Monday, July 23, 2012

We Have A Winner


 Tracey Clem Is The Winner !!!!

Thanks to everyone who left comments for the books and art give away.
Look for more exciting give aways in the future !

One very lucky person will not only win a copy of The Collage Workbook, and a copy of Masters: Collage, but also a signed, matted, and framed original 8" x 8" collage by Randel Plowman, complete with documentation. This is a seriously fabulous prize.

How can you enter for a chance to win? Leave a comment on this blog by 9 pm EST on Thursday, July 26. Any comment will do, but why don't you tell us whether or not you already collage or would simply like to give it a try. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, July 27.

Find out more about The Collage Workbook at: http://www.thecollageworkbook.blogspot.com/

Thanks and good luck!

121 comments:

Mel said...

I would love to win this prize! Not only do I already collage, I do it for a living! :D Even better, I've taken and loved Randel's class - and if it's ever offered in your area, so should you. :)

blueskyartist said...

I collage like a madwoman! I just bought The Collage Workbook, which I consider to be "the art school I never had"! I have been learning a lot about design and composition. Thanks for all the good advice and instruction, Randel! Someday I hope to be able to take one of your classes!

Sharon said...

Super cool prize. I collect things to collage, but have never actually used them yet.

Danielle said...

I love collage. I was collaging before
I knew what it was called - lol. thank you so much for this opportunity. BTW, love your blog.

Rob Colvin said...

I have the book and love it! Sign me up for another.

Milly Winter said...

I have been on collage hiatus. Your generous giveaway is an inspiration. Thank you so much.

pinkdrillpress said...

Wonderful idea. I could use inspiration, as your subtitle says. I too often get stuck focusing on technique and materials and find myself with artist block when it comes to content!

Robert said...

I have been creating collages since I first saw a retrospective of Kurt Schwitters' work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1968. The idea that you could take found bits and scraps of paper, cardboard, fabric, or what-have-you, from a variety of sources, and give these seemingly insignificant castoffs new life, by assembling them into a collage was a thrilling revelation, at the time, and still is! The medium of collage has had a lasting positive effect on my life, and permeates how I think about, and view the ever-changing world around me. I would love to win the two books and, of course, Randel's collage. Thanks, so much, for the opportunity!

Leah Virsik said...

Randel, I love collage and I'm inspired when I see your collage work in my inbox. They're such a great reminder that you're working. I also love that they're for sale. Such a great way to get your work out into the world. I'd love to check out your book. Congratulations on the second printing! Great frame too! What is your frame source? Are they a standard size frame and can they be purchased online?

Thanks,
Leah

re-maker said...

I am envious of those that collage well! Would love to have these beautiful books as inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

What Would Jesus Glue? said...

I have been a collagist since 2004. I'm actually in the Masters: Collage book so, if I win, I will gift that one to someone who I feel needs it. Love the work that you're doing, Randel. Keep it up!

John Andrew Dixon said...

I’ve been creating collage artworks for as long as I can remember, and eventually found a regular place for them on my hand-made greeting cards. A few years ago I decided to enlarge my investigations, but it wasn’t until I experienced an exhibition of collage curated by Randel that I devoted myself to the medium as a primary artistic pursuit. Thanks, Mr. Plowman!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I'd dearly love to own this particular collage by R. P. and learn how to do this wonderful art form with the help of the books. This would be a fantastic win and I'd like a chance to perhaps win this. Thanks for this offer, Norma

Walter Silva said...

I have been making collages for over 20 years.. Then I discover Digital Collage ... Now, I find myself back to my original approach to making collage. I love this book and the exercises inside...
I have also blogged about this book too:
http://waltersilvaart.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-book-by-collage-day-artist-randel.html
Sign me up I would Love to own another and have that beautiful piece.

patty a. said...

This is a really nice prize! I have a Masters book with quilts and they are very nice books. I love the look of collage and wish I could translate the look into my quilts. I think the books would give me great inspiration!

Suzi Banks Baum said...

I once knew a collagist named Hermia,
who's fingers where gluey, nox dermia.
To her nose she did scratch
attaching a thatch
of papers and bits of ephemeria.



