I like to stay on top of what Lark Crafts is doing. Their website, in addition to their books, has a lot of useful information and fabulous projects. Their 500 and Master Series books are simply incredible.
Visiting their site a few weeks ago I came across their offer to win their new “FOCUS” book series. All I had to do was post a comment on one of a list of blogs and they would pick a winner at random from all those that posted. I posted a comment on a blog I thought was outstanding. It’s something I would have done anyway.
I have never won anything in my life (aside from the time when I was a kid and I submitted Loretta’s name in a department store drawing and she won a turkey). Within a few days of posting I got an email from Nicole McConville, Senior Editor, notifying me that I won the set of four FOCUS Series books. Saying I was excited doesn’t cover it.
The books came last week. Book 1: FOCUS Love, Book 2: FOCUS: Passages, Book 3: FOCUS: Found Faces (my favorite), and Book 4: FOCUS: Letters (Nicole also included the inspiring book “Craft Hope”).
I’m not a book reviewer. But I have to give it a shot – these books are beautiful, high quality publications. They’re books you’ll keep coming back to and seeing something new every time. I’m pretty good about seeing something in objects others don’t see. But I was totally surprised and delighted at what others had captured. These books are a fasinating look into our world and inspiring to artists.
On to the “Bonus”…Having crafted all of my life I’ve sort of “been there – done that”. However, this book had me pulling out stash I haven’t been through in a while – what a delight. There are over 30 projects in this book using a variety of beginner to intermediate craft techniques. The premise is giving back -whether it’s in your neighborhood, community or across the world. This was indeed icing on a huge FREE cake.
THANK YOU NICOLE AND LARK BOOKS!