Saturday, June 17, 2017

Logitech ultimate smart home entertainment system Sweepstakes @Logitech

Sony 65inch 4K TV

Enter for a chance to take home the ultimate smart home entertainment system — and with Amazon Alexa and Logitech Harmony, you can control all of it with just your voice.

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Cassandra is not responsible for sweepstakes or prize fulfillment.   The Promotion begins on June 1, 2017 at 12:01AM PST and ends June 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST (“Promotion Period”). Entries will be accepted through the Promotion Period.

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Snap a pic of your current man cave and share with @Logitech on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #HarmonyManCave for an extra chance to win!

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Sock Fancy offers a unique gift for trendy dads, a sock subscription box delivered monthly. Subscriptions start at just $11 per month.

A Sock Fancy sock subscription would be the perfect addition to a gift guide for Father’s Day. As a special this Father’s Day, Sock Fancy is offering a special where your dad will receive an extra free pair of socks! 

Just use the code BIGDADDY at checkout.


Visit www.SockFancy.com for more information.

I received complimentary product.




Tangle-Inspired Botanicals By Sharla Hicks Review



Tangle-Inspired Botanicals: Exploring The Natural World Through Mindful, Expressive Drawing
By Sharla Hicks
Quarry Books | July 1, 2017
Trade Paperback | 128 pages
USD: $22.99 | CAN: $29.99
ISBN: 9781631592881

Tangle drawing is a powerful tool for people looking to tap into their inner artist. This book guides readers in exploring and developing their own style of Zentangle-inspired botanicals, land and seascapes, lush foliage, and mixed-media color enhancers. The author uses nature photographs and monoprints embossed with flowers, leaves, and grasses for Zentangle inspiration.

Sharla Hicks has been a Certified Zentangle Teacher since 2011. She has a 40-year background as a mixed-media and textile artist, fluent in painting, collage, printmaking, quilting, and fiber techniques. Today, her primary focus is offering lectures, retreats, and workshops around the world to produce innovative Zentangle-inspired art pieces.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -- The art in this book is beautiful and easy to get lost in.  Great for teaching and inspiring any age.   The steps are detailed and this book opens a new way to be creative. 

The Spirit of the Brush By Sungsook Hong Setton Review

The Spirit of the Brush

The Spirit of the Brush: Chinese Brush Painting Techniques: Simplicity, Spirit, and Personal Journey

By Sungsook Hong Setton
Rockport Publishers | June 15, 2017

Trade Paperback | 128 Pages

USD: $22.99 | CAN: $29.99

ISBN: 9781631592904

Artist and teacher Sungsook Setton, who learned the techniques of Chinese ink painting with Chinese and Korean masters in her native South Korea, brings new excitement to this age-old art. While teaching the traditional disciplines for holding and using the brush, in Spirit of the Brush she shows readers how to turn the techniques and inner meditation toward interpreting their own world: city views, music, and the essence of contemporary life. It’s minimalist approach to painting continues to have enormous appeal.

Sungsook Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. In addition to her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Setton's work has been widely exhibited globally and she has received two dozen awards for her work, including twice winning Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-- It would take me forever to create a perfect image of the work that this artist has, even with the helpful instruction.  The artist has such a precision and style that is really hard to copy, however the art is so pretty and easy to enjoy.  The techniques are going to help any artist no matter what skill level.   



Handmade Collage By Seiko Kato Review



Handmade Collage with Seiko Kato: 15 Stunning Designs to Cut and Assemble
By Seiko Kato
Quarry Books | June 1, 2017
Trade Paperback | 128 Pages
USD: $21.99 | CAN: $28.99
ISBN: 9781631593451
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Made by Seiko Kato


This guided artbook gives artists the tools they’ll need to create their own, personalized works of collage. Well-known artist Seiko Kato provides 15 design themes for artist to work in, and over 1000 images to browse, cut out, and assemble into works of art. Perfect for customizing a journal, stationery, a greeting card, and anything else the artist can imagine. Design themes include peacock parade, perfume bottles, and a walk in the woods.

Seiko Kato – a Japanese collage artist living in Brighton, UK, is an avid collector of vintage books, antique trinkets, and interesting found objects. She deconstructs old illustrations and reconstructs them in a beautiful and unique way. For more information, visit www.seikokato.com

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The images in this book and the overall projects are unique, inventive and super creative.   I think if the images were a little easier to take out before use, the book would have been a bit easier to use because cutting already small images is not super fun.  Some of the images look a bit off putting, but the overall book is going to provide inspiration and fun.  

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I received complimentary product.