Happy Summer Days of Collaging.
Love the Masters book and may just have to order the other for the anticipation is too much for me.
Sincerely,
Suzi Banks Baum of www.femailart.com and
www.laundrylinedivine.com

Walter Gray said...

As you know, I do collage, and love your work as well!
Haven't gotten the book yet, but want to, and will wait just a bit now to see if I win it instead— Would love to win this seriously fabulous prize!
Walter

Merle Margolis said...

I'm already collaging my dream trips and my goals.

Anonymous said...

Although I do often attempt to work in collage and have over the years actually created some collages I consider successful, mostly collage frustrates me. I 've gathered materials for years, but somehow I lack the eye to be able to create collages at will. I bought Randel's book a month or so ago and, interestingly, it helped my rubber stamping greatly, so I have high hopes for my collage.

P.S. I loved Randel's "She."

jChase said...

yes, i collage, but would love to learn more tricks of the trade.

TracyLef said...

I am a fifth-grade teacher with a great appreciation of all types of art, which I try to inspire in my students. The last collage I created was in elementary school, but I collect materials for collaging, and my recent subscription to the collage-a-day is inspiring me to get started. This year, Randel's collages will be added to the daily art gallery In my classroom, to inspire them as well!

Elfriede said...

I’d love to collage like a madwoman but I don’t unfortunately. But in time I will! You’ll just wait & see!

Anonymous said...

I'm a photographer but I love Plowman's work, and even bought a collage of his a few years back.

Linda said...

I came to your blog by happenstance (My favorite way of finding new sites.) The idea of you doing a collage a day was fascinating. That is, being that I'm wanting to overcome an artist block.

As far as doing collages myself goes -- I've done it a little -- I get stuck somewhere along the process.

I have ideas -- but putting them to work -- is part of my challenge. There are too many products, mediums & ways to do things that are causing me to balk.

So I need to learn how to use what I have on hand consistently.

I would sure appreciate a copy of your book to learn your methodology.

Dana said...

Whether one looks at Randel Plowman as an artist, educator, curator, or author, one comes away highly impressed. Keep up the outstanding work during this centennial of collage, 1912-2012.

Linda said...

I just wanted to add... It would be "really cool" to receive a piece of your art as inspiration!

louciao said...

Would love to get my sticky fingers (sticky from collaging!) on this sweet little package!

Ivy said...

I love collage! I use it mostly in hand-made books~

Thanks for the inspiration.

selena dixon said...

I have both book but would love a signed original, I am currently working through his "12 step" program with great results! Does he sign the books too? This book has been great.

designsbytatum said...

Thank you for a chance to win some books. I'm new to collaging. I heard about you from Artwell on Ustreamtv.

Sandra Strait said...

I've only done a little collage, but it is something that I would love to do more often.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Collage is a way of life for me! I am always saving bits and pieces to include in a future collage. This is a fabulous giveaway and one that I would love to win!

Steph said...

it was love at first sight when I chanced upon your blog and I never stopped....Thank you for this opportunity, Randall.....Steph

Cari said...

I do a little collage in my art journal, but I'm new to it. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

sandi tygar said...

Fantastic giveaway! I love to collage, and I love to learn new ways to play with collage...

Clare Finney said...

Randel, I own several of your pieces already. I took a workshop from you at NKU a few summers ago. (I am SO sad you moved away!) Your blog is a great way to stay in touch. I love to collage and I saw your book recently and just LOVE IT! Hopefully I will be the lucky winner, as it is so full of inspiration!

Judy West said...

Thank you Randel for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize. I do collage but would never get the chance to travel to one of your classes. Books by you and one of your art works would be a great way for me to learn more about this amazing art form.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Plowman is one of the greatest collage artist i know. I once had the pleasure of going to one of his workshops, he is a wonderful teacher and knows all of the in's & out's and do's & don'ts of collage.

Shells said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway. Can international people enter?

Daniel August said...

I have already tried giving collage art a try, without all that great results, so I think that the books you offer here would be most welcome in my exploration and evolution as a collage artist.

I've always loved collage art, and when I discovered your daily collage art, I was hooked!

Greetings from Norway!

»Daniel

queenb2u said...

