UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS:
Please e-mail your snail mail address to: email@example.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!
Name: Ed Roth
Gig(s):Artist & Founder of Stencil1
Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 4):
“VH: As a mother, I’m really conscious of informing young boys of non-traditional, creative career paths. As someone who’s followed that path, do you have any advice for kids who may not be aware of their options?
ER: Sure. AS I get older, I feel more responsible for encouraging kids. If a chikd studies a creative path he is drawn to, teachers should encourage him to apply that art in other studies as well. I always look at Flash design and programming: 90 percent of the beautiful creations you make also involve math. Patterns are also about math. I guess ther are lines of study that meld different subjects.
VH: If that had been presented to me, I would have had a completely different journey. If somebody had taught me geometry within the context of quilting, or algebra within the context of knitwear design, maybe I wouldn’t have struggled so much in math.
ER: Thank you. You totally just put it into the words I was looking for. Think about all the patterns and shapes in geometry and knitting. Exactly! But it’s kind of like sneaking healthy ingredients into treats. “
Today’s Giveaway: Copy of Stencil 101 Decor & box of Stencil 101 Stationary
How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.
Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.
Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!
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Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from SouleMama, Amanda Soule!