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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Take a chance on a free book!



NOTICE:  We have a winner--the drawing was June 15, and Mary O. Martin was the lucky recipient of the free book!  Congratulations, Mary, I hope you enjoy it.  (If you all are still interested, you can find it on my website, as noted below.)


After 17 years of great feedback and steady sales, Sketching and Drawing is going out of print--so I stocked up on author's copies for my website catalog!  Though it's not about journal-keeping per se, it covers a LOT of techniques...

So for a limited time, I'm offering a free copy, right here on the blog.  Just leave a comment right here and we'll add your name to the hat--shipping's free too, if you win.

**And by the way, if you have to sign in as anonymous, please give me your name or email address so I can contact you if you win!

A lot of the sketches are from my own journals, and we cover everything from supplies to easy drawing tricks to a variety of subjects...


We'll draw the winning name on Friday, June 15--and good luck!

And of course as always, I'm happy to autograph it however you wish.

(And if you don't win, there's a special price on these on my website.)

261 comments:

  1. Please add my name to the drawing for this wonderful book and thank you :)

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  2. i wish i could had one books like this, so i can improve my skills in sketching and drawing :))

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  3. Hello Cathy, put my name in the hat, please!

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    2. Thanks for the clarification, Kay! You're in the hat.

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  4. Oh, I would love to have a copy of this book. Please add my name to the drawing.

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  5. Put me in for this too! THANKS! dgiannattasio@roadrunner.com

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  6. Cathy,I have always admired your work and have several of your books in my library. Olease add my name to the drawing for this book.

    Thank you.

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  7. Please put my name in the hat. Thank!

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  8. What a great give away! Looks great! Thanks!

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  9. I'd be delighted to get a copy of Sketching and Drawing! As a novice, I'm soaking up all the techniques I can!

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  10. I am a sucker for a free book! Please put my name in the hat!

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  11. How generous of you to make us aware of this book... I cant believe I dont have it! Happy sketching.

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  12. what a fabulous giveaway! I'd LOVE a copy of that book!

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  13. I would love to own a copy of this book! Too bad it's going out of print. Please add me to the draw.

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    1. Yes, I'm sorry too...it was still selling steadily, but I guess 17 years is a good run!

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  14. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful opportunity. I adore technique books.

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize. Please add my name to the hat.

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  16. Would be fun to win :) Thanks for entering me!

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  17. That would be a great book to have!
    Pauline
    fiberlooney@yahoo.com

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  18. What a nice way to start a summer morning. Please enter my name in the hat.

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  19. Love all your books-Dont have this one, please include me too!

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  20. Hi Cathy! Please enter me for a chance to win your book. Don't forget to hold 2 copies for yourself... one to show and one to keep in mint condition! :)

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  21. Add my name too, I don't win very often, it could be a welcome change.

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  22. Hi! Please add my name to the hat too. Joy Redington (from FB). Thanks so much.

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  23. I'd love a copy. Thanks, Cathy!

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  24. I have many of your books but not this one. I started today off going through your Journal book, getting re-ignited to paint more personal stuff. I keep it in my special-books-pile by my bed to start the day. Thank you!
    Please add me to the list of wanna-be winners.
    Susie
    TheAntiquePalette.com
    ooman55@yahoo.com

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  25. 17 years is a great run! It must be a great book!

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  26. Sounds great.Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  27. I wish Blogger offered the opportunity to "like," as Facebook does! You all are terrific, thanks for signing up, and good luck.

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  28. Is a great chance to know your beautiful work near! Thanks!

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  29. This is so generous.of you!!

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  30. This is a great opportunity to know your beautiful work of near! thanks

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  31. Yes me too. Love expanding my library.

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  32. Would love to win your beautiful book -thank you so much!

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  33. Oh, I'd love to have this book! Thank you, Kate!

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  34. Please add my name to the drawing. Just starting my painting adventure and have bought two of your books already! Love them.

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  35. I had to check to see if I already had this book, and I don't, so please add me to this already very long list, please! Thanks Kate.

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  36. Please enter my name, would love to have a copy of the book :) Thanks.

    ~Mandi LaGorio

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  37. I'd love to see this book. Thank you for this wonderful chance. Rita

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  38. I would say that 17 years is a great run! I would love to have a copy of this too (to go with all your other books on my shelf!). Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  39. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance to do so. This is awesome.

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  40. Please put my name in the hat!

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  41. Ooh, how lovely! I would love to be popped in to your hat! :0D Thank you Cathy! This is such a lovely idea :0)

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  42. Cathy,
    I would be thrilled to win this book!
    Thanks for all that you do,
    as you are such a beautiful inspiration...