I love to collage. Collage a day is what got me started. I would love to win any or all prizes. Thank you.

TopazPearleGirl said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!! You rock, love your work!

zenergie said...

WoW, what a give-a-way! I have dabbled in small works of collage art, but would LOVE LOVE LOVE to learn more! Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!

Patti Robinson said...

Way back in the day I did my art history thesis on Joseph Cornell and had the opportunity to archive some of his source material. Now its in the collection of the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian. You are maybe a fan too Randel? Love your book!
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/joseph-cornell-papers-5790

Lillian Mederak said...

i need this book!
i love to do collage work but could learn more from Mr Plowman
thanks for the chance to win
Lillian

Lillian Mederak said...

forgot to congratulate you on your second printing
Love your work
Lillian

Unknown said...

My first encounter will collaging was in 2010 when I started to cut up old oil paintings. The act of reusing old materials has created a new body of work.

bridgette said...

I was at at Barnes and Noble the other day and saw you Collage a Day book. I spent a few minutes leafing through it as I had my two kids with me and that's all that they would allow. Really impressed by the book. COngratulations on both of them!

Lori said...

I have only dabbled in collage but would love to try to take it to the next level!

Lori said...

I have only dabbled in collage but would love to really explore the medium

Rebecca said...

Fabulous books that I would love to own and a drop dead gorgeous collage. I love collage and have been doing it for about 15 years. It is seriously addictive.

cindyw said...

I am beginning collager and would love to win the prize.

sewzallsquirrels said...

Congratulations on a second printing. woohoo, you go Randel!
Yes, I do collage and add sewing either by machine or hand to accent areas. I like the freer feel of this and it seems less structured.

lgmcat said...

I love to collage and I would love to win this prize. What a fabulous opportunity! Thank yo so much.

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Hi Randal I mix collage with my painting, stitching and mixed media work. Just got your new book and am getting lots of inspiration from it. regards from the UK Joan

Lita said...

Oh this book looks amazing!! I really like the idea of collage, but kinda suck at it, so would love a chance to win - thanks for the opportunity!

Ellen said...

What a very generous give-away! I do make collages sometime, and would love to have more inspiration from your book.

Brian Kasstle said...

I DO collage. Your books are awesome!

Celeste said...

I love paper arts and enjoy collage but know these books would further develop my style.

I have followed your daily collage for a while and would treasure your books, could learn so much more and could evolve into a better collage artist.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved collage and mixed media as a form of artistic expression. I have enjoyed your blog and seeing your posts each day. I am excited by the possibility of entering this contest.

bonnie jean woolger said...

i do a lot of collage work and I am always interested in how other aproch the work. Congrats, on the publication:)

Judiwithaneye00 said...

Of COURSE I want the book.....who wouldn't! I will have it one way or the other.

smithgaye@hotmail.com said...

Gidday Randal, I think your two fantastic books need to come and inspire me in Australia!! I would love to have them in my collection. Cheers Gaye Smith

IndigoEarth said...

Such a wonderful gift you are offering and would love to be inspired by your book and art piece by having a copy of my own~ Thank you very much for the opportunity and have a beautiful day!

Lisa said...

Just found your site- how wonderful! Have been playing with collage for a few weeks and your site is an inspiration!

Jill K. Berry said...

I do some collage, but have heaps to learn, and you appear the be the go-to collage guy! It is fun to have a chance to win something, and I love, love the red collage.

magpie said...

tho I have (& love) both books I would love to win the collage - it would add a touch of good feng shui to my red-less apartment

I make collages frequently & have made a blurb book of them. would love to get comments. it's at
www.blurb.com/books/3165340

eliz said...

So glad to find this blog! I illustrate using collage and have recently been experimenting with doing collage en plein air.

Wendy Erman said...

I love your work--am a long-time follower of your blog. Every time I fall for a particular work, I play this mind game. I scroll slowly down hoping (for my sake) I won't see that "terrible" word: SOLD. Sadly for me (but fantastic for YOU!), my favorites are almost always gone when I see them. I'd love to have a copy of your book. I consider myself a collage artist, but it doesn't come easy. I'd love your guidance via the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kimber said...

Congrats on the Second Printing. And thanks for the chance to win such cool prizes. Would indeed by a treat to win!

yolumei said...

