the organic artist (a book giveaway)

And the winner is…. HOPE THIER! Congratulations, Hope! I’ll be in touch to get your mailing address. Thanks to everyone that entered… it looks like a fabulous book. Here’s to making our own paint in 2015! ; )

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Ah, so inspiring! Doesn’t this make you want to live off the land… or at least try making your own art supplies!? Vermont based author, artist, educatorย Nick Neddo has written this book, “The Organic Artist” to teach all of us how to do exactly that. Paints, paper, paint brushes, oh, and charcoal pencils made with branches… I want to make all of it! This book hits shelves in January, but since I have no self control, I’m going to do a giveaway today {Nick will ship a copy to the winner as soon as it’s available}. So, leave a comment below and I’ll draw one winner on Monday December 15 at noon PST.

{If you can’t wait, you can also preorder the book at QBookshop, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble}






comments (351)

  1. Tasneem /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:20am

    This book looks amazing. I have recently been getting into making natural dyes and my own paints and this would be a huge help.

  2. mackenzie reynolds /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:27am

    I WANT TO ME AN ORGANIC ARTIST! This is a must have! This books looks awesome!

  3. kate /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:30am

    Obsessed with those pencils!!! Would love to try my hand at making art supplies!!

  4. Martina Hardt /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:32am

    Amazing tools ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Virgilia Ramella /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:33am

    OBSESSED!

  6. Autumn /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:34am

    Love this idea, look forward to looking through this book. Thanks for posting.

  7. Kirsty Hillyer /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:34am

    I’m all about amking and recycling my supplies and materials. This book sounds like the next step!

  8. English Marie /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:34am

    This book looks awesome!! I definitely want to try my hand at making organic art supplies!

  9. Rania /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:36am

    WOW! Organic, beautiful and art inducing!

  10. Jessica /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:36am

    Well, this is just wonderful…this book looks amazing!

  11. Rob /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:37am

    Oh my, i really want to win this one ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Would be the best christmas gift!

  12. Natalia F /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:38am

    This book looks truly amazing!

  13. Casey Wooster /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:38am

    How fantastic!

  14. Sung /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:39am

    Never think that it could be THIS organic!

  15. Erica /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:40am

    This would make a great Christmas present for my mom.

  16. Carla /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:40am

    Some books seem to be made for me personally… Thank you Nick!
    This book may have the power to unleash a whole new inspiration wave.
    Pick me please.

    http://www.calsfieldnotes.wordpress.com

  17. annee /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:41am

    I would love to have this book!

  18. Shannon /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:42am

    LOve, loVE, Love!

  19. Jason /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:43am

    What an awesome idea for a book! I need it!

  20. Rob Bartlett /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:43am

    How cool! I’ve been wanting to explore natural resources for pigments, dyes, and materials.

  21. Loes van Oosten /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:44am

    Yes pleaseโ€ฆ beautiful book! Let’s get inspired ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Jen /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:45am

    Inspiring!!!

  23. Miriam McClay /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:46am

    The earthiness of these materials and the book’s approach fill my soul with happiness.

  24. Helena /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:46am

    Oh yes! I would love this book and my love is especially the handmade paper. I want to read more and keep my fingers crossed for luck.

  25. Vi Boonmak /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:46am

    pigment is so beautiful to work with!

  26. Anna Littorin /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:47am

    This book looks amazing!

  27. Anne /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:47am

    What a great book, the pictures look amazing!

  28. Lizzy /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:48am

    Wow, I’d be so grateful to have this resource!

  29. Bejenariu Lavinia /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:48am

    This is simply beautiful. I love those earthly colours!

  30. Jazmรญn /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:49am

    Awesome!! I really want this one!

  31. Laura /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:49am

    I want this so bad!!

  32. Lindsey Schmitt /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:49am

    Thank you for writing such a book! Wow fascinating and wholesome! I would love the chance to look at it, use it, and apply it to my art practice. I have been experimenting with natural dyes with my textiles recently but would love to bring it over to my main squeeze medium- drawing.

  33. jean lynn /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:50am

    Wow this really inspired to be close with Mother Nature and appreciate what She has to offer.

  34. Mar /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:51am

    Ah always loved purchasing handmade notebooks, brushes, etc. to do my draws and collages. I think everything done with/ on handmade stuff is so special and warms my heart. What better than making the art materials yourself? I think nothing ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Lucy /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:51am

    wow this is so great! Everything about this! Always love to see people creating work celebrating nature ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Danielle Benson-Fennell /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:52am

    gorgeous, and I’m sure it is amazing to work with, as well as just look at!

  37. Elisa /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:53am

    I’d love to have this book, my art should become more organic!

  38. Vince /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:53am

    Beautiful

  39. Clara /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:53am

    This looks amazing, it will give a lot more meaning into my artworks!

  40. Wendy McClelland /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:54am

    Would love to win this amazing book.

  41. Laura Francescangeli /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:55am

    What an eyeopener I would never have thought of making my own supplies so this is an amazing discovery. Would love to give it ago. Paints are so expensive and full of chemicals and it would be nice to have the opportunity to not add to environmental damage!

  42. Anna Hueneke /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:55am

    Art is about breathing in oneโ€™s own nature. Sometimes this means creating close to nature. Immersing oneself in the textures and colours. This book presents a unique challenge. To make nature subject matter and material. As an artist who wants to be as close to the raw materials as possible this book is a unique and profound opportunity.