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  43. Kate - I think this is one of the only books of yours that I don't have. Throw my name in that hat! :)

    Thanks!

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  44. Cathy, what a wonderful (and generous!!!) idea. I love it! (I hope it's you won't think it too cheeky but, any chance that the winners could get the author's autograph too?)

    Very best wishes (always!) :-D

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    1. I need to add that, Earnest, of course it'll be autographed! Thank you...

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  45. Wow, I'd love to get this book! : D

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  46. Cathy, thank you so much for the chance to win this book. I could really use it. Jean

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  47. I would love to have this book...thanks for offering the drawing for it...

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  48. I would be very happy if I win. Congratulations.

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  49. Awww...pop me into the hat Cathy, this would be awesome!

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  50. As a mid-life beginning artist, I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  51. Please put my name in the hat too.

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  52. Sure, I'd love to win a copy of that book! Please add my name to the hat. :o)
    Tammy

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  53. Can't resist the lure of a chance for a free book... especially if it's going out of print.

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  54. Yes, please add my name. BTW I am loving your mini classes :)
    Jess B

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  55. I'd *love* to win a copy of your book! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  56. I had to wait for an artist's journal a very long time, I think it swam over the ocean!! :)... but it was wort it and now I'm trying my luck for the book 'sketching and drawing'

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  57. Since my name is Kathy Johnson, too, I think I need this sketch book. This web site is my sanity and I appreciate that there are new posts almost every day.

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  58. would love to win this! I love your work.

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  59. I have Drawing and Painting Animals and would love to have your sketching book. Pick me Pick me....lol

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  60. I would love this, count me in!
    Monica
    m_hanson2005@yahoo.com

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  61. Would love to have my own copy of your book. I've borrowed it from the library several times, but that's not the same as having it 24/7. Thanks so much!!

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  62. What a great give away. Yes count me in too. I love your books.

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  63. It would be like heaven in earth!

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  64. Oh yes! Please put me in the hat and hope my luck will be with me, thanks
    kathyd

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  65. I'd love a chance to win your book! I love your artwork and could definitely use some help with mine.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  66. How generous! Please put my name in the hat.

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  67. Hi Kate, Please count me in. I have several of your books but not that one. I so enjoyed your Strathmore classes too. I just so enjoy all your work.

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  68. Oh Kate, I'm such a book-aholic, I simply must add my name! Of course, if I don't win, I'll dash to your site to buy it! Thank you!

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  69. Keeping my fingers crossed hoping that I'll win!

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  70. Hello Cathy (Kate), how are you?
    Isn't it too far for free shipping to the Netherlands?
    See you at Facebook,
    Inge Leonora-den Ouden

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  71. Please put my name in too, always wanting to learn.

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  72. I loved the Artists Journal Workbook - so inspiring ! I would love a copy of your other book - very kind of you to offer it to us !
    Thanks
    Ali H

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  73. I sure love your other book, so I would really like to win this one! Thank you so much!

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  74. I hope I'm not doing a duplicate, but the first attempt to publish a comment apparently failed.

    I loved your workshops on Strathmore Online. I've been able to get one of your books through my local library, but would love to have this one in my personal library. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  75. This is one book that I really need. I am lousy at sketching and drawing. I tried a drawing class and hated it. I think I'd rather learn from a book like this. I hope I win! :) /elaine c

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  76. Hi Cathy, I own a lot of your books but not this one! I would love to add it to my collection. Thanks

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  77. Hi Kate,

    I don't own this book either, and I'd love to win one, especially if I could get it autographed!

    Please add my name to the hat,

    xoxo

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  78. Tossing my name in the hat, thanks for the chance to win. I enjoy artist journal drawing daily. My life is so much fuller since starting doing this less than a year ago. Lynn Cohen
    http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot.com

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  79. I would love to have my name added for the book. It sounds fantastic.

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  80. Ooooooooh, me too!!!!
    Art materials....from a great artist....FREE!.....Who wouldn't want in!?! LOL!
    Thanks Kate!
    (x) my kiss for luck! ;)

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  81. Thanks for the chance! betsey
    Betseyrpt@aol.com

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  82. Too bad another useful book isn't being re-issued. I wish I owned a copy.

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  83. Wow, one of yours I don't own! Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

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  84. Me too, please! I would love a copy of your book, thanks for the opportunity. I loved your Strathmore watercolor tutorials, and this would be a wonderful addition to my library!!!!

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  85. What a generous offer - I would love a copy of your book

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  86. I've taken this book out of the library multiple times and always find something new upon retreading. I would love to have my own copy! Thanks Cathy.

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  87. I love to win it! Especially an autographed copy. :)

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  88. Oh, I would love to have it!!!!

