Time for a blog party to celebrate my new DVD with Interweave, Art Techniques for Quilt Design! woot woot! No matter what we do as creative people, we all need some reminders, tips and techniques to help us enhance our work and design process whether for quilting, sewing or any other form of art expression. My DVD is full of wonderful things I learned in art school and over the course of my life as an artist and painter. These little things can make a big difference in your designs.
My favorite part of the DVD is when I teach figure drawing. I asked Vivika De Negre to model for me as we filmed the DVD (fully clothed of course). Figure drawing is one of the greatest ways to learn to capture gesture. Gesture is the inherent movement and spirit of a form and I touch on that in the DVD. Gesture is the very thing that will bring your work to life! Understanding gesture helps you create designs filled with unique personality and spirit.
Drawing is simply learning to see through your hands. Drawing connects the mind to the hand. Often, beginners are intimidated by drawing because of negative self-messages like: “I can’t even draw a stick figure!” Ummm…you know how I feel about that kind of thing…of course you can draw! I offer simple warm-ups to get you to bypass your brain (with all of it’s projections and limitations) and dive directly into your eyes and seeing.
Would you like to win a copy?
Over the course of the next week, my many wonderful sewinista friends from around the world will be sharing their understanding and experience of the DVD over on their blogs. Stop by and check in with them between September 24th and October 3rd.
LEAVE A COMMENT RIGHT HERE ON MY BLOG between now and October 7th to be entered into the GIVEAWAY. (comments now closed) Two lucky people will receive copies of the DVD! WINNERS CHOSEN AT RANDOM: Jeifner and Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau (If you want to buy a copy head over here.) Here is the awesome list of bloggers…take a peek. (Thank you to my blogger friends who are taking part in the party!)
3. Stephanie Denton
12. Kerry Goulder
This video sounds great. I hope I win.
Congrats on the new video! Carrie, just want to say thanks–your work, patterns, and fabrics have brought me back to quilting!!!
The video looks fantastic! Would love to win one!
Oh my gosh this is so what I need right now…looking forward to learning Lots, and gonna take a look for my Drawing from the Right side of the Brain book again
Congrats on I the DVD…sounds great!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!!
Oooh, I’d love to win this. Always looking for new ways to spur creativity.
I would love to win a copy of this DVD – drawing scares me so finding a way to get over the fear and not feel ‘stupid’ drawing, this would help me grow in my creativity.
Thank you for the tip above. I am going to be using it……
This looks amazing! Thanks.
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Ooh your dvd sounds delightful! *Fingers crossed* I could so use the inspiration and instruction!
How fun! I would love to win a copy of this DVD…thanks for the chance!
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The DVD looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.
This looks awesome! I am new to quilting and would love to share this with my Quilting group!
Oh, how fun! I’d love to win a copy 🙂
Congratulations on the video. Thanks for the chance.
Would love to win and try this out:)
What a fabulous DVD. Looking forward to learning from it. Love your work!!
I It looks like so much fun. I hope I win
My 40th birthday was last month and my gift to myself was to spend more time this year exploring my own creativity! This video would be instrumental!!
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I would love to win this for me but I also would love to show it to my teenage son who I believe is a talented artist but never thinks his drawings are “good enough”…it helps to hear from someone other than Mom, I think. Thanks for the chance 🙂
Congratulations on your DVD – I would love to win a copy!
That looks fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Your DVD looks like it would be very helpful. Thank you for the chance to win!
What an amazing DVD! Thank you for sharing your talent and thank you for the chance to win!
Gosh, I would love to win. Your blog and your fabrics already inspire me. I waited all summer for Paint to come out and wouldn’t let myself buy any other fabric! :-)Thank you!
I’d love to win a copy of your book.
Congratulations! Your DVD sounds awesome. I would love to learn how to draw! Your warm up lessons sound great and can’t wait to learn more.
Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.
Your fabrics are so fresh and unique. They just jump out at me and say, “Take me home and have fun!”
I would love to win
Oh I would LOVE to win this DVD!!!
Wow, this sounds very intersting and I am always looking for new techniques. It would be great to win one of the two dvd :-))).
I would love to win this DVD! Thanks for the chance.