  43. earthandink /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:56am

    I’m so excited by this book. Thank you for featuring it. This looks like something you keep for the rest of your life.

  44. nina painter /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:58am

    So inspiring!

  45. Jenna Nelson /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:58am

    This book looks amazing!!

  46. fleur woods /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:59am

    Wow. Gorgeous & inspiring x

  47. Sammy D /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:00am

    I have made similar journals and my own paper using organics from my garden, but the pens and brushes are so creative. These photos are stunning and function as a creative prompt. I don’t think I’ve ever won a giveaway, consequently I’ll put this book on my wish list

  48. Imke /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:00am

    How incredible – I always wanted to turn to more natural products and away from harmful chemical ones in my art. This book would be an ideal starting point. It looks so delicious – Thank you Nick Neddo for sharing this information and thank you, Jealous Curator for such an awesome give away.

  49. Marielle /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:01am

    love the idea of this book!

  50. Marina SB /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:02am

    Stunning pictures!!

  51. Leyla Akay /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:03am

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. barbara /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:05am

    Santa, honey…

  53. Angie /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:05am

    Wow this is sooooo cool! I could really use this, I would really love to learn how to do my own paint and other cool stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

  54. Parakh /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:06am

    very cool!

  55. Alexandra Arnold /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:06am

    This seems like such an interesting book! I’d love to make my own materials and supplies ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Gabriela Emil /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:09am

    Wow! Cant wait to open this book! Thanks!

  57. Gina /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:11am

    As an art teacher, this would be a lovely addition to the classroom. Would love to get students making their own materials.

  58. Kathryn Vercillo /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:11am

    Amazing prize!

  59. Tommie /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:11am

    I would love to read this book. Inspired by the use of oyster shells for paint vessels. My yard is full of shells. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. Yvonne /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:12am

    Would love this!

  61. Sarah /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:13am

    Wow!! I’ve always wanted to make my own paints -this looks like a must have ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Kristie D. Nelson /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:15am

    Danielle.. and Nick. The book looks lovely. I’ve talked about being able to make what we need whether it be paint from pigments, food from a garden (slightly more difficult in Brooklyn) or a big friend get together off of what is around the apt. Inspiration is definitely every where you just have to widen your scope.

  63. josh solar /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:15am

    I’d LOVE to win this gorgeous book!

  64. Sarah Scott /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:16am

    Very neat concept! I’ve recently started wondering about similar such things, like using natural materials to make makeup and other beauty goods. This takes that idea even further! Would love to find out more.

  65. Shruti Kabo /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:17am

    Yummy! Would love this!

  66. Mariam /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:18am

    This is so cool! I want it ๐Ÿ˜€

  67. Miranda /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:19am

    woooooooooo i want that! i love making.

    i wish i had the lifestyle that would allow me to forage for twigs and turn them into brushes and then paint all day. must be nice!

  68. Dana /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:24am

    wow, this is real art

  69. deniz /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:28am

    meeeee :-))))) love it!

  70. Alexis /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:31am

    I really want to learn how to make my own supplies! Please pick me

  71. Someuan /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:31am

    That’s just great!!

  72. Hope Thier /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:31am

    Will definitely have to share this with students! Thanks!

  73. flรกvia bomfim /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:33am

    incrรญvel essa proposta e essas imagens tรฃo lindas….gostaria muito de ganhar esse livro!

  74. elizabeth /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:35am

    I would love to experiment with this!

  75. Agi Zwierz /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:35am

    what a great idea!

  76. Shelley /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:38am

    I so want to try this!

  77. briarlee rees /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:40am

    This books looks AMAZE

  78. Taylor /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:40am

    Would be so down!

  79. Sarah Maria Fritsche /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:40am

    This is absolutely faboules, just what I allways dreamt of!

  80. Mira /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:42am

    I’ve really been curious to know how to reduce my art waste. This is perfect. I’m all about leaving behind the smallest possible carbon footprint!

  81. Hope Martin /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:43am

    What a wonderful book! Can’t wait to see who the lucky soul is. Hoping it is me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  82. Lisa Brethour /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:47am

    Yay! About time a book like this was published. Can’t wait to see what it suggests. Iknow here in the desert we teach kids about how to make paintbrushes with yucca leaves, but I am sure that there is so much more.

  83. Kristin /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:48am

    This looks like a beautiful book and I love the idea of making your own tools and pigments! I’ve worked with black walnuts, sweet gum leaves, candle flames and wild black raspberries to experiment with different effects and colors. I would love to learn more!!

  84. Nau /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:49am

    Aww, to make your own art from the roots ๐Ÿ˜€

  85. Inta /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:49am

    Wow! This looks like a must have book….! I would like to recieve one….

  86. Kim Crowley /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:50am

    Looks amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Organic Artist is definitely going on my Christmas list!

  87. Willow /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:57am

    Fingers crossed! This book looks amazing.

  88. John /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:06am

    Truly inspiring – artist, book and mediums! Have been making my own charcoal drawing sticks for years, but the possibilities this book opens up is just “revolutionary”! This will now preoccupy my thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  89. Mariangela /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:08am

    I’d love to have this book on my hands and know all its secrets, thank you so much for the opportunity. My fingers are crossed!!!, xx.

  90. Heather Yip /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:10am

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

  91. Becky /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:18am

    Ooooooooo…! Sounds like fun!

  92. Franziska /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:22am

    I’ve always had this curiosity… to know how to make your own art supplies from what you find in nature. This book is going on my wishlist!