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  89. A great book to have as I work with a grandson who has artistic talents...

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  90. I would love love love a chance to win a copy

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  91. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  92. Howdy! Please enter me in your drawing for the book--I requested it from my local library, but it had been stolen. Someone else obviously valued it highly!
    Thanks for the opportunity! Laura O.

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  93. Hi Cathy...loved your watercolor workshop on the Strathmore visual journaling site! Would love to win a copy of your book!

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  94. Kate: Please add me to the list for the drawing. Do you still own the copyright? Perhaps consider self-publishing it through a site such as BookBaby. You could publish it electronically as well as print. It simply should not go out of print. I love your Sierra Club guide to nature sketching, too.
    Joe Willis

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  95. Hi! Please add my name for your book drawing! I would love to have a copy!
    Thanks!
    Kat =^..^=

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  96. Would love to own this book. Thanks for adding my name to the hat

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  97. This is a book I've been wanting! Please add my name!

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  98. I would be so thrilled to have this book. Please enter me into the drawing. I am new to art journaling so would love all of the inspirational tools I can find.
    Thank you!
    Trish

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  99. i LOVE your sketches! and would love to have your book!

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  100. Please count me in! I'm trying to explore my artistic talents (although I think I have none..) but a book would be a wonderful guide! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  101. Would love to have this book - please add my name to the hat!

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  102. This is the first I've heard of this book.

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  103. I'll keep my fingers crossed :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  104. I am a new artist at the ripe young age of 50+ and having a ball learning new techniques. Would love this book as I still cringe at the idea of drawing something that you are supposed to know what it is! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  105. Thankyou for your generous offer. You are very inspirational thru your books and the recent Strathmore Artists workshop.

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  106. Oh I love this book but do not have a copy
    111 thanks for the chance to win one.

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  107. Who would not want a book by you?! What generosity! Yes, please enter my name for the drawing.

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  108. It would be a great honor to add your book to my library.

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  109. Entering my name for the drawing. I need all the help I can get.

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  110. What a marvelous opportunity! Fingers crossed.

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  111. I am in. I could use the help. Thanks.

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  112. Thanks Cathy, please add me in too ...

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  113. would be wonderful to acquire a book such as this!

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  114. Please add my name to the list - thank you!

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  116. Put me on the hat please. Nancy at Camp Sparky

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  117. I would love to have a copy of this book! I have read it and totally loved it...

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  119. I'm sad it won't be available once you sell out! I would love to be included in the giveaway.
    Yvette

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  120. I'd love a copy, thanks Kate!

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  121. I would LOVE to have a copy of this wonderful book. Sorry it is going to be OOP.

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  122. I've been a silent fan for many years. Would rather read, then write, and only rarely screw up the courage to do art. Learning to draw well has eluded me so far. Would love to add this book to my Kate Johnson library shelf. I promise I'll use it!

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  123. Wow, getting this book of yours would be totally cool! You've had a wonderful influence on me getting into watercolors! Thanks :) Timi Thornton (from your FB Artist's Journal Workshop group)

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  124. It would be an honor to receive this book. I have half a dozen already, this one would be treasured and enjoyed as well. Thanks Kate for being so present on the net, and so very generous with your hints and tips. And, thanks to you, I have made some very good friends from your groups, and all seem to be just as friendly, kind, and helpful. You do attract some super people. Linda - now from Palmdale, CA.

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  125. Please enter me in your drawing - thank you!

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  126. Please, count me too! I would love to have your book, especially with your autograph! Wow. :-)

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  127. Hello Cathy,
    We've met via the polymer clay community! Interesting how paths cross in different ways. Hope the random # generator picks me
    Best regards
    Bette Abdu in NH

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  128. I would love to win your book, Cathy. I adore your style especially joining on your Stratmore workshop. More power to you! :)

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  129. Well I think you will need a very big hat. I have see some of you work on facebook and have enjoyed all you pictures I would love to be able to have a book by yourself to help me in my jouney. Thanks Shelly

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  130. What a lovely gift to broaden my sketching and writing skills and to get to have and see your sketches. Sad to hear it is going out of print..even more reason to have as a great keepsake to hand down to my grand-daughter who I have been mentoring into developing her art skills.

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  131. It'd be my third book of yours!! (fingers crossed)
    Kelly

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  132. I'd love to win the book! And, I love your art.

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  133. Thanks, Cathy, for giving away such a great prize. Count me in!

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  134. I would love to have this book! Please count me in!

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  135. Hi Kate, would love to add another book of yours to my collection! Thank you.

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  136. I would love a copy of this book, I have been a fan of yours for a long time, love your art style.

