Monday, February 1, 2010

a book and a giveaway

Hello everyone!
My lovely new friend Kat has graciously chosen to host a giveaway of one of my prints on her blog, Fritzi Marie. To enter, all you have to do is visit her blog, tell her which one of my prints is your favorite, and tell her something about what friendship means to you. Kat runs a neat vintage shop on etsy, also called Fritzi Marie! So be sure to visit her blog. :)
Secondly, I wanted to show you this book:
Kate told me about it a couple of weeks ago. I immediately went on Amazon and got a used (but in new condition) copy for $4. When it came in the mail, I couldn't believe I had gotten such a beautiful book for so little! It's hardcover, a great size, and best of all, documents 100 years in the life of Doris Eaton Travis in mixed media art by Lauren Redniss.
Doris was a member of the Ziegfeld Follies, a theater production company that performed on broadway from 1907 to 1931. She was their youngest member at the age of 14.
It's an incredibly beautiful book and I thought it would interest a lot of you. You can get it for around the incredibly low price of $4 here on amazon marketplace.
Tonight I went bowling with all my co-workers from the book store and it was so much fun. I hadn't been bowling in forever, and I'd never been with the real bowling balls with the holes in them. The differences were interesting.
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!
Love,
Amanda

5 comments:

amy said...

the book looks gorgeous! I will check it out. I love the used feature on amazon. I prefer to buy used books but some times they are such a steal! You should check out addall.com they tell you all the places you can get a book and who has the cheapest. They have a used section as well.

WoolenSails said...

That is a neat book and good deal.
Real Bowling? LOL I guess on who you ask;)
I have done all types, each is fun in it's own way, but I can't bowl with my hand anymore, need to save it for crafting.

Debbie

Amanda Atkins said...

ooh, thanks, amy! I'll definitely check out that site.

haha, Debbie, I had only done candlepin prior to this. How many kinds of bowling are there?

Renée M. said...

the book looks really nice^^ i think i'll check it out sometime.
btw, your blog is really cute :D

Amanda Atkins said...

thanks, Renee! :)