  93. Julie /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:23am

    This looks really amazing! Are these oyster shells that are used as vessels in the first picture? Wow!

  94. MINKA /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:24am

    A lot to think about as a restorer. This is astonishing! I made some by myself to deal with academy stuff. A swan feather, lichen… Also the pigment compendium in my mind as an artist…ehhh.. the book would be awesome to continue with!

  95. Candice /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:25am

    i could use this in my life.. please?

  96. YESSSSSSSSSS!!! Eva /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:25am

    WAAW what a beautiful colors together!! I really love the idea and want to start right now!

  97. emy /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:25am

    such a simple notion but yet so innovative!
    i loved it the minute i took a glance upon the pictures.
    really really really great giveaway

  98. Jolly de Guzman /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:29am

    I am very intrigue and would like to know how.

  99. Kate /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:30am

    This is wonderful! this is the kind of stuff i’ve been getting into lately, and would love the extra help!
    Great idea for a giveaway! Put me in the running! ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. cat price /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:30am

    gorgeous! great giveaway!

  101. kerin rose /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:31am

    wow! the kids I teach 3 days a week would absolutely faint with excitement to go out, gather and create with their own pigments….deep bow of gratitude for this opportunity!

  102. Edith /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:31am

    What a treat to “branch” out one’s creativity by going back to the original “roots” of our ancestors’ creative process.

  103. Michael /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:31am

    Looks fascinating!

  104. Heather Kent /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:35am

    I can see so many applications and conversations this book could kindle in both my own practice and in my classroom!

  105. Elias /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:37am

    This looks great

  106. Suzy /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:37am

    Ooooh I want to use this book!

  107. Mist /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:37am

    definitely will be trying this!

  108. Leidi /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:38am

    Looks amazing and I want it!!!

  109. Nicole /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:40am

    Yes, please!

  110. kaileen schleith /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:40am

    Wow what an amazing looking book

  111. Sacha /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:41am

    This looks amazing! I want it

  112. Mary /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:41am

    This looks awesome! So excited to check it out!

  113. Anne /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:44am

    This book looks beautiful and I would love to use some of these techniques.

  114. Abby /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:45am

    Wow, sooo very cool.

    pick me please

  115. Kathryn /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:48am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. micky /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:48am

    Wow, I would love to know how to make such rich coloured paints!

  117. Audrey /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:49am

    Yes and please!

  118. Madalyn /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:51am

    pretty please.

  119. Elise /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:52am

    Fantastic! Have been playing around with making earth pigments, could use some know how

  120. Erin /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:55am

    Oh swell for sure… I would love to take on a more organic approach to encaustic and would LOVE to experiment with such amazing direction!

  121. Leigh /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:56am

    Oh man, so very cool. Would love to learn how to incorporate nature in the tools and not just in the subject!

  122. Althea /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:02am

    awesome!!!

  123. Shannon /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:04am

    Ooh la la~ au naturel!

  124. Miyuki /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:09am

    Amazing! I love the idea of making my own stuff. This suits perfect for my artist book project.

  125. Mike R. /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:14am

    Holy fuckin Crap!
    This is a SIGN! :O
    I’ve talked to one of my costumers (I’m working as a hair-stylist but most of all I’m an artist in every possible way) about my curiosity on making my own paper.
    I want this soooooooo bad!!! Universe be on my side (keeping my fingers crossed till Monday!)

  126. Alex feliciano /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:30am

    i have tried to rock some homemade books I can’t wait to see how they do it!

  127. Juliet.l /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:33am

    Would love starting that with that book! Thanks for the giveaway

  128. julie /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:33am

    how exciting! i would love to approach my art practice in a more natural way

  129. elizabeth /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:36am

    thank you for making the world a little bit more beautiful with your book … Have a splendid time while promoting your book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Chelvia /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:39am

    Hi, I love your blog and these would be so useful for me as a poor art student haha, greetings c:

  131. emma. /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:40am

    This has got to be one of the best books I’ve ever heard about, thankyou. I would love to win it then the whole family could get involved in.making art supplys Awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

  132. Sarah Nix /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:40am

    Wow, this looks great!

  133. Ashley /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:42am

    Oh gosh! I would love to win this! I would read it ASAP.

  134. Gina /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:45am

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  135. Les /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:47am

    nature+art=happy

  136. Kerri /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:49am

    This book looks incredibly interesting! I would love to read it and it would really help to inform my artistic work! Here’s hoping ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. Rachele /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:51am

    ahhhh! oh my gosh, this is amazing!! I have been waiting years for a book like this. This will be so fantastic to add to my bookshelf!!

  138. Madeline /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:55am

    Want this! What a cool concept!

  139. Fiona /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:00pm

    I have pigment, gum arabic…. I will continue upon my creative journey! I also have bamboo so will make some pens! Play time here I come….. Thanks for the reminder!

  140. Jen /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:04pm

    Sounds like a good plan for the holiday! I bet my toddler will enjoy it too – but ex art school mama might not want to share…

  141. Anne /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:09pm

    Everything looks like tons of fun!

  142. Miriam Cabrera /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:11pm

    I’d love to have it in my hands… Already experimenting with some natural printmaking techniques. Writing my letter to Santa ๐Ÿ˜‰

  143. Libby /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:12pm

    The paint colors are so rich! Love them!

  144. kim p /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:14pm

    I could only imagine what magic you could create with such stunning materials.