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  137. I'd love to add this to your other books I have of yours. They are all very well written!

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  138. ..Thanks for the opportunity..
    I have few of your books but not this one..

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  139. Put my name in please. Thanks

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  140. Please include my name! Thank you!

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  141. Thanks for the chance - the book looks great!

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  142. Put my name in as well. What a treat. Thanks

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  143. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm just starting out art journaling and would love to win.

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  144. Yeah, I'd love to win the book. Would you please put my name in aswell. Thanks for the change :-)

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  145. Please add my name. Would love to own such a awesome book!

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  146. What a lovely thought! Yes please, I would love to receive this book.

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  147. Count me in, if people outside the US are eligible.

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  148. Please add my name also. I would love to own this book thanks
    Ann Lessner

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  149. please include katie kruger to the draw, :)

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  150. Kate, I NEED this book!

    Gina Bisaillon

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  151. Please add me. I'd love to be chosen for this book.

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  152. Thanks for years of inspiration! Would love the book.

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  153. I would love to have that book for more inspirations!

    Mandy

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  154. HI Kate.. I'd love to win it for my Mum, who has just discovered drawing at the age of "late sixties". Now I know where any of my talent came from.....

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    1. Well, Alissa, how cool is that!! My best to her, and you...please share some of her work.

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  155. Great guidance on sketching and drawing is ALWAYS valuable! Throwing in my chance to add this book to my library, so that my favorite neighbor's child can discover it!

    Thanks, by the way, for the contest.

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  156. Love your BIG book .....would enjoy seeing this one. I won Pam Brickell's lovely book!
    Thanks for this offer. Lucinda Www.lucindahathaway.com

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  157. I'd love any book recommended by you.
    I have a couple of yours already . the latest being your Artists Journal.
    BJ

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  158. Yes, I'd love to have this book..
    your recommendations are always right on.
    BJ

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  159. Here we go again trying to comment. Love to be in it.

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  160. Please add my name to the list. Always need to improve. And it's A BOOK one of my favorite things.

    Cecilia

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  161. great art blog! I am learning a lot.

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  162. Always love your tips...would love that book. Thank you for chance to win!

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  163. This looks really great. Please add my name too.

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  164. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win your winning work.

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  165. Why would a company selling this book take it out of their line-up if it's selling and getting good feedback?
    Crazy!

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  166. Sharing your years of experience by writing this blog and now offering this book, reinforces my thoughts that you are a kind and generous soul. I'm a new follower and am excited to see my inbox when you have a new post. I count you as a friend that I've not met. I'd be honored to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity. Janice Robinson

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  167. Here I am too! :) I'd love reading your book

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  168. Hi Kathy: Would love to win your book! Thanks Dorothy

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  169. Love this generous kindness! I would love to win your book!

    Many thanks,
    Charlene

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  170. I usually don't win, however, if you don't try... Thank you very much for this generous offer. This book would mean very much for me since at present I am trying to add more sketching to my traveling journals.

    Cheers, Angelika

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  171. Can't resist any Cathy Johnson book... Justine in Southern CA

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  172. Anything to do with drawing is bound to be lovely :)

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  173. O, I wouldn't mind winning that! I LOVE drawing, and I've been admiring your sketching for a long time already!

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  174. I'd LOVE to win that gorgeous book!

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  175. I like all your books so I would be thrilled to be included in the drawing for this book. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Ambal

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  176. I'd love to win this book. I've searched all over for your books and I'm jinxed as I never find any locally. If the planets are aligned properly, maybe I'll have a shot at this one!

    Thanks for all that you do. I loved the Strathmore workshop this year.

    Helen

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  177. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for offering one on here! Please can you add my name to the hat!
    Ally

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  178. Wow do you know, how wonderful this book will do me and my sketching here in Denmark. Please put me in the hat as well, thanx :o)
    Pernille - aka: skumfiduser@hotmail.com

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  179. As I have most of your other books I would treasure this one also. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks Kate.

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  180. I would love to be the winner of this book. Add my name to the drawing. Thank you for this opportunity:)

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  181. WONDERFUL yes please add my name ! thanks Much
    Lora

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  182. yes please add my name! thanks so much!
    Lora

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  183. I am slowly learning to draw...this would be a great book to win! Thanks for the chance.

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  184. Hi Kate,

    Much appreciation for teaching me about watercolors. Your book, "Painting Watercolors" was the first watercolor book I ever purchased. It was in our local library but I wanted it for myself, so I drove 3 1/2 hours each way to get it. It is my "go to" book!

    Thank You!

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  185. Thank you for your inspiration. I'll be retired starting July and plan to draw and paint among dozens of other things I will now have time for.

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