Friday, April 8, 2011

DVD Giveaway!

My publisher is doing something very fun - and practically giving away downloads of my DVD
Surface Design Sampler Platter

An Hour of Instruction for 10 Cents

surface designI'm not a technophobe by any means. But unlike my colleague Jenn Mason, I am not an early adopter.

You won't see me camping out in front of the Apple store the night before a new iPad release or being the first on my block with a 3-D TV. I like other people to test the waters first, let the price come down a bit, and then I consider jumping in.
So when I first heard that you coul download a video directly to your computer, I didn't understand why everyone was so excited. I was perfectly happy with something tangible: a DVD you can hold in your hand. It was a form I was used to.

Then, at work, I was given access to a video download, so I tried it out. In just a few minutes it was on my computer. No complicated steps. No high-tech knowledge needed.
lyric kinardThe content is exactly the same as the DVD, except it's always there on my desktop, ready to view whenever want. I don't have to find it, insert it into the drive, and wait. In fact, I'm more likely to use it because it's ready to go when I am.

For me, now, downloading is the way to go.

If you've never downloaded a video—or if you have and loved the experience—here's a perfect opportunity to try it out with almost no investment.

For a limited time we're offering one of our most popular Workshop™ videos from one of our most popular artists, “Surface Design Sampler Platter” with Lyric Kinard, for just 10 cents.

You read that right: 10 cents. A dime. The little shiny disk with Franklin Roosevelt on it.

Think of it: Lyric was just named 2011 Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Professional Quilters, and you can download a workshop with her for just 10 cents.

In “Surface Design Sampler Platter,” Lyric, with her engaging personality, shows you how to carve a stamp from a vinyl eraser, cut a stencil from freezer paper, and print with found objects.

Plus, you'll get her best tips on foiling and photo transfer techniques. She shares her knowledge of the properties of the various textile paints available, too.

< href="" target="_blank" title="Surface Design Sampler Platter">take my advice and try a video download. That, and a dime, will get you more than an hour of surface design instruction from one of the nation's top teachers.
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What does a dime get you? An hour with artist and instructor Lyric Kinard!
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It's quick. It's easy. It's inspiration at your fingertips.
Are you familiar with our popular workshop downloads? Take advantage of this 10¢ video download and enjoy Surface Design Sampler Platter (Download) today!
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Can't choose which surface design technique you want most to learn? Try a little taste of each!

Play along with Lyric Kinard as you learn to carve a stamp from a vinyl eraser, cut a stencil from freezer paper, and print with found objects. Learn some of the properties of the various textile paints available.

For only 10¢ you'll also explore:
  • Improvisational screen printing
  • Adding some glitz and glamour with foil
  • Quick and easy photocopy transfer
Use these fun tips and techniques in your next art project and create something amazing!

Download this workshop now through Tuesday for only 10¢.
This workshop is also available at regular price on DVD.
This offer is good through Tuesday, April 12th at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.
Don't wait!
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Faces on Friday

The first three are all drawings of my beloved Mr. Almost Perfect. The second looks closes to him - I worked and reworked his nose and think I finally got close to getting it right. Most of the rest are very quickly done - 30 seconds or so.

And just for fun I thought I'd show you this fun thing. I got tired of the back-pack spillage that covers my kitchen floor. We had cubby-holes built in and I spent the past couple days painting them.