  145. Annabelle /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:14pm

    Oh my gosh! That is so wonderful I’d love to try it!!!!

  146. Carrie Gooding /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:17pm

    This looks wonderful.

  147. Jen K /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:20pm

    Haven’t seen such a luscious book for a very long time.

  148. Terri /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:30pm

    So great. I need to learn all of the things in this book!

  149. caitlin /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:33pm

    Maybe this book will inspire my partner to start painting again…

  150. Katka /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:37pm

    Lovely! That would be a nice addition to my shelf indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed!

  151. Soonhwa Kang /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:38pm

    What a beautiful book! I thought those colors are chocolate at first site, indeed, most beautiful colors are always made from nature ingredients. I have been collaborating/experimenting to make sustainable products and craft using such a natural color. So this could be a great christmas gift for us…:)

  152. Kim /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:42pm

    I just love this idea. Check out that sweet brayer! I’m on my way out to look for a y shaped branch. I’d love to win this bookโ™ฅ

  153. Markie /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:43pm

    this sounds like the perfect book!

  154. tiffany morris-north /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:52pm

    Wow! What a fantastic book. Would so love to win this.

  155. Shelley /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:53pm

    I would love to make my own paint. Count me in as an organic artist.

  156. Kelly Kilmer /// 12.12.2014 /// 12:55pm

    I’ve had this book on my wishlist since I found out about it. I have high hopes for it!! Thank you for teasing us with these gorgeous photos as well as a contest.

  157. Megan D /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:00pm

    I would love to make my own paints!

  158. LYNN MATHERS /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:12pm

    What a wonderful adventure this could make!

  159. Katie /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:14pm

    I have always been interested in making my own paints.

  160. Brigitte /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:17pm

    I love this book!

  161. Monica /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:18pm

    This is so dreamy – going on my wish list immediately! <3

  162. Edwina Keene /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:21pm

    This looks SO inspiring. Would love to try making everything in here!

  163. Mari /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:25pm

    I would love to experiment with this! <3

  164. Greg Perry /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:37pm

    now that looks like fun!

  165. Gemma Stevens /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:44pm

    Wowowowow this is amazing! I’d love to actually have instructions on how to do this, especially the paints! Last time I tried it didn’t work out so well. This is amazing!!!

  166. Sue /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:48pm

    just the cover photo makes me want to ‘play’. I am so curious to see the results and thank you for showing us this inspirational book.

  167. hannah /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:50pm

    Love love love!!!

  168. Claudia /// 12.12.2014 /// 1:59pm

    Now this looks like my type of book! What an inspiration!

  169. Rachaeldaisy /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:02pm

    What a brilliant idea for a book! It looks amazing!

  170. Tassia /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:09pm

    I NEED that book!!

  171. Anna B. Sexton /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:14pm

    OMG… I so want this book… fingers crossed I’m selected. Fab offer xx merry Christmas xx

  172. Alie /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:15pm

    I just love painting with natural dyes and organic material! This book looks amazing!

  173. Rachel Frankel /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:29pm

    Have been fascinated by organic art materials since discovering Allyson Mellberg & Jeremy Taylor’s work! This looks wonderful.

  174. Jody B. /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:29pm

    Beyond awesomenessโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

  175. Ioana /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:33pm

    The book looks great! As a child, I loved painting with whatever I found on hand. My kid also likes making his own toys. The images are beautiful

  176. Pam-ella /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:34pm

    This book looks so inspiring. I want to hold the brushes and charcoal holders. Wonder where I could have a charcoal making fire in the city? What a lovely tease this post it. Congratulations to whoever wins.

  177. borsuk /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:36pm

    Sounds like a return to the sources of human creativity. It could be an interesting alternative to acrylic, synthetic brushes and color printing.

  178. rachel giese /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:40pm

    I would love love love to win this! I have already been collecting dirt to make into pigments. It would be amazing to have a tool to help me with this.

  179. Brigette /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:52pm

    What an awesome book.

  180. Emily /// 12.12.2014 /// 2:59pm

    I’d like to throw my hat into the ring as well. Neat concept for a book.

  181. Juliet M. /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:02pm

    would love this to try on fabrics!

  182. Rebecca /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:07pm

    Those hand bound notebook and those pencils are killing me :0 simply amazing, I didn’t know about this book but I’m definitely thrilled!

  183. Ally /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:07pm

    Awesome!!!! *___________*

  184. eugene /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:08pm

    sounds amazing!

  185. Alan Hugh /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:08pm

    I’m always looking for ways to make my work more unique and less expensive to create
    and I like that a fellow Vermonter has write a book to help me achieve lose goals, Alan.

  186. frances boyle /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:09pm

    Well I want to make some little clay palettes and grind some stone. I just NEED this book to teach me how to do it please.

  187. Meilan /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:15pm

    Yes!! So beautiful! I love the idea of making my own paints and brushes, using materials that exist in nature to do so. Such a lovely way to be!

  188. Natalie /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:37pm

    there are some red hills outside my town I’ve been dying to make paint out of. Love the organic art thing getting attention lately

  189. Amber /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:45pm

    Oh man, that’s awesome. I hope he includes ceramics glazes!

  190. Kate /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:52pm

    making your own paint and tools for creating is such a great idea! my daughter is always mixing flowers and plants from the yard to see what color paint it makes. I am sure this book is a great one for all artists (and their kids) to have on the shelf! think of the experiments!