I would love to be lucky enough to win a copy of this book - I'm new to the world of collage but am constantly amazed by some of the pieces I've seen.

V-Grrrl @ Compost Studios said...

Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose--that's what I love about mixed media and collage. It's also why I named my blog and business Compost Studios.

Kim said...

It would be a great birthday present :)
I've done mostly digital collage. I'm afraid of how much more stuff I would have around if I were to start paper collage!

Kim said...

I would love to win - what a great birthday present that would be! I am hesitant to take my collaging from digital to paper - I can just imagine how much more paper I would have lying around!

Tracey Clem said...

I'm new to collage, but adore it! Have heard so many wonderful things about the book - would love to own it. Not to mention a piece of Randel's original art!

Andrew Stephen said...

Nice informative blog, thanks for sharing.

B.A. Lampman said...

YES - YES - YES - I do collage, and recently discovered that I've been doing it since high school (I found some ancient sketchbooks). I've been following your blog for a while now, and have the utmost respect for the dedication to adhere to "a collage a day". I WISH.

Kim Henkel said...

I am new to collage, but enjoying it so much. Your book is high on my "want to get" list, so it would be lovely to win, and a piece of your art! OMG - it would make my heart sing! If I am not the winner, I will purchase your book and I will still sing. Thanks so much.

Kate Lyon said...

What a wonderful Give away!
I love collage, I work in a couple different journals.
I love the "cut and paste" of it all.

cre8tnow said...

i thought i left a comment but can't find it so here goes another one! I love collage & will own your book - one way or another.

James said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I've loved your work, especially the color choices you put together.

V. Madison said...

I am happy to have found your blog (via Amazon). I have made collages and would like to get better at it.

Pandora said...

Wow what a wonderful and generous give away! I dabble at collage, but would love to be better. I seriously need to check out the workshop. Thanks again for the chance to win and good luck to everyone else.

Jennifer Gibbs said...

Collage is my true love. There's something exhilerating about being able to make a piece of art from scraps and discarded items.

Randel's work is always fascinating! Congratulations on a second printing!

VectoringMomma said...

Hi there! Congrats to you!!! I love to watercolor and then add layers from that! Thanks so much for the chance to win your amazing book and Artwork!! :D

Terry said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much! Terry Fair

Kim Tedrow said...

What a great giveaway. On July 24th, it will be exactly two years since you inspired me to start doing one collage a day, and I'm still going! Thank you again :)

Miss Iowa said...

Oooh, what a generous gift! I've been doing collage for about 4-5 years; it keeps me out of the taverns. (OK, OK, I still go once in a while...but only on karaoke night.) I like your style because you use a lot of vintage images, which is right up my alley. Would love to have your book for inspiration.

Kristina W said...

I would love to win this set! I do collage sometimes, but often don't feel confident in my placement of elements.

jerry lehman said...

WOW! just found your blog. Very inspiring, I've been doing collage since grade school. Now my kids are at it. The book looks very nice it would be a great addition to my teaching library.

Maggie said...

What a fun opportunity. I think of what I do as more mixed media, but there are elements of collage in my artwork. I've been following you on twitter and enjoy seeing your daily collages.

Paulette said...

I'm involved in many creative projects; yet haven't tried collage. This would be a great opportunity to get started! I have a feeling I would love it! Good luck to everyone out there, also!

Terry L. said...

I want to give collage a try. I've been reading all I can to learn about and would love the books for more help! The collage would be wonderful inspiration also.

Scarlett Burroughs said...

I do not collage, it's more my sister's style. I would like to try it and your approach seems accessible to a newbie. If I win, I'll give the book to my sister, then borrow it.

Scarlett Burroughs
scarburro[at]yahoo[dot]com

Billie said...

I have been reading this blog for some time. I like Randel's collage work. I also do some collage work.

beatriz said...

I do collage, usually on cardboard and wood but on a totally self-taught way and without much discipline, to be kind to myself... Congrats for the great work, and discipline, of course!

Harto said...

Love all this stuff :) Already have the book - if you don't win this, it's definitely worth buying - but I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway ;)

4313076e-1a55-11e1-b9e6-000bcdcb2996 said...

