Monday, May 16, 2011

Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams Blog Hop

Come and join us for the 
18 stops, 117 giveaways, online workshops,
amazing eye candy, new artists to meet and such fun!

About the book from
"It's all about creating the curious. Inside this book, you will be introduced to 26 very unique and unusual stepped-out projects, each offering new techniques using epoxy clay. Two-part epoxy clay can be sculpted and manipulated in a variety of ways and is extremely durable when cured, resulting in amazing effects that are easy to achieve with no sculpting experience necessary! You will learn the basics of working with this new craft medium and then dive into the projects, which feature sculpted and molded epoxy clay inspired by and often combined with altered remnants. Projects include mixed-media pieces such as a small totem, curio cabinet, fish tank and lighting along with personal style and jewelry items fashioned in a curious, Victorian Gothic style."

Blog Giveaways
Every blog on the Tour will be giving away prizes to some very lucky winners. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only.  Access to Online Workshops and Digital Collage Sheets will be sent anywhere, worldwideTo be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post by May 26. Please note in your comment if you are a resident outside the US.
book tour giveaways for inspired remnants, curious dreams blog tour

 The book: Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale.  This will be mailed directly to the winner from Northlight Books.
B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas)  from  (This will be mailed directly to the winner from Aves Studios)
C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops.  More information about this workshop can be found here:
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits.  You can see her unique and cool collections at
E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak.  This is the formula Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time.  If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056.  He was her technical advisor for the book and so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!
F) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from

Grand Prizes For Book Reviews
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~  of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes.  Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only.  Access to Online Workshops will be available worldwide.
A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”
B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio
C) A Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of
D)  Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from
E)  Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from
F)  Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA.  The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived.
G)  One copy each of Jen Cushman’s book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels all from

In addition, for my blog followers, 
I will be giving away a copy of Kerin's new book. 
The winner will be selected from the comments left below 
and can live anywhere on earth.

Don't forget to visit the last few stops along the tour....
May 17
Michelle Bernard
Yesterday’s Trash
May 18
Kerin Gale
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature
May 19
Facebook Party!
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761


Barry said...

L-pretty amazing tour - good way to be introduced to other trash (as in recycle) artists. B

Colleen said...

Victorian Goth style, love the description!

Dyche Designs said...

An amazing giveaway.

Penny said...

Lovely way to share the 'good'! I can imagine many of us sitting here going from blog to blog and meeting new friends along the way.

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway and love looking at your great stuff!!

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm so excited to try apoxy and with each blog tour feeling more like its a medium I won't be able to get my hands out of.

Canace said...

What a lovely gentle touch you have with fibers/fabrics. Beautiful work!

Kudos to Kerin once again... a great job on the book!

Marina Yax said...

Thank you!
Each blog is so interesting, so many talanted artists.

Gloria said...

I am enjoying my copy of "Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams" even more as I travel along with this Blog Tour, it is so very interesting to read everyone's ideas about the book and to share their great art.

sharon said...

This has been an amazing tour and so good to meet so many new artists!

lizzie said...

love this hop. i am learning about so many new to me artists. i love your combinations

Dena said...

I like your work and I added you as a flickr contact, very inspirational.

Enjoying the tour,


Suztats said...

Karin's book looks wonderful, and I think I'll be doing some more blog hopping, now.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am loving this blog hop and I am thrilled you are giving a copy of the book away too! That is awesome. I almost bought the book and Kerin said to wait so I am hoping to get a copy during the hop. I had my hands on it in B&N and put it down.
Shannon C

Tina @ TinyBear said...

It´s so inspiring and the book looks awesome. I would love to be entered in your drawing Lisa.
Thanks for the opportunity
xo Tina

TesoriTrovati said...

This stuff looks so great. I think that the book would be a great place to start. Thanks for the opportunity!
Enjoy the day!

alteredbits said...

this tour has been so amazingly fun and the giveaways are beyond words! so very nice to see that you are a stop on this fun "ride". i must catch up with you -- as usual, i've been under a rock as of late.

hope all is well with you. xxo!

Linda said...

What a wonderful stop on the tour...your blog is so beautiful!

Patricia said...

I just finished looking thru your pictures on flicker. I love them! Your work is a great inspiration.
I am having a great time going from blog to blog on this tour. I just ordered my first batch of epoxy clay, can't wait for it to come in the mail so I can start to create with it.

Cindy said...

Lisa, I've been enjoying the blog hop - thanks for the great give away! :-)

Christine said...

It is a very wonderful book and an equally wonderful blog hop.

Heather said...

I've enjoyed this contest blog-hop so much... I wouldn't have found your blog otherwise, and I'm so happy I did. Your work is lovely, and I'm hoping to get my hands on both the book and the apoxy soon!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just learned about this book and this special clay. I'd never even heard of it before. I'm already blown away by all I've seen so far. Thanks for allowing me to enter this amazing giveaway.

Kerin said...

Hi Lisa! I wasn't able to comment yesterday as I had terrible back pain and couldn't get up. I'm so glad to see that new visitors have come by and discovered your jaw-droppingly gorgeous art (as was my hope!).

Thanks so much for hosting the tour-- you're beyond awesome!!! : )

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I so loved this book and bought it before the blog hop was announced. It's very inspiring. Hope your week is going well!

Kathy said...

I'm really happy to have found this clay, really makes alot of what's in my head actually possible. I hope my first order of apoxie comes today, can't wait to use it!

Erin S said...

enjoying the tour!
Erin S

enchanted said...

The tour has been fun and the book is great!

Connie said...

I enjoyed following your wonderful blog and inspiring art. thank you for being part of this blog hop!

Nancy Perennec Doll Artist said...

No better way to spend a rainy day than hopping about to see what everyone is doing. I have no idea how people can discover such interesting found objects to incorporate into their work. I love your work!

dogfaeriex5 said...

love love love!!!!

CindyB said...

Another great stop on the tour.

Gaby Bee said...

Love this blog hop! It's wonderful to meet so many new artists!

Have a lovely day!

Sherry Goodloe said...

what a give-away! and what wonderful projects I have seen. wow . . . just wow!

Vintage Green said...

WOW!! This is my lucky day.....I just found your blog.....and now i get to go on a tour of other great blogs!! Thanks!!!


Lisa Gatz said...

Please enter me in your drawing. This is truly a great giveaway!

T said...

so much to visit here, so many interesting places, where does one begin...... hmmm


Hope said...

What a giveaway! Cannot wait to see the creations.