  191. Cherie Brown /// 12.12.2014 /// 3:56pm

    This book completes the cycle, showing how the whole process of creating a work of art can be conducted in a manner that is sympathetic to the environment. It would be a real treasure to own.

  192. Vidhi /// 12.12.2014 /// 4:26pm

    wahh, I love making my own cosmetics, and I’d love to have organic art supplies!

  193. Jen /// 12.12.2014 /// 4:33pm

    This looks wonderful. I can’t wait until it’s released!

  194. Alicia /// 12.12.2014 /// 4:33pm

    Ah this looks amazing!!!! I would absolutely LOVE to add this to my collection of books. Good luck everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  195. Daisy /// 12.12.2014 /// 4:47pm

    ALL THE SWEG I NEED RITE NOW

  196. Lambrini Kates /// 12.12.2014 /// 4:55pm

    what an inspiration. Just the act of making the media & medium will be a form of art.

  197. Tamara /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:01pm

    Inspiration!

  198. Anna MacDonald /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:02pm

    Just fabulous idea!

  199. femke /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:08pm

    whaauw wat zou het fijn zijn om dit boek te winnen! ik ben fan!

  200. Teresa /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:14pm

    What a good book to start the year with and get creative!

  201. Amy /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:16pm

    What a fabulous book! Would certainly save a lot of money on paint haha!

  202. marjorie /// 12.12.2014 /// 5:57pm

    GORGEOUS~ would love to give this to my creative teenage daughter, unless I can’t give it up and have to keep it myself. I’ll share!

  203. Nicole Song /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:02pm

    I create original illustrations for my line of paper goods. Currently, I use gouache, but I would love to win this book and learn to mske natural paints!

  204. Bonnie V. /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:07pm

    yes please!

  205. Amber /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:07pm

    I wants it!

  206. Tomika /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:07pm

    What a lovely looking book and would love to learn to make my own art medium!

  207. charlotte /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:09pm

    This looks really interesting, I’d love to learn more about the techniques and materials he uses!

  208. Ashley S. /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:17pm

    looks like so much fun!

  209. Fiona Moes Pel /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:18pm

    This is such a great idea- there needs to be more talk about this in the art world!!

  210. Angela /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:20pm

    This book look gorgeous! I’m always inspired to use the red clay from around here in my artwork, but am also very interested in expanding methods and materials.

  211. Liana Evans /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:21pm

    My mum would just love this!!

  212. geereesha torul /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:24pm

    My practices deal with nature and union, it would be great to have this book to be able to enhance and develop my love to nature

  213. Lori Niemtschk /// 12.12.2014 /// 6:26pm

    I’d love to teach my daughter from this book!

  214. Venice Studio /// 12.12.2014 /// 7:24pm

    Really inspirational photography; and a topic I LOVE!

  215. Genevieve F /// 12.12.2014 /// 7:38pm

    oh, dear me.

  216. William Ulrich /// 12.12.2014 /// 7:40pm

    I have found the perfect gift!

  217. Amber P. /// 12.12.2014 /// 7:46pm

    Sweet gift idea!

  218. Nandita /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:12pm

    Amazing. Would live to use this book to teach students as an art educator!

  219. Geryn /// 12.12.2014 /// 8:53pm

    Loving the idea of the artist being part of the WHOLE process.

  220. Roz S /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:27pm

    Did you know you can make a paintbrush from a bird feather? That’s all I know.. so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

  221. Jekaterina /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:30pm

    That’s beautiful, I would like to try making my own materials, it’s like an alchemy in arts!

  222. Adriana /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:31pm

    Have been following the author on Facebook for a while & am so looking forward to the release of this book! I want to make everything in it!

  223. Maeve O'Briant /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:35pm

    Want want WANT!<3

  224. Karla ismay /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:41pm

    This is so awesome! Love art and love the earth!!

  225. sandra walters /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:46pm

    Have always wanted to create my own paint-Austalia has red earth that I am sure I could use for pigment-love the organic shapes of the brushes.

  226. Kara /// 12.12.2014 /// 9:49pm

    This looks amazing! I would love to try to make my own materials. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of this book!

  227. Melanie /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:45pm

    Sounds wonderful – sure to give me some great ideas for my teaching practice!

  228. Pamela /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:53pm

    This seems so cool!

  229. yas /// 12.12.2014 /// 10:58pm

    hi, i’ve already made my own sketchbooks and dyed paper or fabrics but these the pencils and pens look more interesting !! thanks for sharing.

  230. jennie de mello e souza /// 12.12.2014 /// 11:12pm

    I would love this as i teach art to 4-6th graders and want to make paint from places we visit on field trips.

  231. hari krishna /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:04am

    buying stuff and making things is the easy way out. the masters tried. then mankind turned towards comfort at breakneck speeds. i would love to play with this side of things. what a great book to have. (great website this is too. thank you for what you do.)

  232. lizzie /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:18am

    Far out! Yes please, so inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  233. Roxana Puris /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:29am

    I’ve always loved handcrafting and I’m interested in recycling, too. This book would be perfect for me!

  234. Shona Flynn /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:34am

    All art is beautifull in some way, and so is nature. So why not combine the two. I definitely want to give this a try and create a piece of artwork out of more natural materials, such a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  235. katsarou menia /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:39am

    i’m thirsty for new colouring stuff
    and colour technics, i want so much to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. Sion /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:00am

    Want!