I have done collage before and it's one of my favorite art forms. I like to look at other people's work for inspiration and entertainment.

Steve Caratzas said...

I would love to get started in collage and Randel's book seems like a perfect way to do so!

Leah said...

I have recently jumped into collage art. For me, it's all about communication. It's a calling, it's a passion...it's a joy. And I welcome all the help I can get. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your inspiration.

Brandi Hussey said...

I've only dabbled in collage - it'd be fun to dive in further! Thanks for the giveaway - I'll tweet it to get more exposure.

Zura said...

I'm having trouble signing in, so hope I don't have several comments showing up.

chickenlaysanegg said...

I do a lot of digital collecting and collage. my speciality is making creepy magnets out of disgusting aspic and casserole photos

Alyce said...

Collage is one of the things I do. Would love to win the books so I could learn more about it. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

Achuva said...

I love this collage book and I go to this website for inspiration even when I'm "too busy" to do collage - thank you for the inspiration and the contest!

vintagepix said...

My name is Carolyn and I am a collage-aholic. Taking Randel's workshop has only contributed to the addiction. Enabler! :D

Shelly said...

I collage; therefore, I am. As a recovering graphic design student of 20 years, collaging overcame the college teacher voice in my head that told me I wasn't good enough. Collaging saves.

Sharon Giesfeldt (van Ruiswyk) said...

Marvelous idea- sounds like a great creativity booster as well as a way to learn new processes!

mkayteem said...

I need a 12-step program for my addiction to collecting everything I can get my hands on to make collages. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Lexie Ofe said...

I am working on an AP Art portfolio for my senior year of high school and I would really love to make collaging a big part of it! I have done little collage projects, but I'd really like to learn better techniques and find inspiration. :-)

Virginia said...

I collect things endlessly, but have yet to use the things I have! Would love a chance to see how to really use them in a collage! Thanks for the chance to win the book, it will be put to good use if I should win it....if I don't win this I have it on my wish list at amazon! Lol!

Kathy said...

I have followed your blog from the beginning of time. Well, not really but for a very LONG time, now. Love, love, love your work.

msemrick@sbcglobal.net

Thank you,
Kathy

Connie said...

Collage, I have discovered, can be the window to the lives of loved ones. I have memories that are just waiting to be used in collage. I have moved these things for the last 30 years from one home to another. Shoeboxes of old love letters, scraps that never made it into books, pieces of material, buttons, newspaper clippings, old books, faded photographs, ticket stubs. Everything that made up the life of my mother and aunt that can now be transformed into beautiful meaningful art that I can enjoy and pass on to my kids. Keep those stories and history alive!

Judy Watson said...

I've followed your blog for ages, and bought two of your collages Randel. (one arrived a few days ago. Hooray!) Unforts it's a bit far for you to travel to Australia to give a workshop session. If only you could! I'd love to win this prize, but have to admit, if I don't, I'll be buying your book anyway. Can't wait to read it. I paint, illustrate and mosaic, but I really want to learn the nuts and bolts of how to collage so I can incorporate it effectively into my illustration work. Congratulations on your great work. I love it. Cheers, Judy

Bettina said...

I just discovered your work. Thank you for sharing with the world.

Caroline said...

I have always admired collage!
I love receiving a collage a day,
it inspires me, makes me laugh,
and keeps me motivated. I have dabbled
a little and hope
to continue this beautiful
art form throughout my
entire life.

JOSÉE SAVARIA said...

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE!

Did you know that ''COLLAGE'' is a French word?

Collage: (From the French: à coller, to glue, French pronunciation: [kɔ.laːʒ]) is a technique of art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

I would love to add this book to my collection!

Susan said...

I am just beginning and so excited about this new venture in my life. I am also tickled pink to find this blog! Thank you for the chance to enter the contest. :)

SC Marshall said...

Would love the collage book! Hope you will continue the birdie theme!

SC Marshall said...

Love your work. Thanks for the daily collage!

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

Congratulation to Tracey Clem! You are the winner of the two collage books and original framed collage art!

Please let me know were you would like the prizes sent.
Send to:
studio@rplowman.com

Thanks to everyone who entered!