouraging and gives you the belief that you too can work art into your life.  You get to read about what goes on in an artists thinking brain, not only with Pam, but all the contributing artists.  All of us, working artists or not, have our days of doubts and insecurities about out creativity and wonder how we can fit it into our life..  If you have not purchased this book, then do so, and on those questioning days, take it off the shelf and follow along with one chapter and discover you are not alone and you can do it.
I was proud that Pam asked me to be a contributor...I am in amazing company.

And now for another giveaway! 

I am the co-sponsor of a very exciting, first time ever event this summer, called Artful Gathering 2011.  If  you haven't heard yet, get thee self to and read all about it!  In conjunction with the event and Pam's tour we are giving away a free space in Pam's class - Visual Journaling 101 - at Artful Gathering in July.  This is a retired class of Pam's that has gotten so many requests since it closed that she is bringing it back one more time for Artful Gathering!  And with that free space Pam is also giving away a kit that will include
a strathmore visual journal, favorite pen, pencil, and sequin waste tool.

Now how cool is that?!

If you want to win a chance at this great giveaway you need to leave a comment on this post and this post only.  You also need to make sure you have a way for me to get in touch with you if you should win.  I will draw one lucky winner with a random number generator a week from today, March 23!

So lovlies what a great hump day in Giveaway land!  If you haven't seen my first post today scroll down to the post below this one for yet another giveaway.

No, now really, two in one day is all I can manage today. :-)post signature


Leslie said...

Wow, would I ever love to win a spot. We just bought a house so I'm under orders not to buy a darn thing that directly upgrade the house LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.

HeArt Collective said...


hi gail! i'm so proud of where you and pam have both come in the few years since our DT experience. the way that you both offer yourselves and your art in support of the art community is an inspiration!

I'm off to order my copy of the book!
happy wednesday, dear one!

Andria said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway. I am looking forward to checking out your site more thoroughly. I would love to enter for a spot to participate. I have just gotten my art journal underway this year, and am always happy to learn more! My email address is Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The blog tour has been wonderful. I have enjoyed getting to know the artists in Pam's book and most of all their art.
Thanks to Pam and all the artists in Art at the Speed of Life.
Pam Barnes

Cynthia H said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I would love, love to win a spot :)

CreativeARTitude at hotmail dot com

Court Dress said...

I would love to win a spot in Visual Journaling 101. I have just started her Journal 365 workshop. My email address is Thanks for the giveaway.


Zura said...

How generous! Thanks for this opportunity, Nancy and Pam.

momsun said...

I read Pam's book and I have followed every day of the tour and have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful artists Now as I go back to re-read the book, I feel as if I really know the artists who have contributed. Every one of them has inspired me to get busy and DO some art instead of just thinking about it!

Lisa said...

Hi Gail! I am soo excited for Artful Gathering to start! It would be awesome to win a seat in this workshop!!

Julia said...

What a generous giveaway! I absolutely love Pam's new book, so I know I would love to participate in her class. Thank you for the chance to win!

The Painting Queen said...

Looks like a really cool book! Congratulations! Perhaps my speed of life will slow down enough for me to take this class this summer! So yes I would like to be a 'random' winner of this class. You can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog, and then I will get a private email. said...

The blog tour has been very inspiring!
Thank you for posting this giveaway... keeping my fingers crossed :]

thismuseofmine said...

I would love to win a place in the class. What a great giveaway! Love your blog!!!

Marcia Bauerle said...

Thanks to Pam and all the blog tour artists for helping us see how we can stay connected to other artists and inspired to keep working on art in our busy lives. I'd love to win the class!

Sacred Yoli said...

What a fabulous give away!. Beautiful blog, by the way.:-)
Oh and that book is on my wish list to purchase soon!
If I am the lucky winner, I can be reached via

Saranne Valentine said...

This has been an awesome book tour!
What a wonderful give away.
Please enter me in the give away.
My email address is:

Saranne Valentine said...

This has been an awesome book tour...Please enter me in the give away!
My email address is:
Thanks so much!

Gez said...

It has been an amazing tour.. I keep dropping hints that I would like Pam's book for my birthday!
It would be a dream come true to win a place on the Visual Journaling class. Thank you for the chance.xx

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

hi, sweetheart!
what a great giveaway:)

hope all is well with you,

Dianne said...

I have been checking out your wonderful sites for a few days now and enjoying the tour.
Thanks for the chance to win twice WOW keeping fingers crossed

Dianne said...

Not sure if I commented twice, forgive me if I have.
Enjoying viewing your sites
Dianne in Aust

Nancy said...

Two giveaways in one day. Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win! You can reach me, if I win, at

n l h one zero one eight at y a h o o dot com.

Thanks again!

Susan said...

I remember that design team - ZNE wasn't it! I was part of that too and remember you both. I'd love to win this opportunity for Pam's class. Still haven't been able to see her book.

Kristi said... glad you were part of all this! Love your blog!

The Demanding Doll said...

Please throw my name in the hat! Thanks so much.

Ati. said...

Pleas trow my name in the hat :)
I would be exited to do that class!

Jennifer said...

I love that Pam's Blog tour has exposed me to so many wonderful artists such as yourself. And what an amazing giveaway - to get a chance to be in her class!!!! Be still my beating heart...xoxo

Diana said...

I would love to win! I so want to support our local Borders Books (which is not on the closing list --yet!) by buying Art at the Speed of Life there -- but they don't have it! (stomp foot).


Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Gail, this is amazing--2 giveaways!!!
Sending (((hugs))) your way,

DellaLuna said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the lovely giveaway! What a wonderful opportunity to learn from Pam! My email address is associated with my profile (just click on my username). :D

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh how I would love to win. Count me in!! I just picked up Pams book yesterday, full of goodness!

French Elegant Jewelry said...

I would love to win a spot i have just really got into decorating with decorative paper and I love it.
frenchelegantjewelry at live dot com

Lena said...

OMG, I wish to be lucky winner for the first time! Pam Carriker class - for free - awesome...

Nancy Y said...

Wow!!I would absolutely LOVE to win a spot in the Artful Gathering class! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Good Luck Everyone!
Nancy xx :D

Tammie Lee said...

Congratulations on your part in this book, it sounds like a great and inspiring book.

This is such a wonderful give away. I would love to win this! Please include me.