  237. Chaninun Thongvanit /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:14am

    This book looks amazing!!! I used to work on a natural yarn dying for one foundation up north in Thailand and i just wondering if it is the same thing. I might combine my existing knowhow with this book. Can’t wait to have it… (n__<)/***

  238. Patrizia /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:32am

    How fabulous. A book that epitomises the very essence of creativity, by emphasising the importance of the entire journey towards the finished work, giving the just importance to the often, unjustly, forgotten, all important element, the materials. Love it.

  239. chocolategirl64 /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:49am

    think my sweet friend Suzie would love this, so I’d give it to her ๐Ÿ™‚

  240. Kamilla Sajetz Mathisen /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:50am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  241. Elli Maanpรครค /// 12.13.2014 /// 2:07am

    oh, I would love to have that book. Right now I live in the city but my dream is to live and do art at my grandmas old farm when I’m older and already little more established. To know how to make your own art supplies from nature would be amazing. Thank you!

  242. eszter raine /// 12.13.2014 /// 2:21am

    This book looks fantastic! Too much today is made from toxic non degradeable chemicals! I had to try source some natural paints for a project and found a super company but I could of made my own too! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. Milsky Poynter /// 12.13.2014 /// 2:44am

    I would love to win this book- I adore the idea of making all your own tools from nature such a lovely idea that more people should be educated on! I would definitely spread the word and try it all out- I live on a farm and would love to try make it all from my surrounding environment that would be cool. Xxx

  244. Julia /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:13am

    amazing book

  245. staecy /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:37am

    if I win this book in your drawing, I will give it to my roommate allisonwiles.com who is creating a new body of work for a portfolio to apply to grad school. it will be a very helpful resource in her new pursuit

  246. Genรจvre /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:53am

    Hi there!
    I was just reading your Creative Block book, just now, and thought I would google your site. And the I discover that you have a link to a book that is in line with both my work and my current line os creative thinking! Great connection.
    I will get this book either way, yet I wish to implore you: I am a new mum, planning a solo show for 2015 and have been researching making paper courses in Melbourne this very week! It would be an amazing gift, to be able to teach myself from home – as it can be hard to do long workshops with a 10 month old.
    Enough said! Thank you for giving to the creative types, we can all use a little boost sometimes.

    Genรจvre

  247. jani /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:54am

    Thanks for this opportunity. Congratulations for the winner ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ah, and merry Christmas!

  248. Ellie Chaney /// 12.13.2014 /// 4:09am

    This looks absolutely beautiful, I’d love to read more.

  249. Jas Faulkner /// 12.13.2014 /// 4:13am

    What a great concept! I can’t wait to see more of this book!

  250. Nadia /// 12.13.2014 /// 4:24am

    This book looks very interesting. It would be fun to experiment with!

  251. Paulyne /// 12.13.2014 /// 4:55am

    YES PLEASE

  252. Sarah /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:08am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I wholeheartedly believe in the slow movement and as an artist, and human I want to live what I love, and believe in. I’ll definitely be waiting for this book to come out.

  253. Tamara /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:22am

    Incredibly inspiring. Well doneโ˜บ
    An artists primal roots renewed and rejuvenated

  254. Janet Burns /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:31am

    This has me written all over it!

  255. Nancy /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:35am

    Oh wow!!! I know my daughter would love this book.

  256. Lisa /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:38am

    This looks awesome! I’d love to learn to put together my own supplies, as the thought of getting started and collecting supplies is overwhelming. It’d be great to have this to start filling the thrift store cookbook from Girl Crush!

  257. Linda werhan /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:44am

    Oooooohhh! This looks amazing!

  258. Jenn /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:33am

    The birch bark journals and mussel shell paint cups are particularly lovely!

  259. KatieB /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:42am

    Please pick me! I have a friend who would adore this, and it is the season for giving. Fingers crossed…

  260. Samantha Garbarino /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:53am

    This book looks like a dream come true! Something I’ve always been interested in!

  261. Katie stewart /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:54am

    This book looks so great!

  262. saara m /// 12.13.2014 /// 8:40am

    OoOoOO those bark bound books!

  263. Carley Smith /// 12.13.2014 /// 8:46am

    This looks so inspiring and informative for my own work!

  264. liz /// 12.13.2014 /// 9:00am

    want, please!

  265. Chloe /// 12.13.2014 /// 9:32am

    As an art student in Vermont, I’m interested in how Nick uses materials that I could also find locally.

  266. Aline Mielli /// 12.13.2014 /// 9:33am

    Would fit marvelously among my work at the small rainforest based home I’m living (: Hopeful!

  267. Judith /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:00am

    The tools and media are artworks themselves.

  268. Camille /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:08am

    This is beautiful!

  269. Esther /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:08am

    Wow I love this

  270. Jeanne Comaskey /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:13am

    I would love to win this beautiful book. It looks amazing!

  271. Nadia /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:22am

    I love love love this, I got goosebumps of excitement just looking at the gorgeous textures in those photos. So inspiring!

  272. Bohi /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:56am

    Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! Very inspiring!

  273. kristen | Havok Designs /// 12.13.2014 /// 11:11am

    Oooh! I definitely need this book in my life! Thanks so much for the opportunity ๐Ÿ™‚

  274. Thomas Meek /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:13pm

    This is a fascinating subject. I am delighted that you have chosen tp present such a wide range of techniques in one book, and I look forward to seeing it.

  275. Liz Clayton Fuller /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:22pm

    This book is stunning and inspirational. I already feel such a strong connection with the natural world when I paint, and if I were able to derive all of my art materials from the earth, I can only imagine how much that connection would strengthen. Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous book!

