Want to win $500 worth of books?

 I thought so!
Chronicle Books is giving away a stash of books worth up to $500
to one lucky reader. Not only that, but it is YOUR book selection!
NOT ONLY THAT, but if you comment here (and like what you see)
you can win a copy of my list of books too!!!
How awesome is that? 
If you comment and you want to put this in your blog
(and unless you don't like books *gasp*, you should)
I will comment on yours! I like to increase chances of winning things :)
So here goes...my much debated list:
Handmade Nation: The rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design
Reprodepot Pattern Book: FLORA: 225 vintage-inspired  textile designs
The Paper Marbling Kit: Materials, Techniques and Projects
Graffiti Art Coloring Book  (Umm..AWESOME!)
Music Listography:Your Life in (play) Lists

Lennon Legend: An Illustrated Life of John Lennon
The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game (one of the artists is Dave Eggers...and I L-O-V-E his writing. Please read What is the What)
Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives
Angaza Afrika: African Art Now  (isn't the cover just lovely?)
Street Sketchbook: Inside the Journals of International Street and Grafitti Artists
Rex Ray: Art + Design
Patterns: New Surface Designs
1,000 Journals Project
Artist's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Working with Color
Stencil 101 Decor
Paper Cutting: Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

WHEW! That took awhile.
In my next post I will talk about all the art I am not making.


  1. i love all the books you picked :) what a great list. i flipped through the street sketchbook and it's a really cool book.

  2. Here's hoping for a win!! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  3. Great list...Good luck to you.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  4. Wow, how could would winning this be?
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    I've reposted at my blog, artstuffIwannalearn.blogspot.com

  5. Some really fun and interesting books! My list is HERE.

  6. A very artsy list, I would be a delight to own even if it is very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here

  7. love love love your list!


    Happy Haulidays!

  8. What a great list. Hope you win!

  9. this is a great list......and they will look super on your bookshelf (i'm thinking positive that you'll win!!!)!!! xoxo, :))

  10. Would I like to win $500 worth of books? Yes. Yes I would.

    Good luck to you!

    (P.S. I've read/looked through the 1000 Journals book, and it's got some really interesting art in it! It made me want to start a similar, albeit much smaller, project...)

  11. A great list!I missed the paper cuting book when I was making mine! http://cactusheadstudio.blogspot.com/2010/12/chronicle-books-haul-idays.html

  12. Great list! Good luck!

  13. Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  14. What a great list of books!


  15. What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
    Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  16. What a great list and a great giveaway!

  17. Fabulous choices, especially the paper cutting book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  18. What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com