Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm finally Passing the Book...

Even though I really want to keep it!

Sian is my sweet blog friend from Ireland and a while back she came up with this great idea to enjoy a book and then offer it up for passing on her blog. The catch is that if you receive the book, you agree to enjoy it and then do the same - Pass the Book.

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Cheri was the first recipient of this particular book, and then I "won" the pass from her blog back in April. It took me a while to wrap my head around it - mostly because when it arrived I was preoccupied with getting ready for a family vacation, and partly because {honestly?} the title made me a little nervous.

Inner Excavation, by Liz Lamoreux.
Hmm...sounds like I'd have to do a little soul searching and coming to grips... which is not always a bad thing, but... you get my drift...

Anyway! Turns out that it was a lovely book that was not only thought provoking, but extremely inspiring as well. Turns out that my girl C has been begging me to let her borrow it but I pulled the mean-mommy card and said no. It's time for passing.


The book is full of beautiful photos and thought provoking prompts that really got me thinking about where I come from and the events that have shaped who I am today. Each chapter provides inspiration for expressing those things through photos, art, and poetry. {And while I'm not including photos in this post of the pieces that I have created as a result of this book, I will tell you that the canvases I've been painting over the past week do reflect some of my inner excavation at work...}
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So! If you want a chance to enjoy this book for a while, please feel free to leave a comment. And if you are the lucky winner, you agree to enjoy this beauty and then Pass the Book.

I will draw a name in a week - and announce the winner on Tuesday, June 7th.
Good luck!
 

18 comments:

Susan said...

I'd like to be the lucky winner of Passing the Book - so much better than passing the buck!

Jo.C said...

Lovely post and maybe we will see some of the work it inspired later :0)

Sian said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it - and I'm looking forward to seeing where it lands next!

furrypig said...

oooh how exciting! Can't wait to see what you have created! I must finish the book I have so I can officially pass it on too, will watch out for this one xxx

Alison said...

It sounds intriguing...count me in please!
Alison xx

Heather said...

*raises hand* please include me xx

Carrie Rosalind said...

I want it!! Hoping I win!!

humel said...

Oh, fabulous :) Great to hear that it inspired you!

I was going to suggest that Carrie comment lol and I see that she has.... I'd wish you luck, Carrie, but no - I want to read it next!!

Kristi Jean said...

Oh my goodness! I remember you telling me about this book! I think that it is so great that you are ready to pass it on! I'm game for the drawing, although, I think that it could go to a new place :)

Amy said...

Oh, poor Carrie! ;-)

I'd love to try this one too - Sian makes wonderful book choices!

Lori said...

Oh, I'd love to be passed the book! I love to read. :-) And I can't wait to see what you've created either! This sounds like a great one!

Cheryl said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations and can you count me in as well please x

MarleneMAZ said...

Glad you enjoyed the book, I have picked it up in the bookstore but thought the same as you so never really looked at it. Love your new blog banner as well:)

Katie said...

What a cool idea and interesting sounding book! I'm in need of some inspiration so count me in.

jennifer said...

Put me in the draw please! x

cate said...

love your new blog banner! I'd love to check out this book, please count me in!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Ooooh, me, me, me. Please put me in the drawing.
Rinda

Felicia said...

As I finish up my senior year of college, questions of what I really want to do next and for the rest of my life have constantly been popping up. I would love the chance to read Inner Excavation too, and hope that her insights can help me figure out an answer to some (if not all) of the questions I have now about "the next step" =)

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