  276. Christina /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:38pm

    yes pleaseee! i definitley want to do this! : )

  277. jenni /// 12.13.2014 /// 12:51pm

    Would lovelovelove to have this book!!

  278. Virginie /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:16pm

    You’re so funny !! I would love this very unique book !

  279. wendy y. /// 12.13.2014 /// 1:48pm

    I’m already obsessed! I want this book!!!

  280. Wanda Torres /// 12.13.2014 /// 2:50pm

    I want it, I want it, I want it!!!

  281. Bria Luu /// 12.13.2014 /// 2:52pm

    This could really revolutionize the idea of eco-art! Not just using recycled materials, but making paints and pigments from renewable resources! Mindful living and creating at its best!

  282. Rob /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:02pm

    I would love to have this book!

  283. Robin Kalinich /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:42pm

    Beautiful and inspirational! Please enter me in the drawing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  284. Hillary /// 12.13.2014 /// 3:46pm

    Pick me, please!

  285. Tracey /// 12.13.2014 /// 4:13pm

    The cover alone is gorgeous !

  286. Lisa /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:03pm

    This is so cool! Would like to learn more! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  287. Christy /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:12pm

    Wooooop Wooooop

  288. nikki /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:27pm

    this book looks great. if i wrote a book about art supplies it would probably be called, ‘how to make art out of bits of charcoal you find on the ground’. his looks mud better. fingers crossed.

  289. emily /// 12.13.2014 /// 5:45pm

    Amazing! So cool.

  290. Lynn Curtis /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:10pm

    I’ve made charcoal and bamboo pens, would love to try more!

  291. Michelle /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:44pm

    This looks like and incredible book, I can’t wait to check it out in person -so inspiring!

  292. KP /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:45pm

    My grade 6 class would love to experiment with these ideas!

  293. Krista Dalby /// 12.13.2014 /// 6:50pm

    Would love to try out some of these techniques at our art farm, Small Pond Arts!

  294. Stephanie Marotta /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:15pm

    This is so incredibly inspiring!! Such a great idea!

  295. Brooke /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:23pm

    This book looks so cool!

  296. Lara Trace Hentz /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:29pm

    Add me to the list of admirer and someone who could use this book daily as inspiration.

  297. Anika /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:38pm

    Wow! This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  298. Katie /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:47pm

    Soooo inspiring!! Would love to try making some organic paints!

  299. Suwannapha Khamrai /// 12.13.2014 /// 7:49pm

    I live in a small clay house and learn to harmony with the Gaia in many ways. Planting and art are languages that I love to communicate with her and another people. I think, this book can help me to speak in art language closer to the real meaning. Thank you for good occasion to share a motivation in natural art.

  300. Louise /// 12.13.2014 /// 8:09pm

    Yes!!! Creating the materials as part of the process – very intriguing and inspiring. I love the colors.

  301. Mirti /// 12.13.2014 /// 8:54pm

    Omg.Me want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  302. bam /// 12.13.2014 /// 10:12pm

    Amazing! I love to try those tools and paints, I need this book in my life.

  303. rose barrett /// 12.14.2014 /// 12:26am

    Omg i so want this book!
    My artworks all about nature and being able to make my own paints and brushes will make my work so much more meaningful ๐Ÿ™‚
    At the moment im having to make stuff from either youtube videos or store bought.
    Either way i so want this book, wether i win it or buy it i will have this book
    Hahaha

  304. Marilyn De Lima /// 12.14.2014 /// 2:24am

    OMG! I want it please please….

  305. Kerttu Kรผรผnarpuu /// 12.14.2014 /// 3:00am

    Lovely phtography. By thw way I have found a brush like that from the attic of my country house in Estonia. Such a good looking book, I really would like one!

  306. Liberty Nevett /// 12.14.2014 /// 3:10am

    Super excited about this book! Thank you for sharing such amazing things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  307. Renata Hasselman /// 12.14.2014 /// 5:18am

    que lindo…gostaria muito de ganhar

  308. Valerie Sonnenthal /// 12.14.2014 /// 5:46am

    gorgeous organic return to nature and art-love it!

  309. Hal /// 12.14.2014 /// 5:50am

    Aaahhh finally, custom-made sketchbooks!

  310. Emily Platt /// 12.14.2014 /// 6:00am

    How interesting!

  311. Lauren Goding /// 12.14.2014 /// 6:15am

    I have been dreaming about making natural paints (and starting to use natural dyes!) for a while now. A couple of month’s ago I went fossil hunting with my uncle and instead of being excited for the fossils, I was considering the wonderful pigments I could get by grinding up the embedded shells – not to mention the gorgeous Grey’s and Brown’s of the accompanying sediment layers! Needless to say that after seeing your post, I have been dreaming about this book!

  312. Victoriah hall /// 12.14.2014 /// 6:16am

    Thinking of all the trial and error that must have gone into this. The late nights, most likely alone. Thank you for doing this. A message to creatives that we can walk in your footsteps in this magical creative process.

  313. Erika Buentello /// 12.14.2014 /// 7:00am

    wow! Making my own paints sounds amazing!

  314. Denise Davis /// 12.14.2014 /// 7:10am

    This is the book I have been waiting for! It will add much to my discussion of pigments and chemistry with students.

