Monday, February 4, 2013

Don't look back & GIVEAWAY

I found this old sketch and I decided to use it so there is no video of me sketching. There is also no video of me coloring the girl because camera wouldn’t film for some reason. Sorry about that. I might do another one later on or you can check my old videos where I’m doing basically the same coloring and shading.

And I managed to trip on the stairs yesterday morning and I burned my hand with tea so I didn't know if I was going to be able to paint. You know the answer if you follow my YouTube channel or my FB page. :)

Artsyville Tuesday's list for this week is anything we want to make a list about. So I'm going with my randomness:
  • I have to tell you about this freaking awesome book called ShatterMe by Tahereh Mafi. I mean this book is amazing! I gave it 6 out of 5 stars. Yes, you read that right. The story is awesome but what got me is this author's writing style. WOW! I can't even describe it, it was like poetry. The word play was brilliant and the storytelling just divine. It pulled me in this girl's world and I was right there in her shattered mind. This is young adult and post-apocalyptic genre so stay clear of it, if you don't like that kind of reads.
  • Another great read is actually a trilogy by Lori Brighton. Mind Readers, Mind Thieves and Mind Games. The first e-book is currently free on Amazon so you might want to check it out. Even though I had some problems with first half of the first book in the series, I really enjoyed this author’s writing. Pace of the story is wonderful, full of suspense and intrigue. You don’t get a chance to be bored reading these books. Surprises keep popping up and you really cannot imagine which way the story is going to go. And characters are so beautifully presented that you immediately fall into their lives. What I didn't like with the first book was at the beginning when it all started and she met Lewis. It was written in an embarrassing way for the heroine who’s POV we’re reading. And I was just embarrassed for her and yelling at her, Why? Why? But once I got past that part the story just exploded.
  • On to the movies. I got a bunch of movies that were based on a book and I cannot believe I have never before watched Trainspotting. We all know the movie is about drugs and that's probably why I avoided it for so long. I really wasn't in the mood for some dark, heavy plot. For some reason I was thinking it was going to more along the line of Wir Kinder vom Banhof ZOO (English title is Christiane F. which is ridiculous - translation would be Children from the subway station ZOO). Ok, back to Trainspotting. It's English and it's about drugs but it has English humor in it and some ridiculous situations. I loved it. Nothing like I expected and I can't believe it took me 17 years to see it.
  • The other book based movie I loved was The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This one surprised me, too. I didn't read the book so I have no idea if the book is any good or if it's better than the movie but the movie is pretty good. I can imagine that if I was to read the book I would get more insight into Charlie's mind as there were some tricky parts that I got a feeling there's more behind than what we see. But it was a beautiful story.
On another note. I decided to open the Cotton Candy Girls On-line Workshop for the second time. Go HERE to find out more about it. It's exactly the same as the first time around and it's only $25.

I'm giving away a FREE spot on my March 2013 Cotton Candy Girls Workshop. Please enter bellow in the Rafflecopter as it's the only way I'm allowed to have a giveaway on FB as well.

You don't have to do all tasks to be eligible to win. You only need to do one to get the entry in but the more stuff you do, the more entries you will have and the more chances to win. Sharing on FB is a mandatory entry and you can do it once a day. Once you do it, rafflecopter will open 6 more options for you to get your entries in.

The giveaway ends on Friday, February 22 2013 and I will randomly choose a winner.
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26 comments:

  1. She is adorable. Love the red hair.

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  2. Love her and the 'don't look back' - well put. super list. xodonna

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  3. Lovely painting with a great caption! Valerie

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  4. I so want to take this class! Pick me!

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  5. I love that quote! Goes very well with the lovely girl!

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  6. Love the painting and great list of book ideas...most of which I'm still trying to see at the movies btw : )

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  7. I love her! She is sassy looking ;o) I am sorry you burned your hand! Ouch!!!

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  8. so fun to watch you doing your cute art piece
    fun also to read about the books and movies you have been enjoying

    wonderful evening to you~

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  9. Love the drawing, and the caption is something I need to hear every now and then.

    Your description of Tahereh Mafi's prose style reminds me of the way I felt reading Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Mistress of Spices.

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  10. Ooh, I'm going to go dl the free one right away and put the rest on my wish list. I write YA and I like to read it as well. Thanks for those.

    Hope your thumb is better.

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  11. Perfect quote for your lovely fiery redhead. Love you list as well - makes me want to settle in with some books and movies.

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  12. love watching your different techniques. And of course, entered for a free spot a few times! {:-Deb

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  13. Randomness is so good! Loved the vid..and end result..

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  14. Hi Natasha May, Sorry you burned your hand with tea on the stairs! Loved your list/will seek out these titles you wrote about!

    I entered your generous giveaway above.

    Fingers crossed I win! Pick me please, dear old Rafflecopter!

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  15. Glad I found your blog! Awesome!

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  16. I've never seen those movies, either....
    Ouch, tripping sucks enough, but to burn your hand, too....sorry!

    Congrats on the 2nd round of your workshop!

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  18. Looks like this will be a very fun class.

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  19. really like your sketch and what you've done with it. Great list:)

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  20. thanks for the book recommendations! I'll check them out!

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  21. I love your work, and I have lived with a broken heart for 36 years... and found one of your peaces so releasing.... Thank you...

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  22. So glad I found you through Willowing Arts! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your wonderful class. I am excited! Love the redhead!

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  23. I too, found you through Willowing Arts! Enjoying your work :)

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  24. Love your work....thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

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