Friday, May 18, 2012

All Together Now! GIVEAWAY

Amy has put together a blog hop called "All Together Now!"  Today is the day we are supposed to brag about ourselves.  Yes, she has given us permission to brag about ourselves.  And there are prizes involved!  The GIVEAWAY is at the end of this post.   You should join in too! 


All Together Now

Let's see.. here's a little about me.  My name is Marcia Beckett and I live in Madison, WI.  I live with my awesome husband Andrew and darling 2 year old daughter Daria.  I teach art to elementary school kids at a gifted and talented school. I really like teaching art! I get to exercise my creativity every day. I blog about my adventures and projects at Art is Basic. Earlier this year, I made this cool painting with my 3rd and 4th graders.



I love to paint, create mixed media art and make art journal pages!






I am a contributing editor for the newly launched Featuring Magazine, which is a magazine about mixed media art, art journaling and creativity.

 You too can submit your artwork and be a published author!!   Pick up your copy here.
We are looking for submissions for the theme of the Road Ahead. 

I also run a group called Artists in Blogland, which has challenges and link parties!  Join us to promote your blog.



And now for a giveaway prize!  ONE WINNER will be able to pick anything from my Etsy shop!  Wow, what a cool prize, right?  I just launched my Etsy shop a month or so again and started stocking it up.  I sell vintage postcards, collage packs and bits of my own art.  Here is one thing that is in my shop now:
This is a vintage digital download.  The winner will be able to pick anything:  a digital download, one of my own artworks or some vintage ephemera.   

To be eligible for this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be announced MAY 26.  Feel free to tell others about this giveaway.  Thanks so much for checking out my blog!  Sincerely, Marcia

30 comments:

Amy* said...

Marcia every time I stop by Julie's blog for Art Journal Everyday your link is the first one I click on. I just love your style! Your use of color, composition and all the touches of whimsy are a sheer delight! You certainly have earned your bragging rights. How wonderful to be able to create everyday and instill a love of art in young children. They are certainly lucky to have you as their teacher. If you are ever in CT you must come and dig through my vintage card collection with me. I inherited it from a 93 yr old grandmother who saved every card she had ever been given...even though we have never met I know we would be giddy like school girls going through it. Everyone else thinks I'm nutty for saving these treasures. Argh I say to that! I'll make them walk the plank if they touch me vintage cards (especially the one with the dog wearing liederhosen)!

Alecia said...

Your art is beautiful! Makes me wish I knew how to draw :)

awesome mama said...

i am so happy to have come across your blog from all together now. yay! nice to meet you - thanks for the great giveaway and i'm going to have to check out "featuring" - sounds fantastic!

NatashaMay said...

You are such an inspiration, Marcia. Love your journal pages and wow! what a great giveaway. :))

Luna said...

I'm happy to find your blog through Amy's par-tay! I'm originally from SW WI/N IL, and love Madison! Your artwork is so vibrant and alive! I'll definitly be back! <3

Gina said...

Hi Marcia :D I love your bright and colourful work! I have worked with primary school kids occasionally, and they never fail to infect me with their enthusiasm for experimenting :D Must check out the "featuring" mag...sounds wonderful :D XXX

Judah is a.... said...

I'm envious of your job! I can think of nothing I'd like to do more, when it comes to jobs!

Magaly Guerrero said...

No wonder you teach art and love it. There is nothing more pleasurable than spreading knowledge, and when the knowledge looks this good, well, everybody wins!

minnemie said...

That little lady bug is so cute and well done! I will check out Featuring magazine - I have heard about it from several sources now!

amy said...

YOUR GIVEAWAY PRIZE IS AWESOME!!! oh sorry. i'll calm down now.
I'm stoked about the magazine - really stoked! i'll submit my artwork and maybe it will be published. then i'd pee my pants with excitement.

and hey.

good for you on your etsy shop.

i'm glad.

your art is great and i'm happy you'll be selling it.

xxa

WrightStuff said...

Been a fan for a while since finding you on PPF - why weren't you my art teacher? I bet you're amazing!!

Now, you have me lusting after yet another publication... I could really do with a few more hours in the day. Congratulations on your work with this - you're a star!

Catherine Denton said...

All of these are beautiful. I love the one with compartment squares and a multitude of images.
Catherine Denton

Carolyn Dube said...

I knew you were an art teacher but at a gt school! How cool- you have the best job or should I say jobs- with Featuring and an Etsy shop! I love your bright and playful style!

iamrushmore said...

my copy of featuring came in today's mail and I haven't even opened it yet because I'm having too much fun at the all-together-now party.

Beverley Baird said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Love your art and your teaching blog - so many great projects there.
Great learning more about you!

Pan's Daughter said...

Hi, Marcia! I'm an elementary school art teacher, also. I am soooo looking forward to summer vacation. Once I have a little free time, I'll be able to participate in things, like your Artists in Blogland!

Terri Neggers said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment. I'm finally sitting down to look through everyone's blogs, I've been looking forward to it all day! I just love your blog - your journals are so full of life and color and character. And I can't wait to check out your etsy site - I love me some vintage ephemera!

Simona Cordara said...

You're always so creative, Marcia!
Good idea choosing from your Etsy Shop!! :))

Cameron said...

What a wonderful way to make a living! What fun you and those kids must have!

So nice to meet you, Marcia....your work is just so colorful and happy looking....made me smile :)

Glycérine said...

Hi Marcia.. really happy to meet you... (what a good idea Amy had :))..
Your work is amasing and I will come and see you soon :)
enjoy your day
xxx

Fallingladies said...

Good to know more about you! I love all your bright colorful art and think you picked the perfect giveaway! And I have been meaning to check out that magazine, just keep putting it off but now i have more reason to get myself a copy! I am off to check out a post where i see you have a flip through, i love checking out others journals and i expect yours will be sooooo fun!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Dazzling designs and colors ~ delightful ~ and I subscribe to the mag and love it! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Joyce van der Lely said...

What a gorgeous colourful post ! I also teach art to kids, they are always so open to everything and always try , I love it ! Loooove your give away, would feel so priviledges to win......will go stalk you now ;)

Sunshineshelle said...

Hey girl what fun & just went to your Etsy Shop & marked as a fav - great stuff & worth tooting about - love all the vibrant colour you use here too Marcia - a really fun post & so happy to meet you via Amy's party :)

Kristin said...

WOW! I have learned so much about you in this post! First, HOW cool that you are the contributing Editor for a new magazine! I just saw that mag on another blog - your life is full of art and I bet you have so much fun teaching.
Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win something from your shop! Yay . . . . xo!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

So nice to learn all about you Marcia! You are certainly busy with all sorts of neat creative things! I can just imagine how rewarding it is to teach those students art. What a great job!! :)

Nora said...

Very cool! I am a fan of your art education blog. I enjoy seeing posts of the great projects that you do with kids. I have two blogs:
www.faystonart.blogspot.com
and
www.waitsfieldart.blogspot.com

Good luck with you etsy store!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a colorful post. Both the art and your writing style appealed to me. It's always great when I read someone gets paid for doing what they love. Pretty awesome and colorful, too!

Amy said...

Your journaling pages are very colorful and I love that you made a painting with your class..so cute! I would love a chance to win something of yours..how fun!! oh, and nice to meet you!

Malinda said...

Marcia, I love your art! It is so playful and colorful! I would love to be the lucky one to win a piece of your art!! Take care and keep creating!

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