  315. Tarini /// 12.14.2014 /// 7:39am

    wow!! Would love to learn more. Winning this book will be awesome. I’ve used turmeric and other spices to paint with.
    Please please would love to win this book

  316. Erin Blair /// 12.14.2014 /// 8:15am

    This looks awesome!

  317. Anamaria /// 12.14.2014 /// 8:42am

    I WAAANT IT! This book looks amazing!

  318. Leenie Garrahan /// 12.14.2014 /// 9:00am

    This looks so amazing

  319. Lisa cooper /// 12.14.2014 /// 9:30am

    Please!!! I have bamboo and sticks and weeds out the wazoo.

  320. Heath Waller /// 12.14.2014 /// 10:30am

    I have been looking for something like this forever. Would be amazing to win it in your giveaway. Thank you!

  321. Andrea Hamann /// 12.14.2014 /// 10:53am

    I live on an island in the middle of the pacific…..art supplies are hard to come by. Making my own seems just about the perfect solution. Would love to learn how to make such beautiful tools. Just imagining myself going on excursions to collect some billy goat beard and horse hair tail for brushes now ๐Ÿ™‚

  322. Anna David /// 12.14.2014 /// 11:16am

    Congratulations! such a wonderful idea, sure is a great book!

  323. Susan Sorrell Hill /// 12.14.2014 /// 12:37pm

    The colors of the earthโ€ฆof the Old Mastersโ€ฆof all my favorite places on Planet Earth! How could I possibly resist a book that makes art materials, art tools (MY tools!) out of the dust, twigs and plants of my home world?? Well done, Nick Neddo! Thanks for the giveaway, Madam Curator!

  324. Traci /// 12.14.2014 /// 1:31pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. And such gorgeous photos!!!!

  325. Rachel Armentano /// 12.14.2014 /// 2:43pm

    Oh my gosh I want this book! Please please please pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  326. Eva /// 12.14.2014 /// 3:13pm

    Beautiful book! Would love a copy!

  327. Katie H. /// 12.14.2014 /// 4:08pm

    Yes!! I would love to have this book!

  328. Sedsera /// 12.14.2014 /// 5:04pm

    Beautiful!

  329. Carrie /// 12.14.2014 /// 5:08pm

    This would be an incredible thing to do with my advanced high school painting class.

  330. Em Seeta /// 12.14.2014 /// 6:15pm

    Is this a regional book? where will you go? sign me up. thx.

  331. Asleigh /// 12.14.2014 /// 7:01pm

    That’s amazing! I so love your site, it is my daily jaunt. I love everything art related, and I also love how far you have come. Your blog inspires me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  332. Hannah /// 12.14.2014 /// 8:06pm

    So beautifully photographed! would love to add this to my artist book collection

  333. megan /// 12.14.2014 /// 9:22pm

    a beacon of hope for a poor as poop art student

  334. Rike /// 12.14.2014 /// 11:31pm

    What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for this great site, I enjoy it very much.

  335. Lara /// 12.15.2014 /// 4:09am

    This is heaps rad! I can’t wait to read the book and get some ideas to try out with the kids in foster care that I work with when we go on camp!

  336. Gill /// 12.15.2014 /// 5:10am

    This book is going straight to the top of my wishlist!!

  337. Nicole /// 12.15.2014 /// 6:15am

    Absolutely Love this!!

  338. Katherine /// 12.15.2014 /// 6:27am

    this would be great girt to my eco-freak friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  339. Jacqui Johnsson /// 12.15.2014 /// 6:35am

    This looks amazing! I would love a copy ๐Ÿ™‚

  340. kathleen /// 12.15.2014 /// 7:33am

    I hope it’s not too late, I just saw this and I am amazed! This book would take my process to the next level. Love the coors, the layout, the photographs, the intention . . .

  341. Andrea /// 12.15.2014 /// 9:58am

    YES! would LOVE to learn how to make natural artistic media – especially the paper!

  342. Amber MacGregor /// 12.15.2014 /// 10:04am

    This is totally my thing! Wow it looks beautiful, are there any images of the art created with these materials? Amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  343. fernanda /// 12.15.2014 /// 11:26am

    The book looks so cool. A few years ago I used to experiment with calligraphy by making pens out of canes, wood and by writing with pieces of coal.

  344. ronnie /// 12.16.2014 /// 10:14pm

    I have had this book on order at my local independent book store and can’t wait for it to be released (and then flung over The Very Big Pond all the way to aussieland)

  345. Brooke /// 12.17.2014 /// 7:29am

    Looks to be full of amazing info; can’t wait to have this in my library.

  346. Lynn /// 01.08.2015 /// 6:46pm

    Wow what an exciting book would love to experiment with these pens & brushes, a must have in my library. ๐Ÿ™‚

  347. sherry /// 11.17.2015 /// 3:53pm

    This looks very interesting! I have always been intrigued with the art of handmade dyes but now paints? Wow…..would love to explore ๐Ÿ™‚

  348. Francesca Robledo /// 11.21.2015 /// 6:46pm

    WANT! Please.

  349. Joanna /// 12.11.2015 /// 2:13pm

    Love making my own printing inks. Those brushes are beautiful. Please oh please pick me!

  350. Joanna /// 12.11.2015 /// 2:15pm

    Ah hahaha the give away was last year! Doh! On the bright side, I don’t have to wait to order it!

  351. Celia wilson /// 09.07.2016 /// 4:24am

    An inspiring book, I have a copy. So pleased to see all this interest in making paint etc. love the clay containers.