Baraka is when Allah/God/the universe blesses you with something wonderful. Just coincidentally today happens to be the first day of Ramadan, although there are blessings every day, you just have to be alert. Yesterday for example we found a perfectly good, solid, new looking wooden table abandoned (that’s it in the photo below holding up my Rolodex!)
To my amazement, today I am the grand prize winner of a signed copy of Quinn McDonald’s book Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art from tj’s blog.
As soon as I receive this, I will give away my own gently used copy of the book, which I had pre ordered before publication last week. And I do mean gently used, it’s been opened and perused but I haven’t written anything in it.
So you know the drill, post a comment to this post and when I receive the signed copy, I’ll do a random drawing and have Young Sprout pull a name out of a hat, so stay tuned. It will probably be a while based on recent experience with the mail up here to Canada.
Meanwhile, check out Quinn’s site here, and consider signing up for her very generous free online class working through the book chapter by chapter. Caveat: it starts on August 14 and you need a copy of the book plus the site through which the course is offered, Artists of the Round Table, is a moderated Yahoo group that you have to join first, so you wouldn’t want to leave it to the last minute! There’s also a Flickr group for posting images of your work based on the book.
And most importantly, give yourself permission to create!