I am such a visual person and owning this DVD would be great! I love your ideas and creativity!
I’d love a copy of this! Would be great to watch while I’m sewing 🙂
This DVD sounds fantastic. I’d love to have a copy.
I would love to win a copy of this DVD!
Congratulations on the DVD, I’m crossing my fingers for this!
I love hearing about others path to creation. I haven’t sketched people for a long while, not with pencil and not with my camera. But I do always have a small sketch book on me to write notes, impressions, sketch, doodle or brainstorm design.
Your DVD seams to be very inspiring – coming along from Verena – einfach bunt 🙂
Oh I soooo need inspiration!!!
I watched you do the pillows with the sari ribbon scraps today. Great show! You are inspiring!!!
I hope I win! I need, need to win!
this sounds like a great dvd to have. Creative inspiring
Looking forward to the DVD reveal and the inspiration it will offer!
Thank you for offering a free giveaway. Your work is extraordinary and refreshing. I hope I win a copy.
I would love to learn some new art techniques and your video looks amazing… Well, there’s that and also if Silly Mama recommends it, I can trust her opinion!!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Congrats! You do such great work – I would love to win a copy! thank you!
Winning would mean being taught by a master.
Congrats! I would love to win this one thanks for the chance.
Congratulations! I’d love to win one of your DVD’s
Yay, found you via Spotted Stone. Your DVD sounds inspiring and I look forward to following you 🙂
the DVD sounds great. I’d love to get over my “I can’t draw” hangup
Thank you for the opportunity to win your DVD. I have just started to quilt – and am at the stage where skills do not yet match enthusiasm! I am a great admirer of your fabric designs and work – the DVD would be great instruction and inspiration…
Hi, I am here from Erica’s site. I love what she did after watching your new video!
Carrie sent me over, would love your DVD’s.
Your work is such an inspiration, I would love to win a copy of your DVD.
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts sent me over here. I would love to win your DVD and learn from you to expand my design ideas. Thanks for the opportunity.
It sounds like a great DVD. I’d love to win it.
I would love to win a copy of your DVD. You are amazing and and inspiration to all quilters.
I’d love to win a copy of this DVD too. I saw what Verena created and this was so awesome – I’d love to try it myself 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your DVD. I loved your comment about “drawing is seeing through your hands.” Had never though of it like that. I hope I win.
After reading Kerry’s review of your dvd, I am so excited about a chance to win a copy. If I don’t, it’s going straight on my wish list.
Erica’s amazing nest quilt inspired me to come here. “warm-ups to by pass my brain” is intriguing and encouraging. Thank you for this chance to win your video.
Thanks for a fantastic giveaway.
Congratulations on the DVD. I am here from craftyblossom.
Hi! I came over from Erica’s blog. I love the nest quilt she made with your technique! I would be thrilled to win. This would take my projects in a different and fun direction!
Would love to win this DVD. I have “The Nest” pattern and my fabric but haven’t started working on it yet. Thanks for the giveaway.
Would love to win
Congratulations !!! I would love to see the DVD. Thanks for the chance.
Would love to win a copy!
Looks like fun! Thank you for the chance!
So hoping I win your DVD. It sounds so inspiring. I love to see new ideas and techniques. Thanks.
This DVD sounds perfect for me. Thanks to Angie T for her review, and sending me here.
Just seen this Carrie congrats it looks great I want one!! Thanks for the chance
This looks like a great video! Mystitchstory sent me
Sounds like a great DVD, and just what I need! Thanks for the chance to win!
Love the Collage newsprint fabric. Thanks!
Exciting stuff, having your own DVD! I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!
Sounds like a great DVD. Thanks. email@example.com
I just discovered your blog, and am so pleased! I look forward to reading much more of it. And, if I’m lucky, viewing your DVD.
Can’t tell if the giveaway for your DVD is finished yet or not, but I’ll post anyway. Looks like a wonderful DVD – I know that I would love to learn from someone who has been to school and studied anything related to creative design.
I really want to learn your technique for silencing the doubts about drawing ability. How much would I love to win that video. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Can’t wait to see this DVD… Thanks Carrie…
Thank you for the chance to win your DVD!!